10 episodes

Fireside Chats – 60 minutes of stimulating conversation with some of NE Ohio’s most interesting entrepreneurs. Get the inside story from folks who have taken the leap and who are willing to share what they’ve learned - the good, the bad and the inspiring! Fireside Chats – Real Entrepreneurs! – Real Stories! – Real Learning!
Fireside Chats hosted by The Center for Integrated Entrepreneurship at Hiram College

Hiram College Fireside Chats Kay Molkentin

    • Business

Fireside Chats – 60 minutes of stimulating conversation with some of NE Ohio’s most interesting entrepreneurs. Get the inside story from folks who have taken the leap and who are willing to share what they’ve learned - the good, the bad and the inspiring! Fireside Chats – Real Entrepreneurs! – Real Stories! – Real Learning!
Fireside Chats hosted by The Center for Integrated Entrepreneurship at Hiram College

    Manufacturing in the 21st Century! with Ashley Totin, Industry Liaison and Additive Manufacturing Project Manager, Youngstown Business Incubator

    Manufacturing in the 21st Century! with Ashley Totin, Industry Liaison and Additive Manufacturing Project Manager, Youngstown Business Incubator

    Wednesday, November 14, 2018
    Additive Manufacturing, often referred to by its far more sensational-sounding description - 3D printing, has been around for at least three decades, but recent advances in this technology have seen its use become far more widespread and offering exciting possibilities for future development. You may be surprised to discover that you may be using or looking right at 3D printed works in your daily life, without even recognizing it. Come hear Ashley talk about the different subtypes of additive manufacturing and the opportunities in this expanding field! 

    • 1 hr 15 min
    Making the Most with Mulch! with Mike Dougherty, Founder, SmartMulch and CEO and Co-Founder, Breakwall Analytics.

    Making the Most with Mulch! with Mike Dougherty, Founder, SmartMulch and CEO and Co-Founder, Breakwall Analytics.

    Wednesday, April 3, 2019
    SmartMulch is a startup reimagining mulch as lightweight, compact tiles that are easy to carry and expand to a consistent depth just by adding water. SmartMulch is convenient for the consumer and better for the environment. The startup has been self-funded and bootstrapped through pitch competition awards and grant funding to remain lean, and attractive for investors. Come hear Mike’s journey as an innovator and entrepreneur!

    • 1 hr
    The Power of Toys, Technology and a Creative Mind! with Michael Hickox, Creator, Michael Hickox Films

    The Power of Toys, Technology and a Creative Mind! with Michael Hickox, Creator, Michael Hickox Films

    Wednesday, March 27, 2019

    At age 13, Michael began making stop motion videos using all sorts of materials. With the new creation of YouTube, he shared his videos with the public and his viewership began to grow. In 2009, when he noticed that his viewers were particularly interested in his LEGO® animation videos, he started creating LEGO® stop motion videos exclusively. Michael’s animation combines building, storytelling, patience, and editing. Come hear Michael’s story of playing with toys to make a living with them!

    • 54 min
    A Honey of an Idea! with Brent Wesley, Founder and CEO, Akron Honey Company.

    A Honey of an Idea! with Brent Wesley, Founder and CEO, Akron Honey Company.

    Wednesday, March 13, 2019
    As a citizen of Akron, Wesley began buying blighted vacant lots and transforming them into apiaries all around the city. When people began hearing of his varietal urban honey and passion for creating a better city, they began searching for ways to get their own jar of urban gold. At that moment, Wesley named the jars "Akron Honey", and his business took flight. Beginning with a passion to develop his neighborhood, a vacant city lot, and some honeybees, Wesley harvests his local urban honey to create incredible foods. Come hear Wesley’s story and what all the buzz is about!

    • 47 min
    A New Twist on an Old Recipe! with Drew Anderson, Co-Founder, Cleveland Kraut, Inc.

    A New Twist on an Old Recipe! with Drew Anderson, Co-Founder, Cleveland Kraut, Inc.

    Wednesday, February 27, 2019
    Over beers with his brother-in-law Luke, Drew discovered that they both had been making and experimenting with their own sauerkraut recipes. Being a couple twenty something young professionals, and along with Drew’s brother Mac, they saw this as a potentially delicious opportunity. It took a year of fine-tuning before they were ready to launch their naturally fermented sauerkrauts. Currently, Cleveland Kraut can be found in 500 stores across 20 states. Come hear how a love of his family heritage and hometown ethnic foods motivated Drew and his partners to become the Kings of Kraut!

    • 51 min
    The Sky’s the Limit! with Anne Skoch, Founder and CEO, Anne Cate.

    The Sky’s the Limit! with Anne Skoch, Founder and CEO, Anne Cate.

    Wednesday, February 20, 2019
    Anne, a recent graduate of Kent State University and a Cleveland girl with a passion for creating, launched Anne Cate, a made in America accessories boutique specializing in skyline silhouette purses and pillows, while still a student. Founded in 2016, the Anne Cate skyline collection now features 80+ hand designed skylines of cities around the word! Every product is more than just a purse or pillow - it is a story. Come hear Anne share her entrepreneurial story!

    • 37 min