KEEN—for Keeping Entrepreneurs Engaged and Networking—is convening an eclectic and exciting group of top digital tastemakers, leaders, founders and innovators all under one roof from October 24 to 27, 2013 in a three-day B2B and B2C event and expo. This inaugural conference in Nashville welcomes social influencers, journalists, editors, developers, start-ups, small businesses and Fortune 500 brands to come meet, collaborate, and learn about innovative technologies and new platforms in the areas of travel, technology, food and spirits, family and entertainment.

Omni Nashville, which opened its doors on Sept. 30, is KEEN’s official hotel sponsor and the site of all content and programming. Speakers and special guests will engage their audiences on all levels with talks about targeted advertising, using social for good, Millennial marketing, email campaigns, visual messaging, digital media ethics and much more. Keep up to date with the summit schedule as it evolves.
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Saturday, October 26 • 2:55pm - 3:45pm
Anatomy of a Successful Kickstarter Campaign

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Three successfull F&B companies will share the secret sauce behind creating a successful Kickstarter campaign.

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Steve Cavendish

News Editor, Nashville Scene
A native Nashvillian, Steve Cavendish is the news editor of the Nashville Scene, where he's written about everything from butchers to politics to basketball. After spending much of his career as an art director and manager at papers like the Washington Post and the San Jose Mercury News, he returned to writing while at the Chicago Tribune and came home to... Read More →

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Kyle McCollom

Co-Founder and CEO, Everly
Kyle launched Everly via Kickstarter with his co-founder Chris to challenge the artificial drink mix market with a line of powder packet drink mixes made from simpler, natural ingredients. They nearly tripled their goal on Kickstarter, putting their project in the top 1% of Kickstarter... Read More →
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Matt Rogers

Co-Founder, Pure Sodaworks
Graphic designer and entrepreneur Matt Rogers started Pure Sodaworks in 2011 with his wife Tiffany and their friend Shawn. The trio's mission: To create the most delicious, all-natural handcrafted sodas on the planet. In barely a year--and thanks to a round of Kickstarter funding--Pure Sodaworks morphed from a cart in the Chattanooga Market to a storefron... Read More →

Samantha Williams

Founder, Sunday Morning Pancake

Saturday October 26, 2013 2:55pm - 3:45pm CDT
Omni Ballroom A + B

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