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STARTUP TO STOREFRONT brings the stories of stand-out companies and individuals building the future with innovative and forward-thinking ideas. Focusing on leaders and innovators who work harder AND smarter, hosts Diego Torres-Palma and Nick Conrad give the inside track into what it takes to be an e… read more

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SOMOS | Miguel Leal - The Future of Mexican Cooking at Home

February 20th, 2024

28:41
Welcome to this weeks episode, recorded using Riverside, your all-in-one online podcast and video studio. 

This week’s guest is Miguel Leal, Cofounder and CEO of SOMOS. Miguel created SOMOS alongside his friends Rodrigo …

Hyperice | Jim Huether from $10 million to $142 million in 24 months

February 13th, 2024

37:31

Welcome to our conversation with Jim Huether, CEO of Hyperice. Join us as we delve into the company's incredible growth, from $10 million to $142 million in just 24 months. In this episode, we'll cover: 

The impact of …

Dutch | Joe Spector - Revolutionizing Pet Telehealth

February 6th, 2024

28:35
Welcome to our interview with Joe Spector of Dutch, the premier direct-to-consumer pet telehealth company dedicated to revolutionizing pet …

Curie | Sarah Moret's Path to $20 Million - as seen on Shark Tank

January 30th, 2024

31:21
In this episode, you'll discover the inspiring story of Sarah Moret, founder of Curie, who turned frustration into success. From creating a …

Cowboy Drifter - Chuck Carrington & Michael Lange

January 23rd, 2024

41:14

Ever wonder how to make a movie or a television show? Join us for an exclusive conversation with Chuck Carrington and Michael Lange as they unveil the behind-the-scenes of 'Cowboy Drifter'.

Uncover:

🎞️ Innovative …

George Gascon - Los Angeles County District Attorney

January 16th, 2024

37:08

Join us as we welcome back Los Angeles County District Attorney, George Gascon.


Currently, Gascon is campaigning for reelection in 2024. To quote a recent speech given by the DA: “This campaign is not about me, this is …

Bezel - Quaid Walker ⌚

January 10th, 2024

37:15

Step into the watch enthusiast's paradise at Bezel - where luxury meets legacy. Unveil a world of timekeeping opulence with a $400+ million …

Orange County Soccer Club ⚽ - Daniel Rutstein

January 3rd, 2024

46:47

Get ready for an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the Orange County Soccer Club with Daniel Rutstein! Discover how this trailblazing professional soccer team in Orange County is setting a new standard for sports and …

Little Spoon - Ben Lewis 👶🏽 🥄

December 19th, 2023

37:08

Step into the world of innovation as we sit down with Ben Lewis, the founder of Little Spoon. When they launched, their tagline was 'your baby’s food …

Momentous - Jeff Byers

December 12th, 2023

49:18

Momentous. Listen as we talk about how they are constantly raising the bar to deliver the best products and how they have built the most dynamic and advanced network of experts in the field of human performance. …

Modern Animal 🐾 - Steven Eidelman & Dr. Christie Long (Round 2)

December 5th, 2023

53:49

This year’s Spotify wrapped revealed that the Modern Animal was our top episode of the year. This week, they return, to catch up on everything that …

Painterland Sisters Organic Skyr Yogurt 🐄 - Hayley & Stephanie

November 28th, 2023

30:28

Sisters and farmers Stephanie and Hayley Painter launched Painterland Sisters Organic Skyr Yogurt as part of their mission to preserve, showcase and utilize their family’s Pennsylvania organic dairy farm, Painterland …

SwingVision 🎾 - Swupnil Sahai - the move to Pickleball!

November 21st, 2023

26:18

SwingVision returns! Last year, we delved into their game-changing tech for tennis with co-founder Swupnil Sahai. Now, they're back with more. So much has happened since the last time we spoke to them in 2022, we had to …

UomoSport 🎾 - Steven Siebert

November 14th, 2023

37:25

Steven Siebert of UomoSport discusses on staying authentic to his brand and genuinely conveying his passion. We explore the vital connection between sharing that passion with the audience and staying true to the brand. 

P-NUFF Crunch - Dr. Juan Salinas (as seen on Shark 🦈 Tank)

November 7th, 2023

26:11

Combined with his passion for health and fitness, extensive knowledge of food science, and expertise in sports & exercise nutrition, Dr. Juan Salinas has created the perfect, all natural, guilt-free snack: P-nuff …

The Anthology of Balaji - Eric Jorgenson 📖

October 31st, 2023

39:23

In The Anthology of Balaji: A Guide to Technology, Truth, and Building the Future, Eric Jorgenson curates a collection of Balaji’s wisdom from his …

Toast it - Mafe & Coco (as seen on Shark 🦈 Tank)

October 24th, 2023

20:34

When 2 sisters moved to Florida from Venezuela there was something they were missing from their homeland and they wanted to quickly solve that …

Ggiata - Jack, Noah, & Max 🥖

October 17th, 2023

29:10

On today’s show, we sit down with the founders of what has been dubbed one of the best sandwiches in Los Angeles. The inspiration for Ggiata comes from childhood friends who grew up eating authentic Italian-style deli …

Origo Brands - David Cisneros 🦜

October 3rd, 2023

30:04

Origo Brands is creating a new way to supply the USA and countries around the world with healthier, more authentic, and more sustainable foods from the origin.

Origo Brands is a unique combination of:

Experience and …

Noshi Food Paint - Tomo Delaney (as seen on Shark 🦈 Tank)

September 26th, 2023

33:44

Introducing Noshi Food Paint: A Creative Culinary Revolution 🎨

In a world where artistry and gastronomy converge, a delightful innovation has …

Edge Theory Labs 🧊🛁- Joshua Church

September 18th, 2023

37:08

On Today’s show, we speak to Joshua Church, Co-Founder, of Edge Theory Labs the creators of the world's first portable, iceless ice bath, The Edge Tub. Since launching in 2022, they have quickly become an industry …

The Cupcake Collection 🧁 - Mignon Francois (from $5 to $10M)

September 12th, 2023

40:04

This is the life lesson Mignon Francois learned as she turned the $5 she had to feed her family dinner for the week into a multi-million-dollar …

Sweetfin 🐟 - Seth Cohen

September 5th, 2023

36:11

Today we sit down with Seth Cohen, the President/co-founder of Sweetfin. Sweetfin is a healthful, chef-driven, California-inspired poke concept that …

Le Coupe 🐔 - Chef Craig Walker & Kristen Walker (voted #1 Fried 🐔 in Cali by Yelp)

August 29th, 2023

34:13

Born and raised in South Louisiana, Chef Craig was inspired by his family meals and his
grandmother's cooking. His heart and soul are Southern, which …

Pantone 294 - Alex Soto 🔵

August 22nd, 2023

30:27

The legendary Tommy Lasorda coached the LA Dodgers for twenty years, leading them to two World Series Championships during his time at the helm. Part …

Cup Board Pro - Kaley and Keira Young (as seen on Shark Tank 🦈)

August 15th, 2023

25:32

A while ago, we interviewed Mindy Zemrak, who works as the supervising casting producer from Shark Tank. During our conversation, we asked her what her most memorable moment from the show was. Without hesitation, she …

REZA 👟 - Mustafa Syed

August 8th, 2023

26:29

A few years ago, Mustafa Syed walked out of his house wearing custom, light-up shoes that he’d created. Over the course of that one night, not only were people constantly asking him where he bought them, but everyone …

Habiza Hummus - Jonathan Srour

August 1st, 2023

35:45

While still in high school, Jonathan Srour first started producing hummus in his garage and selling it every Sunday in the driveway. Following his …

Stealth Bros & Co. - Braxton Fleming (as seen on Shark 🦈 Tank)

July 25th, 2023

26:19

Stealth Bros & Co.Needles are a daily medical necessity for hundreds of millions of people around the world. From insulin to hormone therapy to …

Unnar Beck Danielsson - Thor's Skyr

July 18th, 2023

31:20

For centuries, Vikings have been eating skyr, a thick, creamy yogurt as a source of energy to defeat their opponents and survive in some of the …

Chris Tompkins - Broad Street Oyster Co.

