The Bigelow Forum

Our annual invitation-only gathering of successful Entrepreneur Owner-Managers and their spouses. Sharing what EOMs have learned – and have had to unlearn – to build and unlock Enterprise Value in the private transaction market.

Active Participants. Vigorous Dialogue. Common Experiences. Deeper Understanding.

This is The Bigelow Forum.


The Bigelow Forum is an invitation-only gathering for Entrepreneur Owner-Managers of high-performing private businesses and their spouses. The event is an opportunity for successful private business owners to candidly explore, discover, and learn from each other's experiences and then use this collective learning to continue to build their enterprises, their legacies, and their lives. We look forward to 24-hours of stimulating conversation and new relationship building.


The Bigelow Forum 2022 Featured Speaker:

Guy Raz of How I Built This

May 12-13, 2022
Wentworth By The Sea Hotel
New Castle, New Hampshire


Guy Raz

Guy Raz is an acclaimed radio and podcast personality, co-creator, and editorial director of three NPR programs, including two of its most popular ones: TED Radio Hour and How I Built This. Both shows are heard by more than 19 million people each month around the world. He is also the creator and co-host of NPR's first-ever podcast for kids, Wow In The World. In 2017, Raz became the first person in the history of podcasting to have three shows in the Top 20 on the Apple Podcast charts.

Raz's speech , 7 Lessons I've Learned from the World's Greatest Entrepreneurs, will include a mixture of anecdotes and lessons on rejection, perseverance, optimism, flexibility, failure, and empathy.


Here are some pictures from The Bigelow Forum 2019.

Forum Panel 2019
Cocktail Hour
Forum Group Shot
Bigelow Forum 2019

See what attendees had to say about The Bigelow Forum 2019!

"This is the only place where entrepreneurs can have conversations with each other that they can't have anywhere else."

"Everybody here is a founder and that makes The Forum so different than any other 'entrepreneur' group or club."

"What's so cool about The Forum is that you learn how to head into the unknown well prepared."

"We spend most of our time talking to customers and employees so it's really refreshing to talk to others that are going through the same things we are at home."

"We've needed a forum like this for 13 years, since we started the business."

"This is the sort of thing I do not normally attend but it was very enjoyable and thought provoking."

"Gathering with like-minded people is so validating (and lots of fun)!"

"Whatever phase one is in, there is always knowledge to be gained and given at The Forum."

"The gathering of this unique community of participants was simply unlike any other."