By Kevin Lavelle
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Founders15 is a unique new discussion experience. The conversations are founder to founder featuring the same questions each podcast, helping bring a continuity to these discussions. Perhaps most distinctively, the show is focused primarily on founders building building right now, and not the billion dollar unicorns. These are real people building real businesses today. Hosted by Kevin Lavelle, CEO and founder of Mizzen+Main. Learn more at www.founders15.com.
||CleanJeremy and Lila Stewart | Hari Mari||I’ve known Lila and her husband Jeremy not just as fellow product founders but fellow Dallas founders for years! I love husband and wife founding teams for all the obvious fun reasons but also given Jen and I worked together for years. Lila and Jeremy||2/12/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCameron Weiss | Weiss Watch Company||As a product founder, I’m fascinated by the process of physically producing goods. I had the privilege of touring Weiss Watch Company’s headquarters last year and cannot believe the process it takes to actually make a watch. Setting Weiss apart from||1/13/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLeonard Firestone | Firestone & Robertson Distillery||I’m not sure there’s a much better place to record a podcast live than a secret whiskey room showcasing a founder’s best whiskeys from around the world at a distillery that is located on a private golf course. Let’s just say this was a fun setti||12/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAlex Ikonn | Luxy Hair||While Alex Ikonn is well known to many, his products are even more so. This was a fun conversation because it wasn’t just about one business. He and his wife started Luxy Hair - a business that is doing very well and helps fuel their pretty unique and||11/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWeb Smith | 2PM||This was a particularly unique episode of Founders15 because Web Smith and I worked together in the early days of building Mizzen+Main. Today, Web is the founder of 2PM, a newsletter for CEO’s, investors, creatives, marketers, and entrepreneurs with a||10/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAlex Faherty | Faherty||If you’ve been paying attention to the apparel industry in the last few years, you’ve likely see Faherty at every turn, and that’s no accident. Alex and Mike Faherty are twin brothers who have the incredible journey of taking a lifelong dream and||10/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTed Baker | QALO||Ted is a man who loves his wife and his family to the core of who he is, he just didn’t love wearing a wedding ring. His business partner felt the same way. So in the classic “there must be a better way”, they created a silicone ring that spawned||10/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRosie O’Neill and Josh Resnick | Sugarfina||Rosie and Josh have a sweet story indeed (starting strong with the puns here). As founders of Sugarfina, a high end, fun, and unique confectionary company, their journey started on an early date watching Willy Wonka and The Chocolate Factory. In a class||10/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTom Patterson | Tommy John||Tom Patterson is the founder of Tommy John, an underwear and undershirt company that started by addressing the chronic problem of men’s undershirts coming untucked. It has evolved into one that sells underwear and more for men and women. Tom used his||9/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCristina Lynch | Mi Golondrina||Cristina Lynch is the founder of Mi Golondrina, a fashion company here in Dallas that works with artisans in Mexico to hand make beautiful dresses with intricate embroidery and detailing that can take in some cases as long as several months! Having stud||9/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDorothy Shain | Dorothy Shain||Dorothy Shain is a mixed media artist who in a short period of time has already made a real career out of her truly beautiful and unique art. As a “left brain” person, it’s taken a lot to cultivate and enhance my creativity, so I had a lot of ques||9/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRhone | Nate Checketts||Nate Checketts founded Rhone, a premium active men’s apparel company that makes honestly the best workout gear in the world. I say that not as Nate’s friend - I say that as a repeat customer. What makes this episode special is some of the vulnerabil||9/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThirdLove | Heidi Zak||Heidi Zak and her husband started ThirdLove, a company changing the way women think of what’s possible mixing form, function, and fashion when it comes to undergarments. In six years, they’ve grown their team to over 250 employees and 10 million wom||8/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSweaty Betty | Simon Hill-Norton||For the first episode of Founder’s 15, we have a guest who is not only a great business leader but a friend. I’ve been fortunate to spend a fair bit of time with Simon, including most recently a week around Asia. I love every minute of time I get to||8/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
Great peer to peer perspective.
I listened to your episode with Alex Faherty to get to know his voice a bit before I recorded my episode with him for RetailRedeveloped. It was terrific. I am excited to listen to more episodes!
Good content from real people who've 'been there, done that'.
Refreshing and encouraging!
Kevin - THANK YOU for your fresh perspective on interviewing entrepreneurs who are in the midst of building their businesses. Just listened to the Dorothy Shain interview...golden!
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