Dan Orfin

Dan Orfin

Stay vigilant, determined, and dedicated to whatever your dream is and don’t be afraid to ask for help to achieve it.   Daniel P. Orfin learned the value of a dollar from a very young age, and it has impacted his life, work ethic, and ceaseless determination ever since. Born…

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Ben Premo

Ben Premo Tech Entrepreneurs

Ben is the founder of truefees.com. It is a finance startup that helps consumers start a better bank relationship by focusing on fee transparency. The end goal of TrueFees is to make it easier for consumers to connect with their next financial institution through the use of technology and transparency….

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Frank Andrews

Frank Andrews

Surround yourself with the best talent you can find to make your “productive time” more fruitful.   CEO and founder of City Beat News and the Spectrum Award, Frank Andrews was born on a Poughkeepsie, New York farm where his father was employed. From an early age he showed an…

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Krista Schrader

Krista Schrader

Krista Schrader is a Realtor who co-owns Schrader Group, Keller Williams Realty alongside her husband, Luke, as a team. She is a top producing agent in the Greater Kalamazoo, Michigan area and bought her first home when she was just 20. Now at 25 years old she helps dozens achieve…

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Briana Marie

Briana Marie

Never sacrifice yourself self-care for the sake of entrepreneurship   Briana Marie is the founder of Tanzek Media, a content marketing agency that helps small to mid-sized businesses meet their quarterly goals through digital marketing. From content creation to social media and website management, Tanzek Media has the solution for…

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Abe Salloum

Abe Salloum

You’ll achieve much more when you can rally people around a common goal   Abdallah Salloum’s career in integrated industrial manufacturing began in 1988 at Mazda Motor Manufacturing. He worked there for ten years while going to school. He received his BA in business at William Tyndale College and his…

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John Enochs

John Enochs

Try out new things with confidence. Don’t be afraid of failure.   John Enochs is a computer engineer based in Detroit Michigan. He studied computer science at the University of Michigan Mercy. Upon graduation, John worked for a few organizations as a contract developer. After 5-years, in the corporate scene,…

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Kevin Karwat

Kevin Karwat

Whatever your focus, just make sure it is something you are passionate about. If it doesn’t come to mind right away, don’t be discouraged. You will find it and you will know where your success will be. Got All Auto Parts is an automotive parts supplier based in Bay City,…

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Philip Sobeck

Philip Sobeck

Work diligently to be productive, but recognize that any problem can be solved over time.   Philip Sobeck was born into a legacy, as the grandson of the founder of Chicken Shack, an American restaurant chain that boasts that it serves “Michigan’s best chicken and ribs”. Although Mr. Sobeck was…

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Ran Poliakine

Ran Poliakine

When you’re an entrepreneur, creating companies that deliver financial returns is great. But far greater is creating companies that solve real problems, alleviate suffering and improve people’s lives. For me, that’s the highest goal of entrepreneurship.   Ran Poliakine has founded several successful companies, including Powermat Technologies; the original wireless…

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Patrick Raye

Patrick Raye

Be organized and keep your eyes on the road. Don’t let the market surprise you.   Hillan Homes is a Michigan-based company specializing in the design and construction of unique, energy-efficient homes. Patrick Raye, as the President of Hillan Homes, has been involved in the building of residential homes for…

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