Entrepreneurially Thinking

Entrepreneurially Thinking

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Discover what it takes and what it means to think entrepreneurially from thought leaders throughout the St. Louis region. Dr. Cheryl Watkins-Moore and Christy Maxfield bring to you the best and most experienced trailblazers around to share insights that can unlock your pioneer potential for creativity, innovation and experimentation.Visit http://entrepreneuriallythinking.org


ETHINKSTL-EP197-SEASON 15 EP07 - Michelle Robinson
Oct 21 • 32 min
Joining us today is Michelle Robinson, Owner of DEMIblue natural Nails and Creator of DEMIblue 10-Free Vegan-Friendly Nail Polish line. Michelle has serviced the healthcare and education industries for over 18 years and was inspired to incorporate her…
ETHINKSTL-EP196-SEASON 15 EP06 - Phillip and Chavelle Sangokoya
Oct 14 • 31 min
Joining us today are a power couple, Chavelle and Phillip Sangokoya, of BRAND of St. Louis. Chavelle and Phillip created BRAND of St. Louis to serve as a social enterprise whose mission is to co-create, pilot, and fund innovation that promotes…
ETHINKSTL-EP195-SEASON 15 EP05 - Ola Adeboye
Oct 7 • 31 min
Joining us today is Olamide Adeboye, Founder and CEO of Wakava Food and Beverage, an organic health-conscious company that provides a better tasting, healthier food, and herbal drink options using herbs from Africa. Ola is a Nigerian immigrant who…
ETHINKSTL-EP194-SEASON 15 EP04 - Minerva Lopez
Sep 30 • 31 min
Joining us today is Minerva Lopez, a small business owner, and non-profit Founder. Minerva returned to St. Louis in early 2020, since then she has been deeply involved in identifying, understanding, and successfully applying for small business COVID…
ETHINKSTL-EP193-SEASON 15 EP03 - Mena Darre
Sep 23 • 30 min
Joining us today is Mena Darre’, Owner of Mena Darre’ Photography and Video. In 2017, Mena stepped out on faith and quit her teaching job to pursue Mena Darre’ full time to focus on professional branding. When Mena is not behind the camera, you can find…
ETHINKSTL-EP192-SEASON 15 EP02 - Fatimah Muhammad
Sep 16 • 31 min
Joining us today is Fatimah Muhammad, Managing Director of Apiary @ The Park, a co-working and co-living space located in the Hyde Park neighborhood of St. Louis. Fatimah has had a passion for building communities and self-sufficiency most of her life and…
ETHINKSTL-EP191-SEASON 15 EP01 - Sara Stock
Sep 9 • 43 min
Joining us today is Sara Stock, Founder and Managing Partner of Stock Legal and a sponsor of the Entrepreneurially Thinking Podcast. As a Corporate Attorney, Sara advises her clients in all aspects of the business lifecycle including entity formation,…
ETHINKSTL-EP190-SEASON 14 EP13 - Jeanet Wade
Sep 2 • 37 min
Joining us today is Jeanet Wade, Managing Partner and Certified EOS Implementer of Business Alchemist. As a Certified EOS Implementer, Jeanet has helped businesses struggling with complexity and leadership alignment to be focused as a team on outcome…
ETHINKSTL-EP189-SEASON 14 EP12 - Katie Silversmith
Aug 26 • 29 min
Joining us today is Katie Silversmith, Founding Partner of ThriveCo, a personalized co-working space located in Clayton, MO. Entrepreneurship and a passion for helping others have been in Katie’s blood since childhood. Katie completed her Masters’ of…
ETHINKSTL-EP188-SEASON 14 EP11 - Patrice Johnson
Aug 19 • 32 min
Joining us today is Patrice Johnson, Owner of Patrice J. Bridal, St. Louis’ first black-owned bridal retailer. Patrice has over 15 years of sewing experience and creating classic and timeless dresses for weddings, special occasions, and prom for women of…
ETHINKSTL-EP187-SEASON 14 EP10 - Andre Holman - Mine Your Biz Networking Events
Aug 12 • 30 min
Joining us today is Andre Holman, Production Manager of STL-TV and Creator of MINE, YOUR Biz Networking Events. Andre is an experienced Production Manager with a demonstrated history of working in the government relations industry, Nonprofit…
ETHINKSTL-EP186-SEASON 14 EP09 - Steve Ewing and Danni Eickenhorst Steves Hot Dogs
Aug 5 • 29 min
Joining us today are Steve Ewing and Danni Eickenhorst of Steve’s Hotdogs. Steve is a longtime musician and owner of Steve’s Hotdogs located in the Tower Grove East neighborhood of St. Louis, Missouri. Steve, the lead singer for The Urge, started his…
ETHINKSTL-EP185-SEASON 14 EP08 - Jeffrey Blair - EyeSeeMe
Jul 29 • 32 min
Joining us today is Jeffrey Blair, Co-Owner of Eyeseeme African American Children’s Bookstore. Jeffrey and his wife Pam opened their brick and mortar store 5 years ago based upon their own experience raising their children and finding it is difficult to…
ETHINKSTL-EP184-SEASON 14 EP07 - Johnnica Bolden
Jul 22 • 30 min
Joining us today is Johnnica Bolden, Owner of J Star Construction and COO of iJustOrder. Johnnica comes from a family of entrepreneurs, her Grandfather being her driving force. While helping her Grandfather, Johnnica learned everything from filing papers…
ETHINKSTL-EP183-SEASON 14 EP06 - Zach McGee - Black Brew Tea
Jul 15 • 26 min
Joining us today is Zach McGee, Founder, and CEO of Black Brew Tea, a specialty tea company that blends tisanes and teas to make great tasting herbal products. Zach comes from a long line of entrepreneurs and believes “you are what you drink”. Zach was…
ETHINKSTL-EP182-SEASON 14 EP05 - Kristy Jackson - Bizperation
Jul 8 • 34 min
Joining us today is Kristy Jackson, serial entrepreneur and CEO of DK Solutions Creative Consulting, a firm that offers business inspirational coaching and marketing/media resources. Kristy is also the co-founder of the social synergy project and has been…
ETHINKSTL-EP181-SEASON 14 EP04 - Andrew Dearing - Spactial Advisors
Jul 1 • 34 min
Joining us today is Andrew Dearing, a geospatial entrepreneur and GeoFutures Initiative Project Lead for Spatial STL Advisors. Prior to joining Spatial STL, Andy was the CEO of boundless Spatial where he led the organization in over 200% growth in a…
ETHINKSTL-EP180-SEASON 14 EP03 - Pat Barron and Dan Schaefer - Native Pet
Jun 24 • 32 min
Joining us today are Dan Schaefer and Pat Barron, Founders of Native Pet, a pet food and nutrition company that makes organic, highly effective and limited ingredient pet supplements for cats and dogs. Pat and Dan are St. Louis natives, friends and…
ETHINKSTL-EP179-SEASON 14 EP02 - Reshaunda Thorton - Better Vessel
Jun 17 • 29 min
Joining us today is Reshaunda Thornton, Founder of Better Vessel Nutrition. Reshaunda is a competent dietician and nutrition expert, a TedX and wellness speaker, consultant and author. Reshaunda prides herself on building a bridge between the desire to…
ETHINKSTL-EP178-SEASON 14 EP01 - Julius Anthony - STL Black Authors
Jun 10 • 34 min
Joining us today is Julius B. Anthony, Founder and President of St. Louis Black Authors of Children’s Literature, an organization committed to ensuring that all children are confident and competent readers by the end of third grade. Julius is a graduate…
ETHINKSTL-EP177-SEASON 13 EP13 - Dasha Kennedy - The Broke Black Girl
Jun 3 • 28 min
Joining us today is Dasha Kennedy, Founder of The Broke Black Girl. Dasha is a millennial Financial Coach whose ‘real talk’ coaching and strategies are helping women of color to get ahead. Dasha has more than a decade of experience working as an…
ETHINKSTL-EP176-SEASON 13 EP12 - Valeria Rodriguez - Shine In All Shades
May 27 • 32 min
Joining us today is Valeria Rodriguez, Artist and Creator of Shine In All Shades, an adult coloring book that celebrates and uplifts women of color in under-represented areas. Valeria is a multi-disciplined artist, graphic, and web designer who is…
ETHINKSTL-EP175-SEASON 13 EP11 - Fattened Caf
May 20 • 35 min
Joining us today are Charlene and Darren Young, Co-Owners of The Fattened Caf, a catering and pop-up restaurant business. What started out as a hobby for these two, has now blossomed into a budding side hustle. Charlene attributes her Filipino heritage…
ETHINKSTL-EP174-SEASON 13 EP10 - Bronwyn Morgan
May 13 • 35 min
Joining us today is Bronwyn Morgan, Founder and CEO of XEO Air. Bronwyn is a certified drone pilot and is also the founder of Airversity Drone Academy and Consulting, where she develops strategic business models and disruptive strategies. Bronwyn has…
ETHINKSTL-EP173-SEASON 13 EP09 | Mimo Davis and Miranda Duschak | Urban Buds
May 6 • 38 min
Joining us today are Mimo Davis and Miranda Duschak, Co-Founders of Urban Buds: City Grown Flowers, an urban farm located in St. Louis’ Dutchtown neighborhood. Together their story is one of land, community, culture and love.