July 11th, 2023

28:16

After traveling around the world, Chris Tompkins returned to the United States with a dream. He wanted to open a seafood-centric mobile raw bar in …

Wes Horbatuck - Driftline (as seen on Shark 🦈 Tank)

July 4th, 2023

28:34

According to the late founder of the O’Neill surfing company, the three most important things in life are surf, surf, surf. Though we admit he may have been a little biased. For most surfers worldwide, wearing a wet …

Joe Nicchi - CVT soft-serve 🍦 moves to CPG

June 27th, 2023

30:58

In 1926, Charles Taylor patented the world’s first soft-serve ice cream machine. With the pull of a lever, these machines could dispense the cold yet …

Shaira & Mabel - Luna Magic (as seen on Shark Tank 🦈)

June 20th, 2023

35:56

Growing up in New York City, sisters Mabel and Shaira Frías have been working since they were 14. After years of saving, they decided to go all in on their dreams and start Luna Magic. Their first 18 months were a …

Rosa Li - Wild Wonder (as seen on Shark Tank 🦈)

June 13th, 2023

29:24

The kombucha category grew from $1 million in sales in 2014 to $1.8 billion in 2019. Between being positioned as a better-for-you soda alternative, and the large marketing spend, it’s no wonder kombucha quickly …

Sabin Lomac - Cousins Maine Lobster 🦞 (as seen on Shark Tank 🦈)

June 6th, 2023

27:07

After an insanely successful first day, the founders of Cousins Maine Lobster knew they had an instant classic on their hands. But what they didn’t …

Mindy Zemrak - Shark Tank Supervising Casting Producer 🦈

June 2nd, 2023

28:09

Approximately 20,000 businesses apply to be on Shark Tank each season. That means, over all 14 seasons, they have received over a quarter million applications to be on the show. What’s crazy is that only about 1,200, or …

Brazi Bites- Junea Rocha - (as seen on Shark Tank 🦈)

May 23rd, 2023

40:08

Every culture has a food it’s known for. In Japan, it’s sushi, in Italy, it’s pasta, and in Brazil, it’s Pao de queijo, or Brazilian cheese bread. …

Tia Lupita Foods - Hector Saldivar - the Shark Tank 🦈 experience!

May 16th, 2023

38:01

Over the past 14 seasons of Shark Tank, $221.5M has been invested in 729 companies. While it’s thrilling to watch the negotiations happen, just because everyone shakes on a deal, doesn’t mean it will actually close. …

Bricia Lopez - Asada The Art of Mexican Style Grilling - all new cook book

May 9th, 2023

28:41

If you’ve been a long-time listener of the podcast, you might recognize Bricia Lopez from episode 7. At that point, she had just received The James Beard American Classics Award for the best Oaxacan food in the country. …

Holey Grail Donuts 🍩 - Nile Dreiling

May 2nd, 2023

33:46

Donuts are a stale $40 billion industry, but one company is breathing new life into the vocation. Holey Grail Donuts began its pilgrimage as a burger …

Boston University - "I Love Networking!" - Said Nobody Ever

April 27th, 2023

52:01

Let's be honest; when people hear the word "networking", they frequently recoil in dread thinking about cheesy events where strangers smash business cards in your hand. When done wrong, putting yourself out there and …

Blue Cube - David Haddad (ice baths and cold plunges) 🥶🛁

April 25th, 2023

34:44
Does submerging yourself in 44-degree water for 6 minutes sound fun to you? I promise you’ll only shake for the first couple of minutes! Well, thanks to people like Wim Hof and Joe Rogan, this practice has actually been …

Dave - Jason Wilk (NeoBank -- Startup to IPO)

April 18th, 2023

39:21

Let me give you a scenario: you try and purchase something on your debit card, but you don’t have enough money in your account instead of declining the purchase, your bank instead allows it to go through and charges you …

Burn the Boats - Matt Higgins 📚 (Guest Shark Tank and Author)

April 11th, 2023

58:49

To quote Arnold Schwarzenegger: “big dreams require relentless focus, and any time we spend planning for failure sets us up for failure.” Today’s …

Brad Gilbert (Former No.4 🎾 in the world & author of Winning Ugly) - Live Q&A with Diego Torres-Palma

April 5th, 2023

54:52

Today we bring to you a special bonus episode of our podcast! We have a fascinating conversation about mental toughness, featuring none other than Brad Gilbert - former #4 tennis player in the world, author of "Winning …

Alegria Publishing - Davina Ferreira 📚

April 4th, 2023

28:51

Latinos make up 20% of the population, yet publishing is only 8% Latino, making it the worst field in media for representation according to …

Conjure - Ali Ahmed 🚚 (on-demand delivery)

March 28th, 2023

23:22

Conjure has created fully automated stores, on wheels. Using the Conjure app, you can hail the store to you in a matter of minutes. The autonomous …

Cofertility - Lauren Makler 👶

March 21st, 2023

38:51

For the first time, the average age to have kids has surpassed 30. Children are getting more expensive, people are living longer, and potential parents are focusing more on their careers. This poses a unique, but severe …

Arrae - Siff & Nish

March 14th, 2023

45:04

20 million Americans suffer from digestive issues every day. Whether it’s the food they eat or their lifestyles, it’s not always clear what causes these issues. This quest for better gut health led Siff and Nish, the …

Azure - Gene Eidelman (3D Printed Backyard Studios, ADU’s and Homes)

March 7th, 2023

25:41

The State of California is in a housing crisis, and to meet the demand, the state needs to build 310,000 homes every year for the next 8 years. However, between the high cost of land, labor, and materials, this is a …

Planta - Steven Salm 🌱 (plant based restaurant group)

February 28th, 2023

29:13

Every year, more and more people are changing their diets to plant-based. There are a variety of factors for this which include health, sustainability, and climate change to name a few. The palate of the average …

Book Thinkers - Nick Hutchinson & Luke Gifford 📚💡

February 21st, 2023

52:58

Rearch suggests that people reach peak brain Books can change your life, yet 23% of Americans say they didn’t read a book last year. Books can provide entertainment, a portal into an imaginary world, or a series of …

Patrick Schwarzenegger - MOSH

February 14th, 2023

36:15

Research suggests that people reach peak brain health at around age 22. By 37, memory begins to decline, and it’s estimated that around 22% of people …

David Kuo - Little Fatty

February 7th, 2023

33:21

1 in 3 restaurants won’t survive their first year. Profit margins are razor thin, staff turnover is high, and there’s a lot of competition. As David Kuo, our guest today and self-titled Head Fatty will explain, …

Ape Water - Andrew Bragg 🐵 🦍

January 31st, 2023

38:04

About a year ago, NFTs were all anyone could talk about. Mark Cuban, Justin Bieber, and Jimmy Fallon each spent hundreds of thousands of dollars on a …

"Call Me Anne" 📚 - Heather Duffy (in memory of Anne Heche)

January 26th, 2023

41:26

When Anne Heche passed away on August 11, 2022, it shocked the world. After reportedly reaching a top speed of 100 miles per hour, she drove her Mini Cooper into the side of a Los Angeles home. Although emergency …

Modern Animal 🐾 - Steven Eidelman (a new approach to veterinary care)

January 17th, 2023

45:13

The veterinarian industry is changing, but you probably haven't noticed unless you’ve been paying close attention. For years, the vet industry has been defined by small mom-and-pop clinics. However, large investment …

StoryFile - Heather Maio Smith (preserving history through AI)

January 10th, 2023

42:31

Welcome to season five. For centuries, mankind has been obsessed with the possibility of immortality. After Walt Disney’s death, reports of his body being frozen in liquid nitrogen spread like wildfire. The thought was …

