October 22, 2014
Roam Presents: What Does It Take To Be An INC 500/5000 Company?
Lunch Lessons with Eric Holtzclaw of Laddering Works
Starting a business is easy. Successfully growing that business is hard! The companies that appeared on Inc.’s latest list of the 5000 fastest growing have all learned the secret to sustained growth. What does it take to grow your company and make this elite list? Join us as we demystify the secrets behind fast growth with Company Strategist and former 3 time Inc5000 designee, Eric V. Holtzclaw. Walk away with tactics you can apply today to build the company you want tomorrow.
Participants will learn:
- The 3 most important factors to succesfully build your company.
- What it takes to sustain your company’s growth.
- The secret that every Inc 500/5000 fastest growing company knows.
- Why the very thing you think helps your company grow is actually holding it back.
- How to create a gameplan that gets your company on the right path.
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 | 12pm-1pm
$15 | Lunch Included
October 28, 2014
Join Alistair Cockburn for a two-day workshop on Use Cases to User Stories and Story Maps. During this workshop, attendees will learn how to gather requirements and how to fit use cases and user stories together.
**Roam members receive 25% off the course fee. Use promo code, ‘Roam’ to get your discount.**
This course takes the view that use cases and user stories are fundamentally different tools and should be used for different purposes. Along the way, the attendee will have to face some surprises, such as what the broad range of “requirements” consists of, how to avoid the word “requirements” altogether, and the implications of agile development for steering, cutting, trimming scope to deliver maximum value.
The attendee will learn the shortest, simplest path to writing an effective use case, ways to cut use cases into user stories, ways to organize the work requests with the storymapping technique, and ways to trim the work being done to deliver early, often, and to maximize benefit / minimize loss when the deadline makes it impossible to do everything. The techniques reviewed are valuable in carrying out any kind of project, not only agile ones.
This public training course is ideal for individuals and teams that are starting to use or already using agile development with questions about how to gather requirements.
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October 29, 2014
Effective communication makes all the difference when motivating your team, pitching investors, casting a vision, and influencing key audiences.
This Lunch Lesson is essentially a collaborative event where speakers and audiences join together to learn, practice, and help one another get better at this critical professional skill. Come see up to 5 speakers present 3-5 minutes presentations, 3 professional coaches offering valuable feedback, and collaboration in small round-table discussions designed to cultivate feedback everyone in the room will learn from.
Who should attend?
- Any business professional who leads or is involved in meetings
- Entrepreneurs looking to pitch to investors
- Any business leader heading up an initiative or project
- Thought leaders preparing for a presentation or speech
- Professionals working to seek out new prospects
- Sales leaders looking to improve pitch
Don’t miss this remarkable opportunity to hear from various presenters, communication coaches, and fellow entrepreneurs.
Roam Presents: Pitch & Present – Communicating Effectively to Influence and Inspire
$15 | Lunch Included
Special 90 minute Lunch Lesson – 12 – 1:30pm
November 5, 2014
Roam Presents: 10 Common Legal Pitfalls From Entrepreneurs
Lunch Lessons with Michael Horten of Horten CC
Entrepreneurial growth companies need to have their legal affairs in order. Why? The impact could be devastating if the founders have not anticipated “what-ifs” – such as a founder’s death or someone’s decision not to work for the company. Also, the company may be prevented from raising capital or having a successful exit event if the founders haven’t properly tended to the company’s legal matters.
This is why we want to help you.
In this Lunch Lesson, Michael Horten of Horten CC, will identify the key legal issues a start-up needs to address. The presentation will be amplified with war stories from Michael Horten’s many years of working with early-stage companies. The course will be highly interactive.
- Failure to incorporate early
- Choosing right legal entity
- Where to incorporate
- Failure to complete company establishment
- Failure to assign intellectual property/business to the company
- Protecting the intellectual property
- Failure to work out the relationship among the founders as owners, including covering all of the “what ifs”
- Failure to work out the relationship among the founders as coworkers
- Failure of founders subject to vesting to make a Section 83(b) election
- Establish the right incentive awards