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Emma Chapman

Keynote Speaker

Emma Chapman co-owns popular lifestyle and DIY blog A Beautiful Mess with her sister, Elsie, and their site reaches around a 1.5 million people every month from all around the world. They have written 3 books, launched 3 apps, created thousands of posts and produce their own accessories and t-shirt line called @ouifresh! Emma does so much for these businesses and she is also an owner of a tiki-style bar in her hometown of Springfield, MO!

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Christina Scalera

Protecting Yourself & Your Business

Christina Scalera’s mission as a lawyer for creative entrepreneurs is to help them fulfill their life’s work by creating a beautiful businesses from the inside out. She provides the creative world with accessible, affordable legal solutions. Whether you need a last-minute contract template that covers your butt, a painless trademark registration or want to learn more to empower yourself to run your business well, legally speaking, Christina has you covered. She also co-produces the My Creative Empire podcast for creative entrepreneurs.

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Dominique Broadway

Making Your Money Work For You

Dominique Broadway is an award winning Financial Planner, Personal Finance Coach, Speaker, Finance Expert, Entrepreneur and the Founder of Finances De•mys•ti•fied & The Social Money Tour. She has a strong passion for working with young professionals, entrepreneurs and people of all ages to bring their Dreams2Reality.

 

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Natalie Franke

Marketing – The Brain Behind the Busienss

Natalie Franke is a photographer, educator, speaker, and Founder of the Rising Tide Society. She is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania with a degree in Visual Studies and a concentration in Visual Neuroscience and the Psychology of Seeing. Natalie lives in San Francisco with her high school sweetheart and their two pups.

Elizabeth Quintal

Elizabeth Quintal

Making Giving Back Part of Your Business

Elizabeth Quintal is the co-founder of Outside The Box by Cheeky Days, a subscription box for families inspiring connection, creativity and community with her husband, Aaron. Elizabeth is a native Houstonian and worked in non-profit for ten years at Star of Hope in Houston. Outside The Box draws from Elizabeth and Aaron’s experience working for local nonprofits and their realization that a lifestyle of love, kindness and connection can bring about change. Her passion is to raise awareness about the importance of community and the impact we can each make in our community.

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Kellan & Michelle Caldwell

Making Giving Back Part of Your Business

Kellan and Michelle Caldwell are the husband and wife owners of Cotton, a wedding photography and films company for madly in love couples! Kellan also provides financial services with a company called Thrivent Financial during the week when he’s not moonlighting as a photographer/videographer with Michelle on the weekends. His business is centered around helping individuals and families be wise with money so that they may live generously. Together, their mission in work, life and marriage is to love deeply, give back as much as possible, and create a community built around kindness and love, because life is just too short not to.

 

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Kyle & Alissa Circle

Your Spouse & Your Business

Kyle and Alissa Circle live, play, and work together and are one of the few success stories out there to live to tell the story about how it can work. Alissa has been blogging since 2007. She began on her former blog, Rags to Stitches and rebranded to Diary of an Addict in April of 2014, which quickly became a popular lifestyle blog in Orange County, CA. Kyle is known as a serial entrepreneur, getting his start with a product stand at the age of 11, before a decade in the music industry. Together they founded Pollinate Media Group in 2012, Weave Made Media in 2014, and Target Made Me Do It in 2016.

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Samantha & Jonathan Foster

Your Spouse & Your Business

Shortly after Jonathan and Samantha Ivy were married in 2006, they combined their love for each other with their passion for amazing photography and founded Jonathan Ivy Photography, a family, wedding, and commercial photography firm based in Spring, TX. Jonathan is the fearless lead photographer who loves to use his camera to freeze moments in time and turn them in to art that will be around for a lifetime and beyond. Samantha is his foundation, backbone, organizer, supporter, and love. Her habitual presence in their office ensures everything falls perfectly in to place. They live, eat, and breath weddings and photography and know that deciding to pursue their passions as a team was the best decision they ever made.

Sukaina Rajani

Sukaina Rajani

Scaling Your Business & Growing Your Team

With a background in pharmacology, education, and holistic nutrition and a passion for entrepreneurship, Sukaina Rajani arrived in Houston from Canada in 2008. She founded The Balance Clinic, where she focused on food sensitivity testing, nutrition counseling, and Physiological Stress Assessments. With her patients sensitivities in mind, Sukaina began making gluten-, color-, and allergen-free French macarons as treats for their appointments. Word quickly spread about their nutritional qualities but more importantly, how delicious they were. With the help of her brother Mohammed, Sukaina opened the first French macaron boutique in River Oaks, Houston. MACARON by Patisse has received multiple awards, including Best Commercial Design and Best Macarons, and has expanded in to nation-wide shipping and three more locations in the Houston Area. In addition to her successful macaron boutique, Sukaina is also a yoga instructor and is actively involved in multiple professional organizations.

 

Mica May

Mica May

Scaling Your Business & Growing Your Team

Mica May is the Founder and CEO of May Designs. May Designs is a lifestyle brand selling beautiful, customizable things that make every day a little more lovely. The flagship product is the May Book, a simple notebook that can be customized to reflect each customer’s style; it lays flat and fits nicely in your purse. This idea came about by accident when design clients began taking notice of the signature notebooks that Mica brought to meetings. She capitalized on the momentum of interest and switched her focus from graphic design to perfecting a physical product. Some grassroots PR effort landed a feature on Good Morning America which catapulted her tiny hobby into a national brand. May Designs has now been featured by Good Morning America, The Today Show, Real Simple and was named one of Oprah’s Favorite Things. Mica is excited to see May Designs grow and expand into new product lines and markets, while always striving to find the perfect balance between running a business, and being a wife to her husband and mother of her three young kids. The May Designs studio is proud to call Austin, TX it’s home.

Miranda Anderson

Miranda Anderson

Conference Emcee

Miranda Anderson is a maker, seamstress, foodie, explorer, and the blogger behind One Little Minute Blog. She shares DIY projects and design ideas along with tips and stories to help inspire an intentional, creative, and happy life. Along with sharing online, Miranda teaches regular local craft and sewing workshops around Austin and hand makes goods to sell in her newly launched shop Live Free Creative Co. Her sweet husband and three wild kiddos fill up her life with joy, and continue to teach her about setting goals, making priorities, and believing that small moments and successes mean just as much as the big ones.

Meggan & Landon Wood

Meggan & Landon Wood

Bloggers + Brands Growing Together

Meggan and Landon Wood launched the designer diaper bag line, Lily Jade in the fall of 2013. They attribute their explosive growth to their social media campaigns and nurturing strong relationships with influencers. As a luxury eCommerce retail brand, they will be sharing insights into what what makes a successful influencer/brand relationship including topics such as creative negotiating, communication that brands love, becoming a growth partner (we both want to grow right?), posts that “kill it”, and more. Lily Jade bags feature details like backpack-wear options, premium leather, and thoughtfully designed hardware and pockets.

 

Kristen Welch

Kristen Welch

Making Giving Back a Part of Your Business

Kristen Welch is a native Texan, blogger, author, and founder of Mercy House. In 2010 she traveled with Compassion International to Kenya and it changed her life. As a result of that trip she and her family founded a non-pro t called Mercy House. The organization funds maternity centers for pregnant teens, and supports impoverished women around the globe.