Clint Crowe / Elite Event Rental

During his Freshman year of college, Clint Crowe Co-Founded Elite Event Rental. Elite is a full service tent and event rental store located in Marietta, Georgia. What started as a college side hustle quickly grew into one of Atlanta’s premier sources for tents, temporary structures, and event equipment. Continue reading

Darrah Brustein / Author & Founder of Life by Design

Darrah Brustein is an author and two-time founder with a payment processing company spanning 38 states and a networking events company which serves 30,000+ people. She contributes to Forbes, Entrepreneur, and Thrive Global on networking, entrepreneurship and creating a life of your own design Continue reading

Michael Gargiulo / VPN.com

Michael is 26 and the CEO at VPN.com where he wants to provide a VPN to 100 million people by 2022. He has founded several other projects including selling more than $2.5 million dollars in unwanted gift cards and founding the well-known website, CoolMathGames.com which we grew to more than 3 million visitors per month. Continue reading

Michael Murphy / Murph’s Surf

There I was sitting on this busted up board on a ocean off of Thailand, In the gulf of Siam sipping on a luke warm questionable beverage enjoying some sick sunset dropping in front of me then it hit me, I want to do this for the rest of my life and I wanted to share the experience with other people. Continue reading

Alex Membrillo / Cardinal Digital Marketing

Alex Membrillo is the CEO of Cardinal, a digital marketing agency focused on growing multi location companies. His work as CEO of Cardinal also recently earned him the honor of being selected as a 2015 and 2016 Top 20 Entrepreneur of metro Atlanta by TiE Atlanta Continue reading

Bob Vale / Clearstar

Robert “Bob” Vale, Chief Executive Officer, founded ClearStar in partnership with Ken Dawson and William White. He is actively involved in developing business strategy and meeting with clients and business partners to discuss the direction of the background screening industry. Continue reading

Alex Han / PupWalkr

Alex Han grew up in Georgia, graduated from Georgia Tech, and started his career at SunTrust Robinson Humphrey. And with one classic Millennial decision, he adopted a greyhound and found himself trying to care for his dog while working in investment banking. Not a great fit. Continue reading

Rich Simons / EDGE Business Systems

Rich Simons is a founding partner at EDGE Business Systems who helps growing organizations acquire office technology solutions, specifically copy-print-scan devices, custom for their business. Continue reading

Sean Graham / 12 Hour Week

  • Fitness club industry veteran 26 years; 14 clubs, 200,000 members, $20 million annual revenues
  • Developed “12 Hour Week” to help business owners and sales professionals create and implement relationship marketing followup and operating systems that cut their work time by 75%

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Tom Valentine / Valentine Solutions LLC

Tom Valentine was born in Alliance, Ohio and currently resides in Milton, Georgia. He was married on Valentine’s Day to his awesome bride Debora. Father of 2 boys Zac (31) and Victor (17) & have a hunting dog named Romeo & cat Rocco. Tom graduated from West Liberty State University, WV in 1987 with a Marketing Major with Minor in Computer Science. Continue reading