Leisa Holland Nelson visits with Dr. Juliet Breezze, Founder and CEO of Next Level Urgent Care ..... the medical company that is changing the way healthcare is delivered.
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HighDrive is a network of programs dedicated to providing a platform for business professionals, entrepreneurs, innovators and leaders. Founded by Russ Capper as The BusinessMakers in 2005, it began as a radio show that evolved into a video web series, and then into an entire network featuring shows like EnergyMakers, BusinessMakers USA (a national showcase), The BusinessMakers (Houston-based), wi
th more concepts planned. A series of vignettes – shorter, more targeted, niche videos – can also be found on HighDrive.TV: Entrepreneurs Playbook, Brandonomics, Women Mean Business and Biz Moments.
Leisa Holland Nelson visits with Dr. Juliet Breezze, Founder and CEO of Next Level Urgent Care ..... the medical company that is changing the way healthcare is delivered.
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Our leader talks about innovation and Houston's INCLUSIVE diversity.
We’re pulling out the big guns now! Mayor Sylvester Turner, a major supporter and driving force behind the growth of Houston’s innovation ecosystem, offers an update on his mission to promote technology, innovation and entrepreneurship. His message is one of diversity and inclusion, a message re...
David Gow, founder and CEO of Gow Media, is prepared to upgrade Houston’s innovation ecosystem by featuring stories about Houston’s entrepreneurs with InnovationMap. We sat down with him to talk about the new media outlet telling the story of innovation in Houston, launching November 15.
"If you're asking yourself where the future of this country is, that's right here in the city of Houston." Mayor Turner talks customizing the city's resources to meet innovators' needs:
We’re pulling out the big guns now! Mayor Sylvester Turner, a major supporter and driving force behind the growth of Houston’s innovation ecosystem, offers a...
A cool new way to hear about Houston innovation! David Gow is launching Innovation Map.
Houston is home to a very influential innovation community and has been for years. Why aren’t we FAMOUS?! David Gow decided to do something about that. So, m...
Larry Shaffer talks about Insperity's focus on innovation and the upcoming HX Growth Summit.
Insperity’s all-in support of entrepreneurs, innovators and startups includes participation with Houston Exponential. Larry Shaffer introduces the HX Growth ...
Houston has a new $100M venture capital firm! Check out Gina Luna's interview with Sheel Tyle.
Twenty- seven year old Sheel Tyle, founder and CEO of Amplo, explains how he established his $100 million dollar global venture capital firm to help build co...
Data Science for great causes! Jeff Reichman January Advisors.
If you want diversity, launch your startup in Houston. With our amazing demographics, there is no better place for a data science consulting firm. January Ad...
HOUSTON, WE HAVE GABY!
Houston has been a hotbed of entrepreneurism and innovation for some time; Gabriella Rowe is planning to expand this great history going forward. As the (NEW...
Cardiovascular Surgeon, Dr. Billy Cohn, aka The Tony Stark of medical device innovation. Listen to how in the not too distant future he will be able to replace a 'broken heart' with a continuous-flow inplantable artificial heart.
Dr. Billy Cohn, noted Cardiovascular Surgeon, Vice President for Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices Companies, and the Executive Director of the Center for De...
Many of you might (or might not) know that High Drive Network founder, Russ Capper recently joined Houston Exponential as Executive Director, doing what he does best; championing the stories of innovators and entrepreneurs in Houston.
Introducing HXTV's inaugural episode, which features the stories of Houston innovation dating back over 100 years.
We're excited to announce the launch of HXTV, a new channel built to tell the Houston innovation story; news, insights and updates on all things innovative h...
Did you know we also do live interviews in front of an audience? Here's a recent one with Navin Goyal of LOUD Capital in Columbus, OH, generously brought to you by Insperity.
Sometimes growing your business means being there for your customers as they grow up, especially if you're a neighborhood bakery like HannaH in San Jose, CA.
Find out more about how owner Hannah Sim-Phan found success on this episode of , brought to you by Insperity.
There’s nothing like community to make you feel like you belong. Hannah Sim-Phan, who always loved baking, opened her “neighborhood coffee joint” ten years ago. She gave a free cookie to the kids, chatted with the customers and her shop grew by word of mouth. Today, those kids come in on their...
How did two black labs named Starsky and Hutch become Technocom Business Systems' best sales reps?
Find out on this episode of , brought to you by Insperity.
Loyalty is important to Jim Riggins. Well… loyalty, copiers and business technology are important to Jim. Over the years, what was founded as a copier firm has become a full technology company of copiers/scanners/IT solutions—but always with a focus on customer experience. And what a great marke...
