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Making It Real. Sarah Ribner, Co-Founder of Piper Wai

piperwai podcastSarah Ribner – Piper Wai

“Make Sure You Have The Right Team In Your Corner”

In this two-part series, we share the stories of two ambitious young entrepreneurs who built a thriving all-natural deodorant brand from scratch. In Part 1, we meet Sarah Ribner, co-founder of Piper Wai, who has always made health and wellness a priority in her life. When her best friend, Jess Edelstein, presented her with a tub of homemade, all-natural deodorant, Sarah accepted it with open armpits! And the rest is history! Tune in to hear about how this company evolved from a community kitchen to a profitable independent brand featured on the hit show Shark Tank. And then tune in to Part 2 next week to hear Jess’ perspective on the same fabulous story!

Whether you’re a product manager in an established company or an aspiring business owner with an idea for a new product business, Making It Real will provide you with real tools and advice on how to be a successful product entrepreneur!

Hosted by Bob Caporale and Tate Tegtmeier of Sequent Learning Networks

Original Music by Bob Caporale

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Making It Real. Damion Lupo, Founder of Total Control Financial

Damion Lupo – Total Control Financial

“Stop Smoking Hopeium!”

After the death of his father, Damion Lupo made it his mission in life to find a way for people to live without regrets and to help them find financial freedom. He later founded Total Control Financial and used his newly formed company to help spread the world about a little known retirement option that breaks the mold of a traditional 401K plan. In this episode, Damion shares his story of starting a business in college, losing 20 million dollars, investing in real estate, and working towards a goal that continues to be larger than life itself.

Whether you’re a product manager in an established company or an aspiring business owner with an idea for a new product business, Making It Real will provide you with real tools and advice on how to be a successful product entrepreneur!

Hosted by Bob Caporale and Tate Tegtmeier of Sequent Learning Networks

Original Music by Bob Caporale

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Making It Real. Nik Hawks and Lee Selman, Co-Founders of Paleo Treats

entrepreneur story paleo treatsNik Hawks and Lee Selman – Paleo Treats

“You Can Do Whatever You Want If You Work Really Hard For It and Use Your Gifts To Make It Happen!”

Nik Hawks, a former Navy Seal, and Lee Selman, a former camel handler, are passionate about fueling their bodies with clean energy. Together, they created Paleo Treats, a natural treat company aimed at Paleo dieters that want to have their cake and eat it too! This episode promises education, inspiration, and wanderlust as Nik and Lee share their adventurous stories, the mission behind their sweet treats, and the forces that continue to drive their company into the future.

Whether you’re a product manager in an established company or an aspiring business owner with an idea for a new product business, Making It Real will provide you with real tools and advice on how to be a successful product entrepreneur!

Hosted by Bob Caporale and Tate Tegtmeier of Sequent Learning Networks

Original Music by Bob Caporale

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Making It Real. Brian Smith, Founder of UGG

Brian Smith – Founder of UGG

“You Can’t Give Birth To An Adult”

Brian Smith, founder of UGG, the popular sheepskin boot, has the ultimate story to tell. This product entrepreneur shares his journey from idea conception to parking lot sales and from marketing to mass-production. Brian walks through each phase of his adventure while sharing how he helped UGG earn an overwhelming amount of popularity from its humble roots on the beaches of California to now being one of the most widely recognized fashion brands in the world!

Whether you’re a product manager in an established company or an aspiring business owner with an idea for a new product business, Making It Real will provide you with real tools and advice on how to be a successful product entrepreneur!

Hosted by Bob Caporale and Tate Tegtmeier of Sequent Learning Networks

Original Music by Bob Caporale

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Making It Real. Tony Post, Founder of TOPO Athletic

entrepreneur story podcast topo athletic shoe sneaker companyTony Post – TOPO Athletic

“The Best Lessons Are Learned In The Field”

After being in the footwear industry for over 30-years, Tony Post, decided to start his own brand, TOPO Athletic. This unique athletic shoe company, inspired by Tony’s passion for running, focuses on comfort, support, and enabling proper running form. Listen in as Tony shares the wealth of knowledge that he gained as a product manager, an executive, and a successful product entrepreneur.

Whether you’re a product manager in an established company or an aspiring business owner with an idea for a new product business, Making It Real will provide you with real tools and advice on how to be a successful product entrepreneur!

Hosted by Bob Caporale and Tate Tegtmeier of Sequent Learning Networks

Original Music by Bob Caporale

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Making It Real. Jeffrey Woolf, Inventor of the Morpher Helmet

entrepreneur stories morpher helmet folding bicycle helmetJeffrey Woolf – Morpher Helmet

“Sometimes You Have to Eat a Lot of Eyes, and Chew a Lot of Knuckles”

With the rise of bike sharing programs in some of the largest cities across the globe, the inconvenience of carrying around a traditional helmet is becoming more real than ever. So instead of trying to change riders’ habits, Jeffrey Woolf, founder of Morpher Helmets, paid attention to what they ultimately wanted instead. He invented an award-winning helmet that folds flat while preserving its most important feature – safety. In this episode, Jeffrey takes us along on his ambitious ride and shares his stories of researching, crowd-funding, manufacturing, and receiving the ultimate reward of saving someone’s life.

Whether you’re a product manager in an established company or an aspiring business owner with an idea for a new product business, Making It Real will provide you with real tools and advice on how to be a successful product entrepreneur!

Hosted by Bob Caporale and Tate Tegtmeier of Sequent Learning Networks

Original Music by Bob Caporale

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