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Rand Fishkin

Rand Fishkin is the CEO & Co-Founder of the web's most popular SEO Software provider; SEOmoz. He co-authored the Art of SEO from O'Reilly Media and was named on the 40 Under 40 List and 30 Best Young Tech Entrepreneurs Under 30. Rand has been written about in The Seattle Times, Newsweek and PC World among others and keynoted conferences on search around the world. He's particularly passionate about the SEOmoz blog, read by tens of thousands of search professionals each day. In his miniscule spare time, Rand enjoys the company of his amazing wife, whose serendipitous travel blog chronicles their journeys.

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Chris Goward

Co-Founder and CEO of WiderFunnel Marketing Optimization, is one of the leading experts globally in Conversion Optimization. The business processes that he developed, including the WiderFunnel LIFT Framework™ and Kaizen Methodâ„¢ increase conversion rates for clients that need to generate more leads and sales from their websites by between 10% and 280%.

Since building his first client's website in 1994, Chris has been optimizing online and offline marketing for companies such as eBay, Epson, SAP, Getty Images, BabyAge.com, Outrigger Hotels, and Google, among others. He also branded and launched the Rockit Roller™ personal-powered scooter with investor backing in 2004.

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David Hauser

David Hauser is a serial entrepreneur, angel investor and Founder of Grasshopper and Chargify. One of the youngest co-founders of a company to be named to Inc.'s list of "500 Fastest-Growing Private Companies in America,". David was also co-founder of Return Path, an e-mail performance management company. David has been featured on CNN, named one of Boston Business Journal's "40 Under 40," and has been featured in the Boston Globe, Wall Street Journal and many other publications. David was born and raised in New York City.

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Dan Martell

Dan Martell is the co-founder of www.flowtown.com, an application that helps turn your best customers into your best marketers. An award-winning Canadian entrepreneur, at 25, Dan formed his first start-up, Spheric Technologies Inc., and watched it grow by an average of 152% per year before he sold the company 4 years later in mid-2008. As an informal angel investor (including Unbounce), he is active in advising entrepreneurs using lean startup methodology and metrics based marketing to gain market adoption.

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Eric Ries

Eric Ries is the creator of the Lean Startup methodology and the author of the popular entrepreneurship blog Startup Lessons Learned. He previously co-founded and served as Chief Technology Officer of IMVU. In 2007, BusinessWeek named Ries one of the Best Young Entrepreneurs of Tech and in 2009 he was honored with a TechFellow award in the category of Engineering Leadership. He serves on the advisory board of a number of technology startups, and has worked as a consultant to a number of startups, companies, and venture capital firms. In 2010, he became an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Harvard Business School.

He is the co-author of several books including The Black Art of Java Game Programming (Waite Group Press, 1996). While an undergraduate at Yale Unviersity, he co-founded Catalyst Recruiting. Although Catalyst folded with the dot-com crash, Ries continued his entrepreneurial career as a Senior Software Engineer at There.com, leading efforts in agile software development and user-generated content.