The purpose of the event is to bring the top growth marketers in the industry to speak and share their insights.
The main focus is to extract tactical information from some of the best in the industry. It's a no BS type of conference that will have you walking away with growth tactics that you can use for your own endeavor.
Event Kick-off at the Facebook Mansion
NomadApp.co is automated travel hacking— perfect for digital nomads to find new flight destinations based on their preferences and budget. The team is a Plug and Play Tech Center alumni seen on Forbes, Inc, Foundr and more.
NomadApp is a proud sponsor of the kick-off party at their Palo Alto headquarters, the original Facebook Mansion: where Mark Zuckerberg, Sean Parker, and the original Facebook team first moved when they came out to California. Ask for a tour of the house and explore the historic space where several Silicon Valley companies got their start.
Location will be on the Eventbrite link when you register!
January 27th (Day 1)
Morning Reception and Registration
Check in, grab your badges and start to network with fellow growth marketers.
Welcoming remarks from your co-host
Thomas Ma and Justin Wu
Building a Community Panel
Hailey Friedman was the 2nd marketing hire at USV, GC & Menlo backed RealtyShares. She has 6 years of startup experience and is President of one of the largest communities of marketers and founders in Silicon Valley, with over 15,000 members. She shares all her growth marketing tactics on her blog GrowthMarketingPro.com
Thomas Ma - Co-host of Stacking Growth and Co-founder of Sapphire Apps
Justin Wu - Co-host of Stacking Growth and head of Growth at Coin Circle
Nupur Singh is a social media & growth strategist and founder of marketing consulting, En Creative Media. She helps startups and individuals build their online presence via social media and content.
She is also the founder of Young Founders Connect, an invite-only network that hosts exclusive events for entrepreneurs and creators. Nupur is also a fashion influencer & Youtuber and runs a lifestyle blog called The Crispy Corner. She has worked with brands such as Club Monaco, Armani Makeup, Givenchy, Charlotte Russe and has been featured in various publications like International Business Times and HuffPost.
Growth Hacking your business Keynote
Presented by: Juan Campos
Juan Felipe Campos serves as Partner and VP of Technology at Manos Accelerator in partnership with Google Launchpad. He has graduated his company NomadApp from the largest accelerator in the world, Plug and Play, and the Go Silicon Valley program. Juan helps run the largest digital marketing community in Silicon Valley with over 15,000 members.
He serves on the board of directors of green construction tech company Greenovate Construction and Argentina’s Examining Board of Tech Accelerators. His companies have been featured in major publications including Entrepreneur, Huffington Post, Inc. Magazine, and Forbes.
Launching a 6 figure Kickstarter Keynote
Presented by: Johnson Jeng
Johnson Jeng advises companies on brand marketing and start up acceleration. With 12+ years in senior positions at branding and marketing, he's currently the Co-Founder of StartPad, a launch accelerator and Co-Founder of Vanson & Associates, a branding firm in Silicon Valley.
Johnson has launched dozens of products globally and helped international brands go to market in North America. Besides branding and marketing, Johnson is well versed in design, product manufacturing, positioning, and has a passion in making a difference.
Success with Eccomerce Keynote
Presented by: Omar Sayyed
Omar Sayyed is the Co-founder and CEO Ties.com operating private brands such as Alynn Brands and Sock Genius. He spends most of his days cheerleading - everyone needs a cheerleader. He create opportunities for his team and for his company.
Omar started a (traditional) company while still in college and used its assets to fund others. He is absolutely passionate about the tech industry, the eCommerce space, and some things marketing. When he does get away from the office, he spends time with his wife and likes to travel.
Specialties: eCommerce, emotional intelligence, business development, deal making, building great teams, strategy, operations, leadership, burger eating, and scotch drinking.
Influencer Marketing Panel Discussion
Rain Francisco - Social Strategist at Disney
Rain Lee Francisco is a blogger and social media strategist who's developed campaigns for major brands and worked with top Influencers at Disney Digital Network, formally Maker Studios.
She's founder of the RLF Group, an Influencer & Social marketing consulting service. Rain develops social strategy for Influencers to develop their personal brand and for companies, such as the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, to develop their social presence. Her goal is to educate both Influencers and brands on best practices to build stronger relationships with one another in order to optimize the space.
Jonathan Gaurano - Head of Video Content at Hint
Jonathan is a creative growth content strategist and writer for online brands. The brands and projects he has worked on have reached over 500 million video views and acquired over 20 million+ subscribed fans in the process.
