Sharing founder stories and artist talents to collaborate and inspire. (Peter is a character from an NBC Heroes television show who has the power to mimic and absorb the super powers of those around him. If he surrounds himself by the right people and talents, he is essentially unstoppable. Let's be unstoppable.)

Aaron Frazin, Charlie App

Aaron Frazin, Charlie App
Founder: Aaron Frazin Company Description: Application that researches the people you are scheduled to meet with and sends you insight briefings before your meeting Company Site: https://charlieapp.com; Facebook; Twitter Date of Interview: January 2015 Aaron Frazin, Charlie AppArt by Ryan Lunde Aaron Frazin is the co-founder and CEO of Charli [...]

Shannon Downey, Pivotal Production

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Founder: Shannon Downey Company: Pivotal Production Company Site: http://www.pivotalchicago.com/; Twitter Company Description: Pivotal Production is a marketing strategy firm that combines traditional and new media Date of Interview: January 2015 Shannon Downey, Pivotal ProductionArt by Brad Lacke Shannon Downey is the CEO and founder of Pivo [...]

Jeremy Balboni, Brooklyn Boulders ...

Jeremy Balboni, Brooklyn Boulders Art by John Rose
Founders: Jeremy Balboni, Lance Pinn Company Description: Hybrid urban rock climbing, fitness and co-working facilities Company Site: http://brooklynboulders.com/chicago/, Facebook, Twitter Date of Interview: December 2014   Jeremy Balboni, Brooklyn Boulders Art by John Rose Jeremy Balboni is the CEO and co-founder of Brooklyn Boulders. He an [...]

Throw Back Thursdays (Jan 2015)

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Introducing Throw Back Thursdays, a monthly recap of favorite quotes from interviews published in a previous month. On what inspires: “I’m driven by passion. That’s what gets me excited, that’s what gets me up every morning. It’s totally random – it touches my heart and I become passionate about it.” – Jimmy Odom, WeDeliver On m [...]

Raj Karmani, Zero Percent

Raj Karmani, Zero Percent
Founder: Rajesh Karmani Company Description: Zero Percent is a technology platform that connects food retailers with food charities to donate and pick-up food surplus in a simple, reliable and safe way. Company Site: http://zeropercent.us/, Twitter, Instagram, Facebook Date of Interview: November 2014 Raj Karmani, Zero PercentArt by Erika Swa [...]

Jay Savsani, Meal Sharing

Jay Savsani, Meal Sharing
Founder: Jay Savsani Company Description: Online platform that brings hosts and guests together over home-cooked meals around the world. Company Site: mealsharing.com, Twitter, Facebook Date of Interview: November 2014   Jay Savsani, Meal SharingArt by John Rose of John Rose Illustration Jay Savsani  used to build startup MVPs for other peopl [...]

Neal Sales-Griffin, Starter League

Neal Sales-Griffin, Starter League
Founders: Neal Sales-Griffin, Mike McGee Company Description: Starter League is an immersive, beginner-friendly programming school. Company Site: http://www.starterleague.com/, Facebook, Twitter Date of interview: November 2014   Neal Sales-Griffin, Starter LeagueArt by Brad Lacke Neal Sales-Griffin is the CEO and co-founder of Starter League [...]

Tiffaney Florentine, Trodo

Tiffaney Florentine, Trodo
Founders: Tiffaney Florentine and Kara Albert Company Description: Trodo is a health and wellness company that is creating functional fitness communities through corporate wellness programs, youth programs and league events. Company Site: trodo.org, Facebook, Twitter Date of Interview: November 2014 Tiffaney Florentine, TrodoArt by John Rose [...]

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Mike Garg, Gozent

Mike Garg, Gozent
Founder: Mayank “Mike” Garg Company Description: Technology platform that streamlines the rental application processing life cycle Company Site: https://www.gozent.com Date of interview: October 2014 Mike Garg, GozentArt by Erika Swanson Mayank “Mike” Garg is the founder of Gozent, an on-line rental processing platform. He moved to the US fro [...]