The Dumb Idea Project was founded by a collective of entrepreneurs and creatives who saw the need for a program that would empower others to dream big and take action.
Minna Taylor is the Founder & CEO of Energize Your Voice, a NYC based communication coaching company. Her background as an actress and her specialization in speech, improv, and empowered vocalization, offer a unique skill set to energize her clients into discovering their full voice and unlocking their full potential. Minna believes strongly in balancing playful tactics with practical tools for effective communication. Energize Your Voice partners with a dynamic range of organizations who have a strong mind for innovation, from small community non-profits to large tech companies and creative agencies.
Lloyd Cambridge is the founder of Progress Playbook, an education platform that designs entrepreneurship learning experiences for government agencies, nonprofits, and entrepreneurs. Lloyd has developed programs for institutions such as Microsoft, NYU, Brooklyn Children's Museum, The Actors Fund, Brooklyn Community Foundation, among others. Prior to launching his company, Lloyd lead two Business Solution Centers for New York City's Department of Small Business Services and has helped over 5,000 entrepreneurs and small businesses to start and grow, taught over 300 business courses, and assisted businesses owners in accessing $50MM capital.
An innovator of ideas and a connector of people, Giovanni Gallaread is a natural polymath with an immense passion for education, youth and community uplift. Parentified in his childhood, Giovanni harnessed his innate entrepreneurial spirit to optimize his many gifts and talents, which afforded him life chances atypical for someone with his background. An avid believer in “paying it forward”, Giovanni is in the business of higher education and considers himself an advocate for social justice by means of education. While engaged in a number of endeavors, Giovanni primarily serves as a Director of College Counseling through the CollegeBound Initiative - empowering New York City’s youth to overcome the odds and exceed the evens.
Shayne J. Spencer
Shayne Spencer is a digital marketing strategist. He is co-founder of Think Work Media, a boutique digital marketing agency in Brooklyn, NY. Shayne recently co-authored an eBook on hotel marketing entitled - “100 Digital Marketing Ideas to Skyrocket Direct Bookings for Your Hotel”. His company Think Work Media specialized in digital marketing for Hotels, eCommerce and funded start ups.