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Entrepreneurially Thinking

210 EpisodesProduced by Christy MaxfieldWebsite

Discover what it takes and what it means to think entrepreneurially from thought leaders throughout the St. Louis region. Dr. Cheryl Watkins-Moore and Christy Maxfield bring to you the best and most experienced trailblazers around to share insights that can unlock your pioneer potential for creativi… read more

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ETHINKSTL-EP213-SEASON16 EP10 – Nadia Shakoor

February 10th, 2021


Joining us today is Dr. Nadia Shakoor, Founder and CEO of Agrela Ecosystems, an agtech start-up focused on delivering research quality data …

ETHINKSTL-EP212-SEASON16 EP09 – Valerie Liddell

February 3rd, 2021


Joining us today is Valerie Liddell, Founder and CEO of Grind + Growth, a non-profit co-working space that empowers, educates, and inspires people in underserved communities throughout the St. Louis and Illinois region. …

ETHINKSTL-EP211-SEASON16 EP08 - Elise Miller Hoffman

January 27th, 2021


Joining us today is Elise Miller Hoffman, General partner at Cultivation Capital, a Venture Capital Firm that manages a family of funds focused on …

ETHINKSTL-EP210-SEASON 16 EP07 - Ron Story

January 20th, 2021


Joining us today is Ron Story, Jr., Serial entrepreneur and Founder of PitchDB, a search engine for speaking engagements that saves hours of digging for leads and contacts in just a few clicks. Over the past 20 years, …

ETHINKSTL-EP209-SEASON 16 EP06 - Bob Miller

January 13th, 2021


Joining us today is Bob Miller, CEO and Founder of Melio, a company that offers products that harness the power of the sun, all while upcycling …

ETHINKSTL-EP208-SEASON 16 EP05 - Whitney McClendon

January 6th, 2021


Joining us today is Whitney McClendon-Gregory, CEO and Founder of, a local company that is reinventing how drivers request roadside services. Whitney is ambitious and dedicated to providing an open …

ETHINKSTL-EP207-SEASON 16 EP04 - Keith Turner

December 30th, 2020


Joining us today is Keith Turner, Serial Entrepreneur and Founder of Happy Doggy Treats. With almost 20 years of entrepreneurial experience and community service, Keith has found his niche in life not only as a …

ETHINKSTL-EP206-SEASON 16 EP03 - Debi Corrie

December 23rd, 2020


Joining us today is Debra Corrie, CEO of Acumaxum, LLC, a financial consulting company that helps privately held businesses generate more cash, …

ETHINKSTL-EP205-SEASON 16 EP02 - Tashara Earl

December 16th, 2020


Joining us today is Tashara Earl, President and Co-Founder of Techrein, a company that specializes in innovative safety solutions with wearable …

ETHINKSTL-EP204-SEASON 16 EP01 - Frank Williamson

December 9th, 2020


Joining us today is Frank Williamson, CEO of STL Black Restaurant Week. Frank is a St. Louis native and loves being involved in the community by …

ETHINKSTL-EP203-SEASON 15 EP13 - Nalini Mahadevan

December 2nd, 2020


Joining us today is Nalini Mahadevan, Founder of MLO Law, LLC. As a distinguished attorney, Nalini is helping St. Louis Corporations attract and retain top international talent for the region's growing industries.

In …

ETHINKSTL-EP202-SEASON 15 EP12 - Murielle Gaither

November 25th, 2020


Joining us today is Murielle Gaither, CEO of Venku, the easy way to list and look for unique outdoor experiences across America. Mirielle is a 'do-er' with the ability to transform a vision into a reality through years …

ETHINKSTL-EP201-SEASON 15 EP11 - Michael Fritz Fritius

November 18th, 2020


Joining us today is Michael Fritzius, Chief Technology Officer of Arch DevOps, a software testing and automation provider who amid Covid-19, got edgy …

ETHINKSTL-EP200-SEASON 15 EP10 - Joy Williams and Jane Molina

November 11th, 2020


Joining us today are Jane Molina and Joy Williams, Co-Founders of Covenant Partners, LLC, and Ninni Co., an online baby product company. Jane and Joy …

ETHINKSTL-EP199-SEASON 15 EP09 - Brad Loyet

November 4th, 2020


Joining us today is Bradley Loyet, Owner of BP Fabrication LLC, a fabrication and manufacturing business located in St. Louis, Missouri whose focus is on the MotorSports industry. Brad, a race car driver at heart, found …

ETHINKSTL-EP198-SEASON 15 EP08 - Lusnail Haberberger

October 28th, 2020


Joining us today is Lusnail Haberberger, President of LUZCO Technologies, a top-notch electrical engineering consulting firm. Lusnail drew her skills …

ETHINKSTL-EP197-SEASON 15 EP07 - Michelle Robinson

October 21st, 2020


Joining us today is Michelle Robinson, Owner of DEMIblue natural Nails and Creator of DEMIblue 10-Free Vegan-Friendly Nail Polish line. Michelle has …

ETHINKSTL-EP196-SEASON 15 EP06 - Phillip and Chavelle Sangokoya

October 14th, 2020


Joining us today are a power couple, Chavelle and Phillip Sangokoya, of BRAND of St. Louis. Chavelle and Phillip created BRAND of St. Louis to serve as a social enterprise whose mission is to co-create, pilot, and fund …

ETHINKSTL-EP195-SEASON 15 EP05 - Ola Adeboye

October 7th, 2020


Joining us today is Olamide Adeboye, Founder and CEO of Wakava Food and Beverage, an organic health-conscious company that provides a better tasting, healthier food, and herbal drink options using herbs from Africa. Ola …

ETHINKSTL-EP194-SEASON 15 EP04 - Minerva Lopez

September 30th, 2020


Joining us today is Minerva Lopez, a small business owner, and non-profit Founder. Minerva returned to St. Louis in early 2020, since then she has …

ETHINKSTL-EP193-SEASON 15 EP03 - Mena Darre

September 23rd, 2020


Joining us today is Mena Darre', Owner of Mena Darre' Photography and Video. In 2017, Mena stepped out on faith and quit her teaching job to pursue …

ETHINKSTL-EP192-SEASON 15 EP02 - Fatimah Muhammad

September 16th, 2020


Joining us today is Fatimah Muhammad, Managing Director of Apiary @ The Park, a co-working and co-living space located in the Hyde Park neighborhood of St. Louis. Fatimah has had a passion for building communities and …

ETHINKSTL-EP191-SEASON 15 EP01 - Sara Stock

September 9th, 2020


Joining us today is Sara Stock, Founder and Managing Partner of Stock Legal and a sponsor of the Entrepreneurially Thinking Podcast. As a Corporate Attorney, Sara advises her clients in all aspects of the business …

ETHINKSTL-EP190-SEASON 14 EP13 - Jeanet Wade

September 2nd, 2020


Joining us today is Jeanet Wade, Managing Partner and Certified EOS Implementer of Business Alchemist. As a Certified EOS Implementer, Jeanet has helped businesses struggling with complexity and leadership alignment to …

ETHINKSTL-EP189-SEASON 14 EP12 - Katie Silversmith

August 26th, 2020


Joining us today is Katie Silversmith, Founding Partner of ThriveCo, a personalized co-working space located in Clayton, MO. Entrepreneurship and a passion for helping others have been in Katie's blood since childhood. …

