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The Official CBET Grand Opening

April 3rd, 2007 · 1 Comment

Back in February, the Accelerator Centre hosted the “unofficial” welcome party for MBET with the Blueprint to a Billion event. Today however, was the “official” MBET kickoff party. The founder and directory of CBET, Howard Armitage, has returned from his sabbatical in Abu-Daubi and was able to attend, along with UW President David Johnston and a number of other CBET supporters.

I had the chance to do the “90-second” investor pitch for HealthSpoke in front of the entire two hundred plus crowd, many of whom are angel investors. So for all of you who think “Why the heck would I 90 second pitch?”, think again. 🙂 I put the pitch together from a few of the presentations we have done so far, and despite my nervousness, I think it went pretty well. I had a few people chat with me about the business afterwards, so that was a great sign.

MBET has definitely lived up to the promise of providing the opportunities to work on presentations, public speaking and presenting your business. These are vital skills for any entrepreneur – you constantly have to sell your business, to investors, employees, partners.

It was a good little party, and I had the opportunity to meet some former MBET students, as well as some more people from the community. The bad part was that when it was over, it was right back to the classroom for an accounting exam study session…

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  • 1 “Double-Double” Entre-Nous // Apr 4, 2007 at 12:06 am

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