Laura is a Mom, Wife, Social Worker, Entrepreneur and more! She turned a great idea into a thriving business with the help of her brilliant, but slightly irritating cousin, Emil. Emil is a Dad, Inventor, Entrepreneur, Heart Attack Survivor, and more! Together, they are proof that two people, with seemingly opposing views on everything can not only work together, but be successful too! Emil and Laura's unique presentations are full of REAL, hands-on information that will motivate, and inspire you. Whether you are looking to take your business to the next level or just looking to enhance your event with a presentation that is both smart, and entertaining, Emil and Laura are the people to book. Plus, you get 2 Speakers for the price of 1!
More about Emil:
With over 25 years in the business development industry, Emil Vicale has the skills, experience, and knowledge in the branding, marketing, and product design space. In 1990, Vicale started his own design firm, BBC Design Group. BBC designs and develops products and solutions in the consumer product, clothing, furniture, and weapons industries, among others. In the mid-to-late 90's, Vicale became a 3D printing pioneer, creating one of the first companies to use and offer 3D printing services. In 2001, Emil purchased and developed Toybuilders.com, the first custom toy 3D printing company.
Before websites were what they are today, Emil is one of the few people who was there, building them! When Vicale.com, the first-of-its-kind, hand coded website launched, it quickly stood out as the most innovative site on the Internet and became the standard used by flash coders across the globe, receiving worldwide recognition in the process. Long before the invention of the iPhone and apps, Vicale developed the first app, which can still be viewed at vicale.com. This first on-demand mass customization website allowed individuals to build a custom action figure.
Since its start in 2002, Emil Vicale's Herobuilders.com has been the largest and most respected maker of custom and personalized action figures in the USA. Herobuilders.com was the FIRST of its kind custom action figure business that makes action figures that look, talk, and dress like the consumer, making it the premiere maker of Custom Action Figures. In the wake of 9/11, with the introduction of the George Bush Action Figure, Herobuilders.com also became the first political toy company in the world.
To date, some of Herobuilders.com customers have included:
* VH1 (for the show, This is Hot 97)
* Netflix (for the hit series, Orange Is The New Black)
* Sci-Fi TV (for the show, Who Wants to be a Superhero?)
* Nickelodeon (for the shows, Henry Danger and The Thundermans)
Vicale and/or his Herobuilders.com Action Figures have appeared on/in:
* The Ellen DeGeneres Show
* CSI: NY
* Fox News
* The Associated Press
* The films, Mama's Boy and Switchmas
* Popular Science
* Popular Mechanics
* GQ Magazine
* Forbes Magazine
* Newsweek Magazine
* Maxim Magazine
* Sculpture Magazine
* Drudge Report
Vicale is also the owner of the widely popular and national selling product, CustomEasyButton.com. He holds several patents, two of which include the Arch Humidor, and a firearms trigger lock. As the founder of Emil Vicale Design, Emil helps startups in developing their brand and products. He knows what it takes to create a beautiful brand and how to build a website that will draw traffic. If you have a concept, Emil will turn it into a reality. He guides clients throughout the design, development and production processes, with the goal of transforming that idea from art to cart.
More about Laura:
For over ten years, Laura Bagnarol worked in the field of victim services by providing crisis intervention and support services to crime survivors. In that time, she also worked to prevent violence through community education and has provided hundreds of trainings to schools, underserved populations and professional organizations throughout the state of New York and beyond. Laura's latest venture involves empowering girls through the sport of flag football. In 2014, with the help of Emil, she launched the PigskinPrincessProject.com, a one-of-a-kind football program that is making a significant impact in the lives of girls (and boys through the newly formed Pigskin PRINCE Project). Laura's work as a Prevention Educator, Crisis Counselor, and Entrepreneur has been highlighted in the local news media and her program continues to grow.