Strategies for Maximizing Your Exit
2016 Innovation Symposium: August 23-24, 2016
Harvard University, Cambridge MA

The 2016 Innovation Symposium: Strategies For Maximizing Your Exit will focus on the topic of planning, executing and maximizing an exit strategy - providing participants with a unique opportunity to learn from world-class authors, speakers and experts in areas such as life planning, private wealth management, financial strategies, divestitures, mergers and acquisitions, fully supported by Harvard faculty members and researchers.

This executive educational program, being held on August 23rd and 24th at Harvard University, will answer these questions and cover the many strategic decisions involved in any exit strategy and deal process, including:

  • How do you know when the timing is right to sell your business?
  • What can you do to make your company more valuable to potential buyers/investors?
  • Are there different strategies you should employ when positioning with national vs. international buyers and strategic vs. financial investors?
  • When the time is right, how can you best position your business in front of the most qualified and strategically interested buyers?
  • Establishing a plan to achieve your personal aspirations along the path of transforming business success into personal significance.

The 2016 Innovation Symposium is an exclusive invitation-only program. Owners or controlling shareholders of mid-market private businesses (US$50 million+), across all industry sectors and international regions, are invited to apply to be selected as a participant at this unique event. Successful applicants will have their Summit costs (US$2,500 value per person) covered; however, travel and hotel expenses are the responsibility of individual participants. Attendance for this exclusive event is limited, so we encourage you to apply as soon as possible.

Visit the event website, if you would like to learn more about this Symposium and how to apply.

Speaker Resources

Invite world-acclaimed author and speaker, DR. TOM DEANS, and YPO-WPO premier speaker, ROB FOLLOWS, to join your entrepreneurial or family business event.

The informative and compelling presentations delivered by both of these world-class speakers have a unique message for your audience on a topic that creates a lot of debate: the critical decisions that entrepreneurs and family business owners face when considering whether to transition to the next generation, or sell (at the right time) for maximum value to strategic buyers and investors.

Book_everyFamilyBusinessDr. Tom Deans
The best-selling author of “Every Family’s Business” – recently selected by The New York Times as one of the top 10 Books Every Business Owner Should Read.

A much sought-after international speaker, Tom’s entertaining presentation will cover how best to grow and protect family wealth and build an inspiring legacy; and the important decisions involved in that process, including potential exit strategies.

Learn more about Tom and “Every Family’s Business”.

MT_picRob Follows
Founding Chairman of STS Capital Partners and Altruvest Charitable Services; and past Chair of YPO-WPO (Young Presidents’/World Presidents’ Organization) Social Enterprise Network and Global Deal Network.

Rob will present on Success to Significance™ through Selling to Strategics – sharing examples from his personal experience with life planning: Everyone Has Their Own Everest – What Is Yours?; as well as selling an entrepreneurial business, and learning first-hand about the value of strategic positioning when selling private businesses to international investors.