Posts tagged: Podcast

  • 84 Simon Huck - Cofounder of JUDY on The Essential Entrepreneurial Spirit

    84 Simon Huck - Cofounder of JUDY on The Essential Entrepreneurial Spirit
    Simon Huck is the cofounder of emergency preparedness brand JUDY and I am so excited to have him as a guest on The Mentor Files! Having spent 18 months preparing to launch his new business, Simon was coming from his successful public relations firm Command Entertainment Group and felt a need to use his connections and skills to help change the world.

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  • 83 Josh Goldin - Cofounder of ACG on Aligning Yourself For Success

    83 Josh Goldin - Cofounder of ACG on Aligning Yourself For Success
    Today on The Mentor Files, we have Josh Goldin, cofounder of Alliance Consumer Growth. Together with his colleagues, Josh has built ACG into one of the leading consumer growth investment funds in the United States. Josh oversees current and prospective investments for ACG, and currently serves on the board of directors of Tender Greens, Snooze A.M. Eatery, PDQ Restaurants, OUAI Haircare, Good American and Tata Harper. He also led ACG’s investments in Harry’s Inc. and Blaze Pizza. Previously he served on the boards of Suja Juice (ACG’s stake acquired by...

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  • 82 Amanda Zuckerman - Cofounder of Dormify on Keeping It In The Family

    82 Amanda Zuckerman - Cofounder of Dormify on Keeping It In The Family
    Our guest today on The Mentor Files is Amanda Zuckerman, cofounder of Dormify. When Amanda and her mother Karen Zuckerman were shopping for Amanda's freshman dorm room they had trouble finding dorm decor as stylish and sophisticated as Amanda desired, a problem her peers were running into as well. After spending a lot of time, going from store to store, Amanda and Karen realized there wasn't a one-stop destination for dorm room shopping. From here, the mother-daughter duo created a vision for Dormify, which has since developed into the reputable...

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  • 81 Alexa Von Tobel - Managing Partner of Inspired Capital on Keeping a Good Work Life Balance

    81 Alexa Von Tobel - Managing Partner of Inspired Capital on Keeping a Good Work Life Balance
    Alexa Von Tobel is a New York Times bestselling author, entrepreneur, venture capitalist and mom.Alexa founded LearnVest in 2008 with the goal of helping people make progress on their money. Just seven years later, the company was acquired by Northwestern Mutual for $375 Million, one of the biggest Fintech acquisitions of the decade.Following the acquisition, Alexa joined Northwestern as the company's first ever Chief Digital Officer and eventually assumed the role of Chief Innovation Officer where she oversaw Northwestern Mutual's venture arm.Alexa isn't slowing down any time soon. Just last...

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  • 80 Lauren Bush Lauren - Founder of FEED on Developing Great Partnerships

    80 Lauren Bush Lauren - Founder of FEED on Developing Great Partnerships
    In 2004, Lauren Bush Lauren had the opportunity to travel around the world as an honorary student spokesperson for the UN World Food Programme, and learned firsthand about the issues of hunger and poverty. Inspired by what she saw during these travels, Lauren launched FEED Projects in 2007, with the mission to create good products that help FEED the world. FEED does this through the sale of FEED bags, accessories, and apparel by building a set donation into the cost of each product. The impact of each product, signified by...

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  • 79 Sarah Jones Simmer - Chief Operating Officer at Bumble on Predicting The Future

    79 Sarah Jones Simmer - Chief Operating Officer at Bumble on Predicting The Future
    Today on The Mentor Files, we have Sarah Jones Simmer, Chief Operating Officer of Bumble talking with us about her work with the incredibly popular dating app.Sarah is the COO of Bumble, the female-first social networking app bringing kindness and respect back into introductions and promoting equality in relationships, with 65mm+ users around the world. In that role, she oversees core strategy, international growth, marketing initiatives, and business operations, and facilitates the expansion of Bumble’s rapidly growing team, headquartered in Austin, TX, with offices around the world.Sarah has spent her...

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  • 78 Miyoko Schinner - Founder of Miyoko's Kitchen

    78 Miyoko Schinner - Founder of Miyoko's Kitchen
    Today on The Mentor Files, we have vegan food innovator Miyoko Schinner of Miyoko's Kitchen. From their humble beginnings with 4 employees in Miyoko’s home kitchen, to a 30,000 sq ft. state-of-the-art facility in Sonoma, Miyoko's Kitchen is leading the way in transforming the future of creamery. In just a few short years, their products can be found in 1,000’s of stores across the country and their ‘cheese’ wheels are on the road to global distribution. Miyoko is changing perceptions of vegan food, to inspire people from all walks of...

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  • 77 Jens Grede - Co-Founder at FRAME on the Sixth Sense of Shoppers

    77 Jens Grede - Co-Founder at FRAME on the Sixth Sense of Shoppers
    In 2016, Jens Grede and Erik Torstensson launched FRAME, a premium denim company with the intent of creating a brand on the back of a single pair of jeans. Through their strategy and superior product, the Los Angeles based brand is now expected to top $400 million in sales this year. Prior to FRAME, Jens and Erik ran a creative agency called Saturday where the duo created and were the masterminds behind notable projects such as Mr. Porter, Justin Bieber x Calvin Klein and Beyonce x H&M. FRAME now operates...

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  • 76 David Heath - Founder at Bombas on Never Losing Your Humility

    76 David Heath - Founder at Bombas on Never Losing Your Humility
    Today on The Mentor Files, we have the founder of Bombas, David Heath. David and his co-founders set out to rethink a product that was an afterthought in the marketplace. Two years of research & development led to seven material improvements to the design, performance and comfort of the everyday sock. And they continue to innovate with each successive production run.But there's more to this story. When David first learned that socks were the most requested clothing item in homeless shelters, he knew he had to do something to help....

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  • 75 Bianca Gates - Founder at Birdies on Having Radical Candor

    75 Bianca Gates - Founder at Birdies on Having Radical Candor
    In the four years since Birdies launched, they have become a staple in Meghan Markle’s wardrobe, have had waitlists 30 thousand people long and have raised around $10 million in funding. Today, Birdies is disrupting the footwear industry, merging the style customers want with the comfort that they need. Birdies Co-Founder and CEO, Bianca Gates is a first generation American and grew up in San Francisco. She first started her career as an account executive at Univision. In 2011, she happen to catch a commencement speech from Sheryl Sandberg which...

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