The Makers Podcast features entrepreneurs, designers, and startup enthusiasts.
Peter, CFO at CommonBond and former co-founder of Gradible, discusses early mentors in entrepreneurship, how his Journalism degree influenced his approach to business, the effort required during the early stages of a project, the importance of scaling your systems during hyper growth, and how you need to be thoughtful about selecting a business model that aligns with how money is flowing in your Market.
We discuss Lee's experiences with entrepreneurship, including the early days at the fast-growing startup Tough Mudder, the origin story of Gradible - the student loan startup that Lee and Grant co-founded along with Peter Wylie, and the ultimate acquisition of Gradible by CommonBond.
Copywriter and Associate Creative Director Jamie Rome joins the podcast to discuss working in Advertising, next-level rejection of ideas, how Bobby Flay did not become an influencer for her side project Turkey Shoes, and what she's learned from starting and launching businesses.
A serial entrepreneur, Jamie shares stories about hustling in Shanghai, taking the central Texas lacrosse scene by storm, coordinating epic trips around the globe, and the transition of his current business GlobeKick from a service business into a product and technology company.
Emerich, a partner at the law firm Moore & Van Allen, focuses on Mergers and Acquisitions - the end game for many startups. He joins the podcast to discuss when to engage a lawyer, options for company formation, how to know when you have leverage in a negotiation, and more.