Apply for a Scholarship to the 2018 Hive Global Leaders Summit

Hive Global Leaders Summit
Hive Community,

Thanks to a generous Hive supporter, you can now apply for a scholarship to save $150 off your tickets to the 2018 Hive Global Leaders Summit, the annual gathering for purpose-driven leaders, to be held August 16-19, 2018 at 1440 Multiversity near Silicon Valley, CA.

Until May 31, you can even combine the early bird ticket discount (available until the end of the day on Thursday, May 31) with the scholarship discount to save $450 off the regular ticket price.

Below you can view the overview video for the 2018 Hive Global Leaders Summit. You can also download the Hive GLS Flyer here

Inspiring purpose-driven CEOs, founders, investors, philanthropists, elected leaders, authors, academics, scientists, creatives, spiritual leaders, executives, technologists, non-profit leaders, humanitarians, activists, and other leaders who are committed to living lives of purpose and contributing to the creation of a more conscious world will be in attendance. Leaders from 24 countries are already registered. Early bird tickets are available here through May 31

Thanks for being a part of this movement!

Yours with purpose,
Chris Dugan
Community Manager
Hive Global


Hive Newsletter for May 2018

The Hive Community Newsletter for May 2018 has just been published. You can read it online here.

The May 2018 edition includes these topics:

  • Group Photo from Hive Africa #3 (May 2-5, 2018)
  • Hive Global Leaders Summit Video (Aug 16-19, 2018)
  • Hive Women’s Leadership Program (starts June 4 online)
  • Hive Digital Marketing Accelerator (starts June 21 online)
  • Hive Berlin (June 22-24)
  • Taipei, Taiwan Impact Residency
  • Casenotes Hiring a Startup COO
  • SOCAP ’18 Discount Code

Announcing the Hive Digital Marketing Accelerator


Hive is proud to announce a brand new program to help entrepreneurs grow their sales and reach more customers… the Hive Digital Marketing Accelerator (DMA) starting June 21.

During this 12-week online program, you’ll receive hands-on guidance from Marcus McNeill, CEO of the digital marketing agency Magic.

During the program, you’ll learn how to…

  • Substantially increase the number of leads and new customers coming into your business through metric-based online advertising
  • Attract more leads consistently by providing value and solving real problems
  • Get new customers predictably with an authentic message that deeply inspires your audience on a personal level
  • Scale your revenue (and impact) using the Magic of Unit Economics
  • Erase your fear around marketing and invest confidently in the growth of your venture (because you know exactly how much you’re getting back)
  • Hire low-cost marketing talent to help you execute on copywriting, design, tech setup and any other task you don’t want to do

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By growing businesses that make a difference, we can change the world.

The Hive Digital Marketing Accelerator is designed to give you the “Magic Moment” … that moment when you’re dancing in celebration because new customers are signing up.

If you’d like to be considered for the program (capacity is limited), please apply here right away.

– The Hive Team

Women’s Leadership Program


Hive Women's Leadership Program 2018

We have an exciting announcement for female leaders. Please take a look or forward this post to the female leaders you know.

Hive will be starting the Hive Women’s Leadership Program (WLP) beginning June 4.

Together, we are creating a global community of women supporting and uplifting each other as we make the world a better place.

We created the Hive WLP for women wanting to:

  • Fully awaken and live your soul’s purpose
  • Create projects that uplift the world (a community project, a business, a non-profit)
  • Embody the new way of powerful feminine leadership (instead of competing in the old masculine paradigm)
  • Awaken deeper intuitive abilities and connection to self
  • Live your authentic purpose with your work and career
  • Create a fulfilling and inspiring life you love

Join women around the world as we meet as a group for two hours per week online via Zoom video conferencing.

Learn more at The deadline to apply is Monday, April 30. The cost of the program is $395/month for three months. We would love to have you as part of the Women’s Leadership Program!

Now is the time to step into what we came here to do. The world needs our gifts more than ever.

