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The Vail Leadership Institute hosts a new interactive event to promote the entrepreneurship of our lives, our organizations, and our community. This inaugural 1½ day preview event will be an important gathering that brings thought leaders from the business start-up community, leadership scholars, and community leaders who are driving the future success of the Vail Valley. The event provides a platform to spread the Inside First™ way of thinking, and promote key components of the Vail Way.

Vision + Execution + Passion.

Entrepreneurs Reception – October 17, 2013 5:30pm-7:30pm at the Westin in Avon.  Your registration includes a free copy of Brad Feld’s book “Start-up Communities”  and access to an exclusive cocktail reception following his talk.   The speaker and reception will be attended by local entrepreneurs, experienced Institute mentors, and community leaders.  Guest speaker Brad Feld will share his “Boulder Thesis” and VISION into how the Vail Valley can jump start it’s entrepreneurial activity.



Leadership Insights – October 18, 2013 8:30am-9:45am at the Park Hyatt in Beaver Creek.  Register for a featured presentation by Larry Donnithorne at the Hyatt Beaver Creek.  Larry will share his West Point Way of Leadership and how EXECUTION is key to enduring success.



Panel Discussion – 9:45am-11:00am – Moderated by former Vail Town Manager Terry Minger, listen to four local residents talk about their “Vail Story,” and the passion that landed them in the valley, as well as the challenges they have overcome to be successful in a lifestyle economy.

Panelists include: Tim Baker (Executive Director  – Beaver Creek Resort Company), Nicole Magistro  (Owner of the Bookworm), Rob Levine (General Manager – Antlers at Vail), Kim Langmaid (Founder of Walking Mountains Science Center)

Hike to Saddle Ridge – October 18 11:00am-1:30pm – Included in your Friday event ticket is a hike to Saddle Ridge for an exclusive lunch and round table discussions with those who share a PASSION for the Vail Way.  Attendees will receive a personal leadership planner following the session.

Take your business to the next level by signing up for this bonus session October 17th.  

Listening to Your Business – October 17, 2013. Register for a six-hour workshop (9am-3pm) specifically designed for entrepreneurs to help them answer the question, “Where do I want my business to go, and how do I make it happen?”  Regularly $150 – special event rate of $50 when combined with the Entrepreneurs Reception.  25 seats available.

Click here for more information and to register (use coupon code: Vail50)