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From Scratch is a weekly radio show about the entrepreneurial life.



We meet with leading pioneers from the business world, the social sector, entertainment, and the arts. From Scratch personalizes the lives of entrepreneurs by providing listeners with a candid, first-hand view of the launching process. Guests speak openly about their sources of inspiration, set backs, helpful allies, and break though moments.



Featuring business, social and cultural leaders in all stages of the building process, From Scratch informs those who are either initiating their own entrepreneurial lives or simply feeling curious about those who make new ideas happen.

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From Scratch is a weekly radio show about the entrepreneurial life.



We meet with leading pioneers from the business world, the social sector, entertainment, and the arts. From Scratch personalizes the lives of entrepreneurs by providing listeners with a candid, first-hand view of the launching process. Guests speak openly about their sources of inspiration, set backs, helpful allies, and break though moments.



Featuring business, social and cultural leaders in all stages of the building process, From Scratch informs those who are either initiating their own entrepreneurial lives or simply feeling curious about those who make new ideas happen.

    Gary Kremen

    Gary Kremen

    Gary is a serial entrepreneur who launched Match.com, the online dating service, in 1993. A host of other online matchmaking personals companies have hatched as a result of Gary’s innovation. Gary also registered a number of lucrative domain names in the early days of the internet including housing.com, jobs.com, and autos.com. He was also the early owner of sex.com, which was the subject of a legal dispute that was ultimately resolved in Gary’s favor. More recently, Gary has been involved in innovations in the clean tech and financial services industries.

    Gary speaks with Jessica Harris about how he used the internet to connect millions of people, from scratch.

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    • 31 min
    Jay Kimmelman

    Jay Kimmelman

    Bridge International Academies is a private network of nursery and primary schools educating the poorest students in developing countries including Kenya, Uganda and India. Bridge charges families roughly six dollars per month for a pupil to attend school and uses economies of scale to keep costs low across its more than 400 academies.

    Jay speaks with Jessica Harris about how he and his wife Shannon are building their network of schools, from scratch.

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    • 30 min
    Bertha González Nieves

    Bertha González Nieves

    Casa Dragones is a luxury sipping tequila, made from 100% blue agave. Bob Pittman, founder of MTV, is Bertha’s partner. Madonna, Martha Stewart, Oprah, and Le Bernadin Chef Eric Ripert are among Casa Dragones’ celebrity fans. The first batch of Casa Dragones, about 12,000 bottles, was launched in 2009.

    Bertha speaks with Jessica Harris about how she launched Casa Dragones, from scratch.

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    • 19 min
    Sam Goldman

    Sam Goldman

    One third of the world population does not have access to reliable electricity. D.light sells solar lighting and power to consumers in developing countries. The company’s lamps are healthier, cleaner, and cheaper than the traditional kerosene lamp alternatives.

    Sam speaks with Jessica Harris about how he launched d.light, from scratch.

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    • 19 min
    Gary Goldberg

    Gary Goldberg

    Gary Goldberg was a producer and writer for television and film. His TV sitcoms included the 1982 hit show Family Ties, starring Michael Fox, as well as Brooklyn Bridge and Spin City. Gary was the author of the memoir Sit Ubu Sit. Ubu Productions, founded in 1981, was named after his black labrador retriever Ubu.

    Gary spoke with Jessica Harris about how he launched his writing career, from scratch. He died shortly after this recording in June, 2013.

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    • 31 min
    Fadi Ghandour

    Fadi Ghandour

    Fadi Ghandour is one of the leading entrepreneurs of the Middle East. Fadi and his family moved from Lebanon to Jordan where his father eventually became head of Royal Jordanian Airlines. Adopting his father’s business sense and knowledge of the aviation space, Fadi recognized and filled the need for dependable logistics transportation and delivery services in the Arab world. Aramex has been referred to as “the Fedex of the Middle East.”

    Fadi speaks to Jessica Harris about how he grew Aramex from a scrappy startup to the first company from the Arab world to be listed on the NASDAQ stock exchange, from scratch.

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    • 31 min

Customer Reviews

Clarisse Gomez ,

Awesome Podcast!!!

Jessica, host of the From Scratch podcast, highlights all aspects of business, entrepreneurship and more in this can’t miss podcast! The host and expert guests offer insightful advice and information that is helpful to anyone that listens!

Katie Joy B. ,

Insight for all!

Jessica and her incredibly knowledgeable guests shine the brightest of lights on what it means to be an entrepreneur through the good and the bad! Engaging, inspiring, and informative are just a few of the words I’d use to describe the time you’ll spend with them. Thanks so much for putting out such a spectacular show Jessica - keep up the great work!

Virtually Natalie ,

Insightful, entertaining and actionable

Jessica and her guests provide some incredibly compelling content, spotlighting stories and proven tactics from some of the most innovative companies in the world. This is the place to be if you want the inspiration to make the leap or effectively grow your business. Highly recommend listening and subscribing to From Scratch!

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