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Innovating Forward in the Unknown | CEO Global Conference & Pitch Competition

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On November 6 - 7, 2020, join CEO Global Headquarters and it's membership from around the globe as they convene, from the comfort of their own home, dorm room, apartment, poolside, backyard, and wherever they feel most inspired, to "Innovate Forward in the Unknown."

CEO HQ would like to officially announce that #CEOGlobal2020 will be completely virtual!

This new way of convening our membership in a virtual platform does not mean that the conference experience you've come to know and love will be any less engaging, inspiring and motivationalCEO is committed to ensuring attendees of #CEOGlobal2020 have an unforgettable experience.

Event Key Elements: 

  • Keynote Presenters
  • Interactive Bootcamps and Workshops
    • To quench your knowledge of new venture creation topics
  • Engaging Simulation
    • Launch a new venture in a real-world simulation while challenging your peers
  • E-Sports Tournament
    • Demo Access to Venture Valley - Start-up your own business and grow it into a virtual empire!
  • Chapter Awards
    • Highlighting the best and most successful student leaders in our network 
    • Apply for Awards 
  • Chapter Leadership Development
  • Mentor Room Meetings
    • Connect with Business Leaders who have been in your shoes - be prepared to take notes, these sessions are truly life changing.
  • Exhibit Hall
    • A bridge to the business world, here you can search for jobs, internships, and meet with some of the nations top entrepreneurial companies! The exhibit hall also features CEO partners and resource providers, be prepared to share your virtual business card!
  • Pitch Competition
  • Roulette Networking
    • Connect your LinkedIn profile and drop in on the networking sessions, here you'll be able to randomly connect with another student/mentor/business founder or speaker and exchange contact information. Matches are based on your desired connection requests.

