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Chic. Modern. Economical. Eco-Conscious. Thrust Hostels is arriving! Our goal is not only to redefine the hostel experience, we intend to re-engineer it. Let us take all of the hassles out of your business or leisure travels by giving you the experiences you crave and deserve.

Fun.

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Whether your aim is to see an alligator up close or meet some new friends on your trip, Thrust can make it happen for you. Don't waste your time browsing fruitlessly on the Web, our excursions, tours and group activities are the cream of the crop.

Friendly.

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Our staff make it their duty to know your name as soon as you book with Thrust. We want you to have a trip to remember and so we'll do everything within our power to make it magnificent.

fabulous.

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We're creating an oasis for you that will be so spectacular, words won't even begin to describe it. We want you to fall in love with our commitment to sustainability, safety and security while celebrating your pride in the LGBT community.

investors.

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Thrust Hostels is poised to be the premier LGBT hostel chain in the United States and around the globe. We've assembled a masterful, passionate and dynamic team to ensure you a measurable return on your investment. Contact us today to learn more.

WHY THRUST?

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  • A venture that will be profitable within the first 6 months of launch
  • A scalable business model with the potential to go global
  • A web platform that will revolutionize the way hospitality businesses are run
  • An eco-conscious enterprise with a commitment to sustainability
  • Chic, modern and fiercely fabulous logding facilities that are also surprisingly economical
  • A business model that values individuality and diversity as a way of fostering community
  • A stellar leadership, management and front line team to ensure our guests have nothing but exceptional stays

The Team.

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Oneil Williams

President & CEO

Oneil Williams has close to 20 years of experience working for major corporations and holds a BA and MA in Communication. He has spent close to 10 years shadowing the CEOs of some of the most successful, innovative and disruptive technology companies in Central and South Florida. He is an expert at business development and forging win-win partnerships, bringing Fortune 500 companies such as Fiat-Chrysler automobiles on as new clients. He has the business acumen, vision, tenacity and realistic optimism that will not only inspire others but take Thrust from concept to reality. He is also a published author.

Amanda Melo

CFO

Amanda Melo graduated from the Fundação Getulio Vargas in Sao Paolo with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and got her post-graduate degree in corporate finance and investment banking from the FIA-Fundação Instituto de Administração in Sao Paolo. She co-founded and serves as the CFO for the Anhembi Hostel, which is currently ranked as the #1 hostel in Sao Paolo on TripAdvisor. Amanda has over 5 years experience in corporate finance, with special emphasis on mergers and acquisitions and market capitalization.

Adrian Greaves

CTO & CIO

Adrian Greaves has over a decade of experience helping complex organizations solve some of their most pressing IT/networking challenges. He holds an Associates degree in Computer Studies from Barbados Community College along with a Management Information Systems certificate and a Microsoft Certified Professional designation. Adrian is passionate about people and technology. He was instrumental in architecting the network infrastructure for Barbados Power & Light and was featured in the Sun Sentinel in 2013 for serving as a computer tutor and mentor for a student with down syndrome.

Jhaun Pryce

Advisor

Jhaun Pryce has an extensive background in realty and company operations, having worked with companies ranging form Keller Williams to Coldwell Banker to Westgate Resorts. He has served as president for Pryce Transportation LLC, director of property management for Homejoy Real Estate and the home search director for Orlando Property Group.

Brigid Warmerdam

Marketing/PR Specialist

Brigid Warmerdam is an MBA student at the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley and has worked in marketing for Wells Fargo for 9 years. During her time at Wells Fargo, Brigid designed and launched an outreach program to connect LGBT allies - supporters of the LGBT community - with the LGBT community at Wells Fargo. Her passion for diversity spans the Berkeley campus where she served as the VP of Diversity for the EWMBA student association. Brigid is especially excited to apply her passion for diversity to helping Thrust reach LGBT millennials who are looking to connect with other like-minded travelers while on the road.

Rue Clark

Travel/Tour Specialist

Rue Clark has been the owner and operator of CultureShock Travel Management Company for close to a decade. She is also a seasoned travel agent who runs the wildly popular urban travel group, Just Trippin' Travelers Club. Rue-La-La Tours will be a brand new LGBT-focused tour and excursion division created exclusively for Thrust guests. Rue's masterful ability to create memorable and exquisite tours and excursions will nature that Thrust guests get nothing but the best.

CONTRIBUTORS HALL OF FAME.

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Malek Toxicology Delaware, LLC
Contributor Level 3: LUMINARY
Comment: "I am proud of all of you and applaud your entrepreneurial spirit! Business Owner & Friend,
Dolores E. Malek, Ph.D."

Kris

Kris Simon
Contributor Level 2: ADVOCATE
Comment: "I'm intrigued by the concept. Hope this
flies high."

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Malek Toxicology Delaware, LLC
Contributor Level 2: ADVOCATE
Comment: "I am proud of all of you and applaud your
entrepreneurial spirit! Business Owner & Friend, Dolores
E. Malek, Ph.D."

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Anonymous
Contributor Level 2: ADVOCATE

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Rosler Oriol
Contributor Level 2: FAN

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Anonymous
Contributor Level 1: SUPPORTER

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Nick Sofoul
Contributor Level 1: SUPPORTER
Comment: "Good luck. Can't wait to see
the prototype!"

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Jacob C. King
Contributor Level 1: ADMIRER
Comment: "You deserve something great."

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Miton Adhikari
Contributor Level 1: SUPPORTER
Comment: "Good luck!"

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Stephen Segerstedt
Contributor Level 1: SUPPORTER
Comment: "Good Luck Oneil, hope it
is a huge success and you make millions."

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Patrick Lawson
Contributor Level 1: ADMIRER

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Kenrick Bramble
Contributor Level 1: SUPPORTER

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MB Russell
Contributor Level 1: SUPPORTER
Comment: "Good luck!"

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Anonymous
Contributor Level 1: Follower

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If you'd like to be inducted into the Contributor's Hall of Fame, visit our GoFundMe page and make a contribution. The Hall will only remain open until the Thrust prototype is complete.

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