Hiking, kayaking, and rock climbing aren’t the first things that come to mind when you think of a typical startup conference. But then, Founder Summit is not your typical startup conference.
With culture and activity at the core of its experience, Founder Summit is designed to energize and invigorate attendees while putting them in the same rooms (and boats) as the brightest minds in business. Think of it as a company retreat for founders.
Whether you consider yourself an entrepreneur, a bootstrapped founder, a maker or otherwise—if you’re building a company, you belong at Founder Summit. You’ll be joined by Calm Company Fund portfolio founders and mentors, as well as other like-minded founders that are prioritizing and pursuing sustainable success.
As for programming, the panels and workshops are all led by incredible founders who have actually done the thing you’re trying to do—whether that’s building a profitable business for the long term, or locking down a 7-figure exit.
Situated on 1,400 acres in North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains, our fall venue has its own 30-acre lake, 20 miles of private hiking trails, a child rec center (bring the family!) and an absolute embarrassment of rocking chairs.
The rustic setting is perfect for morning meditations, afternoon hikes or yoga, and lakeside drinks each evening. Plus, the fully-updated, feature-rich lodgings means you don’t have to choose between having your very own fireplace and really good wifi.
The retreat is nicely secluded, but it’s also just a short drive to a bustling downtown, the waterfalls of Dupont State Forest, and several of the region’s apple orchards. You might even want to add a few days to the beginning and/or end of your conference to avail yourself of everything Asheville has to offer.