Frankie Coletto – Founder of PassTheNotes

Frankie Coletto - Founder of PassTheNotes

Stay focused on your “why”, under promise and over deliver, and always pay it forward. As crazy as it may sound to some, it’s efficient execution of those three simple things that make you successful. Frankie Coletto is the founder of PassTheNotes. Fusing his passion for technology with his educational background in Finance, Management, and […]

Evrim Oralkan – Founder and CEO of Travertine Mart

[quote style=”boxed”]Get close to your employees, and take a genuine interest in their future. [/quote] Evrim Oralkan is the founder and CEO of Travertine Mart, a boutique online flooring company specializing in premium-grade travertine pavers, tiles, and pool coping. Until Travertine Mart’s founding in 2007, travertine could only be found in brick-and-mortar shops. Travertine Mart has […]

Gideon Kimbrell – Owner of Syragon

[quote style=”boxed”]Different strategies should be used for different businesses. As ironic as it sounds, the most important strategy you can have is to have a strategy. [/quote] Gideon Kimbrell is a software engineer and entrepreneur. He owns Syragon, a software development company that has worked with well-known brands like Johnson & Johnson and Barnes & Noble. […]

Nicole LaBonde – Creatrix of CABARRET

[quote style=”boxed”]Sundays are off. I go to the beach. I cook. I have brunch with friends. Taking time off, even if it’s just a little bit, is so important to recharge, and to come in with a fresh focus.[/quote] Nicole LaBonde is the creatrix of CABARRET, a new dance fitness class in South Florida that […]

Bryan Weschler – CEO and Co-founder of 2 College Brothers

[quote style=”boxed”]Write them down. After you have an idea written down, analyze it and contemplate about it. Then speak to someone close to you who understands you and your thought process. I usually go to my brother for this. Last but not least, go out and execute your plan.[/quote] Bryan Weschler was born and raised […]

Michel Koopman – CEO of getAbstract

[quote style=”boxed”]As a linear thinker, I start with the why (“what problem am I solving”) and the how (“the strategy”). Then I establish the goals and objectives. As a next step, I plan the actions needed to bring the idea to life.[/quote] Michel Koopman is the CEO of getAbstract, Inc.  getAbstract’s mission is to find, […]

Benjamin Kosinski – Founder of Sumpto

Benjamin Kosinski is the founder of Sumpto, an online platform that measures the social influence of college students. Basically, they give free products and exclusive promotions to influential college students across the nation. After graduating from the University of Miami in May of 2011, Ben realized there was no platform that served as an intermediary […]

Christina Duren – Founder of The Beautiful Brown Girls Brunch Club

[quote style=”boxed”]We want to start promoting the idea of loving yourself, each other, and our culture starting at a young age.[/quote] Christina Duren is the Founder of Beautiful The Beautiful Brown Girls Brunch Club (BBGBC), South Florida’s monthly brunch soiree for African American women to connect and build long lasting friendships in a relaxed environment. […]

Katherine Fleischman – Founder of blink PR

[quote style=”boxed”]Be passionate in what you do. If there is no passion, you will not succeed in whatever you are doing.[/quote] Katherine Fleischman is a publicist and Founder of the company blink PR based in Miami, Florida. She graduated from the University of Michigan with a focus on Art History and Psychology. Spending her summers […]

Geir Ness – Founder of Laila

[quote style=”boxed”]Be involved in every decision of your business in the beginning, so that you have control, know what is going on, and know where you stand with your business. [/quote] Armed with just a dream and $1,000, Norwegian-born Geir Ness set his sights on Los Angeles, where he hoped to become an actor, but […]