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October 28, 2020 140 min

We made it to Episode 10! For this one, we had the incredible opportunity to hang out with Jake Hamann at The Nest Coworking downtown. A serial entrepreneur and local ecosystem builder, Jake is the Founder and Executive Director of the Peoria Innovation Alliance.

This episode is a special one. Jake opened up and brought us into his story in such a powerful and honest way. He shares about growing up in Pekin, how his entrepreneurial mindset has led him to build initiatives and businesses throughout his life, the painful journey of losing his wife of 14 years to cancer, why he continues to pursue his dream of turning Peoria into the innovation capital of the midwest, and some fun random questions about Diet Coke, cheetahs, pineapples, and the Macy's Thanksgiving Parade.

This is well worth the listen and we can't wait to hear what stands out to you the most from his story, insight, and perspective!

Peoria Innovation Alliance
Startup Greater Peoria
Midwest Made
Jake's Website
The Nest Coworking

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