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As a startup business, having access to high-quality business experts and guidance is an important part of your success. However, this guidance can be cost-prohibitive for most entrepreneurs.

Since 2013 our unique shared-growth community model provides access to select investors, experts, grants and financing, private business guidance, education…

Our experts provide everything you need to get up and running, scale and expand into 100 countries in 8 languages.

The TGE Network makes this path a more productive and rewarding community experience.


Julia McNamara

Julia McNamara has over twenty years of experience in strategy and business development. Early in her career, she worked as a management consultant for Price Waterhouse and later held senior management positions at a Fortune 50 and two privately held companies. Her work involved concept development, research, funding, launch, and growth oversight of a number of innovative business ventures that ultimately resulted in revenue streams worth over $800M a year.

During her 20 year career, McNamara lived overseas for 5 years and managed teams in over 70 countries, gaining invaluable insight in to how transnational businesses—and especially the executives working for such firms—can thrive and succeed.

It was in this multi-cultural environment that McNamara first began coaching individual executives and teams. She has helped numerous executives better navigate major challenges in their career—such as an unexpected job loss, identifying and developing the skills needed to get to the next level, or how to capitalize on stress and change.

These diverse experiences have given McNamara a unique perspective on key issues facing today’s business leaders, as well as an extraordinary understanding of the career challenges that middle and executive level professionals face in the era of globalization.

Julia has an MBA in from Columbia’s Graduate School of Business and an Executive Coaching certification. Throughout her entire career, she has done research on Latino markets. She is the author of a book on multicultural content, published by Bulfinch Press in 2004. She has also contributed to several books and major publications and been the keynote speaker at several major events.

Julia uses a variety of analytical and facilitation approaches and is available in person, by phone or Skype.


Yaron Prywes, PhD, Chief Psychology Officer.

Yaron is a coaching psychologist who specializes in inclusion and innovation. He has facilitated hundreds of groups around the world, and has worked one-on-one with hundreds of leaders over the past ten years. He has led negotiation trainings at the United Nations and NASA, and is a professor of intercultural communications at Columbia University.

He is also faculty member at the Center for Creative Leadership and has been the lead researcher on numerous studies measuring the outcomes of leadership development initiatives. Yaron also co-authored a leadership development book called The Nature of Leadership, as well as a chapter in The Handbook of Conflict Resolution (3rd ed.). In 2008 Yaron co-created LeaderNation, a web-based 360 degree feedback tool which has been used by 15,000+ people to give leaders feedback. Select client list includes: Chrysler Motor Group, Coach, KAYAK, L’Oreal, Lancôme, Sirius XM Radio, American Express.


Paul Johnson. Paul is the founding partner and investment manager of Nicusa Investment Advisors, an advisory firm focused on helping CEOs and Boards of Directors deal with operational and financial strategy, capital allocation, shareholder value creation, and corporate communications.

Paul applies his 35 years of experience as an investment professional and his 25 years as a business school professor to help senior managers address these critical strategic issues. Prior to founding Nicusa, Paul was a Managing Director in the Equity Research Department of Robertson Stephens. Paul analyzed all sectors of the technology industry in his 20 years as a sell-side research analyst and has participated in more than 100 venture capital investments and investment banking transactions in his career.

As an investor, Paul has invested in virtually all sectors of the economy. As an Adjunct Professor at Columbia Business School and Fordham University, Paul has taught 39 semester-long courses on securities analysis and value investing to more than 1,900 students. Paul received the Commitment to Excellence award in 2016 and 2017, the Dean’s Prize for Teaching Excellence in April 2017 and Dean’s Award for Faculty Excellence in May 2017.

Paul is co-author with Paul Sonkin of Pitch the Perfect Investment, The Essential Guide to Winning on Wall Street, scheduled to be published in September 2017. Paul has an MBA in Finance from the Executive Program at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and a B.A. in Economics from the University of California, Berkeley.


Joe Covey, CEO Interactivation. Joe Covey has been an entrepreneur and investor since 1992. He spent 12 years running VC-backed businesses and then started acquiring companies with business partner, Matthew Davidge.  Joe has acquired five companies since 2008 including the Wellness Network hospital TV channels (bought from NBC) and the Mag Rack TV network (bought from Cablevision).


Joe is a mentor to New York City entrepreneurs through DreamitVentures.  He supports several nonprofits including Bideawee animal shelters, Jazz Foundation of America, and WhyHunger.  Joe has a B.A. in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania and an M.B.A. from New York University’s Stern School of Business.