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CIE Presents: Office Hours for Entrepreneurs with Jim Thompson

CIE Office Hours for Entrepreneurs Thursday, October 25, Noon-3 pm (Appointments Required)
20-minute, one-on-one appointments with Jim Thompson
The CIE is pleased to host Jim Thompson for Office Hours for Entrepreneurs to review your business plan or presentation, critique your pitch and answer your questions in 20-minute one-on-one sessions in the Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship on Thursday, October 25-appointments are required. To schedule your appointment, please send your 3 available meeting time preferences together with your venture/topic for discussion to Linda Jenkins at before Tuesday, October 23. Appointments will be scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis.
Meeting Times (submit 3 in order of preference):
Noon-12:20 pm
12:20 pm-12:40 pm
12:40 pm-1:00 pm
1:00 pm-1:20 pm
1:20 pm-1:40 pm
1:40 pm-2:00 pm
2:00 pm-2:20 pm
2:20 pm-2:40 pm
The CIE Office Hours for Entrepreneurs is a quarterly event designed to help keep your ideas and your venture moving forward, we hope you enjoy them.
About Jim Thompson:

Jim Thompson brings more than 20 years of international experience developing and evaluating winning investment pitches and more than 10 years of business development experience. He has written, pitched and evaluated hundreds of winning proposals, opportunity assessments, business plans and investor pitches. His clients include companies seeking investments for products or businesses, as well as corporations and investors looking to evaluate investment opportunities. Jim’s experience in both creating pitches and evaluating investments has helped him gain insights into some key factors for success, as well as blunders to avoid. His areas of expertise include strategic planning, new product planning, marketing strategy and product/business opportunity assessments.

Jim is currently a Principal with Aquest Consulting, and was formerly a Director with Navigant Consulting's Life Science Strategy Practice, where he led the practice's business development activities. Prior to Navigant, he was a Partner with Front Line Strategic Consulting and was instrumental in its growth and sale to Navigant Consulting. Jim earned an MBA from U.C. Berkeley and a BA in molecular biology/minor in chemistry from San Jose State University.