Stocktoberfest - Investing for Profit and Joy

We created and built the Stocktwits platform in 2008 because we believed people would openly share ideas and news around stocks and markets. Today, we have the fastest, real-time social network for investors and traders. Stocktoberfest takes it one step further. It is our annual gathering of investors, entrepreneurs and money managers to discuss big trends for the years ahead, see the latest tools, talk about markets, share strategies and network face to face.

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Andy Kessler

Author, Founder/Partner at Velocity Capital

Andy Kessler is a New York Times bestselling author, most recently of Eat People and Other Unapologetic Rules for Game-Changing Entrepreneurs. His other books include Wall Street Meat, Running Money, Grumby and The End of Medicine. After starting a career designing chips at Bell Labs, Andy worked on Wall Street for almost 20 years, for PaineWebber and Morgan Stanley as a research analyst and investment banker, and as a founder/partner at Velocity Capital working as a venture capitalist and hedge fund manager. He has written op-eds for the Wall Street Journal, Forbes, The Weekly Standard, Technology Review, Newsweek, and The New York Times and has appeared on CNBC, CNN, Fox, NPR and Dateline NBC. He lives in Northern California with his wife and four sons.

David Cohen

Founder and CEO, Techstars

David Cohen is the founder and CEO of Techstars. Previously, David was a founder of several software and web technology companies. He was the founder and CTO of Pinpoint Technologies which was acquired by $ZOLL Medical Corporation in 1999. You can read about it in No Vision, All Drive [Amazon]. David was also the founder and CEO of, a music service which was sold to in 2006. He also had what he likes to think of as a “graceful failure” in between.

David is an active startup advocate, advisor, board member, and technology advisor who comments on these topics on his blog at He recently co-authored Do More Faster with Brad Feld. He is also very active at the University of Colorado, serving as a member of the Board of Advisors of the Computer Science Department, the Entrepreneurial Advisory Board at Silicon Flatirons, and the Board of Advisors of the Deming Center Venture Fund. He is a member of the selection committee for Venture Capital in the Rockies, and runs the Colorado chapter of the Open Angel Forum. His hobbies are technology, software/web startups, business history, and tennis. He is married to the coolest girl he’s ever met and has three amazing kids who always seem to be teaching him something new.

Michael Parekh


A Wall Streeter for over 20 years, former partner at Goldman Sachs, and founder of its Internet Research effort in 1994, Michael has been living online since the early days of CompuServe in the 80s and AOL in the '90s.

Michael is an active advisor & investor in start-up internet companies, and is on the board of Stocktwits.

As a long-time active investor, he is focused on both private and public, technology-driven disruptive opportunities.

At Goldman Sachs in the Michael helped build the Internet Research effort at the firm, which eventually comprised of many analysts covering major internet segments around the world.

Michael was the lead research analyst for the IPOs of Internet companies like UUNET, Yahoo!, eBay, DoubleClick, Webex, LoudCloud, Exodus, Equinix, amongst many other pioneering companies, as well as covering companies like America Online and Netscape. He was an Institutional Investor ranked analyst for several years.

His focus spanned Internet sectors from software, access, infrastructure, and wireless to online commerce and content companies worldwide.

Michael started his career at Goldman Sachs in 1982, developing the firm's equities business in the Middle East, with high net worth family offices and sovereign wealth funds.

He got his MBA at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1982, and BSc at Auburn University in 1980.

A native of India, Michael, aka Mukesh, grew up in the middle east., coming to the US in 1977 for college.

Michael is a life-long gadget addict, and is generally found to be carrying around more chargers than anyone should.

William R. Gurtin

CEO, CIO, Managing Director 28 Years Financial Industry Experience

William R. Gurtin is Chief Executive Officer, Chief Investment Officer, and founder of Gurtin Fixed Income. He also serves as a member of the Investment Committee. Gurtin Fixed Income manages over $7.6 billion in assets on behalf of wealthy family groups.

Prior to founding Gurtin Fixed Income, Mr. Gurtin was Senior Vice President and Senior Portfolio Manager, Fixed income Investments for The Gurtin Group at Morgan Stanley. Mr. Gurtin brings 28 years of experience in the Financial Industry, including nine years at Morgan Stanley where he managed high grade fixed income portfolios exclusively for high net worth and ultra high net worth individuals. Upon his departure from Morgan Stanley in January 2008 his team was responsible for overseeing more than $5 billion in assets. Prior to joining Morgan Stanley, Mr. Gurtin served in a similar capacity with Merrill Lynch for four years (1995-1999), and with Goldman Sachs for 10 years (1985-1995).

Mr. Gurtin has been included in the Barron's listing of the Top 100 Wealth Advisors each of the four years following the inaugural survey in 2004. In 2007, Mr. Gurtin was one of only two advisors in the United States to be included in the Top 100 lists compiled by Barron's, Worth Magazine, and Registered Representative Magazine.

Mr. Gurtin graduated with honors from Brown University in 1982 with a B.S. in Applied Mathematics and Economics. He received an M.B.A. in Finance from the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business in 1985. While attending the University of Chicago, and prior to joining Goldman Sachs, Mr. Gurtin spent three years in brand management at the Quaker Oats Company.

Currently, Mr. Gurtin serves on The Board of Trustees and Finance Committee for the Francis Parker School, and the Southern California Executive Committee for Brown University.

Mike Bellafiore

Co-founded SMB Capital

Mike Bellafiore co-founded SMB Capital, a proprietary trading firm in New York City, and SMBU, its trader education company. He is the author of the “trading classic” One Good Trade and The PlayBook. He also co-authored a chapter for The StockTwits Edge, in which he discussed a favorite trading setup. Mr. Bellafiore also writes regularly for the globally popular SMBU blog, where he shares ideas on how to improve trading performance. Mike’s trading techniques were noted in The Daily Trading Coach: 101 Lessons for Becoming Your Own Trading Psychologist, written by Dr. Steenbarger and has been recognized in The Inner Voice of Trading by Michael Martin. As an international lecturer, Mr. Bellafiore has built trader trading programs globally for hedge funds, prop trading desks, and retail traders, working with some of the world's largest traders.

SMB Capital’s trader-training program was highlighted in the TV documentary Wall Street Warriors. His firm has appeared regularly on CNBC’s Fast Money, CNNMoney, Bloomberg, and Fox Business.

Mike is a former college athlete and member of the University of Connecticut Board of Trustees. He lives with his wife and new son on the Upper West Side in NYC.

Matt Burton

Founder and CEO of Orchard Platform

Matt Burton is the Founder and CEO of Orchard Platform which provides technology and strategic services to Institutions Investing in Online Lending Platforms. Previously he helped build, scale, and optimize the internet’s top advertising exchanges (Google, Admeld, LiveRail) overseeing trillions of transactions. He was the #7 employee at Admeld ($400 million dollar exit to Google in 2011) and has held roles in Product, Operations, Business Development, Sales Engineering and Sales. He is a three time Texas State Tennis Champion and loves racket sports.

Kristin Bentz

Executive Director of PMG Venture Group

Kristin Bentz is the Executive Director of PMG Venture Group, a private equity firm focused onthree sectors - professional sports, media and luxury. PMG provides strategic advisory, M&A services and the proven ability to raise capital. Ms. Bentz primary focus is on the luxury sector.

Ms. Bentz is also President of Talented Blonde LLC, an advisory firm focusing on the consumer/retail industry that caters to select corporations and equity funds. She also is also the founder of the consumer investing blog by the same name,, which provides an unconventional look at the consumer sector, trends, and individual stock issues.

