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· Expo
Event Reception
Welcome to #CEOGlobal2020! Here you can interact with sponsors, exhibitors and plan your custom event main schedule.
· Expo
Exhibit Hall Networking
Meet Recruiters and Graduate Degree Programs seeking talent, and CEO partner Service Providers with tools that help you grow your business!
· Networking
Attendee Networking
Networking
· Sessions
Enactus US Meet & Greet
Come meet Enactus US staff for find out more about our program and learn how you can get involved!
Becky Hoy
· Stage
Profit with Purpose: Companies that do good, do better
Companies that do good, do better. Intentionality Matters. People that Do Good, Do Better.
James Zebrowski Mike Evans
· Sessions
Enactus Meet & Greet
Come meet Enactus US staff for find out more about our program and learn how you can get involved!
Ray Ruiz
· Stage
Starbucks Was A Start Up
Meet Zev, Jerry and Gordon | The Original Store | Why Starbucks' Startup Worked | The Power-Pivot to Beverages and Expansion | Change is a Constant
James Zebrowski Zev Siegl
· Sessions
Enactus US Meet & Greet
Come meet Enactus US staff for find out more about our program and learn how you can get involved!
Chloe Shauck
· Sessions
CEO Startup Bootcamp Powered by Future Founders
By Invitation Only: Join Future Founders as they accelerate the growth of your venture. This how to seminar will take your venture to a pitch-able state.
Salvador Duenas Jeff Goldblatt Tina Hrabak
· Sessions
The Innovator's Secret Formula: All About Product-Market Fit
The #1 reason companies fail is poor product-market fit (PMF). Here we'll talk about out how to identify, quantify and improve PMF--and why it matters.
Neil Kane
· Sessions
How to Create Entrepreneurial Success in Disruption from a Pandemic and Shutdown: A Current Business Story with Garrett Takach, a 24 yr old Entrepreneur
A interactive talk guiding you to use disruption to create business success by revealing real life business insights with Garrett, the Ninja Entrepreneur
George Black Garrett Takach
· Sessions
Why ALL Creators Must Understand "L-I-C-E-N-S-I-N-G"
Join marketing, branding and licensing expert, J’net Smith as she teaches how licensing works, so you can make money from your creativity—over and over again!
Amy Rogers Jeanette Smith
· Sessions
Marketplace Simulations, A Faculty Demonstration
Explore the world-leader in entrepreneurial simulation learning systems with virtual faculty grade tools for your classroom.
Kelly Ellenburg Zeb Styles Gary Lewis Ernie Cadotte
· Sessions
Get Them to Buy - Attracting customers and closing the sale in a crowded market
Influencing customers to buy is the foundation of your business. Learn a simple, powerful framework of influence to attract customers and get them to buy.
Gerry OBrion
· Sessions
How to be an OG in SEO
A major factor in business is discoverability. If your customers can’t find you, you won’t succeed. Learn tools of SEO and Analytics to reach your market.
Alicia  Waldner
· Sessions
Meet & Greet | Syracuse M.S. in Entrepreneurship & Emerging Enterprises
Connect with the Executive Director, Graduate Admissions and Student Recruitment at Syracuse University
Chris Wszalek
· Sessions
How to AVOID "I Wish I Knew Then..." [SPOILER ALERT] Long story short: Time-Travel is real & FUTURE YOU gave us a list for you: "69 Things I WISH I Knew THEN!"
FYI: We offer Honesty/Objectivity; NOT Positivity/Optimism. [#HowWeStarted: From JOKES to $1,000,000+ VIRAL CONTENT COMPANY - after LONG path to #SelfAwareness]
Jeff Goldblatt
· Sessions
Get It Done! From Winning Investors And Making Sales, Learn What It Takes To Become A Successful College Entrepreneur.
CEO David Zamarin began researching what became DetraPel’s revolutionary PFAS-Free coatings in 2013 at the age of 15, eventually appearing on ABC's Shark Tank.
David Zamarin
· Sessions
How to Build your Brand and Influence online through Video Marketing
Brandon is an Emmy Award Winning Producer and TV Host. Learn how to use Video on Social Media to Build Connections, Generate Revenue, and Grow your Business.
Brandon T. Adams
· Sessions
Roadmap of CEO - The Suggested Journey
Launching a CEO Chapter isn't easy and requires an entrepreneurial passion. Learn tips and tricks from some of the largest chapters in our network.
Frank Kugel Riana Khan
· Sessions
Kickstart Your Digital Marketing: 8 Ideas for Promoting Your Startup for Under $1,000.
