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About the Sponsors

brightly is a creative studio composed of expert strategists. Our works are built upon a bedrock of research and proven methodology. We understand that everyone has a unique story to tell. Our passion is helping you tell yours. More at:

Bridgepoint Consulting provides consulting services to optimize financial operations and technology utilization for our clients. We employ highly-skilled professionals that have expertise in financial operations, risk management, compliance, information technology, transactions, restructuring and professional search. More at:

Concepture’s BILDR framework is a powerful development environment that makes it fast and easy to build and deploy enterprise-scale applications. We will build your applications for you, or we will train your team to use the BILDR. You can host your applications on the Concepture Cloud, or in any public or private cloud, or on-premises. More at:

PwC focuses on audit and assurance, tax and consulting services. Additionally, in the US, PwC concentrates on 16 key industries and provides targeted services that include — but are not limited to — human resources, deals, forensics, and consulting services. We help resolve complex issues and identify opportunities. More at:

Powershift Group is a venture development group that leverages expertise, capital, and networks to found and grow our own companies. More at:

About the Publisher

Weeva lets you collect stories online with friends and colleagues, then creates custom, keepsake books. It is a Capital Factory company. More at:

About the Kids

The Naturally Caffeinated: Addicted to Entrepreneurship series is a pay-it-forward project, with 100% net proceeds from sales of soft- and hard-back books benefiting students of entrepreneurship and the organizations that support them.

wit logoWIT (Whatever It Takes) is the only 6-unit college credit social entrepreneur and leadership course in the country for high school teens. Upon completion of the once-a-week, 30-week course, teens earn 6 units of college credit from the University of California-San Diego.

Teens accepted into WIT learn how to design, launch, manage, and measure a social enterprise or project. More at:

TEDx Austin logoTEDxYouth is uniquely designed to engage, excite and connect curious high school and middle school students, by:

  • diving into important and inspirational topics with highly successful doers + thinkers;
  • being entertained by passionate performers, and;
  • directly experiencing a wide range of one-of-kind, interactive opportunities, fostering diversity, critical thinking, and creativity.

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SteveGuengerich-1About the Author

Steve Guengerich is an award-winning author, adjunct professor, and life-long entrepreneur. Naturally Caffeinated: Addicted to Entrepreneurship is his eleventh in a series of books written and produced since the late 1980s.

His books have focused on the core topics of information technology, business innovation, and strategic community investment and have been published by major global imprints, including John Wiley & Sons, Prentice-Hall, Macmillan and CITIC (the most prominent publisher in China). Visit his personal website, to learn more about Steve.