The Build

Episodes

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    January 29th, 2019

    Managing change isn’t always easy. For industrial engineer Shannon Binns, the need to manage change became apparent when he moved to fast-growing Charlotte, North Carolina and observed a major lack of planning in the city’s sustainable growth plans. Sustain Charlotte was formed and the company quickly turned into the promise for a sustainable future in one of America’s fastest-growing metros.

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    January 15th, 2019

    Entrepreneurial inspiration can be found anywhere. Brothers Cody and Colton Tapoler found their inspiration at one of the happiest places on earth — Disney World. Combining Cody’s creative skills and Colton’s operational expertise, the brothers have created park-related merchandise that is more in line with their sensibilities and turned their love of pop culture and theme parks into a thriving fashion and lifestyle brand.

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    January 7th, 2019

    HEX Coffee is a hospitality company that doesn’t just serve coffee. By focusing on unique experiences that exceed customer expectations, Hex Coffee has grown to a brand that is roasting their own beans, managing a physical cafe, and shipping products across the country.

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    December 25th, 2018

    A Philadelphia high school teacher working with autistic students realized that, with the right approach, she could help her students learn crucial work skills, get good jobs and gain their independence. Michele McKeone has created a business that helps educators prepare neuro-diverse students for a technology-driven, highly social workforce.

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    December 18th, 2018

    Samie and Ryan Roberts have created a business designed to solve the challenges couples face when planning their wedding day. This husband and wife team join me today to talk about the post-wedding brainstorming session that inspired them to create Bustld.

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    December 11th, 2018

    Every journey in entrepreneurship includes at least one unexpected detour. AJ Bruno shares the business model that makes QuotaPath both unique and sustainable.

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    November 20th, 2018

    Making a charitable donation online is now as simple as posting a hashtag comment on your favorite social media post, thanks to the innovative idea behind John Gossart’s startup company GoodWorld.

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    November 13th, 2018

    Many entrepreneurial ideas for new companies are based on the latest technology, but not Pediatric Housecalls. They are redefining the patient experience and bringing back the old-fashioned way to practice medicine, but with a modern twist.

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    October 23rd, 2018

    After recognizing how hard it is for fitness instructors to scale their business within the walls of a gym, FORTË founder Lauren Foundos built a platform that streams live videos from top trainers directly to students all over the world.

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    October 16th, 2018

    Rakia Reynolds is tackling the non-traditional media space at Skai Blue Media and has joined me to talk about what it takes to get your business noticed in today’s digital environment.

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    October 9th, 2018

    Gene Godick is the founder of G-Squared Partners, a service designed to help early-stage companies get CFO level support. Today we’re taking a look at the importance of your company’s financial well-being.

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    October 2nd, 2018

    Megha Kulshreshtha took what she learned as a corporate data analyst and focused on the growing problem of food insecurity in America’s urban centers. She launched an organization that is using mobile technology to make it easier to collect food donations on demand so they can reach people who need them the most.

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    April 11th, 2017

    Sam Bodkin set out to change access to classical music, by building a platform that connects chamber music performers to audiences through intimate house parties.

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    March 14th, 2017

    Katlyn Grasso journeyed on the Millennial Trains Project, an adventure designed to cultivate dozens of new social entrepreneurs. And she’s been traveling all over the world, empowering young women to grow into community leaders.

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    March 7th, 2017

    James Brobyn found a cause in his work as a helicopter crew chief and infantry officer for the United States Marine Corps. Then, something happened that would change his life — leading him to leave the military and enter the nonprofit world.

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    February 14th, 2017

    Julia Shapiro founded a talent platform that leverages those changes in the legal industry. By matching short-term law gigs with skilled experts, she’s creating a new path forward for law school grads who can’t find — or don’t want — the traditional partner path at big firms.