Pre-Event – Impact Leaders Bootcamp – 2 – 5 PM

Come be part of this pre-event session and connect with leading CEOs and investors in the emerging space of positive impact, high growth business including John Replogle (Seventh Generation), Blair Kellison (Traditional Medicinals), Sadrah Schadel (No Evil Foods), Greg Shell (Bain Double Impact), David Kirkpatrick (SJF), Jael Rattigan (French Broad Chocolate), and Jasper van Brakel (RSF).

Any business or community leader is encouraged to attend.  The registration fee for the pre-event is $150. Please register here.  If you have registered for the Mo Summit, there is no fee to attend this pre-event.

The afternoon will include various nuts-and-bolts sessions with ample time to interact with CEOs leading this movement where purpose and profit are inextricably intertwined.

Session 1: 2 – 3:15 PM (pick one of the below workshops)

Hard Won Lessons: Leadership, Passion, Self-Reflection
A leading impact CEO will discuss his vision of leadership, what motivates him and what it takes to create a purpose-led organization.

Building Buzz On A Budget
There is an art form in getting noticed without breaking the bank and many times it can be even more authentic than spending the big bucks.  Interact with CEOs who have crafted their art in this area.

Virtual Reality: How To Manage A Virtual Company/Team
Interact with two CEOs who have built their companies around a virtual model each with over 100 employees.  Come learn best practices around managing a virtual company.

Built to Last For Good
Talk with the leaders of the impact business movement on how they built their companies as a legacy for good and how to build your company in a similar manner.

Networking Break:   3:15 – 3:45 PM
Session 2:  3:45 – 5:00 PM (pick one of the below workshops)

Culture Wins: The Roadmap to an Irresistible Workplace
Irresistible and workplace are words not typically used together. Come hear and talk with CEOs who have nurtured a distinctive and winning culture.

Nothing Ventured, Nothing Gained: How To Think Like An Investor & Raise Capital
To truly understand the capital raise process, one must understand an investor’s logic. Come discuss the ins and outs of raising mission-aligned capital.

B Corps & How To Become A Force For Good
This session will include the nuts and bolts of how and why to become a B Corp. Converse with CEOs who have recently gone through their B Corp certification.

Opening Reception at New Belgium Brew House:  6 – 7:30 PM

The Mo kick-off reception will be held at the New Belgium Brew House.  Come interact with national leaders in the sustainable and impact business space.

Anyone is welcome to attend the kick-off reception.  The registration fee for the reception is $40.  Please register here. If you have registered for the Mo Summit, there is no fee to attend the reception.

Mo Summit – Day 1

Day 1 at the Mo will include a range of dynamic topics, keynotes, and panels from leaders in the impact business ecosystem.

8:30 AM Breakfast & Check-In
9:00 AM 1:1 Meetings (Consults) Begin  (9:00 AM – 4:30 PM)
9:30 AM Welcome & Opening Remarks
9:40 AM Keynote. Miyoko Schinner, CEO & Founder of Miyoko’s Kitchen. Artistry. Integrity. Ethics. Conviviality. The Founder of Miyoko’s will share her challenges, celebrations and lessons in growing a business and creating a new category and movement.
10:00 AM Change Your Industry, Change the World. Positive impact companies create ripples and even wakes in their industries.  This panel will put a spotlight on four CEOs each in different industries and through their example challenge the incumbents.
11:10 AM Fireside Chat. Sunny Vanderbeck, Managing Partner of Satori Capital. Sunny co-founded Satori which is a multistrategy investment firm committed to the principles of conscious capitalism. He has written a book entitled, Selling Without Selling Out, that will be released in June.
11:40 AM Networking / Conscious Connections.  Google’s internal quest to build the perfect team found that the #1 indicator of high-performing, innovative teams is the psychological safety and trust that develop through social connections. Trust. Here’s the thing. Teams cannot get there without building a culture of connection. In this engaging, interactive session, Chad Littlefield and Will Wise, TEDx speakers and bestselling authors, will lead us through an experience with We! Connect Cards and share two concrete tools on how to foster a culture of trust at work—and at home.
12:00 PM Lunch & Table Talks. At lunch there will be talks ranging from ESOPs, Story telling for impact, Becoming a B Corp, Equity Crowdfunding, Impact investing

Track 1

1:20 PM Priority #1:  Solve The World’s Most Pressing Problems.  As a community, we believe business can a force for good.  But what if business’ primary role was to use ALL of its profits to focus on addressing the world’s most pressing problems?  Why does this idea sound radical even for our community?
2:25 PM Breaking Glass: Women Leaders Tell Their Stories About Power and Persistence.  Hear from women who have built the leading companies, brands, and organizations in their respective fields.  These are lessons that reverberate and have relevance in all organizations.
3:20 PM Networking Break
3:40 PM Culture Eats Strategy For Breakfast. So What’s For Lunch?    It has been said that culture can create a competitive advantage but isn’t this selling the role of culture short?   Isn’t culture a breathing, living thing with too many ripple effects to count.   Learn from CEOs who have something new to say about culture.
4:35 PM Closing Remarks

