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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.

Mar 7, 2022

Summary:

 

Welcome to the Startup Junkies podcast!

 

Hosts Jeff Amerine, Caleb Talley, and Grace Gill were joined by Denise Thomas for this episode on the power of food, fellowship, and fun! Denise is the CEO of The World Trade Center of Arkansas, as well as a respected business strategist both in our state and across the globe. We had a blast getting to pick her brain on this episode!

 

Thanks for tuning in!

 

 

Shownotes:

(1:02) Introducing Denise Thomas of the World Trade Center of Arkansas

(4:42) Overseeing International Trade

(6:47) Evolution of Client Services

(9:29) Pandemic's Impact on Global Trade

(15:01) Building a Resilient Company

(16:51) The Status Quo and the New Normal

(19:18) Doing Business Internationally

(24:11) Next for WTC

(28:41) Advice to Younger Self and Closing Remarks

 

 

Links:

Jeff Amerine

Grace Gill

Caleb Talley

Denise Thomas

World Trade Center Arkansas

Export.gov

 

 

Quotes:

"When a client comes to Arkansas, those are considered export dollars, just like a consulting company. They may physically go somewhere else to do the work, but the income that they make are export dollars." (2:39) – Denise Thomas

 

"I always give my services to whoever needs help with something. I'm very supportive of others and what they want to do with their lives and their goals." (4:33) – Denise Thomas

 

"We understand what your market is…and really identify the right market for your product." (20:31) – Denise Thomas 

 

 

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Feb 28, 2022

Summary:

Welcome to the Startup Junkies Podcast!

 

Rahul Chauhan joined the Startup Junkie crew for this episode of the podcast! Chauhan is the Group Managing Director of Foresight Digital as well as an NFP Board Member and RMIT Career Mentor. He came on to discuss how Foresight Digital cultivated a remote work environment that has created a better experience for clients and employees!

 

Thanks for tuning in!

 

 

Shownotes:

(0:58) Introducing Rahul Chauhan

(3:58) WFH, Pivoting and Hiring Internationally

(11:02) Worldwide Talent Search

(14:56) Creating Healthy Communication Systems

(21:04) A Talent Retaining Culture

(27:07) Advice to Younger Self and Closing Remarks

 

 

Links:

Jeff Amerine

Davis McEntire 

Caleb Talley

Special Host: Grace

Rahul Chauhan



Quotes:

"Transparency is a huge part of our culture." (5:30) –  Rahul Chauhan

 

"The ability to deliver something, manage outcomes, and have your own emotional regulation typically comes with time and seniority." (12:07) – Rahul Chauhan

 

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Feb 14, 2022

Summary:

 

Welcome to a brand new episode!

 

The Startup Junkies welcomed Kenny Kinley on our 282nd episode! Kinley is the CEO of Edafio Technology Partners and has proven leadership experience in broad roles such as IT, sales, marketing, account management, and more. It was a pleasure to discuss all things tech with him on this episode!

 

Thanks for tuning in!

 

Shownotes:

(1:12) Introducing Kenny Kinley

(3:48) Edafio Technology Partners

(9:22) Angel Investing 

(12:43) Figure Out What's Important

(16:47) Anywhere Recruitment

(20:48) The War on Talent and Remote Work Benefits

(26:00) Global Privacy Regulations

(29:21) Future of Tech with Edafio

(32:37) Advice to Younger Self and Closing Remarks

 

Links:

Jeff Amerine

Davis McEntire 

Caleb Talley

Kenny Kinley

Edafio Technology Partners

Cadron Creek Capital 

 

Quotes:

"To start a business, not only do you need an entrepreneurial spirit, but you need the programs from the state and also investors." (10:00) - Kenny Kinley

 

"Finding that cultural fit, where it's people you're going to enjoy working with and there's good alignment and objectives is really important." (12:32) - Jeff Amerine

 

"If you try to hire too fast, then you hire the wrong people, and instead of hiring 35, you end up hiring 45." (16:16) - Kenny Kinley

 

"You still need to meet people and have relationships, but instead of four or five face-to-face meetings, there may be one or two, but then the rest of it, you can do virtually." (23:35) - Kenny Kinley

 

"I would go back and tell myself, don't worry so much about what other people think. It is just a vicious cycle… Through mentorships, relationships, and reading you try to soak up all the information and make the best decision you can and just move forward." (33:10) - Kenny Kinley

 

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Feb 7, 2022

Summary:


Welcome back to the Startup Junkies Podcast!

