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Orlando Entrepreneurs is a show highlighting local entrepreneurs. Keep up to date on the world of entrepreneurship in Central Florida. Learn from the successes and set-backs of local founders.

Orlando Entrepreneurs Joshua Wilson

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Orlando Entrepreneurs is a show highlighting local entrepreneurs. Keep up to date on the world of entrepreneurship in Central Florida. Learn from the successes and set-backs of local founders.

    Negotiating the Deal: Interview with Scott Vachon

    Negotiating the Deal: Interview with Scott Vachon

    With more than 16 years of experience in office furniture, we help our customers save money with new and used blended solutions. In our 50.000 square feet showroom, you will find hundreds of cubicles, chairs, desks, filing cabinets, office suites, and accessories ready to go.

    Whether you are outfitting a single office or redoing your corporate headquarters, we can help you design and set up your office with a great look and proper design. Now you can allow maximum productivity and employee participation to become a reality at your workplace. 

    We also offer Green Credits, a way of stopping office furniture from ending up in the landfill, helping the environment by reducing potential greenhouse gases and helping the economy as well. There are a lot of companies that would benefit from getting access to used office furniture rather than going out and buying new.  We will assess the value of your used furniture and give you green credits for it which you can spend on purchases with us. You’ll be able to restock your office with our high quality refurbished items. 

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    • 55 min
    The Photo Studio of Your Dreams: Interview with Jeanette and Joshua Johnson

    The Photo Studio of Your Dreams: Interview with Jeanette and Joshua Johnson

    Joshua and Jeanette Johnson are the founders of Wall Crawl, a photo studio concept in downtown Orlando. Joshua is a lifelong entrepreneur whose past projects include work on Sunrail, Rethink Homelessness, the National Entrepreneur Center, Instagram accounts @lakeeola and @orlandokingcobra, and professor of Entrepreneurial Marketing at UCF. Jeanette is the founder of J’s Everyday Fashion (@jseverydayfashion), one of the first-ever budget fashion blogs. Founded in 2010, it was named a top 10 fashion blog in the U.S. by traffic in 2013 with more than 15 million page views per year. Jeanette is also an author, regularly appears on TV, and is the co-founder of ethical clothing line Eden & Ivy.

    After getting married in 2015, they teamed up to travel the world and create content for J’s Everyday Fashion full-time. Always on the lookout for great photo ops, they dreamed up Wall Crawl, a photo studio with 20+ walls that change seasonally and on-staff Instagram husbands that help you capture the perfect shot. It opened in downtown Orlando in August 2019.



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    • 42 min
    The $400k Tweet: Interview with Founders Justin and Jordan

    The $400k Tweet: Interview with Founders Justin and Jordan

    Justin Mitchell and Jordan Walker have been partners in some exciting tech-based endeavors such as their app development company, SoFriendly, and their latest project, YAC.  Justin and Jordan share their experiences developing YAC such as receiving an investment offer of $400,000 through Twitter and gaining investors without yet having a pitch deck ready to show.  YAC, short for the common phrase “Yelling Across Cubicles”, is an application which makes it far more efficient for remote teams to communicate.

    Justin Mitchell’s bio:

    Having started working in startups at only 16, I now have extensive experience in the entire product development lifecycle. At 19 I co-founded and launched my first startup and 2 years later helped it IPO on the NASDAQ. 27 patents, an acquisition and multiple funded projects later, I bounce between design, engineering and even marketing for clients such as Margaritaville, Marriott, Hilton, and Google, through my design agency, SoFriendly. I’m now working on a new startup focused on asynchronous voice communication, called YAC and recently closed a pre-seed round there.

    Jordan Walker’s bio:

    Over the course of my career, I’ve worked with exciting new, startups all the way up to giants such as Hilton, Margaritaville, and Marriott. While doing so, I’ve built teams from the ground up and managed 250+ person teams while keeping efficiency at the top of the priority list. My experience in product design and running businesses has not only helped other startups but has helped me scale and raise for my own startup, YAC, as well. Majority of my work can be found at sofriendly.com. My latest startup, YAC, is a ven

    • 48 min
    Dial a Doctor: Interview with Mark D. Gebhardt

    Dial a Doctor: Interview with Mark D. Gebhardt

    Mark Gebhardt is a thirty-plus year veteran of the financial services industry. A true industry entrepreneur with broad-based experience in healthcare, marketing, product development, technology and distribution with responsibilities for the conception, planning and implementation of all marketing activities.  Mark has also authored numerous articles for industry trade publications on sales, marketing, agency building and development and is also recognized as an industry resource for National Underwriter magazine.

