Our Mission is to create economic opportunities by empowering entrepreneurs through education and funding.

Board Advocates

Steven Meneses, D. Mgt. 

Entrepreneur / Educator / Philanthropist / Leadership Coach / Business Consultant

Past President and Founder of Continental Financial, funding $75M to small/medium size business. Fund raised over $10M for college student scholarships. Connector of Industry and college pathways. B.A & M.A. from Gonzaga University - Doctor of Management from U. of Maryland University College.

Andrea Litto - President (Founder), Silicon House

Entrepreneur / Philanthropist / Chef 

A connector to start up tech companies , Andrea has developed a capacity in the Silicon Valley and Brazil to foster business growth through education and community opportunities. 

Al Gezunterman - President (Founder), Wisconsin Air Filters

Entrepreneur - Business / Sales Consultant 

A dedicated sales consultant and entrepreneur, Al started his first company in the computer industry; Wellman Systems and now leads WAF, catering to small /medium size businesses nationally. Al earned his B. S. in Business Administration from Northern Illinois University.

Scott Jacobs - President (Founder), The Graphics Group

Entrepreneur / Advertising Consultant

Scott brings 25 years of high level advertising & marketing consulting to all levels of business. Jacobs held leadership positions as VP and Directorships with FCB, Flair Communications, Leo Burnett and DraftWorldwide. Scott has a B.A. in Graphic Design from U of I - Chicago.