Sundar Balasubramanian

A radiation oncology researcher who grew up practicing and studying yoga from his father and uncles in Tamil Nadu, India. This professor reaches back to ancient Tamil texts and uses modern science to illuminate connections between biochemistry and yogic breathing. Watch: The Science Of Yogic Breathing

Jenny Bevan

A partner at Bevan & Liberatos and co-author of “A Vision for Civic Conservation,” this designer, specializing in contemporary traditional architecture and urbanism, is rethinking historic preservation from a position of holistic sustainability. Watch: Our Disposable Architecture

Riley Csernica

A 24 year old biomedical engineer and entrepreneur  who runs Tarian Orthotics, a Mount Pleasant-based medical device company she co-founded after finishing three degrees from Clemson in five years.  Passionate about educating students, this inventor helps to promote youth entrepreneurship. Watch: Zero Equals One: Creating A Business From Nothing

Jeffery Deal

Inventor, physician, author and the Director of Health Studies for Water Missions International who gave up 20 years in surgery to open a medical facility in Sudan. He holds the patent for the TRU-D room decontamination system currently being used in Liberian Ebola treatment centers. Watch: Not Just Ebola

Randy Dobbs

A three-time CEO turned private equity advisor and author of “Transformational Leadership: a Blueprint for Real Organizational Change” who uses his leadership in professional, community and personal settings. Watch: The Business of Hope

Seth Gilliard

Search YouTube under hip new violinists and you’ll find the virtual side of this 24 year old Charleston virtuoso, but more traditional audiences might remember his work as concertmaster and soloist with the Furman Symphony Orchestra. Watch: Classical Fusion

Nicholas Glover, Sr.

A venture capitalist and consultant to startup and small companies and CEO of PEC360, a company working to launch patient population health management technology and services for large health care systems. Watch: Digitizing The Family Doctor: Put Care Back Into Healthcare

JamieSue Goodman

A self-taught computer programmer and native of rural Manning, South Carolina who returned to her roots to lead Google CS First – an initiative that empowers and ignites interest in fourth through eighth graders, especially girls and other underrepresented minorities, to pursue computer science careers. Watch: Lucky Is A Lie

Donna Hardy

A blues artist of a sort, this plant loving native of Augusta, Georgia specializes in growing and harvesting indigo, especially the descendants of the 270 year old plants that started the indigo industry in the U.S.  According to Donna, the plant used to create the beautiful color is a culture all its own. Watch: Indigo Dreams: […]

Earl Hewlette

A former Marine, attorney, executive/developer of resorts and two-time failure at retirement, this multi-faceted executive now runs Terresentia, a North Charleston-based distilled spirits technology company. Watch: Creating Opportunity From Chaos