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Tuesday, May 3
 

6:00pm

Kick Off Party (PREMIUM EVENT)
Limited Capacity seats available

Join us after the conference with the awesome Opening Party.
  • Kick off with City of Austin dignitaries / VIPs  / Speakers / Sponsors Keynote with Dripping Springs Vodka Success Story John Lamey, EVP
  • Whichcraft Beer Store Success Story Jody Rojas, Founder 
  • Complimentary Specialty Cocktails and Beer from Dripping Springs Vodka and Hops & Grain Brewery
  • Complimentary Food 
  • Music

Tuesday May 3, 2016 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Google Fiber Space 201 Colorado St Austin, TX 78701
 
Wednesday, May 4
 

9:30am

Registration and Breakfast (PREMIUM EVENT)
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Grab a bagel and your badge and meet the other attendees before our sessions kick off!


Wednesday May 4, 2016 9:30am - 10:00am
Google Fiber Space 201 Colorado St Austin, TX 78701

10:00am

Interview with Brett Hurt (PREMIUM EVENT)
Limited Capacity seats available

Speakers
avatar for Brett Hurt

Brett Hurt

Henry Crown Fellow, The Aspen Institute
As the co-founder of Bazaarvoice, Brett served as CEO from its inception in 2005 until November 2012, during which time he led the company through its IPO, a follow-on offering and two acquisitions.The ROBO economy and “what is in your customers mind” part of this white paper on their site: http://www.bazaarvoice.com/research-and-insight/white-papers/robo-economy.html


Wednesday May 4, 2016 10:00am - 10:30am
Google Fiber Space 201 Colorado St Austin, TX 78701

10:30am

Founders Panel: Lessons Learned (PREMIUM EVENT)
Limited Capacity seats available

Moderators
avatar for Steve Guengerich

Steve Guengerich

Managing Director, BroadBrush Ventures LLC
Steve Guengerich  CoFounder, Appconomy: Principle, PowerShift; CoFounder: Knowbility. Author of several books and numerous articles on information technology, Steve was a founding shareholder of BSG Corporation. 

Panelist
avatar for Miranda Burnet

Miranda Burnet

Founder and CEO
Miranda Burnet, Founder, Flash Tattoo The original innovative jewelry-inspired temporary tattoos for serious fashionistas. The brand responsible for launching the metallic tattoo craze, Flash Tattoos has quickly grown to be a favorite accessory amongst celebrities, stylists, editors, and fashion bloggers. They’re a huge hit with the beach and surfing crowds of Hawaii, Australia, California and Florida.
avatar for Andrew Chen

Andrew Chen

Chief Product Officer & Co-founder, Iris Plans, Inc.
Andrew is co-founder and chief product officer for Iris Plans, a telemedicine-style, personalized healthcare planning service for individuals with serious illnesses. Andrew has been a software technology innovator across multiple domains -- content management platforms, e-commerce analytics, social media, and most recently, artificial intelligence applied to some of healthcare's biggest challenges.
avatar for Gary Hoover

Gary Hoover

Speaker, Self-employed
Ignite and inspire entrepreneurial thinking, See the world and understand it, See how things change over time and what the future may hold
avatar for Erin Link

Erin Link

Co-Founder, Yellowbird Sauce
Erin Link, CoFounder Yellowbird Sauce, Southern Living Mag. award winner. A foodie, she has given the Sriracha hot sauce king a run for his money with all natural ingredients.
avatar for Travis Wilson

Travis Wilson

Noonday Collection, Co-CEO
Travis Wilson, Co-CEO, Noonday Collection Helping the African poor make a living through jewelry and accessories, Travis was previously the Managing Director of a microfinance institution in Mozambique that provided business loans to women in rural villages. It was there that he saw firsthand what happens when people are given the opportunity to flourish and he joined Noonday Collection


Wednesday May 4, 2016 10:30am - 11:30am
Google Fiber Space 201 Colorado St Austin, TX 78701

