Innovate South

What is Innovate South?

Innovate South is a cross-industry conference that is open to all creatives, visionaries, forward-thinkers and entrepreneurs. Whether you’re a seasoned marketing vet or a first-time business owner, Innovate South offers a collaborative space to share and learn from your peers across three days of networking events, panel discussions, keynote presentations and more.

Mark your calendars on Nov. 3 – 5 for #IS2021, because we’re packing this year’s event with everything you’ll need to maintain that competitive edge.

2021 Schedule Coming Soon

In the meantime, check out these sessions from #IS2020!

Check out our #IS2020 Keynote Speakers

2021 Speakers Coming Soon!

Adam Khorshid

Adam Khorshid

Sr. Director, Business Development at Oracle

Adam Khorshid is an Oracle for Startups Mentor and Ambassador. You can learn more about Oracle for Startups here: As the Sr. Director of Business Development over Cloud Technologies and Infrastructure, Adam Khorshid leads new high-growth initiatives for Oracle Corporation. He holds an MBA from the Wharton School, an MS in Computer Science from DePaul University, and a BS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Illinois.

Jackie Hermes

Jackie Hermes

Founder + CEO of Accelity

Jackie Hermes is the CEO of Accelity, a Milwaukee-based agency that helps software-as-a-service (SaaS) startups get to revenue and grow faster, and a co-founder of Women’s Entrepreneurship Week. Very active on LinkedIn, Jackie sparks discussions about the daily life and challenges of growing a bootstrapped company. Jackie mentors student startups via The Commons, is co-organizer of Startup Milwaukee EMERGE, and an advisor with Golden Angels Investors. In addition to her professional involvement, Jackie is an adoptive foster mama and future pilot. @thejackiehermes @accelitymktg @wewmke

Ronnell Richards

Ronnell Richards

Entrepreneur, Host & Consultant, Ronnell Richards, LLC

Ronnell has built a career out of creating businesses and developing
sales professionals into high-level performers. He’s taught individuals
how to feel like part of a team, and perform better as a result. Ronnell
has successfully strategized with both small and large businesses to
take their progress to the next level. This has given him a unique
perspective on success that he brings to every aspect of his life. As an
award-winning entrepreneur, Ronnell knows what it takes to aim high,
and hit even higher.

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