In 2008 Elliot Bisnow, already an accomplished entrepreneur, started Summit Series, an "un-conference conference" that would serve as a mutual aid society for young entrepreneurs. Elliott, and team members Jeff Rosenthal and Justin Cohen, talked with us about Summit's mission and what it takes to succeed.
Summit Series was a seriously impressive event. White House appointees co-mingle with A-list celebrities and starry-eyed young entrepreneurs, all in the pursuit of solving perennial social and economic issues. Since my first day, I’ve seen some lesson-worthy actions characteristic of Generation Y:
There is a business conference where the host wears an old t-shirt, the participants regularly leave successful ventures for risky passions, and where everyone in sight has a chartable side project. The Summit Series conference is an invite-only, Generation Y-focused networking conference where many of the most savvy young entrepreneurs discuss 21st century challenges and solutions.
On my first day, I observed a few characteristics that will likely linger as the new generation takes the reins of the economy.