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Make Your Mark Keynote Speaker: Tiffany Shlain

Posted By Administrator, Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Our Make Your Mark Awards celebrating our 25th anniversary is next month and we are incredibly excited to announce our Keynote Speaker, Tiffany Shlain.

Honored by Newsweek as one of the “Women Shaping the 21st Century,” Tiffany Shlain is an Emmy-nominated filmmaker, author, founder of The Webby Awards, and co-founder of two global initiatives, Character Day and 50/50 Day--unified days of film and discussion about important issues shaping our lives that unite over 100,000 live events.  Character Day explores the science of character and 50/50 Day focuses on gender equity. Selected by the Albert Einstein Foundation as a contributor to Genius: 100 Visions of the Future, Tiffany's films and work have received over 80 awards and distinctions including premieres at The Sundance Film Festival and being selected by The US State Department to use her films to represent America around the world and have received over 50 million views. She serves on the Leadership Board of The Center on Media and Child Health at Harvard's Boston Children's Hospital and she is a Henry Crown Fellow of The Aspen Institute. She is currently writing a book about her family’s decade long ritual of turning off screens one day each week for what they call their Technology Shabbats. The book will be published by Simon & Schuster in 2019. Learn more about Tiffany at www.tiffanyshlain.com and follow her @tiffanyshlain!

Please join us on November 15 to celebrate our Make Your Mark Award winners, and hear Tiffany share powerful stories and insights on advancing women in positions of leadership. RSVP TODAY!

Tags:  entrepreneur  Leadership  Make Your Mark 

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Watermark Entrepreneur Conference: The Big Pitch

Posted By Events, Friday, September 7, 2018

Attention entrepreneurs – and emerging entrepreneurs! Want to showcase your new idea or startup to an audience of potential investors, partners and customers? Could you use some practice pitching to top Bay Area VCs? Ready to receive some helpful suggestions on polishing your presentation?

APPLY FOR THE BIG PITCH - SUBMIT HERE

Our popular afternoon session, The Big Pitch, is featured at our annual Watermark Entrepreneur Conference! The event is set for Tuesday, Oct. 16 at Fenwick & West in Mountain View. 

Watermark will select three entrepreneurs to present for five minutes apiece, followed by a three-minute Q&A and five minutes of direct feedback from a panel of expert judges including VCs.

The Big Pitch is open to all entrepreneurs. You do not have to be a Watermark member to apply.

You must complete the application form by Friday, Sept. 14, to be considered. We’ll announce the winners by Friday, Sept. 21.

Criteria for Submission:
• Founder or at least one member of the C-Suite must be female
• Completed application
• Your idea/company has not yet received first round of professional funding

Pitch Format:
• 5 minute presentation + 3 minute Q&A + 5 minute feedback
• 10 slides maximum

Prizes:
• Each presenter receives one full conference pass, as well as a presentation coaching session with Nathan Gold, The Demo Coach
• Each presenter/company will be included in all Watermark conference promotions – before, during and after the event – including on our website, social and our popular email blasts

Apply Now:
Please download and complete The Big Pitch application by Friday, Sept. 14.

Want to attend the conference but pass on pitching? Purchase your tickets today as this conference always sells out!

Questions? Send us an email and we'll get right back to you.

Thank you, and good luck!

Tags:  entrepreneur  entrepreneur conference  pitching  vc 

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