Hive Entrepreneur Retreat – Beverly Hills – Hive Entrepreneur Network


OCT 25-28, 2019





Our vision is to build the best network in the world for purpose-driven entrepreneurs -- and you're invited to join us.

The Hive Entrepreneur Retreat will be held the weekend of October 25-28, 2019 in a beautiful French-inspired villa in the Beverly Hills neighborhood of Los Angeles, California.

This retreat is for experienced entrepreneurs leading companies with $1 million to $100 million in annual sales (or capital raised) and angel investors who are actively investing in companies making a positive impact in society.

30 purpose-driven entrepreneurs and investors and will be in attendance including members of the Hive Entrepreneur Network.

This retreat is hosted by former iContact CEO Ryan Allis who previously built a company to $50M per year in sales along with Hive Co-leader and community architect Morgan Carson.

We will be focusing on accelerating your company's growth, upgrading the quality of your life through habit design, and leaving a bigger impact in the world.

If you want to make a bigger difference in the world and build lifelong relationships with extraordinary people... come join us. 

The retreat begins at 4pm on Friday, October 25 and ends at 12pm on Monday, October 28. Apply here to attend.

The cost of the event is $2,500 per person. This is an all-inclusive price and includes all lodging and meals. 


Below are the attendees who are coming to the Retreat...

Gabriel Padva
CEO of Revenue Accelerator
Vancouver, British Colombia
Sales Process Automation

Yoly Avalos
CEO of Bquate
Los Angeles, California
Music Distribution Software

Rahul Narvekar
Founder & CEO of The India Network
Delhi, India
Network for Entrepreneurs

David Goodman
CEO of Vitro
Austin, Texas
Crypto & IoT

Karla Ballard
CEO of Ying
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Mobile App for Resource Sharing

Paul Cooper
Co-Founder at Transformation Agency
Boulder, Colorado
Leadership Training

Lindsay Nahmiache
CEO of Jive PR & Digital
Los Angeles, California
Digital PR Agency

Ray Kallmeyer
CEO of Enklu
San Francisco, CA
Virtual Realty Experiences

James Ingallinera
CEO of Tribe Coliving
San Francisco, CA
Coliving Communities & AI

Noemi Vegh
CEO of Vega Partners
San Francisco, CA
Talent Acquisition Services for Startups

Daniel Ginter
Founder of KontaktTag & Digital Switzerland
Geneva, Switzerland
Impact Investor

Marcus McNeill
CEO of Magic
Boulder, Colorado
Digital Marketing for Conscious Missions

Rich Halvorson
CEO of Synergy Fuels
New York City, NY
Advanced Energy Innovation

Margaret Blessing
CEO of Juniper Well Ranch
Prescott, Arizona
Intentional Community Retreats

Marc Castro
CEO of Datalyse
Cardiff, Wales

Aakash Ravi
Co-founder of Spaceti
New York City, NY
Real Estate Tech

Brandon Bornancin
CEO of
Columbus, Ohio

Jason Brinkerhoff
Founder & President, TAO
Linden, Utah
Inventor & Angel Investor, Product Development Consulting

Daniel Makinde
CEO of Scout Media
Lagos, Nigeria
Digital Media in Africa

Sinuhe Moreno
CEO of Energon Solar
Monterrey, Mexico
Solar Power

Gareth Hermann
Co-founder of Magic
Boulder, Colorado
Digital Marketing for Conscious Missions

Gabe Middleton
CEO of Human-i-t
Long Beach, California
Electronics Repurposing

Jaimi Jansen
CEO of Santa Cruz Core
Santa Cruz, CA
Wellness Services

Ben Nehmadi
Managing Principal & Founder
Republic Investment Company
Los Angeles, CA
Real Estate Communities

