Chase is an award-winning photographer and the founder and CEO of CreativeLive, an online education platform with more than 1000 teachers, 1500 classes and 2 billion minutes consumed. He has shot campaigns for Apple, Samsung, Nike and Red Bull and his photographs have appeared in every nearly major network and media outlet, including the New York Times groundbreaking and Pulitzer Prize-winning story, SNOWFALL.
Mike is the founder of Growth Hacker TV and Growth Geeks, a marketplace for hiring on-demand marketers. He’s an alumni of the famous Techstars accelerator program, and his work has been seen in Inc, Forbes & Entrepreneur. He specializes in cold email and paid traffic to drive sales – which in the last 10 months has resulted in over $1m in new revenue.
Andreas is the Founder of Combat Business Coaching, #1 Bestselling author of Business Leader Combat, business coach, consultant, advisor and army combat veteran. He helps business owners build meaningful businesses so that they can have more profit, fans, freedom and dominate their space.
Josh is the founder of SavingsAngel.com, appearing on TV or radio more than 1,000 times plus a weekly syndicated newspaper column & TV segment in 50 cities. He’s the founder of UpEndPR.com – a service that helps startups get big publicity.
Rod is the founder and CEO of Manhattan Street Capital, the #1 Growth Capital marketplace for mature startups and midsized companies raising capital using Regulation A+. He has played a key role in building successful companies including Symantec/Norton, Ashton Tate, MicroPort, Knowledge Adventure and more.
Howard retired from Starbucks after 21 years, where he led both the domestic business, as President of North America, and was the founding President of Starbucks International. He participated in the growth of the company from 28 stores to over 15,000. He has written two books: The Magic Cup and It’s Not About the Coffee.
Simon is the founder of The Fitpreneurs, a global community of fitness and health professionals who are committed to exceptional growth in all areas of their lives.
Rachael is a fashion designer and founder of Jewel Toned, and e-commerce company that is disrupting the lingerie industry.
Jay makes stuff to help makers. He is most known as the host and creator of Unthinkable, the podcast that shares eye-opening stories of craft & creativity in business. He’s an ex-Googler, ex-startupper, and current VP of content at NextView, a seed-stage VC firm in Boston & NYC.
Alec is the founder and CEO of DesignCrowd.com – a website that helps small businesses and entrepreneurs ‘crowdsource’ graphic, logo and web designs from designers around the world. He launched DesignCrowd in 2007 from his family home, and today DesignCrowd has over 500,000 designers and ~$20 million in revenues.