Effective communication can differentiate you from the competition. Attending this event will enhance your ability to have a memorable exchange when you have a business idea to share or are marketing yourself. Relationships are like currency and learning how to leverage them is the best investment. The best practice is to give more, take less. This event will bring together a panel of thought leaders in HR, marketing and communications to provide you with critical takeaways on the power of building relationships that can be implemented immediately in your personal and professional life.

Bring plenty of business cards for networking.

This event is perfect for college students, entrepreneurs, small and medium size business leaders, non-profit and community leaders.

5:30p Networking

6:00p – 6:45p Panel

6:45p – 7:30p Networking


Chelsea Williams, Global Marketing Operations, Dell

Professional leader and former Army Officer turned Dell Program Manager and Business Analyst. Ms.Williams has over seven years of leadership experience in both project and program management.

Amy Madison, Executive Director of the Pflugerville Community Development Corporation 

Amy has served the organization since January 2014. During the past five years, she successfully recruited or assisted in expanding 18 projects with nearly $2MM square feet of expansion on 212 acres and providing for 1159 new fulltime jobs and 650 seasonal jobs for local students. These projects added nearly $200MM to the local tax base for Pflugerville, the third fastest-growth city in the U.S according to the Census.

Ian Folau, Managing Director, LMI Ventures

Managing director of LMI Ventures, a corporate venture arm for the federal government consulting firm, LMI, that focuses on early-stage technology investments. The move to the venture world happened late 2018 after having sold a venture-backed enterprise software company, where he was co-founder and CEO. He previously taught as an asst. professor at West Point and spent nearly a decade as a military intelligence officer in the U.S. Army. Ian also heads the Austin chapter of Bunker Labs, a nonprofit organization that mentors military veteran entrepreneurs.

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