A Wall Street veteran, Ms. Bentz served as an analyst in the consumer brands sector for Lehman Brothers, where she was known for identifying trends in the retail sector and her contrarian views on the stock market. Before her tenure at Lehman Brothers, Krissy was a member of Northeast Securities’ Independent Research Group, an acclaimed and highly visible research team on Wall Street. Ms. Bentz began her research career at one of the industry's preeminent investment banks, Ladenburg Thalmann. Ms. Bentz was a senior correspondent at Jim Cramer's, joining the company in 2007 as managing editor of

Krissy received a BA from Arizona State University, and MBA from Fordham University's Graduate School of Business Administration. Consistently recognized for her forward-looking knowledge of consumer trends and how to invest in them, she appears regularly on Bloomberg TV and Radio, Fox News Channel, and has appeared on CNBC and GMA. Ms. Bentz has been featured in The New York Times, Women's Wear Daily, and the Wall Street Journal. She is the author of the forthcoming book “It’s Worse Than You Think: The US Economy and the Decline of the Middle Class” –Wiley. Kristin was also Voted One of the Top 10 Female Investors to Follow by The College Investor.

Joseph Brusuelas

Senior Economist with Bloomberg, LP and the Bloomberg Briefs newsletter group

Joseph Brusuelas is a Senior Economist with Bloomberg, LP and the Bloomberg Briefsnewsletter group. He specializes in analyzing the U.S. economy, monetary policy, labor markets and the condition of the U.S. consumer. He is a co-founder of the award winning Bloomberg Economic Brief and was recently named as one of the 25 economists to follow by the Huffington Post. He regularly appears on Bloomberg Television and Bloomberg Radio and is frequently quoted by the financial press on the U.S. and global economies.

Mr. Brusuelas has more than 20 years of experience in finance and economics. Prior to joining Bloomberg in May 2010, he was a director at Moody’s Analytics. Earlier in his career, he served as Chief Economist and Strategist at Merk Investments and also was Chief US Economist at IDEAglobal.

He has completed all but the dissertation requirement for a PhD in Political Economy and Public Policy at the University of Southern California. He holds a BA in and a MA in Political Science from San Diego State University.

Shawn Carpenter

Co-Founder, CEO YCharts

Shawn Carpenter is co-founder and CEO of YCharts®. Shawn has been an active investor for over 15 years. He spent three years at Google, where he led strategy & revenue intelligence efforts for the Local Vertical. Before Google, he led business development and new product launches for Classified Ventures. In 1998, Shawn founded WallStreetView to launch one of the first real-time investor portals for individual investors. Shawn holds a BS from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He has been called a “Web Whiz” by Crains and has appeared on Fox Business, CNBC and is a contributor to SeekingAlpha and Forbes.

Tim Enwall

Head of revolv

Tim Enwall brings more than 26 years of high tech experience to Revolv, 16 of themas a serial entrepreneur. Prior to joining Revolv as its leader, Tim founded and was CEO, President/COO and then CIO of venture-backed Tendril, the global recognized leader in integrated consumer engagement for energy providers. This role afforded Tim a strong view into the lack of interoperability among smart household items that consume energy and the expensive nature of full solutions. For his work at Tendril, Tim was named Entrepreneur of the Year in 2012 by the Boulder County Chamber. Prior to Tendril, Tim founded, led and successfully sold to the Gartner Group a 50-person self-funded company, Solista, a global technology management firm that positioned itself as “the McKinsey of technology consulting”. During that time, Tim with his partners founded Intellocity, which grew to be more than 70 people and was successfully sold to what is now Nagravision. Tim is currently on the board of directors of Adeptive, a for-profit real estate software company and Silicon Flatirons, a non-profit entrepreneurship program at the University of Colorado. Tim has angel invested in over a dozen startups, served as a 4-year mentor to TechStars and the Nike+ Accelerator, as a director for three other startup companies and as a board member on several non-profits. Tim began his career at Apple, spending almost a decade in Cupertino working with third party software, networking and hardware partners. He holds a BS in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the University of California.

Lydia Idem Finkley

Founding Principal of Faith Might, LLC

Lydia Idem Finkley has been investing in equities for 18 years and actively trading currencies for 7 years. With a special feel for sterling, Lydia trades exclusively GBP currency pairs, particularly the GBPUSD and EURGBP. Her approach to forex trading has amassed quite a following on Twitter and StockTwits. She has been a special guest on forex radio shows like Euodoo Radio and FXStreet’s Live Analysis Room; featured in FORBES Magazine and CNNMoney; and co-author/contributor to The StockTwits Edge and Trading: The Best of The Best. Lydia blogs her trade analysis and ideas at FaithMightFX. Her articles can also be found on popular forex websites such as StockTwits FX, ForexPros, and Benzinga to name a few.

Lydia has a Master of Science in Management and a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science. She has founded, advised and invested in several different startups for the past 13 years. In 2012, Lydia expanded her portfolio into Africa and is looking to make a bigger footprint on the continent.

Bill Geiser

CEO MetaWatch

Bill Geiser is the CEO for Meta Watch Ltd. Meta Watch is a technology lifestyle company focused on developing smartwatches for the connected consumer.

Meta Watch was formed in August of 2011 via a spinoff of the Fossil Group Inc (NASDAQ: FOSL) Watch Technology Division, where Geiser served as the VP of Watch Technology. While at Fossil, Geiser lead development of smartwatches for Microsoft, Palm, Sony Ericsson, adidas and others.

Geiser first began focusing on wrist-based applications in 1994 when he founded Strokz Digital Sports, a company specializing in sensor-based watches for competitive swimmers and triathletes. These products were marketed globally under the Speedo brand.

Joseph Gits

Co-Founder of Social Market Analytics

Joe Gits is the Co-Founder of Social Market Analytics (SMA). SMA is a leading provider of Social Media analytics for the financial community. The company collects, cleans, and aggregates social media inputs to create actionable intelligence for traders. SMA won the 2013 Inside Market Data Most Innovative Market Data Project-Vendor award.

Joe has extensive experience starting and growing financial software and data firms. In addition, he has created and integrated financial data and built and back tested trading models.

Prior to Social Market Analytics, Joe was the Co-Founder of Quantitative Analytics, the market leading provider of integrated database solutions for Quantitative Researchers and Traders. QAI was acquired by Thomson Financial in 2007. Subsequent to Thomson’s acquisition of Quantitative Analytics, he spearheaded the integration of QAI technology into Thomson (now Thomson Reuters). Joe managed the integration, development, and maintenance of the content, analytics, and API’s that drove historical analytics.

Joe received his Bachelors from the University of Iowa, MBA from DePaul University and is a CFA Charterholder.

Herb Greenberg

Editor of Herb Greenberg's Reality Check, CNBC Contributor

Herb Greenberg is the editor of Herb Greenberg's Reality Check, a subscription newsletter designed to help investors better manage risk. He writes a daily blog for TheStreet's main free website and contributes to its Real Money's "Columnist Conversation" column as well as being a regular contributor for CNBC.

Greenberg has been a financial journalist for more than 30 years, working most recently as a senior stocks commentator on CNBC's Business Day programming and on He was also co-president of Greenberg Meritz Research & Analytics. He is a former weekend investor columnist for The Wall Street Journal and a former senior columnist for MartketWatch.

Prior to joining MarketWatch, Greenberg was senior columnist for He previously spent 10 years as the "Business Insider" columnist for the San Francisco Chronicle and nearly seven years asFortune magazine's monthly "Against the Grain" columnist.

He also was the New York financial correspondent for the Chicago Tribune and a financial reporter in its Chicago newsroom. Greenberg has held various positions at other media outlets including Crain's Chicago Business and the St. Paul Pioneer Press. Greenberg holds a bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Miami.

