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THE 10 UP & COMING ENTREPRENEURS TO KNOW & FOLLOW

1) Kelly Ogbonna

Kelly Ogbonna is the Founder and CEO of Cash Capital Investment Group—a rising e-learning platform designed to help new traders learn and execute robust strategies, diversify their portfolios and pursue an array of investment opportunities. After extensive research, education and a few e-commerce businesses, the 19-year-old quickly developed a passion for options trading and, within nine months, turned $26 into $100,000. Ogbonna has since helped members collect over $65 million in unrealized profits with a continuous success rate of 95% for the past five months. 

2) Blake Wynn

Blake Wynn (@just_wynn) is the Founder and CEO of influencer marketing company Enclave & Key. From a young age, Wynn has cultivated a notable following of over 600,000 across Youtube and Instagram. Since then, he has transposed his social media marketing expertise into a rapidly growing business that provides clients with comprehensive marketing plans, exclusive press access and forward-thinking marketing practices. A quintessential entrepreneur, Wynn has been featured by various contemporary publications and is lauded as one of the youngest CEOs to develop a marketing agency. 

3) Carly Zimbone 

Global Thought Leader Carly Zimbone provides spiritual entrepreneurs with personalized tools, resources and guidance to transform their brands. In the midst of completing her degree at the University of Tampa and starting a new job in corporate sales, Zimbone launched a food Instagram where she shared uplifting content, exercise tips and wholesome recipes, quickly growing a community of like-minded foodies and fitness fanatics. After a year of navigating 60-hour workweeks, Zimbone adopted the role of Thought Leader on Social Media Marketing for Spiritual Coaches—a position that infused her love for social media and spirituality. The self-made entrepreneur has since established a 6-figure brand by serving and supporting clients across the globe. 

4) Billy Guan 

Billy Guan is a fast-rising entrepreneur and financial coach who helps clients build and preserve generational wealth by developing customized, tax-free financial plans and dynamic asset strategies. With over 7 years of experience as a Financial Consultant/Coach, Guan has helped a number of clients achieve financial freedom together with his team of tax advisors, mortgage advisors and estate planning lawyers. Guan is a member of Sigma Financial Excellence’s Six Figure Club and has been honored as a Top Producing Broker.

5) John Crockett 

John Crockett is the Founder and CEO of The Entertainment Specialist and Tazzmanian Management. From drumming and dancing with the Nimely Pan African Dance Company to playing professional football in the NFL, the entertainment veteran has been closely interlinked with art, music and athletics since childhood. Crockett now serves as a pillar of support for artists, athletes and models alike through his company Tazzmanian Management. Headquartered in Las Vegas, The Entertainment Specialist helps clients gain exclusive access to nightclubs, restaurants, hotels, talent and more with subsidiary companies that operate across the US in cities like Los Angeles, Miami, Houston, Minnesota, Arizona and Atlanta. Throughout his career, Crockett has adopted the roles of NFL Running Back, 3-time NCAA National Champion and College All American, together with his current positions as an established Life Coach, Talent Manager and Travel Concierge.  

6) Brandon See 

Brandon See is the Co-Founder and CEO of Digiceptual, an ROI-based marketing solutions company that focuses on delivering tangible results using a data-driven approach. Since launching his company in 2017, See has helped over 20 fashion brands collect 7 to 9 figures annually, equipping companies with personalized toolkits centered on paid traffic and conversion rate optimization. 

7) Michelle Wilson and Cristina Wilson 

Twin sisters Michelle Wilson and Cristina Wilson are the Co-Founders of California boutique Ooh La Luxe. Shortly after graduating from Sonoma State University, the duo launched their first clothing store selling vintage apparel. Within a year, they expanded operations, exclusively carrying new and emerging brands. Since the brand’s 2008 debut, they’ve launched a successful e-commerce platform and opened three free-standing locations across Southern California. The sisters have also been named “Best Boutique of Sonoma County” for a consecutive five years, appeared in North Bay Business Journal’s “30 Under 30” and serve as entrepreneurs-in-residence at their alma mater. 

8) Shak Hammadi 

Shakir Hammadi is the Founder and CEO of Australian fashion label Jersey Nation. During the brand’s inaugural year, Hammadi’s company brought in over $800K in revenue with celebrity partnerships including DDG, Nick Young, The Professor, Emmanuel Mudiay and several others. Jersey Nation’s website highlights a wide-ranging product portfolio featuring pieces inspired by culture-defining throwback movies, television shows, R&B artists and prominent hip hop figures.

9) Evan Wood & Reese Wood 

Evan Wood and Reese Wood are the Co-Founders of Philadelphia-based health and wellness company Double Wood Supplements. Established in 2013, the brother duo launched Double Wood Supplements by introducing hangover prevention supplement Dihydromyricetin to the American market. Since its inception, the brothers have released over 80 different dietary supplements through the company’s online platform. For three consecutive years (2019, 2020, 2021), their brand was featured in INC 5000’s list for The Nation’s Fastest-Growing Companies.

10) Evan Sharma  

Often compared to notable artists like Basquiat, Picasso and Matisse, Evan Sharma is a young and emerging neo-expressionist artist from Canada whose artwork is inspired by the country’s rugged terrains and urban street culture. In 2021, the Artist, Designer and CEO released streetwear brand RBLB (Right Brain/Left Brain), a wearable art collection inspired by a personal philosophy that defines wholeness as a state of alternating between opposite poles of art and science. Sharma has been featured in various documentaries on broadcasting networks such as CBC Arts, CTV and Shopify Studios. 

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