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Theme: The Unity of Our Futures

This event occurred on
May 19, 2023
Mayfield Heights, Ohio
United States

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Mayfield High School
6116 Wilson Mills Road
Mayfield Heights, Ohio, 44143
United States
Event type:
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Anthony Agyeman

Founder of Vegan Gummies & Hands-free Automation Inc.
Anthony Agyeman is a seasoned entrepreneur who has scaled multiple companies, including the health and wellness supplement company Vegan Gummies. His unique perspective stems from becoming an entrepreneur at just 16 years old and leading a team of over 300 people.

CJ Oltman

Co-Founder & CEO of BannerWave
As the Co-Founder & CEO of BannerWave, CJ Oltman is at the forefront of building products and services that revolutionize the advertising industry and technology. His impressive roster of Fortune 500 partnerships, including Amazon, Discover, EA, Hyatt, Intel, Microsoft, and the NBA, reflects his ability to drive innovation at the highest level. CJ’s commitment to disrupting the market and challenging current advertising practices has led him to create digital experiences that prioritize intelligent personalization, real-time value, and a deep understanding of the consumer. He believes the artful synergy of data-driven insights, meaningful creatives, and authentic interactions will reshape the way marketing campaigns are executed.

Dave Valentine

CEO, Speaker, Business Coach, Strategist
Dave Valentine owns 7 businesses that have generated over one billion dollars collectively for over 1,000 clients including major brands like Target, Time magazine, and American Express. At the age of 29, his doctor said, “Are you prepared for your heart attack?” Dave realized he needed to learn how to scale his businesses without being overwhelmed by stress. His life depended on it.

Dr. John Gaines

Professional Speaker, Author, Leadership Consultant, and Youth Mentorship Expert
Tragedy To HOPE. Dr. John “Push” Gaines is a former at-risk kid turned mentorship advocate. His message is all about pushing through adversity and defying the odds. John’s childhood was one of extreme adversity. Growing up surrounded by drugs and violence, facing personal struggles, and being bullied for his differences, he had every reason to give up, but he pushed through. Now, as a professional speaker and author, John strives to help & teach people to overcome and rise.

Dr. John Jaquish

Inventor of X3 & CEO of Primal Medical Group
John Jaquish, PhD. has spent years researching and developing improved approaches to health. He is the inventor of the most effective bone density building medical technology which is now partnered with Tony Robbins and OsteoStrong for rapid clinic deployment. Inventor of X3, a technology that is proven to develop muscle much faster than conventional weight lifting, all with the lowest risk of joint injury, Dr. Jaquish methods are used in training the world's most elite athletes and associations such as the entire Miami Heat organization, various NFL and NBA players, as well as Olympians. Dr. Jaquish’s book explaining his non-conventional approach to human physiology is a WSJ best seller. John is also CEO of Primal Medical Group, a physician group with over 100 general practitioners who understand and require patient application of both Dr. Jaquish’s physical medicine interventions, like X3 and OsteoStrong, as well as the optimized nutrition protocols outlined in his book.

Sam Tejada

Founder of Liquivida
Sam Tejada founded Liquivida in 2013, with a vision of creating "a wellness spa for the health-conscious". Sam's passion for preventive medicine and interest in holistic health options led him to develop Nutrient IV Therapy, which became a core offering for the company. With flagship stores in Florida and integrated locations across major markets in the US, Sam has achieved personal recognition as an entrepreneur and healthcare leader.

Sim Shain

CEO of ParaFlight Aviation OrganFlights
Sim Shane is the founder and CEO of ParaFlight Aviation OrganFlights. As a nationally registered paramedic with over 28 years of experience, he received several awards for his outstanding work, including the Paramedic of the Year Award from the State of New Jersey in 2012. Sim is also a certified diver and a Lakewood Township Water Rescue Team member.

Organizing team


Cleveland, OH, United States


Mayfield Heights, OH, United States