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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

Brendan Kennedy

11/16/2017
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Privateer is a private equity firm focused on making investments in the cannabis industry as the legalization of marijuana continues throughout the United States. Some of Privateer’s portfolio companies include Leafly, a user-generated reviews website for all things cannabis related; Tilray, a producer of medical cannabis in British Columbia, Canada; and Marley Natural, a global […]

Duration: 00:32:00


Ethan Brown

11/16/2017
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Beyond Meat makes meat using plant protein instead of animal protein. The goal is to make a healthier product that looks, tastes, feels, and smells like chicken or beef using fewer natural resources. Ethan speaks with Jessica about how he launched Beyond Meat, from scratch. Listen to the interview

Duration: 00:18:59


Essie Weingarten

11/9/2017
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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


Michael Dubin

11/9/2017
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Dollar Shave Club is a membership club for men’s grooming products. The company started delivering razors in 2011 for less than $10 per month. DSC now offers a range of bathroom products from hair gel to body cleanser. Michael speaks with Jessica about how he started DSC, from scratch. Listen to the interview

Duration: 00:18:59


Patrick Collison

11/2/2017
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Stripe is a financial software company that helps businesses manage their online and mobile transactions. Patrick started Stripe in 2009 when he was 21 years old with his younger brother, John. He is originally from Dromineer, Ireland, which has a population of roughly 70 people. Patrick speaks with Jessica about how he launched Stripe, from […]

Duration: 00:31:59


Scott Moody

11/2/2017
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AuthenTec makes fingerprint sensors that could unlock mobile phones and computers. AuthenTec was sold to Apple in 2012 for $356 million, and the fingerprint sensor first appeared on the iPhone 5s in 2013. Scott speaks with Jessica about how he launched AuthenTec, from scratch. Listen to the interview

Duration: 00:18:59


Andrew Rosen

10/26/2017
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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


Bertha González Nieves

10/26/2017
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Casa Dragones is a luxury sipping tequila, made from 100% blue agave. Bob Pittman, founder of MTV, is Bertha’s partner. Madonna, Martha Stewart, Oprah, and Le Bernadin Chef Eric Ripert are among Casa Dragones’ celebrity fans. The first batch of Casa Dragones, about 12,000 bottles, was launched in 2009. Bertha speaks with Jessica about how […]

Duration: 00:18:59


Fred Bass

10/19/2017
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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 speaks to […]

Duration: 00:32:00


Mark Ramadan

10/19/2017
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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


Jason Ackerman

10/12/2017
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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


Chris Barton

10/12/2017
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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


Neil Blumenthal

10/5/2017
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Warby Parker is an online eyeglass retailer that sells low cost vintage inspired glasses. For each pair sold, Warby Parker provides a pair of glasses to low income people in more than 36 countries through non-profit partners like VisionSpring. VisionSpring trains female entrepreneurs to give eye exams and sell glasses in their communities. Neil co-founded […]

Duration: 00:31:59


Coss Marte

10/5/2017
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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


Tristan Walker

9/28/2017
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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


Jon Oringer

9/28/2017
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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


Joe Malone

9/21/2017
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Jo Malone is a fragrance entrepreneur. She launched Jo Malone London in a retail shop in London in 1994. The company was bought by Estee Lauder in 1999. Jo launched her next company, Jo Loves, in 2011 after a five year hiatus from the fragrance industry. Jo is the author of Jo Malone: My Story. […]

Duration: 00:31:59


Orion Hindawi

9/21/2017
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Tanium is a cybersecurity company that focuses on providing internet safety for the US government and Fortune 500 companies. Clients include Amazon, Target, Best Buy and the Department of Defense. Orion started Tanium with his father David. Orion speaks with Jessica about how he launched Tanium, from scratch. Listen to the interview

Duration: 00:18:59


Dr. Robert Langer

9/14/2017
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Dr. Langer is a chemical engineer who has pioneered the fields of drug delivery and tissue engineering. His lab at MIT receives roughly $10 Million in annual grants and has 100 researchers. Dr. Langer has helped to launch close to 30 start-ups, and his lab’s innovations have been licensed or sublicensed by 250 companies. Dr. […]

Duration: 00:31:59


AB Short

9/14/2017
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MedShare is an organization that redistributes surplus medical equipment to hospitals in the developing world. These supplies include surgical instruments, gloves, stethoscopes, sutures, x-ray machines, wheelchairs, etc. AB started MedShare in 1998 in Atlanta, Georgia. He is originally from Mississippi. AB speaks with Jessica about how he built MedShare, from scratch. Listen to the interview

Duration: 00:18:59

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