Founder of a Retail Brand & A BusinessWeek #1 Entrepreneur Under 25
Why have thousands of customers from around the world chosen to get the Johnny Cupcakes' logos tattooed on themselves? And how does Johnny get hundreds of people to camp outside his fake bakeries? Over the past decade Johnny Cupcakes, founded by speaker Johnny Earle, has grown from a "joke" to a multi-million dollar, highly exclusive t-shirt brand driven by a community of world-wide collectors. Johnny shares his story of how he took his t-shirt brand from the trunk of his rusty car at age 19, with a learning disability, to some of the world's most sought after retail locations.
In this session, Johnny will piece together how his success reinforces the power of details, experience and loyalty. Through his inspiring, and certainly unpredictable journey, Johnny exudes the fundamental connection between the person and the brand. Johnny's presentation provides comprehensive blueprints for getting any small business, passion or idea off the ground, while also expanding the way existing creators think.
Johnny has been named Americas #1 Young Entrepreneur by BusinessWeek, one of the top innovative people in Massachusetts by The Boston Globe, he has been recognized 4 years in a row for making it into the INC 500/5000 fastest growing independent companies in America, and has been featured on MTV, NPR, Forbes, The Wall Street Journal, and as a case study in several branding and business books.
General Manager, IDEO, Expert in Innovation and Creativity and Author of the bestseller Creative Confidence
Foudner, President & CEO of i2Co: School of Transformative Leadership
The world's leading authority on conceptual thinking
Author, Automating Humanity; Founder, BEACON
Internationally-recognized thought leader on innovation, transformational leadership and exponential growth.
Entrepeneur and tech-savvy
Co-founder of and a distinguished fellow at the Clayton Christensen Institute (CCI) and the former executive director of its education program.
Founder and for 25 Years CEO of North Face