The Startup Story

The Startup Story

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Hear the startup story that most people had no idea about.


Eva Gerrits, founder of Energetek
May 21 • 47 min
This week I would like to introduce you to the co-founder and CEO of Energetek, Eva Gerrits. Energetek is an energy brokerage and consultant company that is also focused on renewable alternatives. If you are unaware of the commercial and industrial…
Ladan Davia, founder of Beeya
May 14 • 51 min
This week’s featured founder is Ladan Davia of Beeya. Beeya is a company that is changing the way recruiters and job searchers are connecting. Improving the job search process has been attempted numerous times, it’s true. But so has online dating and that…
Mia Plecic, founder of Her Organics
May 7 • 71 min
Our guest this week is Mia Plecic. Mia is 27 years old and has started 6 companies all leading her towards her current startup, Her Organics Australia. Her Organics is a subscription service through which women can sign up to have tampons delivered…
Jon Verlee, founder of Breeze
Apr 30 • 51 min
Jon Verlee is the founder of Breeze Church Management Software. I was given Jon’s name from a friend who was emphatic about Jon’s story being told. Part of her enthusiasm for Jon’s story is that it is one that so many people can look to as a potential…
Emma Rose Cohen, co-founder of FinalStraw
Apr 23 • 52 min
This week’s featured founder is Emma Rose Cohen, CEO and co-founder of FinalStraw. FinalStraw is a collapsible and reusable straw for a sucking alternative that will help reduce plastic waste across the globe. The inspirational and educational side of her…
Darbie Angell, founder of Darbie Angell
Apr 16 • 63 min
This week’s featured founder has a remarkable story and provides powerful inspiration for other entrepreneurs. Today I welcome Darbie Angell, creator/designer/founder of Darbie Angell, a brand icon and maker of bold and fashionable dinnerware. Darbie…
Goli Kalkhoran, founder of USIE Booth and Creator/Host of the Lessons From A Quitter Podcast
Apr 9 • 54 min
Goli’s journey brings many different elements together for one dynamic story. She was born in Iran and moved to the United States. She is a self-professed perfectionist and steered her life based upon the praise of others. When she realized that it was…
Neely Powell, founder of Charleston Shoe Company
Apr 2 • 60 min
This week’s guest is an absolute fireball of a human being. I’d like to introduce you to Neely Powell, the founder of The Charleston Shoe Co. Her story runs at 100 mph from the minute her journey gets rolling. She started her business as a side hustle in…
Ilana Zivkovich, founder of WERQ
Mar 26 • 65 min
In January, I posted a call for Female Founders on our LinkedIn company page with hopes of being introduced to more female founders to feature on The Startup Story. Today’s guest was mentioned more times than any other person. After spending some time…
Tiffany Sorya, founder of Novel Education Group
Mar 19 • 56 min
When I started The Startup Story I would have never expected to be interviewing a founder of a homeschool group, but here we are. This week, Tiffany Sorya, founder of Novel Education Group, shares the many unconventional pieces that have comprised her…
Clint Harp, co-founder of Harp Design Co.
Mar 12 • 96 min
This week’s episode was a special one for me to create. Why? Well it was not due to the celebrity status of our featured founder nor was it due to his gift for handcrafted woodworking (although I am fascinated by woodworking). This episode was special…
Barry Stiles, founder of TRUEGRID Pavers
Mar 5 • 65 min
This week’s featured founder is Barry Stiles, Founder and CEO of TRUEGRID Pavers. Yes, a paving company. My hope in exploring stories like Barry’s is that you will process his challenges and triumphs to see the commonality within your own journey, too.…
Eric Solis, founder of Movocash
Feb 26 • 67 min
As you may already know, The Startup Story is a new podcast. And if you are an avid podcast listener, then you know that the production quality of many new podcasts can be…well, less than stellar. But what you probably have noticed is that the production…
Brandon “Monk” Muñoz, founder of Monkwood Studio
Feb 19 • 65 min
I'm huge fan of incredibly creative individuals, especially those involved in woodworking. And my guest this week, Brandon "Monk" Muñoz, is a handcrafted furniture designer and artist. He is the founder of Monkwood Studio where he designs unique furniture…
Bryan Elliott, founder of The Goodbrain Digital Studios
Feb 12 • 57 min
Today, you will hear the startup story of Bryan Elliott, founder of The Goodbrain Digital Studios and creator of Behind the Brand Show. I’ve been following Byran’s work for few years now with intrigue. He has helped to build audiences and engagement for…
Steve Glaveski, founder of Collective Campus & author of Employee to Entrepreneur
Feb 5 • 68 min
This week we’d like to introduce you to Steve Glaveski, CEO and Co-Founder of Collective Campus and author of Employee to Entrepreneur: How to Earn Your Freedom and Do Work that Matters. Unlike some of the past founders we’ve featured so far on this…
Zach Knickerbocker, founder of 14th Floor Apparel
Jan 29 • 48 min
In today’s episode you will hear the startup story of Zach Knickerbocker, Founder of 14th Floor Apparel. He’s an Amazon reseller who is very early in his startup journey. While we’ve shared the stories of several founders who have been in business for…
RT Custer, CEO and co-founder of Vortic Watch Co.
Jan 22 • 71 min
This week’s guest on The Startup Story has a bit of a different perspective when it comes to business and startup. Why? Well, because his startup exists in a space where he has had to stand toe-to-toe with watch industry giants since Day One. Our guest…
Dr. Jen Esquer (DocJenFit), founder of the Mobility Method
Jan 15 • 61 min
This episode of The Startup Story features Dr, Jen Esquer or as she is known by her hundreds of thousands of followers on Instagram, Doc Jen Fit. Doc Jen is the founder of The Mobility Method. After spending some time with Jen, I realized how much our…
Larry Namer, founder of E! Entertainment Television
Jan 15 • 52 min
This episode of The Startup Story features Larry Namer, founder of E! Entertainment Television. When you think of E!, you may instantly think of the show, Keeping Up with the Kardashians. Now for the record, Larry had nothing to do with the Kardashians…
Jason McCann, founder of Varidesk
Jan 15 • 46 min
Today’s startup story comes from Jason McCann, founder and CEO of Varidesk. While Varidesk is a global company today, Jason's story is not one where you assume everything he has ever done has been a success. Today he shares his early beginnings from…
Welcome to The Startup Story
Jan 7 • 3 min
As we hear The Startup Story of some of the most successful companies in the world our focus is singular… To give you the belief and courage to Start Your Story. Every successful startup began with a single decision. It’s not about the dream, it’s not…