December 6, 2018 Brooklyn Expo Center Brooklyn, NY

Inspiring stories from fearless entrepreneurs.

Tactical workshops in intimate groups.

Tools, strategies, and inspiration guaranteed to help you take your business and career to the next level.

You’ll get all this at Hustle Con.

But the best part of Hustle Con — the reason people come back year after year — is the people you’ll meet.

They are the executives, investors, startup experts, and innovators that will make a real impact on your life. They want to partner with you, collaborate with you, brainstorm with you, and learn with you.

They are your people. And you’ll find them at Hustle Con.

 

POP QUIZ
Should you come to Hustle Con?
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You want to learn hands-on business tactics
You want to connect with a community of talented self-starters
You want to be inspired by the most successful founders in the world
You’re ready to bring a scrappy, can-do attitude to your business but aren’t sure where to start

2018 SPEAKERS

 

announcing more speakers soon…

 

Alex Chung is the founder and CEO of GIPHY, the people who bring you all the GIFs. GIPHY is a 80-person company with over 300 million daily users, and a valuation of over $600m. GIPHY currently serves up over 2.5 billion GIFs every day. Before GIPHY, Alex was a Hacker in Residence at Betaworks and directed media technology for companies like MTV, and Comcast. His entrepreneurial projects include The Fridge (a private social network acquired by Google) and others backed by YCombinator, Mitch Kapor, Google, Intel, Yahoo, and many more.

Alex Chung

Founder & CEO of GIPHY
Alex Chung is the founder and CEO of GIPHY, the people who bring you all the GIFs. GIPHY is a 80-person company with over 300 million daily users, and a valuation of over $600m. GIPHY currently serves up over 2.5 billion GIFs every day. Before GIPHY, Alex was a Hacker in Residence at Betaworks and directed media technology for companies like MTV, and Comcast. His entrepreneurial projects include The Fridge (a private social network acquired by Google) and others backed by YCombinator, Mitch Kapor, Google, Intel, Yahoo, and many more.
Jon Stein is the CEO and founder of Betterment. Passionate about making life better, and with his experience from his career of advising banks and brokers on risk and products, he founded Betterment in 2008. Jon is a graduate of Harvard University and Columbia Business School, and he holds Series 7, 24, 63, and is a CFA, Chartered Financial Analyst. His interests lie at the intersection of behavior, psychology, and economics. What excites him most about his work is making everyday activities and products more efficient, accessible, and easy to use.

Jon Stein

Founder & CEO of Betterment
Jon Stein is the CEO and founder of Betterment. Passionate about making life better, and with his experience from his career of advising banks and brokers on risk and products, he founded Betterment in 2008. Jon is a graduate of Harvard University and Columbia Business School, and he holds Series 7, 24, 63, and is a CFA, Chartered Financial Analyst. His interests lie at the intersection of behavior, psychology, and economics. What excites him most about his work is making everyday activities and products more efficient, accessible, and easy to use.
Suzy Batiz is the inventor, founder, and CEO of Poo~Pourri and Supernatural. For decades, Suzy ignored her instincts and played by the “rules” of business. It was her second bankruptcy at age 40 that propelled her to found Poo~Pourri in a radical way. A serial creator and entrepreneur, Suzy developed the exponentially growing enterprise worth $300 million without borrowing a dime or enlisting a single investor. Today, Suzy has grown an empire by tackling taboo topics and continues to share her knowledge in how to harness intuition, body intelligence and creative energy to achieve a natural flow state of success.

