"I understand the importance of networking, but it just doesn't come naturally for me. I don't really like it." Although people who join conferences like Wolves Summit are usually very impressive, successful top players of the business world, many of them either struggle with networking or at least are not fully satisfied with its outcomes. What we have noticed during many conferences we have been to (including our own) is that majority of those people do have much to offer, they just forget that networking, as a form of sales, is a skill that you need to train. Have you ever found yourself thinking “How do I find new clients?” or "How do I approach networking in a way that will bring a real value to my business?"? Maybe it doesn't feel comfortable for you to approach people and talk to them? Maybe once you stick to one person, you’d rather stay with them for longer or maybe it's the other way around - you don't know how to finish conversation without sounding rude? If your answer to any of those questions was "yes", this post is for you. Here's the essence of best Wolves practices that will help you master networking
Time is the most important and valuable thing you have - no matter what you do, you are never getting it back. So how much of it you spend looking for fresh, innovative ideas... just to realize you have seen most of them already? We have created Wolves Summit to properly support innovation by giving the participants an access to a platform that assures getting to relevant people 1:1. To bring the essence of the innovative world into one place, shorten the process of its development and save time of this world's game changers. It comes as no surprise then that we focus on who joins the conference, that they actually are relevant and needed in the innovative ecosystem. We pride ourselves on bringing top players among decision-makers: investors, corporates and executives, but there is also this second, just as important group, the brains behind the innovative ideas: startups. What are the steps we are taking to assure that startups joining us bring real value to the event, answer the needs of todays world and fulfill the promise of bringing innovation into the world? Here is the startups you'll meet during Wolves Summit.
Introducing innovation to your company is not a one-time offer for startups to hop in, do the job, leave, and you’re good for the next 20 years. It’s a long-term process that must be implemented in a corporation for good. And here’s why.
It is always a surprise when a startup declines an investment offer, even if it’s a tempting one. What drives such decisions and can you, as an investor, prevent them from happening?
Corporate Venture Capital (CVC) may seem like a distant perspective for startup companies, especially compared to private VC funds or Business Angels. There are, however, a few paths of carrying out successful startup-corporation cooperation, without much damage to any of these parties.