LAS VEGAS | MAY 17-19, 2016

This year’s program includes General Sessions, One-on-One Conversations with Über-successful entrepreneurs, panel discussions, 30 under 30 Sessions, Real-Time Problem Solving Sessions, Deep Dives and Learning Workshops!
All content, timing and activations are subject to change.

AT-A-GLANCE

May 17, 2016

10:00 am

Registration Open

12:00 pm

Inc.edu Course: Open-Book Management – Incentivize Your Team and Profit in Business

In this interactive course, participants will learn the fundamentals of Jack Stack’s best-selling book,The Great Game of Business and learn how to implement it into their own businesses. In its simplest form, the ultimate goal is to create a “business of business people” who think, act and feel like owners. Participants will learn to develop their own Great Game to keep their employees focused on a common goal, encourage them to work together and build a winning team, and develop an engaged team that drives results and creates wins. Attendees will receive a complimentary copy of The Great Game of Business. Lunch is included.

Additional fee to participate

 

12:00 pm

Inc.edu Course: Branding-Building and Customer Service: How to Stand Out From the Crowd

In this interactive course, learn nine implementable strategies for designing emotionally powerful, loyalty-building, and brand-enhancing customer experiences. Some are counterintuitive but all are rooted in the powerful science of happiness. Discover how to make a lasting impression on your customers from a senior brand strategy expert with 10+ years experience building brands for Fortune 500 companies. Lunch is included. There is an additional fee to participate.

Session Leader: Hilary Folger, partner, brand strategy, Lippincott

4:15 pm

Exclusive Opening Session: TOMS’ Shoes founder Blake Mycoskie

Speaker: Blake Mycoskie, founder and Chief Shoe Giver of TOMS Shoes; and author of Start Something That Matters 

5:15 pm

Pitch for Good

Details to be announced.

6:30 pm

Inc. Marketplace Opens

Grab a refreshment, chat up fellow attendees and meet with the our exhibitors.

6:30 pm

GrowCo Welcome Reception

With the bright, glittery lights of the Las Vegas strip in the background, set your sights on enhancing your network. During this fun and casual gathering, grab a bite, enjoy a cocktail, and mingle with colleagues and hundreds of your peers. Also, be sure to meet and interact with our conference sponsors throughout the evening. Make the most of your time here by enjoying the official kickoff to Inc.’s Grow Your Company Conference.

8:30 pm

Meet the Editors Casino Night

Feeling lucky? Take a chance and join Inc. editors and columnists as well as your fellow GrowCo attendees for what promises to be a winning night filled with purposeful networking and innocent fun at our “gambling” tables. Refreshing cocktails, delectable food, and great games are included. Ante up!

Space is limited and there is an additional fee to participate.

 

May 18, 2016

8:00 am

Registration Open

8:00 am

Inc. Marketplace Opens

Grab a refreshment, chat up fellow attendees and meet with the our exhibitors.

8:00 am

Coffee Hour

Join fellow attendees and conference sponsors for coffee and conversation at GrowCo’s Coffee Hour!

9:00 am

WELCOME

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

9:10 am

Mainstage Sessions

11:15 am

Break

11:50 am

Breakout Sessions

1:00 pm

Networking Lunch

Enjoy the meal as you make lasting connections with potential partners, colleagues, and friends and discuss what it means to start, run or grow a business. Follow @IncLiveEvents and #GrowCo16 throughout the event for live coverage.

2:15 pm

Breakout Sessions

3:25 pm

Break

4:00 pm

Mainstage Sessions

5:45 pm

Happy Hour

Wrap up a high-impact day of learning and networking with cocktails and tasty bites at our casual Happy Hour. Discuss the highlights of today’s sessions, meet some of the speakers and Inc. personalities and continue meeting the exceptional entrepreneurs in attendance!  Be sure to share your thoughts and fun photos on twitter #GrowCo16 and facebook.

8:30 pm

GrowCo Conference Party

Relax and unwind with delicious bites, great music, and refreshing cocktails during the official 2016 GrowCo conference party.  Come hang out and revel in all the different elements this party has to offer. Join the conversation on @IncLiveEvents  #GrowCo16 for the sights and sounds of the evening. Free to GrowCo conference attendees; badges required for entry.

May 19, 2016

8:00 am

Registration Open

8:00 am

Inc. Marketplace Opens

Grab a refreshment, chat up fellow attendees and meet with the our exhibitors.

8:00 am

Coffee Hour

Join fellow attendees and conference sponsors for coffee and conversation at GrowCo’s Coffee Hour!

9:00 am

WELCOME

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

9:05 am

Mainstage Sessions

11:00 am

Break

11:40 am

Mainstage Sessions

1:00 pm

Networking Lunch

Grab some food and recharge after this morning’s sessions, share important insights and your your most memorable moments at GrowCo. Plus, be sure you continue the conversation and follow @IncLiveEvents and #GrowCo16 for live coverage.

