M3 Summit
Root Down.
Rise Up.

January 10-12, 2019


The Maverick M3 Summit is a culmination of all things Maverick, combining our 3 core pillars of 'Growth, Impact and Fun.'

Experience a unique combination of invigorating conversations, rejuvenating experiences, opportunities to impact the local community and authentically build high-level connections that only occur outside typical business settings.


2019 Summit Theme: “Root Down. Rise Up”

Roots.While some may believe them to be the least “glamorous” part of a majestic tree -- they are without a doubt the most critical to growth. Roots. They serve as anchors, they can span for miraculous lengths - like branches - ever reaching out for more.

They are seldom visible above ground, but are responsible for the tree’s survival, it’s ability to bear fruit and it’s overall growth.

Roots are about deepening your ties and the connection to where you’re from. Your history, your culture, your traditions. But also deepening the connection to your network and relationships that matter forming the critical foundation all of us need to thrive. Then we’re able to continuously evolve and expand without limits...bearing fruits in service to others.

Your Setting: Cartagena, Colombia

We chose Colombia because it is such a fascinating country that blends together the traditions of its European, African and indigenous roots while constantly creating new customs to keep its culture unique. It’s about honoring their roots but also growing beyond.

And, it doesn’t hurt that Cartagena is one of the hottest locations in the Caribbean right now!

Maverick Mayhem

A colonial jewel bathed in sunshine, culture, gastronomy and dancing. No wonder colonial Cartagena has inspired every writer, musician, filmmaker and artist who has been lucky enough to linger in its streets

Mavericks will be hosted in the historic walled city that feels more mythical than real. It’s an incredible collision of ancient and modern architecture mixed in with hip restaurants, nightlife and boutiques.

Cartagena is a unique place for anyone who wants to experience the roots of what Colombian’s call “Sabrosura.”

There is no one definition for sabrosura.

It's lived in every corner of Colombia, a word synonymous of joy, passion and laughter. It's seen in the unforgettable landscapes, and the crystal clear waters as well as the cities bursting with culture. Most importantly, it's seen in the Colombian people, in that unique attitude that's ingrained in their DNA.


Each year, Mavericks choose one of the U.N's Global Goals as our key impact focus. 10% of all Maverick1000 membership dues go into our Impact Fund which is then used to co-create a significant ripple effect in alignment with that Goal. In 2018, we tackled Global Goal #14: Life Below Water.

To date, we've raised over $3,000,000+ in charitable contributions, but we believe that even more powerful is the collective brain power, network, and entrepreneurial resources contributed. These are what exponentially increase the impact we create for cause partners and the mission-driven startups we work with throughout the year!

We are excited to announce 2019's Global Goal in Cartagena and create an impact in the local community during our time together.

"The Mavericks are the Green Berets of Business & Entrepreneurship... And this is exactly what drew the Green Beret foundation to reach out. Their unconventional approach, and ability to embrace complex situations make them the perfect mentors..."

(Retired Major), Director, Green Beret Foundation

Important Note:

Please RSVP today as housing in the walled city is much mote limited than previous Summit locales


January 9th - Arrivals & Welcome Reception

January 10th - Maverick M3 Summit

January 11th - Maverick M3 Summit

January 12th - Maverick M3 Summit & Farewell Dinner

January 13th - Departures

NOTE: Please complete this Guest Application to attend the Maverick M3 Summit. Please note that not every applicant will be approved. If approved, you will be notified via email and your credit card will be charged $3,495 at that time. Your credit card will not be charged until approved.

Maverick members are a global network of industry leading entrepreneurs and accomplished business leaders, connecting in bold new ways to challenge and collectively support each other's growth, engage in reinvigorating experiences and co-create a worldwide multiplier impact. (You can learn more about the group at Maverick1000.com)

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What are the travel dates:

A: Arrive: January 9th
     Depart: January 13th

Q: Which Airport should I fly into?

A: Rafael Núñez International Airport (CTG)

Q: What's Included?

A: Your event registration includes a welcome reception, 3 days of growth sessions, activities and most of your meals.

Q: How about airport transfers?

A: Taxis are easily accessible outside of the airport and our hotel is approximately 15 minutes away. If you would like for us to arrange a private transfer, please email events@maverickdna.com

Q: What should I bring?

A: Don't worry, we will be sending you a Pre-Event Guide a few weeks in advance with a detailed packing list!

Q: Do I need visa to enter Colombia?

A: All U.S. passport holders are not required to have a visa to enter the country. Your passport must be valid for a minimum of 6 months after your travel. You will also need to make sure your return ticket is purchased.

"...What I get here that I don’t get in other groups is there’s an intense form of tribe that we have within Maverick... it’s deeper than most other groups that I’m in… Each time we get together, I find that I leave, and something has shifted. That could be a relationship. That could be something internal. It could be an experience I wouldn’t have had otherwise, and my life is just that one-degree different, and I have an inflection point each time we get together. It’s that level of depth that for me makes Maverick one of my top priorities."

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“As somebody who spends about two and a half weeks out of every month on the road, whenever I’m considering joining a group I really have to weigh do I have enough time for this and what kind of value am I going to get out of this?

In terms of the time, let’s be candid. As business owners, we often don’t make the time to work on our business…Going beyond business, what are we doing in our personal lives to make sure the mission of our business aligns with the mission of our personal life philosophy? Maverick helps you meld both of those, and that’s why I make the time to never miss a Maverick event.

If you’re considering joining Maverick, I highly recommend it. Yes, it’s commitment of time, effort, and money, but let’s be candid. What things in life that have any value don’t meet that criteria? I encourage you to put in the time, put in the effort, invest in yourself, decide that you want to join an organization of like minded individuals who are going to support you and push you to be the very best you can be.”

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