#LAM8 Awardees: And the winners are…

It is with great honor that we present the Awardees of LAM’s 3rd Annual Community Awards presented by Verizon. We are humbled by these individuals and are excited to have them be part of our growing community.


Brian Rashid

 BRIAN RASHID | LAM Member of the Year

TED speaker, Messaging Expert & Public Speaking Coach

Brian is a TED speaker, messaging expert and public speaking coach. Brian works with high level executives, entrepreneurs, elected officials, transitioning professionals and graduate students to assist them with the development and delivery of their pitch, presentations, and personal branding. Brian has helped entrepreneurs from the Silicon Valley, New York City, Europe, and the Middle East secure millions of dollars in investment money over the past 2 years. Brian is proud to coach clients from big companies like Facebook, Intel, and Jawbone, as well as startups, accelerators, and incubators. Brian focuses on helping you tell your most compelling story in a way that feels authentic to you.




Making Entrepreneurship fun for kids

BizWorld.org provides engaging, hands-on programs promoting financial responsibility, leadership and teamwork skills for elementary and middle school students across the country and around the world. By teaching them leadership, entrepreneurship and business skills, students are better prepared to tackle the academic challenges of the 21st century. Children work together in a real-world environment to create a business. They discover their talents, develop critical skills for success, and increase their self-confidence. BizWorld.org was originally founded in 1997 by venture capitalist Tim Draper who saw a need for inspiring entrepreneurship in children. Since then, BizWorld.org has distributed three innovative programs – BizWorld, BizMovie, and BizWiz – to teachers in more than 100 countries and has reached over 500,000 students and 8,000 educators. Our programs offer fun, engaging content suitable for children of all levels, abilities and backgrounds. In addition to the U.S, our programs are currently available through a licensing arrangement in Denmark, India, Italy, Ireland, Mexico, Netherlands and the United Kingdom.


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