41st CEO Global Conference

Join aspiring entrepreneurs in Tampa, Oct 31- Nov 2, 2024

Thursday, October 31, 2024
11:00 AM (EDT)
to Saturday, November 2, 2024 at 5:00 PM (EDT)
Category: CEO Global - Signature Events

Calling all aspiring entrepreneurs! Get ready to embark on an extraordinary journey at the Collegiate Entrepreneurs' Organization's 41th annual Global Conference & Pitch Competition in sunny Tampa, Florida. Join us from Thursday, October 31 to Saturday, November 2, 2024, for an unforgettable weekend filled with inspiration, innovation, and endless opportunities.

Purchase tickets today!  

During this action-packed event, you'll be surrounded by a vibrant community of like-minded individuals, including CEO members, partners, investors, and seasoned business mentors. Together, we'll dive deep into the world of entrepreneurship and explore the exciting process of transforming your academic knowledge into real-world success stories.

Prepare to showcase your entrepreneurial prowess and compete for a chance to win a share of the $20,000 prize pool in our highly anticipated pitch competition. If gaming is your passion, gear up for the thrilling Venture Valley E-Sports Tournament, where you'll have the opportunity to claim a grand prize!

Immerse yourself in a sea of wisdom as you learn from 65 renowned entrepreneurs and subject matter experts who will share their invaluable insights on various business-advancing topics. Be captivated by our lineup of 10 exceptional main stage keynote presenters and visionary startup founders who represent major entrepreneurial brands. Their stories and experiences will ignite your entrepreneurial spirit and set your aspirations ablaze.

Don't miss this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to be part of the largest gathering of collegiate entrepreneurs. Register now for the CEO's 40th annual Global Conference & Pitch Competition, where you'll unlock the secrets to entrepreneurial excellence and embark on a transformational journey "From Classroom to Boardroom." Secure your spot today and seize the chance to shape your entrepreneurial future!

Be sure to complete engagement applications and optional registration below!

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Conference Key Elements:

Experience luxury and convenience at the Hilton Tampa Downtown, our exclusive lodging partner for CEO's 41st annual Global Conference & Pitch Competition. Enjoy spacious rooms, stunning views, top-notch amenities, and exceptional service at this waterfront hotel.

Deadline to Reserve: October 11, 2023! Reserve your room

If you are a college student, with the next BIG idea, or a successful startup, you qualify to compete in the largest and longest running business pitch competition, offering $20,000 in new venture prizes!

Deadline to Apply: Monday, Sept. 25, 2024

Where to Apply: www.c-e-o.org/globalpitch

Attention Faculty Advisors: If you host a pitch competition on your campus the spring or fall semester immediately preceding the competition - your campus may qualify for automatic entrance, more details can be found here: www.c-e-o.org/automaticsub.

Learn from experts in their field! Approximately 65 outstanding entrepreneurs and business leaders will be present at the Global Conference to help to infuse entrepreneurship into the fabric of universities globally by sharing their ideas and expertise with our high energy audience of aspiring collegiate entrepreneurs.

Select schedule to view the confirmed sessions, updated weekly leading up to the event. 

You're self-built. Self-made. You're ready to own the competition in games and real life. Play the business Venture Valley for a chance to win a piece of the prize pool! Venture Valley is a multiplayer business-building game where you pit your strategy and savvy against friends and competitors. Earn money and reinvest in your hustle by upgrading your HQ to show everyone who really runs the Valley.

The E-Sports Tournament will run throughout the duration of the conference and no prior-registration is required. Be sure to checkout the Tournament Terms and Conditions here.

The Chapter Awards Program is a great way for CEO Chapters and Individuals to apply and gain recognition for their accomplishments in entrepreneurship. CEO strongly encourages all of its chapters to apply and participate.The Awards program recognizes individuals by promoting:

  • Collegiate Entrepreneur of the Year - $600 Cash Award
  • Outstanding CEO Chapter Leader - $500 Cash Award Pool
  • Outstanding CEO Chapter Advisor - $500 Cash Award Pool
  • Global Chapter of the Year - $500 Cash Award
  • Outstanding Marketing & Social Media Award - $500 Cash Award Pool
  • Best Cross Campus Innovation & Networking Award - $500 Cash Award Pool 
  • Outstanding Chapter Revenue Generating Initiative - $500 Cash Award Pool

Deadline to Apply: October 20, 2024

Apply today: www.c-e-o.org/awardsubmission

Join us on Friday, for pre-conference Chapter Leadership Development networking as we address burning topics and step by step exercises to run a successful chapter! These sessions focus on student leaders sharing best practices, with a goal to engage and develop young leaders to build successful entrepreneurial initiatives on their campus.
Topics Include:

  • The Advisor/President Relationship and how to collaborate successfully
  • Life after CEO | Past Presidents and Their Successes
  • Roadmap of CEO - The Suggested Journey
  • Idea Pitch Competitions at your University
  • Gettin' the word out | Marketing & Social Media
  • How to Build Epic Membership
  • Building a Campus Wide Entrepreneurial Mindset
  • How to Build an Epic E-Board

All are welcome to attend and participate, if you would like to join the presenting council of leaders, you must apply below.

Deadline to Apply: October 12, 2023

Apply today: www.c-e-o.org/chapterdevelopform

A bridge to the business world, here you can search for jobs, internships, and meet with some of the nation's top entrepreneurial companies! The exhibit hall also features CEO partners and resource providers, be prepared to share your business card!

Additional Conference Details: 

Conference Attendance Funding: Chapter Presidents/Faculty Advisors should consider submitting a conference attendance funding request to their University, Student Government or the Dean of the College of Business - a letter template can be found here: www.c-e-o.org/globalfunding