January 6, 2023
Dr Laine Powell is the Founder of Tech Sassy Girlz, an organization that focuses on introducing girls to STEM at Title 1 schools in Orlando
May 19, 2022
Keith Chapman is an Orlando Native who's bringing his energy and heart to the city while uniting the community
March 28, 2022
Bess Auer is a third generation central Florida resident who proudly gives back to her home state with her passion for community building
July 30, 2021
Michelle Welch is an entrepreneur and coach in the cleaning industry who fiercely changed the narrative of her life and stepped into her own power, leading a life that brings freedom for herself, her children as well as inspiration to the people around her.
June 11, 2021
Sheena Fowler is the VP of Innovation at the Orlando Economic Partnership, the Orlando Film Commissioner and an Executive to the Orlando Tech Council.
March 16, 2020
Originally from Brooklyn NY, Ricardo Williams moved to Florida with his family back when he was in middle school. He graduated high school here, but headed off to NY where he attended Pace University in downtown Manhattan.
February 20, 2020
Born and raised in Miami, Marlon Gutierrez made the move to Orlando when he decided to attend UCF. This was his first time being exposed to Orlando and living away from home.
February 11, 2020
Obie Diaz is a Morning Show host on 92.3FM with the Obie and Ashley show. He is the Founder of a local mens group, Sons of Thunder, a Brotherhood laser focused on being better men in the households, community & work spaces.
November 21, 2018
Michael Buffa is the President of the Orlando Whiskey Society and Founder of The Buffa Bittering Company. A graduate of Georgia Tech, he moved to Orlando with his wife and found purpose and authentic connection through the enjoyment and education of whiskey.
November 5, 2018
This week I had a chance to sit down with the Co-Founder of brandXR and IndieNomicon, Kunal Patel. His leadership here in the Orlando’s Gaming Industry is widely known and respected, and as a fellow Detroit native, I was pretty excited to sit down with him and hear his story and the passions that drive him.
October 19, 2018
Stefan Price is a leader in Orlando’s Maker Culture and someone who continues to push his own boundaries of creativity and possibilities. His company makes prop sets, scenic works and special effects for companies like Disney, Universal and other themed attractions.
October 10, 2018
Carlos Carbonell is a local tech entrepreneur who chooses daily to live life to the fullest and to give back by lifting others up in his community.
October 3, 2018
Born in Winter Park, Florida, Russ Scala is taking his 40+ years in the health industry and focusing on Personalized Health. He is the Author of American Biohacker and the Founder of Scala Precision Health. He works with high functioning people, like athletes, musicians, entrepreneurs, etc., in order to help them optimize their health according to their Biochemical Individuality.
September 26, 2018
Eddie Selover is the Organizer of PechaKucha Orlando, the VP of Communications at CapAcuity, a Life Coach, Mentor, and a fan of old movies, literature and martinis.
September 18, 2018
Brett Young is the co-owner of Erb & Young Insurance, an agency with offices in Dr. Phillips and Melbourne, Florida that places a large focus on internal personal development and a strong corporate culture.
September 12, 2018
Diane Court and I met in 2010 at a meet-up group called Digital Media Bistro (or DM Bistro) in Downtown Orlando. I remember after the event we sat around and had a great one-on-one conversation around Tech and Orlando that lasted about an hour. It’s no surprise to see where she’s at now and I’m excited to share her story and what she’s up to!
September 5, 2018
Kay Rawlins is Co-Founder of Orlando City Soccer Club and serves as the VP of Community Relations with the Club and as the President of the Orlando City Foundation. She grew up in a town called Stoke-on-Trent, in the UK and eventually found her way to the U.S. where she would end up bringing soccer to the City Beautiful.
August 29, 2018
Jill Healey grew up in Bradenton, FL and is a graduate of the University of South Florida. She spent 15 years in Tampa before meeting her husband, who lived in Orlando, on a blind date. After 6 months of meeting, she found her way to Orlando.
August 22, 2018
Kelli Murray is an entrepreneur here in Orlando whose work is shaping how the healthcare industry faces challenges through innovation.
August 15, 2018
Robert Scott graduated from culinary school in 1994 and moved to Orlando in 2000 from Pennsylvania. He is the Co-Founder of Crooked Can Brewing in Winter Garden, FL
August 7, 2018
Ron is a well traveled social entrepreneur who’s curiosity and motivation has helped lead him to where he is now as the CEO of World Housing Solutions and as a community leader here in Orlando.
August 1, 2018
July 25, 2018
Rupert Meghnot is the CXO of Burnout Game Ventures, an Advisory Board Member of Orlando Entrepreneurs & IDEAS For Us. He’s a Mentor at Starter Studio and the Co-Organizer of 1 Million Cups in Orlando.
July 17, 2018
Mayor Gary Bruhn grew up in an Army family, traveled all over the world, worked the assembly line at GM, found his way to Florida and eventually became the Mayor of Windermere
July 4, 2018
Chris is the CEO of Think Minion, a digital media production house in Winter Garden focused on filming dynamic and engaging content. They create this content using the latest in technology trends and with their own unique and effective ways to tell the story of a company's products and services.
June 27, 2018
Elected in 2016 as Orange County's District 1 Commissioner, Betsy VanderLey is passionate about community and serving others.
June 20, 2018
Hernan Tagliani is the CEO/Founder of The Group Advertising, a national multicultural advertising/digital agency headquartered here in Orlando with offices in Miami and New York.
June 13, 2018
Scott is the Founder of Matthew’s Hope Ministries in West Orange County. He started the program in 2010 after learning about a homeless tent community in Winter Garden at a time during inclement weather.
June 10, 2018
Rich Johnson, AD is an Emmy Award winner, Ordained Jedi, Creative Director for Cannonball Kids’ cancer Foundation and the owner of Spectacle Photo.
June 6, 2018
Judge Eric Dubois is an Orange County Judge serving in the Civil Division. He was elected in November 2016 and began serving in January 2017.
May 28, 2018
David Brim is a marketing strategist, entrepreneur, investor and community leader living in Orlando. He is an Amazon Best Selling author and Board Member for Crossroads Corral. His primary focus is in online lead generation, business model development, commercial real estate, SaaS products and ecommerce products.
May 23, 2018
Charnel Wright is a Public Relations Media Strategist helping businesses and professionals with media training and image consulting. She operates her global business out of Orlando and just recently celebrated 10 years of business ownership.
May 16, 2018
Joel A. Montilla is an Attorney in the local Orlando area that focuses on Business and Corporate Law, Real Estate and Civil Litigation. His firm, The Montilla Law Firm, P.A., is located in downtown Orlando.
May 9, 2018
Gary Conroy is a local Entrepreneur that calls Orlando home and is currently disrupting the Education industry with his company, The Startup Studio.