The Build

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.

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    March 15th, 2016

    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.

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    March 8th, 2016

    Veteran Sylvester Mobley founded Coded by Kids to bring technical training into neighborhoods where access to new economy jobs can make a huge difference.

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    March 1st, 2016

    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.

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    February 23rd, 2016

    Joe talks to Pranav, the undergraduate leading the team that stages the massive PennApps event twice each year.

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    January 5th, 2016

    And the goal of a simpler lifestyle lured Mason Wartman away from a fast paced job on Wallstreet, to a dollar a slice shop in Philadelphia.

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    December 28th, 2015

    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.

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    December 8th, 2015

    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.

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    June 29th, 2015

    Our guest is serial entrepreneur Rodney Goldston as he shares experiences he earned as an employee in various Fortune 100 companies helped him build a successful solo consulting practice.

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    June 22nd, 2015

    On a tight budget, but with backing from retailers like Whole Foods, the Bandar Foods team is showing how lean startup ideas could help change how new products get to store shelves

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    June 15th, 2015

    Amber Wanner founded a company that blends traditional matchmaking with modern technical recruiting and that's helping developers and other IT professionals in the Philadelphia region discover new jobs and new relationships.

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    June 8th, 2015

    Former professional soccer player Anthony Maher made over 150 goals on the pitch. Now, he's helping startup companies hit their own goals as the CEO of a Philadelphia coworking network.

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    June 1st, 2015

    Turning his hobby into a viable business taught Ben Levin some lessons about staying ahead of trends, competitors, and regulators. On this episode, it's the story behind fatCoffee.