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Startup: Conversations With Louisville Entrepreneurs

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After 94 great episodes and two great years, I’m pulling the plug on the Startup Podcast – not because I don’t love it or because it wasn’t working. I simply don’t have the time and flexibility to carry my own show. I’m grateful for the time an
It’s arguable that nobody is as consistent and makes as much of a difference in the Louisville startup scene than Tendai Charasika. Easily one of the most likable and dialed in guys, he’s made the jump from startup support to startup CEO of Sup
Finding a way to serve others and blend that into entrepreneurship has been a goal for Sean Vandevander throughout his career. He now volunteers for a Louisville social entrepreneurship startup called Waterstep and is working on facing the chal
The @kycoffeeguy came in for a chat about his history in the Louisville tech scene why he stays involved. Richard Meadows is around every turn at startup events and provides a few laughs on this week’s episode.
As a guy who has made his living in sales and networking, John Zeydel knows a thing or two about making connections. He and his business partner, Christy Smallwood, own and operation Arkham Executive, a “group therapy” of sorts for entrepreneur
Having grown up with a dad in the Navy, Jason Kelly is no stranger to travel. That helps as he hops across the map as part of his company, Drifter Events, that hosts outdoor biking and running events around the company. The first event was an e
As a native Lousivillian, Chris Bailey has seen his fair share of rear-end collisions on the highways and biways of the area. It took his being a witness to a giant pileup on I-71 to realize that there’s a better way for drivers to be aware of
After spending four years at Miami (OH) and time in the Marines (including a tour in Afghanistan) to hone his leadership skills, Andrew Klawier is heading up the development of GroomHQ, one in the new class at the Velocity accelerator in Jeffer
After finding Louisville a good match for raising a family and starting a business, Brian Wallace and his wife settled here to get their marketing company, NowSourcing, to a place where they could rapidly grow. After several years of success an
For a guy who wasted too much time skateboarding around UofL’s campus (according to him), Keith Ringer has accomplished some things. He and his partner Chuck Burke were early in no the social network thing with LouisvilleMojo.com. After selling
Brandon Powers is no stranger to the startup world, having worked as a developer with Andy and Landon Swan for many years, but now, as a leader of his startup, LensFactory.com, he’s in uncharted waters. Brandon tells us what lessons he’s learne
A seasoned veteran of startups and investing, Andy Swan has plenty to say about what works and what doesn’t. His latest two projects, Voomly and LikeFolio are both operational and creating revenue within an unbelievably short time of inception.
Creating a whole new platform of communicating isn’t easy, and getting to the point where you can execute on that idea isn’t either. After many years in the workforce at several different startups in northern California, Jonathan Erwin moved ba
Recent “Launch It” graduate (and Scotsman) Angus McLachlan came to Louisville two years ago to work on medical devices. His work developed so far down the road, he found himself at the helm of a new effort with the blessing (and assistance) of
In the digital age, become a brand unto your self is “easy” to do. Elite Pierre is a youth mentor, public speaker, and soon-to-be publisher who is finding out that it takes a lot of focus and determination to make it happen. After completing th
Necessity (and opportunity) are the mothers of invention. Mike Pifer’s wife exclaimed that outdoorsmen will buy anything and challenged him to come up with something. He did, and DCVR Outdoors was recently named one of Louisville’s “Hot Dozen”
Seeing an opportunity to help his father make something marketable got developer Clay Turner into the entrepreneurial space at an early age. He eventually teamed up with Michael Browning to work on a software business aimed at the banking indus
After leaving town and returning during a great career in web hosting, Stacy Griggs found himself with some time on his hands and an opportunity to helm a Louisville startup that is revolutionizing the way ads are targeted online with www.eltor
We all have ideas and they’re easy to steal. So what can you do to protect yours? We dropped a microphone in on Open Coffee Louisville on Monday, October 14 as Chuck Baxter from Intellectual Property Insurance Services shared the basics of IP,
Producing and marketing a hard good isn’t easy, but Todd Schleuning and his family don their yellow dresses and hit the concert circuit to introduce the world to Shart, a quick and easy way to frame your favorite t-shirt as wall art without dam
Opening a retail location isn’t easy, nor is it cheap in the new millennium. Jeff Miller loved his active lifestyle and decided to make it his life when he opened VO2 Multisport – and it cost him more than just money.
The Louisville Free Public Library is now offering the Treehouse online learning tools to anybody with a library card, and to kick off that service Dan recorded a live panel discussion with TryItLocal.com’s Todd Earwood, The Graceship’s Emily G
As part of Idea Festival week, Johnathon Sandlund of The Crowd Cafe and Jeffrey Bekiares of Sparkmarket, part of the Wyatt, Tarrant, and Combs Equity Crowdfunding Panel,  sit and break down what the new SEC regulations on equity crowd funding m
Beer is big in Louisville, even to the point of a recurring Open Beer Louisville event taking place in the startup scene. Sterling Beer president Todd Jackson saw an opportunity to take a familiar brand that had fallen by the wayside and resusc
Crowdfunding is clearly a “thing” and Stacey Servo, along with her team of Louisville fluggers, are using the RocketHub platform to try and fund their trip to Chicago to compete in the Red Bull flying competition.
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