Hustle Con 2019
December 2-3, 2019
Oakland, CA
Paramount Theater
Back again for the 5th year, Hustle Con is the Bay Area's premier founder's event. Join Silicon Valley's brightest minds for two days of TED-styled talks from leading founders and professionals. It's the 2-day MBA in startup growth tactics you've been asking for, put together by the folks behind The Hustle newsletter.
Featured Speakers
Amy Errett,
Founder of Madison Reed
James Reinhart,
Founder of thredUp
Mark Gainey 
Co-Founder of Strava
December 2-3, 2019
Oakland, CA
Hustle Con 2019
December 2-3 
Oakland, California 
Join Silicon Valley's brightest minds for two days of TED-styled talks from leading founders and professionals. 

It's the 2-day MBA in startup growth tactics you've been asking for, put together by the folks behind The Hustle newsletter.
Featured Speakers
Amy Errett, 
Founder of Madison Reed
James Reinhart, 
Founder of thredUp
Mark Gainey 
Co-Founder of Strava
What's Hustle Con?
What's Hustle Con?
Hustle Con is a two-day startup event where the world’s most successful founders:

Hustle Con is a two-day startup event where the world’s most successful founders:
  • Tell their origin stories
  • Teach the practical tactics they used to start and grow their startup
  • Share behind the scenes insights on their wins and losses
How does it work?
Hustle Con works like business school: you show up and are taught strategies for starting and growing your company. Except at Hustle Con, you’re not paying $100,000 to attend.

We’ve gathered the founders of the fastest-growing companies to give 20-minute keynotes on actionable tactics for launching and growing your business. You’ll learn how they got started, how they grew, and what they learned along the way.

The conference will be at the Paramount Theatre – an art deco masterpiece of a theatre in Oakland, California (across the bridge from San Francisco). Capacity is 2,500 people and we sell out every year.
Who should come?
This conference is for you if:

• You want to start a company
• You already have a business that you want to grow
• You want to sharpen your non-technical skill set
• You’re technical and want to find a non-technical co-founder
• You're interested in rubbing elbows with founders, investors, and creators. 
• And/or you love hanging out with inspiring and fun people.

In any case, Hustle Con is the must-attend event for people who want learn tactical and actionable advice and join an amazing community of sharp, ambitious do-ers.
How does it work?
Hustle Con works like business school: you show up and are taught strategies for starting and growing your company. Except at Hustle Con, you’re not paying $100,000 to attend.

We’ve gathered the founders of the fastest-growing companies to give 20-minute keynotes on actionable tactics for launching and growing your business. You’ll learn how they got started, how they grew, and what they learned along the way.

The conference will be at the Paramount Theatre – an art deco masterpiece of a theatre in Oakland, California (across the bridge from San Francisco). Capacity is 2,500 people and we sell out every year.
Who should come?
If you want to learn from the best founders in the world and hear their stories, then you should come.

If you want to learn non-technical tactics (growth, marketing, hiring, getting started), then you should come.

One attendee last year said, “You guys rocked my socks off… I literally had to buy new socks.” If you wanna get your socks rocked by a bunch of entrepreneurs, then you should definitely come.
What's the schedule? 
Day 1 - Keynotes
December 2, 2019
  • 8:00 am: Doors Open & Exhibits
  • 10:00 am: Keynotes from Speakers
  • 12:00 pm: Lunch Break
  • 12:00 pm: Exhibits & Networking
  • 1:30 pm: Keynotes from Speakers
  • 5:00 pm: Hustle Con After Party
Day 2 - Breakouts
December 3, 2019
  • 8:00 am: Doors Open & Exhibits
  • 10:00 am: Breakout Sessions
  • 12:00 pm: Lunch Break
  • ​12:00 pm: Exhibits & Networking
  • 1:30 pm: Breakout Sessions
  • 4:00 pm: Hustle Con Wrap
Confirmed Speakers
Day 1 Keynotes - Monday, December 2nd
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HILARY COLES
Founder, Hims
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AMY ERRETT
 Founder/CEO, Madison Reed
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WADE FOSTER
Co-Founder/CEO, Zapier
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MARK GAINEY
Co-Founder, Strava
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GUNNAR LOVELACE
Founder, Thrive Market
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ERIC RYAN
Founder, Olly
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KAT SCHNEIDER
Founder/CEO, Ritual
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MICHAEL ACTON SMITH
Co-Founder/CEO, Calm
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HEIDI ZAK
Co-Founder/Co-CEO, ThirdLove
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MICHELE ROMANOW
Co-Founder/President, Clearbanc
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MOIZ ALI
Co-Founder/CEO, Native
Day 2 Breakout Sessions - Tuesday, December 3rd
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COURTLAND ALLEN
Founder, Indie Hackers
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SAM BLOND
Chief Sales Officer, Brex
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ADAM DEXTER
Founder Coach
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DAVID HORNIK
Partner,  August Capital
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SHAAN PURI
Director of Product, Twitch
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JANA RICH
Founder/CEO, Rich Talent Group
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MARC RUXIN
CEO, MIXhalo
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MICHELE ROMANOW
Co-Founder/President, Clearbanc
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DR. SHERRY WALLING
Founder/Licensed Clinical Psychologist, ZenFounder
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JEFF YASUDA
Founder/CEO, Feed.fm
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GINA BIANCHINI
Founder/CEO, Mighty Networks

