Upreneur

Upreneur

Upreneur is a podcast series that explores diverse entrepreneurial ventures with insider tips about how to spark your vision and begin your future. Each week, Upreneur host Jeremy Straub interviews leading CEOs and entrepreneurs, from South Florida and beyond, offering a unique glimpse into their success. The Upreneur podcast has partnered up with SCORE to help bring engaging conversations with today’s top leaders and business owners.

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December 16, 2020 36 min

The Upreneur podcast has partnered up with SCORE, hosted by Jeremy Straub, to help bring engaging conversations with today’s top leaders and business owners. In today’s episode, we spoke with Jon Jay 10 year Major League Baseball veteran.

A product of Columbus high school in Miami, Fl Jon played college baseball for his childhood dream The University of Miami where he was a 2nd round pick of the St. Louis Cardinals in the 2006 MLB f...

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The Upreneur podcast has partnered up with SCORE, hosted by Jeremy Straub, to help bring engaging conversations with today’s top leaders and business owners. In today’s episode, we spoke with Sarah Apgar, Founder of FitFighter.  We spoke about how important it is to show, teach, and explain how your product works. You can't assume your customer knows how to use your product, teach them. They will appreciate it more.  We also ta...

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The Upreneur podcast has partnered up with SCORE, hosted by Jeremy Straub, to help bring engaging conversations with today’s top leaders and business owners. In today’s episode, we spoke with Jordan Kavana, Founder & CEO of Transcendent Investment Management.  We spoke about how Jordan's main goal when it comes to renting is to enhance people's lives with experience, happiness, or a combination of both. Giving back to t...

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The Upreneur podcast has partnered up with SCORE, hosted by Jeremy Straub, to help bring engaging conversations with today’s top leaders and business owners. In today’s episode, we spoke with Gopal Rajegowda, Senior Vice President of Related Companies.  We spoke about how important it is to have a mentor at an early age. You don't know what you don't know and by having a mentor, they will be able to bring the best out of yo...

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The Upreneur podcast has partnered up with SCORE, hosted by Jeremy Straub, to help bring engaging conversations with today’s top leaders and business owners. In today’s episode, we spoke with Rishi Kapoor, Founder & CEO of Location Ventures, about how patience and tolerance is key in real estate. You want to surround yourself with a balanced team. Being an entrepreneur is about putting your everything into an idea you are passi...

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October 28, 2020 44 min

The Upreneur podcast has partnered up with SCORE, hosted by Jeremy Straub, to help bring engaging conversations with today’s top leaders and business owners. In today’s episode, we spoke with Chris Gannon, CEO and Co-Founder of Bolay. We talked about how at a young age, Chris was able to receive experience in the food industry because his dad, Tim Gannon, owned Outback Steakhouse. He was able to use that experience to his benefit a...

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The Upreneur podcast has partnered up with SCORE, hosted by Jeremy Straub, to help bring engaging conversations with today’s top leaders and business owners. In today’s episode, we spoke with Stacey Moore, the commissioner and founder of the American Cornhole League. We talked about how his family had started a semi-pro basketball league that ended up failing. Stacey was able to take those learning on what had worked before and tra...

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October 14, 2020 37 min

The Upreneur podcast has partnered up with SCORE, hosted by Jeremy Straub, to help bring engaging conversations with today’s top leaders and business owners. In today’s episode, we spoke with Jessica Rolph, Co-founder, and CEO of Lovevery. We talked about how finding the right partner is important for success. You want to find someone who has a growth mindset and is also open to new ideas and communication.  She also mentioned that...

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The Upreneur podcast has partnered up with SCORE, hosted by Jeremy Straub, to help bring engaging conversations with today’s top leaders and business owners. In today’s episode, we spoke with John Stetson, CEO of Stoner's Pizza. John is able to run a successful business because he sticks to his principles and his budget. With his experience in private equality, John was able to see the differences between a good business and a ...

