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Stories Untold

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Stories untold is a podcast about immigrant entrepreneurs, the businesses they've built and the challenges they have faced along the way.

Latest Episodes

Story # 014 - How Trading a 6 Pack of Beer for a Haircut Led to a Men's Grooming App

In this episode we chat with Farhaj Mayan, the CEO and founder of FADE, a personalized barber marketplace for men . Farhaj shares his experience being born and raised into an Indian family in Dubai, UAE and what it was like to move to the U.S. as an international student. We talk about the story behind Fade's initial idea and discussed various different topics around building and growing a business such as the value of market research, marketing for early stage startups and tips on keeping a positive outlook in the face of adversity. To download FADE on the App store:https://apple.co/2HrXulb For more information about our podcast:https://storiesuntoldpod.org/

47 MINFEB 6
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Story # 014 - How Trading a 6 Pack of Beer for a Haircut Led to a Men's Grooming App

#13 - Legal 101, Startups & Small Businesses

In this episode we talk to Jessica Vittorio, a business attorney specializing in helping new business owners overcome obstacles so that they can focus on acheiving their dreams. We chat all things business law and cover some of the basic legal questions any new entrepreneur might have. Here is a breakdown of our chat: When should entrepreneurs and founders seek legal advice Different avenues/channels where entrepreneurs can find legal counsel When to form a legal entity Different types of legal entities and how to decide which one is the right fit for your business The challenges with changing your existing legal entity type after formation The myth around “Delaware C cop” The 3 most important legal documentation for any new business Advice on registering trademarks Legal documentation required for hiring new team members Key takeaways form this session To reach out to Jessica :https://www.lawofficeofjessicavittorio.com/ To learn more about our podcast: https://storiesuntoldpod.org

47 MINJAN 23
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#13 - Legal 101, Startups & Small Businesses

# 012 - Fundraising Basics With Greg Campbell

In this episode we talk to Greg Campbell, first generation American entrepreneur, investor, and startup adviser about the basics of fundraising. We discuss: 1) Different types of funds and how to figure out which type makes sense for your business 2) How to seek and reach out to investors 3) Pitch Deck basics 4) Exit strategies To reach out to Greg :https://rainmaker-inc.com/ For more information about ImmiFounders Group:https://www.immifounders.org/

45 MINJAN 16
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# 012 - Fundraising Basics With Greg Campbell

Story # 011 - How two Friends Built a Brand Around Northern Iranian Food

In this episode we talk to Hanif and Babak the founders of Komaaj , a cultural northern Iranian brand focused on food. Komaaj started as a popup restaurant and later expanded into a catering and packaged food business. Hanif takes us back to the days when him and Babak were having popup restaurants as a means to earn some extra cash and the series of events that led them to pursue Komaaj as a business. To get 20% off a seat at one of their next popup events use code "storiesuntold" at checkout onhttps://eatfeastly.com For more info about Komaaj :http://www.komaaj.com For more info about Stories Untold : https://storiesuntoldpod.org

20 MINJAN 10
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Story # 011 - How two Friends Built a Brand Around Northern Iranian Food

Story # 010 - How a Recovering Attorney Built a Community Around Iranian Contemporary art

In this episode we talk to Roshi Rahnama, the founder and director of Advocartsy, a collaborative arts platform that connects a worldwide network of artists, strategists and visionaries. Roshi shares her immigration journey to the U.S. and the years following that as she learned and adjusted to the American culture. We also talk to Roshi about how she came to start her business Advocartsy in order to build a community around art and the strategies she uses to maintain and grow her mission driven company.

