Melissa Cloeter
About
I am CEO of Own It Ventures, an online business ecosystem for women entrepreneurs.  Own It Ventures provides a forum for women to scale up their companies through an online membership group, yearly conferences, quarterly roadshows, webinars, networking.  If you need to connect with angel investors, retail buyers or the media to grow your business, you need to be with Own It Ventures.  It's more than a lifestyle, it's business. 
Interests
Spending time with family and friends, golf, travel, conversation with interesting people, politics, or reading a good book.
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Upcoming WebinarsPast Webinars
The Tuesday Morning Entrepreneur Java Session
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
9:00 AM to 10:00 AM (Eastern Time)
Pour a cup of coffee and join us for an hour at the monthly, Tuesday Morning Entrepreneur Java Session. This virtual meet is an opportunity for entrepreneurs to get to know each other, network, and learn from guest presenters and each other. Bring your questions & topics to the table, and welcome to the Own It Ventures network. Being an entrepreneur is tough enough; you don’t have to Own It by being alone.
One of the biggest challenges women entrepreneurs have expressed, is the feeling of being alone. Own It Ventures is starting the month Tuesday Morning Entrepreneur Java Sessions to bring an opportunity for women (& men) to connect, learn, network and from time to time, hear a guest presenter on a topic of interest and relevance to entrepreneurs. What is even better? You don't have to leave your office. Have a subject you want discussed? Submit it to info@ownitventures.com. Would you like to be a guest presenter or have a recommendation? Submit your recommendation and why to info@ownitventures. Own It Ventures is a business network for women are serious about growing their companies. We specialize in helping women get prepared for raising capital, media buzz and retail distribution; and then connect to Investors, the Media and Retail Buyers. www.ownitventures.com
The Tuesday Morning Entrepreneur Java Session
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
9:00 AM to 10:00 AM (Eastern Time)
Pour a cup of coffee and join us for an hour at the monthly, Tuesday Morning Entrepreneur Java Session. This virtual meet is an opportunity for entrepreneurs to get to know each other, network, and learn from guest presenters and each other. Bring your questions & topics to the table, and welcome to the Own It Ventures network. Being an entrepreneur is tough enough; you don’t have to Own It by being alone.
One of the biggest challenges women entrepreneurs have expressed, is the feeling of being alone. Own It Ventures is starting the month Tuesday Morning Entrepreneur Java Sessions to bring an opportunity for women (& men) to connect, learn, network and from time to time, hear a guest presenter on a topic of interest and relevance to entrepreneurs. What is even better? You don't have to leave your office. Have a subject you want discussed? Submit it to info@ownitventures.com. Would you like to be a guest presenter or have a recommendation? Submit your recommendation and why to info@ownitventures. Own It Ventures is a business network for women are serious about growing their companies. We specialize in helping women get prepared for raising capital, media buzz and retail distribution; and then connect to Investors, the Media and Retail Buyers. www.ownitventures.com
How to get into the Sharkette Tank & Product Pitch Tank
Thursday, March 14, 2013
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM (Eastern Time)
Ever wonder what it would be like to pitch your business in the Shark Tank? Have you ever stopped in the middle of a retail store to envision seeing your product on the shelf or display rack? On March 20, 2013, the Sharkette Tank, Media Pitch Room, Retail Buyer Area & Product Pitch Tank is happening at the Own It Ventures Conference & Pitch Expo. In preparation, we are holding a series of Virtual Meets. Learn what to expect & how to prepare for pitching success.
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to pitch your business in the Shark Tank? Have you ever stopped in the middle of a retail store to envision seeing your product on the shelf or display rack? Learn how to pitch to investors, the media and retailers for success at the next Own It Ventures Conference & Pitch Expo on March 20, 2013. On March 20, 2013- the Sharkette Tank, Retail Buyer Area & Product Pitch Tank is happening at the Own It Ventures Conference & Pitch Expo. You could be pitching to TWENTY-FIVE Investors, including Kevin Harrington from the Shark Tank & Chairman of As Seen on TV; or Retail Buyers from Whole Foods Market, Wegmans, Harris Teeter, Bloomingdales & others. The Media attending include Forbes, Huffington Post, USA Today, Entrepreneur.com, BlogHer & others. In preparation, we are holding a series of Virtual Meets. Learn what to expect and how to prepare for pitching success.
How to get into the Sharkette Tank & Product Pitch Tank
Thursday, February 28, 2013
9:00 AM to 10:30 AM (Eastern Time)
In preparation for the upcoming Own It Ventures Conference & Pitch Expo on March 20, 2013 and the pitching rooms, we are holding a series of virtual meetings to prepare and answer questions. Join us if you plan to attend & are registered. This virtual meet is about getting prepared for the investor rooms, including what to have in your deck and practice time with an investor ( 9 - 10 AM). From 10 -11 AM- practice your retailer pitch to a retail expert and get feedback from retail experts.
In preparation for the upcoming Own It Ventures Conference & Pitch Expo on March 20, 2013 and the pitching rooms, we are holding a series of virtual meetings to prepare and answer questions. Join us if you plan to attend or are curious and learn about what to expect and how to prepare for pitching success. This virtual meet is about getting prepared for the investor rooms, including what to have in your deck and practice time with an investor ( 9 - 10 AM). From 10 -11 AM- practice your retailer pitch to a retail expert and get feedback from retail experts. Own It Ventures Conference & Pitch Expo is a one-day event for women entrepreneurs to market their companies and products to angel investors, retail buyers and the media. Enter 4 pitching rooms and walk away with connections, funding opportunities, new distribution and media coverage. Graduate Center of the City University of New York (CUNY). www.ownitventures.com for details & to register.
Preparing for pitching and the Conference & Pitch Expo
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM (Eastern Time)
Be prepared for the March 20th Own It Ventures Conference & Pitch Expo by learning key tips in the Pitching Rooms and an overview of the day. This virtual meet is for those who are registered, thinking about registering or simply curious. 7 -8 PM is on the Investor Pitching Rooms and 8 - 9 PM is on the Retail Pitching Rooms.
In preparation for the upcoming Own It Ventures Conference & Pitch Expo on March 20, 2013 and the pitching rooms, we are holding a series of virtual meetings to prepare and answer questions. This Wednesday, join us if you plan to attend or are curious about the Conference for a virtual meet about what to expect and how to prepare for pitching success. The first 30 minutes will be tips and the remainder will be Q & A. Please pass along to anyone you know who may benefit.
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