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Kentucky Entrepreneur Hall of Fame

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Our mission is to raise awareness of the impact that entrepreneurship has made in the Commonwealth of Kentucky and encourage others to pursue similar ambitious endeavors. Episodes will focus on those who have been inspirations to our entrepreneurial ecosystem throughout Kentucky. Additionally, we aim to highlight up-and-coming entrepreneurs, innovators, and tech-savvy individuals. email: garrett.fahrbach@entrepreneurhof.com for inquiries.

Our mission is to raise awareness of the impact that entrepreneurship has made in the Commonwealth of Kentucky and encourage others to pursue similar ambitious endeavors. Episodes will focus on those who have been inspirations to our entrepreneurial ecosystem throughout Kentucky. Additionally, we aim to highlight up-and-coming entrepreneurs, innovators, and tech-savvy individuals. email: garrett.fahrbach@entrepreneurhof.com for inquiries.
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Our mission is to raise awareness of the impact that entrepreneurship has made in the Commonwealth of Kentucky and encourage others to pursue similar ambitious endeavors. Episodes will focus on those who have been inspirations to our entrepreneurial ecosystem throughout Kentucky. Additionally, we aim to highlight up-and-coming entrepreneurs, innovators, and tech-savvy individuals. email: garrett.fahrbach@entrepreneurhof.com for inquiries.

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English

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Episodes

EZ Turn: Chase Minnifield

9/10/2019
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Season 2 | Episode 15: Chase Minnifield is a former defensive back for the Washington Redskins and three-time entrepreneur who was recently inducted into the 2019 class of Forbes 30 under 30. He currently serves as CEO of EZ Turn, the only vendor management digital platform that enables property managers in the student housing business to more efficiently manage, invoice and communicate with contractors. In its first year, EZ Turn has acquired more than 30 clients and managed over $1M in...

Duration:00:41:16

Truman's: Alex Reed

8/20/2019
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Season 2 | Episode 14: Alex Reed co-founded cleaning startup Truman’s following more than a decade at fan and light manufacturer Big Ass Fans, where he led an expansive marketing division that helped the company grow from $30 million in annual sales to more than $250 million. Alex used innovative approaches to grow the company’s customer base nearly 40 percent annually. At the same time, customer loyalty became so strong that repeat business accounted for half of all orders. He oversaw...

Duration:00:51:30

RAADZ (Fellowship company): Matt Miller

8/6/2019
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Season 2 | Episode 13: Matt Miller is the founder of RAADZ, a digital advertising company that aims to revolutionize the way people interact with ads. He is the visionary behind the idea, and the coder who created the platform. In all parts of life he strives for improvement, thus how RAADZ was born. Outside of continuously improving the digital advertising world, he enjoys sports, games, and most outdoor activities. Awesome Inc article: Focus on the Hot Dog --- Send in a voice message:...

Duration:00:28:03

Forecastr: Logan Burchett and Steven Plappert

7/16/2019
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Season 2 | Episode 12 Logan Burchett and Steven Plappert are the founders of Forecastr, a SaaS model to help startups with their financial planning. They see their product becoming the "Quickbooks" for financial planning and analysis. Logan Burchett is the Outsourced CFO, head of FP&A at Venture First. He has constructed over 100 financial models for startups, CFO for various startups, and helped to raise millions in early stage funding. Steven Plappert is a Techstars alum & serial...

Duration:00:35:56

DV8 Kitchen and Saul Good: Rob Perez

7/2/2019
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Season 2 | Episode 11: With 30 years of restaurant experience, Rob has seen first-hand how to build restaurant brands and how prevalent addiction is in the industry he loves. Along with his wife Diane, he founded Dv8 Kitchen as a social enterprise focused on giving second chance employment opportunities to people in recovery from drug or alcohol addiction through vocational, on-the-job training. Dv8 Kitchen focuses on providing top-quality food, service, and atmosphere for every guest, and...

Duration:00:43:38

OUTBACK STEAKHOUSE (Hall of Fame): Chris Sullivan

6/4/2019
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Season 1 | Episode 10: Chris Sullivan is a co-founder of the Outback Steakhouse restaurant company and a member of the Kentucky Entrepreneur Hall of Fame. Kentucky Entrepreneur Hall of Fame profile | Founders Series video Chris is a graduate from the University of Kentucky and while in college, he would work the busy seasons down in Fort Lauderdale to pay for school, which was his first entry into the restaurant industry. Chris' main restaurant ventures included Steak and Ale, Benningans,...