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Confirmed Speakers
Courtland Allen
Founder, Indie Hackers
Sam Blond
Chief Sales Office, Brex
Hilary Coles
Founder, Hims
Amy Errett
 Founder/CEO, Madison Reed
Mark Gainey
Co-Founder, Strava
David Hornik
General Partner, August Capital
Gunnar Lovelace
Founder/CEO, Thrive Market 
James Reinhart
Founder/CEO, thredUp
Jana Rich
Founder/CEO, Rich Talent Group
Marc Ruxin
CEO, MIXhalo
Eric Ryan
Founder, Method & Olly
Kat Schneider
Founder/CEO, Ritual
Michael Acton Smith
Co-Founder/CEO, Calm
Heidi Zak
Co-Founder/Co-CEO, ThirdLove 
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  What people are saying 
“I learned more in one day at Hustle Con than I did in 4 years of business undergrad.”
“An "un-conference". Super laid back, cool people, great vibe and actually fun to attend, unlike most conferences which are really stuffy and kind of miserable.”
“I loved Hustle Con! I was blown away by the speakers, their great advice/insights, the venue, sponsors, freebies, drinks, attendees, staff, organization, headshots. It. Was. Fantastic.”
  What people are saying 
“I learned more in one day at Hustle Con than I did in 4 years of business undergrad.”
“An "un-conference". Super laid back, cool people, great vibe and actually fun to attend, unlike most conferences which are really stuffy and kind of miserable.”
“Like Comi-con for Entrepreneurs”
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Hey there reader,

Sam here, CEO of The Hustle.

In 2014 my co-founder John and I wanted to start a company but weren’t sure what to start.

A web app for finding the perfect fitting jeans? Software for the trucking industry? A daily deals site?

Uninspired with our ideas, we asked a few successful founders how they started.

And that, my dear friend, is how we came up with the idea for Hustle Con.

That spring we wrangled together 15 highly successful founders. Like John and I, most of them weren’t technical and didn’t know how to code. They were hustlers. They had figured out how to get prototypes out the door, find customers, hire a team, and scale their company.

At Hustle Con they explained their company’s founding story and the tactics and strategies they used to scale.

And Hustle Con was born.

Since then, we’ve grown from 400 to 2,000 attendees.

And now, in 2019, we’re hosting the 5th annual Hustle Con in Oakland, CA in December and I’d like you to come.

Here’s why attending will be the best money you’ll spend all year:

The strategies: Speakers dive deep on a specific strategy and tactic they used for starting and growing their company. You’ll get a look under the hood on how they made success happen and their behind the scene stories. Our speakers are not professional speakers. They’re full time operators who we’ve convinced to tell their stories. They’ve built massive businesses and have accomplished a lot of the things you want to do.

Your network: 2,000 people travel from around the world to attend. Attendees range from first time founders to CEOs of large corporations. We’ve set up opportunities for you to meet your fellow attendees. Attendees have met business partners, customers, friends, mentors, and everything in between.

Guaranteed consumption: With so many distractions out there it’s nearly impossible to focus. Getting out of the office, away from your normal day to day, will set you up perfectly to learn and improve yourself and your business.

See you in December,

Sam Parr
CEO of The Hustle
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