... live conference event with a remote option

Join the global movement of celebrating and empowering entrepreneurs. The eRising conference event, What If?, is your officially sanctioned Suncoast destination for Global Entrepreneurship Week.

This in-person live event brings  some the most connected minds on entrepreneurship together under one roof.  Come learn how  entrepreneurs are a force for change, no longer a group with narrow commercial significance. Our slate of visionary, practice, and academic subject matter experts will offer research findings, first hand experiences, and forward thinking values.

The conference venue is limited to an audience of 100 whom will have the benefit and luxury of the newly remolded Selby Auditorium at the USF Sarasota Manatee campus. If you can't be there in person, you can still attend by joining our live stream.

It's part of our "Event In Your Pocket" series. Access the event on your mobile or tablet device for a fully interactive and immersive experience. No downloads, apps, or configuration is needed. Simply login to the event from your mobile phone or tablet and join the crowd!

5/3 Fifth Third Bank

Presenting Partner


 "by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs"

GEW, (Global Entrepreneurship Week) is a massive campaign to celebrate and empower entrepreneurs in every country and community around the world. Each November, 10 million people take part in tens of thousands of activities, competitions and events that inspire them to act and provide them with the knowledge, experience and connections they need to succeed.


2021 eRising Conference Agenda

       Date:    Wednesday, November 10th, 2021

       Time:    9:00am - 1:00pm

Location:    University of South Florida

                     Sarasota-Manatee Campus

                     Selby Auditorium (View Map)

Virtual attendees select the link below to enter the conference!

Check-in at 8:00am, light refreshments (Coffee/Tea and Water)

 Lunch catered by Gecko's Hospitality Group

eRising Partners