ETHINKSTL- APRIL ENCORE EPISODE (4) 172 – Jeff Gamble | Rezilient
Apr 29 • 41 min
We round out our April Encore Series with our conversation with Jeff Gamble. Jeff’s company has pivoted again since our conversation in November 2018. Now called Rezilient, they provide care without limits on their virtual healthcare platform. Like many…
ETHINKSTL- APRIL ENCORE EPISODE (3) 171 –Gabriela Ramirez, Arellano and Junior Lara | Autentico Podcast
Apr 22 • 40 min
Our April Encore Series continues with our interview featuring Gabriela Ramirez – Arellano and Junior Lara – hosts of the Autentico podcast. Gabriela and Junior created their show to provide Latino professionals entrepreneurs with access to information…
ETHINKSTL- APRIL ENCORE EPISODE (2) 170 – Jenifer Garcia |Garcia Properties
Apr 15 • 37 min
This week April Encore Series we are featuring our interview with Jenifer Garcia of Garcia Properties. Garcia Properties has been doing business in and supporting the St. Louis community for 20 years. This will continue for about 30 days to help support…
ETHINKSTL-ENCORE EPISODE 169 - Tiny Little Monster - Sloan
Apr 8 • 40 min
The first episode we are featuring for our April Encore Series is Tiny Little Monster – customer t-shirt printing. In an immediate response to the stay at home and social distancing orders owners Sloan and Jenny stated the #HereForGood campaign to help…
ETHINKSTL 168: Salman Shah|Co-Founder and designer of JORD Wood Watches
Apr 1 • 38 min
Joining us today is Salman Shah, Co-Founder and designer of JORD Wood Watches. Salman is the creative mind behind the innovative line of wood watches. He has extensive experience working closely with global manufactures throughout the manufacturing…
ETHINKSTL 167: Tamara Keefe, | Clementine’s Naughty and Nice Creamery
Mar 26 • 36 min
Joining us today is Tamara Keefe, Founder of Clementine’s Naughty and Nice Creamery and self-proclaimed ‘Flavor Temptress’. Tamara is one of the lucky ones, she makes a living doing something she loves. Clementine’s Naughty and Nice Creamery is not just a…
ETHINKSTL 166: Jamila Owens-Todd, | Golden Grocer | Root Berry Leaf
Mar 18 • 39 min
Joining us today is Jamila Owens-Todd, Naturopathic Doctor and serial entrepreneur. Jamila started her career path with studying sciences at The University of Missouri-St. Louis. Jamila has a passion for helping others heal themselves and has pledged to…
ETHINKSTL 165: Daphne Benzaquen, | Daph
Mar 11 • 36 min
Joining us today is Daphne Benzaquen, Creative Designer, CEO and Founder of Daph., a St. Louis based fashion and lifestyle brand inspired by her Peruvian heritage.
ETHINKSTL 164: Brandin Vaughn, | The Brandin Vaughn Collection
Mar 4 • 38 min
Joining us today is Brandin Vaughn, Owner and Fashion Designer of The Brandin Vaughn Collection, a clothing line that is a ‘contemporary bridge’ ready to wear line for both men and women. Before launching his business, Brandin was the Director of…
ETHINKSTL 163: Christy Schlafly, | STL Foodworks
Feb 26 • 33 min
Joining us today is Christy Schlafly, CEO, and Owner of STL Foodworks, a culinary incubator located in the Central West End. Christy is a native St. Louis’ who loves working with creative culinarians. Christy noticed a need for extra kitchen space for…
ETHINKSTL 162: Sucheta Bhide|The Resplendent Crow
Feb 19 • 35 min
Joining us today is Sucheta Bhide, Owner of The Resplendent Crow, a small business located in University City. Missouri that refinishes vintage furniture in glossy paint and lacquer. Sucheta is a dynamic entrepreneurial leader with a proven record of…
ETHINKSTL 161: Dr. Cheryl Watkins- Moore|REAL Cannabis Company
Feb 12 • 32 min
Joining us today is Dr. Cheryl Watkins- Moore, Co-Owner and Chief Marketing Officer of REAL Cannabis Company. REAL Cannabis Co. hopes to put their locations in a predominately minority communities in the St. Louis region and hire in those areas. Cheryl…
ETHINKSTL 160: Derek Mays and John Payne|REAL Cannabis Company and Amendment 2 Consultants
Feb 5 • 44 min
This week we are re-airing our interview with Derek Mays of REAL Cannabis Company and John Payne of Amendment 2 Consultants. You may recall that Cheryl is working with Derek to launch their vertically integrated medical cannabis venture.
ETHINKSTL 159: The Best of Entrepreneurially Thinking
Jan 29 • 36 min
In this episode we’re actually highlighting four amazing female entrepreneurs: Episode 9.8 — Psyche Southwell | Economy Of Style Episode 6.11 — Reine Bayoc | Love and Magic and Purpose and Business Episode 11.8 — Rachel D’Souza Siebert | Gladiator…
ETHINKSTL 158: Michael Dehn Breault | Gibson & Dehn
Jan 22 • 33 min
Joining us today is Michael Dehn Breault, CEO of Gibson and Dehn. In 2017, Michael launched the namesake home fragrance brand Gibson and Dehn, building on his family’s entrepreneurial history in the floral and design business. As a 5th generation business…
ETHINKSTL 157: Cbabi Bayoc | Visual Artist and Illustrator
Jan 15 • 31 min
Joining us today is Cbabi Bayoc, an internationally known Visual Artist and Illustrator. Cbabi’s subjects include family, children, music and much more all designed with line, bold color and phunk. Cbabi is the creator of a project titled ‘365 Days with…
ETHINKSTL 156: Lakesha Mathis| Inclusive Business Solutions
Jan 8 • 30 min
Joining us today is Lakesha Mathis, Director of Inclusive Business Solutions for the St. Louis Regional Chamber. Lakesha is a practiced Business Consultant with demonstrated history of developing and implementing operational excellence focused growth…
ETHINKSTL 155: Marissa Paine| Painfree
Jan 1 • 39 min
Joining us today is Marissa Paine, Founder of Painefree Coaching & Consulting. Marissa started Painefree in 2012 as a vehicle for living out her life’s purpose, which is to inspire and support other leaders in realizing their full potential. Marissa Paine…
ETHINKSTL 154: Tami Lang | Save the Girls
Dec 27, 2019 • 33 min
Joining us today is Tami Lange, CEO and Founder of Save the Girls Touchscreen Purses! Tami is a resident of Edwardsville, she is married and has 5 wonderful children as well as 3 dogs and a plethora of cats.
ETHINKSTL 153: Khalia Collier | St. Louis Surge
Dec 18, 2019 • 40 min
Joining us today is Khalia Collier, Owner and General Manager of the St. Louis Surge, a women’s professional basketball team that plays all home games at Washington University, St. Louis. As the Owner and General Manager of the St. Louis Surge, Khalia has…
ETHINKSTL 152: Janna Westbrook | Provider Pool
Dec 11, 2019 • 36 min
Joining us today is Janna Westbrook, Founder, and CEO of Provider Pool, an online labor marketplace created for the healthcare industry. Janna is a Registered Nurse and is fueled by her passion for healthcare. She has dedicated her efforts to tackle…
ETHINKSTL 151: Jeff and Randy Vines | STL - Style
Dec 5, 2019 • 33 min
Joining us today are Jeff and Randy Vines, Creators and Owners of STL-Style. Jeff and Randy are identical twins who have a fierce love for everything STL. Together, the two have created STL-Style, A St. Louis inspired graphic design and apparel company…
ETHINKSTL 150: Keisha Mabry |heyFRIEND!
