One of the coolest Bay Area networking events I have had the privilege to photograph, hosted at Attitude Aviation in Livermore, CA. A summit created for entrepreneurs, investors and philanthropists. Flight To Freedom 3.0 is right around the corner (next week actually) so visit their website to learn more and get yourself registered, I just might see you there!
“Flight to Freedom is designed to enhance collaboration between vibrant entrepreneurial communities in the United States and other groups from around the world. We believe that the success of a region depends upon open communication between academics, entrepreneurs, government officials, financiers & other specialists. Our goal is to propel entrepreneurship in an efficient manner by pre-planning private meetings & group introductions within the general F2F networking format. The “pay it forward” spirit at our events provides the foundation for lasting relationships where friends do business with friends.
You should come to F2F3 to meet some of the most successful local people from the Bay Area and beyond. The rest will be flying in from dozens of states and several foreign countries.” – flight2freedom.com
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“Many of the attendees are looking for new companies that seek expansion capital. Others are searching out new technologies that might enable their firms to grow. Many people have benefited from the F2F events because they are able to meet Centers of Influence (COIs) from other economic regions. We’ve actually been told many times that a connection from an F2F event enabled a business owner to seamlessly expand their foreign market operations into the MENA, Brazil or Japan. These connections are priceless for a business. The net – net is a massive victory for those who want to see their enterprises thrive.
The F2F events are well known for having almost zero consistent themes. Initially we showcased athletic companies and fitness. The next event evolved into an amalgamation of clean tech, smart TVs, entertainment and social commerce. The last event included social media, biotech, telecom, luxury goods and SEO. By combining individuals that are NOT from the same industry, we noticed that attendees were much more eager to help one another. This diversity of attendees is our biggest strength because no one feels like they are sharing secrets with competitors. On the contrary, they open up their contacts and get the work started right away. It also helps when all the speakers are leaders in their respective fields.” – flight2freedom.com