Scout - Adam Bent 🦞 🐙 🐟

December 27th, 2022

39:36

Canned Octopus, mussels, and squid. In Europe, tinned seafood is a delicacy. But here in North America consumers don’t eat as much canned fish. As a matter of fact, most people only know of canned tuna, and that’s it. …

Part 3/3 - How to Build a Distinct Brand: Navigating Setbacks (ft. Founders of Lettuce Grow, Sweet Loren's and Alpha A)

December 20th, 2022

40:54

In 1996 Apple had lost $867 million, and by 1997 they were on the verge of bankruptcy. According to the New York Times, they cut 1/3 of their workforce and were about 90 days out from running out of money. In a Hail …

Part 2/3 - How to Build a Distinct Brand: Creating Company Culture (ft. Founders of Lettuce Grow, Sweet Loren's and Alpha A)

December 13th, 2022

28:58

If you’re anything like me, the pandemic has completely changed your view on office work. Why go in, when you can ditch the commute and work from home? On the surface, this seems pretty straightforward, but it puts …

How to Build a Distinct Brand: Leadership (ft. Founders of Lettuce Grow 🥬, Sweet Loren's 🍪 and Alpha A) 1 of 3

December 6th, 2022

40:25

Approximately 20% of businesses fail in the first year, and around 50% go under in the first 5 years according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The companies that survive do so by navigating setbacks and creating a …

Michael Allison - The Play Zone 🎾

November 29th, 2022

51:50

What separates the world’s top athletes is not training, determination, or endurance. It is how they react to stress and pressure in the game. And this isn’t a simple mindset shift. It’s bigger than that. We are talking …

Taylor & Casey - Cakes Body (Viral TikTok Brand)

November 22nd, 2022

56:52

NFO. Nipple Freak Out. If you know, you know. In response, Cakes Body has created the world’s first, grippy, not sticky nipple covers. They grip using your body’s natural heat and have no annoying stick adhesives. It’s …

Leveraging Social Media - A Masterclass from our past guests

November 15th, 2022

42:19

We have a special episode for you this week. We’re living in the attention economy. Every day, we are bombarded with nonstop notifications, advertisements, and emails. Since every company is competing for their …

Max Berg - ELIQS/Barrel Labs

November 8th, 2022

31:38

In business school, it’s common for college professors to assign semester-long projects where students have to start a business. And to be honest, …

The Science of Stuck (Must Read Book) - Britt Frank

November 1st, 2022

43:55

In today’s episode, we are unpacking the science of how to get unstuck. It’s no coincidence that that’s also the title of the book written by our guest today: author, psychotherapist, and trauma specialist, Britt Frank. …

Night Cap - Shirah Benarde (as seen on Shark Tank)

October 25th, 2022

32:06

1 in 3 women has either had their drink spiked or knows someone who has according to a 2021 YouGov survey. It’s a serious problem that …

Haven's Kitchen - Alison Cayne

October 18th, 2022

35:52

Business is like basketball. It’s all about the pivot. And Alison Cayne, founder of Haven’s Kitchen, is no stranger to the game. Haven’s Kitchen was founded on the mission of empowering home cooks. The first iteration …

Gentefy - Barney Santos

October 11th, 2022

37:19

Change is constant. It’s inevitable. But it doesn’t always have to be bad.

Gentefiers aren’t strangers to the neighborhood. They are from the community, and they are trying to build up the community that is near and …

SUYO Pisco - Alex Hildebrandt

October 4th, 2022

1:08:45

Pisco is the best kind of brandy that I bet you’ve never heard of. It all starts in the vineyards in Peru. The grapes are picked, pressed, and fermented to create this delicious spirit. Peruvian Pisco is so pure that …

Avenida Productions - Fanny & Nelson Grande

September 27th, 2022

42:56

Hollywood does not treat all filmmakers equally. Despite being a critically acclaimed director, Fanny Grande found it extremely difficult to find …

Tia Lupita - Hector Saldivar

September 20th, 2022

38:02

There is nothing better than a home-cooked meal. As the pan simmers, the tantalizing aromas fill the air, and everyone’s taste buds begin to salivate in excitement. For Hector Saldivar, the founder of Tia Lupita, …

Justina Machado

September 13th, 2022

35:54

According to the 2020 UCLA “Hollywood Diversity Report”, Latinos made up 18% of the population, yet received only 4.6% of movie roles in 2019. To put …

Swing Vision 🎾 - Swupnil Sahai

September 6th, 2022

38:56

Swing Vision started as an app that leveraged the Apple Watch to help tennis players improve their game. Players could now track swing movements, …

Sundays - Barbora & Noah

August 30th, 2022

24:55

Imagine this. It’s a beautiful Sunday morning. There’s a warm breeze, the birds are chirping in tune, and you feel effortlessly relaxed.

Sundays

Waldo - Ashleigh Hinde

August 23rd, 2022

31:56

The eyes are the second most complex organ in the body, beaten only by the brain. Thus, it’s no surprise that eye care - specifically daily contact lenses - are expensive. In this, Waldo recognized an opportunity to …

Sweet Loren's - Loren Brill

August 16th, 2022

35:51

The best part about making cookies is eating the raw dough off the mixers. High risk, high reward. This can make you seriously ill. Between the flour and eggs, salmonella is a real threat. Sweet Loren’s, the #1 natural …

Stowed Home - Elissia Sigalow

August 9th, 2022

42:57

Stowed was founded on a vision. A vision for a more beautiful living space filled with modern, sophisticated, and luxurious furniture that stands the …

Villas Tacos - Victor Villas

August 2nd, 2022

27:37

Between all the Mexican restaurants, food trucks, and street vendors, Los Angeles is the place to be when it comes to getting authentic, mouth-watering tacos. Thus, winning the award for the best tacos in LA is quite …

Lettuce Grow - Jacob Pechenik

July 26th, 2022

35:44

It’s no secret that America’s food supply has been compromised. 52% of produce is wasted. For food to survive the current supply chain, it has to be processed and then sprayed with chemicals. Not everyone has a green …

LiveMore Organics - Julia Klein

July 19th, 2022

32:14

I am willing to bet you don’t drink smoothies because they are too much of a hassle. You have to purchase multiple bags of frozen fruit from the …

Soona - Liz Giorgi

July 12th, 2022

31:41

Picture this, you’re looking to launch a Shopify store for your new product. You sign onto Shopify to set things up, only to realize you have a huge problem you have 0 photos. That’s where Soona comes in. Instead of …

UFC Champ - Carla "Cookie Monster" Esparza

July 5th, 2022

28:03

Carla Esparza is a two-time UFC Women's Strawweight Champion and became the current title holder when she defeated Rose Namjunas. Typically a …

Alpha A - Manu Seve

June 28th, 2022

24:48

Alpha’a is the Squarespace of blockchain. Right now, If you want to utilize the blockchain, you would need to hire a development team to do the …

Apothékary - Shizu Okusa

June 21st, 2022

25:26

Welcome to Mother Nature’s Farmacy. Today’s guest is Shizu Okusa, the founder of Apothékary. Backed by 5,000 years of science, Apothékary provides Natural Alternatives To Synthetic Skincare And Drugs. The goal is to …

Xiao Chi Jie - Jen Liao

June 14th, 2022

55:51

You don’t have to look hard to find a national brand that started from a single-family-owned restaurant. There’s In-N-Out: started by the Snyder family, McDonald’s: started by the McDonald brothers, and Chick-fil-A: …

Arushi Gallery - Arushi Kapoor

June 7th, 2022

1:04:15

When it comes to the art world, you have artists, dealers, and collectors. Dealers have been around almost as long as humans have been selling art, …

Drink Renude - Brandon Mizrahie

May 31st, 2022

52:48

Want to spice up your morning latte? Try adding some mushrooms to it. And not just any mushrooms, but a specific species that only grows on a small …