Kelly Bertog is the Senior Director of Marketing for Future Founders, where he helps 18 to 30-year-old entrepreneurs develop marketing strategies.
Kelly Bertog
· Sessions
Your Idea Sucks
Chances are someone is thinking about the same idea you are thinking of now. Where does that leave you? Find out how to turn your idea into reality.
Parker Van Hart
· Stage
Perfect your Pitch
The University of Tampa MS Entrepreneurship Program will deliver a presentation on "Perfecting your Pitch" - a required session for Pitch Finalists
James Zebrowski Thomas Pittz
· Sessions
Gettin' the word out | Marketing & Social Media
As with any business, customers don't just show up. Find out how top leaders in the CEO Network market their chapter across campus to build membership.
Leah Figueroa Andrea Solis
· Sessions
Building a Campus Wide Entrepreneurial Mindset
E-Diffusion - the practice of inviting all academic disciplines to practice entrepreneurship. It's a cornerstone of CEO and critical to chapter success!
Riana Khan Clinton E. Day, MBA
· Sessions
Moving Your Creative Career Forward into the Unknown
The arts are one of the hardest hit industries by the pandemic. What can you do right now to keep moving your career aspirations forward?
Greta Pope Amy Rogers Catherine Ross Jeffrey Ross John McDavitt
· Sessions
The Thinking and Acting Entrepreneurs Need to Do
Colin Jones
· Sessions
Venture Valley Game & Esports Demonstration
Venture Valley: an inside look at the game, upcoming weekly competitions, internship / faculty advisory opportunities, and the VV Collegiate Cup Invitational
DIANE FORNASIER Nick Night Efrain Alfaro Jackson Night Katie Linn Kieran Burns
· Sessions
Skill Building Workshop - TBA
Shannon Varcoe
· Networking
Roulette Networking
A good meeting is nothing without action steps, turn your thoughts into action as you connect with fellow members in a random-matching session.
· Stage
The Myth of the Solo Entrepreneur
All Successful People have Received Help, Entrepreneurs build things Bigger than Themselves and People will Help you Succeed
James Zebrowski Brad Chisum
· Expo
Event Reception
Welcome to #CEOGlobal2020! Here you can interact with sponsors, exhibitors and plan your custom event main schedule.
· Expo
Exhibit Hall Networking
Meet Recruiters and Graduate Degree Programs seeking talent, and CEO partner Service Providers with tools that help you grow your business!
· Networking
Roulette Networking
A good meeting is nothing without action steps, turn your thoughts into action as you connect with fellow members in a random-matching session.
· Sessions
Top 20 Finalists Compete - Room 4
Jeffrey Russell Judi Eyles Jeff Goldblatt Linda Kehn Patricia Garcia Ben Grote Alyssa Laughlin Lauren Franco Jonaie  Johnson
· Sessions
Top 20 Finalists Compete - Room 3
Jeffrey Russell Katie Sowa Eric Liguori Dr. Nancy J. Church Bryce Reich Brendan Wang Harrison Hertzberg Denali Dahl Noah Fulk Dannaka White
· Sessions
Top 20 Finalists Compete - Room 1
Jeffrey Russell Giles Hertz Jonathan Messinger Kyle Eddins David Ponraj Thomas Wrappe Steven Howell Aneesh Sridhar Keyu Cao Madi Rifkin
· Sessions
Top 20 Finalists Compete - Room 2
Jeffrey Russell Jaime Patterson Matt Wilson Sarah Glatt Inaki Pedroarena Stephen Kalinsky Ramzi Taim Mahdi Eghbali Adit Gupta Jace Smith
· Sessions
Pitch Perfect
How to get buy-in and support for your entrepreneurial idea from 12-time business founder & innovator Bob Roitblat
Bob Roitblat
· Sessions
Creating An Unforgettable Brand To Scale Your Onlline Business Past 6 Figures
Learn how to grow a 6 figure business online: Sabah is the Founder of Brands That Sell, TEDx speaker, best selling author, as seen on NBC, ABC, CBS, and FOX.
Sabah Ali
· Sessions
Marketplace Simulations, Challenge Competition
Create a team, to build a business in an engaging simulation competing for CASH prizes - Pre-Registration on www.c-e-o.org is required!
Kelly Ellenburg Zeb Styles Gary Lewis Ernie Cadotte
· Sessions
The Startup Wars Project: Creating a Software Company From the Ground Up
Jedi, CEO @ OpenForge & Startup Wars, will teach you how to create your first software startup - including financial planning, hiring, marketing, and more.
Jedidiah Weller
· Sessions
Deal Rules for Entrepreneurs....the 38
Rules are meant to be broken. Except the 38. These are the business lessons learned the hard way, from building many startups. The good, the bad, and the ugly.
Chris Joyce
· Sessions
Entrepreneurship Student Focus Group
