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.
Serving Underserved Communities with Marvin Wilmoth
Today’s guest is Marvin Wilmoth, Managing Principal & Co-founder at Generation Development Group, a real estate development group which focuses on utilizing the social determinants of health as drivers of the built environment. In this episode, Marvin sits down with the team to discuss his community work through local politics, the Generation community model, countering the systematic disinvestment in underprivileged neighborhoods, and much more!
Serving Up Good Vibrations with Christian Ethridge
Today’s guest is Christian Ethridge, Chef and Owner at Taco Circus. Taco Circus is a “fundamental taqueria” in St. Louis, serving up authentic Austin-style Mexican street food. Christian worked his way up in the food industry, starting as a dishwasher, and still gets his hands dirty when a job needs to be done. In this episode, Christian discusses his entrepreneurial journey, economic mobility for his team, making Taco Circus more than your average “margarita mill,” and much more!
Revitalizing Urban Areas One Microhub at a Time with Galina Russell
Today’s guest is Galina Russell, Managing Director of REEF Technology and COO of REEF Energy Division, a tech startup transforming under-utilized urban spaces into local neighborhood hubs. In this episode, Galina sits down with the team to discuss how she connects with her work, staying motivated to chase her ambitions, the importance of gathering and understanding data, REEF’s potential to help communities on a global scale, and much more!
What It Means To Be Beloved
“The need to seem perfect. The need to always have to be winning or be successful to be valuable, to be seen, to be important. None of that really matters.” - Danie Spikes
Today’s guest is Danie Spikes, CEO of Beloved, Inc., a fragrance house and body care brand she leads with her husband, Stephen. In this episode, Danie sits down with the team to discuss how her fragrance journey began, the relationship between self and others, learning to let go of control, and much more!
Giving Voice To Important Conversations with J.J. Jones
Something that’s very important to us at JOCON is to make sure that our lineup definitely reflects the community that supports us. - J.J. Jones
Today’s guest is J.J. Jones, Managing Partner & Chief Creative Officer at JOCON Media, which currently produces 10 podcasts. J.J. sits down with the team to discuss going from one podcast to 10, the challenges of managing podcast talent, giving people a voice who have something to say, and much more!
Ending Food Apartheid with Tyrean “Heru” Lewis
Today’s guest is Tyrean Lewis, Founder & CEO of Heru Urban Farming, which aims to provide underserved communities with fresh, local produce, and put an end to food apartheid in St. Louis’ underserved communities. In this episode, Tyrean sits down with the team to discuss his family tradition of farming, ending food apartheid in St. Louis and beyond, what’s next for Heru Urban Farming, and much more!
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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!