The Indus Entrepreneur organization (TiE), practitioner throws an annual event with 3, clinic 600 participants. The best part about the event are the CEOs that only make it out to network once a year. Of the 60 business cards I gathered over a day and a half, 5 were from CEOs of companies in the $10-20m range where the CEO has not networked all year and although they say they want to network more, probably won’t network the rest of the year.
What does that mean to me? I can try to put myself in a trusted coaching position. Add some value, help them get on the right path and some opportunity might open up for one of my companies. Pretty simple, fairly straight-forward and lots of fun regardless of the outcome.