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OUR INDUSTRY PARTNERS

We connect young people with entrepreneurs and corporate professionals through mentorship, coaching and education. Our firm belief is that in order to THRIVE young people need to be supported and validated in their idea generation and development. That's why we have established a committed growing network of professionals who are passionate about supporting youth in becoming the leaders of tomorrow.

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DANIEL P. CALDERON

President, Entrepreneurs of              Tomorrow
Showcase Expert

Daniel P. Calderon is a brand strategist, film producer and founder of Entrepreneurs of Tomorrow and #WFHStudio - who runs a youth entrepreneurship platform and works with his clients to build brand marketing strategies.

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SAMANTHA POSTMAN

Founder & CEO Medici Modern Polymaths (MA, B. MGT).  

Showcase Expert

Samantha Postman is a Serial Entrepreneur, Keynote Speaker, Innovation Strategist, Canadian Tax Expert, Commercial Crop Farmer, Photographer. She the founder of a Co-Founder & CFO Prairie Land Farms Inc. 

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PARUL PUNJABI

CEO (USA), AIME Mentoring / Board Director
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CEO of AIME Inc. (US), a global movement to create a fairer world using imagination & mentoring, that builds bridges between people with power and those without to help end educational inequality around the world.

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DR. MARINA A. BADILLO-DIAZ

Founder, MABD Consulting/Adjunct Professor
Competition Mentor

Dr. Badillo-Diaz is a founder of MABD Consulting and an adjunct professor teaching courses on human services, leadership & management. Marina is now an Ambassador Fellow with the US Department of Education. 

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DAVID C. JOHNSON

Head of Supplier Management, Zoetis
Competition Mentor

David has 25 years of experience in Procurement and Software Asset Management, including 15 years of building and leading the Procurement function. David is  passionate about helping youth build companies.

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LIZ WOLFE

Business Coach, Liz Wolfe Coaching
Competition Mentor

After running a computer consulting business, she transitioned to coaching business owners abundance mindset. She is the author of "The Power of Asking: How Your Reluctance to Ask Puts Your Business at Risk."

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GOLDIN MARTINEZ

Founder & CEO, Goldin Brands / Public Speaker
Competition Mentor

Goldin Martinez is an award-winning social entrepreneur, humanitarian, and aspiring author who dedicated his entire career to empowering communities across the country. He is the founder of GetFocused.org and the chairman of Responsible.Inc

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KIM VIADE

Founder, President and CEO, L.I.V.E Families
Competition Mentor

Kim Viade is the former Vice President of Dignity of Children, a seasoned professional with more than 27 years of experience in developing, implementing, and supervising innovative education and support programs for children, youth, and adults. 

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MR. R. L. THOMAS JR.

Executive Director, Xposure Foundation, Inc.
Competition Mentor & Sponsor

Mr. Thomas is a 2 X New York Emmy® Award Winning Producer, Executive Director of Xposure Foundation Inc. and Xposure Edutainment Network (XEN) designed to create high quality life-skills based programming for youth.

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KELLY BIGGAR

Young Entrepreneur Institute at University School
Showcase Expert

Kelly believes in entrepreneurial experiences for youth as a way to develop life skills, gain real world experience, and connect with other students. She works to share entrepreneurial programming with organizations nationwide. 

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PROF. NEWTON LEE

President, Institute for Education, Research, and Scholarships
Showcase Expert

Prof. Newton Lee is a computer scientist who is an also an author and an administrator in the field of education and technology commercialization. He has been honored with a Michigan Leading Edge Technologies Award. 

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MICHELLE OWENS

Senior Training Specialist at Synergy Enterprises, Inc.
Symposium Partner

For the past 15 years, Michelle has provided professional development training and resource development for schools and community-based programs focused on physical and social-emotional health for students and staff.

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NIECOLAS BIGGI

Owner, President & CEO, The Gorilla Agency
Showcase Expert

Niecolas Biggi is seasoned professional and the Owner of The Gorilla Agency which

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JILL DIANNE BITTINGER

Founder, Transformed Education, Empowering Educators Summit
Symposium Partner

Jill Bittinger has been a Multicultural Arts Educator for 10 years and Montessori Lead for 15 years, now working at a charter school, Pioneer Technology & Arts Academy. She is also the founder of Transformed Education

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DAVID DRUCKER

Managing Partner, Game On Media Solutions
Symposium Partner

VP Sales at Disney, VP Sales at Captivate and Westwood One, Record revenues at Westwood One, Captivate Network, Channel One New. and the Disney Media Group, Lead revenue generation for 3 acquisitions.

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TALITA S. FERREIRA

CEO & Founder, Legis Consultoria
Showcase Expert

Talita is an international professional, consultant, researcher, entrepreneur, and professionally passionate about sharing knowledge to develop people and companies to achieve their competitive strategies. 

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JASON PLANT

Co-Founder and CEO, HydroPhos Solutions
Showcase Expert

Jason is a head Principal and Liaison at the Rines Angel Fund, Co-Founder & Co-President of Founders Club. He is the Co-Founder and CEO of HydroPhos Solutions and runs his own online publication (Venture Time).

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Aziza Bouabdallah

Founder, Educazia
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Aziza is a French engineer, entrepreneur, author, CTI qualified coach, mentor, and therapist. She is a global legal advisor with solid experience worldwide. Aziza is involved in various charitable work for children’s education in volunteering with caritative outcomes in Thailand and in women empowerment worldwide.

 

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