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The Founder is a show that features world-class entrepreneurs and their early stories of ingenuity, struggle and perseverance to get their companies off the ground. Kallaway goes in-depth with founders in straight talk, uncensored conversations to understand their thoughts, feelings and actions behind the big decisions that influenced the direction of their startup. At the end of each episode, founders share their 1-2 favorite ideas for other businesses they wish existed and we riff on how t ...
 
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Kevin Lee is the Co-Founder of Immi. During the episode, we break down: Immi’s origin story Launching the #1 community for product managers (Product Manager HQ) and top 3 keys to community building The massive market opportunity for healthy ramen and other “better for you” Asian American food Using a data driven approach to unlock the core product …
 
Lucie Fink is a lifestyle influencer and Founder of Lucie Fink Media. During the episode, we break down: Her journey to go from neuroscience major to lifestyle influencer Her experience working as the lead on-camera talent for Refinery29 How to think about leaving your corporate job and starting on your own Going beneath the hood and breaking down …
 
Oliver Zak and Selom Agbitor are the Co-Founders of Mad Rabbit. What started as a side project during their senior year at Miami University, turned into a DTC juggernaut that’s taking over the tattoo industry. Mad Rabbit does $4M/year in sales and recently inked a deal with Mark Cuban on Shark Tank. During the episode, we break down the playbook to…
 
Robbie Bent is the Co-Founder & CEO of Inward. Inward is a next generation mental health company, combining physical spaces (ice baths + saunas) and the largest library of breathwork content in the world. Prior to Inward, Robbie spent 4 years working on growth at the Ethereum Foundation, a $300 billion cryptocurrency. He also runs a Clubhouse Show …
 
Anne Mahlum is the Founder & CEO of solidcore. solidcore is an intense, full body workout that combines pilates and strength training. With over 70 corporate-owned studios nationwide, it's one of the biggest winners in the boutique fitness industry. And for good reason! Their workouts live up to their name as they generate a core burn unlike any ot…
 
David Roger is the Co-Founder & CEO of Felix Gray. Felix Gray is the pioneer of mainstream blue light blocking glasses and a dominant player in the digital wellness category. Their lenses are 15x more effective than competitors and 9/10 customers report a significant improvement in digital eye strain when wearing the product consistently. In the di…
 
Jeremy Cai is the Founder & CEO of Italic. Italic is positioned to disrupt the traditional retail value chain by giving consumers access to high-end products at cost. That means you only pay what it costs the manufacturer to make and deliver it to you – no markups for branding or retail middlemen. Imagine getting access to products from Burberry, P…
 
Leo Wang is the Co-Founder & CEO of Buffy. Buffy is a breath of fresh air in the home goods space, optimizing their products for two things – comfort and sustainability. After iterating and testing various comforter concepts for months, Leo and Co-Founder Shoaib launched with a promise to use earth-friendly fabrics and manufacturing methods to rede…
 
Alex Lieberman is the Co-Founder & CEO of Morning Brew. Alex is a first time entrepreneur and started Morning Brew during his undergrad days at University of Michigan in 2015. Morning Brew is a media company focused on delivering business and tech news to 3M+ subscribers. Alex and Co-Founder Austin grew Morning Brew into a household name on the bac…
 
Bilal Zaidi is the Founder & CEO of Creator Lab. Bilal is a multi-time entrepreneur and creator, having previously built and scaled a successful ecommerce store as a teen and led partnership teams at Google and charity: water. Creator Lab is a podcast and digital marketing consultancy. On his weekly podcast, Bilal interviews world-class creators an…
 
Marc Barros is the Co-Founder & CEO of Moment. Marc is a second-time founder, having previously launched Contour, a venture-backed action camera company that challenged GoPro in the early 2000s. Moment is building the largest marketplace for creators. Originally, Marc and his founding team launched the Moment Lens system on Kickstarter, a series of…
 
Carly Bigi is the Founder & CEO of Laws of Motion. Carly is a first-time founder who launched Laws of Motion while studying for her MBA at Columbia University. Laws of Motion is flipping the apparel industry on its head by providing access to data-driven custom womenswear. Contrary to the standard sizing offered by most apparel brands, Laws of Moti…
 
