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20 minutes | Jun 25, 2014
Cory Schneider - Young Entrepreneur & Co Founder of Gizmogul
It has been a little while since I last posted an interview, as I have been extremely busy. So this week we have an interesting guest joining me on the Podcast. Cory Schneider is a co-founder and head of customer service of Gizmogul, one of the nation's leading mobile device and electronic recycling companies. In his role at Gizmogul, Cory is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the recycling company and managing the corporate office. He currently resides in Boston and is always seeking new ideas to grow his business into a household name. Cory's Business... Alongside his two other brothers, Cory Schneider and his family started their business from scraps, literally—going door-to-door collecting and recycling dental scrap from medical offices. Not long after, they were recognized by Inc. 500 as one of the fastest growing private companies in America. After a great run, they started recognizing that their family business of turning trash from teeth into treasure became outdated so they figured out how to launch their company into the 21st century and stay true to the model their family business was built on.They've recently upgraded their "scrapping" business and co-founded Gizmogul.com, an e-cycling company which safely and
24 minutes | May 5, 2014
Building A Successful Business Around Sunglasses - With, Young Entrepreneur, Mike Malloy
For this young entrepreneur interview, Mike Malloy, the CEO at Waveborn, is on Outta The Box TV, talking about his successful sunglass company. Mike Malloy is the CEO at Waveborn, a socially responsible sunglasses company. For every pair of sunglasses sold, Waveborn donates a pair of prescription reading glasses or funds a portion of a sight restoring cataract surgery through their charity partners, Unite for Sight and SEE International. They've done over $500,000 worth of sales in the first quarter of 2014 alone! I hope you enjoy this young entrepreneur interview! Let me know in the comments.
24 minutes | Apr 23, 2014
Charlie Gasmire of Vendevor
Charlie Gasmire of Vendevor on Outta The Box TV Charlie Gasmire, a young guy who has been an entrepreneur since selling lemonade at a young age was on Outta The Box TV this week. At an early age, Charlie was fascinated with profit, even if it was cents. He started his first legitimate business during his sophomore year of college making barbecue sauce through a co-packer. That was a failure due to the"build it and they will come mentality." After pushing past that failure, Charlie then took a class on how to make money online and started a lead generation business in the wedding industry, trying to sell information of brides to the vendors for which they were looking (photographers, cake makers, etc). He was working with four other guys at the time and we needed more money to put into the business for development costs and ads, and so we took out a loan from a guy's family and did web development on the side to pay off the loan for the failing wedding business. They quickly realized that they didn't really care about weddings (not enough to try and make that company work), and also had a hard time setting up ecommerce (that's what their web development company did) sites for businesses that already had a website. Charlie & his team really loved helping businesses but didn't have a really quick way to set up a slick shopping cart that took virtually no development. So we went out and built it, and the result about 9 months later was vendevor.com In this interview, we discuss: - Why Charlie's other companies didn't work - Why Vendevor is working - Why young people/ entrepreneurs should learn to code - Don't ever have the "build it and they will come mentality" - Think about sources of distribution - Fail fast and cheap and start yesterday - And plenty more!
24 minutes | Apr 12, 2014
Dhairya Pujara Shares His Key Thoughts On Entrepreneurship & Life
On Outta The Box TV this week, Dhairya Pujara, a young entrepreneur, originally from India but now residing in Philadelphia, joins me to talk about his entrepreneurial & life journey he's been experiencing so far. But before you listen, here's a little background info on Dhairya... He graduated out of Drexel University, Philadelphia in 2012 with a Masters in Biomedical Engineering. However, soon after getting a steady healthcare IT job, one day he decided to quit and took off to Africa for 5 months to work in a rural hospital in Mozambique. Once he arrived in Mozambique, where they spoke portuguese, he quickly had to learn portuguese, even though he already knew 4 languages! Dhairya quickly pushed past this barrier and went on to achieve plenty of things in Mozambique. He organized the first ever TEDx conference in Mozambique and created first of its kind rural training program for the doctors with unused medical equipment donation that they receive from around the world but have no idea on how to use it. After this 5 month period abroad, Dhairya came back to the USA and started his own social organisation called Ycenter (http://y-center.org/) - which is essentially an outside-the -classroom learning program service provider for college and university students to go out to Africa and India and work on keystone projects with the communities, ultimately created a global impact. Recently, Dhairya won the Philly DoGooder award and was covered in press by Philly in Focus, HuffPost, Flying Kite Media. He has given multiple talks at Drexel University, and the most recent one at Wharton School of Business at Penn. Dhairya have hosted 2 global TEDx conferences at Drexel. Here's a few side notes on Dhairya's achievements... Blogger at Huffington Post, Mentor at Mobilize.org teaching civic/social entrepreneurship, Advisor to an Indian e-commerce startup Notemybook.in (my first company that he founded in 2009, 21 years old, which was selected as one of top 1000 emerging businesses in the nation in India)
27 minutes | Mar 12, 2014
Elliott Donazzan (One Cent Flights) - 21 Yr Old With A Business Turning Over $100k a Month!
