1MC Presenter Trveler

Trveler - January 27, 2016 Prepared by Isabella Johnston, 1MC Orlando Organizer & CEO Pivot Business Consulting Trveler is a subscription based spontaneous travel service that provides an inclusive, flat monthly fee. The company provides travelers with the ability to travel multiple times a year to new destinations each time without the hassle of having to find the best deal possible. Lifestyle traveling at its best – on your terms and schedule. Currently, the company is targeting their marketing to millennials. Boomers will jump on this also. The ability to travel up to 4 times a year for under $2,000 a year is amazing. Travelers can take advantage of round trip airfare, hotel stay and ad

1MC Presenter - ReadyMade

1Mil Cups Companies ReadyMade - January 27, 2016 Prepared by Isabella Johnston, 1MC Orlando Organizer & CEO Pivot Business Consulting Baby bottles that are ready to serve right off of the shelf? What comes to mind, is how someone has not provided that to the world! There are all kinds of beverages and water in ready to serve packaging, and the ability to provide a solution to parents in emergency situations is huge! While extremely convenient for the western world, think how incredibly helpful this product is for humanitarian and disaster relief situations! ReadyMade offers a sterile pre-filled liquid ready-to-feed bottle. Matthew Marsh is the CEO of the company and the founder, Dr. C

1MC Presenter - Indienomicon

Indienomicon - January 13, 2016 1st Presenter Kunal Patel is the head of Indienomicon, this cool gaming meetup organization was formed on March 20, 2013. The Game Industry is a 100 billion industry. Wholly moly Batman! That is a lot of super heroes, thumb cramps, and blue light hitting the brain. Funny name – so what does Indiecomicon do? It is a Game Developers Conference (GDC) that is dedicated to the creation of games by expanding gamers’ knowledge, offering the ability to acquire new skills, and network to make valuable business connections. Indienomicon is raising funds and seeking industry partners to expand the gaming and tech outreach in central Florida. They are hosting a cool

1MC Presenter - IQ Onsite

IQ Onsite – Formed June 2015 by James Beckmann and presented January 13, 2016 at 1MC Orlando. IQ Onsite is a messaging app for schools to better communicate with parents and students. This hot new tech app is part of the UCF Business Incubator out of Daytona Beach, Florida. Now you may have heard of CRM, this is not the same tech. Think mCRM (sounds like a fancy formula or math term right?) mCRM means mobile campus relationship management. This app is designed to transform how campus safety departments interact with students, faculty and parents. The cool part is this is already in use at Daytona State College and Volusia County School District. More schools pending Q1 2016. Beckmann saw a

1MC Presenter - Treasurer Box Kids

Treasure Box Kids – Founded by Carolyn Bailey, presented January 6, 2016 at 1MC Orlando. Carolyn developed her love for sewing when she was 10 years old. She channeled that passion for designing and producing colorful, trendy clothing for children and tackling a major social cause of human trafficking. Does this sound like Superwoman? Well, it piqued the interest of those in the 1MC Orlando audience for sure. Parents, grandparents, and friends can shop online and select stylish children’s clothing from newborn to size 7. The garments are a creative mixture of unique American-made independent designs with embellishments that make the garments pop and the envy of other parents. So does it ge

1 MC Presenter - Millennial BioFuels

Millennial BioFuels, LLC –Michael (Dan) Crippen (founder) presented January 6, 2016 at 1MC Orlando. Interesting backstory about Dan. When he started working for his grandfather's petroleum distribution services company. He learned everything from building to repairing and maintaining gas stations and even occasionally tearing them down. He worked in this profession every summer until he turned 18. One day he was tasked with cleaning up the spill of an underground tank that had burst spreading fuel over miles of rural farmland. That was his epiphany moment! He would grow fuel. You might be asking, what is biodiesel fuel exactly? It is a fuel that is similar to diesel fuel and usually deri

1 Million Cups And An Entrepreneur's Journey

You might ask yourself, ‘What is 1 Million Cups. Sounds like a whole lot of java!’ Pretty cool concept actually - 1 Million Cups was developed by The Kauffman Foundation (Kansas City, MO) to support local community entrepreneurial efforts through education, encouragement, and honest feedback. There are currently 90 locations nationally. Requirements to pitch are 1) the business must be less than 3 years old, 2) must bring a new innovation to the market, and 3) be scalable. There is an application process also and the best part – it is FREE! How awesome is that? So what actually happens during a 1MC event? 1MC meets weekly on Wednesday starting promptly at 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. at Rollins

4 Ways To Know If You're Ready To Start A Business Blog

So you want to start blogging for your business. Great! But before you do, you should have these 4 ducks in a row. 1. You have a target market. If you don’t know who you’re trying to reach with your services or products, then you’ve got more urgent things to take care of than starting a business blog. It’s okay if your target market changes over time, or is diverse, but you must know who your business is for. And if the answer is “everyone,” you, again, have more urgent things to take care of than a business blog. 2. You know why you’re blogging. More than one small business owner has told me that they need a blog for their business because they’re “supposed to have one.” And

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