26 Feb February 26, 2018 – Inc Magazine’s Colleen DeBaise, Cryptocurrency Educator Amanda B. Johnson and Virtual Events Ron Tramontano
Colleen DeBaise – Business Journalist and Author of Start a Successful Business (Inc.): Expert Advice to Take Your Startup from Idea to Empire (Inc. Magazine)
Colleen DeBaise is a business journalist and author. She is currently a contributing editor at Inc. and host of the 2016 Loeb Award-nominated podcast series The Story Exchange. The podcast is produced by TSE, a media nonprofit devoted to women business owners. Colleen has spent the bulk of her career covering entrepreneurship, primarily as the small business editor of The Wall Street Journal, and later as a contributor to The New York Times. She is also a founder of the Hampton Bee, a digital publication that provides news and tips to consumers who support small businesses on Long Island’s East End. Colleen has also served as an editor at Entrepreneur, BusinessWeek, and SmartMoney. She has been interviewed as a small business expert on television and radio, including MSNBC, Fox Business News, CNBC, CBS, and NPR. Before covering small business, Colleen spent many years writing about white-collar crime as a lead court reporter for Dow Jones Newswires. She also wrote a personal finance column. She was the winner of the Newswomen’s Club of New York’s Front Page award for specialized writing.
Amanda B. Johnson is a cryptocurrency educator and digital currency evangelist for the masses. She is the official spokesperson for Dash digital currency, but her primary focus is on educating the general public about the broader impact and real-world application of cryptocurrency for people of all backgrounds, education and income levels. An early adopter of crypto, Amanda was recently named as one of the “Top 10 Females in Crypto” by Core Magazine. She is also known as the world’s first freelancer to be paid by blockchain, and her reporting has appeared in leading industry publications including Bitcoin.com, Bitcoin Magazine, and Finance Magnates.
Ron Tramontano – C.E.O of Virtual Competitions, Founder of NATSDF and Author of A Practical Guide to Self Defense Thru the Martial Arts Workbook,Tang Soo Do Forms Workbook
Ron Tramontano is the C.E.O. of Virtual Competitions, Inc. It runs virtual competitions and fundraisers online for local teams, churches or schools. He is also the Chairman and Founder of NATSDF (North American Tang Soo Do Federation) and TMAN ( The Martial Arts Network Online). Ron is an extremely successful entrepreneur, businessman, author, and martial arts master. He teaches and oversees the instruction of over five hundred students and one hundred and sixty black belts a week at his facility along with Dr. Ron Valli. In an all-out effort, he began to take steps that created an idea and dream that has been on the lips of every martial artist for the last 21 years. Ron now presents TVMAC, The Virtual Martial Arts Competition. He is also a Screenplay Writer (“Time Master Trilogy”) and Author of two published books on martial arts, “A Practical Guide to Self Defense thru The Martial Arts” and “The Tang Soo Do Forms Workbook.”