Erica Olsen
CEO & Co-founder
Reno, NV
Strategy Software

Danielle Demming
COO at Seamless.AI
Columbus, Ohio

Mike Rothenberg
Founder of Rothenberg Ventures
San Francisco, CA

Laura Thomas
Owner of Next Level Story
Salida, Colorado
Writing & Editing

Adrian Reif
CEO of Alchemy
Salida, Colorado
Healthy Foods / Waste Management

David Solomon
CEO of BluePrints
London, UK
Regenerative Agriculture & Economic Development

Andrew Oman
CEO of Spore Media
Los Angeles, CA
Media Network

Jeff Staub
CEO of Hive Digital
Raleigh, NC
Digital Marketing for Good

Derren "River" Ohanian
CEO of Social Sensei
Ojai, California
Digital Community Building

Chris Paine
CEO of Papercut Films
Los Angeles, CA
Producer of "Who Killed The Electric Car"

Teryn-Marie Wolf
CEO of Measurement Matters
Bogata, Colombia
Impact Monitoring


Ryan Allis
CEO of Hive
Event Co-Host
Los Angeles, CA

Rob Teehan
Award-Winning Musician
Los Angeles, CA

Morgan Carson
Co-Leader of Hive
​Event Co-Host
Los Angeles, CA

Chef Evan Lee
Organic Meals
San Diego, CA

Bridie Latona
Award Winning Actress
Retreat Experience Design
Los Angeles, CA

Kieran Junge
Los Angeles, CA

Faith Shorney
Culture Architect
Los Angeles, CA

Chef Prem 
Chef & Musician
San Diego, CA


We will be masterminding together for three days and nights in two beautiful villas in the Beverly Hills neighborhood of Los Angeles, California. Join us for three days of relaxation and deep bonding.




  • Three healthy chef-cooked meals per day from our private chef
  • Green juices, elixirs, and smoothies
  • Daily yoga and meditation
  • Fully body massages
  • Hot tub, sauna, and pool
  • Shared bedroom with one guest of the same gender (or your significant other)
  • A global network of purpose-driven CEOs
  • Daily exercise
  • Daily mastermind sessions
  • Human design charts
  • Musicians and performances
  • All-inclusive cost includes all meals, lodging, and massages


  • FRI - OCT 25
  • SAT - OCT 26
  • SUN - OCT 27
  • MON - OCT 28


2pm to 5:45pm - Arrivals at the Venue in Beverly Hills
6pm - Opening Ceremony
6:30pm - Kava and Kombucha
7pm - Opening Dinner - Kings & Queens Dinner 
8pm - Small Group Activity - Crucible Stories
9:00pm - Music & hot tub


We create a confidential and safe environment at the retreat that allows us to connect on meaningful business and personal topics that are often left undiscussed among peers including topics like...


  • Scaling revenues
  • Venture financing
  • Sales and digital marketing deep dive
  • Outbound sales system scaling
  • Metric-based digital ad scaling
  • Retargeting advertising
  • Unit Economics (CAC, LTV, ARPU, Churn)
  • Founder and employee conflict issues


  • Our biggest personal challenges
  • Our stresses and anxieties
  • Morning routines
  • Our habits and goals
  • Creating your One Page Life Plan (OPLP)
  • Our personal purpose
  • Physical health
  • Mental health 
  • Parental health
  • Marital & Relationship Health


The cost of the event is $2,500 per person. This is an all-inclusive price and includes all lodging and meals. Significant others are also invited to attend at an added cost.


Below are just a few of the testimonials we've collected from attendees of past Hive Entrepreneurs Retreats, who have raved about their experiences. All lead purpose-driven companies with $1M to $100M in annual sales.

"I lead a 4,000 employee company with $75 million in annual sales. During my time working with Ryan within the Hive Entrepreneur Network I have grown my annual sales from $43M to $75M. The Hive community has given me direction and focus. I have found that entrepreneurship can be confusing at times with so many people giving you different ideas. Hive has allowed me to focus on the things that matter the most. The community helped me refine my purpose and company mission, shift my internal culture, and helped me meet CEOs from all over the world.  It will change your way of thinking and being."

