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Mark Cuban To Be Headline Keynote Speaker At Inc.'s 2014 GROWCO Conference

Speakers include Papa John's John Schnatter; Makerbot's Bre Pettis; Basecamp's Jason Fried; Life is good's Bert Jacobs and Digital Royalty's Amy Jo Martin

March 10, 2014 --

NEW YORK, March 6, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Renowned entrepreneur and investor Mark Cuban will deliver the headline keynote speech at Inc.'s Grow Your Company Conference (GROWCO), which will be held in Nashville, TN from May 20 through 22, 2014.

The headline keynote session will be a one-on-one interview with Cuban, co-founder of, MicroSolutions, and HDNet, owner of the Dallas Mavericks, Landmark Theaters, Magnolia Pictures and one of the "shark" investors of ABC-TV's "Shark Tank."

Cuban will teach a Master Class in entrepreneurial audacity, allowing attendees to learn from the man who lives a full-court life how to boldly embrace their vision, build and lead a winning team, and make strategic decisions in crunch-time. Guests will find out why competition may be the best thing for their business and what it really takes to be the most valuable player within their industries.

Other keynote speakers at this year's event include Papa John's International Founder and CEO John Schnatter, Makerbot CEO Bre Pettis, Digital Royalty Founder and CEO Amy Jo Martin, Basecamp Co-Founder and President Jason Fried, and Life is good co-founder Bert Jacobs.

GROWCO is the leading business forum of its kind. Focused exclusively on growth strategies, the three-day event includes an unprecedented line-up of business experts, interactive sessions, and networking opportunities.

Mark Cuban was an entrepreneur from the early age of 12, when he sold garbage bags door-to-door. He co-founded, the leading provider of multimedia and streaming on the Internet, later sold to Yahoo in July 1999. MicroSolutions, a leading national systems integrator, was co-founded by Cuban and partner Martin Woodall in 1983 and later sold to CompuServe.

Cuban purchased the Dallas Mavericks on January 4, 2000, becoming one of the most high-profile owners in the NBA. He is the owner and chairman of HDNet (, one of the few remaining independently owned and operated TV networks in the U.S. and the first in the world to be programmed exclusively in high definition.

Cuban has also been an investor in startups, including Mahalo,,,, Naked Pizza and

"Mark Cuban embodies the attributes that separate successful entrepreneurs from ordinary business people: the audacity to believe you can build a great company out of nothing, and the determination to keep believing even when, inevitably, obstacles pile up in your way," says Eric Schurenberg, President and Editor in Chief of Inc. Media. "GROWCO attendees who listen to Markand indeed, any of the speakers at this year's eventcan't help but come away inspired and full of ideas about how to take their companies to the next level."

Visit for the latest updates and to register for GROWCO, May 20 - 22 in Nashville. Please visit the GROWCO web page at and follow the event on Twitter using the hashtag #growco.

About Inc. Media

Founded in 1979 and acquired in 2005 by Mansueto Ventures, Inc. Media is the only major brand dedicated exclusively to owners and managers of growing private companies, with the aim to deliver real solutions for today's innovative company builders.Total monthly audience reach for the brand has grown significantly from two million in 2010 to more than six million today.For more information, visit

About the Grow Your Company Conference (GROWCO)

The 17th annual Inc. magazine's Grow Your Company Conference (GROWCO) brings together nearly 600 of the nation's brightest, most innovative entrepreneurs and business owners who want to achieve sizable growth within their organization. From emerging trends to best practices, the event's agenda offers informative workshops, celebrated keynote speakers, and unique networking opportunities to help advance companies. For more information, visit

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