It's all going down on March 21st 2017 at 3:45pm

meet the competitors

Seanne Murray, Esq. Stop Stuff Daily

Seanne Murray, Esq.
Stop Stuff Daily

Channing Harris,  Excuse Me Officer

Channing Harris, 
Excuse Me Officer

Patrick Anderson OpExApps

Patrick Anderson
OpExApps

Steven Wallace Stop-N-Drop

Steven Wallace
Stop-N-Drop

Donna Beasley KaZoom Kids Books

Donna Beasley
KaZoom Kids Books

Walter Mendenhall Young Male Mogul Initiative
Dia Hicks SwaggerScan

Dia Hicks
SwaggerScan

Crystal Watts iskreamKULTUR

Crystal Watts
iskreamKULTUR

Darrell Hill EternityGardens.com
Alicia Kimbrough Prive on Demand  

Alicia Kimbrough
Prive on Demand
 

meet the judges

Ms. Florence Hardy, CEO TruCrowd Illinois

Ms. Florence Hardy, CEO
TruCrowd Illinois

Mr. Michael Lucas, Angel Investor and Investment Advisor Leading Edge Investment Advisors

Mr. Michael Lucas, Angel Investor and Investment Advisor
Leading Edge Investment Advisors

Thomas Stovall Candidcup.com

Thomas Stovall
Candidcup.com

Mr. Aaron Byrd, Startup and Expansion Funding Consultant Cre8tive Capital

Mr. Aaron Byrd, Startup and Expansion Funding Consultant
Cre8tive Capital

Melody Spann Coopers WVON

Melody Spann Coopers
WVON

Mr. Ryan Mundy, Angel Investor RyanMundy.com

Mr. Ryan Mundy, Angel Investor
RyanMundy.com

Meet Your Emcee

 
 

Gabby Smith is a wife, mother, educator, lecturer and Chicago-based podcast & web host.  She engages in fun and informative lifestyle topics.  You can find all her shows on her website:  www.giftofgabshow.com

Gabby is well-traveled and loves to experience new cultures and activities.  She is a former Coca-Cola and MillerCoors national sales executive.  She is an experienced interviewer and host with a Bachelor's degree from the University of Michigan and she holds an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.

When she is not spending time with her husband and two young daughters, she is passionately volunteering her time in the community.  She is a member of The Links, Inc. and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.

 

I am writing to express my full support and gratitude for Entre-SLAM, a story-telling competition that provides new entrepreneurs like myself the opportunity to clarify the passion, purpose, and gift that forms the foundation of our meaningful work. The work Christa Chambers-Price did with me in preparation for the speaking event helped me overcome a major hurdle I shared with many other new entrepreneurs: I had never gotten to the root of my “why.” Everyone who is willing to go through the unique and sometimes overwhelming challenges and struggles of entrepreneurship must know his or her big “why.” Otherwise we won’t push through when we have that defining moment. So many amazing ideas have never come to fruition because of that exact issue.

Not only did I discover my “why,” but because of the amazing support Christa provided me in my preparation, and because the event was so exceptionally organized and attended, my ability and confidence as a speaker has increased exponentially. Maybe more importantly, I have a new ability to get my word out.

Since the competition, the non-profit for my school program has attracted powerful new board members, I have enrolled several individuals to sign up as mentors for my empowerment program, and one of the largest real estate organizations in the state of Michigan has invited me in to present my coaching program to their agents. I attribute these successes, in no small part, to the clarity and confidence I now have when talking to prospects about the passionate work I do at Point B Living.

I highly recommend Entre-SLAM, and Christa Chambers-Price, to any current or aspiring entrepreneur who wants to build a foundation for a thriving and successful business.
— -Christopher John THE EMPOWER CENTER