October 15, 2020 – Crowdspring Ross Kimbarovsky and 5% Zone Stephen Krempl

October 15, 2020 – Crowdspring Ross Kimbarovsky and 5% Zone Stephen Krempl

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Ross Kimbarovsky – Founder/CEO of crowdSPRING and Startup Foundry

The cost of bad design is far greater than paying for good
design upfront. Good design is good business. 

Ross Kimbarovsky, Founder of crowdSPRING, has founded numerous startups and has mentored hundreds of entrepreneurs and startups at 1871, Techstars, and Founder Institute. For 13 years prior to founding crowdSPRING, as a successful trial attorney, Ross counseled and represented clients in complex disputes involving intellectual property in United States state and federal courts and before the World Intellectual Property Organization. In 2007, Ross left his successful 13-year career as a trial lawyer at Ungaretti & Harris to pursue his dream of founding a technology company by founding crowdSPRING: one of the world’s leading marketplaces for crowdsourced logo design, web design, graphic design, product design, and company naming services. CrowdSPRING has helped 65,000+ clients from 100+ countries and has worked with the world’s best brands, including Amazon, Starbucks, Microsoft, and tens of thousands of entrepreneurs and startups. While running crowdSPRING, Ross also started numerous other projects, including Startup Foundry, a startup studio; Respect, in-home care for the elderly; Quickly Legal, smart legal contracts; and others.

Stephen Krempl – CEO at Winning In The Work World™ and Krempl Communications, and Author of The 5% Zone

We define the 5% Zone as when you are in the presence of people
two levels above you or higher. These 5% situations determine
your career. 

Stephen Krempl is the CEO of Krempl Communications International and creator of the Global Executive Mindset (GEM), a program that focuses on empowering high potential future leaders to make a mark in their organizations. Stephen has also extended the GEM message to students through an online program called Winning in the Work World™ (W3 Online), to prepare them as they step into the work world. Prior to that, as Vice President of Global Learning at Starbucks Coffee Company, he created and implemented an extensive learning strategy for the 140,000 partners and 12,800 stores operating in 37 countries that enabled the planned and systematic growth of the brand across the globe. Before joining Starbucks, Stephen worked for Fortune 500 companies, Yum Brands, PepsiCo, and Motorola. He was a consultant at the Singapore Institute of Management. Stephen’s senior training and education roles in these companies have enabled him to participate in the development and training of leaders in 30+ countries. He is also the author of several insightful and inspirational books, including his latest, The 5% Zone: Visibility Strategies that Get you Recognized and Rewarded in Any Organization, the ultimate playbook that outlines the mindset, tips, techniques, and the five situations where you can make the most impact.