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Leadership. Innovation. Purpose

What does it take to build a business? Change an industry? Lead with purpose?
Twin Cities Business sits down with entrepreneurs and leaders who make business work in Minnesota—and beyond. Learn the stories behind some beloved brands, and the ones you’ll want to know next. Discover how they got started and gain insights to apply to your own ventures. Available on iTunes, Google Play, Spotify, Stitcher, Player.FM, iHeart Radio, and SoundCloud. Subscribe now and you’ll be first to know when a new episode launches.

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Lee Wallace

Lee Wallace

Peace Coffee Owner/CEO

In the 1990s, when Lee Wallace told business schools she was interested in studying the intersection of mission and money, they steered her into public policy. It was a time
Ashley + Ahmed El Shourbagy

Ashley + Ahmed El Shourbagy

Co-Founders of Dogs of Instagram + Lucy & Co.

Have you ever come up with what you thought was a really clever social media handle, sure to be your key to fame and fortune, only to find it’s been
Jill Blashack Strahan

Jill Blashack Strahan

Tastefully Simple Founder + CEO

“Sales will take you anywhere.” That skill took Jill Blashack Strahan from a small farm town where she ran a café and didn’t dare to dream much bigger to founder
Rosemary Ugboajah

Rosemary Ugboajah

Neka Creative Founder + CEO

“Our vision is to be a role model for inclusion in the industry,” says Rosemary Ugboajah, founder and CEO of Neka Creative, a Minneapolis-based brand development agency that makes inclusion
Rita Katona + Eric Hall

Rita Katona + Eric Hall

So Good So You Co-Founders

It’s a good time to be in the business of selling immunity. Minneapolis-based wellness company So Good So You makes plant-based juice shots packed with probiotics that support the immune
Angie Conley

Angie Conley

Abilitech Medical founder and CEO

Abilitech Medical is on the brink of launching the first-of-its-kind wearable assistive device that makes it possible for patients with upper-limb weakness or injury to use their arms for everyday
Tammy Lee

Tammy Lee

Xena Therapies Founder and CEO

Tammy Lee launched a line of wearable cool therapy medical devices in February, 2020, and one month later, she had to shut her new company down due to Covid-19. It
John Puckett

John Puckett

Caribou Coffee Co-Founder

On Monday March 17, in the face of a national emergency, John Puckett joined Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz at a press conference announcing that restaurants and bars must close to
Jeremy Segal

Jeremy Segal

Proozy Founder , CEO

ABOUT THIS EPISODE: Proozy just may be the biggest overstock deals website you’re not shopping—yet. But hundreds of thousands of people have discovered Proozy, which, like Nordstrom Rack or T.J.
Kent Pilakowski

Kent Pilakowski

Food industry investor and advisor

An investor and advisor who helped to build Beyond Meat, Talenti, and Peace Coffee, Kent Pilakowski talks about the evolution of the food industry and his path from General Mills to entrepreneurship.
Ryan Broshar

Ryan Broshar

Matchstick Ventures Co-founder and Partner

Co-founder of BetaMN and Twin Cities Startup Week, Ryan Broshar found his calling in supporting other entrepreneurs. He talks about what it takes to be successful in venture funding.
Atif Siddiqi

Atif Siddiqi

Founder and CEO, Branch

Atif Siddiqi set out to simplify schedule changes for hourly workers and hit upon a larger mission to improve the financial welfare of employees who don't have a safety net and, in turn, help companies improve employee satisfaction and retention.
Mercedes Austin

Mercedes Austin

Founder and CEO, Mercury Mosaics

Mercedes Austin charts her winding path from maker to manufacturer and shares the business lessons she's learned over 18 years of building Mercury Mosaics into a national ceramic tile brand.
Erik Brust

Erik Brust

Co-Founder and CEO, Johnny Pops

Created in a St. Olaf College dorm, Jonny Pops, makers of smoothies on a stick, is now a national frozen foods brand on the rise. CEO Erik Brust describes his transition from founder to leader, and what's next for the company.
Paul Douglas

Paul Douglas

Meteorologist and Entrepreneur

Throughout his career as a TV meteorologist, Paul Douglas has found ways to turn weather data into business. His next venture: helping businesses understand the impact of global warming.
John Butcher

John Butcher

President and CEO, Caribou Coffee

Caribou Coffee president and CEO John Butcher talks leadership, culture, and coffee. "Any business that can strike an emotional chord is interesting to me."
Dave Mortensen and Chuck Runyon

Dave Mortensen and Chuck Runyon

President and CEO and co-founders

Chuck Runyon and Dave Mortensen opened their first Anytime Fitness gym in 2002. Their concept was an alternative to big box gyms: A no-frills space with little supervision…just workout equipment
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