This week, we interview Michael Lyubimov of Jackson Wink MMA Academy. The academy has been around since 1992 and has grown into a world renowned and premier Mixed Martial Arts training academy. It is home to some of the best MMA fighters to ever grace the sport of Mixed Martial Arts.
Dana Gleason founded Mystery Ranch, a company that manufactures packs and load carriage systems for military, hunting, wildland fire and mountaineering customers.
Dana has been involved in the outdoor apparel and gear community for 43 years and is considered a legend in the industry. He began creating gear for climbing, backpacking, and skiing in 1975.
On our last SXSW episode we interview Eric Waisman, the founding instructor of Jaunty, the school of social intelligence. Eric believes that human communication has been skewed by online interaction and strives to help people who are uncomfortable in face to face situations.
Today we interviewed Bay McLaughlin, the co-founder of Brinc, a company that helps founders build and launch connected hardware businesses. Bay currently lives in Hong Kong, China and has lived in many places while working with tech companies and small businesses.
On this episode we are joined by Jim Bowes, CEO and co-founder of Manifesto Digital, an award winning London based digital agency. Jim was a speaker at SXSW this year, involved in the panel “The Best is Yet to Come: The Digital Renaissance.”
Check out Jim's podcast: Alexa STOP!
On this episode we are joined by Kris Potrafka, founder of Music Firsthand, a live music booking app. Music Firsthand is a small business, technology startup, and is involved with music. This company embodies everything that SXSW is all about.
On this episode we are joined by five business leaders from Louisiana. We met at a crawfish boil put together by the city of Lafayette, Louisiana for SXSW. Today's guests are:
William Ness - LUS FIber
Jamie Nakamoto - Louisiana Economic Development
Destin Ortego - Opportunity Machine
Zach Hager - One Acadiana
Carrie Eggleston - CGI
This week, we interview Brennah Rosenthal. She works with Mountain Standard, an apparel brand that sells outdoor gear and everything you need to survive a mountain lifestyle.
Mountain Standard has been in operation for 3 years and recently opened a store in Boulder, CO. They are striving to become a brand that releases new gear for every season of the year.