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A podcast about entrepreneurs and their stories. In Season 1, we travel to Nashville to talk with a diverse group of founders and uncover their story.

A podcast about entrepreneurs and their stories. In Season 1, we travel to Nashville to talk with a diverse group of founders and uncover their story.
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A podcast about entrepreneurs and their stories. In Season 1, we travel to Nashville to talk with a diverse group of founders and uncover their story.

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English


Episodes

S1 E13: Ryan Schemmel, Fort Houston

12/2/2017
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Ryan Schemmel is the co-founder of Fort Houston, a makerspace which he founded with a handful of friends in 2011. In the interview, Ryan details the full Fort Houston story, while incorporating multiple noteworthy digressions along the way. You can find the show notes and photo I took of Ryan on the Stories website (thestoriespodcast.com).

Duration: 02:31:55


S1 E12: Mark Cleveland, Hytch

11/10/2017
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Mark Cleveland is a serial entrepreneur who was recognized as entrepreneur of the year at the 2014 NEXT Awards. Mark was also recognized by the Nashville Area Metropolitan Planning Organization with the 2016 Innovation Award, was recognized as "Most Admired CEO" in both 2014 and 2015 by the Nashville Business Journal for two different companies (Swiftwick and Hobby Express, respectively), and has many more recognitions that you can find on Mark's website (markacleveland.com). Mark is...

Duration: 02:25:36


S1 E11: Mike Harder, Green Hills Church

10/24/2017
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In Season 1, we're exploring entrepreneurship in Nashville. In each episode, I speak with a different founder to uncover their story and how that led to them starting their company. Mike Harder, is the co-founder and lead pastor of Green Hills Church, which he started in Nashville with his friend Brad in 2007. Since starting Green Hills, the church has grown to more than 200 regular attendees. In the interview, Mike talks about his childhood growing up in Columbia, why he decided to move...

Duration: 01:14:08


S1 E10: Vic Gatto, Briovation

10/10/2017
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Vic Gatto is the co-founder and CEO of Briovation, which launches and supports stratups that address flaws in the health ecosystem. Brio operates a number of brands and businesses, one of which is Jumpstart Foundry, a seed-stage healthcare innovation fund which has invested in many dozens of early stage startups to date. In the interview, Vic discusses the first company he co-founded in the 90s (and later sold), why his transitioned to venture capital, and more. You can find both the...

Duration: 01:13:46


S1 E9: Bob Bernstein, Bongo Productions

10/3/2017
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Bob Bernstein is the founder & CEO of Bongo Productions, which is both a collection of cafes and restaurants in Nashville as well as a wholesale business for both organic coffee and gourmet baked goods. Bongo is the company behind locally famous coffeehouses Fido and Bongo Java. The latter of the two was Nashville's first coffeehouse and was founded in 1993. As always, you can find both the show notes and photo I took of Bob at thestoriespodcast.com.

Duration: 01:21:42


S1 E8: Travis Gravette, Know Think Act

9/21/2017
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Travis Gravette is the Vice President of Business Development at Nisolo, which makes handcrafted leather shoes and other leather goods. However, Travis is probably best known for being the founder of Know Think Act, a non-profit he started to serve the needs of impoverished communities in Africa. In the interview, we learn about Travis's journey, why he decided to started a non-profit right out of college, and why he ended up leaving the non-profit world to work in fashion. If you've...

Duration: 01:43:20


S1 E7: Mollie Decktor, mbody

8/29/2017
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Mollie Decktor is the co-founder and CEO of mbody, which creates custom fit bras. And when I say custom fit, I mean that the bra is made specifically for your body. Mollie was having a difficult time finding bras that fit well and after hearing similar stories from friends, decided to start mbody to solve this problem. In the episode, we dig into Mollie's story, how she got into entrepreneurship, and learn about the technology she uses to make her custom bras, which is fascinating. If...

Duration: 01:45:37


S1 E6: Emily Mahoney

8/8/2017
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Emily Mahoney is the co-founder of BRANDED Collective, which hand crafts pieces of jewelry, all of which are made by survivors of human trafficking. In today's show, Emily tells the story behind BRANDED and also goes into detail about her career as an actress. If you'd like to view the notes on this episode or check out the photo I took of Emily, you can do both on the Stories website, which is thestoriespodcast.com. One last thing, I'm proposing proposing a panel to SXSW which I would...

Duration: 01:25:03


S1 E5: Ben Stewart

7/25/2017
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Ben Stewart is the co-founder of Louder Agency, a digital marketing and web agency which he started in 2010 along with his co-founder Kurt Aschliman. Ben discusses how he went from doing freelance web design projects to running one of the hottest digital agencies in Nashville. And as always, if you want to view the notes on this episode or see how nice Ben's smile is in the photo I took of him, you can do both on the Stories website, which is thestoriespodcast.com.

Duration: 01:10:11


S1 E4: Rhonda Pinkerman

7/6/2017
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In this season, we explore entrepreneurship in Nashville. In each episode, I speak in depth with someone who founded a company there. My goal is to learn about their story and how that led them to starting their company. And today’s episode is with Rhonda Pinkerman. Rhonda is the Founder and CEO of Poo Doo Leash, an innovative patent-pending pet product company. Rhonda really enjoys going on runs with her dogs but got tired of carrying dog waste during their runs. And in 2011, she got the...

Duration: 01:05:01


S1 E3: Ben Bredesen

6/20/2017
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In this season, I take a trip down to Nashville to learn about the city's vibrant startup and entrepreneur culture. In each episode, I speak in depth with someone who founded a company there. My goal is to learn about their story and how that led them to starting their company. In this episode, I interview Ben Bredesen, the founder and owner of Fat Bottom Brewing Company, which he started in Nashville in 2012. A few quick disclaimers about this episode. First, we talk a lot about beer....

Duration: 01:37:08


S1 E2: Ashlee Ammons

6/20/2017
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In this season, I take a trip down to Nashville to learn about the city's vibrant startup and entrepreneur culture. In each episode, I speak in depth with someone who founded a company there. My goal is to learn about their story and how that led them to starting their company. Ashlee Ammons is the co-founder and COO of Mixtroz, a mobile app that event hosts use to help event attendees meet and network with one another at their event. In the interview, Ashlee discusses her very...

Duration: 02:31:06


S1 E1: Dan Hogan

6/20/2017
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In this season, I take a trip down to Nashville to learn about the city's vibrant startup and entrepreneur culture. In each episode, I speak in depth with someone who founded a company there. My goal is to learn about their story and how that led them to starting their company. In this episode, I sit down with Dan Hogan, founder and CEO of Medalogix, a home healthcare analytics company. This guy is a hustler if I ever met one. Dan is a serial founder, who was recognized as Entrepreneur of...

Duration: 01:37:45