Nancy Bosnoian is 21-years-old, originally from Aleppo, Syria, and a freshman at Columbia University. She is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of End No Sleep, Inc. an international NGO on a mission to help you get a good night’s sleep. Nancy is also a public speaker. She shares her experiences fleeing from war, finding a new home, and learning to thrive.
Episode 145 welcomes Jeremy Streich, author of The Tree of Knowledge by New Degree Press. He is a startup founder and 2019 iTunes Top 100 podcaster having interviewed New York Times Best-selling Author Michael Pollan, Presidential Candidate Andrew Yang, Nobel Prize biologist Randy Schekman, Chicago’s Treasurer Kurt Summers, and more.
Jeremy Streich is the author of The Tree of Knowledge New Degree Press. He is a startup founder and 2019 iTunes Top 100 podcaster having interviewed New York Times Best-selling Author Michael Pollan, Presidential Candidate Andrew Yang, Nobel Prize biologist Randy Schekman, Chicago’s Treasurer Kurt Summers, and more…
Since his twelfth birthday, Jeremy has spent time in 25 countries, interviewing thinkers from around the world on topics of life, neuroscience, and ancient philosophy—all of which help Jeremy build not-so-far-fetched worlds of his imagination.
When not writing, Streich is probably on a hike or is striking out at stand-up comedy, dating, dead-lifting, and investing.
Episode 117 features Co-Founder and CEO of SweatPack, Umama Kibria. I came across Umama on the Forbes 30 Under 30 List and I was excited to have her come on the Podcast to share her journey in both fitness and entrepreneurship, two of my favorite things to speak about!
Umama Kibria is passionate about connecting people through fitness. After working out at 400+ gyms and connecting with 100k+ people on social media, she founded SweatPack. SweatPack is a marketplace that connects people to group workouts and sports leagues. As a proud Forbes 30 Under 30 leader, she’s building brand loyalty, traction, and impact.
Episode 108 features a young, sharp entrepreneur named Matty Shaefer who is the Co-Founder of Vade, a company making parking more convenient by making real-time parking availability data accessible to every city and driver.
Matty is a 22-year-old entrepreneur that recently graduated from UNC as a Robertson Scholar and Adams Apprentice with a degree in Business Administration.
His first success was building a YouTube channel where he reviewed tech products like phones, laptops, and mechanical keyboards. Over 5 years, he grew the channel to over 500K subscribers, 70M video views, and six figures of revenue through partnerships with tech giants like Disney, Amazon, and LG. In 2018, Matty stopped creating videos to focus on ventures outside of the world of social media.
Since then, Matty co-founded Vade to make parking more convenient by making real-time parking availability data accessible to every city and driver. Vade developed patent-pending IoT camera sensors that are solar-powered, connect via LTE, and can be installed on any pole in a matter of minutes. Staying true to the mission, Vade provides these cameras to cities at no cost, and instead they monetize the data through integrations with parking vendors and wayfinding apps.
Chris Meade is the Co-founder of CROSSNET, the world’s first four-way volleyball game. Now sold on Target, Walmart, Amazon, and 20+ marketplaces CROSSNET is becoming a household name in the outdoor sporting goods market. In 2019, CROSSNET surpassed 2.25 million dollars in sales.
It’s not every day that a new sport is created – but that’s exactly what happened when three friends from a small town in Connecticut combined an old game called four square and volleyball. Growing up together in the “Quiet Corner” of CT, brothers Greg and Chris Meade constantly sought new sports and activities to keep them busy with their childhood friend Mike Delpapa.
One night in May 2017, Chris, now 26, got together with his brother, Greg, 25, and Mike, 25, got to reunite. Reminiscing on recess days playing four square, the three friends struck an idea for a four-way volleyball game that merged traditional volleyball with the four square. By dividing the court into four quadrants, rather than in half, they envisioned a new game that incorporated the nostalgic feel of recess. After creating a prototype, inviting their friends to come play and not being able to turn them away they knew we were onto something!
Since that moment over 2 years ago, the trio has made it their mission to spread the game of CROSSNET throughout the world.