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Kentucky Entrepreneur Hall of Fame

Garrett Fahrbach

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Kentucky Entrepreneur Hall of Fame
Kentucky Entrepreneur Hall of Fame

Kentucky Entrepreneur Hall of Fame

Garrett Fahrbach

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Our mission is to raise awareness of the impact that entrepreneurship has made in the Commonwealth of Kentucky and encourage others to pursue similar ambitious endeavors.Episodes will focus on those who have been inspirations to our entrepreneurial ecosystem throughout Kentucky. Additionally, we aim to highlight up-and-coming entrepreneurs, innovators, and tech-savvy individuals.email: garrett.fahrbach@entrepreneurhof.com for inquiries.

Latest Episodes

Syndicate: Zach Jenkins

Season 2 | Episode 17: Zach Jenkins of Syndicate is an extremely talented designer based in Louisville, Kentucky. He enjoys building brands, developing products, and when he’s not working he enjoys Mountain Biking, Rock Climbing, and Ale8. A few years ago, he released a product for Pelican that launched about as successfully as one could hope! His Spartan Cases MDX Lid Organizer exploded on Kickstarter. Spartan is dedicated to the efficient organization and protection of film and photography equipment. Zach's product has a great post on Medium as well as varying photography and gear community forums. Currently, Zach has some cool products in his pipeline, but his newest product is from Fifth Made. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/kehof/message

54 MIN3 d ago
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Syndicate: Zach Jenkins

the Faithful Platform: Austin Willard

Season 2 | Episode 16: Austin Willard is the founder of the Faithful Platform. In his life and work, he focuses on building relationships and stewarding what God has given to him. He is constantly exploring new opportunities for growth in the jewelry and wedding industry. Outside of work he enjoys spending time with his wife and daughter, playing golf, and fishing. He is on the session (of a Congregation) at Tates Creek Presbyterian Church and helps lead a 210 Leaders group. Since 2016, Faithful Platform has been helping guys walk through the process of buying their engagement, wedding, and anniversary rings bysaving clients thousands of dollars, providing them with unlimited options, and educating them on the industry.Their approach separates them from typical retail stores.No longer are guys having to wonder if they got a good deal or not. Their goal is to make sure guys get the best ring for the best price. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/kehof/message

37 MIN3 w ago
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the Faithful Platform: Austin Willard

EZ Turn: Chase Minnifield

Season 2 | Episode 15: Chase Minnifield is a former defensive back for the Washington Redskins and three-time entrepreneur who was recently inducted into the 2019 class of Forbes 30 under 30. He currently serves as CEO of EZ Turn, the only vendor management digital platform that enables property managers in the student housing business to more efficiently manage, invoice and communicate with contractors. In its first year, EZ Turn has acquired more than 30 clients and managed over $1M in invoices. With EZ Turn's EZ Scheduler, housing unit staff will be more efficient and give their property managers more free time to focus on different tasks. Chase began his entrepreneurial career at the age of 25, post-NFL career, with his first company Helping Hand, LLC, which provides moving, cleaning and apartment turnover services for college dormitories and student housing complexes. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/kehof/message

41 MINSEP 10
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EZ Turn: Chase Minnifield

Truman's: Alex Reed

Season 2 | Episode 14: Alex Reed co-founded cleaning startup Truman’s following more than a decade at fan and light manufacturer Big Ass Fans, where he led an expansive marketing division that helped the company grow from $30 million in annual sales to more than $250 million. Alex used innovative approaches to grow the company’s customer base nearly 40 percent annually. At the same time, customer loyalty became so strong that repeat business accounted for half of all orders. He oversaw its expansion beyond a business-to-business strategy to business-to-consumer with the 2012 debut of Haiku, the first Big Ass Fan for homes. After their exit sale in 2017 for $500 million, Alex co-founded Truman’s with Big Ass Fans Chief Operating Officer Jon Bostock. The pair aims to disrupt the cleaning industry with the belief that cleaning should be green, simple, convenient and cost less. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/kehof/message

