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Featuring Vermont’s most influential business leaders, Start Here bridges the gap between entertainment and inspiration by presenting the unfiltered stories of today’s top innovators. Everybody starts somewhere - why not Start Here?
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    • 4.6 • 33 Ratings

Featuring Vermont’s most influential business leaders, Start Here bridges the gap between entertainment and inspiration by presenting the unfiltered stories of today’s top innovators. Everybody starts somewhere - why not Start Here?
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    Start Here Ep. 62: Paul Millman / Chroma Technology

    Start Here Ep. 62: Paul Millman / Chroma Technology

    Today we sit down with co-founder of employee owned Chroma Technology in Bellows Falls, Vermont. Chroma is a leading manufacturer of specialized optical filters, coatings, and mirrors, and leading firms in life sciences, agriculture, security, and aerospace.
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    Start Here Ep. 61: Nora Ganley-Roper / Lost Lantern Whiskey

    Start Here Ep. 61: Nora Ganley-Roper / Lost Lantern Whiskey

    Today we sit down with Nora Ganley-Roper, co-founder of Lost Lantern Whiskey, who turned a dream road trip into a truly unique and forward thinking business.
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    • 36 min
    Start Here Ep. 60: Paul Ralston / Vermont Coffee Company

    Start Here Ep. 60: Paul Ralston / Vermont Coffee Company

    Today we sit down with Vermonter, Paul Ralston, who after the sale of his beloved Vermont Coffee Company is by no means ready to wrap up his tenure as an entrepreneur.
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    • 46 min
    Start Here Ep. 59: Jeff Frolik / Packetized Energy

    Start Here Ep. 59: Jeff Frolik / Packetized Energy

    Today we sit down with Jeff Frolik, Co-Founder of Packetized Energy, a company making electricity flexible so distributed energy can be clean, affordable, and easy to use.
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    • 43 min
    Start Here Ep. 58: Peggy Farabaugh / Vermont Woods Studios

    Start Here Ep. 58: Peggy Farabaugh / Vermont Woods Studios

    Today we sit down with Peggy Farabaugh, founder of Vermont Woods Studios, a hand-crafted wood furniture company passionate about preserving wildlife habitat.
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    • 42 min
    Start Here Ep. 57: Eric Sorkin / Runamok Maple

    Start Here Ep. 57: Eric Sorkin / Runamok Maple

    Today, we sit down with Eric Sorkin, Co-owner and CEO of Runamok Maple, the company that has taken Vermont’s most beloved export in limitless new directions.
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    • 41 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
33 Ratings

33 Ratings

djones2022 ,

Favorite Podcast!

Thanks for providing a behind the scenes to these great businesses and Vermont entrepreneurs

Wayno_HUB ,

Worth your time, and then some.

I’ve been lucky enough to have listened to EVERY episode.

Worth it.

There’s something to learn from all the conversations, from companies that have been around for decades like Terry Bicycles, Seventh Generation, and Ben & Jerry’s to recent stars like Game Theory, SunCommon, RenconciledIT, and international star Lime.

There’s even an episode featuring VPR’s superstar Jane Lindholm.

Key takeaways: fix a problem, be ready to pivot, and be prepared to make unexpected connections. And, you CAN build a company in Vermont!

Quit reading reviews and start listening!

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Start Here for Awesome Business Podcast

One of the best podcasts I’ve heard! Sam and Dave really get into the meat of the conversation quickly with the entrepreneur. They blend humor with technical with the larger context of being a human and entrepreneur, creating an accessible, enjoyable, meaningful listening experience. As a listener of many business podcasts, Start Here has quickly risen to the top. Kick up your feet, grab your queso, and get ready to be impressed.

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