213: A Pharmacy for the 21st Century... How Medino is bringing Health, Beauty, & Drugs to the Digital Age...
Christian Jakobsson is the Managing Director and Co-Founder of Medino. Before founding Medino, Christian was in IT Sales and Project Management. He began his career working as an intern in an advertising agency in the Philippines. He then worked in an IT-Consultant Company in Stockholm until he transferred to London and started Medino. He works with all sides of the business in Medino and he even helps in the picking and packing of orders in the Medino warehouse. This Episode is Sponsored By: Clear is a se...

212: Bringing Tech... to the Water Fountain? How FloWater is Cleaning Up the Water Industry w/ Rich Razgaitis
Rich Razgaitis is the CEO and Co-Founder of FloWater. Raz, as most people call him, is passionate about creating a brand new, amazing type of water that’s at the epicenter of the sustainable movement. Their vision is to inspire the world with water, eliminate single use plastic water bottles, and provide everyone access to the world’s best tasting water anywhere they work, rest, and play. Raz and his FloWater team is introducing the Refill Station technology, which transforms tap water into the world’s best...

211: How a Restaurant's Predicament led to a Tech-Based Solution w/ $12M+ in ARR (Tim McLaughlin of GoTab)
Tim McLaughlin is Co-Founder of GoTab, a leading contactless ordering and payment platform serving full-service food & beverage establishments in almost thirty states and still growing. GoTab launched in 2016 as a code on the receipt for mobile payment of restaurant tabs. In 2018 it became a QR code. The idea started in 2015 when Tim co-opened his first restaurant and brewery, Caboose Brewing Co., an upscale brewery based in Fairfax, Virginia. It had been a passion project in the works for many years and ma...


⭐ 210: Making $10MM Net Profit in 1977 Semiconductors, to Computer Store Bankruptcy, & Bouncing Back with Bel Air Internet | Terry Koosed
Terry Koosed is the Founder of Bel Air Internet, a Los Angeles based Internet Service Provider, and a leading authority on successful entrepreneurship. He has founded and successfully run seven companies in the high-tech industry during the past 40 years, sometimes concurrently, and is what some would call, a serial entrepreneur. Listen to Part II, right now: How Exceptional Customer Service made Bel Air Internet a Leading Provider (A Continuation of EP 210). This Episode is Sponsored By: You might think s...

209: An Innovative Spin on Smoking Accessories in the Cannabis Industry - Will Breakell of Blazy Susan
Will Breakell is the brainchild and founder of the Blazy Susan brand. Will is a young entrepreneur from Roanoke, Virginia. Although Will graduated from the esteemed Virginia Military Institute, he soon realized that he was meant to take a different path than the majority of his peers. The mountains of Colorado were calling for him, and so was the emerging cannabis industry. Join our 🔥 Facebook Group to meet other listeners of the podcast: facebook.com/groups/mipvips. This Episode is Sponsored By: Are you ...

⭐ 208: Making a BiG Splash in the Backyard Pool Industry... by using Shipping Containers! | Paul Rathnam of ModPools
Diagnosed with a learning disability early in his life, Paul Rathnam persevered through all the challenges and reached success by becoming the business owner of a unique and innovative company called ModPools. His very first company was ModPro, which customizes shipping containers for a variety of client's needs. Containers are custom modified as per clients' requests including but not limited to a storage space or a fully functional portable office space. Listen to Part II, right now: No One Believed Him a...


207: Taking Your Health to the Next Level (with Josh Clemente of Levels)
Josh Clemente spent the first half of his professional career working at SpaceX and Hyperloop– two companies, one founded by and the other supported by Elon Musk. At SpaceX, Josh spent six years working on rocket and spacecraft systems, while at Hyperloop, Josh worked on infrastructure level engineering and life support systems development. To combat fatigue, Josh applied his characteristic engineering approach to his health by using glucose monitoring to analyze how his body converted food to usable energy...

⭐ 206: How this American Truck Bed Cover withstood 10 Years of Adversity | Ethan Wendle of DiamondBack
In 2003, Ethan Wendle was attending an Engineering Entrepreneurial class when he met Matt Chverchko. They partnered in a classroom project that grew from a garage operation to a real full-time enterprise. Thus, DiamondBack Truck Covers was born. Ethan attended Penn State University from 2000 to 2003 and took up Civil Engineering. Listen to Part II, right now: Surviving a Labor Union Takeover to Reach Success (a Continuation of EP 206). This Episode is Sponsored By: LinkedIn Jobs makes it easy to get a matc...