ETHINKSTL-EP188-SEASON 14 EP11 - Patrice Johnson

August 19th, 2020


Joining us today is Patrice Johnson, Owner of Patrice J. Bridal, St. Louis' first black-owned bridal retailer. Patrice has over 15 years of sewing experience and creating classic and timeless dresses for weddings, …

ETHINKSTL-EP187-SEASON 14 EP10 - Andre Holman - Mine Your Biz Networking Events

August 12th, 2020


Joining us today is Andre Holman, Production Manager of STL-TV and Creator of MINE, YOUR Biz Networking Events. Andre is an experienced Production …

ETHINKSTL-EP186-SEASON 14 EP09 - Steve Ewing and Danni Eickenhorst Steves Hot Dogs

August 5th, 2020


Joining us today are Steve Ewing and Danni Eickenhorst of Steve's Hotdogs. Steve is a longtime musician and owner of Steve's Hotdogs located in the Tower Grove East neighborhood of St. Louis, Missouri. Steve, the lead …

ETHINKSTL-EP185-SEASON 14 EP08 - Jeffrey Blair - EyeSeeMe

July 29th, 2020


Joining us today is Jeffrey Blair, Co-Owner of Eyeseeme African American Children's Bookstore. Jeffrey and his wife Pam opened their brick and mortar store 5 years ago based upon their own experience raising their …

ETHINKSTL-EP184-SEASON 14 EP07 - Johnnica Bolden

July 23rd, 2020


Joining us today is Johnnica Bolden, Owner of J Star Construction and COO of iJustOrder. Johnnica comes from a family of entrepreneurs, her …

ETHINKSTL-EP183-SEASON 14 EP06 - Zach McGee - Black Brew Tea

July 16th, 2020


Joining us today is Zach McGee, Founder, and CEO of Black Brew Tea, a specialty tea company that blends tisanes and teas to make great tasting herbal products. Zach comes from a long line of entrepreneurs and believes …

ETHINKSTL-EP182-SEASON 14 EP05 - Kristy Jackson - Bizperation

July 9th, 2020


Joining us today is Kristy Jackson, serial entrepreneur and CEO of DK Solutions Creative Consulting, a firm that offers business inspirational …

ETHINKSTL-EP181-SEASON 14 EP04 - Andrew Dearing - Spactial Advisors

July 2nd, 2020


Joining us today is Andrew Dearing, a geospatial entrepreneur and GeoFutures Initiative Project Lead for Spatial STL Advisors. Prior to joining Spatial STL, Andy was the CEO of boundless Spatial where he led the …

ETHINKSTL-EP180-SEASON 14 EP03 - Pat Barron and Dan Schaefer - Native Pet

June 25th, 2020


Joining us today are Dan Schaefer and Pat Barron, Founders of Native Pet, a pet food and nutrition company that makes organic, highly effective and limited ingredient pet supplements for cats and dogs. Pat and Dan are …

ETHINKSTL-EP179-SEASON 14 EP02 - Reshaunda Thorton - Better Vessel

June 18th, 2020


Joining us today is Reshaunda Thornton, Founder of Better Vessel Nutrition. Reshaunda is a competent dietician and nutrition expert, a TedX and …

ETHINKSTL-EP178-SEASON 14 EP01 - Julius Anthony - STL Black Authors

June 11th, 2020


Joining us today is Julius B. Anthony, Founder and President of St. Louis Black Authors of Children's Literature, an organization committed to …

ETHINKSTL-EP177-SEASON 13 EP13 - Dasha Kennedy - The Broke Black Girl

June 4th, 2020


Joining us today is Dasha Kennedy, Founder of The Broke Black Girl. Dasha is a millennial Financial Coach whose 'real talk' coaching and strategies …

ETHINKSTL-EP176-SEASON 13 EP12 - Valeria Rodriguez - Shine In All Shades

May 28th, 2020


Joining us today is Valeria Rodriguez, Artist and Creator of Shine In All Shades, an adult coloring book that celebrates and uplifts women of color …

ETHINKSTL-EP175-SEASON 13 EP11 - Fattened Caf

May 21st, 2020


Joining us today are Charlene and Darren Young, Co-Owners of The Fattened Caf, a catering and pop-up restaurant business. What started out as a hobby for these two, has now blossomed into a budding side hustle. Charlene …

ETHINKSTL-EP174-SEASON 13 EP10 - Bronwyn Morgan

May 14th, 2020


Joining us today is Bronwyn Morgan, Founder and CEO of XEO Air. Bronwyn is a certified drone pilot and is also the founder of Airversity Drone …

ETHINKSTL-EP173-SEASON 13 EP09 | Mimo Davis and Miranda Duschak | Urban Buds

May 7th, 2020


Joining us today are Mimo Davis and Miranda Duschak, Co-Founders of Urban Buds: City Grown Flowers, an urban farm located in St. Louis' Dutchtown …

ETHINKSTL- APRIL ENCORE EPISODE (4) 172 – Jeff Gamble | Rezilient

April 30th, 2020


We round out our April Encore Series with our conversation with Jeff Gamble. Jeff’s company has pivoted again since our conversation in November 2018.

Now called Rezilient, they provide care without limits on their …

ETHINKSTL- APRIL ENCORE EPISODE (3) 171 –Gabriela Ramirez, Arellano and Junior Lara | Autentico  Podcast

April 23rd, 2020


Our April Encore Series continues with our interview featuring Gabriela Ramirez – Arellano and Junior Lara – hosts of the Autentico podcast. Gabriela and Junior created their show to provide Latino professionals …

ETHINKSTL- APRIL ENCORE EPISODE (2) 170 – Jenifer Garcia |Garcia Properties

April 16th, 2020


This week April Encore Series we are featuring our interview with Jenifer Garcia of Garcia Properties. Garcia Properties has been doing business in and supporting the St. Louis community for 20 years.

Noting that our …

ETHINKSTL-ENCORE EPISODE 169 - Tiny Little Monster - Sloan

April 9th, 2020


The first episode we are featuring for our April Encore Series is Tiny Little Monster – customer t-shirt printing. In an immediate response to the stay at home and social distancing orders owners Sloan and Jenny stated …

ETHINKSTL 168: Salman Shah|Co-Founder and designer of JORD Wood Watches

April 2nd, 2020


Joining us today is Salman Shah, Co-Founder and designer of JORD Wood Watches. Salman is the creative mind behind the innovative line of wood watches. He has extensive experience working closely with global manufactures …

ETHINKSTL 167: Tamara Keefe, | Clementine's Naughty and Nice Creamery

March 26th, 2020


Joining us today is Tamara Keefe, Founder of Clementine's Naughty and Nice Creamery and self-proclaimed 'Flavor Temptress'. Tamara is one of the lucky ones, she makes a living doing something she loves. Clementine's …

ETHINKSTL 166: Jamila Owens-Todd, | Golden Grocer | Root Berry Leaf

March 19th, 2020


Joining us today is Jamila Owens-Todd, Naturopathic Doctor and serial entrepreneur. Jamila started her career path with studying sciences at The University of Missouri-St. Louis. Jamila has a passion for helping others …

ETHINKSTL 165: Daphne Benzaquen, | Daph

March 12th, 2020


Joining us today is Daphne Benzaquen, Creative Designer, CEO and Founder of Daph., a St. Louis based fashion and lifestyle brand inspired by her Peruvian heritage. Founded in 2016, Daph. is one of the only U.S. fashion …

ETHINKSTL 164: Brandin Vaughn, | The Brandin Vaughn Collection

March 5th, 2020


Joining us today is Brandin Vaughn, Owner and Fashion Designer of The Brandin Vaughn Collection, a clothing line that is a 'contemporary bridge' …

