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Jared Hartzell

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Jared loves to build new things, hates the status quo and is not afraid to think differently. He is a serial entrepreneur who founded Switch Image Concepts, Upstate Wealth Management and many other innovative startups, with significant experience in integrated marketing, emerging technologies, project management, economic development, finance and real estate investment. He constantly seeks to build solid relationships with organizations at all levels and to inspire them into innovative decision-making. Keep up with him - LinkedIn Twitter

Ryan Heafy

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Ryan is an innovator in workforce development in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). One of his visions is to bridge the gap among industry, academic institutions, students and communities. An engineer by trade, his career is one of strong innovation, transformation and leadership with expertise in quality systems and supply chain management. He has been involved in several entrepreneurial ventures including iMAGINE Upstate and his own manufacturing consulting company. Ryan was recently named one of Greenville Business Magazine's 50 Most Influential People of 2014, as well as Greenville Business Magazine's 2015 Best & Brightest 35 and Under. Keep up with him - LinkedIn Twitter

Bob Dickinson

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Bob has spent more than 30 years in the sports and entertainment industry with executive positions at Turner Broadcasting, National Football League (Atlanta Falcons), American Le Mans Series, TRG-Aston Martin Racing N.A., three universities (Tennessee Tech, University of Richmond and The Citadel) and several start-ups. At the American Le Mans Series, he spearheaded a university campus activation initiative for the Michelin “Green Challenge” in concert with the EPA and DOE that focused on fuel efficient automotive technologies. He holds a B.A. English degree from Furman University where he lettered in baseball. Keep up with him - LinkedIn

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