Nov 27, 2019 • 38 min
Joining us today for our 150th episode is Keisha Mabry, Founder of heyFRIEND!, a platform that teaches people how to build authentic relationships. Keisha believes that by connecting people to people and people to resources she can increase movements,…
ETHINKSTL 149: Britany Sarhage | Rudy’s Flower Truck
Nov 20, 2019 • 34 min
Joining us today is B​rittany Sarhage​, Founder of Rudy’s Flower Truck. Brittany felt the need to make flowers more accessible to the community by creating a unique flower buying experience. After more than a decade of dreaming, Rudy’s Flower Truck can be…
ETHINKSTL 148: Charli Cooksey | WePower
Nov 13, 2019 • 33 min
Joining us today is C​harli Cooksey​, Founder, and CEO of WEPOWER STL, Executive Director of Inspire STL and the Interim Executive Director of Forward Through Ferguson. Charli is a firm believer that a different St. Louis requires a different kind of…
ETHINKSSTL 147 — Jennifer Garcia | Garcia Properties
Nov 6, 2019 • 36 min
Joining us today is ​Jenifer Garcia​, Owner, and Broker at Garcia Properties. Jenifer is a mentor to many agents who have become some of St. Louis’ Top Realtors. Having been in the industry for 20 years, Jenifer instills in her tribe a focus on making…
ETHINKSTL 146: Betsy Nacrelli | Collections by Joya
Nov 1, 2019 • 37 min
Joining us today is Betsy Blancett-Nacrelli, Founder of Collections by Joya. Betsy’s lifelong passion for Women empowerment and her 14 years of experience in international retail and design, afforded her many opportunities to travel to amazing places such…
ETHINKSTL 145: Jeremy Goss | LinkMarket
Oct 23, 2019 • 40 min
ETHINKSTL 145: Jeremy Goss | LinkMarket[Season 11, Episode 12]Joining us today is Dr. Jeremy Goss, Founder, Chairman and CEO of The Link Market.Jeremy is an advocate for low-income communities on issues related to food justice, hungerand health. Upon…
ETHINKSTL 144: Shannon Thompson | Indie Eatery
Oct 16, 2019 • 39 min
ETHINKSTL 144: Shannon Thompson | Indie Eatery[Season 11, Episode 11]Joining us today is Shannon Thompson, Proprietor of Indie Eatery and Indie 4 Catering.Shannon devoted 12 years of her life to the United States Air Force. Upon returning , shespent a…
ETHINKSTL 143: Alexces Bartley | Missouri SourceLink
Oct 9, 2019 • 40 min
ETHINKSTL 143: Alexces Bartley | MO SourceLink[Season 11, Episode 10]Joining us today is Alexces Bartley, Director and Network Builder of Missouri SourceLink.At her core, Alex is a connector with a deep passion for helping communities and individualsgrow…
ETHINKSTL 142: Collective STL | Healing Mind, Body and Spirit in North St. Louis
Oct 2, 2019 • 44 min
ETHINKSTL 142: Collective STL | Healing Mind, Body and Spirit in North St. Louis[Season 11, Episode 09]Joining us today are Terry and Ericka Harris and Alonzo Nelson, Jr., Co Founders of Collective STL. This team of amazing yogi’s create a healthy and…
ETHINKSTL 141: Rachel D’Souza Siebert | Gladiator Consulting
Sep 25, 2019 • 37 min
ETHINKSTL 141: Rachel D’Souza Siebert | Gladiator Consulting[Season 11, Episode 08]Joining us today is Rachel D’Souza Siebert, Founder and Principal of Gladiator Consulting.Rachel is at her best when she’s starting, fixing or leading. In 2015, Gladiator…
ETHINKSTL 140: Jessica Hitchcock | Following Her Entrepreneurial Heart for Art
Sep 18, 2019 • 35 min
ETHINKSTL 140: Jessica Hitchcock | Following Her Entrepreneurial Heart for Art[Season 11, Episode 07]Joining us today is Jessica Hitchcock , owner of Jessica Hitchcock, LLC. Jessica paints from her home in St. Louis, Missouri and it’s her bold colors that…
ETHINKSTL 139: Nick Dunne | Marketing M.A.D.E. Man
Sep 11, 2019 • 38 min
ETHINKSTL 139: Nick Dunne | Marketing M.A.D.E. Man[Season 11, Episode 06] Joining us today is Nick Dunne, Communications Director For MADE, Third Degree Glass Factory and The Delmar Maker District. A 2011 graduate of Webster University with a B.A. degree…
ETHINKSTL 138: De Nichols | De-Signing Creative Cultures of Impact
Sep 4, 2019 • 42 min
ETHINKSTL 138: De Nichols | De-Signing Creative Cultures of Impact[Season 11, Episode 05] Joining us today is De Nichols, Principal of Design and Social Practice at Civic Creatives. As a cultural producer, De organizes artists to develop digital media and…
ETHINKSTL 137: Claire Flowers | Durable, Comfortable, Stylish Shoes for Professional Women
Aug 28, 2019 • 39 min
ETHINKSTL 137: Claire Flowers | Durable, Comfortable, Stylish Shoes for Professional Women [Season 11, Episode 04] Joining us today is Claire Flowers, Founder and Designer of Claire Flowers, LLC. Claire has a passion for making things better. While…
ETHINKSTL 136: Amy Slaughter | Aims Moon Paperie
Aug 21, 2019 • 33 min
ETHINKSTL 136: Amy Slaughter | Aims Moon Paperie [Season 11, Episode 03] Joining us today is Amy Slaughter, Owner of Aims Moon Paperie. Founded in 2016, Aims Moon Paperie is a stationery company dedicated to providing women with tools for self-reflection…
ETHINKSTL 135: Devon Moody Graham | #CEOMOM
Aug 14, 2019 • 36 min
ETHINKSTL 135: Devon Moody Graham | #CEOMOM[Season 11, Episode 02] Joining us today is Devon Moody-Graham, CEO and Founder of CEO MOM. Devon is a Wife, Mother, CEO, Community Leader and Serial Entrepreneur. Devon is passionate about creating solutions to…
ETHINKSTL 134: Leslie Gill | Rung for Women
Aug 7, 2019 • 36 min
ETHINKSTL 134: Leslie Gill | Rung for Women[Season 11, Episode 01] Joining us today is Leslie Gill, Executive Director of Rung for Women. Having served in leadership capacities for several profit and non-profit organizations, Leslie has been deeply…
ETHINKSTL—S10-E12-Core & Rind | Cashew Cheesy Saucy Success
Jul 31, 2019 • 34 min
Joining us today are Rita Childers and Candi Haas, Co-owners of Core + Rind. Both are certified Culinary Nutrition experts and together have created Cashew Cheesy Sauce to make your journey to health not only easier, but tastier as well. In this episode:…
ETHINKSTL—S10-E11-Float STL | Effortless Wellness in Water
Jul 24, 2019 • 44 min
Joining us today are Jacob Resch and Kevin McCulloch, Founders of FLOAT STL. FLOAT STL is St. Louis’ first float center and was opened in February of 2015. FLOAT STL has facilitated over 42,000 floats and continues the mission to help create a better…
ETHINKSTL—S10-E10-Venture for America | Stimulating Start Ups for College Students
Jul 17, 2019 • 39 min
Joining us today are Kate Loar of Venture For America and Chisom Uche, Alumnus of Venture For America and current Senior Associate at SixThirty. Kate works with Venture For America Fellows, company partners, donors and support systems in St. Louis and…
ETHINKSTL—S10-E09-Tiny Little Monster | Sloan Coleman
Jul 10, 2019 • 40 min
Joining us today is Sloan Coleman, Business Development Director, AKA Monster Marketer, of Tiny Little Monster. Sloan, A lifelong entrepreneur with a background in art and graphic design, began her entrepreneurial career by co-founding a graphic and web…
ETHINKSTL—S10-E08-Holiday Highlight Show | The Best of #ETHINKSTL
Jul 3, 2019 • 45 min
Today, enjoy some of the best ETHINKSTL episodes of the season. Each show is filled with unique and valuable insight, experience and perspective. Check out this highlight episode for your must have entrepreneurial punch-list and be sure to come back for…
ETHINKSTL—S10-E07-Steve Epner | Outside Inside Thinking
Jun 26, 2019 • 41 min
Joining us today is Steve Epner. Steve has over 40 years of consulting experience. He served as “Entrepreneur in Residence” at Boeing and founded and manages the St. Louis Innovation Round table. Steve currently works with The Gateway Venture Mentoring…
ETHINKSTL—S10-E06-Marissa Q. Paine | Painefree Coaching & Consulting
Jun 19, 2019 • 40 min
Joining us today is Marissa Paine, Founder of Painefree Coaching & Consulting. Marissa started Painefree in 2012 as a vehicle for living out her life’s purpose, which is to inspire and support other leaders in realizing their full potential. Marissa Paine…
