Four very unusual entrepreneurs make up today’s line-up in the monthly entrepreneur’s hour in the third hour of Thursday’s program.
Chip Paucek is the co-founder and CEO of 2tor, a company helping some of the biggest brands in higher ed go online. Two of his most recent clients are onlinemba.unc.edu and onlinempa.unc.edu.
Jackie Rychel is our not-for-profit start-up this month. Rychel was a very successful businesswoman who, upon her retirement, became caught up in the desire to help Haiti rebuild, and has overseen the construction and now the operation of a guest house in haiti that serves the missions community serving in Haiti.
Karen Archipley is co-founder along with her husband Colin of Archi’s Acres, a successful small scale organic farm in norther San Diego County. They have also founded Veterans Sustainable Agricultural Training (VSATUSA.com) which helps veterans returning from the war begin careers in sustainable agriculture.
One of those veterans is Mike Hanes, founder of Forger Mike’s Superfooods, one brand of which, Dang!! Hot Sauce, is on the shelves of Whole Foods throughout southern California. Mike’s is an amazing story, having gone from the USMC’s Force Recon, to homeless, to successful entrepreneur in a very few years.