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Lana Boone

    Lana Boone is the owner of Kurly Klips - the world's first natural hair clip-in extension brand. 

    In less than 5 years, Kurly Klips has:

    Generated more than a million dollars in sales
    Shipped to more than 50 countries
    Collected more than 1700 on-site reviews 
    Has 100k social media followers
    Been featured in top publications such as Essence Magazine, the Huffington Post, and Black Hair UK.

    It is the world's top destination for natural hair clip-ins.

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    Roman Ponos

      Roman S. Ponos is an international development professional with over 20 years of progressive management and operations experience spanning several functional disciplines (business development, human resources, project management, operations) with corporations as well as donor-funded and multi-national organizations in the United States, the Middle East, Africa, Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union.

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      Jeffrey Cherry

        Over the last 30 years Jeff has been a designer, CEO, educator, consultant and investor. He enjoys the creative process, both from an artistic and organizational perspective. Currently he's bringing these divergent experiences together in order to help companies develop more conscious, purpose-driven business models; and to help investors build societal as well as financial value.

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        Ashlee Ammons

          Kerry Schrader and Ashlee Ammons are a dynamic Mother/Daughter duo, who are in the new wave of entrepreneurs re-imagining daily life, creating services that make work and play simpler, better and more satisfying. Without formal tech backgrounds, they’ve blazed trails in the male-dominated tech startup space with their company, Mixtroz which makes networking experiences more valuable.

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          Kerry Schrader

            Kerry Schrader and Ashlee Ammons are a dynamic Mother/Daughter duo, who are in the new wave of entrepreneurs re-imagining daily life, creating services that make work and play simpler, better and more satisfying. Without formal tech backgrounds, they’ve blazed trails in the male-dominated tech startup space with their company, Mixtroz which makes networking experiences more valuable.

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            John Doffing

              Entrepreneur John Doffing has pursued two parallel passions: technology and art.  Early in his career, John worked with a number of bleeding-edge startups in Virtual Reality (first-generation HMDs for consumer gaming applications), 3D Graphics (stereoscopic display, NURBs modeling, full-body laser scanning, motion-capture), and Human-Computer Interaction (haptic interfaces).  During this period, John also worked on a series of groundbreaking online art projects and exhibitions, and curated his first 'real world' art show in a small San Francisco art gallery in 2002.  This fir

              Le MONADE

                Le MONADE is a beverage boutique offering unique small-batch drink mixers, blends and syrups that can be used for refreshing, family friendly drinks or crafty cocktails. And that’s just where it begins.

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