When it comes to starting and growing a company, there’s one thing that — for most companies — means life or death. Venture capital. Sure, bootstrapping combined with scrappiness can lead to profitability (heck, that’s what we’ve done here at…
December 6, 2018 • Brooklyn Expo Center • Brooklyn, NY
Rise & Dine Breakfast
Come on down to the Brooklyn Expo Center for breakfast and a chance to connect with other hustlers before the event kicks off.
Welcome to Hustle Con
Sam Parr, co-founder & CEO at The Hustle
Grab your java and your seat. The show is about to begin.
Energy Is the New Currency, Let’s Get Alive As Sh*t
Suzy Batiz, Founder & CEO at Poo~Pourri and supernatural
Suzy Batiz went through 2 bankruptcies and over 12 failed businesses before she came up with her big idea. So, how does someone who seems steeped in failure end up building a company worth $400m? And how can you find that same success? Suzy will break it down for you in the first keynote presentation of the day.
What I Would Do Differently
Jon Stein, Founder & CEO of Betterment
It’s easy to look at an entrepreneur and only see their success. Take Jon Stein — his company has over 400k customers and manages more than $15B. But it takes a lot of mistakes to achieve that kind of success. At Hustle Con East, Jon will explain he would do differently if he could go back in time.
Growing Your User Base… Without Paid Marketing
Ankur Nagpal, Founder & CEO at Teachable
Growing a company from zero to 10 million may seem like an impossible task, especially if you don’t have a paid marketing strategy. But Ankur Nagpal and his team did just that. Teachable has 10 million students, and courses that generated over $90m in sales last year. And they did it all without Facebook ads.
Building a Tech Company without a Tech Background
Jojo Hedaya, Co-founder of Unroll.Me
What do you do when you have big dreams and strapped resources? You find a workaround. Finding workarounds is what Jojo does best. And it’s why Unroll.Me, despite facing near (corporate) failure, is thriving. At Hustle Con East, Jojo will explain how his unconventional path lead the company to success.
Share a meal with New York’s best and brightest in the startup scene. Grab swag from Hustle Con sponsors, and sign up for 1-1 advice from financial experts at Intuit.
How to Reduce Burn Rate and Increase Profit
Ethan Agrawal, Founder & CEO of Aaptiv
Interested in learning the nuts and bolts of profit margin increase? Then grab a seat at Ethan Agrawal’s lunchtime breakout session. Ethan is the founder of Aaptiv, the audio-based workout app with over 200k members and more than 2,500 classes. Ethan learned the hard way that burn rate can mean life or death for a startup. At Hustle Con, he’ll share his tactics for reducing burn and increasing profit.
The Company with 300 Million Daily Users
Alex Chung, Founder & CEO of GIPHY
Alex Chung knew from a young age that he wanted to start his own company. But there’s no way he could have predicted he’d start an entire movement. His company GIPHY (the people who bring you all the gifs) is a 80-person team with over 300 million daily users, and a valuation of over $600m. GIPHY serves up over 2.5 billion GIFs every day. And at Hustle Con, we’ll ask Alex all the questions we can to understand how he built his GIF empire.