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Think Like A Champion: An Interview with Donald Trump

by / ⠀Entrepreneur Interviews / February 15, 2010

Interview conducted by Kristi Frank, JW Dicks & Nick Nanton from CelebrityBrandingAgency.com Thanks for your time today, Mr. Trump – congratulations on the continued success of The Apprentice – how has the series changed in your opinion, and will we see another non-celebrity series again? The Celebrity Apprentice raises a lot of money for charities, as well as enhancing public awareness of the charities that are featured. It’s…

Little Duck Organics is Moving Forward with Organic Baby Foods

by / ⠀Entrepreneur Interviews / February 13, 2010

Year Founded: 2009 Founders and Ages? Zak Normandin, 26 URL: http://www.littleduckorganics.com Tell us about your company: When my wife and I went shopping for food and snacks to give to our two young daughters, we always talked about the lack of selection in the baby aisle.  We always enjoyed purchasing organic or locally produced products for ourselves, but we really weren’t finding anything like that in the baby…

Pro Football Player Turned LinkedIn Expert with Lewis Howes

by / ⠀Entrepreneur Interviews / February 11, 2010

Lewis Howes is 26 and has already been featured in things like ESPN and Fast Company because of his expertise with LinkedIn. Lewis graduated Principia College in 2005 but not before spending some time at both Southwest Minnesota State University and Capital University.  He had never looked past playing pro football until a career ending injury made him look to other options leading him to LinkedIn… What is…

100 Hour Work Weeks, a Sorority and Dropping Out of College Leads to Thriving Startup

by / ⠀Entrepreneur Interviews / February 8, 2010

Derek Johnson is 25 and the founder of SMS Marketing Company Tatango.com but he never even graduated college. He spent a brief period at the University of Washington but was denied from their business school so he left for the Universities of Houston’s entrepreneurship program. It was there he came up with Tatango with a little help from a sorority… What is your background/story before you started a…

Two College Students Aim to Connect People Across the World with Zaang

by / ⠀Entrepreneur Interviews / February 6, 2010

Startup Profile: Zaang Year Founded: 2007 URL: http://www.zaang.com Founders and Ages: Michael Markarian, 23 Alex Kravets, 21 What is the story behind your company? ie. where did the idea come from, how was it founded etc..: Michael Markarian and Alex Kravets founded Zaang in 2007 while students at Babson College. They saw tremendous opportunity in bringing people together who share something in common – something lacking in the…

22-24 Year Olds Running an International Import Company: FBC Worldwide

by / ⠀Entrepreneur Interviews / February 2, 2010

Startup Profile: FBC Worldwide Year founded: May 2008 Founders: FBC was co-founded by Nathan Yap, Farid Aliji (friend from college), and Imtiaz Khanji (Farid’s cousin) URL: http://www.fbctrust.com, www.pinakuratusa.com About the company: We import a variety of food food products from Southeast Asia into the US. Additionally, we will all be leaving in April for the Philippines to work on a copper project, exporting raw copper ore to China.…

Candied Flavor Bacon is the Passion Behind Tara Simon and The Sticky Pig

by / ⠀Entrepreneur Interviews / February 1, 2010

Tara Simon is 29 and the founder of The Sticky Pig. Tara has always been very entrepreneurial at heart but like most ended up with a job after her graduation from Temple University in 2002. After three and half years as a graphic designer she decided to go back to her first passion of fitness and became a certified personal trainer. But it was not until 2009 when…

Startup Profile: 3Kings Clothing

by / ⠀Entrepreneur Interviews / January 30, 2010

When was the company founded? June 9, 2009 Names of founders and ages? Jon Caballero, 24 Justin Mody, 24 Paolo Sagullo, 25 Asif Razvi, 24 Jillian Fortin, 23 URL: www.3KingsClothing.com Tell us about the company: A streetwear brand based out of Houston, Texas, 3Kings is focused on creating products with uncompromising style and quality.  The label aims to distinguish itself from other brands through simple, clever designs conveying…

How Mike Alfred and Brightscope are Taking on a 3 Trillion Dollar Industry

by / ⠀Entrepreneur Interviews / January 28, 2010

Mike Alfred graduated Stanford University in 2003 and like many jumped into the financial field. He spent years working as a financial advisor and investment manager at several firms including his own, Alfred Capital Management. However he had always had an itch to be a web entrepreneur and with the help of a little Maker’s Mark and Monday Night Football that became a reality… Could you describe Brightscope…

Startup Profile – Puffing Cigars

by / ⠀Entrepreneur Interviews / January 26, 2010

When was the company founded? PuffingCigars.com published its first article on the internet in May 2008. Names of founders and ages? Rob Villalobos 22 Wyatt Bostic 20 Anthony Cantelmo 26 Grant Blunt 28 URL: http://PuffingCigars.com Tell us about the company: Puffingcigars.com is a website dedicated to the exploration, investigation, and promotion of all things cigar related.  We try to focus on bringing up to the moment news on…

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