Suzy Batiz

Head Honcho at POO~POURRI and Supernatural
Suzy Batiz is the inventor, founder, and CEO of Poo~Pourri and Supernatural. For decades, Suzy ignored her instincts and played by the “rules” of business. It was her second bankruptcy at age 40 that propelled her to found Poo~Pourri in a radical way. A serial creator and entrepreneur, Suzy developed the exponentially growing enterprise worth $300 million without borrowing a dime or enlisting a single investor. Today, Suzy has grown an empire by tackling taboo topics and continues to share her knowledge in how to harness intuition, body intelligence and creative energy to achieve a natural flow state of success.
Plated is a meal kit service that was acquired by Albertson’s for $300m in 2017. Before that happened, though, Josh and his co-founder spent years building the brand, acquiring users, making mistakes, and learning how to fix them. Today, Plated has shipped millions of meals to over 95% of the U.S. Prior to building Plated, Josh founded two SaaS businesses, and earned his MBA from Harvard Business School.

Josh Hix

Founder & CEO of Plated
Plated is a meal kit service that was acquired by Albertson’s for $300m in 2017. Before that happened, though, Josh and his co-founder spent years building the brand, acquiring users, making mistakes, and learning how to fix them. Today, Plated has shipped millions of meals to over 95% of the U.S. Prior to building Plated, Josh founded two SaaS businesses, and earned his MBA from Harvard Business School.
Fatherly is a digital media company that provides dad advice for parenting, products, and life. The platform has an audience of over 300m, and its videos on Facebook have been viewed over 1 billion times. Prior to starting Fatherly, Mike was one of the founding employees at Thrillist, where he grew the business team from 0 to 20+ employees, and drove the sales strategy to include a Fortune 500 roster of clients. Mike is also a supporter of and performer at The Moth, and serves as Co-Chairman of the Board at a national nonprofit called Career Gear.

Mike Rothman

Co-Founder & CEO of Fatherly
Fatherly is a digital media company that provides dad advice for parenting, products, and life. The platform has an audience of over 300m, and earned $5.2m in revenue last year. Prior to starting Fatherly, Mike was one of the founding employees at Thrillist, where he grew the business team from 0 to 20+ employees, and drove the sales strategy to include a Fortune 500 roster of clients. Mike is also a supporter of and performer at The Moth, and serves as Co-Chairman of the Board at a national nonprofit called Career Gear.
LOLA is a subscription service that delivers reproductive health care products to women around across the U.S. Alex and her co-founder started the company once they found out that the dinosaur tampon companies weren’t disclosing ingredients in their products. LOLA is taking on these goliaths by prioritizing organic ingredients, transparency in their products, and the ability for customers to customize their shipments. And it’s working. The founders have raised over $35m from people like Serena Williams, Lena Dunham, Karlie Kloss, the founder of Warby Parker, and the founder of Harry’s.

Alexandra Friedman

Co-Founder of LOLA
LOLA is a subscription service that delivers reproductive health care products to women around across the U.S. Alex and her co-founder started the company once they found out that the dinosaur tampon companies weren’t disclosing ingredients in their products. LOLA is taking on these goliaths by prioritizing organic ingredients, transparency in their products, and the ability for customers to customize their shipments. And it’s working. The founders have raised over $35m from people like Serena Williams, Lena Dunham, Karlie Kloss, the founder of Warby Parker, and the founder of Harry’s.
Rockets of Awesome is a clothing subscription company for kids. The brand designs and produces the clothing in-house, and sends each child 12 pieces per year. Rachel’s goal is to design clothes that kids love, while helping parents avoid constant trips to the mall to find clothes for their ever-growing tribe. Before Rockets of Awesome, Rachel was the founder and designer of fashion jewelry brand Rachel Leigh; an advisor to her husband Neil at his startup, Warby Parker; and founder and CEO of Cricket’s Circle, which was a trusted destination for all things toddler. Shortly after launching, Rockets of Awesome had a waitlist of over 3,000 people.