Ryan Graves

Head of Global Operations for Uber Technologies Inc.

Ryan Graves is the Head of Global Operations for Uber Technologies Inc. He’s driven business operations, strategy, and international expansion to 40 cities world wide, and 350+ employees.

Ryan’s has driven growth, organization design, business development, and product management for startups like Uber, foursquare, and SocialDreamium, as well as having run large IT projects & corporate restructuring at companies like General Electric and CNA Insurance. He’s known as a hustler who loves being in the trenches. He currently lives in San Francisco and is an active surfer and photographer.

Ryan holds a B.S. in Economics from Miami University (OH).

David Greenfield

Director of Financial Services sales at Gnip, Inc.

David Greenfield is a Director of Financial Services sales at Gnip. At Gnip the mission is to make the ever-expanding universe of social media data available via a consistent and reliable architecture so the world can realize the full potential of this amazing stream of information.

Prior to Gnip, David has over 10 years of experience in Finance and Financial Data management working in a variety of sales, implementation and sales engineering within the Content and Technology Solutions group at FactSet.

During his time at FactSet, David worked with a number a large data partners in the buy-side, sell-side and financial information providers looking to implement FactSet content into their internal or external applications via bulk data feed or API. He also managed building the analytics for the FactSet-Wall Street Journal partnership to calculate the "Best on the Street" analyst survey.

David received a BBA with emphases in Finance and Information Systems from the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan. David is also currently enrolled part-time in the certificate program in Data Science at Columbia University.

Gregory W. Harmon

CMT, CFA, founded Dragonfly Capital Management

Gregory W. Harmon founded Dragonfly Capital Management, LLC providing daily trade ideas, technical analysis of securities markets and consulting services to the marketplace, and is a Founder and Chief Investment Officer at Presidium Capital, an Investment Manager running separate accounts for clients.  Prior to that, he had traded in the securities markets since 1986. He has held senior positions including Head of Global Trading, Head of Product Development, Head of Strategy, and Director of Equity and Portfolio Swaps Trading at Chase Manhattan, State Street Corporation and BNP Paribas.  Greg earned an MBA in Finance from NYU Stern School of Business and BS in Mechanical Engineering from Cornell University where he was captain of the swim team.

Chris Hunter

General Manager, Yahoo! Finance

Chris Hunter is the senior director and general manager of Yahoo! Finance – the number one ranked Finance site online, where he oversees business strategy and overall site growth.

Chris re-joined Yahoo in 2006 and led business development for a number of Yahoo’s leading sites, including Yahoo! News, Finance & Weather. In this role, Chris was responsible for developing strategic relationships with a number of Yahoo’s premier partners.

Chris has over 12 years experience in the financial media space having spent time at both CNNMoney, leading business & audience development, as well as The Motley Fool.

An east coast native, Chris attended The College of William & Mary, earning his BBA in Finance and Economics.   Chris currently resides in Los Angeles with his wife, where they spend the majority of their time chasing around their 1 year-old twins.

Mike Hodges

President & COO, U-T San Diego

Mike is the President and COO at U-T San Diego, formerly The San Diego Union-Tribune, spearheading the transformation of the company to a fully integrated media organization. Mike joined U-T San Diego in 2009 as VP Interactive in charge of direction and strategy for the U-T’s interactive initiatives including building the top Daily Deal entity in the newspaper industry.

Before U-T San Diego, Mike was VP Interactive Sales for Freedom Communications, the publisher of the Orange County Register. There Mike oversaw all interactive revenue initiatives for Freedom's nationwide daily newspapers and broadcast television stations.

Mike has been involved in several internet start-up companies, including his own firm,, which was one of the first online real estate and mortgage companies. Mike's e-mail marketing start-up in the late 1990's was bought by DoubleClick, where he went on to run national sales for DoubleClick's email division.

Mike lives in La Jolla, CA with his wife and three children.

Jeff Hyman

CEO Retrofit, Inc.

Retrofit CEO Jeff Hyman is an entrepreneur at heart with a lifelong passion for creating innovative and human-powered companies. This fundamental belief in the potential of those around him led to a career in the talent management field, where he was Founder and CEO of three internet-based services companies. He served as SVP of Sales & Marketing for Ameritox, a private equity-owned healthcare services company, and before that he was the first VP of Marketing at Dyson – makers of awesome consumer products. Jeff is an active member in Young Presidents' Organization (YPO). He holds a BS from The Wharton School at University of Pennsylvania and an MBA from The Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University. 

Ivaylo Ivanhoff

Founder Ivanhoff Capital

Ivaylo Ivanhoff has been trading equities and options for almost ten years. He is the founder of Ivanhoff Capital. He is the editor of and blogs, where he shares daily market commentary, analysis and ideas.

Mr. Ivanhoff co-authored “The StockTwits Edge – 40 Actionable Setups from Real Market Pros” (Wiley, 2011) and “Finding the Next Apple” (due this Fall).

Mr. Ivanhoff developed the algorithm for the StockTwits50 list, which selects and ranks stocks in the early stages of their price growth cycle.

Ivanhoff’s work is regularly featured in WSJ, Reuters, CNN Money, UT San Diego, Traders Magazine, Abnormal Returns, Real Clear Markets.

He earned his MBA and MS Finance from Webster University in Saint Louis, Missouri.

Emily Jipson

Global Head of Product for Yahoo Finance

Emily Jipson is the Global Head of Product for Yahoo Finance. Emily's background centers on financial media, having held product and technology leadership roles at the Wall Street Journal, the Financial Times, Gerson Lehrman Group, Money Media and Gartner. She began her career as a web developer and usability analyst, working with Fortune 500 firms and start-ups. Emily holds a BS in International Relations from the University of Wisconsin and a Masters from Columbia University in Technology Management.

Mark Kapczynski

VP of Strategic Development for Experian

Mark Kapczynski currently serves as VP of Strategic Development for Experian's consumer business which includes key brands:,, and

Mr. Kapczynski also has a successful track record as a serial entrepreneur, chief executive and media industry expert. His advisory venture, Kontrol Media Corp., is an idea incubator for startups and senior professionals in the media and technology markets including Web 2.0, mobile, and television.

Prior to that, he was founder and CEO of MESoft, a media and entertainment software company, for which Kapczynski raised two rounds of seed and venture capital funding exceeding $8MM. Under his leadership, the company also grew its distribution to a global level and partnered with leading IT companies, such as IBM, Sun and AMD, and media companies that include Avid, Ascent Media and Sony. Additionally, he received a patent for a digital media workflow process.

From 1995 to 2002, Kapczynski worked at Microsoft Corporation as their Director of Worldwide Media & Entertainment Solutions Group. During that time, he worked with numerous digital media and internet start-ups such as Homestore (now, Movielink, and MeTV.

Mark Kapczynski got his first taste at being an entrepreneur in 1993 when he founded Digital Genesis—a pioneer in the internet/e-commerce space—which was sold to publicly-traded Netgateway, Inc. (NGWY, now IIG) three years later.

Mr. Kapczynski graduated from UCLA film school and continues to be active in multiple industry associations that span media, mobile telecom, technology, and Internet Web 2.0.

In his free time, Mr. Kapczynski enjoys spending time with his wife and son as well as car racing and playing the drums.

Brian Lund

Co-founder and EVP of Strategic Initiatives for Ditto Holdings, Inc.

Brian Lund is the co-founder and EVP of Strategic Initiatives for Ditto Holdings, Inc., the parent company of Ditto Trade. Ditto Trade is a registered broker dealer and member of FINRA and SIPC, licensed in all 50 states.

