2017 Events

October 4, 2017 – Ed McLaughlin to speak to the Small Business Circle at the Mark Twain Library, West Redding, CT.  Topic – “Becoming an Entrepreneur: How to Start, Fund, and Grow the Right Business.” Core messages from The Purpose Is Profit. Time: 7:30 pm

June 6, 2017 – Ed McLaughlin will be the Commencement Speaker at the Mater Dei Prep graduation ceremony in Middletown, NJ. The title of his commencement speech will be “Profit From Your Education: Do Well and Do Good”

June 2, 2017 -Ed McLaughlin and Wyn Lydecker to present “Becoming an Entrepreneur: How to Start, Fund, and Grow the Right Business” to the New Canaan Men’s Club 

May 31, 2017 – Presentation to Teed & Brown Business Forum

May 30, 2017 – Award Recognition at Book Expo in New York

April 28, 2017 – Ed McLaughlin will be the Keynote Speaker at the University of Connecticut in Stamford for their Small Business Symposium. Fairfield County small business owners will attend this event. As the keynote speaker, Ed will share his experience as a successful entrepreneur, business owner, and author. He will inspire and educate the audience on how to achieve their goals. Time: 8:30 am.

April 17, 2017 – Wharton Business School – Ed McLaughlin and Wyn Lydecker will be interviewed for the Knowledge @Wharton radio show. Details and a link to the broadcast and written summary will follow.

April 17, 2017 – Wharton Business School – Ed McLaughlin and Wyn Lydecker will be speaking to Dr. Laura Huang‘s Entrepreneurship classes. Topic: Scaling Your Business

April 12, 2017 – The Darien Library, Darien, CT:  The Darien Library Business Book Group will meet to discuss The Purpose Is Profit: The Truth about Starting and Building Your Own Business on Wednesday, April 12th at 6:00 pm. Ed McLaughlin and Wyn Lydecker will join the group to answer questions from the participants. There will be an informal discussion from 6:00 – 6:45 pm., followed by networking over wine, beer, and light refreshments until 7:30 pm. Space is Limited. Click Here to Register.  

March 29, 2017 – Ed McLaughlin will present at the American Express Grow Global Conference in Miami, Florida. His topic will be Casting a Wider Net: Leveraging Sales Channels to Extend Your Market Reach. The audience includes 200 entrepreneurs and small businesses from Central America. The purpose is to share ideas for efficiently scaling into international markets.

March 10, 2017 – Ed McLaughlin and Wyn Lydecker to present “Becoming an Entrepreneur: How to Start, Fund, and Grow the Right Business” to the New Canaan Men’s Club at 10am EST at St. Marks, Morrill Hall in New Canaan

February 23, 2017 – Ed McLaughlin will participate in a Shark Tank competition at Holy Cross College Time: Location on campus: Smith Labs 155. Time: 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

February 22, 2017 – Ed McLaughlin will participate in a roundtable discussion sponsored by the Monaco Government Tourist Office. Topic: New Business Sustainability and Profitability – Location: Office of the Consulate General of Monaco in New York City. Ed will contribute his expertise on entrepreneurship and on how to build and sustain a profitable business.

February 13, 2017 – Profit First Podcast Presents Ed McLaughlin discusses “How to Build a Successful Business by Following The Ten Commandments of Startup Profit.” Click Here to Listen.

February 11, 2017 – Special Book Signing of The Purpose Is Profit: The Truth about Starting and Building Your Own Business with co-author, Wyn Lydecker. By invitation only.

February 1, 2017 – Ed McLaughlin will be the featured speaker at the Holy Cross Club of Greater Boston Luncheon. Topic – Becoming an Entrepreneur: How to Start, Fund and Grow the Right Business. Click Here to Learn More and Register

January 12, 2017 – Ed McLaughlin to Speak to Columbia Business School’s ECLA Program, “Entrepreneurship and Competitiveness in Latin America,” 5PM to 6:30PM.

January 11, 2017 – Ed McLaughlin and Wyn Lydecker to present “Becoming an Entrepreneur: How to Start, Fund, and Grow the Right Business” to the Darien Men’s Association at the Darien Community Association Building, from 10:45 am to 12:00 pm on Wednesday, January 11, 2017. Click Here to Learn More.

