Avanti Higher Ed Summit

The Avanti Higher Education Summit 

Date: June 28, 2017
Time: 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Location: Embassy Suites - Saratoga Springs, NY

About The Avanti Entrepreneur Group
The Avanti Entrepreneur Group was founded by David Mammano, a 20+ year veteran in the education world. He started the organization to help industries infuse a mindset of entrepreneurism and innovation into their strategy. The Avanti Entrepreneur Group focuses on helping organization grow by adopting cutting edge practices in leadership development, marketing, recruitment, customer/employee retention, organization development and workplace culture. 

Keynote Speaker

Michael Glauser, Ph.D.
Executive Director of the Clark Center for Entrepreneurship, Jon M. Huntsman School of Business at Utah State University

Mike has extensive experience as an entrepreneur, business consultant and university professor. He is the cofounder and chairman of My New Enterprise, an online training and development company for aspiring entrepreneurs. His is also the founder and former CEO of Golden Swirl Management Company and of Northern Lights. Mike has consulted with hundreds of startup companies and large corporations in the areas of business strategy, organization effectiveness and leadership development. His clients have included Associated Food Stores, The Boeing Company, Department of Workforce Services and Esso of Inter-America. 

Mike has published numerous articles in magazines and three books on entrepreneurship: “Glorious Accidents,” “The Business of Heart” and “Main Street Entrepreneur,” which chronicles his 4,000 mile bicycle ride across America to interview 100 remarkable entrepreneurs who have successfully merged livelihood and lifestyle in places they want to live. He received a Ph.D. from Purdue University, and BS and MS degrees from the University of Utah.

Featured Speaker

David Mammano
Founder and CEO of Next Step College Prep, founder of Avanti Entrepreneur Group, America’s Entrepreneur Coach

For more than 22 years, David Mammano has been a serial entrepreneur. Having started seven businesses from scratch, today he is helping others start or grow their businesses by infusing the latest entrepreneurial principles into their strategy. David founded a three-time Inc. Magazine 5000 Growth Company, is the host of The Avanti Entrepreneur podcast, was a TEDx speaker, and is an adjunct professor at the University of Rochester, as well as the author of business and college planning books. 

David graduated from the University at Buffalo with a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications/Advertising. He is also a graduate of the MIT Entrepreneurial Masters Program, an executive education program offered through the Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO).


Visit Eventbrite.com or call (585) 742-1260 ext. 700 to purchase your single ticket.

Single Ticket Pricing
• Single ticket: $895 each (Early bird discounted ticket before April 15, 2017)
• Single ticket: $995 each (After April 15, 2017)

Group Pricing
• 3-5 tickets: $695 each (Early bird discounted ticket before April 15, 2017)
• 3-5 tickets: $795 each (After April 15, 2017)
• 5+ tickets: $595 each (Early bird discounted ticket before April 15, 2017)
• 5+ tickets: $695 each (After April 15, 2017)

To purchase group pricing tickets, please email David Mammano or call (585) 742-1260 ext. 700.

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Become a sponsor with a variety of affordable options and reach leaders in the higher education industry. DOWNLOAD

Download the Attendee Flier
Receive group discounts and bring your leadership team to the event. Group exercises will be sure to benefit your college/university. DOWNLOAD

“Our team all went to the Avanti conference and we enjoyed the speakers, learned from the panel and made great business connections as a booth sponsor. The key note speaker brought a good mix of humor and real life experience and the panel was very open and real when sharing their stories. The venue was fun and the lunch was healthy and delicious.”

—Karen Benjamin, WorldLeaders

“The Avanti Summit provided Saunders College of Business at RIT with good exposure to a professional audience that was closely aligned with our entrepreneurial culture. David sought a good match for our objectives and budget while delivering a high quality event.”

—Eric Koomen | Director, Communications and Marketing at Saunders College of Business, Rochester Institute of Technology