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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Justin Bankhead – Race Director of Color Me Rad

[quote style=”boxed”]Save your money and make sure you know how much money you’re making. The more money you earn, the easier it is to spend more than you make.[/quote] Justin Bankhead was born and raised in Orem, Utah. He loves being outdoors, running, biking, skiing and anything with his wife …

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Thijs Geerdink – CEO of Sprowd.com

[quote style=”boxed”]If you want to start-up a business, consider crowdfunding. Getting the masses to support your plan will bring your future business to great heights.[/quote] Thijs Geerdink (31 years old) is CEO of Sprowd.com, a global crowdfunding concept. He started developing a plan for the company and forming a team …

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Tina Tangalakis – Founder of Della

[quote style=”boxed”]Keep doing what you’re doing, trust yourself and never listen to that voice of fear within you.[/quote] Born and raised in Los Angeles, California, designer Tina Tangalakis always sought to combine her love of art and humanitarian work. As a student she studied costume design at California Institute of …

Learn From ThemTina Tangalakis – Founder of Della

Jeff Hanson – Owner of Jeffrey Owen Hanson

[quote style=”boxed”]My hope is that you, too, will find joy in being generous and compassionate with others.[/quote] Jeff Hanson is an 18-year-old, visually impaired artist from Overland Park, Kansas. Born with a genetic condition called Neurofibromatosis and an optic nerve tumor, Jeff shrugs off adversity by using abstract art to …

Learn From ThemJeff Hanson – Owner of Jeffrey Owen Hanson

Emile Cureau and Rachel Cope – Co-Founders LazyAngel

[quote style=”boxed”]Tenacity is the #1 quality of an entrepreneur, even before intelligence. I’d wager to say 9 out of 10 business failures are because of lack of tenacity.[/quote] LazyAngel co-founders Emile Cureau and Rachel Cope are developing a charitable web app that allows Internet users to fight child malnutrition for …

Learn From ThemEmile Cureau and Rachel Cope – Co-Founders LazyAngel

Alex Budak – Co-founder of StartSomeGood.com

He recently completed a Masters in Public Policy at Georgetown University, focusing on the intersection of technology and social entrepreneurship.  His econometrics-based thesis, “Facebook, Twitter and Barack Obama: New Media and the 2008 Presidential election,” is the first such paper to quantify how new media informed the national elections in 2008.  He’s …

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Robert Wolfe – Co-founder of Crowdrise

Robert and Jeffrey Wolfe run Crowdrise day to day. In addition, they started and built Moosejaw, the successful multi-channel retailer that combined humor, crowdsourcing, social commerce and creative marketing to create an intensely loyal customer base. As CEO and COO of Moosejaw they were recognized by Ad Age in 2008 on its list of …

Learn From ThemRobert Wolfe – Co-founder of Crowdrise