Category: Season One

FULL EPISODE #103: RAYGUN & 3rd Degree Screening


Raygun – Des Moines
After college, Mike Draper had the idea to start printing and selling t-shirts. Now his company, RAYGUN, has a huge product line and brings in $3 million in sales each year.

3rd Degree Screening – Council Bluffs
When courthouse researcher Jeanie Waters realized the rise of digital information storage & accessibility was changing her industry, she founded 3rd Degree Screening, which has grown into a successful background check company.

FULL EPISODE #102: Far Reach & Stone Cliff Winery


Far Reach – Cedar Falls
You often hear of businesses with multiple founders, but have you ever heard of a company with five? This tech company has found a way to make it work.

Stone Cliff Winery – Dubuque
Looking for a more simple lifestyle, the Smiths moved to Iowa. But what they found instead was opportunity.

FULL EPISODE #101: Malcolm Lumber & ScoutPro


Malcom Lumber – Grinnell
It hasn’t always been easy for the Schroeder family, but despite all of the heartbreaks, they still manage to find joy in running their small business.

ScoutPro – Urbandale
See how three college friends, who started their business while still in school, react when their business plan is put to the test.