Monthly Archives: August 2018

University entrepreneurship – LOB 032

University students with their own startups while still in school. Greg Stoller talks with Jehan Hamedi, CEO of Adhark, the only company that can produce data-driven marketing analytics; Michael Schraeder, CEO of Vaxcess Technologies, the startup that figured out how to make vaccines you don’t need to refrigerate; Kate Aiken and Devin McMahon, Co-Founders of Lily Pad, the new menstrual pad technology; Aiden McLaughlin of at Olin College of Engineering, solving engineering problems from a business perspective.


Nonprofits helping students – LOB 031

A way for kids from low-income families to get cool back-to-school clothes…for free. 50% of college students have low credit scores due to student loans. Here’s some timely help. College students returning from the service can get free dorm housing at an Ivy. A network that helps families with sick kids make the best of it in the worst of times.

The Language of Business looks at non-profits that help students. Greg Stoller talks with Mickey Cockrell, Executive Director of Catie’s Closet; Paul Combe, CEO of American Student Assistance; Robert Chambers, Co-Founder of Project Vet Care; Blythe Lord, Founder of Courageous Parents Network.

Restaurant profitability – LOB 030

50% of new restaurants wind up closing. That also means 50% succeed and stay open. The Language of Business looks at four different restaurants – a national chain, a mom and pop shop, a place two high school friends opened in the middle of the great recession, and a fine dining spot run by someone who’d rather be carving a pig than checking the books. These interviews were done a couple of years ago for the TV version of The Language of Business. Of these four restaurants, two are still open. Can you guess which two?

Greg Stoller talks with Rafael Barbosa, CFO of Fire + Ice in Boston, Anaheim and Lake Tahoe CA; Steve and Karen Waller, Co-Owners of Center Cafe in Needham, MA; John Akar and Gregg Sessler, Co-Owners of Cava Tapas and Wine Bar in Portsmouth NH; Jeffrey Fournier, Chef and Owner of 51 Lincoln in Newton MA.


Disruptive technologies – LOB 029

smartphone case you can customize every day. September 1st is the biggest move-in day of the year – here’s an easy way to find that new apartment. A household cleaning agent that’s 10 times more effective than bleach…and safer. The healthiest popcorn you can find.

The Language of Business looks at disruptive technologies. Host Greg Stoller interviews Steven Bock and Patrick Planche, Co-Founders of Swaponz; Ishay Grinberg CEO of Rental Beast; Sandy Posa; CEO of Force of Nature; Julie Lapham; General Manager of Popzup.