Will Lucas is a renowned technology entrepreneur. He founded Creadio, a brand marketing technology company servicing nationally recognized brands, in 2007. With his deep passion for the future of education, he created Classana, an educational resource discover engine, in 2012. Lucas is also one of the few young minority TEDx organizers in the United States, curating TEDxToledo.
NBC New's 'The Grio' named Lucas at #2 in the Top 10 Blacks in tech to look out for in 2013 and he was listed in Business Insider among The 25 Most Influential African-Americans in Tech. He was named as Co-Chair of President Obama's Ohio Small Business Committee - OFA during the 2012 campaign cycle.
He currently lives in Toledo, OH with his wife and daughter.
Creadio is a brand marketing technology company providing live, custom radio and television stations for brands. Creadio works with McDonald's restaurants nationally and other retailers throughout Ohio.
Lucas was featured in the October 2011 issue of Black Enterprise magazine for his work as CEO of Creadio.
The mission at Classana is to 'organize the world's learning resources.' Classana is new technology built to aggregate educational resources based on each individuals interests, experiences, and goals.
Will was named in Business Insiders 'The 25 Most Influential African-Americans In Technology', and featured at #2 of NBC New's 'Top 10 blacks in technology to watch in 2013'.
In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group.
TEDxToledo was developed to build a bridge between the art and science communities in Toledo.