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Alexandra Trakas is an American entrepreneur and movement enthusiast based in Arlington, Virginia. A VA-native, Alex is the co-founder and current CEO of BASH Boxing – a boxing-inspired group fitness experience established in 2017. With over 10 year of experience within the fitness industry and having recently opened Bash’s second location in less than two years - Alex has established herself as a true expert in the operational & experiential aspects of developing & delivering a concept – end to end. Since inception, Bash Boxing has grossed over $1.2 Million Dollars in sales, and is continuing the process of expansion. Alex believes in creating a culture of compassion where creativity is celebrated, differences are welcomed, and community is the priority. Her values in business emulate those of her personal life – where she believes that if you're willing to put in the hard work for YOURSELF - and expect the same of your team - success is always closer than it seems.
Jonny has a background in startups co-founding @maptia (a Techstars backed startup) and later led 250+ founders to launch their companies through Escape the City. He is currently a certified meditation instructor, host of the Curious Humans podcast and facilitating workshops on emotional resiliency and how to become indistractable. His superpower is training founders to focus and holding space for them to gain insights and clarity in their own decision making process.
Anne M. Mahlum is an entrepreneur who knows how to create and build with purpose…and she knows how to do it quickly. She is founder, owner and CEO of a fast-growing boutique fitness company she founded in DC in 2013 called [solidcore]. In just over seven years, Anne has grown her company to 70 locations and has raised over $70MM in private equity financing. [solidcore] is not a franchise. Prior to [solidcore], Anne was the CEO of Back on My Feet (BoMF), a non-profit organization she founded in Philadelphia in 2007 that uses the power of running to change the way those experiencing homelessness see themselves so they can make real change in their lives, which includes employment and independent housing. In addition to Philadelphia, the organization now has chapters in Baltimore, Washington D.C., Boston, Chicago, Dallas and Indianapolis, Atlanta, New York City, Austin and Los Angeles. Anne led BoMF to become a $6.5M privately-funded organization with staff of 48, thousands of volunteers and hundreds of members. Anne’s work with Back on My Feet has been featured in countless times in both local and national media. She has been named ABC world News Person of the Week, a CNN Hero, New Yorker of the Week, a top 40 under 40 individual by both Philadelphia and Washington DC’s Business Journal. Anne regularly speaks at corporate events, academic institutions and conferences on numerous topics including, leadership, being bold, finding your happiness, the business behind starting a nonprofit, fundraising and social change.