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Thursday, February 8 • 3:30pm - 4:30pm
How to Turn Your Idea Into a Business Without Messing Everything Up (Well, Mostly) Limited
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This session will be led by Ernie Garcia and Ryan Keeton, founders of Carvana, an online-only used car dealer that allows customers to shop, finance, and trade in cars through their website. This Phoenix-based start-up launched in 2013 and was ranked 5th on the Forbes list of America’s Most Promising Companies in 2015. Carvana started out as an idea, and in just 4 years, the company went public. So, in this session, Ernie and Ryan will be sharing their expert tips and tricks on what it takes to build a business from the ground up. In their session, they’ll walk you through the process of how to go from an idea to a profitable business, and the mistakes to avoid along the way. You’ll leave their session with a better understanding of what it takes to turn a seemingly impossible idea into a money-making business.
Key takeaways:
  • How to determine if your idea can be translated to a successful business venture
  • What to do when preparing for your business to go public
  • Tips for getting investors to believe in you and your company and steps to take beforehand
  • Things to keep in mind in order to set your business up for success

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Ernie Garcia

Ernie Garcia, III co-founded Carvana and has served as Carvana’s President and Chief Executive Officer since the company’s inception in 2012. Mr. Garcia is also Chairman of the Carvana Co. Board. Prior to founding Carvana, Mr. Garcia held various roles at the DriveTime Automo... Read More →
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Ryan Keeton

Ryan Keeton co-founded Carvana and has served as Chief Brand Officer since the company’s inception in 2012. Prior to joining Carvana, Mr. Keeton was a principal at the Montero Group, a strategic consultancy firm, from 2010 to 2012, where he advised global public and private com... Read More →

Thursday February 8, 2018 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Horizon Room