Summit is the leading community for entrepreneurs, innovators, and thought leaders who believe that business and collaboration are tools that should be used to affect positive impact in the world. Founded in 2008 as a gathering for 19 people, Summit evolved into an organization with a global community.
Summit Series, our annual large-scale invitational events bring together the world's leading entrepreneurs, nonprofit leaders, artists, scientists, athletes, and change makers. These events are designed to help attendees build lasting relationships through immersive experiences. To date, tens of millions of dollars have been raised for business and philanthropic ventures, including $1 million raised to protect a marine reserve in one of the most ecologically diverse areas of the Bahamas through the first Summit at Sea event.
In February 2013, Summit purchased Powder Mountain, a hidden gem in Utah's Northern mountain range less than an hour from Salt Lake City. Summit Powder Mountain is the new permanent home for the Summit Series community, and a destination for year-round hosted events. The Summit Powder Mountain development aims to rethink the great American mountain town through innovation, entrepreneurship, arts, and altruism.
We went on to host an annual four-day event, called Summit Series, for 1,000 of the world's leading entrepreneurs, nonprofit leaders, artists, scientists, athletes, and change makers. The events have driven more positive growth and collaboration than we ever could have imagined. Tens of millions of dollars have been raised for business and philanthropic ventures.
We've seen companies built, nonprofits funded, creativity flourish, and a marine reserve the size of Manhattan established. We've seen people fall in love — and even a marriage proposal.
All this, from just four days a year.
So we asked ourselves: what could we do if we had a permanent place? Enter Powder Mountain. An undiscovered gem in Utah's Northern Wasatch range, Powder Mountain is the largest ski mountain in the United States. In February 2012, we moved to Eden, Utah, to purchase the mountain, with the goal of creating a center of culture and innovation: a small community with a big impact.
As with our very first summit, the goal is to unite the thought leaders of today and tomorrow, but this time on a mountain we call home.