By All Means

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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Ping Yeh

Ping Yeh

Vyant Bio Chief Innovation Oficer

“Is there a better way to find safer and more effective medicine?” That’s the question Ping Yeh pondered as he fought his way back from the brink of death in
Fueled Collective Co-Founder Don Ball

Fueled Collective Co-Founder Don Ball

Fueled Collective Co-Founder

The pandemic called into question everything that made coworking desirable: shared work areas, in-person networking. But industry pioneer Don Ball has seen work culture trends cycle more than once before.
Jon Pearce

Jon Pearce

Zipnosis Founder

In March of 2020, as the U.S. shut down offices and clinics to guard against Covid-19, the telehealth platform Zipnosis saw an unbelievable spike in traffic, from around 1,800 visits
Sam Harper + Michael Mader

Sam Harper + Michael Mader

Hippy Feet co-founders

“When you bring someone to tears by describing what you do, that seems viable.” Michael Mader and Sam Harper started their sock business, Hippy Feet, with a mission: to support
Houston White

Houston White

Serial Entrepreneur + Community Builder

Serial entrepreneur Houston White’s business endeavors include barber shop, apparel collection that has been featured by Target and JCPenney, a coffee cafe and product brand, and housing development. But he’s building
Marion Parke

Marion Parke

Founder/CEO Marion Parke footwear

Manolo Blahnik. Jimmy Choo. Christian Louboutin. Marion Parke. It takes moxie, clear vision, and a major investment to launch a luxury footwear brand with no experience in the field. But
Steele Smiley

Steele Smiley

Founder of Crisp & Green and Stalk & Spade

Before the boutique fitness craze that landed spinning studios and bootcamp gyms on every corner, there was Steele Fitness, a team of personal trainers who would show up at your
Seena Hodges

Seena Hodges

The Woke Coach Founder

Seena Hodges is that person everyone calls when they want to learn about racism and equity building. When they want to get woke. “I always love having the conversation, helping
Angie and Kyle Gallus

Angie and Kyle Gallus

Finley's Co-Founders

Special education teacher Angie Gallus made dog treats in class with her students as a way to help them learn job skills. They would bake, package, and sell to friends
Jeremy Friese

Jeremy Friese

Olive President of Payer Market (Verata Health Co-Founder)

Dr. Jeremy Friese left a prestigious medical practice at Mayo Clinic to solve one of healthcare’s great headaches: the prior authorization process. Three years later, in December 2020, he sold
Maria Burns Ortiz

Maria Burns Ortiz

7 Generation Games Co-Founder/CEO

Having reached her ultimate career goal before age 30—New York Times best-selling author; staff writer for ESPN—Maria Burns Ortiz turned her attention to a new challenge: promoting equitable education. She’s
Alex French

Alex French

Bizzy Coffee co-founder/CEO

Bizzy Coffee isn’t like most other coffee brands. No coffee shops. No single serve bottles or cans or pods. Bizzy founders Alex French and Andrew Healy are singularly focused on
Charlie Youakim

Charlie Youakim

Sezzle Founder/CEO

Perhaps you’ve noticed when you hit the checkout button on your online purchases there’s often an option to buy now, pay later. It’s reverse layaway—you get the goods now, and
Yu Sunny Han

Yu Sunny Han

Fulcrum Founder/CEO

Growing up in and around computer labs, with a mother who was a trailblazer in computer sciences, Yu Sunny Han developed a knack for solving problems through technology. He built
Jules Porter

Jules Porter

Seraph 7 Studios Founder/President

“Video games are an amazing covert teaching mechanism,” says Jules Porter, founder of Seraph 7 Studios, a Minneapolis-based video game development studio on a mission to fight racism and build
Betsy Vohs

Betsy Vohs

Studio BV Founder/CEO

Never in modern history has office space been more disrupted than during the Covid-19 pandemic. And as CEOs contemplate how to bring workers back—whether they’ll bring workers back—architect and commercial
Renay Dossman

Renay Dossman

Neighborhood Development Center President

Renay Dossman built her career with Fortune 500 companies, moving from Cargill to Target, where she found her passion in food innovation. But after years of traveling the world for
Tyler Lorenzen

Tyler Lorenzen

PURIS CEO

Behind every plant-based burger, oat milk latte, and protein shake is one essential ingredient: pea protein. Without it, there’s no Beyond Meat. Minneapolis-based Puris, fueled by a $100 million investment
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