Top Business Innovation Conference to be Broadcast Live on GoLocal - #BIF2017

Tuesday, September 12, 2017


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Walt Mossberg returns to BIF Summit

Inc. magazine calls the Business Innovation Factory’s Summit the second most innovative conference in America.

This year’s conference, #BIF2017, which is sold out, will be exclusively broadcast on GoLocal LIVE

The BIF Summit features an array of creative thinkers and innovators from across America, including tech journalist Walt Mossberg (formerly of the Wall Street Journal); Joe Andruzzi, retired New England Patriot; Fast Company’s co-founder Alan Webber; and former top CIA official Carmen Medina to name a few.

Innovate or Die?

"It's an understatement to say these are discombobulated times," said Saul Kaplan, founder and chief catalyst of BIF. "Take your pick. Hurricanes, earthquakes, political upheaval...etc.” 

"Could there be a better time for 500 optimistic innovation junkies to land here in Providence, to give us an edge in what's next?  What could be better?" added Kaplan.

At a time when longstanding retailers like Sears, Kmart, and more local chains like Benny’s are closing, it is apparent that the need to constantly innovate one’s business model is critical for survival and growth.

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Saul Kaplan, Founder and Chief Catalyst

Juxtaposed to this is Amazon, who has nearly every major metropolitan area in America fighting to attract the company’s newly announced second headquarters with a promise of billions in investment and 50,000 new jobs.

Today, we live in an era of innovation. The BIF Summit is intended to bring some reason to the world, spark creativity, and drive innovation. At the annual event, “500 people come together in a historic theater to hear 15-minute stories of transformation, as 32 people from many different industries and sectors tell the stories of their creative processes, their struggles, and where they're going in the future.”

“We are excited to be a part of taking the BIF Summit out to everyone. GoLocal LIVE’s broadcast and one-on-one interviews will be comprehensive coverage,” said Josh Fenton, CEO and Co-Founder of


Broadcast Schedule

Broadcast coverage will start Wednesday, September 13 at 8:30 a.m. with the welcoming message from Kaplan and then immediately shifts to presentations that run all day until 4:30 p.m.

And, then the coverage picks up again on Thursday, September 14 at 8:30 a.m. It finishes at 4:30 p.m.

How to watch: BIF Summit can be viewed on and more than thirty additional social media pages including via Facebook live GoLocalProv's page, The 401, and Worcester, MA to name, but a few.

See the full schedule.


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