Louis Efron is a contributing writer for Huffington Post and Forbes, and is also the author of “How to Find a Job, Career and Life You Love (2nd Edition): A journey to purpose, fulfillment and life happiness.” He has a career that emphasizes human relationships as an award-winning human resources executive, entrepreneur, author, coach, speaker, and producer. Louis is also the founder of World Child Cancer USA, where his passion for inspiring and connecting with others is evident. He earned his BA from California State University, Fullerton, and a BS and JD from Saratoga University School of Law.
Neil Kane is the Founder and President of Illinois Partners where he provides management consulting and interim executive services. He specializes in the areas of technology commercialization, innovation, and startup formation for a diverse list of clientele. His entrepreneurship background also includes serving as the CEO of Advanced Diamond Technologies, CEO of SolarBridge Technologies, and the Entrepreneur in Residence at Illinois Ventures and at the Research Park at the University of Illinois. Neil also shares his knowledge and passion for startups as a guest lecturer, speaker, mentor, and blogger, and his writing can be found at Forbes.com. The National Science Foundation recognized him for excellence in entrepreneurship and he was named a Technology Pioneer by the World Economic Forum.