Connect, Explore and Grow your business with hand-selected founders on a Volcanic Islands in ItalyALL WHILE HAVING AN ADVENTURE OF YOUR LIFE
Featuring not one but 2 volcanic islands!
MAY 22-30, 2020
"It was extremely productive from a vision/mindset standpoint and I came out with actionable insights and a completely new perspective on business and life. And the island is a must see. I look forward to joining in on more in the future and trying to make it a yearly habit."
2017 Stromboli Attendee
Days on Stromboli changed the direction of my business and gave me much needed external perspective and headspace to accelerate my growth both personally and in terms of business. This retreat will push you out of your comfort zone and challenge the way you think, but you will emerge with a community that has your back for life. As a direct result, I live a happier life."
2017 (and 2018!) Stromboli Retreat
"Magic happens when you bring ambitious, sharp entrepreneurs together. The amount of value both from hot seats and personal conversations was insane. Highly recommended for any founder that is looking to gain perspective and grow both personally and business-wise, while wanting to connect and build deep bonds with other entrepreneurs."
– August Ryan Brenner, Founder at wheelwell.com
SPECIAL VULSTROM EDITIONMAY 22-30, 2020, STROMBOLI & VULCANO ISLANDS, ITALY
An immersive gathering of hand-picked founders who wants to play a bigger game
– all set in the most out of this world surrounding – on an active volcano in Italy.
Masterminds, Breathtaking Adventures, and HOTseats (because it’s a Volcano!)
LEARN & LEVEL UP TO ACCELERATE YOUR BUSINESS
TAKE TIME OFF FROM YOUR USUAL SCHEDULE AND GET INSPIRED
CREATE MEANINGFUL LIFE-LONG CONNECTIONS & FRIENDSHIPS
BREAK THROUGH EVERYTHING THAT IS HOLDING YOU BACK
GAIN CLARITY & CONFIDENCE ON YOUR NEXT STEPS
JOIN AN ENERGIZING ENVIRONMENT & RECHARGE
that will get you growing fast
from people who are on the same journey
IN DEPTH MASTERMINDS & HOT SEATS
INFORMAL WORKSHOPS & PANELS
deep 1 on 1 and small group conversations
“I was mind blown by the masterminds.
The hot seats are probably the most powerful part of the retreats. It is great to see the collective wisdom that people share to help others.“
– Richard Eaton, CEO at Appware
“It’s like mentoring on steroids.
It’s extremely powerful to get a chance to share and run your current challenges with a bunch of entrepreneurs just like you. Every time I do it, breakthroughs happen. Last year was no different.”
– Aga, Founder & CEO of The Movement Athlete<
It’s so powerful to stop for a second and share your challenges with other founders.
The in-depth masterminds were such a highlight as they provided an extremely unique setting to grow and recalibrate your perspective. My perspective on my own business was completely rejuvenated Edward
A completely transformative experience in terms of business growth/clarity, embracing new adventures, and strengthened relationships with both old and new friends.
The business insights and perspective from other founders changed the way I run my business and helped me realised what’s most important Cat
Depth of the experience is everything when it comes to forming bonds that can stand the stress of commerce. I came out of this retreat with friends for life.
I also gained an immensely important perspective on my ventures that was invaluable in saving me time and effort going forward. I will be back next year for more. Ethan Drower
OUT OF THIS WORLD ADVENTURE
An immersive gathering of hand-picked founders who wants to play the bigger game – all set in the most out of this world setting – on an active volcano in Italy.
We’ll work hard and have fun. This trip is about you, your business and the experience of a lifetime.
2x ACTIVE VOLCANOES – DOUBLE THE FUN
ISLAND 1: VULCANO‘Vulcano’ is a stunning volcanic island where the name volcano origionated from!
With lower activity but more variety in its features – natural mud baths, underwater bubbles and sulfur vents!
We will spend the first 5 days of the retreat here.
WALKING THROUGH SULFAR VENTS
MUD BATHS IN SULFAR MUD
BIKING ACROSS THE ISLAND
TRIPS IN A RIDICULOUS TINY CAR
ISLAND 2: STROMBOLIThen the beautiful Stromboli is the most active volcano in Europe. And when we say active – we mean it. IT ERUPTS EVERY 15 MINUTES!
In 2017, 2018 and 2019 4 of the vents were spewing lava for our viewing pleasure when we hiked it. We will be spending the second half of the retreat on Stromboli.
CLIMB tHE ERUPTING VOLCaNo
AUTHENTIC LOCAL EXPERIENCE
ENJOY The OCEAN and other hikes
EAT INCREDIBLE LOCAL FOOD
ACTIVITIES TO BOND, INSPIRE & LEAVE YOU REFRESHEDEvery year we are up to something epic.
Here are just some excursions and adventures from 4 years of the volcano retreat!
2020 VULSTROM EDITION IS SET TO BE THE MOST EPIC YET AS WE ARE GOING TO EXPLORE NOT ONE BUT TWO ISLANDS!
I will never forget sitting at the edge of the crater and seeing 200m explosions right in front of us.
Being able to share that experience with other entrepreneurs made it one of the most memorable experiences in my life. Jenny
Stromboli is a very magical place.