What is more important to you: classroom savvy or practical experience? Share what you would want your adjunct or part-time teachers to know in a perfect world
Julienne Shields
· Sessions
Don't give your company Away!
How to form your advisors, take on Co-Founders, and beat off Vultures.
Dave Phillipson
· Sessions
Creative Careers: Making a Living with Your Ideas
What is creativity? How do you take an idea and turn it into a business? The importance of storytelling. Creativity in a time of crisis.
B.Jeffrey Madoff Amy Rogers
· Sessions
Define Your Niche So You (and Your Customers) S.H.I.N.E.
LaVonna, Founder of Ignite Your S.H.I.N.E.®, Inc. & CEO of Brain-Powered, LLC, will help you narrow your niche to align with YOU to better serve your customers.
LaVonna Roth
· Sessions
How to be Good at Having Tough Conversations
Learn how to build your skills in order to master how you can approach hard conversations in new or challenging situations.
Jeff Goldblatt
· Sessions
Skill WINNER THINK: Fail Fast and other ninja principles of CEOs
Professor Phil, CEO of Dive Bar Nutrition, trains your brain to build your brand, make time, and use money.
Phil Tafone
· Sessions
Mental Health, The College Creative/Entrepreneur & COVID
Starting your own business can be an exciting time and a stressful time. Learn insights, and tips on how to stay mentally well with Mike Veny and Leanna Lee.
Mike Veny Amy Rogers Leanna Lee
· Sessions
Do I Really Need Patents? - And Other Rules for Legal Protection
The patent attorney to Facebook, Google, and 100s of startups talks strategies for protecting intellectual property, and when/how to seek other legal protection
Samar Shah
· Sessions
Tactical Video Marketing to Drive Sales and Build your Brand
Uncover the secret to a high converting video ad and the 3 types of videos your business needs to survive on social media.
Ryan Snaadt
· Stage
Economic Disaster! Health Crisis! ..... NOW is the perfect time to start your Business
Why are economic downturns and pandemics the perfect times to start a business? What you can do right now to prepare yourself for success.
James Zebrowski Steve Kaplan
· Sessions
Meet & Greet | Syracuse M.S. in Entrepreneurship & Emerging Enterprises
Connect with the Executive Director, Graduate Admissions and Student Recruitment at Syracuse University
Chris Wszalek
· Sessions
What’s New with USASBE?
What is USASBE 2021: Be Boldly Unscripted up to? Educators will learn about all things *new* for entrepreneurship educators at USASBE!
Julienne Shields
· Sessions
$10K to $3M: Running a Clean Fundraising Process to Raise from Tier 1 Investors, VCs, and strategic angels in under 3 months
Founder @ Heartbeat & Partner @ Georgia Tech's Accelerator. Advised +200 startups & rounds up to $3M. Learn strategies great young founders use to raise fast.
Murtaza Bambot
· Sessions
The Pricing Conundrum
How do you figure out what to charge for your creative work/services? Is it too much? Too little? Does it change during a pandemic? Creatives share their tips.
Catherine Ross Greta Pope Amy Rogers Jeffrey Ross John McDavitt
· Sessions
Dare to be a REBEL, MAVERICK, MISFIT: Activate your power of transformational leadership
Can you name a rock star leader? What was unique about them? They walk to the beat of their own drum. If you want to rock your leadership skills… Queue Connie!
Connie Pheiff
· Sessions
The Foundation For Living A Life That Matters, Professionally And Beyond
Former professional golfer, Thane Marcus will share the two commitments that unlock each person's full potential, leading to a life of impact in this world.
Thane Ringler
· Sessions
Making Money with YouTube
Learn the type of content it takes to break through the crowd and get to monetization. This strategy is applicable to any industry.
Amy Rogers Steve Rogers
· Sessions
Final 5 Pitch Contestants Present
Adit Gupta Brendan Wang Harrison Hertzberg Denali Dahl Patricia Garcia Jeffrey Russell Andrew Goei James Zebrowski DIANE FORNASIER Scott Issen Chuck Papageorgiou
· Stage
Hello. Anyone there?
What do others hear when you speak? Whether on a telephone call or video conference, verbal communication is essential to accurately deliver your message.
James Zebrowski Virginia Edwards
· Sessions
Judges Deliberation
Private judge deliberation
DIANE FORNASIER Scott Issen Chuck Papageorgiou James Zebrowski Andrew Goei Jeffrey Russell
· Stage
Judge Announcement of Pitch Competition Winners | Closing Remarks for Conference
James Zebrowski

