James Marks is the founder of screen printing maverick VGKids, whose clients include big names such as Coca-Cola, Mercedes Benz, IBM, Converse, and Nike. James was fed up by inefficiencies of shipment fulfillment companies. He took those problems, developed solutions for them, and built a very successful company off it – Whiplash was born. Pinpointing all the inconsistencies and faults of other fulfillment centers, James and his team created their own solutions and technology to provide the same support, personalization, and reliability that they themselves had been unable to find previously. James and his team have scaled Whiplash into a 7-figure company.
Among many of her titles and accomplishments, Sally Hogshead is a New York Times bestselling author of How the World Sees You and FASCINATE: How to Make Your Brand Impossible to Resist. She is a member of the Speaker Hall of Fame®, the global speaking industry’s highest award for professional excellence. Sally is also the creator of the Fascination Personality test: the world’s first personality assessment that measures what makes someone fascinating. Unlike the Myers-Briggs type indicator or the StrengthsFinder™ test, this assessment is about how the world sees you – rather than how you see the world.
Tom Bilyeu is the host of Inside Quest and Co-founder and President of Quest Nutrition. Bilyeu was personally driven to revolutionize the health and fitness industry in order to help his loved ones and others transform their relationship with food. This focus on something personal and passion-based led him and his two partners to found Quest Nutrition. Quest Nutrition is…
Wade Eyerly started off working fundraising for the US president, made his way into a US intelligence agency and after deployment, decided to change up his career path. Having a pilot for a younger brother, they came up with an innovative business idea for the airline industry that utilizes a monthly “All-You-Can-Fly” subscription-based model – Surf Air was born. Launching at approx. $15M/yr. in revenue with flights between 2-3 cities, they have now grown to about 15 cities in California, approx. $50M/yr. rev, and the company is currently valued at approximately $150M. With such explosive growth off the starting line, Wade took the challenge and ran with it.
Kris Gethin is the source of knowledge when it comes to anything for muscles. He is the CEO and founder of Kaged Muscle, the founder of DTP (Dramatic Transformation Principle), the owner/founder of Gethin Gyms and worldwide celebrity fitness trainer. With Kaged Muscle, Kris has changed the way we look at supplements by focusing on all-natural ingredients and flavors to raise the bar on the level of quality available to consumers. Kris utilized a unique approach for converting customers by focusing on providing information, raw content, and transparency rather than paid advertising and marketing strategies. Kris has proven that translating relatability, education and knowledge can result in consumer loyalty and continued growth.
Eran Eyal is involved in multiple kinds of startups which range from artificial intelligence to insurance. Eran is an entrepreneur, four-times founder and successfully exited two companies. His passion is in startups that solve a significant problem – particularly in crowdsourcing and marketplaces. Among his many titles and achievements, Eran co-founded Evly.com and is the founder of iDea, where he designed 16 mobile phones and sold the concept to a major mobile phone manufacturer. He is a winner of United Nations World Summit Award for most innovative e-business and successfully raised over $2M for his last startup.
By publishing the book “The Inevitable”, Kevin Kelly helps everyone who seeks guidance on where their business, industry, or life is heading – what to invent, where to work, in what to invest, how to better reach customers. He provides an optimistic road map for the future, showing how the coming changes in our lives – from virtual reality in the home to an on-demand economy to artificial intelligence embedded in everything we manufacture – can be understood as the result of a few long-term, accelerating forces. Kevin supports the idea that everything is going towards tech industry and no matter where you work, the tech side of the business cannot be avoided. Kevin was a part of the founding team that launched Wired magazine in 1993. During his tenure, Wired won the prestigious National Magazine Award for General Excellence twice.