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2019 Featured Speakers

Miyoko Schinner

Founder of Miyoko’s Creamery

Founder and CEO of Miyoko’s, Miyoko Schinner sparked the rise of the multi-million dollar plant-based cheese revolution by pioneering a proprietary technology for making dairy from plants. Miyoko has redefined the categories of “cheese” and “butter” with complex flavors that have garnered multiple awards and the attention of The New York Times, Forbes, Food and Wine, Good Morning America, and many more. The bestselling author, chef, entrepreneur, and animal sanctuary founder has dedicated 30+ years to affecting social change and sustainability.

Hamed Shahbazi

Founder of TIO Networks & CEO of WELL Health Technologies Corp.

Hamed is a passionate advocate of impact entrepreneurship where entrepreneurs aim to do well by doing good, which he promotes as the role of an “Impactreneur”. He regularly mentors founders and entrepreneurs of early stage companies in strategy and execution. Hamed built and sold the successful financial technology company TIO Networks, which he established in 1997 and sold to Paypal in 2017 for $304 million. He is now the Founder and CEO of WELL Health Technologies.

Hamed is a successful operator and investor who has a proven track record in operating and/or helping operators of private and/or publicly traded businesses grow and be successful. He has made dozens of investments in both public and private companies throughout North America via his own investment vehicle, Impactreneur Capital Corp.  He is also a Limited Partner or “LP” with the Core Visionary Fund II as well as the Pender Technology Inflection Fund I here he also serves as a venture partner on the advisory board.

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