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Entrepreneurial Conference: Growth, Sustainability and Strength

December 10, 2020


Strength is being resilient, courageous. Strength doesn’t come from what you can do. It comes from overcoming. As entrepreneurs we are resilient. We are strong. We are courageous. In March of 2020 Covid-19 wreaked havoc on our businesses. Our spirits have been rattled, but in true entrepreneur fashion we continue to persevere in order to hold onto our businesses, we are adjusting, we are pivoting.


Join us for a day of entrepreneurial leadership and collaboration with entrepreneurs from a variety of industries as we discuss ways to navigate, survive and thrive through Covid-19 and beyond.










Select Your Experience

10KSB Pass


For Goldman Sachs 10KSB Alumni 

All Access


Full Access to Conference Sessions, Networking, and Exhibitors Hall

VIP Pass


Two All Access Tickets and a Booth in our Exhibitors Hall


Meet Our Speakers

John Politsky
John Politsky

President of WeSpeak Easy

Colleen Mook
Colleen Mook


Daisy Fontanez
Daisy Fontanez


Anna Ehlenberger
Anna Ehlenberger

Director Of Business Development Converge HR

Katie Keates May
Katie Keates May

CEO of Creative Healing

Ashley Owens
Ashley Owens

Networking Concierge, Ashley Assists, LLC

Venus David, M.Ed.
Venus David, M.Ed.

Founder/President So Love Autistic Center

Jason Klock
Jason Klock

Founder Klock Entertainment

Lindsay Hagerman
Lindsay Hagerman

Owner Rain Caper

Jon Herting
Jon Herting

Owner of Precision Performance Physical Therapy

Carrie Maria
Carrie Maria

Founder, CEO, Manager Monster Minders

Pam Henshall
Pam Henshall

President Greater Northeast Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce

Dominic Episcopo
Dominic Episcopo

Founder Dominic Episcopo Photography and Cinematography

Julie DeLucca-Collins
Julie DeLucca-Collins

Founder and CEO of Go Confidently Coaching


Meet Our Panelsts

Jorge Fontanez
Jorge Fontanez

Founder & CEO, Marca Studio

Yolanda Coleman
Yolanda Coleman

Founder & CEO Team Tutor

Kim Strengari
Kim Strengari

Co-Owner of Conshy Girls Restaurant and Catering Group

Our Why

As graduates of Goldman Sach’s 10KSB program, both John and Yolanda know the value of continuing education, entrepreneurial collaboration, professional and personal development. 

Our mission is to engage like-minded entrepreneurs in a day of inspiration and motivation but most importantly build community and long lasting connections. Our conference offers opportunities for networking, professional development and personal growth.


Conference Schedule

December 10th, 2020

8:00 AM
Introduction & Networking


Join our networking lounge and meet some new friends, or catch up with old acquaintances.

8:30 AM
What Small Businesses Can Learn From the Pandemic – HR Edition

With Converge HR

It’s no secret that business owners have had to rethink the way they do business thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic. Our world looks much different than it did a year ago. New employment regulations, financial struggles leading to layoffs, and employee safety have brought Human Resources to the forefront as HR professionals support business leaders through the chaos.

This session will explore what HR leaders have learned from the pandemic and how you can strengthen your business with a few crucial yet simple improvements to your Human Resources functions. We will explore hot topics such as talent retention, compensation, and compliance and provide effective strategies to leave 2020 as a stronger and more adaptable business.  

9:30 AM
Success without Stress:  Manage the emotional demands of entrepreneurship like a boss

With Katie Keates May

This workshop will review concrete tools for honing your vision, setting goals that get done and maximizing your unique abilities to elevate your business to the next level while also teaching time management and delegation strategies so that you can create a self-managing and successful company without hitting your stress ceiling.
10:30 AM

An Open Conversation About 2020 & The Effects of Covid 19 on Small Businesses

Panelist will include:
Carrie Maria, Monster Minders
Jason Klock, Klock Entertainment 
Venus David, So Love Autistic Center
Jon Herting, Precision Performance Physical Therapy 
Jule Delucca Collins, Go Confidently Coaching

Moderator: Jorge Fontanez

11:30 AM
Balancing Boldly: Defining Success, Setting Goals & Managing the Mental Load

With Colleen Mook


Start building a strong foundation for 2021, with the clarity, vision and tools to achieve success in your life. This session will inspire and motivate you to define your goals, overcome your obstacles and move forward. You will learn how to live every day with a positive mindset, allowing you to build resilience, reduce stress, increase joy and become bolder and more courageous. Gain actionable strategies and tips that will serve as a roadmap for personal and professional success. It’s time to focus on yourself, because you are worth it and change begins with YOU.

12:45 PM
Marketing Strategy and the Dream 100

With John Politsky

This workshop will give you some new strategic approaches to Marketing in a Post Covid world.  One of our favorite marketing strategies is the Dream 100.  We will explore this in detail and give you all the tools you need to get started with your own Dream 100.

1:45 PM

Successful Pivot Stories and What’s Next


Panelist will include:
Yolanda Coleman, Team Tutor
Lindsay Hagerman, Rain Caper
Dominic Episcopo,Dominico Episcopo Photography and Cinematography
Kim Strengari, Conshy Girls Restaurant and Catering Group

Moderator will be:
Jorge Fontanez


2:45 PM
Business Operations and Processes

With Daisy Fontanez

During this presentation we will explore the various operational components and their value to your business.  In addition to reviewing the impacts of your processes to your business growth and retention.

3:45 PM
How To Not Suck at Virtual Networking

With Ashley Owens

Networking is such a personal activity, it is not a one size fits all practice. Most people get bogged down in the details and miss out on the foundation of how to build and retain an effective network. At the end of the day, no one cares WHAT you do, but do you know them, like them or trust them? Establishing and growing meaningful relationships is undeniably critical to long-term success and during the current worldwide pandemic when networking has shifted from onsite to fully online, Ashley reveals how to connect “face-to-face” in our new normal. 

By attending this session you will learn how to:

  • Nurture your current business relationships 
  • Create a tactical, individualized approach 
  • Save time by recognizing the best strategic partners
  • Effectively engage contacts using email, messaging, social media, and other digital tools
  • Craft an authentic, powerful, professional networking process 

Don’t miss out on this one of a kind event!

Get ahead of the game. Virtual conferences are becoming the norm. Don’t be left behind waiting for things to return to normal.

Get in Touch

Do you have questions about the event? Suggestions for sponsors or exhibitors? Do you want more information on how to get your own virtual event starte? We want to hear from you! Send us a message and we will get back to you as soon as possible. 


Thanks to our sponsors