Entrepreneur Spotlights

Coffee with a Cause: Interview with Ben Hoyer

Ben Hoyer is the founder and director of Downtown CREDO, a social enterprise focused on improving quality of lives by cultivating networks of meaning, impact, and community, the President/COO for Rally: the Social Enterprise Accelerator and board chair for Orlando Together. CREDO operates three name-your-price coffee shops; leads CREDO Conduit,…
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When Courage Becomes Desperation: Interview with Jeff Feuer

About RepScrubs: RepScrubs provides health care facilities with time-sensitive vendor attire that improves infection prevention and vendor management protocols while reducing costs. The RepScrubs system includes real-time vendor tracking reports for hospital staff about who has been in the OR. Jeff’s Bio: Jeff Feuer is a former sales director for…
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Before You Write a Line of Code: Interview with Gregg Pollack

Gregg Pollack is the founder of VueMastery.com, the Ultimate Resource for Vue.js developers. Previously he founded Code School, an online software programming school which was acquired by Pluralsight for $36 Million, Envy, a web application development firm, and Starter Studio, Orlando’s first technical accelerator which recently graduated its tenth class.…
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Snapchat for Hospitals: Interview with Patrick de la Roza

EASE Applications:  Our Story For some time, Dr. Munro and Dr. de la Roza had observed the anxious expressions of family members on returning to the waiting room at the end of the surgery, and their sense of relief on learning that all had gone well. They started texting updates…
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The Power of the Free Market: Interview with Fred Clayton

Fred B. Clayton President and CEO, Orlando Union Rescue Mission Freddy Clayton is a fifth-generation Floridian who joined the Board of Directors of the Orlando Union Rescue Mission in 2010. He served as Vice Chairman until he became President and CEO in 2015. He began his professional career as a…
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You Choose Your Attitude: Interview with Bill Peppler

Bill Peppler, COO of Kavaliro With more than 20 years of experience in the technology, financial staffing, and consulting industries, Bill Peppler, COO is responsible for overseeing operations and developing additional new markets for Kavaliro across the United States. Before coming to Kavaliro, Peppler worked in the Orlando, Seattle and…
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Entertainment For Good – Interview with Ethan and Tom

Ethan Founders Story As far back as he can remember, GoodTix Founder and President, Ethan Curtis, knew he wanted to work in entertainment.  “I didn’t know exactly what I wanted to do, but I always knew it would involve entertainment.  I wanted to bring people together to share special moments.” …
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Delight Your Customers – Interview with Lydia Chicles

Results-driven with over 20 years experience in developing, recognizing and bettering products, Lydia Chicles developed much of her expertise working in creative & management roles in the magazine and design industry. Involved with Magazines Canada, an influential industry advocate, she leads the efforts and navigated the changing world of the…
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What is a Social Enterprise – Interview with Rob Panepinto

Rob Panepinto is an innovator who has always challenged the status quo of “good enough”. Rob has helped Orange County become a hub for technology, entrepreneurship, and creativity. He is passionate about the positive impact businesses and business leaders drive for their communities and is an active “civic entrepreneur” serving…
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Breaking the Mold of Startup Funding – Interview with Dena Jalbert

Dena Jalbert, Align Business Advisory Services Dena Jalbert is founder and CEO of Align Business Advisory Services, a mergers and acquisitions (M&A) and business advisory firm based in Winter Park, Fla. Align was founded in 2010 with a mission to break the mold of the traditional advisory firm and is…
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