Las Maris Vegan - Carlos Bryant

May 24th, 2022

49:46

Eat your own dog food. It’s a simple phrase designed to convey the notion that if your product is good enough for your consumers, it’s good enough for you too. For Carlos Bryant, founder of Las Maris vegan food truck, …

Leisuretown - Doug Walker and Jon Feld

May 17th, 2022

1:15:54

If you were to set out to cut your caloric intake today, odds are pretty high that your mind would immediately go to what food groups you could swap …

Fuel Finance - Alyona Mysko

May 10th, 2022

28:40

On Thursday, February 24th, Russian military forces crossed the border into Ukraine and ended a peace that had existed in Europe since World War II. The war in Ukraine has, among many other tragedies, created a massive …

Lil Bucks - Emily Griffith

April 26th, 2022

1:02:40

Scaling a business and cementing your place in an emerging market is a special kind of struggle. While you’re busy building your own brand you’ve also got to be busy educating consumers about the market’s very …

Partake Brewing - Ted Fleming

April 19th, 2022

40:57

It wasn’t very long ago that we as a society were told that a small amount of alcohol—say, a glass of wine with dinner—could be beneficial for our …

Chili Chews - Shant and Vicken

April 12th, 2022

41:49

Remember when we were all making sourdough bread to pass the time during lockdown? Our guests today were also cooking something up in their kitchen, but it was much sweeter and designed to be more of a long-term play …

Drink Champs - DJ EFN

April 8th, 2022

40:51

Last week we had a session on Bright Live with DJ EFN of Drink Champs. His career has taken him everywhere from mixtapes and music marketing to podcasting and documentary filmmaking. The best part about Bright Live is …

Ventum - Diaa Nour

April 5th, 2022

53:02

You probably don’t have to think too hard to recall the early days of the coronavirus lockdowns. When all we wanted was an excuse to get out of our …

Brainiac Foods - Mark Brooks

March 31st, 2022

42:24

Parents will always want what’s best for their children. Many go to great lengths to give their child just the tiniest leg up if that will mean …

Van Leeuwen - Ben Van Leeuwen

March 29th, 2022

34:40

If you were born before a certain point in time, hearing about a Good Humour ice cream truck might conjure up nostalgic memories of a carefree summer. Younger generations might be more familiar with Good Humour products …

Katy Flannery - Beckon Ice Cream

March 24th, 2022

44:47

The prevalence of gluten-free food options is no accident. Manufacturers saw that there was a sizable portion of the population who wanted foods that …

Stefanie Olson - SheBuilds

March 22nd, 2022

29:39

Our guest today is Stefanie Olson, founder of SheBuilds. What started out as flipping a single house has turned into a career spent renovating, flipping, and building new properties from the ground up. SheBuilds now …

Jennifer Stojkovic - Vegan Women Summit

March 17th, 2022

53:01

On some level, we’re probably all familiar with life-changing events. You never know when or where they’ll take place; nor can you predict how you’ll emerge from the ordeal. But we can all look back at our lives and …

Joan Barton - Dirty Girl Construction

March 15th, 2022

48:49

Our guest today is Joan Barton, founder of Dirty Girl Construction. In another life, Joan was a music composer crafting everything from orchestral symphonies to commercial jingles. But when a friend asked her to oversee …

Lauren & Katie - HigherDOSE

March 10th, 2022

30:38

The concept of biohacking has been around for a while now, and the term can encompass everything from tracking your sleep to getting a blood transfusion from a younger person in an effort to fight aging. Yes. Really. …

Angela Cacace - Move Over Bob

March 8th, 2022

38:14

Our guest today is Angela Cacace, founder of Move Over Bob, an online community sharing resources, inspiration, and knowledge to a growing number of women in skilled trades. Bob in this case refers to the men who have …

LeSandre Morris - Nudie Community NFT

March 3rd, 2022

41:42

This episode is part of our continuing series centered around NFT communities. Like any other brand, creating a vibrant and engaged NFT community is no easy feat. Yet it is this trait that separates those with staying …

eMOD - Katie Frank #DoMoreHerWay

March 1st, 2022

38:27

This month is women’s history month, and we’ve partnered with Cat Footwear to bring you stories from female entrepreneurs in the construction industry. This is the first episode of our four-part series. The goal is to …

Mike - Moments in History NFT Project

February 24th, 2022

35:10

The Startup to Storefront team has been taking a deep dive into that world over the past few months, and as such we are sharing our findings with you, so that you may become better informed. Our guest today is Mike …

immi - Kevin Lee

February 22nd, 2022

44:50

We’ve all encountered instant foods. The trend of convenience took over American society after World War II and dominated the consumer market with a …

Aura Bora - Paul Voge (as seen on Shark Tank)

February 15th, 2022

49:15

The past decade has seen a meteoric rise in the popularity of sparkling water. The convenience of at-home soda streams gave way to La Croix, which in …

NFT's - what to look for before investing

February 8th, 2022

22:44

With all the talk about NFT’s, people are rushing to get in and test their luck on being early to the next Bored Ape Yacht Club. Our team recently hosted a public Space on Twitter to open up open what our team is …

Twice - Cody Levine

February 1st, 2022

35:25

What do these three things have in common: brushing your teeth, flossing, and Lenny Kravitz? They’re all key components in Twice, the oral hygiene brand that believes a good smile has the power to change lives. Our …

Daring - Ross Mackay

January 25th, 2022

33:23

Today’s guest is Ross Mackay, co-founder of Daring, the plant-based chicken currently taking over your local grocery store. Maybe you’re a carnivore. …

Haley Russell - Chippin

January 18th, 2022

25:09

Today we talk with Haley Russell, founder of the dog food company Chippin. If you’ve ever bought dog food, chances are the ingredients included something like beef or chicken. Fine for your dog to eat, but when you …

Keithan and Quiante - Candi (as seen on Shark Tank)

January 11th, 2022

47:50

Today’s guests are Keithan and Quiante Hedrick, the husband and wife duo behind Candi. Candi is a platform that allows you to video chat with celebrities in real-time and was born out of the ashes of their first joint …

Kevin Mendoza - Crypto Collective

January 5th, 2022

1:03:50

Welcome back as we begin Season 4 of the show! Today’s guest is Kevin Mendoza, founder of Crypto Collective and today we are—in fact—talking about …

Jill Bauman - Imagine LA

December 21st, 2021

48:55

Today’s guest is Jill Bauman, head of Imagine LA, a nonprofit focused on breaking the cycle of family homelessness and poverty. Her organization is certainly not the first to attempt to tackle these problems, and she’s …

Carmen Dianne & Kara Still - Prosperity Market

December 14th, 2021

49:24

Today’s guests are Carmen Dianne and Kara Still, founders of Prosperity Market. Last year, as the world was dealing with the coronavirus pandemic and the racial reckoning spurred on by the murder of George Floyd, Carmen …

Brad & Zach Gilbert - Tennis Legend/Author

December 7th, 2021

57:16

Today’s guests are the father and son duo Brad and Zach Gilbert. To say that tennis is a Gilbert family hobby would be like saying that the Kennedy …

Leah O'Malley & Tori Robinson - Boys Lie

November 30th, 2021

56:34

Today’s guests are Leah O’Malley and Tori Robinson, lifelong friends and co-founders of the clothing brand Boys Lie. It’s probably safe to assume that a fair share of us have experienced heartbreak, and in Leah and …

James Beshara - Magic Mind/Tilt (acquired by AirBnB)

November 23rd, 2021

53:41

Today’s guest is James Beshara, founder of Magic Mind, a productivity drink designed to replace your morning cup of coffee for good. James’ story is about so much more than Magic Mind though, as he’s started a few other …

Kerrigan Behrens - Sagely Naturals

November 16th, 2021

36:41

Today’s guest is Kerrigan Behrens, founder of the CBD skincare brand Sagely Naturals. Kerrigan and her cofounder Kaley had used CBD products and experienced firsthand relief from the immense anti-inflammatory benefits …

