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From Scratch is a weekly radio show about the entrepreneurial life. Jessica Harris talk with the nation’s leading pioneers from the business world, the social sector, entertainment, and the arts.

From Scratch is a weekly radio show about the entrepreneurial life. Jessica Harris talk with the nation’s leading pioneers from the business world, the social sector, entertainment, and the arts.
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Birmingham, AL

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From Scratch is a weekly radio show about the entrepreneurial life. Jessica Harris talk with the nation’s leading pioneers from the business world, the social sector, entertainment, and the arts.

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English


Episodes

Tristan Walker

2/15/2018
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Walker & Company makes beauty and health products for people of color. Prior, Tristan was the first African American entrepreneur in residence at the venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz. He is also the founder of Code2040, a program that connects Black and Latino coders with Silicon Valley startups for summer internships. Tristan speaks with Jessica […]

Duration:00:31:59

Peter Manning

2/15/2018
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Peter Manning launched his eponymous clothing company to focus on men 5’8″ and under. Prior to starting the company in 2012, Peter was a Tony Award winning theatrical producer. Peter speaks with Jessica about his career shift– and the sartorial needs of this segment of the male population— from scratch. Listen to the interview

Duration:00:18:59

Jason Ackerman

2/8/2018
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Fresh Direct is an online grocer that disrupted the traditional food supply chain by sourcing food where it’s produced and delivering it to consumers without going through additional retailers. Fresh Direct launched in 2002 from its headquarters in a former paper plant in Long Island City, Queens. Jason speaks with Jessica about how he launched […]

Duration:00:31:59

Coss Marte

2/8/2018
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ConBody is an exercise program that Coss developed while he was in prison for selling drugs. Coss lost 70 pounds in six months by working out in his 9’x6′ cell. Con body is located on the Lower East Side of Manhattan and also offers classes online for those who want prison-style workouts from the solitary […]

Duration:00:18:59

Dan Widmaier

2/1/2018
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Bolt Threads is a materials company that seeks to mimic the materials produced in nature and apply them in commercial applications. Their first project is spider silk, using the DNA of a spider’s silk to manufacture clothes. Dan speaks with Jessica about how he is innovating new materials from nature, from scratch. Listen to the […]

Duration:00:18:59

Essie Weingarten

2/1/2018
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Essie started her eponymous brand in 1981 with $10,000 after working in the hosiery business. When Essie launched, there were very few companies making nail polish, and nail salons were rare. Essie nail polish is now available in roughly 25,000 salons in more than 100 countries. The company was bought by L’Oreal in 2010. Essie […]

Duration:00:31:59

Andrew Rosen

1/25/2018
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Andrew launched Theory, a contemporary clothing company, in 1997 with co-founder Eli Tahari. Theory used the stretchy fabric lycra to create a more modern, slender look initially for young professional women. Theory was sold in 2003 to the Japanese company Fast Retailing and IPO’ed in 2005. In addition to his role at Theory, Andrew has […]

Duration:00:31:59

Jon Oringer

1/25/2018
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Shutterstock is an online marketplace for photos, graphic images, video clips and music. The content is crowdsourced, with photographers, artists and other contributors uploading their content in exchange for a percent of revenue when their work is purchased. Jon started Shutterstock in 2003, and the company went public in 2012. Jon speaks to Jessica about […]

Duration:00:18:59

Mike Krieger

1/18/2018
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Instagram is a photo sharing app that was released through the Apple App Store in October, 2010 and reached one million users in just three months. Facebook acquired Instagram in 2012 for one billion dollars. Mike and his partner, Kevin Systrom, are both graduates of Stanford University. Mike speaks with Jessica about how he launched […]

Duration:00:32:00

Jessamyn Rodriguez

1/18/2018
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Hot Bread Kitchen is an organization that teaches immigrant women to bake artisanal breads from their home country. HBK provides culinary and management training and english classes to these women who have come to New York City from countries including Bangladesh, Mexico, and Morocco, among others. HBK’s breads are available at select grocery stores including […]

Duration:00:18:59

Fred Bass

1/11/2018
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Strand Book Store in New York City was founded by Fred’s father Benjamin in 1927. Fred was born in 1928 and has been working in the family business since he was thirteen years old. The Strand has roughly 2.5 million used, rare, and new books—the equivalent of roughly 18 miles of books. Fred spoke to […]

Duration:00:32:00

Mark Ramadan

1/11/2018
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Sir Kensington’s is a condiment company that sells ketchup, mayo, mustard, etc. Mark and his partner Scott tried to create a gourmet alternative to Heinz and started tinkering with recipes in their off-campus apartment while they were students at Brown University. Unilever acquired the company in April, 2017. Mark speaks with Jessica about how he […]

Duration:00:18:59

Fred Bass

1/5/2018
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Strand Book Store in New York City was founded by Fred’s father Benjamin in 1927. Fred was born in 1928 and has been working in the family business since he was thirteen years old. The Strand has roughly 2.5 million used, rare, and new books—the equivalent of roughly 18 miles of books. Fred spoke to […]

Duration:00:32:00

Luis von Ahn

1/4/2018
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Luis is an inventor and computer science professor at Carnegie Mellon. He is one of the creators of CAPTCHA, a system that allows websites to determine whether you’re a human or a computer. CAPTCHAs are wavy, distorted words that people need to type out when they’re submitting a form to a website. Luis’ company ReCAPTCHA […]

Duration:00:31:59

Jonathan Cedar

1/4/2018
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Biolite is a company that produces clean, portable stoves for cooking off the grid in developing countries as well as for camping. The stove reduces toxic smoke emissions by 90 percent by using its own heat waste to generate energy. Biolite is targeting a global public health challenge of smoke pollution caused by cooking over […]

Duration:00:18:59

Fabrice Penot

12/28/2017
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Le Labo is a perfume company that launched on Elizabeth Street in New York City in 2006. Le Labo perfumes are prepared on the spot for the client in each store, and the brand is appreciated for its minimalist peeled-back aesthetic. Le Labo was bought by Estee Lauder in 2010. Fabrice speaks with Jessica about […]

Duration:00:31:59

Sam Goldman

12/28/2017
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One third of the world population does not have access to reliable electricity. D.light sells solar lighting and power to consumers in developing countries. The company’s lamps are healthier, cleaner, and cheaper than the traditional kerosene lamp alternatives. Sam speaks with Jessica about how he launched d.light, from scratch. Listen to the interview

Duration:00:18:59

Mark Morris

12/21/2017
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Mark started the Mark Morris Dance Group (MMDG) in 1980. Headquartered in Fort Green, Brooklyn, the company is on tour more than 20 weeks per year. MMDG collaborates with leading artists, including the cellist Yo Yo Ma, the pianist Emanuel Ax, the designer Isaac Mizrahi, and the dancer Baryshnikov. Mark speaks with Jessica about how […]

Duration:00:32:00

Chris Barton

12/21/2017
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Shazam is an app that identifies the music or TV show around you simply by holding up your phone to the sound. Shazam was one of the first apps available in the Apple app store in 2008. Now, a hundred million people per month use the service. Chris speaks with Jessica about how he launched […]

Duration:00:18:59

Andrew Cherng

12/14/2017
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Panda Express is an American Chinese food chain with 2,000 restaurants located in airports, malls, universities, military bases, amusement parks, among other locations. Andrew started Panda Express with his wife Peggy in 1983. Panda’s first restaurant was located in a mall in Glendale, California. Andrew speaks with Jessica about how he built Panda Express, from […]

Duration:00:18:59

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