This year we’ve created a brand new program including General Sessions, One-on-One Conversations with Über-successful entrepreneurs, panel discussions, 30 under 30 Sessions, Real-Time Problem Solving Sessions, Deep Dive Sessions and Learning Workshops! Plus choose from 4 session themes straight from the pages of Inc.: Launch, Lead, Innovate, Build.
All content, timing and activations subject to change.

AT-A-GLANCE

April 7, 2015

11:00 am

REGISTRATION OPEN

1:00 pm

Inc.edu
Open-Book Management: How to Play (and Profit) from The Great Game of Business

Participants will create a short-term, intensely focused plan designed to rapidly correct a weakness or pursue opportunities within your business. It’s continuous improvement driven down to the floor level of your company. There is a common goal, a scorecard and a reward for winning. This is a highly interactive training session that will give you the skill-set and the tool-set you need to design and apply effective Games within your company. In this fun and interactive workshop, participants learn to develop their own Great Game to…

…keep people focused on a common goal.
…encourage employees to work together and build a winning team.
…create line of sight between team contributions and your company’s strategic goals
…reinforce business and financial literacy training.
…develop an engaged team that drives results and creates wins.

Attendees will leave understanding the fundamentals of The Great Game of Business, and take away the knowledge of how to immediately begin implementing it into their own business and begin driving results.

Additional fee to participate. Limited availability.
Speaker: Steve Baker is the Vice President of The Great Game of Business, Inc.

1:00 pm

Inc.edu: Fast growth brings complexity. Don’t let it overwhelm you.

You’re at the helm of a fast growing business. With fast growth comes complexity.

Do you find yourself spending too much of your time putting out fires to manage your growth, responding to whichever customer shouts loudest or longest on any given day, sensing that there’s a growing disconnect between your people where once there was cohesion, and feeling that although you’re more successful than ever, you’re beginning to lose the pulse of your organization? If you can recognize yourself in any of those situations, you need to come to this session. You’ve hit a natural point in your organization’s growth which calls for a new perspective, a fresh look at how you do business and a realignment around your organizational goals. During this highly interactive session, the Predictable Success team will give you everything you need to:

• Build the systems and processes you need to stop firefighting and allow you to spend more time leading your business
• Share a common vocabulary to realign your team around your common goals
• Create a road map to take your business from break-neck speed growth to profitable scalability
• Overcome the complexity in your growing business once and for all

1:00 pm

Inc.edu: Exit Strategies Workshop

Every company will eventually exit. Some companies will be sold near the optimum time, often for incredibly large sums of money. Others will miss the ideal time and end up as entrepreneurial road kill. The biggest difference between these two scenarios is not luck – it’s knowledge. Companies that exit well have leaders who’ve learned about the M&A market and process.

The Exit Strategies Workshop is a unique opportunity to learn the most valuable things about how to:

- Develop the best exit strategy for your company and shareholders
- Design and execute your optimum exit
- Plan the timing so your sale completes near your maximum shareholder value
- Build the ideal team to sell your company with the highest probability and for the most money
- Avoid the most heartbreaking entrepreneurial error: “Riding it Over the Top:

Even if you aren’t planning to exit in the next few years, this workshop could make, or save, you millions. Learn why every company should have an exit strategy, especially before contacting the first external investor. Also understand why the ideal timing of your exit may not be under your control, but instead determined by external factors that most CEOs don’t even think about.

Attendees will receive a copy of “Early Exits” 2nd Edition (2015).

Speaker: Dr. Basil Peters, Inc. columnist, CEO of Strategic Exits Corp, author of “Early Exits” which Inc. Magazine named as one of the top ten business books of the year.

4:30 pm

NETWORKING WITH PURPOSE

Create meaningful connections with your entrepreneurial peers that will enhance the content and discussion throughout the GROWCO Conference. Seasoned entrepreneurs and members of the Inc. Small Giants Community, and Inc. editors will be there to mingle and converse. The conversations promise to be provocative, and enlightening.

Hosted by the Small Giants Community.

6:00 pm

WELCOME RECEPTION

Grab a bite, enjoy a cocktail, and mingle with colleagues and hundreds of your peers during this fun and casual soiree.

