Real estate entrepreneur and ‘Shark’ to share her rags-to-riches story before judging cybersecurity pitches from Continuum partners in interactive “Shark Tank” style panel competition
Continuum®, the exclusive provider of the only service-enabled technology platform that enables MSPs to scale rapidly and profitably, announced today that Barbara Corcoran, Shark on ABC’s Shark Tank, will deliver a keynote address at its fifth annual user conference, Navigate 2018. Corcoran’s keynote, which will focus on her rags-to-riches story, will be followed by ‘MSP Shark Tank,’ an interactive competition in which four Continuum partners will pitch their cybersecurity marketing concepts rewarded by funding for the execution of the winning marketing ideas.
Best known for her role as a Shark on ABC’s four-time Emmy award-winning show, Shark Tank, Barbara Corcoran is considered one of the most successful entrepreneurs in the United States. During her keynote on September 26th, she will share how she turned a $1,000 loan into a five-billion-dollar business by learning to fail well. Attendees will learn how Corcoran quit her job as a waitress to start the tiny real estate company that would eventually become the multi-billion-dollar business that bears her name today.
Following the keynote, Barbara will join Continuum CEO, Michael George, for an interactive panel competition titled ‘MSP Shark Tank.’ During the competition, four attendees will pitch their cybersecurity marketing ideas, with the winner receiving $15,000 in co-marketing funds from Continuum to promote their managed security services offering.
The keynote and competition will be key highlights at Navigate 2018, where more than 800 IT service providers are expected to convene in Boston to uncover new insights for their small and medium business clients. This year’s event will take place from September 24-27, 2018, with a packed program designed to empower growth-minded service providers to discover the skills, solutions and tools to define their path to success.
“Navigate is more than an opportunity for Continuum partners to share knowledge on becoming successful IT service providers,” said Michael George, CEO, Continuum. “Over the years, our event has offered inspiration and lessons on the hard-fought route to success that some of the most well-known entrepreneurs and business leaders have had to tread. Barbara Corcoran’s story is an extraordinary example and we look forward to welcoming her to this year’s Navigate.”
Navigate 2018 will follow the resounding success of 2017’s event in Las Vegas, Nevada, which reached new heights with more than 700 attendees and 80 speakers across four tracks and insightful keynote speakers. Continuum partners can take advantage of Early Bird tickets and attend for $799, which will be available to attendees until June 30, 2018, and regular registration will be open until the event sells out.