Our Mission & History
As Thomas Edison said, "Genius is 1% inspiration, and 99% perspiration." The goal of the 99U Conference is to shift the focus from idea generation to idea execution—providing road-tested insights on how to make your ideas happen. We don't want to give you more ideas, we want to empower you to make good on the ones you've got.
Behance empowers creative professionals to make ideas happen. With this goal in mind, we launched the 99U Conference in 2009 to share best practices that help creatives move beyond idea generation into idea execution. The 99U has since evolved into a full-fledged think tank, which now includes a daily web magazine at 99u.com, a workshop series, advisory services, and the bestselling book Making Ideas Happen.
Behance's other products include the Behance Network, the world's leading platform for creative professionals; ProSite, a personal portfolio site builder; Action Method, an intuitive approach to task management; Served, featuring fresh work from top creatives filtered by industry; and the Creative's Outfitter, which sells a range of notebooks and productivity tools.
Our Curation Partner
A daily curated update covering the forefronts of design, culture and technology, Cool Hunting is an award-winning online publication and video series with a global scope. Based in Manhattan, the website is a destination for creative professionals and those looking for the newest original content spanning everything from molecular gastronomy to conceptual design.