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NEW ORLEANS 2017

Grow/ Your Mind. Your Business. Your Profits.

May 8-10, 2017 | Sheraton New Orleans | #GrowCo17
DON’T DELAY. TICKETS ARE GOING FAST!
About

What is GrowCo?

Created and curated by Inc.magazine, the Grow Your Company Conference (GrowCo) is a three-day event that brings together hundreds of entrepreneurs like you, hungry for the advice, proven strategies, and connections needed to start and grow a business. Through inspiring keynotes and educational breakouts, plus tons of networking, you will learn to be even more audacious and bold than you are now—free to grow your mind, grow your business, and grow your bottom-line.


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Speakers

This year’s lineup features industry disrupters, seasoned entrepreneurs, and the best and brightest business talent. You will walk away with a newfound energy to lead and run your company better.

2017 SPEAKERS

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Kevin

O’Leary

Founder of O’Leary Financial Group and co-star of “Shark Tank“

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Sheryl

Sandberg

Chief Operating Officer of Facebook and author of “Lean In“


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Steve

Case

Chairman and CEO of Revolution; co-founder of AOL

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Neil

Blumenthal

co-founder and co-CEO of Warby Parker

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Shama

Hyder

founder and CEO
of The Marketing Zen Group

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Richelieu

Dennis

founder and CEO of Sundial Brands


What’s Happening at GrowCo 2017?

We at Inc. promise: GrowCo is no ordinary business conference. It’s about tactical business advice and focusing on what it takes to boost your business growth for years to come.

Exceptional

Keynotes

This year’s lineup features industry disrupters, seasoned entrepreneurs, and the best and brightest business talent. You will walk away with a newfound energy to lead and run your company better.


New Educational

Content

With 20-plus informative and interactive sessions focused on four vital themes—Kick-Start Growth, Keep Growing, Grow Smarter, Grow Profits—you’ll gain the know-how you need to achieve extraordinary business growth and profitability.


Power

Networking

Enjoy daily coffee hours, happy hours, and the always-fun GrowCo party, where you will have the opportunity to connect and mingle with hundreds of business leaders who, like you, are focused on taking their companies to the next level.


A New Orleans

Good Time

While you’re getting down to business at GrowCo, use your free time to get down in New Orleans. Devour warm beignets, explore eccentric shops, listen to live jazz, and eat everything! This is your chance to experience all that the vibrant Crescent City has to offer.

Word On the Street




It was the best 2 ½ days spent to take your business to the next level. WOW and unbelievable the best words to describe the Inc. Magazine Grow Your Business Conference.

DEBRA W. GOULD

President & CEO, Debra Gould & Associates




I have never been a room full of such amazing people, all focused on growing their businesses. I look at the cards I got and they read like a who’s who in business. AMAZING.

RICHARD S. VALLASTER III

Partner, eduWeb




When you come to Inc. events expect to get 3 things. Inspiration, education, & connection. #GrowCo16

JERE SIMPSON

CEO, KITEWIRE


GrowCo 2017

Agenda

This year’s all-new program provides you with more tactical education than ever before. The program includes Keynotes, One-on-One Conversations, Panel Discussions, Problem Solving Sessions, and Learning Workshops!

  • Day 1 / Monday, May 8, 2017
  • Day 2 / Tuesday, May 9, 2017
  • Day 3 / Wednesday, May 10, 2017
Day 1 / Monday, May 8, 2017

Registration Open

10 AM-7:30 PM | Main Hall

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INC.EDU COURSE

Brand building and Customer Experience: How to stand out from the Crowd

1-4 PM | Hilary Folger

Get an insider’s view of how world-class brands are created, and then roll up your sleeves alongside a senior brand strategy expert who has years of experience working with Fortune 500 companies. You’ll learn to define critically important elements of your brand, including your purpose, differentiators, and brand personality, and pick up easy-to-implement strategies to create emotionally powerful, loyalty-building, and memorable customer experiences that can back it up.

Inc. edu courses are included in the Conference Pass Plus registration.


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INC.EDU COURSE

How to Achieve Business Growth and Profitability in Uncertain Times

1-4 PM | Dave McKeown

Learn through a step-by-step process the proven methodology – as explained in Les McKeown’s Wall Street Journal best-selling book Predictable Success – that will bring sustained growth and profitability to your organization. Led by Predictable Success COO Dave McKeown, this session will cover the seven stages that every business goes through, and how to clarify different roles and interactions within your organization.

Inc. edu courses are included in the Conference Pass Plus registration.


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INC.EDU COURSE

Persuasive Communication: Strategies to Change Behavior and Results

1-4 PM | Mary Adams and Jason Forrest

Although they may come across natural and unscripted, most successful convincers don’t just wing it. Some level of preparation or skill is involved. Using customized exercises, learn the process of creating persuasive language. Find out how to confidently and persuasively communicate your expectations rather than just dictate ideas and philosophies. Discover what it really takes to lead your people to become better versions of themselves. Learn how to unleash human performance in sales, management, customer service, and company culture. Gain the dialogue, tactics, strategies, and tools necessary to mobilize investors, customers/clients, and your team to achieve any goal.

Inc. edu courses are included in the Conference Pass Plus registration.


GrowCo Conference Welcome Reception

5:30-7:30 PM | Inc. Marketplace

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.


Big Easy Bonding: Networking Pub Crawl

8-10 PM

In the mood for some bonding? Meet your fellow conference attendees during our exclusive GrowCo Pub Crawl. Some of NOLA’s best bars (within a short walking distance of one another) are opening their doors just for us to mix and mingle while enjoying conference drink specials. You’ll get the chance to network with Inc. editors and other attendees as you hang in and around the French Quarter. Plus, everyone will have the option to start and stop at any location they choose during the crawl. What better way to network and explore the city of New Orleans than with cocktails and conversation.

