Includes everything in the Conference Pass, plus your one-on-one time with an investor. Learn more
Conference Pass + VIP Whiskey Tasting
Includes everything in the Conference Pass plus a private VIP whiskey tasting with appetizers and networking. Learn more
All Access Pass (Conference + Whiskey + Investor)
Includes everything in the Conference Pass, one-on-one time with an investor and a VIP whiskey tasting with appetizers and networking.
GAIN EXPOSURE (AND MAYBE CASH)
Want to pitch investors on our hit show Entrepreneur Elevator Pitch? We’re hosting a casting call at Entrepreneur Live. Sign up for a slot, and you’ll first pitch our investors privately. If you’re one of the finalists, you’ll pitch again on stage at the end of the day—and the winners will be featured in the show’s next season.
MEET ONE-ON-ONE WITH AN INVESTOR
Whether or not you join the Entrepreneur Elevator Pitch casting call, we’re also offering times to meet one-on-one with investors so you can ask them questions, pitch them your business, or just get valuable feedback. Our investors signed up for this because they want to hear great ideas, meet ambitious entrepreneurs, and share insights. Make the most of it!
Who You'll Drink With
With a VIP ticket, you can join editors, investors, influencers, and select speakers at a special cocktail party. After the regular event, VIP ticket holders will head up to 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge’s amazing Brooklyn Heights Social Club, where they can relax, taste whisky, and enjoy the extraordinary views of the East River and Manhattan.
Overlooking the beautiful Brooklyn, NY waterfront, Entrepreneur will takeover the industrial space at 1 Hotel Brooklyn for a day of inspiring keynote speakers and panel discussions that will deliver the motivational and practical advice you seek.
Attendees will also have the opportunity to pitch their business for a chance to be casted on Season 4 of the hit series Entrepreneur Elevator Pitch. And exclusively designed networking areas will create opportunities for you to meet one another and develop your next great partnership.
Registration & Breakfast
Jason Feifer, Editor in Chief
Dan Bova, Editorial Director, Entrepreneur.com
How to Lead Your Company to Growth
Randi Zuckerberg, Founder/CEO of Zuckerberg Media
Jill Braff, President, Brit + Co
Alexa Von Tobel, Founder/CEO of LearnVest
Elizabeth Gore, Moderator
Entrepreneur Elevator Pitch: SEASON 4 CASTING CALL
Contestants pitch to our board of investors. Fifteen finalists will pitch on the main stage and five winners will receive Golden Tickets to be on Season 4 of our hit web series Entrepreneur Elevator Pitch.
Book a 15-minute one-on-one session with one of our investors to discuss your business, receive some strategic advice and, who knows, possibly find a new partnership.*
*Requires purchase of Conference + Investor One-on-One ticket.
Fear & Risk Taking
Kathleen Griffith, Founder Grayce & CO
Improve Yourself, Improve Your Business
Aubrey Marcus, Founder/CEO, Onnit
Amber Rae, Artist, Entrepreneur, and Author, Choose Wonder Over Worry
Jason Feifer, Moderator
Finding Your Next Big Idea
Paul Rabil, Professional Lacrosse Player, Storyteller & Entrepreneur
Martellus Bennett, Retired NFL Player & Founder, The Imagination Agency
Evita Robinson, Founder, NOMADNESS Travel Tribe
Dan Bova, Moderator
The Secret to Success No One Tells Entrepreneurs
Kim Perell, CEO, Amobee
Maria Sharapova, Professional Tennis Player & Entrepreneur
Darren Rovell, Moderator
Aaron Price, Founder & CEO, Propelfiy
Mike Luzio, Founder, Luzio vs. Everybody
Michael Hoeppner, CEO & President, GK Training & Communications
Maria Sharapova is a five-time Grand Slam international tennis champion and an Olympic silver medalist. She is just one of a handful of players to hold all four Grand Slam titles – Wimbledon (2004), US Open (2006), Australian Open (2008), and Roland Garros (2012, 2014). She has held the World No.1 ranking for 21 weeks and has won 35 singles titles in her career.
As an international icon, Maria serves as an ambassador to many of the world’s top luxury brands and a number of Fortune 500 companies including Porsche, Nike, Evian and HEAD. Her business interests also include serving as founder and creative director of her own candy company, Sugarpova, as well as serving as an equity partner in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), the fastest growing sports organization in the world; and Supergoop!, a skincare company.
Retired Racecar Driver, GoDaddy Entrepreneur
Danica Patrick is an iconic role model -- she's the only woman to have led laps at both the Daytona 500 and the Indianapolis 500 (and one of 14 drivers to have done it). She is the only woman to have won an IndyCar race and the only woman to have won the Pole in NASCAR's Daytona 500. She's on TIME magazine's list of Most Influential people ... chances are you've seen her on the track, or in one of her record-setting 13 GoDaddy Super Bowl commercials. Earlier this year, she drove the final race of her career at the Indy 500 and is now focusing full-time on her entrepreneurial goals, (having already written a health and fitness book, launched an apparel line and opened her own vineyard).
