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Early Stage Entrepreneurs

Episode 515 | Broadcast: April 18, 2015

Juston Western, co-founder and CTO of Knomatic, introduces the early stage software company. And it’s time again for the Rice Business Plan Competition. Russ and Brad Burke emcee the excitement. In our vignettes: Karen Love interviews Frances Castaneda Dyess, Houston East End Chamber of Commerce; Leisa hosts Stephanie Sherrodd of the Texas Dow Employees Credit Union (TDECU; and Robin Tooms chats with Ralph Vasami, Universal Weather and Aviation.

School of Business

School of Business 4/18/2015

Russ & Leisa present the show that champions entrepreneurship. We’re proud of Leisa for collecting more titles than most people earn in a lifetime!! Includes: our Quote of the Week—happy words from German-born painter Hans Hofmann; This Week in Business History includes innovation (the guillotine), passion (the Battle of San Jacinto), new technology (Eastman Kodak) and strategic mistakes (New Coke); and Navigating Business Jargon—trendy technospeak to keep you cool with the Millennials.

Featured Interview™

Juston Western - Knomatic

Co-founder and CTO Juston Western introduces Knomatic, an early stage software company producing mobile apps for field and industrial operations. The Knomatic Studio is a browser-based platform that allows users to self serve and deploy apps based on their own needs. Juston offers his company’s beliefs and philosophies in producing products for Knomatic’s customer base.

Brad Burke - Rice Alliance 2015 RBPC

Russ and Brad Burke, managing director of the Rice Alliance, open the 2015 Rice Business Plan Competition, the world’s largest and richest startup competition. Forty-two teams will offer an Elevator Pitch, with only 60 seconds to sell an investor on a startup opportunity. Exaggeration and embellishment not allowed!

BusinessMakers Thought Leaders

Brandonomics from Savage - Ralph Vasami

Are your employees living the brand? They should be! Robin Tooms asks Ralph Vasami, president and CEO of Universal Weather and Aviation.

Women Mean Business - Stephanie Sherrod

Ten people got together with $5 each. The rest is history. Leisa Holland-Nelson interviews Stephanie Sherrodd, president and CEO of the $2 billion Texas Dow Employees Credit Union (TDECU).

PKF Texas: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook® - Radha Raddhakrishnan

Karen Love interviews Frances Castaneda Dyess, president of the Houston East End Chamber of Commerce, to discuss how Houston’s growth is affecting manufacturing and distribution from construction projects to job growth.

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Juston Western

Co-founder and CTO Juston Western introduces Knomatic, an early stage software company producing mobile apps for field and industrial operations.

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Brad Burke

Forty-two teams will offer an Elevator Pitch, with only 60 seconds to sell an investor on a startup opportunity. Exaggeration and embellishment not allowed!

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