Seattle has rapidly grown into one of the nation's hottest cities for entrepreneurs to build their businesses. In this panel discussion featuring Chase Jarvis and three top entrepreneurs, including an Emmy award-winning journalist, creative director, and serial entrepreneur, you'll hear how they've built brands and get their best tips for standing out from the crowd online.
These four successful creatives have a wealth of experience building brands in the digital world. Here's who you'll be hearing from:
T.A. McCann is a serial entrepreneur that has founded six companies including Rival IQ and Gist. He's worked at Blackberry, Microsoft, and is an active angel investor and board member in companies like CreativeLive, Assi.st, Inkwell Media, Guidant, and Full Contact. Prior to startups, McCann spent many years as a professional sailor, winning the America's Cup and completing the Whitbread round-the-world race.
Jenni Hogan is an Emmy award-winning journalist turned entrepreneur. She's the co-founder and Chief Strategy Officer at Tagboard and founder of TVinteract. She helps lead innovative projects with companies like Snapchat, Facebook, Twitter, Hearst, Tegna Broadcasting, the NCAA and the Seahawks. Entrepreneur Magazine named her one of the most creative people in business, in their April 2015 issue. Hogan is also a dual NCAA National Rowing Champion where she helped lead the University of Washington to two titles as captain.
Thig Gishuru is an entrepreneur, hip-hop artist, and creative director at Selany, a fashion brand that creates simplistic unisex clothing and accessories for millennials. He's worked as a creative strategist with Nordstrom, Fred Hutch, and more.
Join us for a knockout panel discussion with this group of accomplished entrepreneurs.
T.A. McCann is a serial entrepreneur having founded 6 companies including Rival IQ (marketing analytics) and Gist (social address book). He also spent time at Blackberry (after they acquired Gist) and Microsoft. He is an active angel investor and board member in companies like Creative Live, Assi.st, Inkwell Media, Guidant, and Full Contact. Prior to his startups, he spent many years as a professional sailor, winning the America's Cup and completing the Whitbread round-the-world race.
Jenni Hogan is an Emmy award-winning journalist turned entrepreneur. She is co-founder and Chief Strategy Officer at Tagboard and founder of TVinteract (acquired by Tagboard in 2014). Tagboard is a social media display platform used by broadcasters, brands, and sporting teams worldwide. Jenni helps lead innovative projects with
Gathigi Gishuru is a musician, photographer, clothing designer, and business professional. He’s currently a fixture in the Seattle music scene; his heralded rap group The Physics have released several albums, toured the country, and played sold out shows in major markets such as Los Angeles, New York and Chicago. In addition to creating music, Gathigi is an accomplished photographer and has spent the past five years curating photography based-events and building the Rappers with Cameras brand with his partner George “Geo” Quibuyen of Blue Scholars. Consistently enamored by fashion, Gathigi recently launched, SELANY, a uni-sex clothing line inspired by travel. During the day, Gathigi helps save lives one grant at a time working at the Seattle Children’s Research institute helping to administer large-sale funding for medical research.
CHASE JARVIS is an award-winning artist, entrepreneur, best-selling author, and one of the most influential photographers of the past 20 years.  His expansive work ranges from shooting advertising campaigns for companies like Apple, Nike, and Red Bull; to working with athletes like Serena Williams and Tony Hawk, to collaborating with renowned icons like Lady Gaga and Richard Branson.<br>
This was fantastic! My takeways were "Impact, Inspire, & Inform," 5, 3, 2 rule, don't compare your real life with the highlight reel of those on social, and mentorship is a two-way street. I loved the panelists! Such incredible people! It was really cool hearing their stories, and experiences. Thank you!
Everyone here was super passionate, transparent and real. I really enjoyed this class and enjoy seeing Chase interview awesome people.