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.

Ed Catmull

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

Chris Guillebeau

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

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Ori Brafman

Business strategist, organizational expert, and New York Times bestselling author of Sway and Click

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

J. Kelly Hoey

Networking expert and author of Build Your Dream Network

Alan Iny

Internationally recognized consultant, author of Thinking in New Boxes

Tania Katan

Creative disruptor, inspirational speaker, and co-creator of the viral campaign #ItWasNeverADress.

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

Greg McKeown

Author of the New York Times bestseller Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less, CEO of THIS Inc., and Young Global Leader for the World Economic Forum

Laura Vanderkam

Author of Off the Clock, 168 Hours: You Have More Time Than You Think and I Know How She Does It

Tim Wu

Columbia law professor, originator of the term "net neutrality," and contributing writer for The New York Times