On July 9 ILC gathered together a community of brave, forward thinking, innovative and sometimes disruptive people who believe that “doing well by doing good is good business.“

MC Scott Williams, President of The Nantucket Project, provided a thoughtful recap of the day with key takeaways from INDIE Cultivate 2019 which resonated with all. Here it is….

Scott Williams, President of The Nantucket Project

1 - Always use this descriptor instead of “authenticity” to describe what we do: Intentionality + Purpose = Experience. That’s what we deliver. 

2 - There is always a story. Change the story, change the world. 

3 - According to Skift’s data, when you’re on a gorgeous beach in Thailand you won’t see as many overweight, sunburnt German men as you used to. 

4 - $218B in food is wasted every year. That’s the size of 104 Empire State Buildings stacked on top of each other. 

Founders Panel: Eric Weiner of Lowenstein Sandler, Annbeth Eschbach of Kindbody, Alex Shashou of ALICE, and Rami Zeidan of Life House.

5 - Fertility is a smoking hot industry. Fertility is a smoking hot industry. Fertility is a...

6 - As far as tech competency, hospitality ranks below the mining industry. 

7 - Two things you should not say during a five minute pitch: “I’m not in love with this product” and you should probably not insert the adverb “probably“ when answering questions asked by a judge.

Series A Pitch Competition Winner Emmanuel Guisset of Outsite, Michael Schatzberg of Branded Restaurants, and Norman Schulman of Schulman Lobel.

8 - Second favorite quote of the day: “My background was the military. I was eating goat out of a cauldron in the back of a Humvee.”

9 - At the end of the day, everything needs purpose.

10 - Ageism in one’s 20s is a very new concept to me.

Elizabeth Keating of Revolver NY, Lauren Maillian of LMB Group, and Tiffanie Stanard of Stimulus.

11 - If you want to build a ship, teach them to long for the sea. {actual quote is as follows: “If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up people to collect wood and don’t assign them tasks and work, teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea.”}

12 - Invest in the whole person.

13 - Taxis are to Uber as hotels are to _____. 

Series A Pitch Judges: Raj Singh of JetBlue Technology Ventures, Michael Schatzberg of Branded Restaurants, Andrew Benioff of Llenrock Realty Partners, Norman Schulman of Schulman Lobel and Kurien Jacob of Highgate Ventures.

14 - Don’t ask for something that you wouldn’t return.

15 - Is travel a human right or a privilege?