Author Archives: Janice K. Mandel

About Janice K. Mandel

I'm a multimedia storyteller following evolving voice-first opportunities. Early adopter experience in New York City included: Sr. Editor, EIC/Intelligence, the first online, commercial database (1980s);Communications/Voice of Equinta.com, like Zillow but in 1999; and Reach networks -- like Mosaic, only four years sooner. I've recruited speakers for VOICE Summit (https://voicesummit.ai) and conducted its microcast leading up to the event. Would love to do more microcasting in the future.

Next Mission: Co-founder, Seth Goldman, exits Honest Tea to focus on plant-based “meat,” a segment of the $300 billion meat category

Seth Goldman, co-founder and “TeaEO” of Honest Tea, feels good that he’s leaving the organic, natural beverage company he co-founded in 1998 with his legacy intact. He explained at a recent Connectpreneur winter event at George Washington university how he … Continue reading

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How Mike Daniels Caught the Internet Commercialization Wave and Keeps Surfing

Mike Daniels is living proof that nice guys don’t finish last. He’s probably best known in tech/investor circles for his sale of Network Solutions, a small company in Tysons Corner, VA, for $19.2 billion in 2000. You might think of … Continue reading

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How The Motley Fool’s Co-Founders Share the Wealth

“The best way to keep money in perspective is to have some.” — Louis Rukeyser, American financial journalist, columnist and economic commentator “Every business opens a story.” — Tom Gardner, founder, CEO and Co-Chairman, The Motley Fool company Georgetown natives, … Continue reading

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Man on a Mission: Honest Tea Co-Founder Uses Business to Drive Social Change

As U.S. investors focused on technology companies in 1998, Seth Goldman and Barry Nalebuff, his former professor at Yale School of Management, took a different route. They co-founded Honest Tea, an organic, lightly sweetened bottled tea. The  co-founders were on … Continue reading

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Vocus & Beyond: Rick Rudman’s Excellent Startup Adventure

When you read about people launching tech careers in the mid-1980s, it’s easy to chalk up their success to serendipity. Rick Rudman was lucky to be in tech at the moment in history when the PR industry needed to be automated. … Continue reading

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How DC’s Chief Technical Officer Lives Up to Her Potential

Six months (now 11) into her tenure as the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) for the Mayor’s Office of the District of Columbia, Archana Vemulapalli is on a roll. The 36-year-old engineer manages more than 33,000 employees, oversees 21 departments, 33 … Continue reading

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Mark Walsh Spreads Billions of SBA Dollars to U.S. Innovators

Mark Walsh is the ultimate connector. He’s smart and his can-do confidence, experience and business/political connections and know-how have positioned him to invest billions of taxpayer dollars into a diverse cross-section of American innovators for the U.S. Small Business Administration … Continue reading

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Esther Dyson’s Way to Wellville Meets Muskegon: Michigan’s Unhealthiest County

On the eastern shores of Lake Michigan, Muskegon, Michigan, has it all: recreation, festivals, a couple of Miss Americas, an Astronaut, actors, musicians, a U.S. ambassador, an NFL quarterback, a wealthy lumber baron, a TV evangelist and others who have … Continue reading

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Community Champions: Brad Feld of Foundry Group & Esther Dyson of HICCup Talk Entrepreneurship & Healthcare

Brad Feld and Esther Dyson are two of technology’s greats: Founding software and investment businesses early in the Internet age, they have been learning and building technology ventures since the 1980s, right as the U.S. transitioned to a connected PC … Continue reading

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The Entrepreneurial ICF Chairman & CEO

If you’re a well-educated entrepreneur who loves a good challenge you’ve got more in common than you might think with the Chairman & CEO of Virginia-based global consulting giant, ICF International, Sudhakar Kesavan. The down-to-earth executive is proud to have … Continue reading

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