Interviews

Kelly Belknap – CEO Interview

Kelly Belknap – CEO Interview

Co-Founder of Adventurist Backpack Co.When did you know you wanted to start your own company? I've had ideas regarding owning my own business mulling around in my head since I was about 12 years old. Back then, I was really passionate about someday opening up my own...

Alexander Onaindia – CEO Interview

Alexander Onaindia – CEO Interview

Co-Founder & CEO of Distinction AgencyWhen did you know you wanted to start your own company? Starting a company interested me very early in my career. I worked in several entrepreneurial environments and knew I'd regret not taking a chance at starting my own agency....

Julia Lemberskiy – CEO Interview

Julia Lemberskiy – CEO Interview

Co-founder & co-CEO of JJ StudioWhen did you know you wanted to start your own company? As a child I wanted to 'do business' as this is what I saw my parents and grandparents doing, without really knowing what it means. I self-taught myself business as a teenager and...

Sissi Lappin from ListingDoor – CEO Interview

Sissi Lappin from ListingDoor – CEO Interview

CEO of ListingDoorWhen did you know you wanted to start your own company? I was a real estate broker in the Houston area for over 20+ years when one of my closest friends came to me in a panic needing to sell her home. Her husband had defaulted on his child support,...

Pieter Vaniperen from PWVConsultants – CEO Interview

Pieter Vaniperen from PWVConsultants – CEO Interview

Managing Partner of PWV ConsultantsWhen did you know you wanted to start your own company? I started my first company when I was young. I think a part of me was always entrepreneurial. I realized early on that the way I think doesn't fit well in boxes. What was your...

Erin Mastopietro from Dope Dog – CEO Interview

Erin Mastopietro from Dope Dog – CEO Interview

Co-Founder of Dope DogWhen did you know you wanted to start your own company? Since a young age I was always experimenting with small businesses, some more embarrassing than others. When I was around 10 years old, my neighbor and I started taking in and out our...

Dane Spear from Time to Reply – Founder Interview

Dane Spear from Time to Reply – Founder Interview

Founder & Chief Product Officer of TimetoReplyWhen did you know you wanted to start your own company? I had always wanted to be in control of my own time so my view was to always start my own business rather than be employed by a company. In high school, instead of...

Elnaz Sarraf – CEO Interview

Elnaz Sarraf – CEO Interview

Founder & CEO of ROYBIWhen did you know you wanted to start your own company? My parents had a significant role in my interests in entrepreneurship. My father was a small business owner in Iran. Even though everyone thought he's running the business alone, it was my...

Rob Hoehn – CEO Interview

Rob Hoehn – CEO Interview

CEO of IdeaScaleWhen did you know you wanted to start your own company? I was working at a large bank as a programmer and moonlighting on some start-up projects But me and my other co-founders were all starting out our careers at large companies and all had the same...

Adam Lane Robinson – CEO Interview

Adam Lane Robinson – CEO Interview

CEO of GetEmailsWhen did you know you wanted to start your own company? It was an add-on to my first company, and email marketing company called Robly. We saw product market fit and saw that GetEmails could be an identity resolution company on its own. What was your...

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