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GRIT Conference 2023

January 26 @ 5:30 pm - January 28 @ 3:00 pm

Formerly known as Geekend, The Creative Coast’s annual conference returns as the GRIT Conference in January 2023!

GRIT brings together Savannah’s brightest and boldest entrepreneurs, technologists, makers, creatives, leaders, and change agents!

During this 2-day event, leading designers, technologists, entrepreneurs and thought leaders from Savannah and beyond deliver sessions that showcase our city’s achievements in business, tech and the arts, address our toughest challenges, and discuss emerging trends. 

GRIT includes…

– Two days of presentations and panels from experts building products, companies, and experiences on January 27th and 28th. You can see all of the speakers and panels over at https://thegritconference.com/

– The Startup Stage pitch competition featuring budding local entrepreneurs competing for $10,000 in cash and prizes.

– Opportunities to mix and mingle with world-class innovators living right here in Savannah

– A Happy Hour for making friends (and making deals!)

Want access to the VIP Reception on the evening of January 26th?

The VIP reception is an evening kick-off party. It’s for the speakers, sponsors, and event planners that are dedicated to making GRIT a fantastic conference. If you’d like to join, grab a VIP Ticket for $299 to attend on the 26th from 5:30pm-8:00pm.

About the Organizer

GRIT is organized by The Creative Coast, a 501(c)3 nonprofit in Savannah that exists to catalyze the innovation economy in Coastal Georgia. The presenting sponsor is the Savannah Economic Development Authority (SEDA). SEDA’s mission is to help create, grow and attract new job opportunities and investment in the Savannah region.

Meet the Keynote Speakers

Learn more at https://thegritconference.com/grit-conference-speakers/

Panel Discussions

Read about the panels and panelists at https://thegritconference.com/panels/

  • THE ECO-FRIENDLY BUSINESS: TRANSFORM YOUR BUSINESS, SAVE THE PLANET
  • BEYOND BORED APES: NFTS (NON-FUNGIBLE TOKENS) FOR THE ARTS, ENTERTAINMENT & FOR GOOD
  • FOOD FOR THOUGHT RESTAURANT PANEL
  • 7-FIGURE EXITS: SELLING YOUR BUSINESS FOR MULTIPLE MILLIONS
  • INVESTOR PANEL
  • METAVERSE & WEB3 IN THE REAL WORLD
  • THE SHE HUSTLES PANEL
  • BLACK-OWNED BUSINESS BUILDERS
  • AV, AI & ROBOTICS, OH MY! – ADVANCES IN LOGISTICS & ADVANCED MANUFACTURING
  • INSIGHTS AND THE INTERSECTION OF ENTERTAINMENT & GAMING
  • CULTURE TO COMMERCE
  • DIGITAL MARKETING IN 2023
  • STEM EDUCATION: PREPARING OUR KIDS FOR THE FUTURE OF WORK

Startup Stage

Eight companies will pitch on stage to a panel of judges for the opportunity to win $10,000 in cash and prizes.

Meet the Startups

88 Technologies

BEEnevolent

Febris

Medsembly

Oro

PillowSak, LLC

The Whiskey Grail

WorkCEO

View the Schedule

Learn more about our full schedule and descriptions on our website.

Day One | Friday, January 27, 2023 | 8:30 am – 7:30 pm

Day Two | Saturday, January 28, 2023 | 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Details

Start:
January 26 @ 5:30 pm
End:
January 28 @ 3:00 pm
Event Category:
Website:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/grit-conference-2023-tickets-450502423877

Venue

Savannah Cultural Arts Center
201 Montgomery Street
Savannah, GA 31401 United States

Organizer

The Creative Coast
View Organizer Website

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