About Illuminate

Welcome to our 5th annual Illuminate Conference!

Illuminate is the annual conference for local Entrepreneurs and “Mompreneurs” to connect, collaborate and create. The Illuminate conference brings Mompreneurs together to grow personally and professionally via networking and carefully designed, interactive topic sessions.


Every year, we want to bring in a new element to keep Illuminate fresh. This year, we’re going back to the basics: one action-packed day of learning, growing, planning, and networking designed to lay the groundwork for success. Bring your concerns, bring your questions, and bring your success stories – we’ll get to it all at #2016Illuminate.


Now more than ever, Vend Raleigh is focused on the importance of community in our daily interactions. In this spirit, Illuminate offers high-quality workshops that will deliver business-changing messages for you via the support of this growing community. From our keynote address through the end of the day mentoring sessions, these interactive programs will:

  • Help you get “unstuck”, find your true purpose, and make what matters happen   #2016Illuminate
  • Guide you through activities to reinforce your belief in yourself and your business   #bizbootcamp
  • Expand your network of supporters; grow within and outside the Vend Raleigh   #community

Vend Raleigh strives to create an atmosphere of encouragement and acceptance for all events, and Illuminate is no different. We are here to help entrepreneurs take business to the next level, both during and after the event. Vend Raleigh also supports our local community; after conference expenses, all remaining proceeds will be donated to Transforming Hope Ministries.

Our planning committee is working hard to bring you the best Illuminate conference yet. Mark your calendars and join us for #2016Illuminate!


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