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Founder and Creator of Shazam, Entrepreneur, Inventor, and Tech Investor
Spend time with inventor Chris Barton and you’ll be inspired to believe anything is possible. His positive energy to make seemingly impossible ideas come to life is absolutely contagious. Chris’s latest venture, Guard, uses AI to detect drowning in swimming pools – a never-before accomplished effort. Chris’s best-known creation is Shazam, the app that changed the way the world discovers music. With over 2 billion downloads, Shazam is a global phenomenon and Apple’s sixth-largest acquisition. The app lets people identify songs out of thin air from anywhere they are, making it nothing short of pure magic. Chris holds 12 patents and played key roles in the early days of Google and Dropbox. He believes his dyslexia helps him uncover novel solutions to obstacles and to achieving audacious goals. In his speeches, Chris shares his Start From Zero thinking method of questioning assumptions and challenging conventional wisdom. His amazing story and storytelling completely captivate audiences and inspires them to make big things happen in their organizations – to create magic in defiance of the obstacles.
NBA Mindset Coach, Wall St Journal Best Selling Author and Top 50 Worldwide Motivational Speaker
David is a Top 50 Worldwide Keynote Speaker in the World (Real Leaders). From high-level keynotes to in-depth workshops to yearly consulting, David is a captivating storyteller with a style that’s as interactive as it is impactful. David is one the TOP Mindset Speaker/High Performance Speakers in the world today!
SERIAL ENTREPRENEUR & INVENTOR, Automated retail & WEB3 Pioneer
Dawn Dickson is a serial entrepreneur and inventor with over 20 years of experience in technology and business development. She has founded six successful cash flow positive companies since 2001, including Flat Out of Heels (2011) and PopCom (2017) and has successfully exited one company (Lifestyle Cafe, 2021). Dawn is the first female founder globally to raise over $1M secure token offering under a Reg CF of the JOBS Act. She is considered to be a pioneer in Web3 and equity crowdfunding and her company PopCom leverages AI, facial recognition, and blockchain technology to revolutionize retail.
Founder & CEO of FUBU, Star of ABC’s Shark Tank
From humble beginnings to a self-made multimillionaire with over $6 billion to date in global product sales and a starring role on ABC’s business reality TV show, Shark Tank. As "The People's Shark", Daymond continues to set standards of excellence while expanding his interests in fashion, branding, marketing, consulting, entertainment, and beyond. Virtual Programs Now Available
Award-Winning Poet, Performer, & Educator
Denice Frohman is an award-winning poet whose work explores the intersections of race/ethnicity, gender, sexuality, and the “in-betweenness” that exists in us all.
Dese’Rae L. Stage
ARTIST, MOM, SUICIDOLOGIST, SPEAKER, ACTIVIST
The nutshell: Dese'Rae is an artist, mom, suicidologist, and advocate/activist (which of the latter depends on how angry she is). Available for Virtual Programming
Author & Actress from Orange is the New Black & Jane the Virgin
Named one of the top 10 Latina actresses to watch by Variety magazine, Diane Guerrero draws from her personal and professional experiences to inspire audiences that success is possible—no matter the obstacles in your way.
Star of FX TV’s Pose and Starz TV's American Gods
Model, Actress, Author, Advocate and Activist Dominique Jackson is best known for her leading role of Elektra Abundance on the FX television series Pose.
Dr. Jane Goodall
Legendary Primatologist & Environmentalist
Jane Goodall, dubbed by her biographer "the woman who redefined man," has changed our perceptions of primates, people, and the connection between the two. Over the past 45 years, Goodall herself has also evolved — from steadfast scientist to passionate conservationist and humanitarian.
Dr. Rick Stevenson
Filmmaker, Philosopher, Listener
Through The 5000 Days Project and the StoryQ Method of inquiry, he is on a mission to help create a generation of self-empowered game-changers who realize that the choices they make every moment of every day can help them become exactly who they wish to be.