1:00pm

Podcasting for Small Business (PREMIUM EVENT)
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Speakers
avatar for Joel Boggess

Joel Boggess

Podcast and book launch expert, host of ReLaunch - Starting over with Confidence, Finding Your Voice Radio LLC
Joel Boggess is a podcast and book launch expert. He’s the guy people call when they need a tested and proven plan to hit #1 with their book or Podcast. As a radio veteran and bestselling author, Joel know the strategies and the tactics that will help you and your message be seen, heard, and recognized. He is a podcast news and tech contributor for HuffPost and Success.com His latest book, Finding your Voice, hit the #1 spot on Amazon... Read More →


Wednesday May 4, 2016 1:00pm - 1:20pm
Google Fiber Space 201 Colorado St Austin, TX 78701

1:25pm

Deep Use of Existing Technology
Limited Capacity seats available

Bryant McGill is a human potential thought leader, international bestselling author, activist, and social entrepreneur. He is one of the world's top social media influencers reaching a billion people a year. His prolific writings have been published in thousands of books and publications, including a New York Times bestselling series, and his Wall Street Journal and USA Today bestseller, read by over 60 million people. He was the subject of a front-page story in the WSJ, has appeared in Forbes, Nasdaq's leadership series, and was listed in Inc. Magazine as one of, "the greatest leaders, writers and thinkers of all time."


Speakers
avatar for Bryant McGill

Bryant McGill

Bryant Mcgill
Bryant McGill is a human potential thought leader, international bestselling author, activist, and social entrepreneur. He is one of the world's top social media influencers reaching a billion people a year. His prolific writings have been published in thousands of books and publications, including a New York Times bestselling series, and his Wall Street Journal and USA Today bestseller, read by over 60 million people. He was the subject of a... Read More →


Wednesday May 4, 2016 1:25pm - 1:45pm
Google Fiber Space 201 Colorado St Austin, TX 78701

1:50pm

How to Control Your Fate by Taking Risks in Business and in Life (PREMIUM EVENT)
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Speakers
avatar for Anne Fish

Anne Fish

Founder and President, Flying Fish Ventures, LLC
Anne encourages, inspires and leads people into action. Her facility for public speaking comes from 25 years of experience in corporate and motivational sales training, customer service coaching, and philanthropic endeavors. A native of Austin, Texas, Anne has lived in five foreign countries for a total of seven years overseas, speaks fluent Spanish, and is conversant in Italian. Her passions include coaching others to take calculated risks... Read More →


Wednesday May 4, 2016 1:50pm - 2:10pm
Google Fiber Space 201 Colorado St Austin, TX 78701

2:15pm

Financing Options for Small Businesses (PREMIUM EVENT)
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Speakers
avatar for Gary Lindner

Gary Lindner

President and CEO, People Fund
Gary Lindner has achieved exceptional results in military, corporate, and non-profit senior leadership roles. Under his leadership, PeopleFund made systematic improvements and evolved into a statewide business lending organization with great positive social and economic impact. Previously, he was Chief Operating Officer at ACCION Texas for six years where he quadrupled the outstanding loan portfolio to over $30 million. Over the past decade, he... Read More →


Wednesday May 4, 2016 2:15pm - 2:35pm
Google Fiber Space 201 Colorado St Austin, TX 78701

2:40pm

Using Social Media for Customer Service the RIGHT Way (PREMIUM EVENT)
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Speakers
avatar for Ross Clurman

Ross Clurman

Co-founder, CEO, COMNIO
Ross' experience as a co-founder, small business owner, and entrepreneur taught him one very important thing: good customer service is the single most valuable and effective form of marketing in which a company can invest. Upon this discovery, Ross began studying and researching customer service, and tinkering with ways to improve it. He now leads a team creating the world's first openly outsourced customer service — COMNIO.


