BigCommerce Presents

Ecommerce Growth Summit

A catalyst for achieving ecommerce growth

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Grow beyond your current ecommerce capabilities

The Ecommerce Growth Summit activates a community of merchants, partners and thought leaders driven to lead the rapid evolution of ecommerce. Take part in this year’s immersive event to break new ground and overcome your top ecommerce challenges.

Who should attend?

  • Ecommerce locals & visitors
  • Ecommerce partners
  • Industry experts
  • Enterprise merchants


  • Jenny Fleiss, CEO & Co-Founder

    Code Eight and Rent the Runway

    Jenny Buchar, Digital Operations

    Kinsey Butler, Ecommerce Operations & Analytics


  • Ken Natori, President


    John Hessinger, VP Demand Gen & Growth Marketing

    WP Engine

    Eric Gutoski, Partner and Managing Director

    The BORN Group

    Travis Totz, Director of New Projects

    Modern Tribe

    Rupert Cross, Co-Founder and Digital Director


  • Brent Bellm, CEO


    Cory Barnes, Digital Marketing Manager


EGS Keynote Speaker

Keynote speaker

Jenny Fleiss, CEO & Co-Founder of Code Eight

Rent the Runway: From Startup to $100M Brand

Jenny has been honored with numerous recognitions including: Inc. Magazine’s “30 Under 30”; Fortune Magazine’s “40 Under 40” and “Most Powerful Women Entrepreneurs”; and Fast Company’s “Most Influential Women in Technology”. As CEO and Co-Founder of Code Eight, she leads a team focused on developing highly-personalized, one-to-one shopping experiences. Jenny co-founded Rent the Runway, a business that has transformed the retail industry by making designer clothing rentals a convenient and accessible luxury experience for millions of women.


Gear up for a day of exclusive presentations, prolific speakers and a networking reception with a thriving ecommerce community.

11:00 - 12:00 PM

Get registered and enjoy a free lunch while you explore the exhibit floor

12:00 - 12:25 PM

A special welcome from BigCommerce CEO, Brent Bellm

12:25 - 1:00 PM

UX Case Study: Modern Ecommerce Design with Exxel Outdoors
--Cory Barnes, Kelty

1:00 - 1:30 PM

Innovation in Intimates: Leveraging AI and Social Commerce to fuel digital growth
--Ken Natori, Natori

1:30 - 1:50 PM

Networking and refreshment break

1:50 - 2:25 PM

Demystifying Headless Commerce: How leading brands are blurring the lines of content, commerce, and how open source + SaaS play a collaborative role
--John Hessinger, WP Engine
--Eric Gutoski, the BORN Group
--Travis Totz, Modern Tribe
--Rupert Cross, 5874

2:25 - 2:55 PM

Turning up the Volume with BigCommerce: How Skullcandy Harnesses the SaaS Platform to GTM Quickly and Expand Internationally
--Jenny Buchar & Kinsey Butler, Skullcandy

2:55 - 3:15 PM

Networking and refreshment break

3:15 - 4:00 PM

Rent the Runway: From Startup to $100M Brand
--Jenny Fleiss, Code Eight and Rent the Runway

4:00 - 6:00 PM

Enjoy an exclusive networking reception alongside your industry peers

EGS Venue Photo
EGS Venue Photo


Morgan Manufacturing is a historic space filled with industrial elegance and Chicago swagger. Conveniently located only 15 minutes from McCormick Place, you’ll be at the epicenter of Chicago’s tech hub.

Morgan Manufacturing
401 North Morgan St.
Chicago, IL 60642

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