Secret Academy Episode – Jason Mayden

Secret Academy Episode - Jason Mayden

Jason Mayden is the co-founder and CEO of Super Heroic, a business focused on creating quality play performance product, technology and services for elementary school-aged children and their families. Prior to this, he was the senior lead designer of the Air Jordan – the highest grossing Nike shoe in history. During his 13+ year career at Nike, Mayden led and contributed to the creation of innovative sport performance products for athletes and cultural icons such as Carmelo Anthony, Chris Paul, Russell Westbrook, Derek Jeter, and Michael Jordan. Currently, Jason is an advisor and media designer at the Hasso Plattner Institute of Design at Stanford University.

Secret to Success – Jason Arasheben

Secret to Success - Jason ArashebenBefore he was designing custom jewelry for celebrities, professional athletes and some of the world’s most elite list clientele, Jason Arasheben was broke and sinking in credit card debt as a sophomore at UCLA Law School. Faced with an immediate need to make money fast, he took a chance and spent his last $400 on wholesale silver trinkets from the LA Design District and began to sell them to girls around campus. By the time he was a senior, Jason’s trinket business had spread to six other college campuses and he was already making more money than most Harvard Law School grads and living in LA gave him access to very high net-worth people. A true entrepreneur at heart, he decided to forgo a career in law and take a life-changing risk to jump full force into the jewelry design business.

Before he was designing custom jewelry for celebrities, professional athletes and some of the world’s most elite list clientele, Jason Arasheben was broke and sinking in credit card debt as a sophomore at UCLA Law School. Faced with an immediate need to make money fast, he took a chance and spent his last $400 on wholesale silver trinkets from the LA Design District and began to sell them to girls around campus. By the time he was a senior, Jason’s trinket business had spread to six other college campuses and he was already making more money than most Harvard Law School grads and living in LA gave him access to very high net-worth people. A true entrepreneur at heart, he decided to forgo a career in law and take a life-changing risk to jump full force into the jewelry design business.

Secret Academy Episode – Erik Voorhees

Secret Academy Episode - Erik Voorhees

Erik Voorhees is an American/Panamanian startup founder. He is a co-founder and former CEO of the bitcoin company Coinapult, a company that transfers bitcoin via email and SMS. Erik is one of the pioneers of the cryptocurrency movement, founding one of the first bitcoin/altcoin exchange companies – Shapeshift.io. He is also the founder of the controversial betting site, Satoshi Dice, which was sold to an anonymous investor in 2013 for 126,315 bitcoins – valued at $11.5M ($997,762,816.58 as of Nov. 17th). This was considered to be the first big bitcoin acquisition. Erik has appeared on highly acclaimed documentaries such as Banking On Bitcoin and The Rise and Rise of Bitcoin.

Secret Academy Episode – Jessica Butcher

Secret Academy Episode - Jessica Butcher

Jessica Butcher is the co-founder and director of Blippar – a leading technology company specializing in augmented reality, artificial intelligence and computer vision. Jessica is a technology entrepreneur with vast experience in bringing forth successful businesses over the last 15 years. Jessica is also an angel investor and was named as one of the Inspiring 50 – most inspiring women in European technology in 2016, BBC’s international list of Top 100 Women of 2014, and Fortune Magazine’s Global Top 10 Most Powerful Women Entrepreneurs of 2012.

Secret Academy Episode – Jason Calacanis

Secret Academy Episode - Jason Calacanis

Jason Calacanis is an American internet entrepreneur, podcasting pioneer, angel investor and best-selling author of “Angel: How to Invest in Technology Startups”. Jason is one of the first investors of many “Unicorn Companies” such as Airbnb, Tumblr, Evernote, Uber, and hundreds of others. He is also part of the head of advisors in countless startups. Jason’s first startup was Weblogs.io – which later sold to AOL which made it Jason’s best business to date. Jason is the host of the award-winning weekly podcast, “This Week in Startups,” where he has interviewed names like Gary Vee, Tim Ferriss, Chris Sacca, and countless other tech industry startup founders and investors.

Secret Academy Episode – Tracy Hazzard

Secret Academy Episode - Tracy Hazzard

Tracy Hazzard is the co-host of popular the podcast “WTFFF?!”. Tracy and her husband, Tom, focus on all the “what’s” of Fused Filament Fabrication – more commonly known as 3D Printing. She is also the co-host of the daily 3D Start Point for entrepreneurs, designers and educators to scale the learning curve on the next industrial revolution. As the CEO and co-founder of Hazz Design, Tracy has years of experience and knowledge that she utilizes to help people strategize, create, and launch a successful product. With her intentional invention process, Tracy is also the co-inventor of 35 patents. Tracy has been featured in both business and design media such as Forbes, Inc., Harvard Business Review, Wired, and Entrepreneur.

Secret to Success – Ryan Blair

Secret to Success - Ryan Blair

When life has led you to be part of a gang, you know that you need to change up your focus and start making better moves. Ryan did just that and was able to re-establish himself as a very successful entrepreneur who has been a part of many multi-million dollar companies and continues to lead the industry in the ventures…

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