Twenty-one years ago, founder and actor Lynne Lambert created the iconic NYC Subway Line under license from New York's MTA. Those cool products were her first foray into maps as art and include T-shirts and accessories featuring the NYC subway system. For years, customers had asked to create map-themed bags and other products for their locations. The concept is now reality with the new MAP'T GEAR division. Lynne joins Justin to discuss launching and growing the business.
Maxwell Cohen is the founder and CEO of Peel Away Labs, the innovative start-up company that developed Peelaways, the bedding industry’s first multilayered, disposable, waterproof fitted sheet designed for the home, industrial and healthcare markets. Maxwell joins Justin to discuss how he started the company and how he is growing it globally.
Husband and wife duo Kathy Larchian and Marco Perry are the founders of Brooklyn-based design and invention firm PENSA—a visionary product design firm known for creating the most groundbreaking tech innovations today. Marco joins Justin to discuss product development and how PENSA brings ideas to life.
Americans use 500 Million straws every single day. And Miles Pepper and Emma Cohen decided to do something about it. They founded FinalStraw – a company centered on creating the world’s first reusable, collapsible straw. In business now for over a year, they raised nearly $2m in Kickstarter funding and have been on Shark Tank. Miles joins Justin to discuss this new high-growth business.
Career paths are not linear. Starting in healthcare, moving into Consumer Goods, and now in the Venture Capital products space, Doug Rammel has navigated the twists and turns and is helping to fuel growth with companies like Suavecito Tequila, Didgebridge, and more. Doug joins Justin to discuss the industry at the Consumer Goods Technology League of Leaders event.
Dan Barry believes brands should be more like the people we love and respect. Brands should have the ability to laugh at themselves and own their personality, but display strong character and live with purpose. Marc Skid was created to fulfill that mission. Dan joins Justin to discuss launching Marc Skid.