As we move further into the digital age, entrepreneurship has become an increasingly popular career path for many people. From tech startups to small businesses, there are a plethora of opportunities for individuals to become successful entrepreneurs.
However, becoming a successful entrepreneur is no easy feat, and it requires a lot of hard work, dedication, and perseverance. That’s why we’ve compiled a list of the top entrepreneur keynote speakers for 2023 to provide you with valuable insights and inspiration from some of the most successful entrepreneurs in the world.
These keynote speakers have achieved great success in their respective fields and are sure to provide valuable advice and insights to help you on your entrepreneurial journey. So, whether you’re an aspiring entrepreneur or a seasoned business owner, read on to discover the top entrepreneur keynote speakers to look out for in 2023!
John Imah: Entrepreneur, Tech Advisor, Gaming & Brand Strategy Expert
John Imah is a multifaceted and accomplished executive leader with an extensive background in the technology and media industries, possessing a wealth of expertise that encompasses a diverse range of sectors beyond gaming. Throughout his distinguished career, John has held pivotal executive positions at leading companies such as Snap Inc., Meta, and Amazon/Twitch and many more, where he has been instrumental in shaping the landscape of technology and media.
Kendra Scott: Philanthropist and Founder & Executive Chairwoman of Kendra Scott, LLC
Designer, CEO and philanthropist, Kendra Scott started her company in 2002, with only $500 and just three months after her first son was born. Going door to door at boutiques armed with only a tea box full of her jewelry, Kendra wowed potential customers with her infectious personality and unique eye for design. The foundation of Kendra’s success has been her innate ability to utilize natural stones and custom designed shapes, which has brought her from a small start-up to a multi-million dollar business loved globally. Kendra has created collections of timeless pieces that have won over loyal fans, media and celebrities alike.
Daymond John: Founder & CEO of FUBU, Star of ABC’s Shark Tank
From humble beginnings to a self-made multimillionaire with over $6 billion to date in global product sales and a starring role on ABC’s business reality TV show, Shark Tank. As “The People’s Shark”, Daymond continues to set standards of excellence while expanding his interests in fashion, branding, marketing, consulting, entertainment, and beyond.
Justin Kan: Co-Founder, Twitch
As the co-founder of Twitch–the internet’s most popular live streaming platform–no one is more comfortable in the world of virtual events than Justin Kan. Justin can teach you how to thrive in a digital world. In 2007, Justin co-founded Justin.tv, a 24/7 live video feed of his life, broadcast via a webcam attached to his head. Justin.tv then transitioned to providing a platform so anyone could publish a live video stream and soon became one of the largest live video platforms in the world with more than 30 million unique users every month. After seeing that gaming had become the most popular content on the site, Justin spun-off gaming content to its own home, TwitchTV, instantly becoming the world’s leading live streaming platform for gamers. Twitch launched officially in June 2011 and was acquired by Amazon.com in August 2014 for $970 million dollars.
Danny Meyer: Founder & Executive Chairman, The Union Square Hospitality Group
Danny Meyer is the CEO of Union Square Hospitality Group and the founder of Shake Shack. Danny, his restaurants and chefs have earned an unprecedented 28 James Beard Awards, and in 2015, Danny was named to the TIME 100 list of the Most Influential People in the World.
Slava Rubin: Founder of Indiegogo
Slava Rubin is an entrepreneur and innovator in the fintech space for nearly 20 years. Slava built an alternative investment platform (Vincent), a venture fund (humbition, an equity and perks crowdfunding platform (Indiegogo) and an angel investment portfolio with multiple unicorns.
Eddie Huang: Celebrity Chef, Best-Selling Author and Host for VICE and MTV
Celebrity chef. Charismatic host of Huang’s World on VICE. Bestselling author of Fresh Off the Boat—adapted into the groundbreaking hit ABC sitcom—as well as Double Cup Love. Yes, entrepreneur EDDIE HUANG is many things, but beneath each incarnation is an irresistible story of entrepreneurship and self-made success. He speaks on how embracing cultural diversity—your own story—is vital if we want to grow as people, and as a society.
Roy Choi: Owner & Chef, Kogi Truck
Roy Choi is best known as the godfather of the Food Truck Movement, as co-owner, co-founder and chef of the celebrated Kogi Truck.
Dawn Dickson: SERIAL ENTREPRENEUR & INVENTOR, Automated retail & WEB3 Pioneer
Jesse Itzler: Entrepreneur, Author and Keynote Speaker
JESSE ITZLER only eats fruit ’til noon, loves Run-D.M.C., and enjoys living life “out of the box.” In fact, he doesn’t even have a box. The author of the New York Times bestseller, Living with a Seal, cofounded Marquis Jet, the world’s largest private jet card company which he and his partner sold to Berkshire Hathaway/NetJets. Jesse then partnered with Zico coconut water, which he and his partner sold to The Coca-Cola Company.
Shabnam Mogharabi: Entrepreneur, Entertainment Executive & Author
Shabnam Mogharabi is an entertainment entrepreneur, author, and journalist with more than 20 years of experience in media and storytelling. She is a lifelong student of positive psychology and an expert on how to create socially impactful and entertaining content.
Kristen Kish: Keynote Speaker: Winner of “Top Chef Season 10: Seattle,” Co-host of “36 Hours” on the Travel Channel; Cookbook Author
Kristen Kish is a Korean-American chef who is best known for winning the 10th season of the competition television series “Top Chef”. Kish was born in Seoul, South Korea, and moved to the United States at four months old after being adopted by a family in Kentwood, Michigan. Kish had a love for cooking since a young age and went on to begin studying at Le Cordon Bleu in Chicago where she earned her A.A. in Culinary Arts. After graduating, Kish moved to Boston, where she began working as an instructor at Stir. She then was promoted to chef de cuisine by the owner, Barbara Lynch, before going on to work as chef de cuisine for Lynch’s other restaurant, Menton Boston. While working in Boston, Kish also worked at Chef Guy Martin’s Michelin-star restaurant, Sensing, and she later left working in Boston to travel the world and write a cookbook. She has since released her first cookbook, “Kristen Kish Cooking”. Kish has also been co-host of the Travel Channel show “36 Hours”, which in each episode Kish and Kyle Martino have 36 hours to explore a different cities foods and attractions to show off what they have to offer.
Barbara Corcoran: Founder of The Corcoran Group & Shark on ABC’s “Shark Tank”
Entrepreneurs, business managers and salespeople alike benefit from lessons on how to get people moving on the path to greatness. Barbara is an expert in the art of leading a team to success and how to build a successful business.
Kindra Hall: Expert Storyteller, Columnist, Author
Kindra Hall is President and Chief Storytelling Officer at Steller Collective, a consulting firm focused on the strategic application of storytelling to today’s communication challenges. Kindra is one of the most sought-after keynote speakers trusted by global brands to deliver presentations and trainings that inspire teams and individuals to better communicate the value of their company, their products and their individuality through strategic storytelling.
Alex Rodriguez: Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of A-Rod Corp
Alex Rodriguez is a businessman and the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of A-Rod Corp, a broad-based investment firm that bets on world-class startups and partners with leading global companies across the real estate, health and wellness, technology, and sports & entertainment industries. While best known as one of the world’s greatest athletes (a 14x MLB All-Star and a 2009 World Series Champion with the New York Yankees), for more than 25 years, Alex leads a team of experts building high-growth businesses and is co-owner of the Minnesota Timberwolves.