Louis Foreman

Louis Foreman is founder and Chief Executive of Enventys (, an integrated product design and engineering firm. He is also CEO of Edison Nation (, and Edison Nation Medical ( ). Louis graduated from The University of Illinois with a Bachelors of Science degree in Economics. His interest in starting businesses and developing innovative products began while a sophomore with his first company founded in his fraternity room. Over the past 30 years Louis has created 9 successful start-ups and has been directly responsible for the creation of over 20 others. A prolific inventor, he is the inventor of 10 registered US Patents, and his firm is responsible for the development and filing of well over 700 more. In 2009, his first book, The Independent Inventor’s Handbook, was published by Workman Publishing. In 2015, Louis was awarded the IP Champion Award by the US Chamber of Commerce.  [Website]



Mac Lackey

Mac Lackey is an entrepreneur who has built and sold five companies. Serving most recently as Founder/CEO of KYCK (acquired by NBC Sports), Mountain Khakis (acquired by Remington), InternetSoccer Network (acquired by News Corp SKY), and various other ventures.  Currently Lackey is a co-founder and serves as Chairman of ISL Futbol and a Venture Partner of, In addition to his role as an executive at SportsEngine (a division of NBC Sports).  [Website



Carlos Salum

Carlos Salum is the founder of Salum International Resources, Inc., a leadership performance strategy consultancy based in Charlotte, NC.  He advises leaders from multinational corporations on Peak Performance strategies to obtain breakthrough results. His corporate clients are located in four continents.  Salum organizes international event as the founder of TheSircle Executive Club and is an executive at the SportsCouncil Silicon Valley.  He’s also a psychological performance coach who’s helped world-class tennis players such as Gabriela Sabatini and Sergi Bruguera win Grand Slam titles, in collaboration with leading sport scientists. In 2017, he’s helped race car driver Pietro Fittipaldi conquer the World Championship in Formula Renault V8 3.5 and facilitated his path to becoming an F1 Team Haas test and reserve driver.  In 2018, he helped his brother Enzo Fittipaldi win the Formula 4 Italian Championship. He’s also a keynote speaker, internationally-produced playwright and documentary film producer.  [About]