Mike Malloy

The Fine Art of Small Talk

The Fine Art of Small Talk: How To Start a Conversation, Keep It Going, Build Networking Skills — and Leave a Positive Impression! By Debra Fine If you hate small talk–mostly because you aren’t that good at it this book is for you. It’s an easy read with practical advice that will help you have fewer awkward interactions and become a better conversationalist. Here are 3 lessons from it: 1) Why Small Talk Is A Big Deal Small talk gets a bad rap but it serves a vital function. Without it, you rarely get to actual deep conversations. Think of

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Find Your Next Full-Time Job

Open Roles at VC Firm’s Portfolio Companies Click the links to see job boards with open positions at 100s of well-funded companies across industries. Look here to find your next full time job AngelList Talent aka Wellfound Lenny’s Job Board Nonprofit HR’s Job Board Follow Nick Martin on LinkedIn for weekly job openings Remote Job Boards Subscribe to SandroBits newsletter for some of the hottest job and talent leads in DC Venture Capital Jobs and Career Resources for those looking to work at a VC firm Open Startup Roles at Seed-Series B Startups Find jobs at top marketplace startups Breakthrough Energy

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Case Studies

These case studies highlight examples of impactful work that the Malloy Industries Consulting Group has delivered for clients. Please contact mike@malloyindustries.com if you want to achieve similar results.

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STOPS – Simple Task and Objective Planning for Startups by Drexel University

First-time entrepreneurs, especially those in college, usually do not understand the significance of task and time management, which inhibits their ability to get started and stay organized. While platforms such as Asana, Trello, and Jira are invaluable to ensuring that entrepreneurs manage tasks, none are equipped to tell entrepreneurs how to start and begin organizing their work approach. This problem can be solved with a tool I created called STOPS – Simple Task and Objective Planning for Startups. It is not meant to replace more advanced project management solutions; instead, it’s intended to fill a gap in the front end

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Building Bridges and Busting Walls: Infusing Entrepreneurship Across the Campus by Rowan University and Iona College

Entrepreneurship doesn’t belong in the business school. It is inherently interdisciplinary and needs to be positioned as such. This can be most effectively accomplished by housing the program at the university level (i.e., Provost’s Office) and by structuring academic entrepreneurship programs in non-traditional ways. Presented by Christoph Winkler (Iona College), Eric Liguori (Rowan University), Matt Edson (Rowan University) Key Takeaways Take advantage of language ambiguity and clarify vernacular Colleagues may have people they need to please academically Student ambassadors can spread the word across the campus Projects/problems identified to build solutions together with a collaborative culture We cannot dismantle the silos,

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Communication at the Center

A Qualitative Investigation Into the Value of Business Communication Training and Development within Entrepreneurial Acceleration Centers by UConn Presented by Rory McGloin Let’s start with a table of contents, just kidding that’s boring, let’s tell a story I came to GCEC to find colleagues who are 16 years of experience and got tenure in 2019 Got asked to do a lot of things I’m very passionate about Helping people tell their stories more effectively Articulate their values Convey value propositions Who is responsible for advancing the communication skills for people in your program? Umm, we do 1 session once… If

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Principled Entrepreneurial Decisions by Stanford

Stanford University’s School of Engineering developed an approach to teaching ethics to aspiring entrepreneurs called PEAK, Principled Entrepreneurship: Action and Knowledge. Through this method, we help students develop a set of values and principles they will take with them for their lives and careers in whatever path they choose. At our talk with GCEC, we would plan to share with the conference a glimpse into the approach we take to our flagship course, “Principled Entrepreneurial Decisions”. We will share our approach and materials that educators could consider using as part of their teaching of entrepreneurial ethics. We will share examples

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Fostering Entrepreneurial 4M Mindsets, Methods, Models, and Milestones at UCF

Entrepreneurship education has been criticized for failing to articulate concepts and skills students need to promote career readiness and success. We address this criticism by elaborating a competency-based approach to entrepreneurship education being developed within the Blackstone LaunchPad network. Specifically, we contextualize mindsets and methods – “habits of the mind” and design thinking cycles (understanding-creating-evaluating-achieving) – within professional models and milestones practicing entrepreneurs commonly use to evaluate startup ventures and entrepreneurial talent. This approach directs students’ design thinking efforts (using mindsets and methods) through a sequence of key business model design challenges and developmental milestones that denote professional achievement. The

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High School Outreach Programming by Kansas State

The Kansas State University Center for the Advancement of Entrepreneurship offers an annual state-wide high school competition, the Kansas Entrepreneurship Challenge, to help inspire and support youth entrepreneurs. The competition features a unique format and rubric, the mock board room, designed to recognize and reward the entrepreneurial spirit instead of focusing only on the business idea pitched. This year the program featured 50+ regional competitions with over 1,000 student competitors that culminated in a state championship, hosted at our institution, with over 70 high school teams competing for $75,000 in cash prizes. The competition is in its ninth year and

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BUILDing Community Based Entrepreneurship

Examining a Community-Centered Approach to Entrepreneurship Education and Providing a Blueprint for Future Programs by UConn Presented By Jennifer Mathieu, Rory McGloin, Michaela Hartl, and Alycia Chrosniak Build partnerships with existing companies in the ecosystem Built an insure-tech incubator to connect large insurance companies with startups Internships are one part of it Marketing and recruiting students  Open to undergrad and grad students across all campuses and majors Started ambiguously to learn about Hartford, identify problems, Started with the storytelling of Hartford – glory days – historic buildings Storytelling of businesses and new opportunities IDEA: Social media storytelling for companies recruiting interns IDEA: Market industries

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Case Studies

These case studies highlight examples of impactful work that the Malloy Industries Consulting Group has delivered for clients. Please contact mike@malloyindustries.com if you want to achieve similar results.

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Communication at the Center

A Qualitative Investigation Into the Value of Business Communication Training and Development within Entrepreneurial Acceleration Centers by UConn Presented by Rory McGloin Let’s start with a table of contents, just

Read More »

BUILDing Community Based Entrepreneurship

Examining a Community-Centered Approach to Entrepreneurship Education and Providing a Blueprint for Future Programs by UConn Presented By Jennifer Mathieu, Rory McGloin, Michaela Hartl, and Alycia Chrosniak Build partnerships with existing companies in the

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