Innovation Leaders

Smith Gruppe

Smith Gruppe is led by Antoine Smith. Antoine is an integral part of the Atlanta, GA, Charlotte, NC, Greensboro, NC and Piedmont Triad business communities. He has successfully built and managed many successful business models, and coached several executives and entrepreneurs along the path of personal and professional development.

Antoine serves the community well through his exceptional abilities in team building, strategic planning, business and economic development. He delivers corporate level business advisory and consulting services designed specifically for small to medium sized companies.  Antoine also tours and speaks to many business and trade associations in order to educate them on how to improve their bottom line. His company is also an active participant in the private capital markets, and invests as a private equity player in portfolio companies. He is a Certified Educator/Facilitator in Entrepreneurship and Economic Development.


BankMobile is America’s largest mobile-first bank, offering fee-free checking and savings accounts. It provides target customers – millennials, the underbanked and middle income households with a digital, effortless, and financially empowering experience. BankMobile Bold offers checking, savings, lines of credit, joint accounts and access to over 55,000 surcharge-free ATMs nationwide (BankMobile Bold VIP customers have free access to every ATM in the country, which is more than 400,000 ATMs), a guaranteed higher savings rate than the top four banks in the nation, a personal banker for all customers, and a free financial advisor for Bold VIP customers. BankMobile is operating as the digital banking division of Customers Bank, which is a Federal Reserve regulated and FDIC-insured commercial bank. For more information, please visit To sign up for a BankMobile Bold account, please visit

Revolution Credit

Experienced and Forward-Thinking Industry Leaders. RevolutionCredit’s unique engagement platform AND database of unique consumer behavioral economic data transforms the credit decisioning process for both lenders and consumers.

RevolutionCredit was founded in 2012 by Zaydoon Munir, a veteran of Experian and the credit and financial services industry. The company is backed by an impressive group of financial services entrepreneurs including the former CEO of FICO and current Board Fellow, the founders of,,, and The company is headquartered in Irvine, California. Click here for more information regarding Revolution Credit

Southern Christian Leadership Conference – SCLC

The SCLC is an African American civil rights organization based in Atlanta, GA whose very beginnings can be traced back to the Montgomery Bus Boycott. Further organizing was done at a meeting in New Orleans, Louisiana on February 14, 1957. The organization shortened its name to Southern Leadership Conference, established an Executive Board of Directors, and elected officers, including Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. as President, Dr. Ralph David Abernathy as Financial Secretary-Treasurer, Rev. C. K. Steele of Tallahassee, Florida as Vice President, Rev. T. J. Jemison of Baton Rouge, Louisiana as Secretary, and Attorney I. M. Augustine of New Orleans, Louisiana as General Counsel.

SCLC is a nation wide organization made up of chapters and affiliates with programs that affect the lives of all Americans: north, south, east and west. Its sphere of influence and interests has become international in scope because the human rights movement transcends national boundaries including a rejuvenation of Dr. Kings Poor People Campaign. Click here for more information regarding the SCLC.

Money Answers with Jordan Goodman

Jordan is is a nationally-recognized expert on personal finance who delivers practical and cutting-edge information to help Americans face the ever-changing challenge of getting and keeping their financial acts together. Click here for more information regarding America’s Money Answers Man, Jordan Goodman.

Access Personal Finance

Access Personal Finance was created by a team of dedicated professionals with deep expertise in financial services and human resources. Our vision is to educate consumers on financial concepts and provide better access to fair financial products and services. Click here for more information regarding  Access Personal Finance.

Rainbow Push Coalition

The Rainbow PUSH Coalition (RPC) is a multi-racial, multi-issue, progressive, international membership organization fighting for social change.

RPC was formed in December 1996 by Reverend Jesse L. Jackson, Sr. through the merging of two organizations he founded earlier, People United to Serve Humanity (PUSH, 1971) and the Rainbow Coalition (1984). With headquarters in Chicago and offices in Washington, D.C., Atlanta, Detroit, Houston, Los Angeles,  New York, and Oakland, we work to make the American Dream a reality for all our citizens and advocate for peace and justice around the world. We are dedicated to improving the lives of all people by serving as a voice for the voiceless.

Our mission is to protect, defend, and gain civil rights by leveling the economic and educational playing fields, and to promote peace and justice around the world. Click here for more information regarding Rainbow Push Coalition.

60Plus Association

Founded in 1992, the 60 Plus Association is a non-partisan seniors advocacy group with a free enterprise, less government, less taxes approach to seniors issues.  60 Plus is often viewed as the conservative alternative to the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP). Click here for more information regarding 60Plus Association.

International Business Kids

International Business Kids, formerly known as B.A.D. Kids, operates a Youth Entrepreneur Academy that teaches children ages 6 – 18 to start, market and expand their very own business. Students use their profits to open a bank account, reinvest in product for business, donate to a social cause, and best of all, to purchase items their parents are not able to afford. The Academy offers in-school, after-school, weekend and summer training on-line and mobile phone training sessions. Click here for more information regarding International Business Kids.