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Break Out: 9 basics to build strong relations at networking events – World Startup Factory

September 20, 2018, 17:30 - 18:30

Do you wonder how some people become the life of the party? Did you ever stand by yourself awkwardly not knowing how to break the ice? Have you been to a networking event without engaging in a meaningful conversation?

A single conversation at these events could be the difference between scoring a meeting with their next investor or not. It could be the difference between getting an interview call or not. Yet, the majority of us just seem to wing it. Don’t you think that’s ridiculous?

Who is Aditya?
“Stories that inspire action are the most important thing in life to me. To listen, read, write and narrate stories is what I live for! A startup story with a great impact vision is even better. This is why I love what I do for a living as Program Coordinator at World Startup Factory!

I am a self-declared introvert! For the first 18 years of my life, I had been one of the calmest person around at gatherings. Mostly because remaining silent was easy/comfortable/controllable while having meaningful exchanges, on the other hand, seemed like A LOT of effort. Perhaps some/most of you relate to this. Spoiler alert: It does take an effort to network but NOT A LOT. Over the last 7 years, I keenly observed several people that are great with a crowd. My curiosity led me to take notes of real-life situations, study charismatic celebrities and read up on the topic. If you met me at a social gathering today, you couldn’t tell I am introvert. Its all about building trust, comfort, and likability.

Here are some of my basic findings:
1. Leaders seem to network with a plan, they follow a set of practices.
2. The objective of any networking scenario is simple – you want the weak relations to be warm, warm relations to be warmer and warmer relations to be strong, while forming new connections.
3. The whole thing can be broken down like science and be taught”.

What will you take away?
By the end of this workshop, you will have a playbook to comfortably break the ice and start making meaningful connections at any networking event! Be prepared to know some secrets of the networking world.

World Startup Factory is a major player in the startup acceleration space of Europe. The international team, led by seasoned entrepreneurs, runs several accelerator programs a year.

Apart from the World Startup Factory programs, the team successfully supports various government organizations connect with startups to jointly foster government innovation.

We believe entrepreneurship and new business ventures play a crucial role in developing a more sustainable, humane and liveable world for all species. We work towards this vision by helping founders accelerate their businesses with an intensive 30 days bootcamp, followed by 5 months of customised support to increase success in their respective market. We offer a personal approach with a focus on customer development and strategic partnerships.

You’re an impact oriented startup looking for help regarding go-to-market strategy, business development, investment, building a strong team or anything at all startup related? We’re it!


September 20, 2018
17:30 - 18:30
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