Conference Bio

Erik Eliason is an entrepreneur and operator building and scaling B2B and B2C products. He has founded three companies, two of which have successfully exited. Currently he is a Director at Square, building the Payments and Business Banking products. Previously, Erik was Founder and CEO at Storefront, an online marketplace for renting short-term retail space, used by brands including L’Oréal, Hermes, Nike, and Kanye West. 


Erik has been a guest speaker on CNBC Power Lunch, Bloomberg TV, FOX Business, New York Ideas Festival and National Public Radio. He was named to Forbes 30 under 30 and featured in over 30 leading media outlets including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The New Yorker, CNN, and INC.

CNBC on Redefining Retail

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FOX Business Risk & Reward

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Future of Retail Conference with PSFK


Bloomberg: E-Commerce Moving to Retail


Pop-up Summit in London


Q&A with INC Magazine


The Atlantic Ideas Festival in New York




The Future of Retail, PSFK, San Francisco

FOX Business, San Francisco

NPR, Atlanta

Retail Ascendant, Palo Alto

Launching RetailGrade, TechCrunch, San Francisco

The Pitch Deck, San Francisco

30 Under 30, Forbes, New York



Pop Up Summit, London

Launch, New York

New York Ideas, Aspen Institute, New York

CNBC Power Lunch, New York

Fortune on Pop-up Permanence, San Francisco

Bloomberg West, San Francisco

The New Yorker, New York

TechCrunch, San Francisco

Chicago Tribune, Chicago

Forbes Interview, New York

Wall Street Journal, New York

On Demand Retail, New York

Varney FOX Business, San Francisco

Carlson School, Startup Life: Insights from Founders and CEOs, San Francisco



ICSC Asset Management Conference, Washington, DC

RealTech SF 2013, San Francisco

New York Times, New York

CRE Tech Intersect, New York

MAPIC, Cannes

500 Startups Interview, San Francisco

Knowledge@Wharton, San Francisco

Realogy FWD Innovation Summit, New York

PandoDaily, San Francisco

CRE Tech Intersect, San Francisco

INC, San Francisco

ICSC Shopping Centers of Today, New York

Collaborative Consumption, San Francisco

ADWEEK, New York

ICSC SPREE Retail Summit, Las Vegas

WWD, New York