Brooke Paul, Taivara
Pam Springer, ORIS Intelligence
Yiem Sunbanich, TNEDICCA®
Moderator: Warner Moore, Independent Executive Consultant and a Startup Advisor
We often romanticize and focus on the success stories after a product is built and a business is scaled. However, the most valuable lessons are often earned on the journey there. Our keynote panel consists of seasoned Founder and CEO entrepreneurs who have built companies, earned their exits, and are currently leading startups. We’ll explore their lessons learned, talk about product innovation, and disrupting industries. Their insight will help you build better businesses and products.
Presenter: Ryan Eder, IncludeFitness
While studying product design at the University of Cincinnati in 2006, Ryan witnessed a man in a wheelchair struggle while working out. This inspired a concept for a piece of accessible fitness equipment that went on to win Gold, Best in Show, and People's Choice in the International Design Excellence Awards.
Ryan used this recognition as a catalyst to raise millions and spend the next 10 years expanding his vision into a digital health platform. His company, IncludeFitness, has now garnered 17 issued patents, 16 international design awards and will be shipping product in January. Hear Ryan walk through the decade long process of turning an idea into a venture-backed company.