ETHINKSTL 163: Christy Schlafly, | STL Foodworks

February 27th, 2020


Joining us today is Christy Schlafly, CEO, and Owner of STL Foodworks, a culinary incubator located in the Central West End. Christy is a native …

ETHINKSTL 162: Sucheta Bhide|The Resplendent Crow

February 20th, 2020


Joining us today is Sucheta Bhide, Owner of The Resplendent Crow, a small business located in University City. Missouri that refinishes vintage furniture in glossy paint and lacquer. Sucheta is a dynamic …

ETHINKSTL 161: Dr. Cheryl Watkins- Moore|REAL Cannabis Company

February 13th, 2020


Joining us today is Dr. Cheryl Watkins- Moore, Co-Owner and Chief Marketing Officer of REAL Cannabis Company. REAL Cannabis Co. hopes to put their locations in a predominately minority communities in the St. Louis …

ETHINKSTL 160: Derek Mays and John Payne|REAL Cannabis Company and Amendment 2 Consultants

February 6th, 2020


This week we are re-airing our interview with Derek Mays of REAL Cannabis Company and John Payne of Amendment 2 Consultants. You may recall that …

ETHINKSTL 159: The Best of Entrepreneurially Thinking

January 30th, 2020


In this episode we're actually highlighting four amazing female entrepreneurs:

Episode 9.8 — Psyche Southwell | Economy Of Style
Episode 6.11 — Reine Bayoc | Love and Magic and Purpose and Business
Episode 11.8 — …

ETHINKSTL 158: Michael Dehn Breault | Gibson & Dehn

January 22nd, 2020


Joining us today is Michael Dehn Breault, CEO of Gibson & Dehn. In 2017, Michael launched the namesake home fragrance brand Gibson & Dehn, …

ETHINKSTL 157: Cbabi Bayoc | Visual Artist and Illustrator

January 16th, 2020


Joining us today is Cbabi Bayoc, an internationally known Visual Artist and Illustrator. Cbabi's subjects include family, children, music and much …

ETHINKSTL 156: Lakesha Mathis| Inclusive Business Solutions

January 9th, 2020


Joining us today is Lakesha Mathis, Director of Inclusive Business Solutions for the St. Louis Regional Chamber. Lakesha is a practiced Business …

ETHINKSTL 155: Marissa Paine| Painfree

January 2nd, 2020


Joining us today is Marissa Paine, Founder of Painefree Coaching & Consulting. Marissa started Painefree in 2012 as a vehicle for living out her …

ETHINKSTL 154: Tami Lang | Save the Girls

December 27th, 2019


Joining us today is Tami Lange, CEO and Founder of Save the Girls Touchscreen Purses! Tami is a resident of Edwardsville, she is married and has 5 …

ETHINKSTL 153: Khalia Collier | St. Louis Surge

December 19th, 2019


ETHINKSTL 153: Khalia Collier |  St. Louis Surge

18 December 2019

Joining us today is Khalia Collier, Owner and General Manager of the St. Louis …

ETHINKSTL 152: Janna Westbrook | Provider Pool

December 12th, 2019


Dec 11, 2019

ETHINKSTL 152: Janna Westbrook | Provider Pool

[Season 12, Episode 8] 

Joining us today is Janna Westbrook, Founder, and CEO of Provider …

ETHINKSTL 151: Jeff and Randy Vines | STL - Style

December 5th, 2019


Dec 4, 2019

ETHINKSTL 151: Jeff and Randy Vines | STL - Style

[Season 12, Episode 7] 

Joining us today are Jeff and Randy Vines, Creators and Owners of STL-Style. Jeff and Randy are identical twins who have a fierce …

ETHINKSTL 150: Keisha Mabry |heyFRIEND!

November 28th, 2019


ETHINKSTL 150: Keisha Mabry |heyFRIEND!

[Season 12, Episode 6] 

Joining us today for our 150th episode is Keisha Mabry, Founder of heyFRIEND!, a platform that teaches people how to build authentic relationships. Keisha …

ETHINKSTL 149: Britany Sarhage | Rudy’s Flower Truck

November 20th, 2019


ETHINKSTL 149: Britany Sarhage | Rudy’s Flower Truck

Joining us today is Brittany Sarhage​, Founder of Rudy's Flower Truck. Brittany felt the need to make flowers more accessible to the community by creating a unique …

ETHINKSTL 148: Charli Cooksey | WePower

November 13th, 2019


ETHINKSTL 148: Charli Cooksey | WePower 

[Season 12, Episode 4] 

Joining us today is Charli Cooksey​, Founder, and CEO of WEPOWER STL, Executive Director of Inspire STL and the Interim Executive Director of Forward …

ETHINKSSTL 147 — Jennifer Garcia | Garcia Properties

November 6th, 2019


ETHINKSTL 147: Jennifer Garcia | Garcia Properties

[Season 12, Episode 3]

Joining us today is ​Jenifer Garcia​,  Owner, and Broker at Garcia Properties. Jenifer is a mentor to many agents who have become some of St. …

ETHINKSTL 146: Betsy Nacrelli | Collections by Joya

November 1st, 2019


ETHINKSTL 146: Betsy Nacrelli |Collections by Joya

[Season 12, Episode 2]

Joining us today is Betsy Blancett-Nacrelli, ​ Founder of Collections by …

ETHINKSTL 145: Jeremy Goss | LinkMarket

October 23rd, 2019


ETHINKSTL 145: Jeremy Goss | LinkMarket

[Season 12, Episode 1]

Joining us today is Dr. Jeremy Goss, Founder, Chairman and CEO of The Link Market.
Jeremy is an advocate for low-income communities on issues related to …

ETHINKSTL 144: Shannon Thompson | Indie Eatery

October 16th, 2019


ETHINKSTL 144: Shannon Thompson | Indie Eatery
[Season 11, Episode 11]

Joining us today is Shannon Thompson, Proprietor of Indie Eatery and Indie 4 Catering.
Shannon devoted 12 years of her life to the United States …

ETHINKSTL 143: Alexces Bartley | Missouri SourceLink

October 9th, 2019


ETHINKSTL 143: Alexces Bartley | MO SourceLink
[Season 11, Episode 10]

Joining us today is Alexces Bartley, Director and Network Builder of Missouri SourceLink.
At her core, Alex is a connector with a deep passion for …

ETHINKSTL 142: Collective STL | Healing Mind, Body and Spirit in North St. Louis

October 2nd, 2019


ETHINKSTL 142: Collective STL | Healing Mind, Body and Spirit in North St. Louis
[Season 11, Episode 09]

Joining us today are Terry and Ericka …

ETHINKSTL 141: Rachel D'Souza Siebert | Gladiator Consulting

September 25th, 2019


ETHINKSTL 141: Rachel D'Souza Siebert | Gladiator Consulting
[Season 11, Episode 08]

Joining us today is Rachel D'Souza Siebert, Founder and …

ETHINKSTL 140: Jessica Hitchcock | Following Her Entrepreneurial Heart for Art

September 18th, 2019


ETHINKSTL 140: Jessica Hitchcock | Following Her Entrepreneurial Heart for Art
[Season 11, Episode 07]

Joining us today is Jessica Hitchcock , owner …

ETHINKSTL 139: Nick Dunne | Marketing M.A.D.E. Man

September 11th, 2019


ETHINKSTL 139: Nick Dunne | Marketing M.A.D.E. Man
[Season 11, Episode 06]

