Rebecca Kirstein

Rebecca Kirstein

Serial Entrepreneur, founder of The Summit at the Pier

As a serial entrepreneur and human connector, Rebecca believes in living an authentic, fully actualized life and that transforming our passion, creative energy and inherent talents into our career, is to experience the true joy of life.

Rebecca has first hand experience over several decades in founding small businesses, tech startups, investment corporations and non-profits.

The businesses that she has founded, contributes to and/or continues to play an integral part in are  BK Studios Photographers,  Metier Investments,  Portraits for the People,   The Freebird Collective, The Landing Pad, The Nest, Love Campaigns and Summit at the Pier.

She is a speaker, advisor, idea generator, and a collaborator who is fueled by her experience that when entrepreneurs connect and collaborate, we all have the capacity to create stronger, more sustainable communities. 

So You’re Sleeping With Your Business Partner

A unique panel of couples who run  businesses together and haven’t killed each other – yet.

Whether your partner in business is also your partner in life or not, this panel discussion will provide valuable insight for any business owner who wants to pick up some tips for creating and sustaining solid relationships at work. If these panelists who work together AND sleep together can do it, anyone can – right?!

This light-hearted panel will also dig deep into the “myth” of work/life balance, communication challenges, defining roles within the partnership at home AND at work, separating “church and state” and how to decide who gets to knock off early for the big game or the school play.

Featuring three couples who have found success both building a business and building a life together  —  Rebecca and Tom run both a marketing company and a fledgling non-profit and started working together just weeks into dating. Dennis and Ally partnered in marriage and in their successful Real Estate firm over their shared love for each other and the people they serve. Mike & Amanda are newlyweds who met at Broadcast Journalism School and became partners in their video production company before they even tied the knot.

Rebecca’s co-panelists are:

  • Tom Hudock, Summit at the Pier and Love Campaigns
  • Dennis & Ally Guevin, DFH Real Estate
  • Mike Walker and Amanda Eyolfson, Roll. Focus Productions