Makers of Minnesota

The Makers of Minnesota podcast, hosted by Stephanie Hansen, features products and services uniquely made in Minnesota -- and conversations with makers, entrepreneurs and innovators in Minnesota about how they conceive of their products and bring them to market.


Recap 5: Cathy Skinner is getting traction and funding for Thrivors, the Cancer wellness app.

Recap 5: Cathy Skinner is growing and receiving grant money and funding from the National Institutes of Health for the Thrivors mobile app. Thrivors, is an individualized exercise, mental health, and nutrition self-managed wellness program for Cancer patients on a mobile app. We catch up with Cathy as she has pivoted her market and is starting to gain traction and funding from our last visit on @makersofmn (ep.2)
00:00:00 10/16/2018

Past Episodes

Mostly Made is a lasagna and enchilada filling that is, Mostly Made. Hear how Jillian McGary researched her way into creating a product designed to help busy moms get dinner on the table fast.
00:00:00 10/15/2018
Gina Holman was the first podcast guest of @makersofmn and no grass has grown under her feet in the last 2 years. Hear about all the new creations and awards being won by J Carver Distillery's grain to glass movement. (ep.1)
00:00:00 10/8/2018
Andy Wright bought a Minnesota State Fair award winning, organic, BBQ Sauce Company that he loved with the idea that he could gain traction and sales in a competitive category. Hear how he is bringing Triple Crown BBQ Sauces to the masses.
00:00:00 10/8/2018
Kara Larson highlights local maker stories in the magazine Make MN.
00:00:00 10/1/2018
Personal grief was the impetus for Catherine Hinz to create comfort boxes that go beyond words for people suffering a tough time. (ep.107)
00:00:00 9/17/2018
Kjersten Merila wanted to have a business that gave 50% of its net profits back to women entrepreneurs so her and her husband started @herspiritvodka as well as a podcast called "It's All About Her" to help spread the word about female entrepreneurs and empowerment.
00:00:00 9/17/2018
Chad Gillard from Midwest Pantry (ep.10) is part of the team growing an entire food manufacturing hub Minnesota with the NE Food District and a Working Travel business with Work Around for entrepreneurs to take vacations but work along the way in a co-working setting.
00:00:00 9/10/2018
Lindsay Sokolowski went from being an attorney to an inventor by developing useful closet storage solutions including her best seller the Boot Hanger
00:00:00 9/10/2018
Dan Madsen is a 3rd generation sign painter dedicated to the craft of hand painted signs based in Minneapolis. (ep.105)
00:35:54 9/3/2018
We revisit John McGarvey from Dao Labs, our guest from episode 71. Dao Labs has increased the offerings in their line of Chinese Herbal Drink mixes to introduce two new sleep formulas as they tweak and refine their sales approach.
00:00:00 8/31/2018
We take @makersofmn LIVE on the road from the Minnesota State Fair with a Re-Use event put together by Arc's Value Village, featuring Patrick Stinnett from Robinwood Reclaim who makes home furnishings out of reclaimed wood and metals.
00:00:00 8/29/2018
Lauren Pradhan is bringing resources to entreprenuers to grow their businesses from innovative farmers to booming brand builders at Grow North. (ep.104)
00:00:00 8/27/2018
We take @makersofmn LIVE on the road from the Minnesota State Fair with a Re-Use event put together by Arc's Value Village, featuring Julia Moss from Julia Moss Designs who hand dips old silver pieces in bright colors to give them new life.
00:00:00 8/25/2018
Justin Henke purchased Annie B's Caramels and BT McElrath Chocolates two family owned brands that needed capital and marketing muscle to move into the next phase of their growth. (ep.103)
00:00:00 8/20/2018

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