Jeremy Straub

Greg Young, Founder of The Backpack Barber Foundation

The Upreneur podcast has partnered up with SCORE, hosted by Jeremy Straub, to help bring engaging conversations with today’s top leaders and business owners. On today’s episode, we sat down with Greg Young to get his insight on how he grows his businesses, his unique story on the creation of The Backpack Barber Foundation, and how he adds value to the community. 

The Backpack Barber is an initiative started by local barber and community builder Greg Young to help address the growing homeless issue in Downtown FTL. Through giving back in the form of providing free hair cuts, hygiene supplies, and support to the homeless, The Backpack Barber makes an impact on this pivotal issue by raising awareness to it through his visual storytelling campaigns on social media.

Bringing the conversation to light and documenting real ways that anyone in the community can give back, The Backpack Barber encourages others to also make a difference while inspiring the fortunate and less fortunate to continue improving their lives everyday.

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Dr. Forrest, 1500 Dental

The Upreneur podcast has partnered up with SCORE, hosted by Jeremy Straub, to help bring engaging conversations with today’s top leaders and business owners. On today’s episode, we sat down with Andrew Forrest to get his insight on how he grows his businesses, how he finds talent to scale, and how he adds value to his customers to retain them.

Dr. Forrest is one of Florida’s leading dentists treating some of the most challenging cases. With over 15 years of experience, a passion for attention to detail, and an artistic flair for creating beautiful smiles, Dr. Forrest is a leading clinician that specializes in Periodontics and Implant Dentistry Presently, Dr. Forrest is the Clinical Director of 1500 DENTAL, based in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.

Dr. Forrest believes in employing a “team approach” to dental care, utilizing the expertise of a team of varying dental specialists. His clinical research was completed at the University of Miami on the interdisciplinary management of Cancer Treatment, Irradiation Therapy, and Implantology. This earned him the prestigious Straumann ITI Implant Dentistry Scholarship Award. While attending Dental School, Dr. Forrest completed two Periodontics externships at New York University and Harvard University. Dr. Forrest completed his three year specialty training in Periodontics and Implant Surgery at the University of Florida, Shand’s Hospital. During that time, he also completed his Master’s Degree with a focus on Oral Immunology.

Dr. Forrest is a third generation dentist and has a teaching appointment as a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Periodontics at the University of Florida. To date, Dr. Forrest has placed more than 10,000 dental implants. He lectures nationwide to practitioners on his methodology, teaching others how to attain the highest possible results in Implant Dentistry. Dr. Forrest also has the honor and privilege of being part the Clear Choice Dental Implant Team based her in South Florida. Dr. Forrest maintains a reputation for excellent results by following the basic principles of proper treatment planning and team synergy. Moreover, his passion for his patients is evident in his practice. To him, it’s not just about work; it’s about caring for people and improving the quality of their lives.

Website: https://1500dental.com

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Chris Stenger, CEO of Very Big Things

The Upreneur podcast has partnered up with SCORE, hosted by Jeremy Straub, to help bring engaging conversations with today’s top leaders and business owners. On today’s episode, we sat down with Chris Stenger to get his insight on how he grows his businesses, the development of a new “Silicon Valley” in Florida, and what you can to do scale your business.

Chris Stegner has been an entrepreneur since he was little, from selling his art to his neighbors to creating a start up in his garage and getting featured on Tech Crunch. He believes in building something you are passionate about. 

Chris Stegner is the CEO and Founder at Very Big Things. His company is revolutionizing the south and creating opportunities for the tech industry. Companies will call him to help them with development issues and train their workforce. He was worked major companies such as Apple, Walmart, T-Mobile, Levi, and many more. 

Sam DeBianchi, DeBianchi Real Estate

The Upreneur podcast has partnered up with SCORE, hosted by Jeremy Straub, to help bring engaging conversations with today’s top leaders and business owners. On today’s episode, we sat down with Sam DeBianchi to get her insight on how she made her way onto Million Dollar listing Miami and used that fame to skyrocket her business, and what you can to do scale your business. 

Samantha (Sam) DeBianchi is an entrepreneur, real estate investor, branding genius, influencer and thought leader. After launching her first “business” as a first grader selling toys (and occasionally, her parents’ possessions) to her classmates, she realized her sales savvy early on, and has since grown a globally recognized real estate business and personal brand.