Joining us today is Nick Dunne, Communications Director For MADE, Third Degree Glass Factory and The Delmar Maker District. A 2011 graduate of …

ETHINKSTL 138: De Nichols | De-Signing Creative Cultures of Impact

September 4th, 2019


ETHINKSTL 138: De Nichols | De-Signing Creative Cultures of Impact
[Season 11, Episode 05]

Joining us today is De Nichols, Principal of Design and …

ETHINKSTL 137: Claire Flowers | Durable, Comfortable, Stylish Shoes for Professional Women

August 28th, 2019


ETHINKSTL 137: Claire Flowers | Durable, Comfortable, Stylish Shoes for Professional Women [Season 11, Episode 04]

Joining us today is Claire Flowers, Founder and Designer of Claire Flowers, LLC. Claire has a passion …

ETHINKSTL 136: Amy Slaughter | Aims Moon Paperie

August 21st, 2019


ETHINKSTL 136: Amy Slaughter | Aims Moon Paperie [Season 11, Episode 03]

Joining us today is Amy Slaughter, Owner of Aims Moon Paperie. Founded in 2016, Aims Moon Paperie is a stationery company dedicated to providing …

ETHINKSTL 135: Devon Moody Graham | #CEOMOM

August 14th, 2019


ETHINKSTL 135: Devon Moody Graham | #CEOMOM
[Season 11, Episode 02]

Joining us today is Devon Moody-Graham, CEO and Founder of CEO MOM. Devon is a Wife, Mother, CEO, Community Leader and Serial Entrepreneur. Devon is …

ETHINKSTL 134: Leslie Gill | Rung for Women

August 7th, 2019


ETHINKSTL 134: Leslie Gill | Rung for Women
[Season 11, Episode 01]

Joining us today is Leslie Gill, Executive Director of Rung for Women. Having served in leadership capacities for several profit and non-profit …

ETHINKSTL--S10-E12-Core & Rind | Cashew Cheesy Saucy Success

July 31st, 2019


Joining us today are Rita Childers and Candi Haas, Co-owners of Core + Rind. Both are certified Culinary Nutrition experts and together have created …

ETHINKSTL--S10-E11-Float STL | Effortless Wellness in Water

July 24th, 2019


Joining us today are Jacob Resch and Kevin McCulloch, Founders of FLOAT STL. FLOAT STL is St. Louis' first float center and was opened in February of …

ETHINKSTL--S10-E10-Venture for America | Stimulating Start Ups for College Students

July 17th, 2019


Joining us today are Kate Loar of Venture For America and Chisom Uche, Alumnus of Venture For America and current Senior Associate at SixThirty. Kate works with Venture For America Fellows, company partners, donors and …

ETHINKSTL--S10-E09-Tiny Little Monster | Sloan Coleman

July 10th, 2019


Joining us today is Sloan Coleman, Business Development Director, AKA Monster Marketer, of Tiny Little Monster. Sloan, A lifelong entrepreneur with a …

ETHINKSTL--S10-E08-Holiday Highlight Show | The Best of #ETHINKSTL

July 3rd, 2019


Today, enjoy some of the best ETHINKSTL episodes of the season. Each show is filled with unique and valuable insight, experience and perspective. Check out this highlight episode for your must have entrepreneurial …

ETHINKSTL--S10-E07-Steve Epner | Outside Inside Thinking

June 26th, 2019


Joining us today is Steve Epner. Steve has over 40 years of consulting experience. He served as “Entrepreneur in Residence” at Boeing and founded and …

ETHINKSTL--S10-E06-Marissa Q. Paine | Painefree Coaching & Consulting

June 19th, 2019


Joining us today is Marissa Paine, Founder of Painefree Coaching & Consulting. Marissa started Painefree in 2012 as a vehicle for living out her …

ETHINKSTL--S10-E05-Derek Mays and John Payne | REAL Cannabis and the MO Campaign

June 12th, 2019


Joining us today is Derek Mays of REAL Cannabis Company and John Payne of Amendment 2 Consultants.

REAL Cannabis Company is a St. Louis based group …

ETHINKSTL--S10-E04-Grady Phelan | Powerful, Safe Pro-XR Baseball Bat

June 5th, 2019


Joining us today is Grady Phelan, a St. Louis based serial creative and entrepreneur. Grady founded Pro-XR, LLC in 2013. The Pro-XR bat has a grip …

ETHINKSTL--S10-E03-Lawanda Brooks | Sweethead Naturals

May 29th, 2019


Joining us today is Lawanda Brooks, Award winning Licensed Cosmetologist, Entrepreneur, Educator, Author and Cosmetic Chief.

Lawanda is the Owner of …

ETHINKSTL--S10-E02-Emily Zwilling | EZ Wellness

May 22nd, 2019


Joining us today is Emily Zwilling, Founder of EZ Wellness. Emily is a Wellness Coach, Nutritional Counselor, Speaker and a cross-fit gym owner. Through EZ Wellness, Emily dedicates herself to encouraging and empowering …

ETHINKSTL--S10-E01-Lisa Hu | Lux & Nyx

May 15th, 2019


EP #1XX-S10-E01-Lisa Hu

Joining us today is Lisa Hu, founder and designer of Lux and Nyx. Lux and Nyx is a line of luxury handbags designed with the working female in mind. Lux and Nyx handbags are a line of 'work and …

ETHINKSTL--S9-E13-Katie Petty | Wild Heart

May 8th, 2019


ETHINKSTL--S9-E13-Katie Petty | Wild Heart

Joining us today is Katie Petty, president of Wild Heart, LLC and inventor of The Brushless Paw Wash. In 2002, Katie came up with a thought that later turned into the …

ETHINKSTL--S9-E12-Justin Barr | STL from Above

May 1st, 2019


EP #121-S9-E12--Justin Barr | STL from Above

Joining us today is Justin Barr of STL from Above. In 2017, Justin added an aerial photography drone to his equipment kit to bring new dimensions to his usual business of …

ETHINKSTL--Episode 9.11-Quentin Ortega | The Entrepreneur's Entrepreneur

April 24th, 2019


EP #120-S9-E11--Quentin Ortega

Joining us today is Quentin Ortega. Quentin is an S&T graduate whose entrepreneurial journey started at a young age and put him on a path of serial entrepreneurship and in a prominent …

ETHINKSTL--Episode 9.10-Tami Lange | Save the Girls

April 17th, 2019


Joining us today is Tami Lange, CEO and Founder of Save the Girls Touchscreen Purses! Tami is a resident of Edwardsville, she is married and has 5 …

ETHINKSTL--Episode 9.9-Hop Shop | Good People, Good Beer, Good Times

April 10th, 2019


EP #118-S9-E09--St. Louis Hop Shop

Joining us today are brothers Justin Harris and Ryan Griffin, Co-Owners of St. Louis Hop Shop.

STL Hop Shop is a one-stop shop that carries a wide range of craft beers as well as …

ETHINKSTL--Episode 9.8-Psyche Southwell | Economy Of Style

April 3rd, 2019


EP #117-S9-E08--Psyche Southwell

Joining us today is Psyche Southwell, Creator and Editor of the Economy of Style Blog.
Psyche is a Social Science Researcher and Educator who credits her fashion inspiration
on her …

ETHINKSTL--Episode 9.7-Perry Drake | UMSL hosts the Biggest and Best Marketing Conference #MDMC19

March 27th, 2019


EP #116-S9-E07--Perry Drake MDMC

Joining us today is Dr. Perry Drake, Professor of Digital and Social Media Marketing at The University of Missouri, St. Louis.