Editor in Chief, Entrepreneur
Jason Feifer is the editor-in-chief of Entrepreneur magazine, and host of two podcasts: Problem Solvers, about entrepreneurs solving unexpected problems in their business, and Pessimists Archive, a history of unfounded fears of technology. He has been an editor at Men's Health, *Fast Company*, Maxim, and Boston magazine, and has written about business and technology for the Washington Post, Slate, New York, and others. A novel he co-wrote with his wife, Mr. Nice Guy, will come out in 2018 from St. Martins Press.
Partner, BBG Ventures
Nisha has spent the last 10 years working in media, tech, strategy and law. In addition to her work at BBG Ventures, she founded the #BUILTBYGIRLS movement which challenges young women to be part of the tech-enabled economy through a series of offline and online programs to teach girls the fundamentals of venture capital.
Founder & CEO, Onnit
Aubrey Marcus is the founder and CEO of Onnit, a lifestyle brand based on a holistic health philosophy he calls Total Human Optimization. Onnit is an Inc. 500 company and an industry leader with products optimizing millions of lives, including many top professional athletes around the world.
ESPN Sports Business Reporter, ABC News Business Contributor
Darren Rovell is a sports business analyst with EPSN and also contributes to ABC News Business.
CEO, Sports 1 Marketing
Award-winning humanitarian, and two-time national best-selling author, entrepreneur and an executive in the legal, technology, sports, and entertainment fields, Meltzer is a world-renowned thought leader and business strategist.
Founder & CEO, Grayce & Co
Kathleen is the founder and CEO of Grayce & Co, a marketing and media consultancy that helps leading Fortune 100 brands and media companies reach and engage with the female consumer. Kathleen is committed to advancing women through Grayce & Co Ventures, which invests in women-oriented startups.
Kim Perell is an award-winning entrepreneur, executive, angel investor, and CEO of a global marketing technology company. Laid off from her first job at an internet startup, Kim began her journey as an entrepreneur from her kitchen, becoming a multi-millionaire by the time she was 30, and selling her last company for $235 million in 2014. Kim has been named one of AdAge’s Marketing Technology Trailblazers, Business Insider’s Most Powerful Women in Mobile Advertising, is an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year, and has been profiled by CNN Money, The New York Times, and Forbes. Kim’s passion to help young entrepreneurs achieve success and is an early stage angel investor in over 70 startups, 14 of which have successfully been acquired by some of the largest Fortune 500 companies. Her first book, The Execution Factor, is designed to help entrepreneurs through mastering execution and will be released by McGraw Hill this fall.
Artist, Entrepreneur, and Author, Choose Wonder Over Worry
Called a "Millennial Motivator" by Fortune and "The Brené Brown of Wonder" by Mind Body Green, Amber Rae is an author, artist, and speaker that teaches creativity, personal growth, and emotional wellness.
Her book, "Choose Wonder Over Worry: Move Beyond Fear and Doubt to Unlock Your Full Potential" (Macmillan) is a guide to navigate life's challenges—projects that fail, imposter syndrome, feeling envious or anxious or stuck—all of those, "Am I good enough? Who am I to do this? What if I fail?" moments.
Her writing blends raw, personal storytelling with actionable aha! moments and has reached more than 5 million people in 195 countries. Her public art has spread to more than 20 countries, and she's spoken to and collaborated with brands like Kate Spade, Apple, Amazon, and WPP.
Amber has been featured in The New York Times, TIME, NY Mag, Fast Company, BBC, ABC World News, Tim Ferriss's blog, and more.
Previously, Amber helped launch six best-selling books as Chief Evangelist of Seth Godin's publishing experiment, started an "accelerator for your life" called The Bold Academy, and worked with brands like Apple and Dove on their global marketing campaigns.
She lives in Brooklyn and around the world with her fiancé, Farhad.
Retired NFL Player & Founder of The Imagination Agency
Martellus Bennett is a former NFL player. Bennett also played for the New York Giants, Chicago Bears, Green Bay Packers and New England Patriots. He won Super Bowl LI with the Patriots over the Atlanta Falcons. He is also a children's author, and released his first book Hey A.J. It's Saturday in 2016 through his own company, The Imagination Agency
Co-Founder & Managing Director at Hillcrest Venture Partners
Courtney Hall is a co-founder and Managing Director of Hillcrest Venture Partners. He focuses on investments in the following sectors: Enterprise Applications, Financial Technology, and Wireless.
Alexa Von Tobel
Founder/CEO of LearnVest
Alexa von Tobel is the founder and CEO of LearnVest.com, a personal finance website. Von Tobel is the author of the New York Times bestseller Financially Fearless
Founder/CEO of Zuckerberg Media
Randi Zuckerberg is an entrepreneur, investor, bestselling author, and tech media personality. She is the founder and CEO of Zuckerberg Media, developing technology, content, and live events all with the mission of putting intelligent, tech-savvy, entrepreneurial women and girls at the center of pop culture and media.
