About the Show
Philadelphia author Joe Taylor Jr. interviews entrepreneurs and innovators about growing their companies, overcoming challenges, and finding the strength to bring new ideas to market.
Episode 17: Design (featuring Vanessa Chan of re.design studio)
April 19th, 2016 | 44 mins 46 secs
Vanessa Chan left a high profile job to building prototypes for her first product, a mashup of tangle-free headphones and jewelry she calls loopit.
Episode 16: Students (featuring Jen Devor & Chuck Sacco)
April 12th, 2016 | 43 mins 56 secs
Jen Devor and Chuck Sacco help entrepreneurial students in Philadelphia prepare for new careers leading and building startups—especially when they don't have a traditional business background.
Episode 15: Press (featuring Tom Cridland)
April 5th, 2016 | 27 mins 5 secs
When Tom Cridland couldn't find a publicist to help launch his startup clothing line in London, he launched his own PR agency—and now helps fellow fashion entrepreneurs.
Episode 14: Clean (featuring Daniel Tobon of StarchUp)
March 29th, 2016 | 32 mins 26 secs
Daniel Tobon's early experiences growing up in an entrepreneurial family shaped Starchup, a business that helps big brands and mom-and-pop laundry operations compete on a level playing field.
Episode 13: Dreams (featuring Austin Haines of Free Will Dream)
March 22nd, 2016 | 32 mins 9 secs
Austin Haines decided to make discovering people's real-life dreams his life’s work. His dream? To impact the lives of at least 10,000 more people.
Episode 12: Sustainable (featuring Morgan Berman of My Milkcrate)
March 15th, 2016 | 32 mins 1 sec
Morgan Berman launched My Milkcrate to help give company leaders tools they can use to run sustainable businesses, and consumers the ability to find them.
Episode 11: Kids (featuring Sylvester Mobley of Coded by U)
March 8th, 2016 | 53 mins 32 secs
Veteran Sylvester Mobley founded Coded by Kids to bring technical training into neighborhoods where access to new economy jobs can make a huge difference.
Episode 10: Experience (featuring Interactive Mechanics)
March 1st, 2016 | 41 mins 7 secs
Interactive Mechanics specializes in bringing the best practices from app design back into physical spaces, like museums and libraries, so patrons can enjoy rich, multi-sensory experiences.
Episode 9: Hackathon (featuring Pranav of PennApps)
February 23rd, 2016 | 37 mins 25 secs
Joe talks to Pranav, the undergraduate leading the team that stages the massive PennApps event twice each year.
Episode 8: Pizza (featuring Mason Wartman of Rosa’s Fresh Pizza)
January 5th, 2016 | 36 mins
For Mason Wartman, a "dollar slice" shop in Philadelphia offered a way to downshift into a lifestyle business after a stint on Wall Street. He never expected that a customer's suggestion would land him global attention, and a new mission.
Episode 7: Access (featuring Ather Sharif of EvoXLabs)
December 28th, 2015 | 42 mins 41 secs
At the moment when he thought he might never get to write another line of code, Ather Sharif found a community and a process that inspired him to make technology accessible to everyone.
Episode 6: Impossible (featuring Yasmine Mustafa of ROAR for Good)
December 8th, 2015 | 40 mins 45 secs
Yasmine Mustafa talks about the challenges of growing two companies and a thriving nonprofit, and about a trip she took that could change how women think about their personal security.
Episode 5: Portfolios (featuring Rodney Goldston of Jughead Media)
June 29th, 2015 | 46 mins 15 secs
We're used to associating portfolios with creative professionals, like artists or writers. However, the concept of a "Portfolio Life" has become essential for career survival.
Episode 4: Snacks (featuring Lalit Kalani of Bandar Foods)
June 22nd, 2015 | 34 mins 54 secs
On a tight budget, but with backing from retailers like Whole Foods, the Bandar Foods team's showing how lean startup ideas could help change how new products get to store shelves.