"We’re all craftsmen over there and we really enjoy finishing the day and seeing a tangible product that we’ve produced. There’s a very important craft and art element to what we do and that’s the way we approach our business."
More from Luther Dudley of Arzberger Stationers in Charlotte, NC. Brought to you by Insperity.
In this age of immediate, digital communications, there remain those who still prefer to hand write a note, pen a letter or mail a special invitation. These people are Arzberger Stationers’ clientele and Luther Dudley’s passion. Since 1922, Arzberger has produced finely crafted stationery for th...
Pivot is a word often-used in business, and Timesheets.com is a great example of how to do it successfully. Founder, Joel Slatis joined to explain how he started a company designing custom websites, and ended up on a completely new path.
Brought to you by Insperity.
Joel Slatis’ company needed a web-based time tracking capability and there weren’t many online timesheet services in the early 2000s. So he developed one for his own use and ultimately launched a company around it. And the rest is history.
Ryan Kennedy started his career as a practicing electrician and saw first-hand the dangers that traditional, mechanical circuit breakers failed to prevent. Today, as Co-Founder and CEO of Charlotte, NC headquartered Atom Power, he is on a mission to improve the safety of commercial power distribution through solid-state circuit breakers. He joins to explain how the company is using semiconductor technology to shake up the industry. Brought to you by Insperity.
Seeing an arc flash—a type of electrical explosion—changed his life! As an electrical engineer, Ryan Kennedy saw hazard and risk in commercial building and felt that with today’s technology, he could develop a safer process. Startup Atom Power offers a solid-state circuit breaker system and a ...
Dr. Candice Landry is a scientist at heart, but she’s capitalized on her experience in the science, technology, finance and legal fields to create 10e5 Solutions. In this episode of , Dr. Landry describes how the company she founded aids in the creation of truly innovative products. Her commitment to a systemic approach helps organizations cultivate ideas, connect teams and engage markets as they transform ideas into assets.
“Innovation” is a word often overused; but when it happens, true innovation has no peer, no established process. From her early days as a research scientist, Candice knew she wanted to work with intellectual property—new concepts and products with no predecessor to show the way to market.
Via Seremedi Inc. founder, Kim Bond Evans:
The software developed by Mobius Medical Systems, LP was a leap forward in evaluating the impact of radiation treatments. Chief Technical Officer Eli Stevens joins to explain how the company’s three-dimensional modeling is minimizing adverse side effects from a potent cancer treatment. Learn how work-life balance contributed to the continuity of the engineering team and why being acquired by an industry leader was the right move, in the latest episode sponsored by Insperity.
Mobius Medical Systems provides software to radiation oncology clinics that recalculates and recalibrates treatments to address potential mistakes and improve treatment outcomes. Its primary products, DoseLab and Mobius3D, were developed in an employee-centered culture that has served the company we...
Brenna Bolger, Founder and CEO of PRxDigital, has had front row seat for Silicon Valley’s tech explosion. She started her firm with an eye toward the medical industry but quickly discovered that the most important aspect of choosing clients was a shared passion for their story. Learn more about Brenna and her contributions to San Jose's thriving business climate in this episode of , brought to you by Insperity.
Brenna Bolger was in the right place at the right time—in Silicon Valley when it was still just Santa Clara County. More than 40 years and 22 coffee markers ago, she (she!) launched her marketing communications strategy firm. They’ve grown with the times, but are still fiercely passionate storyt...
You can check out Monica's interview here to learn more about her story and her organization, Bridge The Gap Syngap Education & Research Foundation 501c3
Tabatha Barron wants to give children a much-needed voice when it comes to their own safety and security. Using RFID technology, she founded KYKS – Keeping Your Kids Safe – to help administrators, bus drivers and parents protect children against the complications and confusions of school transportation. In this episode of , she shares her inspiration for founding the company, and why the need for a proven process to track kids is growing.
Many parents have experienced that horrible moment of panic when their kid is not where he’s supposed to be. For Tabatha Barron, that moment involved her young niece being put on the wrong school bus—an awful situation by anyone’s standards. Her entrepreneurial mission, with the help of RFID t...
With more than 50 offerings, and more on the horizon, Musser & Company is transforming business-to-business marketing with its hyper-customized approach and a focus on emotional intelligence. Founder and President Caleb Musser, joins this episode of , sponsored by Insperity, to discuss his success helping lead companies and professional sports organizations reach their prospecting and retention goals.
Looking for a way to impress existing clients and bowl over prospects? You should be thinking outside the box—or inside the box as Caleb Musser tells it. Musser & Co. offers a “message box” that is certain to open doors and strengthen relationships. And it works!
