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Evan Buist, founder of Melodie, sits down with Startup Savants to talk about building relationships, buyer personas, and success in the music tech sector.
Gregory Rozdeba, founder of Dundas Life, sits down with Startup Savants to talk about breathing new life into the insurance industry.
Christine de Wendel, founder of Sunday, sits down with Startup Savants to talk about securing $124M in funding in the startup's first year.
Kaylin Marcotte, founder of JIGGY, sits down with Startup Savants to talk about founding the jigsaw startup with a cult following.
Artem Semjanow, founder of Neatsy, sits down with Startup Savants to talk about creating an AR-powered, mobile device compatible 3D foot scanner.
Joe Roets, founder of blockchain startup Dragonchain, talks with business podcast Startup Savants about the future of blockchain, NFTs, and angel investment.
Sonja Ebron shares her experience creating Courtroom5, a legal-tech platform designed to help those representing themselves navigate the legal system.
Bluebird Climate is a startup striving to improve corporate sustainability efforts while quantifying a product’s environmental impact.
Steve Edwards is the founder and CEO of Premier Virtual, a virtual platform where recruiters can host online job fairs from the comfort of their own home.
Lynn Marks and Gideon Marks, a daughter-father duo, share their story building DogLog, a startup that allows users to log their dog’s activity.
Beverage startup founder Sol Broady joins business podcast Startup Savants to discuss how he created Leilo, a kava-based relaxation beverage.
Lizia Santos is founder and CEO of CityCatt, a platform that helps travelers discover authentic experiences through the help of local guides, known as catts.
Startup founder Sabrina Noorani of ClearForMe discusses how she created a data-driven platform to take on ingredient transparency in the beauty industry.
Meet the Hosts
Annaka is a Senior Graphic Designer at TRUiC with a background in music performance as well as education and customer facing roles. All of which have helped her cultivate a pathos-driven approach to interviewing, drawing out the human-side of founding, managing, and growing a startup company.
Hailing from Centralia, Missouri, Ethan is a serial entrepreneur and Senior Project Manager at TRUiC boasting a successful exit of one of his business ventures, StateRequirement.com. From this, Ethan contributes a wealth of business savvy and an entrepreneurial perspective to the Startup Savants podcast.
Meet the Producers
Michaela is a project manager and producer of the Startup Savants podcast. Formerly a writer and musician, Michaela leverages her creative background to launch, manage, and grow startup-related projects at TRUiC. In her spare time, Michaela enjoys cooking with her partner and watching Love Island.
Reyna is a project manager at TRUiC and producer of the Startup Savants podcast. Born and raised in Flushing, Michigan and alumnus of Michigan State University, Reyna leverages her background in digital media and content strategy as well as her belief in the power of combining humanity and tech to provide a well-rounded perspective on entrepreneurship and the startup ecosystem.
Brendan works as an In-House Editor at TRUiC and is an assistant producer of the Startup Savants podcast. He grew up in Canton, Michigan and graduated from the University of Michigan with a degree in English. Brendan contributes his love of storytelling and prior experience with Ann Arbor’s entrepreneurship spaces to the podcast team.
When he isn’t getting lost in a book, Brendan enjoys running, hiking, and screaming at karaoke night.
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