Wednesday May 4, 2016 2:40pm - 3:00pm
Google Fiber Space 201 Colorado St Austin, TX 78701

3:30pm

Customer Engagement through Social Entrepreneurship (PREMIUM EVENT)
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Speakers
avatar for Laurie Loew

Laurie Loew

Broker/Founder, Give Realty, Inc
Hello there, I'm Laurie Loew, the owner and founder a Give Realty. I want to help you combine social entrepreneurship with business and be successful at it. I have learned many lessons over the last 8 years and look forward to sharing those lessons with you. | A bit about my business - I launched and bootstrapped Give Realty in 2008, mere weeks before the financial crisis. The "light bulb" business idea was a result of my divorce and a... Read More →


Wednesday May 4, 2016 3:30pm - 3:50pm
Google Fiber Space 201 Colorado St Austin, TX 78701

3:55pm

Influencing Across Generations: Ties to Tattoos (PREMIUM EVENT)
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Speakers
avatar for Teri Hill

Teri Hill

Trusted Advisor and Expert Speaker- Vistage, THEnterprise
25 years experience coaching, training, and consulting inside and outside corporate america. Former executive leading HR, Operations, and Sales. Passion includes coaching emerging executives, training, and inspirational speaking. BA in Psych; M.Ed. in Org .Development, HR and Leadership. I use a variety of assessment tools as indicated for hiring, and developing. I am an aspiring author and consumate agent of powerful change in individuals and... Read More →


Wednesday May 4, 2016 3:55pm - 4:15pm
Google Fiber Space 201 Colorado St Austin, TX 78701

4:20pm

Interview with Scott Finley (Finely's Barbershop) (PREMIUM EVENT)
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Speakers
avatar for Scott Finley

Scott Finley

Texas811
Scott Finley is a twenty year veteran of the beauty industry. He moved to Austin in 1997 and opened his own salon in 1999. After years of running a successful women's salon, he decided to pivot to focus on another passion, men's grooming.  In 2008, he partnered with his best friend Darren Peterson to bring the dream to life - Finley's Barber Shop - a concept dedicated to men's grooming and exceptional customer service. The company has won... Read More →


Wednesday May 4, 2016 4:20pm - 4:40pm
Google Fiber Space 201 Colorado St Austin, TX 78701

4:55pm

Closing Speaker (PREMIUM EVENT)
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Speakers
avatar for William Hurley

William Hurley

Founder and CEO of Honest Dollar; a fintech startup bringing honesty, transparency, and simplicity to the financial services industry. Whurley’s career has spanned over 20 years working for some of the most innovative companies on the planet including Apple Computer, and IBM. He has received numerous awards and recognitions including an Apple Design Award, being named an IBM Master Inventor, and being awarded the 2012 International Genius... Read More →


Wednesday May 4, 2016 4:55pm - 5:15pm
Google Fiber Space 201 Colorado St Austin, TX 78701
 
Thursday, May 5
 

9:30am

Registration and Breakfast (PREMIUM EVENT)
Limited Capacity seats available

Grab a bagel and your badge and meet the other attendees before our sessions kick off!


Thursday May 5, 2016 9:30am - 10:00am
Google Fiber Space 201 Colorado St Austin, TX 78701

10:00am

Opening Keynote Speaker (PREMIUM EVENT)
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Speakers
avatar for Jason Cohen

Jason Cohen

Founder and CTO, WP Engine
Jason Cohen is the Founder and CTO of WP Engine, a leading SaaS content management platform for websites and applications built on WordPress. In addition to WP Engine, Jason founded three prior companies which all surpassed $1m/yr in revenue: Smart Bear, ITWatchDogs and Sheer Genius Software. He is also the Co-Founder of Capital Factory, a community for entrepreneurs and tech startups in Austin, Texas.​


Thursday May 5, 2016 10:00am - 10:20am
Google Fiber Space 201 Colorado St Austin, TX 78701

10:30am

Economic Small Business Trends panel (PREMIUM EVENT)
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Moderators
avatar for David Altounian

