Famous Guests

Famous Entrepreneurs

  • Shark Tank Judge and Founder of  As Seen On TV – Kevin Harrington – Shark
  • Indian Airline Founder and Owner – Rahul Puranik
  • 7 Time Culinary Olympic Gold Medalist – Chef Charles Carroll
  • USA Network & Sci Fi Channel – Kay Koplovitz – Founder
  • Priceline – Jeff Hoffman – Co-Founder
  • Ring Doorbell – James Siminoff – Inventor
  • Barefoot Wine – Michael Houihan – Founder of #1 Wine Brand in the U.S.
  • Alliance Virtual Offices – Frank Cottle – Chairman and Founder
  • 1-800-GOT-JUNK? – Brian Scudamore – Founder & CEO
  • TLC’s Little Couple – Bill Klein – TV Star
  • Barefoot Wines – Bonnie Harvey – Co-Founder
  • Career Press – Ron Fry –  Founder and President
  • Motivational Press – Justin Sachs – Founder
  • Borland International – Tim Berry – Co-founder
  • UGG Australia Footwear – Brian Smith – Founder
  • The North Face  – Hap Klopp – Founder and ex-CEO
  • Renter’s Warehouse – Brenton Hayden – Founder
  • Uber & AirBnB – Nihal Mehta – Investor
  • Live Nation – Jason Garner – Former CEO
  • DollarShaveClub.com – Michael Dubin – CEO and Founder

 


 

Entrepreneurship Thought Leaders

  • Brian Tracy – #1 Speaker Alive
  • Steve Mariotti – Founder of the National Foundation for Teaching Entrepreneurship
  • Dr. Mae Jemison – First African American Female Astronaut
  • John David Mann – Author of “Go-Giver” with 2 Million Books Sold
  • Tom Ziglar – Son of Zig Ziglar
  • Tom Hopkins – #1 Sales Trainer in the U.S.
  • Melinda Emerson – New York Times SMB Writer
  • Bryant McGill – Top .01% Social Media Guru
  • Simon Sinek – #1 YouTube Star with 20 Million Views
  • Brant Cooper – NYT Bestselling Author of The Lean Entrepreneur
  • Sally Hogshead – NY Times Bestselling Author and Hall of Fame Speaker
  • Don Green – Executive Director at The Napoleon Hill Foundation
  • Sree Sreenivasan – Chief Digital Officer at The Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • Steve Strauss – Senior USA TODAY Small Business Columnist
  • Susan Solovic – THE Small Business Expert and New York Times Bestselling Author
  • Lon Safko- Inventor of Siri and 30,000 of his personal records are part of the permanent collection of the Smithsonian Institution!
  • Ken Blanchard – Best-Selling Author of The New One Minute Manager
  • Verne Harnish – Founder of Entrepreneurs’ Organization

 


 

Government Officials

  • Minister of Tourism, Antigua – Honorable Asot Michael
  • Ronald Reagan White House Chief of Staff – Jim Rosebush
  • Former SEC Commissioner – Daniel Gallagher
  • Small Business Administration  Deputy Administrator – Douglas Kramer
  • Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council President – Karen Kerrigan
  • Small Business Administration (SBA) National Ombudsman  – Brian Castro
  • Indian Minister of Food Processing Industries – Harsimrat Kaur Badal
  • EU Ambassador to Cuba – Herman Portocarero

 


 

Corporate Guests

  • SunTrust – Brian Ford – Financial Well-Being Executive at onUp
  • LegalShield – James Rosseau – President
  • Accenture Technology Labs – Michael Biltz – Managing Director
  • Pixar – Lawrence Levy – CFO
  • Bank of America – Elizabeth Romero – SVP, Small Business Division Executive
  • Ford Motor Company – Sheryl Connelly – Manager of Global Consumer Trends
  • Fifth Third Bank – Melissa Register – Senior Wealth Planner
  • Fifth Third Bank – Sharon Miller – Managing Director, Head of Small Business
  • Coldwell Banker Real Estate  – Charlie Young – CEO
  • UPS International – Ron Wallace – Retired President
  • Bank of America – Robb Hilson – Small Business Executive
  • Cox Communications – Stephen Rowley – Senior Vice President
  • Fifth Third Bank – Kala Gibson – Senior Vice President & Head of Business Banking
  • Fifth Third Bank – Jada Grandy – Senior Vice President of Community & Economic Dev.
  • PwC – Mike Gould – Initial Public Offerings (IPO) Leader
  • AT&T  – Jacob Saperstein – Director of Innovation Policy and Social Investment
  • American Express OPEN – Rod Kurtz – Editor at Large
  • Ernst & Young – Bryan Pearce – Global Leader of the Entrepreneur Of The Year
  • Wells Fargo Bank – Sean Mabey, Senior Vice President for Small Business Banking