Natasha and Mia – Founders of Velveteen Stories

Natasha and Mia - Founders of Velveteen Stories

  [quote style=”boxed”]Philosophically, bringing an idea to life means being open to anything. We want to let the ideas take shape organically instead of trying to control them, an essential practice when telling a story that is not your own.[/quote] With Mia’s background in design and creative problem-solving, and Natasha’s…

Meet Natasha and Mia – Founders of Velveteen Stories

Stephen Katsaros – Founder of Nokero International

Stephen Katsaros - Founder of Nokero International

Nokero inventor Stephen Katsaros’ career is centered around innovation—ranging from product development to intellectual property. These activities have enabled Stephen to license inventions to sports companies (such as Dynastar Skis, K2, HaberVision, etc.) and build a transportation product company (RevoPower — a motorized wheel for bicycles that gets 200 MPG…

Meet Stephen Katsaros – Founder of Nokero International

Lauri Burns – Founder of The Teen Project

Lauri Burns - Founder of The Teen Project

Lauri Burns is the founder of The Teen Project, a non-profit organization founded in 2007, whose mission is to give every foster child an equal chance in life.  As a young girl, Lauri was a victim of an inadequate foster care system. Following a tumultuous early childhood with abusive and…

Meet Lauri Burns – Founder of The Teen Project

Patrick Riley – Founder and CEO of Ark.com

Patrick Riley - Founder and CEO of Ark.com

[quote style=”boxed”]I believe every great design and interface has a narrative.  You should tell a story, or at least add sufficient personality that inspired people in their day.[/quote] Patrick Riley was educated and worked in the product design field for the last ten years.  While a graduate student at the…

Meet Patrick Riley – Founder and CEO of Ark.com

Mick Donegan – Founder of The SpecialEffect Charity

Mick Donegan - Founder of The SpecialEffect Charity

[quote style=”boxed”]My biggest mistake was to lose my work-life balance.  I learnt that I must try to find it again next lifetime.[/quote] Dr. Mick Donegan is the Founder and Director of SpecialEffect, a charity dedicated to use leading edge technology to enhance the quality of life of people with disabilities….

Meet Mick Donegan – Founder of The SpecialEffect Charity