Masters and Founders

Entrepreneurship

Masters and Founders is your weekly resource for all things business, startups, and mastering a craft or skill. The show's guests are the doers that inspire others to follow their own journey. They think outside the box, march to the beat of their own drum, and in the process create the best versions of themselves. Masters and founders follow a passion, something in their gut, for them there is no other choice but to follow their journey. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Location:

United States

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Masters and Founders is your weekly resource for all things business, startups, and mastering a craft or skill. The show's guests are the doers that inspire others to follow their own journey. They think outside the box, march to the beat of their own drum, and in the process create the best versions of themselves. Masters and founders follow a passion, something in their gut, for them there is no other choice but to follow their journey. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Language:

English


Episodes

Dr. Kenneth Wisian

8/1/2022
In this episode of Masters and Founder, host Dan Dillard sits down with Dr. Ken Wisian at Austin’s Ibble Studios. Dr. Wisian is the Associate Director of the Bureau of Economic Geology’s Environmental Division at the University of Texas at Austin. Dr. Wisian discusses the importance of following your passions. He shares how following his passions for science fiction and military history guided him in his career path. A path that led him to a fulfilling career that he would gladly live all...

Duration:00:33:23

Joshua B. Lee of StandOut Authority

5/3/2022
In this episode of Masters and Founders, Host Dan Dillard welcomes his guest, fellow serial entrepreneur and long-time friend, Joshua B. Lee to the show. Dan and Josh sat down together at Austin’s Ibble Studios to talk about the highs and lows of Josh’s journey as an entrepreneur. Josh is the founder and CEO of StandOut Authority, which he started in 2014. StandOut Authority helps businesses grow their influence and optimize the human connection through LinkedIn. Focusing on H2H...

Duration:00:34:55

Search & Convert with Change 1

4/19/2022
Cortney Jones is a social worker, Child Welfare advocate, and the Executive Director and Founder of Change 1, a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing support services that improve the lives of children, youth, and families that experience the Child Welfare system and other Health & Human Services systems. She joins hosts Dan Dillard and PJ Christie for the final episode of Search & Convert’s Founder Spotlight series to share her experiences as a founder, the work that Change 1...

Duration:00:36:28

Search & Convert with NefrFreshr, the Black Live Music Fund, and DAWA

4/12/2022
Jonathan Chaka Mahone is an artist, activist, and entrepreneur. He is one half of the dynamic hip hop duo Riders Against the Storm alongside his wife Ghislaine Qi Dada Jean, as well as the designer behind the fashion line NefrFreshr. Through this creative work, Mahone recognized and experienced injustice in how Austin supports artists of color. He shares his experiences and tells us how he created the Black Live Music Fund and DAWA to address these needs and alleviate these systemic...

Duration:00:28:54

Search & Convert with Improv | On and Off the Stage

4/5/2022
Shannon Stott, improviser, teacher, and founder of Improv | On and Off the Stage, sits down with founder of Search & Convert PJ Christie and our host Dan Dillard to talk about her experiences as a founder and her involvement in Search & Convert’s Black Businesses Matter initiative. Highlights include: This Founder Spotlight episode is sponsored by Search and Convert, an Austin-based marketing agency that can help your business get more leads through your site. Read more, listen, and watch...

Duration:00:39:16

Don Donovan

6/20/2019
This week Dan is sitting down with Don Donovan of Baker Street Solutions. Don is an inventor, data junkie, and author of The Right to Succeed™, a marketing approach guaranteed to deliver. With 20 years of client experience at Procter & Gamble in brand, category and general management, and 15 years of marketing consulting as founder and CEO of Baker Street Solutions, Don is Baker Street’s “Discovery” guru. Don’s vision for how consumer behavior is translated into predictive modeling is the...

Duration:00:43:51

Chris Condit

5/16/2019
This week Dan is chatting with Chris Condit. Chris along with his now wife Mandy founded the Texas 4000 in 2004. Chris is a Hodgkin’s lymphoma survivor having been diagnosed at age 11. He created the Texas 4000 as a way to continue the fight against cancer by raising funds for research and sharing hope, knowledge, and charity throughout the continent. Chris felt that creating the longest charity bicycle ride in the world, from Texas to Alaska, would be an appropriate way to fight the...

Duration:00:35:23

Jody Goehring

5/6/2019
This week Dan is chatting with Jody Goehring. Jody is the Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Hyde Park Ventures. and previously served as Vice President and Head of Corporate and Business Development at digital promotions giant RetailMeNot, Inc. Jody was an Associate Director in the Technology, Media, Telecom investment banking group at UBS Investment Bank in New York where he advised on a number of M&A and financing transactions. He also gained management consulting experience at Booz Allen...

Duration:00:22:48

Prentice Howe

4/29/2019
This week Dan is sitting down with Prentice Howe, Owner and Chief Creative Officer of Door Number 3. Prentice has worked with some of America’s most iconic brands including Minute Maid, The UPS Store, Anheuser-Busch and JBL. Prentice’s work has been recognized nationally and internationally in prestigious shows such as Cannes Lions, London International Advertising Awards, the Webby Awards and Communication Arts. Dan, Ryan Francis, and Prentice go over how he got his start and why values are...

