May 10th, Minneapolis  |  Admission is free

Join Alexis Ohanian, co-founder of Reddit and other experts for a morning of inspiration

Don't Just Manage your Company. Accelerate Your Business!

Register Now!

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100+ State-of-the-Art Windows 10 Pro Devices for Small and Medium Business

Top  Worldwide Hardware Manufacturing and Technology Partners

65,000 Small Medium Businesses Reached

Top Local Technology and Business Influencers From Around the World

Unique Speed Networking Opportunities to Drive Your Business

“   Gives business owners the ability to learn about new options to run businesses more effectively   ”

“   It gives business owners and professionals the chance to see the latest in technology. The networking component was great too!   ”

“   I am more likely to come to an event than to take the time out to read. The line-up of speakers was great!   ”

One day specifically designed for business leaders.

Hold on to your hats, we’re bringing a whirlwind of brilliant minds and innovative business tools to multiple cities!

We are proud to have an incredible line-up of speakers, interactive networking experiences and a showcase of the latest technology to achieve your full business potential. This event is a networking, education and best practice sharing experience designed for small to medium sized business owners.

Why Attend?

  • Tap into new sources of inspiration from successful entrepreneurs
  • Connect with business leaders just like you to share stories and experiences
  • Get laser focused on technology that can amplify your business productivity
  • Experience the innovation lounge with technology solutions designed for your business
  • Learn how to build a world-class infrastructure with the peace-of-mind and security you expect

Who should attend?

This event is tailored for owners, C-level leaders and key senior managers that can expect to be challenged, expect to be entertained and expect to be informed.

Accelerate Your Business is a complimentary event and will be capped at capacity, so register early to reserve your spot!

Speakers

Keynote Speaker

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Alexis Ohanian

Co-founder of Reddit, Initialized Capital, and bestselling author

Alexis was born in Brooklyn, NY but grew up in the suburbs of Baltimore, MD where he slowly realized his desire to play professional football would potentially not pan out.

So, after graduating from UVA, he turned his efforts towards making the world suck less. In addition to cofounding Reddit, he co-founded Initialized Capital, a seed stage venture fund with over $160M under management. He's the bestselling author of Without Their Permission, and an activist for the open Internet. While he is still patiently awaiting the news of his starting position in the NFL, he currently spends his free time investing in startups, passionately cheering on the Washington Redskins, and Facetiming his cat, Karma. His mother always told him he was special.

Moderator

Gene Marks, speaker at Microsoft's Accelerate Your Business events

Gene Marks

Columnist, author, and small business owner The Marks Group

Gene writes on business, politics and public policy for the Washington Post and weekly for Forbes, Inc. Magazine, Entrepreneur and the Huffington Post. Nationally, Gene appears on Fox News, MSNBC & CNBC discussing matters affecting the business community.

Featured Speaker

Carol Roth, speaker at Microsoft's Accelerate Your Business events

Carol Roth

National media personality and author 

Carol is a billion-dollar dealmaker, host of Office Small Business Academy, a judge on Mark Burnett & Intel’s technology competition series, “America’s Greatest Makers”, media personality, entrepreneur, investor and author of the New York Times bestselling book, The Entrepreneur Equation.

Hosts

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Gary Fowle

VP of US OEM, Microsoft

Gary has responsibility for Original Equipment Manufacturer, Distributor, and Reseller revenue growth. Gary brings a 20-year record of partner enablement to the United States, having most recently served as the Microsoft OEM Lead for APAC, based out of Singapore where he delivered consistent revenue growth across 39 developing and emerging markets and as the OEM lead for the United Kingdom.

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Sophie Sheehan

Lenovo Ambassador

As a Lenovo Ambassador, Sophie conducts briefings for the Press, customers and business partners in North America. In 2010, Sophie joined Lenovo as a Global Acquisition Sales Representative in which she played a key role in selling Lenovo’s solutions to some of the world’s most prevalent Fortune 500 companies. In 2014, Sophie was promoted to the Ambassador position. She enjoys speaking to audiences of different sizes to promote Lenovo’s strategy, mission and product portfolio. Sophie has a strong passion for technology and truly enjoys helping others find value in Lenovo’s services and product offerings.

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Minneapolis - May 10, 2017

Sponsors

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Don't Just Manage your Company. Accelerate Your Business!

Accelerate your business with new Windows 10 Pro devices that practically pay for themselves. Work more productively on reliable devices that will reduce time, money and energy spent maintaining old machines. Work more securely with enhanced security tools designed to protect you against costly and devastating cyber attacks. And work more collaboratively on newer, sleeker, more performance-driven devices that incorporate the most innovative technologies and let you work how you want, when you want, without compromise.

 

Accelerate Your Business is a complimentary event and will be capped at capacity, so register early to reserve your spot!