Mitch Stephen – Founder of LiveComm and Author of My Life & 1,000 Houses: Failing Forward to Financial Freedom
Mitch Stephen is a self-taught entrepreneur, specializing in flipping houses and real estate. Since 1996, Mitch has purchased well over 1500 houses around his hometown of San Antonio, Texas. Today, he specializes in providing owner financed properties to individuals that traditional lending institutions ignore. He loves giving new life to properties that scar neighborhoods. He has perfected a method of achieving cash-flow without having to be a landlord and without having to rehab the properties. He’s mastered the art of raising private money and the classic no money down deal. Mitch pioneered the idea that you don’t have to give discounts to sell your notes. He is on the show today to talk about his new business called LiveComm.com. It offers business owners a unique and affordable way to capture the cell phone number of every customer who calls, and then the ability to text their customers for pennies per text.
Christine Carrillo - CEO & CoFounder of JOANY
Christine Carrillo is a serial entrepreneur with deep expertise in healthcare and technology. She believes that our sick health care system can be transformed into a health system by aligning care organizations with patients. With over 15 years of expertise in the healthcare industry, she has a deep passion to humanize healthcare. Currently, at JOANY, she is reinventing the health insurance consumer experience using data and machine learning. She has helped with plans at Kaiser Permanente, Humana, Aetna, Anthem, Various Blue’s Plans, United Health Care, PacificCare, Amerihealth Caritas, SCAN, Mercy Health, CDPHP, Group Health, CIGNA, AARP, Tufts, AvMed, and HealthEquity. For JOANY, two powerhouse women engineers came together to change how we get our healthcare. The company raised $13 million Series A funding round, and it makes health insurance simple and transparent. JOANY is a free and unbiased online resource where consumers can easily research and purchase health insurance plans. JOANY’s customers fill out a simple questionnaire to gather basic information on things like doctor visits and what medications they’re prescribed, and then uses machine learning to instantly generate a tailored recommendation for each customer. The site currently saves customers an average of $4,000 per year.
Harsimrat Kaur Badal – Indian Minister of Food Processing Industries
Harsimrat Kaur Badal is a determined Indian politician. She is presently the Minister of Food Processing in the Modi government. Minister Badal belongs to a famous political family of the Punjab region. Apart from being a great political leader, she is also involved in social work and is a business person. India today is the 2nd largest producer of food in the world and the 6th largest food and grocery market. In fact, India leads the world in growth rate, ahead of the U.S., Germany, Japan, and the UK. The Indian Government has invested in its own food economy, and is now considered a top market for foreign countries to invest in food manufacturing and processing. India just hosted the World Food India summit, a global event to facilitate partnerships between Indian and international businesses and investors, especially with U.S. entrepreneurs like us.