2016 Events

December 7, 2016 – Ed McLaughlin to present highlights of his new book, The Purpose Is Profit: The Truth about Starting and Building Your Own Business  to The New York Metropolitan Club of New York City on Wednesday, December 7, 2016

December 5, 2016 – Ed McLaughlin to present to The Ferguson Library, Stamford, CT on Monday, December 5, 2016 at 6:30 pm.

RADIO AMERICA – Greg Corombos of The Small Business Toolkit Show Interviews Ed McLaughlin on Why Passion Is Not Enough for Entrepreneurial Success – Click Here to Listen.

JIM BLASINGAME RADIO SHOW – Jim Interviews Ed McLaughlin on The 10 Commendments of Startups and other Topics. Click Here to Choose Your Topic and Listen. 

COLLEGE OF THE HOLY CROSS – October 18, 2016. Ed will be the guest speaker for a dinner presentation and book-signing event for 100+ students.

Radio Host Travis Jenkins will interview Ed. Link to listen will be posted here.

SMALLBIZ AMERICA RADIO SHOW – October 5, 2016, Host David Wolf will talk with Ed about the elections and their impact on business. Link to listen will be published as soon as it is available.

INTERVIEW WITH TheStreet TV – September 28, 2016,  CLICK HERE to see a video of the interview.

NYC MEETUP: ENSURING ENTREPRENEURIAL SUCCESS – September 28, 2016. 6pm to 8:30pm. Location: Microsoft, 11 Times Square at 8th Avenue in New York City.  Click Here to See Highlights via Video and Pictures

WHARTON CLUB OF NEW YORK PRESENTS: “THE PURPOSE IS PROFIT” – September 21, 2016.  Authors Ed “Skip” McLaughlin and Wyn Lydecker will distill key lessons they share in The Purpose Is Profit: The Truth about Starting and Building Your Own Business. For questions, email weearn@whartonny.com. Click here to register.

NY TECH ALLIANCE CEO ROUNDTABLE – September 19, 6:30pm. Ed will introduce “The Purpose Is Profit” and address the members of the CEO Roundtable.

STARTUP NATION INTERVIEW, PODCAST – September 11, 2016. Click Here to Listen.

LIONESS MAGAZINE BUSINESS LIVE TELECONFERENCE – September 8.  Click Here to Read About the Teleconference Topic: How to Factor Profit into Every Business Decision

  STARTUP NATION Features The Purpose Is Profit – an audio excerpt: Listen to it here.

REDDIT AMA – August 3. Click Here to See a Summary Of the Live Q&A on Startups, Funding, and Entrepreneurship

Radio Host Jim Blasingame interviewed Ed.
Click Here to Listen to Ed answer the question:
“Is the Imperative Profit – or Gross Profit?”

Host Bob Garlick interviewed Ed
Click Here to Listen

BEYOND 50 RADIO SHOW – July 29, 2016.
Host Daniel Davis interviewed Wyn Lydecker
Click Here to Listen to Wyn answer the question:
“Should You Start Your Own Business?”

Host Jim Blasingame interviewed Ed on “The Best Kind of Startup Capital.”
Click Here to Listen.

WAKE FOREST UNIVERSITY – February 1, 2016.
Professor Dan Cohen will host Ed to address two sections of his class:
“Managing the Entrepreneurial Venture: Startups to Early Growth”
Ed will address the value of launching a solid business idea that is combined with a working business model and effective implementation
Q&A Exchange to Follow
Two Sessions: 8:30 am and 12:30 pm

WAKE FOREST UNIVERSITY – February 2, 2016.
Innovation, Creativity and Entrepreneurship
Ed will address the Wake Forest community on the topic, “Becoming an Entrepreneur”
Location: Z. Smith Reynolds Library Auditorium, Room 404
Time: 5:30 – 6:30 pm

2015 Events

Ed will be a member of the Pitch Feedback Panel hosted by Bruce Crawford. More details to come.

