Theme/Purpose: At Southern Entrepreneur, CEOs who built their companies from the ground up - not appointed CEOs - will share their story, including the obstacles and victories they encountered along the way. With two keynotes, three breakout sessions, and an after-party at a separate dinner and drink venue, Southern Entrepreneur provides attendees the opportunity to network and grasp a deeper understanding of what it takes to build a successful business. Reason: Fake entrepreneurs on social media gather and rewrite popular how–to articles found on the internet, then package, market, and sell them for hundreds of dollars. Inexperienced entrepreneurs buy it and are often left misguided, confused, and taken advantage of. We are giving entrepreneurs in the south an opportunity to learn first hand what it takes to build a business from CEOs who have actually accomplished it..