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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.


CEO, Commissioned Poet & Author, Millennial Advocate

Azure Antoinette has written poems for Maria Shriver and the American Cancer Society, speaking on universal human issues. Using performance poetry to explore the effects of...

Foremost Expert on Asian Pop Culture

Stu Levy is an international entrepreneur, producer, director and writer across mediums including graphic novels, film, television and new media. Founder of the pioneering media company TOKYOPOP, Levy is known for...

Sustainability Brand Strategist & Entrepreneur

As a pioneer in sustainable commerce, Maxine Bédat is a leading authority on sustainability in apparel supply chain and the application of mission and story-telling in brand development. As the co-founder of Zady,...

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,...

CEO of OZON Holdings

As OZON Holdings' CEO, speaker Maelle Gavet is transforming Russia's principal e-commerce site into the nation's own Amazon.

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.

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.

Founder of Story

Rachel Shechtman founded Story - initially opened in beta and appropriately named A Startup Store - a retail space that curates like a magazine, changes like a gallery, and sells like a store.

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.

CEO of Coalition Media Group

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.

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.

Founder of &

As founder of and, 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.

Founder, She's the First

Using her experiences as a reporter and her knowledge of social media, Tibbetts launched She's the First to help combat the staggering statistic that four out of five girls in many countries do not complete a basic...

Iconic Business Guru and Bestselling Author

Harvey Mackay is known as an innovative business leader, owner of the $100 million MackayMitchell Envelope Company, and a New York Times #1 bestselling author who has sold over 10 million books that have been...

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.

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