Holman Gao

Holman is a software engineer turned entrepreneur with a love for education. He currently is the Founder/CEO of BoostMySchool, the all-in-one fundraising platform for schools. Holman started his tech career in Silicon Valley as a senior software engineer at several venture-backed startups, one of which was acquired by Google. When…

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Kevin Cao

How you spend your time is how you spend your life. Kevin Cao works to inspire and enable change through his academic and personal pursuits. He is currently a Global Development Studies major at the University of Virginia. A Jefferson Scholar, Echols Scholar, and Meriwether Lewis Fellow, Kevin is heavily…

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Bret Bonnet – Co-founder of Quality Logo Products

It’s not about being right, it’s about what is best for the company, and what’s best for the company is what makes the experience better for our customers. Quality Logo Products was started by Michael Wenger and Bret Bonnet in 2003. The two met while attending North Central College in…

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Joel Landau – Co-founder of The Allure Group

My advice to anyone interested in engaging in business startups or ventures is this: Don’t be afraid to take risks as “nothing ventured nothing gained.” Joel Landau is a community-minded entrepreneur with decades of experience helping companies and nonprofits which serve a human need. He is an innovator, investor, founder,…

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Greg Secker – Founder of The Greg Secker Foundation

  I think I’d have taken a lot more time to appreciate the journey rather than rush through life at the crazy pace that I have done. Greg (born 18 February 1975) is an entrepreneur, master trader, philanthropist and international speaker, but most importantly a father. Founded the Knowledge to…

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Steve Seigel – Executive Producer of Hatched

You must learn to be your biggest believer and advocate but also your toughest critic. At just 33 years old, Steve is one of the most World’s most successful entrepreneurs and investors. He is a former Senior Advisory Board member of Honor, an on-demand senior-based home healthcare tech company. (recently,…

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Gizem Mishi Akin – Founder of UpFund.io

I factor learning into every day. If we aren’t learning and growing, we stagnate. Gizem Mishi Akin is a passionate entrepreneur with multiple successful start-ups in her portfolio. She is a goal driven businesswoman, determined to leave her mark on the world. She started her career as a Marketing Director…

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Peter Crosby – Chief Dreamer at DreamFund

It’s the software, stupid. Build a great product and the rest will follow. So we keep our eyes firmly fixed on that. Peter Crosby is Chief Marketing Officer and Chief Dreamer at DreamFund.com, the circle giving platform for important dreams. With a passion for pursuing his dreams and helping others…

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Amanda Barbara – Vice President of Pubslush

[quote style=”boxed”]”Always go back and ask, “Why?” You need to remember your goals and objectives for the company and make sure you’re putting new plans in place to achieve them.”[/quote] Amanda L. Barbara is the vice president of Pubslush, a global crowdfunding publishing platform for books where authors raise funds…

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Michael Yonker – Co-Founder of TangoTab

[quote style=”boxed”]For one day when I was a teenager, I worked at a car wash. It was my hell. It was so monotonous that I knew I should never settle and always fight for better.[/quote] TangoTab is a great online/mobile app that turns free dining deals into food for someone…

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Geoff Weathersby – Co-Founder of inLieu

[quote style=”boxed”]With passion and determination. I learned pretty early on that my greatest advantage is being willing to slug it out in any circumstance.[/quote] Geoff Weathersby is a recent graduate of the University of Richmond, where he was a Business Administration major in the Robins School of Business. He would…

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