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Great ideas should be shared.

On January 24th in NYC 75 entrepreneurs will share their best business boosting ideas.








75 Entrepreneurs. 8 hours. Unbelievable Breakthroughs.

Led by serial entrepreneur, author, and keynote speaker
Peter Shankman.

If you’re a busy entrepreneur trying to grow a business, the last thing you need to waste time on is another awful “networking conference.”

You know the one:

— The one where you sit through insufferable, arrogant, speakers who are supposed to be teaching you but all they’re really doing is making you feel like there’s no way you can ever achieve that level of success.

— The one where the attendees are even more boring than you could’ve imagined, and you struggle to find interesting things to talk about with the people you’re stuck sitting next to.

— The one where you suffer through bad food, even worse coffee, no wifi, and at the end of the day you realise you would’ve been better off taking your laptop down to Starbucks.

And as if that wasn’t bad enough: you pay a lot of money “for the experience,” you take time off from real business building activities, and you don’t actually learn anything worth implementing.

You get home with a handful of notes that get shelved and never looked at again.

Talk about a waste of time.

If you’ve been an entrepreneur for a while, you’ve probably been to an event just like that: an event that wastes your time and never moves you forward.

And if you’re anything like me, you don’t have any time to waste while you’re building your empire.

I’m Peter Shankman, serial entrepreneur, keynote speaker, and best selling author.

You may know me best as the founder of Help a Reporter Out.

I’ve been to a lot of business conferences over the last 20 years, and I know what a waste of time they can be.

— You have to take a whole day off from working on growing your business.

— You are talked at (not to) by arrogant speakers who don’t get what you’re going through.

— You leave with a few ideas, but nothing you’re ever going to implement because none of the advice was actionable.

I knew it was time for a different kind of business event.

I knew it was time for a live mastermind that leaves you brimming with ideas and implementation strategies.

A mastermind that leaves you feeling empowered, not overwhelmed.

A mastermind that helps you boost your revenue while growing your network.

I hope you’ll be one of the 75 entrepreneurs to join us, and walk away with a business breakthrough.

Intentional action leads to big results.

This is a day-long, in-person conference and mastermind and specifically focused on growing your business, increasing your revenue, and helping you get the breakthrough you’re craving.

— You’ll learn actionable strategies you can implement to get real results in your business.

— You’ll learn how to take intentional, focused action that moves you forward.

— You’ll soak up years of business knowledge from 74 other entrepreneurs.


Brainstorm strategies to boost your business

Brainstorm business-boosting strategies with 74 other entrepreneurs.

Meet like-minded entrepreneurs

Spend your day with like-minded entrepreneurs who are just as driven as you are.

Learn how to increase your revenue

Walk away with actionable strategies you can implement to boost your revenue.

Save your seat at this can’t miss business event.


Annual ShankMinds members get a 50% discount!

What you can expect


In Manhattan, starting at 9am on January 24th and going until the last question has been answered, you’ll soak up more knowledge, entrepreneurial hacks and greater value for your business than you’ve ever gotten in one place.



You’ll hear my brand new keynote focusing on success, failure, and sharing things I’ve never before admitted. This keynote will include:

  • If I hadn’t failed as much as I did, I wouldn’t have known the success I’ve had.
  • Even though I feel like a failure daily, I also know what I need to do to get past it each day.
  • The biggest lie I ever told and why it still haunts me
  • The seven steps I took to make my first $10k with HARO
  • …and much, much more.

Additionally, you’ll hear where I think the future of marketing, advertising, customer service, and business is going, and what you need to do to be ready for the customer of tomorrow!

Spend the day brainstorming

Sitting around tables with me and 74 other founders and entrepreneurs, you’ll each focus on breaking apart, dissecting, and reassembling your own unique business. You’ll work on busting through the challenges that have been holding you back, and getting actionable takeaways you can implement immediately to grow your business and generate new revenue.

You’ll walk away with countless new ideas and strategies that will grow your business


A private event with limited space, you’ll focus on working only with those who also want to grow.

You’ll have multiple opportunities during the day to meet everyone at the Mastermind. Strong bonds are formed as you learn how you can help (and be helped) by entrepreneurs with decades of experience.

Attendees become fast friends and colleagues and support each other both online and offline.

Meals, snacks, and coffee included.

We provide the meals, coffee, snacks, and a fun happy hour afterwards so you’ll have lots of time to network with high-level entrepreneurs who want to see you flourish. (Vegan, vegetarian, and gluten free options will be available.)

Admission into the ShankMinds Network.

You’ll have the opportunity to join ShankMinds attendees from around the world in a private social network, where you can find new business, find help with any kind of problem, or even just find a dinner partner in a different city!


Marcy Massura

Marcy Massura is a new breed of client engagement executive; putting digital at the center of all holistic strategies. A leader in both emerging media and mainstream marketing- helping companies navigate the shifting landscape to develop smart, effective integrated engagement solutions. Productizing, process planning & operation efficiency are pillars of her approach to winning with clients.

