E22: Tim Herman: UpEquity

Tim Herman’s career has been dedicated to serving the American Dream, first as a fighter pilot in the US Navy, and today, in the world of business. While on duty to duty service, Tim and his family moved often, and experienced the challenges that come with buying a home. It was during his time as an MBA student at Harvard that Tim decided to confront these challenges, and build a wider, better, path towards wealth creation. On this week’s episode, Tim shares the founding story UpEquity, a tech-enabled mortgage platform disrupting the U.S. mortgage loan market and empowering buyers and realtors alike.

E21: Andie Aronov: Women That Rock

Andie Aronov is the OG Woman that rocks! Growing up, Andie always had a passion for music, and has turned that passion into a platform for female musicians. What started as a profile on Instagram has evolved into an entire community that lifts up lady artists through features, articles, and events. On this week’s episode, Andie and I discuss the industry, her founding story, PLUS she’ll share who she’s currently listening to.

Be sure to tune into Women That Rock’s virtual event, The ROAD SHOW on June 24th! For more info and updates, check out the Women That Rock on Instagram @womenthatrock.

E20: Parker & Joe: Twos

Whether it’s a recipe, a list, or an idea, Twos allows users (or as some might call them, Twosers) to track and share information in an organized and user-friendly design. As the best place to write things down, the Twos app is revolutionizing the way we remember things.

I first met co-founders Parker Klein and Joe Steilberg when we worked at a real estate tech startup in 2018. Since moving on from the company, both Parker and Joe have kept the idea of Twos alive, and are now building out the Twos platform, both from technical and branding perspectives. On this week’s episode, I sit down with Parker and Joe to talk all things ideas and the Twos app brand. Interested in writing things down?

Check out the Twos app in the App store today, or visit http://www.twosnotes.com for more info!

E17: Deidre Woollard: Millionacres

Deidre Woollard has always had an passion for real estate. With a background in creative writing, she’s been able to use that passion to fuel her role as editor for Millionacres, a real estate blog and investment service by the Motley Fool. On this week’s episode, we’ll discuss her path to becoming a writer, plus she’ll share her insights on the commercial real estate industry and the future of the work space.

E16: Emma Hartley: Today’s Twenties

Emma Hartley has always been interested in a lot of things, and has pursued those interests with incredible drive. From theater to politics, medicine to marketing, Emma has had a variety of valuable experiences early in life, all in the pursuit of finding her passion.

On this week’s episode, we’ll talk to Emma about her career journey, and her latest interest in podcasting about career development! For more information about Emma’s show, be sure check out today’s twenties wherever you get your podcasts, or follow her Instagram @todaystwenties.

E15: Hannah Finlayson: Hummingbird at Hello Sunshine

Hannah Finlayson has always been interested in a lot of things. A self-described career “hummingbird,” Hannah has taken on a variety of roles, all with a focus on mission. Driven by her love of learning and desire to make an impact, Hannah has contributed to many different causes first through film and film production, and eventually through marketing and social media management. 

Today, Hannah finds herself at Hello Sunshine, a production agency founded by Reese Witherspoon, with a mission to focus on the female narrative of every story.

Note: This podcast is not endorsed by or affiliated with Hello Sunshine Productions.

E14: Ben Dunham: CFO of WeWork

Ben Dunham has always had a knack for numbers, and found his footing in the world of corporate finance through traditional experiences in established companies. But in 2018, Ben was ready for a change of pace, and took on a new opportunity as regional CFO with WeWork.

On today’s episode, we’ll discuss Ben’s career path that eventually led him to his current role as CFO of one of the world’s largest flexible office space companies.

Please note this podcast is not endorsed by or affiliated with WeWork.

E12: Ashwini Aburajan: 22x Fund

From campaign coverage to cryptocurrency, Ashwini Anburajan has done it all. Her wide array of impressive experiences include public policy work, a fellowship with NBC News, and an MBA at Cambridge University. 

From Cambridge, Ashwini pivoted into the business side of media. Eventually, she joined a small company of 90 employees called Buzzfeed and after experiencing the company’s explosive growth, Ashwini “caught the startup bug,” and sought to pursue her own venture.

On this week’s episode of Yuptown, Ashwini shares the story of her incredibly exciting career, of starting her own venture, of being a founding partner of the 22x Fund. 

E3: Julie Larkin, Girl Talk

Julie Larkin is an entrepreneur, coach, and storyteller. Through founding and fostering Girl Talk, she is most passionate about building a sisterhood of self-worth. Girl Talk began for Julie in college, when she noticed the women in her residence hall experiencing loneliness, worthlessness, and shame. To combat this crisis of self-worth, Julie hosted her first Girl Talk Coffeehouse in 2012. Over the years, Julie continued to develop the Girl Talk concept and model, and by 2015, established Girl Talk as a non-profit organization. In the 5 years since its founding, Girl Talk programming has taken on a variety of forms, ranging from content for girls in middle school to college women to mothers, all with the same message: you are enough, you are worthy, you are loved. Julie speaks to a variety of audiences on entrepreneurship and authenticity, and coaches young professionals to master their motivations. On today’s episode, we’ll speak with Julie about the Girl Talk story, the importance of mentorship, plus the best piece of advice she’s ever received as an entrepreneur! Feel free to learn more about her work and mission through: julielarkin.org or ourgirltalk.org

E4: Al Goldberg, Mess Hall

This week’s episode of Yuptown features Al Goldberg, a food entrepreneur with a mission of launching food concepts from kitchen to market. From his own experience in starting his own venture, Al noticed a gap in the market for early-stage food entrepreneurs and sought to fill it with the Mess Hall concept. 

Mess Hall is Mess Hall is a culinary incubator fostering a community of food entrepreneurs. The food startup studio offers its members shared kitchen spaces, educational programming, and community events, as well as access to a diverse and powerful network in the local food scene. 

To learn more about Mess Hall and its community, visit http://www.messhalldc.com!

E2: Matt Dixon

Matt Dixon is a Washington, D.C.- based chocolate maker with a passion for socioeconomic stability in the cacao industry. Matt navigated the culinary world by trial and error, working first in a bakery, next in a brewery, and finally in a chocolate factory. Matt landed his dream job as assistant chocolate maker at Harper Macaw, eventually taking ownership of the company in 2018. Founded on the idea that a good thing should do good for the world, Harper Macaw seeks to promote stability in the world of chocolate making. Through its responsible business practices, Harper Macaw supports sustainable agroforestry, environmental protection, and socioeconomic development for farmers in regions whose economies rely on cacao.