Hailed as the Jewish community’s premier business education and career growth event, LTB 2015 – which stands for Let’s Talk Business – is once again happening.
Now in its third year, this game-changing movement has impacted so many lives and helped countless entrepreneurs flourish, by creating an unrivaled platform to help businesspeople learn, grow and lead. While the LTB moniker is already well-known and has become a brand-name of sorts, the fascinating origins behind its founding is remarkable.
” A few years ago, I attended a large conference in Arizona geared toward entrepreneurs and business owners,” says LTB founder Meny Hoffman.”As I sat in the audience and listened to one dynamic speaker after another reveal powerful tools and strategies to achieve lasting business success, it struck me: the Jewish community would benefit so much from this amazing platform of growth.”
That’s what initially sparked Mr. Hoffman’s dream of creating a professional event geared toward the Jewish businessperson.
“We, as a community, have been blessed with endless talents and skills. Imagine if we’d create a forum to learn and share our priceless knowledge with each other,” he continues. “We’d involve business experts, peer-to-peer networking, valuable content, spectacular programs – all to enlighten and inspire the Jewish business community think bigger and achieve more. And LTB 2015 is the fruition of this dream.”
The dream became a reality with the launching of the very first LTB back in 2013 and has since evolved into a vibrant movement, a thriving community. It’s changed lives, influenced people, and is considered the frontrunner of success for leaders in the Jewish business community.
But there’s no question that this incomparable event evolved since its inception. By aggressively reaching out to past attendees for feedback and input, the LTB 2015 team fashioned a bold agenda for this year that dramatically raises the bar.
“We’ve worked hard to get superstar keynote speakers like CEO Brian Scudamore of 1-800-GOT-JUNK, New York Times Bestselling Business Author Michael Port, Amazon celebrity Ezra Firestone, and others,” points out Meny Hoffman. “Due to popular demand, the one and only Charlie Harary will be returning once again as event emcee and I know people are very excited about that.”
But the list of upgraded features goes on.
“We’re covering more impactful topics with a content-rich agenda, and restructuring The Launch Pad by having Professor Sean Wise as host. For the record, Dr. Wise is professor of entrepreneurship at Ryerson University and host of a weekly show about entrepreneurship on the Winfrey Network. He founded Ernst & Young’s venture capital advisory group in Canada, and he’s helped clients raise more than $2.5 billion in collective capital. And he’ll be at LTB 2015 to show you what it takes to land an investment. This isn’t something you see every day.”
Although he’ll be flying all the way in from his native Canada, Dr. Wise concurs enthusiastically and explains why he’s excited about heading to LTB 2015.
“Between my seed investments, my venture capital activities, and five seasons on a business reality show series, I’ve seen more than 20,000 startups pitches,” Dr. Wise notes. “I know what works and I know what doesn’t. At The Launch Pad, you’ll watch entrepreneurs pitching to a group of investors live, and I’ll be showing you what it takes to obtain capital, how to pitch your ideas, attract potential investors, and generate bigger profits. These strategies and tips are must-knows for every serious businessperson.”
Most notably, The Launch Pad is accepting applications on the LTB 2015 website for inventors and entrepreneurs who want to pitch live at the event for a chance to land a $1 million investment.
The LTB Summit is presented by Ptex Group, an award-winning marketing and business services agency headquartered in Brooklyn, NY.
As the Title Sponsor of LTB 2015, legendary accounting firm Roth & Co. has committed to back this significant venture, by proudly partnering in LTB 2015, along with Brooklyn Financial Group, who’ll be serving as The Launch Pad sponsor.
“I attend about twenty business events a year,” enthuses Matisyahu Swerdloff, a charismatic Brooklyn entrepreneur and past LTB attendee. “The one that I love most is LTB. The people, the energy, the networking, the resources – it’s all there.”
He is just one of the many who feel this way.
“Countless people have expressed how thrilled they were to be a part of last year’s LTB, and how they’re looking forward to returning at LTB 2015,” comments Mr. Hoffman. “The Jewish community clearly has a strong work ethic, pioneering vision, and a passion for achieving new milestones. We’re committed to helping them lead and succeed, one entrepreneur at a time.”
Space at LTB 2015 is limited and a sellout event is expected, as in previous years. To register for a spot at LTB 2015, please visit www.ltbsummit.com or call 718.513.2222.