Kerry Flynn

Kerry Flynn is a business reporter for Mashable covering the tech industry. She previously reported on social media companies, mobile apps, and startups for International Business Times. She has also written for The Huffington Post, Forbes, and Money magazine. When not listening to startup pitches, she runs half-marathons, plays with puppies, and pretends to like craft beer.

January 24th: ShankMinds NYC


We have a block of rooms reserved at the Archer Hotel in the Garment District for our out-of-town guests to reserve.

Archer’s New York boutique hotel sits midblock on 38th Street between Fifth and Sixth Avenues – all brick, glass, and steel. Rising 22-stories, its new industrial elegance evokes the creative soul of its New York City Garment District neighborhood and is just blocks from favorite New York City attractions – the Theatre District, the Empire State Building, Bryant Park and Times Square.

Filled with quirky, curated luxuries and a sincere staff dedicated to your service, this Midtown Manhattan boutique hotel promises 180 luxe guest rooms, the bold American flavors of Charlie Palmer Steak and the classic Spyglass Rooftop Bar with its stunning Empire State Building views.

Accommodations are not included in your ticket price.


“I attended my first Shankminds event in June, 2017. The feedback I was able to get from my table helped to boost my confidence and propel my business forward. I even received some introductions to the niche market I was looking to get back into. It also allowed me to put faces to names in our group and I loved making those personal connections. Now many people are not just a part of my network, they are a part of my life. Online networking is great – in my opinion, the magic happens in real life.”

— Tamara MacDuff



“As a 9-5er, I was worried that I would be a ship astray at the Shankminds Mastermind event in December, but attended anyway. I was so inspired by the energy in the room, that I’ve spent the time since then really honing my idea on how to convert my passion into an eventual income-generating venture. The amount of smarts in one room, and the speakers that Peter brought in, was phenomenal. I feel so much more connected to my fellow Shankminds members and know that even as a bit of an outlier I have a tribe to call on. It was worth every single penny and much, much more.”

— Heather Gaynor

“I attended two Shankminds NYC conferences. One in August and one in December. When I say it changed my life, it changed my life and saved my career. Peter prepared me for success as I was let go from my job (after 12 years) a month later. He gave me the tools that I needed for success and for entrepreneurship life. I hustled for months heads down to make ends meet and took what he gave me. I landed my dream job of March 2017. Yes that dream job you always wanted? That one. Peter is not only a friend, a mentor, but also the person who will push you to your max and squeeze the smarts out of you!”

— Craig Caruso

“Building key relationships and networks are vital to an entrepreneurs success, Peter gives you all of this in one room. PLUS you will have the opportunity to engage with a group of brilliant minds that can help you see things more clearly and create an immediate action plan to move forward towards achieving your goals.”

— Julie Morse Pankey

“After only two Shankminds mastermind events…
they are a Must Do for me, no matter what mountains need to be moved, schedules rearranged, math homework done with child via Snapchat. The energy and spirit are palpable. You walk away just basked in Can Do. Will Do.”

— Tara Zimnick-Calico

“The Shankminds mastermind events have become “must attends” for me, because of the unique combination of great content and amazing, high-caliber entrepreneurs who attend. The things I’ve learned and the people I’ve met at Shankminds have had a significant impact on my business. Just get there!”

— Lou Bortone

“My second Shankminds NYC experience blew me out of the water. I loved the speakers and how accessible they were – no waiting for someone to maybe come off the stage. The day was fantastic from the simple – atmosphere, location and food – to the wildly inspiring – brainstorming with my badass mastermind group, meeting my FB friends in person, going for karaoke after. Sing karaoke with business colleagues and become friends for life.”

— Catherine Avery

“The Shankminds NYC was the first in person mastermind I have ever attended, and I was blown away by the combination of inspiration and specific ||move my business forward|| action items I left with. The breakout teams were so high level in their experience, expertise and warmth I felt like I was with family as we problem solved on a visionary level. These are ||Never Miss|| for me going forward.”

— Pamela Palladino Gold

Are you ready for your Breakthrough?


Annual ShankMinds members get a 50% discount!


Will there be wifi?
Yep! Wifi will be available at the venue.
Can I livestream the event?
We respectfully request you don’t livestream the event. This is a high-value event, and we want to respect the investment made by all of the attendees.
Will there be vegetarian/vegan options?
Yes, we strive to accommodate dietary needs. There will be vegetarian and vegan options available.
What's your refund policy?
Because we adhere to a strict cap on the number of attendees, there are no refunds. However, if you can’t attend, you can transfer your registration to a future ShankMinds: Breakthrough event.
What is the venue?

The event is held at Convene.

810 Seventh Ave
(between 52nd and 53rd)
New York, NY 10019
What other hotels do you recommend?

The Courtyard Marriott Manhattan/Central Park. 1717 Broadway, New York, NY 10019, USA


Annual ShankMinds members get a 50% discount!