Speakers boost entrepreneurship summit

  • Taking shape: Jared Kleinert, left, and Matt Thomas, organisers of the first Bermuda Entrepreneurship Summit, which has added more speakers and sponsors ahead of the November 21 event (Photograph supplied)

    Taking shape: Jared Kleinert, left, and Matt Thomas, organisers of the first Bermuda Entrepreneurship Summit, which has added more speakers and sponsors ahead of the November 21 event (Photograph supplied)


The roster of speakers at the first Bermuda Entrepreneurship Summit has been boosted with the addition of Sean Reel, executive director of Ignite Bermuda.

In addition, now among the international speakers is Zach Ursiny, chief executive officer of Advantage Coaching and Training.

The all-day event on November 21 is being organised by ChessBoxing champion Matt Thomas, and award-winning author and TED speaker Jared Kleinert.

A number of international attendees taking part in the separate Meeting of the Minds gathering, organised by Mr Kleinert, are expected to participate in the summit, which will be held at Hamilton Princess & Beach Club.

Ignite Bermuda’s Mr Reel will share insights on starting and growing a business in Bermuda. He is an investor, director and mentor to more than 50 companies and has worked in senior roles for large international companies and early stage business.

Ignite Bermuda is an entrepreneurial accelerator that took on the first cohorts for its six-month programme in May. It is now accepting applications for its second intake.

Mr Reel will be on the “Business in Bermuda” panel, which also features Erica Smith, executive director of the Bermuda Economic Development Corporation; Michael Branco, of Fireminds; and Kidist “Pinky” Emery, of Salon Pink.

Bermudian-born Gaynete Jones, a bestselling author, motivational speaker and founder of GAME Changing Industries, is among the keynote speakers for the day.

The summit will explore entrepreneurship and intrapreneurship. Individuals and companies are encouraged to attend to learn a variety of business strategies and tips. These include turning reputation into revenue, starting a profitable “side hustle”, why you should spend more time working in your “zone of genius” and ways to start and scale a business in Bermuda and grow a Bermudian business internationally.

International speakers include Elyse Archer, a personal brand strategist and video confidence creator; and Tim Francis, founder of ProfitFactory.com.

While the aforementioned Mr Ursiny, will share secrets of peak performance at work and with your team. Advantage Coaching and Training’s clients have included Wells Fargo, Bank of American, ING and UBS.

Co-founder of the summit, Mr Kleinert, was named “Most Connected Millennial” by USA Today. He will share knowledge on how to quickly build a world-class network.

While Mr Thomas will offer tips and strategies for achieving peak mental, physical and emotional health.

Meanwhile, Wayne Furbert, Minister of the Cabinet Office, is to give the opening remarks.

The summit’s list of sponsors and partners has been expanded and now includes the Bermuda Business Development Agency, the Hamilton Princess Hotel & Beach Club, Ptix.bm and the BEDC, KPMG, AAC, and Meeting of the Minds.

Tickets and further information is available at the event website www.BermudaEntrepreneurshipSummit.com. To receive a $100 discount use the code “ROYAL” before the offer expires on November 18. For questions, sponsorship opportunities, or to purchase a bulk ticket package e-mail to contact@BermudaEntrepreneurshipSummit.com

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Published Nov 12, 2019 at 8:00 am (Updated Nov 12, 2019 at 12:28 am)

Speakers boost entrepreneurship summit

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