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Universities have always been the organic birthplace of new ideas. Students are changing the business climate from their dorm rooms and turning simple ideas into empires. This podcast began in a very similar way. Twins Sam and Dillon Reynolds, college students at Indiana University and Miami of Ohio, respectively, saw the need to bring a voice to the every-expanding college startup movement. Startup Parachute is a weekly podcast that highlights the inspiration, motivation and how-to's of doing instead of dreaming when it comes to starting a business in college. This podcast is here to inform, entertain and inspire students, offering insights into areas such as product development, marketing, funding, scalability and building an audience. The startups featured range from fashion to smart devices and music to social media moguls. Each episode features the unique path each startup took, making each show a new and different learning experience. In the shows, you'll hear interviews, discussions and engaging stories from student-led startups and business icons from each campus. Tune in to be inspired.




Startup Parachute Sound Bite #2

We hear from Roger Nahum of SWAP Socks as he tells us about the ins and outs of social entrepreneurship.

Duration: 00:02:01

Startup Parachute Sound Bite #1

We ask Michael Marksburry of OROS Apparel about why they decided to use Kickstarter instead of other crowdfunding platforms.

Duration: 00:02:08

Season One Recap

Today we take a look back at some of our favorite moments from the past season and share some of the changes we're making for next season!

Duration: 00:18:05

Betaversity and Alumnify

We go back to our roots this week by interviewing two startups that began in college. First meet Sean Newman Maroni, the founder and CEO of Betaversity - providing schools, businesses and hackathons with mobile maker space solutions. Then we get social with AJ Agrawal who developed Alumnify, a social app allowing fellow alums to connect and network.

Duration: 00:33:25

Mako and Dana White

What happens when you combine an up-and-coming EDM artist with the celebrity face of the UFC? You get this episode of Startup Parachute, of course! Both Alex Seaver of MAKO and Dana White from the UFC offer insight into their respective industries and give some killer career advice.

Duration: 00:31:59

Fangirl The Magazine and Funny Or Die

Dive into the world of content creation with Fangirl The Magazine and a very special interview with Funny or Die's President of Production, Mike Farah! Plus, Lindsay quizzes Will on his Startup Parachute know-how in the brand-new segment, Just For The Will Of It! You won’t want to miss this one.

Duration: 00:32:51

vHab and MedXT

Join Abby and Lindsay for a startup journey into the healthcare industry with vHab and MedXT and learn about a big acquisition along the way. Plus, the girls sent their friend Will on campus to hear from student entrepreneurs like you.

Duration: 00:30:03

Chexology and Baro

The girls chat with New York City-based company, Baro, and meet Derek Pacque from Chexology—who you might remember from Shark Tank. And IP Lawyer, Jason Bernstein, drops in to help you protect your ideas.

Duration: 00:29:46

SpinChill and Partender

Abby and Lindsay kick back and relax with a beer and meet the entrepreneurs from SpinChill and Partender. Both companies started in Gainesville, Florida and both are on the fast-track to success. Plus, Will goes to another campus and delivers a Startup Parachute pop quiz—think you would pass?

Duration: 00:29:46

Hidrate Smart Water Bottles and Fetch Rewards Grocery App

Today we talk with two startups who found out that sharing your business idea might be better than keeping it a secret. Then, we answer another one of your questions - this time with the help of Jason Bernstein, an intellectual property attorney.

Duration: 00:33:43

EnvoyNow Food Delivery and University Tees Custom T-Shirts

This week on Startup Parachute, Abby and Lindsay hear from EnvoyNow, an on-campus delivery service, and University Tees, a custom apparel company, about what it takes to build a successful business while you're still in school. Plus, their friend Will hits the streets of Madison, WI and asks students about startup ideas of their own. Cat-A-Tap-Tap anyone???

Duration: 00:26:33

Lukla Apparel and BucketFeet Footwear

Startup Parachute kicks off in style with Lukla Apparel, NASA-influenced outerwear, and BucketFeet Shoes, a global artist-inspired footwear company getting some serious traction. Plus you'll hear advice from a renowned crowdsourcing expert.

Duration: 00:33:26