David Altounian

MBA Program Director, St. Edward's University
Tech entrepreneur. Former tech marketing guy. Assist Prof in the Digital Media Mgmt Pgm at St. Edwards Univ., Kellogg MBA, Ph.D. OKState

Speakers
avatar for Angelos Angelou

Angelos Angelou

Founder and Principal Executive Officer, Angelou Economics
Angelos Angelou is the Founder and Principal Executive Officer of AngelouEconomics, bringing nearly 30 years of experience in economic & business development and site location consulting. | | Angelos is also the Founder and Chairman of the Board of the International Accelerator in Austin, Texas, which is focused exclusively on foreign born entrepreneurs and launching their technology startup businesses in the US. Angelos is an angel investor... Read More →
avatar for Kevin Johns

Kevin Johns

Director, City of Austin
Mr. Johns is Director of the City of Austin’s Economic Development Department (EDD). Kevin has a Masters Degree in City Planning from Georgia Tech and a BA from Case Western Reserve University. He is nationally recognized in the fields of Economic Development, Strategic Planning and Visioning. His accomplishments include over 200 public private partnerships in communities across America. The American Planning Association & U.S... Read More →
avatar for Gordon Montgomery

Gordon Montgomery

Performance Coach, G|META
Coach. Author. Ultra-runner. Vegan. Geek. Student/Teacher. Dad. Healer. (not in that order). | | I coach leaders to see their purpose and live it. | | Gordon's focus now is in guiding others as a performance coach to design and hack what he calls “evolved whole life experiences” through the vision that: “People are the next technology™. Whole life includes the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual balance needed to... Read More →

Panelist
avatar for Laura Kilcrease

Laura Kilcrease

Owner, Triton Ventures
Laura Kilcrease is founder and managing director of Triton Ventures, LLC, a venture capital fund investing in spinout and early-stage technology companies. Ms. Kilcrease was one of the key participants in changing the economic landscape of Central Texas into the high tech environment that is widely recognized today. From 1992 to 1997 she served as executive director of The University of Texas IC2 Institutes Center for Commercialization and... Read More →
avatar for Jennifer Oswald

Jennifer Oswald

Owner, we.moxie
Jennifer Oswald, transitioned out of the corporate world after 15 years in the Human Resources industry to start we.moxie, a modern recruitment and HR company. She began her career founding a Human Resource Department for a top Food Distribution Company. One of her biggest accomplishments was reducing employee turnover by over 200%. With a mission of helping companies who want and appreciate the right people, she uses we.moxie’s consulting... Read More →


Thursday May 5, 2016 10:30am - 11:30am
Google Fiber Space 201 Colorado St Austin, TX 78701

11:30am

Campfire Interactive Session (PREMIUM EVENT)
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Speakers
avatar for Kevin Koym

Kevin Koym

Founder & CEO, Tech Ranch Austin
Founder of @techranch Entrepreneur. Helping early stage tech entrepreneurs accelerate their ventures to success.


Thursday May 5, 2016 11:30am - 12:00pm
Google Fiber Space 201 Colorado St Austin, TX 78701

12:30pm

Gig Economy Panel (PREMIUM EVENT)
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Moderators
avatar for Emily Leach

Emily Leach

Founder, CEO, The Freelance Conference
Founder, Texas Freelance Association, the first statewide association of freelance workers in the country and The Freelance Conference, the only event of its kind poised to become THE conference for freelancers across the nation.

