Seattle | April 5, 2016
McCaw Hall 321 Mercer St. Seattle http://www.mccawhall.com

Come to iConic:Seattle a hard-hitting one day event, presented by Inc. and CNBC, to connect with fellow visionaries and provocateurs, ignite new ideas and be inspired by today’s biggest business icons. Every minute and every session will challenge you to overturn conventional thinking and revolutionize the way you do business. You will discover what it takes to build a lasting brand, get tips on redefining your relationship with your customers, hear strategies on how to compete with giants, learn how to ignite change in your company and community and so much more!

SPEAKERS
Kevin O'Leary
ABC's Shark Tank
Chase
Robin Chase
Zipcar
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Robert Herjavec
ABC’s Shark Tank
John Collison, Stripe
John Collison
Stripe
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Chinedu Echeruo
Gigameet.com &
HopStop.com
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John Paul DeJoria
Paul Mitchell
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Danae Ringelmann
Indiegogo
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Frederic Kerrest
Okta
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Tilman Fertitta
Landry’s
Phil LIbin, Evernote
Phil Libin
Evernote
Greg Glassman, CrossFit
Greg Glassman
CrossFit
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Spencer Rascoff
Zillow Group
Mario Schlosser
Mario Schlosser
Oscar
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Julie Sandler
Madrona Venture Group
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Cal McAllister
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Eric Schurenberg
Inc.
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Tyler Mathisen
CNBC
Kevin O’Leary
Chairman of O'Leary Funds and Star of ABC's Shark Tank

From his basement, Kevin launched SoftKey Software Products. As sales took off, Kevin went on an industry consolidating acquisition binge. From 1995 to 1999 he bought out almost every one of his software competitors, including Mindscape, Broderbund and the Learning Company in the industry’s first vicious public hostile battle. In 1999 Kevin sold his company to the Mattel Toy Company for a staggering 3.7 billion dollars, one of the largest deals ever done in the consumer software industry. Kevin took control of his wealth from his lackluster money managers and founded his own mutual fund company, O’Leary Funds. He raised hundreds of millions of dollars from investors who share his “get paid while you wait” yield oriented, value investing philosophy. He is a founding investor and director of Stream Global, an international business outsourcing company.

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Robin Chase
co-founder and former CEO, Zipcar

Robin Chase is a transportation entrepreneur. In addition to Zipcar, which is the largest car sharing company in the world, she is also co-founder and former CEO of Buzzcar, a peer to peer car sharing service in France (now merged with Drivy) and GoLoco, an online ride sharing community. She is also co-founder and executive chairman of Veniam, a vehicle communications company building the networking fabric for the Internet of Moving Things. She serves on the boards of Veniam, the World Resources Institute, and Tucows. Chase has received many accolades and awards in the areas of innovation, design, and environment, including Time’s “100 Most Influential People.”

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Robert Herjavec
Shark on ABC’s Shark Tank, Founder of Herjavec Group, and Bestselling Author
Dynamic entrepreneur Robert Herjavec built and sold multiple companies before founding Herjavec Group in 2003. Today Herjavec Group is recognizes as a global leader in information security and has scaled to a run rate of $140 million in sales annually. Robert also shares his business expertise with other entrepreneurs as a leading investor on ABC’s Emmy Award-winning hit show Shark Tank. To Robert, running a business is a lot like one of his greatest passions – racing cars. He believes, “You have to stay laser focused when driving over 200mph and the same approach is required when growing a business in today’s world of rapidly changing technology”.
John Collison, Stripe
John Collison
president and co-founder, Stripe
John Collison is president and co-founder of Stripe, the online payments company that is expanding internet commerce by making it easy to process transactions from anywhere. Collison and his brother, Patrick, started Stripe in 2010 while he was studying physics at Harvard. Their goal was to make accepting payments online simpler and more inclusive, after learning firsthand how difficult it was. Today, the 400-person (and growing) Stripe team powers online businesses around the world.
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Chinedu Echeruo
CEO and founder, Gigameet.com; founder, HopStop.com and Tripology.com

Chinedu Echeruo is the Founder and CEO of Gigameet.com, a cause-based fundraising and networking platform. Prior to starting Gigameet, Mr. Echeruo founded two U.S-based internet companies; HopStop.com and Tripology.com. Tripology.com was acquired in 2010 by Rand McNally and is now owned by USA Today. HopStop was acquired by Apple in 2013. He was also named Black Enterprise Magazine’s Small Business Innovator of the Year and listed in the magazine’s Top 40 under 40. Before his entrepreneurial career, Mr. Echeruo was with AM Investment Partners, a USD $500 million volatility-driven convertible bond arbitrage hedge fund. Prior to completing his M.B.A., he spent several years in the Mergers and Acquisitions and Leveraged Finance groups of J.P Morgan Chase.

