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Kimbal Musk is on the board for Chipotle Mexican Grill, Tesla Motors and SpaceX. His personal mission is to strengthen communities through food. Kimbal is a co-founder of The Kitchen, a growing family of restaurants that sources directly from local farmers, stimulating the local farm economy to the tune of millions of dollars a year, and creating quality jobs. In 2011, Kimbal co-founded The Kitchen Community, a complementary non-profit organization. The Kitchen Community builds Learning Gardens in schools around the U.S. reaching hundreds of thousands of students every school day, improving their vegetable intake and academic achievements.
Kimbal’s first entrepreneurship venture was a residential painting business with College Pro Painters in 1995. His second venture, Zip2, was started with his brother Elon. Zip2 Corporation was an online city guide that provided content for the new online versions of the New York Times and the Chicago Tribune newspapers. The company was sold in 1999 to Compaq for $307 million. After selling Zip2, Kimbal invested in several young software and technology companies and was an early investor in his brother’s venture X.com, an online financial services and email payments company. X.com eventually became PayPal, which was acquired by eBay in October 2002 for $1.5 billion in stock. From 2006 to 2011 Kimbal served as the CEO of OneRiot, an advertising network for the real-time, social web. In September 2011 Walmart-Labs acquired OneRiot.
Brad Feld has been an early stage investor and entrepreneur for over 20 years.He lives in Boulder, Colorado and Homer, Alaska with his wife and is on a quest to run a marathon in every state in the US.
Brad has been an early stage investor and entrepreneur since 1987. Prior to co-founding Foundry Group, he co-founded Mobius Venture Capital and, prior to that, founded Intensity Ventures. Brad is also a co-founder of Techstars.
In addition to his investing efforts, Brad has been active with several non-profit organizations and currently is chair of the National Center for Women & Information Technology, co-chair of Startup Colorado, and on the board of Path Forward. Brad is a nationally recognized speaker on the topics of venture capital investing and entrepreneurship and writes the widely read blogs Feld Thoughts, Startup Revolution, and Ask the VC.
Brad holds Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in Management Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Brad is also an avid art collector and long-distance runner. He has completed 23 marathons as part of his mission to finish a marathon in each of the 50 states.
Philip works with entrepreneurs and business leaders all over the world. When people are seeking clarity about their future or want to move through roadblocks, seen and unseen, they call Philip.
He helps people get clear on who they are and where they need to go. He helps them transition in their personal and professional lives so people feel aligned in all areas of life. Philip believes who and what we do ’off the ice’ has a huge impact on our results ’on the ice’.
In more recent times he has worked with the Canadian Olympic Team, The Pentagon and has shared the stage with other speakers like the Dalai Lama and Richard Branson.
With a knack of getting into all sorts of scenarios – he’s caddied in golf for the President of Ireland, been chased and nearly killed by a bull elephant in Nigeria and made wine in Australia. He has traveled to 80 countries around the globe and has worked with orphans in Sri Lanka, Peru, India and Guatemala, written 4 books despite being dyslexic and his first documentary film will be released in late 2016. The film explores how the gift of giving makes us feel more worthy and alive. It also explores the science behind the impact of giving on our emotional well being, our mental health, our physiology and our business’s.
Philip believes the path to a happy and fulfilling life is found through the meaning we derive in life through the WORK we do, our relationship to OTHERS and the most important relationship of all, the one with ones SELF.
Mike Dillard is an entrepreneur in Austin Texas. He built his first million-dollar business by the age of 27, teaching small business owners how to effectively market their products and services online using “attraction-marketing” strategies.
In 2010 he founded a financial education company in order to teach others how to achieve financial freedom through investment strategies commonly reserved for the wealthy. Combined, his businesses have produced more than $50 Million in revenue without outside funding.
Today Mike dedicates his time to mentoring other entrepreneurs, and developing technologies in the aeroponics industry that will give people around the world access to clean, healthy, organic food at a fraction of today’s current prices.
He spends his free time pursuing his passion for auto racing, competing in the Baja 1000, Mint 400, and SCCA.
