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HealthSpoke Pitches at Communitech Lunch

June 13th, 2007 · No Comments

Today I had a great opportunity to present HealthSpoke(TM) at a Communitech luncheon. The event featured guest speaker Mike Pascoe of Meriton Networks, who has been a part of growing and selling a few high-tech, networking companies.

As part of these networking lunch events, Communitech provides the opportunity for early stage tech companies to give a short presentation at the start of the lunch. A while back they approached MBET looking for people to present, and I had the good fortune of being selected to deliver the pitch for HealthSpoke at today’s lunch.

Over the course of the MBET program, I have had the opportunity to work on and refine the 1-2 minute pitch for the company, so I had material to draw on. My little talk was well received, and I had a number of people approach me afterwards asking for more information, including someone who had a strong interest in the product and could be another lead customer. The message – the more free PR you can get as a small company, the better!!! And you never know where you will find new customers!!

I also had the pleasure of sitting with the speaker, Mike Pascoe over lunch, and heard a lot of great stories shared by him, Tim Jackson of Tech Capital, and Iain Klugman, the President of Communitech. Mike’s talk, which focused on how to build an exponential growth company, was also excellent. He particularaly highlighted the importance of building a sales organization early in order to position a company to grow – you can’t reach $100 million in sales without having sales people!

All in all, it was a good lunch and I’m glad I had the opportunity to present. Thanks to Communitech for putting on the event and giving me the opportunity to continue to promote HealthSpoke!

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