Swimming on the way to Ginostra through a cave, while dodging the jellyfishes and a volcano climb were the adventure highlights for me. But what made it particularly special is sharing that experience with other founders. Jose
There is something crazy about going about your day while volcano rambles in the background.
The Stromboli Founders retreat was insanely EPIC. It was the perfect combination of adventure, entrepreneurial growth, and spending time with an incredible group of friends. Zak Columber
THAT ALTER THE TRAJECTORY OF YOUR BUSINESS & LIFE
“CONNECTIONS I MADE DURING THE RETREAT WERE INCREDIBLY IMPACTFUL ON BUSINESS AND PERSONAL LEVEL”
The friendships that I made during my first year on Stromboli altered the trajectory of the past year.
It’s rare that you meet people who are not only on the same journey but people that you have an opportunity to bond with so deeply so quickly.
Spending ten days living together really accelerated casual friendships into deeper bonds. The intimate discussions & being vulnerable fostered close connections that are so hard to make on normal events.
Ultimately, we were all there to not only uplevel our own ventures, but to help each other rise as well.
With many participants, it’s a lifelong bond that we will cherish forever.
-Cat, Founder of catcoq.com
BECAUSE THIS IS THE POINT OF THIS ALL
We were sitting at the square of a tiny island. The volcano was erupting in the background.
Among all the struggles and challenges we all shared during our masterminds we all knew -this is the point of this all.
the freedom to have amazing experiences with people we love,
the ability to use our talents to build businesses that create immense value
the growth that comes from overcoming challenges thrown at us,
the depth of connection with other humans
and the gratitude from sharing that journey together with all its ups and downs.
Knowing that we are in it together.
That we created a life that we absolutely love living
MEET YOUR HOSTS
The characters that bring everyone together
to connect and grow with across the Globe. Honestly, we just wanted a tribe to support each other on the journey, go crazy adventures and share this insanely awesome life.
Since the 2017 retreat we’ve seen participants (now friends) in Italy (again), Croatia, Serbia, Georgia, the US, Thailand, Bali, New Zealand, and Australia! So you are not just joining an event – you are joining a year round community!
Aga “Dragon” Nazaruk
CEO at The Movement Athlete
SPECIAL POWERS: Presales (B2C), product development, hardware startups, remote team, crowdfunding, growth & marketing
Logan “Kiwi” Elliott
The Flammable Entrepreneur
SPECIAL POWERS: Mindset coaching, strategy, Marketing, Events, breathing fire…
Since graduating with a Masters in entrepreneurship our lead organiser has given lectures, facilitated workshops, and managed awesome events (like this one!), all while traveling the world and having a blast.
He can help you with a wide variety of business challenges but being able to breath fire (literally) on your competitors is probably the most useful skill he teachs.
Learn more about Logan at lifetimecreative.co
DATES: MAY 22nd – MAY 30th, 2020
We’ve got you covered so you can focus on work, adventure and building lifelong relationships.
THE VOLCANO CLIMB
AUTHENTIC SICILIAN FOOD
EVENTS & DINNER PARTIES
OTHER ADVENTURES & SECRET MISSIONS
Early Bird: EUR 1500 (closes 31.01.20 or sell out)
AFTER EUR 1700
If you are part of DC – reach out for a special price
ARE YOU THE RIGHT FIT?
Each of us had our own incentives for joining the retreat, but we were all looking for opportunities to level up our businesses, create meaningful connections, and find clarity in our big-picture goals.
The founders who do come though have more in common than just wanting to grow their business.
1. We are location independent and have the flexibility to run our business remotely or semi-remotely. This means you HAVE to own a business or be a freelancer with your own shop.
2. Our businesses are full steam ahead which means we are looking for ways to grow and take it to the next level. That means you should be making at least 10k a month or close with your business.
3. We are extremely ambitious and want to build incredible lives and make an impact through the products and services we build at a huge scale
4. With that, we value balance, adventures and community as ways to fast track us to not only doing well financially but living an extraordinary live surrounded by people we love.
We make sure that every year we bring an incredible group of people and that you will benefit from being around them.
If that sounds like you – APPLY!
READY FOR ADVENTURE OF A LIFETIME?JOIN US MAY 22 – 30 2020!
“We don’t stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing.”
Is this strictly for 'entrepreneurs or people with their own businesses'?
Who is coming?
Will I have access to stable internet/WIFI?
However we cannot fully guarantee WIFI internet 100% of the time and it is not full speed. We have done Skype Audio fine in the past, but not full video). We strongly recommend you have your own data capable device AND reduce your reliance on a constant internet connection for the 9 days (also we recommend you reduce your needs to record podcasts, upload content, have video skype calls).
Is travel included?
Vulcano and Stromboli are remote island off the south coast off Italy. To get to the islands you need to book a ferry from Naples (overnight, cabins available, only 2 ferries per week) or Milazzo/Messina Sicily (2-4hrs day ferry, runs multiple times daily). There is limited ferry times and options and we are happy to support and recommend transport options.
Once you are on the islands, you can walk everywhere.
For flights we suggest you check out adioso.com, or Google Flights for flights from other parts of Europe to Rome/Naples or to Catania or Palermo on Sicily.