Aaron Salow – CEO and Co-Founder of XOEye Technologies

[quote style=”boxed”]Trusting and releasing responsibility to those around me makes me a more productive entrepreneur. [/quote] Aaron Salow is the CEO and Co-Founder of XOEye Technologies, a Nashville, Tennessee based company that produces end-to-end wearable tech solutions for industrial markets. Aaron oversees product development, long-term marketing strategies and investor relations. Aaron’s working experience in industrial-collar and […]

Tom Haarlander – Entrepreneurship Challenge Award Winner

[quote style=”boxed”]Tireless dedication to the task at hand. Nothing matters more than the task at hand and being fully present to accomplishing one task as a little battle.[/quote] Tom Haarlander is an entrepreneur from Nashville who has an eye for innovation and a passion for wellness. During College, Tom Haarlander combined these interests to establish […]

Rob Bellenfant – CEO of TechnologyAdvice

[quote style=”boxed”]We take action immediately. Time wasted on meeting, talking and planning often turns into opportunity wasted. One pillar of an entrepreneurial mindset is not fearing failure, and we certainly don’t. We put our ideas into action, make plenty of mistakes, then make sure to learn from them to grow and improve that idea. I […]

Shayne Woods – Founder and President of FwdHealth

[quote style=”boxed”]The old way of doing things was to in-source what you could and outsource what you must. The new normal is the opposite – outsource what you can and in-source what you must.[/quote] A graduate of Washington University in St. Louis, Shayne is presently based in Chattanooga, Tennessee. He is passionate about ushering in […]

Wesley P. Belden – Founder and CEO of Waffle

[quote style=”boxed”]Set small milestones and every time you hit one, pick your head up and see if you need to adjust course to reach your long-term goals.[/quote] WAFFLE, pulls all your social networks into one feed so you can always stay-up-to-date with your social news. With Waffle’s social media management dashboard, you are able to […]

F. Zaria Chinelo – Founder and CEO of Tutor for Good

[quote style=”boxed”]I reflect on a daily basis. I reflect on my family, my friends, my relationships with other people in general; and I recommend that others do the same. [/quote] F. Zaria Chinelo is an artist, scientist, and entrepreneur. She possesses 6+ years experience in teaching education, and web development. Zaria holds dual degrees in Molecular […]

Mark Schottland – Owner of Dogtopia

[quote style=”boxed”]I would seriously consider purchasing whatever building your brick and mortar store is going into. I didn’t and I wish I had.[/quote] Mark Schottland spent 11 years in the financial services sector with Russell Investments out of Seattle. As a regional director in a “road warrior” culture, he burned out from spending Friday nights […]

Kristopher Lange – Chief Fool at BookFool.com

[quote style=”boxed”]Stay foolish. This means to innovate often, to remain agile and do what energizes you. Life is entirely too short, and wasting opportunities is the worst sin.[/quote] Kristopher (Kris) Lange exhibits the unique combined qualities of a business professional and visionary entrepreneur. He is results-driven and paradigm-changing. His official title at BookFool.com is “Chief […]

Sandy Knox – Creator of Wrinkled Records

[quote style=”boxed”]I would have believed in the girl in the mirror more, and had more faith in her. [/quote] Wrinkled Records originated in a conversation between award-winning Nashville artist/songwriter Sandy Knox and her dad. No stranger to chart-topping songs, Knox co-wrote three consecutive hits for Reba McEntire, including the Grammy-winning “Does He Love You?,” “Why Haven’t […]