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Casey Neistat is an American film director, producer, and creator of popular YouTube videos.
Casey, who got his start working as a dish washer, is a self-taught filmmaker and discovered his passion for making movies with a friend. Neistat attained commercial success with the HBO series The Neistat Brothers and indie film Daddy Longlegs. Casey founded the social media app Beme, which was purchased by CNN for $25M in 2016. With ten years of experience in creating TV commercials, Neistat took his story-telling ability and married it with his commercial experience to re-define branded content on the internet with companies such as Mercedes and Nike.
Beyond YouTube, Casey’s audience has followed him to Instagram, Twitter, and SnapChat to hear his honest narrative and get a glimpse into the creator lifestyle. Casey has set a new standard for the way brands interact with digital creators and carved out a niche for himself as a well-respected filmmaker and digital native talent.
Pat Flynn is a father, husband, and entrepreneur who lives and works in San Diego, CA. He owns several successful online businesses and is a professional blogger, keynote speaker, Wall Street Journal bestselling author, and host of the Smart Passive Income and AskPat podcasts, which have earned a combined total of over 50 million downloads, multiple awards, and features in publications such as The New York Times and Forbes. He is also an advisor for LeadPages, ConvertKit, and other companies in the digital marketing arena.
Oneika is the voice behind Oneika the Traveller, an award-winning travel blog dedicated to inspiring, encouraging, and empowering women and people of color to see the world. She has an intense passion for travel, culture, and language and her adventures abroad have taken her to over 100 countries on 6 continents!
Oneika is also a media personality, journalist, and host of two Travel Channel web series: Big City, Little Budget, and One Bag and You’re Out. And, as if she weren’t busy enough, she’s on television as the in-house travel expert on CTV Canada’s nationally broadcast breakfast news program Your Morning.
Maya Elious is a personal branding strategist that teaches experts how to create curriculum based content to grow & monetize their online brand.
She’s helped hundreds of students and clients launch digital content platforms like blogs, challenges, masterclasses, webinars, and courses so they could establish and monetize their expertise in the online world
Crosby Noricks is the founder and director of PR Couture, the leading sourcebook for fashion and lifestyle communicators. Noricks put fashion public relations on the map when she launched PR Couture in 2006.
In 2017, she was named one of the top 50 game-changers in PR by PR News and established the first-ever award program tailor-made for fashion and lifestyle communicators, the Bespoke Communication Awards. She continuously develops unconventional networking opportunities like the PRCC and professional enrichment programs such as PRISM to create a space for practitioners that invites collaboration over competition.
Her successful digital and traditional marketing track record include spearheading the social and digital footprint for major brands like Quicksilver, Charlotte Russe, Creative Nail Design (CND) and Sutter Home.
Charli is a web designer based in London who is passionate about side-projects and helping creatives improve their craft and process. As an optimist and a dreamer, she loves to encourage other creators to set lofty goals and live a fulfilling life.
By day Charli works as the marketing designer at ConvertKit, and in every other moment she’s creating weekly content on her YouTube channel, CharliMarieTV, and podcast, Design Life, sharing insights into life as a professional designer alongside tutorials and advice on design tools and concepts.
Jay Ferruggia is a fitness expert, performance coach, speaker, author, and host of the Renegade Radio Podcast, which has had millions of downloads since its launch in 2014.
He’s been a consultant and coach to professional athletes, Hollywood entertainers, law enforcement and military personnel. And over the last two decades he has helped more than 200,000 regular men make life-changing transformations. He’s been featured in Men’s Fitness, Men’s Health, Muscle & Fitness, MMA Sports, Maximum Fitness, Details, Fast Company, Entrepreneur, The Huffington Post, CBS & ESPN. He’s also been named one of the Top 30 Health Influencers in the World.
Corey is a schedule juggling busy mom of 2, and founder of Hey There, Home. She’s known for breaking decorating concepts down into easy-to-follow steps so that women can create a home they love, even if they don’t have an “eye for design.” Her business marries her education and experience teaching with her love of home decor and still allows for her number one role as “mom” to be a priority.