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John Paul DeJoria
co-founder, Paul Mitchell line of hair products and The Patrón Spirits Company

John Paul DeJoria’s inspirational rags-to-riches success story exemplifies the American Dream. He has struggled against the odds not only to achieve success, but to share his success with others. After high school and service with honors in the U.S. Navy, John Paul did whatever it took to make ends meet—from selling encyclopedias and working as a janitor to pumping gasoline. He was even homeless at one time. Eventually, John Paul took his talents to several hair care and cosmetic companies before becoming an independent consultant. That’s when he teamed up with his friend Paul Mitchell to launch John Paul Mitchell Systems. In 1980, with just $700 in their pockets, the two friends created a company for hairdressers, salons and the beauty industry as a whole. Instead of selling to a public corporation, John Paul vowed to keep the company family-owned and privately held, ensuring that Paul Mitchell products are only sold in professional salons.

Greg Glassman, CrossFit
Greg Glassman
founder and CEO, CrossFit

Greg Glassman is the founder and CEO of CrossFit, a strength and conditioning program for many police academies and tactical operations teams, military special operations units, champion martial artists, moms, dads, grandmothers and hundreds of other elite and professional athletes worldwide. Glassman was an elite level gymnast and athlete all his life.  In 1995, he began training officers at the Santa Cruz Sheriff’s Department.  In 2001 Glassman started crossfit.com and began affiliating gyms under the CrossFit name. Today there are over 13,000 independently-owned CrossFit affiliates in over 130 countries, and the annual CrossFit Games, which attracted 273,000 participants in 2015, are televised on ESPN.

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Danae Ringelmann
co-founder and chief development officer, Indiegogo

As Indiegogo’s Chief Development Officer, Danae is focused on driving total customer satisfaction and steering the company’s employee culture and value initiatives. Prior to Indiegogo, Danae was a securities analyst at Cowen & Co. where she covered publicly traded entertainment companies. Danae also focused on cable network, NFL, newspaper and hedge fund clientele while at JPMorgan’s Investment Bank and Private Bank. In September 2013, Danae was named one of Fortune’s “40 Under 40.” She recently testified before the United States House Small Business Subcommittee on Investigations, Oversight and Regulations on “Financing America’s Small Businesses: Innovative Ideas for Raising Capital.”

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Frederic Kerrest
COO and co-founder, Okta

Frederic Kerrest is the COO and co-founder of Okta, the foundation for secure connections between people and technology. As techs execs, Frederic and Okta co-founder and CEO Todd McKinnon (who is also a regular contributor to Inc.com) have decades of experience and insights to share from building and scaling technology companies. Frederic currently serves as an advisor and mentor to early-stage software companies at the MIT Trust Center for Entrepreneurship and the Stanford StartX Accelerator program. He enjoys spending time with his family, reading historical biographies, playing ice hockey, and supporting the San Jose Sharks.

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Tilman Fertitta
chairman, owner and CEO, Landry’s and CNBC’s Billion Dollar Buyer

Fertitta Entertainment, Inc. owns both the restaurant giant Landry’s (which operates more than 500 properties in 36 states) and the iconic Golden Nugget Casinos (five locations throughout the U.S. as well as an online gaming website). Under Tilman Fertitta’s guidance and leadership, Fertitta Entertainment is recognized today as a world leader in the dining, hospitality, entertainment and gaming industries with total revenues of $3.4 billion and assets of more than $3.5 billion.

Phil LIbin, Evernote
Phil Libin
co-founder and CEO, Evernote

Evernote is a Redwood City, California-based, independent, privately-held software company that builds apps and products that are defining the way individuals and teams work today. Founded in 2007, Evernote products reach more than 100 million users worldwide. The organization boosts nearly with nearly 400 employees and growing. In 2011, Evernote was Inc.’s Company of the Year.

