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Starting Small, is a podcast hosted by young entrepreneur Cameron Nagle. Tune in, as Cameron interviews CEO's, founders, and entrepreneurs, discussing the stories on how their organizations and businesses were created from the ground up.

Latest Episodes

Thirst Project: Seth Maxwell

Thank you for tuning into "Starting Small", a podcast about brand development, entrepreneurship, and innovation in the modern world. In this episode I am joined by Seth Maxwell, CEO and Founder of the Thirst Project, a youth driven organization to provide water to underprivileged regions. Studying at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, Seth had an interest in acting, which changed after meeting with a friend.At 19, he met with a friend who was a photo journalist for Nat Geo, sent to document her findings on raised issues around the globe. She introduced Seth to the reality and seriousness behind the world water crisis, which moved him to push full time into his vision, provide clean water for those in need, through youth led contributions. The Thirst Project has provided clean water to over 400,000 people, with over $10 million acquired in funding.Make sure to check out the Thirst Project at: https://www.thirstproject.org/Thank you to this episodes sponsor, American Giant, a premium quality clothing brand. American Giant is quality clothing, made to last, built for and by people. You can get 15% off your first purchase with code STARTINGSMALL at https://www.american-giant.com/Follow Starting Small:Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/startingsmallpod/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Startingsmallpod/?modal=admin_todo_tourLinkedIn: http://linkedin.com/in/cameronnagle

24 min5 d ago
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Thirst Project: Seth Maxwell

Hydrant: John Sherwin

Thank you for tuning into "Starting Small", a podcast about brand development, entrepreneurship, and innovation in the modern world. In this episode, I am joined by John Sherwin, Co-Founder of Hydrant, a simple, morning hydration mix, optimized to hydrate you rapidly. John studied Biological Sciences at the University of Oxford, where he experienced the need and importance of hydration, to remain at energy capacity. There was a missing void in current hydration products such as healthy, effective, and flavorful...which led to the creation oh Hydrant.With less sugar and more electrolytes than traditional carbohydrate-laden sports drinks, you’ll get a lightly flavored drink by adding Hydrant to your water. Listen as we talk about John's upbringing, years at Oxford, prototyping, and the overall story of Hydrant.Make sure to check out Hydrant at: https://www.drinkhydrant.comThank you to this episodes sponsor, State & Liberty, a performance focused dress clothing brand for men. We all f...

33 min1 w ago
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Hydrant: John Sherwin

Rhone: Nate Checketts

Thank you for tuning into "Starting Small", a podcast about brand development, entrepreneurship, and innovation in the modern world. In this episode, I am joined by Nate Checketts, CEO and Co-founder of Rhone, a men's performance lifestyle brand. Nate attended Brigham Young University in 2004, studying finance, with an emphasis in entrepreneurship. Prior to Rhone, Nate worked for for and consulted with some of the biggest technology and entertainment properties in the world including Cisco, The National Football League, FanVision, and Sports Radar.While working for the National Football League, Nate was introduced to a fabric that seemed to be only used in the women's category of clothing. This realisation led him to fill this void in the men's category, by creating Rhone, the men's active lifestyle brand it is today.Make sure to check out Rhone at: https://www.rhone.com/Thank you to this episodes sponsor, SUPER NIGHT. SUPER NIGHT offers affordable LED light strips, which you can place to illuminate behind cabinets, tables, entertainment centers, and more. Their strips are easy and quick to install, assuring easy accessibility for correct placement. They offer a wide range of colors to choose from, so you can satisfy all rooms of your home, from your game room to the bedroom. Make sure to check out SUPER NIGHT at https://supernight.cc/Follow Starting Small:Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/startingsmallpod/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Startingsmallpod/?modal=admin_todo_tourLinkedIn: http://linkedin.com/in/cameronnagle

35 min2 w ago
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Rhone: Nate Checketts

