Brian Ardinger is the founder of Inside Outside Innovation, which is a community for movers, shakers, founders, builders and doers. For over 25 years Brian has been helping entrepreneurs and innovators navigate and compete in a world of change and disruption. Whether serving as a technology consultant, international innovation specialist, economic developer or researcher, Brian’s passion has always been working on exciting projects with amazing people to create remarkable results.
Matthew Wegener is a serial entrepreneur with a passion for getting things off the ground. Not only is he the founder and CEO of ISoft Data Systems, Inc., he also founded Turbine Flats, a local office and co-working space in Lincoln, NE. In this interview, Matthew and I chat about the early days of the local startup community and why sharing a meal with hundreds of your best friends is important when building community.
Starting a business is challenging, but moving a business overseas when starting only multiplies the pressure. Dennis Doerfl met his co-founder while working at Groupon and moved from Germany to launch their company, Fourstarzz Media in Lincoln, Nebraska.
In this episode, I talk with Dennis about influencer marketing and why he decided to grow his business from Lincoln, Nebraska. His fascinating story of overcoming the obstacles of language, business and most importantly, culture, is insightful, witty and fun.
You can connect with Dennis on LinkedIn.
Lana Zumbrunn is the Director of Innovation and Culture at the H2 Organization in Fort Myers, Florida. Not only does she support female and minority founders, but she also connects startups with capital and builds emerging markets. Lana and I spoke about her recent move to Florida and how she stays healthy under pressure while supporting the local startup community.
How do I make my employees take time off? How do I manage my stress level as a startup founder?
Since launching the show, I’ve received a number of questions about health and startup life. So, I pulled my husband into the studio this week to help answer questions we’ve received from the listeners.
Jill Thayer Liliedahl knows the challenge of managing health and startup life is a matter of survival. Most startup founders know what it’s like to build and manage a business under pressure, but Jill has to manage her blood sugar as well. Jill is a type 1 diabetic, crazy dog lady and the CEO of SitStay.com, which started in 1995 as the pet industry’s first eCommerce retailer. Nearly twenty years, under Jill’s leadership, she helped manage a turnaround for SitStay.