Startup Soirée Podcast 034 | Heather Bradbury | MICA

In this episode of the Startup Soirée Podcast, Patrick talks to Heather Bradbury, Director of Masters of Professional Studies Programs at the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA). 

Photo courtesy of Heather Bradbury's Twitter Profile

Photo courtesy of Heather Bradbury's Twitter Profile

The MPS in the Business of Art and Design at MICA is a unique graduate program that provides a comprehensive education in business management aimed specifically at artists, designers, and other creative professionals.

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Startup Soirée Podcast 033 | Sarah Templin | Radica Textiles

In this episode of the Startup Soirée Podcast, Patrick talks to Sarah Templin of Radica Textiles

"Radica Textiles specializes in hand printed and painted textiles using the finest upholstery-weight cottons and linens for interiors." 

"Founder and Director, Sarah Templin, has over 15 years of experience in textile design, apparel design, material sourcing, textile-focused product development and design, and textile-related exhibitions and site-specific installations." 

Additionally, "Radica collaborates with architects, design agencies, furniture and exhibition designers on projects ranging from fashion to installations and interiors. " READ MORE



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Free Baltimore Yoga Podcast 004 | 60 Minute Vinyasa - Fall Flow

Free Baltimore Yoga offers free yoga classes in Baltimore, Maryland. Read more about free Baltimore Yoga here. If you can't make a class - we upload a session each week led by Founder LA Finfinger.

Free Baltimore Yoga is hosted every Wednesdays at 7:30PM at the Pixilated HQ at 3200 James Street, Baltimore MD 21230. 

Julie Hove Anderson Photography

Julie Hove Anderson Photography

Startup Soirée Podcast 032 | LA Finfinger | Free Baltimore Yoga

LA records her Podcast with Patrick Rife. Photo by Julie Hove Anderson

LA records her Podcast with Patrick Rife. Photo by Julie Hove Anderson

In this episode of the Startup Soirée Podcast, Patrick speaks with LA Finfinger of Free Baltimore Yoga. LA Finfinger is a certified vinyasa and power yoga teacher, two-time lululemon ambassador, writer, mental health advocate, and speaker.

From the Andy Warhol Museum to Wanderlust Festival, from the National Aviary to the Mattress Factory Museum, LA is honored to offer larger-scale experiences of yoga, but her true service is in re-focusing attention one yoga class at a time in local studios.

In 2015, she launched Free Baltimore Yoga. Free Baltimore Yoga offers free yoga classes in Baltimore, Maryland. 

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Startup Soirée Podcast 031 | Sydney Van Horn & Pat O'Neil | November Project Baltimore

Nick Rodricks, Sydney Van Horn, and Pat O'Neil

Nick Rodricks, Sydney Van Horn, and Pat O'Neil

In this episode of the Startup Soirée Podcast, Patrick Rife talks with Sydney Van Horn and Pat O'Neil, the co-leaders of the November Project Baltimore.

The November Project is a free, open-to-the-public exercise group founded in Boston, Massachusetts in 2011. As of August 27, 2015, November Project was active in 23 cities across North America. 

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Startup Soirée Podcast 030 | Kevin Lynch | SouthBmore.com & Incept MultiMedia

In this episode of the Startup Soirée Podcast, Patrick talks with Kevin Lynch of SouthBmore.com and Incept MultiMedia

Kevin is a 13-year veteran of the media industry with a resume that includes running websites, hosting radio shows, producing his own TV show, and other countless projects in the television and video fields. He owns his production company, Incept Multimedia, in addition to freelancing with numerous national and local media companies.

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Startup Soirée Podcast 028 | Deborah Tillett | Emerging Technologies Center in Baltimore

In this episode of the Startup Soirée Podcast we speak with Deborah Tillett of Emerging Technologies Center (ETC) in Baltimore.

Deborah Tillett has served as the Executive Director of Emerging Technologies Center (ETC) in Baltimore since April 2012. The ETC is the City of Baltimore’s award winning, technology innovation center focusing on Entrepreneurship, Technology and Connections. 

This month, Deborah joins Startup Soirée as the September Soirée moderator. 

Startup Soirée Podcast 023 | Cory Myers | Baggio

Baggio was born in the home of husband and wife team Cory and Tonika Myers. The proprietary Bagg technology was developed to solve real world problems experienced daily by busy people on the go.

