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Lunch & Lightning Talks

December 4, 2019 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm


We’re inviting one and all! Entrepreneurs, graphic designers, UX designers, software developers, designers, photographers, videographers, copywriters, programmers, and more. Come, share what you do.

But, what’s the trick?  Doing it in a quick, insightful, and clear manner.

What else?  The chance to learn about other businesses in and outside 1701, as well as the local tech community. This opens up resources and opportunities for collaboration which may not have happened otherwise! Lunch will be included, and there will be a chance for networking after the presentations are over.

So, what is the format?  There will be a total of 6 presenters. Each presenter gets 10 slides, which are set to automatically advance every 20 seconds. The result: a fast and fun presentation which lasts just 3 minutes.

1. Adrian White Slagle with One & All – An agency dedicated to changing how the world sees, supports, and shares the impact of nonprofits and brands everywhere.
2. Tyler Knight with Herbfluence – Herbfluence makes influencer marketing easy! Their network of over 1,000 cannabis influencers will spread customers brand message to over 20 million cannabis consumers on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Snapchat.
3. Jaketa Thompson with Omnia Unlimited -A full service, experiential marketing and advertising agency. They combine strategy and experience to get you in touch with your target market. For over 10 years Omnia have been innovators in the field of experiential marketing. They are proud to be one of the very few agencies that offer these types of strategies to small and medium sized businesses.
4. Sierra Dunaway with Sabre Corporation – Technology that moves the world. Sabre is a leading technology solutions provider to the travel industry. Their technology and data-driven solutions help their airline, hotel, travel agency and corporate customers grow their businesses and transform the traveler experience. They provide an open and stable platform to deliver flexible, reliable and scalable solutions. Sabre offers the travel industry’s broadest range of technology solutions including data-driven business intelligence, mobile, distribution and Software as a Service (SaaS) solutions, used by travel suppliers and buyers to plan, market, sell, serve and operate their businesses.
5. Luisa Weinstein with Nihao My Amigos – Nihao My Amigos is a Youtube channel. In this channel you will find a series of multilingual videos as learning aids for everyone who would love to learn their first words in other languages. The idea is to start with English, Spanish and Mandarin, then with the help of the viewers, to add other languages. “Let’s build language bridges among our children, by doing so we will be promoting tolerance, empathy and inclusion among them.”
6. Shawn Young with Shawn Young Design – Shawn is a graphic designer and web developer who helps small businesses grow audience engagement online. His background includes logo design, typography, print production, and project management. Shawn is obsessive about brand alignment and the nuances of market presence, and he enjoys ripping apart WordPress themes, working in the Linux command line, and pushing pixels on a microscopic level. At this event, Shawn will be discussing his recent work, Virginia Beach Sunrises, which started as an Instagram account and eventually made the leap to became a successfully crowdfunded book.


This is FREE for 1701 members and $20 for non-members


If you don’t want to present, we won’t hold it against you! But, we would still love for you to come and enjoy some lunch, watch the presentations, & network with some awesome people.

So, can we count you in?

Lunch & Lightning Talks

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  • Price: $20.00


    Ticket for non-members to present & have lunch. Tickets are free for 1701 members.
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