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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.

Oct 9, 2017

Kevin and Aaron Higgins are cousins, business partners in four successful companies, and as their customers describe them, they're two "rigid, get-it-done dudes." With a wealth of international, cross-disciplinary experience, Kevin and Aaron share their story of teaming up to create four ventures over the last decade.

Nu Fangled Images can digitize your VHS home movies.

FTown Longboards is the number one skate shop in Arkansas.

Orion Global Partners is their sourcing and logistics execution company.

Guerrila Film Fare is one to keep an eye on at film festivals in the coming months.

You can find them on the Fayetteville Square at 101 W. Mountain St. #200 Fayetteville, AR 72701 or say hello on the web:

@NuFangledImages

@FTownLongboards

@GuerrilaFilmFare

Don’t miss a single episode of the Startup Junkies Podcast. Be sure and “Subscribe” to us on the Podcasts app, as well as follow us on Twitter and Instagram: @startup_junkie
Read more at http://startupjunkie.libsyn.com/#RMy8MpXHr5sm7d1x.99

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

Sep 26, 2017

This episode is the countdown to the AR Startup Crawl which will be on Friday, September 29th in Downtown Fayetteville!

Haley Allgood and Megan Frohardt join Jeff to talk about all of the music, bands, and startups that will be out showcasing the growing Arkansas startup and technology scene.

Sign up here!
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/startup-crawl-tickets-36490104886

If you have any questions visit arstartupcrawl.com or reach out to Haley@startupjunkie.org.

Hosted by Jeff Amerine:
Jeff@startupjunkieconsulting.com

Sep 12, 2017

This week we have a roundtable discussion in Conway with the AR Conductor team, and our friends at the Arkansas Economic Development Commission. Jeff Moore and Clark Cogbill are leading the marketing efforts for the AEDC, and have a long collective history working with some of the largest marketing firms in the state and in the region. Get in touch at http://www.arkansasedc.com/

Jeff Standridge and Kim Lane are leading efforts at the Conductor in Conway which just launched their brand new Makerspace run by Jason Huselton, and if you’re interested in learning more check out Episode 89 when we interviewed Jeff about the other efforts of the Conductor, find them online at www.arconductor.org or get social with them @ar_conductor

Don’t miss a single episode of the Startup Junkies Podcast. Be sure and “Subscribe” to us on the Podcasts app, as well as follow us on Twitter and Instagram: @startup_junkie
Read more at http://startupjunkie.libsyn.com/#RMy8MpXHr5sm7d1x.99

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

Sep 4, 2017

Two students from the University of Arkansas join the podcast to discuss their entrepreneurial journey and the resources that all students should know about! Andrew Miles is CEO of Grox Industries and has won numerous awards and challenges through university competitions. Laura Wasson won the Design Solution Challenge by solving a problem at a local non-profit called “Seeds That Feed”. Don’t miss out on hearing their advice and how they have achieved such great success!

Grox Industries: https://www.linkedin.com/company/15248273/

Seeds That Feed: http://www.seedsfeed.org/

Don’t miss a single episode of the Startup Junkies Podcast. Be sure and “Subscribe” to us on the Podcasts app, as well as follow us on Twitter and Instagram: @startup_junkie

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

Aug 28, 2017

It's the 100th episode of the Startup Junkies Podcast! Thank you to everyone who has listened over the years and helped us achieve this incredible milestone. This episode, the original hosts of the show, Jon Cadieux and Jeff Amerine, take over and reminisce on the best moments from the show. Hear the lessons both have learned over the years and how the podcast has brought attention to some of the best entrepreneurs in the area.

Jacob Moore also hops on the show to discuss digital marketing and his great new company!

Jacob Moore’s website: https://www.jacoblmoore.com/

Jon Cadieux’s Company: https://www.455mediagroup.com/

Givecamp NWA: http://www.givecampnwa.org/

Startup Crawl: https://www.eventbrite.com/myevent?eid=36490104886

Don’t miss a single episode of the Startup Junkies Podcast. Be sure and “Subscribe” to us on the Podcasts app, as well as follow us on Twitter and Instagram: @startup_junkie

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

Aug 21, 2017

Yoon Kim is the founder of the media startup Blogs For Brands, a full service content marketing agency with an award-winning design team that manages blogs, social media, email, and ads for brands. With a team of over 10 people based in Siloam Springs, Yoon tells his story of how they are changing the game of digital marketing.

He also created the Outdoor Blogger Summit, a summit designed for journalists and outdoor bloggers to come together to share ideas and practices. Don’t miss hearing his great advice for small businesses looking to break down marketing barriers and expand their customer base!

Blogsforbrands: http://blogsforbrands.com/redesign/

Outdoor Blogger Summit: https://outdoorbloggersummit.com/

Don’t miss a single episode of the Startup Junkies Podcast. Be sure and “Subscribe” to us on the Podcasts app, as well as follow us on Twitter and Instagram: @startup_junkie

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

Aug 14, 2017

Mayor Lioneld Jordan and Devin Howland join the Startup Junkies Podcast to discuss all things Fayetteville! Mayor Jordan has been the mayor of Fayetteville since 2009, and Devin Howland is the new Economic Vitality director for the city of Fayetteville. We chat about their perspectives on Fayetteville and what makes the city primed for incredible growth. Learn how the public sector can support entrepreneurship, and the ways you can be involved in some of the upcoming events!

