The CNBC Disruptor 50 list identifies 50 private companies whose innovations are transforming the economy and revolutionizing their industries.
After six years, we’re taking these principles on the road. The CNBC Disruptor 50 Roadshow will gather Disruptor 50 company founders, leaders and investors in thriving start-up communities to compare notes, debate and discuss the challenges and opportunities available to entrepreneurs, and share actionable advice with engaged live audiences.
Who Should Attend
Entrepreneurs, small-business owners, start-ups and VCs who want to:
• Learn how to transform big ideas into successful companies.
• Gain insider access to the latest trends and technologies.
• Build their network and discover new business opportunities.
• Discover and test out hacks to take their business to the next level.
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Bobby Bose is Bobby Bose is the CEO and Co-Founder of Ezetap Mobile Solutions
Defining Disruption: Breakthrough Technology, Fast Growth, Laser Focus
The CNBC Disruptor 50 List is all about identifying companies turning breakthrough technology into sustainable business models, built for the long-term. Disruptor 50 CEOs share how they’ve navigated their companies’ transitions from rebellious startup to disciplined company, without losing sight of their core mission or slowing their growth.
Abhijit (Bobby) Bose, Founder and CEO, Ezetap; CNBC Disruptor 50 company (2017, 2016)
Rodney Williams, Founder and CEO, LISNR; CNBC Disruptor 50 company (2016, 2015)
TBA CNBC Disruptor 50 company (2018)
Interviewer: Julia Boorstin, Senior Media & Entertainment Correspondent, CNBC
Reimagining the Customer Experience: Two LA Startups on Building Brands that Connect
Some of the most successful companies to emerge from Los Angeles’ flourishing startup scene – like past Disruptors Snap and Dollar Shave Club – have engineered success by rethinking popular products and services and how consumers use them. These two companies are no different – Ritual is making women’s vitamins with better ingredients and literal transparency, while Laurel & Wolf is rethinking the way people collaborate with professional designers to bring their remodeling dreams to life. The founders join us to discuss how their companies are building brands with staying power, and the opportunities that exist for other startups in the region and beyond.
Hollywood in the Age of Netflix: Mark Duplass on Collaboration, Creativity, and Disruption
Mark Duplass’ first hit film had a budget of just $15,000. Today, he’s working on multi-million dollar projects, but he hasn’t lost sight of the “work with what you have” philosophy that’s gotten him here. He’ll discuss his new book “Like Brothers,” co-authored with his brother Jay, about how the Duplass brothers paved their own way to become two of the most influential people in Hollywood, thanks to a unique and disruptive brand of collaboration and creativity.
Founded to Funded: The Venture Capitalists' View
Dana Settle and Mark Suster are two of LA’s most respected and influential venture capitalists. Settle’s Greycroft has invested in names like Venmo, The Huffington Post, and Trunk Club, while Suster’s Upfront Ventures counts Ulta Beauty and TrueCar among its biggest exits. Both also have CNBC Disruptor 50 companies in their portfolios. Suster and Settle will bring us their take on the state of capital flow to entrepreneurs locally and nationally, and share what they value most in a pitch.
Dana Settle, Co-founder and Partner, Greycroft; 2018 CNBC Disruptor 50 company investor
Mark Suster, Managing Partner, Upfront Ventures; 2018 CNBC Disruptor 50 company investor
The Entrepreneur's Mayor: A Conversation with Eric Garcetti
LA’s self-proclaimed “first high-tech mayor” has been a champion for Los Angeles-based small businesses and startups since he took office 5 years ago. Under Garcetti’s leadership, the city has launched several programs to support its startup ecosystem, including the Entrepreneurs in Residence program, that aims to connect high-flying founders with area business leaders. We’ll hear what’s worked, what he’s learned and what to expect in years to come…
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Los Angeles, CA 90015
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