Matthew Brimer is an entrepreneur, community builder, and angel investor. He co-founded General Assembly, a 21st century educational institution that has transformed the lives & careers of hundreds of thousands of people around the globe. He also co-founded Daybreaker, an international lifestyle brand that produces completely sober morning dance parties in major world cities. He currently runs The Fund, a first-of-its kind early stage venture fund powered by a community of some of NYC’s most successful entrepreneurs.
Krista Seidens is the Analytics Evangelist for the Google Analytics team. A leader in the digital analytics industry with nearly a decade of experience specifically in digital marketing, analytics, and product management. She has led analytics & optimization at companies such as Adobe, The Apollo Group, and Google.
Jay Samit is a serial entrepreneur and intrepreneur who has raised hundreds of millions of dollars for startups, taken companies public, transformed entire industries and is widely recognized as one of the world’s leading experts on disruption and innovation. His international bestseller Disrupt You! Master Personal Transformation, Seize Opportunity and Thrive in the Era of Endless Innovation has been translated into eight languages. Samit has held positions as a NASDAQ company CEO as well as global executive roles with Universal Studios, EMI and Sony.
Suneet Bhatt is General Manager of Crazy Egg, which provides services to help businesses visualise their website's visitors through a heatmap. A heatmap is an easy way to understand what users want, care about and do on a site by visually representing their clicks, which are the strongest indicators of visitor motivation and desire.
Pocket Sun is Co-Founder and Managing Partner of SoGal Ventures, the world’s first female-led millennial venture capital firm investing in startups in North America and Asia Pacific, and founder of SoGal, a global community influencing 50,000 diverse entrepreneurs and investors in over 20 countries.
Alana Podreciks is an artist, entrepreneur and expert in corporate innovation. She was a founding member and leader of McKinsey's New Ventures Platform and one of the portfolio companies, OMNI, which is a geospatial machine learning solution for retailers. She is also a long-time abstract artist and runs and event series called Artist After Hours that encourages corporate leaders to use large-scale abstract painting to tap into their creative flow.
Steve Rader currently serves as the Deputy Manager of NASA’s Center of Excellence for Collaborative Innovation (CoECI), which is working to infuse challenge and crowdsourcing innovation approaches at NASA and across the federal government. CoECI focuses on the study and use of curated, crowd-sourcing communities that utilize prize and challenge-based methods to deliver innovative solutions for NASA and the US government.
Marvin Liao is a Partner at 500 Startups, a global seed venture capital firm and startup accelerator based in Silicon Valley. He runs the 500 Startups San Francisco-based accelerator program and invests in digital media, enterprise, software-as-a-service and other types of startups across the globe.
A positioning expert, entrepreneur, board member, angel investor & advisor. My expertise is built on 25 years as an executive in a series of 7 successful technology startups and 3 global tech giants. I’ve launched 14 products successfully and 2 flops. I am an international keynote speaker on the topics of Positioning, Market Strategy and New Product Introduction. I help marketers, entrepreneurs and sales teams do a better job of positioning innovative new products so that customers find them obviously awesome. I think the best way for people to learn is from examples, stories and humour so my talks are a mix of those three. As a consultant I work mainly with B2B tech companies both large and small on making their products easier to understand and love. I teach a practical methodology that makes your product value shine. In as little as 2 days, I can equip your team with a deep understanding of Positioning and a Playbook to make even the most complex product, obviously awesome.
Jon is currently product marketing at IBM and Adjunct Faculty of Social Media and Web Analytics at New York University. Previously he was Digital Marketing Director at Kickstarter, Stack Overflow, and MakerBot Industries. He is an award-winning digital, growth and product marketing expert and educator teaching at General Assembly (where he created go-to-market strategies for 7 new courses), mentoring at Techstars and Chobani, and speaking around the world about marketing.
Patrick Campbell is the CEO of ProfitWell (formerly Price Intelligently), the software for helping subscription companies with their monetization and retention strategies. ProfitWell also provides free turnkey subscription financial metrics for over eight thousand companies. Prior to ProfitWell, Patrick lead Strategic Initiatives for Boston based Gemvara and was an Economist at Google and the US Intelligence community.
Fred Schebesta is Co-Founder of comparison website finder.com.au, which is the most visited in Australia, operating in 10 countries globally. Fred more recently co-founded cryptocurrency financial services company HiveEx.com, which helps people buy and sell large amounts of crypto. Fred will discuss the 10 things he learnt the second time around.
Jack’s background is scaling businesses using paid media channels like Facebook, Adwords etc. He's worked with small startups to large companies managing spends from $100/day to as large as $100k/day with lifetime totals reaching over $100 million. After years in paid acquisition, he identified an under utilized strategy for scaling using incentivization and gamification with contests and giveaways. That's when the viral tool VYPER was founded.
Rahul Sood is the CEO and Co-Founder of Unikrn, a global esports, gaming and entertainment platform built on cutting-edge blockchain technologies.Prior to Unikrn, Sood launched Microsoft Ventures and was involved in a number of other startups, including Vrvana (which recently sold to Apple Computers). A serial entrepreneur, Sood spent 18 years in multiple startups prior to joining Microsoft, including his start as founder of luxury and gaming computer manufacturer VoodooPC, which was acquired by Hewlett-Packard in the fall of 2006.
Over 17 years’ of experience in worker’s compensation, safety and compliance, and entrepreneurism. Managed more than 2,500 workplace injury investigations, leading to a desire to develop a solution for critical problems in safety and quality across many industries. Set out to revolutionize safety and quality management in 2004 by creating SafetyCulture, a cloud-based company dedicated to offering innovative, low-cost, mobile-first products that empower users to have a safe and efficient workplace. SafetyCulture’s mobile application, iAuditor, is the most widely used auditing app in the world. iAuditor mobilizes all workers—from the front lines to the corner office—to participate in real-time data collection and reporting in order to quickly recognize and improve workplace safety.
Steve Traurig is co-founder of Booktopia, Australia's leading and largest independent, online-only bookstore. Booktopia, which started on a $10 note, now has over 6 million titles available online which it sources from all over the world and delivers locally from its' extensive Distribution Centre, and has serviced over 4 million Australian customers, businesses, schools, libraries, universities and government departments. The multi-award winning company recently won the Online Retailer Industry Awards (ORIAs) Best Pureplay Online Retailer Award, 2018 and the Telstra Business Awards National People's Choice Award, 2018. Steve was the Director of Technology from inception and now guides Booktopia as hands-on Chief Commercial Officer, Director and Board Member.
Rated as #1 Chief Information Officer in the 2016 CIO50, Mark steered ME Bank through a $90 million technology architecture overhaul. Now, he's gearing up to transform BetEasy!