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Ascend Seattle: How to Succeed as an Entrepreneur: A Fireside Chat with Brian Ma
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1/16/2014
When: Thursday, 01/16/2014
5:30PM - 8:00PM
Where: Marriott
11010 NE 8th Street
Bellevue, Washington  98004
United States
Presenter: Brian Ma


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How to Succeed as an Entrepreneur: A Fireside Chat with Brian Ma 

Brian Ma, the co-founder of decide.com, sold his company to eBay late 2013. According to Ma, when he helped start the company, his four-person team didn't take a salary for two years and went to Costco often to eat their free samples. Today, Ma is flooded with emails, texts and calls for other opportunities. Ascend asked him: when you invest in a company, what are you looking for? The idea or the person? Ma said it's the person because ideas may change but the person will know how to steer through those changes. Ma will be a speaker for Ascend on January 16, 2014: How to pitch your idea to your targeted audience. 

You'll learn and walk away with this knowledge:
  1. How do you refine your pitch so it appeals to your client or investor? What should you not say? (Ma has a lot of those stories too.)
  2. How do you get someone to really listen to you?
  3. How do you find investors? 
  4. Is it better to seek out angel investors or venture capitalists?
  5. How do you know if you have a good idea?

Free for Ascend Members, $30 for Non-Ascend Members (includes appetizers and drinks) 

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