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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.

Apr 25, 2016

We were fortunate to have Matt Stevens, Manager of Strategic Initiatives in the Office of Entrepreneurial Development, and Edward Haddock, the Deputy District Director of the SBA in Arkansas on the show this week.

We dive into the strategic initiatives of the SBA to help grow scalable ventures in the innovation economy. We discuss the overall initiatives, and how Startup Junkie has been leveraging those initiatives to develop strong programs in the region of Northwest Arkansas.

Contact and learn more:
https://www.sba.gov/
Edward.Haddock@sba.gov
Matthew.Stevens@sba.gov

Hosts:
Jeff@startupjunkieconsulting.com
Brett@startupjunkieconsulting.com

Apr 18, 2016

Caleb Hamilton of Metova talks about growing the culture of a world-class development company that just opened a new location in Fayetteville, AR.

They have a fantastic model to work with anyone from startups to Fortune 500 companies.

They are always looking to bring on great talent. They have a flexible culture and well thought out training programs to help their employees grow within the company.

www.metova.com
Caleb.hamilton@metova.com

Hosts:
Jeff@startupjunkieconsulting.com
Michael@startupjunkieconsulting.com

Apr 11, 2016

Michael makes the switch from co-host to the victim of Jeff's jokes on the other side of the table.

Michael & Jeff dive into the making of FML! The Game, which is a board game parody of The Game of LIFE, marketed for young adults. As Jeff eloquantly describes it: "It's like cerebral beer pong"

The project will be live on Kickstarter from April 12 - May 13. Preorder your game at:

www.kickstarter.com/fmlthegame
www.fmlthegame.com
www.facebook.com/fmlthegame
michael@fmlthegame.com

Host:
Jeff@startupjunkieconsulting.com

Apr 4, 2016

Bentonville High School students are working on some interesting projects! This week we have two groups, one who recently won the Congressional App Challenge for their work on an educational virtual reality app. The community has rallied around the second group to support their Electronic Vehicle conversion.

Guests this week:
Tyler Gay
kennethtylergay@gmail.com

Marc Aranibar
@MarcAranibar
aranibarmarc@gmail.com

Steven Douglass & Kyle Watson
@BvilleEVTeam
evchallengebentonville.weebly.com

Tye Killingsworth
tkillingsworth@bentonvillek12.org

Hosts:
Jeff@startupjunkieconsulting.com
Michael@startupjunkieconsulting.com

Mar 28, 2016

Tim Robinson, an owner of Phat Tire Bike Shop, was welcomed to the show. He shares the story of following his interest in biking, and seizing every opportunity that presented itself in growing both his company, and the biking culture in Northwest Arkansas.

http://phattirebikeshop.com/
https://www.facebook.com/PhatTireBikeShop

Hosts:
jeff@startupjunkieconsulting.com
michael@startupjunkieconsulting.com

Mar 21, 2016

Jeff Charlson, CEO of Bike Rack Brewing Co. talks about how he and his world-class team have implemented smart growth, and had a fun time doing it. Listen in to learn about the future for BRB, and how they've become a leader in the Bentonville brew scene.

bikerackbrewing.com
https://www.facebook.com/bikerackbrewing/?fref=ts

Hosts:
jeff@startupjunkieconsulting.com
michael@startupjunkieconsulting.com

Mar 14, 2016

We pulled a group of co-workers the Startup Junkie Headquarters on the Fayetteville Square and gathered around the microphones. Learn about some great businesses operating in Northwest Arkansas making use of our space. From beautiful mahogany wood, to in home health care, this episode was wide ranging - Enjoy!

Episode 33 Guests:

Jessica Boyd
Executive Director of the Community Venture Foundation
jessica@communityventurefoundation.org
www.communityventurefoundation.com

Scott Andrews
COO/CFO with Hayseed Ventures
Scott@hayseedventures.com
www.hayseedventures.com

Seth Ellsworth
Founder of Belize Mahogany Designs
belizemahoganydesigns@gmail.com
belizemahoganydesigns.com

 

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Contact the hosts:
Jeff@startupjunkieconsulting.com
Michael@startupjunkieconsulting.com

Mar 7, 2016

Permjot Valia guest hosts with Jeff Amerine interviewing the team assembled for a mini Mentor Camp at the University of Arkansas. The impressive team from Atlantic Canada assesses our entrepreneurial ecosystem, compares it to their home scene, and even calls the hogs! Enjoy!

