Champions Of Growth Podcast
About This Show
Entrepreneurs, investors and business builders share inside stories about growing their businesses.
We'll learn about what they've done to become indispensable to their clients, what challenges they've faced and what lessons they've learned along the way.
The Champions of Growth Podcast will explore topics such as building great corporate cultures, developing sales and marketing teams, using technology to scale a business, business strategy, creating a strong supply chain, raising capital and the role of private equity for business growth.
In short, the Champions of Growth Podcast is a business podcast for entrepreneurs and business leaders who want to grow small businesses into middle market companies and beyond.
Most Recent Episode
#8: Hyper Connecting People - the Key to St Louis' Entrepreneurial Boom
Over the last 15 years, St Louis has evolved into a one of the top centers of entrepreneurship in the US - in Life Sciences, IT and a range of industries. St Louis was ranked as one of the 10 best cities in 2015 for starting a startup, outside of Silicon Valley and New York City, based on the integrated support entrepreneurs receive - from mentors, investors, local universities, physical facilities, grants and a highly collaborative culture. Ken Harrington is the founding director of the Skandalaris Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Washington University in St Louis. Ken was one of the key players behind developing the entrepreneurial ecosystem that supports entrepreneurs. In our interview, Ken discusses a paper he has just written for Innovations, an MIT Press Journal, on the evolution of St Louis' entrepreneurial ecosystem and how connectivity - connecting entrepreneurs, investors and their partners through events, mentors, universities and organizations - was the key to driving entrepreneurial growth.