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How Partnerships can Affect a Brand | Jasmin Aujla of Man Repeller

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In this episode of Built to Stay, we talk with Jasmin Aujla, director of partnerships at Man Repeller. We dive into partnerships and how they can benefit brands. Some of the things Jasmine really emphasizes are being genuine as a brand, what an ideal partnership looks like, and how events have helped Man Repeller grow. As Bart says in this episode, partnerships, at its roots are, “ a great way to fill in the gaps…and ally with people that are going down the same path or working with similar audiences.”

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The Founding Fathers of the Tech Industry | Gary Kennedy

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In this episode of Built to Stay, we interview Gary Kennedy, one of the original workers of Oracle and first investor, president, and CEO at Ten Fold. Gary had great success in the tech industry and explains his story and what he learned working in some of the top tech companies of the 90’s and early 2000’s. In this episode, we dive into how to rebound after a drop in a company, how Gary chose to move from a stable job to a risky start up, and what makes him interested in some investment ideas.

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Saving a Factory with Albion Fit | Liz Findlay

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In this episode of Built to Stay, we interview Liz Findlay, founder of Albion Fit, an athleisure clothing company. Liz gives an extremely vivid example of rising up after falling. Liz was working on her master’s degree when her mother was diagnosed with cancer. She and her husband and their newborn twins relocated to Guatemala to be closer to her parents. During that time, they started Albion Fit in an effort to save her parent’s clothing factory. Liz shares the incredible Albion Fit story and how she worked through challenges, setbacks, and rose above it all.

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From Influencer to Entrepreneur – the Art of Leveraging an Audience with Tristen Ikaika

In this episode of Built to Stay, we interview Tristen Ikaika. Tristen sells handmade rings and uses social media as a way to engage his customers. Initially, Tristen began growing his following on Instagram through videography and photography, which he ended up leveraging into a successful business selling rings. We talk about his experience starting as a photographer and recently moving into the e-commerce realm with rings and how he made his transition from influencer to entrepreneur. Listen in to learn more about Tristen’s amazing business strategy. For exclusive content visit

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A Solopreneur Special with Airhook and Lettering Works

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In this episode of Built to Stay, Bart interviews two solopreneurs who are currently in the process of building their businesses. Craig Rabin, creator of Airhooks, tells his story of how he got the idea for Airhooks and how he raised the money needed to fund the project through Kickstarter. Chelsie Tamms, founder of Lettering Works, talks about being an artist and an entrepreneur. She shares her experience of winning an entrepreneurial contest in college and using those funds to back her design business. Chelsie also highlights the reasons why many creative individuals tend to avoid starting a business within their specialty. For more about this episode, check out and @builttostay.

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Developing Products for Niche Market Segments with Lambda School’s Trevor McKendrick

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In this episode of Built to Stay, Bart interviews Trevor McKendrick. Trevor received media attention, including a cameo on Gimlet’s Startup podcast, because he started a Spanish Bible app even though he himself is an atheist. After noticing an unfilled niche in the app store, Trevor build the app hoping to make a couple hundred bucks a month. His app ended up making him 10x that and he continued to build his company which he eventually sold. Trevor discusses how he sold his business and the current projects he is working on at the Lambda School as well as his experience with content marketing.

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