Reebok: Joe Foster

Thank you for tuning into "Starting Small", a podcast about brand development, entrepreneurship, and innovation in the modern world. In this episode, I am joined by Joe Foster, the founder behind the legendary brand we all know, Reebok. Born in 1935, Joe Grew up in Bolton, England, right in the midst of World War II. Joe's origin come from his grandfather Joseph, who owned J.W. Foster and Sons, a family shoe business out of Bolton. J.W. Foster and Sons was the pioneer behind creating the track spike, which revolutionized running as we know it today.After returning from the war, Joe and his brother, Jeff, realized the rise in competitors, who were doing something that J.W. Foster and Sons wasn't evolving with... marketing. Joe and Jeff departed the family business in 1958 to create what is now known as Reebok. Listen as we talk about Joe's upbringing with the family business, Joe's transition to Reebok, and Joe's journey through story telling.Make sure to check out Joe's new bookShoemaker at:https://www.jwfosterheritage.com/shop-online/shoemakerSupport for Starting Smallis brought to you by ​MANSCAPED​, who is the best in men’s below-the-waist grooming. ​MANSCAPED offers precision-engineered tools for your family jewels. They obsess over their technology developments to provide you the best tools for your grooming experience. You can get 20% off + Free Shipping, with code STARTINGSMALL at https://www.manscaped.com/Follow Starting Small:Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/startingsmallpod/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Startingsmallpod/?modal=admin_todo_tourLinkedIn: http://linkedin.com/in/cameronnagle

52 min3 w ago
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Reebok: Joe Foster

Wolf & Shepherd: Justin Schneider

Thank you for tuning into "Starting Small", a podcast about brand development, entrepreneurship, and innovation in the modern world. In this episode, I am joined by Justin Schneider, CEO and Co-Founder of Wolf & Shepherd, home of arguably the most comfortable dress shoes. Growing up in Atlanta, Georgia, Justin comes from Korean and German descent, where expectations were high through family members attending prestigious universities. Justin studied architecture at the University of Notre Dame, where he ran track and field, which had much impact on his future endeavors.After working in design at some of the world's leading footwear brands, Justin realized the void in a comfortable dress shoe that the fast-paced corporate world calls for. Implementing a combination of both casual and formal materials, Wolf & Shepherd was born, a shoes made to work as hard as you do. Wolf & Shepherd shoes were put to the test when a runner ran a half marathon, winning first place and setting a Guinness World Record for the fasted half marathon in dress shoes. In 2018, Justin himself ran the iconic running of the bulls in Pamplona, Spain, all while wearing a pair of Wolf & Shepherds. Through these physical experiments and collaborations with athletes such as Steve Nash, Wolf & Shepherd is completely revolutionizing the dress shoe industry.Wolf & Shepherd can be found at: https://wolfandshepherd.comFollow Starting Small:Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/startingsmallpod/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Startingsmallpod/?modal=admin_todo_tourLinkedIn: http://linkedin.com/in/cameronnagle

33 minOCT 23
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Wolf & Shepherd: Justin Schneider

Nextdoor: Nirav Tolia

Thank you for tuning into "Starting Small", a podcast about brand development, entrepreneurship, and innovation in the modern world. In this episode, I am joined by Nirav Tolia, Co-Founder and ex-CEO of Nextdoor, an application built to bring neighbors together. Nirav grew up in Odessa, Texas where he adapted his interest for the unification of community. Graduating from Stanford, Nirav was a pre med, but discovered his love for business when he managed an all male acapella group. When entering the work force, Nirav founded a number of companies along with acquirng a position with Yahoo in 1996, being one of the first 100 employees to join the organization.Nextdoor launched in 2010, by Nirav and seven other co-founders who were obtained through his previous startup, Fanbase. To market, Nirav and his co-founders would directly pitch to homes in hopes to acquire a new neighborhood, typically leaders of the HOA. Through this resilience, Nextdoor is now used in 1 of ever 4 U.S. households, 11 countries, and 268,000 neighborhoods globally.Nextdoor can be found at https://nextdoor.com/Follow Starting Small:Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/startingsmallpod/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Startingsmallpod/?modal=admin_todo_tourLinkedIn: http://linkedin.com/in/cameronnagle

