Friday, Feb. 15
128 Venture North Breakfast: In search of the perfect investor pitch, 7:30 to 10 a.m., Enterprise Center, Salem State University, 121 Loring Ave. Phil Holberton, winner of the 2008 North of Boston Business Plan Competition and pitch coach for the MassChallenge finalists, will share the five key attributes of a great investor pitch. During the hands-on workshop, attendees will construct the outline and sketch out their pitch for business plan contests or raising capital. Admission $25 to $35. Registration, breakfast buffet and informal networking, 7:30 a.m.; introduction by attendees, 8 to 9 a.m.; presentation, 9 to 9:45 a.m.; question-and-answer session and informal networking, 9:45 to 10 a.m. Printed roster of meeting’s attendees will be available at the end of the meeting. Register at http://enterprisectr.org.
Wednesday, Feb. 20
Pizza and Internet Advice, noon to 2 p.m., Marblehead Chamber of Commerce, 62 Pleasant St., Marblehead. With Leighton O’Connor of blueSWIRLS.com. Free. Attendees are welcome to ask anything about search engine optimization, social media techniques, Google Adword campaigns, YouTube marketing, website development, mobile websites. Reserve a spot at 781-631-2868 or email@example.com.
Tuesday, Feb. 26
Lead, Communicate and Motivate Your Team, 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., Enterprise Center, Salem State University, 121 Loring Ave. Learn how the “communication ecosystem” — social media, printed marketing and interpersonal communication — works and how to align it with a business’s mission and objectives. Also, learn how to bring employees on board so that everyone is speaking the same language both internally and externally. Co-sponsored by the Massachusetts Small Business Development Center. Speaker: Ezra Holland, founder of The Holland Group. Free. Register at http://enterprisectr.org.
Wednesday, Feb. 27
North Shore Technology Council Breakfast, 7 to 9 a.m., Danversport Yacht Club, 161 Elliott St., Danvers. A panel, moderated by Frederic Morris, partner and founder of Brook Venture Partners, will unravel the mystery of how successful venture or angel funding is accomplished. Speakers: Caleb Winder, director of Excel Medical Ventures; Eric Gordon, chief executive officer of Atentiv; and Chris Stepanian, chief executive officer of WindGap Medical. 7 a.m., networking and continental breakfast; 7:45 a.m., program begins. $25/NSTC members, $50/nonmembers. Register at www.nstc.org.