Posts by John Benzick

Ep. 043: The Launch and Growth of Pure Cycles — The Michael Fishman Interview

Venture Superfly, Pure Cycles, Michael Fishman, John Benzick, Startup, Entrepreneurship, Entrepreneur, Success

Hear the exciting story of how three childhood buddies launched their own bicycle brand, in college. Learn how they first bootstrapped the business with their own startup capital. Listen to Michael Fishman, Pure Cycles co-founder (and our interview guest), describe how he would approach his startup differently if he could do it over again. Hear his…

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Ep. 042: On Launching a Domestic Bike Manufacturing Company — The Zak Pashak Interview

Zak Pashak, Detroit Bikes, Bicycle, Startup, Entrepreneurship, Entrepreneur, Venture Superfly, John Benzick, Success

Hear how this young Canadian serial entrepreneur moved to Detroit, USA, to start the largest US-based bicycle manufacturer, Detroit Bikes.  Learn what drove him to start a bike company (it wasn’t primarily about bikes) and the personal and professional obstacles that he faced in his quest.  Listen as he describes how starting Detroit Bikes helped…

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Ep. 041: On Starting and Growing a Pickle Company — The Rick Field Interview

Rick's Picks, Rick Field, John Benzick, Venture Superfly, Product Launch Rebel, Entrepreneurship, Startup, Entrepreneur

Hear how a series of mid-life challenges, and a passion for pickles, drove Rick Field to launch Rick’s Picks, a fancy product line of pickles. Learn how he tweaked his family recipes based on customer feedback from NYC farmers’ markets.  Listen as he describes his biggest joys, and most challenging frustrations, as a food entrepreneur. Hear how he deals…

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Ep. 040: On Disrupting the Food Condiment Business — The Scott Norton Interview

Sir Kensington's, Scott Norton, John Benzick, Venture Superfly, Entrepreneurship, Entrepreneur, Startup, Condiment, Success

Hear the amazing story of how this young entrepreneur, Scott Norton, and his business partner, sought to disrupt the sleepy food condiment industry. Learn what inspired Scott to see a career in “business” in a whole new light.  Learn how he tested early condiment recipes in a college apartment, raised startup capital and chose influential retailers…

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Ep. 039: On Launching a Women’s Surfwear Brand — The Amanda Chinchelli Interview

Amanda Chinchelli, John Benzick, Venture Superfly, Seea, Surfing, Entrepreneurship, Startup, Entrepreneur, Success

Hear how this accomplished surfer started one of today’s hottest surf wear brands — Seea.  Listen as she describes how entrepreneurship has changed her, where she draws her inspiration and where she finds joy as a business owner.  Learn who has influenced her most, and why she thinks launching Seea was her destiny. Leave a Rating & Review…

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