2020 Orlando Summit in Entrepreneurship

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A one-of-a-kind event…

Date: February 9-11, 2020
Place: Rosen Plaza, Orlando

Work with Global Ambassadors

Experience the full power of mentorship and relationship as you work alongside an impressive list of successful entrepreneurs and business professionals dedicated to supporting you under our Global Ambassador Program.

Tackle a Real-World Problem

Work directly with one of our local partners to present and bring about a solution to a very real-world problem currently affecting the local community they serve.

Interact with Program Alumni

Be mentored by and learn from members of our Alumni Program who will assist you in solution building, as well as discuss how they applied their entrepreneurial skills in the real-world in our speaker series, “Life Beyond the Program.”

Showcase Your Startup

Network with all of our exclusive, invited guests in a professional conference setting highlighting the power of networking and relationship building as you work to improve and gather feedback on your very own Value Propositions.

A one-of-a-kind event…

Date: February 9-11, 2020
Place: Rosen Plaza, Orlando

Hernan Tagliani

HERNAN TAGLIANI

President of The Group Advertising
Orlando Business Journal’s 2019 CEO of the Year
Recipient of the Diversity in Business Award

SUMMIT
KEYNOTE
SPEAKER

Orlando Business Journal's
2019 CEO of the Year

Hernan Tagliani is a leading multicultural marketing expert, business speaker, and author with a straightforward – yet challenging- mission: encouraging businesses to embrace diversity as we evolve into a multicultural nation.  Currently the President of The Group Advertising, one of the fastest growing independent multicultural advertising and digital agencies in the USA, he is helping top companies tap into one of the fastest growing and financially influential consumer segments in the United States—Hispanics.

SUMMIT
KEYNOTE
SPEAKER

Orlando Business Journal's
2019 CEO of the Year

Hernan Tagliani is a leading multicultural marketing expert, business speaker, and author with a straightforward – yet challenging- mission: encouraging businesses to embrace diversity as we evolve into a multicultural nation.  Currently the President of The Group Advertising, one of the fastest growing independent multicultural advertising and digital agencies in the USA, he is helping top companies tap into one of the fastest growing and financially influential consumer segments in the United States—Hispanics.

Hernan Tagliani

HERNAN TAGLIANI

President of The Group Advertising
Orlando Business Journal’s 2019 CEO of the Year
Recipient of the Diversity in Business Award

FEATURED
SPEAKER

Orlando Business Journal's
2017 CEO of the Year &
Philanthropist of the Year

From his humble beginnings as a convention salesperson, Harris Rosen has built a hospitality empire that includes multiple hotels, including two on Orlando’s I-Drive and Rosen Plaza Shingle Creek with its award winning championship golf course.  An empassioned philanthropist, he has been involved with multiple programs and foundations that focus on education and wellness, including Rosen College – a premiere hospitality college.  Most recently, Harris Rosen expanded his private healthcare program, RosenCare, offering affordable healthcare to educators in Osceola County.

Harris Rosen headshot

HARRIS ROSEN

President and COO of Rosen Hotels & Resorts

OTHER
FEATURED SPEAKERS

Dr. Cameron Ford

Dr. Cameron Ford

Director of The Center for Entreprneuerial Leadership at UCF

“Understanding the differences between Business and Entrepreneurship in Higher Ed”

Jay Finkelstein

Jay Finkelstein

Assistant General Manager
of The Rosen Plaza Hotel

“The Imperative of Customer Service”

In addition to these amazing professionals, students attending the 2020 Summit in Entrepreneurship will have the opportunity to work directly with The Startup Studio’s impressive list of accomplished entrepreneurs and business people. 

Come together to

SOLVE REAL PROBLEMS

Students will be charged to solve and compete for the best solution to a major global issue and will present their final solution to a highly accomplished panel of judges

UN Sustainable Development Goals at the Summit

“The Startup Studio has come to the world to be a new idea in education. To accomplish this, we must give our students and our educational leaders the opportunity to converge directly with the world of entrepreneurship and business. Nowhere can we accomplish this better than when we all come together under one roof in our Summit Program.”  

