Back to the Roots was founded by Alejandro Velez & Nikhil Arora. They came across the idea during a class lecture of being able to potentially grow gourmet mushrooms entirely on recycled coffee grounds. Inspired by the idea of turning waste into wages & fresh, local food, they became full-time urban mushroom farmers and Back to the Roots was born!
PJ Jonas is married and homeschools her eight kids. In 2008 she began a goat milk soap business with her family. That business, Goat Milk Stuff, now distributes soap world wide and has been featured on the TODAY show and in the Oprah Magazine. PJ has a passion for helping busy moms and reaches out with her podcast, facebook page, blog, and tweets. Running her business and taking care of her family keeps her very, very busy. And she loves it.
Dan Miller is the President of 48 Days LLC, which specializes in creative thinking for increased personal and business success. He believes that meaningful work blends our natural skills and abilities, our unique personality traits and our dreams and passions.
Jim loves design, user experience, Facebook development, and problem solving. He uses those skills everyday as the CEO for ShortStack.com. With ShortStack you can create custom Facebook Pages, easily add contests, sweepstakes, video, custom forms, and more. ShortStack is used in over 184 countries worldwide and serves more than 450 million fans on Facebook.
Nathalie Lussier found success as the Raw Foods Witch, where she teaches people about the benefits of raw foods. She has since used her tech, design, and marketing skills to create Natalie Lussier Media where she helps small online businesses get off the ground.
VITAband was created by David Waxman and Jason Brown in 2007 and was launched in September 2009. The idea was conceived from a medical ID bracelet, but the designers had targeted athletes. So, they set out to design a medical ID bracelet that was comfortable to wear while running, cycling, hiking, along with being versatile enough to use during exercise.
Sean is the Co-founder of Inspired Marketing, the #1 company that creates digital online training with a focus on social media. Inspired Marketing was just named on the Impact 100 list, which represents the top 100 companies in America that are run by young people. This award includes an invitation to the White House.
Ingrid Elfver is Founder and CEO of Born Celebrity, which has more than 100,000 raving fans from around the world. Over the last 20+ years, Ingrid has worked with thousands of people around the world - from celebrities to startups - in virtually every industry.Ingrid Elfver is Founder and CEO of Born Celebrity, which has more than 100,000 raving fans from around the world. Over the last 20+ years, Ingrid has worked with thousands of people around the world - from celebrities to startups - in virtually every industry.
Pamela Slim is a seasoned coach and writer who helps frustrated employees in corporate jobs break out and start their own businesses. Her blog, Escape from Cubicle Nation, is one of the top career and marketing blogs on the web. A quote I pulled from her site that is a Pam Slim original I have to repeat here is, Entrepreneurship at its heart is aligning your purpose for being on earth with a business idea so compelling that you simply must do it, despite the fears that hold you back.
Marcus Sheridan is an author, public speaker and online marketing consultant. He is the author of 3 Self-Help books, Co-owner of one of the largest inground fiberglass swimming pool companies on the East Coast, Professional Blogger, and Founder of The Sales Lion.