Dave Wiskus


A visionary in the creator space, Dave Wiskus is the founder and chief executive officer of Nebula, the largest independent premium streaming service.

As a high school dropout, Wiskus credits the internet and YouTube as foundational to his learning and education. Dave's career started in technology, first as a tech support agent in a call center, and eventually becoming an award-winning user experience designer and sought-after public speaker.

In 2019 Dave set out to build a streaming service whose future rests in the hands of its creators, forging a new career path for digital creators into the world of entertainment and media. Wiskus, with a community of over 160+ of the internet’s top creators, launched Nebula. At only four years old, the platform is the fastest growing independent streamer on the market, and has more than tripled its direct subscribers this past year alone.

Wiskus currently lives in New York City, and in addition to his duties at Nebula serves as an adjunct professor at NYU's prestigious Tisch School of the Arts where he teaches “How to Make Money on YouTube.”

Creator Track

Creative Control: Inside Nebula's Creator-Centric Universe

Location: Room 210

Friday, June 28

10:00 am - 10:45 am

Featuring: Jet Lag: The Game, Dave Wiskus, Sam Denby (Jet Lag: The Game) and more

We’re all familiar with the abundance of streaming platforms owned by large corporations. But did you know there is a creator-owned and operated streaming service? In this session, explore the story behind Nebula, the subscription-based streaming service revolutionizing the industry. Delve into how creators maintain control over their content and sustain their free offerings with Nebula's innovative approach.