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Hug Wraps

Brenda Jones isn’t really an entrepreneur, she’s just on a mission.  In 2008 Brenda was diagnosed with breast cancer and that’s when Hug Wraps was born.  Anyone who has been through the process knows that hospital gowns generally don’t enhance the experience.  They are institutional looking and often leave  you with an unpleasant breeze on your back side, depending on your gown design.  Brenda decided to take matters into her how hands – literally.  She found a sewing machine (and a friend to show her how to use it) and a kimono style that was conducive to cancer treatments...

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Nirupama Mallavarupu

Nirupama Mallavarupu is a technologist and started with distributed programming about 25+ years ago. After her Master’s at Georgia Tech, she worked at a startup born out of a lab in Carnegie Mellon named Transarc. The company had a stellar team of PHDs that built the first distributed computing system that connects computers (remember, this was pre-internet days). Niru learned the ropes about technology there. After the company got sold to IBM, she moved to the bay area to join Oracle, and then Sun Microsystems through  the acquisition of a company named NetDynamics that built software for handling the first internet...

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Michelle Archard

Michelle Archard previously ran her own communications consultancy – working for large multinational clients.  Being an entrepreneur is not a new experience for her.  “Whilst I could mostly work from home, it meant long hours at the computer (to the point where my kids comment “I’m turning into you” if they end up studying on their laptops late into the night)”. She decided to escape the 9 to 5 by signing up for a 12 month volunteer assignment in Cambodia.  “You have to Seize the day – you never know what is around the corner”. Michelle is currently working for...

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Tom Henricksen

Tom Henrickson is an IT project manager and career coach.  He has built up the coaching as a side hustle over the last few years. He began writing about learning agile software development and Scrum. From there he learned how to leverage his work to create passive income. Tom has continued to learn more about career coaching and helping people find careers that match their passion. To help promote his writings and coaching Tom has begun to speak to groups about career issues.  “You need to make sure you understand and are willing to market yourself and services. Don’t think you will have...

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Deanna Gillingham

While working as a nurse case manager and studying for a certification exam, Deanna Gillingham had difficulty finding adequate study materials. This led to placing her own study notes on a website and eventually compiling them into a book. “The book did extremely well, which led me to leave my full time job to focus full time on my business, where I developed online courses, workbooks and an online community devoted to helping other case managers pass their certification exam”. Deanna is now living the Expat life in sunny Belize.  Having her own business has given Deanna a new sense...

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