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Stacey Vanek Smith

is the co-host of NPR's The Indicator from Planet Money, and author of Machiavelli For Women

Seth Levine

is the co-author of The New Builders and Managing Director of Foundry Group

Elizabeth MacBride

is the co-author of The New Builders and founder of Times of Entrepreneurship

Scott Stein

is the director of service designer at Year Up

Dan Sachs

is the Executive Director, Education and Programs of the Polsky Center at The University of Chicago

Pam Klaus

is the Director of the Center for Franchise Development at Missouri Western State University

Chrys Hutchings

is the Associate Director at the Bates Center for Entrepreneurship and Leadership at Lewis & Clark

Amelia Schaffner

is the Director at the Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation at Emory University

Joseph Nkandu

is the Executive Director of NUCAFE

Emily Petermann

is a Miller Center for Social Entrepreneurship Fellow

Elsbeth TeBrake

has 20+ years in high-tech innovative transformation, and now writes, mentors and coaches

Laura Fredricks

is CEO and FOUNDER of THE ASK© a step-by-step empowerment guide

Jim McKelvey

is co-founder of Square, Inc. and author of "The Innovation Stack"

Jackie Amable

is the Managing Director at Venture for Climate Tech

Marilyn Waite

is the author of Sustainability at Work and leads climate+clean energy finance @ Hewlett Foundation

Brigit Helms

is executive director, Miller Center for Social Entrepreneurship

Max Steitz

is co-founder and co-director of Glass Half Full NOLA

Lauren Brohawn

is the Associate Director of the Alaska Airlines Environmental Innovation Challenge

Kimiloluwa Fafowora

is a Partner at The Dorm Room Fund and MBA Candidate at Stanford

Dina H. Sherif

is Executive Director at the Legatum Center for Development and Entrepreneurship @ MIT

Sarah Goforth

Executive Director, Office of Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the University of Arkansas

Holly DeArmond

Managing Director at the Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship at the University of Maryland

Matt Smilor

is the Director of Director, Values and Ventures Program at the Texas Christian University

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