David Greenfeld - Dream Pops

November 9th, 2021

35:21

Today’s guest is David Greenfeld, founder of the plant-based popsicle company Dream Pops. David is a student of successful entrepreneurs and takes a …

Jimmy DeCicco - Super Coffee

November 2nd, 2021

36:57

Today’s guest is Jim DeCicco, co-founder of Super Coffee. By now you’re probably familiar with the rise of adaptogen-infused wellness products, but six years ago this emerging market was still in its infancy. Jim and …

Drew & Amanda - Yasso

October 26th, 2021

31:25

Today’s guests are Drew Harrington and Amanda Klane, co-founders of the frozen greek yogurt brand Yasso. Drew and Amanda have been friends for a long time; since kindergarten, to be exact. They were also both Division 1 …

Taylor Frankel- Nudestix

October 19th, 2021

43:33

Today’s guest is Taylor Frankel, co-founder of the beauty brand Nudestix. Together with her mom and her younger sister, the three women sought to …

Wendy Day - Rap Coalition

October 12th, 2021

54:08

Our episode today is a special one, a session we recently did on BrightLive.com. Sessions there are designed to help you level up your life by allowing you exclusive access to speakers, visionaries, and titans in their …

The Dial In - Farm Cup Coffee ft. Miffies Coffee

October 7th, 2021

43:43

Welcome to another episode of The Dial In, a new addition to the Startup to Storefront podcast group. We've partnered with Chobani to bring you this new podcast in which your hosts Emerson Haro and Brian Barnes take a …

Michael Cherman - Market

October 5th, 2021

54:19

Today’s guest is Michael Cherman, founder of the clothing brand Market. Do you remember the trends that would ignite and spread like wildfire …

The Dial In -- Farm Cup Coffee ft. Nicely Abel ☕

September 30th, 2021

40:34

Hello and welcome to a brand new addition to the Startup to Storefront podcast group. This is the first episode of The Dial In, a podcast in which your hosts Emerson Haro and Brian Barnes take a deep dive …

Debbie Wei Mullin - Copper Cow Coffee - National Coffee Day w/ Chobani

September 28th, 2021

52:05

Today’s guest is Debbie Wei Mullin, founder of Copper Cow Coffee. In case you weren’t aware, National Coffee Day is coming up on October 1st, and …

Megan & Jimmy Feeman - NoBaked Cookie Dough

September 21st, 2021

1:01:09

Today’s guests are Megan and Jimmy Feeman, the married duo behind NoBaked Cookie Dough. Most of us can probably relate to sitting at work wishing we …

Trey Lockerbie - Better Booch

September 14th, 2021

50:23

Today’s guest is Trey Lockerbie, co-founder of the kombucha brand Better Booch. Trey’s first experience with kombucha was an unpleasant one on many levels. His sister was going through treatment for breast cancer and …

Harry Kargman - Kargo

September 7th, 2021

1:13:01

Today’s guest is Harry Kargman, founder of the mobile advertising company Kargo. What started as a mobile platform to sell ringtones quickly shifted to advertising once the ringtone market was gutted. To say you’ve been …

Docuseries/TV Show Concept

August 24th, 2021

47:54

Ever since we began this podcast in 2019, we’ve been focused on uncovering the truth behind entrepreneurship. Through many conversations with founders, self-starters, and people who think outside the box, we’ve heard …

Jun Lee - Nabis

August 17th, 2021

53:16

Today’s guest is Jun Lee, co-founder of the cannabis wholesale distribution company Nabis. To anyone even remotely paying attention, it’s clear that …

Sashee Chandran - Tea Drops

August 10th, 2021

59:19

Today’s guest is Sashee Chandran, founder of Tea Drops. She found a way to eliminate the tea bag by pressing tea into fun little shapes. Just drop …

Sarah Lee & Christine Chang - Glow Recipe

August 3rd, 2021

47:36

Today’s guests are Sarah Lee and Christine Chang, co-founders of the K-beauty-inspired Glow Recipe. In this age of globalization and cross-cultural …

Sarah Sommers - IFundWomen

July 27th, 2021

39:05

Today’s guest is Sarah Sommers, a co-founder of the crowd-funding and entrepreneurial resource center IFundWomen. There are a lot of places you can go online in order to crowd-fund your next venture, but IFundWomen …

Diana Nyad

July 20th, 2021

1:03:06

Today’s guest is the one and only Diana Nyad. The author, motivational speaker, and long-distance swimmer has swum around the island of Manhattan, from the Bahamas to Florida, and most famously from Cuba to Key West. …

Cass & Andrew Walker - Little West

July 13th, 2021

1:09:21

Today’s guests are Cass and Andrew Walker, husband and wife duo, and co-founders of cold-pressed juice company Little West. Their journey began with …

Muralist & Artist - James Peter Henry

July 6th, 2021

44:32

Today’s guest is James Peter Henry, the artist best known for painting the mural in our very own studio! Ok, maybe that’s not his most famous piece of work, but it’s certainly up there in our books. James grew up on a …

Comedian/Actress/Writer- Hannah Pilkes

June 29th, 2021

1:02:53

Today’s guest is Hannah Pilkes, the comedienne, actress, and writer. Hannah got her start in the Kevin Bacon drama The Woodsman. If you’re familiar with that movie you’ll know it’s about as far from comedy as a movie …

Modamily- Ivan Fatovic

June 15th, 2021

41:10

Today’s guest is Ivan Fatovic, founder of Modamily. Modamily is a mashup of the words “modern family”, and Ivan is working to redefine what that …

Chemist Confessions - New Book Launch!

June 8th, 2021

44:59

Returning to the show today are Victoria Fu and Gloria Lu, co-founders of Chemist Confessions and authors of the new book Skincare Decoded: The …

Genius Juice - Alex Bayer

June 1st, 2021

50:31

Today’s guest is Alex Bayer, founder of Genius Juice. Alex hasn’t always been an entrepreneur, but he has picked up several valuable skills along the way that have given him a leg up when he did decide to start out on …

Farm Cup Coffee - New Storefront Announced!

May 24th, 2021

55:14

Today’s guests are Emerson Haro and Tony Yuan, co-founders of Farm Cup Coffee and co-inhabiters with us in our new space at 7748 Santa Monica Blvd in …

Fōnuts - Nancy Truman and Thom Furtado

May 18th, 2021

47:12

Today is our 100th episode! It’s also the first time we’ve hosted a guest in our brand new podcast studio. We can’t think of a sweeter way to celebrate this milestone than with some doughnuts. So with that …

New Studio Announced!

May 11th, 2021

17:25

Today’s guests are Diego and Nick! We’re in the process of opening up our brand new podcast studio, and so today we decided to break it in by recording our first episode in it. We’ll be back next week with our normal …

Sky Ting Yoga - Krissy Jones & Chloe Kernaghan

May 4th, 2021

39:12

Today’s guests are Krissy Jones and Chloe Kernaghan, co-founders of Sky Ting Yoga. Krissy and Chloe began with a single brick-and-mortar studio in …

Ellenos - Alex Apostolopoulos

April 27th, 2021

37:36

Today’s guest is Alex Apostolopoulos, founder of the greek yogurt company Ellenos. Ellenos has gained quite the following in Seattle, drawing crowds …

Bro Dough - Erica Rankin

April 20th, 2021

27:33

Today we talk with Erica Rankin, founder of the edible cookie dough company Bro Dough. It’s a guilty pleasure we’ve all indulged in at least once or …

The Comfy - Brian and Michael Speciale

April 13th, 2021

38:51

Today’s guests are the Comfy brothers, Brian and Michael Speciale. As you may have guessed from their nickname, they co-founded The Comfy, and they are indeed brothers. The two of them took their idea for a wearable …

Partake Foods - Denise Woodard

April 6th, 2021

34:56

Today’s guest is Denise Woodard, founder of Partake Foods. When her daughter was diagnosed with severe food allergies, Denise struggled with finding …

