Speakers – Here to help you climb!

Tyler Hayden

Our Emcee! Tyler Hayden is a keynote speaker like you’ve never seen before! Tyler has been an internationally respected team builder, author, and business speaker since 1996.  He delivers a powerful punch that inspires teams, innovates management techniques, and invigorates team culture. When it comes to empowering audiences and teams to succeed—and to be their best every day—Tyler leads the way with insight and laughter. He is the author of sixteen books and the creative mind behind 100’s of powerful and fun team building products. His team building workshops and motivational keynote speeches receive rave reviews from managers and business leaders alike.  Make sure your seat backs are up and your table trays are stowed, because we are about to unleash him …

Pete Luckett

Welcome Pete!
At age 14, he saw opportunity in the sights, sounds and flavours of England’s busy outdoor food markets. Part theatrical sideshow, part business-savvy–Pete saw a perfect niche for his gregarious personality and produce know how. He learned how to stand out in a crowd by offering excellent quality, unique products and a fun, exciting shopping experience.

Jen Waldman

Jen Waldman helps people hone in on their unique gifts, empowering them to take action with authenticity and heart. Using her background in the arts, she encourages creative thinking and imagination, so that others can cultivate new ideas and share them with the world. 

Jen and Simon Sinek united several years ago when Simon became aware that Jen was using the Golden Circle to inspire artists to make a greater impact with their work. The two recognized that by combining their efforts they could help people across many different industries discover their WHY and bring it to life. Jen now travels the world offering Why-inspired  keynotes and workshops on leadership, communication, and presentation skills so that individuals and organizations can have more impact with their ideas.

Join the Climb!


8:00 Registration Begins and Expo
8:30 Welcome launch
8:45 Mayor Mike Savage (tentative)
9:00 Keynote: Pete Luckett – Creating Raving Fans!
10:15 Break with Expo and Networking
10:30 Workshop Break out Sessions
  • BDO – Finances for Small Business
  • SmartCat Marketing – Being Customer Centric
  • Employer Advisor – TBA
11:45 Expo and Networking
12:15 Luncheon (provided)
1:30 Panel discussion – TBA
2:15 Workshop Break out Sessions
  • BrightShadow – Understanding People
  • Better Business Bureau – Building Trust Online
  • TBA
3:15 Break with Expo and Networking
3:30 Keynote: Jen Waldman – Lead with How: Turning Values into Action
5:00 Reception in Expo (Networking and prizes)

September 21


08:30 am - 07:30 pm

Click to Register: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/entrepreneur-growth-summit-halifax-2019-tickets-49219261135

Halifax Harbourfront Marriott

1919 Upper Water Street, Halifax, NS

Halifax, NS, CA


We’ve listened. We’ve been there.

The Entrepreneur Growth Summit is the event you all have asked for.

It is the combination of:

  • great motivational and experienced-in-the-field speakers who will share their experiences and key takeaways for growth of our audience
  • quality workshops delivered by prominent business leaders delivering advice and ready-to-go actions you can apply immediately
  • an expo of reputable businesses that can help you GROW. INSPIRE. LEAD.

You will leave with an increased business network, real actionable take-a-ways that you can apply to your business to help you grow and compete in your industry.

Our mission is to make a difference.

We all have our own “Why” for starting our business. As your journey of entrepreneurship continues, we want to join you , for one day, to help you:

  • grow your business
  • be a leader
  • inspire those around you.

This Summit is all about YOU!

Our Why


We believe that providing tools, skills, and support to entrepreneurs will help them achieve THEIR idea of success.


We believe that inspiration comes from within. Our purpose is to draw out your inspiration to make a difference.


We believe that staying true to our principles and helping entrepreneurs succeed will lead us all into a time of economic growth and long term sustainability.

We believe in YOU!

Sponsors and Partners!

Our membership is 83% small business (25 employees or less) and we are proud to offer member benefits to over 65,000 employees in Halifax and beyond.

We’re in your corner.

Breeze 96.5 FM

96-5 the breeze… a radio station that’s not quite like the others. We play Halifax’s relaxing favorites… songs you love, that you can listen to all day at work. Songs that other Halifax radio stations somehow forgot about… but you never did. They’re all here… on a radio station that helps you relax and recharge. 96-5 the breeze… Halifax’s relaxing favorites.

We pride ourselves on connections. Connecting industry with talent through our opportunities portal, connecting industry leaders through networking events and roundtable discussions, and connecting with national organizations to increase the profile of our sector and province.