Jason Mayden is the co-founder and CEO of Super Heroic, a business focused on creating quality play performance product, technology and services for elementary school-aged children and their families. Prior to this, he was the senior lead designer of the Air Jordan – the highest grossing Nike shoe in history. During his 13+ year career at Nike, Mayden led and contributed to the creation of innovative sport performance products for athletes and cultural icons such as Carmelo Anthony, Chris Paul, Russell Westbrook, Derek Jeter, and Michael Jordan. Currently, Jason is an advisor and media designer at the Hasso Plattner Institute of Design at Stanford University.
Erik Voorhees is an American/Panamanian startup founder. He is a co-founder and former CEO of the bitcoin company Coinapult, a company that transfers bitcoin via email and SMS. Erik is one of the pioneers of the cryptocurrency movement, founding one of the first bitcoin/altcoin exchange companies – Shapeshift.io. He is also the founder of the controversial betting site, Satoshi Dice, which was sold to an anonymous investor in 2013 for 126,315 bitcoins – valued at $11.5M ($997,762,816.58 as of Nov. 17th). This was considered to be the first big bitcoin acquisition. Erik has appeared on highly acclaimed documentaries such as Banking On Bitcoin and The Rise and Rise of Bitcoin.
Jessica Butcher is the co-founder and director of Blippar – a leading technology company specializing in augmented reality, artificial intelligence and computer vision. Jessica is a technology entrepreneur with vast experience in bringing forth successful businesses over the last 15 years. Jessica is also an angel investor and was named as one of the Inspiring 50 – most inspiring women in European technology in 2016, BBC’s international list of Top 100 Women of 2014, and Fortune Magazine’s Global Top 10 Most Powerful Women Entrepreneurs of 2012.
Jason Calacanis is an American internet entrepreneur, podcasting pioneer, angel investor and best-selling author of “Angel: How to Invest in Technology Startups”. Jason is one of the first investors of many “Unicorn Companies” such as Airbnb, Tumblr, Evernote, Uber, and hundreds of others. He is also part of the head of advisors in countless startups. Jason’s first startup was Weblogs.io – which later sold to AOL which made it Jason’s best business to date. Jason is the host of the award-winning weekly podcast, “This Week in Startups,” where he has interviewed names like Gary Vee, Tim Ferriss, Chris Sacca, and countless other tech industry startup founders and investors.
Tracy Hazzard is the co-host of popular the podcast “WTFFF?!”. Tracy and her husband, Tom, focus on all the “what’s” of Fused Filament Fabrication – more commonly known as 3D Printing. She is also the co-host of the daily 3D Start Point for entrepreneurs, designers and educators to scale the learning curve on the next industrial revolution. As the CEO and co-founder of Hazz Design, Tracy has years of experience and knowledge that she utilizes to help people strategize, create, and launch a successful product. With her intentional invention process, Tracy is also the co-inventor of 35 patents. Tracy has been featured in both business and design media such as Forbes, Inc., Harvard Business Review, Wired, and Entrepreneur.
The food industry is a quickly growing and diversified field. Casey Cochran and Stephen Kaiser put their heads together and realized that the meal delivery niche within the industry had a few areas that could be vastly improved. Together, out of a spare bedroom, the two young entrepreneurs launched Fit Food Fresh. Even with no experience in the food industry between them, aiming at local clientele and utilizing their resources allowed them to raise the bar on customer service and quality. With very little of their own money to start, they managed to go from almost $90k revenue in their first year to already a 7-figure business as they enter their third year.
Noah Elias has worked with big names including Barbara Streisand, Tom Cruise, Red Bull, MTV, and Toyota. Universal Studios sought out Noah’s skills in the design of Suki’s S2000 in the film “2 Fast 2 Furious.” He is an independent artist for Disney, currently runs his own creative art studio and has been voted top 25 artists in the world by Art Business News. However, Noah understands that there is more to success as a creative entrepreneur than simply creating beautiful pieces of art. Noah is also an author and consultant. He strives to help people live to the utmost potential of their calling.