#StandingOut with Alvaro Vaselli and Katrina Padron

July 18, 2018

Alvaro Vaselli is the Founder and CEO of Nuvanna, a startup that combines his 20+ years of leadership in product design and material science in sleep products with his passion to help others achieve a more balanced life. Prior to founding Nuvanna Alvaro had a 20-year record of driving profitable growth in multiple B2B industries. Most recently, as President of the Personal Care Division of a $1B industry leader in the plastic films business. Alvaro’s roles have included general management, business development, sales and marketing. As an entrepreneur, innovator, and team builder, he inspires people to live a more balanced life that includes better sleep, mindfulness, positivity and gratitude. Alvaro is committed to providing best-in-class, innovative products with thoughtfully created and expertly curated resources.

This podcast is generously sponsored by Meet Jointly. Across the country there are small businesses just starting to scale, get distribution and launch in national retailers. They all share one really big challenge! Reaching new customers and growing their brand on a shoestring budget. Meet Jointly is a platform that connects growing brands with the influencers who are ready to share their products and stories with their engaged audience. http://meetjointly.com/

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#StandingOut with Paul Heffner and Katrina Padron

July 18, 2018

Paul is the CEO of Finance Pals, that provides finance help for startups and small businesses.   Paul loves numbers, business and helping people so he started Finance Pals.  He has helped over 30 CEO's understand their finances and grow into amazing companies and also offload finance tasks so that they can focus on their business.  Finance Pals provides bookkeeping, accounting, financial planning & analysis, and fractional CFO services.

 

When Paul is not analyzing numbers or building spreadsheets for fun he is either outdoors or with his family or both. He has climbed 30 Colorado 14ers and run many half marathons and 200 mile relays with friends.  He and his wife have 2 kiddos that are 7.5 and 1.5. He is from Kentucky orginally and has lived in Denver since 2003.

 

He has worked as a management consultant, in corporate finance, a stay at home dad, bartender in Scotland, and started 4 other companies including a real estate rental company he has run on the side for 14+ years.  He is a new Angel investor and mentors with many accelerators including Rockies Venture Club, Telluride Ventures Accelerator, Innosphere, GAN, 10.10.10, and Aspen Academy 8th graders. He has been a presenter at Denver Startup Week, Ignite Denver and now #standing out!

 

This podcast is generously sponsored by Meet Jointly. Across the country there are small businesses just starting to scale, get distribution and launch in national retailers. They all share one really big challenge! Reaching new customers and growing their brand on a shoestring budget. Meet Jointly is a platform that connects growing brands with the influencers who are ready to share their products and stories with their engaged audience. http://meetjointly.com/

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#StandingOut with Komal Goyal and Katrina Padron

July 18, 2018

Komal Goyal, Managing Partner and CEO of 6e Technologies, located in Broomfield Colorado, USA  is an accomplished entrepreneur and consultant with more than twenty years of progressive experience in establishing and executing value driven businesses. She is one of the founders and a board member of Agnetta International a foreign beverage importer in India. It was a tough market to be in for a woman of Indian origin to start a liquor importing company in India. She was told to pack her bags and go back to USA, but she weathered all odds and continued with her dream.

 

Recently honored as member of Forbes Tech Council she is becoming more involved in the Tech community especially as Women in Tech(#WIT). She is one of the winners of Entrepreneur Women Magazine’s 2016 awards and recently was selected by GM motors to get full ride scholarship for TUCKS Executive Leadership Program.  She also serves on the Board for Rocky Mountain Oracle User Group an independent non-profit and evangelizes the latest tech-trends to the tech community. As a charter member if TiE and the Vice President of TiE Rockies she hopes to make an impact on the young aspiring female entrepreneurs.

 

This podcast is generously sponsored by Meet Jointly. Across the country there are small businesses just starting to scale, get distribution and launch in national retailers. They all share one really big challenge! Reaching new customers and growing their brand on a shoestring budget. Meet Jointly is a platform that connects growing brands with the influencers who are ready to share their products and stories with their engaged audience. http://meetjointly.com/

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#StandingOut with Jackson Carson and Katrina Padron

July 11, 2018

 

Jackson Carson's mission is to bring delight to the world through music, photography, and user experience design and strategy. He helps new and growing companies build the bridge between the founders’ vision and their customers' needs, with delight as the magical element that binds them. Currently, he is a UX/UI Director at SnapEngage, and a Lead UX mentor at Techstars in Boulder, Colorado.