Chairwoman and President, Hello Alice
Elizabeth Gore serves as President and Chairwoman of the Board for Alice, the first-ever artificial intelligence platform for business owners. As a social enterprise, Alice is open to all entrepreneurs and prioritizes services for women, minorities and veterans. Elizabeth previously served as Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Dell Technologies, where she drove initiatives to support Dell's goals around helping small and medium businesses scale and prosper, fueling the expansion of global entrepreneurship. Elizabeth Gore will be donating her fee to underrepresented founders.
Professional Lacrosse Player, Storyteller & Entrepreneur
Paul Rabil is largely known as the world's most recognized lacrosse player and is currently a member of the New York Lizards and Team USA. He has won championships at every level of competition, including four league Most Valuable Player awards. Starting with a Facebook page in 2009, Paul has grown his audience into a broad multi-channel network of more than 700,000 fans. His latest endeavor, “Suiting Up Podcast,” is a weekly show where Paul delves into the stories of some of today’s leading athletes, entrepreneurs, and entertainers, interviewing them and unpacking the psychology of their success.
Gregg Smith founded Evolution in 2007 to consult private and public companies and institutional investors’ portfolio companies on strategic business issues. He previously spent 15 years on Wall Street as an investment banker focused on private equity and has always had a passion for investing in private venture-stage companies where he can leverage his resources to accelerate their growth
President, Brit + Co
Jill is President at Brit + Co where she oversees revenue, marketing, strategic partnerships, engineering, product, and human resources.
Prior to Brit + Co, Jill was the General Manager of Ellen Digital Ventures (EDV), a business initiative created by the Warner Bros. Television Group and Emmy®-winning executive producer/writer/actor/host Ellen DeGeneres. At EDV, Jill created the Ellen Digital Network, connecting audiences to Ellen’s content across many footprints, including Ellentube.com, social footprints, and mobile games. Jill has also worked as the Executive Vice President, Digital Commerce for HSN, where she led the transformation of the Top 25 Internet Retailer’s e-commerce, mobile, gaming, and social media platforms, and oversaw its $800 million digital business.
Additionally, Jill served as an Executive in Residence and advisor for UNICEF; was CEO of Scrapblog, a social photo business; and has been recognized for building Glu Mobile’s leadership position as a public mobile game company during her tenure as Senior Vice President, Global Publishing.
Jill holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English from Colgate University. She lives in San Francisco with her husband and two children.
Aaron is the founder of Propelify, built to empower innovators. The Propelify Innovation Festival unites 10,000 innovators with talks, exhibitors, drones, virtual reality, investors, music and more. Aaron is founder of the NJ Tech Meetup, NJ's largest technology & entrepreneurial community.
The LVE Group
Mike Luzio is a self-made entrepreneur, self-proclaimed hustler, and former CEO who bootstrapped his first business, Industry Retail Group, in 2004 with just $15,000, and in 2016 sold the company for more than $50 million. A graduate of the University of Maryland, Mike continues to service client businesses to deliver optimal performance via human capital consulting and strategic investment opportunities at the helm of his new company, The LVE Group.
CEO & President, GK Training & Communications
Michael Chad Hoeppner is the CEO and President of GK Training & Communications, a firm dedicated to giving individuals, companies, and organizations the skills necessary to reach their highest goals in work and life. GK offers individual and group coaching on communication skills, pitching, consultative selling, executive presence, influencing, messaging, and more. Clients include Xerox, Pfizer, NYU Stern School of Business, Macy’s, Allianz and many others. His methodology is built on teaching practical, actionable, repeatable techniques that transform a person’s presence. Michael is also a professor at Columbia University Business School in the MBA and PhD programs. He studied linguistics, speech, philosophy, and rhetoric at the graduate and undergraduate level. He also received his MFA from the prestigious NYU Graduate Acting Program, and worked as an actor in film, TV, Broadway, and international theatre for a decade.
Founder & CEO, BizEquity
After years working for legendary tech investor Pete Musser, Mike founded and is CEO of BizEquity the worlds leader in online business valuation. Mike has over 20 years in enterprise software and technology services experience and has founded three software companies including Dashboard Systems (Now part of Cisco). Mike was CMO of a publicly traded billion dollar Internet company and has been called one of the top 100 people globally in fintech. Mike is also the author of the best selling business valuation book called What’s Your Business Worth and has 6 patents in his name in the areas of cloud based business valuation and optimization.
Founder, NOMADNESS Travel Tribe
With a background in television/video production & fine art, Evita has always been a creator in visual media. Yet, it was a trip to Paris, six weeks after graduating from Iona College, that changed the scope of her personal and professional life.
In September 2011, she created the NOMADNESS Travel Tribe, an online social community primarily for travelers of color. NOMADNESS was the first of its kind targeting black and brown millennials, in the newly coined 'black travel movement'. The group currently surpasses 20,000 international members, with over 100,000 passport stamps, and nearly 100 meet ups a year, all across the globe.
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