A college graduation trip to Costa Rica had major implications for Griffin Thall and Paul Goodman when they bought a couple hundred bracelets to take home. Their side hustle has turned into a multi-million dollar company with 1.8 million Instagram followers. Listen to the incredible Pura Vida story!
If you’re looking for a business idea, start by looking for a problem to solve. That’s what college friends Hector, Eddy, and Omar did when they started Instasize, an app that automatically cropped your photos for Instagram. In the past 6 years, they’ve grown Instasize into a full visual toolkit for content creators. Last year, Instasize reached some impressive milestones: $14 million in revenue, 12 million monthly active users and 500,000 paid subscribers.
You might not know the name Bill Macaitas but he’s changed your life. As the former CMO of some of the fastest-growing SaaS companies, Bill has changed the way we communicate with each other, customers, and potential customers. Today he shares his story and practical advice for marketing your business with more personality.
Zack Oates runs Ovation, a customer experience and engagement platform for brick and mortar businesses. He is an entrepreneur, author, consultant, and blogger. He started a non-profit assisting battered women’s shelters in Ukraine. Listen to how Zack’s business can help stores build to stay.
Kenny Nguyen was inspired after he sat through 3 hours of the world’s worst presentation. He co-founded an agency built on making compelling presentations and he now runs the full service, award-winning ThreeSixtyEight agency. This year he was named as one of Forbe’s 30 under 30.
After building up a loyal audience with her popular blog Everyday Reading, Janssen Bradshaw co-launched a children’s rain boot brand, London Littles. Today we’ll hear what Janssen did to grow her online presence and how she’s building her collection of brands to stay.
For the past 17 years, Health Equity founder Steve Neeleman has been working to improve the health insurance industry. With a $4.8B market cap and healthy financials that have outperformed the S&P 500 for the past 5 years, Health Equity is built it to stay. Today we’ll hear Steve’s story and tips for builders looking to improve any struggeling industry.
Finding outside funding is the easy part, knowing who to go for is a different story. Seasoned investor Jensen Warnock breaks down when you should start seeking funding and what to look for in a VC fund.
What started as a $8K Kickstarter campaign in 2014 has grown into a multi-million dollar company, at one point growing from $140K to over $4M in revenue in just three years. We sat down with McKenzie to hear the story of how she and her husband, Colby, started and grew Thread Wallets, and what they’ve learned along the way.