Topic: "Starting a Start-Up to work for Start-Up... in a Pandemic!”
Speaker: Jeff Weitekamp, Consultant ODM
- 4:00 - 4:30 pm: Welcome, Introductions & Networking
- 4:30 - 5:30 pm: Our Program
- 5:30 pm: Adjournment
Jeff Weitekamp is... well... "owner" of Weitekamp Consulting Services, LLC. Owner is in air quotes because he is the only employee! He started his own LLC last September to join a start-up called Orthodontic Details Marketplace (ODM) as a contractor.
ODM brings the highest level of customer service to orthodontists' practices and their teams via its e-commerce site - OrthodonticDetailsMarketplace.com. It is created for orthodontists by orthodontists. Simply put, ODM is a drop-shipper for orthodontics supplies and products... you know... brackets, bands, retainers... and other products your teenager never learns to appreciate until years, and sometimes decades later!
Jeff will share his "lessons still being learned" with us and the chain of events that led him to ODM and starting his own LLC in the middle of the Covid pandemic after spending seven months looking for "the next opportunity."
ODM is just the latest chapter in what Jeff calls his "chaotic" career. His 22 years of professional experience includes finance and data consulting for KPMG and Data Clairvoyance Group - a later stage start-up; nearly six years in higher education at Purdue University in major gift fundraising; and seven years as director of communications for Indiana Sports Corp., the not-for-profit sports organization that recently organized the 2021 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament.