September 6, 2018
Chris Clemens graduated from Ball State and spent 6 years in the corporate world. Then in 2012 he quit his job, packed his gear, and hiked for 5 months along the Appalachian Trail, 2,184 miles from Georgia to Maine. He attempted to reenter the corporate world, working in retail sales, outdoor apparel, and big data technology before starting his own freelance marketing service for the bakery equipment industry. With freelance location independence he donated most of his possessions and started living in a van to travel full time while working. He’s driven to all 4 corners the U.S. and across the Trans-Canada Highway, backpacked Ecuador and Peru, bicycle toured Chile and Argentina, motorcycled through Vietnam and Myanmar, and chased summer in Australia and New Zealand. Today he lives in a pickup truck in North America and spends winters in the Southern Hemisphere, all while growing his freelance marketing business.
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September 13, 2018
Jonathan is a millennial entrepreneur, economist, consultant, author, and visionary leader. He has degrees in Economics and Risk Management and was a hurdler on the BSU track team. Lamb spent 8 years on a trading floor as a spot electricity trader overseeing a portfolio with over $3 billion in assets, and has since started seven small businesses and earned an MBA from North Carolina State University. He has worked as a business developer for a commodity hedge fund, developed and owned commercial real-estate, and as a business owner he has owned, a construction company, a childcare franchise, a plumbing company, a wholesale distribution company, a textile company, and currently runs an economic consulting firm, and an agriculture and energy technology company. Jonathan is a national best-selling author and was runner up for the nomination for US Congress of the Indiana 6th Congressional District.
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September 27, 2018
Kimberly is a native of Nashville, Tennessee and brings a dose of Southern charm to her scholarship. She has served in many pastoral and leadership roles in local and national contexts; today, Kimberly serves as Associate Professor of Biblical Studies and Christian Ministries at Anderson University and is a co-host for Viewpoint, a syndicated radio program for Christians Broadcasting Hope. Additionally, Kimberly is founder and CEO of Stripped Inc., a not for profit ministry empowering women in sex trade to walk out of fear and into love. strippedlove.org Kimberly is an ordained minister and has completed post graduate education at the University of Notre Dame and the Anderson School of Theology where she obtained her doctoral degree in 2009. Kimberly and her husband Kevin reside in Anderson, Indiana with their son Max and two black cats, Monkey and Henry.
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November 1, 2018
Kristian works with entrepreneurs and business leaders to design compelling brand experiences, create new business models, and innovate new products and services. Kristian founded Studio Science and is a Partner at High Alpha, a venture studio that conceives, operates, and scales enterprise cloud companies.
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November 15, 2018
Jeb Banner is CEO and co-founder of Boardable, a board management software company serving nonprofits around the world. He was previously the CEO of SmallBox, a creative agency he co-founded in 2006. Jeb graduated Indiana University Bloomington in 1996 and is also the founder of Musical Family Tree, a nonprofit dedicated to spreading Indiana music. He is a co-founder and past chair of the Speak Easy, an entrepreneurial co-working non-profit located in Indianapolis. Along the way Jeb has co-founded or invested in a number of other Indianapolis based businesses. Jeb lives on the north side of Indianapolis with his wife Jenny and their three lovely daughters. In his spare time he collects vinyl records, records music, and cooks as much as possible.
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November 29, 2018
David Butcher is a 21-year-old entrepreneur from Yellow Springs, Ohio and founder of Flyby BBQ: a modern fast-casual restaurant and food truck building delicious smoked meals with style and purpose. When David isn’t working, he is soaking up all he can about consumer psychology at The Ohio State University, traveling, or riding his bike. David has been recognized as a Top 25 Student Entrepreneur in the United States (2017 & 2018) by Entrepreneurs Organization.
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