HOW DO I BOOK MY SPOT?
There are only 30 spots available for MMA Greenland, with half of them reserved for alumni. Every event to date has sold out well in advance so we recommend signing up early to secure your spot.
You can secure your spot for MMA Greenland either via a one-time payment of $8000 USD, or 6 monthly payments of $1500 USD.
MMA Greenland is a 'put away your wallet' event. From your flight to Greenland on June 14 to your return to Reykjavik on the 21st , everything is covered: your lodging, meals, activities, drinks, etc.
At the conclusion of the event you may choose to leave a gratuity for lodge staff or your guides, but other than that optional expense you won’t need any $$.
Your spot on MMA Greenland includes:
Return Flight from Reykyavik to Illulisat with Air Greenland (we have the whole plane booked!)
7 nights lodging at spectacular Ilimanaq Lodge
Gourmet meals, starting with dinner in Illulisat on June 14 and ending with lunch on June 21
Snacks in between meals and during activities
All activities and guides, including required gear
All drinks (non-alcoholic and/or alcoholic*)
Forums, workshops and other learning and connecting activities with your fellow adventurers
A sprinkling of magic and other goodies that we're not going to tell you about
Lifetime friends and a tribe that has your back
The return flight from Illulisat to Reykjavik is included in the cost of your ticket for MMA Greenland, however should you choose to extend your stay in Greenland, either in the Illulisat area or in other areas of Greenland, we can adjust your ticket accordingly.
*NOTE 1: Our flight to Illulisat departs at 1:10 pm on June 14, so you need to be in Reykjavik on the morning of the 14th (more details and times below). If you arrive before the 14th, you’ll need to arrange your own accommodation in Reykjavik.
*NOTE 2: Wine and other drinks are included in the cost, however the bar will close every evening at 10:30 pm, with the exception of the final evening. We want you to be in good shape for the next day’s activities and be able to contribute and receive value from the activities and workshops, and that’s hard to do with a roaring hangover.
NOTE 3: Most people who attend MMA events are able to write the cost off as a business expense because of the learning and networking components of the event. Your invoices and receipts will state 'executive coaching retreat' and we are happy to provide additional documentation to satisfy your accountant if needed.
Airfare from your home airport to Reykjavik (airport code KEF) is not included in the price. There are direct, inexpensive flights to Reykjavik from many North American and European airports (typically around $600 to $1000 USD).
WHO WILL BE AT MMA GREENLAND?
Although we don’t have strict revenue or company size requirements (the caliber and vibe and potential contribution of the entrepreneurs attending is a much more important consideration), most of the people who attend lead companies between $2M and $50M in annual sales, who consistently invest in themselves, their knowledge and their networks, and like to have a ton of fun and challenge themselves while doing it.
Past participants include:
Sarah Makhomet, Founder at HCS group of companies & CEO at Juniper Life Insurance
UJ Ramdas, founder of the Five Minute Journal
Hollis Carter of Baby Bathwater Institute
Brad Pederson, founder of Tech4Kids
Spencer Coppin, founder of Coppin Health and the Superhuman Summit
Jeff Spencer, former Olympian and Cornerman
David Farnell and Lulu Cohen-Farnell, owners of Real Food For Real Kids
do you have aNY videoS I can check out?
Here's one from our 2019 Patagonia event:
And another from our 2018 Utah event:
And a participant-created video from our 2019 Fiji event:
WHAT ARE THE ADVENTURE ACTIVITIES? WHAT SORT OF EXPERIENCE DO I NEED?
MMA Greenland will feature both land and water-based activities, such as glacier trekking, coastal hikes, sea kayaking in the Arctic Ocean, and much more.
Due to the size of the group (30 total, including MMA staff), we will be breaking into smaller groups of 7-8 people according to skill, fitness, and adrenaline level - so you can choose mild, wild, or in between (and can change from day to day).
No experience is required, although reasonable physical fitness and a willingness to take on challenges are a prerequisite.
All activities are optional - if you feel like ducking out of a particular activity and chilling at Ilimanaq Lodge, you are welcome to do so.
WHAT does the schedule look like?
A typical day looks like this:
Breakfast at 7 am
Adventures start at 8 am
Return to Ilimanaq Lodge by 2:00 pm
Workshops from 2:30 pm to 4:00 pm
Chill time from 4 pm to 6:30 pm
Group dinner at 6:30 pm
Evening talk from 8:30 pm to 9:30 pm
9:30 pm to 10:30 pm: drinks and shenanigans
WHERE DO WE MEET Up, and when?
The two meeting points for this event are:
1) Reykjavik airport (code KEF) on June 14, 2020 for those flying in that morning). We will be meeting at 10:30 am at a pre-arranged location in the airport.
2) Our hotel in downtown Reykjavik at 9:30 am on June 14, for those flying in earlier and spending the night.
We are flying to Illulisat at 1:10 pm on June 14. Please plan on being at either of the two locations above by the times listed. (E.g. if you’re flying in that morning, make sure your flight is scheduled to arrive by 9:00 am on June 14, so you can get your luggage and have a bit of a cushion for delays).
MMA Greenland will end with a group flight back to Reykjavik on June 21. Our scheduled flight departs Illulisat at 3:20 pm and arrives in Reykjavik at 10:25 pm (there’s a 3-hour time change), so you can fly home from Reykjavik airport any time after 11:59 pm on June 21.
Should you choose to stay longer in Greenland we can connect you with an excellent agent who can assist you with your travel plans in Greenland.
HOW DOES THE LEARNING AND CONNECTING COMPONENT WORK?
Through the nature of spending 7 days in a beautiful environment, relaxing and pushing yourself with other inspiring entrepreneurs, you will naturally connect with and learn from each other. We like to take it a step further and apply a healthy dose of curation and structure to the learning and connecting component of MMA.
Some of things you can expect during the learning components of MMA:
Workshops with your peers (all participants will be expected to submit a topic for a workshop, the best will be chosen for inclusion in the schedule)
Evening talks on topics related to entrepreneurship and life optimization
Curated networking (and plenty of uncurated 'networking' at the bar and other locations)
what's the rooming arrangement?
Lodging is at the beautiful Ilimanaq Lodge south of Illulisat. We have all 15 of the cabins reserved. The default rooming arrangement is 2/room - there are 2 single room upgrades available, at an additional cost of $2000 USD.
NOTE: Ilimanaq Lodge is a spectacular new lodge (built in 2017 by World of Greenland), perfectly situated on the Greenland coast for adventure, relaxation, and connecting with your fellow MMAers.
If it's 5-star luxury you're after, then this is not the retreat for you. If you want a unique, intimate, true Greenlandic experience and retreat in a beautiful setting, then MMA Greenland will not disappoint.
WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING?
You will be provided with a detailed packing list 4 weeks prior to the event, and a final weather-dependent list just prior to the event.
HOW DO I SIGN UP?
Attendance at MMA events is by invitation only. If you are invited, you will be provided with a password for the booking page to reserve your spot with either an upfront payment or a monthly payment. Alternately, we may open up a few spots for applicants - submit your application here.
WHat if i have to cancel?
We don’t offer refunds on cancellations, however demand typically exceeds supply and we should be able to find someone to take your spot should you need to cancel (we cannot guarantee finding someone to take your place though.)
NOTE: travel medical insurance is mandatory to participate in an MMA event; we strongly recommend you purchase comprehensive travel insurance that includes trip interruption and cancellation, and we can provide you with great affordable options.
CAN I BRING A PARTNER/KIDS?
Because of the limited rooming available at Ilimanaq Lodge, we will have no availability on MMA Greenland for non-entrepreneur partners and kids.