Category: Podcast

The First Documentary About The Origins of Sesame Street

“Come and play..Everything’s A-Ok” If you didn’t grow up watching Sesame Street, you’ve definitely heard about the famous street and its many eclectic characters. The show that has changed children’s education and television history left many questions unanswered for documentary filmmakers Trevor Crafts and Marilyn Agrelo. They wanted to know how the show began and … read more

The makers behind Solar Roadways discuss the future of clean energy

Julie and Scott Brusaw, a couple from Sandpoint, Idaho, launched an Indiegogo campaign to bring their invention of Solar Roadways, pavement that generates power, to the public. They not only doubled their goal of $1 million, but also galvanized a global community of enthusiasts and even received an invitation to attend the White House Maker … read more

This Entrepreneur Used Crowdfunding To Start The Global Cat Cafe Movement

“Crowdfunding really added an extra dimension to the startup process. I felt like everyone was so excited and they’d really invested in me. Some people gave lots of money but others had just given me so much support and enthusiasm and encouragement. I think that really motivated me.” Lauren Pears is the founder and creator … read more

Perfecting Posture Through Prototypes: A Million Dollar Idea

“The great power of crowdfunding is that you have a new idea and you get to bring it to market and people vote with their wallets…Crowdfunding is absolutely essential for both the inventory as well as to do research and development on future products.” – Katherine Krug, Betterback. Katherine Krug, inventor of BetterBack, is the … read more

Cocktails and Crowdfunding: How Two Entrepreneurs Opened the First Female Distillery in D.C.

“Think of everything realized, decided and solved over a great cocktail.” If you talk about something long enough, the time eventually comes to quit dreaming and put it into action.  Republic Restorative founders, Pia Carusone and Rachel Gardner talked about their love of bourbon and dreamed of opening a distillery for five years. They finally realized … read more