20 Oct October 20, 2015 – 3D Printing Guru Sam Forline & Technocademy Josh Seides
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Sam Forline is CMO of Readybox which makes the fastest consumer 3-D Printer in the Universe. They have a Kickstarter campaign that will allow you to have one of the first 100 people to own a Readybox. Sam is a former NCAA soccer player and straight A chemistry student turned successful college dropout to follow his dreams as an entrepreneur. His work developing mobile apps and connecting millennials with jobs has garnered a wealth of attention from media and investors coast-to-coast. His first entity was called Blue Collar Scholars. It sought out college students in local neighborhoods to perform jobs such as yard work, gutter cleaning, painting, junk removal, and simple chores. After 2 years of operations, the company is now making over $1000 a day. His next venture was called Scholar App Studios and was a successful mobile app development company. This grew into into another company, Scholar Era, a worldwide viral marketing firm connected with top influencers across the country.
Josh Seides – Founder + CEO at Technocademy, Inc., Business/Entrepreneurship Thought Contributor
Josh Seides is a senior at Alpharetta High School in Atlanta. He is also an entrepreneur, startup adviser, and business writer. He is the founder of the national nonprofit Technocademy, which teaches technology to senior citizens and veterans. He has been featured in US News & World Report, Yahoo!, Forbes, CNBC, and NBC News. With Technocademy, Josh has helped over 150,000 people and has partnered with such companies as Google, Microsoft, HP, Costco, ABC, and Disney. He is a business thought contributor and has published in 15+ national publications such as Yahoo!, Yahoo! Small Business, Yahoo! Finance, Fast Company, Entrepreneur, Business 2 Community, among others. He won the National FBLA 1st Place for Community Service Project Award and the YSA National Children’s Awareness Month Ambassador Award. The Alpharetta Mayor proclaimed May 26 as “Josh Seides Day.” He also won the Prudential’s Spirit of Community Award and was presented the President’s Volunteer Service Award (Gold Level) from President Barack Obama.