205: New Lamp Startup 💡... Battles COVID? How Grant Morgan of R-Zero had a Light Bulb Moment during the Pandemic.
When the Coronavirus pandemic started, Grant Morgan was developing a powerful UV-C disinfection device capable of destroying over 99.99% of pathogens to make commercial space as safe as possible for employees and customers. Grant, along with his co-founders, runs R-Zero Systems, which is a biosafety company dedicated to making safer everyday spaces and common places. Among their top priority is to thoughtfully design the most effective technologies and protocols that would reduce our world of deadly pathoge...


204: Revolutionizing the Learning Industry thru Gaming... Stephen Baer of The Game Agency
Since launching The Game Agency 13 years ago and The Training Arcade 3 years ago, Stephen Baer has developed award-winning games for new-employee on-boarding, sales and product training, leadership development, safety, security, compliance, systems & processes, customer service, and many other training topics. Listen to Part II, right now: The Creation of a Game Agency (a Continuation of EP 204). This Episode is Sponsored By: LinkedIn Jobs makes it easy to get a match with quality candidates, who make the ...

203: Russian Immigrant builds a Digital Business in Los Angeles - Igor Avidon of Avidon Marketing Group
Igor Avidon is a digital marketing expert with a decade of experience in online marketing & advertising. He is also the founder of Avidon Marketing Group, which is a boutique SEO company. His career began with a personal interest in helping his family's business survive the 2008 economic recession. During this period, he autonomously learned paid search advertising using Google's AdWords platform. Join our 🔥 Facebook Group to meet other listeners of the podcast: facebook.com/groups/mipvips. This Episode is...

202: How this Israeli Entrepreneur is Simplifying the Solar Business ☀ | Aviv Shalgi of Solar Simplified
Aviv Shalgi is a serial entrepreneur, and is the CEO of an energy tech startup Solar Simplified, which is a platform that matches renters and homeowners who care about the environment and want to save money on the electricity bill with local solar farms. For more than 6 years, Aviv has been a Board Member, Mentor, and Advisor to many entrepreneurs, startups, investors, VCs, and non-profit organizations. Join our 🔥 Facebook Group to meet other listeners of the podcast: facebook.com/groups/mipvips. This Epis...


⭐ 201: This Awesome Idea "Fixed" the Alcohol Industry (Ron Alvarado of Ficks Beverage Co.)
Ron Alvarado Co-founded Ficks Beverage Co, the leading manufacturer of better-for-you bar products with its line of pure fruit juice hard seltzers and wellness-focused cocktail mixers. They are based in San Francisco, California, and currently expanding their two main products to national retailers such as Whole Foods, H-E-B, Target, QFC, BevMo, and Safeway. Ron and his co-founder, Mike, have been perfecting their craft since their college days, experimenting and brewing in their small studio apartment. The...

⭐ 200: Bouncing Back from Y Combinator Rejection to Building a Strikingly Good Company... David Chen of Strikingly
In 2012, David Chen dropped out from the University of Chicago to start Strikingly along with his two co founders, Teng Bao and Dafeng Guo. They moved to Silicon Valley with $100 in their pocket and were accepted into Y Combinator after eating ramen noodle in their 1-bedroom apartment for 5 months. Strikingly is a Y Combinator-backed startup that allows anyone to create a gorgeous, mobile optimized website in minutes, without any coding or design work. It has raised $1.5MM seed funding from top Silicon Vall...

199: Video Strategist Exits his Company to Build a Brand New One | Fritz Brumder of Brandlive & Zipcan
Entrepreneur, video strategist, avid skier, proud dad & husband. In 2010 Fritz Brumder co-founded Brandlive, the leading SaaS live video events platform for brands and retailers. In 2020 he co-founded Zipcan.com - the fastest way to enable video chat inside your website or application. Zipcan's vision is to bring video chat to every corner of the web, by making it easy to embed. Join our 🔥 Facebook Group to meet other listeners of the podcast: facebook.com/groups/mipvips. This Episode is Sponsored By: Tea...


⭐ 198: From Team Mascot to Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning - Jim Wanner of KeyMark
Jim Wanner is the founder and Chief Expectations Officer at KeyMark, an intelligent automation systems integrator headquartered in Liberty, SC. KeyMark delivers capture (OCR), workflow (ECM), case management, virtual collaboration and robotic process automation (RPA) solutions to businesses and government organizations. KeyMark helps clients leverage technology, such as artificial intelligence and machine learning, to maximize productivity and increase efficiency. Listen to Part II, right now: The Burning D...

