Jayson Rapaport and Michael Portman – Creators of Birds Barbershop

Jayson Rapaport and Michael Portman - Creators of Birds Barbershop

[quote style=”boxed”]You can’t always get it right, but you can most of the time if you make it your job to pay attention. [/quote] Seven years ago, Michael Portman moved to Austin and headed to the apartment of his only friend in town, Jayson Rapaport. Originally from Laredo, they have…

Meet Jayson Rapaport and Michael Portman – Creators of Birds Barbershop

David Lowe – Founder of Origin of Cool and Uberpong

David Lowe - Founder of Origin of Cool and Uberpong

Always believe that somewhere, somehow, something will happen. You’ve gotta have a little faith in yourself! David started life in the northwest of England before traveling around the world from 2005-2006. He taught English in Japan which enabled him to learn basic Japanese and more about the culture. He then…

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Kristin Glenn and Shannon Whitehead – Creators of {r}evolution apparel

Kristin Glenn and Shannon Whitehead - Creators of {r}evolution apparel

[quote style=”boxed”]Build relationships with other people. The friendships we’ve made with other entrepreneurs since starting our business have been invaluable. The support, knowledge and inspiration we’ve gained from them have been a key factors in getting us as far as we’ve come.[/quote] Kristin Glenn and Shannon Whitehead are the creators…

Meet Kristin Glenn and Shannon Whitehead – Creators of {r}evolution apparel

Natasha and Mia – Founders of Velveteen Stories

Natasha and Mia - Founders of Velveteen Stories

  [quote style=”boxed”]Philosophically, bringing an idea to life means being open to anything. We want to let the ideas take shape organically instead of trying to control them, an essential practice when telling a story that is not your own.[/quote] With Mia’s background in design and creative problem-solving, and Natasha’s…

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Ben Munoz – Founder of BensFriends.org and Stroke Survivor

Ben Munoz - Founder of BensFriends.org and Stroke Survivor

Ben Munoz is a student, social entrepreneur, and patient advocate. In 2006, Ben Munoz suffered a life-threatening brain hemorrhage. He created an online support community so that he could connect with other patients. The support he received, and later, gave within that community led to the founding of Ben’s Friends,…

Meet Ben Munoz – Founder of BensFriends.org and Stroke Survivor