Your small business doesn’t feel so small when you’re the one running it. Small business owners wear multiple hats… operations, management, marketing, sales, and back-office. This strategic workshop will help small business entrepreneurs address the most pressing needs of running a business. Experts will provide tools and resources for juggling the demands of running a business while still having a life outside of your business.
A lot of people have an idea for a business, or say they want to work for themselves, but only some actually take the big step into entrepreneurship. So, what separates those with ideas from those who act on them? This workshop provides insight into what it takes to takes to make the jump and be successful, by presenting practical lessons from real entrepreneurs who have left their day job to pursue their dream job.
Designed for High School and College students, this immersive workshop will engage students at the early stage of the entrepreneurial journey. Many students proclaim that they want to “start their own thing”, or “work for themselves” one day, but many aren’t sure where to start. The student track at the Ocean Conference will equip students with practical tools, next steps, and opportunities to connect with seasoned entrepreneurs for networking and mentoring opportunities.
This learning community is designed to educate and challenge pastors and staff to think like an entrepreneur when it comes to critical mandates of church leadership. A must attend for any church leader looking to grow the entrepreneurial thinking of their church, team, and community.
Ocean Conference 2018 will take the pitch contest to the next level with live voting and a $5,000 grand prize. Paid conference attendees are invited to submit a 60-second pitch via video before Midnight on Tuesday, October 9th. Six founders will be selected by an expert panel of Ocean investors and mentors to deliver a 3-minute pitch on stage at Ocean Conference on Thursday, October 11th. The six finalists will have access to pitch coaching on Thursday morning provided by Paul Heagen, Defining Moments Founder, and Scott Weiss, Ocean CEO.
Audience vote will determine the top three pitches and those founders will be invited to pitch on the main stage at Ocean Conference on Friday, October 12th. A panel of investors and experts will determine the grand prize winner.
Every startup has an epic origin story. This could be yours.