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Sophia Amoruso, Joseph DeSimone of Carbon, and Eric Liedtke of Adidas to Plant Disrupt SF

Disrupt the lands in San Francisco in September, and the agenda announces absolutely mind-blowing.

With new digs at Moscone West and increased capacity, we expect Disrupt SF (September 5-7) to be the biggest and best conference TechCrunch has ever had. And, for the most part, it's credited to our incredible guests.

Today, we are pleased to announce that Sophia Amoruso, CEO of GirlBoss as well as Joseph DeSimone, CEO of Carbon and Adidas Eric Liedtke, will join us on the stage of the Disrupt


Sophia Amoruso

It's been four years since Sophia Amoruso, GirlBoss, honored the Disrupt stadium.

A lot has changed since then. Amoruso resigned as CEO of Nasty Gal, which quickly went bankrupt. She exposed her personal life, and faces severe criticism, on a short, original Netflix series called GirlBoss.

But Amoruso is neither on the ground nor on the outside. The serial entrepreneur started another business by a familiar name. Amoruso describes GirlBoss Media to investors as "Oprah for millennia and Supreme with breasts."

Inspired by the memories of Amoruso #GirlBoss, GirlBoss Media aims to motivate women to take action in their lives.

There is something spectacular about the fall of the horse and the ascent, and we are extremely excited to hear Amoruso tell his story in his own words on the Disrupt SF scene in September.

Bonus: We bring Alexia Tsotsis, the former co-editor of TechCrunch, to conduct the interview, four years after interviewing Amoruso at Disrupt NY 2014. Tsotsis is now the founder of one SF-based startup fund called Dream Machine

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Joseph DeSimone and Eric Liedtke

You might not equate sneakers with technological progress, but Carbon and Adidas could quickly prove to you that you are wrong.

Carbon, the 3D printing startup that has raised more than $ 420 million, has fundamentally changed manufacturing by creating a proprietary CLIP technology that is accelerating the additive manufacturing process by leaps and bounds.

Looking for a proof of concept? Look no further than Adidas, who has invested in Carbon to help manufacture his Futurecraft 3D printed sneakers. Carbon 3D printers (in relatively small numbers) are capable of creating particularly impressive midsoles, which include 20,000 spacers, a feat that would be much more difficult and exhaustive to achieve through traditional manufacturing.

That said, Carbon is evolving rapidly, the duo planning to print shoes in the "hundreds of thousands of pairs" this year, leaping to the millions by 2019.

Joseph DeSimone, co-founder and CEO of Carbon (winner of the $ 500K Lemelson-MIT Award in 2008) and Eric Liedtke (2017 CMO of the year in Germany), member of the Adidas Executive Board, will join us on stage to discuss a range of topics, ranging from traditional manufacturing to the relationship between incumbents and disruptive startups.

Disturbance of SF races from September 5th to September 7th at Moscone West. Tickets are available now.