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Courtney Gras

Co-Founder at Design Flux Technologies, Speaker, Adovcate

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 Courtney Gras Biography

I am an entrepreneur with a passion for working with people, and an inability to sit still. After leaving my job as a power systems engineer at NASA to follow my passion for entrepreneurship with my own startup company, I have focused my career on supporting and empowering young entrepreneurs through public speaking, coaching, and consulting.

For those that know me, you know that I grew-up homeschooled, and am a cheerleader of non-traditional education. I had the wonderful privilege of starting my college career in 9th grade as a post-secondary student, whereafter I continued to attend the University of Akron to study electrical engineering. I co-founded the Akron-based clean energy startup, Design Flux Technologies while an undergraduate at Akron. While serving as Chief Operations Officer, I had the honor of being awarded the “Forbes 30 Under 30” for my contributions within the organization in 2016.

Shortly following my graduation in 2013, I began a full-time career at NASA Glenn Research Center in parallel with my startup company role, and left that position in 2014 to launch a new career path at a small engineering consulting company, USA Firmware. During my time there, I quickly transitioned to a role aligned with my strongest skills and talents, and served as Sales Manager for the organization.

I recently decided it was just about time to “make the jump” to full-time entrepreneur, and have been focusing the majority of my time on my startup while spending my free time helping other prospective-entrepreneurs, startups, and startup support organizations achieve their goals.

Now, I am working to establish myself as a leading a female voice in male-dominated industries with the goal of encouraging other young entrepreneurs (especially women) to pursue non-traditional career paths. Aligned with these interests, I am pursuing a career in public speaking and career-coaching services. I frequently address students and early-career professionals on topics related to entrepreneurship, women in STEM and leadership, and non-traditional career paths. Finally, as a passionate member of the NE Ohio startup community, I serve as Board Member for the Akron-based Launch League startup community, and am a consultant for the EX[L] Center at the University of Akron.

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Speaking Topics
  • Topics


    • Leadership & Team Building
    • Entrepreneurship
    • Teaching & Educating for Entrepreneurship
    • Women in STEM & Entrepreneurship
    • Career & Job Transitions

  • Leadership in Your Career: it’s more than a degree (for Students)


    • Their college degree, school, and GPA are less related to their career success then thy might think
    • How to use their degree as a ticket to a fulfilling and exciting career
    • College is perfect time to take calculated risks and find your true talents, leadership skills, and passions
    • How to differentiate themselves from their peer by focusing on “how” they do what they do vs “what” their job title or degree title is.

  • Navigating Career Transitions for Success and Fulfillment (for professionals)


    • If you are unhappy with your job, you might not have the wrong degree or work in the wrong field, you just could just be in the wrong role within your organization
    • How to identify their natural leadership strengths and find the perfect role to match those strengths
    • How to use networking and take calculated risks to transition to the perfect role/job.

  • Entrepreneur is a Verb (customized for students or professionals)


    • Common misconceptions with entrepreneurship
    • What the entrepreneurial mindset is
    • What makes a successful entrepreneur
    • General concepts of building the right team, problem-solving, and resilience

  • Educating for Entrepreneurship (for Educators & Organizations)


    • What are factors in our education system that are limiting a students ability to develop creativity, innovation, and entrepreneurial (CIE) skillsets
    • What are the key environmental factors that encourage and train a student to develop an attraction to CIE
    • How a diverse and well-balanced education plays into the development of the CIE mindset
    • The importance of developing a pipeline for to not only train, but also maintain CIT in students as they transition out of school into the workforce

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  • HOW TO BOOK Courtney Gras?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Courtney Gras for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Courtney Gras, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Courtney Gras or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO BOOK Courtney Gras?

    Booking fees for Courtney Gras, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Courtney Gras, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • WHO IS THE AGENT FOR Courtney Gras?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Courtney Gras for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Courtney Gras for your next private or corporate function.
  • WHAT IS A FULL-SERVICE TALENT BOOKING AGENCY?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Courtney Gras or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Courtney Gras or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.
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Courtney Gras

Co-Founder at Design Flux Technologies, Speaker, Adovcate

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Cleveland, OH, USA
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Courtney Gras Biography

I am an entrepreneur with a passion for working with people, and an inability to sit still. After leaving my job as a power systems engineer at NASA to follow my passion for entrepreneurship with my own startup company, I have focused my career on supporting and empowering young entrepreneurs through public speaking, coaching, and consulting.

For those that know me, you know that I grew-up homeschooled, and am a cheerleader of non-traditional education. I had the wonderful privilege of starting my college career in 9th grade as a post-secondary student, whereafter I continued to attend the University of Akron to study electrical engineering. I co-founded the Akron-based clean energy startup, Design Flux Technologies while an undergraduate at Akron. While serving as Chief Operations Officer, I had the honor of being awarded the “Forbes 30 Under 30” for my contributions within the organization in 2016.

Shortly following my graduation in 2013, I began a full-time career at NASA Glenn Research Center in parallel with my startup company role, and left that position in 2014 to launch a new career path at a small engineering consulting company, USA Firmware. During my time there, I quickly transitioned to a role aligned with my strongest skills and talents, and served as Sales Manager for the organization.

