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This Global Entrepreneurship Week, join us in celebrating all that is possible through entrepreneurship with leaders in the ecosystem.

This session will feature our Keynote Fireside, Entrepreneur Magazine Editor In Chief Jason Feifer in conversation with the 2-time Emmy Award Winner & Entrepreneur Mario Armstrong, followed a conversation between Women’s Entrepreneurship Day Organization Founder Wendy Diamond and Nasdaq Entrepreneurial Center Board Member Anna Ewing.

The Nasdaq Entrepreneurial Center, along with our partner MentorCloud, are collaborating on a new campaign called Mentor Makers to deliver 1 million mentor hours by 50,000 mentors to at least 50,000 businesses by December 2021.

We invite you to join us as we begin to build the greatest exchange bank of expertise and knowledge for entrepreneurs from all backgrounds in business today. Learn how you can join Mentor Makers at absolutely no cost. Contribute to support a diverse and inclusive group of leaders, to help community entrepreneurs push the boundaries of innovation & economic growth.

As an entrepreneur, we are here to support you with knowledge and guidance in the moments you need it most. As a mentor, one hour of your time a month will help unlock 1 million free mentor hours in support of entrepreneurs around the globe!

Summit Agenda

  • Mentor Makers Introduction with Nicola Corzine, Executive Director of Nasdaq Entrepreneurial Center & Dr. Ravi Gundlapalli, CEO of Mentor Cloud
  • 8:00 am PST – National Entrepreneur’s Day Keynote Conversation with Jason Feifer, Entrepreneur Magazine Editor In Chief & Mario Armstrong, 2-time Emmy Award Winner & Entrepreneur
  • 9:00 am PST – Women’s Entrepreneurship Day Fireside Chat with Wendy Diamond, Women’s Entrepreneurship Day Organization Founder & Anna Ewing, Nasdaq Entrepreneurial Center Board member

Are you a mentor or entrepreneur looking for complimentary mentorship? Sign up now.

Our Special Guests

Jason Feifer

Entrepreneur Magazine Editor In Chief

Jason Feifer is the editor in chief of Entrepreneur magazine, and the host of three podcasts: Problem Solvers, about entrepreneurs solving unexpected problems in their business; Pessimists Archive, about how to find opportunity in change; and Hush Money, about the ways money messes with our lives. He’s @heyfeifer on Twitter and Instagram.

Jason has worked across many media brands and mediums. He has been an editor at Fast Company, Men’s Health, Maxim, and Boston, and written about business and technology for the Washington Post, New York Times, Slate, New York magazine, and others. A novel he wrote with his wife, Mr. Nice Guy, is currently being developed for television.

Mario Armstrong

Creator of Emmy winning “Never Settle” Show & Host of “Wake up and Level Up” Podcast & Entrepreneur

You’ve probably seen Mario on TV as a two time Emmy Award–winning talk show host and Digital Lifestyle Expert® on NBC’s TODAY Show, CNN, NPR, and more. Or you’ve watched him on Steve Harvey, Inside Edition, Dr. Oz, FUSE and other popular talk shows and news programs.

​Mario is also the host of the Emmy winning Never Settle Show, a web television series that provides the advice and tools to help you hustle mindfully to pursue your passions.

Mario focuses on positivity, motivation, and tactical advice to inspire people to take action pursuing their personal and professional goals, dreams and passions. He is an entrepreneur, brand influencer, and a public speaker listed with Daymond John’s Shark Group Speaking Division. His new daily podcast, entitled Wake Up and Level Up, kickstarts your day in under 5 minutes with a jolt of inspiration, advice and personal growth formulas. The podcast recently became a Top 200 podcast on the iTunes Self-Help charts and is in the top 10% of all podcasts around the country.

Whew. When he’s not playing host, contributor, and expert, he’s living a balanced life, playing husband and father, devouring sushi, meditating, adding to his metal lunchbox collection, and taking his “sneaker head” status to borderline obsessive levels. Seriously, you wouldn’t believe this guy’s closet.

Wendy Diamond

Founder/CEO – LDP Ventures/Women’s Entrepreneurship Day Organization (WEDO)/#ChooseWOMEN/Animal Fair Media, Inc

Internationally Renowned Social Entrepreneur, Impact Investor, Humanitarian, Best Selling Author, TV Personality and Do Gooder.

Wendy Diamond is the CEO / Founder of Women’s Entrepreneurship Day Organization (WEDO) / #ChooseWOMEN, a non-governmental volunteer organization and global initiative celebrated in 144 countries, and universities and colleges worldwide with the mission to empower WOMEN in business and alleviate poverty.

She is an Investor and Advisor in social impact disruptive technologies and women led businesses in Health Sciences, Renewable Energy, Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain Technology, Fintech and Virtual Reality, including : Producers Market, RISE Wealth Technologies, LOOK Lateral Art, IPWE, Blocktower Investments, Infinigon Group, SAFE Health App, Farma Trust, Breathometer, IGP Energy, Waggit and SNAKT.

Wendy has authored ten widely celebrated books, garnered three Guinness World Records, and has appeared in media outlets including Oprah, NBC’s Today Show, The New York Times and Forbes. She has also been a featured keynote speaker at the United Nations, Davos and Harvard University.​

Wendy sits on the Boards of Ellis Island Honors Society, World Business Angels Investment Forum (WBAF), Global Women in Blockchain, Humane Society of New York and Grey Muzzle Foundation.

Prior to WEDO, Wendy founded Animal Fair Media, Inc. the premiere pet lifestyle media platform bridging celebrity and pop culture to support animal rescue/welfare when she learned 12 million animals were euthanized annually.

Anna Ewing

Angel Investor & Nasdaq Entrepreneurial Center Board Member

Anna M. Ewing is a senior technology executive and former CIO of Nasdaq. She is a strong advocate of advancing women and girls through investing in women entrepreneurs and encouraging STEM education and careers for girls. Anna is currently an investor at ASTIA Angels and a member of the Board of Trustees at the New York Hall of Science.

Anna is currently a Non-Executive Director with NEX Group plc, a public U.K. based financial technology company at the center of global markets, providing products and services that underpin the entire trade lifecycle, including the leading FX and Fixed Income electronic trade execution platforms. Anna is also a board member of Financeware LLC, a leading technology provider to the wealth management industry and NewSpring Holdings portfolio company.

Previously, Anna served as the Executive Vice President of Global Technology Solutions for Nasdaq. In this role, she established a dedicated software and technology division; built the industry leading multi-asset trading and clearing product suite used in over 100 markets across 50 countries; and developed the next generation Investor Relations intelligence platform, significantly improving workflow for IR professionals.

As the CIO of Nasdaq between 2005 and 2013, Anna led all aspects of the company’s systems and infrastructure, guided exchange technologies, and took the technology group to the next level of innovation and business collaboration. She drove the technology roadmap and integration process that transformed Nasdaq from a single U.S. cash equities market, to a fully diversified exchange company.

The Nasdaq Entrepreneurial Center is a 501c(3) public charity whose mission it is to make entrepreneurship accessible to all. We deliver world-class resources and mentoring to enable every entrepreneur across the globe to realize their maximum potential. Please join us and make your gift to ensure these transformative programs may continue to reach the underserved.

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