 

7:00 pm

MEET THE EDITORS NETWORKING DINNER

During this exclusive event, you will have the opportunity to chat and chew with Inc. editors and some of your favorite Inc.com columnists as well as fellow conference attendees in this casual fun-filled setting. Pre-registration is required. There is an additional fee to participate.


April 8, 2015

8:00 am

REGISTRATION OPEN

9:00 am

WELCOME FROM THE PRESIDENT

Speaker: Eric Schurenberg, president and editor-in-chief, Inc.

9:20 am

GENERAL SESSIONS

11:45 am

30 UNDER 30 SESSIONS/DEEP DIVE SESSIONS/REAL-TIME PROBLEM SOLVING SESSIONS

12:30 pm

NETWORKING LUNCH

Inc. Marketplace

Exchange contact information and sharp observations about what it means to start, run, or grow a business. Enjoy the meal as you make lasting connections with potential partners, colleagues, and friends.

1:30 pm

GENERAL SESSIONS

4:00 pm

30 UNDER 30 SESSIONS/DEEP DIVE SESSIONS/REAL-TIME PROBLEM SOLVING SESSIONS

5:00 pm

NETWORING HAPPY HOUR

TBD


7:00 pm

GROWCO CONFERENCE PARTY

April 9, 2015

8:30 am

REGISTRATION OPEN

9:00 am

WELCOME REMARKS

9:15 am

GENERAL SESSIONS

11:15 am

30 UNDER 30 SESSIONS/DEEP DIVE SESSIONS/REAL-TIME PROBLEM SOLVING SESSIONS

12:30 pm

NETWORKING LUNCH

The Inc. Marketplace

Exchange contact information and sharp observations about what it means to start, run, or grow a business. Enjoy the meal as you make lasting connections with potential partners, colleagues, and friends.

1:30 pm

GENERAL SESSIONS

3:30 pm

30 UNDER 30 SESSIONS/DEEP DIVE SESSIONS/REAL-TIME PROBLEM SOLVING SESSIONS

5:00 pm

PROGRAM CONCLUDES

April 7, 2015

11:00 am -
8:00 pm

REGISTRATION OPEN

1:00 pm -
4:00 pm

Inc.edu
Open-Book Management: How to Play (and Profit) from The Great Game of Business

Participants will create a short-term, intensely focused plan designed to rapidly correct a weakness or pursue opportunities within your business. It’s continuous improvement driven down to the floor level of your company. There is a common goal, a scorecard and a reward for winning. This is a highly interactive training session that will give you the skill-set and the tool-set you need to design and apply effective Games within your company. In this fun and interactive workshop, participants learn to develop their own Great Game to…

…keep people focused on a common goal.
…encourage employees to work together and build a winning team.
…create line of sight between team contributions and your company’s strategic goals
…reinforce business and financial literacy training.
…develop an engaged team that drives results and creates wins.

Attendees will leave understanding the fundamentals of The Great Game of Business, and take away the knowledge of how to immediately begin implementing it into their own business and begin driving results.

Additional fee to participate. Limited availability.
Speaker: Steve Baker is the Vice President of The Great Game of Business, Inc.

1:00 pm -
4:00 pm

Inc.edu: Fast growth brings complexity. Don’t let it overwhelm you.

You’re at the helm of a fast growing business. With fast growth comes complexity.

Do you find yourself spending too much of your time putting out fires to manage your growth, responding to whichever customer shouts loudest or longest on any given day, sensing that there’s a growing disconnect between your people where once there was cohesion, and feeling that although you’re more successful than ever, you’re beginning to lose the pulse of your organization? If you can recognize yourself in any of those situations, you need to come to this session. You’ve hit a natural point in your organization’s growth which calls for a new perspective, a fresh look at how you do business and a realignment around your organizational goals. During this highly interactive session, the Predictable Success team will give you everything you need to:

• Build the systems and processes you need to stop firefighting and allow you to spend more time leading your business
• Share a common vocabulary to realign your team around your common goals
• Create a road map to take your business from break-neck speed growth to profitable scalability
• Overcome the complexity in your growing business once and for all

1:00 pm -
4:00 pm

Inc.edu: Exit Strategies Workshop

Every company will eventually exit. Some companies will be sold near the optimum time, often for incredibly large sums of money. Others will miss the ideal time and end up as entrepreneurial road kill. The biggest difference between these two scenarios is not luck – it’s knowledge. Companies that exit well have leaders who’ve learned about the M&A market and process.

