Jasmine Star dropped out of law school, picked up a camera and pursued her dreams, later being named one of the top photographers in the world. She built a worldwide brand from scratch and leveraged social media marketing to build a six-figure business in her first year. Jasmine amassed hundreds of thousands of followers through her online educational efforts, and empowers entrepreneurs to build a brand and market it on social media.
At 21-year-old, Kieran Mathew is a leading youth marketer and entrepreneur featured in Forbes, Inc, Entrepreneur, Huff Post and many more. He's the Founder of Amplify Solutions, one of Canada's fastest growing marketing firms. Kieran built the brand from a one-man shop to a national organization with over 60 employees in just 9 months.
Kieran is currently heading up Gifty- the simplest way to create and transfer value. Gifty is a simple, SMS/IM tool that enables consumers and vendors to send beer, coffee, tea and other treats to their peers in just a few seconds. Gifty was recently voted one of Calgary's Top 10 Startups.
Hope Brookins is a go-to personal branding and publicity strategist who helps high-achieving and highly-talented ambitious entrepreneurs finally get the attention, accolades, and adoration they deserve from the right people, prospects, and press.
By the time she was 19, Hope had worked for Bill Clinton, 14 U.S. Congressmen and politicians at every level of state politics. Leveraging her experience in politics, Hope strategically turned to positioning entrepreneurs through branding before taking on the ultimate experience of positioning her own family (we will get into that story later).
Hope's purpose through her business is to help people turn themselves and their ideas into polished and positioned brands so that the perception others have about them actually matches the value they offer the world.
Alex is a 23-year-old TEDx speaker, influencer, and CEO from south Florida called by a deeper purpose to help shift minds of millennials and young entrepreneurs to embrace their deeper calling in life. Alex dropped out of college when he was twenty to pursue a career in speaking and build his own company at twenty-two based around social media. Since the start of his speaking career, he has now reached over 100M viewers with his brand (@alexthespeaker). He continues to grow and find inspiration from his mentors such as Sean Stephenson, Barbara Glanz, and Tony Robbins.
At 19-years-old, Marc Guberti is an 18-time author that has interviewed hundreds of influencers through his Breakthrough Success Podcast and Content Marketing Success Summit. Marc has educated hundreds of thousands of business owners on how they can dominate the digital world. As a result of his success at such a young age, Marc has been featured in many publications among which include The Huffington Post and SUCCESS Magazine.
Featured in Forbes, Inc, Entrepreneur, TEDx, Westchester Magazine, FOX, and more, Dylan Gambardella is a 21-year-old Duke University undergrad student, speaker, and entrepreneur. Named a Wunderkind and Melissa & Doug Scholar, Dylan aims to support innovation by providing the resources young entrepreneurs need to change the world.
Before graduating as a valedictorian from high school, Dylan co-founded Students4Students, a college advisory firm that has helped over 70 students across three continents gain admission to their dream schools.
His current project, Next Gen, is the premier community and conference for young entrepreneurs. Next Gen's mission is to instill in young people the belief that they control their futures and that they can direct their careers and lives in ways that are most meaningful to them.
Tyler Tashiro is a 23-Year-Old Entrepreneur and Podcaster from Southern California. At the age of 18, he started his first business (in the affiliate space) while the rest of his friends went off to college.
Within 6 months, he cracked into the top 25 income earners in a company of over 100,000 affiliates (producing well over $150k/mo in revenue).
Shortly after that, he partnered with Mark Hoverson ( an 8-Figure Internet Marketer) and has co-created 3 companies with him since. Tyler is also the founder and host of The Rising Entrepreneur Podcast, where he and his partner interview the top up-and-coming entrepreneurs in the world.
In the past 5 years of Tyler’s entrepreneurial journey, he’s closed millions of dollars in sales and has spoken on stages across the country in front of hundreds and thousands of people.
His main vision is to share his passion for living life on your own terms and maximizing your human potential in whatever you do.
Eli is the co-founder of The Coding Space, an after school program in New York City that teaches kids how to code. Eli started his company right out of college and they now teach 300 students per week and have 30 part-time and full-time employees. Prior to starting The Coding Space, Eli worked at both Mozilla Firefox and Remind.com. He is also passionate about helping entrepreneurs start their own companies and co-founded the Summer Founders Program, an accelerator program that awards students with $10,000 to work on their ideas.
Driven to overcome the challenges faced by immigrant parents, David has made a name for himself as the Founder of DetraPel, the latest in his series of successful ventures. He also is the co-founder of Prestige Valet Company and the COO of Optumed Dental Supply. In 2016, the Babson student was considered as one of Philadelphia’s Entrepreneurs of the Year - at age 18. A member of several advisory boards, David seeks to give back as well: he coached a youth soccer team, sits on the Youth Advisory Council of SEPTA, and does numerous speaking engagements while mentoring at several youth entrepreneurship programs.
Ishan Goel is a distinguished Gen Z marketer, serial entrepreneur and commercial photographer. He specializes in brand growth management and creative social media strategy. His clientele ranges from local and state wide non profits to fortune 100 companies. Ishan has been featured in Forbes and Business Insider and contributes at HuffPost and Thrive Global. Ishan is very outspoken when it comes to education reform and launched multiple incubators and programs to help other students reach success with or without a traditional education.
