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Startup Knox Podcast

Startup Knox

Podcasting from Knoxville along the banks of the mighty Tennessee river, this is the Startup Knox Podcast featuring interviews with local entrepreneurs about their startups.

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Jul 16 2020
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Podcasting from Knoxville along the banks of the mighty Tennessee river, this is the Startup Knox Podcast featuring interviews with local entrepreneurs about their startups. I’m your host, Brandon Bruce. Join me every week to meet the local innovators striving to build the next wave of disruptive companies. We cover the gamut of the startup experience – the proverbial rollercoaster. The high highs of getting the first customer, hiring a great team, and landing a key investment. And the low lows of parting ways with a co-founder, losing a strategic account, and running out of cash. Not to mention the everyday stresses of meeting payroll, battling competitors, and navigating black swan events like a global pandemic. If you like the show, you can subscribe to listen to more interviews with Knoxville entrepreneurs. Please also leave a review on Apple, Google, Spotify, or your favorite listening platform. If you want to know more about any episode, check out the show notes on our website at startupknox.com. Also on our site, you can find a Startup Ecosystem Guide, a Startup Directory, an Investor Directory, and a curated Startup Events calendar for Knoxville. Join me for the first episode where I’ll talk with Anna Douglas, founder of SkyNano Technologies which recently raised $3.8 million dollars to further develop its patent-pending technology for making carbon supermaterials. Thanks for listening!
Dominic Vance and Derrick Davis
Dec 14 2021
Dominic Vance and Derrick Davis
Today we continue our series of interviews in partnership with Webb School of Knoxville. Each student in the Introduction to Entrepreneurship & Design Thinking course will interview a local entrepreneur. In this episode, Dominic Vance ‘22 interviews Derrick Davis, an intellectual property attorney at Kay | Griffin.
Brian Conley and Brian Conley
Dec 14 2021
Brian Conley and Brian Conley
Today we continue our series of interviews in partnership with Webb School of Knoxville. Each student in the Introduction to Entrepreneurship & Design Thinking course will interview a local entrepreneur. In this episode, Brian Conley ‘22 interviews Brian Conley, CEO of Conley Entertainment Group.
Dillon Satz and Brad Satz
Dec 14 2021
Dillon Satz and Brad Satz
Today we continue our series of interviews in partnership with Webb School of Knoxville. Each student in the Introduction to Entrepreneurship & Design Thinking course will interview a local entrepreneur. In this episode, Dillon Satz ‘23 interviews Brad Satz, founder of Identity.
Brandon Bruce and Jay Livingston
Dec 13 2021
Brandon Bruce and Jay Livingston
Today we continue our series of interviews in partnership with Webb School of Knoxville. Each student in the Introduction to Entrepreneurship & Design Thinking course will interview a local entrepreneur. In this episode,  Brandon Bruce interviews Jay Livingston, Chief Marketing Officer at Shake Shack.
Ellaine Leeth and Maranda Vandergriff
Dec 13 2021
Ellaine Leeth and Maranda Vandergriff
Today we continue our series of interviews in partnership with Webb School of Knoxville. Each student in the Introduction to Entrepreneurship & Design Thinking course will interview a local entrepreneur. In this episode,  Ellaine Leeth ‘22 interviews Maranda Vandergriff, Owner of Vagabondary.
Grant Morton and Mike Morton
Dec 13 2021
Grant Morton and Mike Morton
Today we continue our series of interviews in partnership with Webb School of Knoxville. Each student in the Introduction to Entrepreneurship & Design Thinking course will interview a local entrepreneur. In this episode, Grant Morton ‘22 interviews Mike Morton, Vice President and CFO of HT Hackney.
Shafer Price and Mark Moore
Dec 10 2021
Shafer Price and Mark Moore
Today we continue our series of interviews in partnership with Webb School of Knoxville. Each student in the Introduction to Entrepreneurship & Design Thinking course will interview a local entrepreneur. In this episode, Shafer Price '22 interviews Mark Moore, Owner of REM Laundry.
Spencer Bernard and Will Bunch
Dec 10 2021
Spencer Bernard and Will Bunch
Today we continue our series of interviews in partnership with Webb School of Knoxville. Each student in the Introduction to Entrepreneurship & Design Thinking course will interview a local entrepreneur. In this episode, Spencer Bernard ‘22 interviews Will Bunch, Owner of Okie's Pharmacy.
