Elliott Bisnow is the Founder & CEO of Summit, and the Co-Founder & Vice Chairman of Bisnow Media. The mission of Summit Series, Summit’s flagship event series, is to unite the leaders of today and tomorrow through environments and events designed to catalyze positive personal and collective growth. Elliott manages Summit, and in this role oversees the leadership team, company culture and new growth initiatives.
On December 3rd, 2012, Summit announced that it had finalized a purchase contract to acquire Powder Mountain Ski Resort in Eden, Utah in early 2013 and that it was currently managing the resort. In addition, Summit announced that it would be building a small community on the backside of the mountain that would be the permanent home of Summit and would preserve the character and history of the mountain. Read about the acquisition here.
Elliott founded Summit in 2008, and as CEO oversees its annual gatherings, which Forbes has called “The Davos of Generation Y.” He also helps lead its Action Fund, which made 15 startup investments in the past 24 months, including Warby Parker, EcoMom, Scribd and Uber.
Elliott is Co-Founder and Vice Chairman of the Bisnow Media Corporation, the largest publisher of commercial real estate news in North America and one of the largest business event producers in the United States.
Elliott is a venture partner at Learn Capital, a venture capital fund which invests in companies revolutionizing how the world learns and currently has the largest portfolio of education technology investments in the world including Edmodo, Bridge Academies, General Assembly and SchoolTube.
He co-founded The Get Well Soon Tour, which brings world famous musicians to perform for sick children. At each Get Well Soon Tour stop, children in hospitals across America are surprised by bedside visits from their idols, who so far have included Justin Bieber, Britney Spears, Maroon 5, Bruno Mars, John Legend, Pitbull, and Mandy Moore.
Elliott grew up in Washington DC and is an avid skier and traveler.