6-9PM Introductions and evening mixer!
10:00-10:15 WELCOME AND INTRODUCTION
10:15-10:45 CROWDFUNDING A HOSTEL
With over 60 different investors, Cream City Hostel welcomes Milkwakee’s first hostel. Wendy and Caroline will share how they got started and their experience in transforming an old bank into a hostel and how the first few months are going.
10:45-11:15 from your first to your second hostel
Austin from Firehouse Hostels will share his experience going from one hostel to two and the challenges, risks and rewards he has discovered in the process.
11:15-11:45 coffee break
11:45-12:45 what to expect when you’re expecting… your first hostel
Joe Gill has been in the hosteling industry for over 15 years and owns three hostels and will share the best tips and practices of how to run your business the best you can, when nothing but the real experience can truly prepare you.
2:15-3:00 How is Generation Z driving change to the travel experience?
With 20 years experience, Sebastian will present recent findings, discoveries and more about how generation Z is booking their next travel experience.
3:00-3:45PM One year in panel
Hear the experiences of three female entrepreneurs that have started hostels in the USA in the past year and what they have learned getting through that incredible first year of business.
3:45-4:00 coffee break
4:00-5:00 ten years in panel
Hear the experiences of entrepreneurs that have been operating hostels for the past ten years and what they have learned, how the industry has changed and what they see for the future.
TBA very soon!