Scaling Up Business: “The PreStartup” and “Pillars for Achieving Startup, Small Business Success” – Event Recap

In addition to monthly startup showcases, Boston New Technology partners with amazing experts to offer you free and not-for-profit educational seminars, such as this latest one for our Scaling Up Business series on March 11th, with BNT Co-organizer, Tom Maloney and active BNT member, Alec Stern, who co-founded Constant Contact!

We enjoyed an hour of networking with aspiring and early-stage startup founders from around Boston.

Tom then spoke about ten key planning activities that aspiring founders need to work on, but often don't do well. Tom is an amazing coach who can help you at the early stages of your startup journey, via his PreStartup program. See details below.

Alec then spoke about the pillars of success that early stage business owners need to plan and implement. Consider having Alec speak at your event or conference.

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All the feedback from attendees was fantastic!

Check out these photos from the event, and more information below.

About the Speakers:

Tom Maloney - Founder at PreStartUp, Neuro-Linguistic Programming Coach at Climbing the Success Ladder

Tom Maloney - Founder at PreStartUp, Neuro-Linguistic Programming Coach at Climbing the Success Ladder

Tom Maloney began his personal journey to success in his early teens, when he first studied creative meditation for goal achievement with the Silva Method. Since that time, he has, through numerous disciplines, added to his toolkit while assisting others along their path to achieving their dreams. His passion for studies in the field of personal development led him to achieve his own personal dream - teaching and empowering others through the Meditation for Intuitive Awareness Program. A Master Practitioner of NLP and a Certified NLP Coach, Tom has dedicated his life to building viable futures from the inside out. Follow: @TomMaloneyCoach

Tom presented "The PreStartup - How to Prepare to Launch a New Venture"

Alec Stern - Entrepreneur * Speaker * Mentor * Investor, "America's Startup Success Expert"

Alec Stern - Entrepreneur * Speaker * Mentor * Investor, "America's Startup Success Expert"

Alec has more than 25 years of experience as a founder investor and hyper-growth agent for companies across various industries. He is an innovator with extensive expertise in growing and scaling companies, startup and operational growth, go-to-market strategy, strategic partnerships and more.

As a primary member of Constant Contact's founding team Alec was one of the original 3 who started the company in an attic. Alec was with the company for 18 years from start-up, to IPO, to a $1.1 Billion-dollar acquisition. Alec has also been a co-founder or on the founding team of several other successful startups including VMark (IPO & acquisition), Reaching Grasper Cane and MOST Cardio amongst others.

Performing hundreds of keynote addresses Worldwide, Alec has become known as America’s Startup Success Expert for his popular sessions at conferences like Secret Knock, CEO Space International, City Summit, Powerteam International and Habitude Warrior. In 2019 Alec is the Keynote speaker at three out of the top five “Inc. Magazine Must Attend Conferences for Startups and Entrepreneurs in 2019.” While on tour, Alec has shared the stage with the likes of Tom Bilyeu, Jack Canfield, Les Brown, Kevin Harrington and Mark Victor Hanson. Alec appears on the Influence 100 Authority List by Influence Magazine which recognizes his contribution to helping and advancing startups and entrepreneurs worldwide. He has also recently been featured on the covers of several other magazines including “Small Business Trendsetters,” “Success Profiles” and “Business Innovators.” Alec was honored with the “2020 City Gala Visionary Award” for all his accomplishments as an entrepreneur as well as speaking before thousands of entrepreneurs and startups each year.

Alec advises a variety of early stage companies and serves as a judge, mentor and advisor for nationally known startup accelerators and programs including TechStars, MassChallenge and the Stevie Awards and speaks at Universities including Harvard and MIT.

One of the Northeast's most accomplished entrepreneurs, he is a limited partner in Boston-based G20 Ventures, which provides early traction capital for East Coast enterprise tech startups. Alec is also an angel investor in a number of rising startups in various industries.

Only a sideman when it comes to music, Alec is an accomplished drummer and has had the honor of sitting in with a number of musicians including Toby Keith’s house band in Vegas. Learn more about Alec here.

Alec presented "Pillars for Achieving Startup, Small Business Success"

As a member of Constant Contact’s founding team and several other successful start-ups, Alec learned invaluable lessons as he led companies through initial building stages, go-to-market, growth and scale. Today Alec is an entrepreneur, speaker, mentor and investor, recognized as a top 100 influencer, by Influence Magazine. Speaking at conferences around the world to thousands of new and growing small businesses, Alec has been called "America's Startup Success Expert." In his “Pillars for Achieving Small Business Success,” Alec shares his knowledge on go-to-market strategy, business focus, channels, branding and messaging. Business owners will learn about different ways they can gain additional exposure, deepen their current customer relationships and attract new ones. Attendees will walk away with proven strategies and tactics that they can implement quickly and easily.

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PreStartup - A coaching program for anyone looking to start a new business in the Boston area.

PreStartup - A coaching program for anyone looking to start a new business in the Boston area. We help you plan the launch and acceleration of your startup or small business before you start! PreStartup Founder, Tom Maloney, is a coach, mentor, trainer, entrepreneur who also founded Climbing the Success Ladder. Tom is a Master Practitioner of Neuro-Linguistic Programming and a certified NLP coach who designed the PreStartup program based on his work with hundreds of entrepreneurs over the last decade. Would you like expert guidance in turning your new business ideas into realities? To learn more about the PreStartup program and receive feedback, schedule a free consultation today or email us at: Contact "at" PreStartup.com

Alec Stern - Entrepreneur * Speaker * Mentor * Investor, "America's Startup Success Expert"

Alec Stern - Entrepreneur, Speaker, Mentor, Investor, "America's Startup Success Expert," "Influence 100 Authority," and 2020 City Gala Visionary Award winner. Looking for a Top Speaker? Alec is the Keynote speaker at three out of the top five “Inc. Magazine Must Attend Conferences for Startups and Entrepreneurs in 2019.” Looking for a Proven Mentor? Whether you are just starting a business or trying to figure out how to scale you've come to the right place. I have worked with many startups and have helped them formalize their brand, pitch, go-to-market strategy and scaling opportunities. Learn more at AlecSpeaks.com.

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