Catalyst – Where technology meets opportunity

In these three weeks, three students, Riccardo Giorgetta, Cristian Gallucci and Nicola Di Francesco have been hosted by Catalyst and led by his founder and director Chris Weyell. Their...

In these three weeks, three students, Riccardo Giorgetta, Cristian Gallucci and Nicola Di Francesco have been hosted by Catalyst and led by his founder and director Chris Weyell. Their tasks included:

  • Email in-box management and intelligence harvesting
  • Move DDIs and emails from email responses in Office365 into Salesforce
  • Researching companies according to a target profile, including revenue, staff numbers and business sector.
  • Reseaching relevant contacts according to target profile, including job title, job function.
  • Researching using commercial contact databases.
  • Entering data into corporate business systems, company databases and spreadsheets.
  • Social media contact building and marketing/messaging.
  • Researching company information from internet research (e.g. finding relevant companies from AWS and MS partner pages).
  • Updating WordPress website with new event

Nothing too much exciting has happened here, because we stayed three weeks on a chair answering mails, contacting people, updating the website and tasks like these. Chris has been very flexible with our timetable and has been very helpful in case we needed help. We asked him to answer to some questions:

– Which role do you have in the company?
– Founder and director.

– What is your company about?
– The company helps technology companies to find new business opportunities; opportunities to meet new buyers and start a sales process with them. To do this, we use social media, telemarketing, and event marketing to build awareness and interest.

– How was the company born?
– Prior to doing this, I worked in IT sales for 3 1/2 years. This gave me the background knowledge I needed. I was then able to start an independent company that specialises in helping other IT companies.

– Why did u decide to stick in this project?
– Because it is very nice to manage myself and have a little freedom in my routine. At the same time, there is a very good chance to grow a much bigger business. This would be much more stressful, but it would also generate a lot of money.

– What are you aspirations?
– We do plan to build a larger business with between 10 and 20 employees. Tech-Nexus will be a part of this success, as it will differentiate us from other similar companies.

 

In conclusion, we all agree that it was a great experience, but very stressful and monotone.

 

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