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Enough with just exchanging business cards.
  • Ashu Upa
    CEO
    Azuma Networks

    "Every 5000 miles, I take my car to a dealership to change the oil. Every year, I go to my physician to do my annual physical checkup. And every year, I attend the Interise Summit. Every entrepreneur needs to look back on what you've accomplished -- to gain new knowledge, the Interise Summit is a must-have thing.”
  • Nadine Cino
    CEO
    Tyga-Box Systems Inc.

    “You know what I loved was the diversity of the audience. I thought they brought a richness to it that was just great, it was a great mash-up of entrepreneurs from different walks of life.”
  • Andrew Schmidt
    Partner
    Core Contractors

    “It's a little bit of external accountability that forces the business owner to pull back, take a couple of days off to really think about their systems, their processes and have a board of similarly positioned individuals who can provide valuable input and be a valuable resource.”
  • Carol Ababio
    CEO
    Cititech Computer Services Inc.

    “I have always had drawbacks about networking. My mindset was that you go to a networking event and it never really works. [At the Summit], I learned how to network in a different way to make it beneficial to me. How to qualify a networking event.”
  • Jerry Kennedy
    CEO
    DNEDA

    “Being in Dallas [at the StreetWise Summit] made me realize that the businesses that I thought seemed to have everything together, those were the ones that were staying in touch with a peer group or organization.”
  • Shawn Dollar
    CEO
    Sturm Welding Inc.

    “The networking opportunities are phenomenal and the business advice and counseling is second to none.”
  • George Koulouris
    CEO
    Grecian Gyro

    “There is a really great community and fellowship that exists with people who participate in Interise stuff. It just makes it a lot easier to dig in and ask some cool questions. I really felt that building of community, that ability to socialize and have interactions with other business owners who have also been through the program. I got a lot of good insight, a lot of perspective just from meeting different folks.”
  • Mark Hawley
    CEO
    Metal-tech 4x4

    “It’s an energizer, a stimulus hit, a shot in the arm. You gotta keep working on this thing. You can't sit back. You can't keep getting sucked into it. You have to keep focusing on development.”
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ALUMNI

ALUMNI

Peer-mentoring, problem solving, and business opportunities
INSTRUCTORS

INSTRUCTORS

Instant feedback on strategy, goal setting, and delivery
BUSINESS EXPERTS

BUSINESS EXPERTS

Open doors for your next contract or deal


The Agenda


Inspiration

Inspiration

Re-energize with success stories from alumni and our annual small business awards ceremony
Education

Education

Recommit to working ON your business through highly interactive strategy sessions, workshops, panels, and one-to-one coaching sessions, all designed to give you instant feedback from business experts.
Fun

Fun

Recharge with BeWell sessions, hang with new friends at Happy Hours, and experience charming Old Alexandria



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The StreetWise Summit 2017 will be held on September 10 – 12, 2017
The Alexandrian | Alexandria, VA


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MEET OUR BUSINESSES

ALEXANDRA CLARK

ALEXANDRA CLARK

DETROIT, MI

FOOD SERVICES

When I think about employing Detroiters, that’s something that I feel very strongly about. I’m an artist really but in order to sell my art I have to hire people... I could not be prouder of anything other than employing people.

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DARRYL BRITT

DARRYL BRITT

WASHINGTON, DC

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

It may be fear of opening up your company to a teaming partner but, honestly, when you’re small I don’t think there’s any other way [to get federal contracts]. I think that idea of teaming--collectively using your strengths to get in front of that huge client--is key.

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SHANE CONNER

SHANE CONNER

LEBANON, IN

ELECTRICAL AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS

On contracting with the National Football League to power Superbowl XLVI: “You have to embrace how hard running a small business is. Hard work pays off.”

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VICTOR WASHINGTON

VICTOR WASHINGTON

HOUSTON, TX

UTILITIES

I don’t [help the local community] to get media attention or whatever. I do it because it needs to be done. I do it to inspire others to help. Others that can do it, can do it, and I inspire them to do good things as well. It’s a win-win.

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TAMARA NALL

TAMARA NALL

NEW YORK, NY

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

I always wanted to be the Facebook or the Google of consulting – I wanted to let it be a democracy and people within the organization could just do what they want as long as they do good work.

