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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. 

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Sep 27, 2018

Andrew Gibbs-Dabney, Founder and CEO of LIVSN Designs, joins the The Startup Junkies Podcast to discuss his entrepreneurial journey. Andrew got his start in apparel working for Fayettechill as a warehouse employee, but the success of the company would lead him to play the role of CEO in 2 short years. His passion for outdoor recreational activities and apparel led him to create his own clothing line– LIVSN. The idea of offering high-quality, durable outdoor clothing for people who value experiences more than stuff has vaulted the launch of a successful kickstarter campaign. In this episode, Andrew and the team explore a wide range of topics from work-life balance to overcoming all the obstacles that most startups face. We also focus on the future of LIVSN, and what Andrew plans to accomplish in the foreseeable future.

 

LIVSN: https://www.livsndesigns.com/

LIVSN kickstarter: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/livsndesigns/hi-wool-fleece-and-flex-canvas-pants-built-for-lif

LIVSN Instagram: https://instagram.com/livsndesigns

Fayettechill: https://www.fayettechill.com/

Arkansas Interscholastic Cycling League: http://www.arkansasmtb.org/

BLK ELK Media: https://www.blkelkmedia.com/

 

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Hosts: Jeff Amerine & Michael Iseman

jeff@startupjunkieconsulting.com

michael@startupjunkie.org

Sep 21, 2018
Beau & Kourtney Barrett, Founders of JUNK Brands, join the Startup Junkies Podcast for episode 140. Beau and Kourtney detail the start of JUNK Brands, and how it grew to become the nationally recognized headband company that it is today. They discuss the importance of listening to the market and providing customers with authentic products that leave them coming back for more. Beau and Kourtney also explore the subculture that helped them scale, and how to use your community as leverage to keep growing. They are huge advocates for the entrepreneurial community here in Northwest Arkansas, and we cap off the discussion talking about what new venture is brewing in the Barrett family, and the "What's Next!?" question that they have been asked a thousand times. Enjoy!
 
Learn more about JUNK Brands: https://www.junkbrands.com/

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Hosts: Jeff Amerine & Michael Iseman

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michael@startupjunkie.org

Sep 3, 2018

Blake Puryear, Head of Product at Engine, is an e-commerce expert who has his eyes set on the future of the marketplace. Engine is a Fayetteville based e-commerce platform built for the digitally native, vertically integrated brands that are building and selling their own products directly to the consumer. In this episode, Blake and the team discuss their perspective on the Northwest Arkansas startup scene and what it means to be a part of passionate, thriving community. We dive into Blake’s passion projects, lessons learned from working with more than a dozen startup companies, and a personalized evolution of e-commerce.

 

Engine Website: https://www.enginecommerce.com/

(1:35) Stance Socks: https://www.stance.com/men/

(1:35) Peet’s Coffee: https://www.peets.com/

(12:15) Klayvio: https://www.klaviyo.com/

(22:40) VentureBeat: https://venturebeat.com/2018/05/22/shopify-rival-engine-hopes-to-blaze-a-trail-for-arkansas-ecommerce-startups/

(37:10) Engine Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCf61PogryCa4L8qJdIRtGKw

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Follow us on Twitter, Instagram & Facebook!

Hear the stories of other great startup businesses by listening to our previous podcasts here!

Hosts: Jeff Amerine & Michael Iseman

jeff@startupjunkieconsulting.com

michael@startupjunkie.org

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