Have you ever wanted to know how OkCupid used content to acquire millions of new users? Or how Casper went from $0 to $1m in sales in their first 30 days business? What about how Pandora became a publicly-traded company even though they ran out of cash in their first two years?
Well, those are the kinds of topics you’ll learn about at Hustle Con. We find the most innovative, successful startup founders to teach you the specific strategies they used to grow their companies.
The 2017 lineup
Casey Neistat is an American YouTube personality, filmmaker, vlogger, and co-founder of the social media company Beme. Neistat has not only changed the media landscape with his daily vlog that has over 6m subscribers and +1b video views, he also recently sold his startup to CNN for a reported $20m.
YouTube Personality, Filmmaker, & Co-Founder of Beme
Miguel McKelvey, a multi-disciplinary designer and entrepreneur is the Co-founder and Chief Creative Officer of WeWork. Started in 2009, WeWork has since grown to become a shared workspace behemoth that does +$1b in revenue and is valued at $20b.
Co-Founder & Chief Creative Officer of WeWork
Jen Rubio is the co-founder of Away, a direct-to-consumer luggage startup with $11m in funding and over $10m in revenue that’s making luggage easy and fun to buy. Before starting Away, Jen acted as the Head of Social Media at Warby Parker, spearheading content and partnership efforts.
Co-Founder of Away
Payal Kadakia is the Co-Founder of ClassPass. Since its launch in 2013, ClassPass has facilitated 2 million reservations across 2,500 studios in 28 cities. ClassPass is a Google Ventures-backed gym membership startup that grew to over $100m in revenue in 2 years and has raised $84m in funding.
Co-Founder of Classpass
Tom Bilyeu is the co-founder of Quest Nutrition — a unicorn startup valued at over $1 billion. Quest Nutrition is the fastest growing food company…ever. Known for their low carb protein bars, Quest took only 5 years to get $400m+ in annual revenue. Now, Tom is fulfilling the second part of his mission: helping the next crop of disruptors develop the right mindset to grow their mission-based businesses through his mentorship show and community, Impact Theory.
Co-Founder of Quest Nutrition
Shan-Lyn Ma is the CEO and Co-Founder of Zola. Launched in October 2013, Zola is the fastest-growing online wedding registry in the country, with 10x revenue growth year-over-year, and 3x growth this year. Before starting Zola, Shan was the Chief Product Officer of Chloe + Isabel, and creator of Gilt Taste.
Co-Founder & CEO of Zola
Kara Goldin is the founder and CEO of hint, which produces the leading unsweetened flavored waters with nothing artificial and always no sweeteners. Formerly the VP of partnerships and e-commerce at AOL, Kara started hint in 2005 to make it easier for consumers to lead a healthy lifestyle. Now hint is available in tens of thousands of stores nationwide, and brings in tens of millions of dollars in annual sales.
Founder & CEO of hint
Manish Chandra is the Founder and CEO of Poshmark and drives the vision, strategy, and growth for the company. Under Manish’s leadership, the company has grown to become the largest mobile marketplace for fashion in the U.S. With Poshmark, Manish has applied his 20+ years experience building and scaling companies to build a new class of fashion marketplace where the deep connections between users fuels massive engagement and growth.
Founder & CEO of Poshmark
Tucker Max is the co-founder and Director of Product for Book In A Box. He has written three #1 New York Times Best Sellers, which have sold over 3 million copies worldwide. He’s credited with being the originator of the literary genre, “fratire,” and is only the third writer (after Malcolm Gladwell and Michael Lewis) to ever have three books on the New York Times Nonfiction Best Seller List at one time. He was nominated to the Time Magazine 100 Most Influential List in 2009.
Co-Founder & Director of Product for Book In A Box
Max Lytvyn is the founder of Grammarly, a fremium grammar writing app with nearly 7 million daily users. Having profitably bootstrapped the company to hundreds of employees, Grammarly recently raised a $110m round of funding.
Founder of Grammarly
Rishi is an Angel investor and advisor to several companies including Opendoor, Nyansa, Common Networks, Upsight, and many others. He also serves on the board of Rent-A-Center, Inc. (NASDAQ: RCII). Tim is an experienced investor and global executive. He has been twice named to the Forbes Midas list of Top Tech Investors and received the Gamification Summit award for Special Achievement. Tim’s venture capital experience includes leading investments at Norwest Venture Partners and Gabriel Venture Partners.
Tim Chang and Rishi Garg
Derek Flanzraich is an entrepreneur on a mission to give everyone a healthyish attitude. He is the CEO & Founder of Greatist, a next-generation media startup working to make healthy living cool and build the first truly trusted consumer-facing healthy living brand for this generation. Greatist is profitable and reaches 13 million unique visitors per month.
Founder & CEO of Greatist
Past speakers include…
I Will Teach You To Be Rich
Coffee Meets Bagel