17 episodes

Made in Gainesville is a show that captures personal stories and insights from business owners and leaders with ties to Gainesville. Join host Cale Flage as he interviews current and former Gainesville residents and University of Florida graduates from across the nation.

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    • Entrepreneurship

Made in Gainesville is a show that captures personal stories and insights from business owners and leaders with ties to Gainesville. Join host Cale Flage as he interviews current and former Gainesville residents and University of Florida graduates from across the nation.

    Virtual Reality with Dr. Benjamin Lok

    Virtual Reality with Dr. Benjamin Lok

    We discuss Virtual Reality with Dr. Benjamin Lok, Co-founder of Shadow Health and a Computer & Information Sciences Professor at the University of Florida. Shadow Health uses virtual reality to help healthcare providers learn how to communicate with patients by allowing them to practice in a virtual environment. Dr. Lok will discuss uses of VR and risks that technology poses to society. We will also discuss his first Ironman Triathalon and how he was able to weave his training into his commitments to his company, the university, and his family.

    • 52 min
    Andy Stark - CTO of EasyRX, Former President/Owner of Jenmar

    Andy Stark - CTO of EasyRX, Former President/Owner of Jenmar

    Andy Stark will share his impressive resume working for Gainesville-based tech companies, as well as his time in the Navy. Andy worked his way from a tech support employee to President and owner of Jenmar, a cloud-based dental-lab tech company, which was sold to EasyRX earlier this year. We will also discuss innovation, taking risks with startups, and how to brand Gainesville to retain UF grads and entrepreneurs.

    • 28 min
    Evan Ferl - Tech Attorney and Standup Comic

    Evan Ferl - Tech Attorney and Standup Comic

    On this episode, we will hear from Evan Ferl, General Counsel & VP of Legal and Operations at Hired, a tech company based in San Francisco. Evan and I will discuss the career path that took him to Silicon Valley, how he inadvertently advised a startup company that was funded by illegal drug trade, whether or not students should go to law school, his career in stand-up comedy, and much more.

    • 32 min
    Brad Stumpff - UF Mover Guys

    Brad Stumpff - UF Mover Guys

    On this episode, we will hear from Brad Stumpff, co-owner of UF Mover Guys, a full service moving company in Gainesville. Brad and I will discuss marketing and how he has maintained a 4.9 star rating on Google with over 500 reviews, how to keep clients happy by keeping employees happy, as well as some hilarious mishaps and unusual things he has been asked to move.

    • 21 min
    Amy Meacham - Xtraordinary Joy

    Amy Meacham - Xtraordinary Joy

    On this episode, we will hear from Amy Meacham, founder of Xtraordinary Joy. Xtraordinary Joy is a non-profit that funds research into an ultra-rare X-chromosome deletion disorder (Xq27.3-q28 deletion) that affects Amy’s daughter. The disorder is so rare that they have only identified 20 other children in 7 different countries with it. We will talk about how the disorder impacts the lives of those who have it, what research is being done to treat it, and how that research could be used as a model to treat other ultra-rare disorders and diseases.

    • 36 min
    Adam Fehrenbacher - Fehrenbacher's Artisan Sausages

    Adam Fehrenbacher - Fehrenbacher's Artisan Sausages

    On this episode we will hear from Adam Fehrenbacher, owner of Fehrenbacher’s Artisan Sausages. Adam has an obvious passion for making sausage. He has made and sold over 70 different varieties and thousands of pounds of sausage at his store, where he makes everything with the freshest ingredients by hand. Adam traveled all over the world cooking before deciding to open Fehrenbacher's in the 4th Ave Food Park in Gainesville. Adam and I will discuss how to make sausage, business, and what its like to live in Spain and run his Gainesville-based business remotely.

    • 24 min

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