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2020 Speakers

Explore our 140+ speakers that made Global Entrepreneurship Week Fort Worth 2021 the largest GEW in the United States.

Ahmad Goree
Ahmad Goree
Lead Economic Development Specialist - US Small Business Administration
Andrew Hodge
Andrew Hodge
Director of Innovative Instructional Models - Texas Education Agency
Andrew Kussmaul
Andrew Kussmaul
Founder & Attorney - Kussmaul Legal
Andrew W. Seibert
Andrew W. Seibert
Chairman - Tarrant County Furniture Bank
Andy Stoll
Andy Stoll
Senior Program Officer of Ecosystem Development - Kauffman Foundation
Anette Nordvall
Anette Nordvall
Investor - Butterfly Ventures
Anna Crelia
Anna Crelia
Co-Founder
Art Tsymbal
Art Tsymbal
CEO - Artkai
Ashton Kennedy
Ashton Kennedy
Head of Production - Groove Jones
Benjamin Hudgins
Benjamin Hudgins
Founder - Novak Hair Studios
Benjamin Vann
Benjamin Vann
Founder & CEO - Impact Ventures
Betsy Price
Betsy Price
Mayor - City of Fort Worth
Bill Reichert
Bill Reichert
Partner - Pegasus Tech Ventures
Brad Lobner
Brad Lobner
Financial Advisor - Northwestern Mutual
Brandom Gengelbach
Brandom Gengelbach
President - Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce
Brittany Chang
Brittany Chang
4th Grade Teacher
Brittany Rosenberg
Brittany Rosenberg
Material Management Planners - City of Fort Worth
Carl Fritjofsson
Carl Fritjofsson
Partner - Creandum Venture Capital
Carolyn Cason
Carolyn Cason
Professor Emeritas - College of Nursing and Health Innovation
Carolyn Daniels
Carolyn Daniels
Ziglar Realty
Cathy Trinh
Cathy Trinh
Assistant Director - Tech FW
Charletra Sharp
Charletra Sharp
Director for Economic Mobility - Center for Transforming Lives
Charlotte Danielsson
Charlotte Danielsson
Infiniti Law
Chavelle Sangokoya
Chavelle Sangokoya
Management Consultant - Brand of STL
Cheryl Jones
Cheryl Jones
Economic Development Specialist - City of Fort Worth
Cheryle Hays
Cheryle Hays
Director of Outreach and Development - Rising Tide Initiative
Courtney Gumbleton
Courtney Gumbleton
Owner & Co-Founder - Locavore
Crystal Rentz
Crystal Rentz
Director of Innovation - Duncanville ISD
Dane Stangler
Dane Stangler
Founder - Shuttlecock Consulting
Darlene Boudreaux
Darlene Boudreaux
Ecosystem Builder - CFO - Various
Darlisa Diltz
Darlisa Diltz
Entrepreneur Educator - NTEETC
David Steed
David Steed
Chief Revenue Officer - Equus Quo
Dawna Hyacinth
Dawna Hyacinth
Founder & CEO - EcoCreationz
Denita Lacking Quinn
Denita Lacking Quinn
Outreach Specialist - City of Dallas
DeRon Talley
DeRon Talley
Director of Marketing and Communications - Louisiana SBDC
Devan Peplow
Devan Peplow
Program Manager - TechFW
Donalisa Stinyard
Donalisa Stinyard
Drew Wilson
Drew Wilson
Investor - Cowtown Angels
Eduardo Zaldivar
Eduardo Zaldivar
Venture Partner, Investor - Republic, Clovis Point Capital
Edward Morgan
Edward Morgan
CEO - Revitalize Charging Solutions, Inc
Eli Logan
Eli Logan
Hyperpreneur | Founder - Elilogan
Elyse Dickerson
Elyse Dickerson
CEO & Founder - Eosera
Erica Hersh
Erica Hersh
Regional Lending Manager - People Fund
Farhaj Mayan
Farhaj Mayan
Founder - Kana
Fay Howard
Fay Howard
Foward Cities
Fernanda Todeschini
Fernanda Todeschini
Sustainability Consultant - MAG Collective
Frankie Simmons
Frankie Simmons
Owner & Operator - Frankie Consults LLC
George Seay II
George Seay II
Founder & Chairman - Annandale Capital
Gerard Daily
Gerard Daily
Founder - Record Town
Gwen Wilson
Gwen Wilson
Assistant Director - - City of Fort Worth
Hadley Woerner
Hadley Woerner
Regional President - Frost Bank
Harold Hogue
Harold Hogue
Managing Partner - CoSpero
Heather Emmanuel Ormand
Heather Emmanuel Ormand
CEO - Nexus Recovery Inc.
