Entrepreneurs may think that attending conferences is a waste. But attending conferences can be beneficial.
As an entrepreneur, small business owner or freelancer, attending a conference is a great way to grow your business.
Discover the latest trends in your industry by exploring new products and services.
These advantages can be used to boost revenue. It is important to attend the right event. Here are the top events for entrepreneurs to attend in order to increase your revenue.
The Strategic Growth Forum US, a key component in Ernst & Young’s portfolio of conferences is the most prestigious gathering for high-growth businesses in the United States. The event is attended by CEOs and investor fund managers from global market leaders, as well as high-growth entrepreneurs and senior executives. These individuals are fueling economic growth by attending keynotes and panels, meeting their networks, and expanding.
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Discover the stories of entrepreneurs changing the game.
What is the best thing about attending? The Entrepreneur Of The Year (r) US National Awards will be presented at the closing ceremony, which is the largest gathering of entrepreneurs in the world.
Since nearly 40 years, the Entrepreneur Of The Year Program has honored visionaries who have led innovative and successful businesses. Since 1986, nearly 60 countries have recognized entrepreneurs through the program.
MassChallenge Early Stage Accelerator
MassChallenge has helped 2,928 startups raise $8.6 billion. This pitch competition, which has generated 186k new jobs and $3.6 billion since 2010, is even more impressive.
MassChallenge is a competition that aims to accelerate the development of transformative technologies for business, fintech and science. Its aim is to connect the best entrepreneurial talent to the resources and organizations needed to launch and accelerate a business.
MassChallenge has accelerators in Mexico, Israel and Switzerland, as well as Boston, Austin Houston and Dallas. For more information on early-stage competitions in the US, visit their website.
- Startup Grind Global Conference
In 2010, Derek Andersen, along with a group of friends, founded Startup Grind to solve a common problem: how to start a business. It became apparent that the obstacles they faced were far greater than anyone had imagined. Since then, Startup Grind has grown to over 4 million startups across 600 cities in 125 countries.
Startup Grind Global Conference is also a renowned conference for startups. This annual event can be attended online or in person. The event will give startups of all sizes the opportunity to exchange ideas and meet investors, whether they are early-stage or large-scale.
In the past, Alphabet, Zoom and Bloomberg have all been speakers, as well as Slack, Google WhatsApp, Google and others.
Dreamforce was first launched in 2003. At the first event, only 1,000 people attended. Since then, over 170,000 people have attended the conference worldwide. Dreamforce, a B2B technology giant, is also one of the biggest software conferences in the entire world.
If you're unfamiliar with Dreamforce it's a four-day event that is full of fun, inspiration and education. This event is attended by thousands every year, and includes some of the most prominent business minds in the world as keynote speakers.
We will also discuss the latest innovations. You can use these lessons to transform your business once you have learned them.
What will money look like in 10 years? This is the event you want to attend.
This event will bring together payments, financial technology and the service sector. This event is a place where money meets technology, people meet money, and ideas meet people.
The recent rise in startups with valuations of $1 billion, which are dubbed "Unicorns" to show their power and potential for the future, is a good example. The failure of Unicorns is a good example that valuations alone do not guarantee success. It's time to focus on revenue and the new mythical creature, CENTAURS.
There are also events in Europe and Asia.
SXSW is a digital creator's dream, held every year in Austin. The conference focuses on the newest technology, film and culture breakthroughs. The topics of the sessions vary from food, to design, to tech, and much more. It's a great place to be for anyone building a new startup who wants to be around stars, investors, influencers and experts.
You can also pitch a new product at SXSW if it has just been launched. SXSW Pitch also attracts investors from around the world who are looking for new and innovative ideas.
SXSW is a platform where ambitious, innovative talent can meet with top investors to achieve their goals. SXSW led to companies like Google, Huffington Post and Apple acquiring companies.
MIT $100K Pitch
This contest replaced the MIT $100K executive summary competition in 2011. The MIT $100K Competition for Entrepreneurship is held in Cambridge, Massachusetts every year. The competition brings together a wide range of resources, including venture capitalists and mentors as well as prototyping funds.
You must submit a 90-second pitch video to apply. The top finalists, after the entrants have been narrowed down to a few, will present live in front of a panel to compete for a prize.
Individuals or teams can submit a submission. The team can have one member enrolled full-time at MIT or part-time.
The $100K Entrepreneurship competition has three rounds. PITCH, ACCELERATE, and LAUNCH. The grand prize is $100,000, which will be awarded to both the winner and finalist. Entry is also free. You can also connect with Boston entrepreneurs.
- Small Business Expo
The Small Business Expo is not only a place to promote entrepreneurship, but also a learning environment. Expo is one of the best ways to launch a new business. It offers access to industry contacts and talent. There are also keynotes, and the chance to meet new vendors and suppliers.
The Expo also travels throughout the country, with events in Boston and NYC, Philadelphia, Miami, Houston L.A. and San Francisco.
Unleash with Outreach
Unleash is a sales engagement conference organized by Outreach. You should definitely check it out. Twilio LinkedIn and Amazon are some of the companies that will be offering their best sales advice at Unleash.
The event also focuses on how to bring about change in your organization. You'll also learn how to build a diverse and inclusive organization that is good for your business as well as the right thing.
- Collision ALPHA
Collision Conference, in Toronto, is one of North America's fastest growing technology conferences. In just seven short years, the Collision Conference has drawn 30,000 attendees from more than 100 countries. Many consider it one of the biggest tech conferences in the world.
You can also participate in Collision Alpha. This event was created to showcase seed-stage startups. Alpha helps budding entrepreneurs launch their businesses by connecting them with influential executives, investors, and journalists.
Collision Alpha offers you the unique opportunity to tell your story around the globe. Startups have access to a powerful network that can help them find partners, mentors and employees.
Adweek's Social Media Week
Adweek's Social Media Week, without a doubt, is one of the most prestigious social media conferences in the world. Focus is on marketing, technology, and media communications. Social media can increase revenue in several ways.
Sprout Social conducted a study that found 72% of respondents were more likely than not to feel connected with a brand if employees shared information on social media. Social media content that is valuable can be used to attract new customers and retain existing ones.
- TechCrunch Disrupt
The conference is held all over the world and focuses on technology and startups. San Francisco is the place where its biggest event takes place. The event will include panels, workshops and networking opportunities.
TechCrunch also hosts Startup Battlefield 200, arguably the most important startup competition in the world. Startup Battlefield 200 will feature 200 of the world's best startups from diverse industries. Total of 200 companies are eligible to receive training, masterclasses and private receptions. They can also meet with investors and participate in communities. Trello, Mint Dropbox, Yammer Tripit Qwiki Getaround Soluto, Getaround and Soluto are among the companies that have launched.
It's important to develop a relationship with a staff member before the conference so that you can get the most out of it.