Conference Agenda Includes Hands-on Sessions, Speed Mentoring and
0,000 Hackathon

Intuit Inc. (Nasdaq:INTU) announced a series of tailored breakout
sessions featuring well-known entrepreneurs, authors and business
experts at QuickBooks
, taking place Nov. 2-4 in San Jose, Calif.

QuickBooks Connect is created to unite thousands of entrepreneurs, small
business owners, accountants and developers under one roof to connect,
learn and grow.

The agenda features educational and inspirational breakout sessions
across three target audiences, constructed to fit the unique needs of
each attendee. Speakers from around the world – including profit
improvement expert and best-selling author Mark Wickersham from the
United Kingdom and Canadian business consultant Esther Friedberg Karp –
will bring their expertise from a variety of industries and
organizations and provide insights and tools needed to help the audience
grow and succeed.

Small Business Owner and Entrepreneur Highlights

  • A Conversation With Eric Ries and Scott Cook: Going Lean and
    Growing Your Business
    : Intuit founder Scott Cook and Eric Ries,
    author and founder of the Lean Startup movement, will discuss how to
    transform the way products are built and launched in the marketplace,
    and will share lessons from their own entrepreneurial journeys.
  • Learn and Tell: Ask a Small Business Expert Anything: A panel
    of small business experts will share advice on a wide variety of
    topics, including marketing, law and accounting. Moderated by Bill
    Rancic, entrepreneur and winner of the first season of “The
    Apprentice,” the panel includes Google Entrepreneur in
    Residence Jewel Burks; USA Today columnist Rhonda Abrams; accounting
    influencer Dawn Brolin; and CPA and partner at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius
    Jim Chapman.
  • Speed Mentoring, produced by Lean Startup Co.: Small businesses
    will be matched with expert mentors who will provide customized
    feedback on pressing business questions. Registered QuickBooks Connect
    attendees can sign up for 20-minute mentoring sessions online.

Accountant Highlights

  • Measure What Matters to Clients: Ron Baker, founder of the
    VeraSage Institute, will inform accountants how to approach value
    pricing in their own firms and bring strategic value to their clients.
    The institute is the leading think tank dedicated to educating
    professionals internationally.
  • Large Firms Talk Track: Gary Boomer, president of Boomer
    Consulting, Inc., worked with Intuit to create a series of breakout
    sessions focused on helping large firms save time, navigate
    technological disruptions and reimagine client services. Boomer has
    also been named one of the 100 Most Influential People in Accounting
    by Accounting Today.

Developer Highlights

  • 0,000
    : The two-day pre-conference hackathon, starting on
    Nov. 1, will give developers a chance to solve big problems for small
    businesses in a creative and fun way. Whether they already have an app
    idea or are looking for a new challenge, solo developers or teams with
    up to five members are welcome to participate for about 36 hours of
    innovation and a chance to win up to 0,000 in prizes.
  • Get Your Head (and Your Code) in the Small Business Cloud: As
    the small business cloud reaches the tipping point of mass adoption,
    developers have a once-in-a-generation opportunity to be first to
    market with innovative new solutions. Avi Golan, vice president of
    Intuit’s Developer Group, will be joined by Josh Reeves, co-founder
    and CEO of Gusto, industry analyst and commentator Ben Kepes, Emergent
    Research partner Steve King and other industry leaders to explain how
    to create game-changing applications for the small business ecosystem.

Registration Details

Attendees can register for a Nov. 3 main event pass for 9.
Registration for the hackathon is free with a main event pass; those
interested simply need to select the optional hackathon activity when
registering. A full three-day pass, which is good for all accountant
breakouts, certification preparation courses and an accountant-focused
kickoff event on Nov. 2, is 9. Developers and others interested in
multi-day passes should visit the QuickBooks
Connect website
for details and pricing.

About Intuit Inc.

Intuit Inc. creates business and
financial management solutions that simplify the business of life for
small businesses, consumers and accounting professionals.

Its flagship products and services include QuickBooks®,
and TurboTax® and,
which make it easier to manage small
and payroll
; tax preparation
and filing
; and personal finance. ProSeries®
and Lacerte® are Intuit’s
leading tax preparation offerings for professional accountants.

Founded in 1983, Intuit had revenue of .2 billion in its fiscal year
2015, with approximately 7,700 employees in major offices in the United
, Canada, the United
, India and other
locations. More information can be found at

Source: Intuit Inc.

Intuit Inc.
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