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ContenderCast with Justin Honaman

Welcome to the ContenderCast with Justin Honaman, a leadership and entrepreneurship conversation centered on shining a light on bright ideas. Justin Honaman is a digital technology leader, leadership author, communicator, story-teller, and co-founder of Contender Brands based in Atlanta, Georgia. For additional information, visit contenderbrands.com. Every winner started as a contender!
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Jul 9, 2018

Gnarly Pepper is a custom spice blend company that pairs products with plain greek yogurt for a healthy, savory alternative to traditional dips and condiments. Sara Gotch joins Justin to discuss launching the brand…and how to join the “pepper people!” Yum!

Jul 2, 2018

Imagine NOT having to be home for your online shopping package delivery. Imagine NOT having to worry about theft or weather after your package is delivered. Packyge is a smart, last mile, location network built on the cloud – Jeff Mikos joins Justin to discuss launching and growing the business.

Jun 25, 2018

Ever thought about making money storing other people’s stuff in the extra space in your home?! Or ever found yourself in need of storage space for all of your stuff? Meet Brandon Gotlieb and Mike Gargasz who are rethinking the storage market by bringing together "hosts" with others needing a place to store stuff.

Jun 22, 2018

Love dogs?! Single? Then you will love the new dating app that Leigh and Casey Isaacson have launched. Dig – the dog person’s dating app – combines two accelerating trends. While more people turn to dating apps every year, more singles are also getting pets. Leigh joins Justin to discuss the business – you will “dig” it!

Jun 19, 2018

Have you ever had a package delivered to your home only to have it lost, stolen or damaged AFTER delivery?! Nextpakk is looking to solve that problem by providing a service by which you choose when and where your package gets delivered – and is powered by Blockchain technology. Nextpakk’s CEO Lowell Fortune joins Justin to discuss.

Jun 12, 2018

Have you ever thought of being a voice actor?! Ever thought about the voices you hear on radio commercials, over ads in the grocery store, on the airport plane-train, on your phone – and wondered who owned those voices?! Meet Kelley Buttrick – a global award-winning voice over talent – and her team of make-it-happen tech guys James Madden and Zach McGee. All three join Justin to discuss building and launching the Time Your Script app.

Jun 12, 2018

Jessica Postiglione, Founder and CEO of OLIKA (the personal care company), is disrupting the $2.9B+ hand sanitizer market. Jessica joins Justin to discuss her path to entrepreneurship, launching Birdie, Minnie, and setting a path to growth in a hot market.

Jun 5, 2018

The most comfortable coffee mug ever! That’s what Allen and Diana Arseneau have done in launching Jamber. They join Justin to discuss launching the company, designing and manufacturing the product, building a brand, and making a positive difference. Grab a mug!

May 29, 2018

Liz Forkin Bohannon bought a one-way ticket to Uganda to study issues facing women and girls living in poverty and ended up starting a multi-million-dollar mission-centered business in the apparel space that is positively impacting the lives of others globally. Sseko Designs partners with existing artisan groups across East Africa to produce exquisitely crafted goods and is setting a new standard for transparency and connection between you and the hands and lives and stories behind your stuff!

May 25, 2018

Yes – we are talking rubber duckies on today’s podcast! CelebriDucks founder and CEO Craig Wolfe joins Justin to discuss building one of the top gift companies in the world. "Rub-a-dub-dub with stars in your tub!" Quack.

May 22, 2018

In a market disintermediated by the Apple Watch and other digital wristwear, James Reeves is ͞rebelling against the usual͟ and launching an exclusive watch brand –Diefendorff Watches. James joins Justin to discuss building the company and launching the brand. It’s time.

May 16, 2018

Justin and Monique discuss the importance of knowing your leadership style, preferences, behaviors, and actions – from the inside out.

May 14, 2018

Ever run in the cold weather?! If so, you will enjoy hearing all about Susan Clayton’s new product – WhitePaws RunMitts. Susan joins Justin to discuss launching the business, creating a consumer product, and navigating the manufacturing world.

May 7, 2018

After growing up in Cameroon, living on his own at age 13, and making his way to the United States, Fabien Edjou jumped into Supply Chain and HR before quitting his day job and launching his own business. Fabien joins Justin to discuss launching LeanServ and handtalog...and he shares his powerful leadership lessons.

Apr 30, 2018

Food and drink on the go? Yes...with GoLidZ! Bonnie Strominger joins Justin to discuss launching GoLidZ, building the brand, and bringing the product to the food and beverage industry.

Apr 23, 2018

Justin and Monique outline 9 truths in bringing a new idea to life.

Apr 16, 2018

Rick Clark, Georgia Tech’s director of undergraduate admissions joins Justin to discuss the college admissions process – tactics that work and a few that don’t!

Apr 10, 2018

Joel Salomon joins Justin to discuss his move from hedge fund manager to life coach and leading programs centered on mindful money management.

Apr 3, 2018

Social media listening is an abstract concept that isn't fully understood by higher education institutions. Liz Gross and her team at Campus Sonar give institutions the power to use social media listening to monitor and engage in the conversations that matter. Liz joins Justin to discuss launching the business and positively impacting higher ed.

Mar 27, 2018

Heather Vanek, the "un-stoner" joins Justin to discuss building a consumer products brand in the beauty space and how this "straight arrow" wound up working in the cannabis industry!

Mar 26, 2018

Justin and Monique discuss their new children’s book Bonus Dad! Bonus Mom! A Child’s Guide to Understanding The Role Of A Step-Parent.

Mar 20, 2018

Nikki Baird joins Justin to discuss Blockchain and other trends evolving in retail in 2018!

Mar 20, 2018

Ever thought about launching an agency? Think everyone that works at an agency is the “creative” type?! Think again. Kristin Marquet joins Justin to discuss launching the Creative Development Agency, FemFounder.co, her e-book The Profitable Founder, the value of analytics with marketing, and more!

Mar 13, 2018

What do digital marketing + personalization + video + sales / cold-calling have in common? Find out as Vito Santoro joins Justin to discuss launching an interactive video communication platform.

Mar 6, 2018

Sugar-free and fat-free candy?! Yep. Kenney Joyal has solved that challenge and launched Snowflakes Candy three years ago. He joins Justin to discuss launching a new consumer products brand – from kitchen to global brand – manufacturing healthier, incredible tasting confections.

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