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Schedule

· Expo
Event Reception
Welcome to #CEOGlobal2020! Here you can interact with sponsors, exhibitors and plan your custom event main schedule.
· Expo
Exhibit Hall Networking
Meet Recruiters and Graduate Degree Programs seeking talent, and CEO partner Service Providers with tools that help you grow your business!
· Stage
Profit with Purpose: Companies that do good, do better
Companies that do good, do better. Intentionality Matters. People that Do Good, Do Better.
Mike Evans
· Sessions
Chapter Development - Welcome to the Program
Interactive conversations among chapter leaders for how to best run a CEO Chapter, this kick-off features CEO HQ as they talk through topics to be addressed.
· Stage
Starbucks Was A Start Up
Meet Zev, Jerry and Gordon | The Original Store | Why Starbucks' Startup Worked | The Power-Pivot to Beverages and Expansion | Change is a Constant
Zev Siegl
· Sessions
Marketplace Simulations, A Faculty Demonstration
Explore the world-leader in entrepreneurial simulation learning systems with virtual faculty grade tools for your classroom.
· Sessions
Why ALL Creators Must Understand "L-I-C-E-N-S-I-N-G"
Join marketing, branding and licensing expert, J’net Smith as she teaches how licensing works, so you can make money from your creativity—over and over again!
· Sessions
CEO Startup Bootcamp Powered by Future Founders
By Invitation Only: Join Future Founders as they accelerate the growth of your venture. This how to seminar will take your venture to a pitch-able state.
Katie Sowa Tina Hrabak
· Sessions
Get Them to Buy - Attracting cusomers and closing the sale in a crowded market
Influencing customers to buy is the foundation of your business. Learn a simple, powerful framework of influence to attract customers and get them to buy.
Gerry OBrion
· Sessions
How to Create Entrepreneurial Success in Disruption from a Pandemic and Shutdown: A Current Business Story with Garrett Takach, a 24 yr old Entrepreneur
A interactive talk guiding you to use disruption to create business success by revealing real life business insights with Garrett, the Ninja Entrepreneur
George Black Garrett Takach
· Sessions
The Innovator's Secret Formula: All About Product-Market Fit
The #1 reason companies fail is poor product-market fit (PMF). Here we'll talk about out how to identify, quantify and improve PMF--and why it matters.
Neil Kane
· Sessions
Roadmap of CEO - The Suggested Journey
Launching a CEO Chapter isn't easy and requires an entrepreneurial passion. Learn tips and tricks from some of the largest chapters in our network.
· Sessions
How to Build your Brand and Influence online through Video Marketing
Brandon is an Emmy Award Winning Producer and TV Host. Learn how to use Video on Social Media to Build Connections, Generate Revenue, and Grow your Business.
Brandon T. Adams
· Sessions
How to AVOID "I Wish I Knew Then..." [SPOILER ALERT] Long story short: Time-Travel is real & FUTURE YOU gave us a list for you: "69 Things I WISH I Knew THEN!"
FYI: We offer Honesty/Objectivity; NOT Positivity/Optimism. [#HowWeStarted: From JOKES to $1,000,000+ VIRAL CONTENT COMPANY - after LONG path to #SelfAwareness]
Jeff Goldblatt
· Sessions
Kickstart Your Digital Marketing: 8 Ideas for Promoting Your Startup for Under $1,000.
Kelly Bertog is the Senior Director of Marketing for Future Founders, where he helps 18 to 30-year-old entrepreneurs develop marketing strategies.
Kelly Bertog
· Sessions
Get It Done! From Winning Investors And Making Sales, Learn What It Takes To Become A Successful College Entrepreneur.
CEO David Zamarin began researching what became DetraPel’s revolutionary PFAS-Free coatings in 2013 at the age of 15, eventually appearing on ABC's Shark Tank.
David Zamarin
· Sessions
Moving Your Creative Career Forward into the Unknown
The arts are one of the hardest hit industries by the pandemic. What can you do right now to keep moving your career aspirations forward?
Jeffrey Ross John McDavitt
· Sessions
How To Get What You Want
Rayla Maurin
· Stage
Perfect your Pitch
The University of Tampa MS Entrepreneurship Program will deliver a presentation on "Perfecting your Pitch" - a required session for Pitch Finalists
Thomas Pittz
· Sessions
The Thinking and Acting Entrepreneurs Need to Do
Colin Jones
· Sessions
Building a Campus Wide Entrepreneurial Mindset
E-Diffusion - the practice of inviting all academic disciplines to practice entrepreneurship. It's a cornerstone of CEO and critical to chapter success!
· Sessions
Gettin' the word out | Marketing & Social Media
As with any business, customers don't just show up. Find out how top leaders in the CEO Network market their chapter across campus to build membership.
· Stage
The Power of Networking, Across Virtual Platforms
· Networking
Roulette Networking
A good meeting is nothing without action steps, turn your thoughts into action as you connect with fellow members in a random-matching session.
· Expo
Exhibit Hall Networking
Meet Recruiters and Graduate Degree Programs seeking talent, and CEO partner Service Providers with tools that help you grow your business!
· Stage
The Myth of the Solo Entrepreneur
All Successful People have Received Help, Entrepreneurs build things Bigger than Themselves and People will Help you Succeed
Brad Chisum
· Expo
Event Reception
Welcome to #CEOGlobal2020! Here you can interact with sponsors, exhibitors and plan your custom event main schedule.
· Sessions
Pitch Perfect
How to get buy-in and support for your entrepreneurial idea from 12-time business founder & innovator Bob Roitblat
Bob Roitblat
· Sessions
Top 20 Finalists Compete
· Sessions
Top 20 Finalists Compete
· Sessions
Top 20 Finalists Compete
· Sessions
Top 20 Finalists Compete
· Sessions
Creating An Unforgettable Brand To Scale Your Onlline Business Past 6 Figures
Learn how to grow a 6 figure business online: Sabah is the Founder of Brands That Sell, TEDx speaker, best selling author, as seen on NBC, ABC, CBS, and FOX.
Sabah Ali
· Sessions
Faculty Development-TBA
· Sessions
The Startup Wars Project: Creating a Software Company From the Ground Up
Jedi, CEO @ OpenForge & Startup Wars, will teach you how to create your first software startup - including financial planning, hiring, marketing, and more.
Jedidiah Weller
· Sessions
Deal Rules for Entrepreneurs....the 38
Chris Joyce
· Sessions
Self Employment in the Arts-TBA
· Sessions
Marketplace Simulations, Challenge Competition
Create a team, to build a business in an engaging simulation competing for CASH prizes - Pre-Registration on www.c-e-o.org is required!
· Sessions
Skill WINNER THINK: Fail Fast and other ninja principles of CEOs
Professor Phil, CEO of Dive Bar Nutrition, trains your brain to build your brand, make time, and use money.
Phil Tafone
· Sessions
How to be Good at Having Tough Conversations
Learn how to build your skills in order to master how you can approach hard conversations in new or challenging situations.
Katie Sowa
· Sessions
Define Your Niche So You (and Your Customers) S.H.I.N.E.
LaVonna, Founder of Ignite Your S.H.I.N.E.®, Inc. & CEO of Brain-Powered, LLC, will help you narrow your niche to align with YOU to better serve your customers.
LaVonna Roth
· Sessions
Mental Health, The College Creative/Entrepreneur & COVID
Starting your own business can be an exciting time and a stressful time. Learn insights, and tips on how to stay mentally well with Mike Veny and Leanna Lee.
Leanna Lee
· Stage
Main Stage Keynote Presentation-TBA
· Networking
Roulette Networking
A good meeting is nothing without action steps, turn your thoughts into action as you connect with fellow members in a random-matching session.
· Sessions
Dare to be a REBEL, MAVERICK, MISFIT: Activate your power of transformational leadership
Can you name a rock star leader? What was unique about them? They walk to the beat of their own drum. If you want to rock your leadership skills… Queue Connie!
Connie Pheiff
· Sessions
Skill Building Workshop-TBA
· Sessions
Skill Building Workshop-TBA
· Sessions
The Pricing Conundrum
How do you figure out what to charge for your creative work/services? Is it too much? Too little? Does it change during a pandemic? Creatives share their tips.
Jeffrey Ross John McDavitt
· Sessions
Self Employment in the Arts-TBA
· Sessions
Skill Building Workshop-TBA
· Sessions
The Foundation For Living A Life That Matters, Professionally And Beyond
Former professional golfer, Thane Marcus will share the two commitments that unlock each person's full potential, leading to a life of impact in this world.
Thane Ringler
· Sessions
Skill Building Workshop-TBA
· Stage
Final 5 Present & Winners Announced | Closing Conference Remarks