2:15 pm

Breakout Sessions

3:30 pm

GrowCo 2016 concludes

May 17, 2016

10:00 am -
5:00 pm

Registration Open

12:00 pm -
3:00 pm

Inc.edu Course: Open-Book Management – Incentivize Your Team and Profit in Business

In this interactive course, participants will learn the fundamentals of Jack Stack’s best-selling book,The Great Game of Business and learn how to implement it into their own businesses. In its simplest form, the ultimate goal is to create a “business of business people” who think, act and feel like owners. Participants will learn to develop their own Great Game to keep their employees focused on a common goal, encourage them to work together and build a winning team, and develop an engaged team that drives results and creates wins. Attendees will receive a complimentary copy of The Great Game of Business. Lunch is included.

Additional fee to participate

 

12:00 pm -
3:00 pm

Inc.edu Course: Branding-Building and Customer Service: How to Stand Out From the Crowd

In this interactive course, learn nine implementable strategies for designing emotionally powerful, loyalty-building, and brand-enhancing customer experiences. Some are counterintuitive but all are rooted in the powerful science of happiness. Discover how to make a lasting impression on your customers from a senior brand strategy expert with 10+ years experience building brands for Fortune 500 companies. Lunch is included. There is an additional fee to participate.

Session Leader: Hilary Folger, partner, brand strategy, Lippincott

4:15 pm -
5:15 pm

Exclusive Opening Session: TOMS’ Shoes founder Blake Mycoskie

Speaker: Blake Mycoskie, founder and Chief Shoe Giver of TOMS Shoes; and author of Start Something That Matters 

5:15 pm -
6:20 pm

Pitch for Good

Details to be announced.

6:30 pm -
8:30 pm

Inc. Marketplace Opens

Grab a refreshment, chat up fellow attendees and meet with the our exhibitors.

6:30 pm -
8:30 pm

GrowCo Welcome Reception

With the bright, glittery lights of the Las Vegas strip in the background, set your sights on enhancing your network. During this fun and casual gathering, grab a bite, enjoy a cocktail, and mingle with colleagues and hundreds of your peers. Also, be sure to meet and interact with our conference sponsors throughout the evening. Make the most of your time here by enjoying the official kickoff to Inc.’s Grow Your Company Conference.

8:30 pm -
10:30 pm

Meet the Editors Casino Night

Feeling lucky? Take a chance and join Inc. editors and columnists as well as your fellow GrowCo attendees for what promises to be a winning night filled with purposeful networking and innocent fun at our “gambling” tables. Refreshing cocktails, delectable food, and great games are included. Ante up!

Space is limited and there is an additional fee to participate.

 

May 18, 2016

8:00 am -
5:00 pm

Registration Open

8:00 am -
12:00 am

Inc. Marketplace Opens

Grab a refreshment, chat up fellow attendees and meet with the our exhibitors.

8:00 am -
9:00 am

Coffee Hour

Join fellow attendees and conference sponsors for coffee and conversation at GrowCo’s Coffee Hour!

9:00 am -
9:10 am

WELCOME

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

9:10 am -
11:15 am

Mainstage Sessions

11:15 am -
11:40 am

Break

11:50 am -
1:00 pm

Breakout Sessions

1:00 pm -
2:00 pm

Networking Lunch

Enjoy the meal as you make lasting connections with potential partners, colleagues, and friends and discuss what it means to start, run or grow a business. Follow @IncLiveEvents and #GrowCo16 throughout the event for live coverage.

2:15 pm -
3:25 pm

Breakout Sessions

3:25 pm -
3:50 pm

Break

4:00 pm -
5:45 pm

Mainstage Sessions

5:45 pm -
7:00 pm

Happy Hour

Wrap up a high-impact day of learning and networking with cocktails and tasty bites at our casual Happy Hour. Discuss the highlights of today’s sessions, meet some of the speakers and Inc. personalities and continue meeting the exceptional entrepreneurs in attendance!  Be sure to share your thoughts and fun photos on twitter #GrowCo16 and facebook.

8:30 pm -
11:00 pm

GrowCo Conference Party

Relax and unwind with delicious bites, great music, and refreshing cocktails during the official 2016 GrowCo conference party.  Come hang out and revel in all the different elements this party has to offer. Join the conversation on @IncLiveEvents  #GrowCo16 for the sights and sounds of the evening. Free to GrowCo conference attendees; badges required for entry.

May 19, 2016

8:00 am -
12:00 pm

Registration Open

8:00 am -
3:30 pm

Inc. Marketplace Opens

Grab a refreshment, chat up fellow attendees and meet with the our exhibitors.

8:00 am -
9:00 am

Coffee Hour

Join fellow attendees and conference sponsors for coffee and conversation at GrowCo’s Coffee Hour!

9:00 am -
9:10 am

WELCOME

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

9:05 am -
11:00 am

Mainstage Sessions

11:00 am -
11:30 am

Break

11:40 am -
1:00 pm

Mainstage Sessions

1:00 pm -
2:00 pm

Networking Lunch

Grab some food and recharge after this morning’s sessions, share important insights and your your most memorable moments at GrowCo. Plus, be sure you continue the conversation and follow @IncLiveEvents and #GrowCo16 for live coverage.

2:15 pm -
3:25 pm

Breakout Sessions

3:30 pm -
12:00 am

GrowCo 2016 concludes