The iCONIC Tour in headed for Santa Monica, CA on September 27th!
In its third year, the iCONIC Tour combines dynamic interviews, inspiring presentations and business advice from leaders who have achieved iconic status.
An all-star roster of the country’s best-known entrepreneurs, including Tony Robbins, Tony Hawk and the Zumba founders will participate in the conference.
Entrepreneur, bestselling author and business strategist Tony Robbins, legendary professional skateboarder and action sports entrepreneur Tony Hawk, and Zumba® Fitness Founders Alberto Aghion, Alberto Perlman, and Alberto “Beto” Perez lead an all-star roster of some of the country’s most influential entrepreneurs at CNBC and Inc. Magazine’s upcoming iCONIC tour stop at The Broad Stage, Santa Monica College in Santa Monica, California on Wednesday, September 27.
Now in its third year, the conference series offers a unique opportunity for attendees by combining dynamic interviews, inspiring presentations, and actionable advice from iconic entrepreneurs who are leading, creating and revolutionizing change across all market sectors. T-Mobile is the founding sponsor of The iCONIC Tour for the third consecutive year.
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 the event. Conference sessions and interviews will be featured on multiple platforms including CNBC, CNBC.com and Inc.com.
Joining Robbins, Hawk and the Zumba Founders in Santa Monica will be Michael Dubin, Founder and CEO of Dollar Shave Club, Amber Venz Box, President and Co–Founder of rewardStyle & LIKEtoKNOW.it, Jessica Iclisoy, Founder and CEO of California Baby, and Rohan Oza, Co–Founder of CAVU Venture Partners, Karen Kelley, President and COO of sweetgreen, Jonathan Neeman, Co-Founder and Co-CEO of sweetgreen, and Christopher Voss, Former Lead International Kidnapping Negotiator, FBI; Founder And CEO, The Black Swan Group; And Author of Never Split The Difference.
Leading up to the event, CNBC’s small business and entrepreneurship reporter Kate Rogers will provide stories on-air and online highlighting southern California’s hottest, most exciting startups and entrepreneurs.
For more information about The iCONIC Tour, including registration and sponsorship opportunities go to: https://iconic.inc.com.
Join the conversation using hashtag #iCONICTour.
Tony Robbins is an entrepreneur, best selling author, philanthropist, and the nations #1 Life and Business Strategist. For more than 4 decades, more than 50 million people have enjoyed the warmth, humor, and transformational power of his business and personal development events. He is the nation’s #1 life and business strategist.
Michael Dubin is a passionate, creative entrepreneur, executive and trailblazing brand-builder
with a unique style and an engaging voice that clearly resonates with male consumers. Under his leadership, DSC now boasts over 3 million active members with revenues that exceeded $200M in 2016.
More than 20 years ago, Jessica Iclisoy embarked on a journey to create a non-toxic environment for her family. Launching in her kitchen with ingredients she had sourced, Jessica began to create the beloved formulas for what is today, the industry standard in natural skincare, California Baby. Since then, Jessica has built California Baby into a globally recognized brand, with more than 90 products available at major retailers nationwide and through a global distribution network. California Baby is a certified Women Owned Business, with its own certified organic and FDA registered manufacturing operation and a certified organic farm.
Tony Hawk was nine years old when his brother changed his life by giving him a blue fiberglass Bahne skateboard. By fourteen he’d turned pro, and by sixteen he was widely considered the best skateboarder on earth. World Champion for 12 years in a row, Hawk continues to skate demos and exhibitions internationally, making him the most recognized action-sports figure in the world.
Karen Kelley is President and COO of sweetgreen, the destination for simple, seasonal, healthy food. sweetgreen’s strong food ethos, embrace of passion and purpose, and investment in local communities has enabled sweetgreen to grow into a national brand with more than 60 locations across the East Coast and California. As President and COO, Karen drives sweetgreen’s strategic growth, overseeing key internal leaders across a number of functions including marketing, operations, finance and retail planning. In 2016, sweetgreen was named one of Fast Company’s “Most Innovative Companies,” a testament to Karen’s leadership.