This podcast is generously sponsored by Meet Jointly. Across the country there are small businesses just starting to scale, get distribution and launch in national retailers. They all share one really big challenge! Reaching new customers and growing their brand on a shoestring budget. Meet Jointly is a platform that connects growing brands with the influencers who are ready to share their products and stories with their engaged audience. http://meetjointly.com/

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#StandingOut with Anthony Standifer and Katrina Padron

May 24, 2018

Across a 19 year career in beauty, Anthony Standifer has worked for many of the largest beauty titans in the industry including Revlon, Dabur International & Namaste Laboratories in various marketing positions. Having launched more than 400+ products in retailers such as Walmart, Walgreens, Whole Foods, Kroger and Target. In 2014 he co-founded mSEED group with business partner, Erica Douglas, with the sole purpose of empowering small and mid-size companies in the beauty industry through a unique product formulation, manufacturing and marketing consulting. To date mSEED group has quickly become a seven-figure company that has serviced more than 80+ companies. Anthony is the host of the newly launched podcast Driving the Business: Beauty Brands & Entrepreneurship. His passions include all things beauty, entrepreneurship, travel and gin.

This podcast is generously sponsored by Meet Jointly. Across the country there are small businesses just starting to scale, get distribution and launch in national retailers. They all share one really big challenge! Reaching new customers and growing their brand on a shoestring budget. Meet Jointly is a platform that connects growing brands with the influencers who are ready to share their products and stories with their engaged audience. 

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#StandingOut with John Moran and Katrina Padron

May 16, 2018

John Moran is results-oriented marketing executive, digital content marketing consultant, MBA, CMO and business owner bringing 20 years of leadership experience producing and executing marketing campaigns for midsize companies to global brands.  He brings deep experience providing digital media and content marketing strategies to drive brand awareness, engagement, demand generation and revenues.

This podcast is generously sponsored by Meet Jointly. Across the country there are small businesses just starting to scale, get distribution and launch in national retailers. They all share one really big challenge! Reaching new customers and growing their brand on a shoestring budget. Meet Jointly is a platform that connects growing brands with the influencers who are ready to share their products and stories with their engaged audience. 

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#StandingOut with Luz Gonzalez and Katrina Padron

May 16, 2018

Luz Gonzalez is CEO and co-founder of Konviv, the Friendly Money Coach App. Konviv allows people to make better financial decisions with the money that’s currently in their bank account. Luz and her co-founder started Konviv because of their lived experiences -- having lived paycheck-to-paycheck, overdrafted, lived in financial fear and anxiety and seen the pain that fear and anxiety caused in the lives of their loved ones. They knew financial services could, and MUST, do better for the everyday hard-working American. Luz was born in Mexico, and is proud of her Latino roots, reads obsessively, is an ultra-runner, and is proud of her hustler ways. Luz has a B.A. and J.D. from UC Berkeley, served for Teach America, and believes that tech is the medium by which we will drive social impact forward. Luz loves hard challenges, her latest feat being completing her first 50-miler.

This podcast is generously sponsored by Meet Jointly. Across the country there are small businesses just starting to scale, get distribution and launch in national retailers. They all share one really big challenge! Reaching new customers and growing their brand on a shoestring budget. Meet Jointly is a platform that connects growing brands with the influencers who are ready to share their products and stories with their engaged audience. 

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#StandingOut with Kate Barton and Katrina Padron

May 16, 2018

Kate Barton is the Vice President of the Executive Office and Special Projects at the Downtown Denver Partnership. Kate oversees the management of the Executive Office including marketing and communications for the Partnership. In addition, Kate manages the Partnership’s work to foster a culture of in entrepreneurship in Downtown Denver. She serves as the Executive Office liaison to board members and key stakeholders, manages the administrative functions of the President’s Office and oversees an array of organizational special projects and programs. Prior to the Partnership, Kate lived and worked in New York City primarily working for Vibrant Media, a digital advertising technology company. Her roles ranged from marketing to strategic operations. Kate has a Bachelor of Arts from Trinity College in Hartford, CT. She is currently pursuing her Master of Business Administration at the University of Denver. Kate is on the Third Way Center Young Professionals Board of Directors and member of the Denver Startup Week Organizing Committee.

