Emadeddin Muntasser

Emadeddin Muntasser

Emadeddin Muntasser was born in Tripoli, Libya. When Libya began to experience oppression, his father sent him and his brother to America to experience living in freedom and democracy. He arrived in 1981 and began attending school, eventually earning his Bachelor’s of Science degree with honors and a Master’s Degree…

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M. Reese Everson

M. Reese Everson

M. Reese Everson is a tireless advocate for young women, committed to helping them to and their voice and showing them how walk in their purpose, uncompromised. While serving as Advocate in Chief of the Blush Project Foundation, she travels the globe as a Women’s Rights Expert, Lifestyle Engineer, author,…

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Chris Brummer

Chris Brummer

Dr. Chris Brummer is a professor of law and faculty director of Georgetown’s Institute of International Economic Law. Prior to joining Georgetown’s faculty in 2009, he was an assistant professor at Vanderbilt Law School. Brummer has also taught as a visiting professor at several leading universities, including the London School…

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Paige Soya

Paige Soya

Paige Soya is a financial consultant and executive director at K Street Capital, an early investment stage firm located in Washington D.C. With over fifteen years of financial expertise, Soya has built a prosperous and diversified career in the field of investment capital. A 2009 graduate of John Hopkins University,…

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Lori Steenhoek

Lori Steenhoek

Lori Steenhoek is an artist, designer, and mother living in Northeast Washington, D.C. She runs two small businesses and has a passion for projects that are both artistic and technical at the same time. As Owner and Creative Director of Capital Pixel, Lori creates architectural renderings and animations for real…

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Jacqueline Pirtle

Jacqueline Pirtle

Have fun, be happy, and make feeling well your highest priority!   Jacqueline Pirtle, also known as FreakyHealer, is a holistic practitioner, a healing arts teacher and mentor, and the bestselling author of 365 Days of Happiness – as seen on TV – and her newest book, Parenting Through the…

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Laura Marenco

Laura Marenco

You never know where your next business idea will come from or whom you are going to meet that may change your company’s future. Be open to the opportunities you come across, but be smart and cautious about them too.   The daughter of a Croatian immigrant, Laura Marenco is…

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Josh Folk

Josh Folk

Prioritize your life and time. Establish core values and live your life by them and assign time to those values accordingly.   Josh Folk is Co-Founder and Chief Revenue Officer at IdeaScale, the largest idea management platform in the world with more than 35,000 communities and 4.5 million users. IdeaScale…

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Diva Samai

Diva Samai

Gather your ideas by writing them down. Many people have some many wonderful ideas they don’t know where to start. If you have multiple business ideas pick the one you are the most passionate about and pursue it.   Founder Diva Samai is an alumnus of the University of the…

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Kelly Hoggan

Kelly Hoggan

Always, always, always invest in yourself, first and foremost. As an entrepreneur, you are your business’s greatest and most marketable asset. Without you, it doesn’t happen, plain and simple.   Based in Washington D.C., Kelly Hoggan is the founder and principle of H4 Solutions, a premier transportation security consultancy. With…

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Daniela Moreira

Daniela Moreira

Work harder! Hard work is still undefeated, that is why I get up so early everyday–you have to work very, very hard to make it in this industry.   A 2018 James Beard Rising Star Semifinalist and 2017 Eater Young Guns award-winner, Daniela Moreira is the Executive Chef of DC’s…

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