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ALL the fabulous members of the Future Fund 10 LIVE Triad Stage audience get to judge and VOTE for their favorite pitch. Once the votes are tallied the winner will receive $20,000!


Can’t make the event? Be sure to tune into our LIVESTREAM on to watch LIVE and then vote for your favorite. The Community Award Winner will receive $1,500!


Andreao “Fanatic” Heard

Andreao “Fanatic” Heard is a record producer from Greensboro, North Carolina who has produced some fo the biggest recording artists in popular music.  He produced “Crush on You” for Lil’ Kim and “Yall Know” for Will Smith’s ten million seller “Big Willie Style”.  Discovered by Vincent Herbert, Fanatic moved to New York City, where he connected with P. Diddy and became part of his “Hitmen” production team and produced records for the Notorious B.I.G and Ma$e.  He then produced the song “Heaven Can Wait” for Michael Jackson.  Next, he received recognition from the Grammy association for his participation as a producer on Beyonce’s 2003 GRAMMY Award-winning album “Dangerously in Love”. Fanatic also contributed as a producer on Anthony Hamiliton’s  2013 Grammy nominated album "Back to Love”.



Future Fund LIFETIME member, Denise Turner Roth, serves as the chief development officer for the U.S. region of WSP, a global engineering and professional services consultancy. In this role, Denise is responsible for overseeing the development and implementation of strategy and long-range planning for WSP USA.also leads initiatives in support of innovation and strategic growth.

Throughout her career, Denise has held leadership positions at the federal and local government levels with a focus on driving economic and administrative change. As administrator of the General Services Administration (GSA), she led a workforce of 12,000 full-time employees with responsibility for a $27 billion budget.

Prior to joining GSA, Denise served as city manager for Greensboro, North Carolina. Her leadership helped pave the way for several new and creative management changes in the city, including the reorganization of city departments and divisions to promote efficiency and improve service delivery and launching public-private initiatives that created more than $75 million in city enhancements.

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Libby Rodenbough

Greensboro native Libby Rodenbough transcended the classical violin mediocrity of her youth to become a professional musician. She is usually touring with NC folk crooners Mipso and plays with others/makes solo things in the meantime. Her creative preoccupations include Southern folklore and mythology, the travails of having had a blissful childhood, wanting very hard, making romance out of bricklaying, and accepting the preeminence of love (among other things we have known from an early age but resisted).

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alec mcAlister (EMCEE)

Born and raised in Greensboro, NC,  Alec is a Page Pirate and a 1991 graduate of Davidson College.  Post college, Alec worked in advertising and marketing for residential real estate developers in Charlotte.  He began selling Greensboro residential real estate in 2005, and in 2011 started Tyler, Redhead & McAlister Real Estate, a local boutique firm with 28 full time agents.  When Alec is not selling houses or managing the activities at TR&M, he enjoys playing golf and spending time with his family, wife Nancy and children Hank, Macy & Eli.