Handcrafted interviews with entrepreneurs, makers and doers.

Martina Iwala

Demonstrated in all aspects of her being, Martina’s charming and inquisitive demeanor, paired with an innate sense of self-awareness, authenticates her progressive experience from FinCorp to entertainment to media production to social advocate. Of Nigerian & Cameroonian descent, Martina grew accustomed to the realities of being the product of immigrant…

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Madison Catania

Madison is the Co-Founder and CEO of Wildcast, a patent-pending podcast and guest networking platform that soft-launched in September 2020 as a streamlined way for those in the podcast industry to connect and collaborate. Prior to Co-Founding Wildcast, Madison led production at a podcast network, primarily producing top-charting pop culture…

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Nick Jaksa

Nick Jaksa is founder of Integrated Operations whose new Viral Defense division is focused on improving safety through the mitigation of the spread of germs and on trying to help attack the pandemic head on. The company’s unique disinfectant misting systems help improve safety while people are entering a building,…

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Matthew Manos

Called “crazy or genius” by Forbes, Matthew Manos is an author, educator, and entrepreneur. He is the Founder of verynice, a design strategy practice that gives half of its services away for free to nonprofit organizations. With clients including Apple, the American Heart Association, UNICEF, Disney, and Google, verynice’s work…

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Shelli Johnson

Shelli Johnson is the Founder and CEO of Start Where You Are Weight Loss, a program that allows you to eat what you want, lose weight, and keep it off. At her heaviest, Shelli weighed 304 pounds and wore a size 26. She used to be a chronic dieter who…

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Isaac Balbin

Dr. Isaac Balbin is the founder of Parsl, a new type of technology company that is helping the cannabis industry communicate effectively through the utilization of blockchain and other cutting edge technologies including IoT, AR, VR, and AI / Machine Learning. Isaac’s inspiration for Parsl didn’t begin when he completed…

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Michelle Person

Michelle Person is a passionate educator with 20 years of experience in urban education. While searching for books for her youngest daughter she was disappointed by her inability to find diverse, multicultural characters that her daughter, as well as the students she serves, could identify with, she began writing as…

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Marc Schuil

Marc Schuil is a co-founder of Schuil & Associates. His specialty is large agricultural properties in the Central Valley of California as well as New Mexico, Texas, Colorado, Oregon, Washington, Arizona, Oklahoma, Iowa, and Kansas. Marc obtained his MBA from the University of Southern California in 1980, after which he…

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Liseda Shelegu

Liseda Shelegu graduated from the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) in 2010 and began working as a sales coordinator for a luxury home fragrance brand. She thrived and tripled the business’s presence in boutiques across the country. During that time she developed a love for small business development and a…

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Sierra Hillsman

Sierra Hillsman is a licensed Associate Professional Counselor and is credentialed as a National Certified Counselor and Certified Clinical Trauma Professional. Her platform, Legacy Speaks, focuses on increasing awareness of mental health issues, creating conversations with marginalized communities, and increasing access to local and national resources by advocating for both…

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