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Today’s Decisions. Tomorrow’s Future. Recognizing Pioneers, Builders & Startups

February 20, 2018 @ 1:30 pm - 8:30 pm


Spark Growth Thought Leader Exchange:

Today’s Decisions. Tomorrow’s Future.

Recognizing the Pioneers, Business Builders and Startup Entrepreneurs

As we celebrate National Entrepreneurship Week

at Manatee Performing Arts Center

1:30pm – 8:30pm

Cocktail Reception and Buffet Dinner included

Tickets $85

Don’t miss this fast-paced event for people who want to know…

We are in a time of unprecedented change, with major new challenges facing us every day. As leaders, thinkers and problem solvers, even the unspoken rules of business and innovation we once used no longer apply. For the future of your business, how you manage change is as important as knowing what changes to make.

“In this information-rich world, context is critical and insight is invaluable.” Sara Hand

The agenda for the event from 2pm-6pm includes keynotes, panels and lightning talks to stretch the imagination and inspire. An evening reception and dinner follow at 6pm to meet the leaders and build relationships, closing with fireside chat finale of “Today’s Decisions. Tomorrow’s Future.”

Find out more about our speakers and event agenda at ThoughtLeader.Exchange

Looking for professional development to help your team get a great start to 2018? According to previous attendees, this is it!

  • Take the time to invest in yourself, in getting the education and enrichment from thought leaders. I come here and get all of these wonderful thoughts brewing in my head – and it’s enough to sustain me for a year of being creative in what I do. Ruth A. Buchanan, MBA, CEcD, Economic Development Program Manager, City Manager’s Office – City of North Port
  • I come with an open mind and am prepared to be challenged, and meet people who are thinking about things that I care about, in new ways and from different perspectives that will then enhance my own ways of thinking. Bonny Moellenbrock, Leader in Impact Investment Field

Doors open at 1PM – Sponsorship Opportunities are available.

About Spark Growth:

At Spark Growth we bring connections and resources to spark growth, identify solutions and deliver results. Our consultants are innovators who specialize in Smart Cities/Innovation District projects, Economic Development initiatives, and building entrepreneur ecosystems.

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February 20, 2018
1:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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Spark Growth
Station 2 Innovation Center


Manatee Performing Arts Center
502 3rd Avenue West
Bradenton, FL 34205 United States
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