Entrepreneurs are continually challenged to make quick favorable impressions with investors, customers, strategic partners and key hires. Often times that impression is conveyed through the business plan, elevator pitch or investor deck. This workshop will present five proven ways to "supercharge" those tools such that they help the entrepreneur distinguish his or her message from the competition.
Neil Davis serves as TEDCO’s Director of Entrepreneurial Development. In this role, he manages all of TEDCO’s non-funding programs – the mdPACE Program, the Executive Exchange Program, the Rural Business Innovation Initiative, the Maryland Entrepreneur Resource Listing, and all of TEDCO’s educational efforts for its portfolio companies. Neil is also the Organization’s liaison with the State’s technology incubators, is part of the deal team for TEDCO’s core seed funding programs, and is actively involved in creating new strategies designed to assist entrepreneurs. He brings more than 30 years of experience in engineering, business development, business consulting, and management.
Prior to joining TEDCO, Neil was the Vice President of Operations at the Emerging Technology Centers (ETC), where his leadership and expertise were directed toward the formation of technology-based businesses in Baltimore City. During his tenure, more than 325 early-stage IT and life sciences companies were affiliated with ETC. As one of ETC’s senior leaders, he was instrumental in augmenting ETC’s traditional business incubation model with both co-working and acceleration business models.