EntreCon 2016

EntreCon Photo Gallery

  • Kristine Rushing, Justin Beck and Reid Rushing of Beck Partners accepted the Entrepreneur Award for Employer of the Year at EntreCon 2016. Credit: Shannon Nickinson.

  • Kristine Rushing, Justin Beck and Reid Rushing of Beck Partners accepted the Entrepreneur Award for Employer of the Year at EntreCon 2016. Credit: Shannon Nickinson.

  • Mansfield Coe of Pensacola Hardware accepted the Entrepreneur Award for family owned business at EntreCon 2016. Credit: Shannon Nickinson.

  • Mansfield Coe of Pensacola Hardware accepted the Entrepreneur Award for family owned business at EntreCon 2016. Credit: Shannon Nickinson.

  • Bill and Patrick Elebash accepted the Entrepreneur Award for family owned business at EntreCon Pensacola 2016. Credit: Shannon Nickinson.

  • Bill and Patrick Elebash accepted the Entrepreneur Award for family owned business at EntreCon Pensacola 2016. Credit: Shannon Nickinson.

  • Brad Black, president, CEO and founder of HUMANeX Ventures, spoke about building a strong leadership model at EntreCon Pensacola 2016. Credit: Shannon Nickinson.

  • Brad Black, president, CEO and founder of HUMANeX Ventures, spoke about building a strong leadership model at EntreCon Pensacola 2016. Credit: Shannon Nickinson.

  • Brad Black, president, CEO and founder of HUMANeX Ventures, spoke about building a strong leadership model at EntreCon Pensacola 2016. Credit: Shannon Nickinson.

  • Brad Black, president, CEO and founder of HUMANeX Ventures, spoke about building a strong leadership model at EntreCon Pensacola 2016. Credit: Shannon Nickinson.

  • Brad Black, president, CEO and founder of HUMANeX Ventures, spoke about building a strong leadership model at EntreCon Pensacola 2016. Credit: Shannon Nickinson.

  • EntreCon 2016 is under way at Pensacola Little Theatre. Credit: Shannon Nickinson.

  • EntreCon 2016 is under way at Pensacola Little Theatre. Credit: Shannon Nickinson.

  • Julie Weber, vice president of people for Southwest Airlines, at EntreCon Pensacola 2016. Credit: Shannon Nickinson.

  • Jennifer Grove, left, and Bentina Terry, right, represented winners of the Entrepreneur Award as Entrepreneur's Champion. They are with Julie Weber, vice president of people for Southwest Airlines. Credit: Shannon Nickinson.

  • App Innovators and Digital Boardwalk are among the exhibitors at EntreCon Pensacola 2016. Credit: Shannon Nickinson.

  • App Innovators and Digital Boardwalk are among the exhibitors at EntreCon Pensacola 2016. Credit: Shannon Nickinson.

  • EntreCon 2016 is under way at Pensacola Little Theatre. Credit: Shannon Nickinson.

  • EntreCon 2016 is under way at Pensacola Little Theatre. Credit: Shannon Nickinson.

  • Pensacola Little Theatre will host EntreCon 2017.

EntreCon 2016 is off to a great start.

Keynote speakers in the morning sessions included Quint Studer, Julie Weber, vice president of people, Southwest Airlines, and Brad Black, president and CEO of HUMANeX Ventures. John Allison, the founder of HomeBancShares and Centennial Bank, closed out the first day.

Panel discussions in the afternoon included a focus on surviving an evolving market, the importance of employee satisfaction, how to make the leap from business leader to business owner and developing a culture of success.

EntreCon is a two-day business and entrepreneurship conference hosted by Studer Community Institute on Nov. 3-4.

EntreCon 2016 features 40 speakers and panelists, including seven keynote speakers and 12 breakout sessions.The speakers and panelists will share strategies, offer advice and provide information on starting and growing a business.