Greg Duplessie contacted me just about a year ago to tell me about an idea he had. He said he was starting an event that put executives in touch with each other for one purpose: Networking. No booths. No nonsense. Very focused. Just business development. I told him: “I’m in…what can Wikibon do to help?”
As the saying goes: ‘It’s not working, it’s networking.’ And, if there’s an event in my industry where there will be a bunch of smart and connected people that understand what’s happening, what’s getting funded, who is moving and shaking—I want to be there.
I attended Greg and VaNessa’s Boston BD Event this past June and was fortunate enough to address the audience as an emerging company. I said at the time “I’m going to remember (proudly) that I was at the very first BD Event. I was in good company. It was small but very active. I didn’t meet 100% of the 100 or so attendees, which was my goal. I was too busy making new contacts and getting re-acquainted with folks I hadn’t seen in a while.
I’m going to the BDEvent to network with the CEO’s of companies that are leading innovation over the next five years. Hope to see you there.