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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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Apr 18, 2019

In this special edition of the Startup Junkies Podcast, Jeff Amerine and Chandler Abbott sit down with mentors and participants of the 2019 Northwest Arkansas Startup Weekend. Startup Weekend gives aspiring entrepreneurs and innovators a chance to develop a working concept in a weekend and get feedback from experienced mentors. Ryan Frazier and Chuong Nguyen, former co-founders of DataRank, returned to mentor teams at Startup Weekend and share updates on their careers during an on location interview at the Brewer Family Entrepreneurship Hub. As a mentor, Ryan used his experience of gathering user feedback and customer validation from DataRank to advise the Startup Weekend teams as they developed their first prototype. Chuong reflects on how the NWA entrepreneurial scene has evolved from when he first entered in the early 2010’s and a new venture he’s working on with some of the former Datarank founders. Please excuse the background noise of Startup Weekend teams hard at work!

To learn more about Arkansas Startup Weekend: https://www.facebook.com/ArkansasStartupWeekend/

Connect with Ryan: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ryfraz/

Connect with Chuong: https://www.linkedin.com/in/phodamentals/

Hosts: Jeff Amerine & Chandler Abbott

Jeff@Startupjunkieconsulting.com

Chandler@startupjunkie.org

Mar 21, 2019

In this episode of the Startup Junkies Podcast, the co-founders of MORE Technologies, Canon Reeves, Kaushik Ramini, and Peyton Smith, join Jeff Amerine and Michael Iseman to reflect on the first year of MORE Technologies and share their excitement from their recent launch on Kickstarter. MORE Technologies, an Edtech company that provides affordable robotics education, went from an idea to a full business in 54 hours with 75 pre orders after winning the 2018 Northwest Arkansas Startup Weekend. Canon, Kaushik, and Peyton outline the lessons learned in refining the design, developing a strategic advantage, and finding target customers that lead up to the Kickstarter launch and their goal of transforming robotics education.

To learn more about MORE Technologies and the Kickstarter campaign: http://www.moretech.co

Connect with Canon: https://www.linkedin.com/in/canonreeves/

Connect with Kaushik: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kaushik-ramini-uark/

Connect with Peyton: https://www.linkedin.com/in/peytonsmith/

Hosts: Jeff Amerine & Michael Iseman

Jeff@startupjunkieconsulting.com

michael@startupjunkie.org

Mar 14, 2019

In this episode of the Startup Junkies Podcast, Carter Malloy, Founder and CEO of AcreTrader, joins hosts Jeff Amerine and Michael Iseman to detail the recent launch of their farmland investment platform. AcreTrader pairs the high performing investment of farm land with a transparent and approachable platform which makes it easy for investors to add farmland to their portfolio without buying a whole farm. Carter grew up on a family farm, and has an impressive background as an entrepreneur, researcher, musician, and hedge fund manager. He shares some of his story that led him to this venture and details his vision for the company and culture forming around AcreTrader.

 

Learn more or invest with AcreTrader: https://www.acretrader.com

Connect with Carter Malloy: https://www.linkedin.com/in/carter-malloy-610a422/

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Hosts: Jeff Amerine & Michael Iseman

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michael@startupjunkie.org

Feb 25, 2019

In this episode of the Startup Junkies Podcast, Will Gilbrech joins Jeff Amerine and Michael Iseman to reflect on his entrepreneurial journey that began when Will and Michael were taking Jeff’s New Venture Development course at the University of Arkansas. Since then, Will has led sales development for Arkansas’s first Y Combinator startup, DataRank, and now co-owns a fast growing HVAC company, Franklin Heating & Air. Tune in to learn more about Will’s journey as well as his philosophy on cost effectively growing a business.

To learn more about Franklin Heating and Air: https://www.savewithfranklin.com/

Connect with Will Gilbrech: https://www.linkedin.com/in/will-gilbrech/

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Hosts: Jeff Amerine & Michael Iseman

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Feb 18, 2019

February 18th, 2019

Michael Brown, CEO of Insight Leadership Group and Lead Minister of Thrive Christian Church, joins this episode of the Startup Junkies Podcast to detail how an early morning epiphany began an entrepreneurial journey to become a business and spiritual counselor. Insight Leadership Group uses data driven strategies to work with CEOs and leadership teams to diagnose goals and then execute a plan for improving the workplace culture. In business and church, Michael’s mission is to help people enjoy finding their dream and he is rewarded by a career that empowers him to do both.

To learn more about Insight Leadership Group, visit http://www.insightlg.com/.

Connect with Michael Brown: https://www.linkedin.com/in/michaelbinsight/

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Hosts: Jeff Amerine & Michael Iseman

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michael@startupjunkie.org

Jan 14, 2019

152: Celebration and Restoration at Markham & Fitz Chocolate

In this episode of the Startup Junkies Podcast, Lauren Blanco, CEO of Markham & Fitz Chocolate joins the team to discuss her passion behind creating a company and her spirit for bringing people together through chocolate. Lauren believes that businesses can be a driver towards making the earth a better place. In doing so, she ensures that Markham & Fitz leaves an environmentally friendly footprint, and takes a conscious effort towards zero waste. Lauren details her story about where she started; the changes that take place in a growing business, and everything that she learned in order to create a flourishing chocolate company. Markham & Fitz recently won a Good Food Award for their Ooh La Lavender bar, and are soon to be distributed internationally with some of the best chocolate in the world.

Good Food Awards: https://goodfoodfdn.org/awards/winners/2019/chocolate/

Connect with Lauren: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lauren-blanco-06982372/

Markham & Fitz: https://www.markhamandfitz.com/

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Hosts: Jeff Amerine & Michael Iseman

jeff@startupjunkieconsulting.com

michael@startupjunkie.org

 

Jan 7, 2019

151: Ecosystem Building with the AEDC

In this episode of the Startup Junkies Podcast, Michael Iseman and Jeff Standridge sit down with Clark Cogbill and Jeff Moore of the Arkansas Economic Development Commission to discuss business retention and expansion in the State of Arkansas. This episode is actually a simulcast airing here on the Startup Junkies Podcast, and also on the Arkansas Inc. Podcast run by the AEDC. Be sure to subscribe to both for more stories of entrepreneurs and innovators from Arkansas and around the world!

There is an incredible amount of activity going on in the State of Arkansas to foster an environment across the state the encourages entrepreneurialism and creativity. We dive into specific opportunities, grants, and tax credits available to entrepreneurs through the AEDC, and programs run by the Venture Center, Winrock, the Conductor, and Startup Junkie.

Arkansas EDC: www.arkansasedc.com

Get your Free Copy of Jeff's Book: http://info.arkansasedc.com/the-innovators-field-guide
 
Check out this blog written by Startup Junkie's Haley Allgood detailing business incentives from the AEDC and beyond: https://www.startupjunkie.org/it-pays-to-be-an-arkansas-based-company/

Fuel Accelerator: https://www.fuelaccelerator.com/

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Host: Michael Iseman

michael@startupjunkie.org

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