2021 IMPACT Summit | Presented by Bisk Ventures

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Schedule of Virtual Summit

Thursday, August 26, 2021 2:30pm - 5:00pm

Livestream Main event, featuring 3 powerful talks is immediately followed by small group training sessions.  Participants may choose to join an hour long session with one of the IMPACT Speakers.

Can't join us for the livestream?  Watch the recording, or host a watch party with friends or colleagues at a time convenient for you Friday, August 27 - Wednesday, Sept. 1.

Thursday, Sept. 2, 2021

Small group training sessions led by each of the IMPACT speakers will be offered at different times in the day, allowing women the opportunity to participate in all three if they like.  

View or download 2021 IMPACT Summit Program

Event Theme

Appreciating the value of lessons learned the hard way is only possible if we give ourselves time to reflect and learn from them.  That is why, this August, weVENTURE Women’s Business Center will host our annual leadership development conference, the IMPACT Summit, with the overarching theme of No Pressure, No Diamonds.

This event creates space for female entrepreneurs and professional women across all industries to come together and reflect on the lessons learned from the last year, discuss opportunities for personal, professional and societal growth, and identify the valuable changes that have taken place in each of us.

Diamonds and other precious gems are valuable because we appreciate the unique conditions necessary to make them and are inspired by their beautiful qualities that make each one unique and special.   How precious then, are each of us?   We are all Diamonds in the making.

Mission

weVENTURE Women’s Business Center in the Florida Tech Bisk College of Business is dedicated to igniting the power of female entrepreneurs.   We provide low and no-cost business education, training, coaching and mentorship to female entrepreneurs in Brevard, Indian River and St. Lucie Counties.  We also provide purposeful networking and leadership development opportunities for professional women across all industries.  weVENTURE WBC strives to be the leading regional voice for women in business on the Space and Treasure Coasts.  

Funded in part by a grant from the Small Business Administration, weVENTURE WBC must raise private dollars to match the $150,000 annual SBA grant to fully fund our programs.  We do this through private investment, corporate sponsorship and other non-federal grants.  All proceeds form the IMPACT Summit go to support weVENTURE WBC. 

The Annual IMPACT Summit is both a leadership development training event, and a source of revenue to help weVENTURE WBC meet this match requirement. All revenue from sponsorships and ticket sales support weVENTURE Women's Business Center.

For more information visit https://weventure.fit.edu/support/  

IMPACT Summit 2021 Trailer

Our Speakers

Angie Sullivan, small business owner at Stumpy’s Hatchet House in Cocoa, Florida.   Angie’s story of strength and determination in the face of adversity will inspire women everywhere to find the positive growth opportunities, even in life’s darkest moments.

Stephanie Lopez, Ph.D., Organizational Psychologist and Executive Coach, Gallaher Edge.  Dr. Lopez passions lie in leadership development and team cohesion. Stephanie specifically helps leaders become more authentic and self-aware, which enables greater resilience, stamina and flexibility in the face of demanding and difficult leadership challenges.

Lauren Hodges, Ed.D., co-founder of Performance on Purposes, LLC and founder of Total Body Training, LLC, two performance coaching companies focused on advancing leadership, works with thousands of leaders and their teams around the world to help them show up at their best both personally and professionally.  She will talk about the benefits of incorporating strategic recovery to daily routines.  

Dr. Stephanie Lopez
Angie Sullivan
Dr. Lauren Hodges

Event Sponsorship and Tickets

Ticket Information

Virtual 

$25 for virtual registration. Watch the live stream or a recording of our three speakers and the main program.  Breakout Training Sessions will not be recorded.

Student

$25 for Florida Tech Students.  Entrance for one to event only.

Raffle Tickets

1 for $5, 3 for $10 or 5 for $20.  Gorgeous diamond necklace donated by Staci Sullivan Jewelers.  Designed exclusively for the IMPACT Summit and titled "Raising the Bar."  One lucky lady will win this custom statement piece. 

Raising the Bar Diamond Necklace  

Other raffle items as donated by event sponsors and attendees! email weVENTURE@fit.edu to donate today.

Host a Virtual Watch Party

$150  Great option for those not comfortable with a large gathering yet, or small business looking to offer some leadership development training for their employees.  The recording from the Summit will be made available to you, to host at a time and location convenient with you.   

Corporate Sponsorships

$150

Two tickets to event and reception - ¼ page ad in event program  

$250

Three tickets to event and reception - ¼ page ad in event program

$250

Vendor Table  -There are limited number of vendor tables available to promote your business to attendees.  Two tickets to event and reception.  ¼ page ad in event program 

$500

Six tickets to event and reception-  ½ page ad in event program 

$1,000  Break Out Room Sponsors

Ten tickets to event and reception and full page ad in event program. Sponsor recognized as breakout session sponsor, which includes opportunity to speak and place for business logo and marketing materials on each seat in a breakout session.

$2,500  Cocktail Reception Sponsors

Businesses will receive 10 tickets to the event and reception, and have the opportunity to submit 2 min or less video content to be shown during the main program or the opportunity to speak, as well as a full page ad for the event program, marketing materials on each seat in the main session and recognition on all signage and verbally.

Note: All corporate investors donating $2,500 or more are recognized by weVENTURE WBC year round as an Equity Partner level investor on our website and during all business education and training events.

League of Extraordinary Investors

$1,000 individual annual gift of philanthropic support of weVENTURE WBC, includes recognition at all weVENTURE training events throughout the year and complimentary access for sponsor or their staff to weVENTURE Business Education Programming.  Includes four tickets to 2021 IMPACT Summit.

ALL LEI investors will be recognized in the full-page LEI ad in program.  

As applicable, sponsors may choose to make their ad for the program a discount or promo code for use in their business.  Donations to our event raffle would be welcomed as well.

In-kind donations

We appreciate in-kind donations of goods and certificates that can be used in our raffle. 

Sponsor

Register for the 2021 IMPACT Summit

weVENTURE’s 2021 Virtual IMPACT Summit, presented by Bisk Ventures, is a leadership and diversity training event for small businesses, corporations and professional women.  weVENTURE is funded in part by a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration and is required to collect and report on certain information from each client who attends a weVENTURE training or counseling session, including the client’s full name, date of birth and home address. By registering for the 2021 IMPACT Summit, I understand that any information disclosed will be held in strict confidence. (SBA will not provide your personal information to commercial entities.) I authorize SBA to furnish relevant information to the assigned management counselor(s). I further understand that the counselor(s) agrees not to 1) recommend goods or services from sources in which he/she has an interest, and 2) accept fees or commission developing from this counseling relationship.  In consideration of the counselor(s) furnishing management or technical assistance, I waive all claims against SBA personnel, and that of its Resource Partners and host organizations, arising from this assistance. 

By continuing with this registration process I acknowledge the statement above.

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