14 Jan January 14, 2016 – Big Pressure Darryl Lyons & Kauffman Fellow Ramphis Castro
Darryl Lyons – Co-founder of Pax Financial Group, Author of Small Business Big Pressure: A Faith-based Approach to Guide the Ambitious Entrepreneur and Financial Advisor
Darryl Lyons is CEO and co-founder of the Pax Financial Group. He has been a licensed professional in the financial services industry since 1999. Throughout his career, he has won awards for recruiting and development from Fortune 100 companies. Darryl also served as the Chairman for the Brooks Development Authority. Shortly after his service, San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro named a park “The Darryl W Lyons Park” in honor of his service. He was named to the 2010 San Antonio Business Journal’s “40 Under 40 Rising Stars,” which honors people making a difference in business and in the community. Today, we discuss his new book about faith based entrepreneurship.
Ramphis Castro – Kauffman Fellow and Managing Director of the The Founder Institute
Ramphis Castro is the New York City Director for the Silicon Valley-based Founder Institute, the world’s largest idea-stage accelerator, helping aspiring founders across the globe build enduring technology companies. He is also a Kauffman Fellow, a community of over 400 innovation investors worldwide representing 160 venture firms and corporate venture groups in 26 countries on 6 continents, collectively deploying $50B in venture capital. He is a founding partner of Mindchemy, a full-stack startup ecosystem acceleration & support organization that deploys programs facilitating experiential education to all stakeholders in a country. From entrepreneurs to emerging managers in the venture industry, Mindchemy has supported ecosystem growth in dozens of countries around the world. Ramphis has served as policy adviser on entrepreneurship, technology, and economic development policy to leaders in Puerto Rico, Norway, Dominican Republic, Colombia, Guatemala, among others.