Jesse Lakes and Chris Yates are teaming up to help innovators explore online entrepreneurship opportunities. During this Roundtable each entrepreneur will have the opportunity to show their website to start group discussion on how to:
- Get more visitors
- Get more revenue per visitor
- Get visitors to return
Innovators who are in the early stages of online entrepreneurship but do not have a website are welcome to attend so you can benefit from the peer-to-peer discussion.
5pm: Informal Networking
5:30pm - 9pm: Website reviews and group discussion
Using money from his high school graduation, Lakes bought a domain name and web hosting to start his first Internet based company. Thirteen years later he is working on his 14th venture focusing on international affiliate marketing. Drawing from his experiences and time with iTunes he is eager to share his adventures of online entrepreneurship and the lessons he took away from them.
Chris Yates is an Internet entrepreneur who actively buys and invests in websites. He can take an Internet business from an idea to generating solid revenue quickly. He has the ability to spot undervalued assets in websites and make improvements to transform them into top performers. His marketing efforts have generated multiple millions of dollars in sales online.
The Innovation Initiative is a cooperative effort between Missoula Economic Partnership, The University of Montana Innovation and Entrepreneurship Program and Hellgate Venture Network. We pair entrepreneurs who have innovative ideas with the resources, insight and expertise they need to turn those ideas into real, life-and-blood companies. This collaborative program provides a wide variety of entrepreneurial assistance, free.