⭐ 197: Time to Talk Dirty with Two Maids & A Mop (featuring Georgia Fan 🐶, Ron Holt)
Ron Holt founded the original Two Maids & A Mop inside a 250 square foot office space on April Fools' Day way back in 2003. In their first year of operations, they cleaned less than one hundred homes and only staffed a few part-time employees. It took the business eighteen months to make its first dollar in profits and took Ron more than two years to earn his first paycheck. It was a humbling start packed full of desperate moments that nearly forced the business to close its doors on multiple occasions. Joi...

196: How a Shark Tank Contestant Battles thru Rejection, Lawsuits, & ❤️... Lori Cheek of Cheekd
Lori Cheek is an architect turned entrepreneur, Founder, and CEO of Cheekd, a mobile dating app that makes missed connections obsolete. Cheekd uses a cross-platform low energy Bluetooth technology, which fosters hyper local engagement. The app connects people in real time, versus virtual time. After working in architecture, Lori came up with an idea that led her into the NYC World of Tech and solving missed connections. Join our 🔥 Facebook Group to meet other listeners of the podcast: facebook.com/groups/m...


⭐ 195: From Aerospace Manufacturing to For-Profit Fundraising? Find out How... w/ Howard Gottlieb of Read-A-Thon
Howard Gottlieb is the founder and CEO of Read-a-thon but in the office, everyone just calls him the Big Cheese. Howard spends most of his waking hours obsessing about how to make Read-a-thon the absolute best school fundraising idea anywhere on the planet Earth. Their goal is to have every elementary school and school library in the world raise the money they need by focusing on reading rather than selling fundraising products. Listen to Part II, right now: How the Rise & Fall of Athletic Attic... led to a...

194: Modernizing a 👕 Family Clothing Business 👕 - Sonny Balani of Balani Custom Clothiers
Sonny Balani is CEO of Balani Custom Clothiers, which has re-imagined the custom clothing experience as it applies to today’s client. He has designed a contemporary showroom and developed a collaborative selection process, establishing Balani as the premier custom clothier in Chicago. Join our 🔥 Facebook Group to meet other listeners of the podcast: facebook.com/groups/mipvips. This Episode is Sponsored By: Fiverr connects businesses with freelancers who offer hundreds of digital services. Receive 10% off...

193: How a Shark Tank Star bounced back from Bankruptcy... Aaron Marino of Alpha M
In 2006, Aaron Marino started a men’s image consulting firm, Alpha M. Image Consulting, to help average men with simple common-sense advice; aimed to enhance their image, style, grooming, fashion and most importantly their confidence. Aaron Marino has been featured in countless publications, as well as guest appearances on various television and radio programs, both locally, as well as nationally. Join our 🔥 Facebook Group to meet other listeners of the podcast: facebook.com/groups/mipvips. This Episode is...


192: Ex-Video Game Creator builds a Health & Wellness Yoga Empire - Brett Larkin of Uplifted Yoga
Brett Larkin is the founder of her award-winning YouTube channel, Uplifted Online Yoga Teacher Trainings, a successful entrepreneur, and sought-after online business consultant. Join our 🔥 Facebook Group to meet other listeners of the podcast: facebook.com/groups/mipvips. This Episode is Sponsored By: Believe in People by Charles Cook is the collected stories of social entrepreneurs who created uncommon solutions for the common good. For anyone looking around the country right now, thinking there has to b...

⭐ 191: Former Firefighter 🚒 takes on the Organ Transportation Business 🚑... Seth Bacon of Trinity Air Medical ✈
Seth Bacon founded Trinity Air Medical in 2013 after a successful career in the fire service. In 2015 the organization began providing health care transportation logistics specifically to transplant centers and Organ Procurement Organizations. Join our 🔥 Facebook Group to meet other listeners of the podcast: facebook.com/groups/mipvips. This Episode is Sponsored By: Nejc from Slovenia is having an entertaining conversation with Austin about the struggles of podcasting. If you want to learn and share ideas...

⭐ 190: From Investment Banking to Gift Giving 🎁... The Entrepreneurial Journey of Suvendu Pal & Gift Hero.
Suvendu Pal, also known as Du, is the brains behind Gift Hero. When he’s not dreaming of his next wish list to create, he enjoys long walks on the beach and candlelit dinners. Join our 🔥 Facebook Group to meet other listeners of the podcast: facebook.com/groups/mipvips. This Episode is Sponsored By: Layne in Kyle, Texas thought his first group call as a patreon member turned out great and every bit of information and advice he got was very helpful. If you also want to be a part of our next Group Call, sig...