Join us for a great evening of lightning talks – three, 15-minute presentations – as we discuss different aspects of networking. We’ll hear about how to develop a network when you’re in a new town, tips and tricks on working a room, and how to turn those contacts into collaborations. Guest curated by Joshua Cyr, Director – Education and Acceleration at Alpha Loft.
HERE’S THE BREAKDOWN OF WHAT TO EXPECT:
Plan to arrive sometime between 5 & 5:30. Part of the beauty of this event is the networking opportunity.
5:00pm doors and bar open at the Loft
6:15ish presentations begin (intros by Joshua and Monte)
7:15ish Q&A starts
8:00pm everything is all wrapped up.
Ben VanCamp – Greater Portsmouth Chamber of Commerce
One guy in search of a tribe!
Lori Richardson – Score More Sales
Building and Nurturing Your Virtual Network
Raya Al-Hashmi – Raya on Assignment
Without Collaboration your Business is only a Company. It’s not a Brand
About Ben VanCamp
Ben VanCamp joined Portsmouth community in July of 2016. Ben and his family moved to the seacoast after living in Asheville, North Carolina for thirteen years. During that time Ben worked at the Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce and then lead the formation of the Asheville Sports Commission a non-profit organization that recruited and implemented large scale sports tourism events. Ben joined the Greater Portsmouth Chamber of Commerce staff as the Vice President of Membership where he is leading the organization through an evolution designed to make the organization more impactful to the Portsmouth business community.
About Lori Richardson
Lori Richardson is CEO of sales effectiveness company Score More Sales based in Greenland. She was one of the first 30,000 members on LinkedIn and has built a solid business through social connections, blogging, and working her network. Lori is listed on Forbes as one of the “Top 30 Social Sales Influencers”. Lori’s new book, She Sells, She Leads – about getting more women into B2B sales, is out in July.
Twitter handle: @scoremoresales
About Raya Al-Hashmi
Raya is a 26-year-old curiously exploring the world of entrepreneurship. Raya is the founder of People of Portsmouth and her business, Raya on Assignment. She loves building business brands through her work in editorial and commercial photography.
Twitter handle: @rayaonasgmt
GUEST CURATOR – JOSHUA CYR, DIRECTOR OF EDUCATION AND ACCELERATION, ALPHA LOFT
Joshua helps startup entrepreneurs at all stages of their journey. Joshua has been a software developer and startup founder, worked in creative agencies, and brought coworking to Portsmouth earlier in his career. Joshua is also a City Councilor for the amazing City of Portsmouth.
ABOUT DIGITAL PORTSMOUTH
The Music Hall and Alpha Loft bring current topics of new media, emerging technologies, and the creative culture out for a night of networking and micro-talks that are sure to engage, entertain and spark discussion.
ABOUT ALPHA LOFT
Alpha Loft, a NH based non-profit, incubates and accelerates startup and early-stage companies in NH, creating an entrepreneurial culture of growing companies. With multiple coworking locations Alpha Loft provides high value programming, events, advice, and mentoring, improving entrepreneurs prospects for successfully launching and scaling innovation-based businesses.