Matthew Manos

Called “crazy or genius” by Forbes, Matthew Manos is an author, educator, and entrepreneur. He is the Founder of verynice, a design strategy practice that gives half of its services away for free to nonprofit organizations. With clients including Apple, the American Heart Association, UNICEF, Disney, and Google, verynice’s work…

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M. Reese Everson

M. Reese Everson is a tireless advocate for young women, committed to helping them to and their voice and showing them how walk in their purpose, uncompromised. While serving as Advocate in Chief of the Blush Project Foundation, she travels the globe as a Women’s Rights Expert, Lifestyle Engineer, author,…

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Merideth Spriggs

Merideth Spriggs received her Bachelors degree in Christian Education from Olivet Nazarene University in 2000. Spriggs then went on to complete her Masters of Divinity in 2004 from Nazarene Theological Seminary. In October 2008 she lost her job and became homeless. After struggling with homelessness, she overcame and was hired…

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Lisa Wang

Lisa Wang Tech Entreprneurs

Lisa is the founder and CEO of Almost Fun, an education tech non-profit dedicated to providing culturally-relevant and accessible educational resources to low-income students and students of color. She was previously a product manager at Google, building education products used by over 40 million teachers and students. Where did the…

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James Leitner

When James Leitner learned that over 1 billion people do not have access to clean water, he knew he knew he had to take action. In response, James founded MissionCleanWater at just 24 years old to address a dire need for sustainable, community-driven clean water initiatives in rural Uganda. An…

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Brian Kornfeld

Building a strong core team and culture matters as much as, if not more than, the business or concept.   Brian is truly immersed in Florida’s entrepreneurial and innovation communities as President and Co-founder of Synapse Florida, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit creating the nexus for entrepreneurs, investors, and businesses to connect…

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Alyssa McGarry

A graduate of Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service, with a Master’s Degree in Economic Development of Latin America, Alyssa McGarry moved to rural Guatemala in 2011. At the age of 25, she followed her dream to get more involved in bottom-up community development focused on indigenous cultural preservation. And…

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Abbie Mirata

Abbie is a trainer, speaker, corporate executive and business owner. Founder of the non profit Kyndly and owner of a retail franchise that focuses on hiring and mentoring young people, she is focused on impacting people, creating community and building a kinder world. She brings together all her passions in…

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Pedro Espinoza

Pedro David Espinoza was born in 1994 in Lima, Peru. Coming from a family with Quechua, Andean, and Incan roots, Pedro David grew up attending The American School of Lima: Roosevelt School. In 2012, he received admission – with merit-based scholarships – to the best public university in the world:…

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