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Laura Gale is the founder of Gale Creative Marketing. She started Gale Creative to help entrepreneurs and marketers to write, publish and market books that transform their businesses. She is certified by Digital Marketer in content marketing, conversion funnel optimization, and traffic acquisition, and has a degree in writing and publishing.
Ross Andrew Paquette is the founder of Maropost. Ross founded Maropost in 2011 as an email service provider, but it quickly grew beyond the original vision and helps simplify customer engagement for companies across the board with their technology. They became one of the fastest-growing companies in North America, without ever raising funding. Maropost is trusted by companies like the Golden State Warriors, Mercedes Benz, Livestrong, and The New York Post. They are also working to make philanthropy more efficient, by using their technology to power non-profits. MaropostCares is a nonprofit focused on giving endangered species a second chance, restoring ecosystems through conservation initiatives.
Patrick Campbell is the co-founder of ProfitWell. Patrick has grown ProfitWell from nothing in 2012 to over $10 million in revenue and 70 staff. ProfitWell has a free product that integrates with tools like Stripe, Braintree, and others to bring all of your subscription and financial metrics together in one place. There are over 10,000 companies now using ProfitWell…companies like Big Commerce, ClassPass, Zenefits, Meetup, Calendely, Masterclass, and many more.
Chris Gronkowski is the founder of Ice Shaker. Ice Shaker is a vacuum-insulated, stainless-steel protein shaker that holds ice for over 30 hours and is the chosen shaker bottle for people like Alex Rodriguez and Mark Cuban who are both investors, Marshawn Lynch and of course all the Gronkowski brothers – Glenn, Dan, Gordie and Rob. Chris is a former NFL fullback who played for the Dallas Cowboys, Denver Broncos and Indianapolis Colts. He played college football at the University of Arizona. He was on the hit TV show Shark Tank and received an investment from Mark Cuban and Alex Rodriguez for 150K for 15% and just 1 year after being featured Ice Shaker grew from 1 product to over 80 SKUs. Today, you can find Ice Shaker in over 3,500 GNC locations and UFC gyms across the USA.
How to Understand the Market and Find Your Niche with Ryan Levesque Founder of The ASK Method Company
Ryan Levesque is the Inc. 500 CEO of The ASK Method Company, and the #1 national best-selling author of “Ask,” which was named by Inc. as the #1 Marketing Book of the Year. His work has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Forbes, and Entrepreneur and over 250,000 entrepreneurs subscribe to his email newsletter. Ryan is also a co-founder and investor in Bucket.io, a leading marketing funnel software for entrepreneurs. His latest book “Choose,” helps readers avoid making the single biggest mistake when starting a business.
Anthony Constantino is the co-founder of Sticker Mule; one of the most popular custom sticker websites with printing operations in the United States and Europe. Stickermule is the easiest and fastest ways to buy custom printed products. You can order in simply 60 seconds and they turn your design or illustrations into custom stickers, magnets, buttons, labels and packaging in a few days. Their customers have included Amazon, Nike, Google, Facebook, Netflix and many more.
Sayan Sarkar is a serial entrepreneur and the founder of the health supplement brand, InvigorateNOW Health Sciences. He is also the creator of Sark Media Direct, a direct marketing consultancy that specializes in helping entrepreneurs grow to seven figures and beyond in the health, e-commerce, and consulting agency industries. Sayan helps combine cutting edge online marketing strategies with traditional direct response marketing. He’s worked with some of the biggest names in the industry, including Martha Stewart, Organifi, Zenith Labs, and more.
Alex Bates has spent the last decade bringing artificial intelligence and machine learning to the forefront of the industrial market. In 2016, Alex sold his company, Mtell to AspenTech for $38 million. Unlike most tech startups, Alex and his co-founder raised only $1m in funding and maintained ownership of the majority of the company. As part of the acquisition, Alex had to stay with AspenTech for two years. Now, he’s dedicating his life to driving AI tech forward. Alex wrote his book, “Augmented Mind: Al, Superhumans and the Next Economic Revolution”, he is an active angel investor, and he is a partner in AI incubator The Sandbox.
Cory Warfield is the co-founder of ShedWool. ShedWool is an employee scheduling and workforce management software company. What that means is they help staff at companies fill a shift or take on an additional shift. So if someone works at a restaurant they don’t have to call all their buddies to see who can cover for them. They can put it in the ShedWool schedule and someone can pick up the shift easily. Early on they were able to work with companies like IBM, American Airlines, BP, Four Seasons and several other high-profile companies. Cory worked in the hospitality industry for years where he saw the need for a scheduling app. He is also the co-founder of Mentor You Global which is a pro bono consulting platform.