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TERRY WALLACE

TERRY WALLACE

FRANSISCO, IN

CONSTRUCTION

We’ve grown quite a bit since the program. But, the thing is, I feel I’ve grown personally more than just dollars and cents in a business. I’m able to talk to other business owners a lot differently.

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MARY ALEXANDER

MARY ALEXANDER

NEW ORLEANS, LA

CONSTRUCTION

What’s different between now and where we were in ‘05 is we actually have facilities in other locations where we can transfer our people . . . We are more sustainable than we were ten years ago--we work overseas, we have other clients in other regions of the US.

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Interise’s StreetWise Summit 2017: Don't Stop Now!

Call for Presenters

Sunday, Sept. 10 - Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017
The Alexandrian, Alexandria, Virginia
Presenter Submission Deadline: January 31, 2017

About The Summit

Interise’s award-winning StreetWise ‘MBA’™ curriculum uses a facilitated peer-learning method to provide established small business owners with the business knowledge, management know-how, and relationships they need to achieve scale.

We are proud to announce the StreetWise Summit 2017, which will be held September 10-12, 2017, in Alexandria, Virginia, right near our nation’s capitol.

The Summit gives Interise alumni business owners the opportunity to look back on what they've accomplished, to gain new knowledge, and to network with one another.

The planned Summit tracks are:
  • Activate your growth plan
  • Respond to your growth
  • Reimagine your goals
We welcome thought leaders who will provide actionable advice to our alumni, established small business owners who are poised for, or experiencing growth. Presenters will have the full registration fee waived, and receive breakfasts and lunches on September 11 and 12. You are also invited to participate in other sessions and activities at the Summit, when not presenting.

Session Formats

We intend to engage our alumni with a well planned Summit that will consist of highly interactive sessions, including workshops, roundtable discussions, and panels. Presenters will be required to be well prepared and rehearsed.

Each session at the Summit will have 15 – 20 attendees, and approximately 45 minutes to present. (Longer sessions will be considered on a case-by-case basis.) Sessions should reflect the nature and spirit of the Interise classroom – utilizing facilitation instruction rather than “lecture” style presentations. Not all rooms will be equipped with AV, as we encourage discussion-based sessions, focused on peer problem solving and live cases from attendees.


Proposals for the following types of sessions are invited:


KEYNOTE /
ALUMNI STORIES

KEYNOTE / ALUMNI STORIES

Several of our general sessions will have alumni speakers. These speakers will share their unique stories of growth, and/or their contributions to their communities, especially after having completed their Interise programs.

WORKSHOPS

WORKSHOPS

Those submitting for a workshop presentation can expect to allocate 35 minutes to present, with at least 10 minutes for Q&A. Presenters should also note the type of AV, if any, they require, as well as any other supporting materials they may require.

INTERACTIVE ROUNDTABLE

INTERACTIVE ROUNDTABLES

Roundtable sessions allow maximum interaction among presenters and attendees. The presenter will deliver a brief introduction, providing a framework for the discussion, and will immediately field questions from attendees, cultivating further conversation related to the initial topic. Those submitting for roundtable discussions can expect to allocate 45 minutes to present and discuss with attendees. Presenters should note if they will require any supporting materials and/or anticipate having hand-outs.

PANEL PRESENTATIONS

PANEL PRESENTATIONS

A panel presentation allows for multiple presenters to offer differing perspectives on a single topic. Presenters who indicate this as the desired format for their presentation can expect Interise to compile the panel. We appreciate your suggestions about additional panelists or additional points of view to include. Presenters should note if they will require any supporting materials and/or anticipate having hand-outs.

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Hotel and Logistics

The StreetWise Summit will be held at the The Alexandrian at 480 King St., Alexandria, VA. A discounted room rate of $199 will be available to attendees upon registration.



Getting There:
The Alexandrian is conveniently located 5 miles from Reagan National Airport (DCA). The hotel offers complimentary shuttle service between the hotel and Reagan National Airport scheduled daily between 7 a.m. and 10:30 p.m. on request. It is suggested that you call the hotel when you arrive at your gate to allow sufficient time for them to come get you.

Estimated taxi fare from Washington DC area airports:

From Washington, DC/National/Reagan Airport – DCA:
Travelers can expect to pay about $25-30.

From Washington, DC/Dulles Airport - IAD:
Travelers can expect to pay about $65-70.

From Baltimore-Washington International Airport - BWI:
Travelers can expect to pay about $75.

