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Entrepreneurs


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.

Entrepreneurs

Futurist & Digital Strategist

A renowned digital entrepreneur and social media pioneer, Soraya Darabi is a leading authority on digital commerce and ways to apply new technologies to foster efficiency,...

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.

Founder, Editor-in-Chief & CEO, PandoMedia

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...

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.

Founder & CEO of Atom Factory

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.

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.

Supermodel & 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.

Founder of Virgin Group

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.

Co-Founder of Facebook & Editor-in-Chief of The New Republic

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...

Xbox Visionary, Former President of Entertainment Devices at Microsoft

The business mind behind the groundbreaking game console Xbox, Robbie Bach is a highly innovative and successful business leader who is an inspiration to aspiring entrepreneurs in the technology and video gaming...

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

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

Founder of Ethos Water

Driven by a vision to provide clean drinking water to developing nations, speaker Peter Thum founded Ethos Water, which has donated millions to safe water initiatives.

International Business Leader

An entrepreneur and humanitarian, speaker Marilyn Tam helps organizations integrate social and environmental concerns into business profitably.

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...

Co-Founder of Blackboard & Current CEO of SocialRadar

Michael Chasen is an entrepreneur who is focused in the technology, education, and Social Local Mobile (SoLoMo) space.

Former Head of Mike's Hard Lemonade & Change Strategist/Disruptor

Speaker Anat Baron shares her business secrets from revolutionizing Four Seasons Hotels' customer experience to transforming Mike's Hard Lemonade into a $200 million juggernaut.

Business Expert & Consultant

Founder and CEO of Tomorrow, a consumer innovation research lab, Mike Walsh advises some of the world's leading brands and corporations on what's coming next in their industry.

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