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Best Entrepreneur Conferences of 2019

Attending industry conferences is a great way for entrepreneurs to learn new skills and network with like-minded individuals.

An added bonus of going to conferences is being able to travel across the country, exploring new areas of the country and expanding your network. Learning to fly and achieving your private pilot’s license goes hand in hand with the entrepreneurial lifestyle – particularly for those who attend multiple industry conference, tradeshows and meet-ups throughout the year. Being able to fly yourself across the country at a moment’s notice means you’ll never have to miss a must-attend conference again and make the most of networking opprtunities as you’re not tied to anyone’s schedule but your own.

If you’re an entrepreneur or are wondering where to start, here are some of the top entrepreneurial conferences for 2019.

Startup Grind’s Global Conference

Silicon Valley, California

February 12-13, 2019

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The Startup Grind Global Conference brings together a community of startups, partners, investors, thought leaders and worldwide directors for two days of invaluable education, connection and inspiration. Located in the heart of Silicon Valley, surrounded by tech giants and startups alike, this conference features six stages and a roster of world-class speakers, as well as hours of valuable networking and partner opportunities, among thousands of entrepreneurs. Whether you are looking for a co-founder, have just started your company or are scaling by the day, there’s something for everyone at Startup Grind.

South by Southwest

Austin, Texas

March 8-12, 2019

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South by Southwest’s (SXSW) Entrepreneurship and Startups Track brings together founders and funders of all stages to talk about current best practices as well as the most exciting new companies and services across industries. Session topics include establishing and growing businesses; strategic investment and the future of venture capital; as well as emerging markets and services. 2019 features sessions like Cultivating Entrepreneurship in Challenging Places, How Midlife Women Work Their Entrepreneurial Mojo, and Turning the Tables: Entrepreneur to Investor.

Midwest Entrepreneurship Conference

Omaha, Nebraska

April 5-6, 2019

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The eighth annual Midwest Entrepreneurship Conference 2019 is a two-day conference that is for college students, young professionals and aspiring entrepreneurs to learn from highly successful young entrepreneurs and a few seasoned professionals. Here, entrepreneurs will discover opportunities to learn how others have seized the opportunity and created successful businesses while engaging in networking opportunities with other like-minded people from across the Midwest.

Young Entrepreneur Convention

Ames, Iowa

April 26-27, 2019

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Entering its fourth year, the Young Entrepreneur Convention has quickly established itself as a unique value-add for up-and-coming entrepreneurs of all types. Attendees will gain insight on tools that aid entrepreneurs in the tech/start-up world, as well as those that want to build influence and brand awareness in their respective industry. In addition, this conference hosts the largest one-day “Pitch Competition” in the United States, where participants compete against each other to see who has the best elevator speech.

Create & Cultivate Conference

New York City, New York

May 4, 2019

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Create & Cultivate is a one-day conference that’s jam-packed with panels, pop-ups, “mic drop moments”, mentor power hours—and of course—delicious food and cocktails. The core focus of the Create & Cultivate Conference is to entertain, enlighten and inform women around key topics surrounding entrepreneurship, such as the evolving digital landscape, trends in business and the real talk that comes with being a female entrepreneur in the modern world. Whether you want to learn how to launch a blog or business, develop content strategies or improve existing strategies, you will be surrounded with like-minded women all while learning from industry leaders.

Small Business Expo

Chicago, Illinois

June 20, 2019

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Small Business Expo Chicago is geared towards Entrepreneurs in a broad range of industries. With a number of expert speakers on the main stage, attendees can interact, ask questions and discuss questions with industry experts about what it takes to achieve business success. In addition, there are several workshops that teach business-critical skills and tactics to help you run your business more efficiently, improve revenue and support growth.

World Domination Summit

Portland, Oregon

June 25-July 1, 2019

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For almost 10 years, World Domination Summit has brought together over 10,000 people from more than forty countries. At this conference, the mission is to create a remarkable community that helps each person pursue a big dream. Discussions and activities center around topics such as how to live your best life, travel hacking your way around the world and writing a book. The main keynotes and celebrations take place during the weekend of WDS, while other workshops and networking events take place throughout the week.

eWomanNetwork Entrepreneur Conference & Expo

Dallas, Texas

August 1-3, 2019

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Whether you want to launch, grow and scale your business, the eWomanNetwork Entrepreneur Conference and Expo will teach you how. This is the number one women’s entrepreneur conference in North America and features hundreds of diverse business categories within a diverse mix of women entrepreneurs and business professionals. The eWomanNetwork Entrepreneur Conference features a world-class stage that has hosted top-tier speakers such as Sara Blakely, Jack Canfield, Stedman Graham, Cathie Black, John Gray, Marion Luna Brem, Debbie Meyer, Tory Johnson, Ken Kragen, Soledad O’Brian and many more.

EO Nerve Conference

Charleston, South Carolina

September 24-27, 2019

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The theme of 2019’s EO Nerve Conference is “Rebirth” – as such, topics will focus on rebooting,  adaptability and the fundamental rethinking of everything as an entrepreneur. This year, Charleston is the destination and a model of adaptation, with its charming and historic 400-year-old coastal city, that’s also one of the most thriving economies and tech hubs in the country. Attendees will leave challenged with new skills for business agility along with the motivation to renew personal growth.

Wratchet+Wrench Management Conference

Minneapolis, Minnesota

October 3-5, 2019

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For the first time, the 2019 Ratchet+Wrench Management Conference will be hosted in Minneapolis/St. Paul. This years event features many exciting changes that will help attendees take their business to the next level. Speakers will discuss the industry’s most pressing topics, going more in-depth than ever before. With 30 unique strategy sessions and a unique blend of workshops and discussion panels, there are plenty of opportunities to learn from successful entrepreneurs.

Dreamforce Conference

Portland, Oregon

November 19-22, 2019

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Dreamforce is equal parts learning, networking, getting inspired and having a lot of fun. For four days, attendees get the chance to give back and have the time of their life with fellow Trailblazers—all at the largest software conference in the world. Whether you’re a company of five or a Fortune 500, you’re going to see a boom in success by coming to Dreamforce. With over 2,000 sessions and thousands of live solutions from the world’s largest cloud ecosystem, Dreamforce has tailed content specific to your industry, role, and company size.

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