Action-Packed Learning Symposium For Existing & Aspiring Vegan Professionals

Are you looking to grow your business in 2014? Are you someone who wants to walk the walk, making a statement in your work with your ethics? If this is you, don’t delay! Sign up now for this half-day marketing bootcamp designed especially for vegan entrepreneurs and established business owners; chefs, personal trainers, authors, life coaches, etc – all are welcome!

You asked for a vegan bootcamp in Colorado Springs, and we’re delivering! We’re excited to be holding this event in a city that has been called “a hotbed for vegan enthusiasts” by its local paper The Gazette. Like all our bootcamps, this one will feature influential speakers from the local veg community. There will be a variety of presentations with topics like Creating a Sustainable Business to Social Media Marketing (more information will be available about presentation topics as the date of the event nears). Hands-on interactive workshops, panel discussions with Q&A, and plenty of networking opportunities are also on the menu. Our promise: that you will walk away inspired, excited, and with the tools, tips and advice you need to succeed. All paid attendees will also receive access to Google+ and LinkedIn communities for ongoing support after the event.


12:30 PM
1:00 PM
Meet The Team; Agenda; Learning Objectives For The Day
1:15 PM
Get Known: Leverage Local Media To Become A Household Name (Presentation)

Learn how to promote your work through local media and online resources

2:05 PM
2:10 PM
Where Do I Start? (Workshop)

Learn how to build your business idea from the ground up, starting with the idea of letting your ideology or personality shine through your business, discovering options for logo design, coming up with a name that you love, building an exceptional social media and marketing approach, and becoming a pillar in the community.

2:45 PM
Create it, Sell it! Getting Your Product to the Marketplace and Building a Successful Brand (Presentation)

Learn how to take a product from an idea to production, distribution, then the shelves and finally into your customer’s shopping cart.

3:25 PM
Social Selling — Stop Sucking At Social Media (Workshop)

Have you ever felt lost in the sea of social media? This workshop will not only help you organize an exceptional strategy, it will show you what social media means to your business. Lead generation? Customer service? Community connections? Activism? Learn how to use social media to your advantage, and do social media marketing the right way.

4:05 PM
Connect, Collaborate Or Make A Friend (Networking Session)

Learn how to get the most out of a networking experience. Then, put these new skills to work and get to know your fellow attendees in the room. Bring plenty of business cards.

4:25 PM
Being A Veg Professional – Lessons Learned (Panel Discussion)

Get insights from successful vegan professionals on topics like: work-life balance, using “the v-word” vs. “plant-based”, the role of activism in your business, and overcoming obstacles while maintaining your sanity.

4:55 PM
5:05 PM
Rethinking Customer Engagement – Building Revenue Streams (Workshop)

Whether you’re trying to secure your first client, book that big deal, sell tickets for your next class, or generate buzz about your product, you must have a reliable process in place to find customers. This workshop will explore tools and techniques to find, nurture, and engage new customers/clients so that you can develop a consistent revenue stream.

5:45 PM
Wrap Up & Next Steps


Epicentral Coworking

Epicentral Coworking aims to cultivate the entrepreneurial community in Colorado Springs by providing innovative risk-takers the space and tools to launch for-profit and non-profit ventures, create jobs, solve problems, and drive economic development.

Additional services available

Interested in some individual help? Before each bootcamp, we are offering five 1-hour opportunities for one-on-one consultations. This is your chance to get individualized help with your business venture or current marketing challenge. You can book a session with Stephanie Redcross for marketing and business support or Karine Brighten for event planning support. These sessions will be provided for an additional fee, and can be selected when you complete your registration. We have limited time slots available so register early.

Stephanie Redcross

Stephanie Redcross founded Vegan Mainstream, a Georgia-based marketing company, in 2009 to combine her passion for entrepreneurship with her passion for the vegan lifestyle. Stephanie has over a decade of marketing experience with small businesses and Fortune 500 companies. Passionate about living and advocating a vegan lifestyle for health, environmental, and ethical reasons, Stephanie has made it her life mission to help like-minded entrepreneurs, bloggers and small- to mid-sized companies reach and exceed their goals. She also hopes to encourage all businesses to consider both the marketing viability and ethical importance of shifting to veg-friendly products and services.

Karine Brighten

Karine has not only realized her vision of operating a full-service event planning firm, but she has held fast to making it an affordable, eco-friendly venture that is kind to animals and the planet. Certified as a Bay Area Green Business, Karine Brighten Events was founded to demonstrate how activities can be both successful and environmentally conscious no matter if they’re large or small, business or personal. Her track record offers quite a repertoire of entertaining and educational projects that include food competitions, annual Vegan Earth Day Celebrations, grand openings, conferences, and weddings all achieved with minimal environmental impact.

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