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The Upreneur podcast has partnered up with SCORE, hosted by Jeremy Straub, to help bring engaging conversations with today’s top leaders and business owners. In today’s episode, we spoke with Jason Ditkofsky, President of McNeill Signs and Channel Letter USA. Jason Ditkofsky says the reasons for his success were because of his humbleness and confidence. He knew what his strengths were and found people who could fill in his weakness...

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The Upreneur podcast has partnered up with SCORE, hosted by Jeremy Straub, to help bring engaging conversations with today’s top leaders and business owners. In today’s episode, we spoke with Keir Dillon, Founder of Radiant Flo. Keir Dillon was a professional snowboarder before he took on the entrepreneurial journey. He shared how his experiences from snowboarding shaped him for business and that pain was his greatest teacher. Main...

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The Upreneur podcast has partnered up with SCORE, hosted by Jeremy Straub, to help bring engaging conversations with today’s top leaders and business owners. In today’s episode, we spoke with Andrea Lisbona, CEO, and Founder of Touchland.  Andrea has seen great success and her accomplishments speak for themselves.  We learned more on how she accumulated 10 times her revenue year to date with 5 months left in the cycle, her growth d...

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The Upreneur podcast has partnered up with SCORE, hosted by Jeremy Straub, to help bring engaging conversations with today’s top leaders and business owners. In today’s episode, we sat down with Lil Roberts, CEO, and Founder of Xendoo, and talked about how communication is imperative right now, and that not only applies to internal customers, the staff, and the team but also the external customers and vendors. She also talked about...

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The Upreneur podcast has partnered up with SCORE, hosted by Jeremy Straub, to help bring engaging conversations with today’s top leaders and business owners. In today’s episode, we sat down with Jennifer Yen, Founder of Purlisse and Yensa, and talked about how her acting career prepared her to become an entrepreneur, the dark side of entrepreneurship, and her digitalization and direct to consumer strategy.

Founder of Purlisse Jenni...

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The Upreneur podcast has partnered up with SCORE, hosted by Jeremy Straub, to help bring engaging conversations with today’s top leaders and business owners. In today’s episode, we sat down with Ian Bentley, Co-Founder & CEO of Parker Clay, and talked about how Ethiopia is one of the fastest-growing economies in the world and this has allowed Ian to create jobs and opportunities to empower the people of Ethiopia. Parker Clay is...

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The Upreneur podcast has partnered up with SCORE, hosted by Jeremy Straub, to help bring engaging conversations with today’s top leaders and business owners. In today’s episode, we sat down with Paige Held, Founder & CEO of Yoga Joint, and talked about how she pivoted her business and started offering virtual online yoga classes. Paige talks about surrounding your self with the right people in order to follow your passion and h...

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The Upreneur podcast has partnered up with SCORE, hosted by Jeremy Straub, to help bring engaging conversations with today’s top leaders and business owners. In today’s episode, we sat down with Jeff Ransdell, Co-Founder of Rokk3r Fuel, and talked about how the world is changing rapidly and technology is at the forefront of this change, so everyone, including the government, small and large businesses must invest in technology. 

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The Upreneur podcast has partnered up with SCORE, hosted by Jeremy Straub, to help bring engaging conversations with today’s top leaders and business owners. In today’s episode, we sat down with Carolyn Zaumeyer NP, Founder & Nurse Practitioner of LowTE Florida, and talked about how she was able to overcome her fears and start her business, how she waited till she found the right person to help expand her business, and how she ...

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The Upreneur podcast has partnered up with SCORE, hosted by Jeremy Straub, to help bring engaging conversations with today’s top leaders and business owners. In today’s episode, we sat down with Jordan Lams, CEO and Founder of Moixe, and talked about how he has been able to differentiate himself from his competitors by creating a lasting brand, and how time during the quarantine has allowed him to improve his business structure to ...

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The Upreneur podcast has partnered up with SCORE, hosted by Jeremy Straub, to help bring engaging conversations with today’s top leaders and business owners. In today’s episode, we sat down with John Fieldly and talked about how he has created task forces to evaluate opportunities and how he has allocated funds from departments affected by Coivd-19 to double down in what is already working. 

With an extensive consumer goods backgrou...

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