Pete Rex, CEO at Trustwork: Lifting the Middle Class By Empowering Small Businesses

Pete Rex, CEO at Trustwork: Lifting the Middle Class By Empowering Small Businesses

Pete Rex is the founder and CEO of Trustwork, a comprehensive technology platform that gives entrepreneurs in major cities across the US the power to create and grow businesses, obtain capital and build brands. Pete was a young real estate mogul who built a billion-dollar real estate company from the ground up and is now using his capital to build an ambitious technology aiming to help the small businesses and disadvantaged working class.

Brad Holden: Seattle Prohibition: Bootleggers, Rumrunners and Graft in the Queen City

Brad Holden: Seattle Prohibition: Bootleggers, Rumrunners and Graft in the Queen City

Brad Holden is an author, historian, and finder of old Seattle things. His Instagram @seattle_artifacts is a treasure trove of old Seattle artifacts that he finds all over the city. Brad recently wrote a book called, Seattle Prohibition: Bootleggers, Rumrunners and Graft in the Queen City. On today’s episode we talk about how Seattle Prohibition consumed Seattle, igniting a war that lasted nearly twenty years and played out in the streets, waterways and even town hall.

Matthew Gardner: Are we headed for another housing bubble?

Matthew Gardner: Are we headed for another housing bubble?

How are Trump’s economic policies affecting our local and national economy? How is the Seattle business ecosystem and culture affected by our current policies? How can we, as a city, embrace upzoning and paving the way for our economic future? On today’s episode, Tyler sits down with Windermere Real Estate's Chief Economist, Matthew Gardner to discuss where our real estate economy is heading!

Bryan & Becca Papé: Inside MiiR, Seattle's World Changing Brand

Bryan & Becca Papé: Inside MiiR, Seattle's World Changing Brand

Bryan and Becca Pape are the Co-Founders of MiiR. A Seattle based product to project company that designs and creates world-class drinkware products that empower people for a better future. For every product sold they set aside a portion of revenue from the sale to give to organizations with sustainable methods of empowerment. To date they’ve given $850,000 to organizations making change in the world and impacting over 100,000+ people’s lives for the better.

Benjamin Schmitt: An Inside Look At Seattle's Poetry Scene

Benjamin Schmitt: An Inside Look At Seattle's Poetry Scene

Benjamin Schmitt is the Best Book Award and Pushcart nominated author of three books, most recently Soundtrack to a Fleeting Masculinity. His poems have appeared in the Antioch Review, Hobart, Worcester Review, Columbia Review, Roanoke Review, and elsewhere. He’s the co-founder of Pacifica Writers’ Workshop, and has also written articles for The Seattle Times and At The Inkwell. Ben lives in Seattle with his wife and children.

Seattle Will Figure It Out - A Response To 'Seattle Is Dying'

Seattle Will Figure It Out - A Response To 'Seattle Is Dying'

I had to take a deep breath (or hundreds) after watching KOMO’s ‘Seattle is Dying’ documentary in order to avoid Getting Mad Online (TM).

The hour-long documentary did its job, becoming the talk of the town (now over two million views) where two sides have been digging in the past several years, giving plenty of fresh ammo to both.

It’s not hard to understand why people are upset. It’s difficult to accept there is an encampment in a nearby park where your children used to play. Calling 9-1-1 after your car was broken into only to never have the police arrive is frustrating. Watching someone publicly overdose is traumatic. Litter, feces, stolen bikes, used needles, all terrible and on full display in ‘Dying.’ I get it.

Studio Life Seattle: From Stay-at-Home Moms to Seattle Entrepreneurs

Studio Life Seattle: From Stay-at-Home Moms to Seattle Entrepreneurs

After 14 years of being stay-at-home moms and recently having launched their youngest kids off to full-day school, best friends Kristi Brumbaugh and Brooke Anderson wanted something more out of life. They had worked hard to create more space in their lives to do the things they loved and wanted to help others do the same. Out this vision, Studio Life Seattle was born.

Tyler Gorsline: Winter Warmth Coat Drive 2019 | The Collective & A Seattle Church

Tyler Gorsline: Winter Warmth Coat Drive 2019 | The Collective & A Seattle Church

Tyler Gorsline is a long time advocate for the homeless in Seattle and the lead pastor at A Seattle Church, a church start up that’s focus is to serve the city of Seattle’s greatest needs. ASC has partnered with The Collective, a popular urban co-working space and social club on Dexter in downtown Seattle to open the doors to hundreds of Seattle homeless, fix them a meal and give them a coat. Listen in as we discuss unorthodox faith in a liberal city, and how you listener can make a tangible impact on those sleeping on our cold streets.

Thomas Kohnstamm: Exploring Seattle's Gritty Side in Lake City

Thomas Kohnstamm: Exploring Seattle's Gritty Side in Lake City

Ever wonder why Lake City way gets such a bad rap? From pot shops to strip clubs, Lake City has often been seen as the blemish on Seattle’s sexy tech image. But little do the haters know, Lake City is one of Seattle’s cultural and culinary treasures. On this episode, Tyler sits down with author and Lake City native, Thomas Kohnstamm. His dry and witty perspective on Seattle’s changing landscape is perfect for Rise Seattle’s first episode of 2019.

Buki - Innovating Luxury Clothing with Fiber Technology

Buki - Innovating Luxury Clothing with Fiber Technology

CONFESSION: The first thing I do when I get home is take off my uncomfortable dress shoes and pants and throw on my cozy sweats. Sometimes I do this before I even say hi to my family. I know it’s bad… But dress clothes are just uncomfortable! Maybe you’re like me. You want to look good in your clothing but it’s hard to find work clothes that are stylish and comfortable. Buki, a Seattle based clothing company is here to make your comfort dreams a reality.

Brian Howe: Continuing Seattle's Legacy of Health Care Innovation

Brian Howe: Continuing Seattle's Legacy of Health Care Innovation

Brian Howe has started and sold his own socially conscious law firm, founded Impact Hub - a co-working space geared towards nonprofits and B Corp companies and has recently co-founded and is the acting CEO at Format Health - a company that’s built a mobile Cardiac Arrest Guidance System that is saving lives and innovating health care data capturing at the same time.

Aswin Pranam: Fostering a Culture of Innovation and Startup Development in Seattle

Aswin Pranam: Fostering a Culture of Innovation and Startup Development in Seattle

Ever had an idea for a business but didn't know where to start to create it? Research shows that one of the key barriers to a successful and sustainable company is a lack of mentorship and camaraderie. On today's episode, Tyler talks with Aswin Pranam, Co-Director at the Founder Institute Seattle - the world's premier pre-seed startup accelerator.