Ditto Trade is a premier social investing firm. With its real-time trade notifications and actionable mobile alerts, Ditto’s proprietary technology makes it the first company and the only online broker to allow individuals:

To participate in the actual trades of experienced investors, advisers, and other trusted relationships.

To execute trade signals from a newsletter or subscription service directly from their mobile device with the touch of a button.

Ditto Trade has been featured on CNBC’s Fast Money, Barron’s, USA Today, and other reputable media outlets.

Brian has been trading, drumming, and running businesses for over 25 years. He is the author of Trading: The Best of the Best – Top Trading Tips For Our Times and also writes about the intersection of life, trading, and the markets on his blog at

Brian sits on the board of the McKenna Claire Foundation, a charity that raises money in order to find a cure for pediatric brain cancer.

A native Californian, Brian was born and raised Huntington Beach where he lives with his wife and two children.

Chris Kimble

CEO of Kimble Charting Solutions

Chris Kimble is the founder and CEO of Kimble Charting Solutions. His firm provides research for individual investors, financial professionals, 401k managers and hedge funds around the world. He specializes in pattern analysis in stock indexes, bonds, currencies, commodities and individual stocks, using pictures to highlight the opportunity at hand with a touch of humor. His mission is to help investors enlarge portfolios regardless of market direction.

Chris’ mentor is Sir John Templeton and is an Occam’s razor fan, believing that investors should strive to eliminate unnecessary information in the decision making process.

Chris has 33 years of experience in the financial industry. He spent 25 years as a financial planner, before turning to helping people capitalize on the Power of the pattern. He has coined such patterns as the "Eiffel tower" and "Emotipoints". With a business and psychology background he combines the footprint of pattern analysis with investor sentiment extremes to find opportunities and solutions for investors.

James L. Koutoulas, Esq.

CEO of Typhon Capital Management

James L. Koutoulas, Esq. is the CEO of Typhon Capital Management, a CTA/CPO which operates the Arion Financials Program, Chiron Currency Program, Plutus Grain Strategy, and Tauros Livestock Strategy. Typhon also manages the Hydra Multi-Strategy Agricultural Fund, LP.

James is the President and Co-Founder of the Commodity Customer Coalition, a non-profit customer advocacy organization formed in response to the MF Global bankruptcy. The CCC has 10,000+ members and works with regulators, Congress, and industry leaders to better protect commodities customers. James has been a vocal advocate for commodity customers, appearing regularly on CNBC, Bloomberg, and CNN, featured in major national print publications such as the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, and Reuters, and has written advocacy pieces for ZeroHedge. James is on the Board of Directors of the National Futures Association where he serves on the Executive and Appeals Committees.

Mr. Koutoulas has a J.D. from The Northwestern University School of Law and is a member of the Illinois Bar. He serves as a consulting expert to the Northwestern Investor Protection Clinic and is a member of Mensa. James also has a degree in Finance from the University of Florida, where he was a National Merit Scholar, AP National Scholar, and Angelo Langadas Classics Scholar.

Howard Lindzon

Chairman and Co-founder StockTwits, Managing Partner of Social Leverage

Howard Lindzon is co-founder and CEO of StockTwits® – a social network for traders and investors to share real-time ideas and information. StockTwits was recently named “one of the top 10 most innovative companies in web” by FastCompany and one of the “50 best websites” by Time magazine.

Mr. Lindzon has more than twenty years experience in the financial community acting in both an entrepreneurial and investing capacity. With a unique vision for starting and successfully managing innovative companies, he is the Managing Partner of Social Leverage, a holding company that invests in early stage web businesses. Howard continues to manage a hedge fund he started in 1998.

Frank Lortscher

Founder and CEO of Array Analytics, Managing Partner of Subset Capital

Frank Lortscher is the founder and CEO of Array Analytics, which licenses its patented “wisdom of crowds” data aggregation systems to help brokers, clearinghouses, lenders and other businesses monetize their transaction data. He is also Managing Partner of Subset Capital, an investment management company which serves as the General Partner of alternative investment funds that incorporate social streams and other big data sources.

Frank has more than twenty years’ experience using systems and analysis to find new approaches to old problems, including a decade at Capital One leveraging data to drive business strategy, marketing research and operational diagnostics. Frank received his BA from the University of California, Berkeley and his MA from the University of Chicago.

Seth McGuire

Director of Business Development at Gnip, Inc.

Seth McGuire is the Director of Business Development at Gnip, Inc. in Boulder, CO. Founded in 2008, Gnip is the leading provider of real-time social media data for enterprise applications ranging from hedge funds to social media monitoring firms and business intelligence companies. Gnip aggregates and delivers ready-to-consume data (over 100 Billion social activities a month!) from dozens of social media sites, including Twitter, StockTwits, Facebook, YouTube, blogs and forums. Seth previously managed research and sales for the Corporate Executive Board, a D.C. based best-practices consulting firm serving Fortune 1000 clients. Following that, he completed an MBA at the University of Virginia.

Dr. Andrew Menaker


Dr. Andrew Menaker is a global thought leader in trading and market psychology, a consultant to banks, hedge funds, prop firms, and performance coach for executives, money managers and traders since 1995. Prior to 1995 he was a consultant for the U.S. Department of Defense and other federal agencies where he was involved in threat assessment and behavioral profiling. With his PhD in psychology he translates key concepts from behavioral finance and the latest neuroscience research into actionable techniques that improves trading and business performance. He’s not just a shrink; he’s also a stretch, recognized globally as a successful intuitive trader and thinker and has been featured in several trading books, the Wall Street Journal, and Dow Jones Smart Money Magazine. His private coaching clients are among the top traders, money mgrs. and executives in the world.

A California native, living in SF since 1990, he has also worked in web start-ups and was the top revenue generator for one of the first online gaming web sites in the 90s. Andrew is currently involved in research applying sophisticated psychological measurements to social media data and market sentiment. He also works with top financial quants and artificial intelligence experts on integrating human behavior into algorithms.

Dan Mirkin

CEO, Trade Ideas LLC.

Dan Mirkin is a founding partner and CEO of Trade Ideas LLC. Based in San Diego, Trade Ideas is a next generation financial markets technology leader focusing on derived data mining to help individual and professional market participants get to alpha capture decisions more quickly. Dan guides the customer facing product development aspects of Trade Ideas with more than 15 years of professional trading and financial technology experience. Today, Trade Ideas technology serves customers in more than 65 different countries and is licensed by national US retail brokerages Scottrade and Etrade.

Prior to forming Trade Ideas, Dan was CEO of FutureTrade Technologies, a venture backed institutional trading platform which was acquired by Interactive Brokerage (IBKR:Nasdaq) in 2007. Dan received his BA in Accounting from University of Texas at Austin in 1994 and studied Finance at the London School of Economics. Dan is regular contributor to the StockTwits stream and he can be followed @TradeIdeas1 on StockTwits and Twitter.

John Melloy

CEO, StockTwits

John Melloy was recently named the chief executive officer of StockTwits.

Formerly, he was the Executive Producer of CNBC's "Fast Money" (M-Thu 5PM-6PM ET) and the Executive Producer and creator of the "Halftime Report" (Weekdays 12:30PM). Halftime Report was the network's highest rated show in the key demo last quarter.

Melloy controlled the editorial direction of the show each day with the goal of getting ahead of the news using the information provided by the panelists of traders. The show's mission is to be the complete post-market show, giving the viewer all the information they should have known about today and should know about tomorrow. If you don't hear about it on Fast first, it probably doesn't matter to the top traders on Wall Street.

In 2010, Melloy lead the control room during the Emmy-nominated show "Investing in America: A CNBC Town Hall Event With President Obama."