You can email if you have any questions. We are here to help!

Hive Europe Now Open for Applications

The first ever Hive Europe is happening in Berlin, Germany this June 22-25. The team has been busy preparing in the past few months an awesome event with inspirational talks in unique Berlin locations. 

The application opened this week. We ask you to share the event with your network.

“So what can I do?”

Well you can…

  1. Share the website ( and event with your network and especially people you think should be in attendance (most notably those living in Europe). 
  2. Like and share our Facebook and Instagram pages. We’ll be posting updates there regularly. When you share the page, please share your experience with Hive to give it more of a context. The pages are and
  3. If you’d like to volunteer as a Group Leader, speak at the event, connect us with a partner/sponsor/location in the Berlin area or beyond, then either fill out the form in the section for “Get Involved” or e-mail Liana Taylor directly at

We’re really looking forward to Hive Berlin and many more Hives in Europe to come! We hope to get your support.


Liana Taylor (Hive Jan ’15), Erica Gregg, (Hive Feb ’17), Mirna Smidt (May 2016) and the rest of Hive Europe Team

Female Founders >> 3 Free Tickets to the Hive Entrepreneur Retreat

Female Founders: Enter to Win A Free Ticket to the Hive Entrepreneur Retreat

So far there are 100 CEOs and founders from 21 countries coming to the first-ever Hive Entrepreneur Retreat March 22-25 at 1440 Multiversity in the redwood-covered hills of Scotts Valley, CA near Silicon Valley.

This week, we are giving away three free tickets to the Hive Entrepreneur Retreat to female founders. Any woman who is a founder, CEO, or actively running a business or non-profit organization is eligible to win. We will be drawing the winners on Monday afternoon March 5. 

Enter the sweepstakes here for a chance to win one of the three free tickets. We will also be passing on a coupon for a discounted ticket to all entrants. Please pass this post on to any female founders you would like to nominate to win or to any networks of female entrepreneurs.

Blog Post: CEOs from 18 Countries Coming to the Hive Entrepreneur Retreat

CEOs & Founders from 18 Countries Coming to the Hive Entrepreneur Retreat March 22-25

We’re excited to share that so far there are 58 CEOs and founders from 18 countries coming to the first-ever Hive Entrepreneur Retreat March 22-25 at 1440 Multiversity in the redwood-covered hills of Scotts Valley, CA.

We’ll be spending three-days going deep with each other on how to make a bigger positive impact in the world, use business as a force for good, and how to grow our companies.

The full attendee list is below. Discounted tickets are available until Saturday, February 10 at 11:59pm PT.

We are also in the early stages of planning the first-ever Hive Global Leaders Summit to be held this August 16-19, 2018 also at 1440 Multiversity in Scotts Valley, CA. We’ll be in touch with more information about this event next month.

Who’s Coming: The Attendee List So Far

CEOs and founders from the following 18 countries are registered to attend the retreat so far:

Afghanistan, Austria, Bolivia, Cameroon, Canada, Denmark, England, France, Ghana, Mexico, Nepal, Nigeria, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Spain, United States, Uganda, and many more to come.

Registered attendees to date include:

