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For Creators, By Creators (FCBC) - CES 2019

 

We The People was founded with the vision to create a hub for creators to have access to the resources needed to support their ideas and find success in local and international markets. Our "For Creators, By Creators" (FCBC) mission means that unlike other retailers, we seek to partner with you to provide you with training, a network of potential local and international backers, and a global creator community to support you in addition to providing you with an immediate retail channel for your creations. Learn more about us at wtpstoreusa.com. Everything we do is designed to support our creator community because, just like you, we are creators ourselves, too.

 

Our 2018 FCBC National Tour events were held in Boston on October 25 and in St. Louis on December 12. We will plan future events in New York, Chicago, and other cities around the country.

We’re excited to kick off our global initiatives in the New Year with our CES 2019 FCBC Crowdfunding Event on January 7, 2019 in Las Vegas!  Below are key event details. 

Event Details

When: 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm, January 7th, 2019

Where: Residence Inn by Marriott Las Vegas Convention Center, 3225 Paradise Road Las Vegas, Nevada 89109 - Reno Room, 2nd Level

What: An event for current and aspiring creators and innovators to meet other creators and business leaders. Make new contacts, share ideas and inspiration, and hear from leading marketing and business development experts about how to find success in a global marketplace.

Event Agenda:

  • 1:30-2:00 p.m. Meet + Greet
  • 2:00-2:45 p.m. Suzy Im / Top 5 Trends and Tools for the Crowdfunding Community at CES
  • 3:00-3:45 p.m. Ryan Sim / Crowdfunding Tech and Innovation: Forming Partnerships and Building a Global Brand
  • 3:45-4:30 p.m. Wrap-up + Network / Announcements

Speakers

Suzy ImVice President, TribalVision Worldwide and Head of TribalVision Academy / Adjunct Professor, Marketing Communications, Emerson College - Fortune Magazine Interview

A widely-known name in global marketing & business development, Suzy joined TribalVision in 2013. Both as a global business development consultant and hands-on marketing practitioner, she has played a transformative role in helping generate powerful global business operations for worldwide clients such as Siemens, GE, Samsung, Sony, Teradyne, Gateway, Konica, and leading biotech/healthcare companies. Often assuming the role of a virtual CMO, Suzy has amassed a portfolio of key successes for a wide variety of technology enterprises. Overall, Suzy works with technology companies and life science/healthcare organizations to engage audiences, drive market needs/sales, and meet various goals for the clients. In the technology and B2B arena, Suzy works with leading technology industry analysts to help vendors build positive references, influence the influencers to penetrate the global market, and create strong sales/demands. 

Suzy and her work have been recognized in Fortune Magazine, Digital Times, and e-Times, and she has presented numerous keynote addresses, executed executive training sessions, and spearheaded conference marketing, business development, and leadership communications efforts at worldwide organizations and events. She is also a published author of two books on marketing and leadership.

 

Ryan Sim, co-creator of Kisetsu and Co-Founder of We The People(Managing Director / Head of Marketing and New Business Development) - Featured on ABC Action News

Ryan co-founded We The People (WTP) with Nison Chan, Joel Liew, and Jay Kang in 2016 and functions as the Managing Director of Marketing and Business Development. In his role, Ryan manages and leads marketing strategies, messaging, and tactics for WTP. He is also the Co-Founder of Kisetsu, a maker of slim, stylish RFID-protected leather wallets, along with his childhood best friend Joel.

 

FCBC Las Vegas - CES 2019 - Featured Participants

Arthur Limpens and Yixia Jiang - Co-Founders, allocacoc

Arthur Limpens co-created allocacoc right after graduating from the Delft University of Technology. Currently, he focuses on ensuring that design remains at allocacoc's core. He was instrumental in setting up the DesignNest program and loves to share his experience in design as well as entrepreneurship with other designers worldwide.

Yixia Jiang focuses on the development of products, from the initial sketches to its final assembly. A true engineer, Yixia started pulling things apart from the age of 5. He studied Industrial Product Design at the Delft University of Technology.

Through partnership with We The People, allocacoc helps creators identify trusted global manufacturing companies and distribution channels to manage product development logistics and to launch their products in retail stores worldwide. Allocacoc focuses on the bottlenecks creators face when designing a product and how, through their own experience as designers, they can assist creators with getting their product market-ready.

