Family Innovations Summit

The Family Innovations Summit will return in 2024!  

The Smith Family Business Initiative looks forward to once again hosting the Family Innovations Summit on the Cornell Tech campus in May of 2024. The Family Innovations Summit is reserved exclusively for business owners and key persons in the family enterprise. This creates an intimate and open dialog. The Summit is marked by very honest narratives, direct questions, and incredible learning moments.

What previous attendees said:

“Full of wonderful information from generations of leaders.”

“Family business – the reality series.”

“Each speaker was thoughtful and unusually candid. The crowd was also very well curated; exclusively family members of family-run businesses.” David Teten, Managing Partner, HOF Capital

“The Summit was a great introduction for our younger and/or non-working family members. Those that attended got a clear understanding of the complexity associated with a family business. While more complicated than they might have thought at first, they and the founders saw that there were alternative paths to continuing family businesses.” – Alan Suna, Silvercup Properties

“Energizing, educational, enlightening (and even entertaining!).” -Thalia Loffredo, Vice President, Waldorf Realty Co., Inc. and Kallas Family Partnership L.P.

  • The summit is reserved exclusively for business owners and members of family businesses or family offices. The Smith Family Business Initiative reserves the right to determine suitability for attendance.
  • For arriving at and getting around Roosevelt Island and recommendations on where to stay, click here.
  • If you have any questions please contact Daniel Van Der Vliet at

Photos from the 2018 Family Innovations Summit

Bloomberg Center on Cornell Tech campus