 

This episode spills the tea on all things business growth, as we had the opportunity to speak with Tim Redmond. Redmond is the founder of Redmond Leadership Institute, President of Redmond Growth, and a consultant focused on helping owners build businesses that serve them and fulfill their purpose.

 

Thanks for tuning in!

 

Shownotes:


(1:02) Introducing Tim Redmond of Redmond Leadership Institute
(4:43) Problem Solving with Business Owners
(6:14) Redmond's Diagnostic Process
(8:14) The Ideal Customer
(13:12) From a Large Company to Consulting
(16:15) How to Hire
(23:04) Advice for Younger Self
(26:16) Closing Remarks

 

Links:


Jeff Amerine

Davis McEntire

Caleb Talley

Tim Redmond

Redmond Leadership Institute

Redmond Growth Consulting

 

Quotes:


“I'm one of 11 kids, so I had to learn to collaborate or die.” (1:45) - Tim Redmond

 

“We've got some people that were struggling making $2,000 - $3,000 a month, and they're now making $30,000 - $50,000 a month in profits.” (11:31) - Tim Redmon

 

“65% of all the people in the country are not going to go to college to get a four-year degree. [There are] things like plumbing and electrical and construction [that] you can build fantastic businesses around that are very hard to outsource and are not going to be replaced by AI or automation anytime soon.” (19:54) - Jeff Amerine

 

“I would've probably had [my younger self] spend more money on lunches and bribing various successful people to hang out with [me] than I did towards trying to build my future through savings and investments.” (23:29) - Tim Remond

 

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Jan 31, 2022

Summary:

A familiar face joined us this week with some great updates! Edwin Ortiz, founder of Rejoicy, stopped by to tell us all about the traction, vision, and future of this service. Rejoicy helps small businesses create websites and start selling in less than 10 minutes, which is a victory if we have ever heard one. Hear all about empowering merchants and being where your customers are in this episode.

 

Thanks for tuning in! 

 

 

Shownotes:

(0:53) Introducing Edwin Ortiz

(1:47) Serial Entrepreneurship Starting with Luncher

(3:42) Who Should Use Rejoicy?

(8:24) Shopping Local Internationally

(10:20) Let’s Talk About Techstars

(13:49) Farmer's Markets Are an Open Door

(16:00) Building Brand Awareness 

(18:00) Pandemic Impact on Online Market

(20:23) Serial Entrepreneurship

(23:55) Five Year Plan

(35:26) Closing Remarks 



Links:

Jeff Amerine

Davis McEntire 

Caleb Talley

Edwin Ortiz

Rejoicy

Luncher



Quotes:

"That's probably our beachhead; bakers, makers, movers, and shakers." (5:57) - Edwin Ortiz

 

"We see a lot of opportunity for the international market, but in a very hyper-local way." (8:40) - Edwin Ortiz

 

"We want to empower all those local merchants." (16:13) - Edwin Ortiz

 

"It's okay to learn from other people. It's okay to talk about competitors. Don't be scared." (21:22) - Edwin Ortiz

 

"eCommerce on its own is not important. It is the fact that your customers are there that matters." 

(31:19) - Edwin Ortiz

 

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Jan 24, 2022

Summary:

The Startup Junkies were joined by an NWA legend on this 279th podcast episode! We are excited to introduce you to Steuart Walton, the co-founder of Runway Group. Not that only, but he is also the founder of Game Composites and serves on many boards, including Walmart, Crystal Bridges, and The Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum. To say he is a busy man would be an understatement, and we were thrilled to have him on the podcast with us! 

 

Thanks for tuning in! 

 

Shownotes:

(0:58) Introducing Steuart Walton

(4:56) What To Expect From a Post-Covid Arkansas

(7:09) Aspiring to be the Center of Excellence for Outdoor Recreation

(13:13) Arkansas, the Underdog

(21:29) The Future of Aviation and Aerospace in Arkansas

(32:56) The Long-term Horizon

(39:58) Closing Remarks 

 

 

Links:

Jeff Amerine

Davis McEntire 

Caleb Talley

Steuart Walton

 

Quotes:

"The real economic impact of COVID in my mind was the initial disruption." 