As a co-owner of Simple Smart Science, Julia is an brain health specialist and educator, otherwise known as a brain hacker. She’s a serial entrepreneur that started in venture funding and then managed a private investment portfolio of $50 million. Over the last 8 years, she has worked to develop her own ‘race track’ to take a business from zero to 7 figures in less than 3 years. She is now on her second adventure in the direct marketing space and living the life of her dreams being geo-independent.
She combines the neuroscience of the brain in an entrepreneurial world to take giant leaps instead of baby steps in making measurable improvements in people’s lives. Entrepreneurs habitually 10x everything to become successful, but science shows this is hindering, not helping in the journey to a life full of riches.
Learn 3 scientifically proven shortcuts to help you get more done with less time and effort. Supercharge your brain to eliminate down time due to sickness, fall asleep and stay asleep all night and make a quantum leap in your business by accessing your different brain wave states. Use your brain differently to get ahead.
Ryan Levesque is the author of the #1 National Best-Selling book, Ask – as featured by Inc. Magazine as the #1 Marketing Book of 2015 and by Entrepreneur Magazine as the #2 Must-Read Book for Budding Entrepreneurs.
Ryan has used the Ask Method to help build multi-million dollar businesses in 23 different industries, generating over $100 million dollars in sales in the process. And since then, his students have used the Ask Method in thousands of different industries.
Today, Ryan and his team offer training, consulting, and software for entrepreneurs and businesses at all levels who are looking to use the Ask Method to launch and grow their business.
Itay Paz is an entrepreneur, bestselling author, trainer, an international speaker and a veteran in the global internet world. His fast business success worldwide and his ability to motivate others to take action and achieve big results has earned him the status of a leader and a world expert in digital marketing helping entrepreneurs & business owners worldwide to grow their businesses using the power of the internet.
In order to achieve extraordinary results in business and in life, one must take action and do whatever it takes to succeed. In his lectures, Itay motivates the audience to take big actions and he shares his wide range of experience & knowledge for achieving outstanding results in any business.
Itay Paz has produced dozens of courses, training programs, products and bestselling books, among them: “I Have New Customers For You” and “Blonds Can Too”.
Since becoming obsessed with direct response marketing, Nate’s founded and co-founded three businesses, gone bankrupt, and has recently helped one of Agora Financial’s largest divisions launch a brand-new nutritional supplement franchise.
In the first year, Nate’s copy sold over $1.5 million of supplements and products.
While battling on the front lines with vendors, publishers, and Agora’s diabolically strict legal department, Nate discovered the game of top-level copywriting has changed forever.
In addition to forming JV partnerships and recruiting affiliates, if you want real profits, you must advertise.This means dealing with skeptical prospects… strict networks… and the scrutiny of government regulatory agencies like the FTC and the FDA.
In his field report, Nate’s going to reveal his “Copywriting Jujutsu” strategies for using all of these challenges to your advantage, and increase your conversion rates as a result.
After this field report, you’ll see every change to the internet landscape as an opportunity to multiply your profits.
Dmitriy Kozlov and James Guldan will reveal exactly how they built a talented and committed team as they’ve created Vision Tech Team, a boutique creative agency that serves industry influencers.
Vision Tech Team’s client list includes recognized names like Mike Dillard, Ryan Blair, Eben Pagan, Yanik Silver, Kent Clothier, JJ Virgin and many others, along with industry leading brands like Food Revolution, Revolution Golf, The Urban Monk and more.
But they’re even more proud of the team they’ve cultivated to serve these clients, and in this MBA Masterclass they’ll show you exactly how you can apply their team building strategies in your business, whether you’re just hiring your first employee or already have a team of dozens.
Dmitriy has shared some of these strategies on Necker Island, at Camp Maverick, and other audiences with great response, but this is the first time they’re revealing them in a structured, systematic, and applicable formula…
Byron Walker is the owner and CEO of Survival Frog, a $5M e-commerce store in the survivalist niche, and a founding partner in Tire Consumer, the world’s first tire price search engine.
Byron started in the online marketing industry just 8 years ago and quickly became known as a “super-affiliate”. He then began launching his own info-products and shot up to one of ClickBank’s elite Top 100 vendors – a coveted position he held for several years before transitioning his business to e-commerce.
Using his extensive experience in Direct Response Marketing, Byron was able to scale his e-commerce store from $0 in revenue to $5 Million in the just 2 years – an especially impressive feat since his store is not on Amazon.
