Brian Wong

Founder and CEO, Kiip

Forbes’ “30 under 30” for three years in a row

Mashable’s “Top 5 Entrepreneurs to Watch”

Bio

Brian Wong is the 26-year-old co-founder and CEO of Kiip. Kiip (pronounced “keep”) redefines how brands connect with consumers through a rewards platform that targets “achievement moments” in mobile games and apps. This innovative approach to mobile marketing creates meaningful engagements between consumers and brands. Backed by Verizon Ventures, AmEx Ventures, US Cellular, North Atlantic Capital, Hummer Winblad, Relay Ventures, True Ventures, and others, the company has raised over $32 million in funding to date.

 

Kiip has been recognized by Forbes as one of the “4 Hot Online Ad Companies to Put on Your Watch List,” named on the Dow Jones “FasTech50” and is listed on Fast Company’s “50 Most Innovative Companies in the World.” Once the youngest person to ever receive venture capital funding, Brian received his Bachelor of Commerce from the University of British Columbia at age 18, after skipping four K-12 grades.

 

Before starting Kiip, Brian led key publisher and tech partnerships at the social news website Digg.com, where he accelerated the company’s mobile presence by launching the Digg Android mobile app.

 

Brian launched his first book, The Cheat Code, in September 2016, published by Crown Business / Penguin Random House. The Cheat Code contains 71 bite­sized and virtually effortless shortcuts to get a leg up on the competition, garner attention for creative thinkers and their ideas, and to accelerate success. The book has been featured by Forbes, CNBC, Elle, The Telegraph, The Globe and Mail, and many more publications around the world, and is quickly becoming the go-to book for entrepreneurial and intrapreneurial advice for our generation.

 

In unrelated news, Brian’s favourite book is Matilda by Roald Dahl.

TOPICS

How to Reward Everyday Moments

In this talk, you will learn:

  • “Ten ways to go beyond” in capturing your audience.
  • Why age is not a factor and how to turn other perceived disadvantages into advantages.
  • How incorporating “play” and “reward” into everyday experiences can humanize a business.
  • Why happiness is the most important currency for marketers.
  • How to make an emotional connection with consumers.

 

The Future of Mobile

In this talk, you will learn:

  • Inventing a New Metric: Innovation Around Moments
  • The Connected Generation
  • Way to Engage the Connected Generation

 

Youth Entrepreneurship

In this talk, you will learn:

  • The story of Brian’s success and what success and failure mean to him
  • Recognizing a viable product when you have one, and the clues an entrepreneur should look for
  • The best lessons creatives could take to go off script and stand out when they create or present ideas
  • The “cheat code,” and a few of Brian’s favourites

 

Human Behavior

In this talk, you will learn:

  • How early is too early for user feedback
  • Examples of brands/companies collecting contextual data and personalizing an experience?
  • How to respect users, especially via mobile
  • Which brands are doing it right for consumers

 

Business Strategy / Change Management / Entrepreneurship / Innovation / STEM / Tech / Workforce/HR