  • Alejandro De Santiago, Founder and CEO, Ignixion, Mexico 
  • Alejandro Lopez Hernandez, CEO, Ulfix S.C., Mexico 
  • Ana Tavares Founder, Wmnhood, Canada 
  • Ankit Shah, Managing Director, Dopamine, United States 
  • Bibian Mbei Dighambong, CEO, Bihndumlem, Cameroon
  • Catherine Lindroth, Founder, Social Contract, United States 
  • Chimezie Emewulu, Managing Director, Seamfix Ltd., Nigeria 
  • Chiraz Bensemmane, Owner & founder, Pitch World Fast, France 
  • Chris Rauton, Founder / CEO, American Development Group, Mexico 
  • Cody Candee, CEO / Co-founder, Bounce, Inc., United States 
  • Dalton Lilley Founder, CEO Taurus 56, United States 
  • Erika Wichro, Founder & CEO, Peacebuilding & Partners, Austria 
  • Fazel Rabi Aryobee, CEO, City Wall Dubai International Group, Afghanistan
  • Ian Mcwalter, CEO & Co-Founder, Hale, United States 
  • Ibrahim Wuntah, Group CEO, Wi Tech Group Ltd, Ghana 
  • James Ingallinera, CEO, Tribe, United States 
  • Javier A. Galindo, O. CEO, Grupo Mazahua, Mexico 
  • Jean de Dieu Benda, CEO, Bharti Airtel Rwanda, Rwanda
  • Jennifer Kushell, CEO, YSN, United States 
  • Jennifer Sherman, Founder and Chief Strategist, The Influencer Collective, United States 
  • Jessica Cameron, Co-Founder, The Refugee Lab
  • John Ntonta Managing Director, Kadiwaku Family Foundation, United States 
  • Jonathan Defoy, Founder & CEO, FoodHero, Canada 
  • Jordi Vidiella Amposta, CEO, Opportumeety, Spain
  • Joshua Kaston, President Clearwater Merchant Corp, United States 
  • Katamba Ronald, CEO / Founder, Jaguza Tech Ltd, Uganda 
  • Keerthi Kodithuwakku, Co-Founder & CEO, Effective Solutions (Pvt) Ltd, Sri Lanka 
  • Kwiri Yang, Founder/ CEO, LifeGyde, United States 
  • Laurel Mintz, CEO and Founder, Elevate My Brand, United States 
  • Lourdes Berho, President and Chief Catalyst, Alchemia, Mexico 
  • Marc Castro, Director Spanacom Ltd, United Kingdom 
  • Margaret Burns, Owner, The Medicine Woman Way, United States 
  • Marwan Aljahani, Managing Partner, ShiftIn Partners, Saudi Arabia 
  • Masheal Bin Saedan, CEO, Al Saedan, Saudi Arabia 
  • Matthew Taylor, President, Fiber House Berkeley, United States 
  • Megan O’Rorke, CEO, AI Collective, United States 
  • Meghan Wallace, Founder, Social Contract, United States 
  • Ngu Denis, CEO and Founder, Denis Brown General Trading, South Africa & Cameroon 
  • Nicole Gresham Perry, CEO PhotoBall, United States 
  • Olajide George, CEO, Georola Projects Limited, United States 
  • Osaro Abusomwan, Chief Innovation Officer/MD, Tyro Greens Investment Ltd, Nigeria 
  • Oscar Francisco Gonzalez Valadez, CIO, Ulfix, S.C., Mexico 
  • Oluyemi Abaolu-Johnson, CEO, BVS Professional Services
  • Ray Kallmeyer, CEO, CreateAR, United States 
  • Richmond Barbinton Mensah, CEO, Menrichbar Company Ltd., United States 
  • Robert De Liefde, Managing Director / Co-owner, InsideRisk, United States 
  • Sereme Maphaka, CEO, Methano Group, South, Africa 
  • Sissel Hansen, CEO & Founder, Startup Guide, Denmark 
  • Stephanie Jhala, Founder, All The Mama Feels, Canada 
  • Steven Richer, Founder, Nice Human & Escape Table, United States 
  • Taye Awofiranye, Partner, The Trusted Advisors, United States 
  • Tiana Laurence, CEO, Laurence Ventures, United States 
  • Tina Choi, Founder and CEO, TRAvonDe, United States 
  • Tricia Teague, CEO, Founder Plethora Publishing, Inc. United States 
  • Marcus McNeill, Presenter, Advanced Facebook Strategies, United States 
  • Julia Allison, Presenter, Advanced Publicity Strategies, United States 
  • Ryan Allis, CEO & Chairman, Hive, United States 
  • Danielle Blum, CEO, WorldNativ, United States 
  • Tom Chi, CEO, Prototype Thinking, United States 

We hope you can join us!