Telling the stories of entrepreneurship in Cleveland. Every Thursday, Jeffrey Stern helps map the Cleveland business ecosystem by talking to founders, investors, and community builders to learn what makes Cleveland special.
#96: Lukas Minkov & Logan Schouman (afters.io // IDRA)
Lukas Minkov & Logan Schouman — Co-Founders at afters.io & IDRA — on unlocking the value of instant local delivery services!
#95: Ed Weinfurtner (Great Day Improvements & Blue Olive Partners)
Ed Weinfurtner — Executive Chairman of Great Day Improvements (one of NEO's largest companies employing over 2,000 people) & Co-Founder at Blue Olive Partners — on growing Great Day Improvements from $44M to $922M in sales in just 7 years to become a national leader in home remodeling and premium building products.
#94: Chef Douglas Katz (Amba, Chimi, Zhug)
Chef Douglas Katz — chef & owner of Amba, Chimi, Zhug — on creating fulfilling, transportive experiences that nurture and inspire guests, his own passion and journey through the world of food, and Cleveland's culinary scene!
#93: Michael Kubinski (Cleveland Clothing Company)
Michael Kubinski — Founder & CEO of Cleveland Clothing Company — on spreading Cleveland pride, one t-shirt at a time since 2008
#92: Leopoldo Peña (Presta)
Leopoldo Peña — Co-Founder & CEO of Presta — on startups, his passion for expanding access to those who historically haven't had it, Cleveland's ecosystem, and the trials and tribulations of entrepreneurship — from failures to acquisitions.
#91: Heather Lenz (Sangfroid Strategy)
Heather Lenz — Founder & CEO of Sangfroid Strategy — on her entrepreneurial journey, how data is currently used in the nonprofit sector, and where societally we have a massive opportunity right now to leverage advances in technology — automation, data science, open source software systems, and more — for social good.
Jeffrey is a skilled interviewer :)
Always enjoy listening each week and learning about interesting folks doing interesting things in The Land. Thanks Jeffrey!
Great podcast that’s filling a void
I’ve really enjoyed the interviews and conversations that have been had on the podcast so far! It’s great to hear the perspective and experiences of different individuals in the Cleveland entrepreneurial and start up scene. The podcast provides helpful information for current entrepreneurs in The Land or those considering an entrepreneurial venture. There have been so many great take always in just the few episodes I’ve listened to.
As a new Clevelander (and non-boomerang!), this podcast has been an incredible way to get to know what’s happening on the city. Each voice and guest is unique, but as it goes on a clearer picture of the local fabric is forming for me. Thank you for putting this together!