Episode 071: Reform, Medical, and Energy
News and notes from the business world for the week of October 14, 2006.
The BusinessMakers interview Catherine Rohr, a former Wall Street investor, who established a business training program to tap into the massive potential of convicted felons working to permanently change their lives. Rohr's program works to capitalize on inmates' "street smarts" and apply it toward a productive, ethical pursuit that will allow them to re-enter society.
The BusinessMakers interview Chris Wasden, formerly CEO of Tympany Inc. and currently founder and CEO of SimplexityMD. Wasden searches for new medical technologies he can control, commercialize and bring to market. Wasden explains his process, which has already lead to the company's first portfolio venture, MC Nanotissues.
The BusinessMakers interview the founder, chairman and CEO of renewable energy start-up Hydro Green Energy. Krouse, a chemical engineer, launched Hydro Green Energy in 2002. The company builds and operates hydrokinetic power projects that generate electricity exclusively from moving water (river currents, tidal currents and ocean currents) without constructing dams or conduits.
Hear from the BusinessMakers archive real world "idea triggers" that sparked the start of major success for Tom Fatjo Jr, Red McCombs, Eric Elfman, Geary Broadnax, Marti Frost, and David Saperstein.
Great business tips from industry experts, PKFTexas, Boyar & Miller and Pierpont Communications.