Xenios Thrasyvoulou – Founder and CEO of SuperTasker

Xenios Thrasyvoulou - Founder and CEO of PeoplePerHour

You need to push yourself as an entrepreneur because no one else will. Xenios Thrasyvoulou is the founder and CEO of PeoplePerHour, the U.K.’s largest marketplace for freelance creative. The company has offices in London, Athens, and New York and has raised over $10 million in funding. SuperTasker, an offshoot of PeoplePerHour, is a next-generation […]

Shanon Marks – Chief Innovation Officer of MU/DAI

Shanon Marks - Chief Innovation Officer of MU/DAI

Productivity is pretty easy in a startup environment. It’s like swimming in the ocean: You can stop, but that’s not going to work out well for you. Shanon Marks, chief innovation officer of MU/DAI, has been defining the experience in digital and physical product design for more than 15 years. He creates groundbreaking experiences that […]

Pierre-André Ben Lassin – Creator of Fabulous Noble

Pierre Andre Ben Lassin

I make a habit of acting on the assumption that everything is possible. There are people who have walked on the moon, so there’s always a solution to make an idea see life. Passionate about architecture, design and graphic arts from a young age, Pierre-André Ben Lassin originated the concept of Fabulous Noble. The young London-based […]

Santiago Jaramillo – CEO of Bluebridge

Batching keeps me productive. The habit of arranging my schedule to tackle large tasks for long intervals like meetings, brainstorm time, design sessions keeps me focused. Headquartered in Indianapolis, Bluebridge is a software-as-a-service (SaaS) company that allows organizations to easily design and maintain a mobile app with the support of a team of highly knowledgeable […]

Jason Jones – President of Vertical Motion

[quote style=”boxed”]Have a routine. Always have a checklist of stuff you’re going to do and follow through with it. It’s okay if you don’t finish everything on the list as long as you try to accomplish something. Having a checklist keeps you motivated and organized, helping you stay on top of things. It’s all about […]

Justin Lee – Co-founder and CEO of Vessyl

[quote style=”boxed”]This is not a strategy, but is helpful. I genuinely really care about everyone at the company. Their happiness is something I prioritize.[/quote] Justin is responsible for the overall product strategy and direction of the Vessyl. As CEO, he led the creation and is the principal co-inventor of Mark One’s sensing technology. Prior to co-founding this […]

Diana Russell – Co-founder of Rebel Nell

[quote style=”boxed”]Every entrepreneur must face moments of failure. The trick is not to give up, but try again.[/quote] Rebel Nell creates defiant jewelry with a purpose. They make jewelry from fallen graffiti, while fulfilling their mission to employ, educate and empower disadvantaged women. Their goal is to transition the women they hire from a life […]

Melissa Steach – Design & BDM of CORT Interiors

[quote style=”boxed”]Art cannot exist in your head, only ideas, and ideas are of no use if not enacted. You have to be willing to make ugly if you’re ever going to make good.[/quote] Melissa is a Designer, Author and I-O Psychologist. As an overall “Business Creative”, she combines her formal education with life experience for […]

Samuel Stubblefield – Digital Technology Architect

[quote style=”boxed”]I take off several months per year to make art. That time off (I call these months “divergent”) makes the remainder of the year (I call these months “convergent”) outrageously productive, not to mention inspired and informed.[/quote] Samuel Stubblefield is an artist known for installations and inventions that connect people. His work has often […]