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Today I’m talking with Paris Woodhull, artist, designer, maker, and entrepreneur. Her designs and work have been featured at prominent Knoxville landmarks and become a part of a distinct Knoxville aesthetic.  We discuss focusing on multiple rev
Today I’m talking with founders that pitched for $10k at this years What's The Big Idea? competition. We speak with Rume Akong from Crwdn, Brandon Schrieber from Leviathan Aquarium Automation, and Ben Ribera from Ear Buttons.  We discuss the jo
We continue our series of interviews with Black founders in partnership with 100Knoxville.  I’m talking with Angela Elder, founder of Smiles Professional Cleaning Services which offers janitorial cleaning services for companies. We discuss pivo
I'm talking with Jorge Sanabria founder of  ExpoQuip, a worldwide distributor of quality heavy equipment replacement parts and components. We discuss the explosive growth his company has experienced as an essential service provider and supplier
I’m talking with, Meg Davis, Founder of Telling More Stories, a company that writes memoirs for families. She launched the company after her extensive work with Kreis Beall, founder of Black Berry Farms. We discuss the process of story telling
I’m talking with, Drew McKenna, Founder of Knox Pro Soccer. Today, we discuss how similar the formation of professional soccer team is to a startup, and what it really takes to bring such an ambitious project to life. We also touch on the power
We continue our series of interviews with Black founders in partnership with 100Knoxville. Today, we talk with Peejay Alexander, Founder of Purple Mouse Smart House, an IOT automation company.  We discuss a serendipitous conversation with his d
We continue our series of interviews with Black founders in partnership with 100Knoxville. Today, we talk with Richard Dapaah, Executive in Residence at Knoxville Entrepreneur Center and mentor for the 100 Knoxville initiative.  We discuss the
We continue our series of interviews in partnership with 100Knoxville. Today, we talk with Angelique Adams, CIO at Aperam, mentor with 100Knoxville, and author of the recently released  You’re More Than A Diversity Hire: Women in STEM. We discu
We continue our series of interviews with Black founders in partnership with 100Knoxville. Today, we talk with Reuben Mitchell, founder of NACI Construction. We discuss NACI’s mission, giving back to one’s community, and working to provide oppo
We continue our series of interviews with Black founders in partnership with 100Knoxville. Today, we talk with Sterling Henton, AKA Sterl the Perl, founder of Rev It Up. We discuss Sterl’s storied career as an athlete and entertainer, trace his
We continue our series of interviews with Black founders in partnership with 100Knoxville. Today, we talk with Deidra Harper, Director of Business and Community Relations at B&B Services, Inc. We discuss succession planning in family-owned busi
We continue our series of interviews with Black founders in partnership with 100Knoxville. Today, we talk with co-founders Lee Sloan & Stephania Whitt with Hand N Hand Home Health Care. We discuss the perils of navigating healthcare in a COVID
We continue our series of interviews with black founders in partnership with 100Knoxville. Today, we talk with Jade Adams, founder of Oglewood Avenue, a modern plant boutique. We discuss her new media deal with Discovery, the art of batching ta
We continue our series of interviews with Latinx founders. Today we talk with Edy Recendez, founder of Far Productions. We discuss the benefits of self-directed learning and the wide range of tools available. We also dive into the ups and down
We continue our series of interviews with Latinx founders. Today we talk with Karolina Trejos, founder of K-Candles, a handcrafted, scented soy wax candle company. We discuss the journey from hobby to product line, discovering customers through
We continue our series of interviews with Latinx founders. Today we talk with Christopher Morales, founder of Morales Outdoor Living, a hardscape company specializing in creating unique living areas. We discuss the importance of peer groups, th
We continue our series of interviews with Latinx founders. Today we talk with Ruben Moreno, founder of Blue Rock Search. We discuss the explosive growth of Blue Rock over the last two years, his strategy for discovering high quality candidates,
We kickoff our series of interviews with Latinx founders and talk with Eugenia Almeida, founder of A New Hue about her entrepreneurial journey. We discuss her new acquisition, the importance of life-long learning in and around her specific craf
We continue our series of interviews with black founders in partnership with 100Knoxville. Today, we talk with Patrick Bardsley, Founder/CEO of GateWay Delivery. We discuss the inspiration behind GateWay, Patrick's nontraditional journey, and t
We continue our series of interviews with black founders in partnership with 100Knoxville. Today, we talk with Harry Boston, President of Boston Government Services. We discuss the government contract space and the necessary skills you need in
We continue our series of interviews with Black founders in partnership with 100Knoxville. Today, we talk with Ruby Miller, an agent owner with State Farm insurance for over 30 years. We discuss longevity, weathering the ups and downs of the bu
We continue our series of interviews with Black founders in partnership with 100Knoxville. Today, we talk with Evetty Janese, founder of Advancing Lives LLC which focuses on diversity, equity, and inclusion in schools and districts. She's also
We continue our series of interviews with Black founders in partnership with 100 Knoxville. Today, we talk with, Marcus Hall, founder of Marc Nelson Denim, a small-batch lifestyle men's brand. We discuss the challenges of building a minority bu
We continue our series of interviews with black founders in partnership with 100Knoxville. Today, we talk with, DaVett Jones, founder of Life Visions Solutions, a forward-thinking financial planning service. We discuss how grassroots marketing
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