2022 IMPACT Summit

weVENTURE Women’s Business Center in the Florida Tech Bisk College of Business strives to be the leading resource for professional women on the Space and Treasure Coasts. Each August, weVENTURE WBC hosts a leadership development conference, the IMPACT Summit, as an opportunity for professional women and entrepreneurs to invest some time in personal and professional development.

This will be an in-person conference, creating space for women to come together to network, to be inspired and to learn tangible techniques they can apply to their work and personal lives. The opening session features a keynote address from Shari Elia, Global Head of Business Development and Database Freedom for Amazon Web Services, talking about ways companies of all sizes can foster a culture of innovation. Participants can then pick which breakout sessions to attend, based on three tracts: Personal Development, Communication or Business Strategy. The morning will conclude with an intimate conversation with two local entrepreneurs who dove into the Shark Tank, as seen on TV and emerged with golden tickets!

Sponsors and their guests are invited to stay for a VIP lunch with the speakers.

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SPEAKERS

KEYNOTE

  • Shari Elia, Global Head of Business Development and Database Freedom for Amazon Web Services,  "How Companies Large and Small Can Foster a Culture of Innovation"

BREAKOUT SESSION SPEAKERS 

  • Diana Miret, Certified Fractional CFO, The Business Profit Consultancy, "How a Simple 2% Change Can Increase Your Profits by 21%"
  • Diely Pichardo-Johansson, MD, physician, author, cancer survivor and self-described overachiever, "Life's Too Short to Live Without Passion"
  • Nicole Simpson, CEO, Global Aesthetics Group, "Scale Up Your Biz"
  • Jennifer Wiggins, CEO, Clear SEM Solutions, "How to be Your Own Social Media Manager"
  • Nohely Rose, Pink Rose Media and Rock Paper Simple, "Creative Social Media Strategies"
  • Alex GreenSpike  Customer Experience Strategies "Providing Superior Customer Service"
  • Kathryn Rudloff, Executive Director of weVENTURE WBC, "There is Power When Women Come Together: Launching Lean in Circles"

PANEL DISCUSSION: Diving All In to Entrepreneurship

Hear behind the scenes stories from two local entrepreneurs who had the opportunity to dive into the Shark Tank, as seen on TV.  Both of these amazing woman-owned businesses were started right here on the Space and Treasure Coasts by women just like you - passionate about their product and customers! 

SCHEDULE

Check-in and networking - 8:30 a.m.

Session 1: Keynote address - 9:15 a.m.

Breakout Sessions - 10:15 a.m.

Participants will choose between three tracts: Personal Development, Communication or Business Strategy.

Session 2:  Panel Discussion - 11:45 a.m.

Networking - 12:30 p.m.

VIP Lunch - 1:00 p.m.

 

TICKET PRICES

STUDENT $25

FLORIDA TECH STUDENTS

  • Entrance for one to the event
  • Luncheon ticketed separately

GENERAL $50

INDIVIDUAL REGISTRATION

  • Entrance for one to the event
  • Luncheon ticketed separately

LUNCHEON $35

VIP NETWORKING

  • Entrance for one to the luncheon and networking with speakers and sponsors
    • Limited number of tickets available. Must be registered for the Summit.

SIGNATURE RAFFLE & SILENT Auction

Guests will have the opportunity to participate in a silent auction  or purchase raffle tickets at the event.  Proceeds help raise additional funds to support weVENTURE WBC programming.  To make a donation, email weventure@fit.edu.   

A list of prizes include (as of 6/16/22) 

 

IMPACT SUMMIT SPONSORSHIP LEVELS

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 accepted as well. 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.

$150 - One ticket to the event and luncheon as well as a business-card-sized ad in the event program

$250 - Two tickets to the event and luncheon as well as a quarter-page ad in the event program

$250 VENDOR TABLE - Two tickets to the event and luncheon, a quarter-page ad in the event program and one of a limited number of vendor tables to promote your business to attendees.  Please contact Susan Erickson serickson@fit.edu for availability.  Do not submit payment until approved.  Deadline to apply is 7/15/22; Vendor confirmation will be received no later than 7/22/22.

$500 - Four tickets to the event and luncheon, as well as a quarter-page ad in the event program

$1,000 BREAKOUT ROOM SPONSOR - Four tickets to the event and luncheon, a half-page ad in the event program and recognition as a breakout session sponsor including opportunity to introduce the speaker (six available)

The following sponsor levels include four tickets to the event and luncheon OR two tickets to the event and a vendor table, as well as a half-page ad in the program

$2,500 BREAKFAST SPONSOR - Business recognized on signage at the morning coffee and breakfast display (two available)

$2,500 STEP AND REPEAT SPONSOR - Business logo included in the step and repeat banner used for photo opportunities

$3,500 SWAG BAG SPONSOR - Business logo included on the swag bags given to all 300 attendees

$3,500 NOTEBOOK SPONSOR - Business logo included on the notebook given to all 300 attendees

$5,000 PRESENTING SPONSOR - Logo including on all event promotional materials, as well as the opportunity to introduce the keynote speaker

 

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or email krudloff@fit.edu to request an invoice

ANNUAL SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITY

LEAGUE OF EXTRAORDINARY INVESTORS

$1,000 ANNUAL WEVENTURE SPONSORSHIP

  • Recognition at all weVENTURE training events throughout the year
  • Complimentary access to weVENTURE business education programming
  • Four tickets to the 2022 IMPACT Summit and luncheon

INVEST IN WEVENTURE

weVENTURE is the leading regional voice and resource for female entrepreneurs and professional women. Investment from the local community allows us to provide low/no-cost business education and training to entrepreneurs in Brevard, Indian River and St. Lucie Counties. weVENTURE must fundraise to match the $150,000 annual grant from the U.S. Small Business Administration. Thank you for your support!

weVENTURE will be promoting this event throughout the Space and Treasure Coasts throughout July and August, in print and digital marketing campaigns.

FOR MORE INFORMATION:

Kathryn Rudloff, Executive Director

weVENTURE at Florida Tech's Bisk College of Business

Office: 321-674-7007

Cell: 202-306-2331

Support weVENTURE

or email krudloff@fit.edu to request an invoice