SPEAKERS

Below is a brief description of the leaders that have been interviewed in order of the episodes they appear on. Each description provides background on the leader and their venture, a summary of what they talked about on the episode, and resources they provided. Their social media and website (if available) is provided under title. 

 
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Resources

BENJAMIN STERN

FOUNDER 

NOHBO

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Episode 2: Benjamin Stern - On what he learned from being on Shark Tank, working with investors, and raising capital. 

As seen on Shark Tank for his incredible pitch, Ben Stern is breaking into the new and exciting market of single-use technology. After learning about how much harm plastic does to the environment, his company developed the world's first single use, water soluble Drop for personal care products.

On Shark Tank Ben secured funding from none other than Mark Cuban. Since then NOHBO has raised over $600,000 in capital. In this episode Ben talks about what he learned from being on Shark Tank, what it's really like working with investors, and his advice when it comes to raising capital. 

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Resources

JULIA GREENZAID

CO-FOUNDER

LOJO BANDS

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Episode 4: Julia Greenzaid - On how to balance running a business while in college, dealing with "no", and the importance of launching early. 

From what started as a fun DIY project in her dorm room, Julia soon found herself running the college tailgate apparel industry. Her company, LoJo Bands combines trendy styles with classic college apparel to wear to tailgates, festivals, and more. 

 

Juggling school and a social life alone can be a lot to handle, but adding the challenge of running a business can seem impossible. In this episode Julia talks about how she balanced running LoJo Bands in its early stages, while going to school at Georgetown University. She also talks about how she persevered despite all the "no's" she got, and why she thinks launching fast is crucial to every startup. 

 

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ALYSSA CARSON

WORLD'S YOUNGEST

ASTRONAUT IN TRAINING

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Episode 6: Alyssa Carson - On her journey to becoming the first person on Mars, what it was like writing her book, and pursuing her dream. 

At the young age of 3, Alyssa saw an episode of the Backyardigans where they went to space and her dream formed. 

 

JUSTIN LAFAZAN & DYLAN GAMBARDELLA

CO-FOUNDER 

NEXT GEN HQ

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The Wealthy Mind

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BRENNAN AGRANOFF

FOUNDER

HOOPSWAGG

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Episode 1: Brennan Agranoff - On how he nearly gave up before the company started, balancing school with running a startup, and how he finds fresh new designs.

If you can print a design on it, Brennan probably already has. Brennan is a serial entrepreneur, best known for his custom printed sock company, Hoopswagg. The company was first started in July 2013, and has quickly become a leader in customized elite socks, and other apparel. Brennan has gone on to also start litmitt, petpartyco, and other companies. 

In our first episode Brennan talks about what drove him to start Hoopswagg, how he finds inspiration for his fresh new ideas, and how he overcame his biggest hurdle which nearly drove him to stop the company before it even began. 

JORDAN, JIM, & JAKE DECICCO

CO-FOUNDERS

Super Coffee

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Episode 3:  Jim Decicco - On how they quickly became the bestselling coffee in all their stores, how they compete with industry giants, and what they look for in a team.

From dorm room to Whole Foods, the Decicco brothers are now changing the way individuals consume coffee. In need of a drink that would keep him awake during class without the sugar crash, Jordan developed Super Coffee. SuperCoffee is all natural, non-GMO, keto-certified coffee. It contains pesticide-free organic Colombian coffee beans, MCT oil, and whey protein concentrate. They also released a Super Creamer and Super Espresso with more amazing products on the horizon.

On this episode I interviewed, Jim Decicco, the oldest brother and CEO of Super Coffee. Jim talks about how they quickly became the bestselling coffee in all their stores, how they compete with industry giants, and what they look for in a team.

 

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THERESE TON

FOUNDER

TOSCAH BAKERY

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Episode 5: Therese Ton - On how to create a business around your passions, the importance of listening to your gut, and how she went from pre-med to baker.

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FERNANDO ROJO

FOUNDER 

WEAR PATOS

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Episode 7: Fernando Rojo - 

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