51 MINAUG 20
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Truman's: Alex Reed

RAADZ (Fellowship company): Matt Miller

Season 2 | Episode 13: Matt Miller is the founder of RAADZ, a digital advertising company that aims to revolutionize the way people interact with ads. He is the visionary behind the idea, and the coder who created the platform. In all parts of life he strives for improvement, thus how RAADZ was born. Outside of continuously improving the digital advertising world, he enjoys sports, games, and most outdoor activities. Awesome Inc article: Focus on the Hot Dog --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/kehof/message

28 MINAUG 6
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RAADZ (Fellowship company): Matt Miller

Forecastr: Logan Burchett and Steven Plappert

Season 2 | Episode 12 Logan Burchett and Steven Plappert are the founders of Forecastr, a SaaS model to help startups with their financial planning. They see their product becoming the "Quickbooks" for financial planning and analysis. Logan Burchett is the Outsourced CFO, head of FP&A at Venture First. He has constructed over 100 financial models for startups, CFO for various startups, and helped to raise millions in early stage funding. Steven Plappert is a Techstars alum & serial entrepreneur who Founded Fantasyhub and grew it to 40,000 users. Has been working in finance/marketing at Venture First for the past two years. Both Logan and Steven have been well prepared because of their involvement with Venture First out of Louisville, KY, which exists to build an ecosystem for entrepreneurs, companies, and investors while providing support throughout their lifecycle. Listen to how these two are helping eliminate the barrier for startups as they raise capital. --- Send in a voice mess...

35 MINJUL 16
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Forecastr: Logan Burchett and Steven Plappert

DV8 Kitchen and Saul Good: Rob Perez

Season 2 | Episode 11: With 30 years of restaurant experience, Rob has seen first-hand how to build restaurant brands and how prevalent addiction is in the industry he loves. Along with his wife Diane, he founded Dv8 Kitchen as a social enterprise focused on giving second chance employment opportunities to people in recovery from drug or alcohol addiction through vocational, on-the-job training. Dv8 Kitchen focuses on providing top-quality food, service, and atmosphere for every guest, and by providing “a better-than-expected” dining experience, the hope is to build a new standard for the second chance employee to live by and to change the way the guests perceive people in addiction recovery. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/kehof/message

43 MINJUL 2
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DV8 Kitchen and Saul Good: Rob Perez

OUTBACK STEAKHOUSE (Hall of Fame): Chris Sullivan

Season 1 | Episode 10: Chris Sullivan is a co-founder of the Outback Steakhouse restaurant company and a member of the Kentucky Entrepreneur Hall of Fame. Kentucky Entrepreneur Hall of Fame profile | Founders Series video Chris is a graduate from the University of Kentucky and while in college, he would work the busy seasons down in Fort Lauderdale to pay for school, which was his first entry into the restaurant industry. Chris' main restaurant ventures included Steak and Ale, Benningans, Carrabba's before founding Outback. The first Outback Steakhouse was opened in March 1988. From 1991 to 2005, he was CEO of OSI Restaurant (parent corporation of Outback), after serving as the first President of the organization. In 2007, OSI Restaurant was sold for $3.1B to Bain Capital Partners and Catterton Partners. Outback has 968 locations worldwide and also operates over 300 locations of Carrabba's Italian Grills, Fleming's Prime Steakhouse and Wine Bar, Roy's, Cheeseburger in Paradise, Bone...

20 MINJUN 4
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OUTBACK STEAKHOUSE (Hall of Fame): Chris Sullivan

Manchester Studios: Chase Fairchild

Season 1 | Episode 9: Chase Fairchild with Manchester Coffee Co. and Manchester Studios is the prime example of the Enneagram's Type 7: The Busy, Fun-Loving Type: Spontaneous, Versatile, Distractible, and Scattered. Chase he focuses on building relationships first in life and work. He lets people know they come first. He is constantly exploring new opportunities for growth and looking to see where he can connect people personally and professionally. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/kehof/message

40 MINMAY 21
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Manchester Studios: Chase Fairchild

A Cup of Commonwealth: Allen Warford

Season 1 | Episode 8: Allen Warford with A Cup of Commonwealth, Chocolate Holler, and KRFT Goods is a design guru and entrepreneur with an architectural background and a decade of small business experience. Allen resides in Lexington, Kentucky and highly values his people. His community and value are driving factors in his entrepreneurial and creative pursuits. A Cup of Commonwealth's mission is: Embrace community. Serve others. Create culture. They are known for their culture and great coffee throughout the city of Lexington. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/kehof/message

