Marina Tran-Vu

Marina Tran-Vu

Marina is the Founder & CEO of EQUO, a sustainable brand providing 100% plastic-free and compostable solutions for single-use plastics, starting with drinking straws and utensils. Prior to starting her business, Marina worked for over 10 years in brand management and marketing for companies including Unilever, Bacardi, LG Electronics and…

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Mark Zhang

Mark Zhang

Mark Zhang is the CEO & founder of Manta Sleep mask, the only mask designed, constructed, and optimized for deepest-possible sleep in any environment. Manta Sleep masks provide 100% blackout for maximized sleep quality — so users feel 100%, all the time. A leader of the pro-napping movement, Mark educates…

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Matthew Baron

Matthew-Baron

Matthew Baron is the President and CEO of Wholesale Nuts And Dried Fruit. An online business selling nuts, dried fruit, and seeds. Trained as a Specialist in SEO and eCommerce with decades of successful experience. A study of modern marketing technology and increasing visibility for small businesses. Baron regularly develops…

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Maddie Booth

Maddie Booth

Maddie Booth is a 22 year old entrepreneur. She is the founder and director of Scrubbee, a new sustainable skin care business that focuses on repurposing by-products for it’s ingredients in a step towards creating a more circular cosmetic industry. Where did the idea for Scrubbee come from? I started…

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Tara Haddad

Tara Haddad

Tara Haddad is the CEO of Modern Meat. She started Modern Meat and has been building the company from the ground up. Modern Meat focuses on creating plant-based meat alternatives that are non-GMO, soy-free, gluten-free, and even preservative-free. The company went public on June 26, 2020. They started selling their…

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Gaia Giladi

Gaia Giladi

Gaia Giladi is the co-founder and chief creative of HILOS, a Portland-based start-up focused on making zero waste, additive footwear. When she’s not designing shoes, Gaia loves to go on outdoor adventures, eat amazing food, and run along the bridges of Portland. Where did the idea for HILOS come from?…

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Fedia Kourbatov

Fedia Kourbatov

Fedia Kourbatov was born and raised in Chicago, IL. He went to Lincoln Park HS in the city. Growing up Fedia spent most of his free time playing sports and being involved in the Ukrainian community. Once it was time to go to college he decided to go to The…

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Daniel Liddle

Daniel Liddle

Dan is a true Silicon Valley veteran, with more than thirty years of experience navigating high-growth, rapidly evolving markets with some of the key technology leaders in the IT space. He has over two decades building venture-backed start-ups from the ground up, followed by almost another decade with executive marketing…

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Bonnie Schiffman

Bonnie Schiffman

On a mission to find the most environmentally conscious, safe, and effective skincare products, Bonnie Schiffman ultimately decided to take matters into her own hands – thus, This Stuff Goes Bad was born. Equipped with a B.S. in Environmental Engineering from Cornell University, she initially worked in sustainable building in…

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Marjory Wildcraft

Marjory Wildcraft

Marjory Wildcraft is the founder of The Grow Network, an online community of 450,000 people who are stopping the destruction of the Earth via home grown food. National Geographic featured Marjory as an expert in off-grid living, she hosted Mother Earth News Online Homesteading Summit, and she is listed in…

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