us a little more about Capital IT and how our readers can improve their
chances of being selected?
goal is to provide a showcase of the best French and European projects.
We receive over 10 business plans for each plan selected.
Their are three criteria that the selection committee uses; quality
of the business model, ability to provoke a change in the market, quality
of the product or service being offered.
real test comes at presentation time.
Each entrepreneur is given 15 minutes to present their project to
the 650 participants who judge the quality of the project in real time.
future developments can we expect from Capital IT?
IT is a winning format and weâve added a forth session in October. To
help corporations and entrepreneurs get through the hoops of an Internet
initiative we have created âLe Forum 2000â to help solve problems in
the fields of human resources, raising capital, organization and legal
issues. The format is highly
interactive and we encourage participants to bring their problems. There is a good chance they will leave with the solution.
like to finish with a previous point you made about working with
experiences advisors. Many of
our readers are in their 20âs and 30âs, how should they approach
seasoned managers in their 40âs and 50âs without coming off as
to the press, everybody is interested in Internet projects so it is easier
than before to talk to these people.
You need a well thought out project to keep their attention.
Then you need a good value proposition for them.
What most top managers are looking for is the opportunity to
express themselves in an area in which they canât in their current
position. This may be an
outlet for their creative side or the opportunity to make decisions in
other functional areas. Giving
them that opportunity is more important than a big pile of stock options,
but bring those along as well ;-)