April 12th - 16th
Gary Vaynerchuk is the chairman of VaynerX, a modern-day media and communications holding company and the active CEO of VaynerMedia, a full-service advertising agency servicing Fortune 100 clients across the company’s 4 locations.
In addition to VaynerMedia, VaynerX also includes Gallery Media Group, which houses women’s lifestyle brand PureWow and men’s lifestyle brand ONE37pm. In addition to running VaynerMedia, Gary also serves as a partner in the athlete representation agency VaynerSports, cannabis-focused branding and marketing agency Green Street and restaurant reservations app Resy.
Gary is a board/advisory member of Ad Council and Pencils of Promise, and is a longtime Well Member of Charity:Water. Gary is a highly sought after public speaker, a 5-time New York Times bestselling author, as well as a prolific angel investor with early investments in companies such as Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Venmo, and Uber.
Gary is currently the subject of DailyVee, an online documentary series highlighting what it’s like to be a CEO and public figure in today’s digital world, as well the host of The GaryVee Audio Experience, a top 100 global podcast, and host of #AskGaryVee, a business and advice Q&A show which can be found on both YouTube and Facebook.
AJ Vaynerchuk is the CEO of VaynerSports and a certified NFLPA Contract Advisor. In his role as CEO AJ oversees the companies contract representation, marketing & clients services of its athletes. Prior to founding VaynerSports, AJ, along with his brother Gary, started VaynerMedia, a full service digital agency. AJ served as COO from 2009 to 2016 and helped grow the company to 100M + in annual revenue, expanded the footprint globally, and build a team of 600+ employees.
In addition, AJ serves as a partner at VaynerRSE, a venture capital fund focusing on investing in emerging platforms and technology. Prior to starting the fund, AJ was an active angel investor counting Uber and Venmo as successful startups in his portfolio.
Constance Schwartz-Morini spent 10 years at the National Football League. After the NFL, she joined “The Firm”, an artist and talent management company where she rose through the ranks and created the first strategic marketing and sponsorship division. In 2011, her know-how paid off when she teamed up with Michael Strahan to launch the talent management-content production company SMAC (Sports, Music and Culture) Entertainment.
In the years since then, she’s helped expand the playing field for Strahan, Erin Andrews, Snoop Dogg, Tony Gonzalez, Wiz Khalifa and Deion Sanders, among other clients.
After overcoming a childhood riddled with abuse, neglect, poverty, and unstable foster homes, Terrica calls herself a “resilient underdog”. 17 years after finding herself sleeping under a bridge as a teen mom, she is now a published author, an Eric Thomas certified speaker, owner of the largest real estate crowdfunding company in the state of Louisiana, a seasoned investor with over 100 real estate holdings, and the founding investor in Madeline Cove, a 14 million dollar mixed use development in Lafayette, LA.
David Meltzer, CEO of Sports 1 Marketing and host of the Entrepreneur podcast, “The Playbook”, is a Top 100 Business Coach, public speaker and three-time bestselling author who has been honored by Variety as “Sports Humanitarian of the Year” and is a recipient of the Ellis Island Medal of Honor.
With over 30 years as an entrepreneur and executive, David utilizes his inner-circle relationship capital and situational knowledge to create a value-based consulting model that focuses on guaranteed quantitative value.
Jim Cavale is a 3-Time INC. 5000 Entrepreneur, an annual award that INC. Magazine reserves for America’s Fastest Growing Private Companies. His passion for people is at the core of everything he does in business and life. People who know Jim well, know he is all about relationships and gives unconditionally to those around him.
Originally from Upstate New York, Jim accepted a baseball scholarship to the University of Montevallo (UM), an NCAA Division II school just outside of Birmingham, Alabama, where he not only played ball but also sewed his entrepreneurial roots in building a sports broadcasting network for the university.
He then built a sports recruiting tech marketplace in NextSpex, before exiting in 2010 to build Iron Tribe Fitness from one gym to more than 45 gyms across America.