Speakers

Connie Pheiff

Committed advocate for transforming the human spirit through the power of creativity

Jeffrey Russell

CEO HQ

Katie Sowa

Future Founders

Kelly Ellenburg

Marketplace Simulations

Andrew Goei

Pitch Competition Judge

James Zebrowski

CEO HQ - Executive Director

Judi Eyles

Pitch Competition - Moderator

Eric Liguori

Pitch Competition - Moderator

Linda Kehn

Pitch Competition Judge

Jeff Goldblatt

Pitch Competition Judge

Bryce Reich

Pitch Competition Judge

Dr. Nancy J. Church

Pitch Competition Judge

Inaki Pedroarena

Pitch Competition Judge

Sarah Glatt

Pitch Competition Judge

Matt Wilson

Pitch Competition Judge

David Ponraj

Pitch Competition Judge

Kyle Eddins

Pitch Competition Judge

Jonathan Messinger

Pitch Competition Judge

Chuck Papageorgiou

Ideasphere Partners

Scott Issen

Future Founders

Giles Hertz

CEO Board of Directors

Jaime Patterson

CEO HQ

Patricia Garcia

Pitch Competition Finalist - College Thrifts

Salvador Duenas

Future Founders

Andrea Solis

Chapter Executive, CEO UTEP

Leah Figueroa

Chapter Executive, CEO Iona College

Riana Khan

Chapter President, CEO Iona College

Clinton E. Day, MBA

Entrepreneurship Adjunct Professor

Frank Kugel

Chapter President, CEO UW-Milwaukee

Jonaie Johnson

Pitch Competition Finalist - Interplay

Lauren Franco

Pitch Competition Finalist - Lo West Golf Apparel

Alyssa Laughlin

Pitch Competition Finalist - Pulsez

Ben Grote

Pitch Competition Finalist - Vamose

Denali Dahl

Pitch Competition Finalist - Kalia Health

Harrison Hertzberg

Pitch Competition Finalist - AeroPest LLC

Brendan Wang

Pitch Competition Finalist - CAPNOS

Madi Rifkin

Pitch Competition Finalist - Mount

Keyu Cao

Pitch Competition Finalist - SaniScanner, LLC.

Aneesh Sridhar

Pitch Competition Finalist - Speculor

Steven Howell

Pitch Competition Finalist - Kenaf.org

Thomas Wrappe

Pitch Competition Finalist - Macillion

Jace Smith

Pitch Competition Finalist - AltFair Solutions, LLC.

