Philadelphia author Joe Taylor Jr. interviews entrepreneurs and innovators about growing their companies, overcoming challenges, and finding the strength to bring new ideas to market.
October 16th, 2018 | 35 mins 53 secs
Finding the intersection between advertising, speaking engagements, and social and digital media can be a daunting task in today’s overloaded internet landscape. Rakia Reynolds is tackling the non-traditional media space at Skai Blue Media, a public relations company that provides business development, marketing, and message strategy to a wide variety of companies around the country.
October 9th, 2018 | 31 mins 11 secs
October 2nd, 2018 | 34 mins 58 secs
Megha Kulshreshtha took what she learned as a corporate data analyst and focused on the growing problem of food insecurity in America’s urban centers. She launched an organization that is using mobile technology to make it easier to collect food donations on demand so they can reach people who need them the most.
April 11th, 2017 | 33 mins 41 secs
classical, groupmuse, house concerts, music, sam bodkin
Sam Bodkin launched GroupMuse, a platform that connects chamber music performers to audiences through intimate house parties. With over 300 events in the past year alone, Sam’s team is building a modern appreciation and a new accessibility for rarely-peformed works.
March 14th, 2017 | 30 mins 4 secs
empowerment, genheration, inspiration, katlyn grasso, millennial, women
Katlyn Grasso’s been spending a lot of time with both versions of the word “train.” She’s journeyed on the Millennial Trains Project, an adventure designed to cultivate dozens of new social entrepreneurs. As the founder of GenHERation, she’s been traveling all over the world, empowering young women to grow into community leaders.
March 7th, 2017 | 51 mins 45 secs
James Brobyn leads a company designed to help nonprofits solve complex technology problems so they can focus on their own causes.
February 14th, 2017 | 29 mins 22 secs
attorneys, julia shapiro, law, legal
Julia Shapiro founded a talent platform that leverages those changes in the legal industry. By matching short-term law gigs with skilled experts, she’s creating a new path forward for law school grads who can’t find — or don’t want — the traditional partner path at big firms.
February 7th, 2017 | 32 mins 23 secs
health care, kinetic ceramics, military, rob frantz, veterans
After years of helping teams make fast, critical decisions, Rob Frantz made one of his own — he bought a company. Today, he’s helping to develop tools that can help save lives in a heartbeat.
January 31st, 2017 | 31 mins 16 secs
coaching, performance, psychology, serve1
Over the course of his career in the United States Navy, Chris Diaz grew fascinated with studying the differences between his fellow fighters. On his way toward earning a PhD in clinical psychology, he studied how to help athletes and other kinds of professionals reach their peak performance. Now, he’s running a business that helps leaders understand the parallels between the playing field and the boardroom.
January 24th, 2017 | 34 mins 25 secs
For five years, data scientist Stacey Mosely worked on software that helped city engineers track everything from potholes to problem properties. Now, she’s pouring her knowledge into a business that helps real estate developers identify where they can fight blight—while making a profit—through targeted investment.
January 17th, 2017 | 30 mins 2 secs
entrepreneur, fintech, myfinancialanswers, personal finance, retirement
When Benjamin Pitts discovered that a health issue would prevent him from taking on a role in the military, he turned his attention to solving financial problems. Today, he’s building a business designed to help Americans protect their financial futures.
January 10th, 2017 | 35 mins 42 secs
Former pro basketball player Earl Knight launched a tool to help brands learn what folks are saying about them online.
December 13th, 2016 | 33 mins 45 secs
entrepreneurship, gender gap, techgirlz, tracey welson-rossman, training
Entrepreneur and marketing executive Tracey Welson-Rossman founded TechGirlz — a nonprofit dedicated to overcoming technology's gender gap through hands-on training workshops for middle school-aged girls.
December 6th, 2016 | 37 mins 39 secs
analytics, grow small consulting, philadelphia, rayce rollins, research
Scaling your business doesn't always mean getting "hockey stick" growth. According to author and consultant Rayce Rollins, the depth of your connections will define how sustainable your company can become, and whether you’re likely to survive over the long haul.
November 23rd, 2016 | 46 mins 35 secs
chariot solutions, development, entrepreneurship, michael rappaport, philadelphia, software
Michael Rappaport has led Chariot Solutions through fifteen years of growth under challenging conditions. He shares his insight on building a business that can survive a recession, while fending off competitors from around the world.
June 9th, 2016 | 54 mins 19 secs
On his journey from beat reporter to startup co-founder, Christopher Wink has learned how journalism can positively impact communities and sustain careers—without resorting to clickbait.