Huge congratulations to WorkFlourish, which recently combined forces with Craftwork Coffee Co, a Fort Worth company. The plan is to open 15 new locations throughout Texas by 2021!
Check out our interview with President and CMO, Trevor Hightower 👉🏼 https://www.highdrive.tv/businessmakers/trevor-hightower-founder-chief-flourishing-officer-workflourish/
Since establishing his private practice, anesthesiologist Navin Goyal is embracing a passion other than medicine. As a co-founder of LOUD Capital, Goyal is finding inspiration in the entrepreneurial dreams of others. He joins Live to share his experience working with more than 24 companies through his active, early-stage venture firm. Find out why he thinks the confidence and collaboration of Columbus, Ohio make it an ideal hub for Midwest startups in this episode, sponsored by Insperity.
Entrepreneurism and collaboration are alive and well in the Midwest among the hardworking people of The Heartland. Navin co-founded Loud, early stage venture partners that invest time, capital and network resources to increase the success rate among startup healthcare and non-healthcare companies.
With a little push from his father, Brian Spitz discovered a passion for the home buying industry. Since founding Big State Home Buyers in 2008, the company has bought more than 3,000 homes and become the largest private home-buying company in Houston. He joins to talk about guiding a young company through the mortgage collapse, and how his experience benefited clients in the wake of Hurricane Harvey’s devastating flooding.
Not all homes—and homebuyers—are meant to be sold in the traditional way. Ten years ago, Big State began solving real estate problems and closing the deal, over time making the jump to digital marketing and enjoying growth over time as they polished their technique. Now, they’re teaching other...
BIG NEWS for one of our featured interviews from Columbus, OH, Peeyush Shrivastava with Genetesis, Inc. Congratulations.
Revisit his interview here to learn more:
👉 http://www.highdrive.tv/healthmakers/peeyush-shrivastava/ 👈
Genetesis, a medical device company using biomagnetic imaging for ER chest pain triage, nets $7.5M in financing from CincyTech, Mark Cuban & others.
Since 2014, Vanessa Vaughn has been leading Asfalis Consulting as its founder and Chief Resilience Officer. Aptly named after the Greek word for secure, the firm takes a collaborative approach to crisis communications support and business continuity consulting. In this episode of , brought to you by Insperity, Vanessa shares her passion for the industry and how her own survival story inspired success.
Vanessa Vaughn survived a tornado and wants to help others do it too—although a bit more figuratively and at the company level. Would you know what to do if your company’s greatest assets were suddenly unavailable? Asfalis serves its customers as business longevity partners to help identify risk...
Inspired by the experience of dealing with her mother’s illness, Kim Bond Evans envisioned bringing patient instructions and at-home care in line with the mobile, on-demand expectations of today’s consumer. The founder of Seremedi Inc. joins this episode to explain how her company is minimizing risks and reducing costs with its connected, virtual care platform.
We’ve all experienced that moment when a hospital, ER or doctor’s office hands you an information sheet that is poorly written, technical and hard to understand. Seremedi has organized such information into a virtual care platform that helps healthcare providers to better prepare patients for pr...
Chromatic Coffee's unique approach of engaging with farmers on the ground in Central and South America has made it a favorite wholesale provider among San Jose’s tech companies. Co-founder Hiver van Geenhoven explains why he loves sharing the story of his products and how his customers are pushing the company to stay ahead of the coffee curve. Find out more in the latest episode of , brought to you by Insperity.
Coffee is an art and for those who are passionate about their brew, work knows no bounds. Chromatic exports, imports, roasts and produces its coffee very much in the “fork to table” philosophy. The company sells coffee wholesale, runs a café with an in-house chef, and works with San Jose’s lo...
Walk into U.S. Coins & Jewelry, and you’ll find some of the world’s rarest coins, precious stones, sought-after watches, and maybe even a Picasso hanging on the wall. Kenny and Matt Duncan Jr. join this episode of to discuss the business their father started more than 30 years ago, and how customer service is what truly sets them apart.
It’s one of the largest U.S. operations of its kind, but these guys are more focused on relationships and service. U.S. Coin is a family-owned exchange that trades precious metals, specializing in rare coins, for the greatly experienced dealer or the newby collector.
Bob Staedler, Principal of Silicon Valley Synergy, is at the forefront of San Jose’s remarkable property development explosion. In a city with both a Google campus and groundbreaking transit station on the horizon, find out how he’s clearing a path to success for clients facing governmental hurdles. He explains the importance of authenticity, mutually beneficial partnerships and more in this episode of , brought to you by Insperity.
