The Host

Lauren Simmons

Affectionately called the “Wolfette of Wall Street,” Lauren was the youngest-ever female trader in NYSE history, and only the second black female to have ever held the role.

Lauren is a former equity trader on Wall Street, and was named to Harper Bazaar’s Women Who Lead list, as well as Politico’s Women of Impact.

The Mentors

Jaime SchmidT

Color Capital was founded by entrepreneur Jaime Schmidt after growing the company Schmidt’s Naturals from her Portland, OR kitchen to 30,000+ retailers, 30+ countries and a nine-figure Unilever acquisition. Since then, Jaime has focused her efforts towards advancing the consumer industry through leadership, investment, and knowledge transfer.

She told her story in her book Supermaker: Crafting Business on Your Own Terms.

Josh Snow

Josh is an entrepreneur and founder of Snow Oral Care, a leading oral cosmetics brand, posting nine-figure revenue. He’s also the mastermind behind Powerhouse, building $100 million blueprints for direct-to-consumer e-commerce brands.

A digital marketing prodigy, Josh founded his first e-commerce company at age 13 and has now bootstrapped his way to more than $100 million in sales, garnering endorsements from high-profile celebrity clients.

Jeff Hoffman

Jeff is an accomplished philanthropist, investor, bestselling author and globally recognized speaker on innovation, entrepreneurship and business leadership.

He has helped build companies worth billions of dollars, including Priceline.com/Booking.com and uBid.com, and negotiated countless high-profile mergers and acquisitions.

The Billionaire

Christopher Burch

Christopher Burch is the co-founder of fashion juggernaut Tori Burch. In his 30-year career as an investor and entrepreneur, Christopher has participated in the rise of more than 50 companies.

By combining an intuitive understanding of consumer behavior with international and direct sourcing experience, he has a built a long track record of connecting innovation to impact.

The Banker

Byron Roth

Byron Roth is Chairman and CEO of ROTH Capital Partners. Under his management the firm has helped raise over $50 billion for small-cap companies, as well as advising on many merger and acquisition transactions.

Byron is a co-founder and General Partner of three private investment firms; Rx3 Ventures, Rivi Capital, and Aceras Life Sciences, LLC.

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