Monday, April 5, 2010

Two opportunities for entrepreneurs at the 2010 Nantucket Conference

For entrepreneurs already registered for the 2010 Nantucket Conference (or planning to attend), there are two great opportunities to get advice and feedback, and participate in the event in a new way.

1. We are looking for two entrepreneurs/CEOs who would like to participate in our Thursday afternoon session on "Design as a Strategic Asset," led by Harry West and Ed Milano of Continuum, the West Newton design consultancy that has worked with clients like Procter & Gamble, One Laptop Per Child, Sprint, Targus, and BMW. Harry and Ed will research your company in advance of the event, and offer some constructive feedback and ideas about the design of your product, service, or Web site as part of their session.

2. Similarly, Dharmesh Shah is looking for two Nantucket participants who'd like to get a "social media check-up" as part of his Friday afternoon workshop. Dharmesh is the co-founder of HubSpot, publisher of the blog OnStartups, and co-author of the 2009 book "Inbound Marketing: Get Found Using Google, Social Media, and Blogs." Dharmesh will offer some friendly, useful pointers on how you can elevate your own profile (and that of your company) on Google, Facebook, Twitter, etc.

How to be considered for the spots? You'll need to be registered for Nantucket (or plan to register if you are selected — and there are currently fewer than a dozen slots left.*) Then, e-mail scott - at - nantucketconference - dot -com; indicate which session you'd like to be part of (it's OK to nominate yourself for both); and share a few links related to the topic. You'll be notified by Wednesday, April 21st if you're selected.

See you on the island!

(*Founders, CEOs, CTOs, CIOs, VCs, angel investors, and tech execs make up the Nantucket Conference audience... if you are not currently receiving invites to the event, just request an invitation here. The only service providers who attend are the event's wonderful sponsors.)