Perry is also the founder of the Midwest Digital …

ETHINKSTL--Episode 9.6-The Art of Networking | Kesha Kesh

March 20th, 2019


EP #115-S9-E06--Kesha Kesh

Joining us today is Kesha Kent, Owner and Founder of MrsKeshSpeaks, LLC.

Kesha is a passionate speaker, emcee and loves helping individuals learn how to 'sell' themselves and teaching them …

ETHINKSTL--Episode 9.5-Passion and Story Redefined | Kameel Stanley

March 13th, 2019


EP #114-S9-E05--Kameel Stanley

Joining us today is Kameel Stanley. Kameel co-hosts the award-winning 'We Live Here' Podcast, is a brunch club organizer, storyteller and yogi.

Kameel and other members of her journalism …

ETHINKSTL--Episode 9.4-Autentico Podcast | Hosts Gabriela Ramírez-Arellano and Junior Lara

March 6th, 2019


EP #113-S9-E04--Autentico Podcast

Joining us today is Autentico Podcast Hosts, Gabriela Ramírez-Arellano and Junior Lara.
The co-hosts discuss how the Autentico podcast came to be and how the hosts create opportunity …

ETHINKSTL--Episode 9.3-Humans of St Louis

February 27th, 2019


Joining us today is Lindy Drew and Elaine Cha of Humans Of St. Louis.
Lindy Discusses how her background in social work, public health and photography led
her on a journey to tell the stories of the humans of St. Louis …

ETHINKSTL--Episode 9.2-Jonathan Allen | Longneck & Thunderfoot

February 20th, 2019


Joining us today is Jonathan Allen, President of Longneck & Thunderfoot, a 2016 Arch Grant recipient company.
Jonathan discusses his passion for sharing the journey and best practices of start-ups and …

ETHINKSTL--Episode 9.1-Kathryn Finney | Digital Undivided RELOADED

February 13th, 2019


ETHINKSTL-110--Episode 9.1

Joining us today is Kathryn Finney, founder and managing director of DigitalUndivided (DID). Founded in 2013, DID is a social enterprise that takes an innovative, transformative approach to …

ETHINKSTL-109-'Womaning' with Ronke Faleti | korédé

February 6th, 2019


Joining us today is Ronke Faleti, Founder and CEO of korédé. korédé supports women through innovative design with modular bags that are customized to …

ETHINKSTL-108-Markey Culver | The Women's Bakery

January 30th, 2019


Joining us today is Markey Culver, Founder and Co-Director of The Women's Bakery. Markey sees bread as nutrition and as a business model for …

ETHINKSTL-107-La'Crassia Wilderness | Butter Love

January 23rd, 2019


Joining us today is La'Crassia Wilderness, creator and owner of Butter Love by L.C. La’Crassia took her love for mixing and her love for nature and created an organic skin care line.

Before becoming an entrepreneur, …

ETHINKSTL-106-Sherita Love | EdHubSTL and Innovation Hall

January 16th, 2019


Joining us today is Sherita Love, manager at EdHubSTL. Sherita holds bachelor’s degree in Education Studies with a minor in Non-Profit Management and …

ETHINKSTL-105-Melissa Douglas | Goal Driven Counseling is Digital

January 9th, 2019


On the show today is Melissa Douglas, Founder and Distance Counselor of Goal Driven Counseling, a fully online counseling practice serving teens and …

ETHINKSTL-104-What a difference a year makes | Rachel and Melanie Return and WOW!

January 2nd, 2019


Last year we introduced you to two young innovators who were starting tech-focused companies in the healthcare marketplace. Melanie Igwe, the co-founder of Ilerasoft, and Rachel Simon-Lee, CEO and Founder of Heartwork …

ETHINKSTL-103-Arlan Hamilton, Backstage Capital | Vision 2018 (PART 2)

December 26th, 2018


Today we return to BioSTL's Vision 2018, St. Louis' annual conference aimed at building a wholly-inclusive, diverse innovation community. VISION is …

ETHINKSTL-102-Arlan Hamilton, Backstage Capital | Vision 2018 (PART 1)

December 19th, 2018


Today we tune-in from BioSTL's Vision 2018. VISION is St. Louis' annual conference aimed at building a wholly-inclusive, diverse innovation …

ETHINKSTL-101-Shayba Muhammad | The Makers Program

December 12th, 2018


Joining us is Shayba Muhammad, Designer and Owner of Mahnal Jewelry. Mahnal is a collection of handcrafted contemporary brass jewelry. Taking …

ETHINKSTL-100-Estrella Estie Cruz Curoe | Del Carmen Foods

December 5th, 2018


Joining us today is Estrella (Estie) Cruz-Curoe, Manager and Owner of del Carmen Foods, LLC.

In her other life, Estie worked for a national insurance company in Chicago. She met her husband there and their lives took …

ETHINKSTL-099-Laura Tromben | Tattoo The Lou

November 28th, 2018


Joining us today is Laura Tromben, Co-Owner of the international tattoo convention, “Tattoo The Lou”.

“Tattoo The Lou” is an annual event that welcomes the world of tattoo to St. Louis with over 100 booths and more …

ETHINKSTL-098-Christian Johnson | MultiPass

November 21st, 2018


St. Louis is making the lists among the top startup and innovative cities. Articles and news outlets report that the region's startup scene is booming and St. Louis is ripe for attracting entrepreneurial capital.

Our …

ETHINKSTL-097-Diego Abente | The International Institute

November 19th, 2018


Joining us today is Diego Abente, Vice President of Economic Development of the International Institute and President of the International Institute Community Development Corporation.

The mission of the International …

ETHINKSTL-096-Jeff Gamble, Dynamic Surgical | Integrating Physician and Patience Experience

November 8th, 2018


Joining us is Jeff Gamble, CTO & Founder of Dynamic Surgical. He strives empower healthcare consumers with access to low-cost technological …

ETHINKSTL-095-SLEDP | The Economic Development Dream Team of St. Louis City and County

October 31st, 2018


Joining us is Colleen Mulvihill, Client Support Manager with SLEDP. As the Client Support Manager for the St. Louis Partnership Business Centers, …

ETHINKSTL-094-Elaine Queathem | Creating and Qualifying Savvy Coders

October 25th, 2018


Joining us is Elaine Queathem, the founder of Savvy Coders . Savvy Coders began with a vision of reaching out to people traditionally …

ETHINKSTL-093-Rebecca Pan | Covo Coworking, Life and Work in Balance

October 17th, 2018


Joining us today is Rebecca Brian Pan, CEO of Covo Coworking, a coworking model that enhances how you live, as well as how you work. Located in downtown, St. Louis, Covo STL is one of two locations of the family-founded …

ETHINKSTL-092-Raullo Eanes | Creating Access for Minority Businesses to Capital Markets

October 10th, 2018


Joining us today is Raullo Eanes, Managing Partner with Capaha Partners.
Capaha Partners is a small, boutique investment firm that helps clients tell …

ETHINKSTL-091-Nicci Roach Lorie Jackson | Empowering Women One Ceiling At A Time

October 3rd, 2018


Joining us today are Nicci Roach and Lorie Jackson, founders of Mosaic Ceiling. Mosaic Ceiling is a Midwest based 501(c)3 nonprofit organization …