Prior to joining CNBC in 2006, Melloy was the team leader of U.S. Stock Market coverage for Bloomberg News. In that position, Melloy was lead editor on all stories about the stock market's daily movements, future investment strategy, trades by noteworthy investors, and market-moving upgrades and downgrades. The team of reporters under his direction also covered the U.S. stock exchanges.

Before becoming an editor and team leader for Bloomberg News, Melloy was a reporter covering the stock market and its participants. His articles appeared in various publications, including The New York Times and The Washington Post. He was a also a frequent on-air guest on Bloomberg TV and Bloomberg Radio.

Melloy began his news career as a producer for Bloomberg Television based at the New York Stock Exchange, where he covered the re-opening of The Big Board following 9/11.

Later, he would develop a segment for Bloomberg TV called "The Bloomberg Edge," which used sophisticated screening tools from the Bloomberg Terminal to provide investment ideas for viewers.

Melloy has a Bachelor's degree in Finance from Villanova University in Philadelphia and a Masters degree in Business from Fordham University in New York. While at Villanova, Melloy was the color commentator for the student-radio broadcasts of basketball and football games.

Dan Nathan

Co-Founder and Editor of

Dan Nathan is Co-Founder and Editor of, a service dedicated to equity options education & risk management. Dan has spent his 17 career as a proprietary equity & options trader at several hedge funds (SAC, Exis, Cheyne) and within the equity derivatives group at Merrill Lynch. Since 2009 Dan has served as a broker to institutions for large equity option block trades while also offering trade structure and fundamental trade advisory. Dan is a Contributor to CNBC and weekly panelist on CNBC's Options Action, a show dedicated to equity options trading, and frequent panelist on CNBC's Fast Money. Dan is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, originally from Syracuse he now lives in New York City with his wife and 2 daughters.

Frank Nuovo

Founder/creative director of Design Studio Nuovo Inc.

For over two decades, Frank Nuovo served as a key spokesperson for Nokia and Vertu Corporations. He has represented those brands at countless new-product launches and in on-air and print interviews. As Chief of Design for those companies, he had a practical knowledge of the dynamic interplay between their design and business concerns. This knowledge made his presentations, speeches, and interviews particularly enlightening and informative, whether he was speaking about an individual product or their overall approach to design/business strategies.

Nuovo’s design and innovation leadership has resulted in dozens of major national and international awards for him and his associates at Design Works USA, Nokia and Vertu and DSN. Such accolades include several of the highly coveted Red Dot awards, most notably the 2003 Red Dot International Award for Design Chief and Design Team of the Year. In addition, there are numerous Industrie Forum (IF) Awards, American IDEA Awards and others from around the globe. The following link provides an abbreviated list of honors (awards prior to 1995 were presented while Nuovo was their lead consulting designer/design director via his Design Director position at DesignWorks/USA, awards after 1995 are presented while Nuovo was Chief of Design for Nokia and Awards received after 2006 are presented while Nuovo remained Vertu’s Creative Director and Principal Designer.

Jason Pang

Founder, CEO PRIMA Cinema

Mr. Pang serves as Chief Executive Officer of PRIMA Cinema driving the vision behind a new cinematic business model for the film industry. Prior to founding PRIMA Cinema, Inc., Mr. Pang was the first employee at DivX, Inc. from pre-funding in 2000 to a successful IPO in 2006. As Worldwide Sr. Director of Global Accounts, he led global licensing agreements with Philips Electronics, Sony, Samsung, LG, and Pioneer to ship DivX technology in DVD players sold worldwide. Mr. Pang also oversaw worldwide Product Marketing and Channel Marketing organizations that covered B2B and B2C programs. Prior to DivX, Mr. Pang was a technology consultant at Accenture, a leading global business consulting firm, with a specialty in Technical Architecture. Mr. Pang holds both an MS and BS in Engineering from Texas A&M University.

JC Parets

Founder and Editor of

J.C. Parets is an experienced market technician with a diverse analytical skill set. He earned the Chartered Market Technician designation (CMT) and is a member of the Market Technicians Association.

Employing a top-down approach JC uses Intermarket Analysis with particular emphases on trend recognition and Fibonacci projections. He has constructed a variety of proprietary oscillators that he adjusts over time.

As a portfolio manager, JC focuses on all areas of asset allocation including stocks, bonds, currency and commodity markets. His approach emphasizes market timing, sector rotation strategies, stock selection, and most importantly risk management.

J.C. grew up in Miami, Florida and now lives in New York City with his wife where he continues to support his hometown teams – The Miami Dolphins, The Heat, The Marlins and The Miami Hurricanes.

Chris Peacock

Executive Editor and Vice President of

Chris Peacock is executive editor and vice president of CNNMoney, Time Warner’s leading business and finance destination with 13 million monthly visitors.


Since joining in 2004, Peacock has led CNNMoney’s editorial strategies and award-winning web site and products. In each successive year, he initiated dramatic broadening of CNNMoney coverage, including new technology and economy sections, building a video team, and establishing bureaus in London and Hong Kong. Peacock’s teams also contribute daily to CNN’s broadcast business coverage, providing reporting, subject expertise and video content.


Peacock worked twice at FORTUNE, where he was the site’s first editor in 1997 and rejoined in 2001 as executive editor. In between he was managing editor of, a startup that many say forever changed the way the business of media and entertainment is covered.


A passionate veteran of digital journalism, Peacock’s love of news began very analog -- as a 10-year-old expat delivering Fleet Street newspapers in the London suburbs for 50 pence a week.  He currently serves on the boards of the Society of American Business Editors and Writers and the Knight-Bagehot Fellowship.


A proud Wisconsin native, Peacock was raised in London and currently resides in Brooklyn and Callicoon, New York, with his wife, Industrial Designer Melissa Easton. 

Robert Peck

Managing Director SunTrust

Robert Peck joined STRH in 2013 as a Managing Director covering Internet/Digital Media companies. Robert has over 20 years of experience, including: Merrill Lynch as an analyst in its Investment Banking department; Lehman Brothers, covering technology and media companies; Bear Stearns, augmenting its Technology, Media, and Telecom research team; and Baron Capital, leading its Internet, technology and digital media research effort. In 2011, Robert cofounded CoRise Co., a boutique merchant bank focused on digital media. He was named a "Best on the Street Analyst" by The Wall Street Journal, was an Institutional Investor-ranked analyst in 2004, and he remained ranked until he left the sell-side in 2008. Robert is a frequent guest on CNBC; has appeared on CNN and Bloomberg; has been recognized in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, and industry publications; and has written articles for the Economist and Business Insider. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst, a member of the NY Society of Security Analysts, an active mentor to the technology accelerator (ERA) in NY, and an advisor to the Columbia entrepreneur program. He received his MBA from Columbia Business School.

Christopher Perruna

Director of Project Management at Gardiner & Theobald

Christopher Perruna is a Director of Project Management at Gardiner & Theobald, an independent construction cost and project management consultancy practice headquartered in New York City with offices worldwide.

Chris has extensive experience managing projects from inception to completion in a leading role, along with a strong background in construction, architecture, cost management and scheduling. With a degree in architectural engineering, he has managed projects for clients in most major asset classes including office, financial, law, health care, pharmaceutical, insurance and media.

In addition to project management, Chris trades his own money part time and maintains, a personal website/ blog providing equity research and market education. He successfully ran and maintained, an independent online equity research company, prior to the explosion of blogs, twitter and StockTwits. Chris can be followed daily for his market insight, research and trend-following analysis at @cperruna on StockTwits. Featured in two books: The StockTwits Edge: 40 Actionable Trade Set-Ups from Real Market Pros (2011) and The Daily Trading Coach: 101 Lessons for Becoming Your Own Trading Psychologist (2009). Radio: Trader's Interviews (2008) and numerous publications such as the Wall Street Journal Online, StockTwits, The Trader’s Journal, etc.

