Mark Cuban

Mark Cuban | Speaker at the C2 Montréal 2020 business conference
Entrepreneur & Owner, NBA’s Dallas Mavericks
Mark Cuban onstage at C2 Montréal, May 29

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Since the age of 12, Mark has been a natural businessman. Selling garbage bags door to door, the seed was planted early on for what would eventually become long-term success. After graduating from Indiana University — where he briefly owned the most popular bar in town — Mark moved to Dallas. After a dispute with an employer who wanted him to clean instead of closing an important sale, Mark created MicroSolutions, a computer consulting service. He went on to later sell MicroSolutions to CompuServe in 1990. In 1995, after not being able to listen to Indiana Hoosiers basketball games in Texas, Mark and longtime friend Todd Wagner came up with an internet-based solution. That solution was Broadcast.com — streaming audio over the internet. In just four short years, Broadcast.com (then Audionet) would be sold to Yahoo for $5.7 billion dollars. Since his acquisition of the Dallas Mavericks in 2000, he has overseen the Mavs competing in the NBA Finals for the first time in franchise history in 2006 before becoming NBA World Champions in 2011. The Mavericks are currently listed by Forbes as one of the most valuable franchises in sports. In addition to the team, Mark is also chairman and CEO of AXS TV, is one of ABC's “Sharks” on the hit show Shark Tank, and an investor in an ever-growing portfolio of businesses.

Find out more about Mark and his many projects on his website