ETHINKSTL—S10-E05-Derek Mays and John Payne | REAL Cannabis and the MO Campaign
Jun 12, 2019 • 45 min
Joining us today is Derek Mays of REAL Cannabis Company and John Payne of Amendment 2 Consultants. REAL Cannabis Company is a St. Louis based group that seeks to open a combined cannabis cultivation, manufacturing and dispensing facility. John Payne is…
ETHINKSTL—S10-E04-Grady Phelan | Powerful, Safe Pro-XR Baseball Bat
Jun 5, 2019 • 38 min
Joining us today is Grady Phelan, a St. Louis based serial creative and entrepreneur. Grady founded Pro-XR, LLC in 2013. The Pro-XR bat has a grip technology that helps athletes achieve their most powerful swing while preventing injury. Grady worked to…
ETHINKSTL—S10-E03-Lawanda Brooks | Sweethead Naturals
May 29, 2019 • 43 min
Joining us today is Lawanda Brooks, Award winning Licensed Cosmetologist, Entrepreneur, Educator, Author and Cosmetic Chief.Lawanda is the Owner of 3 local salons by the name of SweetHead Naturals. SweetHead Naturals salon is a natural salon and a…
ETHINKSTL—S10-E02-Emily Zwilling | EZ Wellness
May 22, 2019 • 41 min
Joining us today is Emily Zwilling, Founder of EZ Wellness. Emily is a Wellness Coach, Nutritional Counselor, Speaker and a cross-fit gym owner. Through EZ Wellness, Emily dedicates herself to encouraging and empowering others to make their realizations…
ETHINKSTL—S10-E01-Lisa Hu | Lux & Nyx
May 15, 2019 • 38 min
EP #1XX-S10-E01-Lisa HuJoining us today is Lisa Hu, founder and designer of Lux and Nyx. Lux and Nyx is a line of luxury handbags designed with the working female in mind. Lux and Nyx handbags are a line of ‘work and play’ bags that take women from Yoga…
ETHINKSTL—S9-E13-Katie Petty | Wild Heart
May 8, 2019 • 36 min
ETHINKSTL—S9-E13-Katie Petty | Wild HeartJoining us today is Katie Petty, president of Wild Heart, LLC and inventor of The Brushless Paw Wash. In 2002, Katie came up with a thought that later turned into the invention of The Brushless Paw Wash. Katie used…
ETHINKSTL—S9-E12-Justin Barr | STL from Above
May 1, 2019 • 33 min
EP #121-S9-E12—Justin Barr | STL from AboveJoining us today is Justin Barr of STL from Above. In 2017, Justin added an aerial photography drone to his equipment kit to bring new dimensions to his usual business of wedding photography. Little did Justin…
ETHINKSTL—Episode 9.11-Quentin Ortega | The Entrepreneur’s Entrepreneur
Apr 24, 2019 • 41 min
EP #120-S9-E11—Quentin OrtegaJoining us today is Quentin Ortega. Quentin is an S&T graduate whose entrepreneurial journey started at a young age and put him on a path of serial entrepreneurship and in a prominent role as a mentor and advisor in the St.…
ETHINKSTL—Episode 9.10-Tami Lange | Save the Girls
Apr 17, 2019 • 35 min
Joining us today is Tami Lange, CEO and Founder of Save the Girls Touchscreen Purses! Tami is a resident of Edwardsville, she is married and has 5 wonderful children as well as 3 dogs and a plethora of cats. Simply put, Tami was fed up! In one week, both…
ETHINKSTL—Episode 9.9-Hop Shop | Good People, Good Beer, Good Times
Apr 10, 2019 • 34 min
EP #118-S9-E09—St. Louis Hop ShopJoining us today are brothers Justin Harris and Ryan Griffin, Co-Owners of St. Louis Hop Shop. STL Hop Shop is a one-stop shop that carries a wide range of craft beers as well as numerous other types of liquors. Located on…
ETHINKSTL—Episode 9.8-Psyche Southwell | Economy Of Style
Apr 3, 2019 • 40 min
EP #117-S9-E08—Psyche SouthwellJoining us today is Psyche Southwell, Creator and Editor of the Economy of Style Blog. Psyche is a Social Science Researcher and Educator who credits her fashion inspirationon her Caribbean roots. Psyche has been featured in…
ETHINKSTL—Episode 9.7-Perry Drake | UMSL hosts the Biggest and Best Marketing Conference #MDMC19
Mar 27, 2019 • 36 min
EP #116-S9-E07—Perry Drake MDMCJoining us today is Dr. Perry Drake, Professor of Digital and Social Media Marketing at The University of Missouri, St. Louis.Perry is also the founder of the Midwest Digital Marketing Conference, the largest Digital…
ETHINKSTL—Episode 9.6-The Art of Networking | Kesha Kesh
Mar 20, 2019 • 37 min
EP #115-S9-E06—Kesha KeshJoining us today is Kesha Kent, Owner and Founder of MrsKeshSpeaks, LLC. Kesha is a passionate speaker, emcee and loves helping individuals learn how to ‘sell’ themselves and teaching them about the power of relationships. She is…
ETHINKSTL—Episode 9.5-Passion and Story Redefined | Kameel Stanley
Mar 13, 2019 • 35 min
EP #114-S9-E05—Kameel StanleyJoining us today is Kameel Stanley. Kameel co-hosts the award-winning ‘We Live Here’ Podcast, is a brunch club organizer, storyteller and yogi.Kameel and other members of her journalism team, use the podcast for an in-depth…
ETHINKSTL—Episode 9.4-Autentico Podcast | Hosts Gabriela Ramírez-Arellano and Junior Lara
Mar 6, 2019 • 40 min
EP #113-S9-E04—Autentico PodcastJoining us today is Autentico Podcast Hosts, Gabriela Ramírez-Arellano and Junior Lara. The co-hosts discuss how the Autentico podcast came to be and how the hosts create opportunity and value to the Latino community.In…
ETHINKSTL—Episode 9.3-Humans of St Louis
Feb 27, 2019 • 49 min
Joining us today is Lindy Drew and Elaine Cha of Humans Of St. Louis.Lindy Discusses how her background in social work, public health and photography led her on a journey to tell the stories of the humans of St. Louis and Elaine Cha talks about her…
ETHINKSTL—Episode 9.2-Jonathan Allen | Longneck & Thunderfoot
Feb 20, 2019 • 38 min
Joining us today is Jonathan Allen, President of Longneck & Thunderfoot, a 2016 Arch Grant recipient company.Jonathan discusses his passion for sharing the journey and best practices of start-ups and entrepreneurship. London born, Jonathan jumped the pond…
ETHINKSTL—Episode 9.1-Kathryn Finney | Digital Undivided RELOADED
Feb 13, 2019 • 43 min
ETHINKSTL-110—Episode 9.1Joining us today is Kathryn Finney, founder and managing director of DigitalUndivided (DID). Founded in 2013, DID is a social enterprise that takes an innovative, transformative approach to economic empowerment by encouraging…
ETHINKSTL-109-‘Womaning’ with Ronke Faleti | korédé
Feb 6, 2019 • 42 min
Joining us today is Ronke Faleti, Founder and CEO of korédé. korédé supports women through innovative design with modular bags that are customized to the needs of the individual woman. Women can experience the freedom of carrying one beautiful bag that’s…
ETHINKSTL-108-Markey Culver | The Women’s Bakery
Jan 30, 2019 • 40 min
Joining us today is Markey Culver, Founder and Co-Director of The Women’s Bakery. Markey sees bread as nutrition and as a business model for sub-Saharan villagers. Her social enterprise operates by the simple yet powerful mantra of, “we can, therefore we…
ETHINKSTL-107-La’Crassia Wilderness | Butter Love
Jan 23, 2019 • 38 min
Joining us today is La’Crassia Wilderness, creator and owner of Butter Love by L.C. La’Crassia took her love for mixing and her love for nature and created an organic skin care line. Before becoming an entrepreneur, La’Crassia worked in customer service…
ETHINKSTL-106-Sherita Love | EdHubSTL and Innovation Hall
Jan 16, 2019 • 37 min
Joining us today is Sherita Love, manager at EdHubSTL. Sherita holds bachelor’s degree in Education Studies with a minor in Non-Profit Management and African-American Studies from UMSL. She was a national trainer with the YMCA of the USA in Leadership and…
ETHINKSTL-105-Melissa Douglas | Goal Driven Counseling is Digital
Jan 9, 2019 • 47 min
On the show today is Melissa Douglas, Founder and Distance Counselor of Goal Driven Counseling, a fully online counseling practice serving teens and young adults going through transitions. Melissa is a licensed, clinical Social Worker and counsels clients…
ETHINKSTL-104-What a difference a year makes | Rachel and Melanie Return and WOW!
