Conquering Columbus Podcast
About This Show
Conquering Columbus is a brand for those across Central Ohio who are determined to find a way to align their skills, values, and talents in order to make a lasting and long impact during their lifetime on the city of Columbus. With a podcast as our medium, we research and interview those across Columbus, and at times abroad, who have achieved success in areas ranging from business and athletics, to medicine and beyond.
The goals of the Conquering Columbus podcast is to document these individuals stories – from how they got to where they are today, to gaining a better insight into who they are and how they think – and provide our listening base in the city with valuable content to apply to their own lives. We have long term hopes that the podcast will become a central hub for all things extraordinary in Columbus, ultimately inspiring those across the city and connecting dots that otherwise may have been left unconnected for the worse.
Most Recent Episode
Episode 15 | The story of Roosevelt Coffeehouse with Kenny Sipes
6 days ago
Water, Hunger, and Human-Trafficking – Nobody should die of preventable water-borne diseases, nobody should starve to death, and nobody should lack freedom. We sit down with Kenny Sipes, the Founder of The Roosevelt Coffeehouse here in Columbus, Ohio to talk about his (faith-based) leap from a trusted & sustainable career into entrepreneurship, all inspired by a deep desire to make a positive impact on the world!
00:00 – Typical Conquering Columbus Intro
01:40 – Background on Kenny Sipes
02:30 – Typical day in the life of Kenny Sipes
03:20 – Kenny’s leap into entrepreneurship; what inspired it and how it unfolded
06:00 – Putting a definition on Social Justice
08:15 – Why water, hunger, and trafficking?
12:00 – Coffeeshop hopping in Nashville and the impact that it had on Kenny
15:00 – How Roosevelt’s business model supports it’s causes
20:30 – We’re a non-profit social enterprise that donates to organizations that we know are doing the work
24:50 – Where’d the name come from?
27:00 – Getting the coffeeshop off the ground
32:30 – The Summit of Greatness
33:30 – The struggles
36:00 – The support from Columbus was tremendous
38:30 – Once receipts started turning, was it all smooth sailing from there?
38:45 – We spend a lot in milk!
40:00 – The struggles don’t stop, and they just weigh on you, but you learn to roll with it and have faith!
42:10 – If I came to your house, would you give me a day?
43:45 – Joe DeLoss (Hot Chicken Takeover) became a huge mentor!
46:00 – The future of Roosevelt Coffeehouse
51:00 – Building alarm goes off and Josh runs off to make it stop; Kenny continues to spit knowledge so we didn’t cut anything. Welcome to the Conquering Columbus Podcast.
53:00 – Why did you choose (primarily) Columbus based businesses to source your products?
56:00 – What’s the relationship like between all of the Columbus based coffeeshops?
59:00 – Who are three people you’d like to have lunch with?
1:01:00 – What does “Live Uncomfortably” mean to you?
The Roosevelt Coffeehouse