Gary Polk Sr.

Gary Polk Sr.

In 2016, Gary Polk became the Founder and first Executive Director of the Innovation Incubator at CSUDH. From the vision of its retired President, Wille Hagen, with his team he created an amazing business incubator that not only helped the Dominguez Hills students, but also the entrepreneurs throughout the Los…

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Christine Lim

Christine Lim

Christine Emilie Lim is the CEO/Founder of The Short Spine. She has used The Short Spine brand as a pilates instructor and is utilizing her technical pilates know-how in making people feel better about their bodies to what they actually wear. She has more than a decade of technology marketing…

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Ariel Saint White

Ariel Saint White

Artist and entrepreneur, Ariel Saint White, has presented to audiences from more than 30 countries. One half of the creative duo called the “Love Saints,” with Warwick Saint, their work has been featured on the Oprah Winfrey network and commissioned by some of the most prolific entrepreneurs of our era….

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Imroj Singh

Imroj Singh

Imroj Singh dropped out of UCLA, a move that would hinder the progress of many people, but for him opened up new doors of opportunity to work with his father. Together they’ve grown Golden Mile Enterprises into a hugely successful trucking and transportation services company located in Fontana, California. The…

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Min-Liang Tan

Min-Liang Tan

Min-Liang Tan is the co-founder and CEO of Razer, a technological company that designs, develops, and sells consumer electronics, financial services, and gaming hardware. Tan was born and raised in Singapore, where his father worked as a real estate consultant and his mother stayed home to raise Tan and his…

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Andrew Butt

Andrew Butt

Andrew Butt is the Co-founder & CEO of Enable, a modern, cloud-based B2B software solution for rebate management. Distributors, wholesalers and manufacturers across over 50 industries now have an easy, seamless solution to execute and track their full range of trading programs. The company is backed by $16M in funding…

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Frances Tang

Frances Tang

Frances is the founder/Captain Awkward/CEO of Awkward Essentials, a company that makes personal solutions for hella personal problems. She is also the inventor of the dripstick – an after-sex cleanup sponge. She attended UC San Diego and obtained her degree in Communications, with no idea of what she wanted to…

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Niya Panamdanam

Niya Panamdanam

Niya is the co-founder of Obánj. She has worked in the tech field as a designer and developer for over 6 years. She is a self-taught engineer, who has worked with multiple tech startups in Atlanta, from launching e-commerce platforms for car companies to helping major brands improve their web…

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Tim Stearns

Tim Stearns

In 1990, Founder, Tim Stearns, along with one employee, rented office space in Pacoima, CA, growing his business into an industry leader in selling tools and hardware to businesses, contractors, and consumers. Ace Industrial Supply is now home to over 100 in-house salespersons, 35 administrative employees, 14 warehouse employees, and…

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Melissa Kiguwa

Melissa Kiguwa

Melissa Kiguwa (CEO), has a background in the entertainment industry working as a radio and television host; a producer for both commercial and broadcast radio including the BBC World Service; and for Get Lifted Production Company, where she focused on the development of new scripted projects. She is now the co-founder…

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Alisa Pospekhova

Alisa Pospekhova

Kindroot was founded by Alisa Pospekhova, a health and wellness enthusiast, avid yogi and an aspiring herbalist. Having felt transformative power of holistic nutrition and plant-based supplements for management of her own auto-immune condition, she set out to develop a line of fun and accessible supplements that people would actually…

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