- Toriqul Islam, CEO of AmanTex - Dhaka, Bangladesh

“The experience has been amazing. We’re sitting in a beachside mansion in La Jolla, California . We have a private chef and a masseuse. We’ve been led through morning routines involving swims in the ocean and guided visualization exercises. We’ve had dynamic and inspiring conversation with other likeminded entrepreneurs who are very successful. I had to clear my calendar, which was not an easy thing to do, but I’m so glad I did it. Anyone wanting to take their business and life to the next life is someone who could benefit from this experience. Ryan is an inspiring entrepreneur who has accomplished great things. Yet he does this with a sense of humility and compassion that I really respect.”

- Gabriel Padva, CEO of Revenue Accelerator - Vancouver, Canada

“The experience has been wonderful. It exceeded my expectations. I knew the location would be beautiful and that I would get away and have the ability to sit back. I’ve been incredibly surprised by the level of people who have come together as well as the level of caring. Ryan is spot on in his assessments of where we are and what is coming next for each of it. This retreat was a gift to myself. I needed it. I needed to get away from the business and some ups and downs I’ve had the last three years. It was a personal gift to me. The timing was perfect. It was almost like it meant to be. I had the break, and I took it. After this weekend, I have a very good vision of where to go and what to focus on. I have a clear idea of the strategies and tactics that I can implement immediately. I got clarity.”

- Teresa Spangler, CEO of PlazaBridge Group - Raleigh, North Carolina

“I’ve known Ryan way back in the day when he built iContact. I always looked up to him as a tech entrepreneur. He’s great helping people with business strategy. The experience here has been phenomenal. The questions we address are questions we can’t be open about in our normal circles. A lot of my CEO friends back home are my clients, so I can’t exactly be open with them without feeling guilt or share or the worry they might take my concerns the wrong way. One of my main goals was learn how to separate life and work a bit more. I built my business with a lot of drive and passion — and it’s eaten me up. Spending 60 hours per week on your laptop at the mercy of your clients is not fun. I wanted to get back time with my family. I’ve gotten here a lot of clarity about what’s really important to me. Life is much simpler the way I’m thinking about it now. It’s been relieving to have a mindset shift. There is extreme value in this retreat.”

- Nick King, CEO of Six Degree Solutions - Sarasota, Florida

“The team is really talented and good at what they do. They are like angels. My experience has been life changing. I needed to talk to other CEOs and founders from different industries but in similar stages. The whole process helped me take action and put myself first. The experience has helped me become the best version of myself. This was the right decision to come. Now I’m going to speed things up and execute on things that were just not getting done. I initially felt bad being away from the operations. I wondered what’s going to happen without me as CEO. In reality, my team survived. They closed deals. Everything was fine. The team is doing amazing. It was just perception that I had to be there all the time. I overcame the guilt. I'm glad I came.”

Yoly Avalos, CEO of Bquate - Los Angeles, California

“I’ve known Ryan for a long time with his company iContact. Whenever he says something with a retreat, a business model, a method, I listen because it always turned out successful. The individual time with Ryan was tremendous and worth the entire experience. This event put everything in perspective for me on what is most important for me to focus on for the next year. This event reminded me how important physical activity was for me as an entrepreneur. I think it’s kind of a no brainer. The ROI is definitely there. Whether you are looking for business growth, coaching, or personal growth — all of those were satisfied here. It’s definitely worth the investment.” 

- Derek Johnson, CEO of Tatango - Seattle, Washington

“I don’t have much of an entrepreneur support network at home in New York City. I work between Nigeria and the United States where my clients are. I struggle to find a regular consistent go-to group of people who are here to help me think through my personal and professional challenges. I realized none of my challenges, fears, frustrations, anxiety are unique to me. If you are honest enough and brave enough to ask for help, this is the right avenue and platform for you. It’s one of those things you know you’re instinctively ready for. The value-add here as been tremendous.  If I could do this every weekend every month, I could.  I’ve come away with a different level of clarity and purpose in my personal and professional life and honestly I wish that for everyone.”

