Connect, Explore and Grow your business with hand-selected founders on a Volcanic Islands in Italy

ALL WHILE HAVING AN ADVENTURE OF YOUR LIFE

 

Join the 5th Volcano Retreat – SPECIAL VULSTROM EDITION

Featuring not one but 2 volcanic islands!

 

MAY 22-30, 2020

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"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."

 

– Dave Schneider, CEO at Less Churn

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."

 

– Jose Rojas, CEO at LaundryLan 

2017 (and 2018!) Stromboli Retreat

Attendee

"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."

 

– Richard Eaton, CEO at Appware UK

2017 Stromboli Retreat Attendee

Introducing THE 5th VOLCANO RETREAT 2020

SPECIAL VULSTROM EDITION

MAY 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

Emerge after, refreshed, inspired, with a clear mind on your next actions 
ACCELERATE YOUR BIZ AND PERSONAL LIFE
THE HELP YOU NEED THE MOST, RIGHT NOW
You don’t need another pre-prepared presentation about the solutions to problems you don’t have right now. That’s why Volcano Retreats Workshops are designed around the needs of you and other attendees

Content Marketing

SaaS (Software as a Service)

Events & Planning

Remote Team Building

Paid Advertising (FB, LI, etc)

Growth Hacking

Strategy & Vision

Outsourcing

Fundraising & Crowd-Funding

“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<

“RECALIBRATE YOUR PERSPECTIVE”

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

CTO of Diggity

“HOT SEATS TRANSFORMED MY BUSINESS”

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

Founder of catcoq.com

“IT’S THE BEST KIND OF NETWORKING YOU CAN DO. “

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

Founder at Cite Medical Solutions

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

This retreat is a dream waiting to happen!

ISLAND 2: STROMBOLI

Then 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

Mount TWO epic active volcanoes with an experienced guide (covered in the event fee!). This is totally safe, in case your mother needs to know.

AUTHENTIC LOCAL EXPERIENCE

From just being on two islands with less than 400 year-round residents, every day on Stromboli and Vulcano will deliver you new experiences and memories to treasure.

ENJOY The OCEAN and other hikes

Stromboli is amazing in so many ways you’ll discover while here. From beach and ocean adventures to awesome hikes, you’re gauarnteed to love it!

EAT INCREDIBLE LOCAL FOOD

Get your taste buds fired up with an authentic Italian vulcanic cuisine.

ACTIVITIES TO BOND, INSPIRE & LEAVE YOU REFRESHED

Every 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! 

AWE-INSPIRING

BOAT TRIP

“LIFE CHANGING EXPERIENCE”

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 2017 Participant

“THE MOST MEMORABLE DAYS OF MY LIFE”

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

Founder of JoseRed

“THE LOCATION IS OUT OF THIS WORLD. “

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

Founder

MEANINGFUL CONNECTIONS

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

ARE YOU READY FOR AN ADVENTURE?
JOIN US MAY 22 – 30 2020!

MEET YOUR HOSTS

The characters that bring everyone together

We organized this retreat because, like you, we’re looking for like-minded entrepreneurs and founders
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…

Learn More
More ninja than a dragon, Aga is the founder of The Movement Athlete, recently backed by investors from Addidas and Redbull. When Aga’s not bouncing off walls (aka trains acrobatics), she is a frequent speaker at industry conferences and trains startups in product creation, presales and marketing in multiple accelerators including Google Launchpad in London and SF In the past Aga has founded a number of companies including an IoT green-tech company which raised over $150k on Kickstarter, a high growth marketing agency, a successful non-profit in NZ. She presold $500k worth of products.
    Learn More
    Always the life of the party, Logan is the founder of 4 (FOUR!) businesses including a tech company, festival and retreat business, a New Zealand premiere creative entertainment company Highly Flammable and a coaching company.

    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

    WHAT’S INCLUDED

    DATES: MAY 22nd  – MAY 30th,  2020

    We’ve got you covered so you can focus on work, adventure and building lifelong relationships.

    ACCOMMODATION

    Eight nights of shared accommodation (2-3 people per room, private rooms available at additional cost).

    THE VOLCANO CLIMB

    Incredible, locally guided climb of the island Vulcano and Stromboli if allowed.

    COWORKING

    9 days of co-working and co-living on two beautiful remote island locations.

    AUTHENTIC SICILIAN FOOD

    All breakfasts and some lunches and some dinners provided

    EVENTS & DINNER PARTIES

    Dinner parties and a variety of events throughout the time on the island covered

    BOAT TRIP

    Breathtaking boat trip that include watching eruptions, hikes, & swimming in volcanic bubbles and more.

    OTHER ADVENTURES & SECRET MISSIONS

    The schedule includes tonnes of adventures that change a bit year to year. From boat trip across the island, volcano climb to local  limoncello & pottery workshop, night campfires, pirate treasure hunt and some secret surprise ones we will not tell you about
    The excursions were incredible. The only thing I would change about them is doing more of them! August Brener

    Something magical happens when we get together with people who are on the same journey as us. Logan Elliott

    Cofounder of Highly Flammable

    I love the authentic Italian villa we stayed in, morning yoga, meditation and swim, parties on the rooftop and stargazing. The only thing…can we have more gelatto? 😀 -Jose Rojas

    STILL UNSURE?

    READ A FIRST HAND WRITE UP ABOUT THE RETREAT

    FROM Cat Coquillette

    – FOUNDER AND CEO OF CATCOQ.COM

    COME AND PLAY WITH US
     
    Early Bird: EUR 1500 (closes 15.12.19 or sell out)

    AFTER EUR 1700

    We are bringing together 12 hand-picked driven entrepreneurs to mastermind, hang out, adventure and chat business with. Early signups like you help us get the best price on accommodation and make the event even more awesome.
    JOIN US MAY 22 – 30 2020!

    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

    2. Our businesses are full steam ahead which means we are looking for ways to grow and take it to the next level.

    3. We are extremely ambitious and want to build incredible lives and make an impact through the product 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.

    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.”

    HAVE QUESTIONS?
    WE HAVE ANSWERS
    Is this strictly for 'entrepreneurs or people with their own businesses'?
    The experience is designed to accelerate and benefit experienced entrepreneurs only. We are looking for people who are founders with at least 5+ years business experience (preferably more). Exceptions possible and we also have other events (apply or connect). We are looking for people who are super ambitious and hungry for growth, but are also wanting to balance work, adventure and play.
    Who is coming?
    We are bringing a highly curated community of badass entrepreneurs. The movers and shakers, the doers and executors who, just like us are on the journey of entrepreneurship. It’s really important for us that this small tight community bring quality people who are hungry to grow and hungry for adventures. Apply!
    Will I have access to stable internet/WIFI?
    Yes. Internet has NOT been an issue at the last retreats. We have been well covered by: retreat provided mobile WIFI devices at the accomodation, nearby cafe WIFI (5-10min walk) and everyone having their own data sims (3 or TIM recommended).

    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?
    Travel is not included to the islands themselves. We head to Vulcano first and halfway through the retreat move to Stromboli.

    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.

    What is the shared accommodation like?
    We are staying in several connected mediterranean style villas. Each room has 2-3 beds so you be sharing with others. We can discuss private options if this is something you would like (extra cost and limited availability).
    How much does this cost?
    See above for the price layout (Euros)