Episodes

April 30, 2019

Tony Luke, Jr., Part 1: High School Dropout, Hollywood Hopeful

Tony Luke, Jr. is a cofounder of Tony Luke's, a cheesesteak franchise with multiple locations. He's also an actor, TV personality…

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April 18, 2019

Nicole Marquis: Introducing Philly to Plant-Based Comfort Food at Hip…

Nicole Marquis is the creator of the plant-based fast casual restaurant chain HipCityVeg, currently with locations in Philadelphi…

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April 9, 2019

Liz Brown: From High School Dropout to Award-Winning Tech CEO

Liz Brown is the Managing Director at Backstage Philadelphia, an arm of Backstage Capital, a venture capital investment firm that…

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April 2, 2019

Conrad Benner: Changing the Way Philly Sees Public Space

Conrad Benner is the creator of Streets Dept, an online platform that highlights street art. It includes a photoblog, a podcast, …

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March 15, 2019

Emily Foote Williams: Leading an Education Startup Through Tragedy

In 2011, Emily Foote Williams co-founded an online education platform to help prepare students for the professional world. That c…

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March 5, 2019

Kiera Smalls: Creating City Fit Girls and Leading the Philly Tech Sce…

Kiera Smalls is the Executive Director of Philly Startup Leaders, a nonprofit that connects Philly entrepreneurs to the resources…

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Feb. 19, 2019

Richard Vague: Businessman, Art Enthusiast, and Philanthropist Who Be…

Richard Vague is currently one of the managing partners of Gabriel Investments and the president of the Philadelphia Live Arts an…

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Feb. 7, 2019

Rebecca Rhynhart: Navigating the Great Recession as Treasurer and Era…

In January 2018, Rebecca Rynhart was sworn in as the first woman City Controller in Philadelphia history. Before that, she served…

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Jan. 31, 2019

Ben Thomas: Prodigy Music Producer who's worked with Post Malone, Bri…

Ben Thomas is and one of most sought after audio engineers in Philadelphia. At only 23 years old, he’s worked with artists such a…

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Jan. 24, 2019

Rob Lawless: The Quest to Make 10,000 Friends

Rob Lawless is a Philly-based influencer who loves getting to know new people. He loves it so much, that for the past 3 years, Ro…

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Jan. 17, 2019

Lauren Nolan-Sellers: From HGTV Dreamer to Best of Houzz in 3 Years

Lauren Nolan-Sellers is an interior designer. In 2012, Lauren left her career as a teacher to start Trust the Vision Decor, an in…

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Dec. 20, 2018

Jane Golden: Making Philly a Public Art Gallery through MuralArts

Jane is the Executive Director of Mural Arts Philadelphia, the nation’s largest public art program that employs over 300 artists …

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Dec. 12, 2018

Josh Kopelman: Founder of First Round Capital & Early Investor in Ube…

Josh Kopelman has been an active entrepreneur and investor in the Internet industry since its commercialization. In 1992, while h…

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Dec. 4, 2018

Governor Ed Rendell: Rescuing Philly from Bankruptcy as Mayor

Governor Ed Rendell is a lawyer, author, and politician. From 1992 until 2000, he served as the Mayor of Philadelphia. Shortly af…

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Nov. 29, 2018

Max Tuttleman: Fighting the Opioid Epidemic through Philanthropy and …

Max Tuttleman is an investor, entrepreneur, and philanthropist who’s focused on studying and developing cannabis products. He’s c…

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Nov. 20, 2018

Jesse Ito: 30 Under 30 Sushi Chef of Royal Izakaya & Sushi

Jesse Ito is the Co-owner and chef of Royal Izakaya and Royal Sushi, a 2-in-one restaurant combo in Queen Village. Jesse’s claim …

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Nov. 14, 2018

Nisiar Smith: Empowering Philly Through Free Financial Literacy Educa…

Nisiar Smith is the CEO and Founder of The People’s Innovation Movement, a nonprofit that provides free financial literacy classe…

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Nov. 8, 2018

Lyonzo Vargas: Bringing Wellness to Urban Communities via the Global …

Lyonzo Vargas is the CEO of GLBL VLLG (pronounced "Global Village"), an entertainment and wellness company whose mission is to re…

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