The successes, failures, insights and opportunities that shape some of the Midwest’s most exciting entrepreneurs. Host Kathleen Gallagher talks with company founders who are taking risks, disrupting the status quo and driving economic growth in the region.
Curious robots and inventory management: Sankalp Arora
Sankalp Arora figured out while in graduate school at Carnegie Mellon how to make robots curious.
Autonomous drones and video interviewing: Danny Ellis and Kurt Heikkinen
Danny Ellis and Kurt Heikkinen know first-hand how difficult, and ultimately rewarding, a startup can be.
Pea protein and novel battery materials: Nicole Atchison and Francis Wang
Nicole Atchison and Francis Wang are both building a more sustainable future.
Protecting the wellbeing of youth athletes: Tyrre Burks
Tyrre Burks' desire to create the safest environment possible for a young athlete to play the sport they love resulted in forming an insurance company.
Computer engineering and biological products: Nancy Benovich Gilby and Katie Thompson
Nancy Benovich Gilby and Katie Thompson have both figured out how to bring unique products to market in business.
Nuclear fusion and the era of abundant energy: Greg Piefer
Greg Piefer's company, Shine Technologies, has about 400 employees and $700 million of funding directed at harnessing the reaction that powers the sun.
Great to have someone telling Midwest startup stories…
It’s great to see a new podcast dedicated to sharing the stories of some of the Midwest's top entrepreneurs and innovators.