FAQWhat is the StreetWise Summit? The StreetWise Summit is a national gathering for YOU - our Interise alumni small business owners from across the country. It is an opportunity for you to build new business strategies, get instant feedback, and make meaningful connections.

Kick it up a notch! This event will be both fun and intensive. Over two days, you can expect educational workshops, hands-on strategy sessions, business match-making, happy hours, one-on-ones with business leaders, and a business owner awards luncheon. Benefit from a facilitated, peer learning environment, specific attention on your current goals and challenges, and actionable steps to continue growing both your business and yourself.

When is the Summit? Sunday, September 10 – Tuesday, September 12, 2017. Early registration will begin at 3 pm on Sunday afternoon, and the event will kick off with a welcome reception at 6 pm that night.

The Summit will conclude with a small business awards ceremony and luncheon on Tuesday, September 12 to recognize several of our outstanding alumni! Award nominations will open in Spring 2017.

Where is the Summit? Alexandria, VA, just outside of our nation’s capital, and only 5 miles from Reagan National Airport. The venue is The Alexandrian, at 480 King St, Alexandria, VA. Discounted room rates are available at the venue for $199 a night.

Who will be at the Summit? Enough with just exchanging business cards - make meaningful connections! Join Interise alumni business owners led by the most talented instructors and business experts from our national network.

Alumni: Peer-mentoring, problem solving, and business opportunities
Instructors: Instant feedback on strategy, goal setting, and delivery
Business experts: Open doors for your next contract or deal

Summit programming is designed specifically for Interise alumni and participants, including Emerging Leaders graduates, and graduates of Interise-affiliated programs utilizing the StreetWise ‘MBA’™ curriculum.

How many people will be at the Summit? We hope to host 100 attendees.

What topics will be covered at the Summit? A full agenda will be posted soon on the Summit website. You can expect educational workshops on topics such as business leadership, sales, digital marketing, financial management, hiring/retaining talent, building strong company culture, and time management.

There will be opportunities for strategy roundtable conversations, one-on-ones with business experts, exciting general session speakers, and even an opportunity to get feedback on a new or revised growth plan from a panel of experts.

Will I have an opportunity to attract more business? Absolutely! By using our Event App (coming soon!), you can begin to connect with other Summit attendees as soon as you register. This enables you to build relationships leading up to the event. At the Summit, you will have ample time to network with other small business owners and participate in activities designed to facilitate connections that benefit you and your business.

How much does the Summit cost? The full registration fee is $299 and will be available until June 30, 2017. An early bird registration discount of 20% is being offered until March 31. Late registration of $350 will be available as space allows after June 30.

The registration fee includes educational workshops, breakout strategy sessions, networking, breakfasts and lunches, happy hours, and an awards ceremony.

A discounted room rate at The Alexandrian is being offered for $199 per night.