Discover what it takes and what it means to think entrepreneurially from thought leaders throughout the St. Louis region. Dr. Cheryl Watkins-Moore and Christy Maxfield bring to you the best and most experienced trailblazers around to share insights that can unlock your pioneer potential for creativity, innovation and experimentation.
ETHINKSTL-EP213-SEASON16 EP10 – Nadia Shakoor
Joining us today is Dr. Nadia Shakoor, Founder and CEO of Agrela Ecosystems, an agtech start-up focused on delivering research quality data collection products and services in an effort to accelerate breeding cycle time within agricultural communities. Nadia is a crop phenotyping expert and co-inventor of the PheNode and is speaking with us today to help us better understand the world of agriculture.
ETHINKSTL-EP212-SEASON16 EP09 – Valerie Liddell
Joining us today is Valerie Liddell, Founder and CEO of Grind + Growth, a non-profit co-working space that empowers, educates, and inspires people in underserved communities throughout the St. Louis and Illinois region. Through trial and error, Valerie gained a wealth of knowledge and skills, which inspired her to help other aspiring entrepreneurs like herself.
ETHINKSTL-EP211-SEASON16 EP08 - Elise Miller Hoffman
Joining us today is Elise Miller Hoffman, General partner at Cultivation Capital, a Venture Capital Firm that manages a family of funds focused on early-stage investing. Elise is active in St. Louis' entrepreneurial ecosystem and invests in promising digital health and life sciences start-ups. In addition, Elise was named as a St. Louis Business Journal "30 under 30" awardee in 2018.
Joining us today is Ron Story, Jr., Serial entrepreneur and Founder of PitchDB, a search engine for speaking engagements that saves hours of digging for leads and contacts in just a few clicks. Over the past 20 years, Ron has been instrumental in the creation, development and leadership of over 30 companies with a potential market value of over 200 million.
Joining us today is Bob Miller, CEO and Founder of Melio, a company that offers products that harness the power of the sun, all while upcycling plastic bottles for a more sustainable future. Bob followed his passion of design and environment by creating a solar charging back-pack and says he envisions Melio as a lifestyle brand.
ETHINKSTL-EP208-SEASON 16 EP05 - Whitney McClendon
Joining us today is Whitney McClendon-Gregory, CEO and Founder of Eemerg.com, a local company that is reinventing how drivers request roadside services. Whitney is ambitious and dedicated to providing an open marketplace platform and has pledged to build a service where her customers can choose a suitable price option for their needs.
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If you want secret insight into the vibrant St. Louis startup ecosystem, listen to this Podcast. It features local businesses, startups, tech companies, and leaders, especially showcasing women of color. Or you can live under a rock like a good little troglodyte and miss out.
One of my faves!
Interesting guests and relevant topics! I love listening while I work. I highly recommend this podcast to entrepreneurs of every size.
Makes its Approachable
What's so great about this podcast is that it makes entrepreneurship easy and fun. I like that there are people that look and sound like me. This is great if you have ever thought about starting a small business!