37 minOCT 16
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Nextdoor: Nirav Tolia

The M Jewelers: Mark Shami

Thank you for tuning into "Starting Small", a podcast about brand development, entrepreneurship, and innovation in the modern world. In this episode, I am joined by Mark Shami, CEO and Founder of The M Jewelers, a luxury jewelry brand out of NYC. Growing up with a family of jewelers, Mark temporarily diverted from his heritage to pursue a career as a touring pop artist. While on the road, Inspiration towards style and culture began to spark, and Mark began selling graphic tees through E-commerce. This ultimately led to an end to touring and the conceptualization of The M Jewelers went under way, going live in 2014. At launch, Mark opened up a 150 square-foot store in the diamond district, allowing for The M Jewelers to be sold both through brick and mortar and E-commerce. Through his success with The M Jewelers, Mark was named Forbes 30 under 30 for the Art and Style category in 2019.The M Jewelers can be found at: https://themjewelersny.com/Follow Starting Small:Instagram: https://...

20 minOCT 9
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The M Jewelers: Mark Shami

Nelly & Chloe: Neely and Chloe Burch

Thank you for tuning into "Starting Small", a podcast about brand development, entrepreneurship, and innovation in the modern world. In this episode, I am joined by sisters, Neely and Chloe Burch, Founders of Neely & Chloe, an affordable luxury handbag and shoe line. Neely and Chloe both attended Washington and Lee University, Neely studying Art History and Chloe studying American History. After parting ways into the work force, Neely and Chloe reunited to create their self named brand, to provide the missing void of personality to the handbag industry. Nelly & Chloe has been featured in Vogue, Bazaar, Cosmopolitan, and many more. In 2017, Neely and Chloe were both named Forbes 30 under 30 for the Retail and Commerce category.Neely & Chloe can be found at https://neelyandchloe.com/Sponsor: TwilloryThank you to this episodes sponsor, Twillory. Twillory offers a wide range of selection for men, from business casual to formal wear. From innovative fabrics and the perfect fit to contras...

24 minOCT 2
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Nelly & Chloe: Neely and Chloe Burch

HelloAva: Siqi Mou

Thank you for tuning into "Starting Small", a podcast about brand development, entrepreneurship, and innovation in the modern world. In this episode, I am joined by Siqi Mou, Co-Founder and CEO of HelloAva, a personal skin care consultant. Suffering from acne, Siqi was curious on why the same regiments that would work for her friends, wouldn't work for her. During Siqi's time at Stanford, she was involved with a case study, exposing that most women weren't aware of what they were buying and putting on their skin. HelloAva allows for users to access 24/7 personal help through both artificial intelligence and human interaction. Through providing skin types and demographics, HelloAva will provide a personal recommendation on what skin care might work best. Listen as Siqi shares stories from her upbringing in China, years at Oxford and Stanford, and the overall development of HelloAva.HelloAva can be found at: https://helloava.coSponsor: Black WolfThank you to this episodes sponsor, Bla...

55 minSEP 25
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HelloAva: Siqi Mou

OROS: Michael Markesbery

Thank you for tuning into "Starting Small", a podcast about brand development, entrepreneurship, and innovation in the modern world. In this episode, I am joined by Michael Markesbery, Co-Founder and CEO of OROS, an astronaut inspired clothing brand. Michael recalls the struggle of trying to stay warm in freezing temperatures, without looking like the Michelin Man. Taking inspiration from an Astronaut Scholarship, Michael obtained the material known as aerogel to insulate space suits, and transformed it into a patented composite, known as SOLARCORE; claiming to be the warmest insulation on Earth. Listen as Michael shares stories on his upbringing, fascination with space, and the development of OROS. (Listen closely towards the middle of the episode, for a surprise collaboration, heard first on the Starting Small Podcast).OROS can be found at Orosapparel.comFollow Starting Small:Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/startingsmallpod/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Startingsmallpod/...

