The Frontier

About The Frontier


The Frontier is a conference about the future leaders of the industrial world, brought to you by a team of professionals and organizations who are passionate about improving our future.

The Founders

Leading the momentum

The Frontier was concepted by Hank Torbert, Kirk Coburn and Tim DeSilva. Hank is an executive and private investor focused on identifying and supporting emerging technologies for industrials. Kirk is a professional surfer, the founder of SURGE Ventures, the top ranked accelerator and seed investor for energy entrepreneurs, and an active energy technology angel investor. Tim DeSilva is a brand architect and creative strategist, a co-founder of Culture Pilot, and helps co-curate human-centered event experiences such as TEDxHouston and Visualized NYC.

Hank Torbert
Hank Torbert
Founder and Host
The Frontier
Kirk Coburn
Kirk Coburn
Founder & Managing Dir
SURGE Ventures
Tim DeSilva
Tim DeSilva
Founder & CEO
Culture Pilot

The Organizations

Great teams building great movements

The following organizations have a track record of building memorable events of every scale, through content and audiences who are ready to make a difference. Through this mass collaboration, we are creating a new experience at The Frontier like none other. Buckle up and prepare for lift off.

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