October 8, 2018
Our inaugural Challenger Summit has come and gone—and what a whirlwind! After the mud has settled, we’ve been in a position to replicate on an incredible occasion, full of disruptive concepts and provoking Challenger moments. Right here’s a have a look at what you might need missed—or simply wish to relive!
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We kicked off the day with keynote speaker Robert Tercek, who spoke on the subject of “Anticipate Future Traits & Establish Methods to Win.” He believes that each services or products that may be changed by a digital counterpart will—and shortly. His presentation included numerous examples throughout industries, from video streaming to digital music platforms to some much less apparent illustrations that we hadn’t beforehand observed.
Whereas Robert targeted on the “why” query for digital disruption, our different audio system illustrated the “how.” Our foremost stage shows lined matters reminiscent of producing video that captivates, rethinking provides to enhance conversion charges, being a proactive chief in firm development, doing effectively and doing good in enterprise, and considering like a Challenger to spur enterprise development. With audio system from Google, Zappos, SnackNation, Aria Consulting, United Financial institution, and Frontier Airways, we heard from true leaders throughout digital.
MC Bob Schwartz, CEO of 47 B Avenue, additionally had a novel probability to take a seat down with two younger Challengers who’ve charming tales. Nick Molnar, CEO & Co-Founding father of Afterpay, leads the highest Australian retail funds innovator and one in all Australia’s quickest rising fintech corporations. We heard about his journey from promoting jewellery on-line to rising Afterpay to 1.5+ million clients and 14,000+ retail retailers.
Subsequent, Bob spoke with Coss Marte, CEO & Founding father of ConBody, the revolutionary health routine primarily based on a exercise that may be completed in a jail cell. Coss advised his story of discovering success after losing a few pounds whereas being incarcerated. ConBody now has greater than 20,000 shoppers, and is increasing quickly in a extremely aggressive market.
Within the afternoon we had breakout periods for 3 distinct tracks targeted on rising quickly and scaling profitably, driving retail and Ecommerce success, and measuring precisely and monitoring persistently. Our audio system got here from a variety of experiences, together with corporations reminiscent of Fb, Google, Bing, Polywood, Erin Condren, Thrive Market, Z Gallerie, TOMS, Brentwood Associates, CrossCut VC, Lion Capital, J.McLaughlin, Johnny Was, and John Varvatos.
We had the pleasure of studying and connecting in lovely Santa Monica on the Fairmont Mirarmar Lodge & Bungalows. Our Welcome Reception was held on the Bungalow, a seaside home restaurant with ocean views. From a poke bowl station to churro bar, we had a variety of meals and treats to take pleasure in. We kicked off the occasion with a comedy hour and dwell portray.
Tuesday morning we began with a candy deal with from the donut wall and felt like true California natives with avocado toast for breakfast. We dove proper into content material, and realized a couple of issues about one another with a glow stick ice breaker that requested some controversial questions.
For a pick-me-up within the afternoon, we had nitro espresso floats, the right mixture of sugar and caffeine. Coss additionally led the viewers in a mini exercise—and everybody agrees he is aware of tips on how to get the burn!
Lunch and the closing social hour was held underneath the fig tree, rumored to be the oldest tree within the space. Earlier than we might consider it, it was time to shut the occasion with a hip-hop violinist and drinks, sending off our superb Challengers able to revamp their advertising playbooks.