A one-of-a-kind hub for the driven people starting, running, and growing businesses, the Inc. Founders House welcomes founders to refuel, recharge, and connect.

AUSTIN, Texas, March 5, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- Inc. Business Media will return to SXSW with its fourth annual Inc. Founders House in Austin from March 9-11, located at Foxy's Proper Pub (201 Brazos Street).

As a community-driven environment for founders by founders, this year's Inc. Founders House event will feature headliners:

    --  Sue Bird and Jessica Robertson, Co-founders, TOGETHXR
    --  Lauryn Evarts Bosstick, Creator, The Skinny Confidential
    --  Michael Bosstick, Founder and CEO, Dear Media
    --  Aisha Bowe, founder & CEO of STEMBoard; founder & CEO of LINGO
    --  Gabrielle Brulotte, Co-founder, Hot Take
    --  Lisa Bubbers, Co-founder, Studs
    --  Brittany Driscoll, Co-founder and CEO, Squeeze
    --  Cindy Eckert, Founder, The Pink Ceiling & Sprout Pharmaceuticals
    --  Joe Ferencz, Founder and CEO, Gamefam
    --  Scott Ford, CEO, Zigzag
    --  Joe Gebbia, Co-founder, Airbnb & Samara
    --  Tieghan Gerard, Founder and creator, Half Baked Harvest
    --  Sam Gutmann, Co-founder and CEO, Own Company
    --  Arlan Hamilton, founder, Backstage Capital
    --  Ann Hiatt, Founder, Hipergiant
    --  Lisa Jauregui, Founder, BK Beauty
    --  Shira Lazar, Founder and CEO, What's Trending
    --  Blanca Lesmes, Co-founder and CEO, BB Imaging & TeleScan
    --  Mari Llewellyn, Founder and president, Bloom Nutrition
    --  Suneera Madhani, Co-founder, Stax
    --  Brandon Pena, Founder and CEO, 787 Coffee
    --  Rachel Rodgers, Founder and CEO, Hello Seven
    --  Akeem Shannon, Founder and CEO, Flipstik
    --  Katie Spies, Founder and CEO, Maev
    --  Stacy Spikes, Co-founder and CEO, MoviePass
    --  Jacq Tatelman, Co-founder and CEO, STATE Bags
    --  Scot Tatelman, Co-founder, STATE Bags
    --  Mandy Teefey, Co-founder and CEO, Wondermind
    --  Whitney Tingle, Co-founder, Sakara Life
    --  Isa Watson, Founder and CEO, Squad
    --  Jason Wersland, Founder and chief wellness officer, Therabody
    --  Jon Youshaei, Creator and journalist, Youshaei Studios

This exclusive three-day event brings together aspiring entrepreneurs, current business owners, and those scaling their ventures. Inc. Founders House offers a place for founders to network and engage with fellow entrepreneurs in a carefully crafted, intimate environment. The event expects to host several hundred founders and entrepreneurs each of its three days.

"As the incoming editor of Inc., I'm delighted to kick off my tenure at SXSW, where every year Inc. convenes a truly amazing group of thoughtful, creative, digital-first founders," says new Inc. editor-in-chief Mike Hofman. "Over the next few days, through our terrific list of speakers, interactive panels, and sponsor activations, we will learn from one another, gain key strategic insights on how to better build a company-and we'll have a great time, too."

Inc. Founders House Meetups
hosts a series of meetups, including the Female Founders Meetup, Black Founders Meetup, and AI Founders Meetup, during Inc. Founders House at SXSW to create a dynamic platform for diverse entrepreneurs to connect, share experiences, and gain insights from peers facing similar challenges and opportunities. These meetups underscore Inc.'s commitment to fostering an inclusive and innovative community where founders can collaborate, inspire, and grow their businesses.

    --  Black Founders: Saturday, March 9, 3:00 - 3:30pm CT, Hosted by Rachel
        Rodgers, Founder and CEO, Hello Seven
    --  Female Founders: Sunday, March 10, 1:00 - 1:30pm CT, Hosted by Cate
        Luzio, Founder and CEO, Luminary
    --  AI Founders: Monday, March 11, 12:00 - 12:30pm CT, Hosted by Shira
        Lazar, Founder and CEO, What's Trending

Inc. 5000 Happy Hour
Inc. 5000 honorees in town for SXSW and those based locally in Austin are invited to attend an exclusive happy hour at Inc. Founders House on Saturday, March 9, at 5:00 p.m. Presented by Capital One Business, this happy hour offers a dedicated opportunity for Inc. 5000 honorees to connect with peers, celebrate achievements, and meet new Inc. EIC Mike Hofman, highlighting the success of the country's fastest-growing companies.

