Hosted in Birmingham, Alabama by Samford University

Cedarworks, Inc. is excited to present the 4th annual event with the goal to “Inspire, Educate and Mobilize” people to invest their time, talents, and other resources in the Kingdom through “Business as Mission.”

2016’s event had 58 cities represented from over 2 dozen states and 8 countries.

Real Businesses Seeking Real Investors to Make Real Impact

See Past Events, Videos, Companies, and More from the Links Below

Main Event

Thursday, October 26

2:00-7:00pm Exhibit Hall, Networking
4:00-6:30pm The Lion’s Den Main Event

The 4th annual event features 4 businesses presenting to 300 attendees and a Panel of Lions in a pitch competition similar to a “Shark Tank” type experience with a twist.  The Kingdom-focused Panel will look for sharp business minds focused on producing financial, social, environmental, and spiritual results in their chosen endeavors, known as the “quadruple bottom-line”.  Live audience voting will determine the business that best survives The Lion’s Den.

This year we will highlight and honor an Operator of the Year for Business As Mission (BAM). Attendees also will have Exhibit & networking areas, ability to purchase tickets for our Keynote Luncheon, and the Professional Summit experience.

+ Tickets $10/person

+ International draw of audience, companies

+ Inaugural BAM Operator of the Year

+ Live Audience Voting

+ Exhibit & Networking Area
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Real Professionals seeking Real Connections to make Real Impact

Professional Summit

All Day Thursday, October 26

Breakout 1
Keynote Luncheon
Breakout 2
Geo-based Networking
Main Event
Wrap Party Dinner

The Lion’s Den established itself as a forum for action-oriented professionals coming from across the country.  Because of the real, lasting connections across industries and geographies developed over the years, the Professional Summit extends the positive interactions.

The Summit is designed to encourage better connectivity and collaboration for participants around meals, discussion, interviews, and more.  There is even special seating at all Thursday events as well.

+ Passes $250/person (limited offering)

+ Industry-Specific Breakouts
(Manufacturing, Financial Services, etc.)

+ Issue-based Breakouts
(Growth, Succession, Sourcing, etc.)

+ Reserved Seating at Luncheon, Main Event

+ Lunches & TLD Wrap Dinner Included

+ In-Depth, Action-Oriented Interviews, Discussion

Keynote Luncheon

Thursday, October 26

11:30am – 12:45pm
Top floor of Brock School of Business
Cooney Hall

Previously featuring Henry Kaestner (pictured right) and Bill Job (see Bill’s talk) spoke about their work in the BAM and Kingdom Business markets spanning decades of experiences.  In its 4th year, we have another wonderful Keynote speaker: veteran and thought leader, Mats Tunehag.

Seating is limited and tickets will be $25/person. Reserved seating is available for Professional Summit Participants and Sponsors.

Venue & Host for 2017

Samford University

Main Event
Brock Recital Hall

Professional Summit & Keynote
Brock School of Business

Consistently rated as one of the top performing schools in the Southeast (#1 rated school in Alabama by Forbes), Samford provides a wonderful backdrop to the 2017 events.  Parking will be immediately in front of Thursday’s Main Event and easily accessible for attendees on campus.

We are grateful for another year to be hosted by Samford and the Brock School of Business.

Cedarworks, Inc. wants to see you at The Lion’s Den!

The Lion's Den Copyright 2017 is a Cedarworks, Inc. Event