I recently decided it was just about time to “make the jump” to full-time entrepreneur, and have been focusing the majority of my time on my startup while spending my free time helping other prospective-entrepreneurs, startups, and startup support organizations achieve their goals.

Now, I am working to establish myself as a leading a female voice in male-dominated industries with the goal of encouraging other young entrepreneurs (especially women) to pursue non-traditional career paths. Aligned with these interests, I am pursuing a career in public speaking and career-coaching services. I frequently address students and early-career professionals on topics related to entrepreneurship, women in STEM and leadership, and non-traditional career paths. Finally, as a passionate member of the NE Ohio startup community, I serve as Board Member for the Akron-based Launch League startup community, and am a consultant for the EX[L] Center at the University of Akron.

Courtney Gras Videos

  • Courtney Gras: Beyond the Major
  • Courtney Gras - YouTube

Courtney Gras Speaking Topics

  • Topics


    • Leadership & Team Building
    • Entrepreneurship
    • Teaching & Educating for Entrepreneurship
    • Women in STEM & Entrepreneurship
    • Career & Job Transitions

  • Leadership in Your Career: it’s more than a degree (for Students)


    • Their college degree, school, and GPA are less related to their career success then thy might think
    • How to use their degree as a ticket to a fulfilling and exciting career
    • College is perfect time to take calculated risks and find your true talents, leadership skills, and passions
    • How to differentiate themselves from their peer by focusing on “how” they do what they do vs “what” their job title or degree title is.

  • Navigating Career Transitions for Success and Fulfillment (for professionals)


    • If you are unhappy with your job, you might not have the wrong degree or work in the wrong field, you just could just be in the wrong role within your organization
    • How to identify their natural leadership strengths and find the perfect role to match those strengths
    • How to use networking and take calculated risks to transition to the perfect role/job.

  • Entrepreneur is a Verb (customized for students or professionals)


    • Common misconceptions with entrepreneurship
    • What the entrepreneurial mindset is
    • What makes a successful entrepreneur
    • General concepts of building the right team, problem-solving, and resilience

  • Educating for Entrepreneurship (for Educators & Organizations)


    • What are factors in our education system that are limiting a students ability to develop creativity, innovation, and entrepreneurial (CIE) skillsets
    • What are the key environmental factors that encourage and train a student to develop an attraction to CIE
    • How a diverse and well-balanced education plays into the development of the CIE mindset
    • The importance of developing a pipeline for to not only train, but also maintain CIT in students as they transition out of school into the workforce

FAQs on booking Courtney Gras

  • How to book Courtney Gras?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Courtney Gras for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Courtney Gras, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Courtney Gras or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Courtney Gras?

    Booking fees for Courtney Gras, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Courtney Gras, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Courtney Gras?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Courtney Gras for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Courtney Gras for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Courtney Gras or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Courtney Gras or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Courtney Gras is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Courtney Gras for your event is available upon request. Courtney Gras generally travels from Cleveland, OH, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Dakin Sloss, Teasha Feldman-Fitzthum, Karan Jerath, Elena Lucas and Tiffany Pham. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Courtney Gras for an upcoming event.

Courtney Gras Speaker Videos

  • Courtney Gras: Beyond the Major
    Courtney Gras - YouTube

Courtney Gras Speaking Topics

  • Topics


    • Leadership & Team Building
    • Entrepreneurship
    • Teaching & Educating for Entrepreneurship
    • Women in STEM & Entrepreneurship
    • Career & Job Transitions

  • Leadership in Your Career: it’s more than a degree (for Students)


    • Their college degree, school, and GPA are less related to their career success then thy might think
    • How to use their degree as a ticket to a fulfilling and exciting career
    • College is perfect time to take calculated risks and find your true talents, leadership skills, and passions
    • How to differentiate themselves from their peer by focusing on “how” they do what they do vs “what” their job title or degree title is.

  • Navigating Career Transitions for Success and Fulfillment (for professionals)


    • If you are unhappy with your job, you might not have the wrong degree or work in the wrong field, you just could just be in the wrong role within your organization
    • How to identify their natural leadership strengths and find the perfect role to match those strengths
    • How to use networking and take calculated risks to transition to the perfect role/job.

  • Entrepreneur is a Verb (customized for students or professionals)


    • Common misconceptions with entrepreneurship
    • What the entrepreneurial mindset is
    • What makes a successful entrepreneur
    • General concepts of building the right team, problem-solving, and resilience

  • Educating for Entrepreneurship (for Educators & Organizations)


    • What are factors in our education system that are limiting a students ability to develop creativity, innovation, and entrepreneurial (CIE) skillsets
    • What are the key environmental factors that encourage and train a student to develop an attraction to CIE
    • How a diverse and well-balanced education plays into the development of the CIE mindset
    • The importance of developing a pipeline for to not only train, but also maintain CIT in students as they transition out of school into the workforce

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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

If you are the talent, and wish to request removal from this catalog or report an issue with your profile, please click here.

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