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Michelle Person 1 - Michelle Person Founder JLM: Read Just Like Me

Michelle Person Founder JLM: Read Just Like Me

“In my jouney as an entrepreneur there is NOT ONE experience in my career that has not helped me in some way. Find the value in every experience.”

Jonathon Goldrath 2 - Jonathon Goldrath Cofounder of 317 Opportunities

Jonathon Goldrath Cofounder of 317 Opportunities

“Word of mouth. There is nothing better than having someone who you helped to win advocate for you.”

Recordme 1 - John Fiorello Founder RecordME: Record Anything Record Anywhere

John Fiorello Founder RecordME: Record Anything Record Anywhere

“If we can help musicians make enough money that they can quit their day job, we’ve done our job. If we can help a musician focus on making music without having to give away the rights to their music, we’ve done our job.”

Gregory - Gregory Diehl Business Author: Brand Identity & Travel As Transformation

Gregory Diehl Business Author: Brand Identity & Travel As Transformation

“The first mistake they make is trying to be like everyone else who is already successful. That is completely the opposite of what a brand identity is supposed to accomplish. “

Oksana Kolesnikova

Meet Philanthropist Oksana Kolesnikova Founder of Oksana Management Group

“If you do what you love, you’re more likely to be successful. I’ve had plenty of naysayers in my life, claiming that I’ll never be successful with a music career.”

Noque - Meet Yazan Daas the Founder of NoQue: The Table Sharing App

Meet Yazan Daas the Founder of NoQue: The Table Sharing App

“Bringing ideas to life is one of the most challenging points in the startup world. But trusting people and working with the right people makes it achievable.”

David Drobik of Startup Fund: Get Connected with Investors

David Drobik of Startup Fund: Get Connected with Investors

“I urge founders to focus less on fundraising and more on testing the product out with real users and gaining traction.”

AfterVault Startup - Richard Parks of AfterVault: Security and Peace of Mind for You and Your Family

Richard Parks of AfterVault: Security and Peace of Mind for You and Your Family

“Test your concept first. Make a landing page and grab email addresses. Try different ideas around your central vision to minimize pivots later.”

Brandon Bruce Cirrus Insight - Brandon Bruce co-founder of Cirrus Insight: Your Inbox Perfectly Integrated with Salesforce

Brandon Bruce co-founder of Cirrus Insight: Your Inbox Perfectly Integrated with Salesforce

“Warren Buffett said “emotional stability” is the key to success and that has stuck with me. A startup is a roller coaster.”

Recruitee 1 - Perry Oostdam Co-Founder at Recruitee: A new cloud-based way to hire

Perry Oostdam Co-Founder at Recruitee: A new cloud-based way to hire

“it’s easy to be persuaded by “influencers,” but by the end of the day, you have to trust your own judgment.”

Nonna Box - Guido Pedrelli: Founder at Nonna Box, Authentic Italian Cuisine Delivered to Your Door

Guido Pedrelli: Founder at Nonna Box, Authentic Italian Cuisine Delivered to Your Door

” I thought about this idea for three years instead of taking action. I could have just set up a landing page and validated the idea in less than a day.”

Diplomat Books 1 - Robin Barone: CEO, Founder and Author at Diplomat Books Teaches Children About the World

Robin Barone: CEO, Founder and Author at Diplomat Books Teaches Children About the World

“It is so important to rely on your instincts and make choices around what is best for your company, brand, etc.”

Monica H. Kang

Monica H. Kang Founder of InnovatorsBox: Creative Workshops for Professionals

“I want to be persistent about creating and building an amazing business with a lasting impact to my community by keeping an honest and humble brand.”

Alexander Dreiling: CEO and co-founder of Clipchamp Video Compression, A Real Life ‘Pied Piper’

Alexander Dreiling: CEO and co-founder of Clipchamp Video Compression, A Real Life ‘Pied Piper’

“You have to keep a strategic vision at the forefront of what you’re doing otherwise you can easily get lost.”