Jan 2, 2019 • 48 min
Last year we introduced you to two young innovators who were starting tech-focused companies in the healthcare marketplace. Melanie Igwe, the co-founder of Ilerasoft, and Rachel Simon-Lee, CEO and Founder of Heartwork Videos.Ilerasoft is a digital health…
ETHINKSTL-103-Arlan Hamilton, Backstage Capital | Vision 2018 (PART 2)
Dec 26, 2018 • 36 min
Today we return to BioSTL’s Vision 2018, St. Louis’ annual conference aimed at building a wholly-inclusive, diverse innovation community. VISION is for anyone wanting to learn more information about the many small business and entrepreneurship…
ETHINKSTL-102-Arlan Hamilton, Backstage Capital | Vision 2018 (PART 1)
Dec 19, 2018 • 47 min
Today we tune-in from BioSTL’s Vision 2018. VISION is St. Louis’ annual conference aimed at building a wholly-inclusive, diverse innovation community. VISION is for anyone wanting to learn more information about the many small business and…
ETHINKSTL-101-Shayba Muhammad | The Makers Program
Dec 12, 2018 • 38 min
Joining us is Shayba Muhammad, Designer and Owner of Mahnal Jewelry. Mahnal is a collection of handcrafted contemporary brass jewelry. Taking inspiration from nature, architecture and texture, Mahnal seeks to shed light on diversity, Islam and the Arabic…
ETHINKSTL-100-Estrella Estie Cruz Curoe | Del Carmen Foods
Dec 5, 2018 • 37 min
Joining us today is Estrella (Estie) Cruz-Curoe, Manager and Owner of del Carmen Foods, LLC. In her other life, Estie worked for a national insurance company in Chicago. She met her husband there and their lives took them to Kansas City where Estie and…
ETHINKSTL-099-Laura Tromben | Tattoo The Lou
Nov 28, 2018 • 39 min
Joining us today is Laura Tromben, Co-Owner of the international tattoo convention, “Tattoo The Lou”. “Tattoo The Lou” is an annual event that welcomes the world of tattoo to St. Louis with over 100 booths and more than 100 attending artists.In this…
ETHINKSTL-098-Christian Johnson | MultiPass
Nov 21, 2018 • 41 min
St. Louis is making the lists among the top startup and innovative cities. Articles and news outlets report that the region’s startup scene is booming and St. Louis is ripe for attracting entrepreneurial capital. Our guest today asks the question: “When…
ETHINKSTL-097-Diego Abente | The International Institute
Nov 18, 2018 • 39 min
Joining us today is Diego Abente, Vice President of Economic Development of the International Institute and President of the International Institute Community Development Corporation. The mission of the International Institute is to strengthen the St.…
ETHINKSTL-096-Jeff Gamble, Dynamic Surgical | Integrating Physician and Patience Experience
Nov 7, 2018 • 40 min
Joining us is Jeff Gamble, CTO & Founder of Dynamic Surgical. He strives empower healthcare consumers with access to low-cost technological innovations and the knowledge to TRULY incorporate them into their everyday lives. His company, Dynamic Surgical,…
ETHINKSTL-095-SLEDP | The Economic Development Dream Team of St. Louis City and County
Oct 31, 2018 • 39 min
Joining us is Colleen Mulvihill, Client Support Manager with SLEDP. As the Client Support Manager for the St. Louis Partnership Business Centers, Colleen works with entrepreneurs to find the right space, resources and support to assist each client in the…
ETHINKSTL-094-Elaine Queathem | Creating and Qualifying Savvy Coders
Oct 25, 2018 • 39 min
Joining us is Elaine Queathem, the founder of Savvy Coders . Savvy Coders began with a vision of reaching out to people traditionally underrepresented in the technology field. Partnering with several non-profit groups, they endeavored to give back to…
ETHINKSTL-093-Rebecca Pan | Covo Coworking, Life and Work in Balance
Oct 17, 2018 • 37 min
Joining us today is Rebecca Brian Pan, CEO of Covo Coworking, a coworking model that enhances how you live, as well as how you work. Located in downtown, St. Louis, Covo STL is one of two locations of the family-founded company. Rebecca is a 7x serial…
ETHINKSTL-092-Raullo Eanes | Creating Access for Minority Businesses to Capital Markets
Oct 10, 2018 • 38 min
Joining us today is Raullo Eanes, Managing Partner with Capaha Partners. Capaha Partners is a small, boutique investment firm that helps clients tell “THEIR” story in a language which is best suited for financing and capital growth. Capaha offers…
ETHINKSTL-091-Nicci Roach Lorie Jackson | Empowering Women One Ceiling At A Time
Oct 3, 2018 • 36 min
Joining us today are Nicci Roach and Lorie Jackson, founders of Mosaic Ceiling. Mosaic Ceiling is a Midwest based 501(c)3 nonprofit organization building a global community to drive social change for women of color and culture, inclusive to all women.…
ETHINKSTL-090-Jeremy Nulik is Evangelist Prime and Futurist | BIGWIDESKY
Sep 26, 2018 • 42 min
Joining us today is Jermey Nulik. He is the Evangelist Prime and Futurist at Bigwidesky. Jeremy applies his strategic and irreverent mind to design FUTURES for associations, brands and the constituents they serve. Bigwidesky was established to help…
ETHINKSTL-089-COCABiz | Creative Makes Competitive
Sep 19, 2018 • 42 min
Joining us today is Steve Knight, Director of COCAbiz. He designs and facilitates experiential workshops to foster collaborative creativity, design-thinking and business storytelling using the power of the arts. Also with us is Rob Morgan, a production…
ETHINKSTL-088-Danielle Elise | All Black Creatives
Sep 12, 2018 • 39 min
Joining us today is Danielle Elise, Founder and Curator of All Black Creatives. She formed this international network to unite and celebrate creatives of color in their various disciplines and passions. Hers is a vision to speak truth, illuminate the…
ETHINKSTL-087-Sebastian Mueller-Soppart | Making Unmistakable Brands Manifest
Sep 5, 2018 • 45 min
Joining us today is Sebastian Mueller-Soppart, EVP and Executive Creative Director with Manifest. Manifest makes brands unmistakable to the core of their audiences. They specialize in content creation that garners interest and fuels loyalty, on platforms…
ETHINKSTL-086-Desiree Coleman | Good Multiplier
Aug 29, 2018 • 39 min
Joining us today is Desiree Coleman, Founder & CEO at Good Multiplier. Good Multiplier is mobilizing the next generation of leaders, change makers and innovators who will multiply community good and create neighborhood level change. Through an intensive,…
ETHINKSTL-085-Gibron Jones HOSCO Foods | Uplifting Community Health and Wealth with Urban Farming
Aug 22, 2018 • 43 min
Joining us today is Gibron Jones, founder of HOSCO Foods. The acronym stands for Holistic Organic Sustainable Co-Operative. HOSCO features hydroponics (growing plants in water), aeroponics (growing plants in the air) and aquaponics (hydroponic plants…
ETHINKSTL-084-Nvsted | Crowdfunding Investment Opportunities for Everyday Investors
Aug 15, 2018 • 40 min
Joining us today are Jamey Edgerton and Ched Wagner from Nvestd. Jamey is the CEO and Ched is the manager. Nvsted is unique, as it is the ONLY Regulation Crowdfunding marketplace SPECIFIC to the St. Louis region and the FIRST in the nation organized by an…
ETHINKSTL-083-Antionette Carroll | Creative Reaction Lab | Design For Health and Racial Equity
Aug 8, 2018 • 47 min
Joining us today is Antionette D. Carroll, Founder and CEO of Creative Reaction Lab. Creative Reaction Lab is a nonprofit social enterprise designing healthy and racially equitable communities for Black and Latinx populations through education and…
ETHINKSTL-082-Steph Nissen | Strategy, Influence and Atomic Revenue
Aug 1, 2018 • 44 min
Joining us is Steph Nissen, Executive Partner and Director of Digital at Atomic Revenue. She manages the company’s digital marketing programs including social media, web development, search engine optimization, content marketing, and graphic design.…
ETHINKSTL-081-Reine Bayoc | Love and Magic and Purpose and Business
Jul 25, 2018 • 42 min
Joining us today is Reine Bayoc, Creator and Owner of the thriving SweetArt Bake Shop in St. Louis. SweetArt Bakeshop is a from-scratch bakery specializing in traditional, vegan, and gluten-free American baked goods. The cafe also serves a plant-based…
ETHINKSTL-080-Notes For Life | The Educational Harmony of Arts and Technology
Jul 18, 2018 • 39 min
Joining us today are Tiffany and Ronnie Notch, founders of Notes For Life Arts & Technology. Notes For Life Arts & Technology exists to provide no-cost, innovative lessons in arts education to every student, everywhere. Their mission is to empower each…
ETHINKSTL-079-Mindy Mazur | Unapologetically Brazen for Women in Business
Jul 11, 2018 • 37 min
Joining us today is Mindy Mazur, Executive Director of Brazen St. Louis. Brazen St. Louis encourages women at all stages of business and industries to join a like-minded community and feel supported on their entrepreneurial journey. The organization is…