Solento Tequila - Taylor Steele

March 30th, 2021

41:22

Today’s guest is Taylor Steele, founder of the tequila company: Solento. If you’ve been listening to the show for a while, you might have picked up …

Project Sunscreen - Rachel Henderson

March 23rd, 2021

40:15

Today we talk with Rachel Henderson, founder of Project Sunscreen. The goal behind Project Sunscreen is simple: get more people to wear sunscreen. It’s not that putting on sunscreen is an inherently strenuous activity …

CVT Soft Serve - Joe Nicchi

March 16th, 2021

54:00

Today’s guest is Joe Nicchi, founder of CVT Soft Serve. Like a lot of east-coasters who move out West, Joe found himself in Los Angeles searching for comfort food to remind him of where he came from. The problem was …

Neyborly - Ben Seidl

March 9th, 2021

55:12

Today’s guest is Ben Seidl, founder of Neyborly. In much the same way as WeWork or AirBnB reimagined how we work and vacation, Neyborly is reimagining how we interact within our community. Odds are high that there are a …

Mandala Tequila - Humberto and Craig

March 2nd, 2021

42:28

Today’s guests are Humberto Ibarra and Craig Cartozian, co-founders of Mandala Tequila. If it feels like tequila is in a golden age right now, you’re …

Aymara Peruvian (Ghost) Kitchen - Launch Pad Series

February 23rd, 2021

32:06

Today we talk with Ralph and Caroline Walde, co-founders and the husband and wife chef duo behind Aymara Peruvian kitchen. The restaurant industry is …

Boy Smells - Matthew Herman

February 9th, 2021

38:39

Today’s guest is Matthew Herman, co-founder of Boy Smells. What started off as a hobby turned into a side-hustle turned into a thriving business that even caught the attention of country music superstar Kacey Musgraves. …

Sunwink - Eliza Ganesh

February 9th, 2021

38:38

Today’s guest is Eliza Ganesh, founder of Sunwink. As is often the case in the health and wellness space, the founding of Sunwink came about as a …

Gail Levy - HFactor Hydrogen Water

February 2nd, 2021

38:10

Today’s guest is Gail Levy, founder of HFactor hydrogen water. Gail is a self-described “serial entrepreneur”, but of all the companies she’s founded, this one is the most personal. Gail watched as her friend went …

MUD\WTR - Shane Heath

January 26th, 2021

42:47

Today’s guest is Shane Heath, founder of MUD\WTR, a coffee alternative that boasts all the aspects that make coffee great, without leaving you waiting for the crash. Shane developed MUD\WTR first and foremost for …

Brevitē - Brandon, Dylan, and Elliot Kim

January 19th, 2021

44:25

Today’s guests are Brandon, Dylan, and Elliot Kim, co-founders of Brevitē. Brevitē is a backpack company that started out when Dylan needed a camera …

Daniel Inskeep - YouTuber with +1M subscribers

January 12th, 2021

49:33

Welcome to season 3! Today’s guest is Daniel Inskeep, a YouTuber and self-described “anti-guru” who together with his wife Rachel have built their Mango Street YouTube channel to an audience of over a million …

Pop Up Grocer - Launch Pad Series

December 22nd, 2020

20:37

Today we talk with Emily Schildt, founder of Pop Up Grocer. The name says it all. It’s the here-today, gone-tomorrow grocery store with the most perfectly curated selection of small-batch, locally-sourced items. Today …

Dr. Martin Bazant, MIT Professor & Covid-19 Researcher

December 14th, 2020

54:52

Today’s guest is Dr. Martin Bazant, professor of chemical engineering at MIT and who has recently made headlines for his app which helps calculate …

Stratia Skin - Alli Reed

December 8th, 2020

43:24

Today’s guest is Alli Reed, founder of the skincare company Stratia Skin. You just heard one of the problems that Alli had with trying to buy skincare products from other companies. Her reading of the label to figure …

Tusol - Launch Pad Series

December 1st, 2020

36:55

Hello and welcome to the Launchpad! This is an offshoot of the Startup to Storefront podcast where we talk to the founders of companies that are just getting started, and whose stories we find compelling.

Today we talk …

The Almanack of Naval Ravikant - Eric Jorgenson

November 24th, 2020

35:52

Today’s guest is Eric Jorgenson, author of the book The Almanack of Naval Ravikant: a Guide to Wealth and Happiness. Now, if you’re not in the tech world, you might be forgiven for not knowing the name Naval Ravikant. …

Love Good Fats - Suzie Yorke

November 17th, 2020

49:08

Today’s guest is Suzie Yorke, founder of the snack brand Love Good Fats. As the name implies, the brand is centered around bucking the notion that all fats are bad. This notion began back in the 1960’s, when the sugar …

Caraway - Jordan Nathan - Launch Pad Series

November 10th, 2020

24:14

Hello and welcome to the Launchpad! This is an offshoot of the Startup to Storefront podcast where we talk to the founders of companies that are just getting started, and whose stories we find compelling. Today we talk …

Hydroviv (as seen on Shark Tank) - Launch Pad Series

November 3rd, 2020

33:18

Hello and welcome to the Launchpad! Over the past year of doing this podcast, we’ve grown, and so have our guests. We have always strived to cover every aspect of the entrepreneurial journey, from the ideation to the …

Mayor of West Hollywood - Lindsey Horvath

October 27th, 2020

35:48

Today’s guest is Mayor Lindsey Horvath of West Hollywood California. In this election cycle, national political campaigns have taken over the entire …

Netflix's Sneakerheads - Allen Maldonado

October 20th, 2020

42:42

Today’s guest is Allen Maldonado, star of the new Netflix show Sneakerheads. But to say he’s an actor is only telling a small part of his story. He’s also the founder of an app and film festival aimed at connecting …

Moment - Tim Kendall (as seen on Netflix 'The Social Dilemma')

October 13th, 2020

49:41

Today’s guest is Tim Kendall, former director of monetization at Facebook, former president of Pinterest, and the current CEO of Moment, an app designed to help you develop a healthier relationship with your phone and …

Beam - Matt Lombardi & Kevin Moran

October 7th, 2020

41:05

Today’s guests are Matt Lombardi and Kevin Moran, co-founders of Beam, a line of THC-free CBD products. Beam was born from the aches and pains of athletic competition. You see, both Matt and Kevin were professional …

Art of Sport - Matthias Metternich

September 30th, 2020

1:06:16

Today’s guest is Matthias Metternich, co-founder of the skincare brand Art of Sport. This isn’t Matthias’ first rodeo. He’s been creating companies since his teenage years, and with that comes the kind of insight and …

Lumen - Launch Pad Series

September 23rd, 2020

33:44

Hello and welcome to the Launchpad! Over the past year of doing this podcast, we’ve grown, and so have our guests. We have always strived to cover every aspect of the entrepreneurial journey, from the ideation to the …

Mother Raw - Kristi Knowles

September 16th, 2020

45:46

Today’s guest is Kristi Knowles, CEO of the plant-based product line, Mother Raw. Kristi initially joined the company in an advisory role. The …

HVNM - Geoffrey Woo

September 9th, 2020

53:17

Today’s guest is Geoffrey Woo, co-founder of Health Via Modern Nutrition, or HVMN for short. And what you just heard is uncomfortable, but true. America’s obesity epidemic may be even worse than we thought, with the CDC …

Longevity Vision Fund - Sergey Young

September 2nd, 2020

50:00

Today’s guest is Sergey Young, founder of Longevity Vision Fund and author of the upcoming book Growing Young: An Insider’s Guide to the Breakthroughs That Will Dramatically Extend Our Lifespan. Sergey’s mission is to …

Collywobbles Author & Negotiations Lecturer - Moshe Cohen

August 31st, 2020

55:02

Today’s guest is Moshe Cohen. He’s the founder of The Negotiating Table, Senior Lecturer at the Questrom School of Business at Boston University, and …

