Brian Meece led an entrepreneurial team in the creation and growth of RocketHub™, one of the world’s largest and most recognized crowdfunding brands.

As a thought leader on financial innovation, Brian has lectured at SXSW, World Economic Forum roundtables, TEDxBrooklyn, Maker Faire, Cambridge, Fulbright Conference, White House events and other conferences around the world.

He has been quoted by The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Wired, NPR, USA Today, etc. as a voice of financial empowerment.

Brian holds a M.Sc. from Columbia University, and currently serves as Entrepreneur in Residence for the venture arm of a major bank.



Sam Wils has a decade creating and growing companies in the Digital Advertising and Financial Technology space, including launching and growing the Inc 500 company Spongecell

Sam also co-founded Brooklyn Entrepreneurs, an event series which brings together entrepreneurs and startup-focused organizations and brands in BK.

Sam holds a M.B.A. from Columbia Business School, and currently works as a consultant for a Fortune 100 financial services company.