- WJR Business Beat with Jeff Sloan: How Brick-and-Mortar Retail Remains Relevant (Episode 293) - September 22, 2021
- WJR Business Beat with Jeff Sloan: DeepHow Raises $9 Million In New Venture Funding (Episode 292) - September 21, 2021
- WJR Business Beat with Jeff Sloan: The Great Workforce Resignation (Episode 291) - September 20, 2021
StartupNation would like to thank each and every one of you who shared your journeys for our inaugural StartupNation Story competition. While we initially planned to select just one finalist, the response from our community was so overwhelming, we couldn’t narrow our selection down to just one individual.
Introducing the five winners of our first ever StartupNation Story competition!
Entrepreneur: Robert Capelluto
About: Dubseed is a marketplace devoted to the new Stem file, an interactive audio format that allows its users to interact with the individual instruments and layers within a song. This opens doors to interesting ways for DJs, producers and music enthusiasts to mix and explore their music like never before.
Entrepreneurs: Samantha Johnson and Megan Lusher
About: Covelle is an online connection + collaboration platform for female entrepreneurs in creative industries. We serve creative women through a searchable member directory, collaboration listings, one-on-one coffee and Skype date scheduling, and virtual, small-group networking events. Our goal is to offer women a diverse range of opportunities to build genuine, meaningful relationships with other female entrepreneurs.
Entrepreneurs: Ryan Frederickson and Stephen Pedone
Startup: ArT18 Wine Preservation
About: ArT18 Wine Preservation saves open bottles of wine using argon, a noble gas. Launched in December 2016, ArT18 is an easy to use aerosol canister that increases the lifespan of a bottle of wine for up to 14 days, contains up to 130 uses, all for under $10 per canister. Beyond wine, the company will use a background in atmospheric gases to develop eco-friendly, self recycling methods to reduce food waste.
Entrepreneur: Mike Acre
Startup: Loud Rumor
About: At Loud Rumor, we help fitness studios and independent gyms grow and get more members. We do this with massive lead generation supported by sales training.
Entrepreneur: Paige Murrell
Startup: The Story Sketcher
About: Any successful enterprise builds on a great message, and a great presentation. At The Story Sketcher, we combine content with creativity to help you with both. With our customized sketch and animation videos, you can turn your boring, complicated message into a brilliant, simple story.
As winners of our StartupNation Story competition, the above entrepreneurs will receive:
- A guest appearance on StartupNation Radio to promote his or her business
- Featured blog post on StartupNation.com, shared on StartupNation social networks
- BONUS: Exclusive 1 hour business consultation session with entrepreneurs Jeff and Rich Sloan
Stay tuned for more from our winners, and thank you again to all who entered. We are continually inspired by your stories!
– The StartupNation Team