2019 BUSINESS LEADERS CONFERENCE

MAY 10-11

 

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO

JOIN US FOR THE 1st ANNUAL BUSINESS LEADERS CONFERENCE

Hosted by the Leadership Institute For Entrepreneurs (LIFE)

THE #1 NEED IN THE WORLD TODAY IS A GOOD JOB.

A global economic shift is occurring, with 800M jobs projected to be lost to automation by 2030, growing workforce skills gaps, and dying donor models, the defining need of our time is highly-skilled, mission-minded entrepreneurs, capable of building local, viable, scalable, profitable, and sustainable businesses. 

The 1st Annual Business Leaders Conference is exclusively for entrepreneurs, investors, donors, ministry leaders, and business coaches who are seeking new ways to meet this imminent need through collaboration with like-minded leaders.

Over the course of this 2-day conference, you will engage in robust dialogue around the key challenges facing those serving in business and ministry around the world. We invite you to take a seat at the table to learn, share, and co-create the way forward.

Topics covered include:

  • Integration of work and faith – the sacred-secular divide mindset
  • Solve the entrepreneurship training gap – go beyond stories and trial & error
  • Accelerate learning & application through engagement of local coaches & mentors
  • Alleviate the collaboration gridlock through entrepreneurship ecosystems
  • Increase deal flow for investors with vetted opportunities
  • Connect donors with sustainable, high-impact non-profits

Each session engages attendees through interactive table discussions, group dialogue, and guidance from expert panelists.

There are a number of learning opportunities available the week before the conference (see agenda below). We hope you will join us and other like-minded leaders for a powerful time of discovering, innovating, and collaborating to co-create solutions for engaging and serving entrepreneurs in local communities through sustainable businesses that generate wealth and create jobs.

WHO’S COMING

Representatives from the networks below will be attending the 2019 Business Leaders conference. Join us as we engage in valuable and relevant dialogue about critical issues facing entrepreneurs and business leaders today.

AGENDA

PRE-CONFERENCE LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES

Monday, May 6th: Disciplined Entrepreneurship (Day 1)

Welcome and Introduction

  • Welcome and Introduction to Disciplined Entrepreneurship
  • Modified Business Model Canvas

Who is Your Customer?

  • Market Segmentation, Beachhead Market, End User
  • Total Addressable Market
  • Primary Market Research
  • Persona & Next 10 Customers

What can you do for your customer?

  • Full Life Cycle Use Case
  • High Level Product Specification
  • Quantity Your Value Proposition
  • Core and Moats
  • Chart Your Competitive Position

 How does your customer acquire your product?

  • Customer Decision Making Unit & Process

 

Learn more about the Disciplined Entrepreneurship course.

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Tuesday, May 7th: Disciplined Entrepreneurship (Day 2)

How does your customer acquire your product?

  • Go to Market Strategy

How do you make money off your product?

  • Business Model
  • Pricing Framework
  • Customer Life Time Value (LTV)
  • Cost of Customer Acquisition (COCA)

How do you design and build your product?

  • Identifying and Testing Key Assumptions
  • Minimum Viable Business Product (MVBP)
  • Creative Financing

How do you scale your business?

  • Growth & Scaling

 

Learn more about the Disciplined Entrepreneurship course.

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Wednesday, May 8th: Identity Driven Entrepreneurship

Roo 

Welcome to Identity Driven Entrepreneurship

Personal Identity & Purpose – Fulfill Your Destiny & Unlock Your Thrive

Unlocking Potential – What makes people thrive?

Personal Development Planning – Its Your Responsibility!

Team Discovery and Destiny

Culture: The Silent Supervisor

Designing Culture for Work with a Purpose

Work-Life Integration – Identity Driven Business

Ideation – Finding a Great Business Idea

 

Learn more about the Identity Driven Entrepreneurship course.

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CONFERENCE

Thursday, May 9th: Evening Welcome Reception

 

We invite you to network and connect with fellow conference attendees for an evening welcome reception. Light appetizers and drinks served. Casual attire.

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Friday, May 10th: Conference (Day 1)

 

Session 1: An Imperative & An Opportunity | 8:00 am – 9:00 am

There’s a Global Economic Shift occurring. The McKinsey Global Institute projects that 800M jobs will be lost to automation by 2030. With the accelerating pace of change, growing skills gap, and changing global business landscape, how will we prepare for what’s to come?

Session 2: The Sacred-Secular Divide | 9:00 am – 10:30 am

In this session we’ll explore the Sacred-Secular Divide mindset, how it hinders  the entrepreneurship imperative and how to move beyond.

 

BREAK 10:30 am – 11:00 am

Session 3: Entrepreneurship: Failure to Success  | 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

There is a growing gap today between supply and demand of proven and practical entrepreneurship training. With 100M startups being founded every year and over 100M failing, it’s imperative that entrepreneurs accelerate their startup skills. In this session we will discuss how to empower more people to become entrepreneurs and what knowledge and training is critical for success.

LUNCH 12:30 pm – 1:00 pm

Session 4: Entrepreneurship: Learning to Application  | 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

There is a 90% entrepreneurship failure rate over 5 years. In this session we will discuss  what is critical for success and how to help entrepreneurs achieve viability, profitability and sustainability over 3-5 years.

BREAK 2:30 pm – 3:00 pm

 

Session 5: An Entrepreneur Support System  | 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

The Entrepreneurship Ecosystem is foundational to providing entrepreneurs with essential access to resources and support. In this session, you’ll learn what an Entrepreneurship Ecosystem is and why they are important.

