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The Hivery’s Entrepreneur + Inspiration Lab

  • Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture 2 Marina Boulevard San Francisco, CA 94123 USA (map)
Fort Mason and San Francisco 2005

A daylong retreat to inspire your life and work. 

Join us for a full-day of celebrating YOU and #womendoingcoolstuff at Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture! The Hivery believes one thing unites us all: an inner drive to find work that fuels us, pushes our potential, and fits into the intricacies of our lives.

The Hivery’s Entrepreneur + Inspiration Lab opens the door to a day all about unleashing creativity, inspiring community, and optimizing productivity. Over 350 of us will come together to make personal and business transformation, forge new connections, and amplify our impact in our life and work. This is the ultimate opportunity to focus and get re-inspired for your business, problem-solve with incredibly smart people, and recharge.  The Hivery’s Entrepreneur + Inspiration Lab will make you feel energized, refreshed and motivated to dream big. You’ve got this.

This not-to-miss event will include:

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  • An inspiring all-day event with like-minded entrepreneurs and fellow #womendoingcoolstuff
  • Engaging keynote speakers who will motivate you to take your idea/project/business to the next level, no matter where you're at!
  • Lunch and afternoon workshops at the celebrated and beautiful Greens Restaurant
  • Access to amazing workshop leaders and coaches who will challenge you to think creatively and get outside of your comfort zone
  • Time to focus on your mind, body, and spirit (wellness + stretch breaks galore)
  • Plentiful opportunities to mix, mingle and refuel (abundant coffee/tea, lunch, happy hour celebration)
  • A gift bag full of fabulous products + goodies
  • A ton of surprises!


Golden Ticket
Your golden ticket includes the all-day event with incredible keynote speakers, deep dive workshops, gift bag (of course!), breakfast bites, lunch at Greens Restaurant, happy hour….and so much more! Members: $350 and Non-Members: $425. 

Queen Bee Ticket
This all-access package includes the all-day event plus an intimate collection of experiences for guests on Friday, October 12, including an afternoon wellness walk and group coaching session with Grace and an inspiring farm-to-table dinner at The Hivery from 7:30-9:30pm. Limited quantity available. Members: $950 and Non-Members: $1,125. 

Inclusivity is very important to us. No attendees will be turned away for financial reasons. Scholarships are available! Please complete this form if you need financial assistance. A limited number of scholarships are available and will be assessed on a case by case basis.  Apply before September 1, 2018.

Interested in sponsoring?

We’re on a mission to unleash the unique potential and elevate the voice of every woman and we would love for you to join us! We can’t wait to learn more about your shared mission and interest in amplifying the impact of this event. 

I have been witness to the power that occurs when women create and build, charge what they’re worth, collaborate together, and scale with intention...the result is jaw-dropping. This is what I want not just for women, but for humanity.
— Grace Kraaijvanger, Founder + CEO of The Hivery

The Hivery’s Entrepreneur + Inspiration Lab is for you if

  • You want to learn how to run your business more effectively, so you can create more.

  • You want to discover your core purpose and use it with confidence in your business.

  • You want a learning experience that will give you tools and wisdom that you can implement in your business as soon as you get home and will make an immediate difference.

  • You want to run a financially sound business and surround yourself with other women doing the same.


  • You will walk away with a community of friends and mentors who wholeheartedly believe in you and are cheering you on.

  • You will have clarity on how to move your business forward in a way that is full of success and balance.

  • You will feel energized, refreshed and motivated to dream big and apply everything that you learned in your life and in your business.

  • You will have actionable tips, tools and resources to use in all aspects of your business. 

  • You will have the investment of the time you took to work intentionally on your business instead of always working in your business.

Why Attend


Prepare to be inspired by an unprecedented collective of women entrepreneurs, enterprise partners, and mentors to support female founders through participatory presentations, workshops, round tables and more. Entrepreneurs and business leaders such as Grace Kraaijvanger, founder and CEO of The Hivery, and a few of our community’s successful entrepreneurs share their stories—and lessons learned along the way—about defying the challenges, odds, new chapters, and reinventing business.


Surround yourself with smart, savvy, female business owners with diverse backgrounds, passions, and pursuits for a day of honest conversation, provocative thinking, innovative ideas, and actionable solutions. Our collective group of #womendoingcoolstuff will have you energized and empowered to build a thriving business and life.


Receive practical advice, actionable solutions, as well as innovative ideas on how to market, launch and grow your business from a diverse group of women entrepreneurs, across all stages of business.

The Hivery’s Entrepreneur + Inspiration Lab will be our 3rd annual gathering. Schedule and speaker details will be shared over the coming months, stay tuned! Interested in getting event and speaker updates? Sign up for our newsletter and follow The Hivery on Facebook and Instagram at @TheHivery. 

Past Keynote Speakers

  Helen Russell   CEO & Co-Founder, Equator Coffee

Helen Russell
CEO & Co-Founder, Equator Coffee

  Elle Luna   Artist, Speaker & Author

Elle Luna
Artist, Speaker & Author

  Eileen Gittins   Founder and CEO of Blurb and Bossygrl

Eileen Gittins
Founder and CEO of Blurb and Bossygrl

  Sonja Hoel Perkins   Managing Director of The Perkins Fund, Founder of Broadway Angels and Project Glimmer

Sonja Hoel Perkins
Managing Director of The Perkins Fund, Founder of Broadway Angels and Project Glimmer

  Jessica Semaan   Founder of The Passion Co.

