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Jan 13, 2017
Joel Sprechman, One Great Gut
George speaks with Joel Sprechman, Founder of One Great Gut, a Benefit Corporation, and the #1 science-backed gut health resource. Hear Joel's personal journey and transformation from how he went from being a DC-based IT engineer to starting a health and wellness organization in San Diego. This is the a long edit of the interview.
Dec 9, 2016
Lily Cua, co-founder, Aspire
George speaks with Lily Cua, Co-founder of Aspire, a DC based start-up that helps companies make smart investments in offering workplace perks so that they can recruit, engage and retain the best talent. in this conversation, Lily shares her experiences as an entrepreneur and why a company's culture matters. This is the full length interview of the episode. The radio edit which aired [12-9-16] is available on MixCloud.
Nov 25, 2016
Ira Koretsky, CEO, The Chief Storyteller
George interviews Ira Koretsky, the CEO of The Chief Storyteller®. Ira shares his experiences about marketing, cross-cultural communications, executive storytelling, and how to perfect your elevator speech. This is the full length interview of the episode. The radio edit which aired [11-25-16] is available on MixCloud.
Oct 28, 2016
Omer Aru, Owner, Escape Room Herndon
D.C. Entrepreneur is back for a second season in this conversation with Omer Aru, owner of The Escape Room in Herndon, Virginia. We talk about solving puzzles, teambuilding, and how solving puzzles has a lot in common with entrepreneurship and business ownership.
Aug 12, 2016
David Ramos, Knowledge Commons DC, KCDC; Design instructor American University
Today, D.C. Entrepreneur is in conversation with David Ramos of Knowledge Commons DC, and graphic design faculty at American University. We talk about the history and background of KCDC and the convergence of technology and design.
Jul 15, 2016
Rob Pegoraro, Tech Columnist, USA Today, Yahoo News,
George interviews consumer technology journalist Rob Pegoraro of USA TODAY and Yahoo Tech for a conversation about the future of technology. Rob tries to make sense of computers, consumer electronics, telecom services, the Internet, software and other things that beep or blink through reporting, reviewing and analysis. ?
Jul 1, 2016
Nathaniel Pearlman of Graphicacy; founder, NGP VAN
D.C. Entrepreneur interviews Nathaniel Pearlman of Graphicacy. Nathaniel founded NGP Software, Inc. (now NGP VAN, Inc.) to join his interests in politics and technology and served as the CTO for the Hillary Clinton campaign in 2007-08. On this episode, he speaks about entrepreneurship, how he first became interested in visual information graphics, and his volunteer work with the Lever Fund. Link to books mentioned on show: tinyurl.com/zaj6plg
Jun 24, 2016
Margarita Rozenfeld, Incite International
In this episode, D.C. Entrepreneur speaks with Margarita Rozenfeld. Margarita is the CEO of Incite International, an award-winning organizational development company providing consulting, coaching, facilitation and training services to non-profit, corporate and public sector clients including Pew Charitable Trusts, World Bank, Wells Fargo, Washington Humane Society, NASA and Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Margarita is a frequent speaker on topics of strategy, leadership, cross-cultural communication and organizational development. Her expertise has been featured on the Fox Morning Show, Washington Business Journal, Washington Post and several books on entrepreneurship and organizational effectiveness. Margarita is the host of Leadership Insights Podcast that has been featured in the iTunes New & Noteworthy category. Margarita is also the founder of YES!Circle, a networking, advisory and educational organization for entrepreneurs in the D.C. region. Margarita graduated with honors from James Madison University with degrees in International Affairs and Spanish and a minor in Russian Studies and holds an executive certificate in Organization Development from Georgetown University. She lives in Washington D.C. and works world-wide.
Jun 10, 2016
Wayne Manigo, Comedian, DC Comedy Writers Group
D.C. Entrepreneur catches up with comedian Wayne Manigo with a conversation about career reinvention and entrepreneurship. Wayne is a co-founder of the D.C. Comedy Writers Group.
Jun 3, 2016
Matt Blitz, Washingtonian Magazine, Head of Obscura Society DC
DC Entrepreneur speaks with local writer Matthew Blitz of Washingtonian, Popular Mechanics, Smithsonian Magazine, Arlington Magazine and Food & Wine. He heads the Obscura Society DC, for Atlas Obscura, by hosting unique, historical, and curious events at different locations in the D.C. region.
May 27, 2016
Alex Pessala, VC, Middleand Capital
Interview with Alex Pessala, VC with Middleland Capital. Alex has helped invest in more than 20 companies including Urban Stems, Hinge, Fiscal Note, Social Tables, Power Supply, Nice Laundry, Contactually, Wedpix, and TinyRX. He was recently named to the Forbes 30 under 30 VC list.
May 20, 2016
Steven Wynands, Founder, Knockity, real estate startup; Rafael Arie, Zugy
This week's broadcast of D.C. Entrepreneur features an interview with Steven Wynands, founder of Northern Virginia real estate start-up Knockity. The episode also includes an interview with Rafael Ruah Arié co-founder of ZUGY in Milan, Italy.
May 5, 2016
Darren Stauffer, Arlington Economic Development
What makes for a good startup community? Local support of course. We find out how Arlington businesses are thriving in this interview with Darren Stauffer of Arlington Economic Development. Darren manages startup and tech related initiatives for AED, including recruiting startup companies, connecting companies to capital, and The StartUp Arlington initiative, which aims to provide resources for technology startup companies in the community. Previously, Darren spent several years at multiple DC based startups including LivingSocial where he helped build out and launch "Escapes"; the company's travel platform which spawned a new sector in travel space now known as the flash-sale model. He later spent time at new BrandAnalytics (acquired by Sprinklr), a leading customer experience management SaaS based software, aimed at helping brands listen, engage, and drive customer loyalty.
Mar 10, 2016
Kristian Bouw and Mike Keung of NotionTheory: Story of a Startup
This episode features the co-founders of NotionTheory, Kristian Bouw, CEO and Mike Keung, Technical Lead, in a conversation about their experiences as a D.C.-based start-up.
Jan 15, 2016
Willie Blount, Shark Tank participant; founder of BearTek gloves; owner Blue Infusion Technologies
This episode features Willie Blount, founder of Blue Infusion Technologies and the creator of BearTek Gloves. He appears on Shark Tank pitching the company with CEO Tarik Rodgers, scheduled to air February 5, 2016 at 9 EST / 8 CT on the ABC network.
Nov 13, 2015
2015 Web Summit Conference, Dublin Ireland
D.C. Entrepreneur interviewed early-stage (Alpha) start-ups at Web Summit in Dublin, Ireland on November 2-3. Start-ups include Brock Stechman, Co-founder of Divvy HQ (US); Kathryn Knight, CEO of Tido (UK), Christian Chalifour, CEO of Prehos (CND); Soraya Syed, Founder of Nuqta (UK); Tolsa Harrison, Founder of PopUpGigs (AUS).
Nov 5, 2015
Interview with Sean McBeth, Future of VR
Oct 15, 2015
The Startups of DC Tech Day, October 2015
D.C. Entrepreneur speaks with the start-ups and app developers at D.C. Tech Day. Tech Day is a little bit like a science fair for business innovators and disruptors taking place at the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C. In this episode, we speak with Eric Smeby of TuitionCoin; Mark London of FrontDesk Connect; Cherian Thomas of SpotLuck; Stephan Walters of Grease Monkey, and Max Friedman of Happening; Andy Fine of Valor; and, Vlad Enache of Ignite.