Remote Team Wellness - Tarin Calmeyer

August 26th, 2020

50:40

Today’s guest is Tarin Calmeyer, founder of Remote Team Wellness, a company that strives to reduce stress in the workplace. In what is truly a sign …

HGTV's Build Me Up Host - Orlando Soria

August 19th, 2020

35:23

Today’s guest is Orlando Soria, the designer, author, and the host of HGTV’s Build Me Up. Build Me Up is feel-good television at its finest, as the show features Orlando renovating homes for people going through major …

Gloria and Victoria - Chemist Confessions

August 12th, 2020

1:06:16

Today’s guests are Gloria Lu and Victoria Fu, co-founders of Chemist Confessions, the skincare brand that started as an attempt to break down the …

Bad Birdie (as seen on Shark Tank) - Jason Richardson

August 5th, 2020

46:35

Today’s guest is Jason Richardson, founder of golf apparel company Bad Birdie. Golf can be an electrifying sport; look no further than how many …

CurlMix (as seen on Shark Tank) - Kim & Tim

July 29th, 2020

54:12

Today’s guests are Kim and Tim Lewis, co-founders of CurlMix, a brand focused on clean beauty hair products for —you guessed it—curly hair. This is the second company that they’ve started together, but they’ll be the …

Cocofloss - Chrystle and Cat

July 22nd, 2020

42:58

Today’s guests are sisters Chrystle and Cat Cu, co-founders of the hottest thing in the floss market since…well…ever. Imagine the last time you bought floss, or for some of you, imagine that you’ve ever bought floss. …

Frame - Kendall & Sage

July 15th, 2020

44:01

Today’s guests are Kendall Bird and Sage Grazer, co-founders of Frame, a mental wellness network that is a one-stop-shop for therapy. On the user end, you can search around and connect with therapists, and on the back …

Therabody - Dr. Jason Wersland

July 9th, 2020

45:11

Today’s guest is Dr. Jason Wersland, founder of Therabody. The journey in creating Therabody has been a very personal one for Dr. J. In 2007 he was cruising around LA on his motorcycle when a car cut him off and sent …

Candidate for LA District Attorney - George Gascón

July 2nd, 2020

55:55

Today’s guest is George Gascón, a candidate running for the office of Los Angeles District Attorney. To quote an editorial from the L.A. Times from October of last year, “There is a strong case to be made that aside …

101 Cider & Pulp Culture - Mark and Brendan

June 29th, 2020

37:50

Today we’ve got a two-for-one special. Our guests are Mark McTavish and Brendan Brazier. Together the two of them are revolutionizing the American …

Bambooee (as seen on Shark Tank) - Noam & Irene

June 24th, 2020

48:00

Today’s guests are Noam and Irene from Bambooee. If you’ve been listening to the show for a while, you’ll know that we’ve had a couple of guests on the show who were contestants on Shark Tank.

As avid fans of the show, …

Hydrant - John & Jai

June 17th, 2020

36:34

Today’s guests are Jai Kim and John Sherwin of Hydrant, a company that makes a powdered electrolyte mix that helps you rehydrate your body quicker …

Ministry of Supply - Aman Advani

June 10th, 2020

34:35

Today’s guest is Aman Advani, co-founder of Ministry of Supply. If you’ve ever worn a traditional suit, you’ve experienced the problem that Aman and …

Neuro - Kent & Ryan

June 3rd, 2020

44:37

Today’s guests are Kent Yoshimura and Ryan Chen, co-founders of Neuro. The two met in college and were friends for a few years before putting their …

Former White Supremacist turned Peace Activist - Arno Michaelis

May 27th, 2020

1:40:47

This is a very different episode from what we normally cover. On this show, we’ve covered the highs and lows of dozens of entrepreneurs’ journeys. And part of every one of those journeys takes them down the path of …

Popular Pays - Corbett Drummey

May 20th, 2020

1:02:31

Today’s guest is Corbett Drummey, founder of Popular Pays, a platform that enables brands to easily connect with creators and influencers and vice …

Lumion Skin - Amy Briant

May 13th, 2020

31:47

Today’s guest is Amy Briant, co-founder of Lumion Skin. Amy’s journey towards creating the Lumion brand started with a gift from her father. He had …

Koia - Maya French

May 7th, 2020

29:57

Today’s guest is Maya French, founder of Koia. Koia is a plant-based protein drink, and Maya began the company by blending and bottling the drinks in her kitchen and then driving to local stores and offering samples of …

Actress/Activist - Sophia Bush

May 5th, 2020

38:58

Today’s guest is actress and activist Sophia Bush. When Sophia was growing up, she envisioned herself as a cardiovascular surgeon, and had her life …

Founding Equinox Instructor - Colleen Conlon

April 30th, 2020

22:33

Let's get FIT! We're all struggling to keep up with our fitness routines during COVID19, on today's show we bring you a fitness expert to discuss …

ASYSTEM - Oli Walsh & Josh Levine

April 28th, 2020

40:54

Meet Oli and Josh. They created ASYSTEM because they needed it. They were getting older, traveling too much and trying to balance family and …

Founder of Quikcord explains his symptoms with COVID19

April 23rd, 2020

24:40

On this episode we catch up with Quikcord. Right before the shutdown they were in the throws of raising capital and had just ordered a large quantity …

BANGS Shoes - Hannah Davis

April 21st, 2020

51:23

On the latest episode we speak to Hannah Davis who founded BANGS Shoes in an effort to satisfy her appetite for philanthropy. BANGS Shoes are modeled after simple work boots Hannah discovered when she was teaching …

Blueland (as seen on Shark Tank) - Sarah Paiji-Yoo

April 14th, 2020

33:23

We interview Sarah Paiji-Yoo, Founder of Blueland, and hear how she launched Blueland. The company is focused on cleaning up our planet by cleaning …

Kindred Bravely - Deeanne and Garret Akerson

April 8th, 2020

1:03:38

Pre COVID19 we had a great chat with the Founders of Kindred Bravely. In a hopeful return to normalcy we wanted to share their amazing story. It all …

How VegOut, a print and online media company is dealing with COVID19

April 2nd, 2020

13:11

On today’s episode we talk with Maggie of VegOut Media. Since she has both a print magazine and an online component, it’s unsurprising that she’s experiencing drastically different effects on either side of her business …

Hear from Lynnette Marrero, from Masterclass, on how her and her team are dealing with COVID19

April 1st, 2020

20:47

Hear from Lynnette Marrero, from the Masterclass on Mixology. Lynnette joins us from New York and shares how she and her team are dealing during this …

Farm Cup Coffee and COVID19

March 31st, 2020

18:13

Hear from Emerson, Founder of Farm Cup Coffee on how the new slogan is drink coffee, stay home, and do good. The Farm Cup team was just coming off a setup where, Sunny, their amazing coffee truck/vehicle needed to spend …

The silver lining during COVID19 with Wave Maiden Ale Works

March 30th, 2020

12:17

We check in with Margaux Moses, founder of Wave Maiden Ale works, on how she's doing during COVID19. She was inches from signing a lease on a new space in Long Beach -- listen to how she's taking this all as a positive …

How SetSchedule is leaning into opportunity during COVID19

March 28th, 2020

18:32

What a crazy time to be in business! We (virtually) hear from Roy Dekel, Founder of SetSchedule. Roy's company is deeply rooted in real estate and he …

How GoodMylk is leaning in during COVID19

March 27th, 2020

21:25

What a crazy time to be in business! We (virtually) hear from Brooke, Founder of GoodMylk, on what her normal looks like given this outbreak. Brooke was in the middle of raising a Series A round of funding and her …

What Tara from Tweak is doing during COVID19

March 26th, 2020

11:18

Tara Riceberg has 3 retail locations here in Los Angeles, listen to how she's dealing with COVID19 and why she wants you to help by simply leaving a review on Google or Yelp for your favorite local business during this …

Thinking about launching a Podcast? Learn how to plan, record, and distribute it.