Speakers

Colin Jones

Entrepreneurship educator dedicated to helping others create opportunities for satisfaction

Kelly Bertog

Senior Director Marketing & Strategy, Future Founders

Gerry OBrion

Closing Sales in a Crowded Market

Leanna Lee

Content Writer, Podcaster, and Mental Health Advocate

John McDavitt

Artist, Designer and Show Host

Jeffrey Ross

Commercial Photographer

Tina Hrabak

Director of Startups, Future Founders

Thomas Pittz

Professor, The University of Tampa MS Program

Thane Ringler

Speaker, Writer, Development Coach, Podcast Host

Connie Pheiff

Million Dollar Coach ✪ Business Strategist

Phil Tafone

Founder, Dive Bar Nutrition

Katie Sowa

COO, Future Founders

LaVonna Roth

Founder of Ignite Your S.H.I.N.E.® & CEO of Brain-Powered

Jedidiah Weller

CEO, OpenForge

Chris Joyce

Founder & CEO at Gusher

Bob Roitblat

Founder, Mainsail Consulting Group

Sabah Ali

Founder, Brands that Sell

Rayla Maurin

Executive Coach, Bailey Executive Coaching

Brandon T. Adams

Co-Founder at Accelerant Media Group

David Zamarin

Founder & CEO of DetraPel

Jeff Goldblatt

Founder, ReThinkingStartups.com

Garrett Takach

Business Obstacle Fitness Gym Owner/Competitor on American Ninja Warrior, Ninja Park

George Black

Strategist CFO ✦ Author

Neil Kane

Executive | Entrepreneur | Educator | Startup CEO | Author "The Innovator's Secret Formula"

Brad Chisum

CEO of Launch Factory

Zev Siegl

Co-Founder Starbucks Coffee Company

Mike Evans

Founder Fixer.com & GrubHub.com

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Peaqs

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Crowdsourcing Week

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Self-Employment in the Arts (SEA)

Turning Creative Dreams into Careers

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