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Building Your Network

Building Your Network

              You have an excellent opportunity to begin building a network of people who can help you with your future ventures.  As a student you will be able to arrange meetings with successful entrepreneurs who will give you advice on how to create a successful venture.  Most entrepreneurs love to talk to sstudents.

Here is how you do it:

1.       Identify industries or types of companies you might want to start.  This does not have to be very specific when you begin the process, and you may shift to a different industry as you have conversations with successful entrepreneurs.  Do not spend a lot of time trying to figure out what industry to consider.  Act, don’t diddle and twiddle while time flies by.  If you want to return to work near your home city, build a list of successful people there, and set up visits for when you go home for breaks.

2.       Build a schedule of visits you will make with business people, and stick to it. 

a.       During your first Mod at Owen meet with one business person per month.

b.       During your second Mod, visit one business person once every two weeks.

c.       Continue this pace through Mod III.

d.       In Mod IV, visit with a business person once each week

e.       Continue weekly meetings throughout your second year.

3.       By the end of your second year you will have a network of successful people who can help you launch your company, or you will receive a killer job offer that will make you give up your entrepreneurial dreams for a few years while you build a big pile of cash.

Your meetings with business people should be carefully planned.  Learn about the company, read articles about the individual (if possible), and schedule most meetings to last one hour or less.

Immediately after the meeting send a short email thanking the person for taking time to visit with you.  Be sure to mention something you two discussed that was helpful to you.  Then do what nobody else does in these modern times:  Send a short hand written note to the person you met with.  Buy a box of small cards that are made for thank you notes, or something similar.  You don’t need to say much; the person receiving the note will appreciate that you took the time to write the note.

Students who have followed this process have landed really cool jobs.  Paul Zettler (Owen 2015) met with every private investment group in town, and he worked with several startup companies on projects.  He went to work for a Private Equity firm upon graduation and shortly thereafter he joined one of their portfolio companies.  His connecting with business people definitely paid off.

 

Building Your Network

              You have an excellent opportunity to begin building a network of people who can help you with your future ventures.  As a student you will be able to arrange meetings with successful entrepreneurs who will give you advice on how to create a successful venture.  Most entrepreneurs love to talk to sstudents.

Here is how you do it:

1.       Identify industries or types of companies you might want to start.  This does not have to be very specific when you begin the process, and you may shift to a different industry as you have conversations with successful entrepreneurs.  Do not spend a lot of time trying to figure out what industry to consider.  Act, don’t diddle and twiddle while time flies by.  If you want to return to work near your home city, build a list of successful people there, and set up visits for when you go home for breaks.

2.       Build a schedule of visits you will make with business people, and stick to it. 

a.       During your first Mod at Owen meet with one business person per month.

b.       During your second Mod, visit one business person once every two weeks.

c.       Continue this pace through Mod III.

d.       In Mod IV, visit with a business person once each week

e.       Continue weekly meetings throughout your second year.

3.       By the end of your second year you will have a network of successful people who can help you launch your company, or you will receive a killer job offer that will make you give up your entrepreneurial dreams for a few years while you build a big pile of cash.

Your meetings with business people should be carefully planned.  Learn about the company, read articles about the individual (if possible), and schedule most meetings to last one hour or less.

Immediately after the meeting send a short email thanking the person for taking time to visit with you.  Be sure to mention something you two discussed that was helpful to you.  Then do what nobody else does in these modern times:  Send a short hand written note to the person you met with.  Buy a box of small cards that are made for thank you notes, or something similar.  You don’t need to say much; the person receiving the note will appreciate that you took the time to write the note.

Students who have followed this process have landed really cool jobs.  Paul Zettler (Owen 2015) met with every private investment group in town, and he worked with several startup companies on projects.  He went to work for a Private Equity firm upon graduation and shortly thereafter he joined one of their portfolio companies.  His connecting with business people definitely paid off.