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Devin Butler is the Founder & CEO of Arizona Entrepreneurs, a community created to help entrepreneurs build genuine business relationships and get access to key resources to assist them in growing their business. In this episode we talk about community, collaboration, and fellowship. You can learn more (and connect with Devin) at: https://arizonaen…
 
Tracy Bradshaw is the Executive Director of YESCarolina- a nonprofit that provides curriculum and pitch competition for South Carolina's high school students. In this episode you will learn how YESCarolina got started, but also the impact it is having on the students AND the state. Learn more at: https://www.yescarolina.com/From the website: YESCar…
 
Kylen Granson was the typical kid- loved sports and video games. But his mom, who is a teacher, wanted her son to be an avid reader. In this episode Heather and Kylen Granson go into what sparked his love of reading, but also why reading and the discipline of reading helped Kylen thrive. We also talk about how this mother and son team started "KGs …
 
In this episode, Abby and Megan share an insightful conversation with Pam Marmon: a best-selling author, speaker, and CEO. Within 15 minutes, Abby, Megan, and Pam confront the importance of incorporating change within one's entrepreneurial journey while also touching on the challenges and beauty of being your own boss. Follow Pam on LinkedIn: https…
 
Frank Garza is a visionary leader, coach, and tech enthusiast. In this episode we cover everything from breathing techniques, to "name, image, and likeness" for college athletes, and what education can do to improve. Oh yeah, his son was the NCAA player of the year. This is one of those episodes where I forgot that I was hosting a podcast and just …
 
Faith Spencer is a junior studying Cybersecurity & Network Engineering Technology at Purdue University's Polytechnic Institute. In this episode, she shares her experiences with innovation, entrepreneurship, and networking while also offering tips and advice for students looking to enhance their communications skills. Additionally, Faith highlights …
 
Colorado Governor Jared Polis has always been interested in entrepreneurship. In fact his background as the founder of ProFlowers. com and co-founder of the Tech giant "Techstars," you could say he is THE governor with the most entrepreneurial background. So, how has Gov Polis created a robust startup ecosystem? The answers were forward thinking AN…
 
In this episode, Abby and Megan interview Christian Paris (19 years old) and Gavin Miller (18 years old): two musical artists from Northwest Indiana. Christian and Gavin play together in an on-the-rise indie/rock band known as Synthetic Smiles. The two artists have also released some solo work listed under Gavin’s stage name: King Electric. Their s…
 
Today I get the chance to talk to Mick Hetmen, Ray Niehaus, and Collin Sallee about innovation and entrepreneurship where you might not expect it. However, Mick and Ray have worked with local students to be innovators, but they also wanted a place for these students to continue to grow and stay in Pike County. Enter the Elmer Buchta Technology Cent…
 
Michael Claycamp was a finalist in last year's Innovate WithIN competition, and has always had a passion for agriculture and entrepreneurship. However, the road hasn't been easy. Take a listen to the mindset and determination of a rural entrepreneur trying to navigate thru education and finding his future.You can follow Michael on LinkedIn at: http…
 
Today we welcome Dr. Tim Holcomb, who is Founding Chair of the Department of Entrepreneurship, Director of the John W. Altman Institute for Entrepreneurship, and a Farmer School Endres Associate Professor Fellow in the Farmer School of Business at Miami University. On the show we went into the history of the department, and their new class that foc…
 
Today's guest is Molly Cain, whose long list of accomplishments includes: former director of innovation for Homeland Security, Founder of GovCity, the first 48-hour think tank for positively disruptive civic, corporate and academic emerging leaders, during SXSW. She is also a government and civic innovation strategist, executive communications cons…
 
Today we have on Ryne Anthony and Garreth Heidt.Ryne is the Direction of Innovation at Flux and Gary is the designed of the inNOVAtion lab at Perkiomen High School.These two men have taken ecosystem building and school partnerships to a new level. In this episode we discuss the role of Flux and what it has meant to the town AND to teachers like Gar…
 
Today I have the HONOR of introducing Abby Haluska and Megan Jones to the show. Better yet, I introduce these two college students to the podcast line-up!Innovator's Growth Podcast (IGP) will be taking the Monday slot, while the "Innovate WithIN" will be taking the Wednesday slot; "Crucial Conversations" with Jamal and I will be on Friday. Abby is …
 
Ian Utile has been working on NFTs "before it was cool." In fact, he was hosting events on NFTs and the future of voice back in 2016. So when I say Ian is a pioneer in NFTs, I sincerely mean that. But what is an NFT? There is a lot of hype surrounding this, so I talked with Ian about this, and had him explain it in a way my dad could understand. Wh…
 
Dr. Shakeel Ahmed is the CEO and Founder of Atlas Surgical Group, and is on a mission to educate how ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs)are not only leading innovation and productivity in healthcare, but also how much money it is saving all of us. Dr. Ahmed is a Forbes Council contributor and a leading voice in ASCs and innovation. You can read more …
 
Tallal was just like you and wanted the same things. Tallal was just a Math Lecturer and wanted to surround himself with super successful people so he could learn from them, follow in their footsteps and achieve the same results as them. The only problem was Tallal had no idea about how to build those relationships with strangers in the first place…
 
Adeola Whitney is the CEO of a national early literacy nonprofit, "Reading Partners" which is a New York Times-endorsed organization that mobilizes volunteer tutors across the country to work one-on-one with awe-inspiring students because they believe in educational equity and that early literacy is the key to success in school and beyond. Last yea…
 
Rob Angel is the creator of the iconic bestselling board game, Pictionary, which has sold 38,000,000 copies worldwide. He's a philanthropist, investor, and sought-after speaker who encourages aspiring entrepreneurs to "find their aardvark." Rob lives in Seattle, Washington.You can find his book on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Rob-Angel/e/B001KDSX…
 
Not knowing how to handle school opening for COVID last year was ok. Not knowing what to do now is not acceptable. Are we keeping our kids safe by NOT opening schools? Most schools in California have not gone back in almost a year. "The only way out is through..."Feel free to Tweet us at: @jamalcrook@donwettrick*Please be respectful.…
 
Kamaka Dias is a native-Hawaiian from Hilo, Hawai’i who gets along with everyone. His motto is “help me, help you” and loves to help out the community. He returned home in 2019 after three years in Peace Corps Madagascar and most recently completed a mission to pay off $50K of student loans in one year (January 6, 2020 -- December 6, 2020). He did …
 
Laila Mickelwait is on a mission. Having seen countless violations of people's privacy and abuse exploited on video, Mickelwait dove into "who" Pornhub was, and start holding the company accountable for exploiting trafficking and abuse. From the website: “Traffickinghub is a non-religious, non-partisan effort to hold the largest porn website in the…
 
Today our guest is Robert L. Wallace who is an internationally known entrepreneur, author, business consultant and keynote speaker. In this episode, Jamal and Don discuss Mr. Wallace's past, how he achieved this "entrepreneur" mindset, the immigrant advantage, and why he pays kids to read books. They also go into his recent campaign to run for the …
 
Rev. Charles R. Harrison is the Senior Pastor of Barnes United Methodist Church and has been in the ministry for 30 years. He is a native of Jeffersonville, Indiana. He graduated from Indiana University, where he earned a degree in Religious Studies and attended Methodist Theological School, where he received his Masters of Divinity.Rev. Harrison b…
 
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