Santiago Jaramillo – CEO of Bluebridge

Batching keeps me productive. The habit of arranging my schedule to tackle large tasks for long intervals like meetings, brainstorm time, design sessions keeps me focused. Headquartered in Indianapolis, Bluebridge is a software-as-a-service (SaaS) company that allows organizations to easily design and maintain a mobile app with the support of a team of highly knowledgeable […]

Jason Jones – President of Vertical Motion

[quote style=”boxed”]Have a routine. Always have a checklist of stuff you’re going to do and follow through with it. It’s okay if you don’t finish everything on the list as long as you try to accomplish something. Having a checklist keeps you motivated and organized, helping you stay on top of things. It’s all about […]

Justin Lee – Co-founder and CEO of Vessyl

[quote style=”boxed”]This is not a strategy, but is helpful. I genuinely really care about everyone at the company. Their happiness is something I prioritize.[/quote] Justin is responsible for the overall product strategy and direction of the Vessyl. As CEO, he led the creation and is the principal co-inventor of Mark One’s sensing technology. Prior to co-founding this […]

Diana Russell – Co-founder of Rebel Nell

[quote style=”boxed”]Every entrepreneur must face moments of failure. The trick is not to give up, but try again.[/quote] Rebel Nell creates defiant jewelry with a purpose. They make jewelry from fallen graffiti, while fulfilling their mission to employ, educate and empower disadvantaged women. Their goal is to transition the women they hire from a life […]

Melissa Steach – Design & BDM of CORT Interiors

[quote style=”boxed”]Art cannot exist in your head, only ideas, and ideas are of no use if not enacted. You have to be willing to make ugly if you’re ever going to make good.[/quote] Melissa is a Designer, Author and I-O Psychologist. As an overall “Business Creative”, she combines her formal education with life experience for […]

Samuel Stubblefield – Digital Technology Architect

[quote style=”boxed”]I take off several months per year to make art. That time off (I call these months “divergent”) makes the remainder of the year (I call these months “convergent”) outrageously productive, not to mention inspired and informed.[/quote] Samuel Stubblefield is an artist known for installations and inventions that connect people. His work has often […]

Haroon Mokhtarzada – Co-founder of Webs

[quote style=”boxed”]Launch and get your first customer. The vast majority of businesses fail because they never get a customer.[/quote] Haroon Mokhtarzada is the co-founder and vice president of innovation for Webs. Haroon has a passion for technology startups, innovation, and entrepreneurship. In addition to his current role at Webs, he continues to engage with startups […]

Vladimir Gendelman – Founder and CEO of Company Folders

[quote style=”boxed”]One of my greatest failures was starting multiple businesses at once. At the time, I thought this was a great idea, because I figured if one of them didn’t work out, the others would pull ahead. But what I didn’t consider was that spreading yourself thin prevents you from growing any of your businesses. […]