October 9-10 in Birmingham, Alabama at Samford University

Cedarworks, Inc. is excited to present the 6th 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.” 2018’s event had more than 300 attendees from 10 countries, 83 cities, and 25 states.

The Lion's Den Main Event

The 6th annual event features 3 businesses presenting to hundreds 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.

Tickets are $18.50 per person

Thursday, October 10

2:30-5:00pm Exhibit Hall, Networking

4:00-6:00pm The Lion’s Den Main Event

Free! for Samford Students

Group Tickets of 12+ also available at reduced price

Professional Summit

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 was created to extend these positive interactions. Summit Attendees will connect and collaborate around meals, discussion, interviews, and more. Breakout facilitators and panelists offer frontline experiences and specific understanding of the emerging space for Business As Mission and Kingdom-Minded investing.

Tickets are $295 per person

Wednesday, October 9

Welcome Reception (OFFSITE: Regions Ballroom)

Thursday, October 10

Morning & Afternoon Plenary Sessions
Industry & Issue-Related Breakouts
Keynote Luncheon
Small & Large Group Networking
The Lion’s Den Main Event
Wrap Party Dinner (OFFSITE: B&A Warehouse)

Real Businesses Seeking Real Investors to Make Real Impact

Venue & Host for 2019

Samford University

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 2019 events.  Parking will be immediately in front of Thursday’s Main Event and easily accessible for attendees on campus. We are grateful to Samford University and the Brock School of Business hosting The Lion’s Den once again.

Main Event Wright Center

Professional Summit & Keynote Brock School of Business

Special Thanks to Our Event Sponsors

The Lion’s Den™ Event is an annual educational event hosted by Cedarworks, Inc. (“Cedarworks”), a nonprofit corporation whose mission is to inspire, educate, and mobilize people to use their time, talents and other resources in business as mission. The Lion’s Den Event brings together innovative companies from around the world that seek to make a financial, social, environmental and spiritual impact through their business venture along with a panel of investment professionals that will evaluate and respond to presentations by each of the participating companies. The Event is intended to be an opportunity to exchange ideas for educational purposes. Neither Cedarworks nor Samford University is responsible for the opinions, advice, statements, materials, presentations, data, images, videos, documentation and other information (collectively, the “Materials”) expressed or otherwise shared by Event participants (including without limitation seminar speakers, participating companies and investment professionals). The Materials are for informational purposes only, and the statements, views and opinions expressed at any presentation or in any Materials are those solely of the presenter and not of Cedarworks or Samford University. Further, neither Cedarworks nor Samford endorses or recommends any presenter, promoter, investment advisor, strategy, company or any views mentioned at any conference or in the Materials. Under no circumstances will either Cedarworks or Samford (or their respective trustees, directors, officers, employees, or agents) be liable for the accuracy, quality or reliability of any of the presentations or Materials, any defamatory, offensive, or illegal conduct of presenters, or any direct, indirect, incidental, special or consequential damages arising from any presentations or Materials.
The Lion's Den Copyright 2019 is a Cedarworks, Inc. Event