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JumpStart Entrepreneurial Network | Why Advice Matters: A Panel Discussion About Mentoring

Date: Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Location: JumpStart

Cost: Free: $0.00

If you think mentoring only benefits companies and entrepreneurs who are just starting out, think again: Whether you’re an established business owner or a newly minted startup founder, getting (or giving) advice can help you grow. As the Harvard Business Review puts it, “Mentoring can take many shapes and forms — the key is to find the right kind of advice from the right person at the right time.”

Join us for this lively discussion about what mentoring is, how it can help businesses grow and why it’s more important than ever—to both mentors and mentees. Panelists include:

  • Albert Ratner, Co-Chairman Emeritus, Forest City Enterprises, who served as CEO of the world-renowned commercial and residential real estate company for 20 years
  • Samuel Gerace, CEO of VERITIX ®, implementers of the Flash Seats® paperless ticketing system that’s used at multiple NCAA Championships and at places such as Quicken Loans Arena
  • Paul Allen, Leader, Bizdom, startup business accelerator dedicated to rejuvenating Cleveland’s urban core
  • Lissette Rivera, CEO, SafeCare, a B2B software company whose product ensures quality care and patient safety through comprehensive background checking of healthcare employees

The discussion’s moderator will be Anthony Hughes, Director, JumpStart Mentoring Program. The one-year-old program counts 33 of the most accomplished business minds in the region as mentors, and has helped 23 Northeast Ohio companies generate over $1.5 million of combined sales and revenue since its inception.

The one-hour panel starts promptly at 5:30pm, with networking following until 7pm.

This event is co-presented by the JumpStart Entrepreneurial Network and Bizdom.

WHEN: Tuesday, March 19, 2013

5:30-6:30pm – Panel presentation
6:30-7pm - Networking

WHERE: JumpStart, 6701 Carnegie Avenue, Suite 100, Cleveland, Ohio, 44103


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