A passionate believer in creativity, innovation, and entrepreneurship, Elizabeth Strickler uses her talents to support students and clients to start businesses, tell immersive stories, and build a stronger cultural economy. She is excited to combine her knowledge of media technologies and the decentralized movement with local, digital and international communities. As the Director of Media Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the Creative Media Industries Institute (CMII) and The Blockchain Lab at Robinson College of Business, she works to make her visions become reality and virtual reality.
In 2017, Zach Hoffmeister had significant financial success buying and selling cryptocurrency. He was able to pay off all of his 10 year graduate loans in one month. Zach co-authored a book called “The Millionaire Millennials”, a beginner’s guide to investing in cryptocurrency. This book highlights two Georgia State grads’ oft-suspenseful stories of cryptocurrency investment, including the pitfalls and glory. Zach’s story has been featured in two GSU articles, a short video and a podcast. He is currently working to form a group podcast called “CryptBoyz”, focused on discussing undervalued cryptocurrency tokens and discussing current cryptocurrency news.
Drew Shah is a junior at Georgia State studying media entrepreneurship and computer science. He has worked with major companies, Atlanta startups, and has run his own ventures. Drew currently runs a venture capital firm, in addition to consulting on several ventures. He is the student lead for Georgia State blockchain initiative, Panther Coin, working to make the student experience better using new tech.