Your tribe is out there. We’ll help you find it.
Michael Lovitch & Hollis Carter
- In-Person Only
- Business Development
- Wellness and/or Spirituality
Mixing business with pleasure since 2013!
Baby Bathwater is a collective of entrepreneurs, founders, thinkers, pioneers, and good-hearted, open-minded humans. We’re passionate people with a penchant for straight talk and screwball adventures. We’re here to throttle the nectar out of this life — because otherwise, what’s the point?
It doesn’t matter how much money you make or how many followers you have. What matters is what lights you up from the inside. The reasons you do what you do. The beliefs and curiosities and goals that make you who you are.
More baby, less bathwater. That’s what we’re all about.
The curation is real, the community is inviting, and the attention to detail is unmatched.
WHO IT'S FOR
From well-known founder-driven brands, to e-commerce store founders, to highly skilled boutique B2B firm founders, to neuroscientists, to philanthropists, the gang’s all here.
The island is packed with humble, successful (nope, not an oxymoron) entrepreneurs who live and work on the front lines of product creation, marketing, innovation and sales. And unlike other events you might be considering, there are no mandatory sessions and no over-packed days. Come only to the sessions that call to you. Then grab a drink and hit the shore. This is your entrepreneurial adventure.
WHAT'S THE OUTCOME
You’ll meet trailblazing thinkers and doers. You’ll learn take-home actionable strategies to generate immediate and long term ROI. More than 50% of Baby Bathwater Island content focuses on online/digital customer acquisition (AKA getting new customers), retention (AKA keeping them), and everything in between. You’ll also find a ton of content focused on the nuts and bolts of scaling your business, leadership, growing your personal wealth, and science-based tools for becoming a more effective and powerful human. Who knows — we just might call on you to be on a panel or share your content after you successfully interview with us. The most important thing? You’ll be among true givers who are excited to share and learn.
WHY IT'S DIFFERENT
Baby Bathwater Island is a No Pitch Zone. No one’s gonna ask you to sign up or buy anything. The person you sit next to at lunch won’t try to recruit you or give you the hard sell.
This is an all-inclusive event, with luxury bungalows, live music every night, complimentary excursions and open bars wherever you go on the island. Along with being super convenient for you and your wallet, this also means that all your other inhabitants are more comfortable kicking back and getting real here than anywhere else.
THE HEARTS BEHIND IT
The founders of The Baby Bathwater Institute are deliberately in the background. We are entrepreneurs from the digital space, who don’t bug you with speeches, etc. It’s not about us. We just come to enjoy the experience WITH you, not AT you.
The founders are Hollis Carter and Michael Lovitch, two kooky serial entrepreneurs currently living in Boulder, Colorado who love that they don’t have to split their bar tabs anymore.
This could be your tribe if you:
- want to form spirit-boosting, soul-opening connections and skip the name-dropping, business-card-swapping, ego-inflating emptiness and go right to the down-and-dirty business of creating the life YOU want to live
- are a "hell yes" when new experiences present themselves (and you know how to create an experience or two yourself!)
- are a competitive giver who is genuinely interested in hearing about other people and has fun helping them tackle their challenges
- are a big thinker and a perpetual learner
This is definitely NOT your tribe if:
- you suck the energy out of the conversation, need to be the main attraction, or assume you know the most
- you are a small talker (we'd rather talk about your plans, challenges, dreams, and that time you tried peyote)
- you're an apathy sloth, hotshot, blowhard, bullshitter or someone who needs their hand held to show you around
Admission details: All attendees are pre-vetted via an interview with the founders. We look for how you can enhance the experience through both your skills AND personality. If you’re accepted to Baby Bathwater Island, you’ll be among some of the nicest, highly skilled entrepreneurs you’ve ever met. Yes, kindness counts. We know this because over the last five years, only about 20% of applicants have been accepted. And our policy is to only invite half the people back after each event.
We spend hours on the phone interviewing every single qualified applicant to make sure that the moment you step off the boat, you’re going to dive into the best conversations of your life.
Investment: $10k if attending solo, or $18k if you're bringing a partner
Founding year: 2013
Average number in attendance: 200
Length: 5-day event
Dates: June 26-30, 2019
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