ETHINKSTL-078-Jean Scholtes’ Kind Soap | Kindly Meeting the Necessity for Natural Beauty and Skin Care Products
Jul 4, 2018 • 38 min
Joining us today is Jean Scholtes, Founder and CEO of KIND soap company. KIND soap company creates truly natural bath, body, and beauty products with a mission to always be KIND to your skin, KIND to the earth, and KIND to others. Recently, KIND soap…
ETHINKSTL-077-Sydney’s Closet | Sizing Up Glamour
Jun 27, 2018 • 35 min
Joining us today is Phyllis Librach, president and founder of Sydney’s Closet. Sydney’s Closet designs and manufactures plus-size special occasion dresses for women ages 16 to 60 who wear sizes 14 to 40. The Wedding, Evening and Prom Collections created…
ETHINKSTL-076-Kathryn Finney | Digital Undivided
Jun 20, 2018 • 44 min
Joining us today is Kathryn Finney, founder and managing director of DigitalUndivided (DID). Founded in 2013, DID is a social enterprise that takes an innovative, transformative approach to economic empowerment by encouraging Black and Latina women to own…
ETHINKSTL-075-Creo Agency | Empowering the Next Generation of Urban Creatives
Jun 13, 2018 • 39 min
Joining us today are Darren Jackson and Jon Alexander, founders of Creo Agency. Darren is the visionary Executive Producer. Jon is the Chief Creative. Creo Agency wants to work with minority and underrepresented creatives to tell stories through their…
ETHINKSTL-074-From Radio to a Rockin’ Recreational Ride | Bill Smith and TrikkeSTL
Jun 6, 2018 • 35 min
Looking for something fun to do in St. Louis? You can get an up-close look at downtown St. Louis, the Gateway Arch, Forest Park or the Soulard/Lafayette Square area from the comfort of a three-wheeled, motorized machine called an Elekktric Trikke vehicle.…
ETHINKSTL-073-Jason Wilson | Controlling the Narrative
May 30, 2018 • 52 min
What better way to have deep, meaningful conversation and exchange than over a cup of coffee? Our guest today has created the space for courageous conversations as well as for coffee. He has also created a space for underrepresented voices and unspoken…
ETHINKSTL-072-BRAND of St. Louis | Innovation, Collaboration and Strategy to Solve Urban Economic Challenges
May 23, 2018 • 33 min
Joining us today are Phillip Sangokoya and LaTonya Thompson. Phillip is the Management Consultant & Vice President of the Business Resource Association for Networking & Development (BRAND) of St. Louis & the BRAND of St. Louis Foundation.Latoya Thompson…
ETHINKSTL-071-Rebeccah Bennett| Emerging Wisdom in Personal Transformation and Entrepreneurship
May 16, 2018 • 39 min
Visionary strategist, master communicator, top-notch trainer and facilitator Rebeccah Bennett joins us today! She is the Founder and Principal of Emerging Wisdom LLC. With InPower Institute, a division of Emerging Wisdom, she offers hundreds of programs…
ETHINKSTL-070-SentiAR | Implementing Augmented Reality in Cardiac Procedures
May 9, 2018 • 37 min
Joining us today is Dr. Jennifer Silva, an Associate Professor in Pediatric Cardiology at Washington University School of Medicine. She founded SentiAR with her partner and husband, Jonathan Silva who is an Assistant Professor in Biomedical Engineering at…
ETHINKSTL-069-The Kingsway Merchant’s Association | Developing a Solid Economic District
May 2, 2018 • 39 min
Joining us today are Kevin Bryant, Chair of the Kingsway Merchant’s Association with James Buchanan, the Commercial District Manager with the St. Louis Development Corporation (SLDC). The Kingsway Merchant’s Association has been working since 1983 to…
ETHINKSTL-068-KC SourceLink | Making Entrepreneurship Easier
Apr 25, 2018 • 39 min
Joining us today are Maria Meyers and Kate Pope Hodel of Sourcelink, a program of the University of Missouri- Innovation Center with a single mission: to make entrepreneurship easier. Maria is Founder Executive Director. Kate is with Special Projects.…
ETHINKSTL-067-Abe and Nicole Adewale | ABNA Engineering
Apr 18, 2018 • 46 min
Meet the dynamic husband-and-wife team that blends engineering excellence with enterprise. They do so while dedicating their lives toward the advancement of young and emerging engineering talent. They are community leaders and pace-setters for our…
ETHINKSTL-066- Erin Joy and Black Dress Partners | Success Strategies for Women in Business
Apr 11, 2018 • 38 min
Joining us today is Erin Joy, founder of Black Dress Partners—a business consulting and coaching organization that helps emerging and evolving women business owners strategize, prioritize, and execute organizational growth as well as effectiveness. After…
ETHINKSTL-065-MEDLaunch | Creative Engineering and Design to Improve Healthcare Standards
Apr 4, 2018 • 37 min
At the intersection of Medicine, Entrepreneurship, and Design is MEDLaunch. MEDLaunch is a non-profit biomedical incubator that solves healthcare problems with interdisciplinary teams of students at St. Louis University.Joining us today are:John Hardin, a…
ETHINKSTL-064-BioStL | An Evening With…Eric Bailey
Mar 28, 2018 • 38 min
On this episode of #ETHINKSTL you will gain insights, wisdom and inspiration from the man who engaged our audience as our guest for our BioStL Inclusion Initiative, “An Evening With…”. He launched his multi-million dollar, St. Louis-based pharmaceutical…
ETHINKSTL-063-MDMC18 | The Best and Largest Digital Marketing Conference in the Midwest
Mar 21, 2018 • 42 min
With us on the show today is Dr. Perry Drake. He founded the Midwest Digital Marketing Conference, which is named by Forbes as one of the top marketing conference to check out in 2018. He is currently the Assistant Professor of Digital and Social Media…
ETHINKSTL-062-Original Gents Menswear: Winning Twin Entrepreneurs
Mar 14, 2018 • 44 min
New high-end male grooming salons and barbershops are popping up in cities around the country. Men are paying premium prices at these places to get everything from a haircut and a shave to a wax and mani-pedi. According to research company, Statista, this…
ETHINKSTL-061-Girl Scouts: A Century of Training Leaders and Young Entrepreneurs
Mar 7, 2018 • 37 min
The conversation around entrepreneurship is expanding more and more to create space at the table for young business people. Youth entrepreneurship programs and training have been created for children in high school, middle school and now even in…
ETHINKSTL-060-St. Louis Minority Business Council
Feb 28, 2018 • 43 min
There are millions of minority-owned businesses in the United States. While the number of minority-owned businesses is on the rise, many are often faced with challenges when it comes to clear plans of action to achieve their major goals. How do…
ETHINKSTL-059-World-Wide Wonder Woman Genera Moore
Feb 21, 2018 • 42 min
Meet the dynamic Genera Moore, founder and CEO of Motorparts Nation. If you look at Genera Moore’s LinkedIn profile you might not know that she is a St. Louis native. In fact, she is a global citizen. She’s journeyed from Atlanta to Dubai to Africa and…
ETHINKSTL-058-National Black MBA Association of Metro St. Louis
Feb 14, 2018 • 34 min
In May of 1965, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. addressed to the Negro American Labor Council stating, “there must be a better distribution of wealth within this country for all God’s children.” From then to now our nation’s economic divide continues to…
ETHINKSTL-057-Monsanto Develops and Delivers Value with Diversity, Technology and Innovation
Nov 24, 2017 • 45 min
Agriculture is a changing landscape—and Monsanto is leading the way with technologies that are digitizing the farm and thereby digitizing agriculture. Today Cheryl and Christy are speaking with Jim Swanson, the Chief Information Officer of Monsanto to…
ETHINKSTL-056-Mid-States Minority Supplier Development Council
Nov 15, 2017 • 49 min
If you classify yourself as a small business owner, an entrepreneur or someone with a side hustle looking to grow it into your full-time dream, you are in for a treat. We are joined by two fabulous women— Lynn Haynes, Director of MBE Services and Rhonda…
ETHINKSTL-055-Gateway Venture Mentoring Service-Helping Entrepreneurs Launch and Grow
Nov 8, 2017 • 37 min
For established, revenue positive companies, there is often nothing harder for founders than to make time to work on their business rather than in their business. Linda and Steve Hanlon know that challenge first-hand. And at first, they almost let the…
ETHINKSTL-054-The Incredible Jared Arms and Trio Talent
Nov 1, 2017 • 48 min
Today, we are bringing you a guest we had on several seasons ago—Jared Arms, Founder and CEO of Kylar.io. We recently ran into Jared out and about at one of our incubators and as he was beginning to tell us all about the wonderful things happening for him…
ETHINKSTL-053-Open Source Agriculture
Oct 25, 2017 • 37 min