In his presentation, Byron will give you the exact steps he took build his store from the ground up. He’ll give you his formula for what worked, but also (and perhaps more importantly) – what didn’t work – so you you don’t have to repeat the same mistakes.
You’ll also get the key metrics he used to scale his business – making sure he could break even on the front-end and drive big profits on the back-end.
In addition, you’ll find out what he’s discovered about the fulfillment process and why he’s chosen to do it in-house rather than use a drop-shipper.
With more marketers moving away from info-products and into physical products, Bryon’s presentation is ultra-relevant to today’s online marketing landscape.
No matter what niche you’re in, if you’re selling physical products, or planning to, then Byron’s presentation is one you can’t miss! You’ll discover how to make more sales, build an e-commerce store with staying power, and maximize your profits.
Byron doesn’t do coaching, he isn’t a guru, and doesn’t have any courses you can buy. He’s a true underground business leader, and he’ll be pulling back the curtains showing how he has built several multi-million dollar direct to consumer businesses.
Jimmy Sweeney started his entrepreneurial career in his teenage years as a door to door salesman. He studied direct response marketing and copywriting in his late teens and started his first of several mail order companies selling information products on a variety of topics. Making the move from mail order to the Internet, Jimmy sold his first product online in 1994 (not a misprint) and his second product online in 2000. He’s sold multiple 7 figures online with a variety of digital information products to date. Jimmy Sweeney is the CEO, Founder and Co-Owner of Honesteonline.com and CareerJimmy.com.
In his Underground session, Jimmy will reveal the simple, but unusual, email marketing tactics he uses to stand out in a crowded inbox, while also building recognition for his brand. Jimmy will also disclose the one secret sentence he uses to differentiate himself from his competition, and how you can come up with an powerful secret sentence for your own brand.
You don’t often get the chance to learn from someone who’s been successfully selling online for 22 YEARS. Don’t miss this one!iple 7 figures online with a variety of digital information products to date. Jimmy Sweeney is the CEO, Founder and Co-Owner of Honesteonline.com and CareerJimmy.com.
Sheevaun Moran has helped over 15,000 people achieve their epic life and success. She is an author of several books and Master Energy Coach, is the creator of the Energetic Solutions, Inc.® Success System and is devoted to teaching entrepreneurs, CEO’s and leaders Universal Success Principles with proven step-by-step “How-To’s” to breakthrough and of success. Through her Conscious Conversations for CEO’s, Innovator’s Circle, Unleash Infinite Prosperity, Epic Life Conference programs and dozens of products, Sheevaun unleashes within you Clarity, Simplicity and Profits to live exponentially. She’s been awarded female entrepreneur of the year and has been featured in Wall Street Journal, CBS, ABC and many others.
In her exclusive Underground presentation, “Impact, Influence and Income Wizardry,” Sheevaun will teach you how to “beat the odds” by unveiling the deeply hidden techniques that breed the most successful entrepreneurs in the world. You can accelerate your on-line business with these unusual, ancient tools that she’ll actually be giving to you…in her live and interactive session.
After attending Sheevaun’s power session, you’ll walk away with “3 Techniques to Shift Your Mind and Energetics into Profits.” It’s possible you’ll walk away with tools that you will use the rest of your life; Tools that have helped Sheevaun’s clients generate over $1 billion in revenue.
Jeff Vacek is a husband, father, best-selling author and an award-winning serial entrepreneur.
He started his first internet business with ZERO capital and only one employee (a friend working as a favor) and took it from a $0 to a $12 million business in less than 3 years. Since then he has built multiple 7-figure businesses across multiple niches and markets.
His current, primary business focus is building GDW Inc… One of the hottest, end-to-end eCommerce training, development, fulfillment and business solutions companies on the planet with his partner Alan Basinger.
At GDW Inc., in the last 11 months, Jeff’s marketing and social media initiatives have taken the company from a few customers, NO email list and a Facebook Group of 250 people to 10x’ing the Facebook Group, an engaged email list of over 4,000 subscribers and increased profits by 11,299%. And he is barely scratching the surface. This was primarily done through non-traditional digital marketing initiatives using content as the main driver. For example, Jeff can show you how to lose $4000 a customer and still return an ROI in the hundreds of percents!
