Entrepreneur Spotlights

Changing the Game – Interview with Jason and Matthew from RIP-IT

RIP-IT’s story: When Lauren Polstein was a young girl playing softball for her team in Miami, a low pitch popped off the top of the bat and hit her in the nose. She was bruised, but okay and ready to jump back into warm-ups. However, given her injury, she was…
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Simplified Leasing – Interview with Shailesh “Taj” Adhav

A growth architect with over 25 years in technology and business, Taj was an early hire leading business development to launch Channel Intelligence as a SaaS data platform resulting in a successful exit to Google. Previously, he managed over $2 billion in projects with the Disney Development Company, including large-scale…
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Revolutionizing Education – Interview with Caesar and Alfonso from ‘Leap with Alice’

“Caesar A. Medel, was born and raised in the Central Florida area. Growing up in Winter Park, FL and attending Lake Howell High School, provided him the initial community and foundation that would later change his life entirely. Early on, he became a successful Mortgage Broker, that lead him down…
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Saving Lives with Drones – Interview with Gordon Folkes

Gordon is a 24-year-old Orlando Native. He graduated from Florida State University in 2016 with a degree in Economics, minor in Psychology, and a certificate of competency for the application of unmanned air systems within emergency management. He founded Archer First Response Systems at the beginning of 2014 during his…
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How To Form Partnerships – Interview with Ed Alexander

Ed is a technology business guy turned lawyer. He’s written software, designed circuits, and worked as a product marketing manager, and has been a business lawyer for the past 24 years. Because of his experience inside technology businesses, he’s been representing entrepreneurs since he became a lawyer. In that role…
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Buying Mortgage Notes Online – Interview with Brett Burky

Brett Burky is part of the team at Paperstac.com – Paperstac is an online marketplace for home loans in the $260 billion non-performing mortgage space. Brett has been in the marketing industry running traffic for over a decade. To learn more about Brett find him on Linkedin.   I drive…
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Knightspeed Moving – With Julian Correa

Julian Correa is a Colombian American entrepreneur and a graduate of the University of Central Florida. He currently serves as President and CEO of Knightspeed Moving, a full-service moving and transportation company. Julian recently received the State of Florida’s Young Entrepreneur award from Florida Governor Rick Scott. He graduated from…
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What Is Your Business Worth Interview with George Rosen

George Rosen is the CFO of Contango Investments, Inc. and the Managing Member of Florida Business Valuations, LLC. He has extensive experience (25-years) in small business sales, mergers and acquisitions and has valued and sold hundreds of privately held companies. He holds an active Florida Real Estate Brokers License, is…
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CEO of Intrepid Networks – Interview with Britt Kane

Britt Kane is a technology entrepreneur, based in Orlando Florida, who focuses on disruptive low-cost technology solutions for large-scale mission and business critical operations. Britt has been part of several leading-edge innovation companies throughout his career, including Bell Laboratories and Martin Marietta Laboratories; he also holds numerous patents, inventions, and…
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The Funding Gap – Interview with Dennis Pape

In this episode, David and I interview Dennis Pape at Catalyst Spaces at their location in downtown Orlando.  Dennis gives us his insights into startup funding and the entrepreneurial ecosystem here in Orlando.  He is the founder of VentureScaleUp and the Managing Director of Catalyst Spaces. My primary expertise is…
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