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Tuesday, June 14 • 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Pitch the Journalist

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Interacting with journalists is an art, not a science. Getting journalists to cover your company or product can have a profound impact on the adoption of a new technology or growth of a company.

Learn from Jennifer Van Grove, the technology journalist at the San Diego Union Tribune, how she and other journalists do and don't like to be pitched, how she choses topics, what's newsworthy, and what is just plain annoying. 

Following an initial presentation and discussion, you will have the opportunity to live pitch Jen with your idea, and she will give you live feedback. This is an extraordinary opportunity to get real constructive feedback from an established tech journalist, versus wondering why a journalist opened your email about your awesome new technology and never responsed. 

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Gary Hoffman

Managing Director, XiXI LLC
Gary Hoffman is an organizer for San Diego Startup Week Growth Track and the San Diego startup speaker series Vital Intake. Gary mentors local startup CEOs and coaches at startup events.Gary is Managing Director for XiXi, LLC an international trading company.
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Ryan Willemsen

Founder / CEO, Solar to the People
I'm happy to talk about web and product analytics, finance, and growth. And of course, solar! https://www.linkedin.com/in/ryanwillemsen

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Jennifer Van Grove

Senior Reporter, The San Diego Union-Tribune
Jennifer Van Grove is a reporter with more than 7 years experience covering the technology industry. Jennifer currently covers e-commerce and digital lifestyle for the San Diego Union-Tribune. She has years of experience reporting on Facebook, Twitter, startups, technology industry... Read More →

Tuesday June 14, 2016 1:30pm - 2:30pm PDT
701 B Street 16th Floor, Room C