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APB's entrepreneur speakers have achieved phenomenal success with their entrepreneurial ventures. Starting with a vision, they have taken risks, formulated plans, and implemented them, taking the necessary steps to come out on top. Creative, determined, and innovative, these speakers on entrepreneurship share the many secrets that drove their businesses to success.

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Co-Founder, Apple Computer, Inc.

Speaker Steve Wozniak changed the computer world when he designed Apple's first product line: Apple I and II. He is also a philanthropist focusing on computer use in schools.

Entrepreneur & Editor in Chief, Pando.com

Sarah Lacy knows Silicon Valley and the power of the Web 2.0 technology like few others. As a veteran reporter covering start ups—from technology innovation to cultural underpinnings—Lacy is an expert in translating the mystique and the might of...

Tech Venture Capitalist, Founder of The Atom Factory, Entertainment Mogul

A master at leveraging the power of digital media to connect with fans and cultivate brand loyalty, business speaker Troy Carter catapulted Lady Gaga to unparalleled fame and is now the founder and CEO of Atom Factory.

Real Estate Mogul & Star of Shark Tank

Speaker Barbara Corcoran is the real estate contributor for NBC's Today Show and an investor/shark on ABC's reality hit Shark Tank.

Owner of The Dallas Mavericks

Dallas Mavericks owner and publicspeaker Mark Cuban was the first owner in team sports to encourage fan interaction through email on his personal computer.

Entrepreneur, Author, Philanthropist & Inspiration for the Acclaimed Movie The Pursuit of Happyness

Chris Gardner is an Entrepreneur, Best Selling Author and single parent. Gardner’s autobiography, the Pursuit of Happyness, became a New York Times #1 best seller, and is also the inspiration for the critically acclaimed movie of...

CEO, Kathy Ireland Worldwide

One of the most successful supermodels in history, business speaker Kathy Ireland is the CEO of Kathy Ireland Worldwide, a design and marketing company.

Founder of Monster.com & Eons.com

As founder of Monster.com and Eons.com, speaker Jeff Taylor is recognized as a visionary business leader. He advises businesses on how to break away from the competition.

Global Entrepreneur & Founder, Virgin Group Ltd.

The face, spirit and entrepreneurial mastermind behind Virgin, one of the world’s most dynamic brands, Richard Branson is known for his unique vision, competitive style and showy nature.

Branding Visionary & Founder of FUBU

Credited with creating the urban apparel market, corporate speaker Daymond John is the founder of FUBU and the branding guru on ABC's Shark Tank.

Vice President of Singularity University (SU) Labs, Entrepreneurship Chair and Global Evangelist & Author of The Heretic

Pascal Finette draws you into a spellbinding future where artificial intelligence, robotics, synthetic biology and other exponential technologies solve humanity’s greatest challenges. His masterful presentations make sense of our rapidly...

Co-Founder, Basic Income Collaborative

Social media pioneer. Master of disruption. Editorial reformist. Noted philanthropist. Chris Hughes is the embodiment of today’s brightest young innovators and represents the forward-thinking entrepreneurship and disruptive dogma that is aptly...

Co-Founder of Scripps Networks Interactive & Former Chief Operating Officer, HGTV

Susan Packard is co-founder and former chief operating officer of HGTV, and an expert speaker on innovation. Packard held a variety of senior positions at Scripps Networks Interactive, (NYSE: SNI), the leading developer of lifestyle-oriented...

CEO of X Prize Foundation

Dr. Peter Diamandis heads the X Prize Foundation, which leads the world in designing and launching large incentive prizes to drive breakthroughs that benefit humanity.

Entrepreneur, Navy SEAL Commander & Author

Alden Mills — a humble leader with abundant charisma and a teacher’s heart—brings his high-impact C.A.R.E. framework to life so leaders at every level can succeed sooner, more consistently, and with greater impact.

Founder of Travelocity.com & Founding Chairman of Kayak.com

As founder of Travelocity.com, chairman of Kayak.com, and Chief Information Officer at American Airlines/Sabre, Terry Jones is on the cutting edge of innovation and change in the new information age. Now, Jones teaches audiences how to keep up...

Tech Entrepreneur, Brand Builder & Former Head of Mike’s Hard Lemonade

Anat Baron’s energizing presence and impressive track record as an entrepreneur, filmmaker and force behind Mike’s Hard Lemonade sets her apart in the speaking world. A passionate problem solver and voracious trendwatcher, Baron shares expertise...

Authority on Innovation & Leadership

An innovation expert, Deborah Perry Piscione wrote the best-selling books Secrets of Silicon Valley: What Everyone Else Can Learn from the Innovation Capital of the World and The Risk Factor...

Co-Founder & CCO (Chief Creative Optimist) of Life is Good

Keynote speaker John Jacobs is co-founder and CCO (Chief Creative Optimist) of Life is Good, which spreads the power of optimism through inspiring art, a passionate community, and groundbreaking nonprofit work.

Co-Founder & CEO (Chief Executive Optimist) of Life is Good

Keynote speaker Bert Jacobs is co-founder and CEO (Chief Executive Optimist) of Life is Good, which spreads the power of optimism through inspiring art, a passionate community, and groundbreaking nonprofit work.

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