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December 6, 2017

iCONIC Exchange: Austin  | December 6 | 6 – 9 pm
Location: 800 Congress, 800 Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78701

Making Your Next Big Deal featuring Shark Tank’s Kevin ‘Mr. Wonderful’ O’Leary

Join Inc., CNBC, and local entrepreneurs and business leaders for an intimate networking and learning event headlined by consummate deal-maker – Shark Tank’s Kevin ‘Mr. Wonderful’ O’Leary. During the evening, you will hear O’Leary’s best practices for getting funding, strategic partnerships, and what he looks for when he invests in companies.  O’Leary will be taking questions during the presentation and will be mingling at the closing cocktail reception. Plus, there’s time to participate in small group discussions guided by experts in negotiation, pitching, marketing and social media where you will receive actionable tips and ideas on how to secure deals that will take your business to the next level. Seats are limited!

 

CONFIRMED SPEAKERS
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Kevin O’Leary
founder of O’Leary Financial Group and co-star of 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.

HOSTS
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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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Eric Schurenberg
president and editor in chief, Inc.

During the five 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.

AGENDA
6:00 - 6:30 pm
Cocktails and Networking
Grab a refreshing cocktail, enjoy an appetizing bite, and mingle with the entrepreneurs and business leaders in attendance.
6:30 - 7:30 pm
Breakout Sessions
Participate in small group discussions guided by experts in negotiation, pitching, marketing and social media.  You will receive actionable tips and ideas on how to secure deals that will take your business to the next level.
7:30 - 8:15 pm
Conversation with Kevin O’Leary (including Q&A)
8:15 - 9:00 pm
Closing Networking Reception
Kevin O'Leary, Inc. and CNBC staff, and other business experts will be on hand to meet and mingle with you during the closing network reception.  Refreshments and tasty bites will be served.