 

Roy Morejon - President, Enventys Partners

Roy Morejon is the President and Co-Founder of Enventys Partners, a vertically-integrated product development, crowdfunding and digital marketing agency. The award-winning turn-key firm combines product development and marketing services, helping entrepreneurs and enterprise companies bring innovative products and ideas to market quickly. A serial entrepreneur and thought leader in online marketing for more than 25 years, Morejon consulted for AOL and Microsoft in his teens and now provides startups with a one-stop solution for all of their go-to-market product launch needs.

Frequently featured on CNN, Entrepreneur, Forbes, Huffington Post, and Fast Company, he has built a team of marketing experts in every discipline, including PR, social media, PPC, SEO and lead generation, so that he can position every client for success, no matter the challenge. His agency has achieved impressive triple-digit YoY growth since 2011, rapidly becoming a global agency serving clients all over the world. Having helped hundreds of entrepreneurs raise more than $150 million dollars using crowdfunding while advising dozens of global startups on their digital marketing growth strategies.

Enventys Partners is the world’s leading product launch agency; put simply, we’re the only agency to design, develop, crowdfund and sell consumer products online. We’ve developed, prototyped, launched and marketed more than 1,045 products, and we’re credited with 700+ patent applications. We’ve raised more than $150M dollars on Kickstarter and Indiegogo, and we have a 93% success rate when we work with crowdfunding campaigns prior to launch. We’ve had 35 million-dollar crowdfunding campaigns, and 16 of our clients have made appearances on Shark Tank. We’ve also launched 450 new businesses through product development and digital marketing and been a part of more than 700 crowdfunding campaigns. Our clients projects can be found in major retailers worldwide, including Bed Bath & Beyond, Amazon, Walmart, REI, Brookstone, Target, Lowes, Home Depot, Best Buy and more.

Whether you want to create, launch or market a product, we do it all. If you have an idea for a new product or an improvement to an existing product, our product development team is your best bet. If you need to pinpoint your target audience and make sure there is an interest in your product before you invest more dollars into your dream, our crowdfunding team has you covered. If you need to sell more products online, our ecommerce experts have your back, with massive amounts of data, proven ecommerce strategies and the ability to advertise to early adopters in a wide range of industries. Whether you’re trying to create a new product, bring it to market or reinvigorate your sales, there is no better or more obvious choice than Enventys Partners.

 

Akeem Shannon - Founder, flipstik

Flipstik is a St. Louis Based startup that lets you stick or mount your phone to nearly any flat surface. Flipstik, a top-selling product through the We The People stores and e-commerce site, was created by Akeem Shannon, a St. Louis Native. Flipstik's trademarked 'Synthetic Setae' adhesive is reusable thousands of times and when it gets dirty, can be cleaned with just water. The patented flipstik design also allows it to double as a kickstand for even more functionality. After running a successful Kickstarter campaign, Flipstik has been featured on KMOX, Fox 2 News, St. Louis Public Radio (NPR), St. Louis Post Dispatch and other media outlets.

 

Chris Wentz and Tom Emelko - Chief Executive Officer and Chief Technology Officer, Everykey

Chris Wentz founded an advertising network in middle school that grew into one of the largest advertising networks in the gaming category. He then made $100k+ in college selling iPads to countries that didn't have the device as early as the US. Chris then started a Roomba modification business that was so popular that Roomba implemented the improvements into their next product line. While finishing his BS in Computer Science at Case Western Reserve University, Chris invested the money he made from his previous business ventures into Everykey to help the company get off the ground.

Tom Emelko has been coding since elementary school and has created several applications for Bitcoin and other high-security applications. Tom leads Everykey’s software development and ensures that the Everykey security architecture is of the highest standard. Thanks to Tom’s efforts, Everykey has passed two third-party security audits with the best score possible. These glowing reviews rank Everykey in the top ~5% of all companies, including Fortune 500 Companies.

Everykey is a Bluetooth device that replaces your keys and passwords. Using military grade security, Everykey unlocks your phone, laptop, tablet, house door, car door, and other access-controlled devices when you are nearby, then locks them back down when you walk away. Everykey also generates secure passwords for your website accounts, then automatically logs you in when you visit a website. If you lose your Everykey, you can remotely freeze it, so no one else can use it.