Featured Alumni

Andrea Stachniewicz – Columbia University

Andrea Stachniewicz is a New York native and proud Columbia University alumni. Holding a Masters of Education in Counseling Psychology, Andrea prides herself in helping others to lead meaningful and fulfilling lives. Andrea is a Mental Health Counselor at a non for profit organization in the greater New York area. As a Mental Health Counselor, […]

Emily Tepe – Princeton

International recording artist IVA (Emily Tepe), a proud Princeton alum, is returning to the World Cafe Live Philadelphia on Thursday, April 30th to celebrate her new album, LEAP. IVA was first trained as a classical singer and shifted from opera to pop thanks to an appearance on NBC’s Late Night with Conan O’Brien. Billboard Magazine remarked […]

Joey Cofone – Seton Hall University + School of Visual Arts ’13

Joey Cofone (pictured right) is Co-founder of Baron Fig and an award-winning graphic designer based in New York City. His work has been featured in Fast Company, Bloomberg, Quartz, Mashable, and PRINT, among other publications. Joey is the current 1st place winner of the American Institute of Graphic Arts’ (AIGA) biennial design competition, Command X. He holds a […]

Louis Wharton – Harvard, Stanford Law

Louis Wharton Stubbs Alderton & Markiles Harvard University, Stanford Law Louis A. Wharton is a Partner of Stubbs Alderton & Markiles. He counsels clients in the technology, internet/e-commerce, pharmaceutical, apparel and entertainment industries, among others. Louis serves as a member of the Board of Directors of the Los Angeles Venture Association (LAVA) and the San Fernando Valley […]

Tina Hay – Harvard, USC

Tina Hay CEO & Founder, CardBlanc Harvard University & University of Southern California Tina Hay, Founder and CEO of CardBlanc, comes from a diverse background encompassing film, technology and finance. Her fascination with the payments industry led to the founding of CardBlanc, a universal card for payments, shopping and social. In addition to the card, she has developed a financial literacy […]

Vincent Bradley – University of Michigan

Vincent Bradley CEO & Co-Founder,  FlashFunders University of Michigan Vincent is a serial entrepreneur with a diverse background in business and product development. Before co-founding FlashFunders, Vincent consulted for several technology startups, providing them with growth and product development services. Prior to consulting, Vincent co-founded Ridotto, a virtual currency sports betting startup. Vincent also spent time working with […]

Freya Estreller – Cornell University

Freya Estreller CEO & Founder,  Ludlows Cocktail Co. & Coolhaus Cornell University Freya Estreller likes bringing cool, niche products to the masses. She is Co-Founder of Coolhaus, an architecturally-themed and gourmet dessert company made famous by its ice cream sandwiches, which are now sold in over 4,000+ stores across the US. Coolhaus also employs over 70 people […]

Aaron Zagha – Wharton

Aaron Zagha COO & Co-Founder, ShopSquad Inc/Ownza.com The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania  Aaron Zagha is currently the head of eCommerce for Teleflora’s international operations. He also serves on the investment committee for Westside Analytics, a startup applying data mining to investment research for hedge funds. Prior to joining Teleflora, Aaron was a co-founder and COO of […]

Karen Jashinsky – Washington University, St. Louis

Karen Jashinsky CEO & Founder, O2 Max Fitness Washington University, St. Louis USC Marshall School of Business Karen Jashinsky is the founder of O2 MAX Fitness. An avid fitness and nutrition enthusiast, Karen created O2 MAX to empower individuals by providing them with the tools and knowledge to make fitness a lifestyle. She is the first […]

Cher Park — Cornell University

LA native Cher Park never thought she’d be running a fashion brand when she started her career on Wall Street in 2005. She had graduated from Cornell University and followed her peers to New York City where she had been recruited into the investment banking program at Lehman Brothers. She left banking for a more fulfilling career […]