Entrepreneurs, Community Organizers & Industry Leaders


Tom Donaldson

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Executive Coach, Tom Donaldson and Company

Emmelyn Wang

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Amazon Web Services (AWS)
Global Business Development Lead, AWS Marketplace

Dallas API

Meet Up Organizer

Teresa Anaya

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BSA/AML Officer, TrustToken

Cryptocurrency Compliance and Investigations


Laura Tamayo

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Founder, Intercultural Translations 

Host, Meet the Neighbor


Karla Fisher

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CEO, Authentic Web Solutions

Attorney Tammy Allison

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Assistant General Counsel, Department of Justice Federal Bureau of Prisons


Michelle Wintersteen

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Brand Designer, Creative Director & Content Creator,

MKW Creative Co.

Christiana Yebra

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CEO, Vouch

Creator, Currently Events

Jonathan Chavez

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Venture Associate, Capital Factory

Leah Frazier

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Journalist, Publicist, Model, Best Selling Author, TEDx Speaker

CEO, Think Three Media


Thomas Foley

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Entrepreneur, Professor, Attorney

Director, The Study USA

Danica Hershberger

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Managing Director, Bill J Priest Small Business Innovation Center at Dallas College


Erin Gregor

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Co-Founder, Innovation Media Enterprises

Founder, Entrepreneur Summit

Syya Yasotornrat

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Co-Founder, Innovation Media Enterprises

Dallas Co-Chair, Global Leaders Organization

Megan Smith

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Entrepreneur & Freelance Creative

Co-Organizer, Creative Mornings Dallas

Jason Straughan

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CEO, CodeUp

Trey Bowles

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Executive Chairman, The DEC Network

President, InnoCity Partners

Co-Lead, City of Dallas Task Force for Entrepreneurship & Innovation

Benjamin J. Vann

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CEO, Impact Ventures

Leader, Black Innovation Alliance

Recognized, D Magazine Dallas' 500 Most Influential CEO's 2021


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Creator, Food Writer & 

Local Restaurant Expert

Mishty Deb

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Founding Partner, LaSusa & Deb, PLLC


Val Jean-Bart

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Owner, Val's Cheesecakes

Zarin Gracey

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Director, Office of Business Diversity 

City of Dallas

Jennifer Carter

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Entrepreneur & Freelance Creative

Co-Organizer, Creative Mornings Dallas

Shanthi Rajaram

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CEO, Amazech

President, DFW ATW

Stephanie Alsbrooks Hanson

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President, TriColor Financial 

Former Founder, defi SOLUTIONS



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CEO, Nexus PMG


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