After almost seven years of leadership at Iron Tribe, Jim stepped down as President of the company and sold his ownership to spend his time in building a new SaaS brand in Influencer (INFLCR).
More than 15,000 pro and college athlete INFLCR app users from over 500 NCAA Division I INFLCR college team SaaS clients, access their INFLCR app on a daily basis, to access their pictures and videos in real-time from games, practices and other team-related activities. These 15,000+ athletes engage and share this storytelling content from their INFLCR app to their personal social media channels more than four times per week on average, reaching an audience of over 30M people on Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat and other social medias.
INFLCR recently merged with sports tech titan Teamworks, to grow this athlete user network beyond 100,000 over the next year and continue its growth into pro sports, where more than 500 athletes in the NBA and NFL are already active on the INFLCR platform.
Along with growing this new brand, Jim has Co-Founded a beauty on-demand app with his wife Yazmin (GLOW), serves as the Entrepreneur-In-Residence for Birmingham’s state-of-the-art Innovation Depot Velocity Accelerator program, serves on the board for the Birmingham Venture Club and chairs the board for The Aspire Movement, a mentoring movement for young fatherless children in Birmingham.
Yazmin Cavale’s genuine, direct-leadership style has had her in charge of multiple stores for brands like White House | Black Market and Cache, who's respective brands exude first-class style.
Her passion for fashion began in school, when she attended Johnson & Wales University to study Fashion Merchandising. It was in Providence at J & W, where she learned the foundations of the industry she would grow to love, and was able to parlay this experience into multiple jobs and opportunities that allowed her to see the industry from all sides (management, sales and buying).
In addition to her store management experience, Yazmin also has a great deal of experience with makeup artistry, leading a desk for Trish McEvoy from 2004 to 2005; a skill she still uses to this day.
Recently, after having her second (2011) and third (2013) children with her husband Jim, Yazmin began working from home, doing freelance makeup artistry for weddings and big events, along with spray tanning and body hair wax removal. She has served over 150 women over the past 3+ years, while having the flexibility to be with her children at all times of day.
This experience led to the creation of the Glow app, which connects beauty professionals like Yazmin, to women who desire to receive hair, makeup or spray tan services in an on demand fashion.
John Timmerman is a business digital transformation expert.
Quite simply, he helps historically solid consumer product manufacturers build ecommerce empires.
His expertise is the driving force behind transforming operations, culture, marketing, sales and leadership to drive efficient, effective, and remarkable results in a digital age.
As a serial entrepreneur, he has built businesses across marketing, e-commerce, and media industries.
Good Monster is a strategic marketing agency that helps growth-focused businesses develop and deploy smart, profitable marketing, and advertising strategies.
Over the years, one new service at a time, Good Monster has grown into a successful team of 30+ monsters servicing clients all over the world covering B2B, B2C, e-commerce, and manufacturing.
John’s global team of experts help with creative strategy and execution, paid media/PPC, website design, Amazon store, SEO, content strategy, social media marketing, and lead generation.
To solve the itch to get unfiltered, real business talk out to the masses, John Timmerman co-founded NoBullCON with Rob Shauger and Al Cutri. They’ve built a conference full of speakers who walk the walk and will deliver actionable, valuable advice for business starters, managers, and leaders no matter where they are in their business life cycle.
Alongside Good Monster and NoBullCON, John and his wife created an American-made denim brand named Jaxon Jovie to help men and women find higher quality, better fitting jeans for their everyday lives.
Karen Cahn is the Founder & CEO of IFundWomen, the go-to funding marketplace for women-owned businesses and the people who want to support them with access to capital, coaching, and connections to launch and grow sustainable businesses.
Named to Inc. Magazine’s Top 100 Female Founders of 2020, Karen is a pioneer in tech and media, as she was an early Google Intrapreneur where she spent 10 years leading various monetization teams in search, display, and video.
Most notably, Karen started the Branded Entertainment business at YouTube, when, back in the olden times of YouTube 2006, she and a rogue group of sales and product managers, made the connection between big consumer brands and video creators, thus creating the first native video ad experiences monetized on YouTube.
