13 episodes

We’re opening up the notebooks of some of the most interesting business minds in the South. They’re hands-on, they’re driven and they’re sharing the notes they’ve taken on invention, funding, entrepreneurship, growth, and so much more.

Of Note Scribble

    • Entrepreneurship

We’re opening up the notebooks of some of the most interesting business minds in the South. They’re hands-on, they’re driven and they’re sharing the notes they’ve taken on invention, funding, entrepreneurship, growth, and so much more.

    13: George Wicks

    13: George Wicks

    Innovation can oftentimes be slow. Ideas and projects can't always be completed by the team that starts them — especially in the world of science. Even in retirement, George Wicks, CTO of Applied Research Center (ARC) in Aiken, South Carolina and adjunct professor at several universities, is helping to continue to breathe life into his innovations. One of George's most groundbreaking projects is the research and development of microspheres. These tiny glass spheres have potential applications in the medical, automotive, and security fields, among many others.


    Join hosts Laura Corder and Joseph Nother as they talk with George about his work, approach to innovation and how he prepares the next generation of scientists.


    "Of Note" is an original production by Scribble and Designsensory. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram for more.

    • 30 min
    12: Boyd and Nicole Johnson

    12: Boyd and Nicole Johnson

    Craft. Passion. Family. These are the virtues that define Boyd Cycling, the creator of one of the world's fastest bike wheels. Started by competitive cyclists Boyd and Nicole Johnson, the Greenville-based husband and wife team got their footing in the industry as one of the first manufacturers to sell directly to consumers online, disrupting deep-pocketed established brands. Ten years later, the company focuses on creating handbuilt, well-engineered wheels and aims to be one of the best wheel companies in the world. 


    Join hosts Laura Corder and Joseph Nother as they talk with Boyd and Nicole about the process of building a team, how to be successful in business with family, how they were able to obtain grant and seed funding, and the valuable lessons they’ve learned over the years. 


    "Of Note" is an original production by Scribble and Designsensory. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram for more.

    • 46 min
    11: Nancey Tsai

    11: Nancey Tsai

    We all like to think that innovation and creativity come as a spark, an epiphany, as the "light bulb" moment. But that isn't always the case. Dr. Nancey Tsai had a number of experiences during her time as a student and practicing doctor where she simply took note of something – a fact, a challenge, a need – and "filed it away." After more than a decade, she'd eventually bring all of this back together to create a potentially game-changing device. 


    As a clinical associate professor of neurosurgery at the Medical University of South Carolina, Nancey invented a device that uses gentle puffs of air and videography to detect subtle differences in the way a patient blinks. As Nancey put it, “it’s all in the eyes” when it comes to examining neurological functions. Today, the Blink Reflexometer is a portable device that can be used to test an athlete for concussion right on the sidelines, and in the future has the potential to detect other neurological disorders including Alzheimer’s, stroke, and Parkinson’s. 


    "Of Note" is an original production by Scribble and Designsensory. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram for more.

    • 37 min
    10: Greg Higgs

    10: Greg Higgs

    Many enthusiasts dream of starting a business around their obsessions. Greg Higgs is one of those entrepreneurs that actually did it. After a wild ride in Jakarta, Indonesia fresh out of college, Greg had laid the groundwork for Fab Fours, an auto customization company specializing in bumpers for outdoor enthusiasts. Year after year, Greg has fully delivered on innovative ideas and designs that have shaken up his industry. With a strong track record and plenty of gas left in the tank, Greg wants to keep growing his business.


    Joseph and Laura talk with Greg about the challenges behind scaling a company from a cultural standpoint — detailing hiring from within vs. outside the company, how to maintain culture as you grow, and the effects culture can have on day-to-day operations. Greg also dives into his philosophy on product design, managing competition, and advice for enthusiasts looking to start their own company.


    "Of Note" is an original production by Scribble and Designsensory. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram for more.

    • 38 min
    9: Sherine Chan

    9: Sherine Chan

    Sherine Chan and her business partner are developing compounds that could potentially treat severe neurological diseases, such as epilepsy and Parkinson's. As a lifelong scientist, she's now entered the unfamiliar world of business pitches, grant writing, and fundraising. Playing two roles — researcher and entrepreneur — is no easy task. See how she aims to bring her innovative ideas to the big stage and what you can learn from her journey. This is Of Note.

    • 27 min
    8: Srikanth Pilla

    8: Srikanth Pilla

    Electric vehicles, connected vehicles, autonomous vehicles — we're all familiar with the innovations currently happening in the automotive space. However, in the future world that Dr. Srikanth Pilla dreams of, cars will be fully recyclable with all of their parts being totally reusable. Through his background in biocomposites, or new materials created from both natural and synthetic sources, Srikanth aims to bring the circular economy concept to the automotive industry.

    • 26 min

Top Podcasts In Entrepreneurship