Hive Entrepreneur Retreat Logistics Page


Welcome to the Hive Entrepreneur Retreat

Over 150 CEOs and Founders from 26 countries will be joining us for the first-ever Hive Entrepreneur retreat March 22-25, 2018 at 1440 Multiversity in Scotts Valley, CA.

We will be spending three days together building deep authentic bonds, relaxing, connecting with leaders from all over the world, and focusing on the knowledge needed to accelerate the growth of our companies in 2018. Consider the retreat an opportunity for an “upgrade” of yourself as an entrepreneur and company leader.

Where will the retreat be held?​​​​​​
The retreat will be held at a beautiful, brand new, and very special venue in the midst of the redwood forests of California called 1440 Multiversity.
1440 Multiversity
800 Bethany Drive
Scotts Valley, CA 95066

When should I arrive?
We recommend checking-in between 2pm and 4pm on the arrival day (Thursday). The Hive registration desk will be in the main arrivals lodge next to the front desk. The Hive Entrepreneur Retreat will begin at 4:30pm on March 22 with a trail hike and venue tour, followed by dinner at 6pm and an opening session at 7:30pm. We recommend ensuring your flight arrives before 1:00pm to give yourself time to arrive and check-in. ​​​​​​​The registration desk will be open from 2pm to 10pm on March 22 for any late arrivals.​​​​​​​
What is the schedule for the program?
Arrival Day: Thursday March 22 – 2:00pm to 10:00pm
Day One: Friday March 23 – 9:30am to 10:00pm
Day Two: Saturday March 24 – 9:30 AM to 10:00pm
Day Three: Sunday March 25 – 9:30 AM to 3:00pm​​​​​​​

See for the full schedule.

What time are the meals?
Breakfast – 8:00am and 9:30am
Lunch – 12:30pm and 2pm
Dinner – 6:30pm and 8pm​​​​​​​​​​​​​
All meals will be on-site at the healthy 1440 Multiversity dining hall Kitchen Table, with food prepared by chef Kenny Woods and his team. Kitchen Table offers choices for meat eaters, vegetarians, and vegans. They use ​​​​​​​all natural, nutrient-rich ingredients, freshly prepared and served. The menu includes sustainable sources of chicken and fish, as well as gluten-free and lactose-free options, organic local vegetables, organic local rice, grains, legumes, lightly seasoned local chicken, fish, and tofu.

What time is yoga and meditation?
​​​​​​​Yoga and meditation will be offered daily from 7:30am to 8:30pm right before breakfast.

What should I wear? What will the weather be like?
Temperatures in Scotts Valley are expected to be between 50 and 70 degrees F (10 to 20 C). Keep attire casual and relaxed and wear whatever is most comfortable for you. Bring a jacket or a sweater for the evenings in case the room is a bit chilly during the days. Also bring a swimsuit for the infinity hot tub at the Healing Arts Center. Clothing that allows for brief stretching and some light movement activities (like qi gong and tai chi) is recommended. There’s no need to bring any formal attire as business attire is not required for the retreat.

​​​​​​Is there Wifi and Cell Service at the Retreat Center?
Yes there is wifi and cell service at the retreat center, however we encourage you to let your colleagues and family know you’ll be at a retreat and that you may not be able to reply right away to incoming messages over the weekend, so that you can have some spaciousness to disconnect from the digital world and focus in on learning and connection.​​​​​​​

Can I book a massage at the Healing Arts Center? 
Yes. Please call 1-844-544-1440, ext. 304​​​​​​​ to book an appointment or stop by when you are on-site. You can view the Healing Arts Center offerings here. Steam rooms and Infinity Hot Tub access is available free of charge and included in your stay.

What if I still need to book my hotel room?
You can book your hotel room here. We have just a few room types still available.

Do I need to stay at the retreat center?You do not need to stay at the retreat center. However if you don’t you’ll need to purchase a Commuter Pass here to be able to enter the retreat center. 

What do I need to bring?
​​​​​​​There’s nothing you need to bring other than yourself and comfortable attire. We’ll be providing you with notebooks and Hive water bottles.​​​​​​​
How should I prepare myself for the Hive Entrepreneur Retreat?
Hive allows for authentic open connecting and facilitates the creation of deep vulnerable bonds that allow for lifelong relationships. You can be yourself at Hive, and not worry about networking or being your work identity. ​​​​​​​You can relax knowing everyone who is coming is also a CEO/founder and knows how stressful and hard it can be at times.

We encourage you to bring your open, authentic and compassionate selves. It is worthwhile to reflect on what you’re most passionate about, what change you want to make in the world, and why you feel you’re alive on this planet. We recommend spending time in advance reflecting on the answers to these questions.
1. What is my purpose/calling/mission for the next few years?
2. What am I alive to do? What do I want to leave behind when I die?
3. How does my current company align with my purpose and my legacy?
4. What are the goals for my company for 2018 and 2019?
We recommend flying in the San Jose International Airport (26 miles away) or the San Francisco International Airport (61 miles away). It is a 35 minute Uber or Lyft ride to the 1440 Multiversity retreat center from the San Jose airport and a 70 minute drive from the San Francisco airport. We recommend taking an Uber or Lyft, which are about $37 each way from San Jose Airport. If you have a car, on-site parking is available at 1440 Multiversity at no added cost. Uber: $15 discount for 1440 guests, use code: vl1wu Lyft: $10 discount for 1440 guests, use code: ride1440. We’ve set up a carpooling spreadsheet here for those interested in sharing a ride.​
Facebook Group
We encourage you to start connecting with your peers via the Hive Entrepreneur Retreat Facebook Group. Request an invite and we’ll add you to the group. You can also now join the Hive All Alumni Facebook Group at
WhatsApp Group
You can join the Hive Entrepreneur Retreat WhatsApp Group here. This is a chat service (like SMS) that is popular globally that allows the group to coordinate and connect before, during, and after the event.

​​​​​​Can I bring a friend who is a CEO/founder?
We have 5 tickets remaining. If you’d like to bring another founder or CEO, please have them register right away at​​​​​​​ They can book their room here

What Hive events are coming up in 2018?
The next Hive event is the Hive Global Leaders Summit August 16-19, 2018 at 1440 Multiversity. ​​​​​​​Hive alumni are also planning Hive events in 2018 in Nigeria, Costa Rica, Germany, Mexico, and The Philippines. As a Hive alum, you will be invited to attend these events.
Thank you!

As always, please let me know if you have any questions or feedback: email me at 

We’re hard at work to bring you the best possible Hive Entrepreneur Retreat and we are grateful that you are bringing your best selves. We can’t wait to meet you soon! 

Chris Dugan, Community Manager