GROWCO 2018

The Essential Conference for Company Builders

May 30 – June 1, 2018 | Marriott New Orleans | #GrowCo18
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Jessica Iclisoy

founder and CEO of California Baby®

More than 20 years ago, Jessica Iclisoy embarked on a journey to create a non-toxic environment for her family. Launching in her kitchen with ingredients she had sourced, Jessica began to create the beloved formulas for what is today, the industry standard in natural skincare, California Baby. Since then, Jessica has built California Baby into a globally recognized brand, with more than 90 products available at major retailers nationwide and through a global distribution network. California Baby is a certified Women Owned Business, with its own certified organic and FDA registered manufacturing operation and a certified organic farm.

A nationally-recognized business leader and entrepreneur, Jessica has been featured in Forbes, Fortune, the New York Times, Fast Company, Inc., and Entrepreneur, among many others. Recognized by Forbes magazine for her achievements in building California Baby, Jessica debuted as a highlighted newcomer on the magazine’s annual Richest Self-Made Women list in 2017.

Jessica believes that her mission extends far beyond creating products that are safe for children and healthy for the environment. In 2016, she launched The Natural Advisory Council (NAC) to form a coalition of natural, organic and “green” product manufacturers, retailers, and non-profit consumer protection organizations to advocate, collaborate and educate (ACE) on the definition and use of the term, “natural” in all consumer products. She also collaborates with leading groups and companies to initiate congressional action to establish federal legislation demanding safe cosmetics, and has participated in lobbying activities to help shape the Toxic Substances Control Act and Personal Care Product Safety reform.


Jessica’s

Workshops


MAY 31

21st-Century Brand Strategies: All-Star Entrepreneurs Share Their Secrets

10:00-11:00 AM

GrowCo 2018

Speakers

This year’s lineup features industry disrupters, seasoned entrepreneurs, and the best and brightest business talent. New speakers are added weekly!
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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


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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



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Alli

Webb

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

Alli Webb


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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


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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


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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



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Cal

Henderson

Slack

Cal Henderson


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Andrew

Paradise

Skillz

Andrew Paradise


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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


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Shama

Hyder

The Marketing Zen Group

Shama Hyder



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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


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Nina

Vaca

Pinnacle Group

Nina Vaca


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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


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Lisa

Bradley

R. Riveter

Lisa Bradley



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Benjamin

Spall

My Morning Routine

Benjamin Spall


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Cameron

Cruse

R. Riveter

Cameron Cruse


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Bill

Tancer


Everyone’s A Critic

Bill Tancer

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Scott

Wolfe

Melba’s Old School Poboys

Scott Wolfe



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Norm

Brodsky

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

Norm Brodsky


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Andrea

Chen


Propeller

Andrea Chen

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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


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Tom

Gimbel

LaSalle Network

Tom Gimbel



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Marne

Levine


Instagram

Marne Levine

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Darnell

Holloway

Yelp

Darnell Holloway


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Lauren

Haydel


Fleurty Girl

Lauren Haydel

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Isadora

Ferraz Coelho


Facebook

Isadora Ferraz Coelho


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Rachel

Blumenthal

Rockets of Awesome

Rachel Blumenthal


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Daniella

Yacobovsky

Bauble Bar

Daniella Yacobovsky


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Spectacular

Blue Smith


Adwizar

Spectacular Blue Smith