How close do you live to your local grocery store? Most of us don’t know. As long as it’s close to home, it’s not a problem. But when you don’t have a local grocery store, or you have one but it’s too far away to get to without transportation, figuring…
ETHINKSTL-052-ITEN: Move Your IT Forward
Oct 18, 2017 • 42 min
Change is inevitable. And, as we’ve noted, on several occasions, St. Louis’ entrepreneurship ecosystem is in the midst of change – new leadership, new organizations and new funding challenges. So what does that mean for one of the oldest entrepreneur…
ETHINKSTL-050-Big Data, IOT and AI: Make way for StampedeCon
Oct 5, 2017 • 35 min
From the early days of high performance computing to the cutting edge of Big Data, Artificial Intelligence and Internet of Things - a lot of things have changed. And much of that change is happening right here in St. Louis. Fueled by his own personal…
ETHINKSTL-051-Launch Code and Coder Girl
Oct 4, 2017 • 45 min
The World Economic Forum at Davos is where leaders from around the world gathered to discuss the implications of a new industrial revolution—the 4th industrial revolution (after the revolutions brought about by steam power, electricity and electronics).…
ETHINKSTL-049-Aspire Entrepreneurial Initiative
Sep 27, 2017 • 38 min
An estimated 60 percent of formerly incarcerated individuals remain unemployed one year after their release, raising the risk of recidivism and resulting in lost lifetime earnings. This cycle has major implications for American families as nearly half of…
ETHINKSTL-048-PROMISE ZONE with ERICA HENDERSON
Sep 20, 2017 • 44 min
Did you know, St. Louis is home to the largest Promise Zone in the country? Covering most of North St. Louis City and North County the Promise Zone is a special Federal designation created during the Obama administration to draw investment to distressed…
ETHINKSTL-047-Get on the Bus! The StartupBus
Sep 13, 2017 • 39 min
Who knew that in addition to an elevator pitch you might one day find yourself making a pitch on The StartupBus!? Theresa Hines, St. Louis’ StartupBus conductor, describes it as a hack-a-thon on steroids…and wheels! She joined us in studio with Austin…
ETHINKSTL-046-Virta Health-Managing health with technology that helps
Sep 6, 2017 • 43 min
Healthcare today is changing! We have technologies that are helping patients and physicians effectively manage chronic illnesses that years ago would severely impact and shorten the lives of those with illnesses like diabetes, heart disease and even…
ETHINKSTL-044-Ferguson 1000-Coding without ‘Code-Switching’
Aug 22, 2017 • 41 min
On the heels of the National Urban League Conference in St. Louis and the third anniversary of Michael Brown’s death, we are reminded that the events in Ferguson on August 9, 2014 are not past tense, nor should they be. In the intervening years there have…
ETHINKSTL-045-39 North and Venture Cafe’: Big Space to Build Agriculture and Innovation Community
Aug 22, 2017 • 42 min
Agriculture is an $88B industry for Missouri. In St. Louis alone, there are more than 1,000 plant scientists – it is arguably the epicenter of world-class professionals in this field.In this episode we spend time with Janet Wilding, Vice President of…
ETHINKSTL-043-DataDog and MediModo - Riding the Health IoT Wave
Jul 26, 2017 • 35 min
Accenture Consulting recently reported that the value of the Internet of Health Things will top $163 billion by 2020. Within the next five years the healthcare sector is projected to be #1 in the list of top 10 industries for Internet of Things app…
ETHINKSTL-042-The African and Hispanic Chambers of Commerce of St. Louis
Jul 21, 2017 • 42 min
In this episode we are continuing our Ethnic Chambers of Commerce conversation. Cheryl and Christy are joined by Segun Babalola, President of the newly formed St. Louis African Chamber of Commerce and Gabriela Ramierez-Arellano, Business Counselor at the…
ETHINKSTL-041-Ilerasoft and Heartwork Video…Two Health Tech Companies with Heritage and Heart
Jul 14, 2017 • 42 min
ETHINKSTL-041-Ilerasoft and Heartwork Video…Two Health Tech Companies with Heritage and HeartIf you live here in the St. Louis region, then you should know that our city has been recognized as one of the top start-up cities in the nation. I think that…
ETHINKSTL-040 - An Evening With…Champion Entrepreneurs - LIVE
Jul 6, 2017 • 74 min
ETHINKSTL-040- LIVE PODCAST with Cedric Cobb, Khalia Collier, Shawn StevensonCHAMPIONS ARE WHAT ENTREPRENEURS ARE MADE OF…#ethinkstlOur primary focus for doing a LIVE show is to bring BioSTL’s, “Evening With” series to you. In this series, Cheryl normally…
ETHINKSTL-038-Monsanto Supplier Diversity Initiative-Growing Opportunities for Businesses to Thrive
Jun 21, 2017 • 56 min
Supplier diversity is a business strategy that ensures a diverse supplier base in the procurement of goods and services for any business or organization. Research show that companies that embrace diversity are more profitable than companies that don’t.…
ETHINKSTL-037-Accelerating Better Family Life and Businesses
Jun 14, 2017 • 38 min
There is a new business incubator in our city and if you weren’t there for the grand opening in December you missed a treat! In December 2016, Better Family Life located in the city of St. Louis opened a beautiful, new Business Development Center to…
ETHINKSTL-036-Sweaty Pits, Being Afraid and Stepping Out of Your Comfort Zone w/ SQ1 Grads
Jun 8, 2017 • 41 min
It’s hard to believe that this fall CET will be hosting its 4th Square One Boot Camp program. This 10-week intensive gives early stage IT, bioscience and consumer/manufactured product entrepreneurs 30 hours of core business competency curriculum and an…
ETHINKSTL-039-BOOTS TO BUSINESS - Service and Veteran Entrepreneurs
Jun 7, 2017 • 38 min
Most of us don’t realize that every branch of the U.S. military is represented in St. Louis. Or that the Veteran’s Business Resource Center (VBRC) is based here and served a region that includes Iowa, Nebraska, Kansas, Missouri and Illinois. For active…
ETHINKSTL-035-THINK OUTSIDE OF THE BOX WITH THE QUBE
May 24, 2017 • 32 min
Cheryl and Christy with Charlie Wallace, a serial entrepreneur, whose product helps basketball players improve their shot. It’s called the “Qube Basketball Trainer System”—a patent pending product and system that touts immediate results!! Their slogan,…
ETHINKSTL-034-Building Legacies And Opportunities in Construction
May 17, 2017 • 38 min
TWC Constructors and Atelier3 Design are Redefining Design and Changing the Landscape Of Construction.An industry that will always be relevant and remain in demand is engineering and construction. Projections for the St. Louis region place the industry at…
ETHINKSTL-033-Enterprising Independence-Paraquad
May 12, 2017 • 38 min
Today, we will be chatting with an organization that is already impactful in our region with a long-standing history of changing the conversation about disabilities in St. Louis. Paraquad is the organization that works with people with disabilities of all…
ETHINKSTL-032-Sports Entrepreneurship
May 3, 2017 • 34 min
Does your calendar revolve around professional sports seasons? Are you the designated sports expert among your friends? Were you the one who organized the office-wide fantasy football league this year? If you answered yes to these questions, you might…
ETHINKSTL-031-The Entrepreneurial Grace of the Grace Hill’s Women’s Business Center
Apr 26, 2017 • 40 min
You know we have a bias for good food and great company – this episode delivers on both! Annie Magny, founder of One Dish Wonders, joins Alyce Wilson, Director of the Grace Hill Women’s Business Center, to share her entrepreneurial journey. After retiring…
ETHINKSTL-030-The Collective Conduits of the Chambers of Commerce
Apr 19, 2017 • 34 min
We are very lucky to have a wealth of resources in our region to help individuals create and build new businesses. That includes the St. Louis Regional Chamber, the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and the Asian American Chamber of Commerce as well as the…
ETHINKSTL-029-Creating Places and Spaces for New Ideas
Apr 12, 2017 • 45 min
Cheryl and Christy are passionate about connecting people – great ideas, companies, invention and progress don’t happen in isolation. It is important to connect with a community of like-minded people for the support and inspiration you need to make your…
ETHINKSTL-028-Working and Playing Hard in STL and Abroad
Apr 6, 2017 • 40 min
We live in a very diverse city with hard working people. Many of the folks in our region are hard working immigrants who are helping to make St. Louis a great city and region to LIVE, WORK and PLAY. The St. Louis Mosaic Project is a wonderful organization…
ETHINKSTL-027-NSBE! Engineers and Entrepreneurs-like in mind, spirit, excellence and impact!
