Fritz Colcol

Member Since 2017

Fritz Colcol


Simply Thalia

Chicago Area

Fritz is a serial entrepreneur based in Chicago. He has learned early on to pivot when his intuition calls for a drastic life change. During his junior year of college, he switched majors from Computer Engineering to Kinesiology Exercise Science. His passion for fitness combined with a newfound platform in Instagram has resulted in opportunities to facilitate social media brand affiliations, fitness modeling and online coaching while still in school. After college, Fritz headed to Silicon Valley to work for a top health and wellness brand and would since become the Chief Marketing Officer. It wouldn't be long until Fritz misses the entrepreneurial grind that will send him back to Chicago & start businesses such as restaurant Simply Thalia, digital marketing & tech ABN Circle, as well as co owning the Iridium clothing brand with stores in the Windy City and Atlanta. These days, Fritz divides his time between the rest of his business ventures, consulting with clients on how to start their own successful companies and imparting his knowledge through daily @fritzlifestyle updates, guest podcasts, speaking engagements and being featured on prominent publications such as Forbes. Another facet of his life is fitness. Fritz competes as a professional Men's Physique athlete in the IPE league. He earned his pro card & took the title of Mr. Illinois 2016. With his accolades & variety of businesses, Fritz Colcol was awarded with the prestigous award of "Serial Entrepreneur" at 2019 Filipino Asian American Hall of Fame in Chicago. He is a Renaissance man, fashion enthusiast, world traveler, fitness professional, business developer, influencer, investor, motivator, food lover & lifestyle blogger. Connect with him at (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat, Youtube) @fritzlifestyle and watch his daily blog of my entrepreneur/fitness lifestyle. Watch his documentary series on youtube: CEO/Co-Founder/Co-owner: - ABN Circle ( - Simply Thalia ( - Iridium Clothing Co. ( - Black Alpha Supplements ( - Podcast @thebossfiles


  • Social Media Marketing
  • Business Development & Partnerships
  • Consulting


November 24th, 2021

How Busy Leaders Can Tame Their Email Inbox Without Missing A Beat

As a company leader, your email inbox is likely overflowing with unread or missed information on a daily basis. 

November 16th, 2021

Eight Creative Marketing Ideas for Your Next Giveaway or Promotion

November 1st, 2021

14 Ways to Get Comfortable With Conflict (and Succeed as a Leader)

In business, conflict is bound to be a daily occurrence.

October 26th, 2021

10 Stale Mobile Advertising Strategies

Members of Young Entrepreneur Council discuss the methods they wish companies would stop using to advertise on mobile.


Simply Thalia

Simply Thalia opened on November 2010 and its located inside Block 37 in Chicago. Since then our chefs have been serving warming interpretations of classic Pan Asian dishes and daring new ventures fusing the delicious Asian cuisine. Simply Thalia's interior, featuring beautiful custom artwork by the award-winning Hayden Collective, reflects the elegant sensibilities of Asian culture while also paying tribute to Chicago's storied past. The restaurant offers the choice to people-watch at the all glass storefront, watch the art of making asian cuisine as it occurs in the open-kitchen layout or enjoy a cold imported beer at the bar. Our most viral dish was the "Sushi Donut" that created craze all around Chicago!


  • Restaurants
  • Business Development
  • Local Business