Ignite Your Restaurant's Success

Attend the 2024 Founders Growth Summit!

An Invite-Only Event for Visionary Restaurant Founders

September 2024

Join forces with Kathleen Wood and the co-Founders of the restaurant industry’s only event for Founders – The Founder Growth Summit invites you to immerse yourself in a power-packed day designed exclusively for Visionary Restaurant Founders like you.

Kathleen Wood

Kathleen Wood Headshot
President & Founder
Kathleen Wood Partners
Loyola University MBA
30+ Years of Restaurant Experience

Jamie Griffin

Jamie Griffin Headshot
Principal & Founder
Consult to Grow
Tulane University
20+ Years of Restaurant Experience

Why attend the Founders Growth Summit:

Dynamic networking sessions

Hands-on workshops specifically for Founders

Engage in action-packed best practices roundtables with other Visionary Restaurant Founders

Leave energized, fired up and armed with tools and resources to build your business

Why waste precious time testing unproven strategies when you can make a strategic one-day investment?

Participate and gain access to practical, hands-on tools and resources proven to drive profitability.

This is your opportunity to fast-track success and stay ahead of the curve in the restaurant industry.

Connect, learn, and share experiences with fellow Visionary Restaurant Founders who understand the challenges you face.

Start leveraging real–life and real-world strategies for growth!

Here's how we'll spend our time together. . .

Thursday, September 26

Friday, September 27

Saturday, September 28


3:00 – 6:00 pm Registration Open

6:30 – 9:30 pm Reception & Dinner


7:30 – 8:30 am Power Networking Breakfast

8:30 – 9:30 am Ignite the Day

9:30 – 9:45 am Break

9:45 – 10:45 am Presentation by Kathleen Wood

10:45 -11:15 am Networking Break

11:15 – 12:00 pm Presentation by Jamie Griffin

12:00 – 12:45 pm Power Networking

12:45 – 1:15 pm Founder Presentation

1:30 – 2:30 pm Founder Presentation

2:30 – 3:00 pm Networking Break

3:00 – 4:30 pm Founder Presentation

4:30 – 5:30 pm Founders Insight

6:30 – 10:00 pm Toast to Founders Celebration Homestead

7:30 – 8:30 am Founder Breakfast

 8:30 – 8:45 am Founder Discussion

8:45 – 9:00 am Break

9:00 – 10:00 am Founders Forum

10:00 – 10:30 am Networking Break

10:30 – 11:30 am Founder Presentation

11:30 – 12:00 pm Summit Insights 12:30 – 2:00 pm Food Hall Tour TBD

Minimal Investment – Maximum Value

Early Bird Registration is only $1995! This is an incredible value given the span and opportunities of this conference.  However, don’t take our word for it – listen to what Visionary Restaurant Founders had to say after attending the Founder’s Growth Summit:

100% Attendees Would Come Again

“I thought this was a fabulous first year and want to sign up again for next year.” - Restaurant Founder

“The 1x1 time with other founders who have been through similar challenges and hurdles.” - Restaurant Founder

"It was special to be in a space where I could “talk restaurants” with other people who get where I am and what I’m going through.” -- Restaurant Founder

“The networking time with other founders throughout the summit and the round table discussions with the group were invaluable parts of the experience.” - Restaurant Founder

"If Kathleen and Jamie had hosted this event a few years sooner, we would have saved hundreds of thousands of dollars and lots of suffering in working to grow our restaurant business!" -- Restaurant Founder