Jeff is also currently on a mission as a “Business Truth Evangelist”. He has a passion for creating content, speaking publicly, on Podcasts, radio and TV about his mission to help entrepreneurs understand the REAL truth about creating a long-term, sustainable business in this fast-paced, ‘dog-eat-dog’, digital era… Especially young, bootstrapped entrepreneurs.
If you want to get a profitable return from all those posts, pins and Tweets, talk to Melinda.
Melinda’s predictive social intelligence company Verifeed generates and measures your “Return on Authenticity” (TM) so you can move past the vanity metrics that stand between your business and genuine connection with fickle consumers – and put a genuine multiplier effect on customer acquisition and retention.
Founder and CEO of Verifeed, Melinda has architected algorithms and proprietary processes that parse and pattern millions of social conversations to understand and predict consumer behavior, tastes and motivations – and enable personalized social marketing and selling at scale.
Melinda saw in the social data that brands and businesses that “speak from the heart” in a genuine or authentic way win the lasting trust (and business) of consumers – and wildly outperform their rivals.
Melinda will share powerful insights and practical strategies to show you how to find your authentic voice and “walk your talk” on social media – and what that means for putting a multiplier on your traffic, conversions, brand buzz and revenue. She’ll reveal some “secret sauce” about her new ROA scoring and much more!
What else do you need to know about Melinda?
A serial entrepreneur, award-winning journalist, and content marketer, Melinda first understood the power (and profit) of targeted information and insight as a correspondent on the Times of London, where she began moving markets at age 22 with her predictive “superpowers” as a financial and media correspondent and columnist. Steve Jobs once told her she “asked the best questions”.
Melinda launched her first “business” when she was 5, earning $100 getting neighbors to pre-pay for her “show”. At 19 came her second business, Montreal’s first English-language entertainment listings magazine. In 2003, she created the award-winning Capitol News Connection, a news agency covering Congress for 200+ TV and radio stations. Melinda created the crowd-sourced app Ask Your Lawmaker, which engaged more than 3 million people asking questions of their elected representatives in Congress. She also founded NewsiT, a crowd-collaboration mobile app for people to create and share news around shared interests that Marissa Mayer of Yahoo! called the “future of news”.
INC 500 company founder and New York Times Best Selling Author. Guest contributor on CNBC, Fox News, ABC, and many others. He regularly writes for Forbes and Entrepreneur as well.
Garrett teaches ways to pay off debt faster; safely and legally save more in taxes; how to protect and unlock your trapped and underperforming retirement funds; and have more money to do what you want today without having to work harder, hire more people, or increase your overhead.
Even better? He’ll do this without boring the hell out of you like most financial people. As a matter of fact, you will be surprised you are enjoying a financial segment so much. Plus you’ll leave with at least 5-10 ways to increase your cash flow immediately.
Through his company, Wealth Factory, Garrett helps his entrepreneur clients free up an average of $2,484 a month in cash flow and $11,740 in taxes per $500k of revenue. 93% of the people in Garrett’s audiences can save tax dollars with the tips he gives in his presentations.
*Recover Cash – Identify areas where money is leaking and get practical strategies and examples that you can implement within 24 hours after the event.
*Build Wealth – How to rig the financial game in your favor, earn interest rather than pay it, and cut out the middle man.
*Take Control Over Your Finances – Discover where you are handling your finances excellently AND where your finances are inefficient or need special attention as Garrett uncovers the indicators that expose future problems.
Than Merrill is one of the foremost real estate investors and educators in the country. Than has founded five different multi-million dollar real estate investment related companies. He is a best selling-author and nationally recognized expert in the field of real estate investing, entrepreneurship, and marketing.
In his session, Than will discuss how he grew his various real estate investment and educational companies from 10 people to over 450 people in 7 years.
Than has invested in over 1,000 real estate projects throughout his career. His real estate development company has between 20 and 40 development projects under construction at any given time. In 2006, he founded FortuneBuilders.com, a real estate educational company dedicated to giving other investors the education, resources and systems to invest in real estate successfully.
FortuneBuilders has been listed three times on the “Inc. 500” list of the fastest growing privately held companies in America. The company currently has 450 employees and conducts thousands of real estate and financial educational seminars every year.