Karen then went on to spend three years creating and monetizing Aol’s growing suite of video content and nabbed Aol its first-ever Emmy nod.
Karen holds a BA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, double majoring in African-American Studies and US History.
You can find Karen on all the socials @karencahn
John Stage, the founder and owner of Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, began his career in cooking out on the open road. In 1983, John and two partners started the business by cutting a 55 gallon drum in half to form a makeshift barbeque and hit the road—catering to motorcycle shows, fairs, and festivals up and down the east coast.
In 1988, tired of the gypsy lifestyle, Stage decided to settle in Syracuse, NY, where he opened his first Dinosaur Bar-B-Que restaurant. In the following years, Stage has expanded with locations in Rochester, Manhattan, Troy, Newark, Brooklyn and Buffalo.
Dinosaur Bar-B-Que has gained a reputation far and wide for serving some of the best BBQ in the country with a vibrant and lively setting. Dinosaur Bar-B-Que’s menus are firmly rooted in the traditions of southern barbecue and influenced by flavors that give Dino BBQ’s dishes their own distinctive character. “That’s one of the secrets of great barbecue,” says Stage, “staying committed to tradition, but finding your own stamp and signature.”
John Stage has built Dinosaur Bar-B-Que into a nationally known brand that includes a catering division complete with mobile barbeque rigs. Dinosaur’s line of award-winning BBQ sauces and rubs is available in Whole Foods. Additionally, Stage is the author of a successful cookbook, Dinosaur Bar-B-Que: An American Roadhouse (Ten Speed Press; 2001) that has sold over 175,000 copies and was voted cookbook of the year by the National BBQ Association.
Michele started her company “The Perfect Granola” in her home kitchen as a way to feed the hungry and empower the underserved through simple and healthy food that nourishes both body and soul. Her company shares 5% of all profits with homeless shelters, outreach centers and food banks. They also hire students to give them the skills needed to break the poverty cycle that fuels hunger. She is the very definition of what it means to be an entrepreneur with heart.
Kieran Mathew is a 24-year-old entrepreneur and leading youth marketer. He spent 5 years building a marketing services business that helped the likes of Procter & Gamble, Pepsi, Unilever, L’Oréal, Lyft, RBC, Starbucks, and Nestle grow in the Gen Z market. Kieran is currently building consumer packaged goods brands targeted to Gen Z. He is a Forbes 30 Under 30 honoree and has been recognized as a ‘Gen Z expert’ by Adweek.
Growing up the son of a potato farmer just outside of Syracuse, you could say Chris got his hands dirty from a young age; learning the necessity of grit, integrity, and tenacity. As Chief Marketing Officer at BHG, Chris applies these values to everything he does, because financing is about more than money. It’s about our customers: real people, with real needs and dreams that BHG can help with. Chris’ mantra is to run through walls and see opportunities where others see obstacles. He’s comfortable challenging the status quo, and has built a full-service agency that leverages the latest innovations in data, analytics, and marketing to connect with those in need of financing. Customer experience means everything to Chris, so he reads every review and answers every email he receives because our customers deserve to be heard and feel valued. Inspired by the BHG culture and commitment to social responsibility, Chris spearheads BHG Cares— building partnerships with non-profit organizations throughout CNY to make a real impact in the community.
Eric Castro co-founded BHG with a deep passion for effective leadership and execution. A veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, he quickly learned the importance of a strong leader to guide a motivated group toward significant accomplishments. Eric has leveraged his experience and his knowledge to do just that—guide the team at BHG to break barriers and reach new heights. Always intrigued by the idea that success is directly correlated to meaningful human interactions and trust, Eric is driven to help people realize their full potential, achieve their goals, and find success in and out of the boardroom. Having built and led exceptional teams within corporations, Eric thrives on mentoring young entrepreneurs and aspiring business leaders. His fierce belief in putting quality into every aspect of life has not only helped shape his perspective and his approach, but also has skyrocketed BHG into the industry leader that it is today.
