BAEC EventThe Bay Area Entrepreneur Center (BAEC) located in downtown San Bruno, hosted its first Action Summit. The summit is designed to bring in new entrepreneurs, local businesses and business leaders from the area to impart their secrets to success to participants. The event took place on a rainy night. However, not even the rain could stand in the way of over 70 people participating in the Action Summit on Thursday, October 27, 2016.

The event is the first of many that will take place as a means to showcase new talent. The Action Summit had a photo booth to capture the moments. It was centered on a panel of guest speakers who shared their motivational stories followed by an interactive session for audience members to share in adventures of being an entrepreneur.  Another focal point of the summit was to provide networking and mentorship.  The event was sponsored by many local business leaders and included the viewing of the art exhibit from Black Art Production. Those who attended could be a part of the raffle with several different prizes ranging from gift cards to tablets.

Many of the participants stated the following was an important factor to the success of the summit, “The diversity of industries represented as well as the diversity in entrepreneurs/speakers,” and “the energy of the crowd!”

The Guest Speaker Panel included:

  • Cache Merrill – CEO, Zibtek, a US managed offshore business development company
  • Phillip Fabian – Business Strategist, food and beer industry
  • Nataliia Karpenko – CEO, Livzo, a corporate wellness and health management platform
  • Christa Mekki – Founder, Magnetic Magnificent Events
  • Mikal Mekki – Author, “Running with finishers”

If you are interested in seeing the pictures from the event as well as in the photo booth visit the Bay Area Entrepreneur Center Facebook Page.

Save the date for our next Action Summit on Thursday, February 9, 2016 from 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. and Thursday, May 11, 2017.

Special thank you to our sponsors and exhibitors:

Desigining A Differnence, Legal Shield, Holy Cow Beer, Casa Sanchez, Black Art Productions, Running with Finishers, Alpha Kappa Psi presenting Think Tank, Glim, Level2 Productions, Zenergy Bars and Magnetic Magnificent Events.

Article by Terri Wade | Photo by Linda Truong