Business Schooled

Business Schooled
Alexis Ohanian meets the OG generation of entrepreneurs
1: Stitching it all together
Nov 24, 2018 • 20 min
Quilting, one of America’s oldest pastimes, is now also a great American success story. Alexis Ohanian visits Hamilton, Missouri, to meet Jenny Doan, founder of Missouri Star Quilt Company and her son, Al, to learn how they rebuilt their life, their town,…
2: Practicing joy (and medicine)
Nov 24, 2018 • 32 min
Sometimes overnight success can be a business’ biggest problem. Alexis Ohanian travels to Katy, Texas, to meet Dr. Anastasia Gentles and Zawadi Bryant, co-founders of NightLight Pediatric Urgent Care, to uncover their unique approach to growing a thriving…
3: Scaling in perfect harmony
Nov 24, 2018 • 21 min
Move over Austin and Nashville, there’s another music capital in the US. Alexis Ohanian touches down in Fort Wayne, Indiana, to meet Chuck Surack, CEO and founder of Sweetwater, to learn how he went from doing business out of the back of a VW van to…
4: Carrying on with conviction
Nov 24, 2018 • 28 min
How does a 60-something with a PhD in Social Welfare reinvent herself and the travel bag industry? Alexis Ohanian visits Lo & Sons’ Brooklyn headquarters to meet its convention-defying CEO, Helen Lo. Along with her two sons, Helen reveals how they turned…
5: Pricing it right
Nov 24, 2018 • 23 min
How does someone who is camera-shy become one of the most recognizable faces in Southern California? Alexis Ohanian visits San Diego to meet Jerry Navarra and Brian Woods of Jerome’s Furniture and discuss TV-commercial stardom, family-business succession,…
6: Restarting your engines
Nov 24, 2018 • 23 min
Going from 0 to 60 mph isn’t always as easy as it sounds. Alexis Ohanian stops by West Palm Beach, Florida, to meet Vinnie DeVito—founder, and CEO of Resurrection Muscle Cars. Vinnie describes his comeback from financial despair, parting with a beloved…
7: Raising a unicorn
Nov 24, 2018 • 17 min
Who said 50 cents and unbeatable customer service isn’t enough to start a booming business? Alexis Ohanian visits Long Island, New York, to learn how the American Dream has become reality for Gregg Richard, CEO of P.C. Richard & Son, and his family.
8: Minding your dad’s business
Nov 24, 2018 • 31 min
As he concludes his journey across the country learning from OG Gen-X and Boomer entrepreneurs, Alexis admits he’s never talked business with the man he credits for getting him started. Alexis heads to Baltimore, Maryland, to sit down with his father—and…
Business Schooled Sneak Peek
Nov 21, 2018 • 1 min
Catch a preview of some of the lessons Alexis Ohanian learns on his 8-episode journey across the United States. All episodes drop November 24, 2018.
Business Schooled: Premiering November 24
Nov 8, 2018 • 0 min
People tend to think that all the innovation is happening by founders under 40. Fact is, Baby Boomers and Gen X-ers are building twice as many businesses as Millennials. In Business Schooled, Alexis Ohanian, co-founder of Initialized Capital and Reddit,…