Last Year Speakers

Jim Sonefeld
Jim SonefeldDrummer
Kassy Alia Ray
Kassy Alia RayCEO/Founder
Harry M. Lightsey III
Harry M. Lightsey IIISecretary of Commerce, South Carolina Department of Commerce
Jerrell Moore
Jerrell MooreExecutive Vice President & Chief Diversity Officer
Jon Yarian
Jon YarianChief of Staff
Roshanda Pratt
Roshanda PrattFounder, Speaker, Author
Patrick Bryant
Patrick BryantFounder
Chris Phillips
Chris PhillipsFounder
Dom Mjartan
Dom MjartanCEO
Dave Ingram
Dave IngramCoFounder
Chris Heivly
Chris HeivlyFounder
Barb Royal
Barb RoyalExecutive Director, Entrepreneur
Cathy Hayes
Cathy HayesIndustry Manager
Dr. Juliana Larossi
Dr. Juliana LarossiInvestor, Mentor, Professor
Velecia L. Williams
Velecia L. WilliamsFounder
Corey Jackson
Corey JacksonFounder/CEO
Rita Patel
Rita PatelCofounder
Karen Jenkins
Karen JenkinsPresident/CEO of KRJ Consulting and Chair of the Columbia Chamber of Commerce
Meghan Hickman
Meghan Hickman Certified EOS Implementor
Cait Maloney
Cait MaloneySenior Art Director
Crush Rush
Crush RushFreelance Photographer
Lynn Luc
Lynn LucFounder
Eva Foussat
Eva FoussatOwner


Christina Lock
Christina LockCEO and Founder at Catch Talent
Chad Norman
Chad NormanChief Operating Officer at Catch Talent
Herbert Drayton
Herbert DraytonManaging Partner, HI Mark Capital
Keynote Speaker, John Hill
Keynote Speaker, John HillEvengelist at Techstars
Chris Heivly
Chris HeivlyFounder of Mapquest and Managing Director at Build the Fort
Breanna Bre Spaulding
Breanna Bre SpauldingMcNair Institute for Entrepreneurism and Free Enterprise at UofSC and Associate, Coax Strategies
Patrick Bryant
Patrick BryantSerial software entrepreneur and CEO of CODE/+/TRUST
Mara Zepeda
Mara ZepedaCo-Founder and Managing Director of Zebras Unite Zebras Unite
Nell Fuller
Nell FullerFounder and CE of femme x COLUMBIA and femmeCAPITAL
Katie Wilson
Katie WilsonFounder, Studio Willow
Brandon Gantt
Brandon GanttFounder and CEO at Save A Plate
Sean McCrossin
Sean McCrossinFounder, Drip and SCOOPY DOO
Jill Rowley
Jill RowleySocial Selling evangelist and GTM Advisor & LP, Stage 2 Capital
Lasenta Lewis-Ellis
Lasenta Lewis-EllisPresident & CEO LLE Construction Group, LLC
Michael Duganier
Michael DuganierPresident, COO, Owner All In Restaurant Group
Dr. Melissa Milanak
Dr. Melissa MilanakChief Wellbeing Officer, Accelarise
Jack Harvey
Jack HarveyCEO, Accelarise
Shannan Clarke
Shannan ClarkeFounder & CEO, Queen & Baby
Terrell Turner
Terrell TurnerFounder, TLTurner Group
Sean Powers
Sean PowersFounder, Copyt
Kelvin Davis
Kelvin DavisFounder, Notoriously Dapper
Caroline Crowder
Caroline CrowderExecutive Director, GrowCo
CT Nguyen
CT NguyenChair of Interior Design and Preservation Design, Savannah College of Art and Design
Derek Tsuboi
Derek TsuboiManaging Partner, Rediscover Digital
Amy Beth Franks
Amy Beth FranksOwner, The Gourmet Shop
Brandon Brooks
Brandon BrooksFounding Partner, Overlooked Ventures
Starlitt Miller
Starlitt MillerCEO and Founder, Transity Tools, Inc and Star Accounting and Business Solutions
Jimmy Banyas
Jimmy BanyasFounder at PunchList
Kristen Jerome
Kristen JeromePartner, Bauknight Pietras & Stormer
Wade Caughman
Wade CaughmanDirector of Development, Jams + Stark
Zach Lawley
Zach LawleyDirector of Business Development, guHRoo
Julie Delong
Julie DelongOwner, Backyard Bookkeepers
Alex English
Alex EnglishDirector of Business Development, Jams + Stark
Charlie Banks
Charlie BanksCo-Founder and Managing Director, VentureSouth
Lanford Holloway
Lanford HollowayFounder and CEO, TerraStride, Inc.
Laura Boccanfuso
Laura BoccanfusoCEO, Van Robotics, Inc.
Daniel Andrews
Daniel AndrewsCoach and Convener, Network In Action
Aaron Taylor
Aaron TaylorManaging Attorney, Cedar Tree Law Firm
Matt Morley
Matt MorleyCofounder and Chief Investment Officer, Pendleton Street Business Advisors
Ben Gustafson
Ben GustafsonCoFounder, Classroom Mosaic
Greg Hilton
Greg HiltonFounder, SOCO
Brooks Boland
Brooks BolandCEO, Minos Technology
Monique McDaniels
Monique McDanielsVP of Community Engagement, Goodwill Industries of Upstate/Midlands SC
Duke Hartman
Duke HartmanCEO, Integer Technologies
Erin Mehagan
Erin MehaganFounder, Livi Lou Laine
Josh Snead
Josh SneadCEO, Rainwalk
Jade Pruett
Jade PruettFounder, HelloSEO
Bryan Murdaugh
Bryan MurdaughOwner, Fivable