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Extended-Day Networking Opportunities:

Special Introductory Session (OPTIONAL): A For-Profit / Non-Profit Collaboration | 5:00pm – 6:00pm

In this brief session, you’ll learn what’s happening at the Leadership Institute For Entrepreneurs and how you can get involved. We’ll also introduce our non-profit partner, the Entrepreneurship Seed Fund (ESF), and let them share what needs they’re seeing and solutions for meeting those needs. Light appetizers provided.

Join us for cigars on the patio following!

Saturday, May 11th: Conference (Day 2)

Session 6: Building an Economic Engine | 8:00 am – 9:30 am

Local economies need an economic engine to create jobs. In this session we’ll discuss what this looks like and co-discover ways to build the local economic engine.

Session 7: Raising Capital | 9:30 am – 11:00 am

In this session we’ll discuss the quandary of fundraising and sustainability, what investors are looking for and what organizations should do to prepare.

BREAK 11:00 am – 11:30 am

Session 8: Deal Flow | 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

In this session, we’ll explore why there’s a lack of deal flow for investors, and what could be done in local ecosystems to increase deal flow.

Session 9: Sustainable, High Impact Non-Profits | 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Most non-profit models are not sustainable. In this session we’ll discuss how to identify sustainable, high impact donation opportunities and then prepare and connect them with donors.

BREAK 3:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Closing Session: Actions and Ecosystems | 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Based on the dialogue over the last two days, what actionable next steps can we take to solve the challenges we’ve discussed and collaborate to move things forward

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LOCATION

Great Wolf Lodge, Colorado Springs, CO

Special room rate of $110/night. Make your reservations online or call 1-844-554-9653 and provide reservation #1905BAML.*

Please note that when making reservations online the system will charge you a $34.99 resort fee. For our group, the resort fee has been negotiated to $10. The difference will be credited to your account upon arrival.

Bring your family! Waterpark passes are included with each room, one per registered guest for up to four guests. One additional person can be added (up to 5 total) for $50 per night. Special resort packages are also available to conference attendees.

*All reservations must be guaranteed by the individual and accompanied by a first night room deposit or guaranteed with a major credit card. Each individual has up to 7 days prior to arrival to cancel with a fee of 15% of your deposit. If you cancel 4-6 days prior to arrival, there will be a 30% fee, and 3 days or less of arrival, the deposit becomes non-refundable.

LOCATION

Great Wolf Lodge, Colorado Springs, CO

Special room rate of $110/night. Make your reservations online or call 1-844-554-9653 and provide reservation #1905BAML.*

Please note that when making reservations online the system will charge you a $34.99 resort fee. For our group, the resort fee has been negotiated to $10. The difference will be credited to your account upon arrival.

Bring your family! Waterpark passes are included with each room, one per registered guest for up to four guests. One additional person can be added (up to 5 total) for $50 per night. Special resort packages are also available to conference attendees.

*All reservations must be guaranteed by the individual and accompanied by a first night room deposit or guaranteed with a major credit card. Each individual has up to 7 days prior to arrival to cancel with a fee of 15% of your deposit. If you cancel 4-6 days prior to arrival, there will be a 30% fee, and 3 days or less of arrival, the deposit becomes non-refundable.

SPONSORS

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

If your organization is interested in sponsoring this event, we have two sponsorship levels available. Contact us at INFO@LIFEstartups.com for more information.

SILVER SPONSOR

$1000

(Limit 20)

✔ Company logo prominently displayed on event signage and print material

✔ Recognition as Silver Sponsor in all printed material

✔ x1 Conference Only Pass (includes Thursday night welcome reception)

✔ Conference MAY 10-11

GOLD SPONSOR

$2500

(Limit 10)

✔ Company logo prominently displayed on event signage and print material

✔ Recognition as Gold Sponsor in all printed material

✔ x2 Conference Only Passes May 9 – 11 (includes Thursday night welcome reception)

✔ Designated space during Thursday night welcome reception to share company information

✔ Company information table located INSIDE main ballroom during entire conference

✔ Exclusive 3-5 minute onstage speaking opportunity to share information about company to general assembly

TICKETS

CONFERENCE ONLY PASS

MAY 10-11

$700

✔ Evening Welcome Reception MAY 9

✔ Conference MAY 10-11

PREMIUM PASS

MAY 6-11

$1500

✔ Disciplined Entrepreneurship 2-Day Course MAY 6-7

✔ Identity Driven Entrepreneurship 1-Day Course MAY 8

✔ Evening Welcome Reception MAY 9

✔ Conference MAY 10-11

PLUS PASS

MAY 8-11

$1000

✔ Identity Driven Entrepreneurship 1-Day Course MAY 8

✔ Evening Welcome Reception MAY 9

✔ Conference MAY 10-11

GROUP DISCOUNTS AVAILABLE

20% automatically taken off current discounted pass prices when groups of 3 or more register!

Buy tickets for the pass of your choice and you’ll have the ability to update the quantity of the tickets you’d like to purchase.

CONFERENCE CANCELLATION AND REFUND POLICY

For tickets purchased, a full refund will be issued if cancellation is made 5 days prior to the first event. If cancellation is made less than 5 days, a refund will be issued at 50%.

LODGING CANCELLATION AND REFUND POLICY

For room reservations at the Great Wolf Lodge, each individual has up to 7 days prior to arrival to cancel with a fee of 15% of your deposit. If you cancel 4-6 days prior to arrival, there will be a 30% fee, and 3 days or less of arrival, the deposit becomes non-refundable.

FOR QUESTIONS, PLEASE EMAIL INFO@LIFEstartups.com