Episode 461: Fledgling Entrepreneurs
Russ checks in with Kirk Coburn, founder & managing director of SURGE Accelerator, an early stage venture fund. The entrepreneur and startup advocate takes stock of Classes I and II as he launches Class III. In our vignettes, Leisa visits with Phyllis Bailey of 3B Resources Group; Russ chats with The Honorable George Papanikolaou, Consul General of the Hellenic Republic in Houston; Robin interviews Steven Ward, FMC Technologies; and Laura Max interviews fashion designer Nanette Lepore.
Russ and John host the show that is all about those that build business. They create jobs that create taxpayers. It takes a village to build an economy! Includes: our Quote of the Week—thoughtful words from political guy James Carville; This Week in Business History includes notable events for Texaco, Harvard, Titanic and Apollo 13; and the Jargon Challenge Round—trendy technospeak you should know.
We have long maintained that it’s the entrepreneurs who will save the world. Today’s Featured Guest believes the same and states it as a core purpose. Russ interviews Kirk Coburn, founder and managing director of the early stage venture fund investing in technology startups. The uber-entrepreneur and startup advocate takes stock of Class I and Class II as he launches Class III.
Sometimes accomplishing The Dream takes the scenic route. Laura Max interviews the wonderful Nanette Lepore, a contemporary fashion designer.
How do you get 8,000 new employees on the same page? Robin Tooms discusses internal branding with Steven Ward, corporate director of Health, Safety and Environment for FMC Technologies.
How does an FBI agent end up in the PR business? Leisa Holland-Nelson asks Phyllis Bailey, founder and president of 3B Resources Group, a PR, media relations and special events firm.
The Honorable George Papanikolaou, Consul General of the Hellenic Republic in Houston discusses economic opportunities and trade ties between Greece and Houston.