Since 2001, Johnny Cupcakes — founded by speaker Johnny Earle —has grown from a “joke” to a multi-million dollar, highly exclusive t-shirt brand driven by a community of world-wide collectors. Johnny shares his story of how he took his t-shirt brand from the trunk of his rusty car at age 19, to disrupting an industry, breaking all of the rules, and being sought after by the largest brands in the world. Johnny frequently speaks at businesses and universities worldwide. He has been named “Americas #1 Young Entrepreneur” by BusinessWeek, “Top Innovator in Retail” by The Boston Globe, has been recognized four years in a row for making it into The Inc. 500 / 5000 List of fastest growing independent companies in America, and has been featured on MTV, NPR, Forbes, WIRED, and has a case study in several branding and business books. Johnny also has experience giving virtual keynote talks while bringing his signature contagious energy—engaging virtual attendees not just to come up with new ideas and solutions, but to develop a permanent sixth sense in solving problems with creativity and an entrepreneurial mindset. Also a TEDx speaker, Johnny has been featured in media such as MTV, NPR, Forbes, WIRED, Newsweek, and as a case study in several branding and business books. As a brand, Johnny Cupcakes creates fun experiences in coordinating speaking engagements, pop-up shops, and potentially collaborating with people on custom merch and brand activations. Collaborating with event planners, ad agencies, conferences, and small and big brands such as The Simpsons, TEDx, Marriott, Deloitte, ASAE, INBOUND, and Nickelodeon Johnny Cupcakes is always looking to bake up something unique together!