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What is Conquering Columbus?

Conquering Columbus is a brand and podcast connecting you to the people that are having an impact on the growth of our great city. Across all industries, we interview guests who have made a difference and helped put Columbus on the map. We are growing a lot as we learn from them, and now you can too by subscribing on your favorite podcast app, signing up for our email list, and sharing with all of your friends!


Recent Podcasts:

Episode 111 | Rev1 Ventures - Summary: Tom is the President & CEO of the most active venture fund in the Great Lakes Region, Rev1 Ventures, which combines funding and strategic services to help entrepreneurs build companies. Under Tom’s direction, Rev1 Ventures has evolved from funding just a hand full of companies to producing $1.2B in capital, revenue, and exits since
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Episode 110 | Wayne Harer, Executive Managing Director at Newmark Knight Frank - Summary: Wayne is the Executive Managing Director at Newmark Knight Frank and has over 30 years of experience in the commercial real estate industry. Wayne was the Top Producer at his firm for 20 straight years, and he has a lot of great insights into the Columbus real estate market and commercial real estate in
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Episode 109 | System of Strength - Summary: Gretchen and Keri are founders and trainers at System of Strength, a gym with three locations across Columbus including Grandview, Dublin, and Clintonville! System of Strength was founded with a focus on getting back to the basics and building a community of “inspiring, like-minded badasses”. Milemarkers: (00:00:00) The Conquering Columbus Startup Package (00:00:45) Like,
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Episode 108 | Cliff Original - Summary: Jared Friesner is the CEO and founder of Cliff Original – a hair, beard, and skincare company built around creating products from all-natural ingredients. The Cliff Original team believes that being ​healthy is more than just the food we eat or the miles we run or the sleep we get. It’s also what we
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Episode 107 | The Connector - Summary: Aaron is a Director at Kegler Brown Hill + Ritter, a law firm that counsels companies around the world on everything to do with business and law. Aaron has a wide range of experiences in the law field, and he did his studies at Capital University’s Law School. In addition, he coaches Rugby at
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Recent Blog Posts:

The meaning of “Live Uncomfortably” - tldr; Live Uncomfortably – Get uncomfortable, push yourself there every day. By doing so you’ll see growth in unimaginable ways. See action plan. Conquering Columbus has adopted the phrase “Live Uncomfortably” after our initial launch, but we haven’t taken the time to explain it’s meaning. Let’s shed some light on these two beautiful words, and
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Why we created Conquering Columbus - Why we Love Columbus Mike here to tell you all why Josh and I love the city of Columbus, and how this podcast got its start. Columbus is an amazing city, and while there are many things that make it extraordinary, one reason stands out to us – The people that call this city home.
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What we learned from James Lawrence - Mike and I got the opportunity to interview James Lawrence, the “Iron-Cowboy”, last night. If you don’t know who James is, click here and give him a read – He’s an amazing individual. I’d give more background on him here but I’m in a hurry writing this and I want to be sure to get out
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