Category: Season Two

FULL EPISODE #213: Mudd Advertising & Men’s Style Lab


Mudd Advertising – Cedar Falls
After a failed venture in radio, Jim Mudd Sr. didn’t give up on entrepreneurship. Instead, he built a company that now employs more than 200 people in the Cedar Valley.

Men’s Style Lab  – Des Moines
This online styling service delivers clothing right to the doors of its customers. Follow this entrepreneur’s story from his garage, through an incubator, to a nationally-known fashion company.

FULL EPISODE #212: Cap Arms & Ideal Energy


Cap Arms – Sibley
Built on the trust and partnership of childhood friends, CapArms was the idea that brought three military vets together again. Pushed out of a major metropolitan area in Minnesota, this ammunition company found the perfect fit in a small Iowa community.

Ideal Energy – Fairfield
After returning home from active duty, a Navy SEAL sought an education in sustainability at a small Iowa university. Now, he and his wife work together, using renewable energy to sow the seeds of peace.

FULL EPISODE #211: MediRevv & Cabin Coffee Company


MediRevv – Coralville
Providing the healthcare industry with a more efficient process for billing and coding, Chris Klitgaard has made MediRevv a driving force behind healthcare companies throughout the US.

Cabin Coffee Clear Lake
Shifting from their careers in sales and consulting, Brad and Angie Barber have turned their idea for a happy coffee shop into a franchise that’s popping up all over the U.S.

FULL EPISODE #210: Peace Tree Brewery & One Mission


Peace Tree BreweryKnoxville
A family history of business ownership is helping one woman distribute her product in markets across Iowa and beyond.

One Mission – Mount Vernon
A mission trip to Haiti inspired one family to help other people reach their mission work goals.

FULL EPISODE #209: Agren & Atlantic Bottling Company


Agren – Carroll
Follow an agricultural conservation company’s journey from relying on government grants to growing in the private sector.

Atlantic Bottling Company – Atlantic
Discover the storied history of the Coca-Cola capital of Iowa.

FULL EPISODE #208: Musco Lighting & Rocket Referrals


Musco LightingMuscatine/Oskaloosa
From movie sets to speedways, learn about the Iowa company that has been there to make sure the lights turn on.

Rocket Referrals – Des Moines/Keokuk
Meet two brothers who credit their father with cultivating their own interest in becoming entrepreneurs.

FULL EPISODE #207: HTG & Grundorf


HTG – Harlan
This farmer bought his first computer in 1982, and he now runs a global IT consulting company from the middle of a corn field.

Grundorf – Council Bluffs
Frank and Susan Grund spent their 20’s touring with a band. Even though they no longer perform, they’ve created a business that still serves the music industry.

FULL EPISODE #206: Puck Custom Enterprises & Stone Medical


Puck Custom Enterprises – Manning
Learn the history behind how a side job grew into one of the largest employers in Manning, Iowa.

Stone Medical – Davenport
Follow the road from solving a problem in the medical industry to actually getting the product to the hospitals that need it.

FULL EPISODE #205: Thelma’s Treats & StarrMatica


Thelma’s TreatsDes Moines
As a college student, Dereck Lewis spent a summer as a guide in the Alaskan wilderness. That experience led him to pursue his entrepreneurial dreams and launch a cookie company.

– Clinton
Emily Starr wanted to be a teacher from an early age. But, after several years of teaching, she found her true calling as an entrepreneur helping teachers craft creative lesson plans to connect and engage with students.


FULL EPISODE #204: Breads From Anna & Sukup Manufacturing


Breads From AnnaIowa City
Discover how a health diagnosis led an East Coast art professor to become an entrepreneur.

Sukup Manufacturing – Sheffield
Follow one man’s journey from farming to building an international business.