• LIKE SNOW?

  • LIKE BUSINESS?

  • YOU’LL LOVE SNOWBALL

WORK HARD - PLAY HARD

Over a decade ago, our founders made a simple observation. Conferences are often tedious. Success is measured by the calibre of the people you meet and whether you manage to do any useful business together afterwards. Snowball has been designed to build trust, forge relationships, share knowledge and catalyse new ideas in a friendly environment. Aimed at leaders and power-brokers from technology or affiliated industries, it serves well-connected people at the top of their game. It takes the form of an invitation only, informal, private retreat, set in a ski resort.

HOW IT WORKS

WHO

WHO

Everyone invited is handpicked by the Snowboard using stunningly simple criteria  – great people, with great minds, who are fun to be around. They’re a diverse group of smart, successful people, chosen from a wide array of sectors, connected by a passion for entrepreneurialism and technology. Snowball is informal and welcoming, yet it’s productive. Time away from your normal business life, with this carefully curated group, produces alchemy.

When

When

Snowball 2016 will kick off on Wednesday 2nd March 2016.
The event closes on the afternoon of Sunday 6th March.

Format

Format

As well as the skiing, we organise lunches, dinners and après ski drinks at the best places, interspersed with thought-provoking discussions hosted by knowledgeable experts from the group. These activities are designed to bring everyone together. And we jiggle with the seating plans so you get to meet as many people as possible.  If you’re not a skier, we provide a range of alternative activities; from husky dog racing to winetasting.

PEOPLE SAY NICE THINGS ABOUT SNOWBALL

  • When you combine incredibly interesting people, skiing, and discretion, you can have both fun and great business conversations.
  • By far the best networking event of the year. Fantastic people, great atmosphere and flawless organisation. A privilege to be invited.
  • A stimulating community of entrepreneurs, investors and advisers who are intent on changing the world and having fun in the process!
  • An outstanding event to truly connect with peers, unlike any other event or conference. Much more like joining a family gathering rather than a business meeting.
  • A fantastic weekend with fun loving, interesting and stimulating people, who come to share ideas, stories and ways of thinking about business outside the box. And by so doing, generate great new business ideas and connections.
  • The brightest, interesting, innovative and most fun group of people you could have the pleasure of spending time away with.
  • The most fun I have had in three days for a while.
  • Snowball is an excellent combination of having fun with great people and exchanging business perspectives with other business leaders.
  • If you haven't been on Snowball, you don't exist.
  • Fantastic organisation, fantastic venue, fantastic and interesting people who know how to have fun!
  • Bright young things, leaders and legends in the making, Snowball creates a unique place to meet, share ideas and most importantly to ski together.

Itinerary & Venue

The delightful Italian resort of Courmayeur has been chosen for Snowball 2016. Skiing is pretty varied with black runs down to Zerotta, a range of cruise-y reds, some good off piste and the option of heli-skiing. It’s a relatively short (90 minute) transfer from Geneva which is also only 90 minutes from London. The hotel will be announced later in the year.

 

 

+1 from me!  Never skied there and I am dying to do so 

-- Bindi Karia --

THE SNOWBOARD

Chosen for their long list of friends and contacts, meet the curators of content and purveyors of invitations.

BINDI KARIA

Vice President, Accelerator,
Silicon Valley Bank

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BINDI KARIA

BELINDA RAYNES

Partner, Forgather LLP

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BELINDA RAYNES

DAVID NAYLOR

Partner, Field Fisher Waterhouse

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DAVID NAYLOR

EVAN NISSELSON

Investor, LDV Capital

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EVAN NISSELSON

SIMON LA FOSSE

CEO, La Fosse Associates

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SIMON LA FOSSE

JONATHAN McKAY

Chairman, Just Giving & Exony

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JONATHAN McKAY

JAMES BENNET

Director, EMEIA Technology Sector, Ernst & Young

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JAMES BENNET

STEFAN ROEVER

CEO and founder of Genia Technologies

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STEFAN ROEVER

NENAD MAROVAC

Founder & Managing Partner, DN Capital

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NENAD MAROVAC

ROSEMARY FORSYTH

Founder & General Partner, Forsyth Group

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ROSEMARY FORSYTH

GARETH WILLIAMS

Founder & CEO, Ardent

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GARETH WILLIAMS

ROD BANNER

Agent of Change, 3LA

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ROD BANNER

REGISTER

Snowball is an ‘Invitation Only’ event. Although we can't promise anyone a place, please register your interest for 2016 on the contact form below.

snowball@forgather.com

+44 207 352 4310

Forgather LLP, 7th Floor, Peer 1, Brettenham House,
2-19 Lancaster Place, London WC2E 7EG, UK

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