(2:30) - Steuart Walton

 

"The state of Arkansas is one of the most underappreciated states in terms of natural beauty." (7:57) - Steuart Walton

 

"I think when folks underestimate you and then you have almost impossibly high expectations for yourself… Those two ingredients actually set you up to go a long way and to make a lot of progress in a really short [amount of] time." (17:34) - Steuart Walton

 

"If you have success, it's not going to be like, 'Oh my gosh, I was successful and all my problems went away!' Your problems are just gonna look a little different, but they're still going to be there and they are still going to be real.  They're still going to drag you down if you don't address them." (38:31) - Steuart Walton

 

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Jan 17, 2022

Summary:

 

Thanks for joining us for another Startup Junkie episode!

 

This week we welcome special guest Howard Tiersky of FROM, a Digital Transformation Agency, onto our podcast! We are also joined by co-hosts Caleb Talley and Davis Mcentire, who were both honored and excited to discuss the digital transformation age with Tiersky. 

 

Tune in now!



Shownotes:

(1:00) Introducing Howard Tiersky of FROM

(4:56) The Evolution of Brands Needing an Online Presence

(7:30) The Process of Evaluating Your Digital Marketing

(10:44) Difference Between Art and Business

(12:04) Addressing Website Problems 101

(18:42) The Journey Into Public Speaking

(22:49) What Does Winning Look Like?

(26:56) From the Dot Com Days to Today

(31:28) Three Ways to Make Digital Customers LOVE Your Brand

(32:52) Advice to the Past Self

(34:56) Closing Remarks

 



Links:

Davis McEntire 

Caleb Talley

Howard Tiersky

FROM



Quotes:

"You think you've got a great website because it's pretty, but here's a video of people sitting down trying to use it, and they're trying to solve particular problems. They have a decision process they're going through and you are not meeting their needs."

(8:23) - Howard Tiersky

 

"Whether it's a website or an app or any kind of touch point with the customer, I think the first thing you want to ask is 'What's our definition of success?'" 

(12:33) - Howard Tiersky

 

"The three things that make brands that are really loved is one, meeting customer's needs, two, occasionally doing something extra that delights the customer, and the third is to stand for something that the customer really cares about." (31:34) - Howard Tiersky

 

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Jan 10, 2022

Summary:

Welcome to the Startup Junkies Podcast!

 

Episode 277 finds our hosts Jeff Amerine, Caleb Talley, and Davis McEntire sitting around the table with none other than Dean Matt Waller of the Walton College of Business at the University of Arkansas. We discuss topics around the growth and future of Northwest Arkansas, falling in love with entrepreneurship, and leaving a legacy of a life well lived. This is an inspiring episode and we are excited for you guys to get to hear it!

 

Thank you for tuning in!



Shownotes:

(0:50) Introducing Matt Waller

(1:45) A Brief History of Walton College of Business 

(10:28) Outdoor Recreation Business 

(13:03) Upcoming Masters Programs

(18:14) Building Healthy Young Business People

(24:03) From Entrepreneurship to Deanship 

(33:23) Venture Capital Firm and Working through Chemo

(44:17) Advice to Waller’s Younger Self

(49:07) Wrap Up

 



Links:

Jeff Amerine

Davis McEntire 

Caleb Talley

Matt Waller

Sam M. Walton College of Business 



Quotes:

"That's one of the changes, when I first got here 27 years ago, people would come get a job and then leave. There weren't as many jobs in Arkansas. Now there's lots of jobs in Arkansas." (16:44) - Matt Waller

 

"We want students to come in and leave as E.P.I.C. business people: excellence, professionalism, innovation, collegiality." (18:49) - Matt Waller

 

"I love business. I don't feel like I'm working most of the time. My whole life I always don't feel like I'm working." (28:35) Matt Waller

 

I think there have been times in my life where I've tried to do things I'm not good at. And now that I know I'm comfortable enough now, Yeah, that's something I would not do good at. And so I'm not going to do it (45:55) - Matt Waller

 

"There's two problems people have. They let fear hold them back, I've done that a time or two, or two they let hubris hurt them." 

