Erik Ammann

Erik Ammann

Erik is the founder of Red Orka, a circular baby clothing company. with its mission to save energy and resources. Where did the idea for Red Orka come from? My grandfather started making baby clothing in 1957 with the aim for high quality and long lasting garments. The company still…

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Devi Chand

Devi Chand

Devi Chand is the owner of Papermelon, a company that makes eye-catching jewelry and home decor using upcycled newspapers, magazines, storybooks, gift wraps, calendars, and pamphlets. All of the pieces start with strips of paper that are rolled into beads, coated with a water-resistant sealant, and then sun-dried on Devi’s balcony….

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Aubri Steele

Aubri Steele

Aubri Steele is the Founder, CEO and “il Capo” at Civile. As CEO and Founder, Steele wears many hats, managing day-to-day operations, brand strategy and sales as well as overseeing product design, development and retailing. During the COVID-19 pandemic when the world was experiencing unparcelled loss, division and isolation, Steele…

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Alexis Taub

Alexis Taub

Alexis is the Co-CEO of Alexis Jae, a direct-to-consumer jewelry company. Before founding Alexis Jae, Alexis had several roles in finance, including Dyal Capital, Alwyne Management, and J.P. Morgan. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from Washington University in St. Louis with a B.S. in Business Administration. Where did the idea…

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Calla Gold

Calla Gold

Calla Gold, owner of Calla Gold Jewelry, a Santa Barbara based jeweler, has been a Personal Jeweler since 1983. Calla is a by appointment jeweler, specializing in custom jewelry design, wedding rings, jewelry restoration and revitalizing of unworn and under worn jewelry. Calla is the author of “Design Your Dream…

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Jonathan Foltz

Jonathan Foltz

Serial Entrepreneur Jonathan Foltz has created four separate million-dollar brands in the past four years. One of them, Aphrodite’s, a global jewelry e-tailer known for its experiential gifts, made $31 million in sales in the past 3.5 years. During the pandemic alone, they made $10 million, catching the eye of…

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Berge Abajian

Berge Abajian

A third-generation jeweler, Berge Abajian is the President, CEO, and Head Designer of Bergio (OTC PINK: BRGO), a global leader in jewelry design and manufacturing. He established his brand in 1995 and quickly grew it to become globally recognized for being a purveyor of rare and exquisite treasures. Known for…

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Abdul Ahmed

Abdul Ahmed

Abdul Ahmed is Co-Founder and CEO of Adesso Man, a men’s lifestyle brand dedicated to helping men look good, feel confident, and build community. Abdul and his partners Ayaz Raja and Lucas Anderson have built a purpose-driven brand that offers functional, premium products that are affordable and built to last….

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Alicea Joy Davis

Alicea Davis

Alicea Joy Davis is a spoken word poet, author and artist who began writing poetry in her childhood and has been successfully creating work for over 25 years. Her mind shifting creativity inspires inner healing and racial reconciliation. The Detroit native has been named one of nine women making black…

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Sophie Biggerstaff

Sophie Biggerstaff

BYRCOLLECTIVE is a retail consultancy that works with small retail business owners and entrepreneurs to help them set up and level up their businesses. BYRCOLLECTIVE was founded by Sophie Biggerstaff, who after an 11+ year career in the retail industry working for major global brands such as Ralph Lauren, Diesel,…

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