Get More Access with Premier or VIP Passes

Attendees looking to maximize the ICBI35 experience can register at the Premiere or VIP levels to participate in expanded content, have longer access to recordings and connections, and take advantage of additional InBIA benefits through course discounts (10% off one course for Premiere, two courses for VIP). 

Both Premiere and VIP attendees can participate in the following extra workshops and activities: 

From Changemaker to Ecosystem Builder: 10 Skills for Systemic Change
Tuesday, April 20, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. EDT

Presented by: Anika Horn, Founder, Social Ventures, Chapel Hill, NC

Too long we have idealized the “heropreneur” who can single-handedly create systemic change through a single organization. The same holds true for entrepreneurial support organizations No matter how thinly we spread ourselves, we can never support ALL entrepreneurs in all industries across all stages of growth. Instead, we must join forces with mission-aligned organizations to heal, nurture and grow entrepreneurial ecosystems in our communities. The presenter will share learnings from three months of fireside chats with ecosystem builders from around the world, highlighting these ten skills that emerged: 

  1. Purpose: aligning your work with your community’s needs
  2. Community stewardship
  3. Allyship: advocating for the needs of ALL entrepreneurs
  4. Thinking in complex, adaptive systems
  5. Entrepreneur-centric solutions
  6. Fostering inclusive conversations
  7. Enlisting collaborators and building intersections in your ecosystem
  8. Uncovering and upholding your community’s values
  9. Telling your community’s authentic story
  10. The long haul: how to stay the course

This interactive workshop will engage participants in focusing on entrepreneurs at the heart of every interaction, understanding the role of servant leader, and fostering a culture of trust and collaboration in the ecosystem. 


Mindset Trek Elearning for Entrepreneurs and Innovators
Friday, April 23, 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. EDT

Presented by: Dennis Stauffer, Founder, Innovator Mindset, Minneapolis, MN

The right mindset is arguably the “secret sauce” of entrepreneurial success, but it’s challenging to instill in students and entrepreneurs who do not already have it. This session will explore how to develop that optimal mindset, by providing a simple intuitive framework for helping people make the necessary shifts. You’ll learn how to help people increase their understanding of what entrepreneurship requires, to create more value and form the habits of highly effective innovators. You’ll also learn about Mindset Trek elearning that you can use to deliver this approach, and the Innovator Mindset assessment that gives detailed feedback and measures progress.


ICBI35 Unconference
Monday, May 3, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. EDT 

The unconference concept creates space in which discussion ideas bubble to the top and participants get to engage in the topics that interest them most. Everyone can post suggestions and vote on the most relevant and interesting topics. Those whose ideas are chosen will lead group conversations and people can choose which discussions to join. The informal structure allows plenty of space for brainstorming, innovation and connection. 


VIP Exclusive Content

VIP attendees have exclusive access to small group discussions with the featured speakers. All who sign up at this level will receive a personal invite to conversations with these experts: 

Victor Hwang and Bob Johansen
Monday, April 26, 12:45 -1:15 p.m. 

Victor Hwang, Founder & CEO, Right to Start

Bob Johansen, Distinguished Fellow, Institute for the Future

The opening session of the conference will feature a fireside chat with Victor Hwang, a well-known author and policy advocate, and futurist Bob Johansen, exploring the current state of innovation, the disruptions we see happening as a result of the pandemic, and the future of work. Join in right after their talk to take a deeper dive on some of the topics they cover and/or ask questions about what the coming months and years might hold for entrepreneurship and innovation. 


Ed Morrison
Wednesday, April 28, 3:15 – 3:45 p.m. 

Ed Morrison, Director of the Agile Strategy Lab, University of Northern Alabama

As one of the originators of the Strategic Doing open strategy methodology of loosely connecting networks, Ed Morrison has long worked with communities to create thriving entrepreneurial ecosystems. His talk will explore the connection between entrepreneurial ecosystems and platforms, looking at how the two interact and providing attendees with steps to develop more vibrant ecosystems. Participants in the VIP conversation will be able to expand on key topics and get Ed’s thoughts on applying the concepts in their own communities. 

Eli Velasquez, Kelli Jones, Juliana Garaizar
Friday, April 30, 1:00 – 1:30 p.m. EDT

Eli Velasquez, Managing Partner, International Innovation Associates

Kelli Jones, Co-founder, Be Nimble Foundation & Sixty8 Capital 

Juliana Garaizar, Lead Investor, Portfolia

Helping clients secure funding is a challenge for many, and it can seem like angel resources are overly focused on places like Silicon Valley and Boston, benefiting stereotypical high-growth technology startups. This featured session will discuss efforts to get more diverse investors involved in funding companies across the country, founded by entrepreneurs of various backgrounds. Join the VIP conversation to talk in more depth about the types of companies getting funded and how to encourage this type of investment for more entrepreneurs. 

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