Samir Patel is the Owner at Thrive Logistics and Instructor of Entrepreneurship at Georgia State. Investor that focuses on turning around failing companies. It has led a handful of startups himself. He is a military veteran, West Point graduate and native of Atlanta.
Follow Samir Patel on LinkedIn.
Dr. Paul Lopez is the President of TiE Atlanta. TiE is the largest non-profit global organization focused on entrepreneurs with 13,000 members at every stage of business in 61 chapters across 14 countries, of which Atlanta is ranked as a “Top 5” chapter in the worldwide network. Dr. Lopez is also the co-founder and partner in 11-11 Ventures which is one of the most active venture capital firms in the Southeast US investing in and growing early stage technology companies. 11-11 Ventures is headquartered at Tech Alpharetta’s Innovation Center. Paul has been an entrepreneur and worked for major corporations in banking and high tech with 41 years of business experience. He has been a faculty member at Kennesaw State University and California State University. Paul holds a doctorate in business administration from Louisiana Tech University, an MBA from the Queen’s University of Belfast, Northern Ireland, and a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Calcutta, India.
Sigourney Chavez started Zen Pods along with Rosemary Somefun to ensure that college students have a chance to experience a peacful enviroment to unwind, sleep, and do homework in a private closure. Their goal is to reach every possible college campus to establish a place where students can find their zen amongst daily stress in their personal pod.
Follow Sigourney Chavez on LinkedIn.