Rishi Mandal is the Co-Founder & CEO of Future. Rishi is a second-time founder, having previously launched Sosh, a recommendation engine that curated the must-do activities in a given city. Sosh was beloved by millions as a concierge on the cutting edge of culture and sold to Postmates in 2015. Future is revolutionizing fitness by enabling remote 1…
 
Brian Chen is the Co-Founder & CEO of Room. Brian is a second-time founder, having previously launched Bluesmart, a smart luggage company built to supercharge your suitcase through advanced technology and connectivity solutions. Bluesmart was acquired by Travelpro in 2018. Room is on a mission to change the way offices are designed by creating modu…
 
Mike Russell is the Co-Founder & CEO of Monument. Mike is a serial entrepreneur, having previously launched several businesses including VenueTap (positioned as a digital platform for club promoters) and Paintzen (a marketplace for buying paint and choosing paint contractors that was acquired by PPG in 2018). Monument is an online alcohol treatment…
 
Jon Shooshani is the Founder & President of JOON. Jon is a first time founder, having previously started Avo, a wellness based consumer spending card that pivoted into JOON in 2019. JOON is a corporate wellness program that makes it easy for companies to offer flexible benefits around wellbeing. Employers get the freedom to choose wellness and life…
 
Dylan Beynon is the Founder & CEO of Mindbloom. Dylan is a third time founder with previous stints at Voter's Friend (acquired by Democracy.com) and Mighty. Mindbloom is a telemedicine company for clinician-prescribed psychedelic therapy. Their mission is to expand human potential and transform lives today to transform the world tomorrow. Mindbloom…
 
Ashley Nickelsen is the Founder & CEO of B.T.R. Bar. Ashley got her start at NYU with a background in biochemistry and public health nutrition. About 5 years ago, both of her parents were diagnosed with rare forms of cancer. As their primary caretaker while juggling a full-time job, she found herself eating dinners out of vending machines and hospi…
 
Taylor Nieman is the Co-Founder & CEO of Toucan. Taylor was born in Los Angeles and spent a lot of her time growing up playing competitive volleyball on a track for the Olympics. She eventually wound up at Cornell for school and after trying her hand in a couple of different fields, identified tech as an area she wanted to spend more time. She went…
 
Sib Mahapatra is the Co-Founder of Branch. Sib got his start studying philosophy at Yale during his undergrad, realizing a love for systems and technology at an early age. After school, he spent time at real estate tech startup Redfin and had a versatile role supporting several functions across the business including developing and launching new pr…
 
Stephen Kuhl is the Co-Founder & CEO of Burrow. Stephen grew up in upstate NY and spent the majority of his time in high school freestyle skiing - getting comfortable doing backflips at an early age. After graduating from Cornell for his undergrad, he bounced around at a few different jobs before landing in private equity and venture investing at C…
 
Farryn Weiner is the Founder & CEO of Farrynheight. Farryn spent the last 15 years mastering her craft as a storyteller through a variety of creative fields. After graduating from NYU film school, she spent time at different magazines and tech companies before ultimately landing at jetsetter.com and formally entering the world of marketing. When sh…
 
Kenny Haisfield is the Founder & CEO of Kenny Flowers. Kenny grew up in Florida with the sounds of Jimmy Buffet music ringing through the yard. After studying economics and international relations in college, he ended up working as a customer experience consultant at IBM, traveling across the northeast to serve his clients. One day, after wearing h…
 
Chris Roth is the Founder & CEO of Highline Wellness. Chris grew up in New York and went to Siena College on a lacrosse scholarship. Although sports were his main focus and he wasn’t a huge fan of school growing up, he eventually wound up as intern at an investment bank on Wall Street. He loved it. To him, the culture at the bank felt similar to hi…
 
Matteo Franceschetti is the Co-Founder & CEO of Eight Sleep. Matteo has always been an athlete and obsessed with recovery and performance. Growing up in Italy, he spent time as a competitive ski racer, tennis player and race car driver before jumping into the corporate world as a securities lawyer. After launching and exiting a couple of companies …
 
