This episode we welcome Jeff back to the microphone after a brief hiatus, and the conversation couldn’t be confined to one episode, so it’s broken into two. We’re also happy to have Lance Stokes, founder of Lauren James with us for a conversation that covers many topics, including:
Lessons learned and planning for the next B2F Square2Square Run, Walk, & (pub)Crawl (30+ miles of running, walking and drinking local beer).
What is special about Northwest Arkansas, and building the density and gravity for a successful entrepreneurial ecosystem.
The 479 Founders Forum – a group of local entrepreneurs that Lance is a part of – will be hosting a startup job fair, Build 479 on April 20th.
If you’re interested in any of the upcoming events, email Michael@startupjunkieconsulting.com and tune in to the next episode (79) for more!
Our guest this episode is Caroline Gschwend who is the most recent victor of the Congressional App Challenge for District AR 03 with her app "defendUS". She shares her story of a growing interest in computer science, building the winning app, and the tools that she used to win.
Check out her App: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YjBe90OEInA
Caroline is also an active volunteer with the Community Venture Foundation, whose Executive Director, Jessica Boyd joins as a co-host of this show. Jessica gives an update on the different programs that CVF is running and has on the horizon.
Follow and stay in touch with CVF:
Rolf Wilkin, founder of Eureka Pizza, Local Trade Partners, and the original RazorBucks joins the podcast to share stories and lessons learned from growing multiple businesses by being opportunistic and sticking to his core values.
Rolf see’s opportunity where other’s see risk or potential failure. He is a genius promoter, and remains a student.
Some of his book recommendations include:
Guerilla Marketing – Jay Levinson
The 22 Immutable Laws of Marketing – Al Ries & Jack Trout
Four Agreements – Don Miguel Ruiz
Join Local Trade Partners: www.localtradepartners.com
Eat Eureka Pizza: www.eurekapizza.com