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Spencer Rascoff
CEO, Zillow Group and co-author, Zillow Talk: Rewriting the Rules of Real Estate

Spencer Rascoff is CEO of Zillow Group and oversees the company’s portfolio of real estate and home-related brands, including consumer brands Zillow, Trulia, StreetEasy, HotPads and Naked Apartments. Since becoming CEO, Rascoff has led Zillow through its 2011 IPO and 11 acquisitions. In 2015, he co-wrote and published his first book, the New York Times’ best-seller Zillow Talk: Rewriting the Rules of Real Estate.

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Cal McAllister
founder, CEO, and creative director, Wexley School for Girls

Wexley School for Girls is a fan factory with a primary purpose to cultivate and ignite consumer’s love for brands. The advertising agency creates joy and laughter for engaged fanatics who deliver value – in the real world and on the wide web one. Wexley School for Girls make hearts race and voices scream as well as make it rain dead presidents.

Mario Schlosser
Mario Schlosser

 CEO and co-founder, Oscar

Mario Schlosser is the CEO and co-founder of Oscar, a health-insurance start-up that is using technology, design, and data to help humanize and simplify healthcare. Previously, he co-founded the largest social gaming company in Latin America, where he led the company’s analytics and game design practices. At Bridgewater Associates, Mario developed analytical trading models as a Senior Investment Associate. Prior to Bridgewater, he worked as a consultant for McKinsey & Company in Europe, the U.S. and Brazil. As a visiting scholar at Stanford University, Mario wrote and co-authored 10 computer science publications, including one of the most-cited computer science papers published in the past decade, in which he developed an algorithm to securely compute trust in randomized networks.

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Julie Sandler
Principal, Madrona Venture Group

Julie Sandler is a Principal at Madrona Venture Group, a venture capital firm that invests in early stage companies, where she leads new investments in technology startups.  Julie is also an adjunct faculty member at the University of Washington where she teaches an MBA course on Entrepreneurship.  She was named Geekwire’s “Geek of the Year” in 2014 for her work with women entrepreneurs in the Seattle startup community, to the Puget Sound Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 in 2013, and was named a Presidential Leadership Scholar in 2016 by the Clinton Foundation and Presidential Center, LBJ Foundation, and the two Bush Presidential Centers

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Eric Schurenberg
president and editor in chief, Inc.

During the four years Eric Schurenberg has presided over Inc., the magazine has seen a 24 percent increase in ad pages and received numerous journalism awards and a National Magazine Nomination for general excellence. Prior to his tenure at Inc., he had leadership roles at Money, Fortune, Business 2.0, the CBS Interactive websites Bnet.com and MoneyWatch.com, and the Goldman Sachs Group’s personal wealth management website, Goldman.com. In addition to hosting Inc. live events, Schurenberg is an occasional contributor to CNBC, MSNBC, and the Today show.

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Tyler Mathisen
co-anchor of CNBC's "Power Lunch" and "Nightly Business Report"

Tyler Mathisen co-anchors CNBC’s “Power Lunch,” one of the network’s longest-running program franchises, as well as “Nightly Business Report,” an award-winning evening business news program. NBR was named Best Radio/TV Show in 2014 by the Society of American Business Editors and Writers.

Photo credit: David A. Grogan

 

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Kate Rogers
small business correspondent, CNBC Business News

Kate Rogers joined CNBC in September 2014 as a reporter based at the network’s global headquarters in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey. Rogers covers small business and entrepreneurship for the network, appearing on its Business Day programming and providing daily stories and videos to CNBC.com.