35 minSEP 18
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OROS: Michael Markesbery

Latest Episodes

Thirst Project: Seth Maxwell

Thank you for tuning into "Starting Small", a podcast about brand development, entrepreneurship, and innovation in the modern world. In this episode I am joined by Seth Maxwell, CEO and Founder of the Thirst Project, a youth driven organization to provide water to underprivileged regions. Studying at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, Seth had an interest in acting, which changed after meeting with a friend.At 19, he met with a friend who was a photo journalist for Nat Geo, sent to document her findings on raised issues around the globe. She introduced Seth to the reality and seriousness behind the world water crisis, which moved him to push full time into his vision, provide clean water for those in need, through youth led contributions. The Thirst Project has provided clean water to over 400,000 people, with over $10 million acquired in funding.Make sure to check out the Thirst Project at: https://www.thirstproject.org/Thank you to this episodes sponsor, American Giant, a premium quality clothing brand. American Giant is quality clothing, made to last, built for and by people. You can get 15% off your first purchase with code STARTINGSMALL at https://www.american-giant.com/Follow Starting Small:Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/startingsmallpod/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Startingsmallpod/?modal=admin_todo_tourLinkedIn: http://linkedin.com/in/cameronnagle

24 min5 d ago
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Thirst Project: Seth Maxwell

Hydrant: John Sherwin

Thank you for tuning into "Starting Small", a podcast about brand development, entrepreneurship, and innovation in the modern world. In this episode, I am joined by John Sherwin, Co-Founder of Hydrant, a simple, morning hydration mix, optimized to hydrate you rapidly. John studied Biological Sciences at the University of Oxford, where he experienced the need and importance of hydration, to remain at energy capacity. There was a missing void in current hydration products such as healthy, effective, and flavorful...which led to the creation oh Hydrant.With less sugar and more electrolytes than traditional carbohydrate-laden sports drinks, you’ll get a lightly flavored drink by adding Hydrant to your water. Listen as we talk about John's upbringing, years at Oxford, prototyping, and the overall story of Hydrant.Make sure to check out Hydrant at: https://www.drinkhydrant.comThank you to this episodes sponsor, State & Liberty, a performance focused dress clothing brand for men. We all f...

33 min1 w ago
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Hydrant: John Sherwin

Rhone: Nate Checketts

Thank you for tuning into "Starting Small", a podcast about brand development, entrepreneurship, and innovation in the modern world. In this episode, I am joined by Nate Checketts, CEO and Co-founder of Rhone, a men's performance lifestyle brand. Nate attended Brigham Young University in 2004, studying finance, with an emphasis in entrepreneurship. Prior to Rhone, Nate worked for for and consulted with some of the biggest technology and entertainment properties in the world including Cisco, The National Football League, FanVision, and Sports Radar.While working for the National Football League, Nate was introduced to a fabric that seemed to be only used in the women's category of clothing. This realisation led him to fill this void in the men's category, by creating Rhone, the men's active lifestyle brand it is today.Make sure to check out Rhone at: https://www.rhone.com/Thank you to this episodes sponsor, SUPER NIGHT. SUPER NIGHT offers affordable LED light strips, which you can place to illuminate behind cabinets, tables, entertainment centers, and more. Their strips are easy and quick to install, assuring easy accessibility for correct placement. They offer a wide range of colors to choose from, so you can satisfy all rooms of your home, from your game room to the bedroom. Make sure to check out SUPER NIGHT at https://supernight.cc/Follow Starting Small:Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/startingsmallpod/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Startingsmallpod/?modal=admin_todo_tourLinkedIn: http://linkedin.com/in/cameronnagle

35 min2 w ago
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Rhone: Nate Checketts

