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Making It Real. Elliot Harris, Founder of Absorbits

Elliot Harris – Absorbits

“Becoming an Entrepreneur Has Never Had Less Barriers”

Elliot Harris, founder of Absorbits, is a self-described accident-prone serial entrepreneur. After accidentally soaking his cell phone, Elliot was on a mission to reverse the damage. Many tests later, he created a patented pouch that dries out wet electronics. In this episode, Elliot shares nuggets of entrepreneurial advice while providing an approachable process that anyone with the next “big idea” can follow!

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. Denise Lee, Founder of Alala

Denise Lee – Alala

“It Is Better to Make a Quick Bad Decision, Than a Slow Good One”

While training for a triathlon, Denise Lee wanted to feel as good in her workout clothes as she did in her designer clothes. She just couldn’t find active wear that matched her New York City style. So she founded Alala, a luxurious athleisure brand, to fill her own need! Be sure to listen in as Denise shares her experience with her mentor Chris Burch, and how she grew her business to be carried by Nordstrom, Equinox, ShopBop, and more!

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. Blythe Harris, Co-Founder of Stella & Dot

Blythe Harris – Stella & Dot

“You Are Your Own Pace Car”

Blythe Harris, co-founder of Stella & Dot, is a woman on a mission who is empowering many! After years of experience in the design industry, Blythe Harris, joined her co-founder to create a fun accessory company with a strong community built around it. The Stella & Dot business model features flexible entrepreneurship opportunities for people to “style” their own careers. Tune in to this week’s episode as Blythe shares the story of growing a wildly successful business and the creativity that it took to get there.

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. Panos Panay, Founder of Sonicbids and VP of Innovation and Strategy for Berklee College of Music

Panos Panay – Sonicbids

“Being an Entrepreneur is Creative”

Panos Panay has some powerful entrepreneurial experience. After selling his company, Sonicbids, in 2013, Panos became the VP of Innovation and Strategy and the Director of Creative Entrepreneurship at the coveted Berklee College of Music. Tune in to this episode of Making It Real to follow Panos’ ultimate journey from building one of the leading web platforms to empower musicians, to leading the education and development of budding music entrepreneurs at his alma mater.

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. Jess Edelstein, Co-Founder of Piper Wai

Piperwai natural deodorant making it real podcastJess Edelstein – Piper Wai

“If You Can’t Not Do It, You HAVE To Do It!”

In Part 2 of this two-part series, we share the story of Jess Edelstein, the second co-founder of Piper Wai. Jess had very sensitive skin, so she took to the Internet for a solution. After testing and tweaking several different all-natural deodorant recipes, she landed on a surefire formula that was non-irritating and really worked! Listen in as Jess shares the story of how she brought her big idea to life and how she worked with her co-founder, Sarah Ribner, to grow Piper Wai from a small business into a formidable brand.

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. 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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