Driving Directions from Washington DC area airports:

Washington, DC/National/Reagan Airport - DCA:
Located about five miles from our hotel, Reagan National Airport provides easy access to Washington DC. Depending on traffic and time of day, travel time is about 10–15 minutes. Take the GW Parkway South out of the airport, approximately 3 miles, into Old Town Alexandria.

The Alexandrian is on the right side of the street at 480 King Street.

Estimated taxi fare: approximately 15-20 USD (one way).

Washington, DC/Dulles Airport - IAD:
Dulles International Airport is located about 35 miles from our hotel. Depending on traffic and time of day, travel time is about 45-60 minutes. Take the Dulles Toll Road east to the Capital Beltway (Interstate 495).

Go south on Interstate 495 to Exit 177, Alexandria Route 1.

Take Route 1 north approximately 1 mile to King Street.

Turn right onto King Street.

The Alexandrian is on the right side of the street at 480 King Street.

Estimated taxi fare: approximately 65-70 USD (one way).

Baltimore - Washington International Airport - BWI:
Baltimore/Washington International Airport located about 40 miles from our hotel. Depending on traffic and time of day, travel time is about 60-75 minutes. Take Interstate 95 south until it connects with the Capital Beltway (Interstate 495).

Continue south on Interstate 95/495 until you just cross the Potomac River into Virginia at the Woodrow Wilson Memorial Bridge.

After you cross the bridge, take the first exit, Alexandria Route 1 (Exit 177).

Take Route 1 north approximately 1 mile to King Street.

Turn right onto King Street.

The Alexandrian is on the right side of the street at 480 King Street.

Estimated taxi fare: approximately 75 USD (one way).

Directions from Washington DC Airports via public transportation:
For more information on public transportation in Washington, D.C., visit the WMATA Trip Planner Website.

Washington, DC/National/Reagan Airport - DCA:
The Alexandrian is easily accessible from Reagan National Airport via Metro. Take the Blue Line from National Airport Metro Station towards Franconia Springfield.

Exit metro at King Street Metro Station.

Follow King Street east (toward the river), either on foot or by cab, approximately 12 blocks.

The Alexandrian is located on the right at the corner of Pitt Street and King Street.

Washington, DC/Dulles Airport - IAD:
Take the 5A Bus from the Main Terminal to the Rosslyn Metro Station stop.

Depart the Rosslyn Metro Station via the Blue Line towards Franconia-Springfield.

Exit metro at King Street Metro Station.

Follow King Street east (toward the river), either on foot or by cab, approximately 12 blocks.

The Alexandrian is located on the right at the corner of Pitt Street and King Street.

Baltimore-Washington International Airport - BWI:
Washington International Airport via public transportation by using the detailed directions below.

Via Train:

- MARC Train is the least expensive train option, but only runs on weekdays. Amtrak is also available, and runs every day of the week.

Board the MARC/Amtrak shuttle bus on the lower level terminal.

The shuttle bus will drop off at the BWI MARC/Amtrak Train Station, where you can purchase a train ticket to Washington, D.C.'s Union Station.

Train will arrive at Washington's Union Station located at Massachusetts Ave and First Street NE.

From the Union Station Metro take the Red Line towards Shady Grove.

Exit metro at Gallery Place Chinatown Metro Station and transfer to the Yellow Line towards Huntington.

Exit at King Street Metro Station.

Follow King Street east (toward the river), either by foot or by cab, approximately 12 blocks.

The Alexandrian is located on the right at the corner of Pitt Street and King Street.

Via Bus/Metro:

Take the B30 Bus from BWI Airport Stop 2 to Greenbelt Metro Station.

From the Greenbelt Metro Station take the Green Line towards Branch Ave.

Exit metro at Fort Totten Metro Station and transfer to the Yellow Line towards Huntington.

Exit at King Street Metro Station.

Follow King Street east (toward the river), either by foot or by cab, approximately 12 blocks.

The Alexandrian is located on the right at the corner of Pitt Street and King Street.

Directions from Washington DC:

Take the Metro Red Line to Gallery Plaza and transfer to the Yellow Line.

Take the Yellow Line to King Street Station in Alexandria.

Follow King Street east (toward the river), approximately 12 blocks.

The Alexandrian is located on the right at the corner of Pitt Street and King Street.

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