GlobePreneurs Win: How Welbean Minimizes the Effects of Heart Disease

Callie (Yan) Xue (‘CX’) was originally an internal medicine doctor in China. She has helped over 3,000 patients, over 50% of whom were chronic cardiovascular disease patients. She then came to the U.S.A., studied Economics at UCLA and became a CPA at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC). She worked as tax consultant for Fortune 500 companies and Silicon Valley start-ups, providing tax services and strategies in public financing, auditing, corporate M&A and wealth planning etc. Callie’s commitment and passion in digital health technology was prompted by the sudden death of her (youngest) uncle, who passed away due to a heart attack. She started Welbean, a tech company which uses mobile computing technologies to provide personal health assistance and promotes a heart-healthy lifestyle. The Welbean Heartscope is the world’s first heart muscle...

GlobePreneurs Win: How Elixium Water Disrupts the Beverage Industry

*This article is also published on Huffington Post In September 2014 Jarek and Maryana met Jesse in one of the luxury hotels in Brighton, UK where he was pitching his Nano-Gold water concept to the hotel management. There was an instant connection between the three entrepreneur minds. Maryana grew up in a family that has been using natural remedies, hence a strong believer in them. Jarek’s company has been importing natural foods and drinks since he came to the UK in 2010. He always wanted to have his own product and felt that Elixium was the right opportunity coming at the right time. The idea of a brilliant, unique, natural and innovative product developed. After 2 years of careful product development the team co-founded Elixium Ltd (’EL’), a leading international creator and provider of ‘luxury and experience.’ Known within...

GlobePreneurs Win: How Dave Cobb Went from ‘Rock Bottom’ to Motivational Speaker

*This article is also published on Huffington Post.  Dave Cobb (’DC’) was a Vice President of Bally Total Fitness from 1989-2013, where he has won the Top 1% MVP Award and Manager of the Year Award. He was also selected to represent ‘The Brand New B FIT’ Business Concept in the Chicago area.  Dave was also featured in the book: ‘Attitude is  Everything’ and the ‘Success from Soup to Nuts’ Audio Program, by Hall of Fame Motivational Speaker, Jeff Keller (www. AttitudeisEverything.Com).  Dave has since done motivational speaking for the First Baptist Church of Ottawa, Mary Kay Cosmetics, and Woman’s Workout World, and for the local government of Robbins IL. He is a proud father of his son, Dave Jr., and currently mentors young adults. One of his mentees, Abraham Conchola, states ‘Dave has helped me gain perspective in...

GlobePreneurs Win: How MomPreneur Kathleen Ash Transformed a Home to Bella Vista B & B

*This article is also published on Huffington Post. In 2005 Kathleen Ash ( ‘KA’) and her husband purchased a beautiful home in Placerville, between South Lake Tahoe and Sacramento, California overlooking Coloma Valley and the American River. Their five-acre hillside estate with gorgeous views of the Coloma Valley and the South Fork of the American River was the perfect backdrop for a relaxing retreat, romantic getaway, or special event, so they wanted to share it with others. Hence they created Bella Vista B & B - a luxury Bed and Breakfast and special event venue in Placerville. Situated in the picturesque Sierra Nevada Foothills, where the south fork of the American River creates some of the finest whitewater rafting in the country, their bed and breakfast is in the heart of El Dorado Wine Country, surrounded by many of the premier...

GlobePreneurs Win: How Ryan Foland Developed the 3-1-3 Pitch Method

Ryan Foland is a communications strategist. He coaches leaders on the art of simplifying spoken and written messaging for greater impact. He is the inventor of 3-1-3 Theory, a process whereby pitches begin as three sentences, condense into one sentence and then boil down to three words. An entertaining speaker, toastmaster, and emcee, he serves as a public speaking mentor for a variety of thought leaders. Hon. Pauline Truong recently had discussions with him regarding his 3-1-3 and Face-Dancing Theories. How and why did you develop the 3-1-3 Pitch Method? My 3-1-3 theory was developed over a number of years in response to the need for a system that allowed entrepreneurs to shorten their pitch. When I meet with entrepreneurs, no matter if they were beginners or advanced, a simple question of asking them to explain their business turned into...