OktoberINVESTfest IN NEW YORK – OCTOBER 13, 8:00 AM – 5:30 PM
Ed will be the Panel Director for Corporate and Private Venture Capital at 3:55 pm
Location: The New York Academy of Sciences, 7 World Trade Center,
250 Greenwich St., New York, NY
40th Floor, Main Conference Room 1
Presented by: Invest in Bavaria

Ed will present to Sloan Entrepreneurship and Innovation Club:
The Unicorn Bubble – Growth vs Profit
Launching Your Business – Timing and Funding

Ed will present to the Babson Entrepreneurship Club:
The Unicorn Bubble – Growth vs Profit
Launching Your Business – Timing and Funding

Disruptive Technologists in NYC Meetup – October 6, 6:15 pm – 8:15 pm
Location: Microsoft, 11 Times Square (8th Avenue), NY, NY
Ed will speak on “The Ten Commandments of Startup Profit,” followed by a panel discussion with these distinguished panelists:

Amit Shah, founder of AIT International Corp., Rohan Marley, founder of Marley Coffee, and Bruce Bachenheimer, Clinical Professor of Management and the Executive Director of the Entrepreneurship Lab at Pace University.
The host will be David Carlos, and the moderator will be Kevin Pianko.
Sign up to attend: http://www.meetup.com/Disruptive-Technologists-in-NYC/events/222991644/
$15.00 to attend. UC Berkeley Alumni Association of NY & all PAC-12 Alumni free to attend.

New York Institute of Technology – September 24, 12:30 pm
Location: 26 West 61 Street, New York, NY 10023
Contact Number: 212-300-4084
Ed will conduct a Professional Enrichment Seminar for the NYIT School of Management.

Event will be live-streamed to two additional campus locations:
Upper West Side NYIT campus and Westbury, Long Island NYIT campus.
Event is Free. Non-students can register to attend: http://www.meetup.com/Disruptive-Technologists-in-NYC/events/224101822/

Funding Post Summer VC & Angel Conference – August 6, 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Location: La Marina, 348 Dyckman Street (on the Hudson) NY, NY 10034

Learn more and register to attend at Funding Post.

Ed is one of the panelists for this event.

Event Topic: “Early-Stage Venture Investing: How to meet investors, pitch them, and what it really takes to get them to write you a check!”

Optional pitching workshop and lunch from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm

Enterprise Sales Meetup – July 21st, 6 pm
Location: Workbench, 110 Fifth Avenue, 5th Floor, NY, NY. Time: 6pm

Sign up here to attend this event.

Hosted by Mark Birch
Event Topic: Building the Sales Organization
Ed will be presenting on the topic: “Scaling Your Sales Force.”

Startupalooza – June 26, 6:00 pm
Location: At Edison Community, 89 Fifth Avenue, NY, NY
Ed and Wyn will be judges at the New York Startupalooza.
Before the pitching at 6:00 pm, there will be a Capital Raising Workshop at 3:30 pm.

Webinar hosted by Progress Playbook – June 16, 10am

Registration: webinar registration will be available soon at this link.
Ed will be presenting a webinar on starting your business.
This webinar is being hosted by Progress Playbook in conjunction with NYC Business Solutions.

Book Expo America – BEA 2015 – May 30th
Ed and Wyn will be attending BEA in New York City, the #1 Book and Author Expo. http://www.bookexpoamerica.com/

Small Business Administration School for Startups Radio – May 5thListen: http://schoolforstartupsradio.com/2015/05/bootstrapping/

First aired on May 5, 2015
Host – Jim Beach, interviewed Ed McLaughlin on “Bootstrapping for Success!” on the award-winning “School for Startups Radio.”

Rutgers University Business School – April 1st, 12 noon

Location: Rutgers University Business School, New Brunswick, NJ

Ed will be the featured speaker for the MBA students during their noontime lunch program.

Panelist at Disruptive Technologists NYC Meetup – April 1st, 6:15 pm.
Sign up to attend: Disruptive Technologists in NYC Meetup
Location: Microsoft, 11 Times Square (8th Avenue).
Topic: Panel discussion on “Balancing a Cool Idea with Profitability.”

Princeton Social Impact Competition – Saturday, March 7th
Wyn will be judging the semi-finalists in the Princeton Social Imp act Competition(PSICOMP15)
This event is sponsored by the Princeton Social Innovation Club.

Podcast: Interview with Adèle McLay – February 20th
Listen to Ed and Adèle’s original interview now: via YouTube or Soundcloud.
On February 20, 2015, Adèle McLay, interviewed Ed for her Successful Entrepreneurs series.
Read Adèle’s introduction here: http://www.adelemclay.com/successful-entrepreneurs-stories-meet-ed-mclaughlin/