21 episodes

Hub & Spoke, presented by the Hurt Hub@Davidson, aims to build a strong community of entrepreneurs and innovators by sharing the stories of Davidson alumni, students, faculty, parents, friends and our greater community. In these one-hour episodes, we will introduce and interview our storytellers and then invite the audience to ask questions to learn more. Every two weeks, we will feature Davidson entrepreneurs and innovators who have used their liberal arts education as a foundation for their success in creating their own businesses, leading teams and driving innovation to solve the world’s most pressing challenges.

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Hub & Spoke, presented by the Hurt Hub@Davidson, aims to build a strong community of entrepreneurs and innovators by sharing the stories of Davidson alumni, students, faculty, parents, friends and our greater community. In these one-hour episodes, we will introduce and interview our storytellers and then invite the audience to ask questions to learn more. Every two weeks, we will feature Davidson entrepreneurs and innovators who have used their liberal arts education as a foundation for their success in creating their own businesses, leading teams and driving innovation to solve the world’s most pressing challenges.

    Hub & Spoke | Jamie Brown '99 & Jeff Tonidandel '98

    Hub & Spoke | Jamie Brown '99 & Jeff Tonidandel '98

    Inside Supperland’s large and airy interior, you’ll meet Jeff Tonidandel ‘98 and Jamie Brown ‘99 who are the founder and owners of the successful Charlotte restaurant. After quitting their jobs and traveling around the world, the Davidson couple found their passion and got to work. Listen in to this episode of Hub & Spoke to learn about their paths from Davidson, how Supperland got started, how they maintained a restaurant during a global pandemic, and more inside information.

    • 34 min
    SPARKS: Carson Crochet '22

    SPARKS: Carson Crochet '22

    • 11 min
    Sarah Woods '21

    Sarah Woods '21

    After a tumultuous freshman year at Davidson College, Sarah Woods began to question her place in the Davidson community. While she considered transferring out, she decided to give Davidson one more semester. That year, Sarah started working for Summit Coffee Co. and found the community and purpose she had been missing. Now, Sarah is the general manager for Summit’s Basecamp Café and the opportunities are just starting to unfold. Listen into this episode of Hub & Spoke as Liz Brigham sits down with Sarah to learn more about her experience with Summit during her time at Davidson College and now as her full-time job.

    • 9 min
    Hub & Spoke SPARKS | Frank Myers '82

    Hub & Spoke SPARKS | Frank Myers '82

    On the first day of his new job, Frank Myers ‘82 was touring the office when he spotted a table full of screens and boxes. He pointed and asked, “What’re those?” “Oh those?” said his boss, “They’re PCs, no one knows what they’re used for.” Little did Frank know he would soon move into the world of tech and make a career out of it.

    • 8 min
    Hub & Spoke SPARKS | Cynthia Beiler

    Hub & Spoke SPARKS | Cynthia Beiler

    This week on Hub & Spoke [SPARKS], host Jared Herr ‘22 sits down with Cynthia Beiler, the owner of Leverage Mind Consulting. From revenue to sales operations, to finding investors, Cynthia is focused on helping her clients and removing hurdles from the sales process. Learn more about Cynthia’s opinions on the power our minds have over our behaviors and her advice for all students entering the workforce.

    • 4 min
    SPARKS: Lee Sult, General Manager of Corvid Cyberdefense

    SPARKS: Lee Sult, General Manager of Corvid Cyberdefense

    Coming from a family comprised of half law enforcement and half entrepreneurs, Lee has been two things throughout his career.

    An investigator and a formally trained investigator at that – allowing him to take problems and break them down into their different pieces.
    An entrepreneur – with several small businesses, and learning how to navigate both failures and success throughout those lessons
    One of Lee’s crowning achievements in his career took him over to Singapore where he co-founded and ran a cybersecurity company called “Horangi.” Like many, Lee’s plans were disrupted by COVID and he moved back to the United States to be near his wife and stepped away from day-to-day operations at Horangi. Back in the US, Lee took on coaching small businesses as a virtual start-up advisor. Most recently, Lee joined Corvid Cybersecurity as their general manager. Corvid is a US defense contractor, solving the Department of Defense’s hardest problems.

    Lee’s career thus far has taught him many things, most notably: being your authentic self is what will get you far. Being honest about what you’re good at and what you may look is the kind of transparency that’s appreciated in a work environment. Similarly, for budding entrepreneurs and start-ups, Lee follows the Jim Collins line of thinking: “you can only grow your company, as fast as you can find good people.” Surround yourself with good people and you will grow with them.

    • 6 min

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