NBA legend Magic Johnson, lifestyle entrepreneur Martha Stewart, venture capitalist Marc Andreesen and editor-in-chief of Huffington Post Arianna Huffington have been added to the list of featured speakers at Intuit’s QuickBooks Connect conference.
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The speakers will address thousands of entrepreneurs, small businesses, accounting professionals and developers at the first-of-its-kind event, designed to inspire, educate and help attendees make the connections they need to take their businesses to the next level.
The newly named speakers join those previously announced, including Intuit president and CEO Brad Smith, Intuit founder Scott Cook, and entrepreneur, author and television personality Bill Rancic. The lineup also features some of today’s hottest entrepreneurs, including Debbie Sterling of GoldieBlox and Tristan Walker of Walker & Co. and Code2040.
In addition to the main stage program, QuickBooks Connect will offer tailored breakout sessions for its different audiences. These will be interactive, educational sessions that will allow attendees to learn by doing and apply insights in real-time. Attendees will also have the ability to build their own schedule by mixing and matching from any of the sessions offered. Some examples include:
* “How to Start Your Business: Days 1 to 100” and “Insider Info from VCs: The Future of Funding” – for entrepreneurs trying to make their dreams a reality.
* “Social Media:The Paid Stuff and the Free Stuff” and “Expanding into New ZIP Codes: How to Get Set Up Online” – for small businesses taking the next step in their business.
* "Accountants as Trusted Advisors: Assuming a Leadership Role with Your Clients” and “Implementing Value Pricing: A Radical Business Model for Accounting Firms” – for accounting professionals wanting to save time and move to the cloud.
* “The Killer App: What You Need to Know Before You Build” and “Ready for Launch: Four Best Practices for Launching Your App” – for developers building and marketing their small business apps.
The conference takes place Oct. 21-23 in San Jose, Calif. For more information, visit www.QuickBooksConnect.com.