In this episode of the Startup Junkies Podcast, Haley Allgood sits down with Tom Douglass, the founder of Catapult Consulting and former Director of Emerging Technology for Walmart. In Tom’s former role at Walmart, he worked with startup founders that were solving future problems with technology that would be ready for implementation in 3-7 years. Currently, also serves the chairman for the 2019 NWA Tech Summit, to be held October 20-23rd, which will showcase world class speakers, NWA’s top amenities, and key insights into what’s next in the realm of supply chain, retail, and e-commerce technologies.
Connect with Tom.
Learn more about the 2019 Tech Summit and buy tickets here.
In this episode of the Startup Junkies Podcast, Jeff Amerine, Jon Cadieux, and Chandler Abbott sit down with Troy Campbell, the founder of The House of Songs. The House of Songs has become a global songwriting enterprise with Troy’s philosophy that an artist’s biggest audience may be in a foreign country. Troy founded the Ozark House of Songs after seeing the same infrastructure like bike trails, startup companies, and corporate partners growing in Northwest Arkansas as he saw in Austin, Texas in the 1990s. According to Troy, the old music industry is gone and will never be back, but the new model of finding your true audience is refreshing because there will always be a demand for great songs.
Connect with Troy on LinkedIn.
In this episode of the Startup Junkies Podcast, Jon Cadieux, the founder of the Startup Junkies Podcast, returns to showcase several of his tenants at NWA Workplaces. This episode features founder Kaylynn Jordan, and VP Jon Jordan of Ethical Sourcing. Kaylynn founded Ethical Sourcing as a way to give people a fair wage in developing countries, bring unique products to stateside retailers, and support international causes for education and human trafficking. They currently manage some 250 products and service 6 retailers. To Kaylynn, business is not intended to harm, but to build up communities and families.
In this episode of the Startup Junkies Podcast, Jeff Amerine and Haley Allgood joined Luke and Natalie Freeman, the founders of the Freckled Hen Farmhouse, a curated retail shop of functional and sustainable home goods and gifts. The shop began as a social media account featuring products that Luke and Natalie used in renovating their home and has grown into a retail store on College Avenue and an online presence of more than 40,000 followers. In this episode, Luke and Natalie reflect on humble beginnings and sustainably scaling the business to what it is today.