Photo credit: David A. Grogan

See Why You Should Attend Iconic: Seattle
AGENDA
Monday, April 4, 2016
6:00 - 8:00 pm
Welcome Reception Presented by T-Mobile | Impact Hub, 220 2nd Ave S, Seattle
Hosts: Tyler Mathisen, co-anchor, CNBC's Power Lunch and Nightly Business Report; and Eric Schurenberg, president and editor in chief, Inc.
Kick off Iconic:Seattle at this exclusive pre-conference event. Enjoy refreshing cocktails while indulging in a delicious Seattle-inspired menu. This is your time to chat, chew, and sip with fellow iCONIC Speakers, entrepreneurs and business leaders, and senior members of the Inc. and CNBC teams. Limited space and additional fee to participate. Location:  Impact Hub, 220 2nd Ave S, Seattle, WA 98104  
Tuesday, April 5, 2016
8:00 - 9:00 am
Networking Coffee Hour
8:00 - 5:00 pm
Registration Open
9:00 am
Welcome to Iconic 2016: Innovate, Inspire, Ignite
Remarks: Tyler Mathisen and Eric Schurenberg
9:10 am
INSPIRE
No Pain, No Gain—How CrossFit Went from Dream to Fitness Powerhouse
Speaker: Greg Glassman, founder and CEO, CrossFit
A lifelong athlete and elite-level gymnast, the outspoken Greg Glassman revolutionized the fitness industry in 2000 by inventing a whole new way to work out. He has inspired extraordinary brand loyalty among hundreds of thousands of CrossFitters, including professional athletes, elite soldiers, moms, dads, and even grandparents. Glassman will describe his entrepreneurial journey and essential business outlook, which is this: He can do whatever the hell he wants to. Find out how Glassman is building business through community and how CrossFit became a global phenomenon and the fastest-growing sport in America. And learn what it takes to keep any company in the best shape of its business life.
9:40 am
INNOVATE
Anyone Can Play: Stripe, Payments and Democratizing Entrepreneurship
Speaker: John Collison, president and co-founder, Stripe; Interviewer: Maria Aspan, senior editor, Inc.
10:15 am
Networking Break
Grab a refreshment, chat up fellow attendees, and if you haven't done so already follow @IncLiveEvents and #IconicTour16 throughout the day for live coverage.
10:50 am
INSPIRE
The Culture of Innovation: Go from Founding to Future
Speaker: Danae Ringelmann, founder and chief development officer, Indiegogo
11:25 am
INNOVATE
Fearless in Seattle: The Local Startup Scene with Three Seattle Success Stories
Speakers: Cal McAllister, founder and creative director, Wexley School for Girls; Spencer Rascoff, CEO, Zillow Group and co-author, Zillow Talk: Rewriting the Rules of Real Estate; Julie Sandler, principal, Madrona Venture Group Interviewer: Jon Fine, executive editor, Inc
12:10 pm
IGNITE
It Takes Guts: Focus and Fortitude with Shark Tank’s Mr. Wonderful
Speaker: Kevin O’Leary, founder, O’Leary Financial Group; co-star Shark Tank Interviewer: Tyler Mathisen, co-anchor of CNBC’s Power Lunch and Nightly Business Report
12:15 pm
Networking Lunch
Exchange contact information and sharp observations about what it means to run and grow a business in the current environment. Enjoy the meal as you make lasting connections with potential partners, colleagues, and Inc. and CNBC personalities.  Private Luncheon for VIP Ticket Holders.
2:00 pm
IGNITE
Making Stuff that Sells—Lessons from a Billion Dollar Buyer
Speaker: Tilman Fertitta, Founder and CEO, Landry’s Inc.; Interviewer: Tyler Mathisen, co-anchor of CNBC’s Power Lunch and Nightly Business Report
2:40 pm
INSPIRE
Collaboration and Creativity: How the Sharing Economy is Driving Opportunity
Speaker: Robin Chase, co-founder and former, CEO, Zipcar
3:20 pm
INNOVATE
Other People’s Money: Raising It Quickly, Spending It Wisely, Returning it For a Profit
Speakers: Chinedu Echeruo, founder and CEO, Gigameet.com; and founder, Hopstop.com and Tripology.com; Frederic Kerrest, co-founder, Okta; Phil Libin, partner, General Catalyst Partners; and co-founder, Evernote; and Mario Schlosser, co-founder and CEO, Oscar Interviewer: Kate Rogers, small business and entrepreneurship reporter, CNBC Business News
4:00 pm
Networking Break
4:45 pm
INSPIRE
Paying Attention to the Vital Few, Ignoring the Trivial Many
John Paul DeJoria, co-founder and CEO, John Paul Mitchell Systems; and co-founder, The Patrón Spirits Company Interviewer: Tyler Mathisen, co-anchor of CNBC’s Power Lunch and Nightly Business Report
5:20 pm
INSPIRE
Driven: Lessons on the Road to Success with Shark Tank’s Robert Herjavec
Speaker: Robert Herjavec, founder and CEO, Herjavec Group; and co-star, ABC’s Shark Tank ; Interviewer: Eric Schurenberg, president and editor-in-chief, I
5:30 - 6:30 pm
Closing Cocktail Reception
Spend your remaining time at Iconic conversing with your peers, Iconic speakers, local business leaders, Inc. editors and columnists, and CNBC reporters and anchors. Grab a bite, enjoy a drink, and continue to make lasting connections and share your thoughts on the Iconic experience during this fun and casual soiree. Cocktails and hors d'oeuvres will be served throughout the evening. All registered conference attendees are invited to attend.