Entrepreneurship Speakers

True pioneers of their respective industries, these entrepreneurship speakers discuss their business ventures and how determination and perseverance helped them navigate risks on the road to success.

Porter Braswell

Executive Chairman and co-founder of Jopwell and author of Let Them See You

Ed Catmull

Co-founder of Pixar Animation Studios, former president of Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Studios, and author of Creativity, Inc.

Chris Guillebeau

New York Times-bestselling author of The $100 Startup and host of the podcast Side Hustle School

J. Kelly Hoey

Networking expert and author of Build Your Dream Network

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Dr. Uché Blackstock

Founder and CEO of Advancing Health Equity, emergency physician, and bestselling author of Legacy: A Black Physician Reckons with Racism in Medicine

Eduardo Briceño

Growth mindset expert, CEO of Growth.how, and author of The Performance Paradox

Arthur C. Brooks

Harvard professor, PhD social scientist, #1 New York Times-bestselling author

Bill Burnett

Executive Director of the Design Program at Stanford and co-author of the #1 New York Times-bestselling book Designing Your Life

Adam Davidson

Co-founder of Planet Money, award-winning journalist, and author of The Passion Economy

Dave Evans

Co-founder of Electronic Arts and co-author of the #1 New York Times-bestselling book Designing Your Life

Ping Fu

Co-Founder of Geomagic, author of Bend, Not Break, Executive chairman of Gelsight

Scott Galloway

Marketing Professor at NYU Stern, bestselling author, serial entrepreneur

Therese Huston

Author of Let’s Talk: Make Effective Feedback Your Superpower

Alan Iny

Internationally recognized consultant, author of Thinking in New Boxes

Carine McCandless

Author of New York Times bestseller The Wild Truth and consultant and contributor to Jon Krakauer's book and Sean Penn's critically acclaimed film Into the Wild

Liz Tran

Executive Coach and Founder of Reset

Melissa Urban

"The Boundary Lady," New York Times-bestselling author, and Whole30 co-founder

D.J. Vanas

Member of the Ottawa Tribe, author of The Tiny Warrior and host of the PBS special Discovering Your Warrior Spirit

Laura Vanderkam

Productivity expert and author of 168 Hours, I Know How She Does It, and The New Corner Office

John Wang

Leadership Coach, Founder of Mastery Academy, author of Big Asian Energy (2025)

Tim Wu

Former White House Antitrust Advisor, Columbia Law School Professor, and author of The Curse of Bigness and The Attention Merchants