Veecon 2023 Announces First Round of Speakers and Headline Entertainer

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Gary Vaynerchuk announces today rap icon Busta Rhymes will headline Thursday’s opening-night entertainment at VeeCon 2023 on May 18. Additionally, Vaynerchuk revealed the growing lineup of entrepreneurs, artists, and influencers from around the world who will participate in speeches, panels, and fireside chats about business, innovation, technology, marketing, and pop culture at the multi-day super conference held at TCU Amphitheater at White River State Park and Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis on May 18-20, 2023.

“I’m super excited to announce the first names of the VeeCon 2023 speakers,” said Vaynerchuk. “These are incredible individuals who are making a high impact on society and business. I’m also extremely excited about the names we haven’t announced yet as this year’s event is going to be bigger and bolder than 2022.”


VeeCon 2023 is the second annual NFT-ticketed conference hosted by Vaynerchuk and VeeFriends. Throughout the event, VeeCon attendees have the opportunity to participate in programming about business, marketing, entrepreneurship, innovation, ideas, creativity, and competition. 

Leading the first extraordinary lineup of iconic keynote speakers, innovative and educational talks and panels at VeeCon 2023 are:

  • Adam Brotman, CEO & Co-Founder of Forum3
  • AJ Vaynerchuk, Co-Founder and Co-CEO of VaynerSports
  • Andy Krainak, President of VeeFriends
  • Andy8052, Founder of Tessera
  • Arlan Hamilton, Founder & Managing Partner of Backstage Capital
  • Avery Akkineni, President of Vayner3
  • Betty, CEO and Co-Founder of Deadfellaz
  • Bob Pittman, Chairman and CEO of iHeartMedia Inc.
  • Bozoma Saint John, Hall of Fame Inducted Marketing Executive, Author, and Entrepreneur
  • Brilly, Artist
  • Carly Reilly, Founder and Host of Overpriced JPEGs
  • Carolyn Everson, Senior Advisor at Permira
  • Cathy Hackl, Chief Metaverse Officer at Journey Luxury and Fashion Innovator
  • Chris Lyons, President of Web3 Media at a16z crypto
  • Cindy Gallop, Founder and CEO of MakeLoveNotPorn
  • Cordell Broadus (Champ Medici), Founder of Welcome To The Block
  • David Rodolitz, Founder and CEO of Flyfish Club
  • Daymond John, Star of ABC's Shark Tank, CEO of The Shark Group, CEO and Founder of FUBU
  • Deepak Chopra, Founder of Chopra Foundation and Chopra Global
  • DeeZe, Director of Vibes at Tessera
  • Eric Thomas, No. 1 Motivational Speaker in The World
  • Eric Wattenberg, CEO of VaynerWATT
  • Erik Zettersten, Head of Technology at VeeFriends
  • Fonz, CEO of tokenproof
  • Gfunk, CEO and Founder of Pixel Vault
  • Ian Rogers, Chief Experience Officer of LEDGER
  • !llmind, Music Producer of Squad Of Knights
  • Imari Oliver, Founder and CEO of Bond and Play
  • Jackie Woodward, Chief Brand and Marketing Officer of Bojangles Restaurants, Inc.
  • Jaiden Stipp, Artist and Creator of Jastidesigns LLC
  • Jasmine Maietta, Founder and CEO of round21
  • Jeff Carvalho, Founder of Burrata / Highsnobiety
  • Jeff Staple, Founder of STAPLE and Reed Art Department
  • Jen Stark, Artist and Creator of The Vortex Collection, Cosmos and more
  • Jenny from the blockchain, Content Creator, Head of Marketing for, Co-host of NFT Catcher Pod
  • Jimmy McNelis, CEO of Nameless
  • John Henry, Co-CEO and Co-Founder of LOOP
  • Julie Pacino, Filmmaker and Photographer, Creator of Keepers of the Inn
  • Lisa Mayer, CEO and Co-Founder of Boss Beauties
  • Maha Abouelenein, CEO and Founder of Digital and Savvy
  • MaryRuth Ghiyam, Founder and CEO of MaryRuth Organics 
  • Matt Van Horn , Co-Founder of June
  • May Niu, Director of Media Operations of VeeFriends
  • Miguel Patricio, CEO of Kraft Heinz 
  • MUMBOT, Artist & Creator of MUMBOT WORLD
  • Nyla Hayes, Artist, Founder and CEO of Long Neckie Ladies
  • Peter Chun, Global Head of Platform at VaynerX
  • Pop Wonder, Artist
  • Rachel Tipograph, Founder and CEO of MikMak
  • Rafael Ilishayev, Co-Founder and Co-CEO of Gopuff 
  • Rich Kleiman, Co-Founder of Boardroom
  • Richard Dickson, President and Chief Operating Officer of Mattel
  • Richerd, Co-Founder of Manifold
  • Sam Hysell, Co-Founder and Chief Strategy Officer of nft now
  • Sara Baumann, Artist and Founder of Women and Weapons
  • Scooter Braun, Founder of SB Projects, CEO of HYBE America
  • Shonduras, Founder of The Spacestation!
  • Sian Morson, Founder of The BlkChain
  • SLOTH, Artist and Founder, Creator of Chilled SLOTH
  • Snowfro, Founder of Art Blocks, Creator of Chromie Squiggle
  • Steven Bartlett, Entrepreneur, Author, Host of “The Diary of a CEO”
  • Swan Sit, Web3 Advisor and Creator
  • Tom Bilyeu, CEO of Impact Theory

VeeCon 2023 tickets will be released directly to the wallets of VeeFriends Series 1 token holders in the coming weeks. Non-VeeFriends Series 1 token holders can still attend the event by buying a ticket on the secondary market, such as Opensea. More information on ticketing can be found here.

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