Ian Rosen

General Manager, MarketWatch

Ian is VP and GM for MarketWatch at Dow Jones, responsible for product strategy, and business growth. He has a passion for building content-technology products and businesses at large and small firms.

Prior to his current role, Ian managed Dow Jones's B2B Investment Banking segment, focusing on delivering information to that community. Before joining Dow Jones, Ian has held positions at Thomson Reuters, Goldman Sachs, and Accenture, as well as some smaller firms.

Ian graduated with highest honors from the University of Michigan, and currently lives in New Jersey with his wife and two boys.

Amanda Steinberg

Founder of DailyWorth,

Amanda Steinberg is the founder of DailyWorth, the leading financial media company for women. While Steinberg spent the first 10 years of her career as a computer programmer, she transitioned into media upon recognizing that women household-CFOs and breadwinners needed a media source that spoke to them directly about money. Steinberg is now a thought-leader on the topic of women and money, working to advance women's financial confidence and wealth. DailyWorth has been featured in the New York Times, WSJ, TIME, and on Anderson Cooper and MSNBC's Your Business. Steinberg is a graduate of Columbia University. While DailyWorth is headquartered in New York City, Steinberg lives in Philadelphia with her two children and her iPhone. Sign up for DailyWorth and check out CreateWorth, the special edition for small business owners.

Andy Swan

creator and founder of LikeFolio

Andy is the creator and founder of LikeFolio, a startup dedicated to bridging the gap between Main Street and Wall Street for new investors. Prior to LikeFolio, Andy created two other companies (each with successful exits) in the retail financial space and spent a few years building innovative new products at thinkorswim through their merger with TD Ameritrade.

Hardeep Walia

Co-founded & CEO of Motif Investing

Hardeep Walia co-founded Motif Investing to create an intuitive way to invest in real-world ideas. Motif—a registered broker-dealer based in San Mateo, California—allows individuals and advisors to invest online in collections of stocks or ETFs centered around specific investment themes or strategies, all for low trade commissions. Mr. Walia started Motif after spending more than six years in executive positions at Microsoft, including serving as general manager of Microsoft's $2 billion Enterprise Services business. He was also director of corporate development and strategy, helping to oversee Microsoft's investments and acquisitions. Mr. Walia began his career as a consultant with the Boston Consulting Group. He holds a BS in economics and engineering from Yale University and an MBA from the Wharton School of Business. He also holds Series 7, 63 and 24 licenses in the securities industry and is a member of FINRA's Small-Firm Advisory Board. He is a frequent guest on Bloomberg TV, CNBC, and Fox Business and blogs regularly for Forbes. Mr. Walia is on Twitter at and on Quora.

Thomas Watson

Market Data and Data Partner Products at NYSE Euronext

Tom Watson is Vice President of Market Data and Data Partner Products at NYSE Euronext. Tom is responsible for real-time and historical market data for NYSE Euronext’s U.S. proprietary derivatives markets, NYSE Arca options, NYSE AMEX Options, and NYSE Liffe US. In addition to those duties, Tom is responsible for growing NYSE’s data partner business with companies like Social Market Analytics, and Hanweck Associates.

Tom joined NYSE Technologies after 5 years at trading software vendors, Orc Software and Trading Technologies, where he oversaw product management for connectivity to the world’s markets. Tom also spent 10 years at ABN AMRO in a variety of roles within the fixed income and derivatives trading businesses.

Tom has a Bachelor’s Degree from Wabash College, and an MBA from the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business.

Cole Wilcox

CEO, Longboard Asset Management

Cole Wilcox is the Chief Executive Officer for Longboard Asset Management. He is responsible for setting the strategic direction of the firm. Mr. Wilcox brings broad investment expertise and deep insights to the firm. His extensive experience with trend following strategies began in the late 1990s.

Prior to Longboard, he spent eight years as the Chief Investment Officer for Blackstar Funds where he was responsible for Blackstar’s global investment portfolio, which included internal strategies as well as allocations to external managed futures trend following and global macro hedge fund managers.

Mr. Wilcox is the co-author of several leading research papers concerning the non-normal distribution of investment portfolio returns and the development and implementation of trend following investment strategies. His work has been featured in The Wall Street Journal and he has made regular television appearances on CNBC, Bloomberg and FOX Business. He was profiled in The Little Book of Trading, published by Wiley in 2012.

He is currently participating in the Owner/President Management Program at Harvard Business School and holds a Series 3 Commodity Futures License.

Subject to Change without Notice


at The Tavern, 1310 Orange Ave, Coronado (Attendees Only)
4:00pm - 9:00pm

Day 1


The Lamb’s Players Theatre, 1142 Orange Ave, Coronado
7:00am - 8:00am
Welcome & Opening Remarks
Howard Lindzon, Chairman, StockTwits
8:00am - 8:15am
Opening Keynote: The Future is Messy – That is How You Make Money!
Howard Lindzon, Chairman, StockTwits
8:15am - 8:40am
DEMO: StockTwits
Chris Corriveau, CTO, StockTwits and Justin Paterno, Manager of Product Development, StockTwits
8:40am - 9:00am
How the Social Web will Change the Face of Investing
Conversation with: Hardeep Walia, Co-founded & CEO of Motif Investing
9:00am - 9:25am
In Wearable Technology, Opposites Attract: Why Wearable Tech Needs Fashion (And how this will influence how this category gets played out)
Interview with: Bill Geiser, MetaWatch and Frank Nuovo, CEO, Design Studio Nuovo
9:25am - 9:50am
Investment Success, in 30-seconds or less, with the Power of the Pattern
MARKET TALK: Chris Kimble, CEO & Founder, Kimble Charting Solutions
9:50am - 10:15am
PANEL: What are the Markets Whispering for 2014?
Featuring: Howard Lindzon, Chairman, StockTwits, Lydia Idem Finkley, Managing Principal at Faith Might LLC, Christopher Perruna, Director of Project Management at Gardiner & Capital Theobald, Greg Harmon, DragonFly Capital, Cole Wilcox, CEO Longboard Asset Management Moderated by: Mike Bellafiore
10:15am - 10:45am
PRIMA Cinema demo and Digital Media Trends.
DEMO: with Jason Pang, Founder, CEO PRIMA Cinema
10:45am - 11:00am
BREAK 11:00am - 11:15am
Brand driven investing FTW
Conversation with: Andy Swan, LikeFolio
11:15am - 11:35am
How a Hedge Fund Manager uses Technical Analysis to Profit and Manage Risk
MARKET TALK: JC Parets, Founder, Eagle Bay Capital, LLC
11:35am - 11:50am
Reimagining The Role Of The Broker Dealer In Today's Markets
Conversation with: Brian Lund, Co-founder and EVP of Strategic Initiatives for Ditto Holdings, Inc.
11:50am - 12:15pm
The Power of the ST50 List - How To Outperform the Market
MARKET TALK: Ivaylo Ivanhoff, Founder of Ivanhoff Capital and Editor, StockTwits 50
12:15pm - 12:30pm
See your guidebook for participating vendors
12:30pm - 1:45pm
Options For Equity Traders: Using Options for Yield Enhancement, Leverage and Risk Management
MARKET TALK: Dan Nathan, Co-Founder and Editor of
1:45pm - 2:05pm
Investing in the Fog
Interview with: Andy Kessler, Author, Founder/Partner at Velocity Capital
2:05pm - 2:35pm
It's Worse Than You Think: The Decline of the US Middle Class and Implications for Investors
Conversation with: Kristin Bentz, Talented Blonde & Joseph Brusuelas, Senior Economist, Bloomberg
2:35pm - 3:00pm
How Wall Street is Being Impacted by Social Media
Conversation with: Robert Peck, Head Internet Analyst at SunTrust
3:00pm - 3:20pm
BREAK 3:20pm - 3:40pm
The Evolution of a Blogger
MARKET TALK: Todd Sullivan, Founder Rand Strategic Partners & Owner, ValuePlays
3:40pm - 4:00pm
Disruptive Demo Session One: Featuring Trader|OS, Covestor, Big Terminal, Invoost, and Riskalyze
Judges:  Chris Peacock, CNNMoney, Ian Rosen, VP, General Manager MarketWatch, Dow Jones & Company, Emily Jipson, Yahoo! Finance, Mike Hodges, COO, UT San Diego and Chris Hunter, General Manager, Yahoo! Finance and Mark Kapczynski, VP, Strategic Development, Experian
4:00pm - 5:00pm
PANEL: How social media analysis integrates with your existing trading workflow.
Conversation with: David Greenfield, Director of Financial Services sales at Gnip, Inc., Andy Swan Founder LikeFolio, Joe Gits, Co-Founder, Social Market Analytics and Tom Watson, VP Global Market Data, US Derivatives & Partner Products, NYSE Technologies Moderated by: Seth McGuire, Director of Business Development, at Gnip
5:00pm - 5:25pm
The Future of Homes - with Automation
DEMO and Conversation with: Tim Enwall, Head of Revolv
5:25pm - 5:45pm
Day 1 RoundUp
Howard Lindzon, Chairman, StockTwits
5:45pm - 6:00pm
Vigilucci’s, 1300 Orange Ave #200 in Coronado (Attendees Only)
6:30pm - 9:30pm

