Launch your Successful Event in less than 30 days

Zack Miller

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10 Videos (19m)
    • Trailer

    • Researching the Event Landscape

    • Name Your Event

    • Where to find a location for your event

    • Creating Event Page

    • Finding Sponsors

    • Reaching Out to Your Network

    • Keeping Your Audience Up To Date

    • Day of Event Breakdown

    • After Event Communication


About This Class

Become the Authority, Launch Your Succesful Event in 30 Days

This classis for those interested in growing awareness in their community through events. No matter if you have created an event before, this class will hone in on your skills and make your event awesome! 

This class will take you step by step into the world of launching an event: from the idea stage, to announcing, to follow up after your event. 


A few topics: 

How to come up with an event idea

Laser Focused Marketing

Unique ways to Maximize Sponsors

Creating an Event Page


Who is it for? Everyone, but we think those who are entrepreneurs, those interested in economic development, community growth, business and marketing professionals, developers, engineers, designers, community managers and evangelists with find it the most useful.

Each student will learn to find what events to organize, leverage and grow their networks and turn attendees into paying customers. 

Each student's class project will be in producing an educational event series.

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Zack Miller is the brains behind the Norfolk Startup Community, Managing Director of Hatch and the Creator of Start Norfolk. Miller has raised over four million dollars in cash and perks for the Norfolk community and was mentioned in Entrepreneur Magazine as the guiding light for entrepreneurship in Norfolk. Miller also brought Tech Crunch to town in April 2012. 

Zack Miller is an author, business and community leader and entreprenuer challenging himself and others to solve complex problems quickly and grow their businesses through lean marketing techniques. Rather than focusing on the what if's, Miller focuses on the what can you do now. 

Miller is the Managing Director at Hatch, a mentor based startup accelerator and seed fund. Miller has created a number of initiatives and companies in Norfolk, including Start Norfolk, Silicon Anchor News and The Pitch. Zack was awarded the Impression in Print Leadership Award from the HR Chamber of Commerce in 2013. In 2012, he received 3 awards, "Entrepreneurial Champion" and "Top 40 Under 40" from Inside Business and received the CIT Gap 50 Award for being one of the top 50 entrepreneurs in Virginia. Zack is also a Regional Champion for Startup Virginia, under the Startup America Partnership, where he helps connect startups across the Commonwealth. 

Zack began his entrepreneurial career at the young age of 10, when he started his first company, "A Guy and a Rake." He continued his career years later, becoming a head coach for a community swim team and helped create another local swim team in his final year of coaching. Miller studied Broadcast News at West Virginia University, and anchored the universities sports department, WVU News. After graduating, he moved to Norfolk, VA to continue his career in TV News, but fell out of love with the business and became Chief Operation Officer of technology agency, We Are Titans.

Check out the book, Community ( and Miller's blog (