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032: Farris Bukhari (10b live arts incubator)

Meet Farris Bukhari, Founder and Creative Director of 10b live arts incubator, Inc. Farris is a multi-disciplinary theater practitioner with over 20 years of experience as a writer, actor, director, producer, coach, and workshop leader.

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031: Alejandro Burgana (CEO, Brickell Energy)

Meet Alejandro Burgana, President and CEO of Brickell Energy and Founder of OBE Power Networks. Alejandro is an entrepreneur working to build up the commercial electric vehicle charging infrastructure in South Florida. His aFLoat programs are helping propel adoption of EV charging across major corporations.

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030: Mikhaile Solomon (Prizm Art Fair)

Meet Mikhaile Solomon, Founder and Director of the Prizm Art Fair. She shares some of her favorite contemporary artists, how Prizm provides a place for artists who can’t find representation, and how she works to challenge the exclusionary behaviors of art history.

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029: Tina Brown (Overtown Youth Center)

Tina Brown is the Executive Director of the Overtown Youth Center (OYC), a Mourning Family Foundation charity. Tina sits down with the Innovation City team to talk about her journey and how she uses her own experience to help disadvantaged youth discover the options that are available to them and improve their lives.

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028: Brandon Curry (Moonbase Market)

Meet Brandon Curry, Founding Partner of Moonbase Market. Moonbase Market is the first E-sports arena in St. Louis. Located in the Soulard neighborhood, Moonbase provides a physical arena for playing and spectating tabletop and video game competitions.

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027: Jim Carrington, PhD (Donald Danforth Plant Science Center)

Meet Dr. James Carrington, President of the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center. Dr. Carrington is one of the most highly-cited plant scientists in the world, and he was elected as a Member of the National Academy of Sciences in 2008.

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026: Samuel Achilefu, PhD (Michel M. Ter-Pogossian Professor of Radiology)

This episode was recorded at 39 North in the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center. Our guest is Samuel Achilefu, PhD, Director of the Optical Radiology Laboratory at the Washington University School of Medicine. Dr. Achilefu is a professor of Radiology, Biomedical Engineering, and Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics.

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025: Daniel Ravicher, Esq. (Director, Startup Practicum)

Daniel Ravicher, Director of the Startup Practicum at University of Miami School of Law. Daniel is a patent attorney who has worked on patents, intellectual property rights, and more. The Startup Practicum serves as an entrepreneurship clinic that connects law students with new ventures in need of legal advice.

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024: EllenMarie McPhillip, Kyle Kingma and Ellen McPhadden (Hyperion Council)

Meet EllenMarie McPhillip, Kyle Kingma, and Ellen McPhadden and learn about the University of Miami Hyperion Council which helps future business leaders build strong moral compasses and ethics and actively shares best practices in business administration with at-risk communities.

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023: Chris Nolte (Co-Founder, Per’La Coffee)

Meet Chris Nolte of Per’La Coffee. Chris is Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Per’La Specialty Roasters, which just celebrated its 2nd anniversary and currently serves over 40 wholesalers.

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022: Xavier Gonzalez (CEO, eMerge Americas)

Meet Xavier Gonzalez, CEO of eMerge Americas. Xavier is working hard to establish Miami as the technology hub of all the Americas; North, South, Central and Latin. In 2018, eMerge has grown to over 15,000 attendees from over 60 countries, with over 1 Billion impressions worldwide.

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021: Monique D. Hayes (Partner, Goldstein and McClintock LLLP)

Today’s guest is Monique D. Hayes, a partner at Goldstein and McClintock LLLP, where she practices business law, focusing on commercial transactions, business litigation, and corporate restructuring.

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020: Amanda Pizarro (Co-Founder, The Salty Donut)

In this episode, we meet Amanda Pizarro, Co-Founder of the Salty Donut. Amanda opened the Salty Donut, Miami’s first gourmet donut shop, in 2016. This episode was recorded live at the eMerge Americas conference.

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019: Dr. Julio Frenk (President, University of Miami)

Today’s guest is Dr. Julio Frenk, President of the University of Miami. He joins Tyler and Michael at the University of Miami recording booth at the eMERGE AMERICAS conference. Dr. Frenk is a 4th-generation physician and the former Minister of Health of Mexico.

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018: Louis Quatorze (Video Artist)

Louis Quatorze; video artist, music video director, and arts curator. He produces pro bono music videos for St. Louis’ up-and-coming hip hop stars. Big Louis, Louis the Shooter, Mike Roth; he answers to all these names and he is dedicated to building up the arts and hip hop scene in St. Louis.

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017: Jonathan Allen (Editor-in-Chief, Entrepreneur Quarterly)

Jonathan Allen is the Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of EQ. He is also the President and Co-founder of Longneck & Thunderfoot (L&T), a brand publishing company that incubated at the Columbia University Startup Lab in New York City. He moved to St. Louis in 2016 to open up a Midwest office after L&T won an Arch Grant.

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016: TJ Hughes (Terrifying Jellyfish)

TJ Hughes is a video game designer and digital artist who produces and publishes games as the independent game company Terrifying Jellyfish. His current project, the food game Nour, has received national attention, including interviews with Drøme, Polygon, Venture Beat, and more.

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015: Christine Handy & Jim St. Germain

This episode features two amazing guests; Jim St. Germain and Christine Handy, both authors with new books telling the stories of their personal triumphs over adversity.

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014: Matt Menietti (Executive Director, GlobalHack)

Today’s guest is Matt Menietti, one of the big names in the St. Louis startup scene. Matt is the Executive Director of GlobalHack. Before that, he was part of two nationally-ranked accelerator programs; serving first as the Director of Operations for Capital Innovators and then as Venture Partner at SixThirty.

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013: Zach Hatraf (Founder at Anchor Rides)

Zach Hatraf is the Founder and CEO of Anchor Charter Services, which provides pier-to-pier boat charter services, allowing passengers to quick charter on demand rides around Lake of the Ozarks.

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