CNBC and Inc. Media Announce Exclusive Collaboration

Strategic Partnership to Produce Conferences Focusing on Entrepreneurship, Small Business and Innovation

ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, NJ & NEW YORK, NY – December 1, 2014 – CNBC, First in Business Worldwide, and Inc. Media, the publishers of Inc. magazine, today announced an exclusive collaboration to produce conferences focusing on entrepreneurship, small business and innovation.

Under the terms of the agreement, CNBC and Inc. will create three conferences across the United States next year. The first conference will take place in Spring 2015.

In addition, throughout the year, CNBC and Inc. will share content related to entrepreneurship, growth companies and innovation. These stories will live on and

"The global economy is powered by the ideas and actions of entrepreneurs, so we are excited to work with Inc. to create conferences that will celebrate, educate and empower the entrepreneurial spirit," said Nikhil Deogun, Senior Vice President and Editor in Chief, CNBC Business News. "CNBC continues to build its coverage of entrepreneurship across all platforms and partnering with Inc., a company with a long and successful history serving this important audience, will only bolster those efforts."

"Inc. has been informing, connecting and, hopefully, inspiring business founders since we began 35 years ago," says Eric Schurenberg, Inc.'s President and Editor in Chief. "Entrepreneurs—the engine of the US economy--are who we write about, and who we write for, and who we bring to our events, and we've been doing it practically alone all this time. That's why we're so excited to be joined in the effort by CNBC, one of the premier organizations in all business journalism."

About CNBC:
With CNBC in the U.S., CNBC in Asia Pacific, CNBC in Europe, Middle East and Africa, CNBC World and CNBC HD , CNBC is the recognized world leader in business news and provides real-time financial market coverage and business information to approximately 371 million homes worldwide, including more than 100 million households in the United States and Canada. CNBC also provides daily business updates to 400 million households across China. The network's 15 live hours a day of business programming in North America (weekdays from 4:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. ET) is produced at CNBC's global headquarters in Englewood Cliffs, N.J., and includes reports from CNBC News bureaus worldwide. CNBC at night features a mix of new reality programming, CNBC's highly successful series produced exclusively for CNBC and a number of distinctive in-house documentaries.

CNBC also has a vast portfolio of digital products which deliver real-time financial market news and information across a variety of platforms. These include, the online destination for global business; CNBC PRO, the premium, integrated desktop/mobile service that provides real-time global market data and live access to CNBC global programming; and a suite of CNBC Mobile products including the CNBC Real-Time iPhone and iPad Apps.

Members of the media can receive more information about CNBC and its programming on the NBC Universal Media Village Web site at

About Inc. Media:

Founded in 1979 and acquired in 2005 by Mansueto Ventures, Inc. is the only major brand dedicated exclusively to owners and managers of growing private companies, with the aim to deliver real solutions for today's innovative company builders. Winner of the National Magazine Award for General Excellence in both 2014 and 2012. Total monthly audience reach for the brand has grown significantly from 2,000,000 in 2010 to over 13,000,000 today. For more information, visit .