Rob Shauger is the CEO and Founder of Blueprint Leadership Development and Cofounder of The NoBull Company and loves being a connector of people. Rob has spent the last 25 years focusing on sales, marketing, branding and business development.
Rob is a past recipient of the 40 under 40 award from the Greater Utica Chamber of Commerce and 30 under 30 from National Publication GIE Media. Rob’s passion for leadership and helping others is one of his greatest qualities.
Jeff Knauss is the CEO and Co-Founder of Digital Hyve - the 5th fastest growing Marketing & Advertising Company in the U.S. for 2018, as well as the 52nd fastest private growing company in the nation by Inc. Jeff was also ranked One of Entrepreneur Magazine's “Top 360 Businesses in the US.”, won “Business of the Year” 2017 by CenterState CEO, and “Best places to work” 2017 & 2018.
He is currently a member of the Board of Directors in the companies: Food Bank of CNY, Loretto Foundation, Byrne Dairy, United Way, SUNY Oswego Foundation, Onondaga Community College Foundation, CenterState CEO.
Robby Riggs is a high-performing transformation leader, speaker, author, and coach with experience creating strategic transformation initiatives and driving successful change in companies He is the co-founder of Sana Sano Consulting, a boutique management consulting firm that specializes in helping companies transform, and is the co-author of Counter Mentor Leadership: How to Unlock the Potential of the 4-Generation Workplace (Nicholas Brealey, January 2018), an entertaining, and sometimes irreverent, look at how real leadership works in today’s chaotic workplace. Robby has shepherded clients through re-orgs, technology implementations, talent evaluation and planning, strategic planning and multiple acquisitions. He holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Boston University with a focus on Leadership and Organizational Transformation. Robby is also the co-host of the video podcast Counter Mentor Leadership.
Ed Griffin helps people become business owners, stoking their entrepreneurial talents. Over the past 21 years, he has used fitness and his business, Fleet Feet, to cultivate and encourage others to not only dream big, but to act on it. Ed teaches that helping other achieve their goals is not only good for the employee, but it is the best thing for growing a business.
Based in Syracuse, Ed and his team have created a very strong retail and online business, recognized as one of the best specialty retailers in the country and Best Running Store in America in 2012. Ed speaks to companies and organizations around the country about employee and team development and small business strategies.
Nick Shaw is a best-selling author and the co-founder of Renaissance Periodization (RP), a multi-million dollar health and fitness company that has improved the lives of hundreds of thousands of clients around the world.
His story – and the story of RP—has appeared in a Forbes feature story, which chronicled Renaissance Periodization’s rise from a small business into an influential tech company with an industry-leading app available through Apple’s app store and Google Play.
Nick has also helped to coach numerous world-class athletes including CrossFit Games champions, international medalists in weightlifting, UFC fighters, Navy SEALs, and Olympians.
Margo Baines is an award-winning serial social entrepreneur. Baines was born and raised in Milwaukee, WI. She relocated to Houston, TX in 2008. She attended Texas Southern University while serving in the United States Military, Army National Guard. She graduated in 2013 with a degree in Finance and worked as an Investment banker for a top financial firm but soon discovered that her passion was not in finance so she decided to take a leap of faith and become a social entrepreneur.
Margo Baines is a first-generation college graduate, MBA candidate, and first-generation successful entrepreneur. In 2015, she started her first award-winning business with a Finance degree and a strong passion for solving some of the youth’s greatest challenges.
Margo founded Social Enterprise Youth Enrichments, which operates Chicks With ClassTMfranchises, licenses Chicks With ClassTM and merchandise, and offers the curriculum Youth Enrichments via subscription services to select school districts, churches, and youth groups around the country.
Chicks With ClassTM LLC opened its first storefront in 2017 which is the first self-esteem based learning center built for girls. Chicks With Class Class has gone on to impact over 10,000 youth. After the global pandemic struck, Margo used her ability to strategically pivot and form Enrichly which is the first self-esteem based e-learning platform for children.