Day 2


The Lamb’s Players Theatre, 1142 Orange Ave, Coronado
7:00am - 8:00am
Recap & Updates
Howard Lindzon, Chairman, StockTwits
8:00am - 8:15am
David Cohen, CEO, TechStars
8:15am - 8:45am
Applied Technical Analysis: Combining Technical Analysis with Options to Control Risk and Enhance Leverage
MARKET TALK: Greg Harmon, DragonFly Capital
8:45am - 9:05am
FinTech Trends - Q&A with the audience
Howard and Herb’s Excellent Adventure: Howard Lindzon, Chairman, StockTwits and Herb Greenberg, Editor of Herb Greenberg's Reality Check, CNBC Contributor
9:05am - 9:30am
Data-Driven Weight Loss: Investing In Yourself for Maximum Returns
Conversation with: Jeff Hyman, CEO, Retrofit, Inc
9:30am - 9:50am
Finding Value in the Municipal Market
Fireside Chat with: Bill Gurtin, Gurtin Fixed Income
9:50am - 10:10am
High Frequency Trading, ETF Arbitrage, and What Went Wrong at MF Global
Interview with: James L. Koutoulas, Esq., CEO of Typhon Capital Management
10:10am - 10:30am
The Future of Prop Trading- The Multi-product, Multi-market Discretionary Quant Trader
MARKET TALK: Mike Bellafiore, Co-Founder, SMB Capital
10:30am - 10:55am
Days of Disruption
Interview with: Michael Parekh, Investor
10:55am - 11:15am
Break 11:15am - 11:30am
Embrace The Bleeding Edge
MARKET TALK: Dan Mirkin, CEO/Senior Managing Partner, Trade Ideas LLC
11:30am - 11:55am
Using Intuition to Make Better Trading & Business Decisions
MARKET TALK: Andrew Menaker PhD
11:55am - 12:10pm
Five Ways to Make Big Money with ‘Big Data’
MARKET TALK: Frank Lortscher, CEO, Array Analytics
12:10pm - 12:30pm
See your guidebook for participating vendors
12:30pm - 1:45pm
The Truth About Women & Investing
Conversation with: Amanda Steinberg, CEO, Daily Worth
1:45pm - 2:10pm
Introduction of new StockTwits' CEO, John Melloy by new Chairman, Howard Lindzon and Q&A with the audience 2:10pm - 2:35pm
The Financial Terminal of the Web
MARKET TALK: Shawn Carpenter, CEO, YCharts
2:35pm - 3:00pm
The Beauty and Beast of Scaling Uber
Fireside Chat with: Ryan Graves, Head of Global Operations for Uber Technologies Inc.
3:00pm - 3:30pm
BREAK 3:30pm - 3:45pm
Disruptive Demo Session Two: Featuring ChartIQ, Estimize, Prognolic, Vaurum, and Little Bird
Judges:  Chris Peacock, CNNMoney, Ian Rosen, VP, General Manager MarketWatch, Dow Jones & Company, Emily Jipson, Yahoo! Finance, Mike Hodges, COO, UT San Diego and Chris Hunter, General Manager, Yahoo! Finance, and Mark Kapczynski, VP, Strategic Development, Experian
3:45pm - 4:45pm
Closing Comments
Howard Lindzon, Chairman, StockTwits
4:45pm - 5:00pm
The Tavern, 1310 Orange Ave, Coronado
5:30pm - 8:00pm

Big Terminal

Big Terminal is a soon to be released big data based all encompassing financial platform. The company provides highly interactive, easy-to-use interfaces for accessing a wealth of financial and social data extending through all markets. Moreover Big Terminal is connecting insights from social analytics to market, economic and political research and trends. The company further aims to leverage its infrastructure to garner the potential energy of market watchers surrounding major market moving events with highly customized tools and information with which to discover, share and discuss.


ChartIQ is a premier provider of financial charts available on the web, tablets, and smartphones. The firm's products are used directly by traders, analysts, and individual investors, and licensed by brokerages, financial websites, and other technology platforms. Using a highly robust proprietary API, ChartIQ is actively developing a wide range of innovative data visualizations, intuitively putting social, fundamental, and macro data in the context of charts across all asset classes.


Covestor is an online marketplace for discovering great portfolio managers. We provide investors with industry-leading levels of transparency and control. We help our clients find exceptional managers and save money with low trading costs and automation. Covestor's Portfolio Sync™ technology replicates portfolio managers' trades, providing clients the convenience of “set and forget” functionality with the protection of our proprietary trade filtering.


Estimize is an open financial estimates platform which facilitates the aggregation of fundamental estimates from independent, buy-side, and sell-side analysts, along with those of private investors and students. By sourcing estimates from a diverse community of individuals, Estimize provides both a more accurate and more representative view of expectations compared to sell side only data sets which suffer from several severe biases.


Invoost is fantasy sports for the stock market. Players compete against their friends and others in tournaments that can last from hours to months. The players that generate the highest portfolio return win prizes.

Little Bird

Little Bird finds sources of early signal on social networks. Using automated analysis of the connections between trusted experts in specific markets, Little Bird produces uniquely objective data and a suite of actionable research and engagement tools. Backed by Social Leverage, Mark Cuban and a small group of other trailblazing angels, Little Bird is sold to enterprise customers interested in competitive intelligence, content marketing and social sales.


At Prognolic we separate trading signals from noise. For trading signals we deem any event which repeatedly influences the stock price as worthy. For instance, when analyst ABC recommends to BUY stock XYZ, we track how the price is changing over time. If the market reacts positively on the recommendation and does it time and time again, then we deem the recommendations of the same analyst and for the same stock as a signal. The more often the situation occurs, the more predictive power the signal has.


