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.
Get Your Investor Pitch Deck Ready
Wednesday, March, 13 2013
8:30 AM to 9:30 AM (Eastern Time)
Is your 10-page Investor Deck ready for the Sharkette Tank? Learn tips on what information your pitch deck needs to cover, how to present and what questions you need to be prepared to answer. You must be already registered to pitch at the Own It Ventures Conference & Pitch Expo to participate in this Virtual Meet.
You must be registered to pitch at the Own It Ventures Conference & Pitch Expo to participate in this Virtual Meet. Own it Ventures Conference & Pitch Expo- March 20, 2013 at the Graduate Center- City University of New York, 365 Fifth Avenue. Four pitching rooms are open for women entrepreneurs to market their companies & products to Angel Investors, the Media & Retailers for funding options, media buzz & distribution. The Sharkette Tank happens in the afternoon when the top 5 companies pitch to a room of investors from Golden Seeds, NY Angels, 37 Angels, Delaware Crossing, TechLaunch, Jumpstart NJ & Kevin Harrington from the Shark Tank. 908-852-4200, www.ownitventures.com, info@ownitventures.com Own It Ventures is a network for women entrepreneurs to market their companies to Investors, Lenders, the Media & Retail B
Your 10 Page Retail Pitch Book/Deck
Thursday, February, 28 2013
7:00 PM to 8:00 PM (Eastern Time)
Is your 10-page Retail Pitch Book/Deck ready for the Retail Buyer Room & the Product Pitch Tank? Learn tips on what your pitch book/deck needs to cover, how to present and what questions to expect. You must be registered to pitch at the Own It Ventures Conference & Pitch Expo to participate in this Virtual Meet.
Is your 10-page Retailer Pitch Book/Deck ready? Learn tips on what your pitch book/deck needs to cover, how to present and what questions to expect. You must be registered to pitch at the Own It Ventures Conference & Pitch Expo to participate in this Virtual Meet. Own it Ventures Conference & Pitch Expo- March 20, 2013, Graduate Center- City University of New York, 365 Fifth Ave. Four pitching rooms for women entrepreneurs to market their companies & products to Angel Investors, the Media & Retailers for funding options, media buzz & distribution. The Product Pitch Tank happens in the afternoon when the top 6 products pitch to retail buyers from Wegmans, Whole Foods, Bloomingdales, Kevin Harrington from the Shark Tank and Chairman/Founder of As Seen on TV and AJ Khubani, CEO of TeleBrands. 908-852-4200, www.ownitventures.com, info@ownitventures.com Own It Ventures is a network for women entrepreneurs to market their companies to Investors, Lenders, the Media & Retail Buyers.
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