Being a start-up founder can be challenging. With endless cycles of ups and ends, it always helps to find someone who gets you on the good days when things are going smoothly in order for them not to seem like such an impossible task! Luckily (and maybe this is due entirely too much time spent scrolling through Instagram), we’ve rounded up eight different entrepreneurs that will make your day just that little bit brighter with their posts about what life at home or work looks like from behind closed doors – no matter how hard one may try they’ll never know exactly where “good” starts until another person shares her perspective–so go ahead: follow these profiles today if only so we both get out there bigger than before.
- Anna Romanovska
Anna has put in 10,000 hours to master her craft but that didn’t save her from burning out.
So she leaned on her coaching and research expertise to learn everything she could about burnout and to successfully recover from it.
Fast forward to today, Anna went from a burned out professional to an energized entrepreneur thanks to discovering the ‘Energy Management Principles’.
She believes a burnout-free lifestyle is possible for everyone and is on a mission to bring it to as many people in the world as possible via her club.
2. Sarah Capponi
Sarah is the mom behind the CEO Momcast Podcast. She is a Canadian girl who recently relocated to the Chicago area and so far her and her family are loving it! Sarah has a BA from Queen’s University in Global Development Studies and has spent the last 7 years working in healthcare. She is a work from home Mama of 2 littles, who decided to dive into the IG world and start her own blog and podcast. The podcast is all about CEO Mom’s and how they manage to be the CEO at work and at home.
3. Nada Ahmed
Nada Ahmed, is a successful tech leader, board member and a keynote speaker on a global stage. She has built robust digital strategies and in-house Innovation and transformation capability for leading engineering and technology companies globally. She achieved early success within new business development and leading early stage innovation up to testing of new technologies, scaling and supporting their implementation into the market. She is a prominent voice within Digital Transformation and Agile Leadership and is currently writing a book to help leaders thrive in the digital era by becoming more agile, empathetic and inclusive. After 15 years in corporate, she is leaving her VP Innovation role to carve out her own unique path to success as an entrepreneur, writer and public speaker. Her Instagram account is raw, authentic and inspiring as she shares live reflections on her career journey, gives concrete leadership tips and addresses daily workplace challenges.
4. Koinani & Generational Music Group
Rafael Guzman also known by his Instagram handle as Ralf Guzman is a Property and Casualty insurance broker who currently resides in Stockton, California. While Ralf is in the insurance industry he is best known for his entrepreneurial endeavors. He is founder of KOINANI, a fintech startup which is geared towards helping companies with their retention problems they are facing in today’s job market. With millennials only averaging 2.5 years at a job before moving on to another company Ralf has taken on the task of creating a solution with KOINANI.
His serial entrepreneurial spirit has also driven him to pursue his passion for music. He is currently executive producing GB DOUBLE’s new album “The Resurrection ” scheduled to release this December. His love for music has allowed him to collaborate with some of the industry’s top platinum selling artists. Jim Jones, E-40, Scarface are just some of the artists in the industry he’s been fortunate enough to work with amongst others. Be on the lookout for his project this December as well as more to come from this talented entrepreneur in 2022.
Website: Generational Music Group
5. Trevor Romain
Trevor Romain is an award-winning and best-selling author, TV personality, podcast host, and sought-after keynote speaker. His books sold more than a million copies and have been published in 23 languages. Trevor has spoken to over a million kids in 16 countries to help them deal with social and emotional issues through his unique storytelling style and humor. Trevor co-founded a national 501(c)(3) charity The Comfort Crew for Military Kids in 2007 and serves as the President of The Trevor Romain Company based in Austin, TX.
6. Alex Bryant
Named a Modern Man of Distinction from Black Enterprise, Alex Bryant is an Emmy® award-winning Media Relations Director for The Trevor Romain Company based in Austin, TX. He’s a digital force who combines graphic design, social media, and production to make a collaborative and meaningful impact in the world. During his spare time, Alex enjoys giving back to his community as a committed volunteer and renowned speaker. Through his speaking engagements, Alex empowers, engages, and enlightens audiences through awe-inspiring stories which detail his process of overcoming hardships as well as using triumphs to become better. As a result, his ability to connect with people from all walks of life continues to help others to harness their ultimate potential, living to the fullest and inspiring positive action for his growing support system to Dream BIG together as human beings!
7. Pocket Sun
Pocket Sun may seem like your typical, hip influencer at first glance. But she owns a multimillion venture capital firm and graced the cover of Forbes magazine when she was just 24!
Her brainchild SoGal Ventures is hands down one-of-a-kind; it’s an all-female-led millennial VC that strives to promote gender diversity in what has been traditionally known for predominantly male-dominated industries, including tech and entrepreneurship. Though not yet mainstream by any means (or even legal), inspiring women across this planet? That is totally worth following on Instagram right there.
8. Shn Juay
Shyn Juay, according to her Instagram bio, is a mother of one, travel connoisseur, eco lover and the co-founder of Paktor, a location-based online dating application that has accumulated over 5 billion swipes since its launch in 2013.
With a busy career and family life, Shyn Juay found the perfect solution in her Instagram feed. She shares all of it with us on this social media platform from travel photography to eco-friendly recipes! With over 500 thousand followers who love following what’s happening at home or abroad – don’t forget there are fascinating moments captured too. Follow along today for tips from someone who knows about balancing work, family and play.
9. Anthony Tan
Anthony Tan, CEO of Grab taxis in Singapore, is easily one of the most recognizable faces among startup founders. In 2012 he quit his job with a family business to launch the grabtaxi app, which has grown into SEA’s largest ride-hailing platform today, boasting more than 4500 followers on Instagram, including myself! The Insta famous man owns a dynamic feed that features work adventures and updates about their popular service through mobile applications called ‘Grab.’
He is also known to regularly post members of his adorable family, as he often describes himself as a sweet family man.
10. Oswald Yeo
Oswald Yeo, the 24-year old CEO of Glints, had a single goal in mind when he dropped out of college: Create an online platform for talent discovery and recruitment. But not only did his family discourage him from pursuing entrepreneurship–so too did many others around him that didn’t believe it would succeed! Undeterred by this adversity, Oswald retaliated against traditional mindsets towards education with resolve – founding one such startup while still being enrolled at Stanford University (and Stanford Graduate School). Together with two other co-founders who shared his vision of making working life easier across industries, they created what is known worldwide as “Glintsy.” The business currently has over 300K users & and raised more than $3m since inception.