ENSTITUTE FELLOWS: MEET & LEARN MORE ABOUT THE INAUGURAL CLASS AND THEIR JOURNEY.

JASMINE GAO

Age: 19 Hometown: New York, NY Education: Completed 1 year at Baruch College Entrepreneur: Hilary Mason Once upon a time, when Jasmine was only 15 years old, she got her first taste of start-up culture at myCollegeSTAT, a website specializing in qualitative (instead of just quantititative college admissions data). Out of her seven other team members, Jasmine was the only

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BEN DARR

Age: 20 Hometown: New York, NY Education: Completed 2 years of college Entrepreneur: Ben Lerer Ben believes in living a healthy and balanced lifestyle, so he can accomplish his ambitious goals. While growing up on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, he committed himself to the benefits of a fit mind and body as a diligent student and competitive athlete.

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SAMMAN CHAUDHARY

Age: 24 Hometown: Toronto, Canada Education: University of Toronto Entrepreneur: Mark Peter Davis Samman grew up in London, England where her teachers predicted she would be accepted into the most prestigious schools. After moving to Toronto, Canada for high school and university, Samman realized the traditional education path did not provide the best return on her investment. Samman studied at

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DAN BRITTINGHAM

Age: 24 Hometown: Sterling Heights, MI Education: Completed 2 years at University of Michigan Entrepreneur: Nihal Mehta Dan is a 24-year-old serial entrepreneur. He grew up in Sterling Heights, Michigan and got started on the entrepreneurial path as a freshman attending the University of Michigan. At 18 years old, he founded an internet marketing company during his time in between

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CODY BECK

Age: 23 Hometown: Alton, IL Education: BS in Psychology/Business Administration, Southern Illinois University Entrepreneur: Fabian Pfortmüller After graduating from Southern Illinois University with a Bachelors of Science in Psychology, Cody Beck opted to seek out non-traditional education in lieu of pursuing a graduate program due to dissatisfaction with the lack of practical application found in the majority of undergraduate classes.

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WEEZIE YANCEY-SIEGEL

Age: 20 years old Hometown: San Francisco, CA Education: Completed 1.5 years at Pitzer College Entrepreneur: Sascha Lewis Weezie Yancey-Siegel had her first entrepreneurial experience at age 12 when she co-founded a NGO with her family focused on designing curriculum and experiences to educate youth about philanthropy and social change. In the past eight years, she has met with over

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BRENDAN COFFEY

Age: 23 Hometown: New Canaan, CT Education: BA in Business, Specialization Sustainable Business, American University Entrepreneur: Nico Luchsinger Brendan is 23 and grew up outside of New York City in New Canaan, Connecticut. Since his teens, Brendan has taken advantage of every opportunity to travel, spending a summer in high school in India and a semester in Chile. He quickly

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ETHAN HORNE

Age: 19 Hometown: Lincoln, Nebraska Education: Graduated High School in 2012 Entrepreneur: Jason Beckerman Ethan Horne is a 19-year-old, high school graduate from Lincoln, Nebraska. The Kauffman Foundation recognized Ethan’s passion for entrepreneurship at a young age. Ethan appeared in the 2005 Kauffman Thoughtbook when he was only in sixth grade. He attended a specialized business school called the Entrepreneurship

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SEBASTIAN STANT

Age: 20 Hometown: Norfolk, VA Education: Completed 1.5 years at Virginia Teach Entrepreneur: Daniel Klaus Sebastian Stant is the Co-Founder of RoboCent, one of the nation’s largest providers of political and permission-based calling solutions. He was born in Norfolk, Virginia and raised by a single mother. Sebastian enrolled at Virginia Tech in 2010, as a Marketing and Political Science major,

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KWAME HENDERSON

Age: 23 Hometown: Linden, NJ Education: BA in Marketing, Seton Hall University Entrepreneur: Vic Singh Kwame is a proud Pirate and a graduate of the Stillman School of Business at Seton Hall University. As an undergrad, if he wasn’t crushing his competitors on basketball courts and bowling lanes or shoving his face with ice cream and Caesar salads, you would

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CONNOR LEE

Age: 18 Hometown: Reston, VA Education: Graduated high school in 2012 Entrepreneur: Jonathan Stein Connor Lee is an 18-year-old from Northern Virginia. Connor first found his passion for entrepreneurship when he was 15, importing NFL Jerseys directly from factories in Korea and selling them through JerseySurplus, his own online storefront. JerseySurplus was shut down in June of 2010 after Connor

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