Duration:00:25:09

Bradley Tusk

4/12/2019
This week Dan is sitting down with venture capitalist, political strategist and writer, Bradley Tusk. Bradley is the Founder and CEO of Tusk Holdings, which includes Tusk Ventures, Tusk Strategies, Kronos Archives, Ivory Gaming and Tusk Philanthropies. Tusk Ventures is the world’s first venture capital fund to work with and invest solely in high growth startups facing political and regulatory challenges. Bradley recently wrote a memoir called The Fixer: My Adventures Saving Startups From...

Duration:00:40:58

John Paul DeJoria

3/11/2019
This week Dan is sitting down with entrepreneur, a self-made billionaire and philanthropist John Paul DeJoria. John is probably most known as the co-founder of Paul Mitchell line of hair products and The Patrón Spirits Company. His generosity is also a key feature to his work and his life. Guest: John Paul DeJoria Host: Dan Dillard Producer: Myrriah Gossett Audio Engineer: Jake Wallace A Founding Media Podcast Founding Austin Masters and Founders Facebook Group Hosted on Acast. See...

Duration:00:28:04

20: Gordy Quist

3/8/2019
This week Dan is sitting down with Gordy Quist. Gordy is probably known best as one of the members of Band of Heathens. He had a very interesting path, starting out in finance and eventually making his way back to his passion in music. Dan and Gordy talk about working in the music industry and all the steps it took Gordy to make it where he is today. Guests: Gordy Quist Host: Dan Dillard Producer: Myrriah Gossett Audio Engineer: Jake Wallace Band of Heathens Founding Austin Masters...

Duration:00:32:57

019: Louis Black

3/3/2019
This week Dan is sitting down with Louis Black. Louis is one of the founders of the Austin Chronicle and the SXSW festival. He has also directed a documentary, executive produced a few films, and was a founding member of the Austin Film Society. Dan digs in and finds out how Louis got his start and what he loves about music, culture, and film. Guests: Louis Black Host: Dan Dillard Producer: Myrriah Gossett Audio Engineer: Jake Wallace Music by: Scott Holms Founding Austin Masters and...

Duration:00:57:18

018: Ash Almonte

2/21/2019
Ash Almonte is an Austin multimedia artist. She is primarily inspired by beautiful color, incredible music, and outrageous fashion . She is also moved by the process of change, individuals who are doing kind things in the world for others, and hearing about miraculous stories of the past and present. In essence, Ash is moved by life and inspired by every minute of it. She is represented by Lisa Russell, owner and operator of The Russell Collection Fine Art Gallery in Austin, Texas. Her and...

Duration:00:23:35

017: Stuart Thomajan

2/14/2019
Stuart Thomajan has found the magical formula for restaurant investments. He has made sure not to put himself or his company into a box giving them room to invest where they think it's smart, and be able to make big moves in Austin. Dan and Ryan jump into conversation this week to hear more about how Stuart got his start and where he sees Austin's restaurant scene moving into the future. Guests: Stuart Thomajan Host: Dan Dillard, Ryan Francis Producer: Myrriah Gossett Audio Engineer:...

Duration:00:31:00

016: Christy Pipkin

2/7/2019
Christy Pipkin is the executive director of the Nobility Project, as the director she creates motivating documentaries and short films, as well as overseeing educational outreach in the US and abroad. She believes that by improving conditions in one community you improve the state of the global community. Dan and Ryan jump into conversation this week to hear more about how Christy came to the Nobility project, and how learn how we can all do more as global citizens. Guests: Christy...

Duration:00:27:28

015: Gregg Alvarez

1/10/2019
With interests spanning from VC funding to real estate Gregg Alvarez has been at the forefront of innovation in multiple industries. Always asking why something doesn't exist or being done better, Gregg has kept a watchful eye on how technology is rapidly changing how business works. Dan and Ryan jump into conversation this week to talk all things innovation and how to make sure you keep the right people in your circle. Guests: Gregg Alvarez Host: Dan Dillard, Ryan Francis Producer:...

Duration:00:52:01

014: Randy Cohen

12/13/2018
Randy Cohen wanted to make buying tickets to your favorite event easier, and he has done just that. With over 30 years of experience making customers happy, and experiences happen all over the country for millions of people, Randy knows what it takes to create amazing customer service moments. Sitting down with Dan and Ryan this week we dig in to find out how to make your hustle your happy place. Guests: Randy Cohen Host: Dan Dillard, Ryan Francis Producer: Myrriah Gossett Audio...

Duration:00:37:42

013: John Arrow

12/6/2018
John Arrow of Mutual Mobile kicked off his career as an innovator and entrepreneur at the young age of 22. Taking his company onto the Fortune 2011 Most Promising Companies list, at number one in the state of Texas, it has quickly expanded from the college dorm to over 300 employees. John has a way of seeing gaps in the market and making unique things happen. This week Dan talks to John about where he started, and how he has learned from success and failures in his career. Guests: John...

Duration:00:26:24

012: Frank Krasovec

10/18/2018
Frank Krasovec may have started with humble roots as a paper boy to as he began his journey to business greatness, but his drive has taken him far beyond his childhood home. From building empires at home and abroad Frank has been able to take all of his ventures far and beyond their original footprint and scale them into international successes. Guests: Frank Krasovec Host: Dan Dillard, Ryan Francis Producer: Myrriah Gossett Music by: Scott Holms Founding Austin Masters and Founders...

Duration:00:34:16