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Shark Tank Survivor: 'Predict the Future and Then Prepare for It' (NIC)

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Nichols Library
Community Room
Scott Palmer, COO at Spikeball, Inc., shares experiences related to building a global brand while staying lean and nimble. Learn about leadership, people management, the process of establishing a playbook of best approaches to getting work done and learning for the sake of learning.
 

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Cybersecurity for the Small Business (NIC)

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Nichols Library
Community Room

Address the key areas on how to protect IP and data: security assessment, IT support & hardware, software and data breach insurance. Learn where businesses are at risk, what can be done to protect a business, understand changing regulatory compliance, why cloud solutions are not as secure as one might think, and a checklist guiding through complex cyber threats. Presented by Brian Berglund, CTO, Armarius Software.


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NaperLaunch Marketing Series Workshop: Instagram - Part 1 (NIC)

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Nichols Library
Community Room

In Part 1 of Instagram Marketing, participants will learn how to:

  1. Create and execute strategic goals using the Instagram platform.
  2. Optimize posts to attract followers.
  3. Test messaging and learn from metrics to improve engagement.

Presented by Lindsay Harmon, Adult Services Librarian at Naperville Public Library.


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E-commerce Basics (NIC)

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Nichols Library
Community Room
Learn the basics of creating and running an E-commerce business, the value of web design, partner arrangements, and market pricing. Presented by Bob Koch, founder of Quiver Global Inc.

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NaperLaunch Business Showcase (NIC)

10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Nichols Library
Program Room
Participating members of NaperLaunch will have the opportunity to showcase their businesses to the community. Participants at the Pitch Contest will have time to view the showcase businesses on display during the contest finals. Register to showcase from the Small Business Week page on the NaperLaunch website, www.naperlaunch.org/small-business-week.

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Business Plan and Pitch Competition Finals (NIC)

11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Nichols Library
Community Room

Local entrepreneurs will participate in a business plan and pitch competition. Finalists will pitch their plan publicly to be judged by a panel of experienced entrepreneurs, venture capitalists and angel investors. To compete in the business plan competition, register from the Small Business Week page on the NaperLaunch website, www.naperlaunch.org/small-business-week.


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