Jonathan Neman is Co-Founder & Co-CEO of sweetgreen, the destination for simple, seasonal, healthy food. Jonathan and his co-founders Nathaniel Ru and Nicolas Jammet started sweetgreen in 2007, opening their first location in Georgetown, DC – just three months out of college. The brand’s strong food ethos, embrace of passion and purpose, and investment in local communities has enabled sweetgreen to grow into a national brand with more than 60 locations across the East Coast and California.
Beto Perez is the creative genius behind the Zumba® program, the fitness formula that has revolutionized the way millions of people think of exercise. Due to the company’s massive success, Zumba landed Inc. Magazine’s coveted “Company of the Year” title including the 2012 December cover in which Perez was prominently featured. He has also graced the headlines of media worldwide and appeared on TV programs such as The Talk, The View and The TODAY Show. In 2016, he was selected as a judge for the first season of “Bailando Con Las Estrellas”, the Colombian version of global TV franchise “Dancing with the Stars” which aired on mega TV network RCN.
Alberto Aghion is the chief operating officer and co-founder of Zumba Fitness, LLC., the largest branded fitness company in the world, counting 15 million weekly participants in 200,000 locations across 180-plus countries. Aghion is responsible for the company’s overall operations strategy, including management of the legal, IT and finance divisions.
Alberto Perlman is the chief executive officer and co-founder of Zumba Fitness, LLC, the largest branded fitness company in the world, counting 15 million weekly participants in 200,000 locations across 180-plus countries. Perlman oversees marketing, business development and innovation, and negotiates strategic partnerships with fitness clubs and organizations around the world.
A digital-style influencer herself, Amber Venz Box conceptualized and launched rewardStyle at the age of 23 as a solution to monetize her fashion blog, venzedits.com. Amber has worked on all sides of the fashion industry—as a shop girl, an editorial stylist, a fit model, a retail buyer, and a jewelry designer. Her intimate understanding of the fashion industry, along with first-hand experience as an influencer, has helped to fuel rewardStyle’s global success. Amber has been named Forbe’s 30 Under 30, Fast Co.’s Most Innovative, Glamour’s “Woman of the Year” for Technology, Fashion Group International’s Innovator of the Year, a Business of Fashion 500, Entrepreneur magazine’s “15 Female Entrepreneurs to Watch,” and she spoke at SXSW in 2017 as a featured session speaker for the second time.
Rohan’s strong track record and consistent success has enabled him to identify key trends and leverage those insights to build iconic brands. In 2002, Oza left The Coca -Cola Company to join Glaceau. There, as partner and CMO, he built the powerhouse brands Vitaminwater and Smartwater via innovative marketing and creative partnerships with 50 Cent, Jennifer Aniston, Kobe Bryant, and Tom Brady. These partnerships changed the entire landscape of entertainment marketing. Oza’s career came full circle when Coke purchased Glaceau for $4.1B in 2007, and appointed him Chief Marketing Officer across all still Coke brands. Some of his latest ventures include Popchips, Vita Coco, Bai, and Flywheel. Rohan was named to the “40 Under 40” list by Crain’s in 2007 and by Sports Business Journal in 2008 & 2009. He was also honored with the “Marketing 50” award by Ad Age in 2009.
Chris Voss is one of the preeminent practitioners and professors of negotiation skills in the world. He is the founder and principal of The Black Swan Group, a consulting firm that provides training and advises Fortune 500 companies through complex negotiations. He currently teaches at the University of Southern California’s Marshall School of Business and Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business, and has lectured at other leading universities, including Harvard Law School, the MIT Sloan School of Management, and Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management. He is a frequent guest on CNN and Fox News, and has appeared on The Daily Show, Anderson Cooper 360, and NPR.
During the five years Eric Schurenberg has presided over Inc., the magazine has seen a 24 percent increase in ad pages and received numerous journalism awards and a National Magazine Nomination for general excellence.
Tyler Mathisen co-anchors CNBC’s “Power Lunch,” one of the network’s longest-running program franchises, as well as “Nightly Business Report,” an award-winning evening business news program. NBR was named Best Radio/TV Show in 2014 by the Society of American Business Editors and Writers.
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