- Orinola Gbadebo-Smith, CEO of Hugo - New York City, NY

“For the last two years I wanted to come to one of the Hive events. When I heard about this one, I instantly got the call that this was the right time. The Mastermind was very powerful. You share a space with other entrepreneurs who can give you a lot of perspective on your business. The setting, this house where we are is so beautiful, inspiring, and refreshing. This has been like a work-cation. I got a lot of ideas on how to organize and finance my business and launch my new product. Follow your intuition, and just go.”

- Bruno Goulet, CEO of BizTree - Montreal, Canada


Members from the Hive Entrepreneur Network will be in attendance at the Hive Entrepreneur Retreat. The Hive Entrepreneur Network is an exclusive community of purpose-driven CEOs and founders who are working on changing the world and solving meaningful problems -- in fields as diverse as renewable energy, genetic engineering, SaaS, education, housing, space travel, data science, robotics, healthy living, neuroscience, solar, blockchain, community building, and autonomous vehicles. All of the entrepreneurs in the network are currently leading businesses with $1M in annual sales or capital raised or have exited a business for more than $1M.



This retreat is being hosted by Ryan Allis and Morgan Carson. Ryan previously was CEO of iContact for ten years and lead the company to 300 employees, $50 million in annual sales, and an exit for $170 million to Vocus. Morgan previously was CEO of the fashion design company Rene Ropas. Together they now co-lead Hive.


Ryan is dedicated to creating a global community of leaders committed to personal and global transformation. Through Hive, he has built a community of over 3,000 leaders in 130 countries committed to changing the world. He was previously CEO and co-founder of iContact from 2003-2012 and led the company from 300 employees, 70,000 customers, and $50M in annual sales and a sale for $170 million to Vocus (NASDAQ: VOCS). He is a three time INC 500® CEO (2008, 2009, 2010). His companies (iContact, Hive, Hive Digital) have generated over $400M in sales since 2003. Ryan was named as the Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year for the Carolinas in 2010. Ryan is an Emeritus Member of the UN Foundation Global Entrepreneur Council and served as National Co-Chair of Technology for Obama during the 2012 U.S. Presidential Election. Ryan is the author of the entrepreneurship book Zero to One Million. Ryan has completed the Robbins-Madanes Coaching Certification, the Landmark Curriculum for Living, The Art of Living Curriculum, the Ascension Leadership Academy, the Singularity University Executive Program, a ten-day Vipassana, and the EO/MIT Entrepreneurial Masters Program. He studied Economics at the University of North Carolina and holds an MBA from Harvard Business School where he was Co-President of the HBS Social Enterprise Club and a fellow of the Harvard Graduate School Leadership Institute. 


Morgan is the co-leader of Hive and the Community Architect for the Hive Entrepreneur Network . She was previously the CEO of fashion label Rene Ropas, a Partner at Goldstein & Associates, the Chief Marketing Officer at PayWithSushi, and Director of Community at TribeRise. She has been a professional artist for 15 years and creates many of the Hive visual artifacts. She is synesthetic and can feel and hear color and all the dimensions of reality -- so when she paints -- she paints to find the harmony between both sound and color. Her art has been shown in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Seattle, and Puerto Rico. She loves travel, dancing, singing, community building, and hosting dinners. She is a self-taught polymath in the fields of physics, biology, and economics and is passionate about creating optimal environments for human potential. She can’t wait to meet YOU!


The purpose of this gathering is to bring together and deepen bonds among impact-oriented and purpose-driven Chief Executive Officers and founders currently leading active businesses. We are accepting applications from CEOs and founders building companies with $1M to $100M in annual sales or capital raised. After applying we will be in touch within 1 business day via SMS and email.