ENGLEWOOD, N.J., February 9, 2016—CNBC, First in Business Worldwide, and Inc, Media, the publisher of Inc. Magazine, today announced their iCONIC Tour 2016, focused on entrepreneurship and innovation, will be held in Seattle, Denver and Boston. In its second year, the three-part conference series combines dynamic interviews, inspiring presentations and business advice from leaders who have achieved iconic status. T-Mobile is the founding sponsor of the iCONIC Tour.
The first conference in 2016 is scheduled for Tuesday, April 5th in Seattle, WA. The second event is scheduled for Wednesday, June 15th in Denver, CO with the final conference in Boston, MA on Wednesday, September 21st. Tyler Mathisen, co-anchor of CNBC's Power Lunch and Nightly Business Report and Eric Schurenberg, president and editor-in-chief, Inc., will serve as the hosts for each event. Event sessions and interviews will be featured on multiple platforms including CNBC, CNBC.com and Inc.com. In 2015, The iCONIC Tour traveled to Chicago, IL, Los Angeles, CA and Washington, D.C.
The iCONIC conference line-up in Seattle, WA on Tuesday, April 5th includes Shark Tank's Kevin O'Leary, Chairman of O'Leary Funds; Tilman Fertitta, Landry's Inc. Founder, Chairman, President, and CEO and host of CNBC's new primetime series Billion Dollar Buyer; Robin Chase, Zipcar Co-Founder and "Peers Inc" author; Chinedu Echeruo, Founder Gigameet and Hopstop; John Collison, Stripe Co-Founder and President; Shark Tank's Robert Herjavec, Herjavec Group Founder & CEO; Phil Libin, Evernote Co-Founder and Executive Chairman, General Catalyst Partner; and Greg Glassman, CrossFit Founder and CEO.
"Small business and entrepreneurism continue to be a driving force in the economy and core to what CNBC does every day," said Nikhil Deogun, SVP & Editor in Chief, CNBC Business News. "The iCONIC Tour has clearly struck a chord with our audience and we're excited to once again partner with Inc. Magazine to capitalize on the tremendous success we have seen in our first year."
"This year, more than any time in history, the tools to launch a successful business are available to anyone with a great idea and the guts to try," said Eric Schurenberg, Inc.'s president and editor-in-chief. "But founders still want access to inspiring entrepreneurs who can show them how it's done. In the iCONIC Tour, CNBC and Inc. have brought today's owners face to face with some of the most iconic business builders ever. The result has been absolutely electric."
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