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Event speaker: Jared Kleinert, award-winning author, TED speaker and named “Most Connected Millennial” by USA Today (File photograph)

Advice on how to become a successful entrepreneur will be shared by leading keynote speakers from across North America and Bermuda at the first Bermuda Entrepreneurship Summit.

Among the speakers will be Elyse Archer, of Brand Builders Group, who is a personal branding strategist with clients including Shark Tank’s Kevin Harrington and No. 1 New York Times bestselling author Lewis Howes.

Also lined up is Tim Francis, the founder of ProfitFactory.com and GreatAssistant.com, who will explain how to avoid burnout and take more time off from work, and also assist corporate executive with hiring, delegation, and the development of effective methods for training staff.

The all-day event on November 21 will teach practical skills related to personal and corporate branding,; health and wellness; networking and professional relationship-building; marketing and business development; and time management for executives and “intrapreneurs” alike.

It will also teach how to successfully run a small business in Bermuda, and how to best support women and minorities starting new companies on the island.

The summit will be held at the Hamilton Princess & Beach Club, and coincides with Global Entrepreneurship Week.

Interest in the event is high, and has resulted in early bird tickets selling out. However, general admission, VIP and bulk ticket packages are available.

Organisers say attendees will have the opportunity to participate in facilitated networking sessions and connect with hundreds of talented individuals from Bermuda’s business community, including the government and corporate sectors.

Among those attending from across North America will be founders of feature film funds, executive coaching practices that work with Fortune 500 financial institutions, chief financial officers, TED speakers and certified cryptocurrency experts.

Among Bermudian keynote speakers will be Gaynette Jones, author of Lucky Code, and founder and chief executive officer of GAME Changing Industries, together with Kidist “Pinky” Emery, owner of Salon Pink, and Erica Smith, executive director of the Bermuda Economic Development Corporation.

Ms Smith and Ms Emery will be among Bermudians participating in a discussion on “Business In Bermuda”, which is to include advice on how to transition from a side hustle to small business ownership.

Meanwhile, another overseas speaker will be athlete Matt Thomas, a weight division chessboxing world champion, and captain of Team USA ChessBoxing. He is cofounder of the summit, and also founder of Brawl For A Cause, an organisation hosting charity boxing tournaments to raise money for worthwhile non-profit.

Jared Kleinert, an award-winning author, entrepreneur, and TED speaker who has been dubbed “Most Connected Millennial” by USA Today, will also be a speaker. He is a co-founder of the summit and a frequent visitor to the island, where he has spoken at sell-out events at the Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute, City Hall, and private events for the Bermuda Business Development Agency.

In March, Mr Kleinert was a keynote speaker, along with David Burt, the Premier, Brian Duperreault, CEO of AIG, and Michael Bloomberg, former mayor of New York, at the BDA’s Executive Forum in New York.

More speakers are expected to be announced on the event website in the coming months.

General admission tickets include lunch, coffee, and healthy snacks throughout the day, and a full day’s agenda of keynote speeches, breakout sessions, and facilitated networking opportunities. There is also access to private attendee Facebook group, a digital download of select resources from the speakers, and access to a post-summit webinar on “How To Follow Up With Other Attendees”.

The event will be on November 21. Organisers said those who attend will be “part of the collaborative effort to make Bermuda one of the premier destinations in the world for starting and scaling a business”.

CEOs and senior executives are being encouraged to consider the VIP and corporate ticket packages in order to “invest in your team’s professional development, so they can become more ‘intrapreneurial’ and thus add more value to your firm through their work, then this is a great opportunity to engage rock star employees”.

Tickets and further information is available at the event website www.BermudaEntrepreneurshipSummit.com. For questions, sponsorship opportunities, or to purchase a bulk ticket package e-mail to contact@BermudaEntrepreneurshipSummit.com

Event speaker: Matt Thomas, a ChessBoxing world champion and founder of Brawl For A Cause (Photograph via YouTube)
Advice from experts: The first Bermuda Entrepreneurship Summit will be held at the Hamilton Princess Hotel & Beach Club on November 21 (Photograph supplied)