Track 2

1:20 PM Finish Big: How Entrepreneurs Embed Legacy and Purpose Upon Their Exit.  For  mission-driven founders and entrepreneurs looking at a partial or full exit, the importance of selling to a values-aligned group is of the highest priority.  While this priority is widely held among impact CEOs, the implementation is not common. Come find out why the disconnect.
2:25 PM Local Makers Go National.  While nationally known for its beer prowess, Asheville is birthing a range of dynamic, exciting companies that are scaling at a national level. Come see why Asheville is shakin’.
3:20 PM Networking Break
3:40 PM Fireside Chat:  How To Change Minds, How To Change The World.  The Founder of Rescue Agency, a B Corp and top winner of the RealLeaders 100 will be interviewed by the Founder of Real Leaders.  Rescue Agency is in the business of changing minds and changing behaviors.  Come here about their fascinating journey and what put them in the number one spot in the RealLeaders 100.
4:35 PM Closing Remarks

RealLeaders 100 Gala & Awards Ceremony – 5:30 – 9:30 PM

In January of this year, the RealLeaders 100 ranking hit newsstands.  It was the first ranking of the top 100 impact companies in North America. The Gala will be an opportunity to celebrate these leaders and to celebrate our wider movement ofleveraging the engine of capitalism for greater profit and greater good. We are playing a part indriving a dynamic segment of the economy, bearing a new vision of capitalism, demonstrating that every transaction represents an opportunity for profit and prosperity to manifest.

Any business or community leader may attend.  The registration fee for the Gala is $150.  Please register here. If you have registered for the Mo Summit, there is no fee to attend the Gala.

Mo Summit – Day 2

Day 2 at the Mo, there will be a range of workshops in which attendees can pick one to do a deep dive.

8:30 AM Breakfast/Check-In
9:00 AM 1:1 Meetings (Consults) Begin (9:00 AM – 4:30 PM)
9:30 AM Keynote
10:00 AM Networking / Structured Connectivity. Be part of this fun, fast-paced networking session to get to know CEOs not currently in your network.

Workshops: 10:30 – 12 PM (pick one of the below workshops)

Thriving and Surviving In Hyper Drive. If you’ve ever been a CEO in hyper drive mode, you know how one moment you can feel on top of the world and the next you feel like the pressure of the world weighs on your shoulders.  Come be part of the discussion on how to cope, celebrate and manage through these chaotic and exhilarating times.

When & How To Use Your Company as a Platform for Change.  When and why should a CEO employ and deploy the resources of their company to become a catalyst for change.  Learn from CEOs who have decided to activate their companies around certain causes and issues and learn about the relevant risks and rewards.

ARTify your mission. We live in a dynamic, creative economy. Find out how you can use the power of divergent thinking to unlock and activate your purpose- giving your message the power to cut through, reach, engage and transform lives through your business.   Join Create2030 and as they assemble a team of artists (a poet, beatboxer, filmmaker and DJ) to provoke and explore the potential behind your story.

Sell without Selling Out.  In the ‘Finish Big’ panel on Thursday,  CEO / entrepreneurs share their experience in how to preserve mission in an exit.  In this workshop, we hear from leading impact investors and will glean valuable lessons from their years of experience and hundreds of deals they been part of.

How to Turn Your Brand Into a High-Growth Movement. Growing sales in a product line is one accomplishment, creating a new product category is another, and building a movement is a wholly other thing.  Come be part of this compelling strategy.

Innovation, Technology & Impact – A Match Made in Heaven.  We all can point to examples of technology and run amok.  But on the flip side, innovation and technology married with ethics and impact can be transformational.  Come be part of this important discussion.

Lunch: 12 – 1 PM

Special Screening of WeRiseUP: 2:30 PM (see trailer below)

We are thrilled to announce a special screening of the feature documentary, WeRiseUp, in connection with the Mo Summit and the Connect Beyond Festival. The Producer and Executive Director will be in attendance at the screening.

Join us for this exclusive VIP screening, discussion, and reception for Connect Beyond Festival and Momentum Summit attendees.  

WeRiseUP is a culture-shifting documentary that presents a new model of success for the world. The film brings together some of the most brilliant, accomplished, and high-impact thought, social, political, and business leaders of our day, including the United Nations and key global leaders. Featuring His Holiness The Dalai Lama, Amina Mohammed (Secretary-Deputy of the United Nations), Blake Mycoskie (CEO, TOMS Shoes), Moby (Grammy Award-Winning Musician), John Mackey (CEO, Whole Foods Market), Dwight Howard (NBA All-Star), Luke Nosek (Co-Founder, PayPal), Charles Eisenstein (writer & speaker), and Prince Ea (filmmaker & activist), along with many others.

Transitioning between intimate dialogue to cinematically stunning visuals and music-driven interstitials, this film is a radical departure from the expert-driven documentary, taking the audience into a personal journey of inquiry, reflection, and action. The film explores the movement to redefine a new model of success, which uplifts and empowers people to live radically fulfilled, purpose-driven lives.


After Party  – 6 – 10 PM