ETHINKSTL-090-Jeremy Nulik is Evangelist Prime and Futurist | BIGWIDESKY

September 26th, 2018


Joining us today is Jermey Nulik. He is the Evangelist Prime and Futurist at Bigwidesky. Jeremy applies his strategic and irreverent mind to design …

ETHINKSTL-089-COCABiz | Creative Makes Competitive

September 19th, 2018


Joining us today is Steve Knight, Director of COCAbiz. He designs and facilitates experiential workshops to foster collaborative creativity, …

ETHINKSTL-088-Danielle Elise | All Black Creatives

September 12th, 2018


Joining us today is Danielle Elise, Founder and Curator of All Black Creatives. She formed this international network to unite and celebrate …

ETHINKSTL-087-Sebastian Mueller-Soppart | Making Unmistakable Brands Manifest

September 5th, 2018


Joining us today is Sebastian Mueller-Soppart, EVP and Executive Creative Director with Manifest.
Manifest makes brands unmistakable to the core of their audiences. They specialize in content creation that garners …

ETHINKSTL-086-Desiree Coleman | Good Multiplier

August 29th, 2018


Joining us today is Desiree Coleman, Founder & CEO at Good Multiplier. Good Multiplier is mobilizing the next generation of leaders, change …

ETHINKSTL-085-Gibron Jones HOSCO Foods | Uplifting Community Health and Wealth with Urban Farming

August 22nd, 2018


Joining us today is Gibron Jones, founder of HOSCO Foods.

The acronym stands for Holistic Organic Sustainable Co-Operative.

HOSCO features …

ETHINKSTL-084-Nvsted | Crowdfunding Investment Opportunities for Everyday Investors

August 15th, 2018


Joining us today are Jamey Edgerton and Ched Wagner from Nvestd. Jamey is the CEO and Ched is the manager. Nvsted is unique, as it is the ONLY …

ETHINKSTL-083-Antionette Carroll | Creative Reaction Lab | Design For Health and Racial Equity

August 8th, 2018


Joining us today is Antionette D. Carroll, Founder and CEO of Creative Reaction Lab. Creative Reaction Lab is a nonprofit social enterprise designing …

ETHINKSTL-082-Steph Nissen | Strategy, Influence and Atomic Revenue

August 1st, 2018


Joining us is Steph Nissen, Executive Partner and Director of Digital at Atomic Revenue. She manages the company’s digital marketing programs including social media, web development, search engine optimization, content …

ETHINKSTL-081-Reine Bayoc | Love and Magic and Purpose and Business

July 25th, 2018


Joining us today is Reine Bayoc, Creator and Owner of the thriving SweetArt Bake Shop in St. Louis. SweetArt Bakeshop is a from-scratch bakery specializing in traditional, vegan, and gluten-free American baked goods. …

ETHINKSTL-080-Notes For Life | The Educational Harmony of Arts and Technology

July 18th, 2018


Joining us today are Tiffany and Ronnie Notch, founders of Notes For Life Arts & Technology.

Notes For Life Arts & Technology exists to …

ETHINKSTL-079-Mindy Mazur | Unapologetically Brazen for Women in Business

July 11th, 2018


Joining us today is Mindy Mazur, Executive Director of Brazen St. Louis.

Brazen St. Louis encourages women at all stages of business and industries to join a like-minded community and feel supported on their …

ETHINKSTL-078-Jean Scholtes' Kind Soap | Kindly Meeting the Necessity for Natural Beauty and Skin Care Products

July 4th, 2018


Joining us today is Jean Scholtes, Founder and CEO of KIND soap company. KIND soap company creates truly natural bath, body, and beauty products with …

ETHINKSTL-077-Sydney's Closet | Sizing Up Glamour

June 27th, 2018


Joining us today is Phyllis Librach, president and founder of Sydney’s Closet.

Sydney's Closet designs and manufactures plus-size special occasion dresses for women ages 16 to 60 who wear sizes 14 to 40. The Wedding, …

ETHINKSTL-076-Kathryn Finney | Digital Undivided

June 20th, 2018


Joining us today is Kathryn Finney, founder and managing director of DigitalUndivided (DID). Founded in 2013, DID is a social enterprise that takes an innovative, transformative approach to economic empowerment by …

ETHINKSTL-075-Creo Agency | Empowering the Next Generation of Urban Creatives

June 13th, 2018


Joining us today are Darren Jackson and Jon Alexander, founders of Creo Agency. Darren is the visionary Executive Producer. Jon is the Chief Creative.

Creo Agency wants to work with minority and underrepresented …

ETHINKSTL-074-From Radio to a Rockin' Recreational Ride | Bill Smith and TrikkeSTL

June 6th, 2018


Looking for something fun to do in St. Louis? You can get an up-close look at downtown St. Louis, the Gateway Arch, Forest Park or the …

ETHINKSTL-073-Jason Wilson | Controlling the Narrative

May 30th, 2018


What better way to have deep, meaningful conversation and exchange than over a cup of coffee? Our guest today has created the space for courageous …

ETHINKSTL-072-BRAND of St. Louis | Innovation, Collaboration and Strategy to Solve Urban Economic Challenges

May 23rd, 2018


Joining us today are Phillip Sangokoya and LaTonya Thompson. Phillip is the Management Consultant & Vice President of the Business Resource …

ETHINKSTL-071-Rebeccah Bennett| Emerging Wisdom in Personal Transformation and Entrepreneurship

May 16th, 2018


Visionary strategist, master communicator, top-notch trainer and facilitator Rebeccah Bennett joins us today! She is the Founder and Principal of Emerging Wisdom LLC. With InPower Institute, a division of Emerging …

ETHINKSTL-070-SentiAR | Implementing Augmented Reality in Cardiac Procedures

May 9th, 2018


Joining us today is Dr. Jennifer Silva, an Associate Professor in Pediatric Cardiology at Washington University School of Medicine. She founded …

ETHINKSTL-069-The Kingsway Merchant's Association | Developing a Solid Economic District

May 2nd, 2018


Joining us today are Kevin Bryant, Chair of the Kingsway Merchant's Association with James Buchanan, the Commercial District Manager with the St. Louis Development Corporation (SLDC).

The Kingsway Merchant's …

ETHINKSTL-068-KC SourceLink | Making Entrepreneurship Easier

April 25th, 2018


Joining us today are Maria Meyers and Kate Pope Hodel of Sourcelink, a program of the University of Missouri- Innovation Center with a single mission: to make entrepreneurship easier. Maria is Founder Executive …

ETHINKSTL-067-Abe and Nicole Adewale | ABNA Engineering

April 18th, 2018


Meet the dynamic husband-and-wife team that blends engineering excellence with enterprise. They do so while dedicating their lives toward the advancement of young and emerging engineering talent. They are community …

ETHINKSTL-066- Erin Joy and Black Dress Partners | Success Strategies for Women in Business

April 11th, 2018


Joining us today is Erin Joy, founder of Black Dress Partners--a business consulting and coaching organization that helps emerging and evolving women …

ETHINKSTL-065-MEDLaunch | Creative Engineering and Design to Improve Healthcare Standards

April 4th, 2018


At the intersection of Medicine, Entrepreneurship, and Design is MEDLaunch. MEDLaunch is a non-profit biomedical incubator that solves healthcare …

ETHINKSTL-064-BioStL | An Evening With...Eric Bailey

March 28th, 2018


On this episode of #ETHINKSTL you will gain insights, wisdom and inspiration from the man who engaged our audience as our guest for our BioStL …

ETHINKSTL-063-MDMC18 | The Best and Largest Digital Marketing Conference in the Midwest

