Tech In Chicago
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Tech In Chicago takes you inside the Chicago tech world. Each week Colin Keeley is joined by Chicago’s top startup founders and venture capitalists to talk about the amazing companies being built right here. Visit TechInChicago.co for more information.
Most Recent Episode
Sparking Conversations One Shoe at a Time - Raaja Nemani / Co-Founder of Bucketfeet
6 days ago
Raaja Nemani is a Co-Founder and CEO of Bucketfeet, a footwear startup that collaborates with a global community of artists to design limited-edition shoes. The idea began in Argentina when Aaron Firestein gave Raaja a pair of hand-designed canvas sneakers inspired by the city blocks of Buenos Aires. On the rest of Raaja's journey, these unique looking shoes sparked non-stop conversations across six continents with people of all races, religions, genders, and cultures. Upon returning home, he decided to start Bucketfeet with Aaron. In This Episode You Will Learn: The founding story What the first shoes looked like Where the name Bucketfeet comes from How they sold their first shoes How a party at Brian Splay's house jump started sales Why Bucketfeet walked away from a Nordstrom deal What is next for Bucketfeet Selected Links From The Episode: Aaron Firestein, Co-Founder of Bucketfeet Brian Spaly, Co-Founder of Bonobos and Trunk Club Context Media Luxury Garage Sale Threadless Favorite Book: The Road to Character by David Brooks