38 MINJAN 3
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Story # 010 - How a Recovering Attorney Built a Community Around Iranian Contemporary art

Story # 009 - Rowena Scherer, Malaysian Female Founder Shares her 182 day Story to Entrepreneurship

In this episode we talk to Rowena Scherer, the founder and President of Eat2Explore, a company with the mission to bring quality family time back into your life by exploring the world in your own kitchen. Rowena shares her story growing up in Malaysia with a working mother and takes us through her journey fromcollege days in New Zealand to her immigration to the U.S. She tells us what it was like to work in the banking world in NYC in the 1990's and how and why she came up with the idea for Eat2Explore. To get 20% off your first explorer box use promo code : “IMMI2018” For more information about Eat2Explore:https://eat2explore.com/ For more information about Stories Untold and our mission : https://immifounders.org

31 MIN2018 DEC 19
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Story # 009 - Rowena Scherer, Malaysian Female Founder Shares her 182 day Story to Entrepreneurship

BONUS Episode 3 - Summary & Highlights

In this bonus episode, we highlight the best moments of previous shows and share a recap of our conversations with Parul Gujral from story #007 and Nitasha Syed from Story #008. For more information please visit us at: https://immifounders.org

11 MIN2018 DEC 13
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BONUS Episode 3 - Summary & Highlights

BONUS Episode 2 - Summary & Highlights

In this bonus episode, we highlight the best moments of previous shows and we will share a recap of our conversations with Arjitha Sethi & Anshul Dhawan from Story #003, Chia-Lin Simmons from Story #005 and Mohammed Ashour from Story #006. For more information please visit us at : https://immifounders.org

20 MIN2018 DEC 6
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BONUS Episode 2 - Summary & Highlights

BONUS Episode 1 - Summary & Highlights

In this bonus episode, we go through some of highlights of previous stories we have published and share with you a summary of all the advice and tips our incredibly talented guests have shared with us in the past. Bonus episode 1 covers highlights from story # 001, #002, and #004 . For more information please visit us at : https://immifounders.org

18 MIN2018 NOV 29
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BONUS Episode 1 - Summary & Highlights

Story # 008 - VOGUE for STEM

In this episode we talk to Nitasha Syed, the founder of Unboxd, a digital media company which aims to re-associate beauty and intelligence through the voices of inspiring women.Unboxd is on a mission to show girls that they didn't have to conform to the narratives that media has created and that they could be successful in STEM careers without having to compromise on their personalities. We talk to Nitasha about balancing a full-time job and running an early stage startup, growth strategies for digital media companies and the future of women in STEM. For more information about Unboxd please visit:https://beunboxd.com/ For more information about our podcast please visit: https://immifounders.org

37 MIN2018 NOV 22
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Story # 008 - VOGUE for STEM

Latest Episodes

Story # 014 - How Trading a 6 Pack of Beer for a Haircut Led to a Men's Grooming App

In this episode we chat with Farhaj Mayan, the CEO and founder of FADE, a personalized barber marketplace for men . Farhaj shares his experience being born and raised into an Indian family in Dubai, UAE and what it was like to move to the U.S. as an international student. We talk about the story behind Fade's initial idea and discussed various different topics around building and growing a business such as the value of market research, marketing for early stage startups and tips on keeping a positive outlook in the face of adversity. To download FADE on the App store:https://apple.co/2HrXulb For more information about our podcast:https://storiesuntoldpod.org/

47 MINFEB 6
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Story # 014 - How Trading a 6 Pack of Beer for a Haircut Led to a Men's Grooming App

#13 - Legal 101, Startups & Small Businesses

In this episode we talk to Jessica Vittorio, a business attorney specializing in helping new business owners overcome obstacles so that they can focus on acheiving their dreams. We chat all things business law and cover some of the basic legal questions any new entrepreneur might have. Here is a breakdown of our chat: When should entrepreneurs and founders seek legal advice Different avenues/channels where entrepreneurs can find legal counsel When to form a legal entity Different types of legal entities and how to decide which one is the right fit for your business The challenges with changing your existing legal entity type after formation The myth around “Delaware C cop” The 3 most important legal documentation for any new business Advice on registering trademarks Legal documentation required for hiring new team members Key takeaways form this session To reach out to Jessica :https://www.lawofficeofjessicavittorio.com/ To learn more about our podcast: https://storiesuntoldpod.org

47 MINJAN 23
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#13 - Legal 101, Startups & Small Businesses

# 012 - Fundraising Basics With Greg Campbell

In this episode we talk to Greg Campbell, first generation American entrepreneur, investor, and startup adviser about the basics of fundraising. We discuss: 1) Different types of funds and how to figure out which type makes sense for your business 2) How to seek and reach out to investors 3) Pitch Deck basics 4) Exit strategies To reach out to Greg :https://rainmaker-inc.com/ For more information about ImmiFounders Group:https://www.immifounders.org/