Silicon Valley is growing like crazy and it has been for years. Now Google has announced plans to open a 6-8 million sq. ft. campus in San Jose, which will affect transit, housing and all things downtown. What a perfect storm for Silicon Valley Synergy, a consulting firm that helps clients negotiate...
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On a recent trip to San Jose, CA, we realized we'd been pronouncing "Silicon" as in, "Silicon Valley" ALL WRONG. Brenna Bolger, founder of PRxDigital helps us set the record straight. #SoundOn for this one.
Did you know that Dr. Billy Cohn, aka the "Tony Stark of Medical Device Innovation" is also a magician? We enjoyed his magical antics recently at the AngelMD Alpha Conference, and thought you might enjoy. #HealthMakers To see our original interview with Dr. Cohn, check out this link: http://www.highdrive.tv/healthmakers/dr-billy-cohn/
You’re not going to want to miss this one with Genetesis, Inc. co-founder Peeyush Shrivastava. Started the company at 17, close to launching what could be a major revolution in cardiovascular diagnostics.
We had a great time covering the Alpha Conference in Napa, California last month at the gathering of angel investors, phyisicans and medical startups from around the country.
We've got some GREAT #BusinessMakers episodes in the queue, including Marcie Baker Turrin of Ship Shape Houston Professional Organizing & Interior Redecorating, Denise Hamilton of WatchHerWork interviewing Courtney Wyckoff of MommaStrong, Laura Max Rose interviewing Kathleen Perley, founder of Decode Digital, Nicole Buergers of Bee2Bee Honey Collective and lastly, Heath Butler interviewing Asma Mirza of Pheramor. Stay tuned. Photo credit: Kenn Stearns
We've had the pleasure of interviewing Seattle's best and brightest entrepreneurs lately, and catching up with Ian MacNeil of Glass Vodka is up next! (He also graciously opened up his facility to the BusinessMakers USA team to use as our temporary studio, so THANK YOU, Ian!) Stay tuned and cheers!
There's a huge movement across many fronts in Houston to strengthen the city's startup ecosystem, and here are the people and organizations making things happen. Jonathan Nordby of Greater Houston Partnership, Amanda Edwards Houston City Council Member of the city's Technology and Innovation Task Force, Brian Richards of Accenture's Innovation Hub, John Reale of Station Houston and Erik Halvorsen of TMC Innovation Institute.
Congratulations to our own Leisa Holland-Nelson, who was recently honored by the Greater Houston Women's Chamber of Commerce. Her words of wisdom ring very true, and we're so happy she's part of the team. Check her Women Mean Business series out on www.HighDrive.tv.
Stay tuned to www.HighDrive.tv for a very special edition of The BusinessMakers Show featuring Amanda Edwards Houston City Council Member and her role in helping boost the innovation and tech communities here in Houston.
Stay tuned for the next BusinessMakers episode, where we explore the exciting and delicious world of kolaches at The Original Kolache Shoppe as well as the business and family legacy behind it.
A little #TBT (2012) to the time Russ went to Cuba and interviewed his guide, Erik, for The BusinessMakers Show in Havana, Cuba.
Some photos from our last Digital Leaders Series at Ciao Bello, presented by Comcast Business. Russ interviewed Stephen L. Klineberg in front of a live audience. The final interview will be up on www.HighDrive.tv soon. Photos courtesy of Kenn Stearns.
Say hello to Tony Giarratana. He develops and builds tall buildings. Tony is gracious when we ask him silly questions. You can see Tony's full BusinessMakers USA episode in the very near future, but first, let's get to know more about him in 60 Seconds.
Any of you managers found yourself in an awkward situation when interviewing candidates? Here are some tips from Insperity to help you get through those rough spots. Don't forget to turn on the sound! #BizMoments
Coming next week: Interview with virtual reality, mixed reality and visualization company, Studio 216's CEO and co-founder, Jamie Fleming. But first, let's see how many questions he can answer in 60 seconds. #Seattle #Entrepreneurs #BusinessMakersUSA
We've got some fresh interviews coming at ya from Seattle, Washington. Publishing soon: Jamie Fleming, co-founder and CEO of Studio 216, a company specializing in virtual reality, mixed reality and visualizations.
Big news! We've been on the road shooting episodes for a new show, BusinessMakers USA. The first installment comes to you from Nashville, TN featuring Charlie Brock of LaunchTN, a "public-private partnership focused on supporting the development of high-growth companies in Tennessee." Watch for it soon on www.HighDrive.tv, but first, let's get to know Charlie in just 60 seconds.