opencoffeeThis Monday, Nov. 16, we will be joined by Sara Pitt, Thomas Bell and Nick McRae for a panel discussion on how entrepreneurs can work with freelance designers and developers. We also will be joined in the beginning of the meeting by Amelia Gandara, director of Commercialization and Engagement at GLI’s EnterpriseCorp, who will be giving us an overview of the Global Entrepreneurship Week events in the area.

One of the biggest requests from entrepreneurs is how to find freelance designers and developers for everything from creating a basic website to their first MVP. This panel of freelance designers and developers will help answer: 1) When do you need a designer vs. a developer vs. both? 2) Where do you find freelancers? 3) What to expect in terms of timeline and cost, as well as any other questions you may have.

Sara Pitt is a front-end designer, developer, and visual artist. Her background in the arts has landed her in various creative roles, working for clients who range from multinational corporations to nationally touring bands. She is highly trained in front-end design and has spent the past several years working extensively with startups as a freelancer.

Thomas Bell has been a professional software engineer for six years. He has worked both in a consulting capacity and as a full-time engineer for local software companies. He is currently the Lead Software Engineer for Generation Tux, a Silicon Valley based startup founded by men’s retail icon George Zimmer. Generation Tux has recently began moving much of their operations to Louisville.

Nick McRae started his software consulting firm McRae Technologies, LLC in Indianapolis. Nick was listed as one of the Top 20 People to Know in Technology/Innovation in 2014 by Business First, and he received the Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award from the Indiana Small Business Development Commission (ISBDC).

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