Adit Gupta

Pitch Competition Finalist - Lula, Inc.

Mahdi Eghbali

Pitch Competition Finalist - VerdiLife

Ramzi Taim

Pitch Competition Finalist - Avodos

Stephen Kalinsky

Pitch Competition Finalist - Augment Health

Dannaka White

Pitch Competition Finalist - DinK

Noah Fulk

Pitch Competition Finalist - E Wagers

Kieran Burns

Venture Valley - Player

Katie Linn

Venture Valley - Player

Jackson Night

Venture Valley - Player

Efrain Alfaro

Venture Valley - Player

Nick Night

Venture Valley - Shout Caster

DIANE FORNASIER

Venture Valley Host

Ryan Snaadt

Video Marketer

Greta Pope

Founder of PrivateMusicStudio.net

Virginia Edwards

Corporate Etiquette and Professional Development Consultant

Ernie Cadotte

Author & Founder, Marketplace Simulations

Mike Veny

Keynote Speaker and Author

Parker Van Hart

Director, Masters in Entrepreneurship Programs, University of Florida

Gary Lewis

Support Specialist, Marketplace Simulations

Zeb Styles

Support Specialist, Marketplace Simulations

Shannon Varcoe

Founder of Troublemaker LLC

B.Jeffrey Madoff

Author "Creative Careers"

Julienne Shields

Chief Executive Officer - USASBE

Amy Rogers

SEA Director

Chris Wszalek

Executive Director, Graduate Admissions and Student Recruitment | Syracuse

Catherine Ross

Partner and art director at Ross Creative Works

Steve Rogers

Owner, Steve Rogers Outdoors LLC

Jeanette Smith

All Art Licensing, - Courses, Coaching, Consulting & Agenting

Chloe Shauck

Sr. Program Manager, Team Resource Development @ Enactus

Becky Hoy

Program Manager @ Enactus

Ray Ruiz

Director, Talent & Recruiting @ Enactus

Steve Kaplan

Serial Entrepreneur - President WAL Branding & Marketing - Author

Murtaza Bambot

Founder @ Heartbeat, prev Partner & Head of Community @ Georgia Tech's Create-X Accelerator

Alicia Waldner

CEO and Founder of ADventure Marketing

Cory Levy

Entrepreneur & Early-Stage Investor

Dave Phillipson

Connector for Entrepreneurs & Investors.

Samar Shah

Patent Attorney

Colin Jones

Entrepreneurship educator dedicated to helping others create opportunities for satisfaction

Kelly Bertog

Senior Director Marketing & Strategy, Future Founders

Gerry OBrion

Closing Sales in a Crowded Market

Leanna Lee

Content Writer, Podcaster, and Mental Health Advocate

John McDavitt

Artist, Designer and Show Host

Jeffrey Ross

Commercial Photographer

Tina Hrabak

Director of Startups, Future Founders

Thomas Pittz

Professor, The University of Tampa MS Program

Thane Ringler

Speaker, Writer, Development Coach, Podcast Host

Phil Tafone

Founder, Dive Bar Nutrition

LaVonna Roth

Founder of Ignite Your S.H.I.N.E.® & CEO of Brain-Powered

Jedidiah Weller

CEO, OpenForge

Chris Joyce

Founder & CEO at Gusher

Bob Roitblat

Founder, Mainsail Consulting Group

Sabah Ali

Founder, Brands that Sell

Brandon T. Adams

Co-Founder at Accelerant Media Group

David Zamarin

Founder & CEO of DetraPel

Jeff Goldblatt

Founder, ReThinkingStartups.com

Garrett Takach

Business Obstacle Fitness Gym Owner/Competitor on American Ninja Warrior, Ninja Park

George Black

Strategist CFO ✦ Author

Neil Kane

Executive | Entrepreneur | Educator | Startup CEO | Author "The Innovator's Secret Formula"

Brad Chisum

CEO of Launch Factory

Zev Siegl

Co-Founder Starbucks Coffee Company

Mike Evans

Founder Fixer.com & GrubHub.com

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