Sam Madani

Sam Madani

Sam Madani is the co-founder and CEO of BOMANI Cold Buzz, an alcohol-infused cold brew coffee brand. Born and raised in California to Iranian immigrants, a great deal of Sam’s motivation comes from witnessing the challenges his parents have successfully overcome. This drive combined with his insatiable desire to learn…

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Sean Evans

sean evans

Sean Evans has been a serial entrepreneur practically his whole life. His first company was started during his second year of attending business school in Oregon. Sean sold that business and leveraged the profits from the sale to move to the warmth of Southern California – all at the age…

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Daniel Nicholson

Daniel Nicholson

Daniel Nicholson graduated from the University of Texas at Austin in 2007 with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. Soon after, Daniel left for Madrid, Spain, as he was accepted into the Fundacion Consejo Espana-Estados Unidos program. The program landed him with a 9-month job with Iberdrola Renovables, where he enjoyed…

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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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Brooks Powell

Brooks Powell

Brooks Powell is the CEO and founder of Cheers. Brooks is a graduate of Princeton University, where he first started Cheers, and later won the University’s inaugural Tiger Entrepreneur Award. While at Princeton, Brooks presented at TEDxPrincetonU on “Taming Alcohol’s Dark Side,” which discussed the intersection of alcohol ethics and…

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Erica Groussman

Erica Groussman

Erica Groussman is a mom, wife, and wellness maven. She is the co-founder and CEO of TRUWOMEN, an indulgent nutrition company where they create natural and clean nutrition bars that tastes like classic desserts. Her products and the way she runs her company are empowering women and creating healthier products…

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Devan Cameron

Devan Cameron

Devan Cameron is a trained chef with over 15 years of experience in the hospitality industry in Canada, Italy, France and now the Netherlands. He grew up in Canada with a passion for cooking at an early age and attended a 3-year program at George Brown College for Hospitality Management….

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Ella Jesmajian

Ella Jesmajian

Ella Jesmajian co-founded Honey & Roses Coffee Co., an ecommerce marketplace offering craft coffee, baked goods and handmade cutlery from artisans and independent businesses across the nation. Prior to Honey & Roses, she held several leadership positions in hospitality and e-commerce. Her skills in photography, content creation and social media…

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