Willy Schlacks – President of EquipmentShare

Willy Schlacks - President of EquipmentShare

At some point, you need to make money. Build something people will buy. Willy Schlacks is the president of EquipmentShare, a peer-to-peer platform for contractors to lend equipment to one another. With more than 16 years in the construction business, Schlacks and his brother, Jabbok, created the company at Startup Weekend in Columbia, Missouri. Soon […]

Ilya Lyashevsky – Co-founder of WeShelter

Ilya Lyashevsky - Co-founder of WeShelter

Think of those aspects of the product that aren’t where they should be, and figure out how to get them there. Ilya is getting his doctorate in Cognitive Studies at Columbia Teachers College. He also writes fiction. Prior to co-founding WeShelter he was Director of Mobile Development at Broadcastr and SPUN. He also co-founded Good […]

Zach Robbins – Founder and CEO at Leadnomics

Zach Robbins - Founder at Leadnomics

Question everything, and seek deeper understanding of the motivations behind your company’s purpose, what your customers need, and what makes your team happy. You can always find ways to improve over the baseline. Zach Robbins is an entrepreneur, whose lifelong interest in advertising, data, and technology led him to found Leadnomics, a digital marketing and […]

Dave Sarro – President and CEO of Promo Direct

Dave Sarro - President and CEO of Promo Direct

Any entrepreneur must keep a close eye on the economy, shifts in market trends, and business competitors. Dave Sarro is the president and founder of Promo Direct, which was founded in 1991 in Henderson, Nev., and offers customized promotional products to business professionals across many industries. Dave studied business administration and criminal justice at Arizona […]

Dan Goman – Founder and CEO of Ownzones

Dan Goman - Founder & CEO of OWNZONES

My personal motto is “It’s never a question of if it can be done, the only question is how.” Dan Goman, Founder and CEO of OWNZONES, is a recognized technology innovator with a strong background in strategic leadership at Fortune 100 companies including Microsoft, AT&T Wireless, and Lucent Technologies. While a program manager in the […]