8:30am-10:00am | February 9th | Library
Clayton Entrepreneurship Club is a monthly roundtable discussion and community-building initiative for our entrepreneur-minded members. Each month focuses on a specific topic (i.e. fundraising, digital marketing, partnerships, etc.) with an expert in this area to help facilitate the discussion. The goal of Entrepreneurship Club is to foster an open and supportive space for our members to discuss opportunities and challenges they are facing in their ventures. It is open to all levels of entrepreneurs; from those with an idea to those currently running a business and beyond. Hosted by Andrea Weinberg.
From February to April, there will be a three-part marketing discussion with Markus Essien, Julie Speer Jackson, and Jen Lester. The February topic will be focused on how to identify your customer.
About Markus Essien: Markus has worked on both feature and short films and most recently wrote and directed the web series Dope Cycles. Up next, Markus will be 1st AD on the feature film Chalupa (MCM Films) and is creating an incubator program with FWD-Doc and Docs in Progress for filmmakers with disabilities. Markus started his creative career as a playwright for Manhattan Theatre Source and a stage director for Opera Works (NYC).
About Julie Speer Jackson: An Emmy award-winning documentary filmmaker, Julie has been creating documentaries for 20 years. She has produced and directed over 1000 documentaries across the US and abroad and created several Emmy award-winning shows for PBS. She is a talented photographer and videographer who writes and edits her own work when time permits. Julie is well traveled and loves food, family, history, art, and the great outdoors. She lives in Salida & Denver, with her husband and 3 children. She has several narrative and documentary projects in development.
About Jen Lester: In 2001, Jen Lester co-founded Philosophy Communication, Inc., an award-winning, marketing and public relations firm in Denver, Colorado serving the needs of well-known clients such as Sub-Zero Group Inc., Natural Grocers, Sleep Number Corp., and Caribou Coffee Company, Inc.. Jen has been named Top 100 Woman-Owned Business by ColoradoBiz Magazine and a Top Advertising Agency by Denver Business Journal.