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MADE MADEXXXX INC. HOW TO IGNITEYOUR NETWORK FEATURED: GENTLEMAN JACK ENTREPRENEURSHIP NIGHT WITH FAME EVENTS T raditional networking is not for everyone.When it comes to connecting with new people, many people are “Networking Naked”, a phrase coined by tech founder Jason Johnson. “Each year, 225 million event attendees suffer from Networking Naked. Networking Naked is networking the way it is right now. It’s awkward, stressful, and inefficient,” he said. But Johnson has done more than just diagnose people with this disease, he’s created the cure through his app, Konveau. When it comes to connecting with new people, many people are “Networking Naked”, a phrase coined by tech founder Jason Johnson. “Each year, 225 million event attendees suffer from Networking Naked. Networking Naked is networking the way it is right now. It’s awkward, stressful, and inefficient,” he said. But Johnson has done more than just diagnose people with this disease, he’s created the cure through his app, Konveau. Two Apps That Will Spark Up The Right Conversations Trying to hook up with a potential customer or client can be daunting, particularly for new entrepreneurs. Because the stakes are so high, revealing their new product or service to a complete stranger for the first time is a “thing” that causes fear, anxiety and most often, awkwardness. “At first it was hard to explain my business because I assumed no one would understand it,” said Jake, a newly transitioning entrepreneur from Milwaukee. “Admittedly, I am also a little timid in large forums like conferences or career fairs so I needed to get outside of the norm to network. Wtih this type of technology, I finally have the resource I need to help my company get to the next level.” For Jake and those like him,, a new wave of networking events with a mission to combat the awkwardness of networking is rolling in. Held as a series of “Entrepreneur Nights”, the purpose of igniting ideas, IGNITE is helping spark meaningful networking experiences for entrepreneurs in an authentic and digital way using made-magazine.com | 38