Entrepreneurship Feedback: Get Your Startup Idea Reviewed by Experts

Mar 30 • 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Calling all entrepreneurs! ????

Do you have a great startup idea or business plan? ?? Are you someone who aspires to be an entrepreneur but you don’t know how to validate your solution?

This is your opportunity to get your impact-driven idea validated by three startup experts. For the FIRST time, the successful entrepreneurs and investors themselves: Mohanned El-Khairy, Mike DuVall and Christopher Schroeder, will be listening to YOUR ideas ?? and giving you guidance and feedback about your product, startup or service!

?? This live event will offer you the chance to get direct feedback, present your ideas, learn about the Halcyon Fellowship program, and speak to professionals who want to help you accomplish your dreams.

The 2 hour Event Agenda:

?? Introduction Halcyon [11:00 – 11:10 AM EST]

?? Speaker introduction [11:10 – 11:30 AM EST]

– How they got started

– Trend or innovation in MENA

– What lesson guides their business interaction

?? Breakout groups: Present your business ideas: [11:30 – 12:50 PM EST]

– Start with the problem

– Then solution

– Then target customer

?? Fellowship application cycle: [12:50 – 1:00 PM EST]

This is an interactive session with tangible outcomes and the opportunity to learn about innovative programs for future founders.

About the Advisors: 

Mohannad El-Khairy is an entrepreneur, he’s a business advisor and and international investor based in the Los Angeles area. He’s worked in Dubai, Silicon Valley and has experience in both startups and venture capital! His company, Tidal impact supports companies and initiatives driven by social and environmental performance. 

Mike DuVall is a life and leadership coach. He creates transformative experiences for learning and growth. For the last 8 years, Mike has managed leadership development programs for emerging leaders from MENA and Ireland/Northern Ireland. He has mentored more than 200 social entrepreneurs in developing their social businesses.

Christopher Schroeder is a Global Investor, Internet/Media entrepreneur and CEO focused on Silicon Valley and international consumer, fin-tech, media companies and advocating/mentoring global entrepreneurship. He co-founded HealthCentral.com, one of the nation’s largest social and content platforms in health and wellness, backed by Sequoia Capital, Polaris Ventures, The Carlyle Group, Allen & Company and IAC Corporation. The company was sold to the health media publisher, Remedy Health, in January 2012 where Schroeder remained a board advisor.

Maggie Goff is well-equipped to give you relevant business advice as she supports the incubator program at Halcyon, working with current fellows and alumni. 

Mercy Erhiawarien is passionate about mobilizing people to transform and impact their own communities. She’s a social innovator and organizer with a mission to broker partnerships and address development challenges through social impact in Africa. 

About the Organization: 

This session is organized by Halcyon, a community supporting impact-driven businesses and their founders through space, community, and access. Their programs offer fellowships for social entrepreneurs and funding vehicles to help them scale their ventures.

Invitation Link: https://www.localized.world/events/586/new-halcyon-office-hours-get-your-startup-idea-reviewed-by-experts?utm_source=University_direct&utm_medium=web_email_uni&utm_campaign=events_entrepreneurship&utm_id=University_partner_workshops


Mar 30, 2022 | 10:00 AM

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