This week on Outta The Box TV - The Young Entrepreneur Experience, Elliott Donazzan of One Cent Flights joins me to talk about how he grew his business to 170,000+ users and over $100,000 in revenue per month! Elliott is definitely one of our highly accomplished young entrepreneurs on this podcast. In this young entrepreneur interview, we discuss a variety of things. However, let me give you guys a short bio abou Elliott Donazzan and One Cent Flights first. In terms of the average young people in business, Elliott started off in the same way as most people. Selling on eBay. His first business that he started while still in High School sold limited edition redemption codes through eBay where he made a successful business that turned over $75,000. Again, keep in mind he was still in High School while he did this! (I sure could have done with $75,000 in High School!) After competitors quickly coming into that market, Elliott realized he had to move on and look for another business idea. With a pilot as a father, he grew up travelling around many countries which is where he came up with an idea for an online pay-to-bid site, called One Cent Flights (http://onecentflights.com/). In just under 2 years, One Cent Flights has generated over $100,000 in revenue every month! They also expanded from Australia into New Zealand, and within the next week or so, are planning to move in and conquer the Asian market! Obviously Elliott has been very successful, but in this interview we also talk about failures he's had in business and how he managed to push past them as I think this is quite important to see. However, It's also great to see so many young people in business doing absolutely awesome! If you want to hear more on exactly how Elliott built One Cent Flights, and here him share his top business advice for young entrepreneurs, then check out this podcast! And, incase you are interested in Google Hangouts, I want to extend the opportunity for you to check out the Outta The Box TV Young Entrepreneur Google Hangouts and to be a part of them! If you want to join these, please use the hashtags #hoa and #hangoutsonair. Outta The Box TV - The Young Entrepreneur Experience (the place where you can find interviews & insights with some of the best young entrepreneurs in the world!) Check out our interview with teenage entrepreneurs & teenage mil
19 minutes | Mar 8, 2014
Peter Solway - Creating 3 Successful Businesses By The Age Of 20
For this episode, Peter Solway, a highly successful young entrepreneur form Australia, joins me to talk about how he's created 3 very successful businesses in around 4 years. He aslo shares how he fell into entrepreneurship, I thought that was very interesting. Ever since Peter Solway stumbled into entrepreneurship, he has worked hard to be successful. He has networked with top Australian entrepreneurs over the last few years to really help expand, develop and progress his knowledge and his businesses. He has self taught himself everything about business. Seminars, networking and then applying this information has allowed him to excel. Keep in mind that he was doing all of this, running his own business while he was still attending high school in Australia. Now, aged 20, Peter has already run 3 successful businesses in different industries (his 4th business has just gained a lot of investment money). His first business (Arkon)was the first online business he started and ran successfully and it is even still going strong today! I hope young enjoyed this young entrepreneur interview from Outta The Box TV. It was an absolute pleasure talking with Peter and I learnt a lot myself. If you did enjoy it, please, like, share and subscribe! And be sure to connect with Peter Solway and check out his businesses. Peter Solway's website: http://petersolway.com/ LinkedIN: http://www.linkedin.com/in/petersolway Twitter: https://twitter.com/petersolway And, as always, make sure you visit http://outtathebox.tv/
27 minutes | Feb 1, 2014
Chirag Kulkarni - 18 Yr Old Who Is Building Multi-Million Dollar Companies
This week I had the pleasure of talking with 18 year old Chirag Kulkarni about his business & life. Even at the age of 18, Chirag is absolutely killing it in business. He is one of the top young entrepreneurs under 21 in the USA. He has been building businesses since the age of 15, one of which got a valuation of 6 million dollars. On top of that, Chirag is also the CEO of a strategy consulting firm in Boston that has clients ranging from startups to Fortune 500. This consulting firm is also a multi-million dollar business. So, as you can see, Chirag is an extremely accomplished young entrepreneur. Through this 3 year period of building business, Chirag has learnt plenty about life & entrepreneurship. So, in this interview, we talk about the things he finds important and that can hopefully be of value to you. In this interview, we talk about a variety of things. From....
