22 episodes

Have you ever wanted to build a computer? Start an urban farm? Learn to play an instrument? Become an influencer? Pursue fashion design? Or even start your own business?
Host Alyssia Janee is a teen entrepreneur and former GripTape Challenger who aims to help others achieve their dreams through advice, insight, and interviews from successful teens nationwide.
Whatever your career goals, your passion projects, or your aspirations, you’re here to hustle and we’re here to help. GripTape challenges teenagers to learn a new skill — like photography, computer science, or painting.

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Have you ever wanted to build a computer? Start an urban farm? Learn to play an instrument? Become an influencer? Pursue fashion design? Or even start your own business?
Host Alyssia Janee is a teen entrepreneur and former GripTape Challenger who aims to help others achieve their dreams through advice, insight, and interviews from successful teens nationwide.
Whatever your career goals, your passion projects, or your aspirations, you’re here to hustle and we’re here to help. GripTape challenges teenagers to learn a new skill — like photography, computer science, or painting.

    EP 8 From Challenger to Research Champion with Dayevin Bunao

    EP 8 From Challenger to Research Champion with Dayevin Bunao

    Today we had the opportunity to speak with Dayevin from Hawaii! He first started his journey with Grip Tape as a challenger, where he took a chance on dropshipping! He used his challenge as an opportunity to really learn something new, and although things did not go as planned, he had a lot of great takeaways.

    Connect with Dayevin:


    Instagram: @day_e_vin

    To continue the conversation, be sure to connect with us:


    Podcast Instagram @griptaped
    Main Instagram @griptapeorg
    Host Instagram @alyssiajanee


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    • 32 min
    EP 7 How You Can Create Something Bigger and Better with Adam Abril

    EP 7 How You Can Create Something Bigger and Better with Adam Abril

    Today's episode, we spoke with Adam on his challenge of putting on a benefit concert for his school. He had been apart of his school's Guitar club for four years, and during his senior year, he was responsible for organizing their annual benefit concert. During this episode, you will learn about the challenges he faced and how he overcame them. You will also hear his suggestions on active group projects and teamwork. 

     Talk more with Adam: 


    Instagram @icemanabril
    Band Instagram: @dreaming.red

    To continue the conversation, be sure to connect with us: 


    Podcast Instagram @griptaped 
    Main Instagram @griptapeorg 
    Host Instagram @alyssiajanee


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    • 25 min
    EP 6 Meeting One of First Grip Tape Challengers- Ethan Budzynski

    EP 6 Meeting One of First Grip Tape Challengers- Ethan Budzynski

    Today we had the opportunity to speak with one of GT's very first challengers. Ethan did not take this opportunity lightly; he came out of the gate shinning (literally). Ethan created a lighting system to help with performances and stage productions. Learn how he did and how it changed his life. 
    Talk more with Ethan:

    Instagram @themasterwh0
    LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/ethan-budzynski/

    To continue the conversation, be sure to connect with us:

    Podcast Instagram @griptaped
    Main Instagram @griptapeorg
    Host Instagram @alyssiajanee


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    • 24 min
    Your Champion Can Be The Support System That You Need with Karyme

    Your Champion Can Be The Support System That You Need with Karyme

    On today's episode, we are joined by a previous GripTape Challenger-- Karyme Baranda. We discuss the importance of a support system during your learning challenge or any challenges in life, the importance of her Champion, and how her learning challenge led her to help her mom's business. She originally did her challenge on learning how to make frosted phone cases and how to use social media to gain attraction. 

    Check her out:


    Personal Instagram @sprinkules
    Business Instagram @twinkuletwinkule

    Connect with us:


    Podcast Instagram @griptaped

    Main Instagram @griptapeorg

    Host Instagram @alyssiajanee



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    • 32 min
    EP 5 AJ Talks About What Is Happening In America And How You Can Help Be An Ally

    EP 5 AJ Talks About What Is Happening In America And How You Can Help Be An Ally

    As we all know, there is a lot happening in America, and in today's episode, AJ touches on how she feels. This is a painful time for many and finding the right words to express how you are feeling can be difficult. This is the space for grieving and understanding. Although this episode is short and to the point, we wanted to share how you can be an ally in your community and to those around you. 

    To continue the conversation be sure to connect with us:


    Podcast “Instagram @griptaped
    Main Instagram @griptapeorg
    Host Instagram @alyssiajanee



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    • 16 min
    EP 4 Why This Man Thinks Youth Should Be in Charge + Meeting the Founder of GripTape

    EP 4 Why This Man Thinks Youth Should Be in Charge + Meeting the Founder of GripTape

    GripTape is a nonprofit organization started and led by youth across America. They give youth ages 15-19 up to $500 to explore their passions outside if the classroom. On today's episode we speak with the visionary that provided 9 youth with the opportunity to be in charge. We spoke about the history of GripTape and how it has evolved to what is now. This episode breaks down the importance of doing it anyway, regardless of the limiting beliefs of others.


    The GripTape Learning Challenge is OPEN and closes May 31, 2020 go to griptape.org to apply for the challenge.

    Connect with us:


    Podcast “Instagram @griptaped
    Main Instagram @griptapeorg
    Host Instagram @alyssiajanee



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    • 42 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
7 Ratings

7 Ratings

New listener and new fan ,

Inspiration and delight

What an inspiring, delightful podcast — Alyssia is a joy.

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Awesome podcasts

AJ is a super engaging and funny host — the GripTaped podcast is great for young people who are interested in pursuing their passions and living intentionally. Definitely give it a listen!

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