The RV Entrepreneur was founded by Heath and Alyssa Padget as a way of finding and connecting with like-minded entrepreneurs that also wanted to enjoy the freedom of RV LIFE. The success of the RV Entrepreneur Summit, Podcast, and other interests have propelled Heath and Alyssa on to greater things.
The RV LIFE Entrepreneur, as it will come to be known, has expanded to include all forms of working on the road. Whether you are an entrepreneur looking to start a business, or simply trying to live your best life on the road while working as remote worker, the RV Enterpreneur, now in the hands of RV LIFE and managed by Joshua Sheehan, serves the remote work community as a whole.
Content creators, traveling nurses, workcampers, road-schoolers, mobile repair, remote professional services such as I.T. or consulting…whatever your interest or livlihood, the RV LIFE Enterpreneur will continue to be a valuable resource.
The RV Entrepreneur Summit is a business conference for RVers. The four-day event consists of main stage talks from experienced entrepreneurs, workshops to learn practical business skills, and meet ups led by fellow attendees on the topics that interest them most—from real estate investing to yoga to van life.
But most of all, the RVE Summit exists to give fellow RVers what we craved so much during our first years on the road:
A place to belong. To make friends. And to walk away equipped to run a thriving business on the road.
The three core principles that guide how we run our conference
VALUE #1: Community
Our community of nomadic entrepreneurs is very much a small population of people across the country.
While this community is growing like crazy, we rarely get a chance to connect with others who understand why we chose this lifestyle and the struggles/joys of this life.
During an in-person event like the RV Entrepreneur Summit, we’re able to bring all of these people into one campground. We don’t have to try and explain why it’s not crazy to want to live, work and travel the country in an RV. Everyone already understands and wants to support others in the lifestyle. This community can help give us strength and accountability when we need it.
VALUE #2: Actionable Knowledge
Our goal when recruiting speakers is to assemble a group of diverse experts from a variety of different fields from tech to photography to content creation.
We work hard to make sure every main stage session, every workshop, and every meet up provides inspiration and tactical advice so that when you leave, you’re well-equipped to grow your business.
VALUE #3: Fun!
So many business conferences are all business, no play. We live in RVs and the whole point is to blend these two things together and live a happy and successful life (whatever that means to you).
This is why we kick-off and close each Summit with live music, games, and drinks to remind you that work can and should be fun too! Plus, we’ll have guided hikes and other fun surprises throughout the weekend. We just can’t tell you all about it yet. That’s part of the fun!
“Whoa! Blown away! Major thank you to Heath Padgett and Alyssa Padgett for getting us all together! We left with overflowing-full hearts and spirits from sharing the weekend with y’all. We’ve been traveling for 4 years and it can be really lonely. We finally met our people and we’re so excited to stay in touch with yall and meet up with you on the road.” —Lindsey N.
“In our four years and 75,000 miles of RV travel and attendance at numerous small and large RV rallies, we’ve had a lot of great experiences. But our recent weekend at the inaugural RV Entrepreneur Summit was the over the moon best.” —Don Cohen, WinnebagoLife
“I have a head full of so much information but the evening keynotes have been blowing my mind and filling up my heart and soul at a much-needed time. I’ve been choked up or in tears so many times this weekend, always in a good way. It’s so good to get a reminder that there are people out there lifting each other up and all working toward a common goal of living an intentional life.”
Before hitting the road, Eric and Tami bought an existing business—TechnoRV. They’ve grown the business 16X all from their motorhome.
Ashley runs the three blogs, including the popular RVinspiration.com, while Josiah owns a software app for real estate investing.
The conference consists of workshops, meet ups, and main stage talks all geared towards helping you start & grow a business that fuels a life of travel. We bring together the smartest full-time travelers we know to teach their expertise on topics like scaling your business, outsourcing, building a website, becoming a professional photographer, and more.
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