Michael Dell
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Michael Dell
Founder and CEO, Dell
Kip Tindell
Founder, chairman, and CEO, The Container Store
Norm Brodsky
Inc. columnist
Brandi Temple
Founder and CEO, Lolly Wolly Doodle
Hamdi Ulukaya
Founder and CEO, Chobani
Brené Brown
Author, Daring Greatly
Adam Grant
Author, Give and Take
Jennifer Hyman
Co-founder and CEO, Rent the Runway
Marshall Goldsmith
Executive educator, coach, and author
Bre Pettis
Co-founder and CEO, MakerBot
Howard Tullman
President and CEO, Tribeca Flashpoint Media Arts Academy
Josh Tetrick
Founder and CEO, Hampton Creek


The conference is three days of learning, leisure, and connecting with leaders from every corner of American business. With speakers such as Michael Dell, Kip Tindell, and Dr. Brené Brown, you're certain to leave with powerful new perspectives and new momentum for your company's growth.


Meet and mingle with this year's elite group of award winners at a variety of special events, including the Welcome Reception, the Conference Party, the annual Inc. 5000 Golf Tournament, and the prestigious Black-Tie Gala & Awards Ceremony.


After three unforgettable days, you will be fêted at an elegant Black-Tie Gala, beginning with a Champagne Soiree, followed by our prestigious Awards Ceremony and Dinner, where you will be officially acknowledged, and capped with an unforgettable evening of music and dancing.

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Highlighted Events

Wednesday, October 15

6:30 am

Inc. 5000 Golf Tournament

Start the Inc. 5000 Conference off in full swing with an exciting golf tournament at the Wildfire Golf Club, located at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa. Play with colleagues, or join forces with fellow Inc. 5000 honorees. Additional fee to participate.

11:00 am

Inc. Day of Service:Inc. Military Entrepreneurs Mentoring Fair

Join us as we host our annual mentoring fair designed uniquely for service personnel—active and veteran—as well as military spouses. Conference attendees are welcome to participate as mentors for the day, to share experiences with servicemen and -women, and provide insight on how to successfully start, build, or expand a business. In addition to a networking lunch and one-on-one mentoring sessions, partake in a special keynote featuring beloved Inc. columnist and serial entrepreneur Norm Brodsky. Program concludes at 4 p.m.

Thursday, October 16

6:00 pm

Meet the Editors Networking Dinner

Keep the introductions and conversations flowing at the Inc. 5000 Meet the Editors Networking Dinner. You’ll have the opportunity to meet and mingle with Inc. editors and fellow conference attendees. There is an additional fee to attend, and space is limited!

8:00 pm

Conference Party

Step right up! You are invited to the exclusive Inc. 5000 Thursday-night fête. Join your fellow attendees for an evening of amusement; with games, live entertainment, music, food, open bar, and a few surprises you won’t want to miss!

Friday, October 17

7:30 pm

Inc. 500|5000 Black-Tie Gala & Awards Ceremony


7 World Trade Center
New York, NY 10007
This event is by invitation only. Seating is limited. Advance registration is required. All registrations screened.
Sponsorships and exhibit displays are available for the Inc. 5000 Conference & Awards Ceremony. To reserve your space, contact Keri Hammer of Inc. sales, at khammer@inc.com.