UP Global is a non-profit dedicated to fostering entrepreneurship, grassroots leadership, and strong communities. Their team’s vision is a world in which every person has the opportunity to experience and become an entrepreneur.
“We are on a mission to make the world a more innovative and prosperous place, one community at a time,” says Victoria Schramm, Director of Special Events at UP Global. “We believe that entrepreneurs are critical to driving a strong global economy and a better world. We do our part by supporting the grassroots leaders who are at the core of every strong entrepreneurial community. We’re on a mission to change the world, and just crazy enough to believe that we can.”
The UP Summit is the largest grassroots gathering of startup Community Leaders from across the planet.
In it’s fourth year, the UP Summit will bring together 500 community leaders from around the world across a variety or programs from May 29- 31, 2014 in Downtown Las Vegas.
“Imagine a place that showcases the ideal community that empowers entrepreneurs – it’s Downtown Las Vegas,” the event website reads. “A place dreamed up by Tony Hsieh, CEO of Zappos, the Downtown Project is a group of passionate people committed to helping transform Downtown Las Vegas into the most community-focused large city in the world. By bringing the UP Summit to Downtown Las Vegas, you will be able to feel and touch the power that a physical space has in a thriving community.”
By bringing the UP Summit to Downtown Las Vegas, Victoria Schramm and her team hope attendees will be able to feel and touch the power that a physical space has in a thriving community.
“Part Festival. Part Teaching. Part Learning. Full Experience,” she explains. “By bringing the UP Summit along with 500 entrepreneurial Community Leaders from across the globe to the #VegasTech community, we are embodying this idea; bringing together diverse ideas, passions, challenges and experiences to the most community- focused, large city in the world.”
Register for the UP Summit at upsummit.co. Registration for #VegasTech community members closes May 9, 2014.