This show's guests:

Permjot Valia
Mentor Camp Founder
pvalia@mentorcamp.ca

Collin Deacon
President & Founder, BlueLight AnalyticsTM

Sandra Goodwin
Managing Director, Client Development, McInnes Cooper

D.Darren MacDonald, MSc, CUXP
Manager, Island Sandbox at Cape Breton University

Gillian McCrae
VP Propel ICT

Stephen Nicolle
Technology Executive Advisor

Dec 21, 2015

A conversation with Sreesh Reddy and Jeremy Enders. They were plucked off the streets of Fayetteville as our guests for this show and as coincidence would have it, Jeff knew them from their involvement in the Arkansas Fellowship. Through the Arkansas Fellowship, Sreesh found a place at Perk.com and Jeremy at Stone Ward Advertising. Listen is as they talk about the Arkansas Fellowship, entrepreneurialism and of course what they're doing now.

Our contact information:

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

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


Read more at http://www.startupjunkie.libsyn.com/#g8m9JGJD7OLjzJSj.99

Dec 14, 2015

Part 2 In this episode we talk with businesses that were chosen to be a part of the Two Seven Zero Accelerator, a Startup Junkie Consulting initiative. Recorded in the basement of the the Old Post Office in Fayetteville and hosted by Hayseed Ventures.

Business descriptions taken from their company websites.

3:05 Leah Garrett - Olive Bloom / Olive Loom produces professional clothing made by a network of Loomineers from all walks of life from all over the USA.
www.oliveloom.com

6:54 Omar Kasim - Con Quesos / Con Quesos is a fast-casual fusion taco restaurant opening in Fayetteville, AR. They offer fusion tacos as well as unique cheese dips.
conquesos.com

13:25 Clayton Chamberlain - American Native / American Made handmade leather, selvedge denim, and wax canvased goods.
www.americannativegoods.com

21:37 Edgar Cilio - Little Bird Systems / They are a company dedicated to bringing embedded wireless products for real time monitoring and data logging solutions. Their products are designed to seamlessly interface with the end users. Whether you want to track miles and elevation on a bike ride or monitor process quality in your manufacturing facility, Little Bird Systems has the perfect RF embedded solution for you.
www.littlebirdsystems.com

29:25 Scott Fagaly - Endangered Gentleman / Providing handmade men's grooming and personal care products. Made in America.
www.endangeredgentleman.com

Our contact information:

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

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

Oct 19, 2015

Core Brewing & Distilling Company started in September of 2010. The founder, Jesse Core, began production on a 1-barrel RIMS brewhouse with 8 small fermenters. Our first client was Kingfish in Fayetteville. By 2012, we expanded our brewhouse to a 4-vessel, 25-barrel brewhouse with 4 x 25-barrel fermenters and 2 x 25-barrel Brite tanks. Demand quickly grew, and Core expanded again by adding 10 more 40-barrel fermentation vessels and 5 more 40-barrel Brite tanks. / / Our growth has occurred due to consumer demand. At Core, we understand that quality is vital. If we produce consistent product of high quality, demand will grow. Additionally, Jesse has established a culture of humility and hard work putting the emphasis on the customer. We are good people making good product. In 3 short years, we have grown from 0 to 500 barrels of sales in a month. Our product is found in over 400 locations, and we have won numerous awards. The mascot of the company is a wiener dog. His name is Barney. He was a gift from Jesses mother, and Barney was a special member of the family for over 19 years. / / Jesse Core, Core Brewing Co. http://corebeer.com/

Sep 28, 2015

Michael Paladino CTO & Co-Founder of RevUnit talks with us about his business and some of the lessons he's learned since starting his company with CEO & Co-Founder Joe Saumweber. Headquartered in Bentonville they have guided their company through a rapid startup just three years ago and continue to grow.  

Jul 3, 2015

In this second episode we talk about ideas and funding startups. Jeff talks about how easy or difficult it is funding validated ideas vs unvalidated ideas. 

We discuss funding, consulting and small business support resources. 

Contact Information:

 

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

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

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