Survive and Thrive Growth Summit
April 23, 2020 - 4pm EST / NY TIME

Dell Technologies
ATT Business

Times are tough. Let's inspire each other, learn from each other and get through this together.

Hosted by Entrepreneur and Author, Ramon Ray, the Survive and Thrive Summit 2020 brings together leading brands, experts and entrepreneurs to acknowledge the challenges we face so we can pull together to push forward and thrive.

Challenging times have been a part of the entrepreneurial journey and they will always be a part of the hustle - The Smart Hustle - of business success. Each time, we must support each other, face our fears and encourage each other to not only survive, but thrive.


Live Twitter Chat #SurviveThrive

Big Giveaway!!

Win a Dell XPS Notebook Computer

Light of Gold PR
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Amity Education Group
Adrian's Network
HR Direct
Cash Flow Tool

Survive and Thrive Summit welcomes the global participation of the Amity Education Group community of students, faculty and global business professionals

HOST and Producer Ramon Ray, Entrepreneur, Best Selling Author and Global Speaker

Ramon Ray loves burnt pancakes and bacon on Saturday's. He's started four companies and sold two of them; authored four books and is an in-demand speaker, event host and inspires business owners around the world. Fun facts? Ramon's been invited to speak at the White House, interviewed President Obama and was with Ivanka Trump in India at the Global Entrepreneur's Summit. (photo credit Jonsar Studios)

Erik Day, SVP and GM, North America Small Business, Dell Technologies

Erik Day has been at Dell for over 16 years. Erik has held multiple sales, merchandising and marketing leadership roles in his tenure at Dell which has taken him to 25+ countries over 5 continents. Most recently, Erik has been responsible for leading an outstanding team of sales leaders covering large format retailers and CSB distribution channel partners across the United States and Canada.

Meredith Schmidt
Executive Vice President and GM of Essentials and SMB

Erik Day
SVP and GM, North America Small Business

Chris Donan

Chris Donan, Vice President, Business Sales, AT&T Business

Brandon Andrews
Founder, Gauge; Senior Consultant, Values Partnership; Nationwide tours for Shark Tank  

Rashedia Mayhane
Green Chips Financial Freedom

Kim Spalding

Kim Spalding, Global Product Director, small business ads, Google

Kedma Ough
Speaker, Author, "Target Funding"

Cate Luzio, Founder, Luminary

Rodney Sampson
Opportunity Hub

Elaine Pofeldt

Elaine Pofeldt
Journalist, Speaker & Author, "The Million-Dollar, One-Person Business"

Karen Kerrigan
Small Business Entrepreneurship Council

Ivana Taylor

Ivana Taylor
Author, Speaker
DIY Markteers

Anita Campbell

Anita Campbell, founder and CEO, Small Business Trends

Emily Washcovick

Emily Washcovick
Marketing Manager and Small Business Expert

Barry Moltz

Barry Moltz
Author, Speaker, radio host

Brian Moran

Brian Moran, speaker, advisor, Small Business Edge

Charles Rowe

Charles "Tee" Rowe, President & CEO, America's SBDC

John Lawson

John Lawson, author, speaker, consultant, ColderIce

Bridgette Weston

Bridget Weston, Acting CEO, SCORE

Jackson Cunningham

Jackson Cunningham, founder JJ Suspenders

Mike McDerment
Co-founder & CEO

Elizabeth Gore

Elizabeth Gore, co-founder, HelloAlice

Jennifer Maher

Jennifer Maher, CEO, 1776

David Chang

David Chang, Entrepreneur and Angel Investor

Survive and Thrive Summit - powered by Microsoft Teams and Dell Technologies

Microsoft Teams

The COVID-19 Business Resource Center provides access to resources, mentorship, federal and state support, and financial grants. Hello Alice is offering $10,000 COVID-19 Business for All Emergency Grants and assistance during this critical time.

Big Giveaway!!

Win a Dell XPS Notebook Computer

Live Twitter Chat #SurviveThrive

What is the Survive and Thrive Summit 2020?

The Survive and Thrive Summit 2020 is a multi-hour online conference, curated to inspire and encourage business owners and entrepreneurs.

Each segment is curated to leave you with practical tips and insights to grow your business "today" and "tomorrow".

Sure we might cry a bit, but we'll also laugh. You might be discouraged, but you'll also feel inspired.

Join us. Let's come together, in a fist bump, high-five, hand shake or hug, all online.

Ramon Ray

Ramon Ray

Who Should Attend?

If you're an entrepreneur, small business owner or freelancer, this FREE event is for you.

You'll leave refreshed, inspired and armed with tips and strategies to get through these challenging times, rebound and look towards the future.


Join our LIVE Twitter Chat - #SurviveThrive

April 23, 2020 - Thursday - 4pm - 9pm EST

4:00 - 4:15 PM Welcome and Networking

4:15 - 4:30 Survive and Thrive - Opening Keynote

Ramon Ray, Smart Hustle Media
Anita Campbell, Small Business Trends

4:30 - 5:00 Managing Now While Planning for the Future

Chris Donan, AT&T

5:00 - 5:10 Networking - 1st Dell XPS computer "Big Give Away"

Power Tip from Barry Moltz

5:10 - 5:40 Resilient Leadership: Thriving Through Change

Meredith Schmidt, Salesforce
Jennifer Maher, 1776
David Chang, Entrepreneur and Investor

5:40 - 6:10 Your Tech. Your People. Maximizing Your Resources

Erik Day, Dell

6:10 - 6:25 Networking - 2nd Dell XPS computer "Big Give Away"

Power Tip from Brian Moran

6:25 - 6:50 Startup Success: How To Hustle and Grind

Brandon Andrews, Founder, Gauge; Senior Consultant, Values Partnership; Nationwide tours for Shark Tank
Elaine Pofeldt
, Journalist, Speaker & Author, "The Million-Dollar, One-Person Business"

6:50 - 7:00 PIVOT: How Flexible Thinking Can Help Your Small Business Thrive During #COVID19

Elizabeth Gore, Alice

7:00 - 7:10 Communicating With Customers During Challenging Times

Kim Spalding, Google

7:10 - 7:40 Your Government and Your Business

Bridget Weston, SCORE
Karen Kerrigan, Small Business Entrepreneurship Council
Charles "Tee" Rowe, America's SBDC

7:40 - 7:55 Stretch Your Finances and Make Your Money Work for You

Kedma Ough, Speaker, Author, "Target Funding""
Rashedia Mayhane, Green Chips Financial Freedom

7:55 - 8:05 Networking

8:05 - 8:20 Leveraging Your Community and Networking Online

Cate Luzio, Luminary
Rodney Sampson, Opportunity Hub

8:20 - 8:35 Street Survival - Bringing Back Small Businesses

Emily Washcovick, Yelp
Mike McDerment, Freshbooks

8:35 - 9:00 Selling (More) Online - Ecommerce Power Hour

John Lawson, ColderIce
Jackson Cunningham, JJ Suspenders

9:00 - 9:05 Closing and Lessons Recap - 3rd Dell XPS computer "Big Give Away"

Ramon Ray, Smart Hustle Media

Dell Technologies
ATT Business