(46:11) - Matt Waller

 

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Jan 3, 2022

Summary:

Welcome to the Startup Junkies Podcast!

 

This episode is hosted by the usual crew including Jeff Amerine, Caleb Talley, and Davis McEntire. For our end of the year special we wanted to recap some of our favorite moments on the Startup Junkie Podcast! We go through our top episodes of 2021 so if you are wanting more from one of these Startup Junkies then go back to past episodes and hear it all!

 

Tune in today! 



Shownotes:

(0:52) Introduction to 2021 Recap

(2:03) Data on Deck with TJ Sangram of SupplyPike | Ep. 267

(6:14) Shifting The Dollar to NWA Food & Beverage Industry w/ Kim Bryden 

of Cureate | Ep. 262

(13:43) Buying The Farm w/ Carter Malloy & Michael Iseman of AcreTrader | Ep. 258

(18:31) Building Sustainable Talent with Tim Miller | Ep. 263

(24:22) An Overnight Success Story 6 Years in the Making with Vance & Spencer of Lineus Medical | Ep.248

(28:18) Wrap Up



Links:

Jeff Amerine

Davis McEntire 

Caleb Talley

Ep. 267: Data on Deck w/ TJ Sangam of Supply Pike

TJ Sangam

SupplyPike

Ep. 262 Shifting The Dollar to NWA Food and Beverage Industry with Kim Bryden of Cureate

Kim Bryden

Cureate

Cureate.co

Ep. 258 Buying The Farm with Carter Malloy & Michael Iseman of AcreTrader

Carter Malloy 

Michael Iseman

AcreTrader

Ep. 263 Building Sustainable Talent with Tim Miller of Central Standard

Timothy McFarland

Timothy Miller

Central Standard

Ep. 248 An Overnight Success Story 6 Years in the Making with Vance and Spencer of Lineus Medical

Spencer Jones

Vance Clement 

Lineus Medical

ZeroTo510

Digital Health CT

Project HealthCare Nashville



Quotes:

"A lot of times suppliers don't even know that they're hemorrhaging tons of money, so we help identify that." (3:14) - TJ Sangam

 

"I'd like to work with people that, I don't know, care about stable cash flow; who actually build businesses that are of, and from their communities." (13:20) - Kim Bryden

 

"That's the thing that we care about the most as a business is making sure we hire incredible people. So we hire very slowly." (16:42) - Carter Malloy

 

"I think our message resonates. They see that we care about their career and want to help them find an industry." (19:06) - Tim Miller

 

"It'll become painfully obvious when it's time to leave your current employer for your entrepreneurial endeavor." (28:40)- Ep. 248, Spencer Jones

 

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Dec 27, 2021

Summary

Welcome to the Startup Junkies Podcast!

 

This episode is hosted by the usual crew including Jeff Amerine, Caleb Talley and Davis McEntire. The special guest joining this show is Paul Chambers, the co-founder and CEO of Subscription Trade Association. Paul has an extensive expertise in the subscription commerce economy going back to more than two decades. He has been recognized by national and international publications for his work in this space and we loved getting to talk with him!

 

Tune in today! 



 

Shownotes

(1:11) Introducing Paul Chambers of Subscription Trade Association

(1:41) What is the Subscription Trade Association?

(3:26) Stumbling Into an Idea

(6:06) The Art of Subscription Businesses

(11:54) It all started with selling popcorn!

(17:34) What’s next for SUBTA?

(22:34) Team Building ​​Extraordinaire

(28:04) Advice to his younger self

(30:14) Wrap Up



 

Links

Caleb Talley

Jeff Amerine

Davis McEntire 

Paul Chambers

SUBTA Trade Association

SUBTA Trade Association Website



 

Quotes

"We didn't set out to build an event to make millions of dollars just to be a money grab type of scenario. We set out to help find a community and create a community." 

(5:30) - Paul Chambers

 

"By leading with the best intentions and just focusing on growing a business, growing a good business, and doing the right things, the rest tends to follow."

(22:50) - Paul Chambers 

 

"One thing I share with my team is that it's okay to make mistakes as long as we learn from our lessons and don't make those same mistakes again."

(28:26) - Paul Chambers

 

 

"I had an entrepreneur tell me one time, you just gotta look yourself in the mirror and not believe your own BS."

