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 the Arts, and later she […]

Zach Suchin – Co-Founder of Brand Knew

[quote style=”boxed”]There is nothing more important to a concept’s success than the determination of the team working on it.[/quote] Raised in Los Angeles, California, Zach Suchin worked directly with executive management at Sony, Fox, ICM and The Firm throughout his high school years. During college, Suchin promoted high-profile events for college students, featuring platinum-selling recording […]

Travis Steffen – Founder of WorkoutBOX.com

[quote style=”boxed”]I manage my time each and every day like it’s the most precious resource I have, because it is.[/quote] Travis Steffen, 24, is a serial entrepreneur who began building businesses from his dorm room at 18 years old. A former college football player and pro fighter, Travis now brings his passion and energy to […]

Ryan Wood – Director of Public Awareness for Sevenly

[quote style=”boxed”]I use one of the old-school yellow notepads. That always does the trick for me. I don’t think there is a more effective way to communicate your thoughts and ideas than to write them down with a pen on paper.[/quote] Ryan Wood is the director of public awareness and partnerships for social-good startup Sevenly, […]

Sibyl Chavis – Founder of Possibility of Today

[quote style=”boxed”]Doing things by trial and error is one of the approaches I continually try to use in my business. I have discovered some great business insights by being open to trying new things–and most importantly, by being willing to fail and simply move on.[/quote] Sibyl Chavis is a Harvard-trained lawyer who left the lucrative […]

Colleen Wainwright – Designer and Creative Director of Communicatrix

[quote style=”boxed”]Noodling, noodling, noodling! I do a ridiculous amount of private pacing, scribbling, brain dumping, and so forth.[/quote] Colleen Wainwright is a writer-speaker-layabout who started calling herself “the communicatrix” when she hit three hyphens. She spent 10 years as an award-winning TV copywriter crafting ads for brands like Wheaties®, Gatorade® and Jell-O®, and another 10 […]

Arya Bina – Creator of CheapTravelHunter.com

[quote style=”boxed”]Work. Work smart, but work hard![/quote] Arya Bina is an 18-year-old college student and businessman who was born and raised in the San Fernando Valley in Los Angeles, California. He was born to upper middle-class parents, one of which is a second-generation Iranian-American. He started his own company at the age of 16, and […]

Eddy Lu – CEO and Co-Founder of Grubwithus

[quote style=”boxed”]Be happy. There are so many things out of your control, and startup life is full of the highest highs and the lowest lows. Staying happy is tough when things are bad, but you need to be level-headed and optimistic enough to get yourself out.[/quote] Eddy Lu is the CEO and co-founder of Grubwithus, […]

Evan Aaronson – Founder of MealsWithMentors.com

[quote style=”boxed”]Close your eyes and go.[/quote] Evan Aaronson has almost 20 years of experience with creative projects and streamlined, entrepreneurial ventures. He’s worked as a comedy writer, reality TV producer, feature film director, video editor, college instructor, public speaker, online marketer, and Internet entrepreneur known for spotting trends before they hit the mainstream. After attending […]