Travis Hawley - VP of Business Development at Viral Nation
Travis Hawley has quite the distinct background when it comes to communications and marketing. His adolescent interest in foreign languages led him to become a polyglot, especially once he joined the US Air Force as a Hebrew linguist working in Signals Intelligence within the National Security Agency, commonly known as "the NSA". After his four years of service to his country, he continued to work for the NSA as a contractor in Afghanistan supporting combat soldiers with his Signals Intelligence background. Quite strikingly, throughout the next three years, he turned down jobs at the FBI, the NSA, his local police department and even graduate school for nursing at UIC before he found himself working in social media marketing.
In his spare time, he grew "fan pages" on Facebook and Instagram where he gained valuable experience in social media and content marketing as he grew his accounts to hundreds of thousands of followers. Miraculously, he then found himself with a job offer to lead social media at the top grossing mobile game developer in the world, Machine Zone, where he worked directly with many celebrities such as Mariah Carey, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Conor McGregor, Kate Upton, Brett Favre, and Rob Gronkowski to develop TV commercials as well as hundreds of social media posts that advertised Machine Zone's titles. He even starred in a commercial with Conor McGregor.
From influencer marketing to community management, to social listening, Travis spearheaded very high-level campaigns and initiatives at Machine Zone that were lauded all the way up and through the C-Suite. Eventually, Travis took his experience and expertise to the agency side at Viral Nation Inc, North America's premier influencer marketing and talent agency, where he could bring Machine Zone's performance driven influencer marketing approach to other major brands like Anheuser-Busch and Rovio. As a distinguished marketer that has worked on all three sides of the business, as an influencer, as a marketer at the brand, and now at the agency, Travis brings a unique perspective as well as a holistic and performance approach along with him. In his spare time he loves to train Brazilian Jiu Jitsu which he has earned a purple belt.
There will be food trucks at the venue
B2B email keynote
Presented by Bernard Ablola
Bernard Ablola is the founder of Think Strategy, a marketing and communications firm, located in Irvine, CA. Think Strategy focuses on B2B sales development for enterprise level clients. He is a frequent speaker on the topic of marketing automation.
Prior to his role at Think Strategy, Bernard managed over $25MM in search and display advertising for Microsoft’s premier clients. He is an active board member for Holistic Life Foundation, Inc., a Baltimore based nonprofit, that teaches over 7,500+ children nationwide, the practice of mindfulness and yoga.
He received his BA from University of Baltimore and his MBA from Seattle University. On the weekends, you can find him hiking or skateboarding through SoCal, walking his Pomsky (Google it) or finding THE spiciest Asian food in the city. He is an avid traveler, visiting art galleries around the world, 8 countries in the last 12 months. Some of his favorite places include the Philippines, Hungary and Vienna. When in Asia, he highly recommends NOT eating the ice.
Personal Branding Keynote
Presented by Jeremy Haynes
Jeremy Haynes is a 23 year old entrepreneur with offices in Beverly Hills and Miami running a 'digital marketing agency' helping some of the worlds top entrepreneurs and influencers make millions while scaling their personality brands and showing tens of thousands of others how to do the same in the process.
He started his agency over 2 years ago after quitting his job for Grant Cardone--a prominent sales trainer worth almost $1B--working as his sole digital marketing specialist driving millions with the help of Jeremy and the team. He's since spoke on dozens on stages, accumulated over 2,000+ paid students into his mentoring programs and has helped over 200+ clients hands on since starting his agency. You may have also found him teaching in one of the many Tai Lopez programs he's been featured in including the SMMA program, Traveling CEO program, Entrepreneur Start Kit course or the new book Tai's launching that Jeremy has been invited to co-author a chapter in.
Jeremy will show you step by step with no BS or fillers exactly what you need to do and how to do it based on high level experience to drive leads and sales at scale while impacting millions with your message in the process.
SEO for your Personal Brand Keynote
Presented by Arsen Rabinovich
Arsen Rabinovich is the founder of TopHatRank.com LLC, a Los Angeles-based, Search and Social Marketing Agency working with big and small brands across the US.
In late 2008 Arsen started off as an SEO consultant, hired his first employee in late 2009 and formed TopHatRank.com LLC in August of 2010.
The company now has 10 full-time employees working out of offices in Sherman Oaks. Arsen attributes this growth to the company's ability to deliver results without obligating its clients to long term contract. This has lead to a 97% customer retention rate and a doubling of revenue every year since its founding.
TopHatRank.com now provides services to over 30 clients within a variety of verticals including eCommerce, medical technology, financial services, social networking, local small business, music and entertainment, and technology startups.
Eccomerce Panel Discussion
Futurist, Philosopher, and Avid Knowledge Seeker.
