If you’ve ever attended a tech or startup conference before, you know that there’s a certain etiquette to follow while enjoying talks and presentations.
- Ask a question relevant to the topic at hand
- Don’t use that time to pontificate or state a disagreement with the speaker/panelist
- Ask yourself, “is this question applicable to anyone other than myself?” If not, consider finding the panelist after the event.
- Keep that phone on silent or airplane mode, don’t want to distract yourself and the other attendees.
- Unless you are using it to enjoy a workshop or demo, try not to be distracted by laptop browsing.
- Keep talking and other distracting noises to a minimum, and if you have to take a call, take it outside.
- This should be obvious, but never heckle at events.
- Panelists and presenters are volunteering their time and expertise to help you.
- Help create a supportive environment to help panelists succeed!
Seeing as Denver Startup Week is the largest event of its kind in the U.S., you can expect there to be a LOT of people, all with their own agendas and plans. Beyond just attending these events, make sure to try and meet new people as well. Who knows who you’ll bump into?
- Arrive early to events to meet other attendees
- Many events include unstructured networking time, take advantage!
- Try to make a new friend/business contact each day
- Just don’t sit by yourself the entire time!
Can’t decide on a schedule?
To save you some time, we’ve put together curated lists of events for Denver Startup Week 2017. Find one that suits you and add it to your calendar!