In 2007, Than was approached by A&E and filmed three seasons of the hit TV reality show “Flip this House.” The show was the first real estate show that spawned an entire industry of real estate reality shows.
In 2013, Than co-founded Grand Coast Capital a private lending firm that has already funded over $115 million dollars in real estate development projects since inception. After graduating from Yale University played in the NFL for two years with the Chicago Bears and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Than currently lives in San Diego, CA with his wife and son.
Mike Peters has been a software entrepreneur for over 25 years. Started selling software when he was 13, Mike founded and built several companies in the US and internationally, taking them from inception into well over $100 million in revenues. Mike is currently focusing on SoftwareProjects.com, where he is disrupting online payments, with a unique services-company DNA. Mike is motivated by helping others. His personal mission is to positively impact the lives of one hundred million people, empowering them with the tools and knowledge they need to improve their circumstances.
Mike’s companies cover a wide spectrum, from security, through cooking, file sharing, software delivery, online games, marketing tools and shopping. His passion for software development and unique problem solving skills, have produced products and services that are touching hundreds of thousands of people every day. Having reached financial freedom by the age of 23, he is a strong believer that nothing is impossible with the right combination of passion, persistence and perseverance.
Mike is an active investor, always happy to make the time to actively brainstorm and guide entrepreneurs, on their path of building software companies that focus on delivering true value.
Dan is a high-octane teacher and in-demand speaker, layin’ down wisdom worldwide to help you unravel the greatest mystery of them all: how to scale. (Yes, scale. Sounds boring. But it’s pure money.) He’s exited 2 tech startups – Clarity and Flowtown – and he invests in the likes of Udemy, Intercom, Unbounce and Foodspotting, making him one of Canada’s top angel investors. And now? Now he’s gonna teach you how to Do It Like Dan Does. Buckle up.
In Dan’s Underground workshop, you’ll learn the 5 Stages of Business that help you decide the right makeup for your team, the skills you should be prioritizing, as well as a simple framework for sourcing, selecting and selling A-Players.
Would you like to hire a CEO for your business? A COO? A VP? Those people are hard to find, and even harder to keep…
But Dan’s done it multiple times and he’ll be sharing his personal system with you.
(Hint: His process for finding A players is pretty sneaky…but pure genius!)
You’ll also learn the 4 Levels of Meetings that get your team running perfectly in sync without losing time, money or morale to disastrous inefficiencies or miscommunication.
Brett Fogle and Daniel Miller have generated over $100M in sales collectively both online and from live stages, are internationally recognized experts in sales and marketing and Co-Authors of the upcoming books ‘Click and Grow Rich’ and ‘The Internet MBA’.
Brett and Daniel also speak internationally, teaching internet marketing seminars as far away as Singapore, Johannesburg, London, Australia, and all major cities in Canada.
Brett and Daniel are co-founders of Cydec Software, a next-generation ecommerce and email marketing platform which is being called “InfusionSoft, without the confusion.”
They will be sharing their proprietary ‘V-Selling’ method – a way to significantly reduce order form abandonment plus dramatically increase your sales, as well as showing you a little-known strategy to make your offer and sales go viral. Plus new automation tactics and technologies to drive your sales to 7-figures and beyond.
After Google asked him to be a YouTube Marketing Ambassador, Jake Larsen quit his job (a month before his first child was born) to start Video Power Marketing; a video ad agency that has generated millions of dollars in trackable sales for their clients. Jake’s unique way of creating and advertising their videos allows him to guarantee results (Sales, Leads, Subscribers) directly related to their video campaigns.
In his presentation, you’ll discover how you can turn your YouTube views into customers by “hacking YouTube advertising.” We’re not talking about viral videos, we’re talking about guaranteed results where you spend $1 on ads, and generate up to $7 in sales. If you set it up right, you can get a positive return on your ad spend. After this session, you’ll learn the following …
Jake is happily married with two children. You can see more adventures of his personal life by subscribing to their new YouTube channel, “Larsen Family Soul” 😉
Aline is an unconventional game-changer in the field of transformational coaching and personal development. Her sense of compassion, enthusiasm and laser-focused intuition have allowed her to work with high-level individuals and teams to intuitively pinpoint and dissolve “the things that get in the way.” She provides profound personal insights and creative integration tools and strategies to help you experience a conscious purpose-filled lifestyle.