Started over 20 companies in technology, education, e-commerce, and the digital space.
Built 3 Million dollar brands in 3 completely different industries in the last 3 years.
Owner of the International Marketing Agency, Digital Age Business, which has worked with some of the biggest brands in the world.
Owner of multiple Ecommerce brands and was able to take a business to 7 figures a month within its first year.
Dee Deng - Head of Growth/Co-founder at Right Hook Digital
Dee Deng is the Head of Growth and co-founder of Right Hook Digital, a Facebook advertising and growth marketing agency helping eCommerce businesses achieve their growth goals.
Within the 6 months since the agency’s inception, Right Hook has:
- grown a men's fashion label from startup to $1M company in 90 days;
- scaled a female-empowerment accessories brand from $40k to $250k monthly revenue in 4 months;
- generated $570,000 worth of new business for a finance client with a $9,000 advertising budget
- grown to a team of 6, with ~$1M in Facebook advertising spend under management.
Dee is also addicted to ramen and fried chicken - which is also the way to his heart!
FOMO Crypto Panel Roundtable Panel
Moderator: Chris Sweiss
How to successfully run a ICO Crowdsale by creating demand. Chris Sweiss has worked with over 100 token sales throughout the full tokenization and crowdsale process.
Scaling Vidcon and the Future of Media Fireside Chat
Jim Louderback - CEO of Vidcon
Jim Louderback is currently CEO of online video conference company VidCon and a venture partner at Social Starts. In recent years, he has developed integrated digital video strategies for large media companies - including Viacom, Discovery and National Geographic - and built platform intentional studio facilities while launching new vertically-focused content brands. In addition, he has helped a variety of media and technology startups focus their objectives, reorient their audience and customer strategy, improve product design, and develop long-term strategic plans.
Previously Jim was CEO of on-line video startup Revision3, and led the company to 20x viewer and revenue growth and 9 prestigious awards. In 2012, he sold Revision3 to Discovery, led the integration, launched and acquired 6 new networks, and built Discovery Digital Networks. Prior to that, Jim spent 16 years in increasingly senior editorial and technology management roles at TechTV, PC Magazine and PC Week.
Stacking Growth Networking
Stacking Growth Celebration Party
1940 Zanker Rd,
San Jose, CA 95112
Sponsored by Univision and Manos Accelerator
Manos Accelerator is the only latino-focused Google Launchpad accelerator in the world. Since its foundation in 2013 by Sylvia Flores, Manos has accelerated over 75 startups; one of which exited to a Spain based cloud storage company— and more than a dozen of which have received funding.
Manos Accelerator’s mission is to foster a new generation of latino entrepreneurs by providing access to early-stage capital, mentorship support and resources that will enable them to build and grow their startup companies.
Network & Enjoy light breakfast
How to Break The Internet with PR Hacking
Presented by Houston Golden
Houston is the co-founder of BAMF Media. Lead growth marketing for portfolio of 20+ clients as their outsourced-CMO, managing media spends of $500k/mo, and grew revenues for numerous startups from $2M to $5M+ in less than a year. Director of Growth for leading equity crowdfunding platform, StartEngine, and increased pipeline value by more than $25M in 6 months.
How to Create a Content Machine
Presented by Josh Fechter
Josh is the co-founder of BAMF Media. He's the former growth evangelist for Autopilot (top 10 fastest growing SaaS company) and head of growth for GrowthX, a 50-mil VC firm. He has over 150 million views on his writing in the last six months. Most notably, he originated the short-form storytelling on LinkedIn as recognized by BuzzFeed and Forbes. He also runs one of the largest founder communities online with over 17,000 members.
How to Growth Hack Quora and Press Keynote
Presented by Nicolas Cole and Alyssa Satara
About Nicolas Cole:
Nicolas Cole is an author, Top Writer on Quora, and the founder and Editor-In-Chief of Digital Press. His work has acquired over 30 million views online, and has been published in Time, Forbes, Fortune, Business Insider, CNBC, and more. He is best known for writing about creativity, entrepreneurship, and personal growth.
About Alyssa Satara:
Alyssa Satara is a social innovator with a masters degree focused on human rights. She's had her work published in HuffPost, HuffPost UK, Inc., Observer, The Independent, and International Business Times. Alyssa is known for writing about using technology to address global humanitarian issues, women in tech, millennials in the workplace, self help, and leadership.
Fundraising from an Entrepreneur Perspective Panel
Moderator: Mark Madrid
Mark L. Madrid is Executive Director of the Latino Business Action Network (LBAN), a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization focused on strengthening America through funding Latino research and education impact programs at Stanford University. Previously, Mark served as President/CEO of the Greater Austin Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, the 2015 United States Hispanic Chamber of the Year.