March 21st, 2018


With us on the show today is Dr. Perry Drake. He founded the Midwest Digital Marketing Conference, which is named by Forbes as one of the top marketing conference to check out in 2018. He is currently the Assistant …

ETHINKSTL-062-Original Gents Menswear: Winning Twin Entrepreneurs

March 14th, 2018


New high-end male grooming salons and barbershops are popping up in cities around the country. Men are paying premium prices at these places to get everything from a haircut and a shave to a wax and mani-pedi. According …

ETHINKSTL-061-Girl Scouts: A Century of Training Leaders and Young Entrepreneurs

March 7th, 2018


The conversation around entrepreneurship is expanding more and more to create space at the table for young business people. Youth entrepreneurship …

ETHINKSTL-060-St. Louis Minority Business Council

February 28th, 2018


There are millions of minority-owned businesses in the United States. While the number of minority-owned businesses is on the rise, many are often faced with challenges when it comes to clear plans of action to achieve …

ETHINKSTL-059-World-Wide Wonder Woman Genera Moore

February 21st, 2018


Meet the dynamic Genera Moore, founder and CEO of Motorparts Nation. If you look at Genera Moore’s LinkedIn profile you might not know that she is a St. Louis native. In fact, she is a global citizen. She’s journeyed …

ETHINKSTL-058-National Black MBA Association of Metro St. Louis

February 14th, 2018


In May of 1965, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. addressed to the Negro American Labor Council stating, "there must be a better distribution of wealth within this country for all God’s children." From then to now our …

ETHINKSTL002: Yes! You Are an Entrepreneur!

February 7th, 2018


Cheryl and Christy with Keith Turner, TurnGroup Technologies L.L.C. and Seqwana Pryor, Prycor Technologies, LLC sharing insights from their seasoned …

ETHINKSTL-028-Working and Playing Hard in STL and Abroad

January 24th, 2018


We live in a very diverse city with hard working people. Many of the folks in our region are hard working immigrants who are helping to make St. …

ETHINKSTL-041-Ilerasoft and Heartwork Video...Two Health Tech Companies with Heritage and Heart

January 17th, 2018


ETHINKSTL-041-Ilerasoft and Heartwork Video...Two Health Tech Companies with Heritage and Heart

If you live here in the St. Louis region, then you …

ETHINKSTL-033-Enterprising Independence-Paraquad

January 10th, 2018


Today, we will be chatting with an organization that is already impactful in our region with a long-standing history of changing the conversation …

ETHINKSTL-015-Immigrant Entrepreneurs! A World of Enterprising Opportunity

December 27th, 2017


Today we are speaking with Betsy Cohen, Executive Director for the Regional Immigration & Innovation Initiative, the St. Louis Mosaic Project and …

ETHINKSTL-039-BOOTS TO BUSINESS - Service and Veteran Entrepreneurs

December 13th, 2017


Most of us don’t realize that every branch of the U.S. military is represented in St. Louis. Or that the Veteran’s Business Resource Center (VBRC) is based here and served a region that includes Iowa, Nebraska, Kansas, …

ETHINKSTL-011-An Entrepreneur's Sweet Spot-Miss M's Candy Store

December 6th, 2017


Sharon Echols found her sweet spot in entrepreneurship after working 25years in the mortgage banking business. She and her husband responded to …

ETHINKSTL-057-Monsanto Develops and Delivers Value with Diversity, Technology and Innovation

November 24th, 2017


Agriculture is a changing landscape—and Monsanto is leading the way with technologies that are digitizing the farm and thereby digitizing …

ETHINKSTL-056-Mid-States Minority Supplier Development Council

November 16th, 2017


If you classify yourself as a small business owner, an entrepreneur or someone with a side hustle looking to grow it into your full-time dream, you …

ETHINKSTL-055-Gateway Venture Mentoring Service-Helping Entrepreneurs Launch and Grow

November 8th, 2017


For established, revenue positive companies, there is often nothing harder for founders than to make time to work on their business rather than in their business. Linda and Steve Hanlon know that challenge first-hand. …

ETHINKSTL-054-The Incredible Jared Arms and Trio Talent

November 1st, 2017


Today, we are bringing you a guest we had on several seasons ago—Jared Arms, Founder and CEO of We
recently ran into Jared out and about at one of our incubators and as he was beginning to tell us all about …

ETHINKSTL-053-Open Source Agriculture

October 25th, 2017


How close do you live to your local grocery store? Most of us don't know. As long as it's close to home, it's not a problem. But when you don't have a local grocery store, or you have one but it's too far away to get to …

ETHINKSTL-052-ITEN: Move Your IT Forward

October 18th, 2017


Change is inevitable. And, as we’ve noted, on several occasions, St. Louis’ entrepreneurship ecosystem is in the midst of change – new leadership, new organizations and new funding challenges. So what does that mean for …

ETHINKSTL-050-Big Data, IOT and AI: Make way for StampedeCon

October 5th, 2017


From the early days of high performance computing to the cutting edge of Big Data, Artificial Intelligence and Internet of Things - a lot of things have changed. And much of that change is happening right here in St. …

ETHINKSTL-051-Launch Code and Coder Girl

October 4th, 2017


The World Economic Forum at Davos is where leaders from around the world gathered to discuss the implications of a new industrial revolution—the 4th …

ETHINKSTL-049-Aspire Entrepreneurial Initiative

September 27th, 2017


An estimated 60 percent of formerly incarcerated individuals remain unemployed one year after their release, raising the risk of recidivism and …


September 20th, 2017


Did you know, St. Louis is home to the largest Promise Zone in the country? Covering most of North St. Louis City and North County the Promise Zone is a special Federal designation created during the Obama …

ETHINKSTL-047-Get on the Bus! The StartupBus

September 13th, 2017


Who knew that in addition to an elevator pitch you might one day find yourself making a pitch on The StartupBus!? Theresa Hines, St. Louis’ StartupBus conductor, describes it as a hack-a-thon on steroids…and wheels! She …

ETHINKSTL-046-Virta Health-Managing health with technology that helps

September 6th, 2017


Healthcare today is changing! We have technologies that are helping patients and physicians effectively manage chronic illnesses that years ago would …

ETHINKSTL-044-Ferguson 1000-Coding without 'Code-Switching'

August 22nd, 2017


On the heels of the National Urban League Conference in St. Louis and the third anniversary of Michael Brown’s death, we are reminded that the events …

ETHINKSTL-045-39 North and Venture Cafe': Big Space to Build Agriculture and Innovation Community

August 22nd, 2017


Agriculture is an $88B industry for Missouri. In St. Louis alone, there are more than 1,000 plant scientists – it is arguably the epicenter of …


August 16th, 2017


Cheryl and Christy with Charlie Wallace, a serial entrepreneur, whose product helps basketball players improve their shot. It’s called the “Qube Basketball Trainer System”—a patent pending product and system that touts …

ETHINKSTL-013-Strategically Focused, Diligent, Resilient and Peaceful-Ralph Thompson

August 9th, 2017


Christy and Cheryl with Ralph Thompson, Co-Founder and Managing Director of Mind Safety Management, LLC, a St. Louis information technology company …

ETHINKSTL-025 – Starting from Square One

August 2nd, 2017


We’re all basically starting from the beginning-Square One.