Mayor Jordan’s Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lioneld.jordan?ref=br_rs

Mayor Jordan’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lioneldjordan/

City of Fayetteville Twitter: https://twitter.com/FYVgov

Don’t miss a single episode of the Startup Junkies Podcast. Be sure and “Subscribe” to us on the Podcasts app, as well as follow us on Twitter and Instagram: @startup_junkie

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

Aug 7, 2017

Tim McFarland and Ed Nicholson from Elevate Performance join the podcast to discuss how they help bring out the best in leaders, and how good leaders can bring out the best of an organization. Elevate Performance is a consulting firm in Fayetteville, AR that assists leaders with personal coaching, peer advisory forums, and business advisory services. They help them with their greatest opportunities and biggest challenges.

A great quote from this episode: “Everything counts because everything communicates”

Find out more about Elevate Performance: https://www.elevateperformance.us/

Don’t miss a single episode of the Startup Junkies Podcast. Be sure and “Subscribe” to us on the Podcasts app, as well as follow us on Twitter and Instagram: @startup_junkie

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

Jul 31, 2017

Famous local artist Kenneth Siemens joins us to talk about his incredible story.  Learn how Kenneth went from working an 8-to-5 corporate job to starting his own design business, Kerplunk Creative.

Kerplunk Creative, LLC is a nimble agency specializing in bringing entertainment and excitement to product and retail. He now has art all over the state of Arkansas and works with some of the biggest companies helping to create the future!

Don’t miss a single episode of the Startup Junkies Podcast. Be sure and “Subscribe” to us on the Podcasts app, as well as follow us on Twitter and Instagram: @startup_junkie

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

Jul 24, 2017

Welcome to the Startup Junkie Social! This is a round table chat with a few of the Startup Junkies. We’ll discuss important events happening around the world and in our own community related to entrepreneurship, and any other interesting topics that may arise. 

We have some exciting upcoming Startup Junkie events! Find the link to them below.

Learn more about the Natural State Angel Association event here

Learn more about the NWA Venture Mashup here

Don’t miss a single episode of the Startup Junkies Podcast. Be sure and “Subscribe” to us on the Podcasts app, as well as follow us on Twitter and Instagram: @startup_junkie

Hosts:
jeff@startupjunkieconsulting.com
michael@startupjunkieconsulting.com
chris@startupjunkieconsulting.com
haley@communityventurefoundation.org

Jul 17, 2017

If you like engineering, then you're going to love this one! This week we welcome Matt & Jim from Ozark IC. We discuss their work with semiconductors, and how the future is powered by engineering. Their company has received grants from NASA, so they know what they're talking about.

Don’t miss a single episode of the Startup Junkies Podcast. Be sure and “Subscribe” to us on the Podcasts app, as well as follow us on Twitter and Instagram: @startup_junkie

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

Jul 10, 2017

The future of everything! Listen as Jeff & Michael discuss a wide range of entrepreneurial topics, including accelerators, posers vs. players, and Jeff’s “revolutionary” idea for beer currency. 

Don’t miss a single episode of the Startup Junkies Podcast.  Be sure and “Subscribe” to us on the Podcasts app, as well as follow us on Twitter and Instagram: @startup_junkie

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

Jul 3, 2017

We were honored to welcome Cindi Marsiglio and Latriece Watkins to the show - representing the company that knows scale better than any other: Walmart. We visited during their Open Call event which Cindi emceed and was kicked off with speeches from Asa Hutchinson (Arkansas Gov.), Doug McMillion (CEO) and other Walmart leadership. The audience was 500 different US product manufacturers looking to get on-shelf of the world's largest retailer.

Cindi is the VP of US Manufacturing, and is overseeing the deployment of Walmart's commitment to allocate $250B in U.S. Manufacturing, and Latriece is the SVP of Merchandising Consumables and OTC - which means her team is helping educate and on-board these 500 potential new Walmart vendors. The future is still bright for US manufacturers!

Find out more about the open call event here:
http://news.walmart.com/events/walmarts-2017-open-call-event

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

Jun 26, 2017

Gan Nunnally is an incredible businessman who runs George Nunnally Chevrolet in Bentonville, Arkansas. He won Dealer of the Year in Arkansas for 2017. Right now, he's up for TIME Dealer of the Year. He joins us to chat about running a successful family-owned business and treating customers right.  He is also a part of the "Fireball Run" series on Amazon!  You don't want to miss hearing out on how Gan "drives success" every day.

Check out his dealership's website:  http://www.bentonvillechevrolet.com/

Fireball Run:  http://www.fireballrun.com/

Hosts:
Jon Cadieux
m
ichael@startupjunkieconsulting.com

 

Jun 19, 2017

Nancy Gray, Ph.D., is the head of BioVentures, the technology licensing office and business incubator for the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS).  You don’t want to miss out hearing Nancy tell us about her incredible career.  She has worked all over the country in countless roles in the both the entrepreneurial and pharmaceutical fields.  She is currently helping oversee the Health Entrepreneurship Bootcamp in Conway!

Learn more about Bootcamp: http://www.arconductor.org/conductor-calendar/bootcamp

BioVentures: http://bioventures.uams.edu/

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

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