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A One-of-a-Kind

Virtual Conference

Date: February 18-20, 2021

Location: Online

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Develop Your

Entrepreneurial Mindset

This powerful event offers students an immersive experience where education and entrepreneurship intersect.

Over three days participants will gain direct access to The Startup Studio’s entire Learn to Start Community made up of our Global Ambassadors, our Koha Saas experts, as well as our Seed finance experts.

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Work with Global Ambassadors

Experience the full power of entrepreneurs and business professionals dedicated to mentoring you under our Global Ambassador Program.

Tackle a Real-World Problem

Learn about and present a solution to one of our Global Ambassador's problems worth solving and work towards bringing about a positive impact in our global family.

Showcase Your Startup

Network with other students from around the country and our Global Ambassadors, highlighting the power of relationship building as you gather feedback on your very own solutions.

Powerful Master Classes From Our

Global Ambassadors

James Hunter IV

James Hunter

EVP & General Counsel at
Marriott Vacations Worldwide

"Creating Legal Entities"

Cindy Schooler

Managing Director of
Trinity Commercial Group

"How to Become a
Fear-Less Leader"

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Ridvan Aliu

Founder & CEO of
EDUonGo & Kiwi

"Building SaaS Solutions
That Can Scale"

Joseph Gitto

Founder of Blue Sky Coaching, Consulting
& CFO Services

"Managing Financial Risk in Entrepreneurship"

Sander Eijkenduijn

Sander Eijkenduijn

Co-Founder at

"Creating an International

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When you register you gain access to all 3 days of the summit, including meet-and-greet time with our Global Ambassadors, multiple Master Classes, and an opportunity to pitch to our Global Ambassador panels.

Price: $150.00

(An additional ticketing fee of $35.67 will be charged)

Hear from our 2020 Summit students.

“The Startup Studio has come to the world to be a new idea in education. To accomplish this, we must give our Students, our Educational Partners, and our Global Ambassadors the opportunity to work directly with one another in a real and authentic setting. Nowhere can we accomplish this level of connectivity better than through our Virtual Summit Program.”

Explore The



Main Stage

(12:00-12:50pm EST)

The Entrepreneur’s Journey

Gary Conroy, CEO and Founder of The Startup Studio tells the story of his entrepreneurial journey and speaks to several students about their stories.

Breakout Session 1

(1:00-2:10pm EST)

Global Ambassador Meet & Greet

Students rotate through 20-minute sessions with Global Ambassadors where they can ask questions.

Breakout Session 2

(2:20-3:00pm EST)

A Problem Worth Solving

Students are partnered with a Global Ambassadors who presents a problem worth solving that students are tasked with solving.


(3:00-4:00pm EST)

Student Workshop Time

In teams and aided by a Global Ambassador, students work to create a solution and prepare their pitches.


Breakout Session

(12:00-1:00pm EST)

Pitching Your Solution

Teams pitch their solution to their Global Ambassador who determines the winning team.  This team wins a consultation with their Global Ambassador upon returning to school.

Master Class Sessions

(1:10-4:30pm EST)

“Creating an International Start-Up”

by Sander Eijkenduijn


“Managing Financial Risk in Entrepreneurship”

by Joe Gitto


“Forming Legal Entities”

by Jim Hunter


“Building SaaS Solutions That Can Scale”

by Ridvan Aliu and Lou Sylaj


“How to Be a Fear-Less Leader”

by Cindy Schooler


“Building a Powerful Personal Brand”

by Karen Buglisi



Networking Event

(12:00-12:50pm EST)

Peer-to-Peer Networking

Students are paired up for 5 minutes long conversations to meet each other and discuss potential collaborations

Breakout Session

(1:00-2:30pm EST)

Pitch Panels

Teams from individual schools pitch to a panel of Global Ambassadors for feedback and Q&A.  

Main Stage

(2:30-4:00pm EST)

Gary Conroy & the Global Ambassador Panel

Gary Conroy and the Global Ambassadors take questions about entrepreneurship.