Prior to serving in nonprofit executive roles, Madrid enjoyed a flourishing career in banking that began on Wall Street in 1995 with J.P. Morgan. In 2016 Mark was appointed to serve on the board of the McCoy College of Business Administration at Texas State University and was recognized by both his alma maters, the University of Texas at Austin and the University of Notre Dame.
He was awarded the Community Emerging Legacy Award by the University of Texas at Austin Division of Diversity and Community Engagement. The University of Notre Dame Mendoza College of Business named him the recipient of Mendoza’s Alumni Service Award. Mark is recipient of the Jefferson Award and the University of Notre Dame Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, CSC Founder's Award. He is a United States Army Honorary Colonel and a member of the Forbes Nonprofit Council. In August 2017, the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce named Mark the LGBT Advocate of the Year.
In October 2017, Mark was appointed to the Honorary Advisory Board of The National Veterans Opportunity Coalition. Mark holds a BBA from the University of Texas at Austin McCombs School of Business, where he graduated with Honors and earned the designation as an Endowed Presidential Scholar. He graduated Cum Laude with a Master in Nonprofit Administration from the University of Notre Dame Mendoza College of Business. He is an alumnus of the Stanford Latino Entrepreneurship Initiative Education Scaling Program. Latino Leaders Magazine named Mark one of the nation's top Latinos in the areas of finance and nonprofits.
Elena Krasnoperova (Founder of Calroo)
Elena Krasnoperova is a startup founder and advisor. She is the founder of Calroo, a mobile app that helps busy parents coordinate their family schedules and logistics. Previously, she founded another company in the family tech space: SimplyCircle, a software-as-a-service platform that streamlines communications between schools and families.
Elena is a limited partner in 500 Startups, a popular startup incubator/accelerator, and a mentor and advisor to numerous startups, particularly those led by female founders. Prior to starting her entrepreneurial journey, Elena was an executive at global technology companies, including eBay, PayPal, Zong (acquired by PayPal for $240M) and oDesk (now Upwork). Elena holds a BA in Psychology,summa cum laude, from Wellesley College, and a Ph.D. in Psychology from Stanford University.
In addition to working on technology solutions that improve lives for millions of parents, Elena is passionate about empowering women in technology, adventuring with her husband and two children, and teaching Zumba.
Prateek Joshi is an Artificial Intelligence researcher, a published author of 8 books (including a #1 best seller on Amazon), and a TEDx speaker. He has been featured on Forbes 30 Under 30, CNBC, TechCrunch, Silicon Valley Business Journal, and more. He is the founder of Pluto AI, a venture-funded Silicon Valley startup that has built an intelligence platform for water facilities. Pluto AI raised $2.1 Million in seed funding in Mar 2017. He has been an invited speaker at conferences such as TEDx, Global Big Data Conference, Machine Learning Developers Conference, and Sensors Expo. His tech blog (www.prateekjoshi.com) has received 1.6M+ page views from 200+ countries and has 7,400+ followers.
Paulo Martins is the CEO and co-founder of Arena.im, a real-time platform for live events, located in Sunnyvale, CA. Arena.im allows media companies to cover events using social media content in real-time, helping them to increase traffic, engagement and earn revenue.
With more than 1,000 top publishers like MSN and Turner, Arena.im servers more than 10M users per month ranging from sports to news. Arena.im raised $1M from Techstars accelerator and Redpoint.
Previously, Paulo worked at Hulu as advertising sales producer, helping to scale the company to $1.1B in revenue. Prior to that, Paulo worked as a software engineer at NASA and Ubisoft, shipping millions of titles for PlayStation, Xbox and Nintendo. He received his MS in Computer Science from the National Institute of Applied Sciences, France.
Head of Marketing at Proof - Recent YC grad
Fundraising from an VC Perspective Panel
About Rick Rasmussen:
Professor, University of California, Berkeley; Director of Startup Programs, Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology Rick Rasmussen is an Industry Fellow and Member of Faculty at the University of California, Berkeley.
He is the Director of Startup Programs for the Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology where he is responsible for creation of new programs centering on Entrepreneurship and Corporate Innovation Mr. Rasmussen serves as Head of Chief Mentors for the European Innovation Academy and will be hosting over 300 students in Lisbon.
