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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.


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.


012: Jennifer Pierre (Founder at Melanites)

Jennifer Pierre is the founder of Melanites, a toy company that designs diverse dolls, toys, storybooks, and games that celebrate brown boyhood. Melanites’ mission is to show positive representations of boys of color to inspire kids to dream big, stand tall, and cultivate curiosity, adventure, and fun!


011: Ben Triola (The Rampant)

Ben is a serial entrepreneur; he is the Founder and Developer of DogePos, co-owner of Mauhaus Café, partner and Director of Operations at Rampant Interactive, and a producer and game designer for Happy Badger Studio.


010: Mallesh Murugesan (Co-Founder at

Today’s guest is Mallesh Murugesan. Mallesh is the Founder and CEO of Abeyon, and Co-Founder and CEO of He’s an innovative leader with a passion for artificial intelligence and design.


009: Cami Thomas (For the Culture TV)

Today’s guest is Cami Thomas. Cami is a marketing professional, a blogger, and a documentary filmmaker based in St. Louis, Missouri. She is also the creator of For The Culture TV – “The underground network for ground level culture.”


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