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.
Jeremy Ryan Slate is an internet entrepreneur, business coach, author and speaker. He is the founder and host of the Create Your Own Life Podcast where he interviews entrepreneurs to give you the steps and skills that successful entrepreneurs, business people and artists applied to create life on their terms.
Daniel Fine is the founder and CEO of Team Brotherly Love and The Fine Companies which include sunglass company NEU, medical app Dosed, and Boston based tutoring firm NexTutors. NEU makes fully-folding sunglasses and is licensed to hundreds of universities and nearly every fraternity and sorority in the US. Dosed is a mobile solution intended to revolutionize the way that diabetics manage and track their insulin dosage. Team Brotherly Love has raised over 2 million dollars for Type-1 diabetes research. As a result of his efforts, Daniel was included on Forbes’ 2016 30 Under 30 list, has been named one of TIME Magazine’s Top 25 International Leaders of Tomorrow and one of the World’s Top 5 Young Entrepreneurs by Entrepreneurs Organization. He has received the “President’s Volunteer Service Award” twice--from both Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama. And this is just a summary of his accomplishments and publications.
At 19-years-old, Trevor Oldham has founded two companies- Trevor James Products and Become The Lion. Trevor started Trevor James Products his senior year of high school and has since switched it to an apparel line. Every shirt they sell provides clean water to those in need. A year ago, Trevor started Become The Lion with his co-founder where their goal is to empower you to change your life and live a life that you can call your own. Since launching, they have grown a social media following of over 250,000 on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter and launched a thriving podcast that provides you with the best tools, resources and inspiration to get to the top of your industry.
George Crawshaw is the CEO of PT Mastermind where he works along side his brother, Tom. Their mission is to create a platform for people who have mastered the game to share their knowledge and experiences with those who are committed to their own growth and impacting the worlds health. Along with that, George has his own business where he speaks and provides private consulting and workshops for young business owners and aspiring business owners.
Ross Alex is a full time Real Estate Entrepreneur. At 23, he decided to drop out of college and move from NYC to Houston to start a Real Estate flipping business. Starting with 450 credit score and a negative bank account, he hustled his way into doing his first deal within 2 months of starting. Fast forward two years and he's made multiple six figures in net profits, raised multiple millions of dollars in private capital, and created an education-based business that generates multiple 6 figures.
Kyle Gray is the author of the book, The College Entrepreneur, that teaches students why they should start a business before they graduate and how to take control of their education and leverage their university’s resources to grow their business. Along with that, Kyle is the founder of Conversion Cake- an agency that helps startups create great content marketing strategies and sales funnels. He also directs a startup accelerator at the University of Utah called The Foundry. This is a unique program where students can get school credit to work on their passion projects.
Michael Carbone is a former NCAA scholarship athlete, online entrepreneur, world traveler and Ironman. He's the host of the Unleash Yourself podcast, where he highlights incredible entrepreneurs who are on their way to achieving their dreams by simply unleashing themselves from the fears that once held them back.
At 16-years old, Zandra Cunningham has developed her own line of bath and body products called Zandra Beauty which is sold online and at shops nation wide. Since starting this company at the age of 9, Zandra has built it into a profitable natural skin care business that is the platform for her passion for girls rights advocacy, girls education and training other young entrepreneurs. Because of her unique brand and the why behind it, Zandra and her business have been featured in several major publications including Nickelodeon and the Today Show.
Ash is an award winning entrepreneur, author, public speaker and talk show host recognized twice by the White House as an entrepreneur making an impact. He is also an authority on entrepreneurship, social media & branding by authoring the book series "Confessions from an Entrepreneur", spoken to over 10,000 people. Ash has been cited in 100's of articles in publications including Forbes Magazine, Huffington Post, American Express Forum, Entrepreneur Magazine, LA Times and many more. Currently, he is currently helping run Youngry- a media company informing, inspiring and elevating young & hungry minded entrepreneurs to thrive. And... This is just a small portion of all Ash has done and is doing.
Jared is a 21 year-old entrepreneur, TED and keynote speaker, and award-winning author. He's become a sought after Millennial thought leader after identifying and connecting hundreds of the world's smartest and most talented members of his generation. Jared is the co-author of the book 2 Billion under 20 and the author of his new book coming out in January 2017, 3 Billion under 30. Along with writing, speaking and running his other companies, Jared does consulting. Past clients have included NYT Bestselling authors, founders of billion dollar brands, former Fortune 500 executives, Olympians, and more.
In just 12 months, Tom went from publishing his first book to earning more than $12,000 in a single month from eBook royalties alone. Now he is the bestselling self published author of more than 20 books. Tom is the founder of TCK Publishing, an independent book publishing company, and Host of The Publishing Profits Podcast Show. His overall mission is to help people make better decisions with better information.