SVN Innovation Entrepreneurs

SVN's Innovation Entrepreneurs program identifies and supports diverse, innovative, and high-impact business leaders.

SVN’s Innovation Entrepreneurs Program focuses on identifying women entrepreneurs, young entrepreneurs, and entrepreneurs of color who are leveraging business for the greater good.

Innovation Entrepreneurs are welcomed into the SVN community, a network of influential, mission-driven leaders who support one another professionally and personally. As Innovation Entrepreneurs, emerging leaders gain access to people, resources, and ideas to help scale their organizations and deepen their impact. Meet SVN's 2015-2016 cohort of Innovation Entrepreneurs.

Karim Abouelnaga

CEO, Practice Makes Perfect


Martin Acosta

Founder, KIWA


Sara Andrews

Founder & CEO, Bumbleroot Foods


Yrmis Barroeta

Co-Founder, Mission Heirloom


Karen Bevels

President, Karen Bevels Custom Catering


Susanne Brose

Co-Founder, Fresh Kids


Rose Broome

Founder and CEO, HandUP


Bobby Chang

Co-Founder, Mission Heirloom


Henry Cross

Executive Director, Hosh


Oliver Dameron

Co-Founder, Mission Cheese


JennaDee Detro

Co-Founder, CatSpring Yaupon


Nell Derick Debevoise

Founder & CEO, Inspiring Capital


Lisa Dyson

CEO, Kiverdi

Sophie Eckrich

CEO, Teysha


M. James Faison

President, Milton's Local


Abianne Falla

Co-Founder, CatSpring Yaupon


Sierra Flanigan

Founder, Coalesce


Jeffrey French

Managing Director, The DO School, Inc.


Akeem Headley

CFO, Practice Makes Perfect


Frederick Hutson

Founder and CEO, Pigeonly


Kellee James

Founder and CEO, Mercaris


Alana Kambury

CSO, Starvation Alley


James Kao

Founder and CEO, Green Citizen, Inc.


Allison Lamb

Co-Owner, Limegreen, LLC


Nona Lim

Founder, Nona Lim


Tom McDougall

Founder, 4P Foods


Sabrina Mutukisna

Founder & CEO, The Town Kitchen


Kat Nouri

CEO, stasher Inc.


Jared Oakes

COO, Starvation Alley


Gregory Pickett

Director of Business Finance, Community Business Partnership


Corey Rennell



Carrie Rich

CEO and Co-Founder, The Global Good Fund


Adam Rosendahl

Founder, Late Nite Art


Rebekah Sali

Director, MakaPads

Jessika Tantisook

CEO, Starvation Alley


Charley Wang

CEO and Co-Founder, Josephine


Rahama Wright

Founder, Shea Yeleen Health & Beauty