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Move your business forward.


Launch Retreat is an intense 3-day 3-night event that provides early-stage and existing businesses with the vital support needed for healthy growth. We’ve designed a lean, business preparation curriculum that culminates in an intensive getaway where A-list mentors and leaders will work with you one-on-one.

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Move your business forward.


Launch Retreat is an intense 3-day 3-night event that provides early-stage and existing businesses with the vital support needed for healthy growth. We’ve designed a lean, business preparation curriculum that culminates in an intensive getaway where A-list mentors and leaders will work with you one-on-one.

So, is this an accelerator? A Startup Weekend?

Not quite. We've taken the best parts of those models and combined them into a completely new, flexible format geared towards working professionals with amazing ideas.


We provide support in two areas.

Validation

Successful leaders and entrepreneurs in all industries cite insightful feedback as a vital part of the business research phase. Our network of mentors and partners have strong reputations as experts in areas such as business development, branding, technology, sales, and many more. You could spend months or even years (and many coffee tabs) trying to build the critically important network that will carry you through your first years, but you don't have to. 

Education

A lot of people have put time and effort into creating tools that you can use to start your business. The challenge is knowing which ones are worth your time. A large part of the Launch Retreat program exists to provide you with resources and steps that help you outline your idea, build a business plan, and carry it through the execution stages. Our goal is to alleviate some of the stress associated with business education by providing you with relevant, applicable tools.

Before you leave the event, you’ll have a timeline for growth and benchmarks to keep you on target. Additionally, mentors will hold you accountable to pursue and achieve goals.


The Steps.

Jun. 24th - Aug. 31st

After you fill out the application form we evaluate your business status to determine if you are an ideal candidate.

If your application is accepted you progress to the Interview phase. We'll sit down with you to sign a Non-Disclosure Agreement and get to know you better. This is also a great opportunity for you to ask questions about the program and event. 

Sep. 1st - Oct. 22nd

Once accepted, we will give you the event preparation curriculum. This work will prepare you for engagement with your mentors.

But, it doesn't stop there. We will work with you to augment the curriculum based on your industry focus. In addition, the event schedule and goals are tailored to address your biggest challenges.

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Oct. 23th - 26th

The retreat is an intense, 3-day 3-night event designed to help you focus on your business and learn from incredible people.

Not only will you have the opportunity to work on your idea and schedule meetings with mentors, but you'll also get a chance to participate in group breakout sessions and personal strength evaluation.


The Destination.

We've reserved an incredible 5,000 sq. foot lodge in NWA to host Launch Retreat 2014!


The Cost.

Entry and Event fees cover lodging, food, tests/training sessions, beverages/alcohol, and activities.

Option A.

Entry - $250 per Attendee
Event - $0 and 5% Equity

For many early-stage businesses cash can be very hard to come by. If you haven't received investment or sales yet and don't want to front the cash, this option is for you. As equity partners, we will invest our time and resources into your idea to support your vision. We are actively involved in all of our startup projects and provide ongoing mentorship.

Option B.

Entry - $250 per Attendee
Event - $1,500 and 0% equity

If you've already started your business or have investment, you might not want to part with any equity. We get it. You can still join the program and attend the event for the cost of a short conference. This event is unique because it is tailored to your specific business needs instead of covering numerous, general topics in large groups.


Do you have what it takes?

We'll be accepting less than a dozen applicants for this event.