Elliott Bisnow is the founder and CEO of a growing entrepreneurial lab called Summit Series. Named the “Davos of Generation Y” by Forbes magazine and “a gift to the United States and the world” by President Clinton, Summit Series draws together the world’s doers and dreamers in an annual event focused on world change: the next of which is called Summit at Sea — where 1,000 of the world’s influencers will drop it all and board a ship bound for a private island.
Prior to founding Summit Series, Elliott co-founded Bisnow Media Corporation with his dad, Mark. Four years later, the company publishes 19 daily business newsletters, hosts 200 business conferences a year and has 60 employees in eleven United States cities. A former college tennis player and avid world traveler, Elliott spends his spare time connecting with interesting people and refining his tennis swing. As a reminder of what seemed an impossible vision — and the power of entrepreneurship, one must only remember the signoff of his every email: “Make no small plans.”