Holly Burrow
Holly Burrow
Business Advisor - People Fund
Humberto Antunes
Humberto Antunes
Partner, Past CEO & President of Galderma - Gore Range Capital
Issiah Thomas
Issiah Thomas
Founder - Networking Knights
Jakayla Dixon
Jakayla Dixon
Founder & CEO
Jana Hill
Jana Hill
Adult Services Manager - Fort Worth Public Library
Jasmin Brand
Jasmin Brand
Founder - Her Texas
Jason Suder
Jason Suder
Founder - Tulips
Jeffrey McGee
Jeffrey McGee
Professor - The University of Texas at Arlington
Jennifer Onwumere
Jennifer Onwumere
CEO & Podcast Host - Entrepaidneur, The Entrepaidneur Podcast
Jessica Bahlman
Jessica Bahlman
CMO & Co-Founder - iOpen Innovations
Jessica Vittorio
Jessica Vittorio
Managing Attorney - The Law Office of Jessica Vittorio, PLLC
Jim Dunlap
Jim Dunlap
CIO - Kendra Scott
John David Bartlett
John David Bartlett
Musician
John Dearie
John Dearie
President - Center for American Entrepreneurship
Jonathan Chavez
Jonathan Chavez
Venture Associate - Capital Factory
Jonathan Morris
Jonathan Morris
Owner, Hotelier, TV Host - Fort Worth Barber Shop & The Lathery / Hotel Dryce / Magnolia Network's "Self-Employed"
Jonathan Ortmans
Jonathan Ortmans
President & Founder - Global Entrepreneurship Network
Judy Goss
Judy Goss
Founder & CEO - What Women Want Networking
Kate Hodel
Kate Hodel
Project Manager - KC Sourcelink
Kathy Taylor
Kathy Taylor
Life Coach, Speaker, Author
Katie Combs
Katie Combs
Adult Programming Librarian - Fort Worth Public Library
Kevin Henry
Kevin Henry
CEO & Founder - Accountable HQ
Kimberly Mayer
Kimberly Mayer
University of Texas at Arlington
Kym Glass
Kym Glass
Connected Community Builder
LaDondra Hervey
LaDondra Hervey
President, Coach, Author
Lady J
Lady J
CEO - Arts Vision DFW
Laima Kauspadiene
Laima Kauspadiene
Co-Founder - Cleantech Cluster Lithuania (Lithuania)
Leah Frazier
Leah Frazier
President & Model - Three Three Media
Logan Speights
Logan Speights
Founder - Triple Eights
Marco Johnson
Marco Johnson
Network Builder - Sparkyard
Maria Swartz
Maria Swartz
Head of Strategic Collaborations Office - Linkoping University (Sweden)
Marilyn K. Wiley
Marilyn K. Wiley
Dean and Professor of Finance - G. Brint Ryan College of Business, University of North Texas
Marissa Heyl
Marissa Heyl
Creative-in-Cheif - Symbology Clothing
Marissa Heyl
Marissa Heyl
Founder - Symbology
Mark Cuban
Mark Cuban
CEO
Mashaal Atif
Mashaal Atif
Material Management Planner - City of Fort Worth
Mathias Bjorkholm
Mathias Bjorkholm
CEO - Pickit
Matthew Clark
Matthew Clark
Professor - UTA
Meghan Jarrell
Meghan Jarrell
Owner - Moxxie Concepts, Event Management & Consulting
Melissa Ice
Melissa Ice
Co-Founder - The Worthy Co.