Rachel Blumenthal

Founder & CEO of Rockets of Awesome
Rockets of Awesome is a clothing subscription company for kids. The brand designs and produces the clothing in-house, and sends each child 12 pieces per year. Rachel’s goal is to design clothes that kids love, while helping parents avoid constant trips to the mall to find clothes for their ever-growing tribe. Before Rockets of Awesome, Rachel was the founder and designer of fashion jewelry brand Rachel Leigh; an advisor to her husband Neil at his startup, Warby Parker; and founder and CEO of Cricket’s Circle, which was a trusted destination for all things toddler. Shortly after launching, Rockets of Awesome had a waitlist of over 3,000 people.
Ethan came up with the idea for Aaptiv after putting on some weight in business school, then moving into a high-pressure job with lots of travel. He needed a fitness plan that worked with his schedule, so Ethan created Aaptiv: an on-demand audio fitness app with over 200k members. The company offers over 2,500 classes created by personal trainers (complete with a workout playlist from top artists), and produces 40 new classes a week. Today, Aaptiv has over 100 employees and has raised more than $50m from leading venture capital firms and top companies, including the Amazon Alexa Fund and Disney.

Ethan Agrawal

Founder & CEO of Aaptiv
Ethan came up with the idea for Aaptiv after putting on some weight in business school, then moving into a high-pressure job with lots of travel. He needed a fitness plan that worked with his schedule, so Ethan created Aaptiv: an on-demand audio fitness app with over 200k members. The company offers over 2,500 classes created by personal trainers (complete with a workout playlist from top artists), and produces 40 new classes a week. Today, Aaptiv has over 100 employees and has raised more than $50m from leading venture capital firms and top companies, including the Amazon Alexa Fund and Disney.
Unroll.Me is an email subscription management service that eliminated your unwanted email subscriptions and rolls up the rest into an organized overview. Jojo and his co-founder — both non-technical entrepreneurs — started the company while they were in college. They sold it three years later. At Hustle Con, Jojo will explain how the company grew to millions of users using a series of unconvential marketing tactics, including a stunt involving toilet paper (true story).

Jojo Hedaya

Founder & CEO of Unroll.Me
Unroll.Me is an email subscription management service that eliminated your unwanted email subscriptions and rolls up the rest into an organized overview. Jojo and his co-founder — both non-technical entrepreneurs — started the company while they were in college. They sold it three years later. At Hustle Con, Jojo will explain how the company grew to millions of users using a series of unconvential marketing tactics, including a stunt involving toilet paper (true story).
Ankur is the founder of Teachable, a digital platform designed to transform an instructor’s side hustle into a reliable revenue stream. Unlike other online course platforms that take a huge cut of an instructor’s revenue, Teachable gives users the tools to build a business around their courses. Since launching in 2014, 10 million students have enrolled in over 125,000 courses. Sales generated by the instructors hit $90m last year. And Ankur and his team have done all this without using paid marketing.

Ankur Nagpal

Founder & CEO of Teachable
Ankur is the founder of Teachable, a digital platform designed to transform an instructor’s side hustle into a reliable revenue stream. Unlike other online course platforms that take a huge cut of an instructor’s revenue, Teachable gives users the tools to build a business around their courses. Since launching in 2014, 10 million students have enrolled in over 125,000 courses. Sales generated by the instructors hit $90m last year. And Ankur and his team have done all this without using paid marketing.
John Henry is a thorough-bred entrepreneur. He left college to start his first company, an on-demand laundry service for Film and TV Productions, at 18. Within just two years, he grew the business from 0 to seven-figures and successfully sold the company by 21. Shortly afterwards he founded Cofound Harlem, the first tech incubator North of 96th street on a mission to incubate 100 companies in the neighborhood. Along the way he became a VC, investing in nearly a dozen companies to date. John also hosts eBay’s co-branded podcast – Open For Business.

John Henry

Founder, VC, and Podcast Host
John Henry is a thorough-bred entrepreneur. He left college to start his first company, an on-demand laundry service for Film and TV Productions, at 18. Within just two years, he grew the business from 0 to seven-figures and successfully sold the company by 21. Shortly afterwards he founded Cofound Harlem, the first tech incubator North of 96th street on a mission to incubate 100 companies in the neighborhood. Along the way he became a VC, investing in nearly a dozen companies to date. John also hosts eBay’s co-branded podcast – Open For Business.