Karen Y. Rands - Venture Catalyst, Compassionate Capitalist and Author of Inside Secrets to Angel Investing: Step-by-Step Strategies to Leverage Private Equity Investment for Passive Wealth Creation
Karen Y. Rands is a nationally recognized expert on Angel Investing and is an Economist, Investor, and Entrepreneur. She is known as a Compassionate Capitalist. She draws upon both her academic ‘book knowledge’ and her experience as an ‘intrapreneur’ during her tenure at IBM to managing a very active angel investor network. Karen has advising hundreds of entrepreneurs and business and is the Leader and Advocate for the Compassionate Capitalist Movement. She defines “Compassionate Capitalist” as “A person who primarily invests their money, and when feasible their time, resources, knowledge, and experience, into an entrepreneurial endeavor to bring innovation to market, create jobs, and ultimately create wealth for the investors and founders.” She serves as the Managing Director for the National Network of Angel Investors and is a frequent speaker and mentor. Karen won the Advocate of the Year award in 2016 at the Flight to Freedom Summit in San Ramon, California, for her work to promote Compassionate Capitalism.
Fabiola Hesslein - Co-founder and CEO of Tryon Entertainment
Fabiola Hesslein is the Co-founder & CEO of Tryon Entertainment, a business that she runs with her husband. The NYC-based production company provides original entertainment concepts, immersive theatrical experiences, and custom show productions for large corporate clients. It is a one-stop source for brands and event planners looking for incredibly creative solutions for their special events and projects. Fabiola has appeared in countless network television shows, commercials, music videos, concerts, and more. She performed alongside Michael Jackson, Usher, Ricky Martin, and more with appearances on HBO, MTV, and SNL for Toyota, Reebok, Samsung, Michelob, Adidas are just to name a few. She has become an independent creative director for various production companies, special events, projects, stage shows and concerts.
Dave Asprey - Founder of Bulletproof and Author of Head Strong: The Bulletproof Plan to Activate Untapped Brain Energy to Work Smarter and Think Faster-in Just Two Weeks
Dave Asprey is a Silicon Valley investor and entrepreneur, a professional biohacker, and the creator of Bulletproof Coffee. He hosts Bulletproof Radio, a nationally syndicated radio show and #1 ranked podcast with over 50 million downloads. Dave serves as Chairman of the Silicon Valley Health Institute and spent 15 years and over $1 million to hack his own biology. He used techniques to upgrade his brain and IQ points, lowered his biological age, and lost 100 pounds without using calories or exercise. His work has been featured on The Tonight Show, Nightline, ABC News, Forbes, CNN, and FOX News. His writing has been published by Fortune and the New York Times, and he’s been featured in The Financial Times, Men’s Health, Rolling Stone, Marie Claire, Vogue, Fast Company, Women’s Health, and dozens more. Dave’s work is born out of a fifteen-year single-minded crusade to upgrade the human being using every available technology.