Market Overview

QuickBooks Connect Returns to Inspire and Educate Small Businesses, Self-Employed, Accountants and Developers


Business Luminaries and Inspiring Entrepreneurs Julie Rice, Nate
Berkus and Dave Gilboa to Take the Main Stage

QuickBooks Connect is returning to San Jose, Calif. Nov. 15-17, offering
for the fourth consecutive year a powerful program designed to help fuel
success for attendees. With inspiring main stage speakers and breakout
sessions, the conference will once again be filled with actionable
takeaways tailored to business owners, self-employed businesses of one,
accountants and developers.

This year's main stage features entrepreneurs and business leaders who
have vision, passion, and pursued their dreams. The initial lineup that
will join the main stage in 2017 are:

  • Julie Rice, co-founder SoulCycle, entrepreneur, co-founder LifeShop:
    Julie served as Co-CEO at SoulCycle from 2006 to 2015 before becoming
    Chief Talent & Creative Officer in 2015. Upon leaving SoulCycle in
    2016, Julie co-founded LifeShop. LifeShop advises entrepreneurs,
    consults with businesses at scale, and invests in people and concepts,
    as well as develops original concepts in the health and happiness
    space. Honors Julie has received include being named one of Goldman
    Sachs' 100 Builders + Innovators, one of Fast Company's "Most Creative
    People in Business," and one of AdWeek's "Brand Geniuses."
  • Nate Berkus, award-winning interior designer, best-selling author
    and entrepreneur:
    Nate is one of the world's most recognizable
    interior designers, with his work being featured in numerous
    publications and on television. His successful product lines include a
    home collection sold at Target, as well as offerings at The Shade
    Store and JoAnn Fabric & Craft Stores. He has authored two New York
    Times bestselling books and most recently starred in "Nate and
    Jeremiah By Design" on TLC.
  • Dave Gilboa, co-founder and co-CEO of Warby Parker, a
    transformative lifestyle brand leading the way for socially conscious
    Dave has worked extensively with non-profit
    organizations, and serves as a founding member of the Entrepreneur
    Board of Venture for America, an organization dedicated to mobilizing
    graduates as entrepreneurs in low-cost cities. He is a member of the
    Aspen Institute's 2014 Henry Crown Fellowship class and the Aspen
    Global Leadership Network, and received the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur
    of the Year award.

Breakout Sessions to Inspire and Educate

In addition to the main stage presentations, QuickBooks Connect will
provide workshops and breakout sessions created specifically for the
event's diverse attendees, including small businesses, self-employed
individuals, accountants, bookkeepers and developers.

  • Small Business: Breakout sessions for small business owners
    will be featured for two days of the conference, offering over 20+
    sessions to help small businesses learn to be better at being their
    own boss. They can choose from a variety of topics including cash
    flow, marketing, social media, networking, leadership and more,
    hearing from successful entrepreneurs and thought leaders.
  • Self-Employed: Tailored to the myriad of challenges that
    self-employed individuals face, these breakout sessions will cover
    everything from navigating taxes as a freelancer or independent
    contractor, reputation management, finances, and more.
  • Accounting Professionals: Over 50 unique immersive sessions,
    training courses and workshops designed to help accounting
    professionals evolve their practice, gain new skills, prepare for the
    future and be an even more valuable resource and advisor to their
    small business clients.
  • Developers: In-depth sessions will enable developers to build
    solutions for today and beyond, while hands-on tutorials and
    one-on-one support from the Intuit Developer team will accelerate app
    development and aid those interested in publishing apps on the
    QuickBooks App Store. Additionally for developers, Intuit is hosting
    the Small Business Hackathon
    Nov. 11-12 in advance of QuickBooks Connect in which developers will
    code for two days, creating new innovations that help small businesses
    save time so they can get back to their passions. The winning team
    will receive $5,000.

Further details on breakout sessions including speakers as well as
details about how Intuit will be showcasing the QuickBooks ecosystem and
demonstrating how Intuit is working to unlock the power of many for the
prosperity of one will be added on a rolling basis to

Registration Details

Two-day passes are available for $299, but those who purchase by Aug. 31
can receive the early bird price of $129. A full three-day pass is
available for $599 or $258 with the early bird discount through Aug. 31.
Three-day passes include up to 12 CPE credits for the live event plus an
additional 10 CPE credits for the optional, free post-conference webinar
series, more than 50 unique breakout sessions to choose from, and a
special accountant-focused day on Nov. 15. For additional details and
pricing for developers and others, visit

About Intuit Inc.

Intuit Inc. is committed to
powering prosperity around the world for consumers, small businesses and
the self-employed through its ecosystem of innovative financial
management solutions.

Its flagship products and services include QuickBooks® and TurboTax®,
which make it easier to manage small
 and tax
preparation and filing
 provides freelancers and independent contractors with
an easy and affordable way to manage their finances and save money at
tax time, while Mint delivers
financial tools and insights to help people make smart choices about
their money.

Intuit's ProConnect brand
portfolio includes ProConnect
Tax Online
and Lacerte®,
the company's leading tax preparation offerings for professional

Founded in 1983, Intuit serves 42 million customers in North
America, Europe, Australia and Brazil, with revenue of $4.7 billion in
its fiscal year 2016. The company has approximately 7,900 employees with
major offices in the United StatesCanada,
the United KingdomIndiaAustralia and
other locations. More information can be found at

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