October 17-18 in Birmingham, Alabama at Samford University

Cedarworks, Inc. is excited to present the 5th 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.” 2017’s event had more than 300 attendees from 7 countries, 64 cities, and 25 states.

Real Businesses Seeking Real Investors to Make Real Impact

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

Professional Summit

Wednesday Eve, October 17
Thursday All Day, October 18

Welcome Reception (Wednesday)
Plenary Session
Breakout Sessions
Small & Large Group Networking
Keynote Luncheon
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 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.

+ Welcome Reception for Summit Ticket holders
+ Plenary Covering Relevant Trends, Issues
+ Industry-Specific Breakouts
(Manufacturing, Financial Services, etc.)
+ Issue-based Breakouts
(Growth, Succession, Sourcing, etc.)
+ Lunch & Dinner Included
+ In-Depth, Action-Oriented Interviews, Discussion

Keynote Luncheon

Thursday, October 18

11:45am – 1:00pm

Brock School of Business,
Cooney Hall

Previously featuring Henry Kaestner (pictured right) and Bill Job (hear hear Bill’s talk) spoke about their work in the BAM and Kingdom Business markets spanning decades of experiences.  In its 5th year, we have another wonderful Keynote speaker: Daniel Jean Louis.

Seating is limited. Professional Summit Participants and Sponsors received first available seating. Tickets for the luncheon will be on sale during September as space permits.

Main Event

Thursday, October 18

2:00-4:45pm Exhibit Hall, Networking
4:00-6:00pm The Lion’s Den Main Event

Highlights from Past Presenters
Live Audience Voting
Exhibit & Networking Area
(Exhibitor Interest? Fill this out)

The 5th 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 previous presenting companies and their work post-Lion’s Den. Attendees also will have Exhibit & Networking areas, ability for deeper interaction with professionals from around the world via the Professional Summit experience.

Real Professionals seeking Real Connections to make Real Impact

Schedule of Events

Wednesday, October 17

6:00pm    Welcome Reception for Summit, Offsite

Thursday, October 18

::: Events at Samford University, Cooney Hall, Brock School of Business

8:00am      Summit Badge Pick-Up
8:30am      Summit Plenary Session
10:00am    Break
10:30am    Summit Breakout Session-1
1:15pm       Summit Breakout Session-2

Thursday, October 18

::: Events at Samford University, Brock Recital Hall

2:00pm     Exhibit Hall Open for guests
3:00pm     Networking in Exhibit Hall
4:00pm     THE LION’S DEN MAIN EVENT (doors open @3:40)
7:00pm     Summit Wrap Party Dinner, Offsite 

Platinum Sponsor

Venue & Host for 2018

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 2018 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.

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

The Lion's Den Copyright 2018 is a Cedarworks, Inc. Event