About This Show
Akro-preneurs is a monthly podcast produced and hosted by Roger Riddle who talks to entrepreneurs and small business owners about how they used their creativity and grit to turn their ideas and passions into a sustainable reality. The show is produced for The Devil Strip, a nakedly pro-Akron arts and culture magazine hellbent on building and supporting community around creativity, and is made possible thanks to support from The Fund for Our Economic Future and the Burton D. Morgan Foundation.
Most Recent Episode
Ep. 7, Fear the Octoskull: Akron's EarthQuaker Devices
7 days ago
With an army of awards from NAMM, Guitar World and Premier Guitar, you might think EarthQuaker Devices is just a kickass maker of fine effects pedals with a global reputation that has grown as fast as the company has from its meager beginnings in an Akron basement. But they're more than another cool business that employs "50+ proud guitar nerds, a bunch of bearded dudes, and a couple ladies" -- especially here. EQD is a cultural force. That's why Roger Riddle was eager to sit down with founder Jamie Stillman and VP Julie Robbins. He wanted to find out how this "international phenomenon" got started, what makes them tick and where this whole thing is heading.
This podcast is recorded and produced by Roger Riddle as part of The Devil Strip’s reporting on small business ownership and entrepreneurship, which has been made possible with support from The Fund for Our Economic Future and the Burton D. Morgan Foundation.