Summiting the Peaks of Entrepreneurship with Dave Williams

April 7, 2015
April 7, 2015 12:00 PM
1:30 pm
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Summiting the Peaks of Entrepreneurship: Free lunch with Dave Williams & expert guests - open to Village members

Entrepreneurship is one of the greatest opportunities and challenges of a lifetime. It is fraught with excitement, obstacles, highs, lows, team dynamics, ever evolving markets, and tests you and your team's ability each step along the way.
Dave has summited the peaks of entrepreneurship and is here to teach you the basics on how to get your team to base camp and then to the top, all while using a bootstrapped approach, a focus on his people, and generous equity grants. At the foundation of Dave's approach is to use feel vs force, building momentum, a focus on having fun and winning, and not accepting anything less when on a journey of a lifetime.

Free Lunch & Workshop: Your Employee Brand Advantage
12:00 - 1:30 pm

Dave Williams will be moderating a dynamic and exciting session with New York City's Erika Weinstein, founder and CEO of eTeam Executive Search, a "head hunter" and executive recruiter for big brands, agencies, and startups; along with Melissa Davis, founder and CEO of top Atlanta technical recruiting firm, Elev8 Hire Solutions. Erika and Melissa will be leading an engaging discussion about strategies and tactics to improve your "employee brand" and its importance to recruiting, employee engagement, retention and growing equity value. Erika will also share her experience working with Dave's company BLiNQ Media when they were growing their executive team.
Session will include lunch. You must RSVP to attend

Happy Hour
5:00 - 6:30 pm, BYOB to the Rooftop Patio

Join all of these experts for a happy hour later in the day from 5:00-6:30 up on the rooftop patio at the Village (BYOB). This is a great opportunity to network with them and fellow entrepreneurs. Dave will invite other industry 'vets' to join.

About the Speakers

Dave Williams
CEO, President, Founder BLiNQMedia
Dave Williams, recognized as one of the nation’s leading experts in online media, social media advertising and search engine marketing, founded BLiNQ Media in early 2008, IgnitionOne in 2004, and 360i in 1998. He is an active mentor, advisor and investor in the tech startup scene with a perfect track record of success. He specializes in bootstrapping companies as CEO and founder to market fit, growth, exit and integration all while never losing focus of the importance of his employees and helping them achieve personal, professional and financial success.
Erika Weinstein
Founder & CEO, eTeam Executive Search
eTeam Executive Search are considered by clients and candidates as cutting edge talent partners or as Erika likes to say, “we are your corporate raiders”. Erika is passionate about building her clients’ businesses: “It’s not about a placement; it’s about finding the best candidate who fits your corporate culture.” This mind-set has earned Erika a superb track record and a reputation as a trusted counselor for clients including: Criteo, BLiNQ Media, Geometry Global, Red Fuel, Rolex, IRI, Dominion Enterprises and SoloHealth just to name a few.
Melissa Davis
Founder & CEO, elev8 Hire Solutions
Melissa is a true matchmaker and talent finder. She is the CEO of Elev8 Hire Solutions, an IT recruiting firm that focuses on bringing top talent to progressively growing technology-centric companies. Melissa's true passion is not just finding someone a job, but finding them a career changing opportunity. On the client side, she prides herself on finding candidates who will be pivotal in the growth of her client's organizations. Melissa has won several awards for her achievements in the industry and has made a true mark on the start-up community in Atlanta by supporting a majority of the fastest growing companies in town.