Speakers
avatar for Ann Fry

Ann Fry

CEO/ Founder: As a result of our work together, companies often see Change!, The ReGeneration Group
"You are the best kept secret since sliced bread, but few people know it." That's what a coach once said to me. So, now, it's time to be fully known. | | I am a reinvention expert for people who want to make a BOLD change. I work with individuals. They might be ready for their bold individual leap or they might work inside an organization and be ready to expand their position, value, empathy, and leadership skills. | | As a result of our work... Read More →
avatar for Ken Lahanas

Ken Lahanas

CEO/Founder, RainMaker Talent Agency
On 16th formal year in the nationwide Gig Economy - Own and Manage RainMaker Talent & Management since 2000.   Talent Agency sources music and other performance Artist categories for corporate, professional association, festival, and private events.  Music sourced thru an unrivaled artist roster, spanning entire artist landscape (local, regional touring, national recording) and most musical genres.  Roster covers the bases... Read More →
avatar for Alex Murphy

Alex Murphy

CEO, Golden Arm Media
As a Narrative Strategist and CEO at Golden Arm Media, Alex Murphy helps small businesses and startups develop their narrative, refine their brand stories, and craft visual media that generates long-term ROI and brand growth. His clients include UT, SXSW, and the Austin Young Chamber. 

Panelist
avatar for Brian Erickson

Brian Erickson

Founder & Producer, and CEO, Brick & Butter Productions, Trucklandia Fest
Founder, Trucklandia. Texas Trucklandia Fest is the largest food truck mashup & taste-a-thon.
avatar for Stephen Scherer

Stephen Scherer

CEO and Co-Founder, Social Flash Media


Thursday May 5, 2016 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Google Fiber Space 201 Colorado St Austin, TX 78701

1:40pm

The Origin Story of Creative Mornings (PREMIUM EVENT)
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Speakers
avatar for Ann Blocker

Ann Blocker

Start Up venture expert, project plan designer and super human volunteer for Creative Mornings Austin.


Thursday May 5, 2016 1:40pm - 2:00pm
Google Fiber Space 201 Colorado St Austin, TX 78701

2:05pm

The Future of Marketing: How to Sell Without Making Everyone Hate You
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Speakers
avatar for Ryan Deiss

Ryan Deiss

CEO, DigitalMarketer
Ryan Deiss is the founder and CEO of  DigitalMarketer. Over the last 36 months Ryan and his team have: Invested over $15,000,000 on marketing tests Generated tens of millions of unique visitors Sent well over a BILLION emails, and Run approximately 3,000 split and multi-variant tests Ryan is also a highly sought after speaker and consultant whose work has impacted over 200,000 businesses in 68 different countries. 


Thursday May 5, 2016 2:05pm - 2:25pm
Google Fiber Space 201 Colorado St Austin, TX 78701

3:10pm

New Trends in Digital Marketing (PREMIUM EVENT)
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Thursday May 5, 2016 3:10pm - 3:30pm
Google Fiber Space 201 Colorado St Austin, TX 78701

3:35pm

Ryan Moran (PREMIUM EVENT)
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Speakers
avatar for Ryan Moran

Ryan Moran

CEO, Freedom Fastlane
Ryan Daniel Moran is one of the most sought after and respected leaders on entrepreneurship, personal responsibility, and lifestyle freedom in the internet business world - and you know that’s true, because it’s on the internet. He is best known for helping entrepreneurs develop their million-dollar plan, get rapid results, and invest the profits for passive income, without being overly hypey or being an annoying salesman. Ryan runs... Read More →


Thursday May 5, 2016 3:35pm - 3:55pm
Google Fiber Space 201 Colorado St Austin, TX 78701

3:55pm

Closing Keynote (PREMIUM EVENT)
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Speakers
avatar for Jim Cathcart

Jim Cathcart

Bestselling Author & Hall of Fame Professional Speaker, Sales Trainer, Marketing Consultant, Cathcart.com
Strategic Advisor, Motivational Expert, Sales Consultant, Entertainer & Author of 16 books including The Acorn Principle and Relationship Selling, both international bestsellers. | Inducted into the Sales & Marketing Hall of Fame in 2012 (London/Paris)  | Listed among Top Sales Influencers of 2014 & 2015 | Voted TOP 5 Sales/Service Speakers 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 & 2014. 5 yrs in a row! | Radio Talk Show Host | Member of... Read More →


Thursday May 5, 2016 3:55pm - 4:15pm
Google Fiber Space 201 Colorado St Austin, TX 78701