Sponsored by Wells Fargo Bank and the Westport Library
Learn Essential Business Concepts While Competing for the Best Business Case Presentation – Cash Awards for the Winners
Have you recently launched, or are you considering launching a business? If so, you’re eligible! With education as the primary focus and small cash prizes as a bonus, you’ll compete for the most thoughtful and complete business case analysis. The winning submissions will have demonstrated the most thorough consideration of their business planning.
• Free educational program to help your new business succeed with cash awards for best
• Free business mentoring from your own SCORE mentor who will help put your plan
• Held Live at the Westport Library, 7:00 pm-8:30 pm
Event Schedule and Registration:
• March 9, 2022 Night #1 - Assessment & the Business Case REGISTER HERE
• March 16, 2022 Night #2 - Marketing Strategy & Social Media Marketing REGISTER HERE
• March 23, 2022 Night #3 - Funding & Financial Reporting REGISTER HERE
• March 30, 2022 Due Date to upload your Submission
• April 6, 2022 Finalist presentation to the Review Panel
• April 10, 2022 Awards Announced
Everyone who attends will benefit from this free information & the resources available to them from SCORE and the Westport Library.
Meet our Speakers
Joe McCaffrey is a Business Advisor with Community Investment Corporation, which is
a not-for-profit, economic development lender, licensed by the Small Business
Administration to administer their lending programs. Joe is also a certified business
mentor with Fairfield County SCORE. Joe is a subject matter expert in commercial real
estate and small business financing.
Matthew Krieger is a technologist and executive with experience in IT, manufacturing
and publishing. Matthew is also the Founder of Whysper, an audio aggregation
platform allowing the consumption of text content as high quality text-to-speech. He
is VP of Tech at Cober, an industrial heating equipment manufacturer, and previously
held senior IT leadership positions at Time and The Reader’s Digest. Matthew is
Chairman of the Reader’s Digest Partners for Sight Foundation, a non-profit providing
funding in support of blind and visually impaired individuals. Matthew is on the
advisory board of Cyber-Seniors, a non-profit that aims to increase the technology
knowledge and independence of the senior population and is Chair of the Southern
Connecticut State University Computer Science Technical Advisory Committee.
Matthew frequently presents on topics of business and tech.
Diane Winston is a business strategist with over 25 years of corporate and consulting
experience. She established her management consulting firm, Winston Strategic
Partners, to provide communication strategies to organizations facing change. Before
establishing the firm, Diane spent 20 years in executive positions with Citibank and
AXA Equitable. She is also a volunteer with SCORE Fairfield County and frequent
Bob Zukowski has been involved in international sales, marketing and strategic
planning for over 26 years. His career ranged from large corporations to his own
startups. Over the past 12 years Bob has been a hands-on entrepreneur involved with
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