Inc. Magazine’s annual business event, GrowCo, is back in New Orleans for the second time ever. Hundreds of attendees will hear from leaders in technology and entrepreneurship throughout the three day conference.
GrowCo is set up in a learning format with keynotes, workshops led by established professionals, and panel discussions focusing on topics most relevant to attendees. Session themes include kick-start growth, keep growing, grow smarter, and grow profits.
This morning started out with a welcome from the President and Editor-In-Chief of Inc., Eric Schurenberg followed by opening keynote Jia Jiang about the power of rejection.
Next up was Steve Case, co-founder of AOL, chairman and CEO of venture capital firm Revolution, and author of the new book, The Third Wave. He spoke about the waves of entrepreneurship and technology: the first was getting the world online and the second was building software and services on top of the Internet. Now, we’re moving into the third wave in which people will begin integrating the Internet in a much more seamless way, revolutionizing existing industries and paving the way for the future of entrepreneurship.
Facebook’s COO Sheryl Sandberg will be speaking later today as will Kevin O’Leary, one of the stars of Shark Tank.
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