Networking for Entrepreneurs
Not knowing how to network can be a hurdle, preventing you from getting what you want. If done well, it can be the quickest way to get what you want. While most people are sociable, few admit to truly enjoying networking. That is because they haven not taken this workshop. Mastering this skill will unlock some important doors for you as an entrepreneur.
Making business contacts is critical at all stages of your career, especially in the beginning. Networking can feel awkward or even somewhat scary, which is why so many people only chat to people they already know at networking events. Hardly the point of networking!
Contents of this workshop:
- How to make business contacts in order to reach your goals as an entrepreneur.
- How to use a lively blend of interactive theory and practice, and how to work your way through a room
- How to enter and exit conversations smoothly, with strategies you can implement right away.
Skills gained from this workshop:
- Learn how to understand the dynamics of conflicts, why they arise, how they are formed, and how to effectively manage them into cohesion.
Mikolaj Norek is the Managing Director of FIM, the Forum for Innovation Management. FIM is an activity within the Karl-Adam Bonnier Foundation focusing on bringing together senior policy makers and selected high-level representatives from academia and the private sectors. FIM's operations include closed-door salon debates, seminars and workshops.
Mikolaj obtained a Master in Business Administration and a MA in Philosophy from the University of Vienna. In Vienna he has also founded and run a number of ventures, ranging from a theatre festival catering, a cosmetics production line to an exclusive contemporary art gallery.
In Sweden he is also the co-founder of the Global Entrepreneurship Programme bringing entrepreneurship and a global mindset to Swedish high schools. His latest venture is Lunch for Change, creating lunch meetings between young job seekers and decision makers.
A passionate networker, Mikolaj is also a Board Member of the Silicon Vikings and the Social Entrepreneurship Forum.