Margo is known as a thought leader in her space and a pitch master taking home over $50,000 in cash and in-kind gifts through pitch competition winnings. Margo has been recognized in media such as Voyage Houston, KPRC, Essence Magazine, and Houston Chronicle. Margo has received the Black Girl Excellence Award, was recently awarded a World Impact Award, and named top 100 startup of the year by Startup of the Year founded by Established.
In addition to the many awards Margo received, she was selected as one of 1000 women to receive the Sarah Blakley’s Red Back Pack Fund Grant and Facebook Grant for Black-Owned Businesses and is now a top running candidate to receive a six-figure federal grant. Possessing many unique skills and talents including the recent title of grant writer, Margo is an ambitious thought-leader initiating positive change in the lives of youth worldwide through social entrepreneurship.
Paul Daly is the Founder/CEO/Creative Director of Congruent, a brand-first integrated marketing agency based in Syracuse, New York. This visionary grew a company from one man to a multi-million dollar enterprise, and is the author of “The Automotive Manifesto” and the host of the podcast “Clarity Compressed”.
Since 2012, Michelle has been the Regional Vice President of Primerica, a company that is committed to helping “Main Street Americans” financially prepare for their futures and the wellbeing of their families without breaking the bank. ⠀
Brian Leidell is the Founder of Fidens International and presently serves as Managing Director for Fidens Insurance Brokerage. Fidens provides independent representation and consultation in the global insurance marketplace.
Brian brings a wealth of knowledge within the insurance industry to serve professional firms and corporations. He transitioned from being a spirited insurance litigator for an international law firm, where his practice involved coverage disputes, professional & executive liability, subrogation, bad-faith, and reinsurance. He further acted as a business developer for the London and Bermuda insurance markets.
Brian holds a prominent international academic background that includes a Masters in International Business Law from University of London (UCL), Juris Doctorate from Michigan State University, Postgraduate Certificate in European Law from Tulane Paris Institute-La Sorbornne, Masters in International Relations from University of New South Wales, and Bachelors in Political Science from Virginia Tech. He is a licensed attorney in New York, New Jersey and Washington D.C., as well as a designated Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter. Brian’s unique background and expertise addresses diverse, complex insurance issues using a global perspective. Furthermore, his familiarity and involvement with global markets qualifies Fidens to serve our international clients.
He is a husband to 1, a father to 7, and the host of the wildly popular Facebook Live show #RiseAndGrind. He’s been seen at places like Hustle and Grind Con, Grow Your Business For God’s Sake! and many more stages across the country. Glenn has been spotlighted on ABC, NBC, and CBS, and is an expert in dealership culture development, and leadership training. With 20 years experience in the automotive industry, Glenn lead a dealership from 120 cars a month to an 800% increase in sales in five years, becoming the 2nd largest used car franchise in the country. His unique style makes him one of the most coveted GM’s in the business. Glenn has the unique ability to help identify the areas for growth in your store, and teach creative ways to invoke your dealerships spirit. With a background in sales, and finance, he uses his skill sets to create growth, as well as tapping into the mental side of human development.
Michael Oshetski leads Micatu, a leader in cutting-edge optical sensing technology, with extensive technical experience and a pragmatic approach to business development. His passion is to fundamentally change the way the world senses with light, creating solutions that transform operational awareness.
Under Michael’s leadership, Micatu has secured millions in investments, state and federal grants since being founded in 2011. Today Micatu works with several major utilities in New York state, as well as with utilities across the nation, helping them better regulate their operations and find more efficient ways to distribute energy.
As CEO, Michael is responsible for creating the company’s strategic vision, developing new business, and directing the commercialization of Micatu’s optical sensor technology, which measures voltage, current, vibration, and temperature with industry-revolutionizing accuracy and precision.
A natural innovator, Michael has been developing and implementing optical solutions for more than 20 years and is considered an expert in optics. He has experience in all aspects of product development, including end-to-end management, global sales, P&L accountability, and multi-international manufacturing operations. Thus far in his career, he has brought more than 40 optical products from conception to market. He has also authored numerous patents and white papers on applications within sensor and optical technologies. Additionally, he holds eight patents within the field of optics and optical sensing applications (to date).
