Spark Coworking Digital Summit

Wednesday, April 14 | 2pm CT | 3pm ET
Spark Coworking Digital Summit

Join Spark Coworking and our community of entrepreneurs, industry experts and community leaders for our 1st Spark Coworking Digital Summit, a day long of TED-style talks, breakouts, and collaboration.

How we work has changed forever: Spark’s 2021 Digital Summit brings together real work experts and thought leaders to help you shift your thinking, embrace new opportunities, and take action to reach your goals.

Snag your free ticket for Wednesday, April 14th. This open-house style, virtual summit will be presented in multiple 20 minute Zoom sessions throughout the day, and is for current and emerging entrepreneurs, solopreneurs, creators, coaches, consultants, self-employed professionals, people working remotely, anyone ready to launch or scale their dream, passion, or side hustle.

Attend all sessions or just one session - this is YOUR summit.

Keynote Speakers

Jenn LeBlanc
Jenn LeBlanc, ThinkResults

As CEO and founder of ThinkResults, Jenn works with CEOs, CMOs and change agents to drive results. For two decades, she has been launching companies and delivering leads and revenue growth for companies of all sizes including Microsoft, Intel, PeopleSoft, SAP, Taleo, Nektar Therapeutics and hundreds of life sciences and tech startups. To date, her work has delivered over $1.5B in new revenue to clients. She is the author of the #1 Amazon bestsellers Launching for Revenue: How to Launch Your Product, Service or Company for Maximum Growth and Changing Tides: Powerful Strategies for Female Founders.

Stephen Babcock
Stephen Babcock,

Stephen Babcock is the Assistant Editor for, a news organization connecting technology communities. A graduate of Northeastern University, he is based in Baltimore, where he moved following stints in New Orleans and Rio Arriba County, New Mexico. He also writes the general-interest local newsletter Baltimorning.

Aaron Velky
Aaron Velky, Ortus Academy

Aaron is the CEO of Ortus Academy, a financial intelligence company that combines professional development with financial wellness to bring powerful culture change to businesses. They’ve worked with thousands of individuals to empower their financial future while supporting their increased production in the workplace.

Ramon, Williamson

Ramon Williamson is an American entrepreneur best known for his work as a life coach, public speaker, Internet business pioneer and co-creator of the Spark Digital Summit. He is widely considered one of the most experienced and effective life coaches in the world and has helped launch several personal growth, publishing, digital marketing, and software companies as a founder, CEO, and investor.

Tommy Felts
Tommy Felts, Startland News

Tommy is the news director for Startland News, a Kansas City-based nonprofit newsroom entering its sixth year that uses storytelling to elevate the region’s startup community of entrepreneurs, innovators, hustlers, creatives and risk-takers. Under Tommy’s leadership, Startland News has expanded its coverage from a primarily high-tech, high-growth focus to a more wide-ranging and inclusive look at the faces of entrepreneurism, innovation and business. Before joining Startland News in 2017, Tommy worked for 12 years as an award-winning newspaper journalist, designer, editor and publisher. He was named one of Editor & Publisher magazine’s top “25 Under 35” in 2014.

Chloe Elise
Chloe Elise, Deeper Than Money

Chloe is the CEO and founder of Deeper Than Money, a company dedicated to empowering and educating people about money. Chloe watched as her own life transformed after paying off $36,000 of debt and becoming debt-free at 22 years old. Seeing the lifelong impact that getting her finances together would have, Chloe became a certified financial coach to show others how to experience that same freedom. Chloe went on to save and invest over $400,000 by age 25 and grew DTM to multiple 6-figures within the first year. Having mastered her personal and business finances, Chloe spends her days passionately helping people build real wealth without giving up the things they love.

Gabrielle Howell-Smoot
Gabrielle Howell-Smoot

After leaving her corporate job in graphic design, Gabrielle Howell-Smoot began her career in wellness through teaching yoga. Over the past 6 years her passion for helping others to LIVE WELL has grown into more areas of service. She now guides others through mindfulness, movement, wellness + business!

Shervonne Cherry
Shervonne Cherry, Spark Coworking

Shervonne Cherry is the Director of Spark Coworking and an entrepreneurial ecosystem builder. Shervonne heads operations, community development and ecosystem growth for Spark, collaborative workspaces for growing startups and entrepreneurs, with locations in Baltimore, Kansas City and St. Louis.

Summit Agenda

  • 10:00 AM EST (9 AM CST) - Welcome & Opening Remarks
  • 10:15 AM EST (9:15 AM CST) - Financial Wellness for Teams | Aaron Velky
  • 11:00 AM EST (10 AM CST)- Launching for Revenue: Readiness to Launch Your Business | Jenn Labalnc
  • 11:45 PM EST (10:45 AM CST) - Mindfulness & Business | Gabrielle Howell-Smoot
  • 12:30-2pm EST (11:30-1pm CST) - Mid-Day Break
  • 2:00 PM EST (1 PM CST) - Press & Business Fireside Chat | Baltimore & Startland News
  • 2:45 PM EST (1:45 CST) - Money & Entrepreneurship - Are You the Bottleneck of Your Company? | Chloe Elise
  • 3:30 PM EST (2:30 CST) - Community in Coworking | Shervonne Cherry
  • 4:15 PM EST (3:15 CST) - Closing Remarks