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ContenderCast with Justin Honaman

Welcome to the ContenderCast with Justin Honaman, a leadership and Consumer Industries entrepreneurship conversation centered on shining a light on bright ideas. Justin is a digital commerce leader, author, communicator, and Consumer Products / Retail industry thought-leader based in Atlanta, Georgia. For additional information and guest access, visit contendercast.com. Every winner started as a contender!
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Jul 29, 2021

Ron Friedman is an award-winning psychologist who has served on the faculty of the University of Rochester, and has consulted for political leaders, nonprofits, and many of the world’s most recognized brands. Popular accounts of his research have appeared in major newspapers, including the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Boston Globe, the Globe and Mail, the Guardian, as well as magazines such as Harvard Business Review and Psychology Today. Ron is the founder of ignite80, a learning and development company that translates research in neuroscience, human physiology and behavioral economics into practical strategies that help working professionals become healthier, happier and more productive. His first book, The Best Place to Work, was selected as an Inc. Magazine Best Business Book of the Year. Ron joins Justin to discuss his new book.

Jul 26, 2021

BevCanna owns and operates one of the highest-capacity cannabinoid beverage processing and manufacturing facilities in Canada. BevCanna offers a variety of beverage product formats including PET, aluminum, and glass form factors, available in multiple sizes and custom shapes. BevCanna has a strategic partnership with the #1 U.S. cannabis beverage company, Keef Brands. BevCanna acts as the exclusive licensee, manufacturing and distribution partner for Keef Brands in Canada, and leverages the extensive Keef U.S. manufacturing and distribution network to access the U.S. cannabis market. Finally, BevCanna manufactures and distributes TRACE which currently enjoys a leadership position within the plant-based fulvic and humic mineral category. Founder and CEO Marcello Leone joins Justin to discuss this growing brand.

Jul 22, 2021

Juiced Boxes, founded by recent Columbia grad Dawson Sieradzky, launched the presale for its first product in the last few weeks. The individual pouches of 30-proof punch have “tamper-evident,” single-use packaging and for cautious drinkers worried about not wearing a mask, the pouch is mask-friendly. Dawson joins Justin to discuss this new alco-bev concept!

Jul 19, 2021

Rob Dyrdek is a former pro-skateboarder, MTV personality and founder of the multi-million dollar venture creation studio, Dyrdek Machine. Rob’s work financing, co-founding and marketing some of today’s most desired CPG brands has led him to become a master at studying competitor landscapes, filling whitespaces, adapting quickly to consumer needs + emerging technologies, and ultimately utilizing success-driving strategies to maintain profitability and scale up. Rob has co-created 14 brands with 5 exits - totaling $450M - in only five years. Rob joins Justin to discuss his entrepreneurial ventures!

Jul 16, 2021

EOS Worldwide, an innovative business model designed to help leaders achieve success, now has tens of thousands of businesses running successfully on the EOS® principles. Its team of EOS Implementers®, or business coaches, work to perpetuate entrepreneurial freedom throughout the world, first with the entrepreneur, then the leadership team, then every employee throughout the business – ultimately helping millions of people live out their ideal life. Mark O’Donnell, Visionary and CEO, joins Justin to discuss this entrepreneurial brand.

Jul 14, 2021

CANN is a social tonic micro-dosed with cannabis that gives you a light and uplifted buzz, but has no hangover, fewer empty calories, all-natural ingredients, and no regrets. The future of social drinking. Co-founder Luke Anderson joins Justin to discuss this game-changing brand.

Jul 12, 2021

Jushi Holdings Inc. is a national, multi-state cannabis company developing and operating high-end retail locations, premium brands and state-of-the-art cultivation, processing and manufacturing facilities. Their platform is designed to set the new standard for a sophisticated, modern cannabis experience. Chief Creative Officer and award-winning global media leader Andreas (Dre) Neumann joins Justin to discuss this fast-growing brand and how to apply creativity in driving brand growth.

Jul 9, 2021

Fibrenew is the world leaders in the restoration, repair and re-dyeing of leather, plastic and vinyl. Their services offer a cost-effective, high-quality alternative to replacement and helps reduce landfill waste. Valued clients and partners who love them come from the medical, marine, aviation, automotive, commercial and residential markets. Fibrenew has helped more than 260 entrepreneurs from USA, Canada, New Zealand, Mexico and Chile meet their lifestyle and financial goals by building long-term, successful businesses of which they can be proud. Jesse Johnstone, President, joins Justin to discuss this franchise brand.

Jul 7, 2021

Headquartered in Brooklyn, New York, Drink Gifted was founded by Lefteris Giaprakis and launched in 2021 with a mission to inspire healthier lives. Made using the Earth’s precious gifts, Drink Gifted premium super tonics are formulated with a unique blend of superfoods and adaptogens to support health and wellness. Lefteris joins Justin to discuss this new brand!

Jul 5, 2021

Designed for mobile workers, by mobile workers. Knack makes it easy to work, or play, anywhere you go. Chad Mellen, founder and CEO, launched Knack after serving as CEO of A.T. Cross and CMO for Tumi. Chad joins Justin to discuss this inventive new brand! Let’s travel!

Jul 2, 2021

Cookie dough is such a nostalgic, fun treat, but the tummy ache and sugar crash that follows aren't fun! After spending countless hours experimenting in her kitchen, Erica Rankin, created Canada’s first better-for-you edible cookie dough with a spin. Launched in 2019, Bro Dough is not only vegan, but contains plant-based protein (derived from peas), as well as natural sweeteners. The product contains half the amount of sugar found in traditional cookie dough and does not use any artificial sweeteners. Erica joins Justin to discuss this yummy brand!

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