And the list of achievements goes on. In 2016, Micatu was selected as the $1 million grand prize winner in New York’s first-ever 76West Clean Energy Business Competition. Michael is also an honorary inductee at the RIT School of Engineering, where he earned his Bachelor of Science degree in 2003 in electrical engineering, with a concentration in optical systems engineering.
Michael lives in Horseheads, New York, with his wife and two young children and is proud to bring high-tech jobs to his hometown.
"Hi, John, Al and Rob here. We created NoBullCON with zero bucks, and way too much ignorance. A few months later we had a $6 billion company as our naming sponsor and GaryVee, AJV, David Meltzer and Constance Scwartz-Morini ready to sling some fire to help us all get to the next level. If we can do it, so can you
Because you are worth 97 bucks aren't you?
We hand-picked speakers willing to give you info that they don't give out for free on social.
You don't think our 30 speakers and 2-days of fire are worth it? No sweat. (But you better prove it 😏)
NoBullCon is an elite business conference designed to educate and the masses on how to grow your business in today’s noisy world.
Simple. If you want to build the biggest business in your industry, this is the conference for you. Business growers, owners and starters - let’s make it happen this year.
I am most excited for NoBullCon for the opportunity to learn from some of the most successful minds in business and now that it is digital I have the ability to network with businessmen and women around the world!
I have been following Gary Vee online for a number of years and have read all of his books. There is no doubt in my mind that he will deliver big time at NoBullCON. With so much craziness in 2020 and into 2021, I look forward to hearing what business leaders are doing to adapt and thrive. What they have learned from a turmoil situation and where they are going in 2021 and beyond. What tips and tricks do they have for business owners to help them keep moving forward and keep growing. My goal is to find a few key points that I can practically apply to my businesses in todays market.
The brand says it all - NoBull. Give it to me straight. Isn’t that what we all look for as business professionals? We’re busy and eager to get maximum value for our time given. Time is money and this conference is packed with relevant content and incredible speakers. Very much looking forward to absorbing practical and impactful insights. No bull required.
Supporting NoBullCon 2020 was a no brainer. As someone driven to continuously improve, having access to such a broad spectrum of talent covering so many disciplines brought a tremendous value and opportunity to learn. As a local business owner/entrepreneur I’ve never seen a better opportunity for our area business leaders to get this level of attention to get direct answers to what challenges them every day. I’ll see you out there!
And much more!
by David Meltzer
"How to crush
Linkedin in 2021"
"How to crush
TIKTOK in 2021"
for 6 months
BUILDING A GLOBAL REMOTE WORKFORCE by JOHN TIMMERMAN
“FIT FOR SUCCESS” by NICK SHAW
“IFUNDWOMAN METHOD PLAYBOOK” by KAREN CAHN
on Paul Daly's Branding to make your business invencible course
A GRID DISRUPTED BY MICATU
Developers BOARD GAME
THE ROAD TO REVENUE & HAPPINESS WITHDAVID MELTZER
10 ways to make customers fall in love with your brand by Sabrina Andrade
How Blockchains and Cryptocurrencies will change the future of businesses by ROGER SIMÕES
10 EFFICIENT WAYS TO PROMOTE OPERATIONAL GROWTH by Janaína Conceição
10 steps to increase sales. Easy to implement by LAURA BLANCO
How to build a hungry, happy culture by Lindsay Dillon
How to make sure marketing is making your business profitable by Carolina Veloso
37 things you must know about Instagram in 2021 by Beatriz Filgueiras
Survival of the quickest: by JOHN TIMMERMAN
7 ways to Drive B2B Business with YouTube By Gisele Levy
Why You Should Create a B2B Podcast by Gisele Levy
How Content Marketing can change your business BY Michelle Felício
10 Ways Facebook Can Still Grow Your Business In 2021 BY Michelle Felício
“The Morning 5 eBook” by Glenn Lundy
How to Outsmart A Hacker: A Proactive Cyber Security Guide BY Lisa Atkinson
How To Increase Your Child's Self-Esteem