GlobePreneurs Win: Start-Up Visa Is the Key to U.S. Economic Prosperity

*This article is also featured on Huffington Post. Tahmina Watson (‘TW’) is an immigration attorney and founder of Watson Immigration Law in Seattle, Washington. She was a practicing barrister in London, U.K, before immigrating to the United States. A frequent speaker and blogger on immigration-law matters, she is author of The Startup Visa: Key to Job Growth & Economic Prosperity in America. Tahmina writes a column for The Seattle Globalist and is host of the talk show, “Immigration with Tahmina,” which airs on the Seattle South Asian radio station Desi 1250 AM. Hon. Pauline Truong (GlobePreneurs - ‘GP’) recently spoke to Tahmina Watson regarding immigration reform, the Start-Up visa and the newly proposed rule for International Entrepreneurs. GP: Can you please share with us your immigration story? TW: I am an...

GlobePreneurs Win: Jeff Glass Makes a ‘Difference’ with a Children’s Entrepreneurship Book Series 

*This article is also published on Huffington Post. Jeff Glass’s grandfather encouraged him to pursue entrepreneurship since he was five years old, and as a result Jeff charted several entrepreneurial pursuits with passion. He is the former executive director of the New Entrepreneur Network in Carson City, NV. He wrote, taught, and measured the results of entrepreneurial curriculum with students in schools, Boys & Girls Club, and the Juvenile Probation Department. Jeff has over 20 years of experience as a business consultant and serial entrepreneur. He currently serves as the executive director of the Youth Entrepreneur Syndicate in Reno, NV, an organization dedicated to developing the entrepreneur mindset for youth and young adults. He is authoring the Children’s Book Series on Entrepreneurship - a dedicated set of tools to assist...

GlobePreneurs Win: How Leonard Kim Went From ‘Almost Homeless’ to Being a ‘Social Media Insider’

*This article is also published on Huffington Post. Leonard Kim (’LK’) is the Managing Partner at Influence Tree, where they teach you how to build your (personal or business) brand and growth hack your social media following. If you don’t have the time, they do can it all for you as well. He also does digital strategy for USC’s Medical Enterprise. A keynote speaker, Leonard has been featured in a plethora of publications and blogs, per LeonardKim.com. He resides in Los Angeles and loves cupcakes. Hon. Pauline Truong (GlobePreneurs - ‘GP’) recently discussed with @MrLeonardKim regarding how he went from ‘rock bottom’ to having a large following on social media. GP: What was it like to be ‘almost homeless’? LK: I almost went homeless at the tail end of 2010. My grandmother let me live with her rent free. It was the...

Hon. Pauline Truong on Global Entrepreneurship Law and Regulations

*This article is also published on Huffington Post. My family has had a long history of taking risks in business and immigration (we were originally business migrants from China to Vietnam) and being outside of our comfort zones. Each time we beat the odds and gave back to the community. At each transition, we successfully adapted, rebuilt our lives and businesses, despite having to start over in many countries. My experience as a refugee and minority, female lawyer and entrepreneur has helped me to create inclusive solutions in global entrepreneurship and law, and be a strong advocate for global diversity. Recently, USCIS proposed an International Entrepreneur Rule to spur innovation and job creation. The following are some brief responses to questions received regarding global entrepreneurship and law in relation to the U.S.A. Why do...

GlobePreneurs Win: How iSportsconnect is Making a ‘Difference’ in the Sports Community

*This article is also published on Huffington Post. Sree Varma (‘SV’) is 38 years old and lives in London. He is married with two children and has an MBA in Marketing. As a migrant to the U.K. from India with his family, Sree learned the importance of hard work. He worked conscientiously while his peers were partying. After seeing an opportunity to connect people in the sports arena, spending six month’s on a friend’s couch and a long period of research, he started iSportsconnect. Today iSportsconnect holds exclusive invitation-only events around the world for leaders in the business of sport. Hon Pauline Truong had interesting discussions with Sree Varma on how he is making a difference in sports relationships. GlobePreneurs (‘GP’): Can you share with us the story of how your family came to the U.K.? SV: My family came to the...