Weekly interviews with tech entrepreneurs and startup owners. Focusing on technology, business and where they intersect.
May 5th, 2017 | Season 3 | 44 mins 40 secs
education, interview, startup, technology
This edtech startup has raised over 10 million dollars and has worked with over 80k students ranging from kindergarten to 8th grade. They do this through personalized learning and empowering teachers to transform their classrooms with differentiated instruction. Luke is the CTO and Blake the director of engineering, join us to talk about the technology and process and partnerships that make eSpark so successful.
April 28th, 2017 | Season 3 | 57 mins 12 secs
design, interview, marketing, technology
This week Derek joins us to discuss hiring for his company Clique, how he manages his family life when he cant "shut off" and we talk about how Clique has become one of the best teams to work for in Chicago, and whats next now that they have reached that goal.
April 21st, 2017 | Season 3 | 46 mins 16 secs
design, interview, startup, technology
Ava St. Claire comes on the show to talk about starting up The Moonrose Agency and the challenges she has faced as a minority in technology. We talk about the difficulties of the business side of small business, why she has a psychic on staff and the many awesome things Ava is working on with Moonrose.
April 14th, 2017 | Season 3 | 40 mins 13 secs
health care, interview, startup
This week, Vincent Esposito comes on to talk about Endeavor Plus, an innovative health insurance company that is looking to challenge some of the big players in the industry like Blue Cross and Blue Shied, Cigna, etc. We talk about how Vinny transitioned into the Healthcare, and insurance industries from banking on wall street, what Endeavor offers to employers and employees and what they are hoping for in the near future.
April 6th, 2017 | Season 3 | 55 mins 6 secs
interview, media, startup, technology
Corey Haines is the CTO and CoFounder of Hearken, a company with the small mission of making the media more transparent by boosting readers engagement during the reporting process.
September 8th, 2016 | Season 2 | 41 mins 23 secs
Brent Williams joins us this week to talk about what he is doing to assist people looking to switch careers, or if you are coming out of college and looking to join a really good company. What do you look for, how do you get in the door? Listen to the full episode now.
September 1st, 2016 | Season 2 | 48 mins 41 secs
interview, manufacturing, startup, technology
Mike Moceri joins us this week to talk about his 3d printing business, how he got into it and why he came up with MakerOS, a platform for 3d printing businesses. If you're like me and think 3d printing is all about widgets, listen as Mike talks about the real world applications 3d printing is being used for today.
August 25th, 2016 | Season 2 | 30 mins 36 secs
This week we focus a little more on the tech side of things and discuss code reviews with Shara Miller. Shara is an Engineer at a leading advertising agency here in Chicago, and has many years of experience working on the web.
August 18th, 2016 | Season 2 | 42 mins 28 secs
business, interview, technology
Jimmy is back after 12 months and shares all the new things going on at Infotech Solutions. We also talk about his new venture, becoming the "Wireless Guy" in his local community. New offices, new VP, new clients, new employees and a new baby coming soon too.
August 4th, 2016 | Season 2 | 39 mins 28 secs
interview, startup, technology
Luna Lights is taking a new approach to fall prevention. It prevents and detects falls and keeps you connected to the ones you love.
In this episode we talk about senior care, technology and how Luna Lights is using such a seamless implementation that the user doesn't even have to turn it on at night.
July 28th, 2016 | Season 2 | 45 mins 41 secs
Dominic Liddell is helping black adults reach their career and business goals in tech as well as educating companies about diversity in tech by creating programs and opportunities through Tech While Black.
July 15th, 2016 | Season 2 | 29 mins 24 secs
interview, media, startup
Christian Ramirez is an incredibly driven and talented entrepreneur. He founded Two Gents Digital with his friend and produce some of the most visually stunning content you can get as a brand.
July 8th, 2016 | Season 2 | 42 mins 37 secs
interview, startup, technology
Jennifer and Landon Shoop are a husband and wife team taking on how performance reviews are done with their new service, Fizz. Thought up when Landon was frustrated with how antiquated and mundane the system for reviews was, they built Fizz keeping rating fairness and transparency in mind.
July 1st, 2016 | Season 2 | 37 mins
SuperBoss is a design collective, with its employees working remotely across America. Find out how Sean started SuperBoss, how they work remotely and what has been the biggest regret when starting up. SuperBoss focuses on web design and development while staying nimble so they can create kick-ass work while remaining lean
October 22nd, 2015 | Season 1 | 45 mins 19 secs
Jimmy has always been interested in computers and starting an IT consulting company was something that just came naturally. It wasn’t until 2012 when he merged his business with his VP Weston’s business when it became Infotech.
October 8th, 2015 | Season 1 | 37 mins 35 secs
business, interview, startup
In this week's episode we talk about a new startup in Central Illinois focusing on flipping houses for first time buyers. Clay Deal goes in depth about his business and how he founded this company with his wife and in-laws.