Khaliff Robinson and Marcus Hall
Dec 9 2021
Khaliff Robinson and Marcus Hall
Today we continue our series of interviews in partnership with Webb School of Knoxville. Each student in the Introduction to Entrepreneurship & Design Thinking course will interview a local entrepreneur. In this episode, Khaliff Robinson ‘22 interviews Marcus Hall, founder of Marc Nelson Denim.
Cooper Everett and Tracy Thompson
Nov 19 2021
Cooper Everett and Tracy Thompson
Today we continue our series of interviews in partnership with Webb School of Knoxville. Each student in the Introduction to Entrepreneurship & Design Thinking course will interview a local entrepreneur. In this episode, Cooper Everett ‘23 interviews Tracy Thompson, serial entrepreneur.
Kathryn Atkins and Tommy Nguyen
Nov 19 2021
Kathryn Atkins and Tommy Nguyen
Today we continue our series of interviews in partnership with Webb School of Knoxville. Each student in the Introduction to Entrepreneurship & Design Thinking course will interview a local entrepreneur. In this episode, Kathryn Atkins ‘22 interviews Tommy Nguyen, Co-founder and COO of Storage Pug.
Whit Roddy and John-David Roddy
Nov 19 2021
Whit Roddy and John-David Roddy
Today we continue our series of interviews in partnership with Webb School of Knoxville. Each student in the Introduction to Entrepreneurship & Design Thinking course will interview a local entrepreneur. In this episode, Whit Roddy ‘22 interviews John-David Roddy, CEO of Providence Commercial Real Estate.
Shannon-Olivia Motter and Perri Mahfouz
Nov 19 2021
Shannon-Olivia Motter and Perri Mahfouz
Today we continue our series of interviews in partnership with Webb School of Knoxville. Each student in the Introduction to Entrepreneurship & Design Thinking course will interview a local entrepreneur. In this episode, Shannon-Olivia Motter ‘22 interviews Perri Mahfouz, Founder of Heal with Meals.
Tiki Duquella and Nicolsha Scott
Nov 19 2021
Tiki Duquella and Nicolsha Scott
Today we continue our series of interviews in partnership with Webb School of Knoxville. Each student in the Introduction to Entrepreneurship & Design Thinking course will interview a local entrepreneur. In this episode, Tiki Duquella ‘22 interviews Nicolsha Scott, Owner of Yummies.
Mason Testerman and Jeff Knox
Nov 19 2021
Mason Testerman and Jeff Knox
Today we continue our series of interviews in partnership with Webb School of Knoxville. Each student in the Introduction to Entrepreneurship & Design Thinking course will interview a local entrepreneur. In this episode, Mason Testerman ‘24 interviews Jeff Knox, Territory Business Manager at Dexcom.
Jaylon Green and Sean Green
Nov 19 2021
Jaylon Green and Sean Green
Today we continue our series of interviews in partnership with Webb School of Knoxville. Each student in the Introduction to Entrepreneurship & Design Thinking course will interview a local entrepreneur. In this episode, Jaylon Green ‘22 interviews Sean Green, Professional Basketball Trainer at Priority 1 Athletics.
Sadie Felton and John Felton
Nov 19 2021
Sadie Felton and John Felton
Today we continue our series of interviews in partnership with Webb School of Knoxville. Each student in the Introduction to Entrepreneurship & Design Thinking course will interview a local entrepreneur. In this episode, Sadie Felton ‘22 interviews John Felton, founder of TBA, Tennessee Brokerage Agency.
Phillip Lund and John East
Nov 19 2021
Phillip Lund and John East
Today we continue our series of interviews in partnership with Webb School of Knoxville. Each student in the Introduction to Entrepreneurship & Design Thinking course will interview a local entrepreneur. In this episode, Phillip Lund ‘22 interviews John East, founder of Power Guide Training.
Zander Brown and Drew McKenna
Nov 19 2021
Zander Brown and Drew McKenna
Today we continue our series of interviews in partnership with Webb School of Knoxville. Each student in the Introduction to Entrepreneurship & Design Thinking course will interview a local entrepreneur. In this episode, Zander Brown ‘22 interviews Drew McKenna, founder of One Knoxville Sporting Club, a professional soccer team that will start playing in Knoxville next spring.
Avery Daniels and Matt Daniels
Nov 19 2021
Avery Daniels and Matt Daniels
Today we continue our series of interviews in partnership with Webb School of Knoxville. Each student in the Introduction to Entrepreneurship & Design Thinking course will interview a local entrepreneur. In this episode Avery Daniels ‘24 interviews Matt Daniels, CEO of Apex Bank.