Using business
to initiate positive
social change.

INSPIRE
INNOVATE
IMPACT

APR. 19-20, 2016

The Asbury Project is a conference open to the community that unites students, pastors, business and community leaders, and academicians to discuss faith, work and economics in the marketplace and how social entrepreneurship carries out Kingdom-minded initiatives using the business approach.

Join us for The Asbury Project-Orlando

BE INSPIRED.

Not just another conference, The Asbury Project is an experience designed to inspire you to make an impact in the world! Join us for two days of impactful dialogue and interaction with national and international speakers, local social entrepreneurs, business and community leaders, and pastors who will share innovative approaches in business as mission, community transformation, and how to transform your ordinary day’s work into an extraordinary calling.

PREPARE TO INNOVATE.

Prepare to innovate by learning how to use your talents and skills in creative ways to positively impact your workplace, local church, business, and community. At TAP Orlando, you will hear how individuals moved from an “idea” to a business start-up, as well as others who are leading positive change in their communities through the vehicle of business.

MAKE AN IMPACT.

Want to be a world changer? Begin with purpose in mind. At TAP Orlando, you will hear how others have transformed their ordinary day’s work into an extraordinary calling. Your business can be your mission and profit can be used for Kingdom purposes to make a social impact and contribute to the common good. ROI is not just a financial term; learn how investing in people can produce a return of helping individuals and communities to flourish.

The Student Business Plan Competition allows students to introduce a business plan that solves a social problem, makes a profit, and inspires innovative transformation in the world. Student entrants will have opportunities to be mentored by Asbury Seminary/Asbury University faculty and local business professionals before making their business pitches to a live audience.The competition awards a total of $10,000 in prizes for students to use to launch their businesses.

The Asbury Project
2014 BUSINESS PLAN COMPETITION WINNERS

Grand Prize Winner

Alison Mason: Woven Compost

Asbury University First Place Winner

Josh Moon: By Grace

Asbury Theological Seminary First Place Winner

Ken Dean: Bodaway Lavender

SCHEDULE (event schedule subject to change)

(This event will be at Asbury Theological Seminary - Florida Dunnam Campus)

TUESDAY, APRIL 19, 2016

7:30-8:45 am
Continental Breakfast

8:45-9:00 am
Opening Remarks, Announcements and Introductions

9:00-10:30 am
Plenary Session/Talk-Back: “Economic Thinking for City Pastors”

10:30-10:45 am
Break

10:45-11:45 am
Session 1: “Fueling Your Start-Up: Finance, Scaling and Sustainability for Success”

12:00-1:00 pm
Lunch (Complimentary)

1:00-2:30 pm
Plenary Session/Talk-Back: “The Redemptive Workplace: Nurturing Synergy to Cultivate Purpose and Shared Values”

2:30-2:45 pm
Break

2:45-3:45 pm
Session 2: “Business as Mission: Purpose and Profitability”

3:45-4:00 pm
Break

4:00-5:00 pm
Session 3: "Chasing Wisdom: Finding Everyday Leadership in Business and Life"

5:00-6:15 pm
Dinner

6:15-7:45 pm
Community Forum “Impact Orlando: Community Transformation Through Collaboration”

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 20, 2016

7:30-8:45 am
Continental Breakfast

8:45-9:00 am
Opening Remarks, Announcements and Introductions

9:00-10:30 am
Plenary Session/Talk-Back: “How The Gospel Transforms Community”

10:30-10:45 am
Break

10:45-11:45 am
Session 4: “Impacting The City: The ROI In Your Community”

12:00-1:00 pm
Lunch (Complimentary)

1:00-2:30 pm
Plenary Session/Talk-Back: “Christ and Culture”

2:30-3:00 pm
Break

3:00-4:30 pm
Student Business Competition

4:30-5:00 pm
Closing Reception/Celebration

VIDEOS

God's Kingdom and Social Entrepreneurship
By Jay Moon and Kevin Brown

Social Entrepreneurship & Small Business
By Jay Moon

Social Entrepreneurship & God's Creativity
By Uday Balasundaram

Social Entrepreneurship & Small Business - Garden Incubator
By Ryan Smith