The Exit Strategies Workshop is a unique opportunity to learn the most valuable things about how to:

- Develop the best exit strategy for your company and shareholders
- Design and execute your optimum exit
- Plan the timing so your sale completes near your maximum shareholder value
- Build the ideal team to sell your company with the highest probability and for the most money
- Avoid the most heartbreaking entrepreneurial error: “Riding it Over the Top:

Even if you aren’t planning to exit in the next few years, this workshop could make, or save, you millions. Learn why every company should have an exit strategy, especially before contacting the first external investor. Also understand why the ideal timing of your exit may not be under your control, but instead determined by external factors that most CEOs don’t even think about.

Attendees will receive a copy of “Early Exits” 2nd Edition (2015).

Speaker: Dr. Basil Peters, Inc. columnist, CEO of Strategic Exits Corp, author of “Early Exits” which Inc. Magazine named as one of the top ten business books of the year.

4:30 pm -
6:00 pm

NETWORKING WITH PURPOSE

Create meaningful connections with your entrepreneurial peers that will enhance the content and discussion throughout the GROWCO Conference. Seasoned entrepreneurs and members of the Inc. Small Giants Community, and Inc. editors will be there to mingle and converse. The conversations promise to be provocative, and enlightening.

Hosted by the Small Giants Community.

6:00 pm -
8:00 pm

WELCOME RECEPTION

Grab a bite, enjoy a cocktail, and mingle with colleagues and hundreds of your peers during this fun and casual soiree.

 

7:00 pm -
10:00 pm

MEET THE EDITORS NETWORKING DINNER

During this exclusive event, you will have the opportunity to chat and chew with Inc. editors and some of your favorite Inc.com columnists as well as fellow conference attendees in this casual fun-filled setting. Pre-registration is required. There is an additional fee to participate.


April 8, 2015

8:00 am -
7:00 pm

REGISTRATION OPEN

9:00 am -
9:20 am

WELCOME FROM THE PRESIDENT

Speaker: Eric Schurenberg, president and editor-in-chief, Inc.

9:20 am -
11:45 am

GENERAL SESSIONS

11:45 am -
12:30 pm

30 UNDER 30 SESSIONS/DEEP DIVE SESSIONS/REAL-TIME PROBLEM SOLVING SESSIONS

12:30 pm -
1:30 pm

NETWORKING LUNCH

Inc. Marketplace

Exchange contact information and sharp observations about what it means to start, run, or grow a business. Enjoy the meal as you make lasting connections with potential partners, colleagues, and friends.

1:30 pm -
4:00 pm

GENERAL SESSIONS

4:00 pm -
5:00 pm

30 UNDER 30 SESSIONS/DEEP DIVE SESSIONS/REAL-TIME PROBLEM SOLVING SESSIONS

5:00 pm -
6:00 pm

NETWORING HAPPY HOUR

TBD


7:00 pm -
10:00 pm

GROWCO CONFERENCE PARTY

April 9, 2015

8:30 am -
5:00 pm

REGISTRATION OPEN

9:00 am -
9:15 am

WELCOME REMARKS

9:15 am -
11:15 am

GENERAL SESSIONS

11:15 am -
12:30 pm

30 UNDER 30 SESSIONS/DEEP DIVE SESSIONS/REAL-TIME PROBLEM SOLVING SESSIONS

12:30 pm -
1:30 pm

NETWORKING LUNCH

The Inc. Marketplace

Exchange contact information and sharp observations about what it means to start, run, or grow a business. Enjoy the meal as you make lasting connections with potential partners, colleagues, and friends.

1:30 pm -
3:30 pm

GENERAL SESSIONS

3:30 pm -
5:00 pm

30 UNDER 30 SESSIONS/DEEP DIVE SESSIONS/REAL-TIME PROBLEM SOLVING SESSIONS

5:00 pm -
12:00 am

PROGRAM CONCLUDES