GROWCO 2018

The Essential Conference for Company Builders

May 30 – June 1, 2018 | Marriott New Orleans | #GrowCo18
https://growco.inc.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/GrowCo_18_John.jpg

Daymond John

founder and CEO, FUBU; CEO, The Shark Group; co-star of ABC’s Shark Tank; and author, Rise and Grind; The Power of Broke; and The Brand Within

Daymond John is a New York Times Bestselling author and the CEO and founder of FUBU, the iconic global lifestyle brand that went on to have more than $6 billion in sales. Resolved to expand his own brand, Daymond joined ABC’s iconic series, Shark Tank as one of their original cast members. Now in their seventh season, “The Peoples Shark” remains a staple on the three-time Emmy Award winning show that airs on Friday nights.

His commitment to entrepreneurship goes beyond his work with FUBU and television and has been celebrated on a global level. In 2015, he was named a Presidential Ambassador for Global Entrepreneurship and was part of an exclusive group who joined the President and his staff at the Global Entrepreneur Summit in Kenya.

One of Daymond’s greatest accomplishments is his continued fight against dyslexia where he sits on the advisory board of Understood.org and works closely with the Yale Center for Dyslexia. Daymond has embraced his affliction allowing it to be a catalyst for his career as an author. This past January, his book The Power of Broke (Crown Publishing) was released and became an instant New York Times Bestseller. Designed to inspire men and women of all ages and circumstances, The Power of Broke takes readers behind the scenes with country’s most celebrated entrepreneurs to show how starting a business from broke forces you to think more creatively, use your resources more efficiently, connect with your customers more authentically and market your ideas more imaginatively. His two previous books, Display of Power and The Brand Within were National Bestsellers.

A recipient of more than thirty-five awards, including the Brandweek Marketer of the Year and Ernst & Young’s Master Entrepreneur of the Year, Daymond serves as CEO of the marketing firm Shark Branding which specializes in brand strategies, brand development, artist relations and marketing. Under Daymond’s leadership, Shark Branding has perfected the methods for ingraining companies, brands and products into the social consciousness including Capital One, Miller Lite, Gillette, Shopify and Infusionsoft. Additionally, he continues to anchor the company’s celebrity brand management division where he has worked with superstars such as Muhammad Ali, the Kardashians, Pitbull, Idris Elba, Lennox Lewis, Stan Lee and more.


Daymond’s

Workshops


May 31

A Master Class with Daymond John: Outperform, Outwork, and Outhustle Your Way

4:20 PM – 5:45 PM

GrowCo 2018

Speakers

This year’s lineup features industry disrupters, seasoned entrepreneurs, and the best and brightest business talent. New speakers are added weekly!
https://growco.inc.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/GrowCo_18_John.jpg
Daymond

John

“Don’t ignore all those naysayers in your path. Put that negativity to work for you. Let it drive you, even if it’s just to prove everyone else wrong.“
Shark Tank

Daymond John


https://growco.inc.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/GrowCo_Harrys.jpg
Jeff

Raider

“Starting a business is an emotional roller coaster. There are incredibly high highs and incredibly low lows when they happen. And I think starting a business is really about enjoying that roller coaster.“
Harry’s

Jeff Raider



https://growco.inc.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/Alli-Website.png
Alli

Webb

“We are family. Drybar was started by family. You are part of our family.“
Drybar

Alli Webb


https://growco.inc.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/Boxed.png
Chieh

Huang

“Money is there to put food on the table and make sure your family is cared for. “Anything beyond that can be argued as extraneous. We’re all in this together. It doesn’t matter who you are at the company, we try to take care of you.“
Boxed

Chieh Huang


https://growco.inc.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/California-Baby-600.png
Jessica

Iclisoy

“I wanted to have complete control of the process and sometimes, by taking money from others, you lose control. It was a slower growth but, for me, slow and steady wins the race,“
California Baby®

Jessica Iclisoy


https://growco.inc.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/payal.png
Payal

Kadakia Pujji

“It’s really lonely trying to build something by yourself. It’s good to have thought partners to bounce ideas off of.“
ClassPass

Payal Kadakia Pujji



https://growco.inc.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/Cal-Slack.jpg
Cal

Henderson

Slack

Cal Henderson


https://growco.inc.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/Andrew-Paradise.jpg
Andrew

Paradise

Skillz

Andrew Paradise


https://growco.inc.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/Heyward.png
Emily

Heyward

“It’s hard to know when you are done figuring out your brand because brands are a living, breathing thing. Over time brands are going to evolve.“
Red Antler

Emily Heyward


https://growco.inc.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/Shama.png
Shama

Hyder

The Marketing Zen Group

Shama Hyder



https://growco.inc.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/Les-Mck.png
Les

McKeown

“Let’s start with the real secret of leadership: it happens all the time, almost anywhere you look, and it’s frankly not that difficult.“
Predictable Success

Les McKeown


https://growco.inc.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/Nina-Vacca.jpg
Nina

Vaca

Pinnacle Group

Nina Vaca


https://growco.inc.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/GrowCo_Baker.jpg
Steve

Baker

“When you demystify the financial statements, it’s no longer numbers on the board; it’s a story of what happens every day.”
The Great Game of Business

Steve Baker


https://growco.inc.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/GrowCo_18_Bradley.jpg
Lisa

Bradley

R. Riveter

Lisa Bradley



https://growco.inc.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/GrowCo_18_Spall.jpg
Benjamin

Spall

My Morning Routine

Benjamin Spall


https://growco.inc.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/GrowCo_18_Cruse.jpg
Cameron

Cruse

R. Riveter

Cameron Cruse


https://growco.inc.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/GrowCo_18_Tancer.jpg
Bill

Tancer


Everyone’s A Critic

Bill Tancer

https://growco.inc.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/Scott-Wolfe.jpg
Scott

Wolfe

Melba’s Old School Poboys

Scott Wolfe



https://growco.inc.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/GrowCo_speaker_norm.jpg
Norm

Brodsky

“Sales are nice. Profits are nicer. But you live or die on cash flow.“
CITISTORAGE

Norm Brodsky


https://growco.inc.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/Andrea-Chen.jpg
Andrea

Chen


Propeller

Andrea Chen

https://growco.inc.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/AmiKassar.png
Ami

Kassar

“It’s tougher to get a bank loan today than it was a year-ago. If you like it or not, bankers are going to look at business plans more carefully, challenge assumptions, and worry about risk.“
MultiFunding

Ami Kassar


https://growco.inc.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/TomGimbel.png
Tom

Gimbel

LaSalle Network

Tom Gimbel



https://growco.inc.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/GrowCo_Speaker_Marne.jpg
Marne

Levine


Instagram

Marne Levine

https://growco.inc.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/GrowCo_Speaker_Holloway.jpg
Darnell

Holloway

Yelp

Darnell Holloway


https://growco.inc.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/GrowCo_Speaker_Haydel.jpg
Lauren

Haydel


Fleurty Girl

Lauren Haydel

https://growco.inc.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/GrowCo_Speaker_Isadora.jpg
Isadora

Ferraz Coelho


Facebook

Isadora Ferraz Coelho


https://growco.inc.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/GrowCo_Speaker_Frankie.jpg
Rachel

Blumenthal

Rockets of Awesome

Rachel Blumenthal


https://growco.inc.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/GrowCo_Speaker_Daniella.jpg
Daniella

Yacobovsky

Bauble Bar

Daniella Yacobovsky


https://growco.inc.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/GrowCo_Speaker_Spectacular.jpg
Spectacular

Blue Smith


Adwizar

Spectacular Blue Smith