Author: Elizabeth Shea

17 Nov A Fast Look at the Deloitte Fast 500

Last week, SpeakerBox was proud, once again, to sponsor the Deloitte Fast 500 Awards here in Washington, DC, along with our friends at our regional offices for Cooley LLP, Nasdaq, JLL, Lockton, Morgan Franklin, and Silicon Valley Bank! It is so exciting to have a front...

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30 Mar MindShare Meets the Press! Program Recap

The 2015 MindShare class kicked off this year with the first of eight classes, and members were able to Meet the Press! Meet the Press: Tania Anderson, Kasra Kangarloo, Reid Snyder and moderator Elizabeth Shea What is MindShare? Launched in 1997, the organization handpicks 50 to 60...

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19 Jan Media Training 101: Recap from FounderCorps Event

Last week I attended an event hosted by the new and improved FounderCorps 2.0--an organization led by Jonathan Aberman to bring together serial entrepreneurs who are interested in giving back to the entreprenerial ecosystem. Our featured guest was Anne Dickerson of 15 Minute Productions, a lively,...

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24 Sep Ask the Influencer: Meet Derek Coburn, CADRE!

I am thrilled to be able to interview Derek Coburn, co-founder of an exlusive professional organization: cadre DC, and now a published author of Networking is Not Working, a New York Times bestseller! He has received accolades and reviews from such notable sources as Dan Pink,...

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31 Jul Doubling Down with TandemNSI: White Paper Released

At the beginning of the year we began working with a new client, TandemNSI, which is a public/private partnership between Amplifer Ventures and Arlington Economic Development, to bridge the gap between national security agencies and entrepreneurs of forward-thinking technologies, or "non-traditional performers." I've written about...

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15 Jul B2B Sales: Revere Your Referrals

We have had a busy quarter at SpeakerBox, and fortunately it seems like the phone has been ringing, emails are coming in, on top of inbound leads. We adoped an inbound marketing strategy for our agency specifically, and it paid off by bringing in leads...

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30 Jun CONNECTpreneur: The Powerful Pitch

  I wrote last week about the Fireside Chat with Rick Rudman that Tien Wong, serial entrepreneur and Chairman of Lore Systems and CEO of Tech2000 and startup Appnetic, held during the CONNECTpreneur event in June. Well, here is Part II! One of the big draws to...

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31 May Connecting with CONNECTpreneur

This Thursday, I'll be attending the infamous CONNECTpreneur event, hosted by Tech2000 and LORE Systems, and their leader, Tien Wong, who barely needs an introduction, alongside various supporting organizations who make this event such a memorable event. The format is as follows: we'll hear from a...

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15 May Learning to Love LinkedIn…

I had the opportunity with my EO|DC Forum Group (a business owner's group that I've written about before) to attend a special session of "Lovin' LinkedIn with a professional LinkedIn advisor/coach/trainer/advocate,Yuhannes Watts. He visited our group to share some "next level down" ideas of how...

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31 Mar Cooley’s Capital Call Showcases Cool Companies

On March 19th, Cooley hosted its 30th bi-annual Capital Call, which has been a contribution to the DC area's entrepreneurial ecosystem for years! 15 of the region's hottest emerging companies are selected to present 3-minute rapid-fire pitches to the investment community in search of their...

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28 Feb CONNECTpreneur: Entrepreneurs on Display

Last week I was able to attend the Spring Forum of the CONNECTpreneur series, after being invited by our SpeakerBox friend Tien Wong of Lore Systems and Tech2000. It didn't disappoint! After listening to a panel on the latest trends in venture capital and angel financing,...

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15 Feb How Agile are YOU?

Agile has become synonomous with software development methodologies, ever since the Agile Manifesto was created back in 2001 by a group of software developers who met at a resort in Snowbird, Utah to discuss lightweight development methods. Wikipedia describes Agile software development as a group of...

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31 Dec Ode to 2013! Happy SpeakerBox New Year!

As we look into ’14, I reflect on the year, I am proud of what we accomplished, with spirit and cheer!   I decided to write an ode, which I’ve often known to do, To share the highlights as we begin anew.   We hired two new employees who have helped...

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15 Nov MindShare “Meets the Marketer”

I've written before about MindShare, the group that fosters entrepreneurship by providing a CEO-classroom-like setting to regional CEOs that are building the next generation of companies. I try to make every class, but I missed the October meeting, which I understand was lively and informative and...

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26 Aug Opportunity for Student Entrepreneurs To Compete!

I have been involved the capital chapter of the Entrepreneur Organization (EO|DC) for a little over a year now, and one of the more exciting programs I've seen them lead is an awards program recognizing student entrepreneurs: Global Student Entepreneur Award Program (GSEA). ASK THE INFLUENCER: We asked the...

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31 Jul Off The Record: MindShare Meets the Press

Last week was the fifth "class" for the exclusive MindShare organization for the 2013 year. What is MindShare? Launched in 1997, MindShare handpicks 50 to 60 CEOs every year from the area’s hottest emerging growth companies to come together in a private, intimate setting. Its...

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15 Jul Content Marketing Resources

As great minds think alike it seems, I am piling onto SpeakerBox's Kathryn Kaplan's blog post on content marketing, to provide additional resources to explore when considering a content marketing strategy. I plan to attend the HubSpot-sponsored Inbound 2013 in August, and that inspired this post on where...

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15 May Organizations for Entrepreneurs

I am fortunate to be attending the Entrepreneur Organization (EO)’s Global Leadership Conference this week in Panama City, Panama, where approximately 500 entrepreneurs and incoming board members for chapters within the Americas are gathered to learn from leaders, visionaries, and peers, and plan for their...

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04 Apr MindShare 2013 Kick Off Is A Succe$$

Tuesday night marked the beginning of MindShare's 17th year, and we held the annual kickoff meeting at the Verizon Center, with a special pre-Wizards game reception with Ted Leonsis. I felt honored as a newly inducted board member, and I'm excited to be involved.   Ok, before...

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15 Mar March Madness…is it really Madness?

It’s March Madness time, a time to focus on sports, athletes, the best professionals in their field. The leaders, the ones who inspire others. Well, like anyone would, I looked to our own little “March Madness” in the field of technology. I was thinking last week...

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31 Dec Happy Holidays from SpeakerBox!

As we wrap up 2012 and prepare for 2013, I reflect on what a great year it has been for SpeakerBox and for our clients. We are proud of their success and are encouraged by the optimism we are feeling and the opportunities that we...

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30 Nov Complimentary Webinar: Analyst Relations 101

In the rush toward issuing press releases, developing social media campaigns and more, companies will often forget one of the most important components of any PR program: analyst relations. They shouldn’t, because developing solid, long-term relationships with industry analysts that cover their markets can serve many...

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02 Nov ITEXPO StartupCamp Winner: RingDNA!

A few weeks ago I attended the ITEXPO on behalf of the Cloud Communications Alliance (CCA), and theStartupCamp that the CCA sponsored. The StartupCamp organizer, Larry Lisser, hosted Broadsoft CEO Mike Tesslerwho gave a keynote address to the packed room. Larry invited four companies to come...

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