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Any serious discussion of entrepreneurs sooner or later comes around to a few standout names. Texas businessman and venture capitalist Marc Sparks is one of those names.

Sparks, who often uses the term “serial entrepreneur” to describe himself, has been involved in a basket full of successful ventures, including Timber Wolf Capital and Splash Media. However, he will often discuss his failures instead of his successes, using them to highlight what he learned from them. His book, They Can’t Eat You, is an unflinching look at some of his failures, as well as his successes, and also offers advice and perspective for anyone looking to travel the road of entrepreneurship.

His overall business model stresses urgency. He is known among his employees, as well as business associates and competitors alike, for an open door, always available, forward leaning management style. When possible, he eschews the customary meeting formats, preferring instead to simply discuss the matter at hand when it’s presented, and resolve the issue quickly. This approach has come to be known as “Sparks Speed.” He also stresses things like passion and focus, which are clearly more than just buzzwords to him.

When describing his business model, Sparks starts with the word “Faith.” He is an unapologetic Christian, and incorporates those values into his business dealings in a positive and productive way. This includes treating others fairly, and the way you would want to be treated yourself.

Marc is also a noted philanthropist, with ongoing involvement in Habitat for Humanity, as well as The Samaritan Inn, a Dallas, TX homeless shelter that focuses on enabling residents to become self-sufficient through training and education. He also supports the American Can! Academy, and has donated more than 2000 computers to at risk youth through this organization of magnet high schools.

Ascendant Capital is a groundbreaking investment firm that is based in Austin, TX. Ascendant Capital focuses on alternative investments and asset management. The mastermind behind this incredibly successful firm is  Jeffry Schneider. After years working for a variety of highly prestigious firms includes Merrill Lynch, Alex Brown and Axiom Capital Management, he founded Ascendant Capital in 2009 and in the past eight years has established the firm as a leader in the industry.

Ascendant Capital’s astounding success stems from Jeffry’s modern approach to investing that centers around education and diversification of funds through a variety of industries including real estate, tech companies,and auto dealerships. With the assistance of his handpicked team, Ascendant Capital has raised over a billion dollars and is now projected to raise $50 million each month.

Much more than just a businessman, Jeffry also promotes a healthy a well-rounded lifestyle to his employees. He leads by example, having competed in a number of Ironman competitions around the world. He is a healthy diet advocate and is outspoken about the effects of a nutritious diet on the brain and body. In addition to his focus on holistic health, he is passionate about travel and is drawn to remote destinations such as Thailand, Saint Crux and Budapest.

A true Renaissance man, Jeffry Schneider is not only a leader in the Investment industry, but also sets the standard for personal lifestyle.

Mr. Jason Hope is an investor, futurist, entrepreneur, and a philanthropist who believes in giving back to the society. Jason Hope lives in Scottsdale, Arizona.

By being an Arizona native, Hope went to Arizona State University, where he earned a Bachelor Degree in Finance. Mr. Jason also received his MBA from the same institution.

As a futurist, Hope understands that his work in technology target several avenues such as research and development. He appreciates that it is only the power of technology that can improve human lives. Technology brings about the development of new computer software, mobile apps, devices that embrace connectivity, and gaming software. Perhaps, Jason is always using technology to his advantage. He prefers studying the infrastructure of technology for potential future trends. As an entrepreneur, Jason usually works with businesses and individuals to give them the directions, which can help with technological advancement.

As the internet entrepreneur, Jason comprehends that starting a business and bringing a new idea is not an easy task. It will always start with great ideas, which is just the beginning of everything. However, finding the means of getting the ideas off the ground can be the tricky part. Moreover, Jason likes to work with young business owners. He believes that young entrepreneurs have great ideas that can be brought into life. He prefers supporting these new generations of entrepreneurs by making them dive into the world that is full of technology. Most of these entrepreneurs have prodigious ideas, but lack finances and insight to bring their ideas into light.

As a philanthropist, Jason playing an important role in improving the welfare of the society. His goal is to see different societies thrive. He has been providing support to humanitarian organizations, which are involved in improving the future of human beings.