Natives of Baltimore, MD, Tonika and Cory now live with their three children in the Columbia, MD area. Tonika, a CPA, and Cory, an attorney, understand how busy life can be and are committed to developing smart innovations for seamless integration into daily life.

Baggio is a 2015 Accelerate Baltimore Competition Winner.

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Startup Soirée Podcast 022 | Chris Sachse | Horsetail Technologies

Horsetail Technologies is an IT Service company serving highly regulated industries like Credit Unions and Healthcare. We provide Managed Services, IT Consulting and Projects, and Cloud Computing solutions.

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Startup Soirée Podcast 021 | Colin Marshall | Diamondback Brewing Company

Longtime friends Tom, Francis, and Colin founded Diamondback Brewing Company in 2013, with production starting in late 2014. From the first batch at the University of Maryland to their current production level, they have always strived to create unforgettable beer that everyone can enjoy. Their 3:30 Amber Ale and Diamondback Golden Ale embody this mission, and offer bold and refreshing flavors for any time of the day.

Colin currently serves as the co-founder and Director of Sales at Diamondback. 




Startup Soirée Podcast 020 | Jamie Campbell | Shine Creative.tv

In this episode of the Startup Soirée Podcast we speak with Jamie Campbell of Shine Creative,tv. Shine Creative.tv is a family of creators, filmmakers, designers, writers, photographers and adventurers, on a mission to provide clients and their audiences stories with heart, passion + authenticity. Their collective experience in fine art, fashion, design, social media + music informs their work and their lives daily. 

After a decade and a half of working for others in design, marketing, writing and concept, Jamie decided to take a leap of faith (and her set of skills/background in advertising, film and client relations) and build a video business with her husband Drury Bynum and Melissa Kirby.

Her passion for graphic and interior design, fashion and film remains at her roots and informs not only the art direction and concepts for video, but also for the Shine brand. She has developed and produced countless video projects, large and small. Her magic is creating a cozy set and happy crew








Startup Soirée Podcast 017 | Stacey Chambers | GoGo's Retread Threads

Photo by Karl Merton Ferron for the Baltimore Sun

Photo by Karl Merton Ferron for the Baltimore Sun

In this episode of the Startup Soirée Podcast we speak with Stacey Chambers from GoGo's Retread Threads. Stacey may have grown up in northern Nevada, but Baltimore is her home. Slinging skirts and continuing her pursuit in the art of being amazing. Spreading joy, good clothes, hugs, and probably a good natured swear word or two with as many people as possible and maybe build a giant robot in her free time.

Stacey travels around Baltimore in her bus Elsa, a highly curated and complex creature hell bent on improving and enhancing the style scene in Baltimore and spreading a little happiness along the way by providing vintage and gently used fashion to the citizens of Baltimore and people of Earth. 

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Startup Soirée Podcast 015 | Joseph Norman | Rocks Rehab

In this episode of the Startup Soirée Podcast we speak with Joseph Norman of Rocks Rehabs. Joseph is a driven real estate investor who is passionate about transforming Baltimore's distressed real estate into beautiful homes. He strives to ensure that every project is a win for the seller, buyer, private investors, and the community.

Rocks Rehabs is real estate investment company that purchases, rehabs, and resells homes in and around Baltimore. They're focused on acquiring distressed, vacant, or otherwise unwanted real estate and renovating them into beautiful homes for resale.

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Startup Soirée 010 | Andrew Rose | Zest Social Media Solutions LLC

For 11 1/2 years, Andrew Rose made the phone ring for a CPA firm nationally respected for its expertise in dental accounting. Now, as president of Zest SMS, Andrew is doing the same thing, but for a wide variety of organizations.

An innovative marketing and business development authority, Andrew is frequently asked to speak to groups on a wide variety of topics ranging from Ghost Hunting 101 to the Algorithmic Impact of Reviews on Organic Search. Andrew is deeply involved in the non-profit community, sitting on or advising many non-profit boards and social impact organizations. 

Andrew has had excellent results in founding and chairing various peer support and networking/referral based groups. He founded the Marketing Director’s Support Group in 2003, a well respected, educational forum for marketing executives nationally. He also helped found GIVE, the only non-discriminatory leadership program for rising professionals in the greater Baltimore region. 

Andrew is a dedicated outdoor enthusiast who currently relishes in bagging 14ers in Colorado (with over 25 summited and counting). Prior to entering the sales and marketing arena, Andrew spent 8 years in restaurant and retail management positions. Andrew joined Naden/Lean, LLC in 2003.

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