34 MINMAY 7
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A Cup of Commonwealth: Allen Warford

Latest Episodes

Syndicate: Zach Jenkins

Season 2 | Episode 17: Zach Jenkins of Syndicate is an extremely talented designer based in Louisville, Kentucky. He enjoys building brands, developing products, and when he’s not working he enjoys Mountain Biking, Rock Climbing, and Ale8. A few years ago, he released a product for Pelican that launched about as successfully as one could hope! His Spartan Cases MDX Lid Organizer exploded on Kickstarter. Spartan is dedicated to the efficient organization and protection of film and photography equipment. Zach's product has a great post on Medium as well as varying photography and gear community forums. Currently, Zach has some cool products in his pipeline, but his newest product is from Fifth Made. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/kehof/message

54 MIN3 d ago
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Syndicate: Zach Jenkins

the Faithful Platform: Austin Willard

Season 2 | Episode 16: Austin Willard is the founder of the Faithful Platform. In his life and work, he focuses on building relationships and stewarding what God has given to him. He is constantly exploring new opportunities for growth in the jewelry and wedding industry. Outside of work he enjoys spending time with his wife and daughter, playing golf, and fishing. He is on the session (of a Congregation) at Tates Creek Presbyterian Church and helps lead a 210 Leaders group. Since 2016, Faithful Platform has been helping guys walk through the process of buying their engagement, wedding, and anniversary rings bysaving clients thousands of dollars, providing them with unlimited options, and educating them on the industry.Their approach separates them from typical retail stores.No longer are guys having to wonder if they got a good deal or not. Their goal is to make sure guys get the best ring for the best price. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/kehof/message

37 MIN3 w ago
Comments
the Faithful Platform: Austin Willard

EZ Turn: Chase Minnifield

Season 2 | Episode 15: Chase Minnifield is a former defensive back for the Washington Redskins and three-time entrepreneur who was recently inducted into the 2019 class of Forbes 30 under 30. He currently serves as CEO of EZ Turn, the only vendor management digital platform that enables property managers in the student housing business to more efficiently manage, invoice and communicate with contractors. In its first year, EZ Turn has acquired more than 30 clients and managed over $1M in invoices. With EZ Turn's EZ Scheduler, housing unit staff will be more efficient and give their property managers more free time to focus on different tasks. Chase began his entrepreneurial career at the age of 25, post-NFL career, with his first company Helping Hand, LLC, which provides moving, cleaning and apartment turnover services for college dormitories and student housing complexes. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/kehof/message

41 MINSEP 10
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EZ Turn: Chase Minnifield

Truman's: Alex Reed

Season 2 | Episode 14: Alex Reed co-founded cleaning startup Truman’s following more than a decade at fan and light manufacturer Big Ass Fans, where he led an expansive marketing division that helped the company grow from $30 million in annual sales to more than $250 million. Alex used innovative approaches to grow the company’s customer base nearly 40 percent annually. At the same time, customer loyalty became so strong that repeat business accounted for half of all orders. He oversaw its expansion beyond a business-to-business strategy to business-to-consumer with the 2012 debut of Haiku, the first Big Ass Fan for homes. After their exit sale in 2017 for $500 million, Alex co-founded Truman’s with Big Ass Fans Chief Operating Officer Jon Bostock. The pair aims to disrupt the cleaning industry with the belief that cleaning should be green, simple, convenient and cost less. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/kehof/message

51 MINAUG 20
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Truman's: Alex Reed

RAADZ (Fellowship company): Matt Miller

Season 2 | Episode 13: Matt Miller is the founder of RAADZ, a digital advertising company that aims to revolutionize the way people interact with ads. He is the visionary behind the idea, and the coder who created the platform. In all parts of life he strives for improvement, thus how RAADZ was born. Outside of continuously improving the digital advertising world, he enjoys sports, games, and most outdoor activities. Awesome Inc article: Focus on the Hot Dog --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/kehof/message