Reebok: Joe Foster

Thank you for tuning into "Starting Small", a podcast about brand development, entrepreneurship, and innovation in the modern world. In this episode, I am joined by Joe Foster, the founder behind the legendary brand we all know, Reebok. Born in 1935, Joe Grew up in Bolton, England, right in the midst of World War II. Joe's origin come from his grandfather Joseph, who owned J.W. Foster and Sons, a family shoe business out of Bolton. J.W. Foster and Sons was the pioneer behind creating the track spike, which revolutionized running as we know it today.After returning from the war, Joe and his brother, Jeff, realized the rise in competitors, who were doing something that J.W. Foster and Sons wasn't evolving with... marketing. Joe and Jeff departed the family business in 1958 to create what is now known as Reebok. Listen as we talk about Joe's upbringing with the family business, Joe's transition to Reebok, and Joe's journey through story telling.Make sure to check out Joe's new bookShoemaker at:https://www.jwfosterheritage.com/shop-online/shoemakerSupport for Starting Smallis brought to you by ​MANSCAPED​, who is the best in men’s below-the-waist grooming. ​MANSCAPED offers precision-engineered tools for your family jewels. They obsess over their technology developments to provide you the best tools for your grooming experience. You can get 20% off + Free Shipping, with code STARTINGSMALL at https://www.manscaped.com/Follow Starting Small:Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/startingsmallpod/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Startingsmallpod/?modal=admin_todo_tourLinkedIn: http://linkedin.com/in/cameronnagle

52 min3 w ago
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Reebok: Joe Foster

Wolf & Shepherd: Justin Schneider

Thank you for tuning into "Starting Small", a podcast about brand development, entrepreneurship, and innovation in the modern world. In this episode, I am joined by Justin Schneider, CEO and Co-Founder of Wolf & Shepherd, home of arguably the most comfortable dress shoes. Growing up in Atlanta, Georgia, Justin comes from Korean and German descent, where expectations were high through family members attending prestigious universities. Justin studied architecture at the University of Notre Dame, where he ran track and field, which had much impact on his future endeavors.After working in design at some of the world's leading footwear brands, Justin realized the void in a comfortable dress shoe that the fast-paced corporate world calls for. Implementing a combination of both casual and formal materials, Wolf & Shepherd was born, a shoes made to work as hard as you do. Wolf & Shepherd shoes were put to the test when a runner ran a half marathon, winning first place and setting a Guinness World Record for the fasted half marathon in dress shoes. In 2018, Justin himself ran the iconic running of the bulls in Pamplona, Spain, all while wearing a pair of Wolf & Shepherds. Through these physical experiments and collaborations with athletes such as Steve Nash, Wolf & Shepherd is completely revolutionizing the dress shoe industry.Wolf & Shepherd can be found at: https://wolfandshepherd.comFollow Starting Small:Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/startingsmallpod/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Startingsmallpod/?modal=admin_todo_tourLinkedIn: http://linkedin.com/in/cameronnagle

33 minOCT 23
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Wolf & Shepherd: Justin Schneider

Nextdoor: Nirav Tolia

Thank you for tuning into "Starting Small", a podcast about brand development, entrepreneurship, and innovation in the modern world. In this episode, I am joined by Nirav Tolia, Co-Founder and ex-CEO of Nextdoor, an application built to bring neighbors together. Nirav grew up in Odessa, Texas where he adapted his interest for the unification of community. Graduating from Stanford, Nirav was a pre med, but discovered his love for business when he managed an all male acapella group. When entering the work force, Nirav founded a number of companies along with acquirng a position with Yahoo in 1996, being one of the first 100 employees to join the organization.Nextdoor launched in 2010, by Nirav and seven other co-founders who were obtained through his previous startup, Fanbase. To market, Nirav and his co-founders would directly pitch to homes in hopes to acquire a new neighborhood, typically leaders of the HOA. Through this resilience, Nextdoor is now used in 1 of ever 4 U.S. households, 11 countries, and 268,000 neighborhoods globally.Nextdoor can be found at https://nextdoor.com/Follow Starting Small:Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/startingsmallpod/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Startingsmallpod/?modal=admin_todo_tourLinkedIn: http://linkedin.com/in/cameronnagle

