Thursday, February 2 2017
BRADENTON, Fla. – In today’s competitive global market, businesses and communities know that it is an innovate or die world. From food innovation to smart cities to new models of public-private partnership and emerging impact investing concepts – the most important innovation that’s occurring is in new and emerging business models rather than in technology or product innovation. Think about how Uber and Lyft have transformed an entire industry, and neither company had to create any new technology to be successful. In dynamic and successful places, Innovation Districts bring people and ideas together, corporate skunkworks and startups work on common problems, great mentors can focus on success, and investors gather where cool things are happening.
As we communicate within our network of thought leaders and global influencers, the importance of education and awareness of these trends keeps emerging as a key need – whether it’s for entrepreneurs, investors, not-for-profits, corporate leaders or governments. All groups are demanding better metrics to measure the impacts of where they’re putting their time and money, and ultimately, how successful their efforts are.
These are the conversations you will find among the attendees and experts – inspired by world-class keynote speakers, put in perspective by panel discussions, fueled by rapid fire Ignite-style talks. The conversations, though, are not the end game – a set of action sessions after the conference gives participants a set of goals and actions to take away, along with the deep relationship building that occurs from working with others on common problems.
Not just another conference, 3.0 Leaders Innovation & Investment Conference brings together leaders with unparalleled expertise, a global context and a focus on action-oriented takeaways.
- Innovation Revisited
- New Media in the Mix
- The Future is Here – Education
- It’s all About the Money – or Is It?
- Innovation Knows No Borders
- Food Innovation, Public Sector, New Models and Emerging Markets
- Entrepreneurs and Investment in a Global Market
To achieve maximum impact, directly following the conference, attendees are invited to participate in these implementation sessions generated out of previous 3.0 Leaders events:
- Laying the foundation for a 2018 International Food Innovators Conference in the Bradenton/Sarasota area
- Startup Florida Rocks launch open discussion for a multi-city tour and pitch event.
- Organization of impact investor education initiative for deploying capital more effectively
- Cultivating global entrepreneur networks – facilitating soft landing and market expansion
Conference registration is limited and ticket information can be found at http://3-leaders.com/register-now/
WHAT: 3.0 Leaders Innovation and Investment Conference
WHEN: Wednesday, February 22 – Thursday, February 23, 2017
Doors open at 8AM each day, Conference Starts at 9AM
WHERE: Manatee Performing Arts Center
502 3rd Avenue West, Bradenton, FL 34205
COST: Tickets from $85 – $595
REGISTER Eventbrite: https://3-leaders2017.eventbrite.com
The Conference is organized by Spark Growth and will take place on February 22-23, 2017 at the Manatee Performing Arts Center.
Speakers include: Speakers include: Kaushal Chokshi – President Scaale Group and Founder Cross Border Angels, David S. Ricketts – Innovator, Scholar & Harvard Innovation Fellow, Heather Holst-Knudsen – CEO & Founder, HatchPad – Chairman of the Board & Founder, KidBacker Foundation for Entrepreneurship, Ashwin Sanzgiri – VP Scaale Group Global Operations: Capital, Sales & Advisory, Sandy Carter – Former Fortune 25 Business Executive Leader – Cloud, Digital, Social and IoT, Ron Klein – THE GRANDFATHER OF POSSIBILITIES TM, Strategic Advisor – Mentor – Entrepreneur – Inventor – Speaker, Kevin Burgoyne – President Florida Venture Forum, Professor Gordon Sanson -Emeritus Professor Monash University, Melbourne, Australia & Associate Vice President for Teaching and Learning Innovation, Saint Leo University, Jorge Varela – Entrepreneur, Investor, Economic Development Advisor, Gail Gillian-Bain – President, Food Business Incubation International (FBII), Peter Righi – Global Director – Center for Entrepreneurship & Executive Development (CEED), Bonny Moellenbrock – Executive Director Investors’ Circle, Davis Graham – Educational Technology Consultant Scheller Teacher Education Program (Prof. Eric Klopfer, Director) MIT, Lupe Garcia – Founder ScaleXPO, Sexysuccess.com, Carlos Garcia – The Godfather of Traffic, Scale.College, Scale.Fund, ScaleXPO.com, Simone Peterson – MPA MBA DTM, Manatee County Neighborhood Services Specialist, Knight Cities Challenge Finalist, Rymmar Tirado – Chief Disruption Officer, Saru Seshadri – COO FIBA (Florida-Israeli Business Accelerator), Celena Aponte – Director of Strategic Initiatives, Nasdaq Entrepreneurial Center, Dr. Will Rees – Award Winning Scientist, Engineer, Leader in National Security
3.0 Leaders Innovation & Investment Conference Sponsors include: Microsoft, City of North Port, Manatee County, Saint Leo University, Florida Venture Forum, City of Bradenton, Clear Idea Labs, Cross Border Angels, Scaale, SM-ARTS, Myakka Research, Innovation Pavilion, Spark Growth, Suncoast Gems, TiE TampaBay, Hartwell Capitol Consulting, Convention & Visitors’ Bureau – Manatee County, Intention Technology, Tech MacGyver, S-Hand Group, Spring Fin
About Spark Growth: Growth Consultants: Connections | Resources | Solutions
Bradenton-based Spark Growth brings experience at identifying value propositions and isolating problems, and in designing customized solutions for growth. With big goals and finite resources, the challenge is to leverage your capacity. As growth consultants – our connections, resources and experience provide a unique vantage point for innovation and creative problem-solving service offerings.