Stories and Strategies from the World of Business with host Blaine Bertsch, CEO at Dryrun. Join Blaine as he has frank and honest discussions with experienced entrepreneurs. Where they come from, the challenges they faced, how they overcame adversity and where they are headed today.
EP 42 - Mélanie Villeneuve from Urtica on Turning Point with Blaine Bertsch
Mélanie Villeneuve came from a family of entrepreneurs and credits her parents with the “hustle and desire to serve” that led her to a life as an entrepreneur. Melanie shares a series of happy accidents that took her from Canada, to Singapore and back, with each experience building on another. Her relentless drive and smarts led her to her current venture, Urtica, where she builds captivating brands for food and farm to give small producers a platform that can reach a broader market. Explore Urtica at https://www.urtica.ca/.
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EP 41 - Idris Fashan with Hop Skip Media on Turning Point with Blaine Bertsch
Idris Fashan’s entrepreneurial journey had many twists and turns, with each experience compounding his skill as a marketer. Jumping from business initiatives to a drummer in a traveling band, a stint as a promoter, through to building a copy-writing business and finally a wealth of experience putting it all together in marketing. Idris is always on the lookout for opportunity and a better way to promote brands to the world.
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EP 40 - Zack Storms & Tim Lynn from Startup TNT on Turning Point with Blaine Bertsch
Startup TNT burst on the scene just three years ago in Edmonton, Alberta with a grassroots, support-local approach to cultivating startup talent in ‘fly over country.’
From a modest start as a Thursday night networking event, to investment summits in multiple cities, TNT is helping investors find top innovators locally. Zack and Tim both cut their teeth in the startup world, preparing them to build an organization with a goal of $100M invested in 100 cities in 10 years.
EP 39 - Kevin Horek from Llearner on Turning Point with Blaine Bertsch
Discover how Kevin Horek started his entrepreneurial journey as a designer, how he became a radio and podcast host with millions of listeners every month, and how his journey led him to his current role as C0-Founder & Chief Design Officer at Llearner.
EP 38 - Gregg Oldring from Llearner
Gregg has a storied career, building numerous tech companies from the earliest days of the web. He experienced wins, losses and exits throughout the years. Today he has taken his vast experience to Llearner, where he and his co-founders are building a social sharing site for life-long learning.
EP 37 - Adam Rosen from the Email Outreach Company
Adam dove into entrepreneurship right out of college and built his first company to an acquisition. But it wasn’t as smooth as it sounds. It rarely is. Adam shares the challenges and hard-earned experiences that led to his company today, Email Outreach Company, where he helps businesses that struggle to gain customers and grow.