Riskalyze is an all-in-one business development, proposal and risk management system for investment advisors, helping them win new clients, capture and meet client expectations and quantify suitability. Our unique core technology is empowering RIAs, hybrid advisors, independent broker-dealers, RIA networks, custodians, clearing firms and asset managers to align the world’s investments with investor risk tolerance.


Trader|OS is a cloud-based platform that combines powerful trading tools with the ability to view and share market insights in RealTime. The platform allows traders to exchange live charts and trade ideas with the click of a button, connecting users as they navigate the markets together on a virtual trading floor. Trader|OS has been built with premium content publishers in mind, offering white-label solutions that improve user engagement and increase subscription revenue.


A robust cryptocurrency exchange for financial institutions We enable banks & brokerages to offer bitcoin to their customers.

The island of Coronado is a magical place and our venue at the famous Lambs Player's Theatre is a perfect setting. Coronado is just 10 short minutes from the San Diego airport.


Included in your ticket price is our Wednesday Night Registration and Meet & Greet at The Tavern on Coronado near where everyone will be.

From 4pm - 9pm on Wednesday, October 16th, we will be registering attendees, answering questions, checking out some demos from sponsors and networking at this exclusive attendee only event. Throw some delectable appetizers in there and we've got a party!

There is no cost for attendees, but we would appreciate it if you could signup here in advance so we know how many of you will be attending on Wednesday.


On Thursday night, October 17th, from 6-9pm we will be having an (optional) intimate Networking Dinner Reception at Vigilucci's you can attend where Howard and the StockTwits Team will be holding court. The cost is $80 to attend and it includes an exquisite four course Italian dinner with appetizer and dessert, 2 drinks, coffee, soda, tax and tip. Dress is casual/business casual and we will be dining outside on the patio so you might need a light jacket.

To ensure your spot for this limited seating event, please signup soon so we can include you in all the festivities! RSVPing by September 24th will assure you a spot.

The Venue

The famous Lamb's Player's Theatre is the perfect setting for Stocktoberfest. The main theatre holds about 350 people with stadium seating so everyone will have a view. Now in its 41st Year, Lamb’s is one of Southern California’s leading non-profit performing arts organizations. They produce year-round in two vibrant locations: Lamb's Players Theatre in the charming island community of Coronado, and the Horton Grand Theatre in San Diego's exciting Gaslamp Quarter.

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1906 Lodge

This quiet Coronado hotel is in a perfect location – one block off the busy main street but within walking distance to everything. The world renowned Coronado beach is just two blocks away. Dozens of shops and restaurants stand ready to welcome visitors on their leisurely stroll through the seaside village.

1906 Lodge is offering a special StockTwits group rate from $249 to $369 per night, depending on the room. Use code StockTwits when reserving your rooms. Rates include a full breakfast, parking and 5pm wine and snacks. Please call the Innkeeper at 866.435.1906 or email her at

Glorietta Bay Inn

A cozy and private Coronado hotel is among the most sought after lodging options in California. With its convenient location to the “Best Beach,” as designated by the Travel Channel, and with its rich and luxurious architecture and past, the Glorietta Bay Inn is a definitive Coronado hotel. This Coronado hotel combines old world charm with contemporary Southern California comfort, a winning combination that simply cannot be matched by other Coronado hotels.

Glorietta Bay Inn is offering a special StockTwits group rate from $159 to $239 per night for the 16th and 17th, depending on the room. Rates will increase on Friday and Saturday to $189-$295 as availability is limited. Use code Stocktoberfest when reserving your rooms. Rates include a continental breakfast, free wireless. Please call Raj Champaneri 800-283-9383 or email him at

La Avenida Inn

Just a block from America's Best Beach of 2012 and the historic Hotel del Coronado, La Avenida Inn's charm offers guests an exceptional value in a world-class location. Nestled in the heart of Coronado Island's three and four star hotels, La Avenida Inn's prime village location is within steps of the beach, fine dining, and fashionable shops.

La Avenida is offering the following rates:

Wednesday & Thursday Oct. 16th & 17th
King @ $130.50 + tax/nt or 2 Queen @ $143.10 + tax/nt
Friday & Saturday Oct. 18th & 19th
King @ $140.50 + tax/nt or 2 Queen @ $153.10 + tax/nt

Please use code StockTwits when reserving your rooms. Please call Johnny at 800.437.0162 or 619.435.3191 or email

El Cordova Hotel

Situated across the street from the world class beaches of Coronado, and right in the Coronado Village, the El Cordova hotel provides complete relaxation for you and your guests. We are conveniently located just across the Coronado Bridge off of Orange Avenue across the street from the Hotel Del. We are within a short driving distance to San Diego’s greatest attractions including the world famous San Diego Wild Animal Park, SeaWorld, Balboa Park, the Gaslamp district and more...

October 16-19, 2013
One Bedroom Suite + tax – 13 available - $193.00 per night
2 Bedroom Suite + tax — 2 available $236.58 per night plus tax
De Luxe 2 Bedroom Suite —1 available $304.50 per night
Casagrande Suite + tax — 1 available $416.50 plus tax per night

Please contact El Cordova Hotel by phone: 1-800-229-2032 or 619-435-4131

Hotel Del Coronado

The quintessential San Diego vacation destination, the Hotel del Coronado offers something for everyone. For families, The Del is the idyllic locale for those who yearn for a memorable vacation getaway. Built in 1888, this classic beachfront respite near San Diego, California has long been heralded as one of America’s most beautiful beach resorts.

Please note: We have not reserved a block of rooms at the Del because they require we pay for and guarantee that a certain numbers of rooms will be filled. This is impossible to predict and the current special at the Del is the same price as a reserved block.

The Del is completely booked for a huge event on Thursday, October 17th and almost booked for Friday, October 18th. There is availability on Wed Oct. 16th, and Oct. 19th, however, they do require a 2 day minimum for the weekends.

Your best bet is to call the Del directly to see if there are any rooms available. You never know if they may have cancellations.

Please call their Reservations line at 800.468.3533 for special rates or visit their website.


San Diego International Airport (SAN), also known as Lindbergh Field, is a the main airport to fly into when coming to Stocktoberfest. The airport located 3 mi northwest of the central business district of San Diego, California and 15 mi from the Mexico – United States border at Tijuana, Mexico. The airport is minutes away from downtown, Coronado, the San Diego Zoo, SeaWorld and many more attractions.

Most major airlines fly into Lindbergh Field. San Diego is a major hub for Southwest Airlines. Virgin America flies in and out of San Francisco International (SFO) several times a day. And Jetblue and Delta have direct daily flights from JFK to SAN.


Coronado is a community that is very easy to get around without your car, so please be our guest and take advantage of the many transportation options available for visitors, commuters, and residents here.

Also if you are planning to stay at the 1906 Lodge, the concierge can help you arrange transportation to the hotel.

Click here for Google Map directions.

We recommend using Uber to get over to Coronado from the airport or train.

Uber is an app that allows you to request a ride with the tap of a button. Drivers arrive curbside in just minutes, you can track the arrival of your ride on your iPhone or Android, and payment is charged directly to your credit card on file.

To get $15 off your first Uber ride, sign up at, or download the app, and enter the promo code Stocktoberfest.

Not sure how to Uber? It's easy!
iPhone or Android:
1. Download the app
2. Select your pick up location
3. Request a ride

We will dissect the favorite strategies from top investors and traders. By the end of our two days together, you won’t have to walk across coals, but you might want to dip your toes in the Ocean.

The conference will be held from October 17-18, 2013 in San Diego, California.

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Questions? Contact Leslie Fishlock via email if you have any questions on sponsorship, registration, travel and/or accommodations.