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Theme: 25 Hours

This event occurred on
April 3, 2021
Waltham, Massachusetts
United States

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175 Forest Street
Waltham, Massachusetts, 02452
United States
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Aaron Golub

Aaron became the first legally blind athlete to play football in a Division 1 game when he was at Tulane University. He was a captain in his senior year and went on to also become an NFL free agent. Aaron never let his limited vision get in the way of his success. Aaron’s grit, determination, and effort enabled him to earn a spot on the Tulane team, and the respect of his teammates, coaches, and fans. Aaron began playing football in seventh grade and worked extremely hard to get where he is today. His goal is to show others that it doesn’t matter what they are fighting or what their perceived limitations are; anything is achievable with hard work and tuning out the judgment of others. His planning, passion, and perseverance enable him to be successful. Aaron has paved the way for others with disabilities and shown that the impossible is possible.

Aman Ailani

Aman Ailani is a recent graduate of Bentley University! While at Bentley, he was on the golf team and interned with the social media department. During his senior year of college, he started a cold brew coffee company for an entrepreneurship class & made that his full-time job upon graduation! Currently, his stores are available in close to 30 stores across New England

Andy Moysenko

Andy Moysenko is a Native New Englander who enjoys the diversity of cultures, ethnicity, and weather that this region affords. Andy worked primarily in high-tech in a broad range of management positions after graduating from MIT with SBEE and SMEE degrees. As a life-long learner, he has attended Motorola University and he holds an Executive Certificate from MIT’s Sloan School. Andy is an Adjunct Professor at UMass Lowell and a Business Process and Transition Consultant. He participates in a number of business and professional organizations. Andy enjoys reading, cooking (all cuisines), outdoor activities, mythology, writing poetry, and human development studies. He has been known to frequent Renaissance Fairs and StoryTelling Festivals.

Fraser Kirk

Fraser is a junior at Bentley and was the winner of the 2020 TEDx student speech competition. Originally from Toronto, Canada, Fraser is a member of Bentley’s Division 1 men’s ice hockey team. Drawn to the creative nature of the event, he is excited to share his ideas and learn from others.

Miles Chilson

Miles Chilson is an award-winning entrepreneur, keynote speaker, and inventor working to transform the way we interact with and perceive technology. Miles is the Founder of The Chilson Design Collaborative, a design and consulting firm concept where he developed a "Knights of The Round Table" method for collaborating with professionals from a unique and diverse blend of backgrounds. Alongside his work at The Design Collaborative, Miles remains a founding member of start-up Bambu Bicycles, the active President & Founder of the Northeast Tesla Owners Association and a Senior Design Lead at AthenaHealth. Before The Design Collaborative, Chilson began as an entrepreneur in sustainable transportation and energy solutions as a partner within 2016 LG featured solar company Edbec. He later found his way into the consumer technology industry after becoming Director of Product Development at Eduporium, the #4 most influential brand for STEM Technology in 2018. He has since consulted for a number of Fortune 500 companies and organizations including Apple, Tesla, CVS Health, and The City of Boston. With patents for smart home/office technology, wearable devices, and more, much of his work focuses on Human-Computer Interaction, IoT, and developing technology that seamlessly blends into the fabric of everyday life, while encouraging multi-generational usage.

Sean Higgins

Sean is a 2x startup founder, mentor, and investor focused on helping people achieve their potential. As CEO of BetterYou he works with dozens of colleges and organizations to help them make the most of their time

Tyler Hanrahan

Tyler is a sophomore at Bentley studying Accounting with an LSM in Quantitative Perspectives. He is a Bentley Ambassador, Orientation Leader, Peer Tutor, Interfraternity Council President, Delta Kappa Epsilon Risk Manager, and a member of the Club Rugby Team. Tyler has always tried to live his life to the fullest and be involved in the community around him. He believes that the two keys to living are to be better today than you were yesterday and to make the people around you even better.

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