    Community Doctors was launched in 2018, founded on the belief that there was a way to provide direct access to basic healthcare on an affordable basis without sacrificing quality. They were right. As the cost of medical insurance continues to soar, millions of people are unable to afford coverage or their deductible is so high, these consumers don’t seek care. Yet the need for basic medical care from doctors, professional services and medications is as important as ever. Visit the Community Doctors website for complete details; they look forward to being of service.

    Here’s how to connect:



    https://twitter.com/CommunityDocs @CommunityDocs

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    • 42 min
    Take a Reset: Interview with Charlie Lewis

    Take a Reset: Interview with Charlie Lewis

    Charlie Lewis is the founder and CEO of BlueWave Resource Partners and by hobby, a seed investor in the local tech community. His company BlueWave works with venture capital and private equity backed companies that are in high growth to assist with recruiting and talent acquisition. He is also an organizer and community leader for Orlando Tech and Beer which is a network of like-minded individuals focused on connecting and collaborating in order to inspire the growth of our tech communities.

    Charlie has been in Orlando’s technology talent acquisition scene for 13 years and has worked with small to enterprise scale companies across central Florida. Over the years he has seen the changes in the technology talent pool, hiring trends and the impact that sourcing technology and social media has had on recruiting. Charlie has first-hand insight on the competitive landscape of attracting talent and the resource shortages that face our local tech community.  To learn more about Bluewave Resource Partners, visit https://bluewaverp.com.


    Company email: info@bluewaverp.com

    Company phone: (407) 986-5777

    Company Instagram @bluewaverp

    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/charleslewisiii/


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    • 52 min
    The Hand You’re Dealt: Interview with Melody Montgomery

    The Hand You’re Dealt: Interview with Melody Montgomery

    Coming from a ‘nonlinear’ career path, Melody found herself wanting to find purpose with her work, while balancing a stable family and life schedule.  Finding Two Maids & A Mop, founded by Ron Holt in 2003, gave Melody the perfect way to fulfill her entrepreneurial spirit, spend time with her family, and also help families in need of help with keeping their lives in order.  Two Maids & A Mop offers cleaning services on a subscription-based model utilizing different package levels, while also partnering with nonprofits like Cleaning For A Reason, which provides free housecleaning for cancer patients.


    Melody decided to pursue her dream of becoming a business owner after her teenage daughter recited her very own teachings of “We don’t just do the easy things.”  With this endeavor, Melody was also given the challenge of persevering through her recent diagnosis of breast cancer. She recalls her continuing efforts of maintaining optimism and learning to accept her own faults, which lead to her success as a leader.  Melody believes that everything happens for a reason, and even though sometimes she thinks she was ‘dealt a bad hand’, she continually makes the effort to not define herself by her diagnosis. With this perspective shift on life, she holds firm in the belief that we all have a choice when it comes to how we spend our time and seeks to empower those who are stuck thinking they cannot pursue their dreams.


    Two Maids & A Mop has been featured in media such as Entrepreneur Magazine, Better Homes & Garden, Success Magazine, CNN Money, Yahoo News, and even CNBC.  Based out of Birmingham, Alabama, this brand now we serve 60 markets across the country, following the notion that doing the right thing will keep them competitive in th

    • 57 min

Customer Reviews

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5 Ratings

Mel33smith ,

So valuable, entertaining & professional

I am an avid podcast listener and entrepreneur. I’m moving from Chicago to Orlando so I had been researching the tech start up scene in Orlando and stumbled upon this podcast. I just listened to three in a row! The moderator is great. I loved the interviews with Greg Rollett, Kristen Wiley, and Josh Elledge. I can find relevance in every story, learn great tips & they provide great resources in Orlando. Looking forward to hearing more!

college2394 ,

Awesome podcast for entrepreneurs

Keep these podcasts coming, I’m learning so much about starting my company!

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