Innovation City is a podcast featuring the innovators, disruptors and creators behind the innovation movement. Imagine a place where you can break through the status quo of business as usual and realize your life's purpose. A place where you can have an impact and shape the future. This place exists in cities across the world. In this innovation podcast we introduce you to the disruptors, innovators, and creators behind the movement.
Authentic Marketing Principles with Tyler Kelley
Today's guest is Tyler Kelley, co-founder of SLAM! Agency, a marketing agency based out of St. Louis that focuses on helping businesses fulfill their purpose. In this episode, Tyler sits down with Leigh-Ann to discuss his journey from DJ to marketing expert, key foundational marketing principles, and the importance of being strengthened by our failures.
“I don’t think that anybody can look back on the roughest toughest parts of their lives and say that didn’t get me to where I am now.” -Tyler Kelley
Healing Spaces for Men with Jermar Perry
Today's guest is Jermar Perry, co-founder of the Village PATH (Programs to Access Therapy and Healing), a space designed to help Black men heal in St. Louis. In this episode, Jermar sits down with the team to discuss how difficult it is for men to be vulnerable, the Village PATH programs available in St. Louis, and the interplay between Black culture, trauma, and mental health.
“Men in general don’t have many spaces to not just talk about sports.” -Jermar Perry
Empowering Families with Mindfulness Tools with Suzanne Tucker
Today's guest is Suzanne Tucker, founder and CEO of Generation Mindful, a global brand that's on a mission to raise an emotionally healthy world. In this episode, Suzanne sits down with the team to discuss the importance of teaching children about emotional health, advice for parents, and her own journey that led to focusing on mindfulness for families.
“The solution comes in the way we raise children without shame.” -Suzanne Tucker
Organizing Esports Experiences With Austin Smith
Today's guest is Austin Smith, founder and CEO of Mission Control, a community platform that organizes recreational esports. In this episode, Austin sits down with the team to discuss the tremendous growth in the esports industry, the power of human connection, and the challenges involved in the multi-player video game market.
Breaking the Barriers for Black Girls in STEM with Cynthia Chapple
Today's guest is Cynthia Chapple, founder and CEO of Black Girls Do STEM, an organization offering exploration of STEM career pathways to middle and high school black girls in St. Louis. In this episode, Cynthia sits down with the team to discuss her journey as a black woman in STEM, what her organization is doing to close the gap between women and STEM, and what institutions should be doing to better serve our youth.
“Schools need to become places of innovation, places of noise, and chaos, because that is what learning looks like.” -Cynthia Chapple
Creativity in the Gaming Industry with Matthew Raithel
Today's guest is Matthew Raithel, founder and Studio Director of Graphite Lab, a video game development company. Matt has brought some of the most famous brands to life through video games including Transformers, My Little Pony, RollerCoaster Tycoon, Dora the Explorer, and much more. In this episode, Matt sits down with the team to discuss the creativity involved in video game development, challenges in the field, and guidance for aspiring video game developers.
“Creativity is building something out of nothing or blazing a path that’s not obvious in front of you.” -Matthew Raithel
SLAM! bridges Middle America (St Louis) with Modern America (Miami)
Michael & Tyler wisely operate their national Marketing Biz from 2 headquarters curating Entrepreneurial perspectives from the best of both American cities- hometown St Louis as a gateway to the West + international city Miami which is likewise North America’s gateway to Latin America. 🤓 Smart Hosts interview pioneering guests.
Keep up with the innovation with Tyler and Michael. Variety of entrepreneurs and businesses. Inspiring show!
Tyler CRUSHES it with Innovation City. He brings in the people who are the fore-front of their industries and really delves deep into what's hot and effecitve right now and what's coming up in the future. As someone who is into these topics, I'm pain-stakenly waiting for the next episode, and couldn't be more excited. Staying tuned!