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Dec 2, 2017

Ryan Schemmel is the co-founder of Fort Houston, a makerspace which he founded with a handful of friends in 2011. In the interview, Ryan details the full Fort Houston story, while incorporating multiple noteworthy digressions along the way.
You can find the show notes and photo I took of Ryan on the Stories website (

Nov 11, 2017

Mark Cleveland is a serial entrepreneur who was recognized as entrepreneur of the year at the 2014 NEXT Awards. Mark was also recognized by the Nashville Area Metropolitan Planning Organization with the 2016 Innovation Award, was recognized as "Most Admired CEO" in both 2014 and 2015 by the Nashville Business Journal...

Oct 24, 2017

In Season 1, we're exploring entrepreneurship in Nashville.  In each episode, I speak with a different founder to uncover their story and how that led to them starting their company.

Mike Harder, is the co-founder and lead pastor of Green Hills Church, which he started in Nashville with his friend Brad in 2007. Since...

Oct 10, 2017

Vic Gatto is the co-founder and CEO of Briovation, which launches and supports stratups that address flaws in the health ecosystem. Brio operates a number of brands and businesses, one of which is Jumpstart Foundry, a seed-stage healthcare innovation fund which has invested in many dozens of early stage startups to...

Oct 3, 2017

Bob Bernstein is the founder & CEO of Bongo Productions, which is both a collection of cafes and restaurants in Nashville as well as a wholesale business for both organic coffee and gourmet baked goods. Bongo is the company behind locally famous coffeehouses Fido and Bongo Java. The latter of the two was Nashville's...