The EntreFEST organizing team believes that the best things happen when business leaders are able to collide and collaborate. That’s why we have speakers from a broad scope of sectors and industries.

Keynote Speakers

Scott Case

Scott Case is a technologist, inventor, and entrepreneur well-known as the founding CTO of Priceline.com. As Co-founder and CEO of Upside.com, Scott is reinventing business travel for millions of people each year through new software and systems that take an incredibly complex supply chain and simplify it into a smooth, efficient, and rewarding experience.

Arlan Hamilton

Arlan Hamilton built a venture capital fund from the ground up, while homeless. She is the Founder and Managing Partner of Backstage Capital, a fund that is dedicated to minimizing funding disparities in tech by investing in high-potential founders who are people of color, women, and/or LGBT.

Started from scratch in 2015, Backstage has now raised more than $10 million and invested in more than 130 startup companies led by underestimated founders. In 2018 Arlan co-founded Backstage Studio which launched four accelerator programs for underestimated founders in Detroit, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, and London.

Arlan’s keynote is co-sponsored by our partners at Women Lead Change.


Named to Entrepreneur Magazine’s inaugural list of “100 Powerful Women” in 2019; Kerry Schrader and Ashlee Ammons are a dynamic Mother/Daughter duo in the new wave of entrepreneurs creating services to make work and play simpler and more satisfying. Without formal tech backgrounds, they’ve blazed trails in the male-dominated tech startup space with their company Mixtroz, which increases engagement and collects data at gatherings.

Aaron Proietti

Aaron Proietti committed 17 years of his life to Corporate America, where he developed rich experience that has shaped who he is forever. However, he left Corporate America in 2016 feeling unfulfilled despite “success” in the corporate ranks. Aaron clearly had some other calling. Time spent away from the grind has shown him where his true passions lie: futurism, new technology, innovation, and, most importantly, adaptivity.


More speakers to be announced!