Gary Conroy – Founder & CEO of The Startup Studio

An Experience

This one-of-a-kind, powerful event built exclusively for The Startup Studio’s community of students, mentors, and school leaders is an immersive experience where education and entrepreneurship intersect.

Unlike anything offered in the market today, students will work directly with world-class mentors building solutions to real-world problems in a powerful, competitive, professional conference uniquely for students of The Startup Studio’s Entrepreneurial Studies program.

Rosen Plaza Summit Accommodations

Stay On-Site

For the best experience, you’ll want to stay on-site at the luxurious Rosen Plaza. Located in the heart of I-Drive, the Rosen Plaza offers boutique-inspired guest rooms featuring two double beds and amenities that include complimentary Wi-Fi, mini refrigerator, coffee maker, lighted make-up mirrors, laptop size safe, and hairdryer.

CONFERENCE SCHEDULE

09

  • 3pm: Drop Off and Registration
  • 5pm: Conference Opens
  • Opening Ceremony & Dinner: Introduction of our Global Ambassadors, School Leaders, and Alumni Ambassadors. Introduction of our “Entrepreneur of the Year Award”.
  • Student Pitch Event: Selected teams pitch their product/solution to our Entrepreneur of the Year for feedback.

10

11

MORNING AGENDA:
  • Breakfast: Welcome to “A Day of Problem Solving”
  • Harris Rosen: Welcome and opening statements
  • Hernan Tagliani: Keynote Speaker on “The Journey of Purpose”
  • Presentation of the UN Sustainable Development Goals: A representative will present a UN Sustainable Development Goal initiative currently in need of a solution supported by a distribution of data to all student teams.
 
LUNCH & AFTERNOON AGENDA:
  • Breakout Workshops: Teams build solutions to the presented problem. Note: Our Global Ambassadors remain for the day to mentor students as they build their solutions.
  • Discussion: “The difference between Business and Entrepreneurship in Higher Ed”: UCF students and teachers join the discussion

DINNER & EVENING AGENDA:
  • Breakout Workshops: Students continue working on their solutions
MORNING AGENDA
  • Breakfast
  • Jay Finkelstein:  Assistant General Manager for Rosen Plaza presents: “The Imperative of Customer Service”
  • Top Teams Chosen
  • Pitches to our UN representatives

LUNCH & AFTERNOON AGENDA:
  • Closing Ceremonies: Winners announced

HOUSING & DINING

All of our participating schools from outside of the local Orlando area will be staying at the Rosen Plaza for the duration (2 nights) of the Summit. WPS students have the option to stay on property for the two nights or can be dropped off daily by their parents. We highly recommend that all students stay on property so as to have an immersive conference experience. *

10

MORNING AGENDA:
  • Breakfast: Welcome to “A Day of Problem Solving”
  • Harris Rosen: Welcome and opening statements
  • Hernan Tagliani: Keynote Speaker on “The Journey of Purpose”
  • Presentation of the UN Sustainable Development Goals: A representative will present a UN Sustainable Development Goal initiative currently in need of a solution supported by a distribution of data to all student teams.

LUNCH & AFTERNOON AGENDA:
  • Breakout Workshops: Teams build solutions to the presented problem. Note: Our Global Ambassadors remain for the day to mentor students as they build their solutions.
  • Discussion: “The difference between Business and Entrepreneurship in Higher Ed”: UCF students and teachers join the discussion

DINNER & EVENING AGENDA:
  • Breakout Workshops: Students continue working on their solutions

11

MORNING AGENDA
  • Breakfast
  • Jay Finkelstein:  Assistant General Manager for Rosen Plaza presents: “The Imperative of Customer Service”
  • Top Teams Chosen
  • Pitches to our UN representatives

LUNCH & AFTERNOON AGENDA:
  • Closing Ceremonies: Winners announced

HOUSING & DINING

All of our participating schools from outside of the local Orlando area will be staying at the Rosen Plaza for the duration (2 nights) of the Summit. WPS students have the option to stay on property for the two nights or can be dropped off daily by their parents. We highly recommend that all students stay on property so as to have an immersive conference experience. *