Eric Termuende is on a mission to change the way we talk about work and get fulfillment from it. A bestselling author, speaker, and entrepreneur, Eric is co-founder of NoW Innovations and has been featured in Forbes, Inc., Thrive Global, the Huffington Post and many others. In 2015, Eric was recognized as a Top 100 Emerging Innovators under 35 globally by American Express. Eric sat as Community Integration Chair for Global Shapers Calgary, a community that functions under the World Economic Forum. He is a former Canadian G20 YEA Delegate, representing Canada in Sydney in 2014. Eric is currently signed by the National Speakers Bureau and travels the world talking about the future of work and multiple generations in the workplace. In 2016, Eric spoke at TEDxBCIT in Vancouver giving his presentation entitled ‘Bigger than Work’. Along with all of this, he has worked and spoken with clients across the world and his new book, Rethink Work is now available on Amazon.
Welcome to another solo episode on Entrepreneur Before 25 where it's me, talking straight to YOU. It's crazy to think that in June we will be celebrating our one year anniversary of Entrepreneur Before 25! It's been an incredible journey. This past year has brought so much break-through, connection and networking. Not to mention all of the amazing support from you listeners and from the amazing guests that we've had on the show.
This episode is raw and real and if anything, is my thoughts on a specific topic that really changed my life. I talk about this topic ALL THE TIME throughout all my shows and everything I'm featured in. And that topic is Extreme Ownership. About a year ago I read a book that changed my life- Extreme Ownership by Jocko Willink and Leif Babin. It literally transformed my perspective on most everything I do.
Jesse Kay is a 16 year old junior in high school and is currently working on his podcast 20 Under 20's. Jesse is obsessed with sharing practical lessons and stories from some of the best minds on the planet to help inspire young men and women to become tomorrow's entrepreneurs. The Huffington Post said that Jesse is, "Distilling practical lessons and stories from the brightest millennial (and Gen Z) men and women paving the way for his generation." Jesse was born into an entrepreneurial family and started his first business at 9 years old flipping sneakers on eBay.
Kylon Gienger is the founder and host of Successful Dropout- a podcast where he interviews successful entrepreneurs who dropped out of school. A college dropout himself, Kylon has also founded and co-founded multiple companies in the construction, fitness, food service, and online education industries. He is passionate about building great business, building beyond business, and helping others to do the same.
Michael Sacca is the President of Crew and Host of Rocketship.fm. He started his career by moving to LA and pursuing music. After three years of waiting tables and little success, he decided to teach himself to code. He used his coding skills to launch Tiny Factory, a web development agency that won clients like GE and Kobe Bryant. While running Tiny Factory, he started the Rocketship podcast and built many other apps and products. One of those products was recently acquired. Michael joined Crew two years ago as Head of Partnerships, and has now taken over as President. Companies have trusted Crew to source freelancers for over $30 million in design and development projects.
Coming from a marketing and sales background, Felix was part of the founding teams behind the Next Gen Summit and Sup-X, where he ran the marketing and sales division. As a branding consultant, Felix worked with countless startups and has had #1 bestselling product launches. A former trader, Hartmann is particularly excited about creating the most innovative Equity Crowdfunding Platform on the web. When not running the show at FundThis as CEO, Hartmann is an up-and-coming fiction writer who has been nominated for the Dragon Awards and dominated the Amazon Bestseller lists with his debut novel, Dark Age.
Thomas Ma is the president of Sapphire Apps. After starting his first company, Career Podium, in 2015 and competing in a few startup competitions, he was featured on a few publications for his work. From there, Thomas started Sapphire Apps at the end of September, 2016. Sapphire Apps caters to celebrities who want to market themselves to current and future fan-bases. Since it's start, Sapphire has created 4 apps and been featured on publications such as Chicago Tribune, Yahoo, Built in Chicago, etc.
Swish Goswami is a 19-year-old sophomore from Toronto, Canada studying at the University of Toronto. He's a serial tech entrepreneur and innovator, UN Youth Ambassador, Huffington Post contributor, early stage tech investor, social media personality and TEDx speaker. Swish is one of the world's youngest venture capitalist as a Business Development Associate at JB Fitzgerald Venture Capital. Currently he is focusing his energy on growing Technotronics, RafikiMedia, The Next Foundry, and FoodShare. Along with several notable high-standing awards, Swish has been recognized as the "Face and Future of Canadian Entrepreneurship" by UPS Canada.
At 21-years-old, Colby Davis started Davis Painting with a little ford ranger, an office in his bedroom at his mom's house and a lot of goals and determination. Fast forward 3 years and the company owns 5 vehicles, employs between 5 to 9 guys throughout the year and has grown by over 16 hundred percent. In the next two years Davis Painting is on track to cross 1 million dollars in sales.
Melissa is the founder of Melissa Krivachek companies where she speaks to and coaches entrepreneurs from all walks of life, in multiple industries around the world. Four out of her seven books have achieved best selling rewards. Melissa has been featured on the cover of Evolution Magazine as their Top Power Player Under 40 in 2014. She can also be seen on ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN and dozens of other media outlets. Along with several other awards, Melissa has been nominated for INC Magazine's 30 Under 30 2016 award and has been selected to be part of Forbes Coaches Council 2016.
Brice Clark is the CEO and founder of Spark Events- An event planning company that provides award winning DJ, photography, cinematography, and photo booth services for weddings, corporate events and private parties. Brice started in the entertainment industry as a DJ at the age of 14. Now at 21, he has taken Spark Events from your average event planning service to a 6-figure premium event planning service.