Changemakers: A Day in the life of an Entrepreneur

Thursday, June 20, 2019 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Changemakers: A Day in the life of an Entrepreneur

What happens when an entrepreneur gets rejected from all five investors on Shark Tank? She becomes successful, that's what. Lori Cheek, coined as "The Architect of Dating," is a living testament of taking failure and turning it into motivation for a successful business. The architect-turned-entrepreneur founded Cheekd, an online dating site, in 2010, and then in February 2014 she appeared on Shark Tank. After being rejected by every Shark in front of 8 million viewers on national television, you would think one would take a step back and rethink their future. That is NOT what Lori did! Instead, she reinvented herself, her brand, and got right back up from the brutal Shark Tank bloodbath! Her story is incredible – she gave up almost everything to build her app. Her tenacity is palpable, as is her passion. Lori believes her app has the power to change the way we date: it’s a mix of digital and personal. She says, “The one thing other apps can’t solve for us is chemistry, which cannot be experienced on a screen. People stare down at their phones all day. What Cheek says is: Look up.” You will get the chance to hear from her how to spin a startup failure into success, and get guerrilla with your idea. Learn how to be competitive, regardless of funding limitations. Don’t miss this exciting opportunity to meet your peers and connect with great minds.

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