When she’s not buying and selling homes or growing her businesses, Sam’s educating major network television audiences about real estate, marketing and business, or voicing her views on hot topics to publications like Forbes and The Huffington Post. Sam’s expertise has been seen on CNBC, Fox News, Fox Business, Bloomberg and CNBC World and has spoken to audiences as large as 4500+ at sold out conferences from New York to Australia. She was also the first woman to be casted on Bravo’s Million Dollar Listing (Miami) series.

Engaging regularly with her six-figure social media follower base, Sam shares her thoughts, ideas and recommendations on entrepreneurship, branding and lifestyle, real estate.

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Kavita Channe, CEO of Channé Rosé & TV Personality

The Upreneur podcast has partnered up with SCORE, hosted by Jeremy Straub, to help bring engaging conversations with today’s top leaders and business owners. On today’s episode, we sat down with Kavita Channe to get her insight on how to launch a start up in the wine businesses, when she sang happy birthday to LeBron James, and what you can to do scale your business.

Kavita Channe is a sports and entertainment TV host and producer, TV personality, entrepreneur, philanthropist and mother who has successfully broken barriers for women and minorities in both media and television. In addition to her accomplishments in the sports, entertainment and business, she has lent herself to many charitable organizations and is a sought-after speaker and influencer.

Kavita Channe brings diversity to an industry with her array of talents. Whether on the sidelines reporting for an NFL football team, wowing an audience of a morning talk show, or using her entrepreneurial skills to bring a new product to market, she is constantly using her talents to create new and exciting paths for her already inspiring career.

Contact Info:

Website: http://www.ChanneRose.com

Email: kavita@channerose.com

Instagram: @TheChanneRose @KavitaChanne

Twitter: @TheChanneRose

Dev Motwani, CEO of Merrimac Ventures

The Upreneur podcast has partnered up with SCORE, hosted by Jeremy Straub, to help bring engaging conversations with today’s top leaders and business owners. On today’s episode, we sat down with Dev Motwani to get his insight on how he grows his businesses, his meeting with Donald Trump, and what you can to do scale your business.

Dev Motwani serves as President and CEO of Merrimac Ventures, a Fort Lauderdale based real estate firm that focuses on value-add investment and development opportunities. Property types owned and operated include hotels, condos, retail, office and rental apartments primarily in South Florida but also throughout the United States.

Dev is also Founder and Managing Partner of Ramesh Properties, a distressed real estate investment fund focused on opportunistic investments in residential and commercial development sites throughout South Florida. He currently oversees nearly $750 million in development projects. Current projects include the Four Seasons Hotel and Private Residences, The Gale Boutique Hotel and Residences, as well as Las Olas Riverfront, all in the Fort Lauderdale area.

Dev is Founder and Managing Partner of Chieftain Residential, a yield-oriented distressed residential fund purchasing single-family homes, and residential land, primarily in the Southeast US and Texas. The fund aims to balance current income opportunities through the rental markets for its single-family home inventory, while also targeting capital appreciation in single family homes and land as the US Residential Market continues to rebound.

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Website: merrimacventures.com

Instagram: @ motown_fll

Marc Falsetto, CEO of Handcrafted Hospitality

The Upreneur podcast has partnered up with SCORE, hosted by Jeremy Straub, to help bring engaging conversations with today’s top leaders and business owners. On today’s episode, we sat down with Marc Falsetto to get his insight on how he grows his businesses, stays relevant in the changing culture, and what you can to do scale your business. 

The University of Central Florida alumnus and co-founder of JEY Hospitality Group is the mind behind an impressive number of popular Fort Lauderdale concepts, including Rok:Brgr, Tacocraft Taqueria & Tequila Bar, Henry’s Sandwich Station, Pizza Craft and Apothecary 330. His eight restaurants and two cocktail bars bring in more than $20 million in annual revenue.

Marc Falsetto is a hospitality expert with over 20 years of experience. Graduating from the University of Central Florida with a degree in finance with a specialization in real estate. Falsetto specializes in business operations, management and training, menu development and venue layout and design, restaurant and hospitality acquisitions, lease negotiations, capital partnerships, strategic growth and expansion strategies.

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Website: jeygroup.com

Email: marc@jeygroup.com

Instagram: @marc_falsetto @rokbrgr @tacocrafttaqueria @pizzacraft_pizzeria  @henryssandwich @apothecary330 @mercadonegro305