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The Startup Junkies Podcast

The Startup Junkies podcast is hosted by Jeff Amerine and the team at Startup Junkie. We’ll cover topics ranging from getting started, planning, growing your business, proving your concept, leadership, marketing, exit strategies and so much more. We’ll interview business owners, entrepreneurs, experts and people we think will bring value to our audience. Subscribe, and together we'll take your business to the next level.
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This is the Startup Junkies Podcast. These are the stories of the people that are afflicted with creating the next great products and services that are going to change lives - not just in America, but worldwide. We're going to tell the stories of the next great beer producer, products and apparel makers, and the stories of people that don't accept the status quo and that want to make things better. 

Welcome to the Startup Junkies Podcast.

Nov 30, 2015

Stan Zylowski is the co-founder and President of Movista/MVRetail. Stan has also had a had in starting several other local businesses including a restaurant and a local butcher shop.

Stan holds a management degree from Troy State University and received his M.B.A from the University of Arkansas Sam M. Walton School of Business.

Stan Zylowski
movista.com

Our contact info:

Jon Cadieux / jon@455mediagroup.com / www.455mediagroup.com

Jeff Amerine / jeff@startupjunkieconsulting.com / www.startupjunkieconsulting.com

Nov 23, 2015

Mo Elliott is the founder of Fayettechill Clothing Company. Mo started Fayettechill while studying entrepreneurship his junior year at the University of Arkansas. Starting with a T-shirt he has grown his company to multiple products, all targeted toward people who like the outdoors and an active lifestyle.

Check out Mo's company and products at http://fayettechill.com/.

Our contact info:

Jon Cadieux / jon@455mediagroup.com / www.455mediagroup.com

Jeff Amerine / jeff@startupjunkieconsulting.com / www.startupjunkieconsulting.com

 

Nov 16, 2015

In this episode we set up a booth at the 2015 NWA Technology Summit in Rogers Arkansas. The NWA Tech Summit is put together each year by the NWA Tech Council & the Bentonville/Bella Vista Chamber of Commerce. This episode is a break from our normal format in that we interview several people including high school students, entrepreneurs and a New York Times best selling author.

Note that Jon mistakenly refers to the President and CEO of AT&T Mobile & Business Services Ralph Del Rio, in fact his name is Ralph de la Vega. Our apologies to Mr. de la Vega.

Our guest in order of appearance:

1:50 Joyce Grippi, Founder of Grippi Business Solutions

8:15 Mary Lewis, Executive Director, Accelerate Arkansas

20:55 Bentonville School District Ignite PSC Program Students Aikman Ewalt, Castle Kerr, Ernesto Santos

29:50 Louis Patler, PH.D. New York Times best-selling author, speaker and consultant, President of The B.I.T. Group

Thank you to the Bentonville/Bella Vista Chamber of Commerce, the NWA Tech Council and all of the folks who made the summit a success.

Our contact info:

Jeff Amerine
Startup Junkie Consulting
Jeff@startupjunkieconsulting.com

Jon Cadieux
455 Media Group, LLC
jon@455mediagroup.com

Nov 9, 2015

Omid started as an electrical engineer and is now CEO of Ascendant Dx, a proteomics company focused on bringing new diagnostic tests to market. Currently they are focusing on tests based on newly discovered biomarkers for breast cancer and childhood diseases.

Omid is an experienced executive, entrepreneur and inventor. He has spent the last 18 years bringing new products and businesses to market in fields ranging from photography, medical imaging, and microprocessors to graphics, healthcare information technology and genomics.

He specializes in finding markets for new technologies, or finding new markets for old technologies. Specially, if it involves developing new business models, and new corporate structures.

He is also an expert in intellectual property strategy development.

Omid is Entrepreneur In Residence at University of California at Los Angeles and has done Personal Genomics Research at Harvard Medical School

http://www.ascendantdx.com/

Jon Cadieux
Managing Director
455 Media Group, LLC
www.455mediagroup.com

Jeff Amerine
Founding Principle
Startup Junkie Consulting
www.startupjunkieconsulting.com

Nov 2, 2015

Currently Mike Poore is the Superintendent for Bentonville Public Schools. He officially assumed this position on July 1, 2011. Mike began transitioning in the spring of 2011. He is excited that his vision for Bentonville Schools closely aligns with a community that seeks to be the best in all that they do. Under his leadership, the school district has opened 3 new schools and has plans for 2 more schools to open, Bentonville West High School in the fall of 2016, and our 11th elementary school in the fall of 2017. Bentonville Public Schools consistently ranks as a top performer in academics, arts and athletics

Mike is leading the way by forming partnerships with the business community in a STEM program called Ignite.

Idea was Hatched:

  • National, Regional, and Local employers need graduates with professional skills and certifications
  • Employers feel that young employees are not work-force ready
  • Workforce of tomorrow must know how to collaborate, innovate, and communicate

Ignites Basic Concept

  • Partnership with K-12, Business Community, and Higher Ed can yield an approach that prepares students through rigor and support
  • Give students projects that are meaningful and that capture their passion and they will exceed expectations
  • Students learn best when they can explore and when they are backed up in their learning with highly trained business and community leaders along with a strong instructional leader
  • Ignite empowers students to be co-constructors of their education and leverages community resources to support learning.

Delivery

  • Ignite will use our own campuses and satellite campuses to support this project based environment. We also hope to eventually have a regional career tech center.
  • Bentonville Schools is in the process of delivering to six community needs with the following professional strands: IT Solutions, Logistics Management, Construction Trade, Culinary Art, Med-Prep, Digital Media/Global Business Solutions
  • Ignite is becoming a reality as a result of multiple partnerships with both small businesses as well as the largest organizations in this community.

To learn more about the program contact Mike at mpoore@bentonvillek12.org

Contact Us:

Jeff Amerine
jeff@startupjunkieconsulting.com
www.startupjunkieconsulting.com

Jon Cadieux
jon@455mediagroup.com
www.455mediagroup.com

 

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