Entrepreneur Symposium

Come join us September 20th and 21st for Stamford Innovation Week’s Entrepreneur Symposium!

2 Days. 40+ Sessions. 50+ Speakers. YOU.

Join the region’s premier conference on business growth this September. Led by world-class speakers, you’ll get a light-speed education on topics across marketing, sales, fundraising, leadership, networking, and so much more. See you there!

Nikki Mamuric

Keynote Speaker | Founder, Sprout Innovation Co. | Former Global Director of Marketing, L’Oreal

Session: The Innovation Within

It started with a simple cup. Dunkin’ Donuts’ recent announcement to ditch styrofoam cups and replace them with recyclable paper cups took the news by storm. But this impactful, internal change took years. With so much time spent looking to the outside for innovation, how can we accelerate innovation from within? In her keynote, Nikki Mamuric will discuss her own journey with innovation from big CPG companies, like Procter & Gamble, to starting her own innovation ecosystem, as well as how to expedite innovation from within — by looking at our current technologies, current questions, creating a culture of innovation and even innovating ourselves.

John Kagan

Senior Director of Search and Biddable Media at MARC USA | Results Digital

Session: Search Engines Are Essentially Humans

As there is a rise in usage of search (especially voice), we see search engines AI act more like humans and operate conversationally. This means, as search marketers, we must adapt our approach in search work, to meet them, where they already are.

Tracy Fox

Bestselling Author | NYU Certified Life Coach

Session: Happy Work Life: Learn To Thrive, Nine To Five and Beyond!

How we spend our days is in fact how we spend our lives. The average worker will spend over 90,000 hours at work in their lifetime but over 80% of people claim they are not happy at work and it is impacting their personal lives as well. Join us for this very fun interactive presentation where you will learn the top 5 secrets to thriving at your place of work and your home life too!! Based on her newest book by the same name – Happy Work Life – Learn To Thrive Nine To Five and Beyond!

Matt Garrett

Independent Macro Investing Consultant & Founder of Strata Analytics, LLC

Session: Future Proof Your Concept

Founding or joining a startup is not only an investment of money but often more importantly it’s an investment of time. If you are making the plunge to develop a new product/service it is important that you are not just building a great solution for today’s problem but a solution that is needed in the future. In this session we’ll discuss some general concepts in assessing and planning for evolving market landscapes. 

  • "...packed with practical concepts and energetic and enthusiastic leaders and attendees! Good job! Loved the keynote speaker, the breakout sessions, the “door” prize...  the breakout sessions (I could have attended all of them), the speakers (such talent), the venue, the vendor tables, the printed program---you thought of everything!!!!!" -Pat Duncan, 2017 Attendee SCORE Mentor

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