(29:56) - Paul Chambers

 

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Dec 20, 2021

Summary

 

Welcome to the Startup Junkies Podcast!

 

Beau & Kourtney Barrett, Founders of JUNK Brands, join the Startup Junkies Podcast for episode 274. 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!

 

Thanks for tuning in! 

 

Shownotes

(1:34) Introducing Kourtney and Beau Barrett

(1:54) It all starts with chickens.

(6:09) ...But How did it turn into headbands?

(11:16) Branding “JUNK” 

(12:54) Living the Entrepreneurial Dream

(15:32) Scaling and selling in the early stages. 

(23:50) The good, bad, and the ugly

(36:52) Advice on Starting Up

(38:38) Wrap Up 

 

Links

Jeff Amerine

Michael Iseman

Kourtney Barrett

Beau Barrett

JUNK

 

Quotes

 

"As we thought through it [branding the headbands as JUNK] the more we really liked it. That the brand didn't take itself too seriously, that it was fun, that it was high quality and just kind of represented our attitude about the whole thing."

(11:56) - Kourtney Barrett

 

"When you first create a product, when somebody authentically buys that product, who is not your mom, your brother, or somebody that you know is doing it out of obligation... That is all an entrepreneur needs to fuel the fire."

(14:14) - Beau Barrett

 

"Finding the subcultures where you can become relevant and grow organically (especially in apparel) is super important."

(23:21) - Beau Barrett 

 

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Dec 13, 2021

Summary

 

Welcome to the Startup Junkies Podcast!

 

We had the opportunity to meet with James Farmer of EasyBins for episode 273! In this post-pandemic world, getting things to your doorstep sometimes is the only way to go. Look no further than EasyBins! Learn how James and his company are bringing hype back to the dinner table and making things easy, not just convenient. Don’t miss this episode!

 

Thanks for tuning in! 



 

Shownotes

 

(1:44) Introducing James Farmer and EasyBins

(3:06) Why their Model Works

(7:24) Power of Word of Mouth &  Competitive Pricing

(10:05) The Story Of James Farmer 

(16:48) What It Costs To Be Up At Night

(21:24) Success in 5 Years

(28:50) Fighting Scammers

(32:13) Beyond Delivery

(36:38) Changing Habits From Restaurants To Dining Room Table

(42:40) Customer Logistics

(46:14) Wrap Up & Advice



 

Links

Jeff Amerine

Michael Iseman

James Farmer

EasyBins

 

 

 

Quotes 

 

"There's a difference between convenience and easy. And it's EasyBins, not ConvenienceBins." (2:43) - James Farmer

 

"The first couple people you hire are going to set your culture." (12:53) - James Farmer

 

"[On competitors] Do things they're not doing." ( 23:43) - James Farmer

 

 "Food is one of the very few things that we derive identity from. We have a relationship with food." (25:53) - James Farmer

 

 

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Dec 6, 2021

Summary

Welcome to the Startup Junkie's podcast!

 

For this holiday season, we are rebroadcasting an episode that was an absolute joy to record. Our regular host, Jeff Amerine, was joined by the former executive director of Startup Junkie Foundation, Haley Allgood. They had the opportunity to sit and chat with Luke and Natalie of Freckled Hen Farmhouse, a shop that began as a social media account and transformed into a retail store. Through featuring products during an at-home renovation, Luke and Natalie started what would be a fantastic functional and sustainable home goods and gifts store on College Avenue in Northwest Arkansas. You will want to visit this store as Christmas is quickly approaching! 

 

Thanks for tuning in! 

 

 

Shownotes

(1:40) Introducing Natalie and Luke Freeman

(2:10) From Farmers to Freckled Hen Farmhouse Shop

(6:06) Curating the Merchandise

(5:14) Utilitarianism and Beauty

(9:20) Credibility of Suppliers

(10:59) The Next Five Years

(14:48) Financing Without Savings

(18:25) Physical Location Vs. Online Store Growth

(23:06) How to Invest Your Time Well as an Entrepreneur

(26:14) Wrap Up

 

 

Links

Jeff Amerine

Haley Allgood

Luke Freeman and Natalie Freeman

Freckled Hen Farmhouse

 

 

Quotes

"It's really grown into something that's more than a gift store, it's a one-stop shop for people buying meaningful gifts for people they love, and also a place for people to find items that inspire them to live a well-lived meaningful life."

