On October 28th, I’ll be attending the Tech Cocktail Startup Mixology Conference in Chicago. Initially, I was planning to attend only the after party portion to socialize with some new business startup owners. The more I thought about it, the more I could see the tremendous benefits in attending the event. The conference promises to break down every ingredient that goes into starting and running a successful business. The speakers in the event have a variety of different perspectives but all have one common thread, they are successful entrepreneurs.
The speakers include Brad Feld, Managing Director of Foundry Group, who has been an entrepreneur for over 20 years. Also on the list is Eric Lunt, CTO of BrightTag and co-founder of Feedburner. Another includes Genevieve Thiers, the founder of Sittercity, Inc. which was America’s first company to take babysitting services online. The list goes on.
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, if you buy and sell domains, even part-time, you are running a business. If you’re developing sites to generate a revenue stream, you are again, running a business. Talking to, and more importantly, listening to people who are highly successful in starting and running business is a sure fire way to meet your goals and get better at what you do. I’ll be sure to bring back a full report of my experiences and any interesting individuals I have the opportunity to meet.
If you’re in the Chicago area and would like to attend, Tech Cocktail is offering a 15% discount to Sully’s Blog readers who enter the discount code sully. If you don’t make it to the conference, consider attending the after party and let me know if you’ll be there, I’d love to meet you in person.