28 MINAUG 6
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RAADZ (Fellowship company): Matt Miller

Forecastr: Logan Burchett and Steven Plappert

Season 2 | Episode 12 Logan Burchett and Steven Plappert are the founders of Forecastr, a SaaS model to help startups with their financial planning. They see their product becoming the "Quickbooks" for financial planning and analysis. Logan Burchett is the Outsourced CFO, head of FP&A at Venture First. He has constructed over 100 financial models for startups, CFO for various startups, and helped to raise millions in early stage funding. Steven Plappert is a Techstars alum & serial entrepreneur who Founded Fantasyhub and grew it to 40,000 users. Has been working in finance/marketing at Venture First for the past two years. Both Logan and Steven have been well prepared because of their involvement with Venture First out of Louisville, KY, which exists to build an ecosystem for entrepreneurs, companies, and investors while providing support throughout their lifecycle. Listen to how these two are helping eliminate the barrier for startups as they raise capital. --- Send in a voice mess...

35 MINJUL 16
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Forecastr: Logan Burchett and Steven Plappert

DV8 Kitchen and Saul Good: Rob Perez

Season 2 | Episode 11: With 30 years of restaurant experience, Rob has seen first-hand how to build restaurant brands and how prevalent addiction is in the industry he loves. Along with his wife Diane, he founded Dv8 Kitchen as a social enterprise focused on giving second chance employment opportunities to people in recovery from drug or alcohol addiction through vocational, on-the-job training. Dv8 Kitchen focuses on providing top-quality food, service, and atmosphere for every guest, and by providing “a better-than-expected” dining experience, the hope is to build a new standard for the second chance employee to live by and to change the way the guests perceive people in addiction recovery. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/kehof/message

43 MINJUL 2
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DV8 Kitchen and Saul Good: Rob Perez

OUTBACK STEAKHOUSE (Hall of Fame): Chris Sullivan

Season 1 | Episode 10: Chris Sullivan is a co-founder of the Outback Steakhouse restaurant company and a member of the Kentucky Entrepreneur Hall of Fame. Kentucky Entrepreneur Hall of Fame profile | Founders Series video Chris is a graduate from the University of Kentucky and while in college, he would work the busy seasons down in Fort Lauderdale to pay for school, which was his first entry into the restaurant industry. Chris' main restaurant ventures included Steak and Ale, Benningans, Carrabba's before founding Outback. The first Outback Steakhouse was opened in March 1988. From 1991 to 2005, he was CEO of OSI Restaurant (parent corporation of Outback), after serving as the first President of the organization. In 2007, OSI Restaurant was sold for $3.1B to Bain Capital Partners and Catterton Partners. Outback has 968 locations worldwide and also operates over 300 locations of Carrabba's Italian Grills, Fleming's Prime Steakhouse and Wine Bar, Roy's, Cheeseburger in Paradise, Bone...

20 MINJUN 4
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OUTBACK STEAKHOUSE (Hall of Fame): Chris Sullivan

Manchester Studios: Chase Fairchild

Season 1 | Episode 9: Chase Fairchild with Manchester Coffee Co. and Manchester Studios is the prime example of the Enneagram's Type 7: The Busy, Fun-Loving Type: Spontaneous, Versatile, Distractible, and Scattered. Chase he focuses on building relationships first in life and work. He lets people know they come first. He is constantly exploring new opportunities for growth and looking to see where he can connect people personally and professionally. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/kehof/message

40 MINMAY 21
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Manchester Studios: Chase Fairchild

A Cup of Commonwealth: Allen Warford

Season 1 | Episode 8: Allen Warford with A Cup of Commonwealth, Chocolate Holler, and KRFT Goods is a design guru and entrepreneur with an architectural background and a decade of small business experience. Allen resides in Lexington, Kentucky and highly values his people. His community and value are driving factors in his entrepreneurial and creative pursuits. A Cup of Commonwealth's mission is: Embrace community. Serve others. Create culture. They are known for their culture and great coffee throughout the city of Lexington. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/kehof/message

34 MINMAY 7
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A Cup of Commonwealth: Allen Warford