John Fein is the founder and Managing Partner at Firebrand Ventures, a venture fund that invests in the greater Midwest. Prior to founding Firebrand John served as Managing Director for Techstars where he ran three accelerator programs in Kansas City.
Andrew Goldner is a Founding Partner of GrowthX. He has been in the technology sector since 1998, based in New York City, Hong Kong, Singapore, and Palo Alto. GrowthX helps companies and countries commercialize innovation through capital, talent and know-how.
Jennifer Williams is the co-founder and Chief Cloning Officer of Cuddle Clones. Cuddle Clones creates custom stuffed animals of your special pet as well as a variety of other unique pet gifts. The company is based in Louisville, KY.
Ashlee Ammons is the cofounder and COO of Mixtroz, a mobile app that makes meeting at live events easier, more effective, and efficient. Mixtroz is the 2018 Rise of the Rest Birmingham champion and based in Birmingham, AL.
you've given us a ton of feedback over the last three months. on this episode, we discuss live on air the themes we've identified in listener feedback and how we plan to address that feedback moving forward.
Michael Hiles is the founder and CEO of 10XTS, which builds transparent, decentralized, secure solutions for industry and governments using public and private blockchains, and more. 10XTS is creating XDEX, a cloud-based blockchain platform that enables enterprises and organization to incorporate the power of a decentralized, immutable ledger system into their information systems and data strategy. The company is based in Cincinnati, OH. Anthony "Pomp" Pompliano is the Founder & Partner of...
Jeremiah Chapman is the founder and CEO of FreshFry, a safe and easier way to replenish and extend your frying oil life. The Pod works overnight by capturing and removing the impurities that make your oil look dark, smoke and taste bitter. FreshFry is based in Lousville, KY.
Vivek Mehra is the founder and CEO of ParqEx, a platform that helps to "unlock" the value of privately owned parking spots, which are often underutilized and/or difficult to manage. The ParqEx marketplace helps owners to efficiently rent their parking to drivers on an hourly, daily, weekly or monthly basis. ParqEx is an alum of 1871 Chicago and the Gener8tor Accelerator, based in Chicago, IL.
Clarence Bethea is the founder and CEO of Upsie, mobile app platform that provides an easier & better way to protect your stuff. Upsie is an alum of the Techstars Retail accelerator and is based in Minneapolis, MN.
Kevin Mack is the Chief Experience Officer of BYBE, which is the first and only legal way to discount alcohol. BYBE is an alum of the Techstars Retail accelerator in Minneapolis, MN and is based in Columbus, Ohio.
Corbett Morgan is the CEO of Loop Returns, which provides returns automation and in-line exchanges for ecommerce brands. Loop Returns is based in Columbus, Ohio. This episode was recorded live at the Columbus Podcast Festival on May 13, 2018.