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Jeff Sloan

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StartupNation Radio: The Founders of Elsewhere Travel, a New Vacation Model

On this week's episode of StartupNation Radio, Jeff talks to Alexis Bowen and Craig Zapatka of Elsewhere Travel, a new kind of travel company. During the interview, they discuss: How COVID created an opportunity for their business. How they craft personalized travel agendas for clients. Ways their business model is similar to AirBnb's. Tune in...
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StartupNation Radio: Lowey Bundy Sichol and the Kids Idea Tank

On this week's episode of StartupNation Radio, we've got a story Jeff really loves. He talks to Lowey Bundy Sichol, whose Kids Idea Tank competition lets young entrepreneurs pitch their products, just like on "Shark Tank," and 2021 runner-up Carter Koenigsknecht of Troy. During the interview, they discuss: How Lowey was inspired by the kids...
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Ask the Experts on StartupNation Radio: Shay Berman and Greg Packer

On this week's episode of StartupNation Radio, Jeff Sloan talks with Digital Resource's Shay Berman about creating awareness that will translate into conversions and AccessPoint's Greg Packer about how cutting corners can hurt your long-term success. Tune in to the full StartupNation Radio show with Berman and Packer to learn about issues that matter to...
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StartupNation Radio: Critical Issues Facing Small Business Today with Cohost Brian Calley

On this week’s episode of StartupNation Radio, Jeff speaks with cohost Brian Calley, president of the Small Business Association of Michigan about the challenges facing small businesses, including supply chain disruptions and inflation. During the interview, Jeff and Brian discuss: The triple whammy of supply chain disruptions, inflation and vaccine mandates. How entrepreneurs pivot with...
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StartupNation Radio: R.Riveter and Heiroom Founders Started Small

On today's episode of StartupNation Radio, Jeff Sloan interviews Cameron Cruse of R.Riveter and Chris Budnik of Heiroom about turning a kernel of an idea into a business. Tune in to the full StartupNation Radio show with Cameron Cruse and Chris Budnik here:   First up is Cameron Cruse, a cofounder of R. Riveter, a...
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Life of Purpose: Teacher Kiarra Ambrose Thrives by Humanizing Education

As a lifelong entrepreneur, nothing motivates me to be all I can be more than the stories of fellow Detroiters who exemplify what it means to live a life in which there’s a driving sense of purpose. Given the times in which we currently live, I can’t think of anything worthier than recognizing the amazingly...
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Life of Purpose: Detroit’s Monica Wheat Strengthens Startup Ecosystem with Equality and Inclusion

A strategist, educator and venture developer, Southfield native Monica Wheat has dedicated her career to venture capital, but what truly sets her apart is her dedication to improving Detroit’s startup community and making it more inclusive to women and girls. When in high school, Wheat attended camps to learn about career options. That’s where she first...
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A Life of Purpose: Jessica Robinson Drives Change Through Mobility Efforts

Entrepreneurs, business leaders, and innovators possess a unique driving force that pushes them to be the best version of themselves in order to elicit change in the world. Jessica Robinson, a leader in the mobility industry and a champion of the city of Detroit, believes in driving change for the social good through innovative and...
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StartupNation Radio: E-Procurement and Bringing Businesses Together

On today's episode of StartupNation Radio, Jeff Sloan interviews Chris Cameron of PwC and Matt Cotter of Pairsoft about blending the creative and financial sides of entrepreneurship. Tune in to the full StartupNation Radio show with Chris Cameron and Matt Cotter here:   First up is Cameron, managing director at PwC (PricewaterhouseCoopers). During the interview,...