33 minutes | Jan 20, 2014
SpinChill Hangout - Taking Advantage of 3D Printing & Kickstarter To Build A Business
Trevor and Tyler are two young entrepreneurs from Gainsville, Florida. In 2013, they came up with an invention that could rapidly cool beer, that they call SpinChill. Through 3D Printing they managed to refine their product to chill beer/soda cans, wine, and beer bottles. This inspired them to see how far they could go with this and turn it into business. To help do this, they used Kickstarter to launch SpinChill. Aiming for $10,000, they surpassed this goal and hit $40,000 in 30 days! Now, heading into 2014, they continue to work and expand their business while having fun!. Topics Include... - How to Manufacture & ship to 36 countries and all the US states Problems they faced, learnt from, and how you can overcome them. - Keeping momentum going after Kickstarter
18 minutes | Dec 10, 2013
Ryan Beltran - Moving to China & Raising $390,000 on Kickstarter!
24 year old Ryan Beltran graduated from the University of Oregon in 2011 and moved directly to southern China where he developed a background in manufacturing and product development. After sourcing some products, Ryan decided to start his own brand. Was inspired from his roots growing up in the the pacific northwest (OR) and developed a line of all natural wood and stainless steel watches. Launched a Kickstarter campaign in March and raised nearly $390,000 in 30 days! Damn!. They are now working to build the Original Grain brand... Ryan & talk about various things in this interview from: - Why he moved to China - Why moving to China could be a good move for you - Kickstarter Advice - Advice for other young entrepreneurs
14 minutes | Nov 1, 2013
Adam Gelman - Top Young Entrepreneur Working on Cool Company, GoGreenRide
24 year old Adam Gelman, a young entrepreneur based in New York, recently joined me on Outta The Box TV to share his entrepreneurial experience + his advice from all the experiences he's been through. Adam works with the company,GoGreenRide, a new, green and tech savvy on-demand car service, as their Chief Commercial Officer. He brings more than seven years of event planning experience, having worked with some of the world's biggest artists, DJs, venues, and agencies. Most recently, Adam co-founded Cosmic Opera, a critically acclaimed concert series and emerging talent management company. At Cosmic Opera, Adam focused on daily operations, strategic marketing, and business development. Cosmic Opera received national attention in publications such as the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and Rolling Stone. Adam's passion lies in building companies from conceptualization into a formidable brand. At an early age, Adam had an entrepreneurial mindset from planning events at 16 to starting a customizable beverage delivery service and executing a 7,000 person concert while in college. We talk about a lot of things in this sort interview that will definitely benefit younger people on their entrepreneurial journey. So check out the interview! He is one of the top entrepreneurs in New York. For more young entrepreneur interviews & young entrepreneur stories, check out the rest of my Youtube channel. Recorded/ Produced by Outta The Box TV http://youtu.be/kMTuFTKe-Zk
28 minutes | Sep 18, 2013
Chris Jacobs - How To Raise Finance as A Young Entrepreneur, Communication + More
Top young entrepreneur, Chris Jacobs, joins me on Outta The Box TV to talk about entrepreneurship, raising finance for your company, the importance of communication between your team, and more. Chris Jacobs is Founder of Company, Honest Discounts, which you can hear more about here. The healthcare has been a strong issue over the last 5 years. Instead of whining and complaining about the problem, Chris created Honest discounts to solve it - the Honest Discounts Prescription Card Program, that lets anyone to save 10 – 75% on all generic or brand name prescriptions not covered by their health insurance. The card is accepted at over 54,000 pharmacies across the country. Their new platform integrates partnerships with non-profits, communities, and small businesses, allowing everyone to join in on the effort to provide affordable healthcare at no cost. The Card Program is the first of many with more projects and ideas in the pipeline. Here are a few notable things Chris Jacobs has done through his entrepreneurial career. - He raised $500k for Honest Discounts- It's a very profitable company- Saved consumers $26 million on their prescriptions last year and they have already beaten that so far in 2013.
