Success Stories

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Steffen Bruenn,
Yachtico,
Boca Raton, FL
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Steffen is the CEO and founder of Yachtico.com – the fastest growing international platform for booking yacht charters. With more than 16,000 yachts available, Yachtico is the world's #1 travel technology company in the industry. Prior to Yachtico, Steffen was the founder and managing director of ViiF Mobile Video GmbH - the largest mobile video community in Germany, producing mobile TV on demand to thousands of users throughout Germany.

Daniel Cane,
Modernizing Medicine,
Boca Raton, FL
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Entrepreneur Daniel Cane is CEO and co-founder of Modernizing Medicine, a specialty-specific information technology leader that now boasts nearly 11,000 specialty physicians, ambulatory surgery centers and hospitals as clients. Since founding the company in 2010, Daniel has led his team to raise over $332 million in total investment and to employ over 650 employees. Daniel's first success story was co-founding Blackboard Inc., which was sold for $1.6 billion.

Janna Ronert,
Image Skincare,
Palm Beach, FL
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Recognized as one of the top 200 CEOs in the country, Image Skincare’s founder is an international speaker on health and beauty, an advocate for public service, an inspiration to professional women everywhere, and a mother. When not traveling as an international speaker, Janna can be found at Image Skincare’s Corporate Headquarters in Palm Beach, FL where she regularly collaborates with some of the world’s most celebrated chemists to formulate the most innovative new products and treatments in the industry.

Mark Bellissimo,
Wellington Equestrian Partners,
Wellington, FL
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Mark Bellissimo, CEO of Wellington Equestrian Partners (WEP), built the Winter Equestrian Festival into the largest and longest running equestrian competition in the world. Palm Beach International Equestrian Center (PBIEC) is considered the most recognizable equestrian sporting venue in the United States today. It encompasses a total of 500 acres, and the competition rings alone cover over 80 acres.

Boris Rosenstein,
SolarTech Universal,
Riviera Beach, FL
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Boris built SolarTech Universal from the ground up, designing the plant and supervising the construction of the facility. Since then, the company has grown rapidly, becoming the only solar panel manufacturer in the world to make use of SmartWire technology. This technology addresses flaws created by the traditional BusBar technology, increasing both the efficiency and lifespan of the panels. SolarTech Universal has established itself as a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility.

John Duffy,
3Cinteractive,
Boca Raton, FL
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John Duffy is a visionary who, over his 25 years as an entrepreneur, has maintained a steadfast belief that it should be easy for brands to use technology to connect with consumers in meaningful ways. Out of that simple belief, 3Cinteractive (3C) was born. John has been featured in publications including The New York Times and Forbes and appeared on CNBC’s Squawk Box, MSNBC and various other programs.

Dror Paley,
Paley Institute,
West Palm Beach, FL
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Dror Paley, MD, FRCSC, is the founder (2009) and director of the Paley Institute and is internationally recognized for his expertise in limb lengthening and reconstruction. He has performed more than 17,000 limb lengthening and reconstruction-related procedures. Patients come to his Institute from all 50 states and from more than 80 countries over six continents (North and South America, Europe, Asia, Africa and Australia).

John Calloway,
Halo Technologies,
West Palm Beach, FL
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John Calloway is the president and founder of Halo Technologies, LLC. With a background in aerospace engineering and corporate retail management, he and his team are revolutionizing the manufacturing industry through a focus on additive manufacturing methods and technologies.

John Prince,
HotelPlanner.com,
West Palm Beach, FL
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In 2002, John Prince and his business partner Tim Hentschel had an idea about using technology to make it easier to book hotel rooms. The company is now the world’s largest provider of online group hotel bookings, with about $24 million in annual revenue in 2015 and partners that include Priceline. The company processes 2,000 groups/meetings per day in over 75 countries and 20 languages, and has 100 employees worldwide with plans to hire more.

Rachel Zietz,
Gladiator Lacrosse®,
Boca Raton, FL
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Gladiator Lacrosse® was founded in 2012 by 13 year old entrepreneur and lacrosse player, Rachel Zietz. The idea for Gladiator Lacrosse came from Rachel’s disappointment with the quality, cost and lack of selection of current product offerings. Like every player wishing to improve his or her game, Rachel’s coaches advised her to play “wall ball” and practice her shot as much as possible. However, the quality of the products she purchased for use in the backyard would not hold up to the weather outdoors, or were too expensive. Participating in the Young Entrepreneurs Academy Program (co-sponsored by Florida Atlantic University and Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce) gave Rachel the idea to start a business which would provide high-quality lacrosse equipment at an affordable price; thus Gladiator Lacrosse was born.

Fenton Baijnath,
Radical Cosmetics,
Lake Worth, FL
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Fenton founded Radical Cosmetics over 14 years ago and is a well-known contributor within the cosmetics industry in domestic and international markets. He worked as a packaging engineer at companies such as L’Oreal, Revlon, Calvin Klein and Unilever until deciding he wanted to venture out on his own. He holds a number of patents and has received numerous awards for his work.

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