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This podcast is generously sponsored by Meet Jointly. Across the country there are small businesses just starting to scale, get distribution and launch in national retailers. They all share one really big challenge! Reaching new customers and growing their brand on a shoestring budget. Meet Jointly is a platform that connects growing brands with the influencers who are ready to share their products and stories with their engaged audience. 

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#StandingOut with Jen Perry and Katrina Padron

April 26, 2018

Jelt launched in February 2014, out of a quaint office in downtown Bozeman, Montana. Jelt’s Owner and Inventor, Jen Perry, started Jelt out of pure necessity. As an athletic, busy working mother and business owner, Jen discovered a need for a functional belt to keep her jeans from sagging and her kids from cringing. With her passion for the outdoors and the company’s headquarters located at the base of the Rocky Mountains, Jelt evolved from being a comfortable, flat belt to wear with jeans to the perfect belt for hiking, biking, skiing, golfing, traveling and everyday fashion.

Jen made sure Jelt would stand out from any other belt on the market. Not only is it modern-retro, with a nod to 80’s fashion, but it is also made from 100% recycled water bottles, has a patent-pending buckle design that won’t show a bulge under fitted shirts and an inner gel that grips to pants. The fact that there are no metal parts means it is great for traveling and can be worn through security checkpoints. Bonus!

The best part of the Jelt brand is our commitment to giving back—to organizations supporting veterans, children and the environment. We are also making a difference with our Montana manufacturing, which helps incarcerated women gain valuable job skills and build self confidence, prior to release. Our company strives to help people live a productive life.  

Jelt is dedicated to making a difference by enhancing lives with responsible and sustainable fashion. We’re never too serious – always ready for a good time and constantly growing through new adventures.

This is from another podcast:

“You’ll Never See My Crack Again!”

Laying on what she thought was her deathbed, Jen Perry decided that if she lived, she was going to do something that would make a BIG difference.

Fortunately, she pulled through and has been sharing her talents and enthusiasm for Social Entrepreneurship ever since. If you’re unfamiliar with this term as most of us were, it’s about creating a business that has a positive impact on social, cultural or environmental issues. In Jen’s case, she’s built a company that affects all three.

But her path is unconventional; out of necessity, Jen created the hip/eco/travel friendly Jelt Belt to keep that dreaded “Plumber’s Crack” from peering out of her skinny jeans. As she explains, part of the “necessity” was inspired by having two sons–the last thing they wanted to see, or she wanted to share, was their mom’s crack. From there, her story gets juicier because in addition to being an entrepreneur, Jen is a visionary.

Tune in to hear how and why she moved manufacturing from China to a women’s state prison even though production cost is higher, how contributing to humanity and the ecosystem has always been her number one priority, and how collaboration is a key to her success.

If any of these topics are top-of-mind, this podcast episode will inspire you to get creative and make it happen. “Baby steps to the bus, Bob,” as Jen Perry would say.

Thriving companies, run by women, who give-back and do-good are becoming more prevalent in the world today. Check out this podcast to get inspired.

 

This podcast is generously sponsored by Meet Jointly. Across the country there are small businesses just starting to scale, get distribution and launch in national retailers. They all share one really big challenge! Reaching new customers and growing their brand on a shoestring budget. Meet Jointly is a platform that connects growing brands with the influencers who are ready to share their products and stories with their engaged audience. http://meetjointly.com/

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#StandingOut with Nick Laperle and Katrina Padron

April 26, 2018

Nick Laperle is a 20-year veteran in hearing health, following in the footsteps of his family, who over a 40-year period, pioneered hearing health clinics across Quebec. His goal is to eradicate the world's most prevalent occupational disease, hearing loss caused by noise. In 2014, Nick founded EERS, a company dedicated to the protection of workers' hearing safety and wellbeing. In partnership with ÉTS University, he has lead a team that developed a wearable bionic ear and platform called SonX for the Connected Protected Worker of the Future. Protected by more than 43 patents, SonX won first place at the U.S. Department of Labor's prestigious Noise Safety Challenge.

This podcast is generously sponsored by Meet Jointly. Across the country there are small businesses just starting to scale, get distribution and launch in national retailers. They all share one really big challenge! Reaching new customers and growing their brand on a shoestring budget. Meet Jointly is a platform that connects growing brands with the influencers who are ready to share their products and stories with their engaged audience. http://meetjointly.com/

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