Tag: TEDx


From Heptathlete to Programmer then CEO & Founder of Jimmy Beans Wool: Laura Zander Entrepreneurship / Stories / TEDx

You know there’s something special about a person that graduates with a masters degree and enters a PhD program at the age of 21. Constant never ending improvement and hard work are the strengths on which Laura Zander relied to work full-time in College while running the heptathlon in track and studying pre-med and criminal justice. Laura thrived in the learning environment and all but defended...

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CEO & Founder of Coalition Snow & Zawadisha: Jen Gurecki Entrepreneurship / Stories / TEDx

When Jen Gurecki graduated with a degree in Journalism, it was the pre FOX news and pre twitter days. Journalism was a legitimate business and industry; people heavily relied on the stories you told because they provided facts to the world. As soon as she picked up on how dishonest and corrupt it could be, she walked. There was no integrity in changing or omitting stories...

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Varsity football player turned designer: Brianna Bullentini Entrepreneurship / Stories

Visualize waking up in a new world everyday. You forget what happened the day before, so the challenges of yesterday don’t get in the way. You are an eternal optimist and the past will not affect what’s before you. It takes a specific personality to assess a situation and continue to move as an optimist. Brianna Bullentini (who we all call Brie) is an eternal optimist and...

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Consultant, Candidate & Lecturer: Jill Tolles Politics / Stories

Jill Tolles wasn’t even 30 when she worked as a regional manager for a Fortune 200 company. Hard work ethic and strong communication skills brought her up through the ranks to a position where she identified payroll and human resource solutions for hundreds of small businesses in Northern Nevada and Lake Tahoe. She built relationships that gave her insight into the local economy and challenges faced by job...

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