StartUp Lakewood

StartUp Lakewood

Explore the trials and tribulations of rustbelt entrepreneurs who are taking risks and defying expectations in hustling Lakewood, Ohio. Entrepreneurs enjoy this open, liberal, individualistic, yet supportive city. While not as large as our next door neighbor, Cleveland, our startup stories are just as big.

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The Advocate

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The Oracle

StartUp Lakewood | S:1 E:6
Todd sees the macro-trends swirling all around us, which enables him to provide insightful and actionable strategies around them.
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The Veteran

StartUp Lakewood | S:1 E:5
Bill was gracious, insightful, humorous, and honest in his description of what it means to be an entrepreneur. Bill was a once in a lifetime big-thinker and risk-taker so we take solace in the fact that his wisdom will be available to all.
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The Visionary

StartUp Lakewood | S:1 E:4
Matt Fish had a vision for gourmet grilled cheese, which led to one of America's most iconic restaurants: Melt.
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The Free Spirit

StartUp Lakewood | S:1 E:3
UX lead, Vince Frantz, showcases the creative side of Lakewood Business through conversation about skateboarding...
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The Team

Michael DeAloia

The Host/Producer
Michael is the CEO of Front Porch Media Network, EIN for Lakewood, a published author, and former host of a syndicated radio program. Michael enjoys the tumult and opportunity the old media and new media industries offer.

Eric Koltnow

Audio Engineer
With deep roots in music, Eric now focuses on recording, live sound reinforcement, audio post-production, and location sound.

Brigid Coyne

Producer
With a production background stemming from her education in Literature and the Liberal Arts, Brigid loves reading books and making terrible puns.

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