45 MINJAN 16
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# 012 - Fundraising Basics With Greg Campbell

Story # 011 - How two Friends Built a Brand Around Northern Iranian Food

In this episode we talk to Hanif and Babak the founders of Komaaj , a cultural northern Iranian brand focused on food. Komaaj started as a popup restaurant and later expanded into a catering and packaged food business. Hanif takes us back to the days when him and Babak were having popup restaurants as a means to earn some extra cash and the series of events that led them to pursue Komaaj as a business. To get 20% off a seat at one of their next popup events use code "storiesuntold" at checkout onhttps://eatfeastly.com For more info about Komaaj :http://www.komaaj.com For more info about Stories Untold : https://storiesuntoldpod.org

20 MINJAN 10
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Story # 011 - How two Friends Built a Brand Around Northern Iranian Food

Story # 010 - How a Recovering Attorney Built a Community Around Iranian Contemporary art

In this episode we talk to Roshi Rahnama, the founder and director of Advocartsy, a collaborative arts platform that connects a worldwide network of artists, strategists and visionaries. Roshi shares her immigration journey to the U.S. and the years following that as she learned and adjusted to the American culture. We also talk to Roshi about how she came to start her business Advocartsy in order to build a community around art and the strategies she uses to maintain and grow her mission driven company.

38 MINJAN 3
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Story # 010 - How a Recovering Attorney Built a Community Around Iranian Contemporary art

Story # 009 - Rowena Scherer, Malaysian Female Founder Shares her 182 day Story to Entrepreneurship

In this episode we talk to Rowena Scherer, the founder and President of Eat2Explore, a company with the mission to bring quality family time back into your life by exploring the world in your own kitchen. Rowena shares her story growing up in Malaysia with a working mother and takes us through her journey fromcollege days in New Zealand to her immigration to the U.S. She tells us what it was like to work in the banking world in NYC in the 1990's and how and why she came up with the idea for Eat2Explore. To get 20% off your first explorer box use promo code : “IMMI2018” For more information about Eat2Explore:https://eat2explore.com/ For more information about Stories Untold and our mission : https://immifounders.org

31 MIN2018 DEC 19
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Story # 009 - Rowena Scherer, Malaysian Female Founder Shares her 182 day Story to Entrepreneurship

BONUS Episode 3 - Summary & Highlights

In this bonus episode, we highlight the best moments of previous shows and share a recap of our conversations with Parul Gujral from story #007 and Nitasha Syed from Story #008. For more information please visit us at: https://immifounders.org

11 MIN2018 DEC 13
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BONUS Episode 3 - Summary & Highlights

BONUS Episode 2 - Summary & Highlights

In this bonus episode, we highlight the best moments of previous shows and we will share a recap of our conversations with Arjitha Sethi & Anshul Dhawan from Story #003, Chia-Lin Simmons from Story #005 and Mohammed Ashour from Story #006. For more information please visit us at : https://immifounders.org

20 MIN2018 DEC 6
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BONUS Episode 2 - Summary & Highlights

BONUS Episode 1 - Summary & Highlights

In this bonus episode, we go through some of highlights of previous stories we have published and share with you a summary of all the advice and tips our incredibly talented guests have shared with us in the past. Bonus episode 1 covers highlights from story # 001, #002, and #004 . For more information please visit us at : https://immifounders.org

18 MIN2018 NOV 29
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BONUS Episode 1 - Summary & Highlights

Story # 008 - VOGUE for STEM

In this episode we talk to Nitasha Syed, the founder of Unboxd, a digital media company which aims to re-associate beauty and intelligence through the voices of inspiring women.Unboxd is on a mission to show girls that they didn't have to conform to the narratives that media has created and that they could be successful in STEM careers without having to compromise on their personalities. We talk to Nitasha about balancing a full-time job and running an early stage startup, growth strategies for digital media companies and the future of women in STEM. For more information about Unboxd please visit:https://beunboxd.com/ For more information about our podcast please visit: https://immifounders.org

37 MIN2018 NOV 22
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Story # 008 - VOGUE for STEM