Connect 2018

Austin, United States
start: 10 March 2018 6:00 pm, end: 11 March 2018 1:00 am
We’ll expose the macro shifts happening in the digital landscape. Joined by top industry practitioners sharing unfiltered insights on the next 36 months to come. Connect 2018 “is about meshing marketers and technologists for a combination of live impartial presentations,” says Chris Gonzalez - the event organizer and Chief Marketing Officer of NeoReach. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn, interact, and discover thought-provoking ideas that only emerge from interdisciplinary events, hosting some of the world's best-known creatives, brand and growth marketers. “We wanted thoughtful independent panel discussions around the real implications of rapid changes in advertising technology, influencer marketing, and decentralization” says Gonzalez. Attendees will enjoy complimentary tacos and open bar (for 21+). Be sure to sign up as early as possible because space will be limited and an RSVP does not guarantee entrance. Event Website Official Sponsors:

List of the top speakers:

Jesse Leimgruber

Co-Founder & CEO


Co-Founder & CEO of NeoReach, Co-Founder of the Decentralized credit scoring protocol Bloom, Thiel Fellow, as well as graduate of and The Alchemist Accelerator. He’s helped pioneer the influencer marketing industry, working with brands like NBC, Walmart, Honda, Amazon, Microsoft and more on branded user generated content campaigns since December 2013. Jesse has been featured in Entrepreneur, USA Today, WSJ, Ad Week, Venturebeat, Business Insider, Huffington Post, Forbes, and more.

Chris Gonzalez



Former CEO & Co-founder of Gnack, a leading platform for micro influencers, Chris successfully coined the term “Micro Influencer” trademarking the phrase in December, 2015. He was the first to run Micro Influencer marketing campaigns for brands like Nestle, Neutrogena, Walgreens, L'Oréal, Ketchum, Vaynermedia and more. He now serves as CMO of NeoReach, after the company acquired Gnack in January 2018. Chris’ work has been featured in Ad Week, Digiday Business Insider, Ad age, NYT, Marketing Dive, PCWorld and MacWorld and more.

Denko Manceski


Co-Founder of, a decentralized social video platform, Denko is rethinking digital content distribution, content creator monetization, and traditional advertising-based revenue models. Based is Slovenia's capital Ljubljana, Denko and his team are building a decentralized hosting networking that’s backed by smart contact-based tipping, patronage-style payments, and sponsored endorsement transactions on the blockchain.

Saru Saadeh



Founder of Iron Roots, an Austin based digital marketing and boutique growth shop, Saru’s pioneered responsive content, creative, and quantitative advertising strategies that blend the art of advertising with the science of measurement. He clients include brands like Gillette, DC Comics, Warner Bros Pictures, Marvel Comics, Netflix and more.

Thomas Ma


Sapphire Apps

Co-founder of Sapphire Apps, Thomas has combined influencer marketing, ASO, and rapid experimentation to create trending performance marketing campaigns for over 500 plus mobile apps. Thomas’ CPA /CPI campaigns have delivered over 100 thousand app downloads over 30 day timelines, reached over 500 million people, and generated over 100 million social media engagements. His client list includes Fortune 500 brands, companies featured on Shark Tank, celebrities, and more. Thomas has been featured in Inc, HuffPost, Vice, and Forbes.

Related Events:

Austin 10 March 2018

Connect 2018

We’ll expose the macro shifts happening in the digital landscape. Joined by top industry practitioners sharing unfiltered insights on the next 36 months to come. Connect 2018...

United States conference
London 08 November 2017

Under the Influence

Our speaker and panelist lineup is packed with founders and CEOs from the industry’s top companies. Attendees will learn from the best about topics relevant to anyone in the...

United Kingdom conference
Do NOT follow this link or you will be banned from the site!