Ray Smith is the Founder & CEO of BeApp. Ray grew up in West Philadelphia and always dreamed about traveling the world. After graduating high school and then USC for college, he found himself in Palo Alto, working in management consulting for the booming startup scene. One of the tech phenomenons at the time was peer-to-peer file sharing, birthing …
 
Brian Verne is the Co-Founder & CEO of Wave.tv. Brian grew up in Cleveland, Ohio and has been in and around sports his entire life. After playing baseball throughout college and looking for another opportunity to compete in the professional world, he discovered startups and has be working on various businesses over the past decade, all at the cente…
 
CJ MacDonald is the Founder & CEO of Step. CJ grew up in Bay area and always had the entrepreneurial itch. Whether it was his paper route or baseball card shop, he was always hustling and realized he loved building things, a characteristic that would serve him well throughout his career. After playing competitive hockey on the east coast during boa…
 
Giorgos Tsetis is the Co-Founder & CEO of Nutrafol. Giorgos is incredibly talented – studying mechanical engineering in the Netherlands but winding up in New York pursuing a career as a fashion model. After getting the opportunity to travel the world on the back of a successful modeling career, he returned to New York eager to start his next ventur…
 
Eliza Blank is the Founder & CEO of The Sill. Although Eliza grew up in a Massachusetts household full of plants, it wasn’t until she moved to New York City to go to school at NYU that she realized how important they were to her. After moving into her high rise apartment in the city, she was desperate to find a way to bring nature back into her lif…
 
Zach Moreno is the Co-Founder & CEO of Squadcast. Zach is a dual-threat, getting his start at art school studying both graphic design and full stack computer engineering. After spending some time on Google’s Chrome team and being exposed to what’s possible on the internet across audio, video and cloud, he spent the next few years sharpening his ski…
 
Matt Britton is the Founder of Suzy. Matt is a serial entrepreneur and hustler, getting his start at Boston University and becoming somewhat of a legend as a club promoter in the area. After building a reputation, he began to engage with local companies who wanted to advertise at his events and leverage his network of 75 college student promoters t…
 
Josh Clemente is the Co-Founder of Levels. Josh is a rocket scientist and worked at SpaceX for 6 years, managing the team that designed the life support systems in their space shuttles. Overtime, he started to notice extreme levels of fatigue and experienced volatile spikes and crashes of energy throughout his day. For someone that worked out consi…
 
Michael Kranitz is the Founder and CEO of Eventsquid. With a background in speech, standup comedy and radio in his early life, Michael went to law school in an attempt to figure out what he wanted to do longer-term. After graduating, he found himself practicing corporate litigation law for the next several years and experienced a broad exposure to …
 
Dan Kurzrock is the Co-Founder and CEO of ReGrained. Dan spent his free time in college brewing his own beer. After he was finished with each batch, he was blown away with the amount of grain was left over. For every 6-pack he brewed, he had almost a pound of grain that he would throw in the trash, a by-product of the brewing process. Overtime, he …
 
Masha Titova is the Founder and CEO of Titov. Masha went to school for fashion design and after graduating, moved to LA to work for several fashion houses and startups including Marc Jacobs, BCBG Maxazria, and YEEZY. As a production manager at Yeezy, she found herself working long hours traveling all over to different manufacturing facilities. In t…
 
Matt Scanlan is the Co-Founder and CEO of Naadam. Despite getting kicked out of more schools than he was let into, Matt left college early after landing a great job in private equity. After 3 years and a lot of burn out, he decided to take a break and travel throughout Asia. When he got to his first stop in Mongolia, he wound up deep in the country…
 
On Day 100/100 of the #100DaysOfCode Motivation Podcast, Ryan Carson, Founder & CEO of Treehouse, & Alex Kallaway, Creator of #100DaysOfCode & Web Developer at Jiffy, send you a big congratulations for completing the challenge! Take time to reflect on the journey and celebrate your accomplishments. Ryan and Alex share valuable next steps you could …
 
