Featured Events


October 15-17, 2014
JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa
Phoenix, AZ

The Inc.5000 Conference & Awards Ceremony is an annual three day event that brings the nation’s brightest, most successful business minds together to celebrate the remarkable achievements of the companies that appear on Inc. magazine’s prestigious ranking of America’s fastest-growing privately held companies. Expect to be inspired by an unprecedented line-up of business experts from companies you know and admire, learn from high-level keynotes, make new connections and reconnect with peers, and celebrate your success! The conference culminates in a black-tie gala in which all current year honorees receive awards.



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April 7-9, 2015
Omni Hotel Nashville
Nashville, TN

Inc. created GROWCO, a three-day conference, for business leaders who want brass tacks advice to achieve the next level of growth. GROWCO speakers include founders and CEOs of fast-growing companies, icons in the business community, and authors of definitive business tomes. Learn how to develop a vision, manage a team, create a brand, get the most for your marketing dollar, connect with customers, close deals, and find capital.



Local Events

Live Video Chat: Small Business Big Talk Featuring Kickstarter’s Yancey Strickler

September 26, 2014 | 11AM - 12 PM

Take part in Inc.'s live chat featuring Yancey Strickler, co-founder and CEO of crowdfunding platform Kickstarter. To date, more than $1 billion has been pledged to projects on Kickstarter, funding everything from homemade postcards to wearable technology to Oscar-winning documentaries.

During this live, interactive chat you will:
- Learn lessons from Kickstarter successes
- Hear about the rising culture of crowdfunding
- Get advice on how to make your idea or business more marketable
- Have the opportunity to have your questions answered



Get Started RI: Network, Learn, Pitch.

October 1, 2014 | 5:30PM - 8:30 PM
The Squantum Association
947 Veterans Memorial Parkway
Riverside, RI

Don't miss this amazing opportunity to learn how to secure funding, leverage digital media, and attract the attention of the right influencers from our experts. Your questions are welcome during an interactive Q&A session, and the networking will be unbelievable!

This event will include:
- A pitch competition with constructive feedback from our panel of judges
- An expert panel discussion geared towards small business owners
- Complimentary cocktails & networking reception - before and after the competition!
- Complimentary Valet Parking