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Episode 8: Josh Luber

Josh Luber is the co-founder and CEO of StockX, the “stock market of things,” where users can buy and sell authentic sneakers, streetwear, watches, and handbags. Josh, a self-proclaimed sneakerhead, began a data platform in 2012 under the name Campless. In 2016, he teamed up with Dan Gilbert and Greg Schwartz to co-found StockX, which has attracted investors such as Eminem, Mark Wahlberg, Scooter Braun, and more. This past week StockX announced a $44 million Series B. In this episode, Sanjay...


Episode 7: Jordy Gamson

Jordy Gamson is the founder of The Icebox Cool Stuff. The Icebox began in 2001 and has steadily grown from a few employees to a full-service team of over 80 employees and over 7000 customers. In this episode, Sanjay and Jordy chat about how the Icebox building became a top Instagrammed spot, the rapid growth of Atlanta, hiring the right people, and more. Special Guest: Jordy Gamson.


Episode 6: Missy Mostrom & Alixx Hetzel Smith

Missy Mostrom and Alixx Hetzel Smith are first time entreprenuers and co-owners of Vesta Movement, an Atlanta kickboxing and strength gym that has shown a 20x membership increase in the past three years. In this episode, Missy and Alixx about maintaining a strong vision, the importance of community, and why you should work with your best friend. Special Guests: Alixx Hetzel Smith and Missy Mostrom.


Episode 5: Arun Mohan

Startup Daze is a weekly podcast providing a behind-the-lens look into the lives of founders and investors. This week's guest is Arun Mohan. Arun is a physician executive, entrepreneur and Angel investor with a passion for improving healthcare delivery. Currently, he serves as Co-Founder and CEO of Radix Health, a technology company that partners with leading medical groups to improve patient access. In this episode, Sanjay and Arun discuss growing up in small southern towns as...


Episode 4: Jasmine Burton

Jasmine Burton is the founder and president of Wish for Wash, a social impact organization that seeks to bring innovation to sanitation through culturally-specific research, design, and education. Shannon and Jasmine chat about the human centered design, the challenges of the social impact sector, and how to stay sane while building a business. Special Guest: Jasmine Burton.


Episode 3: Dennis Hayes

Dennis Hayes is the founder of Hayes Microcomputer Products, which was a U.S.-based manufacturer of modems known for the Smartmodem. Today almost all modems use a variant of the Hayes command set. Dennis has worked with the Speaker of the House (& Staff), spoken infront of Congress, been featured in Forbes & Business Week & INC, and appreared on Bloomberg, CNN & CNBC. Mr. Hayes has an exhibit dedicated to him and his invention in the Smithsonian. Special Guest: Dennis Hayes.


Episode 2: Sanjay Parekh

This week’s guest is actually the host of the Startup Daze podcast - Sanjay Parkeh! Back in the late 90s, Sanjay invented IP location technology, which lead to his first startup, Digital Envoy. Since then Sanjay has founded numerous companies and shared his knowledge to futher the community through his work with Startup Riot and Prototype Prime. Sanjay and Shannon chat about knowing when to make a big career leap, the importance of having co-founders, and the things that no one tells you...


Episode 1: Lara Hodgson

Lara Hodgson is the President & CEO of NOW Corp - a revolutionary payments company for B2B, inspired by the success of her previous start-up, Nourish, which sold a patented line of spill-proof purified water for infants and toddlers. Lara and Sanjay chat about what company metrics are most important to celebrate, why starting a company is the easy part, how to find the right people to hire, and lots more! Special Guest: Lara Hodgson.


Episode 0: Welcome to the Daze!

Startup Daze is a weekly podcast sharing the stories of business founders and investors. New episodes will be available each Friday!