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Fashion, Robots, Music, Social Enterprise: Meet the New ThinkHouse Fellows

Rodar decided to start his own line last December, and so far, his SALVO LLC bags have received rave reviews on social media and from bloggers and suppliers. Now, he is creating a line of book bags that will be manufactured out of a small village in Spain. Why Spain you ask? Because according to Rodar, “everybody who’s somebody in the leather goods industry manufactures there (Gucci and Prada to name a few).” Nine months from now, Rodar says he thinks ThinkHouse will have helped him establish his brand. Six others with equally ambitious goals will join Simpson and...

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After TSF Demo Day: Where They Were, Where They Are Now

Knomad The back storyAlex Carter (left) and Michael Crouch have been friends since childhood and attend N.C. State together. Last year, Carter had a consulting job at Deloitte in Atlanta and Crouch graduated from the Berkeley School of Law. But they both had a different calling—making it easier to find the best and most personally relevant of 90,000 podcast shows around the Internet and to increase the percentage of people who listen to podcasts above the current rate of 5 percent. Carter quit his consulting job and Crouch decided not to pursue a career in law. The pre-TSF planThe...

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