(8:45) - Luke Freeman

 

 "I feel like maybe my end goal is not necessarily a retail store, but it's always been building community."

(12:47) - Natalie Freeman 

 

"We rented a cabin for a weekend and sat down and hammered out the business plan. We disconnected, no wifi. It was just us pencil and paper writing out this inspiration, this idea that had come to us."

(15:39) - Luke Freeman

 

"[On creating an online business first.] So just knowing that we're only going to grow as our customer requests, I just think it's a better business decision for us."

(20:53) - Natalie Freeman

 

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Nov 29, 2021

Summary

Our hosts, Jeff Amerine and Matthew Ward, speak with Kris Reid of Ardor SEO on this week's episode. This podcast recording is a never-before-seen interview from earlier this year, and you will NOT want to miss it.  Kris Reid speaks to us on search engine optimization and how it is a foundational piece of having a successful website. Without users finding your website, how do you actually make a profit? Kris Reid and Ardo SEO have the solution to this problem, so tune in now!

 

Shownotes

(0:50) Introducing Kris Reid

(2:03) From Software Engineering to SEO

(4:02) Is SEO Growth Hacking?

(5:14) Common Mistakes with Clients

(9:04) Ideal Customer

(14:40) AI, Machine Learning, and SEO

(18:53) Ardor SEO and VC

(21:25) Profit First Mentality

(24:29) The Why for Kris 

(26:05) Future Casting with Kris

(27:59) Wrap Up

 

 

Links

Caleb Talley

Jeff Amerine

Davis McEntire 

Kris Reid

Ardor SEO

Ardor Media Factory

Quotes

"Most people think that they need a website, but you don't, if you're not going to rank it, what's the point? --- It's words that sell. And those words need to get in front of people's faces. If you spend 30 grand on a website and no one sees it, what's the point?"

(4:13) - Kris Reid

 

"What we're trying to do is build up our clients' authorities to get them trusted by Google, so that Google will reward them with lots of traffic and customers."

(5:05) - Kris Reid

 

"That's what Google's looking for, to build up your trust... If it's some tiny little new site, that's not worth anything. If it's a big, strong authority site like the FBI or a university, that's a big, strong credible backlink… that's the secret of Google." 

(8:24) - Kris Reid

 

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Nov 22, 2021

Summary

 

Caleb Talley, Jeff Amerine, and Davis McEntire sit down with Louis Bowen, co-founder of Pacific GeneTech Limited as well as founder of Asia Capital Management Limited in Hong Kong. In this week's episode, we discuss Louis' entrepreneurial journey, his relocation to Hong Kong along the way, and how he tackled making a difference in the Asian markets as he founded one of the first private investment banking firms in the area as well as operating Pacific GeneTech, a vaccination development and commercialization firm.

 

Don't miss this one, tune in!

 

Shownotes

(1:16) Introducing Louis Bowen

(6:08) Pacific GeneTech

(13:14) Long Cycle Commercialization of Intellectual Property

(18:44) H5N1 Scare

(23:44) Raising Capital Internationally Vs. Domestically

(27:08) Evolution of Asian Market Today

(34:21) Pacific GeneTech and NWA

(37:13) Human Health and on The Horizon

(39:13) Advice to Younger Self

(38:13) Wrap Up

 

 

Links

Caleb Talley

Jeff Amerine

Davis McEntire 

Louis Bowen

Asia Capital Management

Pacific GeneTech  

Quotes

"Not many entrepreneurs have an appreciation for how long-cycle commercialization of intellectual property, particularly as it relates to human or even animal health, requires a kind of long-term commitment and patience."

(13:18) - Jeff Amerine

 

"One reason why we chose Northwest Arkansas was that we wanted to be close to the source of technology, we wanted to continue to work with the university."

(31:20) - Louis Bowen

 

"There's a real skill in being able to take technology out of the lab and turn it into a reality."

(35:01) - Louis Bowen

 

"I probably felt as though I could solve more problems than I could in the investing world. You know, nothing goes in a straight line. There's nothing linear investing in early businesses, early stage businesses."

(40:48) - Louis Bowen

 

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