March 24th, 2020

22:45

Ever listened to a podcast and thought, “hey, I want to do that”? We often get emails on how we started, what equipment we use, and we wanted to …

COVID19 and its impacts on Real Estate

March 19th, 2020

11:01

What you can do as a real estate developer or investor during the Corona Virus outbreak. Questions answered from/by our friends at Sheppard Mullin …

Coronavirus - staying productive during COVID19

March 19th, 2020

21:27

This a trying time for all of us. Hear some quick tips for things we can do during this time in relation to donations, VC's, new hobbies and a brief outlook on what's to come.  Includes stories and reporting from The …

SetSchedule - Roy Dekel

March 11th, 2020

1:00:47

Diego and Nick interview Roy Dekel, Founder of SetSchedule. SetSchedule is a technology and data disruptor that leverages AI-powered predictive data, …

Real Plans - Antony Bartlett

March 4th, 2020

50:56

Diego and Nick interview Antony Barlett, Co-Founder of Real Plans. Real Plans is a meal planning app and website that streamlines your weekly planning, shopping, and cooking with custom meal plans based on your diet.  …

Sandymount - Ronan McGovern

February 26th, 2020

57:02

Diego and Nick interview Ronan McGovern, Founder of Sandymount Technologies.  Sandymount is a Massachusetts-based process technology company serving …

Buttery (acquired by Drizly) - Gaurav Tanna

February 19th, 2020

34:47

Diego and Nick sit down with Gaurav Tanna who co-founded Buttery, an on-demand alcohol delivery company that launched in Boston, MA. Buttery was …

Thirty Two Dentistry - Dr. Naz

February 12th, 2020

45:44

Diego and Nick sit down with our favorite dentist, Dr. Naz, to share the importance of dental health for all of us but especially for entrepreneurs who often put off all visits to the doctor or dentist. Dr. Naz opened …

The Townshend - Devin Adams

February 5th, 2020

1:22:20

Diego and Nick sit down with Devin Adams, Restaurateur and Founder of the Townshend in Quincy, MA. Devin began his career in hospitality at Todd English’s Kingfish Hall, where he went from bar-back to bartender to …

Perks - Alexa Baggio

January 29th, 2020

57:00

Diego and Nick interview Alexa Baggio, Founder of PERKS. Alexa launched Perks in 2014 out of a longing for a more thoughtful and modern solution to …

Quikcord - Matt Fioretti & Matt Adams

January 22nd, 2020

51:52

Diego interviews Matt Fioretti & Matt Adams, Founders of Quikcord.  Adams, who spent over 8 years in the US Marine Corps, learned that the US …

Sh*t That I Knit - Christina Pardy

January 15th, 2020

41:13

Diego and Nick interview Christina Pardy, Founder of Sh*t That I Knit (what a great name!) Based in Boston, Sh*t That I Knit strives to create high-quality knitwear and accessories that make you feel good. Their …

Welcome to Season 2!

January 12th, 2020

4:38

Season 1 was an absolute blast and now we're leveling up. We’ve added a new logo for a fresh look in 2020. This season we’re bringing you …

Border X Brewing - David Favela

December 17th, 2019

1:07:06

Diego and Nick interview David Favela, Founder of Border X Brewing. Border X is focused on showcasing Mexican culture through their craft. After …

Farm Cup Coffee - Tony and Emerson

December 11th, 2019

1:15:43

Diego interviews Tony and Emerson, Co-Founders of Farm Cup Coffee™. Their company motto is "Drink Coffee, Travel, and Do good."  Farm Cup is committed to single-origin direct trade coffee in an effort to provide the …

I Love Micheladas - Fernando Lopez

December 4th, 2019

1:06:49

Diego and Nick interview Fernando Lopez, Founder of I Love Micheladas™, a liquid Michelada mix that GQ called the greatest Michelada in a city full …

Tanuki - Bekah the Wrekah

November 20th, 2019

1:08:10

Diego and Natalya interview Bekah who ran a successful Kickstarter to launch Tanuki, a Provincetown izakaya and Japanese pastry shop. Bekah, a Drink …

S'moo - Karagan Osmann

November 13th, 2019

55:40

Diego and Nick interview Karagan Osmann, Founder of S'moo. Karagan struggled with PCOS, a severe hormone disorder since she was 14 which brought her to bring S'moo to life to help women everywhere achieve hormone …

Universal/Decca Recording Pianist - Van‐Anh Nguyen

November 6th, 2019

51:12

Diego and Nick interview Van Anh or "VA" as we call her. VA is fresh off hitting the No.1 spot on the Australian iTunes Classical charts (2018, 2017, 2016), and becoming the first Australian-Vietnamese to, ever in …

Rooted Shots - Chris Douglass

October 30th, 2019

1:08:29

Diego and Nick interview Chris Douglass who recently launched Rooted Shots, a wellness shot company focused on the benefits of using real superfoods, no refined sugar, and a powder format that creates a dried wellness …

Apothenne - Jacqueline Bradley

October 23rd, 2019

1:06:22

Diego and Natalya interview Jacqueline Bradley who recently launched Apothenne, a soy-wax candle company. Jacqueline's story however starts with us hearing about how at the 11th hour, her first company failed to sell. …

VegOut - Maggie Ortlieb

October 16th, 2019

56:58

Diego interviews Maggie Ortlieb who launched VegOut in 2014 and is getting ready for nation wide expansion. VegOut is an all-vegan city guide covering cruelty-free things to eat, see, and do in Los Angeles and …

Sellbrite (acquired by GoDaddy) - Brian Nolan

October 9th, 2019

51:15

Diego interviews Brian Nolan who recently sold his company, Sellbrite, to GoDaddy in April of 2019!  Hear about how a side hustle turned into a …

Guelaguetza - Bricia Lopez

October 2nd, 2019

57:45

Diego and Natalya interview Bricia Lopez - a James Beard award winner, author, mezcal queen, mother, daughter, podcaster and more! You'll hear about her family restaurant, an LA staple Guelaguetza, her latest Vegas …

Wave Maiden Ale Works - Margaux Moses

September 25th, 2019

57:29

Diego and Natalya interview Margaux Moses, owner of Wave Maiden Ale Works in Los Angeles. Margaux is on a mission to resurrect the lost art of …

Schaffer - Kathleen Shaffer

September 18th, 2019

38:18

Diego and Natalya interview Kathleen Shaffer, owner of Shaffer here in Los Angeles. Kathleen grew her career as an executive chef throughout the …

Dan Deutsch Optical Outlook - Dan Deutsch

September 11th, 2019

38:42

Diego interviews Dan Deutsch, owner of Dan Deutsch Optical Outlook. Dan has been styling the who’s who of Los Angeles since he first opened his doors. He has taken the simple motto, that “glasses are jewelry to the face …

Tweak/Best Gift Store Ever - Tara Riceberg

September 4th, 2019

50:25

Diego sits down with Tara Riceberg, owner of Tweak, Tesoro and the bestgiftstoreever.com, one of LA's most curated gift stores you'll ever visit. Tara shares how as a second-generation retailer she continues to grow her …

VCHOS Food Truck - Wendy and Donny

August 28th, 2019

48:45

Diego interviews Chef Wendy and Donny, the Founders of VCHOS Food Truck, an LA staple! Hear the story of how Wendy mastered the traditional cooking …

GoodMylk - Brooke Harris

August 22nd, 2019

1:27:46

Diego and Natalya interview Brooke Harris, founder of GoodMylk, a game-changing, industry disrupting plant-based milk product for the masses. When Brooke initially presented her idea to industry insiders and investors, …

Intro to the podcast

August 19th, 2019

9:06

We share a bit about why we started this podcast and hope you all enjoy the journey and hear from some amazing people! Thank you to all of our friends, guests, supporters, and families for rooting for us. We're just …

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