Kyle Berner: Steppin’ Easy, Feelin’ Good

Kyle Berner is the founder of Feelgoodz, a natural rubber flip flops company.  After graduating with a marketing degree from Loyola University in New Orleans and working at a record label, Kyle moved to Austin, Texas.  He worked at Dell, selling computers, until one day he couldn’t take it anymore and quit his job.  Kyle […]

Kirk Coco’s Dream to Start a Brewery

NOLA Brewing is the dream of entrepreneur, Kirk Coco. After serving in the United States Navy for 11 years, Kirk returned to his home town of New Orleans to help rebuild the city and its economy after the devastating effects of Hurricane Katrina. New Orleans was once the brewing capital of the south. However, in […]

Ocean Robbins, Empowering Young Change-Makers

Ocean Robbins is the founder of YES!, a non profit organization dedicated to empowering young change-makers focusing on tackling environmental and social issues. Ocean is the grandson of Irvine Robbins, the founder of Baskin-Robbins ice cream company. Ocean’s father, John, grew up swimming in an ice cream shaped pool and was being groomed to take […]

Steven Rosengard’s Dream for a Creative Fashion Empire

Steven Rosengard is the assistant curator at the Chicago Museum of Science and Industry, as well as a fashion designer. He was on Season 4 of Project Runway, the only non-California based designer on the show. Steven first fell in love with fashion at a very young age when he visited the Chicago Museum of […]

Mokotsi Rukundo, Adding a New Flavor to Corn and Hot Sauce

Mokotsi Rukundo was born in Swaziland, a small country inside of South Africa. When he was 10, his mother brought the family to America to seek better education opportunities. They settled in Iowa City; Mokotsi is currently a student at the Universtity of Iowa, studying entrepreneurship and business. On a trip to New York City, […]