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The Combine has served as a springboard for connecting more than 1,500 passionate and driven individuals over the last 8 years. At the Combine, you’ll learn and network with nationally-renowned entrepreneurs and innovators. The ultimate goal of the event is to see what can be ‘harvested’ from these groups coming together – new businesses, community initiatives, partnerships.

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Celebrating Entrepreneurship & Innovation

The Combine is a place to be inspired by the people, ideas, and environments that drive technology and innovation. If you’re an entrepreneur, venture capitalist, developer, community leader, creative, or techie that wants to grow and create with like-minded individuals, this event is for you.

Calling All Disruptors

This year's Speakers

Paul Singh


Entrepreneur, speaker, investor and Airstreamer

Paul drives across North America to visit the places that startups actually start (and grow) their businesses. Since 2016, he has driven 35,000+ miles and visited 50+ cities across North America.

At each stop, Paul creates a week-long series of events for entrepreneurs, investors and community leaders. Along the way, he mentors thousands of entrepreneurs, visits incubators and coworking spaces, holds investor dinners and dives into the local tech culture. And he loves bringing his friends friends too.

Over the past 5 years, Paul has flown 500,000 miles, raised tens of millions of dollars for his venture funds and invested in hundreds of companies around the world. Paul knows startups and small businesses better than anyone else. And startups know Paul.

Now, Paul is coming to Bloomington with his dog, a pickup truck, and a custom-built Airstream travel trailer. (Because America.)

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June Choi



June W Choi is the CEO of Serval Ventures, launched in 2015, and Serval Lab, launching this year. Serval Ventures is focused on datatech investing, and Serval Lab will be focused on datatech venture building at scale with a focus on data and artificial intelligence.

As a uniquely meta aggregate and 4D thinker, June’s particular strength is her ability to quickly grasp complex relationships and structures, making her adept in innovation involving multi-faceted societal trends and issues driven by technological and scientific advances. June is also a board director of Alpha’a (democratizing arts collecting); co-founding Quarius (HR management startup) as well as a couple other data startups, all launching in 2018; developed and launching a success fundamentals program for young and transitioning professionals; an advisor and mentor on various platforms; an executive coach; and teaches entrepreneurship.

Before launching Serval, June spent most of her career as a strategy consultant. June also has broad executive experience in nonprofit and philanthropy, extensive speaking experience, and served on numerous panels, committees and boards.

Jay Baer


Internet pioneer, entrepreneur, author

Jay Baer helps businesses clone their customers. He has created five multi-million dollar companies, and is a 7th generation entrepreneur. He is the President of Convince & Convert, a consulting firm that helps the world’s most iconic brands like The United Nations, Nike, 3M, and Oracle use technology to win new customers, and keep the customers they’ve already earned.

A New York Times best-selling author of five books, Jay is the host of the award winning Social Pros podcast. He’s also an avid tequila collector, and a certified barbecue judge. Hang on to your seats….here comes Jay Baer!

April 6-7 Schedule

Friday, April 6th

Morning Workshops

  • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

  • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM


  • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

    Offsite lunch on your own.
    Grab a bite nearby in downtown Bloomington.


  • 1:30 PM - 5:00 PM


  • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

    Happy Hour

    Bloomington Convention Center

Saturday, April 7th

Morning Workshops

  • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

  • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM


  • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM


  • 1:30 PM - 5:00 PM


Combine Workshops

Wake up and start your mornings at the Combine with our Create and Grow Workshops. You can choose which sessions works best for you. Learn alongside industry professionals discussing topics on Code, Capital, Community, Culture, Creativity. Stay tuned for schedule announcements @thecombineorg.

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