28 Jul July 30, 2018 – Regulatory Hacking Evan Burfield, Blog Connection Katie Hornor and Pay It Forward LinkedIn Chuck Hester
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Evan Burfield is the co-founder of 1776 and CEO of Union, where he works with startups around the world tackling important challenges in areas like education, health, energy, transportation, food, and financial services. As an angel investor and venture capitalist, Evan has invested in more than 40 startups with world-changing ideas, from Silicon Valley to Nairobi. Evan started his entrepreneurial career in 1996 by founding netDecide, a provider of enterprise wealth management solutions to top-tier financial service firms such as Bank of America and Ernst & Young. Evan co-founded the consulting firm Synteractive in 2003. Synteractive was listed as #64 on the 2010 Inc. 500 list of fastest growing companies in America and was named the 2010 Microsoft Federal Partner of the Year for their innovative work in building Recovery.gov. In 2012, he joined the Startup America Initiative to lead Startup DC. He worked with serial entrepreneurs, angel investors, and community leaders on initiatives to increase the startup activity DC region.
Katie Hornor – Founder at The Blog Connection, and Author of Blog Well Planner: A Quarterly Blog Planner for Serious Entrepreneurs
Katie Hornor is author of ParadisePraises.com, and lives in Mexico where she and her husband homeschool their children and minister locally to homeschool families. Katie mentors bloggers and online business owners at Blogging Successfully and has several blogging titles and tools available to her readers. As an avid supporter of women, she helps them reach their spheres of influence with the message God’s given them. Katie is a teacher at heart, and by trade, and loves to encourage others in their God-given calling through speaking, writing, coaching, and podcasting. Katie is the author of several books, including the popular devotional Putting On the Spirit: Ten-Minute Devotions for Busy Moms; Melk, the Christmas Monkey; and The Blogger’s Guides series. She is also the author of the Lemonhass® homeschool curriculum for Spanish speaking families, sold by Lemonhass.com.
Chuck Hester is a LinkedIn Power connector with more than 12,000 direct connections. When he set out to write his book, LinkingIn to Pay it Forward, he wanted to make sure that it was something that would resonate with readers and make social media more accessible. Chuck likes to call himself a reinventor – a traditional marketing/PR guy that reinvented himself as a social media maven. He believes in paying it forward – helping others through his writing and his work with LinkedIn. An internationally known speaker, Chuck has addressed audiences in the U.S., Canada, and Australia and has taken part in teleseminars throughout the world. With a foundation of more than 30 years experience in public relations, social media and the art of connecting, Chuck specializes in telling the stories of companies that are the greatest thing you’ve never heard of but need to know about.