CET, the state’s oldest and largest Innovation Center celebrates nearly 20 years of …

ETHINKSTL-043-DataDog and MediModo - Riding the Health IoT Wave

July 26th, 2017


Accenture Consulting recently reported that the value of the Internet of Health Things will top $163 billion by 2020. Within the next five years the …

ETHINKSTL-042-The African and Hispanic Chambers of Commerce of St. Louis

July 21st, 2017


In this episode we are continuing our Ethnic Chambers of Commerce conversation. Cheryl and Christy are joined by Segun Babalola, President of the …

ETHINKSTL-040 - An Evening With...Champion Entrepreneurs - LIVE

July 6th, 2017


ETHINKSTL-040- LIVE PODCAST with Cedric Cobb, Khalia Collier, Shawn Stevenson


Our primary …

ETHINKSTL-038-Monsanto Supplier Diversity Initiative-Growing Opportunities for Businesses to Thrive

June 21st, 2017


Supplier diversity is a business strategy that ensures a diverse supplier base in the procurement of goods and services for any business or organization. Research show that companies that embrace diversity are more …

ETHINKSTL-037-Accelerating Better Family Life and Businesses

June 14th, 2017


There is a new business incubator in our city and if you weren’t there for the grand opening in December you missed a treat! In December 2016, Better …

ETHINKSTL-036-Sweaty Pits, Being Afraid and Stepping Out of Your Comfort Zone w/ SQ1 Grads

June 8th, 2017


It’s hard to believe that this fall CET will be hosting its 4th Square One Boot Camp program. This 10-week intensive gives early stage IT, bioscience and consumer/manufactured product entrepreneurs 30 hours of core …

ETHINKSTL-034-Building Legacies And Opportunities in Construction

May 17th, 2017


TWC Constructors and Atelier3 Design are Redefining Design and Changing the Landscape Of Construction.

An industry that will always be relevant and remain in demand is engineering and construction. Projections for the …

ETHINKSTL-032-Sports Entrepreneurship

May 3rd, 2017


Does your calendar revolve around professional sports seasons?
Are you the designated sports expert among your friends?
Were you the one who …

ETHINKSTL-031-The Entrepreneurial Grace of the Grace Hill’s Women’s Business Center

April 26th, 2017


You know we have a bias for good food and great company – this episode delivers on both! Annie Magny, founder of One Dish Wonders, joins Alyce Wilson, Director of the Grace Hill Women’s Business Center, to share her …

ETHINKSTL-030-The Collective Conduits of the Chambers of Commerce

April 19th, 2017


We are very lucky to have a wealth of resources in our region to help individuals create and build new businesses. That includes the St. Louis Regional Chamber, the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and the Asian American …

ETHINKSTL-029-Creating Places and Spaces for New Ideas

April 12th, 2017


Cheryl and Christy are passionate about connecting people – great ideas, companies, invention and progress don’t happen in isolation. It is important …

ETHINKSTL-027-NSBE! Engineers and Entrepreneurs-like in mind, spirit, excellence and impact!

March 23rd, 2017


Persistent, Intellectually Curious, Courageous, Entrepreneurial, Innovative—these are all familiar entrepreneurial terms that are used by our guests …

ETHINKSTL-026 – Coding New Formula of Success for Children of Color

March 15th, 2017


Entrepreneurs are driven to identify and solve problems. In the entrepreneurial ecosystem it’s called the “pain” point of customers. Shay Gillespie …

ETHINKSTL-024 – The Balsa Foundation – A Welcoming Boost to Get First-Time Businesses Going

March 2nd, 2017


How does having $500-$1000 to start your business sound to you? That’s what winning a BALSA Foundation grant can do. This organization helps to change lives for many early stage entrepreneurs by not only providing …

ETHINKSTL-023 - New Realities – Virtual, Augmented and Mixed

February 24th, 2017


If you look under the hood of startup action in the “information technology” space, some of what you find is the IoT, blockchain (think Bitcoin), …

ETHINKSTL-022 -SLATE AND SBDC-Connecting Earners with Owners

February 15th, 2017


Christy and Cheryl get to meet a lot of interesting people. After a particularly fun and productive meeting with Stacey Fowler from SLATE and Kevin …

ETHINKSTL-021-Social Entrepreneurship: Do good while doing well!

February 8th, 2017


Working to change the world? Not all entrepreneurs are motivated by profit - some see earned revenue as a way to finance the social change they want …

ETHINKSTL-020-Inside Home Health Care: the Expanse of Opportunities, Challenges and Trends

February 1st, 2017


“Pivot on Your Plan” is a term we use in the innovation community. In the lives of these two resilient entrepreneurs, “pivot” played a critical role. …

ETHINKSTL-019-Beyond Incarceration: Entrepreneurship Opens Pathways to Prosperity

January 25th, 2017


According to the most recent Kauffman Foundation Index of Startup activity, about 17% of entrepreneurs in Missouri and 29% in St. Louis where unemployed before starting their business. This suggests that some …

ETHINKSTL-018-Healthcare Offers Wealth of Entrepreneurial Opportunity

January 20th, 2017


Healthcare businesses are doing well in our region and many entrepreneurs are building strong businesses in this industry. Today, we are speaking with two entrepreneurs in this market sector —one building a new venture, …

ETHINKSTL-017-From farmers to physicists...AgTech Fast-Growing Industry

January 11th, 2017


ETHINKSTL-017-From farmers to physicists, AgTech is one of St. Louis' fastest growing industries

From farmer to physicist, the trends in AgTech run the gamut! Tune in to find out what's hot and how you can be part of …

ETHINKSTL-016-Empowering the People and Businesses in North STL and Beyond

January 4th, 2017


Today Cheryl and Christy are with Lynette Watson from our local Small Business and Technology Development Center – also known as SBDC or SBTDC - and …

ETHINKSTL004: Not Just Quitting Your Job w/ Maurice Foxworth and Jane Quartel

December 28th, 2016


ETHINKSTL004: Not Just Quitting Your Job w/ Maurice Foxworth and Jane Quartel

Today we are speaking to the entrepreneurs who are also wage earners, …

ETHINKSTL-014-East St. Louis Initiative: Transforming A Community Through Entrepreneurship

December 8th, 2016


Sometimes it takes someone (or a few someones!) from the outside to see the potential in your own backyard.
Enter the East St. Louis Initiative (ESLI.) You may not know it but for the last two years graduate students …

ETHINKSTL-012-Grow, Thrive and Think Big-Vision 2016

November 27th, 2016


A recap of the Vision!
We broadcast LIVE from the Vision 2016 regional symposium presented by BioSTL, ITEN and St. Louis Makes. This marks the second …

ETHINKSTL010-The Entrepreneur Inside. Corporate Entrepreneurship with Steve Epner

November 11th, 2016


Today we are speaking with Steve Epner, a true entrepreneur. Steve has started multiple businesses, sold some, closed others. Each was a learning …

ETHINKSTL009-Zim Hang's Entrepreneurial Insight, Introspection and Intuition

November 2nd, 2016


It's hard to spend time with Zim and not know that optimism is in his DNA. So too is his intuition for identifying and capitalizing on emerging …

ETHINKSTL008-Where Does The Money Come From? Ask Eddie Davis

October 26th, 2016

From finance and financing to technical assistance, Eddie can tell you first-hand what it takes for entrepreneurs to succeed and flourish.

"I started as a car washer." From there, Eddie Davis went into public relations …

ETHINKSTL007-Tinkering with Innovation, TechShop St. Louis

October 19th, 2016

What do Redwood Trees and a machine shop have in common? Emily Woods!

Spend some time learning how Emily's upbringing took her from making her own …

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