12 minutes | Sep 9, 2013
Rob Dunfey - Young Entrepreneur Who Sets Up A New Business Every Two Weeks
Serial entrepreneur, Rob Dunfey, joins me on Outta The Box TV to share his entrepreneurial advice & journey. Rob has had some interesting experiences from dropping out of college to start a cleaning business and plenty more that you will hear in the interview (Including a funny story of how he set his first website up for his business!). He also shares his advice to other young entrepreneurs out there - which is to spread yourself over a few projects & not rely on just one. This is what Rob did & know he's duplicated his business mode into other niches, which he talks more about in the interview. Rob Dunfey is the CEO and founder of Lesson Pro and Go Skate. In 2009, he started Go Skate as a nationwide marketplace for skateboard lessons. Two years later, he expanded the marketplace to other niches with TennisProNow, Golf Teachers, and other companies currently operating under Lesson Pro.
28 minutes | Aug 31, 2013
Jeremy Markham - 20 Year Old App Entrepreneur & Co Founder Of The App, DinnDinn
20 year-old young entrepreneur, Jeremy Markham, is on the podcast this week. Jeremy is the CEO & Co-Founder of DinnDinn. His co-founder is also 20 and actually happens to have been born on the same day as Jeremy! So here we have 20 top young entrepreneurs under 21! DinnDinn is a free mobile app available in the App Store and Google Play store, and it is a virtual fridge for all the dishes, drinks and desserts you love or hate. They are funded by a venture capital firm based out of Aspen, CO and they secured funding at the age of 18. Listen to the interview & let me know what you think. They have an interesting story, especially how they emailed every major venture capitalist on the West Coast to try & get funding for their idea! (Note: That's a lot of emails!)
35 minutes | Aug 17, 2013
Saeed Jabbar - The Music Industry, Having a Balanced Life, & Robots Merging W/ Humans!
Let me start by saying that this conversation is a little more different (in a good way) compared to most of the other interviews. I'll explain why further down the page. So for this podcast, Saeed Jabbar, a 21 year old entrepreneur joins us to talk about his experiences in entrepreneurship. He's founded several startups in the tech & music business ( cubetrance.com, www.tapefire.com, simpletell.com) and was one of the first to work for Gary Vaynerchuk at Vaynermedia. From networking with some of the top business people and being involved with the whole music scene, Saeed offers a unique perspective on all of these things. So we talk about: The music Industry and advice for young entrepreneurs who are attempting to enter it The importance of keeping a balanced life as an entrepreneur ( Maintaing your health, relationships etc. while working on startups) And an interesting conversation about how one company is working on technology that allows users to download their brain/consciousness into digital format and upload into robots. So essentially, you could live forever!
18 minutes | Aug 14, 2013
Arianna Russell - Young Entrepreneur & Founder of Bodacious Cases
Arianna Russell is a 25-year-old entrepreneur who started her first business in 2005 as a junior in high school while playing basketball full-time. Here business was called Superior Auto Detailing. By the time 2007 came around, she went from working alone to having 8 full-time employees. However, as the economy crashed in 2008, so did her business which led Arianna to begin thinking about new business ideas. From this stemmed an idea to make and produce iPhone cases entirely in the US instead of outsourcing most of the production to eastern countries. She uses this as her USP for her company.
17 minutes | Aug 12, 2013
Dan Johnston - Co Founder of InstaEDU, an Innovative Online Tutoring Service
Young entrepreneur Dan Johnston is on the podcast today talking about his innovate online tutoring website. Here more about it below... Dan is the COO and cofounder of InstaEDU, an online tutoring service that matches students who need help with tutors from top colleges. A recent graduate of Stanford University, Dan launched his first company, an in-home tutoring company, while still in school. In addition to 7 years of tutoring experience, Dan has worked in outdoor advertising, enterprise storage, and even spent a summer managing a trampoline warehouse. Today, Dan shares with me the thought process behind his idea and setting the company & brand up. We talk about: How the idea for InstaEDU came about Getting the site into place and marketing it What were some of the struggles they had & how they pushed past them The difficulty of finding users & having tutors sign up to the site And finally... Dan's advice for other young entrepreneurs!