He is Managing Director of Concordia Ventures, a strategic management firm that assists over 20 governments and economic development agencies worldwide Mr. Rasmussen is a Silicon Valley native that has been part of five IPOs, three billion dollar exits, assisted over a dozen accelerators and mentored over 1000 companies. He is active member of the Sand Hill Angels investment group. Mr. Rasmussen has an EECS degree from UC Berkeley as well as a dual MBA degree from UC Berkeley's Haas School of Business and Columbia's Graduate School of Business in New York City.
Maria Salamanca has worked with Unshackled Ventures, an early stage fund focused on immigrant founders, since the firm launched in 2015. A Colombian immigrant herself, she has worked to scale out the firm’s deal sourcing as well as sourced her own deals. She also organizes Startup Weekend: Latinx Tech Edition and her newsletter, Making a Techie.
I am a technology venture capital investor at Columbus Nova Tech Partners in Menlo Park, CA. CNTP typically invests in technology startups at the Series B stage and we currently have over 40 portfolio companies globally.
Previously, I was an equity analyst at JP Morgan covering the Internet sector and spent close to a total of 7 years on Wall St at several different investment banks. At JP Morgan, I was part of the deal team for many Internet IPOs including Facebook, Twitter, Alibaba, Trulia, Criteo, and TripAdvisor, among others. I grew up in Hong Kong and Seoul and moved the U.S. by myself to attend Phillips Exeter Academy when I was 14. I have a BA in Economics from Northwestern University. I currently live in San Francisco with my wife and daughter.
Growth-hacking tactics taught at GrowthX Keynote
Presented by Will Bunker
About Will Bunker:
Co-founder of Match.com and investor in more than 150 startups
Growth Strategies for your Company
Presented by Sylvia Flores
Sylvia Flores is an award-winning entrepreneur and engineer with years of experience. She founded several startup companies and is knowledgeable of the U.S. Hispanic market. In 2003, she worked with the former President of Mexico Vicente Fox to establish a technology incubator for Mexican entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley.
Prior to her career in startups, Sylvia held various engineering positions at IBM. She has also served as the Regional National Vice President for the Society of the Hispanic Professional Engineers. She was awarded the 'Entrepreneur of the Year' award in 2003 from Latino Style Magazine. She earned a Chemical Engineering degree from San Jose State University.
Mobile Apps Panel
Moderator: Anish Dalal
Allen Loh (Co-founder of HOLLA)
Community Building/Linkedin Keynote
Presented by Goldie Chan
Goldie Chan is a top LinkedIn Video Creator and a global social media strategy and branding expert. She is the Founder and Head of Content & Creative at social media agency, Warm Robots, where they run strategy and content creation for large B2B and B2C startups and corporations.
She serves on the PGA's New Media Council and has been featured as a fresh voice on strategy, branding and pop culture in Inc. Magazine, Huffpost, Fast Company and Buzzfeed.
Leveraging Chatbots with the founder of Chatfuel
Presented by Dmitry Dumik
Chatfuel is the world's leading platform that enables anyone to launch a full-featured chatbot to run marketing campaigns, increase engagement, drive sales, and capture leads.
Chatfuel is now counting more than 100M+ users and 360K+ bots created and is used by T-mobile, Uber, The New York Times, British Airways, National Geographic, Forbes, Audi, NBA and NFL teams and many other businesses.
How to be Omnipresent Keynote
Presented by Justin Wu
About Justin Wu:
I'm a growth marketer & Information Architecture. Currently am the Head of growth for CoinCircle. I run all things growth crowd-sales, internal products & create crypto content. In terms of growth, I've helped brands achieve over $3m in Kickstarter, 500k downloads in the app store and taken SaaS companies to over $100k MRR / $1MM ARR.
In the past, I have founded several startups with various levels of success & failures. In parallel to all my work, I also create content daily where I share insights on how to generate growth across channels.In parallel to all my work, I'm also a content creator in the growth marketing space. I share my insights.
I've collaborated with the Wall St Journal, CES, NASA, NASDAQ & been sponsored by Samsung, Intel, New Balance.I take a systems approach in all my work and find ways to utilize technology to either build or optimize business needs. With these tools I am able to growth hack. I apply my knowledge in software development for the purposes of programmatic marketing.
Growth Hacking isn't about silver bullets or shortcuts. It is about running experiments over time & utilizing data to inform the product/service on how the market feels. It is about compounding small wins over time - stacking.
Good Bye Mixer
Enjoy light refreshments and network with the fellow attendees once more.
Get entrance to all events and sessions
Access to After Party
Breakfast, Lunch, and Happy Hour drinks will be provided
Get entrance to all events and sessions
2 tickets to the event
Access to Kickoff party
Get access to the livestream of the event
Invite to a private Facebook group with all of the Stacking Growth Attendee
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