Videos - Self-Reliance

Kris Nielson

The Company That Let’s You Take Back Control of Your Garage

By GROCO Staff Writer | May 21, 2019 About Kris Nielson Kris Nielson is the CEO and Chairman or Monkey Bar Storage Systems, a fast growing company that assists individuals in designing and installing garage organization systems. Kris received undergrad degree from Brigham Young – University Idaho where he studied business administration.

Rose Shoen

Beyond the Game: How One Coach Helps Provide Better Socioeconomic Opportunities For Her Team

By GROCO Staff Writer | May 21, 2019 About Rose Shoen Rose Shoen is a semi pro soccer player in the Women’s Premier Soccer league. She received all star selection in 2016 and 2017. She also holds a C national USSF coaching license and founded her own men’s soccer franchise, Azteca FC in 2013. She is the only female owner/manager/coach in…

Jim Hedges

Art As An Investment

By GROCO Staff Writer | May 21, 2019 Transcript Alan Olsen: [00:00:00] Welcome back. I’m here today with Jim hedges. Welcome. Jim Hedges: [00:00:03] Thanks so much for having me. Alan Olsen: [00:00:05] Jim, for the guests. Can you give us the background of what inspired you to do what you’re doing today? Jim Hedges: [00:00:11] Sure. Well, I started off…

Rikin Gandhi

Digital Green: Transforming Ag Extensions in India

By GROCO Staff Writer | May 21, 2019 About Rikin Ghandi With a Masters in aeronautical and astronautical space engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and a Bachelors in Computer Science from Carnegie Mellon University, Rikin began his career at Oracle, where he received patents for linguistic search algorithms that he helped develop. Later he joined Microsoft Research India’s Technology for…

Mark Eaton

Mark Eaton: The Four Commitments of a Winning Team

By GROCO Staff Writer | May 21, 2019 About Mark Eaton Mark Eaton is a successful, award-winning motivational speaker, entrepreneur and best selling author of The Four Commitments of a Winning Team, who has earned the coveted CSP (Certified Speaking Professional) designation, the speaking profession’s highest international measure of professional competence. He has spoken to numerous world-class organizations including IBM, FedEx,…

Henry Wong

Forecasting the Future: How Technology and Entrepreneurship Show Us What’s Next

By GROCO Staff Writer | May 21, 2019 Transcript Alan Olsen: Welcome back I’m visiting here today with Henry Wong. He’s a venture capitalist here in Silicon Valley and the founder of Diamond TechVentures. Welcome to today’s show. Henry Wong: Thank you. Alan Olsen: Now you’ve done a lot in your career, but so for the listeners, can you bring us…

Miko Matsumura

Where the Future of Cryptocurrency is Headed. Miko Matsumura, Co-founder of Evercoin

By GROCO Staff Writer | May 21, 2019 About Miko Matsumura Miko Matsumura is a founder of crypto exchange Evercoin, is a General Partner with Gumi Cryptosand a Venture Partner with BitBull Capital, a cryptocurrency fund-of-funds. He is also an advisor to Arrington XRP Capital. He is a token holder in FileCoin, Brave, CIVIC, Propy, Polymath and an investor in Lyft.…

Vic Merjanian

The Next Gen 911

By GROCO Staff Writer | May 21, 2019 About Vic Merjanian Vic A. Merjanian, Esq., is Founder and CEO of Titan Health & Security Technologies, Inc. Mr. Merjanian is dedicated to improving school safety, as well as organizational safety (spanning private and public businesses, NGOs, and governmental agencies). Mr. Merjanian envisioned Titan HST when he visited his Alma Mater High School…

Nzinga Blake

Social Entrepreneurship & Why It Matters

By GROCO Staff Writer | May 21, 2019 About Nzinga Blake As the daughter of a Sierra Leonean former UN official, cabinet minister, and international scholar, Nzinga spent a majority of her childhood in Japan, Kenya, and the United States. Nzinga graduated cum laude from the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) School of Film, Television and Digital Media with a…

Kenneth Carlson

How One Man’s Film Brought Peace to a War Torn Region

By GROCO Staff Writer | May 21, 2019 About Ken Carlson Kenneth A. Carlson, a graduate of Brown University, specializes in writing, directing and producing theatrical fiction and non-fiction films. Carlson recently wrote, directed and produced Go Tigers! (2001), a feature-length documentary film on Ohio’s high school football team, the Massillon Tigers. Among other honors, Go Tigers! was nominated for an…