35 minutes | Aug 9, 2013
Pejman Ghadimi - Founder Of Secret Entourage Shares His Advice for Young Entrepreneurs
On the Podcast today we have Pejman Ghadini. Pejman Ghadimi is the founder and author of the Third Circle Theory. A powerful theory which explains how some of today's top visionaries are made. In his past 10 years, Pejman has held multiple leadership roles at the Vice President level for Fortune 500 companies ,established several successful off-line businesses including Secret Consulting, and VIP motoring, he's been financially independent since the age of 25and has dedicated the majority of his time to bringing the Secret Entourage brand to life Check out the interview & let me know what you think!
9 minutes | Aug 5, 2013
Param Jaggi - 19 Year Old CEO of Ecoviate Who Is Working On Disposable Green Technologies
I was lucky enough to have Param Jaggi, a 19 year old scientist on the podcast this week talking about his company ECOviate. Param & his team are doing some incredible things in the green technology industry. Here's a little more info about Param... Param Jaggi is the founder & CEO of Ecoviate, a research and development company focusing on disposable green-technologies. He began researching in the field of environmental and energy technologies at the age of 13. Since then, he has innovated bio-fuel preparation, designed highly effective bioreactors, created a device that mitigates motor vehicle emissions (currently patented), and many more. Param was names to the 2012 & 2013 Forbes "30 Under 30: Energy" list for his work in green-technologies. Aside from being a Junior at Vanderbilt University, studying Mechanical Engineering & Economics, Param has consulted as a research associate and even a rocket scientist.Param founded EcoViate with the vision to change the world through innovative energy & environmental designs.
25 minutes | Jul 30, 2013
Simon Burns - Young Entrepreneur talks Startups,Bitcoin future, and Funny Networking Stories
Simon Burns, a Canadian born social entrepreneur currently working in San Francisco is on the podcast today sharing his experiences, advice & wisdom with other young entrepreneurs! Even though he's still in his early 20's, Simon has plenty of experience under his belt, especially in the Finance Industry, and he covers that in the interview. Currently, these are the projects Simon is working on... Earlier this year, Simon has put together experts in the fields of Engineering, Venture Capital, hybrid electric propulsion, PR, Industrial Design, User Interface Design and Finance to solve what he believes is one of the biggest problems facing society, personal transportation. This startup, Elapse Electric, recently won the Wes Nicol Business Plan Competition ($5,000) and is preparing to move into the research phase following a funding round. We talk about this more in the interview about how this startup is actually moving very slowly. As well as Elapse Electric, Simon is also working on Serendipidous, a project to democratize Finance with transparency, social entrepreneurship and democratic investment decisions at the core. The projects hopes to allow anyone with any sum of money to invest in a portfolio of promising innovative projects from emerging markets, in a transparent and democratic way.
15 minutes | Jul 23, 2013
Hunter Browning - 19 Year Old Entrepreneur & Co Founder of Fannect App
19 year old Hunter Browning joins me on this episode of Outta The Box. Hunter is the Co Founder of an app called, Fannect and an extremely clever young entrepreneur! If you are a sports fan, you'll love this app! Here is a little more about it... "The most fundamental core of Fannect is proving who has the best sports fans," Coatney, 24, says. In the past, he adds, there was no metric "to quantitatively prove who has the best fans." They wanted to let fans compete to be the best fan at their school and also earn their school points. They want this to be the platform to measure fans' passion, dedication and knowledge of their team and of their team against other teams. Browning was watching a Chiefs game when he first wondered how fans could become more engaged in the action. Coatney, whom Browning had met through a mutual friend, brings a Web-development background and a lot of connections to complement his partner's training in engineering and physics. It's a combination with serious legs: Fannect has raised $300,000 so far, a figure likely to grow after launch.Both men admit that they'd like for ESPN, Yahoo or some other company with deep pockets to buy Fannect eventually, so that they can pursue other projects.
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