Keep Saint Petersburg Local and The Greenhouse present BurgBorn, an event celebrating St. Pete’s success stories. Get inspired by these BurgBorn individuals and businesses that have received national and international recognition. Learn from their journeys. Celebrate their success stories.
Opening remarks will be made by Mayor Rick Kriseman. The keynote speaker is ProducerWill Packer, who has established himself as one of Hollywood’s blockbuster hit makersand is one of the only African-American producers in the world who has had eight of their films open number one at the box office. Collectively, his films have grossed nearly $1 billion. Packer is also the Executive Producer of “Roots,” a remake of one of the most celebrated TV programs of all time that will premiere on Memorial Day on The History Channel, A&E and Lifetime networks; as well as ABC’s upcoming comedy series “Uncle Buck,” that will premiere on June 14. Mr. Packer was born in St. Pete and will be introduced by Deputy Mayor Kanika Tomalin, who went to school with him.
The conference portion of the event will run from 10 am to 4 pm, with a networking social from 4-7 pm (a VIP Breakfast with Mr. Packer will take place from 9:00-9:45 am). The diverse speakers are from a variety of industries (arts, tech, online business and craft beverages/food – see website for bios and schedule). They and/or their businesses were “born” in St. Pete and have achieved national and international recognition. The moderator is Sandra Gadsden, former editor of the Tampa Bay Times and recent graduate of The Iron Yard. During breaks, attendees will be able to connect with The Greenhouse, an entrepreneurship and small business assistance center offering training, consultation, liaison services, networking, promotion, and which manages the Small Business Enterprise program
We are also working with the city’s Director of Education & Community Engagement, local churches and other community organizations to identify students who will be provided with free tickets so this event can also serve as inspiration for them.
Early bird prices until 10 am on May 31st:
$90 – General Admission Ticket: Conference (including lunch) + Networking Social (including 1 free drink & nibbles)
$135 – VIP Ticket: VIP Breakfast with Keynote Speaker, Will Packer + Conference (including lunch & access to 2nd floor VIP area) + Networking Social (including 1 free drink & nibbles)
$30 – Networking Social Ticket: Does NOT include Conference – ONLY Networking Social (including 1 free drink & nibbles)
Retail Prices from 10 am on May 31st until 5 pm on June 15th:
$100 – General Admission Ticket | $150 – VIP Ticket | $35 – Networking Social Ticket
Day of Prices:
$115 – General Admission Ticket | $170 – VIP Ticket | $40 – Networking Social Ticket