Resources for Inner City CEOs
Capital, know-how and the tools to succeed
2013 Inner City 100 Symposium: A Cast of Urban Heroes
Executive Education for Fast-Growing Firms
What does it take to leap tall buildings in a single bound?
Join the fastest-growing urban firms in America at the Inner City 100 Symposium to access the tools and know-how small businesses need to scale.
The Inner City 100 Symposium will take place on May 20-21 at Harvard Business School and the Boston Park Plaza Hotel, where hundreds of high-growth small businesses from across the country will gather for a full day of cutting-edge management education and networking opportunities. Among the participants will be CEOs from the selected 100 fastest-growing urban businesses.
The Symposium is the culmination of the Inner City 100 Program, a ranking of the fastest-growing companies located in America’s inner cities. This year's event will feature case studies presented by Harvard Business School faculty and peer-to-peer workshops led by standout Inner City 100 CEOs.
Following the day of education, CEO participants and 2013 Inner City 100 winners will be joined by corporate and civic leaders for the Inner City 100 Awards gala. The 2013 Inner City 100 rankings will be revealed for the first time and small businesses will share their inspiring stories about how they
created jobs in their urban communities.
Symposium Agenda, May 20-21, 2013
Monday, May 20, 2013
The Paramount Center
559 Washington Street, Boston
(Transportation between the Boston Park Plaza Hotel and The Paramount Center will be provided)
4:00 - 5:30 p.m.
One Man’s Trash is Another Man’s . . . Profitability
Keynote address by Tom Szaky, CEO, TerraCycle
5:30 - 7:00 p.m.
Inner City 100 Welcome Reception
May 21, 2013
Harvard Business School
117 Western Ave, Allston, MA
(Transportation between the Boston Park Plaza Hotel and Harvard Business School will be provided)
7:00 - 8:00 a.m.
Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:00 - 9:30 a.m.
Strategy: Creating and Sustaining Competitive Advantage
Keynote presentation by Harvard Business School Professor Michael E. Porter, ICIC Founder and Chairman
9:30 - 9:45 a.m.
9:45 - 11:15 a.m.
Case Study Breakout Sessions
Making a Plan to Break Even With Your New Product
Tiger-Tread Case Study by Richard N. Cardozo and Rohit Deshpande
Presented by Rohit Deshpande, Harvard Business School
Making Sure Your Culture Does Not Spoil as You Grow
Chobani: A Live and Active Culture Case Study by Joshua Margolis and Matthew Preble
Presented by Joshua Margolis, Harvard Business School AND Hamdi Ulukaya, the Founder, President and CEO of Chobani
Permeating Greatness Throughout Your Organization
Ritz-Carlton Case Study by Sandra J. Sucher and Stacy McManus
Presented by Sandra J. Sucher, Harvard Business School
Transportation will be provided from Harvard Business School to the Boston Park Plaza Hotel
12:15 – 1:45 p.m.
Luncheon and conversation with Jeff Silver, CEO, Coyote Logistics, Inner City 100 ‘12
1:45 - 2:00 p.m.
2:00 - 3:30 p.m.
Choice of one of the following panel sessions featuring Inner City 100 Alumni CEOs
Stop Being the Owner, and Start Being the CEO
Panel led by Ryan Bradley, Senior Editor, FORTUNE
Beth Bailey, CEO, The Pediatric Connection, Inner City 100 ’11
Miguel Galarza, CEO, Yerba Buena Engineering & Construction, Inner City 100 ’08, ’09, ’10, ’11, ‘13
Link Howard, CEO, PowerLink, Inner City 100 ’12
Kevin O’Brien, CEO, Petrelocation.com, Inner City 100 ’12, ’13
Giuliana Maravaille, CEO, Gelato Giuliana, Inner City 100 ’12
How Can An Advisory Board or Board of Directors Help You Grow As A CEO?
Panel led by Kimberly Weisul, Editor-at-Large, Inc.com
Tony Jackson, CEO, Panther Group, Inner City 100 ’01, ’09, ’10, ’13
Kirsten Tobey, Co-Founder, Revolution Foods, Inner City 100 ’12, ’13
Betsy Weaver, CEO, UbiCare, Inner City 100 ’10, ’11, ’12
Angela O’Byrne, CEO, Perez APC, Inner City 100 ’11
Perry Mehta, CEO, FutureNet Group, Inner City 100 ’08, ’09, ’10, ’11
3:30 - 3:45 p.m.
Overcoming Growth Challenges and Unleashing Your Firm’s Potential
Panel led by Loren Feldman, Small Business Editor, New York Times
Martha De La Torre, CEO, El Clasificado, Inner City 100 ’04, ’08, ’09, ’10, ’11, ’12, ’13
Clint Smith, CEO, Emma, Inner City 100 ’10, ’11, ’12
Deb Weidenhamer, CEO, Auction Systems, Inner City 100 ’02 -’11
Dave Dafoe, CEO, Flavorman, Inner City 100, ’08, ’09, ’10
5:30 - 9:00 p.m.
Boston Park Plaza Hotel Ballroom
Inner City 100 Awards Celebration and Dinner
Boston Park Plaza Hotel
50 Park Plaza, Boston, (in Boston’s Back Bay), (617) 426-2000
ICIC's block rate is closed.
Inner City 100 Symposium and Awards
May 20-21, 2013, Boston