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Hustle Con, a Startup Conference for Non-Technical Founders, Grows from 300 to 3000; Moves from San Francisco to Oakland.

San Francisco, CA, November 05, 2015 --( Hustle Con, America's only non-technical startup founder conference, is coming to Oakland on May 13, 2016. This will be the third Hustle Con to take place under founder Sam Parr, 26, in three years.

"You don't have to know how to code to be an entrepreneur... you just have to know how to hustle." - Sam Parr

Parr organized the first Hustle Con from his kitchen when he was 24. The event sold out in a matter of weeks with 300 attendees. Parr then teamed up with John Havel in January 2015, and together they put on Hustle Con for the second time. It sold out at 600 people, weeks ahead of the event.

The third annual Hustle Con will take place at the Paramount Theater in Oakland on May 13, 2016. Based on the previous years' speedy sell-outs, Parr and Havel have opted for the largest theater they can find in the Bay Area. With over 3,000 seats, the Paramount fits the bill.

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Parr and Havel used the profits from the last Hustle Con, as well as a $250,000 angel round from past speakers, to launch T​he Hustle,​a weekly Thrillist--style email newsletter geared toward millennials and entrepreneurs.

Within the first 10 weeks of launching The Hustle, they have an open rate of 40%, which is double the industry standard. Over 40,000 people have subscribed, making it one of the fastest--growing newsletters in the country.

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Past Hustle Con Speakers:

-Tim Westergren, Pandora

-Jess Lee, Polyvore

-Matthew Brimer, General Assembly

-Tim Chen, NerdWallet

-Jessica Scorpio, Getaround

-Walker Williams, TeeSpring

-Tom Montgomery, Chubbies

-James Beshara, Tilt

-Gagan Biyani, Sprig

-Dawoon Kang, Coffee Meets Bagel

Hustle Con

May 13, 2016

Paramount Theater Oakland, CA

The Hustle


Sam Parr

John Havel


Kera Zacuto

Director of Operations

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