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Let curiosity be your guide as we explore strange, fun, yet intriguing ideas! Welcome to the beautiful grind. We are a collection of college students trying to figure out the world and document our thoughts as we explore our various passions. Enjoy a collection of short in depth podcasts that range from philosophical to technical.
 
This podcast is for and about founders, CEOs, and entrepreneurs seeking to change the status quo and bring innovative ideas into the world. Learn how they are doing it and what innovative technologies and business models they are pushing forward.
 
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Avantis has just launched "The Eduverse" – a ground-breaking new online platform that gives students access to a K-12 metaverse. In the Eduverse, students can access immersive, educational content and amazing VR experiences. They can interact with each other as avatars, all in a secure and controlled environment, inside and outside of the classroom…
 
Message from our guest, Hockad: Hello, my name is Bogdan also know as callmehockad3. Finishing fashion college and working as a graphic designer. I love to design and experiment. I've been working in this industry for 5 years now(with brakes), and I couldn't pick better work. I enjoy new ideas and add an original take to this fashion world. Ultimat…
 
Blake Hall is the founder and CEO of id.me- but he is also an Army Ranger and knows a thing or two about critical missions. In this interview we talk about cyber warfare, identity theft, and the future of social media (and social media bots and trolls).Moreover, we get into how ID.me is saving US businesses and our Government literally billions in …
 
Jason Calacanis is a tech entrepreneur, angel investor, and author. However, his two podcasts: "This Week in Startups" and "The All- In" podcast have gained a lot of notoriety. In fact, this interview aired in 2017 and we really talked a lot about education, and how young people could get a practical education by working for a startup. So when I ca…
 
Devin is another co-founder and the current Chief Executive Officer of Kennected - an Indy-based SaaS company with over 16,000 users. He is a serial entrepreneur, an inspiring leader, and an adept marketer. In this episode we dig into how flipping shoes started a passion of entrepreneurship, and the urgency of success to help his sister get cancer …
 
Dr. Jose Moray is one of the most accomplished persons I've interviewed. His passion to help serves others centers around his intense curiosity to not just learn, but find ways to help others. His bio reads like a Nobel Prize winner, and his drive matches. From his website (drjosemorey.com):CEO and Founder of Ad Astra Media LLC; providing role mode…
 
Jacques M. Jean is the Founder & CEO of TechFides, and I met him at the Festival of the Diaspora. Jacques is an accomplished business professional with over 20 years of experience in planning and implementing global technology strategies. Prior to forming TechFides, Jacques held an executive position where he served as an IT Business Stakeholder fo…
 
Cordell Carter is brings 20 years of experience to his leadership of the Aspen Institute Socrates Program, a global education forum for leaders and Expectant Advisory, a privately-held leadership consultancy. He also is the catalyst behind the Festival of the Diaspora. This podcast is a three part series each Wednesday about the Festival. I was so …
 
Andrea Pontremoli is the CEO and General Manager of Dallara Motorsports in what is known as the "Italian Motor Valley." His passion for racing and innovation is what has driven this company to be the innovation fuel for top brands and collaborators like Ferrari, Lamborghini, Pagani, among others. For more information about Dallara, go to: https://w…
 
Jamal and I discuss "the slap." Actually we don't really- I rant on how little I care about celebrities, and the death of comedy. Will Smith and Chris Rock are at the center, but this represents something bigger. Per usual, Jamal and I had slightly different takes, but agreed on many things. Enjoy.By Don Wettrick
 
Dallara is a company that powers the most famous brands in the world: Ferrari, Lamborghini, Pagani, Ducati, Maserati- just to name a few!So it was with great anticipation to kick off a relationship with this amazing company as we will be hosting college students to go over to Italy and collaborate with some iconic brands!…
 
Dreamer, Disruptor, and Creator. Ashley is on a mission to create a company that gives busy women valuable time back in their day for the people and projects that matter most.She has built MySherri to be a premium, boutique in-home management company that employs and deploys an excellent in-home workforce. She helps women normalize getting support …
 
In this episode author Jimmy Soni not only discusses his new book, The Founders, but he also goes into the "DNA" of the legendary founders of PayPal. Names like Elon, Peter Thiel, Max Levchin, David Sacks, and Reid Hoffman certainly draw attention, but the behind-the-scenes people that make it happen are given credit. We also go into ecosystems lik…
 
Johnny Crowder is a 29-year-old suicide/abuse survivor, TEDx speaker, touring musician, mental health and sobriety advocate, and the Founder & CEO of Cope Notes, a text-based mental health platform that provides daily support to users in nearly 100 countries around the world. Armed with 10 years of clinical treatment, a psychology degree from the U…
 
Tracy Bullock brings over 30 years of business development experience at Procter & Gamble to her Sandler Training business. She builds and delivers Sandler professional development programs in Leadership, Management, Sales, and Customer Service for companies of all sizes. In this Podcast, Tracy touches on:The 5 E’s of Leadership: Envision, Enable, …
 
In 2017, Vivian Shen founded Juni Learning, an online education platform for 7-18 year olds, to be the educational opportunity she wished she had growing up. As a kid, Vivian had an interest in courses her school didn’t offer. When learning to code, Vivian remembers feeling insecure and learned best in personalized settings compared to lecture styl…
 
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…
 
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