37 minOCT 16
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Nextdoor: Nirav Tolia

The M Jewelers: Mark Shami

Thank you for tuning into "Starting Small", a podcast about brand development, entrepreneurship, and innovation in the modern world. In this episode, I am joined by Mark Shami, CEO and Founder of The M Jewelers, a luxury jewelry brand out of NYC. Growing up with a family of jewelers, Mark temporarily diverted from his heritage to pursue a career as a touring pop artist. While on the road, Inspiration towards style and culture began to spark, and Mark began selling graphic tees through E-commerce. This ultimately led to an end to touring and the conceptualization of The M Jewelers went under way, going live in 2014. At launch, Mark opened up a 150 square-foot store in the diamond district, allowing for The M Jewelers to be sold both through brick and mortar and E-commerce. Through his success with The M Jewelers, Mark was named Forbes 30 under 30 for the Art and Style category in 2019.The M Jewelers can be found at: https://themjewelersny.com/Follow Starting Small:Instagram: https://...

20 minOCT 9
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The M Jewelers: Mark Shami

Nelly & Chloe: Neely and Chloe Burch

Thank you for tuning into "Starting Small", a podcast about brand development, entrepreneurship, and innovation in the modern world. In this episode, I am joined by sisters, Neely and Chloe Burch, Founders of Neely & Chloe, an affordable luxury handbag and shoe line. Neely and Chloe both attended Washington and Lee University, Neely studying Art History and Chloe studying American History. After parting ways into the work force, Neely and Chloe reunited to create their self named brand, to provide the missing void of personality to the handbag industry. Nelly & Chloe has been featured in Vogue, Bazaar, Cosmopolitan, and many more. In 2017, Neely and Chloe were both named Forbes 30 under 30 for the Retail and Commerce category.Neely & Chloe can be found at https://neelyandchloe.com/Sponsor: TwilloryThank you to this episodes sponsor, Twillory. Twillory offers a wide range of selection for men, from business casual to formal wear. From innovative fabrics and the perfect fit to contras...

24 minOCT 2
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Nelly & Chloe: Neely and Chloe Burch

HelloAva: Siqi Mou

Thank you for tuning into "Starting Small", a podcast about brand development, entrepreneurship, and innovation in the modern world. In this episode, I am joined by Siqi Mou, Co-Founder and CEO of HelloAva, a personal skin care consultant. Suffering from acne, Siqi was curious on why the same regiments that would work for her friends, wouldn't work for her. During Siqi's time at Stanford, she was involved with a case study, exposing that most women weren't aware of what they were buying and putting on their skin. HelloAva allows for users to access 24/7 personal help through both artificial intelligence and human interaction. Through providing skin types and demographics, HelloAva will provide a personal recommendation on what skin care might work best. Listen as Siqi shares stories from her upbringing in China, years at Oxford and Stanford, and the overall development of HelloAva.HelloAva can be found at: https://helloava.coSponsor: Black WolfThank you to this episodes sponsor, Bla...

55 minSEP 25
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HelloAva: Siqi Mou

OROS: Michael Markesbery

Thank you for tuning into "Starting Small", a podcast about brand development, entrepreneurship, and innovation in the modern world. In this episode, I am joined by Michael Markesbery, Co-Founder and CEO of OROS, an astronaut inspired clothing brand. Michael recalls the struggle of trying to stay warm in freezing temperatures, without looking like the Michelin Man. Taking inspiration from an Astronaut Scholarship, Michael obtained the material known as aerogel to insulate space suits, and transformed it into a patented composite, known as SOLARCORE; claiming to be the warmest insulation on Earth. Listen as Michael shares stories on his upbringing, fascination with space, and the development of OROS. (Listen closely towards the middle of the episode, for a surprise collaboration, heard first on the Starting Small Podcast).OROS can be found at Orosapparel.comFollow Starting Small:Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/startingsmallpod/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Startingsmallpod/...

35 minSEP 18
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OROS: Michael Markesbery
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