Duration:00:20:03

Manchester Studios: Chase Fairchild

5/21/2019
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Season 1 | Episode 9: Chase Fairchild with Manchester Coffee Co. and Manchester Studios is the prime example of the Enneagram's Type 7: The Busy, Fun-Loving Type: Spontaneous, Versatile, Distractible, and Scattered. Chase he focuses on building relationships first in life and work. He lets people know they come first. He is constantly exploring new opportunities for growth and looking to see where he can connect people personally and professionally. --- Send in a voice message:...

Duration:00:40:40

A Cup of Commonwealth: Allen Warford

5/7/2019
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Season 1 | Episode 8: Allen Warford with A Cup of Commonwealth, Chocolate Holler, and KRFT Goods is a design guru and entrepreneur with an architectural background and a decade of small business experience. Allen resides in Lexington, Kentucky and highly values his people. His community and value are driving factors in his entrepreneurial and creative pursuits. A Cup of Commonwealth's mission is: Embrace community. Serve others. Create culture. They are known for their culture and great...

Duration:00:34:20

Atlas Trust: Morgan Franklin

4/23/2019
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Season 1 | Episode 7: Morgan Franklin of Atlas Trust Real Estate is one of the co-working tenants of Awesome Inc and is always keeping things interesting. On our 2018 Summer Retreat, he led a session on something he cares passionately about, sales. Morgan is a digital marketer who excels within the real estate industry and is in the top 1% of all agents nationwide. He has a background in corporate finance and private equity, as well as having started several businesses with some pretty...

Duration:00:46:30

OmniLife (Fellowship company): Eric Pahl

4/9/2019
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Season 1 | Episode 6: We hear from the 40th company to be accepted into Awesome Inc's Fellowship program, OmniLife. Eric shares the why behind OmniLife - an unfortunate career-ending motor vehicle accident left his friend (and co-founder) Dalton, a former University of Iowa football player, with paralysis in his right arm, in addition to family members being waitlisted for organ transplantations. His passion for medical software in hopes to influence medical support led to what the company...

Duration:00:18:40

Smart Rotation (Fellowship company): Madison Hartung and Keith McMunn (part 2)

3/26/2019
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Season 1 | Episode 5: In part two, Keith identifies why you need to know your story as a startup. He notes that as people, we relate to stories well, and this is a connection founders need to be able to use to their strength when networking and working with customers. Additionally, we hear from Smart Rotation's founder, Madison Hartung, as she shares the "why" behind her company - Smart Rotation provides automatic rotational scheduling solutions for gymnastics to allow facility owners to...

Duration:00:24:42

Fellowship: Keith McMunn (part 1)

3/19/2019
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Season 1 | Episode 4: In this first episode, Keith McMunn shares about Awesome Inc’s flagship entrepreneurial program, The Fellowship. He goes in-depth about his role and what exactly the Fellowship program is. He points out how we serve startup companies across the state of Kentucky while making note of some insights he's observed within the entrepreneurial world. And, Keith talks about naming the newest addition to the McMunn family, his son "Wells." --- Send in a voice message:...

Duration:00:23:27

APAX Software: Dave Mitchell (Startup Weekend Lexington)

3/12/2019
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Season 1 | Episode 3: APAX Software Senior Developer Dave Mitchell reflects on his involvement and gained experiences after participating in the 2018 Startup Weekend Lexington event. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/kehof/message

Duration:00:22:40

Dippin' Dots: Curt Jones (Live from LED)

3/5/2019
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Season 1 | Episode 2: Recorded live from Base 110 on Lexington Entrepreneurship Day (LED), Curt Jones the founder of Dippin' Dots discusses how he started his company and how Pearse Lyons, the founder of Alltech, both encouraged and influenced him to follow his passions. LED is designed to celebrate, support, and learn from some of the greatest entrepreneurs. The events offered throughout LED promote the local Startup Ecosystem and the players who work hard to make sure Kentucky becomes an...

Duration:00:23:45

Alltech: Aidan Connolly (Live from LED)

2/26/2019
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Season 1 | Episode 1: Recorded live from Lexington Entrepreneurship Day (LED), Keith McMunn of Awesome Inc interviews Aidan Connolly. Aidan is the former Chief Innovation Officer Alltech & current CEO of Cainthus. He discusses the legacy of Pearse Lyons, the founder of Alltech, and his influence of entrepreneurship across the Bluegrass. LED is designed to celebrate, support, and learn from some of the greatest entrepreneurs. The events offered throughout LED promote the local Startup...

Duration:00:25:49

Awesome Inc: About US

2/18/2019
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Season 1 | Episode 0: A brief history into Lexington, Kentucky's Awesome Inc and how its played a role in the Kentucky entrepreneurial ecosystem and learning about the Kentucky Entrepreneur Hall of Fame. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/kehof/message

Duration:00:04:29