Meet the Inc. Editors:
Stop by and mingle with the people who make Inc. happen! The editors will be up early to hear attendee stories and offer advice on how to get featured on and in the magazine. Breakfast tacos will be offered while supplies last. DISCLAIMER: Attending does not guarantee editorial coverage by Inc.

Inc. Founders House Sponsors
Inc. Founders House SXSW 2024 sponsors include Capital One Business, TriNet, GS1 US and Invest Puerto Rico:

    --  Inc. Founders House guests will be welcomed into the house with the
        Capital One Business Corner-a unique space with a custom event guests
        will be sure to line up for. Two local hand-lettering artists will take
        requests for personalized artwork on a travel-themed takeaway item.
        Additionally, attendees can choose from custom pins to accessorize their
        takeaway item. The excitement extends to the stage with a live founder
        to founder discussion of Your Next Move, produced by Inc. & Capital One
        Business, and a special session for Inc. 5000 honorees where you can
        hear from fast growth founders.
    --  TriNet's SVP, CMO, and CCO Michael Mendenhall joins Healthee cofounder
        and CEO Guy Benjamin on Monday, March 11 from 1:30 - 2:00pm CT to
        discuss the power of automation and personalization in the HR field--and
        the possibilities for the future of benefits as AI innovation continues.
        TriNet will also host a unique event featuring coffee, espresso
        martinis, and oatmeal coffee stout ales where you can have a selfie
        printed right onto your cup.
    --  Join GS1 US on Saturday, March 9, 1:30 -2:00pm CT for a conversation on
        The Future of Retail: How Next-Gen Barcodes Are Transforming Shopping
        Experiences. GS1 US enables companies to power their supply chains to
        deliver safe, consistent, authentic, and trusted experiences. Best known
        as a source for UPC barcodes, GS1 US is a not-for-profit, global data
        standards organization that creates a common language for companies to
        identify, capture, and share trusted data that links their physical and
        digital supply chains.
    --  Invest Puerto Rico's Brian Bourgerie, investment and entrepreneurship
        partner, will lead a conversation with Parallel18's executive director,
        Hector Jirau and 787 Coffee founder, Brandon Pena, taking a closer look
        at Puerto Rico's technology landscape and why it has become a haven for
        innovative founders and strategic investors, on Sunday, March 10, 4:30 -
        5 pm CT. Attendees are encouraged to stick around to attend the Rums of
        Puerto Rico-sponsored Happy Hour that will immediately follow. Founders
        House attendees can unwind with specialty cocktails featuring rums of
        Puerto Rico with their fellow attendees.

"The Inc. Founders House was born in Austin during SXSW in 2019, and it has become a vibrant and vital meeting ground across the country as both a learning lab and a peer-driven growth-focused convening of founders and entrepreneurs seeking solutions, greater understanding, deeper connections and more," says Jenn Henkus, SVP of sales, Inc. Business Media. "This year Inc. will host more than a thousand founders, countless expert voices, and world-class partners with the strategies, solutions and products that propel growth."

For More Information
Inc. Founders House is open to invited guests and credentialed members of the media only. | #IFH | @Inc. |

Inc. Business Media is the leading multimedia brand for entrepreneurs. Through its journalism, Inc. aims to inform, educate and elevate the profile of our community: the risk-takers, the innovators, and the ultra-driven go-getters who are creating our future. Inc.'s award-winning work reaches more than 50 million people across a variety of channels, including events, print, digital, video, podcasts, newsletters, and social media. Its proprietary Inc. 5000 list, produced every year since 1982, analyzes company data to recognize the fastest-growing privately held businesses in the United States. The recognition that comes with inclusion on this and other prestigious Inc. lists, such as Female Founders and Power Partners, gives the founders of top businesses the opportunity to engage with an exclusive community of their peers, and credibility that helps them drive sales and recruit talent. For more information, visit

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