Greater Baltimore Technology Council Power Networking Event
The GBTC power networking event was well structured. Seated around tables of 11, we had the chance to meet 10 other people at a given table. We had 15 minutes to go around the table and give our pitch and then exchange business cards. I learned about 30 companies as we rotated to new tables twice. What could have been better? Well, it would have been useful to know ahead of time how long we had to pitch our companies. I guessed 30 seconds so had a rough idea what I'd say for 30 seconds. We actually had 60 seconds. I don't think I ever used the full time, while others went well beyond 60 seconds in a few cases. Not a big deal.
I definitely need to work on my elevator pitch. It was interesting to hear what others had to say about their companies and how they presented their pitches. That alone made the event useful for me. Digging through my stack of business cards, here are some of the organizations I found interesting:
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