Klaus Wehage

Klaus Wehage is a serial entrepreneur, startup advisor, professional speaker and Wall Street Journal, USA Today and Publisher Weekly bestselling author. In addition to authoring a bestselling book, Klaus’ publication, Global Class, has been nominated to the Next Big Idea Club and has been endorsed by world renowned thought leaders like Eric Ries, Steve Blank and more than 40+ executives from the fastest growing companies in the world including Google, Salesforce, Zoom, Canva and more.

Klaus’ personal mission is to connect the world through education to accelerate growth, innovation and ecosystem development, the crux of his new book and also symbolized in his signature. Klaus is commonly referred to as the “Silicon Valley Ambassador,” coaching corporate executives, entrepreneurs and government leaders. Currently, he holds advisory positions with 3 reputable Asian ministries. Through his former role as the Head of International Relations at Silicon Valley Forum and now, as the co-founder and CEO of 10X Innovation Lab, Klaus has trained over 3,000 business leaders from more than 50 countries.

A sought after speaker, Klaus’ expertise lies in topics of international business and scaling, corporate innovation, and developing the global mindset, ie the interpreneurial mindset™ as coined in his book. His work has been featured in the Financial Times, Wall Street Journal, and LA Times. He has also been featured on podcasts like Sapphire Ventures, 500 Global (formerly 500 Startups), Scaleup Valley and many others.

A nod to his earlier biography, Klaus earned an MBA from Hult International Business School and a Bachelors in Business and Culture from Copenhagen Business School, the nation’s most prestigious program of its type. Originally from Denmark, Klaus has lived and worked in 4 continents and has called Silicon Valley home for the past 9 years.

Aaron McDaniel

Aaron McDaniel is a globally recognized corporate manager, entrepreneur, speaker and author with a passion for helping organizations innovate and attract, engage & retain top talent. He is the author of The Wall Street Journal and National Bestselling book, Global Class, the playbook for building a global company.

Aaron is currently a faculty member at UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business (where he is also an alumnus) and is the co-founder of 10X Innovation Lab, a consulting firm helping corporations and governments across 4 continents build and leverage innovation ecosystems. Aaron began his corporate career at AT&T, as part of its flagship Leadership Development Program (LDP). He rose to become one of the youngest to serve as Regional Vice President (at age 27) and was a Diamond Club honoree, being in the Top 1% of regional sales managers worldwide.

Aaron is a serial entrepreneur, having founded 3 companies that were acquired, one of which he turned down an offer for on ABC’s Shark Tank. Aaron is also the author of The Young Professional’s Guide to the Working World and The Young Professional’s Guide to Managing, has been featured in numerous national media outlets including: The Wall Street Journal, The Financial Times, Forbes, Inc., Bloomberg BusinessWeek, Entrepreneur, CBSRadio, and US News & World Report, and whose clients include top companies like: Ritz- Carlton, Microsoft, Deloitte Consulting, Wells Fargo and UnitedHealth Group.