Daniel Nicholson

Daniel Nicholson

Daniel Nicholson graduated from the University of Texas at Austin in 2007 with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. Soon after, Daniel left for Madrid, Spain, as he was accepted into the Fundacion Consejo Espana-Estados Unidos program. The program landed him with a 9-month job with Iberdrola Renovables, where he enjoyed…

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Brooks Powell

Brooks Powell

Brooks Powell is the CEO and founder of Cheers. Brooks is a graduate of Princeton University, where he first started Cheers, and later won the University’s inaugural Tiger Entrepreneur Award. While at Princeton, Brooks presented at TEDxPrincetonU on “Taming Alcohol’s Dark Side,” which discussed the intersection of alcohol ethics and…

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Brad Pilgrim

Brad Pilgrim

After spending five plus years working for successful energy start ups in the solar industry in his twenties, one of which went on to be acquired by a Fortune 200 US company, Brad Pilgrim turned his attention to tackling climate change in the urban settings where he spent most of…

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Alexander De Ridder

Alexander De Ridder

Where most people see problems, Alexander De Ridder sees potential. From startups to Fortune 100 businesses, he has designed dozens of technologies, ranging from artificial intelligence to application development and marketing technology. He is the co-founder, CTO, and creator of the world’s first AI-powered content performance editor, INK. Prior to…

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Abianne Falla

Abianne Falla

Abianne Falla is the co-founder of CatSpring Yaupon, the premier producer of yaupon, the only caffeinated plant native to North America. CatSpring Yaupon is the world-wide leader in sustainable yaupon production and is committed to ethical labor practices through its people first employment program. Prior to life as a Yaupon…

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Jessica Yarmey

Jessica Yarmey

As CEO of KickHouse, Jessica is introducing a modern kickboxing franchise to a neighborhood near you. She leads the company franchise development strategy and brand expansion efforts with a goal of having 200 locations open by the middle of 2022. Prior to founding KickHouse, Jessica was Chief Marketing Officer at…

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Greg Price

Greg Price

Greg Price co-founded Shipwell in 2016 with Jason Traff to apply his engineering and machine learning background to the shipping and transportation market and bring automation, visibility, and artificial intelligence to the supply chain space. While a consultant at McKinsey & Co, Greg leveraged advanced analytics and machine learning to…

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Gagandeep Baidwan

Gagandeep Baidwan

Hailing originally from India, Gagandeep Baidwan came to the United States with his family in 1997. Baidwan’s father worked in the freight industry, which inspired him early on to pursue a career in the field. Now, many years later, he owns and operates his very own successful freight company, which…

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Judson Kauffman

Judson Kauffman

After enlisting in the US Navy 2 weeks after 9/11, Jud went on to become a surface warfare qualified intelligence analyst, a search and rescue swimmer, and finally a Navy SEAL. He deployed three times in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom earning multiple combat distinctions. After his military career, Jud…

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