Gary Vaynerchuk started off #INBOUND16 with this sentiment, “If you don’t put yourself out of business than someone else will do it for you.”
Gary Vaynerchuk builds businesses. Fresh out of college he took his family wine business and grew it from a $3M to a $60M business in just five years. Now he runs VaynerMedia, one of the world’s hottest digital agencies. Along the way he became a prolific angel investor and venture capitalist, investing in companies like Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Uber, and Birchbox before eventually co-founding VaynerRSE, a $25M investment fund. Gary also currently hosts The #AskGaryVee Show, a way of providing as much value as possible by taking questions about social media, entrepreneurship, startups, and family businesses and giving his answers based on a lifetime of building successful, multi-million dollar companies. Gary is also a prolific public speaker, delivering keynotes at events like Le Web, and SXSW, which you can watch on his YouTube channel. He was named to both Fortune and Crain’s 40 under 40 lists in consecutive years, and has been profiled in the New York Times, Fortune, and Inc.
Rand Fishkin uses the ludicrous title, Wizard of Moz. He’s founder and former CEO of Moz, co-author of a pair of books on SEO, co-founder of Inbound.org, and serves on the board of presentation software startup Haiku Deck. Rand’s an addict of all things content, search, & social on the web, from his multiple blogs to Twitter, Google+, Facebook, LinkedIn, and a shared Instagram account. If you are experiencing pain trying to know what works in SEO, then this session is your for you. No fluff. No wild prognostications. Just an effective framework and a set of processes that will guide you through how to drive organic traffic from search engines to your content and websites.
Brian Halligan is Co-founder and CEO of HubSpot. Prior to HubSpot, Brian was a venture partner at Longworth Ventures and VP of sales at Groove Networks, which was acquired by Microsoft. Previously, Brian was a Senior VP of sales at PTC. He has co-authored two books, “Marketing Lessons from the Grateful Dead” with David Meerman Scott and Bill Walton, and “Inbound Marketing: Get Found Using Google, Social Media, and Blogs” with Dharmesh Shah. Brian serves on the board of directors for the Fleetmatics Group (FLTX), a global provider of fleet management solutions. He was named Ernst and Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year in 2011, a Glassdoor 25 Highest Rated CEO in 2014 and 2015, and an Inc. Founders 40 in 2016. Around the community, Brian’s favorite charity is Camp Harbor View, serving nearly 1,000 youths from Boston’s at-risk neighborhoods through two four-week summer camp sessions on Long Island in the Boston Harbor. In his spare time, Brian follows his beloved Red Sox and is a voracious reader. He teaches a course on “Designing, Developing, and Launching Successful Products in an Entrepreneurial Environment” at MIT Sloan School of Management.
Dharmesh Shah is Co-founder and CTO of HubSpot. Prior to founding HubSpot in 2006, Dharmesh was founder and CEO of Pyramid Digital Solutions, which was acquired by SunGard Data Systems in 2005. In addition to co-authoring “Inbound Marketing: Get Found Using Google, Social Media and Blogs”, Dharmesh founded and writes for OnStartups.com — a top-ranking startup blog and community with more than 500,000 members. In 2013, Dharmesh published HubSpot’s Culture Code, which has garnered over 2.5 million views on SlideShare. Named an Inc. Founders 40 in 2016, he is an active member of the Boston-area entrepreneurial community, an angel investor in over 60 startups, and a frequent speaker on startups and inbound marketing. Dharmesh holds a BS in Computer Science from UAB and an MS in the Management of Technology from MIT.