Startup Champions Network Summits
Twice annually, Startup Champion Network members meet in-person to connect, share knowledge/experiences and take a deep, behind-the-scenes dive into the local host ecosystem. This personal interaction is a critical part of the member value-proposition as well as an important commitment all members make -- to celebrate each other.
These 2.5 day intimate gatherings bring together the nation's top ecosystem builders and national ecosystem support organizations to convene conversations, gain insight from real world case studies, and explore and experience new communities, against the backdrops of some of the nation's top emerging ecosystems. Summits address topics most relevant-to and of interest-to members including:
Changing a community's culture to believe in possibility
Engaging and empowering under-represented populations
Leading coalition support for entrepreneurship and innovation
Funding your ecosystem building efforts
Forging stronger startup teams
Creating mentor-driven networks
Unlocking local/regional capital and attracting outside capital
Supporting and connecting with corporate innovators
And more topics/best-practices from Members
OUR NEXT SUMMIT: FALL 2018
September 24-27, 2018
We're headed to Denver, Colorado!
The 2018 Fall Summit in Denver, Colorado will be a 2.5 day gathering bringing together some of the world's top startup ecosystem builders and national ecosystem support organizations - alongside one of the top Startup Weeks in the world! Join SCN for a few days focused on developing our skills and strengths as ecosystem builders in one of the US' top startup hubs. Spend time with peers digging deep into shared issues through curated conversations, improve your work by learning how to implement successful models in application-focused workshops, own the afternoons through attendee generated un-conference time, and deepen relationships with old and new friends while you explore all Denver has to offer.
YOUR HOST CITY: DENVER
SUMMIT AGENDA (DRAFT)
Monday, sEPTEMBER 24 (Pre-Summit)
8:00 PM - Early Arrival Drinks
TUESDAY, sEPTEMBER 25
8:00 AM - Summit Kickoff
Wednesday, sEPTEMBER 26
THURSDAY, sEPTEMBER 2
8:00 AM - Breakfast Deep Dives (optional)
9:00 AM - Sharing & Reflecting Sessions
10:00 AM - Planning Session
11:00 AM - Summit Closing
12:00 PM - Lunch (optional)
* To make sure we craft exactly the right experience, we need to hear from you! Please take a few minutes and let us know what you think here.
What's Covered BY YOUR REGISTRATION
Your registration fee covers all daytime events, including several meals. Champions will be responsible for their own travel, lodging, snacks, and drinks each night.
Bringing Guests and/or Sending Someone in Your Place
All meeting attendees must be fully registered members of the Startup Champions Network or have received an official invitation to attend. If there is someone you would like to invite/send who is not a member, please reach out to us here. We are aiming to keep this event small to maximize relationship building and maintain budget sustainability.
TRAVELING TO DENVER
WHERE TO STAY
To Be Updated...
Chattanooga, Tennessee (Spring 2018)
hosted by Co.Lab / Edney Innovation Center
Fargo, North Dakota (Fall 2017)
hosted by Emerging Prairie
Tampa, Florida (Winter 2017)
hosted by Tampa Bay WaVE
Baltimore, Maryland (Fall 2016)
hosted by Startup Maryland
Santa Barbara, California (Winter 2016)
hosted by StartupSB
Portland, Maine (Summer 2015)
hosted by Maine Accelerates Growth
Little Rock, Arkansas (Spring 2015)
hosted by The Venture Center
Nashville, Tennessee (Summer 2014)
hosted by the Nashville Entrepreneurial Center