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.
At the age of 23, Michelle Blum started Nutrish Mish- a company designed as a dieting alternative that provides one-on-one counseling to make positive, permanent changes to people’s eating habits. Fast forward just five years and Michelle has grown Nutrish Mish to 5 locations in the New York area with thousands of clients.
At 21 years-old Eric Yang is the founder of the Millennial Entrepreneur Network- a 3-Day super-connector event featuring young and talented Entrepreneurs, all under the age of 30, from all over the world. Eric is passionate about connecting the world's highest potential young entrepreneurs who have dreams and intentions to create a more prosperous world through their platform.
At 23-years old Chandler Bolt is the author of 5 bestselling books including “Book Launch” and his most recent book titled “Published.” He’s also the founder & CEO of the now multi-million dollar company, Self-Publishing School- the #1 online resource for writing your first book. Through his books, training videos, speaking and Self-Publishing School, he’s helped thousands of people on their journey to writing their first book.
At 23-years-old, Chino Lex is an App Creator, User Acquisition & Mobile Growth Consultant, and overall: a serial entrepreneur. With zero marketing spend and zero outside capital, Chino published over 160 iOS apps and 30 Android apps used across 155 countries, and in 24 languages. Over 50 of his iOS apps have hit Apple’s Top Charts; totaling about 5 million users. His app portfolio was acquired in 2016. Chino has appeared in Forbes Life Magazine, has spoke at the University of Washington on Entrepreneurship, and has appeared in media publications like Yahoo! Finance, Inc Magazine, and the Huffington Post.
Welcome to the first solo episode on Entrepreneur Before 25 where your featured guest is me. ;) I’m doing this episode because something has been on my heart to share with you guys for a while now. In this episode, I tackle 3 popular myths about work-life balance.
At 18 years-old, Mike Clum started Clum Creative. Now, at the age of 23, he has grown Clum Creative into a full-service video production company on track to do between 500 to 600k in revenue this year. Mike was his own Venture Capitalist for Clum Creative- saving over $250,000 in cash by the age of 22 to invest back into the business to hire and build a larger team.
Taylor Johnson is the CEO and founder of VentureStorm- A web platform where entrepreneurs meet developers and developers meet entrepreneurs. VentureStorm has helped thousands of startups all around the world launch and advance their ventures. Taylor is passionate about mending the disconnect between aspiring entrepreneurs with great ideas and the actual developed talent to carry out those ideas.
Ashley is a 19-year-old social entrepreneur who is passionate about body image, media, self-esteem, and more. She co-runs a company called MOVE, where she gives workshops and 5-day summer programs on those issues. Ashley is also a published author, TEDx speaker, and Huffington Post Contributor.