Jessica Semaan
Founder of The Passion Co.

  Nikki Silvestri   Founder and CEO Soil and Shadow

Nikki Silvestri
Founder and CEO
Soil and Shadow

  Maria Molfino   Entrepreneur and Women's Leadership Expert on "The Good Girl Myth"

Maria Molfino
Entrepreneur and Women's Leadership Expert on "The Good Girl Myth"

  Megan Flatt   Business Growth Strategist and Founder of Mama CEO

Megan Flatt
Business Growth Strategist and Founder of Mama CEO

Highlights from our 2nd Annual Entrepreneur Lab

What Past Attendees Are Saying
"The Entrepreneur Lab is such a special gathering. Typically conferences or networking always make me a bit uncomfortable because they seem to be targeted toward a certain business person that is a little more 'corporate' than I feel. I love that the Entrepreneur Lab is a place for powerful women to bring their whole selves — their dynamic business ideas, but also their passions, creativity, emotions — and all of those components are honored and engaged at this event. It's a day of laughter, powerful connections, maybe some tears, and of course great business support." -Jenni Heffernan Brown, Prim’d Marketing

"If you have an idea … but have no idea how to move it ahead, or are between the last thing … and the next thing, or just want to be in a place that feeds the mind ... AND the soul, then you really owe it to yourself to participate in The Hivery’s upcoming Entrepreneur + Inspiration Lab. I have spoken at many conferences and workshops over the years, and after speaking at last year’s session I will tell you that I got much, much more than I gave. The event was so well organized, so well curated and so well ... welcoming, I came away thinking and feeling that I could and should take on a few new things myself!” -Eileen Gittins

“The Entrepreneur Lab was an inspirational day that energized me, gave me new ideas for my business, and connected me with inspiring women! Thank you for making it possible for me to attend.” -Susan Kleinman

"The event was sublime. The tone for the day was set by Grace...the ease of her voice, the quiet conviction and promise of what was to come if we’d all just abandon our fears into the space, and simply be. It—for me—was a deep praxis on more levels than I can name. Engaging. Realizing. Applying and Embodying. I, for one, continue to allow the substance within me that was so affected in our gathering to sift, shift and settle. I was offered a certain kind of permission, one that inspired me to say, “Hells-to-the-yeah,” when it was all said and done. And also, to step out of my isolation and say ‘Hi!” The result, in my life, has been nothing short of miraculous…" -Regina Louise

“The Entrepreneur Lab was a great opportunity for me to get inspiration, new ideas and make connections to help me spearhead my event planning business. The speakers were engaging and practical with the ideas they had to share. Most notably was Lindsay Walsh who made everything extremely relatable. It was great to have choices of workshops and activities throughout the day and opportunities to network with other participants. The event was extremely well-organized, thoughtful and a wonderful way to build connections and gain resources to start or build your venture.” -Becca Bloom

“Having an opportunity to be in a room full of brilliant, honest, and accomplished women willing to share their gifts was an incredible experience. The deep love and energy was palpable. Expect to be blown away.” -Nic Winzey

“From the very beginning, I was beautifully welcomed. Grace told me that I would be well held by The Hivery community. I was invited to come to the event a speaker, but also, I got to come as an entrepreneur and a woman -- a raw woman. There are a lot of women’s leadership spaces, but The Hivery is unique. The Hivery is a space where it’s okay to be professional, if that’s you, and it’s okay to be raw and gritty, if that’s you. It’s about embracing raw entrepreneurship, and the real talk of the nitty gritty and the underbelly of what it really takes to do this. At this conference, you will be invited to share your real story in a community that is going to make you feel super loved.” -Nikki Silvestri



  • Check-in and Coffee Meet-and-Greet
  • Introductions and Setting Intentions with Grace Kraaijvanger, The Hivery’s Founder
  • Morning Meditation by Rachel Rossitto


  • Fireside Chat with Grace Kraaijvanger and Sonja Hoel Perkins, Managing Director, The Perkins Fund, Founder, Broadway Angels and Project Glimmer
  • Jessica Semaan, Founder, The Passion Co.
  • Eileen Gittins, Founder and CEO, Blurb and BossyGrl


Mentorship Meetup Lunch: Connect with Entrepreneurs and Experts over a delicious catered lunch


Nikki Silvestri, Founder and CEO of Soil and Shadow

Empower Hour: Pick One Workshop

  • Entrepreneurial Mindset, Wellness, and Leadership: Tools for Optimal Business and Personal Success with Lindsay Walsh 
  • Beyond Applause: How to Use Speaking to Serve Powerfully with Your Message with Michelle Barry Franco
  • Creating with Intention with Christine Hildebrand

Action Hour: Pick One Workshop

  • A Guide to Less Shoulds and More Fun with your Marketing with Prim'd Marketing
  • Escape the Bootstrap Trap and Get Funding on Your Own Terms with Jenny Kassan
  • PR: Why You Need It, Why You Don't with Lani Free


  • Performance by Regina Louise, Poet, Writer, Educator
  • Discovery Circle + Closing Keynote with Grace Kraaijvanger
  • Wine + Hors d'oeuvres Reception + Celebration by Women-Owned Qorkz Winery