Michael has helped start three multi-million dollar paid content businesses in his career, consulted numerous Fortune 500 companies on product and market strategy, and is the Host of the NextMarket Podcast. He’s also the proprietor of a new technology podcast hub for lovers of technology podcasts: Technology.fm.
Patrick has been his own boss for a large majority of his career. Inspired by the unique opportunity Kickstarter presented, Patrick set out to invent something. Little did he know that the next 20 days would not only change his life, but also that of his kids.
Ryan is a media strategist and prominent writer on strategy and business. After dropping out of college at nineteen to apprentice under Author Robert Greene, he went on to advise many Best-selling Authors and multi-platinum musicians.
He is the director of marketing at American Apparel, where his campaigns have been used as case studies by Twitter, YouTube, and Google and have been written about in AdAge, the New York Times, and Fast Company. Ryan’s latest book, The Obstacle Is the Way: The Timeless Art of Turning Trials into Triumph, was released by Penguin on May 1st, and he is also the Best-selling author of Trust Me, I’m Lying, and Growth Hacker Marketing.
Charlie has been an Entrepreneur since 2006 when he left his job in finance to go off on his own. He first tried his hand in real estate and eventually stumbled into billboards.
At the mere age of 23 Alyssa underwent open-heart surgery - the result of an undiagnosed bacterial infection. This eye opening experience with Western medicine led Alyssa to become an acupuncturist. Now a leader in her industry, she owns a successful practice, and runs online classes teaching acupuncturists how to build 6-figure practices.
Danielle is an anthropologist turned business coach. Her signature Purse Process™ treats your bag like a collection of treasures left behind by a lost civilization.
Josh has been highly respected as one of the world’s foremost digital video pioneers, consultants, and visionaries for over 20 years. An in-demand speaker and consultant, he has been the catalyst behind several pivotal tipping points that have determined the evolution of the digital video landscape.
Peter has the privilege of working at Segment.io, with upstanding, intelligent, and hilarious friends. Together, they built an analytics API that helps companies use their data easily and effectively.
David is a nationally-recognized marketing expert and Author of the Amazon #1 Best-seller, Do It! Marketing: 77 Instant-Action Ideas to Boost Sales, Maximize Profits and Crush Your Competition.
Lian is a writer, broadcaster and digital Entrepreneur. She has created two of the most successful talk shows and media properties for women on the web, Satellite Sisters and The Chaos Chronicles. She has appeared on CBS Sunday Morning, The Oprah Winfrey Show and on stage at BlogHer.