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Tom Ross is the founder and CEO of Design Cuts. He has built an audience of 400,000 designers and grew the business to multiple 7 figures with more than 16 full-time staff. He is also one of the hosts of The Honest Designers Show which is one of the most popular shows in the design community and host of The Honest Entrepreneur Show where he gives a candid look at the life of an entrepreneur.
How Direct to Consumer Platforms are Grabbing the Spotlight with Stephan Aarstol Founder of Tower Paddle Boards
Stephan Aarstol is the founder of Tower Paddle Boards and the No Middle Man Project. Founded in 2010 and funded by billionaire Mark Cuban, Tower Paddle Boards is one of the biggest success stories in Shark Tank history. With only $100K in lifetime sales at the time of the pitch, Mark Cuban invested just $150K, and since then Tower has done over $30M in sales. Tower was the #1 brand out of over 2 million 3rd party sellers signed up for the pilot Amazon Exclusives program. They also have branched into Tower Electric Bikes and Tower Beach Club.
Jason Miles is the founder of Pixie Faire. He started a family business with his wife at the time called Liberty Jane at their kitchen table in 2008. In 2013 they launched Pixie Faire, which has become the world’s largest online marketplace in their niche. The site averages 50-60 thousand transactions a month and they have had over 2million of their patterns downloaded. People describe Jason’s wife, Cinnamon Miles as “the Vera Wang of the 18-inch crowd.” In 2014 Jason retired from a 20-year career in non-profit management to work on the business full-time. They also started Sew Powerful a non-profit organization focused on creating purposeful products at a sewing cooperative in Zambia. Jason has several bestselling books published by McGraw-Hill on social media, “Instagram Power”, “Youtube Marketing Power”, “Pinterest Power.” He is also one of the most popular ecommerce instructors on Udemy.
Developing Products that Improve Your Quality of Life with Dr. Steve Sudell Creator of The Neck Hammock
Dr. Steve Sudell is the creator of the Neck Hammock. The Neck Hammock is a simple, portable, FDA-approved medical device that attaches to any door, rail, or pole and helps with neck pain relief in ten minutes or less. Dr. Sudell and his team have achieved significant success on both Kickstarter and Indiegogo raising over $1.6 million and selling over 30,000 units in a short period of time. In fact, The Neck Hammock was ranked in the top 1% of all crowdfunding campaigns worldwide.
Travis Rosser is the co-founder of Kajabi and has sold his stake in the company. Travis worked in the software space in corporate America for over ten years. After he realized he wasn’t cut out for the cubical world, he looked for another opportunity and discovered the education tech space. He started developing at night (while working a full-time job). They launched the beta in early 2010. To date over 10,000 customers have used the Kajabi software. They went from bootstrapped to making multiple millions each year. Travis is also the author of the book, “You INC. : The step by step guide for finding a business within you.”
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Nate Lind is the founder of Adsum, the Legends mastermind group, and a multi-million dollar ecommerce company selling hair care products for women and men. He has had a fascinating journey going from canning pack house to his education at the art institute to a junior programmer to selling and buying 50 million dollars of real estate to consultant for fortune 500 banks to multimillion dollar ecommerce company to Adsum.
Rusty Jones and Tom Bushkie are the founders of Hello Water. Hellowater is fiber infused with zero grams of sugar and five grams fiber to help with a healthy lifestyle. Hellowater is also a fresh delivery system for fiber with exciting flavors such as Dance, which is their orange mango version. You can find Hellowater at Target, Jewel Osco, Woodmans, on Amazon and many more retailers across the country.
Ryan Lee is the founder of REWIND and the Superfood bar. The company can be found on rewindtoday.com – Ryan has over twenty-two years in the health and fitness industry (Master’s Degree in Exercise Physiology, Created the world’s fastest workout video, ect). Anyone who follows Ryan knows he is obsessed with living a good and healthy life with his wife and four kids at the forefront.
Mike McKim is the co-founder of Cuvee Coffee Roasting Company. Cuvee Coffee Roasting Company has been providing independent coffee houses and coffee enthusiasts with sustainable artisan blends, single origin, and estate coffees since 1998. Mike is also a board chairman at the non-profit, Operation Supply Drop that supports today’s active duty military and their families. Cuvee Coffee is a nationally recognized specialty coffee roaster with its roots firmly established in Texas. Cuvee Coffee and cold brew can be found at their website, Whole Foods, Heb, Central Market, Target, and soon to be limited Safeways.
Dan Meadors is a co-founder of The Wholesale Formula with Eric Lambert. They began selling on Amazon as a hobby with an original investment of only $600. They worked nights and weekends buying products on clearance at local retail stores and selling them on Amazon for a profit. It only took a few months before they saw the potential to turn this hobby into a business as they both left their day jobs to sell on Amazon full-time. Since then they have been able to generate over $20,000,000 in sales on Amazon. Dan and Eric have developed their own unique system to take advantage of wholesale opportunities called The Wholesale Formula.