Where: RIEDC, 315 Iron Horse Way (ALCO), Suite 101, Providence. Google Map
When: July 22, 8:30–10:30 a.m. (coffee and light breakfast)
RSVP: Matt Mikula, firstname.lastname@example.org (we have a limited number of seats so RSVP soon)
The economic downturn has motivated some Rhode Island professionals to strike out on their own as consultants. Whether you're already consulting or are considering it, join us for a free breakfast discussion panel and open question & answer session featuring the following Rhode Island-based independent consultants:
In 1997, Josh created the award-winning, adaptive collaborative model studio - Schwadesign. Independent strategists, designers, writers, and developers convene and collaborate in project teams of one to twenty—as each discrete opportunity dictates. He is currently the Regional Development Director serving five New England AIGA chapters, and is Co-Founder and President Emeritus of the AIGA Rhode Island Chapter. Twitter: joschwa
An expert consultant in new product and service launches, Allan is the Managing Partner of Aptus Collaborative. Aptus employs an interdisciplinary "hive mind" approach to assist large organizations with innovation strategy, and incubates technology start-ups. Allan is also the Managing Director of Betaspring, a mentorship-driven start-up accelerator program for young entrepreneurs. Twitter: aptuscollab
In addition to being the Program Leader for RI Nexus, Jack is the President of ThoughtCap, a boutique consultancy specializing in online business strategy and web application development. Prior to moving to founding ThoughtCap, Jack was a Lead Strategist at iXL (now Microsoft), and co-founded Arc, a 100-person consultancy widely recognized as a leader in the field of customer experience design. Twitter: jacktemplin
With an emphasis on the info-tech & digital media sector, this event is for everyone interested in consulting - moonlighting or full-time; going solo or leading/collaborating with others; providing technology, design, strategy or any sort of other consulting service; whether you are in your 20's or 60's+.
Get insights and advice from our experienced panel on consulting in the downturn. Topics will include - Why this is (and isn't) a good time to start consulting. How to position and package your services. How to find, land and keep clients. How to become part of a network of collaborating consultants. How to best leverage the Internet.
Coffee and light breakfast will be provided. Space is available on a first-come first-serve basis. RSVP to Matt Mikula at email@example.com.