S2E21 Elizabeth Findlay: Navigating Authenticity and Embracing Failure in Brand Building

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In this episode, we highlight Elizabeth (Liz) Findlay’s story and gain insight into her journey of establishing Albion. Raised in Guatemala, her family owned and operated a clothing factory where they manufactured technical apparel for top U.S.-based fashion brands. However, Liz and her husband, Dave (Co-CEO), had to make a hard decision to close the factory and start their new …

S2E20 Maggie Brown: Building a Business That Redefines the Pickleball Game 

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In this episode, we dive into Maggie Brown’s Story and gain insight into how she turned a pandemic passion project into a successful business. Maggie is the CEO of Recess Pickleball, an innovative pickleball gear company aiming to elevate the game experience while fostering a community of passionate consumers. Maggie’s founding fearless approach serves as inspiration for aspiring women entrepreneurs …

S2E19 Samantha Leonard: Cultivating a Community and Business in a New City with ATX Brunch Girls 

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In this episode, we dive deep into Samantha Leonard’s story and gain insight into how Samantha turned a passion project into a successful business. Samantha founded ATX Brunch Girls, a local Austin social group aiming to elevate the brunch experience while fostering a community of passionate women. Samantha has built a thriving business by founding fearlessly, inspiring future generations of …

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S2E15 Olivia Brady: Crafting Silk Stories for Key Insights and a Glimpse into the Entrepreneurial Mind with Olivia, Co-Founder and Designer of Saturday Silks

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“Founding Fearless means just not giving up on your dreams!” 💛 New episode out now! This episode explores the journey of Olivia Brady, a 2020 graduate from the University of Texas at Austin. She is the Co-Founder and Designer behind Saturday Silks, a game day silk scarf brand that merges the elements of Texan roots and tradition. She hand illustrates …

S2E14 Gabriela Bucio: Embracing Culture and Authenticity When Becoming a Serial Business Owner to Build a Business Empire from the Ground Up

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A new episode is out now! ✨ This episode explores the journey of Gabriela Bucio, co-owner of one of the city’s most popular and fast-growing restaurant management groups, Gabriela’s Group. Gabriela initially worked behind the scenes at several restaurants after moving to Austin more than 20 years ago from Mexico. Over time, Gabriela learned the business inside and out and …

S2E13 Bryn Carter-Brown and Emily Salberg: Women; The OG Social Network – Unveiling the Power of Community with Bryn and Emily, CEO and COO of What She Said

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A new episode is out now! This episode explores the journey of Bryn Carter-Brown and Emily Salberg, CEO and COO of What She Said. From growing vibrant communities in Denver to revolutionizing referral networks for women entrepreneurs nationwide, Bryn and Emily are the visionary duo behind What She Said. Today, they are working on building a platform for women in …

S2E12 Natalie Franke: The Power of Finding Your Inner Gutsy and Going Beyond the Comfort Zone

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“Go after things and don’t be afraid of sucking” ~ Natalie Franke in ‘Gutsy.’ 🤘💛✨ This episode explores the journey of Natalie Franke, a bestselling author of “Gutsy,” community builder, neuroscience nerd, and “mama bear” for small businesses. As the Head of Community at Flodesk, she empowers tens of thousands of business owners worldwide. During her time at school to …

S2E11 Christy Carlson Romano: Exploring Beyond the Characters on the Entrepreneurial Journey from Voicing Disney Characters and Performing on Broadway to Her Evolution into Podcasting

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In this episode, we have Christy Carlson Romano, actress, host, and co-founder of PodCo. From being a Disney icon and best known for her roles as Disney’s “Kim Possible,” and roles in “Even Stevens,” and “Cadet Kelly,” to bringing Disney princess Belle’ to life in the highly acclaimed Beauty and the Beast on Broadway, as well as ‘Kate Monster’ in …

S2:E4 Kristy Owens: Turning New Year Resolution into an Austin Business: The Journey of Following Your Heart with Kristy, Founder of 365 Things Austin

S2E4 Kristy Owens: Turning New Year Resolution into an Austin Business: The Journey of Following Your Heart with Kristy, Founder of 365 Things Austin

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A new episode is out now! In this episode we sit down with Kristy Owens, the founder of 365 Things Austin, the trusted source for all things entertainment and events for Austinites. We delve into Kristy’s inspiring journey, from being an uninspired realtor to founding a brand that both businesses and consumers count on. Kristy shares her story of creating …

S2:E3 Terry P. Mitchell: Importance of Equity, Community Work, Leadership, and Continued Education with Terry, Serial Entrepreneur and Community Servant

S2E3 Terry P. Mitchell: Importance of Equity, Community Work, Leadership, and Continued Education with Terry, Serial Entrepreneur and Community Servant

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A new episode is out now! In today’s episode, we have such an inspirational speaker and true entrepreneur and community servant with expertise in all things business and a strive to empower and inspire those around her. Terry P. Mitchell is the founder of Austin Socialite and Black Leaders Collective, COO of E & Co. Tech, Co-Owner of Austin Woman …

S2:E2 Graduating from Student to Startup with Co-Founders of Safely

S2E2 Ashley Raymond & Meagan Doyle: Graduating from Student to Startup with Co-Founders of Safely

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A new episode is out now! In today’s episode, we dive into the journey of co-founders creating a project in their undergraduate class at UT Austin to being inspired to create a fully developed CPG company while juggling full-time jobs outside college. We talked to co-founders Ashley Raymond, CEO of Safely, and Maegan Doyle, CXO of Safely, a modern self-defense …