Who says that a 19-year old can’t build a massive networking event that draws in hundreds of thousands of attendees? Who says that a 19-year can’t build an entrepreneurial network that is disrupting the events industry and changing the way entrepreneurs collaborate?
Not Simon Lerner.
In this episode, I talk with the creator of NetCon, Simon Lerner. NetCon is disrupting the way that entrepreneurs collaborate. Simon shares why he started NetCon, the future of his event, the obstacles he faced, and how he grew in spite of those obstacles.
In this conversation, Alex and Simon drop knowledge on the following subjects:
[3:16] the NetCon origin story
[7:49] What makes NetCon different from other events?
[9:00] Simon’s personal networking tips
[10:25] Why follow-up is king when it comes to networking
[14:10] The big goal of NetCon
[16:36] The difference between achievers vs dreamers
"I noticed a common flaw...To me, personally [going to conferences] was motivational bullshit.”
“People are literally trained...to stay in their homes.”
“Nowadays, you’re basically one connection from everyone.”
“Entrepreneurship is a very long game...It’s not a get-rich-quick scheme.”
“I’m literally one connection away from the President of the United States.”
Simon Lerner is an investing and networking event expert who founded NetCon, a unique networking event for entrepreneurs and other go-getters, after he fixed a critical flaw he saw in networking events.
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