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This event occurred on
August 9, 2019
5:00pm - 10:00pm EDT
(UTC -4hrs)
Hilliard, Ohio
United States

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2800 Walker Road
Hilliard, Ohio, 43026
United States
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Alisha Hopkins

Clinic Director, FNP, The Breathing Association

Bill Balderaz

President and Founder of Futurety
Bill Balderaz is the president and founder of Futurety, a data-driven marketing consulting firm. As president and founder, Bill helps organizations derive insights from data to predict customer behavior and deliver smarter, faster marketing programs. Previously, Bill was founder and president of Webbed Marketing which went from a one-man consultancy to one of the fastest growing interactive marketing agencies in the Midwest. Through the evolution of Bill’s career, he’s always found himself working in industries in their very earliest stages. Starting in 1998 (the same year Google was founded) he worked in search engine optimization, online advertising and eCommerce. In 1999, he worked for one of the first companies developing HTML based online learning. In 2005, five years before the iPad was invented, Bill worked on a concept for a tablet-based electronic health records software. He also worked in social media and viral marketing in 2006 the same year YouTube and Twitter were founded.

Brent Wise

Director of Technology, Mariemont
I have been an educator for 15 years, some in the classroom, some as an administrator. I was fortunate enough to earn the honor of teacher of the year, a school foundation star educator award, and be asked to be the alumni speaker at several of my College Alma Mater events, such as "Symposium for Creativity" and "Distinguished Alumni Speaker". I have a passion for my family, for Jesus, and for helping others find happiness in their work place and life.

Frances Adkins


Holly Hancock

Board game designer and former 4th grade teacher.

Joel Assenheimer

9th Grade Principal at Hilliard Davidson HS

John Marschhausen

Superintendent, Hilliard City Schools

Matthew Carter

Matthew works at The Ohio State University and is working to follow his life’s purpose. He has survived two instances of gun violence. He visits schools throughout Ohio and across the country to share his story - a message of hope and perseverance.

Mihaela Jekic

Life Coach
Mihaela is a speaker, author, life coach and entrepreneur. She fled to Canada as a non-English speaking refugee during the Bosnian civil war with no home or possessions. She went on to earn a Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering from Ohio State University while fencing for the Canadian national team. After several years in this field, she felt a deeper calling to support young professionals, college students and aspiring entrepreneurs to ditch their debt and build financial freedom to pursue their dreams through her own company, Money for Meaning.

Mikaela Hunt

Brand journalist

Raj Shah

Founder, Math Plus Academy
My passion is making math irresistible for students. I've always had an affinity for math and teaching. My love of math led me on a path that included a Ph.D. in Physics in 1999 and a decade of research and development at Intel Corp. In 2008, I quit Intel and founded Math Plus Academy, an after-school STEM enrichment program for kids from 5 – 14 years old. I've dedicated that last 11 years to inspiring future mathematicians at Math Plus Academy and also sharing what I've learned in the math classroom with math teachers over around the country. I've worked with several local school districts including Hilliard Schools. I also host a non-profit event called Julia Robinson Math Festival. The festival engages many types of students through creative problem solving and critical thinking. Finally, I am a founding member of the Global Math Project which is on a mission to help students experience joyful math in schools.

Stefanie Jackson

I am a Columbus based female entrepreneur whose area of passion and work is centered around developing others. I own a salon in Columbus that has been for 5 years in a row as a top 200 salon in America for it's Culture, among other things. I am the founder of Stefanie Jackson Speaking where I work with organizations to help develop their leadership teams and business system so that they can recruit, grow, and retain todays workforce. I am also the founder of Salon Colab, a beauty industry focused business that hosts masterminds for leaders to help them grow themselves and their teams. I am involved with NAWBO Columbus as a member of their roundtable committee and a volunteer for the Young Entrepreneurs Academy. I value and thrive on collaboration.

Travis Hancock

Board game designer

Organizing team


Columbus, OH, United States