Troy Vosseller, founder of Sconnie Nation, discusses how he and his partner came up with the concept behind the company, and how they made the leap into starting a company while they were students at UW-Madison. Vosseller talks about partnerships they made and reflects on the future.
Jennifer Uphoff Gray, the artistic director of Forward Theater Company, discusses the intersection between an artist endeavor and entrepreneurship. Gray talks about the mission statement of the organization and the financial and artistic goals set at the inception of the Forward Theater Company in 2009.
Dennis Johnson, a vice-president of Forward Community Investments, explores building the capacity of non-profits across the state of Wisconsin. Johnson discusses the guidance and resources needed to help to build a strong, secure and sustainable statewide non-profit community.
Heidi Allstop, the president of Spill, discusses her journey from creating a local website to presiding over a nationwide business. Spillnow.com uses peer support to help university students, high school students and veterans cope with depression and loneliness.
Phillip Hurley, the co-owner of Sardine and Marigold Kitchen Restaurants, discusses how he became an entrepreneur in this interview with Entrepreneurialism in Society Professor Jeanan Yasari. Hurley shares his background and the steps he took to open two restaurants in Madison.
Paul Rice, the president and CEO of Fair Trade USA, talks about his work with coffee bean farmers in Nicaragua and the origins of Fair Trade USA. By organizing the farmers and selling the coffee beans to fair trade suppliers for a much higher price per pound than they had been receiving, the farmers have been able to provide clean water and schools for their communities.
Kevin Hayden, the president of State Sponsored Business at Wellpoint, delves into the history of Medicaid; why it was enacted, whom it serves, and what is covered.
Diane Lim Rogers, chief economist of The Concord Coalition in Washington DC, discusses realistic, bipartisan approaches to tackling the nation's debt and deficit.
Kathleen Woit, President, Madison Community Foundation.
Kathleen Woit discusses the changes to the concept of philanthropy, explaining how it has moved from just fund raising to a concept based more in community foundations.
Barbara Snell, CEO of University Community Health Centers, Vanderbilt University.
Barbara Snell offers insight into how the two different communities of Madison and Nashville adopted new and innovative ways to address health care access within the last 10 years.