The Hemp Entrepreneur Podcast

Telling stories of the innovators and pioneers creating businesses in hemp in the U.S.

Episode 026 Knock On Hemp - Joseph Fordyce Jr.

August 6th, 2019

On this week of The Hemp Entrepreneur Podcast we have a conversation with Joseph Fordyce Jr. of Knock On Hemp an ambitious mission driven startup that aims to reduce deforestation, sequester carbon, and provide a line of end user products for commercial and consumer use.  He's young, smart and passionate and has surrounded himself with a formidable team to give his company a competitive edge.    

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Resources:

https://www.knockonhemp.org

knockonhemp@gmail.com

@knockonhemp

www.ketsamusic.com

Episode 025 Adaptavate - Tom Robinson

July 31st, 2019

Often times you may start a construction or renovation project and feel as if there aren't any healthy or sustainable options so you use whatever you've used in the past.  Listen up.  There's about to be a new product available in the near future that could have a huge effect on what materials you choose to use.

On this week of the Hemp Entrepreneur Podcast we have a conversation with Tom Robinson of Adaptavate a leader in developing healthy building materials that can be grown, composted and used to make buildings energy efficient and healthy.  Their product 'Breathaboard' looks to replace drywall using materials like industrial hemp.  Though Adaptavate is based in England they are looking to tap into the North American market.  

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Resources:

www.adaptavate.com

www.ketsamusic.com

 

Episode 024 iHemp Revolution Podcast - ‘Coach’ Freddie Cecchini

July 22nd, 2019

Occasionally you come across a person whose spirit and vitality inspire you to become a better person.  As this week’s guest can often be heard saying, his mission is to, "...inspire people to do things that inspire them."  Coach Freddie Cecchini of the iHemp Revolution Podcast stopped by for a few days this week to interview us and see the Hemp House On Wheels, so we took the opportunity to do the same.

Coach Freddie is a larger than life industrial hemp advocate who began an industrial hemp podcast back in 2014 on the heels of the last Obama Farm Bill.  He recognized that the door had been opened and signed on to follow the presidential campaign trail in 2015 with a few others in order to advocate on behalf of industrial hemp.  This journey led Coach to meet many of the players in the industry and provided him with a wealth of content for his show and a broad network of friends across the country.

Since then, Coach Freddie has been traveling the country eight months out of the year in his 1960's Austin Healy on the iHemp Revolution Roadshow.  He promotes the brand of industrial hemp diligently and without pause, whether he’s pumping gas or jamming out on his frottoir! He is also a small business coach (hence the nickname) who promotes mission driven businesses focused on a triple bottom line; planet, people and profit.

Please feel free to share your Coach Freddie stories with us on social media or via email at hempentrepreneurpodcast@gmail.com so we can share them!  Please include your name and what platform you listen the the Hemp Entrepreneur Podcast on most! 

Resources:

https://coachfreddie.com

https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/coach-freddie/ihemp-revolution

www.ketsamusic.com

Episode 023 U.S. Heritage Group - Tai Olson

July 15th, 2019

U.S. Heritage Group has been a leader in hempcrete construction for many years supporting over half of the hempcrete builds in the United States.  This week we have a conversation with Tai Olson to discuss their hempcrete binder, permitting, and many more nuances related to this unique building material.  

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Resources:

www.usheritagegroup.com

www.ketsamusic.com

 

Episode 022 HempVe - Erica J

July 9th, 2019

It seems like there's a new hemp product coming to market everyday, but imagine if you could go to one place to find what you want.  This week we have a conversation with Erica J who's doing just that.  With a background in web design and a passion for sustainability she started HempVe a few months ago to offer a platform where people can post hemp products and users can leave reviews.  It's just getting off the ground, but HempVe is already gaining visibility.

We discuss how she started and what it takes to launch a hemp startup from an off the grid tiny home that she calls a 'Schooly' - a retrofitted school bus nestled in the mountains of Colorado. 

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Resources:

www.hempve.com

@hempve

www.ketsamusic.com

Episode 021 420 Media - Kerri Accardi

July 1st, 2019

420 Media was born out of the passion to educate the world on the benefits of cannabis and hemp.  This summer 420 Media is producing several conferences that they are calling Cannaval, an educational expo in the U.S. Virgin Islands.  With the passing of the 2018 Farm Bill and the legalization of medical cannabis the U.S. Virgin Islands are ripe for business.  

This week's guest, Kerri Accardi discusses the next steps for 420 Media and why she's so excited about Cannaval.

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Resources:

www.420media.us

www.cannavalusvi.com

www.ketsamusic.com

Episode 020 Rodale Institute - Tara Caton

June 24th, 2019

Rodale Institute is a leading regenerative organic research institution.  Recently they have expanded their research into industrial hemp.  Over the course of a four-year trial they are exploring how hemp can heal soil, suppress weeds, help farmers, and add diversity to crop rotations.  

Our guest, Tara Caton is leading Rodale's industrial hemp initiative and shares valuable lessons over the last 3 years and some advice for farmers interested in incorporating hemp into their crop rotation.

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Resources:

www.rodaleinstitute.org

www.ketsamusic.com

 

Episode 019 Apical Greens - Wade Christensen & Chris Perry

June 17th, 2019

Apical Greens is a leading online retailer of smokable hemp flower based in Pullman, West Virginia.  Founders Wade and Chris came into hemp from very similar experiences that revealed the healing qualities of the hemp plant and were hooked.  As the 2018 Farm Bill was on the verge of passing these serial entrepreneurs started Apical Greens and remain committed to providing organic products that mirror their belief in healthy living.

Launching an online retail business is not without its challenges and both Wade and Chris offer insight into some of the obstacles that they've encountered in this budding industry.   

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Resources:

www.apicalgreens.com

www.ketsamusic.com

 

 

Episode 018 Astral Designs - Philip Curry

June 10th, 2019

Philip Curry is a serial entrepreneur who saw an opportunity in life jackets over 20 years ago while still in college.  After selling his company Lotus Designs to Patagonia he started a biodynamic farm outside Asheville, North Carolina.  Feeling he could have a larger impact on soil and water health as an entrepreneur, he launched Astral Designs and started producing hemp canvas shoes.  

Please like, share, and subscribe to The Hemp Entrepreneur Podcast! We are your weekly source of hemp industry enlightenment and we look forward to bringing you more stories of hemp entrepreneurs like Philip.  

Resources:

https://www.astraldesigns.com

http://www.ketsamusic.com

 

Episode 017 Prima - Christopher Gavigan

June 5th, 2019

Christopher Gavigan, Chief Purpose Officer for the Honest Company and founder of Prima, a new consumer CBD brand, is our guest this week on the Hemp Entrepreneur Podcast.  Gavigan is yet another example of a successful entrepreneur who identified an opportunity in industrial hemp who acted quickly to stake their claim.

Despite having quite a recognizable spokeswoman and founder in Jessica Alba, the Honest Company brand has ascended to global recognition on its transparency and commitment to producing only the highest quality products.  Christopher Gavigan identified a lack of transparency and honesty in industrial hemps most recognizable market, CBD. In order to establish his latest brand, Prima, Gavigan began by researching and cooperating with educational institutions, physicians and scientists in the field to better understand the compound and it's as of yet unverified benefits to human health and wellness.  

Prima now stands apart among a select few CBD brands in its commitment to providing a better CBD product and the education for consumers to be able to easily identify a quality brand from a cash grab.  Listen in to hear about Gavigan's unwavering determination to take the standard of quality he helped to establish in the Honest Company brand and apply it to the burgeoning CBD market.

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Resources:

https://www.prima.co

@prima

http://ketsamusic.com