Kevin Gould is the Founder and CEO of Kombo Ventures and the Co-Founder of Glamnetic, Wakeheart and Insert Name Here. Kevin always knew he wanted to be an entrepreneur, but when he graduated from college in 2007, he didn’t know exactly where to look. With his sights set on the entertainment industry, he beelined for LA and found himself working at …
 
On Day 96/100 of the #100DaysOfCode Motivation Podcast, Megan Amendola, Teacher & Student Success Specialist at Treehouse, encourages you to keep going toward the light at the end of the tunnel of this #100DaysOfCode challenge. Go to join.teamtreehouse.com/100-days-of-code to launch your #100DaysOfCode Challenge with Treehouse today!…
 
Carolyn Treasure is the Co-Founder and CEO of Peachy. Carolyn has no shortage of impressive credentials. After getting her undergrad degree at UNC Chapel Hill, she went to Harvard Medical School. It was at Harvard that people started asking her for advice on how to prevent wrinkles. Paired with her personal interest to explore the space, she dove d…
 
On Day 91/100 of the #100DaysOfCode Motivation Podcast, Alex Kallaway, Creator of #100DaysOfCode & Web Developer at Jiffy, shares from his personal experience about learning to code while keeping a full-time job. Go to join.teamtreehouse.com/100-days-of-code to launch your #100DaysOfCode Challenge with Treehouse today!…
 
Elizabeth Grojean is the Founder and CEO of Baloo. Elizabeth bounced around several different industries before getting to where she is today. After graduating from University of Texas with a marketing degree, she held roles in politics, advertising, and finance before working for a startup tequila brand and ultimately in children’s book publishing…
 
On Day 86/100 of the #100DaysOfCode Motivation Podcast, Ryan Carson, CEO & Founder of Treehouse, shares an invaluable formula for how to level up your career in software engineering and aim to secure paying clients and a high-paying job in tech. Go to join.teamtreehouse.com/100-days-of-code to launch your #100DaysOfCode Challenge with Treehouse tod…
 
Shannon McLay is the Founder and CEO of Financial Gym. Shannon never had a career as an entrepreneur in her life plan. Starting from when she was 14, she had one thing on her mind – making money. She started working in investment banking out of college and used to tell everyone, “I’m not changing the world, I’m just making money.” When she hit 30, …
 
On Day 81/100 of the #100DaysOfCode Motivation Podcast, Alex Kallaway, Creator of #100DaysOfCode & Web Developer at Jiffy, pulls back the curtain and shares the story behind the #100DaysOfCode challenge and how it has grown into a coder movement. Go to join.teamtreehouse.com/100-days-of-code to launch your #100DaysOfCode Challenge with Treehouse to…
 
Steph Hon is the Founder and CEO of Cadence. Like many of us, Steph found herself always on the move. Whether public transit or rock climbing, across towns or between countries, she seemed to always face this pain point around transporting her personal care products when she was on the go. If it wasn’t the heavy second bag or the fear of leaks and …
 
On Day 76/100 of the #100DaysOfCode Motivation Podcast, Jamie Gobeille, Treehouse Graduate & Web Developer, shares that everyone Googles when coding – even Senior Software Engineers. It's an important tool to have in your coding kit to reference throughout the learning journey. Go to join.teamtreehouse.com/100-days-of-code to launch your #100DaysOf…
 
Lisa Curtis is the Founder and CEO of Kuli Kuli. While working for The Peace Corps in 2011, Lisa was stationed in Niger, West Africa. As a vegetarian in Africa, she found herself eating mostly rice and millet, a diet that left her feeling tired and weak for the majority of the day. When she mentioned it to a couple of women in her local village, th…
 
On Day 71/100 of the #100DaysOfCode Motivation Podcast, Alex Kallaway, Creator of #100DaysOfCode & Web Developer at Jiffy, shares about the importance of social support systems when forming new habits. This is one of the keys that will help you effectively stick to new habits and succeed as a developer. Go to join.teamtreehouse.com/100-days-of-code…
 
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