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Telling the stories of entrepreneurs
from Washington DC and beyond…
Work. Wealth. Wisdom: Entrepreneurs must have one of these assets before creating their start-up idea, creating their work, or innovating in an established field.
DC Entrepreneur is a weekly radio show and podcast that showcases the founders and minds behind some of the most innovative and creative start-ups in the Washington DC region. You’ll hear the stories of entrepreneurs speaking from their experience so you can gain from their insights and learn something new, whether you’re curious about starting your own business, or are an established founder or investor.
Guests from around the area and beyond, share their unique journeys of how they became entrepreneurs, and the issues that face today’s founders.
The show is produced and hosted by George Mocharko, a native of the region, who enjoys covering the stories of early to mid-stage founders whose voices are often overlooked by other business media. You'll enjoy hearing from these talented and inspired builders talk about their paths to success—and how they've bounced back from failure. Investors, business leaders, Venture Capitalists, and aspiring creators will learn what drives these intrepid professionals and why they've chosen a path different than others.
DC Entrepreneur is back with a third season, now on the airwaves at a different time: Catch the show on WERA 96.7 FM every week on Wednesdays at 9:30 am or stream the podcast version of the show during the following week. Please make sure to "like" us on Facebook to see updates and news about the show, and subscribe through your favorite podcasting app.
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Thanks to all the guests and people who have helped shape this show. And special thanks to Bob Ledbetter from Muthasucka Sound for contributing the current theme music heard on Season 3.
Check out our most recent guests!
Latest Episode: Casey berman
Managing Director of Camber Creek venture capital firm
In this episode you'll hear from Casey Berman the Managing Director of Camber Creek, a strategic venture capital firm with offices in DC and New York. Their portfolio includes local start-up companies Fundrise, GoCanvas, and WhyHotel. Casey talks about the real estate technology market, Camber Creek's approach to "de-risking" investments, and what he looks for in a start-up as a venture capitalist.
founder of Legally Bold and the Toya Gavin virtual law firm
George speaks with Toya Gavin the founder of Legally Bold, a consulting business designed to help women lawyers find a path to career satisfaction. She's also the founder of Toya Gavin Law a virtual law firm set up to help entrepreneurs with business formation, contracts, and IP law. Toya has a J.D. from George Washington University Law School and a B.S. in Industrial Engineering from Rutgers University and is licensed to practice law in New York and New Jersey.
CEO Modern Bar Cart, Embitterment DC
Eric Kozlik of the Modern Bar Cart podcast and Embitterment Bitters stops by and talks shop about entrepreneurship, podcasting, cocktails, and poetry. [Radio edit]
CEO and founder Sekoyia eco-friendly subscription box
George speaks with Gareth Lewis, founder of Sekoyia, a subscription box company that offers environmentally friendly products. We talk about how he is helping build an eco-impact movement empowering subscribers to make a positive environmental difference. Gareth also speaks about why we need to focus on sustainability and creating green-collar jobs.
CEO and Founder Flikshop
Marcus Bullock, CEO and founder of Flikshop talks about his journey into entrepreneurship as a returned citizen after he served a prison sentence in his youth. Flikshop is a tech startup that allows users to communicate with an incarcerated family member or friend via a mobile app which prints their digital message out as a postcard and mails it for 99 cents. The idea came from when Bullock remembered how meaningful it was to hear from the outside world while in prison. Bullock also talks about what he has learned as an entrepreneur, his ideas about tech innovation, and his thoughts about start-up life.
Music used in this episode is "Time Passing I" by David Hilowitz.
CEO and founder Well-Kept Beauty
Sheena Franklin, former lobbyist and creator of Well-Kept Beauty is this week's guest on DC Entrepreneur. We talk about how she changed her career path, the state of the FDA's regulations of the cosmetics industry, and how the app she created helps people learn about expiry dates for their makeup and skincare products.
author of Extinction of the Price Tag, CEO and Founder Dynos
Sahaj Sharda, CEO and founder of Dynos and author of the book Extinction of the Price Tag is guest on this episode of DC Entrepreneur. Sharda speaks about his book, which he published with New Degree Press as part of his studies at Georgetown. He speaks about how companies are benefiting from dynamic pricing, who is using it, and how he became interested in the topic. Sahaj also talks about his company Dynos and how he applied the concept of dynamic pricing to drive customers to the the local restaurant scene in off-peak hours.