Mar 23, 2017 • 44 min
Persistent, Intellectually Curious, Courageous, Entrepreneurial, Innovative—these are all familiar entrepreneurial terms that are used by our guests to describe folks that are engineers.Mr. Ronald Moore and Dr. Terrence Freeman represent the St. Louis…
ETHINKSTL-026 – Coding New Formula of Success for Children of Color
Mar 15, 2017 • 37 min
Entrepreneurs are driven to identify and solve problems. In the entrepreneurial ecosystem it’s called the “pain” point of customers. Shay Gillespie and Jared Arms created their businesses out of distinctly different sources of personal pain.…
ETHINKSTL-025 – Starting from Square One
Mar 9, 2017 • 48 min
We’re all basically starting from the beginning-Square One. CET, the state’s oldest and largest Innovation Center celebrates nearly 20 years of entrepreneur training programs! CET has been working to find, support and grow entrepreneurial ventures and…
ETHINKSTL-024 – The Balsa Foundation – A Welcoming Boost to Get First-Time Businesses Going
Mar 2, 2017 • 40 min
How does having $500-$1000 to start your business sound to you? That’s what winning a BALSA Foundation grant can do. This organization helps to change lives for many early stage entrepreneurs by not only providing financial support but also mentoring and…
ETHINKSTL-023 - New Realities – Virtual, Augmented and Mixed
Feb 24, 2017 • 45 min
If you look under the hood of startup action in the “information technology” space, some of what you find is the IoT, blockchain (think Bitcoin), Artificial Intelligence, Deep Learning, Augmented Realty and Virtual Reality. This is where action and…
ETHINKSTL-022 -SLATE AND SBDC-Connecting Earners with Owners
Feb 15, 2017 • 42 min
Christy and Cheryl get to meet a lot of interesting people. After a particularly fun and productive meeting with Stacey Fowler from SLATE and Kevin Wilson from the SBTDC, they knew they had to have them on the show. Get ready to take some notes - you…
ETHINKSTL-021-Social Entrepreneurship: Do good while doing well!
Feb 8, 2017 • 40 min
Working to change the world? Not all entrepreneurs are motivated by profit - some see earned revenue as a way to finance the social change they want to see.What are the nuts and bolts of creating social change? Well, your tax status comes secondary to…
ETHINKSTL-020-Inside Home Health Care: the Expanse of Opportunities, Challenges and Trends
Feb 1, 2017 • 41 min
“Pivot on Your Plan” is a term we use in the innovation community. In the lives of these two resilient entrepreneurs, “pivot” played a critical role. So did mentorship, a solid team and being aware of and ready for change. Today, we are speaking with two…
ETHINKSTL-019-Beyond Incarceration: Entrepreneurship Opens Pathways to Prosperity
Jan 25, 2017 • 44 min
According to the most recent Kauffman Foundation Index of Startup activity, about 17% of entrepreneurs in Missouri and 29% in St. Louis where unemployed before starting their business. This suggests that some entrepreneurs are starting businesses out of…
ETHINKSTL-018-Healthcare Offers Wealth of Entrepreneurial Opportunity
Jan 20, 2017 • 39 min
Healthcare businesses are doing well in our region and many entrepreneurs are building strong businesses in this industry. Today, we are speaking with two entrepreneurs in this market sector —one building a new venture, DEAL-C2, focused on diabetes home…
ETHINKSTL-017-From farmers to physicists…AgTech Fast-Growing Industry
Jan 11, 2017 • 42 min
ETHINKSTL-017-From farmers to physicists, AgTech is one of St. Louis’ fastest growing industries From farmer to physicist, the trends in AgTech run the gamut! Tune in to find out what’s hot and how you can be part of one of St. Louis’ fastest growing…
ETHINKSTL-016-Empowering the People and Businesses in North STL and Beyond
Jan 4, 2017 • 43 min
Today Cheryl and Christy are with Lynette Watson from our local Small Business and Technology Development Center – also known as SBDC or SBTDC - and Michael O’Brien from Prosperity Connection. Like many organizations in the St. Louis entrepreneurship…
ETHINKSTL-015-Immigrant Entrepreneurs! A World of Enterprising Opportunity
Dec 16, 2016 • 43 min
Today we are speaking with Betsy Cohen, Executive Director for the Regional Immigration & Innovation Initiative, the St. Louis Mosaic Project and Julia Li, Founder and Executive Director, Create Space Generator and Executive in her family’s business, JX…
ETHINKSTL-014-East St. Louis Initiative: Transforming A Community Through Entrepreneurship
Dec 8, 2016 • 38 min
Sometimes it takes someone (or a few someones!) from the outside to see the potential in your own backyard. Enter the East St. Louis Initiative (ESLI.) You may not know it but for the last two years graduate students from Washington University have been…
ETHINKSTL-013-Strategically Focused, Diligent, Resilient and Peaceful-Ralph Thompson
Dec 1, 2016 • 32 min
Christy and Cheryl with Ralph Thompson, Co-Founder and Managing Director of Mind Safety Management, LLC, a St. Louis information technology company headquartered in our CORTEX Innovation District. Ralph has been an entrepreneur since he was a young child,…
ETHINKSTL-012-Grow, Thrive and Think Big-Vision 2016
Nov 26, 2016 • 33 min
A recap of the Vision!We broadcast LIVE from the Vision 2016 regional symposium presented by BioSTL, ITEN and St. Louis Makes. This marks the second annual event with the goal of building a wholly-inclusive, diverse innovation community. Entrepreneurially…
ETHINKSTL-011-An Entrepreneur’s Sweet Spot-Miss M’s Candy Store
Nov 16, 2016 • 35 min
Sharon Echols found her sweet spot in entrepreneurship after working 25years in the mortgage banking business. She and her husband responded to industry changes by reviving their fond childhood memories with a new venture. With the underlying goal of…
ETHINKSTL010-The Entrepreneur Inside. Corporate Entrepreneurship with Steve Epner
Nov 11, 2016 • 43 min
Today we are speaking with Steve Epner, a true entrepreneur. Steve has started multiple businesses, sold some, closed others. Each was a learning experience that Steve shares with others. Steve was the Entrepreneur in Residence for the Boeing Company, is…
ETHINKSTL009-Zim Hang’s Entrepreneurial Insight, Introspection and Intuition
Nov 2, 2016 • 46 min
It’s hard to spend time with Zim and not know that optimism is in his DNA. So too is his intuition for identifying and capitalizing on emerging product and technology trends. Not a fan of following the rules, he started at Washington University in the…
ETHINKSTL008-Where Does The Money Come From? Ask Eddie Davis
Oct 26, 2016
From finance and financing to technical assistance, Eddie can tell you first-hand what it takes for entrepreneurs to succeed and flourish. “I started as a car washer.” From there, Eddie Davis went into public relations at Union Electric (Ameren) where he…
ETHINKSTL007-Tinkering with Innovation, TechShop St. Louis
Oct 19, 2016
What do Redwood Trees and a machine shop have in common? Emily Woods! Spend some time learning how Emily’s upbringing took her from making her own tools to do field research to her role as Senior Member Ambassador for TechShop St. Louis where she supports…
ETHINKSTL004: Not Just Quitting Your Job w/ Maurice Foxworth and Jane Quartel
Sep 28, 2016 • 38 min
ETHINKSTL004: Not Just Quitting Your Job w/ Maurice Foxworth and Jane QuartelToday we are speaking to the entrepreneurs who are also wage earners, salaried, employees…the folks on the grind and on the job. Think you’re ready to take the big plunge? That…
ETHINKSTL002: Yes! You Are an Entrepreneur!
Sep 21, 2016 • 36 min
Cheryl and Christy with Keith Turner, TurnGroup Technologies L.L.C. and Seqwana Pryor, Prycor Technologies, LLC sharing insights from their seasoned successful careers as entrepreneurs.