Sharon Delaney McCloud is an Emmy Award-winning broadcaster, TEDx speaker, Certified Diversity Executive CDE®, agency owner, Olympic Torch Bearer, author, and communications expert who helps leaders amplify their impact to drive business results.
Spa Utopia is an on-demand spa service which partners with contractor spa therapists to deliver massages, facials, and any other spa services to your home, office, hotel…anywhere…all over the United States.Founder Naya Powell is projecting almost a billion dollars in revenue for Spa Utopia by year 10 in business. But to get there, she’s looking to raise $750,000 in her initial seed round.  Will the investors believe her vision for what the business could be?Today's investors are:Keith Daniel, Resilient VenturesRobbie Hardy, xElle VenturesGrant Williard, Angel Investor and Founder of JouleBugTim McLoughlin, Cofounders CapitalStartup Stage is a production of Earfluence and hosted by Sharon Delaney McCloud.Thank you to our show sponsors: WeWork Innovate Capital Law Lenovo The University Club Fancy This Photography
Connor Strickland is a 23 year old serial entrepreneur. Yes, serial at 23 – he runs three companies currently. A plant delivery service, a marketing agency, and the company he’s pitching to investors today – DigiHome.DigiHome gives you all the information you need to know about your home in one free convenient app. All the paint colors, all the flooring, all the roofing – everything about your house so that when something needs to be replaced, you know exactly what to look for. DigiHome gets rid of that file cabinet full of documents on your house that you may or may not have been keeping up with.  This sounds like a complete home run, but if the app is free, how’s this going to make money for the investors?Today's investors are:Keith Daniel, Resilient VenturesRobbie Hardy, xElle VenturesDonald Thompson, Angel Investor and CEO of Walk WestTim McLoughlin, Cofounders CapitalStartup Stage is a production of Earfluence and hosted by Sharon Delaney McCloud.Thank you to our show sponsors: WeWork Innovate Capital Law Lenovo The University Club Fancy This Photography
Dante Evans has been in the transportation industry for 32 years, many of those driving a bus, and he sees a problem. People in rural communities don’t have access to transportation that many of us in more urban areas take for granted. There aren’t as many bus routes, ride shares aren’t as available, and it’s not always easy to get to work or get to the mall or even to buy groceries. Dante thinks he’s come up with the solution, a transportation app called WeMovv that will incorporate all modes of transportation – ride shares, buses, trains, and even how far you want to walk or ride your bike – to find the best way for a user to get to where they need to go.But this is the first time he’s pitched for capital. So can he explain the vision for his company well enough so that the investors want to take a ride with him?Today's investors are:Keith Daniel, Resilient VenturesRobbie Hardy, xElle VenturesDonald Thompson, Angel Investor and CEO of Walk WestTim McLoughlin, Cofounders CapitalStartup Stage is a production of Earfluence and hosted by Sharon Delaney McCloud.Thank you to our show sponsors: WeWork Innovate Capital Law Lenovo The University Club Fancy This Photography
"When you look at the, the children's literature market today, you see large groups of children that are excluded. When you're not able to see yourself in a children's book, it has major consequences on your view of your own value, your self esteem, your place in society." Michael Vaggalis from Keepsake Tales is on a mission. He wants all children to be able to see themselves - literally - in children's books. It's an amazing purpose, but is it a scalable business model?Today's investors are:Keith Daniel, Resilient VenturesRobbie Hardy, xElle VenturesDonald Thompson, Angel Investor and CEO of Walk WestTim McLoughlin, Cofounders CapitalStartup Stage is a production of Earfluence and hosted by Sharon Delaney McCloud.Thank you to our show sponsors: WeWork Innovate Capital Law Lenovo The University Club Fancy This Photography
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Raleigh, North Carolina, United States of America
Episode Count
9
Podcast Count
1
Total Airtime
3 hours, 36 minutes
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