January 28, 2021
Félix is the founder and CEO of Human&Kind, where he provides resources, and services to people in search of a positive change. He works by sharing insights on how to improve happiness, consciousness, mental health, and much more. Félix is passionate about improving the overall mental stability of Indiana, and the rest of the world. He focuses on adult men and women who want to see a change within themselves, making sure those he is serving connect to a new higher consciousness and therefore to an elevated vibration of happiness.
When Felix is not working on Human&Kind, you’ll find him traveling, drinking a coffee [or two], reading a book, looking at a map, mountaineering, camping, birdwatching, listening to music, and meditating.
February 4, 2021
Angelia White Stone is a mother of three and the CEO and Editor of Hope Magazine, a unique publication created and launched in 2005 for women going on a journey of self-discovery, and is headquartered in Muncie, IN. Since then, she has become a prolific publisher, editor, social media influencer, and writer, publishing her first book Yes Sisters: Surrounding Yourself with Women Who Affirm, Encourage, and Challenge You in 2020.
February 18, 2021
Always curious and a bit of a self -starter, Dan Rockwell co-founded Big Kitty Labs in 2009 after being told it would cost a quarter of a million dollars to make an idea come to life. Simply put, not true, and the journey of making things began. Soon he began to catch the eye of leading media giants in tech like TechCrunch and was giving talks on prototyping. Soon more crazy people joined him. He and his crew specialize in the whole software gamut building websites, prototypes, apps and more for Fortune 500 companies like Honda, to the average American with a dream in their head. While anyone can make software, few can see the multiple fates of a product like the Big Kitty team having helped build over 75+ startups in 12 years. Dan's key skills are ideation, future-remixing, intellectual property, tech relationships, momentum culture. He’s a known super-connector of the Central Ohio startup scene and enjoys his off time (as if there is any), playing electronic music, enjoying his cats, conducting crazy experiments on fiverr, and his wife and her yarn rabbit in Columbus, Ohio.
March 25, 2021
Chris is founder of 24 companies in high tech, consumer goods, health, and manufacturing. His products have been sold in more than 11,000 stores in 23 countries. He has users of his tech products in 148 countries across the globe.
His newest venture is Gusher. “Having started many companies I kept running into the same issue over and over...the best ideas and entrepreneurs were not getting funded and their ideas never saw the light of day. These entrepreneurs weren't getting funded for the most idiotic of reasons...they were not in the right city, or they didn't have the right connections, or they didn't attend the right school, they didn't "look" a certain way, they were too old, they were too young, they were the wrong gender or race, they didn't have the right experience, the right team, or or or or or...you name it and they were rejected because of it. But rarely was the true reason they were rejected because of their idea.
I believe great ideas can come from anyone anywhere. And I believe the market and not venture capitalists should be the judge of whether or not these ideas see the light of day.
So I created Gusher. Gusher is the simple, quick, and easy way to create and build a startup. Without the need for investors. Without the need for capital. How? Gusher helps Entrepreneurs create and launch startups using performance equity. We have hundreds of founders and companies from across the globe. Everything from technology, media, and health to design, finance, and gaming.“
April 8, 2021
Darius Norwood is a serial entrepreneur building an eco-system at the intersection of the entertainment and real estate industries with his company Norwood & Co. After founding the nationally recognized Coca-Cola-sponsored Music Festival, ChirpFest at Ball State University; Norwood gained his business intellect from his time specializing in business development managing $10M+ territories with multiple Fortune 500 companies.
Now as a corporate dropout, Norwood provides a framework for brands to scale their business through storytelling in a way that aligns with their audience to drive demand, create buyers and loyalty. Norwood is also the podcast co-host of “All Things Career;” a show full of career hacks that helps professionals climb the corporate ladder and full of frameworks that entrepreneurs can directly apply while building their business. In his free, time you can most likely find Norwood in the gym listening to audiobooks or spending time with his college sweetheart, Kirsten.
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April 15, 2021
Vineet is a proven product focused executive, specializing in full lifecycle medical device development and commercial access. A co-founder of Genetesis, Inc., He is highly proficient in technical and corporate strategy implementation efforts in fast-paced teams building breakthrough technology. At Genetesis, Vineet has effectively organized and managed teams in a variety of cross functional disciplines, including hardware engineering, executive management, manufacturing and field service operations, investor relations, and quality management in order to guide the company's biomagnetic technology through the R&D, manufacturing, and regulatory lifecycles. Vineet has a background in Electrical and Biomedical Engineering from Case Western Reserve University, with several years of experience in biomedical research, medical devices, and electronics engineering.
Manny Setegn is the co-founder and Chief Technology Officer of Genetesis, Inc. He studied Computer Science and Engineering + Economics at the Ohio State University, for 2 years before taking a leave of absence to pursue Genetesis as a full-time opportunity. He has approximately 9 years of programming experience, and 7 years in a professional setting. His background is in applied image processing, segmentation, reconstruction, and 3D imaging using a variety of complex algorithms to solve problems in medical computing. During the inception of Genetesis, he used his background to implement early forms of our system architecture to rapidly develop prototypes of 3D image viewers of hearts segmented from a 3D stack of MRI/CT images. Furthermore, he co-registered our proprietary datasets onto these anatomical images to provide further functional insights. More recently, he's adapted his skill set to be broadly applicable to include Web Development/Programming, System Architecture Design and Implementation, DevOps, Cloud technologies, and general end to end software delivery. He's been applying his cross-functional skill set to lead a team of skilled engineers with many disciplines to deliver the CardioFlux MCG to the mass market.
Peeyush Shrivastava has 8 years of experience as a serial medical device entrepreneur and technologist. He currently serves as co-founder and CEO of Genetesis, where he has raised over $20 million in venture capital financing and led the company through FDA approval and commercial launch of its flagship product, CardioFlux. Prior to Genetesis, Peeyush co-founded and served as the inaugural Chief Strategy Officer of Proscia, a leading digital health company where he managed business development efforts. Peeyush studied Biomedical Science at The Ohio State University, but left early to pursue his entrepreneurial efforts as a Thiel Fellow.