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Alyssa Ilov

Innovation Director
PNC Financial Services

Amjed Osman

Co-Founder & General Partner
GreenLight Venture Partners, Inside the Green Room LLC

Andrew Bruening

Program Innovation Officer
PAST Foundation

Andrew Hawkins

President & Co-Founder

Apryl Beverly

Chief Word Stylist
BAAB Writing and Marketing Services

Baron Davis

NBA All-Star, Producer, Investor

Blitz Bazawule

Filmmaker, Musician, Author, and Visual Artist

Brandon Ford

Chief Accelerator Director
Lubrizol Life Science Accelerator Program

Brandon Pitts

Play One Up

Brooklyn McDaniels

Partner Manager, North America Sports

Bryan Michael Cox

Songwriter & Producer

Cecil Lipscomb

President & CEO
United Black Fund of Greater Cleveland, Inc.

Crystal Davis

Vice President of Policy & Strategy
Alliance for the Great Lakes

Donnie Bedney III

Co-Founder & Managing Partner
Hayti Capital

Dr. DJ Nag


Dr. Elijah Frazier

Founder & CEO
Prophet Consulting and Investments

Dr. Kaia Shivers

Ark Republic, Black Farmers Index

Dr. Shilpi Banerjee

Deputy General Counsel
Nationwide Children’s Hospital

Erica Fitzpatrick

Project Manager, Automation Skill Advancement
Swagelok Company

Francis Roberts

Head of Creator Partnerships
Snap Inc.

Freddy Collier Jr.

Sr. Vice President, Strategy & New Initiatives
Greater Cleveland Partnership

Genese Sarratt

Director of Community Engagement

Harold Lilly Jr.

Artist & Songwriter

Ibrahim Mohmed

CourtSide Media

Jacob VanRyan

Commissioner / CEO

Jalen Baldwin

Middle School Head Coach (School of One Graduate & former MCPC Employee)
The Foundry

Jared Bendis

Chair of Game Design
Cleveland Institute of Art

Jasmine Dixon

Vice President of Strategic Partnerships
Economic and Community Development Institute (ECDI)

Jasmine Golphin

Visual Artist & Associate Artistic Director
Maelstrom Collaborative Arts

Jeff Brancato

Executive Director
Northeast Ohio CyberConsortium

Jeff Charney

Founder & Chief Creative Officer
MKHSTRY (former CMO Progressive/Aflac)

Jehiel Oliver

Founder & CEO
Hello Tractor

Jing Lyon

Startup Programs Director

John Volquez

Drive Capital

Jorrel Batac

Chief Operating Officer

Josh Ott

Head of Revenue
The Shade Room

Joshua Edmonds


Kandis Williams

Executive Director
LISC Cleveland (Local Initiatives Support Corporation)

Keith Dorsey

Serial Entrepreneur & Founder
Young Guns Entertainment

Kim Foreman

Environmental Health Watch

Kyra Wells

Creative Marketing Designer
American Greetings

Lindsay Sims

Founder & CEO
Predictable Results Marketing

Lisa Francoeur

Co-Founder & Chief Revenue Officer
Crypto Tutors

Marianne Le Coyte Grinney

Co-Founder & Chief Clinical Officer
Held Mind

Marshall Lindsey

Vice President
Regiment Securities

Marzell Brown

Talent Management Lead
Rockwell Automation

Maurice Bachelor

Founder & CEO

Mayor Justin Bibb

Mayor of Cleveland
City of Cleveland

Mayor Quinton Lucas

Kansas City, Kansas

Mayor Shawyn Patterson

Mount Vernon, New York

Michael Crawford

Artist & Designer
Case Think[Box]

Michael Trebilcock, Jr.

Executive Vice President of Development

Michael Walton

Facilitator, Catalyst, Coach
Network Fellowship - Case Western Reserve University

Michele Pomerantz

Chief of Education
City of Cleveland

Michelle Rose

Executive Director
Ohio Means Jobs

Mike Nwankwo

Training Consultant
Corporate College

Moody Mattan

Founder & CEO

Nick Barendt

Executive Director
Institute for Smart, Secure and Connected Systems


Producer, Songwriter, Artist, DJ

Nwaka Onwusa

Music Historian & Enthusiast, Curator, Creative Director

PJ Farrell

Director of Esports
Cleveland State University

Raquel Robinson

Director of Programming

Rodney Williams

Co-Founder & President
SoLo Funds

Samantha Graf

Head of Customer Experience
Honeycomb Credit

Samir Hernandez

CEO & Founder
GTG Studios

Shannon McCue

CueCards Legal LLC

Shaundretta Boykins

Manager of Business Development and Entrepreneurship
Minority Business Development Division at the Ohio Department of Development

Shilpa Kedar

Executive Director, The Beth E. Mooney Center for Transformative Leadership
Cleveland State University

Sondra Palivoda

Director of Research
Team NEO

Soo-Youn Yi

Security & Governance Policy Director
PNC Financial Services

Starlyn Priest

Senior Managing Partner
Red Park Legal

Summer Willow Fitch

Sr. Partner & Principal
KABOD Consulting

Tamika Otis

Founder, CEO & Principal
KABOD Consulting Group

Timothy Lewis

Outreach Director & Special Events Coordinator
Rid-All Green Partnership

Wendy Slone

CEO & Founder

Will Toms

Speaker, Creative Coach & Entrepreneur

Zion Clark

Content Creator, Speaker, Author