Melody Kresser
Melody Kresser
Director of Marketing - United Way of Tarrant County
Michael Sherrod
Michael Sherrod
Director TCU/Coleman Entrepreneurship Fellows Program - Neeley School of Business, Texas Christian University
Michel Wendell
Michel Wendell
General Partner - Nexit Ventures
MiShon Landry
MiShon Landry
CEO - Inclusive Leadership Institute
Nathan Knuth
Nathan Knuth
President & CEO
Niccolina Clements Mangroo
Niccolina Clements Mangroo
Product & Program Management - Google for Education
Nicholas Pascale
Nicholas Pascale
Director - Social-Emotional Learning at Uplift Education
Nichole Masters Henry
Nichole Masters Henry
Vice President of Residential Services - SafeHaven of Tarrant County
Nirit Harel
Nirit Harel
Patrik Melander
Patrik Melander
Partner International Growth - Sensative
Paul Nichols
Paul Nichols
Executive Director - Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, The University of Texas at Dallas
Peter Sibner
Peter Sibner
Vice President - ESMG North America
Philip Sangokoya
Philip Sangokoya
Cofounder & Vice President - BRAND (Business Resource Association for Networking & Development) & U.S. Bank Community Development Corporation
Pleshette Carmouche
Pleshette Carmouche
Senior Tax and Financial Planner - Clarifying Solutions
Rachel Miller
Rachel Miller
Founder & CEO - Bloodscore
Rachel West
Rachel West
Director of Business Development - RevTech Ventures
Reny Greenleaf
Reny Greenleaf
CFO - JDL Securities
Richard B. Dasher
Richard B. Dasher
Director - US-Asia Technology Management Center, Stanford University
Rita Alfaro
Rita Alfaro
Music Librarian - Fort Worth Public Library
Rodney D’Souza
Rodney D’Souza
Managing Director - TCU - Institute of Entrepreneurship & Innovation
Roshini Dhatingan
Roshini Dhatingan
Scott Parsinen
Scott Parsinen
Sales Director, UTA Alumni - Gozova
Sean Croxton
Sean Croxton
Founder & CEO - Underground Wellness
Shanika Graham-White
Shanika Graham-White
Recipe Developer + Content Creator - Orchids + Sweet Tea
Sheryle Gillihan
Sheryle Gillihan
CEO & Co-Owner - CauseLabs, PBC
Sridhar Yerramreddy
Sridhar Yerramreddy
Founder & CEO - Oculus Health
Stacey Stormo
Stacey Stormo
Founder & Sustainability Designer - Stormo & Co.
Suzanne Richards
Suzanne Richards
Coordinator - EnVision Center
Tamara Payne
Tamara Payne
Founder & Owner - Ensemble Coworking
Taru Pilvi
Taru Pilvi
Innovation Director - Tampere University (Finland)
Taylor Willis
Taylor Willis
Co-Founder - The Welman Project
Tom Le
Tom Le
CEO and Co-Founder - LURACO Technologies, Inc.
Tracy Irby
Tracy Irby
Associate Director - Texas Woman's University - Center for Women Entrepreneurs
Trent Barron
Trent Barron
Pitchbook Analyst - UNT Health Science Center
Tyler Asher
Tyler Asher
Center Director - Tennessee Small Business Development Center
Tyler Emler
Tyler Emler
VP of Corporate Relations - United Way of Tarrant County
Vanessa Barker
Vanessa Barker
Co-Founder - The Welman Project
Veena Somareddy
Veena Somareddy
Co-founder and CTO - NeuroRehabVR
Veronica Sauto
Veronica Sauto
CEO, Representative for Ministry of Economy of the Mexican Government - Saltus Training Group LLC,
Victor Johnson
Victor Johnson
Author and Inspirational Speaker - Nico Don Projects
Walker Lutringer
Walker Lutringer
Director - Accelerate DFW Foundation
Yanira Borges
Yanira Borges
Co-Founder - She Dares Collective
Young Lee
Young Lee
Director for Talent and Leadership - Teach for America
Zach Weismann
Zach Weismann
Founder & CEO - MAG Impact Collective