An event on non-technical startup tactics*
April 24, 2015   //   San Francisco
Early bird tickets to be released on February 2nd
Kudos to you for putting on such an engaging and fun event and getting such f*cking awesome speakers.
- An Enthusiastic 2014 Attendee

*kind of like TED but less hoity-toity

What's Hustle Con?

Hustle Con is a conference focused on non-technical startupers. We call ‘em hustlers. They’re scrappy, shamelessly resourceful, frighteningly ambitious and packed full of grit. They get stuff done...even if they don’t know how to code. If you’re reading this, you’re most likely a hustler.

How it Works

Here’s how Hustle Con works: we bring together founders of the fastest growing startups for a one day event. At the event, they’ll teach you (and about 500 other people) specific skills and actionable tactics. Each founder will focus on one specific ingredient that helped their company grow to what it is now. After the event, you’re mind will be jammed pack with knowledge and hopefully you’ll have met some new friends. Basically, it’s like TED Talks, but not as hoity-toity and focused on startups.

Should I Come?

Whether you’re a founder, public company employee, brogrammer, marketer, or wantreprenuer if you wanna learn real, tactical skills to grow your company and meet other do-ers, then this event is for you. Oh yeah, by the way...last year’s event sold out weeks in advance (proof). As did the one the year before. So sign up now and get your tickets as soon as they’re released.
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2015 Speakers
More to be added soon

Walker Williams

Founder, Teespring

Walker is the co-founder and CEO of Teespring, a platform that enables anyone with an idea to design and sell t-shirts. Think Kickstarter for t-shirts. A user experience guru, he drives the company’s vision and leads Teespring’s growth. Walker graduated Brown University in 2011.

Teespring is a Y-combinator grad with $56.9m in funding, 200+ employees, and 100’s of millions in revenue.

Jessica Scorpio

Founder, Getaround

Jessica is the Founder of Getaround, a peer-to-peer car sharing startup. If you need to rent a car by the hour or wanna earn cash on your unused car, use GetAround. Jessica previously founded IDEAL, a non-profit focused on connecting young leaders with seasoned experts.

Based in San Francisco, GetAround currently has $43m in funding.

AJ Forsythe

Founder, iCracked

AJ Forsythe is the founder of iCracked. If you crack your phone screen, they arrive in minutes to fix it. Founded in 2010 in his dorm room, iCracked is the world's largest on-demand repair and trade-in network with over 1,500 Certified iTechs in 11 countries offices in London, Berlin, and Redwood City. In 2014 they were named one of the fastest growing companies in America.

iCracked is a Y-Combinator grad and has 100+ employees.

Dave McClure

Founder, 500 Startups

Dave McClure is an entrepreneur and prominent angel investor based in the San Francisco Bay Area, who founded and runs the business incubator 500 Startups. He is often described as one of the super angel investors and a self-proclaimed part-time sith lord.

Dave has been geeking out in Silicon Valley for over twenty-five years as a developer, entrepreneur, blogger, investor, and internet marketing nerd. He has worked with companies such as PayPal, Founders Fund, Facebook, LinkedIn, Twilio, Mint.com, Simply Hired, O'Reilly Media, Intel, & Microsoft.

James Beshara

Founder, Tilt

James is the founder of Tilt, a platform that offers people a free way to fundraise or pool money with their groups. If you played Fantasy Football on ESPN, then you’ve used Tilt to collect money from your friends. Founded in 2012, over 300,000 groups have used Tilt to turn their ideas, large and small, into reality.

Tilt is a Y-Combinator grad and has $37m in funding.

Matthew Brimer

Co-Founder, General Assembly

Matt co-founded General Assembly, a global education startup, in 2011 with $200,000 in seed funding. Now, just 3 years later, they have 14 campuses across four continents, $50m in funding, and 400 employees. If you wanna start new a career as a developer, go to General Assembly.

Brimer was most recently named to Vanity Fair’s "The Next Establishment", Inc Magazine’s "30 Under 30", and Business Insider’s "Silicon Alley 100”.

Andrew Warner

Founder, Mixergy

Andrew is the founder of Mixergy, the most bad-to-the-bone interview site for entrepreneurs. Wanna see an interview with a startup founder? Head to Mixergy...Andrew has interviewed them. Prior to Mixergy, while still in his 20’s, he founded Bradford and Reed, an online greeting card company with $38m in annual revenue.

Heidi Zak

Founder, ThirdLove

Heidi Zak is the co-founder of ThirdLove, a fast-growing brand that designs perfect-fitting lingerie, and has developed mobile sizing technology that empowers a woman to measure herself from home. Need to find perfect fitting bra? That’s what ThirdLove does.

ThirdLove has $5.6m in funding. One of their investors is Nas. Yeah, the rapper.

Nikhil & Alejandro

Founders, Back to the Roots

Nikhil & Alejandro founded Back to the Roots in 2009 as seniors at UC Berkeley. They’ve created two award-winning products: the Mushroom Kit and AquaFarm. Both are sold in over 8000 retailers, including Whole Foods, Nordstrom, and Target. Back to the Root’s mission is to create well-designed products that inspire families to ask, "where does my food come from?"

Back To The Roots is bootstrapped and in 2012 they sold $5m+ in mushroom kits.

Adam Draper

Founder, Boost VC

In the summer of 2012, Adam launched Boost, an accelerator focused on companies building products and technologies around the Bitcoin ecosystem. His goal is to invest in more than 100 Bitcoin companies by 2017.

Adam has invested in over 20 companies such as Coinbase, MinoMonsters and Practice Fusion, and sits on the boards of four companies.

Tim Chen

Founder, NerdWallet

Tim Chen is the CEO of NerdWallet, a financial education startup founded in 2009. Wanna open a bank account or start a new credit card? Head to NerdWallet to learn what’s best for you. Tim sets the strategic vision for NerdWallet and is determined to bring transparency to the personal finance industry.

NerdWallet is completely bootstrapped and has over 150 employees.

Dawoon Kang

Founder, Coffee Meets Bagel

Dawoon, along with her two sisters, is the founder of Coffee Meets Bagel, an immensely popular dating app. Prior to CMB, she lived & worked in Korea, Japan, New York, India & Hong Kong, in a variety of roles that spanned from strategy & business development, marketing, research to investing/finance. She is a proud graduate of Stanford Graduate School of Business.

CMB has $3.4m in funding and recently denied a $30m acquisition offer from Mark Cuban while on Shark Tank (kind of).

Unknown Badass

Founder, School of Hard Knocks

We're still adding speakers for our April 24th event so there's still time to get involved. If you're interested and meet the following requirements then holler at us: 1) you're the founder of something sweet, 2) you have cool sh*t to say and teach, 4) you don't win friends with salad.

If you or someone you know match this description, feel free to shoot us an email. We'd love to talk.


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Want to speak, sponsor, or volunteer?

What really makes Hustle Con special are the people. Specifically, the 600+ people who attend Hustle Con and the hundreds of thousands of people who visit our site. If there's a small part of you interested in joining the cause and pushing back against the naysayers, let's talk. We're always on the hunt for diamonds in the rough-- individuals and brands who live by the Hustler's code and are feverishly driven to make cool sh*t. If you're interested in sponsoring, speaking, or volunteering at Hustle Con, shoot us a message by clicking the link below or twittering our face off.
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