While most personal development workshops focus on success, Aline’s session will help you discover the answer to this key question: What’s your kryptonite?
As an entrepreneur, your vision of success is your super power. To know what gets in the way of your super-power is to gather the most vital information you’ll ever need to keep growing strongly, effortlessly and consistently.
The genius of those who truly succeed lies in 3 simple factors in this order:
Because the mind and body need to work as one cohesive unit to achieve the pinnacle of success in all areas of life (business, personal, relationships, etc.), Iva will be contributing to Aline’s session and sharing techniques for balancing the body.
You’ll discover how to use the 5000 year old tools of Yoga and Ayurveda to master simplicity, maintain your well-being, and stay focused and calm, even when “sh*t hits the fan!” – something entrepreneurs experience pretty much on a daily basis!
Iva studied Physiology at McGill University in Montreal, Canada, and was introduced to Yoga by her mother in 1985. She completed her Yoga Arts Teacher Training in 2002 and is certified under Yoga Alliance.
She has been teaching in San Francisco, Japan and Austin focusing primarily on Vinyasa Flow and Yin Yoga. She currently hosts retreats and workshops internationally as well as facilitating teacher training programs in Austin, Hawaii, India, and Japan.
In 2007, Craig Ballantyne decided to get his “Ph.D” in Internet Marketing. His first stop: Underground Online Marketing Seminar.
It was there that Craig met his mentors, future business partners, and affiliates that would help him build multiple 7-figure businesses. And all of that was done just “hanging out with other attendees”. That doesn’t even include all of the insider 7-figure secrets he learned from the speakers.
Since then Craig has been a 3-time invited speaker to Underground, and there’s a good reason we keep on asking him back…You’ll discover
Craig Ballantyne is the author of The Perfect Day Formula: How to Own the Day and Control Your Life. He has been contributing to Men’s Health magazine since 2000, and his productivity secrets have been featured on Inc.com, LifeHacker.com, Telegraph.co.uk and even Russian and Australian TV.
Craig also created the revolutionary home workout programs, Turbulence Training and 6-Minutes to Skinny, and has hundreds of thousands of customers all over the world.
On his journey to success, Craig had to overcome crippling anxiety attacks, and he beat them with his 5 Pillars of Transformation. Today Craig shows men and women how to use the 5 Pillars to lose 10 to 75 pounds, get a raise and make more money, find the love of their life, and overcome any obstacle in the way of success.
You can read his daily essays on success, productivity, and health at EarlyToRise.com.
Blair William McNea is a founder and the CEO of RevGuard, LLC. RevGuard uses A/B testing to optimize customer lifetime value (CLV).
Blair is passionate about lifting customer satisfaction and customer profits for RevGuard’s customers’ end-users.
Blair is a serial entrepreneur, having started over 15 businesses in B2C technology, SaaS, telecommunications, and B2B call centers, fulfillment and data management. Some have done ok, others have been very successful and some have been glorious and wonderful flops. While he has enjoyed the successes, Blair swears the most important lessons he has learned have come from the flops.
Blair lives in Niwot, Colorado and is an avid skier, although he’s probably only dreaming about being on the slopes, since he and his wife have an 18-month old son and a five-week old daughter.
During his presentation, Blair will show you how to easily use A/B testing on the customers you’ve already acquired to lift your overall profits 20-50%
What started out in 2007 as a project of passion that was intended to provide work from home opportunities to stay-home moms has blossomed into a series of Digital & Content Marketing companies assisting hundreds of businesses in getting their message out to the world while successfully scaling to that elusive “next level”. It’s a point of great pride that 75% of her 100+ staff are still comprised of stay-home moms.
Her success with Content Divas, which started out as a small team of content providers hatched her full-service Digital Marketing agency – Intentional.Media. Intentional Media has a unique relationship with Google that offers her team the “inside scoop” with cutting-edge digital marketing trends. One of Shelby’s super powers is truly understanding Google and intentional search. She gets to the heart of exactly what her client’s target market is searching for and designs high-converting sales funnels and marketing campaigns around that.
Shelby published Moonlighting on the Internet in Spring of 2016 to help families understand how to create consistent, legitimate income from home.