Day 2 / Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Registration Open

8 AM-6 PM | Main Hall

Coffee Hour

8 AM | Inc. Marketplace

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Networking Breakfast with Norm Brodsky

8 AM | Norm Brodsky

Start the day with a hearty breakfast as you interact with other entrepreneurs you’ll be learning alongside. During this exclusive morning meetup, you’ll get insight from beloved Inc. columnist, best-selling author, and serial entrepreneur Norm Brodsky.

Networking Breakfast are exclusive to Conference Pass Plus registrants.


Welcome

9 AM | General Session Room

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KEYNOTE

Jia Jiang

9:10 AM | General Session Room

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KEYNOTE

Steve Case

10:10 AM | General Session Room

Break

10:55 AM | Inc. Marketplace

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KEYNOTE

Sheryl Sandberg

11:35 AM | General Session Room

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KEYNOTE

Kevin O’Leary Beyond Shark Tank

12:15 PM | General Session Room

Lunch

1:05 PM | Inc. Marketplace

Grab a meal and enjoy a recess with your fellow conference attendees. Exchange contact information and sharp observations as you discuss what it means to start, run, or grow a business.


Concurrent Sessions

2:15 PM

Break

3:30 PM | Inc. Marketplace

Concurrent Sessions

4:10 PM

Happy Hour

5:30-6:30 PM | Inc. Marketplace

It’s time to relax and unwind. Grab a drink and network with Inc. editors and your fellow conference attendees as you discuss the day’s highlights.


GrowCo Party

8-11 PM

Come hang out and revel in the Big Easy. Join the Inc. team as well as fellow GrowCo attendees and speakers in a lively yet casual setting that’s just a short walk from the conference. Enjoy tasty bites, great music, fun games, and refreshing cocktails during the official 2017 GrowCo party. Let the good times roll! Or as the locals say it, Laissez les bons temps rouler!

Day 3 / Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Registration Open

8 AM – 2 PM | Main Hall

Coffee Hour

8 AM | Inc. Marketplace

Networking Breakfast
with Inc. Editors

8 AM | Room TBA

Start the day with a hearty breakfast as you interact with other entrepreneurs you’ll be learning alongside. Connect and network with the award-winning editors of Inc. during this exclusive morning meetup. Gain best practices and advice on how to really tell your story in a noisy world. Host: James Ledbetter, editor, Inc. and Inc.com; and author, Unwarranted Influence

Networking Breakfast are exclusive to Conference Pass Plus registrants.


Welcome

9 AM | General Session Room

KEYNOTE

Opening Session

9:05 AM | General Session Room

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KEYNOTE

Neil Blumenthal

9:55 AM | General Session Room

Break

10:40 AM | Inc. Marketplace

Concurrent Sessions

11:20 AM

Lunch

12:40 PM | Inc. Marketplace

Concurrent Sessions

1:50 PM

GrowCo Concludes

3 PM
GrowCo 2017

Tickets

Conference Pass

$895

  • Welcome Cocktail Reception
  • Keynotes and Breakout Sessions
  • Networking Lunches
  • GrowCo Conference Party
  • Networking Happy Hours
  • Conference app
BUY TICKETS

Limited Tickets!
Conference Pass PLUS

$1195

  • Welcome Cocktail Reception
  • Keynotes and Breakout Sessions
  • Networking Lunches
  • GrowCo Conference Party
  • Networking Happy Hours
  • Conference app
  • + Plus +
  • Choice of 1 Inc.edu course
  • Meet and Greet with Steve Case
  • Networking Breakfast
  • Breakfast w/ Inc. editors
  • Reserved General Session Seating
  • 1 year subscription to Inc.
BUY TICKETS

Group Pass

20%

discount
  • If you would like to register 5 or more people email us at events@inc.com or call us at 866-901-3205 to inquire about group discounts.
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Location

New Orleans

GrowCo 2017 will be held at the Sheraton New Orleans Hotel, just steps away from all the excitement of the French Quarter, Bourbon Street, the Riverwalk, and the Warehouse District.


Venue

Sheraton New Orleans Hotel

GrowCo has an exclusive room block and discounted rate for registered GrowCo attendees. The per night rate is $179, which is available until the block is full. Hotels for Hope, is our official housing management partner. Please book your accommodation as soon as possible as the block will sell out.

Questions? Contact Hotels for Hope at 512-691-9555 x9.

BOOK YOUR ROOM

The City

Discover NOLA

1 / Eat beignets at Café Du Monde
2 / Visit Jackson Square the heart of the French Quarter
3 / Sip on a Sazerac at Arnaud’s French 75 Bar
4 / Get spooked on a late-night New Orleans Haunted Pub Crawl
5 / Enjoy live jazz at the clubs on Frenchman Street
6 / Tour Mardi Gras World, where parade floats are conceived and constructed.
7 / Take in some culture at the New Orleans Museum of Art or visit the Bocage Plantation
8 / Feast at some amazing restaurants, including August, the Joint, and Meril
9 / Stroll around City Park
10 / Jump on a streetcar to tour the entire city


Venue

Sheraton New Orleans Hotel

Events are held in the Main hall, workshops in Second floor meeting rooms

Address


Phone

512-691-9555 x9.

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If you have a question about Inc.’s
Grow Your Company Conference
email us at events@inc.com or
call 866-901-3205.

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