Founder & Creative Director of kikki.K
Kristina Karlsson is the Founder and Creative Director of global Swedish design and stationery business, kikki.K, with 102 kikki.K stores, stocked in another 250, and sold online to stationery and design lovers in over 147 countries worldwide.
She’s also a sought-after international speaker, a passionate learner, self-improver and the proud mother of two children, Axel and Tiffany, with her partner, Paul. After growing up on a small farm in country Sweden, at the age of 22 she found herself in a new country, half a world away from family and friends, with little money and no idea what to do with her life. So what was a girl to do? Imagine what her dream life could look like – and then make it happen.
With deep personal experience of the power of dreaming and then doing, Karlsson is on a mission to encourage people the world over to create and follow their own dreams. Her new dream is to inspire and empower over 101 million people just like you to write their own dreams on paper and set about bringing them to life. Why? Because by dreaming, we can all help make the world a better place, starting with us.
Founder of Freelancer.com
Net Worth: $200 Million
Matt Barrie is an award winning technology entrepreneur. He is Founder and Chief Executive of Freelancer.com, the world’s largest freelancing marketplace connecting over 30 million professionals globally, which has been awarded by the International Academy of Digital Arts & Sciences eleven Webby Awards, the “Internet’s highest honour”. As founder of Freelancer.com he bootstrapped a US$2.5m investment for an acquisition to listing without any further funding rounds in an IPO that opened at a market capitalisation of US$1.1 billion, the third biggest opening ever on the ASX, generating a 15,700% return for investors
Matt is also Chief Executive of Escrow.com, a world leader in secure online payments with over US$3.9b in transactions secured, and Executive Chairman of Freightlancer, a global enterprise freight marketplace. Matt was Adjunct Associate Professor in Electrical and Information Engineering at the University of Sydney where he taught Cryptography for 15 years and, later, Technology Venture Creation. He is the co-author of over 20 US patent applications.
Matt is a prolific speaker globally and has featured at SXSW, The Summit Series, Tony Robbins, The Next Web, in the New York Times, Bloomberg TV, Wall Street Journal, TechCrunch, BRW and the Economist.
Global Mentor, Investor, Philanthropist and Best-Selling Author. Recent Nominee For Australian Of The Year & Entrepreneur Of The Year.
Aaron Sansoni, the man who built an EMPIRE. He is an international speaker, best-selling author and recent nominee for Australian of the Year 2017 and Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2016. Featured in over 20 publications around the world, Aaron runs a successful venture capital company with interests in media, tech, events, retail, and real estate projects around the globe.
Aaron is an internationally acclaimed speaker who has spoken at some of the most exclusive venues around the world and shared the stage with business icons including billionaire Sir Richard Branson, Hollywood A-Lister Arnold Schwarzenegger & world leading speakers like Tony Robbins, Gary Vaynerchuk, Tim Ferriss and Dr. Eric Thomas.
Aaron has inspired the lives of over 2 million people, in 42 countries from over 100 industries through live events and online training in his mentoring work which has spanned over a decade. As a global authority on Activation he’s authored his Amazon Best-Selling book ‘Think Like’ which explores the millionaire mindset enabling anyone to build an empire of their own.