9:39AM (PST) – Jill Salzman, founder of “The Founding Moms” — the world’s first and only collective of off-line meet-ups and online resources for Mom entrepreneurs that was just named a Top 10 Website for Women Entrepreneurs by Forbes.
The woman you are about to meet had 3 businesses, 2 kids and 1 desire to have a cup of coffee with fellow entrepreneurs who also happened to be mothers. So she set up a get-together through Meetup.com. She hoped that maybe four or five women would join her. The rest is history.
Jill Salzman is currently growing her third entrepreneurial venture, The Founding Moms, the world’s first and only collective of offline meetups and online resources for mom entrepreneurs that was just named a Top 10 Website for Women Entrepreneurs in 2013 by Forbes. She recently launched her fourth, The Founding Kit, which helps startups get started.
A graduate of Brown University and law school, she started a music management firm and then launched a baby jewelry company before creating her current venture. She’s the author of Found It: A Field Guide for Mom Entrepreneurs, one of the Best Chicago Marketing Speakers in 2014, a co-host of the entertaining business podcast, Breaking Down Your Business, host of the Tip Top Tips for Entrepreneurs video series, gave her own TED talk on 11/11/11, and most recently was dubbed a “mommy mogul” by CNNMoney. In her spare time, Jill enjoys kloofing, baking, and erasing her daughters’ crayon artwork from the kitchen walls.
10:08AM (PST) – Marcelo Gleiser, is the Appleton Professor of Natural Philosophy and Professor of Physics and Astronomy at Dartmouth College, and author of “THE ISLAND OF KNOWLEDGE: The Limits of Science and the Search for Meaning”
Will humans one day know everything? Can science provide answers to all our questions about where we came from and what our place is in the universe? Or are there limits to how much we can know about the physical reality around us? The man you are about to meet is a renowned theoretical physicist who tackles these issues – and more – in his new book, THE ISLAND OF KNOWLEDGE: The Limits of Science and the Search for Meaning.
Marcelo Gleiser is the Appleton Professor of Natural Philosophy and Professor Physics and Astronomy at Dartmouth College. Gleiser received a Presidential Faculty Fellows Award, given by the White House and the National Science Foundation, for his research in cosmology and dedication to teaching. A Fellow and General Councilor of the American Physical Society, his research focuses mainly on the physics of the early universe and the emergence of complex structures in Nature, including life. The author of three previous books, The Dancing Universe, The Prophet and the Astronomer, and A Tear at the Edge of Creation, Gleiser lives in Hanover, New Hampshire.
11:39AM (PST) – Adam Witty, has managed to turn plenty of heads in the business community as founder and CEO of Advantage Media Group, an international publisher of business, self-improvement, and professional development books and online learning.
The man you are about to meet is an international publisher of business, self-improvement, and professional development books. He had one mission: to help his clients share their Stories, Passion and Knowledge and to help others Learn & Grow. He’s with us today to share his experiences of the Essential building blocks for a thriving work culture.
Adam Witty is the founder and CEO of Advantage Media Group, an international publisher of business, self-improvement and professional development books and online learning. He has worked with hundreds of entrepreneurs, business leaders and professionals to help them write, publish, market and monetize books to grow their business. Witty has been featured on ABC and Fox, and was selected for INC Magazine’s 30 Under 30 list of “America’s coolest young entrepreneurs” in 2011.