Courtland Allen is a software engineer, designer, podcast host, MIT graduate, and Y Combinator alum.
He’s the creator of IndieHackers.com, a community for aspiring and early-stage founders to learn from each other and from their role models. The site was acquired by Stripe, where Courtland continues to work on it with the goal of helping more people start and grow successful online businesses.
It doesn’t matter what the material is, or what it’s for… Bob Clagett loves making stuff.
He loves showing other people how he works, to hopefully inspire them, and empower them to make whatever it is that they’re passionate about. In 2017, he released his first book, Making Time, which walks through his path to becoming a full time content creator, and some of the things he learned in his first two years.
In previous careers Nathan has been a designer, author, and blogger. After learning the power of email marketing he gave up a successful blogging career to build ConvertKit. Outside of work Nathan spends his time playing soccer, woodworking, and chasing after his two little boys.
Cathryn Lavery is a entrepreneurial designer living in New York City. As co-founder and CEO of BestSelf Co, she took the company from zero to 8-figures in less than two years. She won Shopify’s Build a Business Competition in 2016 and the Build a BIGGER Business competition in 2017 – making BestSelf Co. the only company to win both awards consecutively.
Cathryn and her design work have been featured in Fast Company’s 2017 Innovation by Design Awards, as well as Entrepreneur, MTV, Huffington Post, Forbes, Inc. and more.
Prince McClinton is an artist, adventurer, and entrepreneur who has spent the last 8 years of his life creating content, capturing the beauty around him, creating various blogs, communities, and podcast.
Today he is the founder of Art of Visuals, a globally recognized media company behind one of the world’s largest creative communities on social media. More than 1 million people in 120 countries turn to them on Instagram and Facebook to be visually inspired by the world around them. They work with some of the world’s best brands, governments, destination marketing organizations, and charities to help them generate a return on digital media through “social-first” content and visual storytelling. They help these brands become more relevant by telling their story to a targeted audience in the right setting.
When Prince is not working, he’s spending time outdoors adventuring, is at home creating some type of art, or fantasizing about the band he’s going to start one day even though he doesn’t play an instrument.
Chad Collins is an inventor, Guinness World Record Holder, and entrepreneur from Philadelphia – home of Super Bowl 52 Champions, the Philadelphia Eagles.
In 2012, at the request of his 7-year old daughter Jordyn, the Daddy-Daughter duo started a YouTube channel all about LEGO. Five hundred videos and 12-million views later, Chad created the #1 touring LEGO convention in the USA, Brick Fest Live, and said goodbye to corporate America.
He parlayed his success in the corporate arena to co-found Open World, Inc., an event production company which attracts up to 20,000 attendees per weekend to massive educational family experiences. His company partners with Microsoft to produce Official MINECRAFT Community Events and Zuckerberg Media to produce science and tech expos nationwide.
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Tom Gerhardt and Dan Provost are two designers who in 2010 founded Studio Neat, a company that makes simple products across a variety of categories. They remain the only two employees, and have intentionally remained small, in the pursuit of autonomy and staying true to their design values.
Tom and Dan are considered something of Kickstarter Gurus, having used the site to fund seven projects over the years, raising nearly a million dollars in total. They use modern technologies and services to stay nimble and help bring their product ideas to life.
Mary Shenouda is a highly sought-after private chef to actors, professional athletes, and high-octane entrepreneurs. Mary came on the scene in 2013 under the nom de cuisine, The PaleoChef, after leaving a successful career in the start-up world to pursue her passion for the transformative power of clean-eating—a passion sparked by her own transformational experience. A long-time sufferer of undiagnosed food allergies, Mary took her health into her own hands and discovered after much experimentation that a Paleo-centric diet was the key to solving nearly all of her issues.
Her focus on eating clean has found a worldwide audience in those few short years and led to the creation of a fine-dining menu consultancy and a performance food line called Phat Fudge that sells out as fast as she can make it. Her work has been featured in places such as Food & Wine, .Mic, Glamour, Entrepreneur, Forbes, The Joe Rogan Experience, and Women’s Health.
Her motto is simple: Eat Clean. Play Often. Crush Life.