Episode 4

Recorded December 8, 2016 in the Truth Bar

Entrepreneurs, business owners, and a tax manager get together to discuss the challenges and successes of starting and running a business, with the added challenge of: no BS allowed.

Bartender: Steve LeBeau – Editor-in-Chief of Minnesota Business Magazine
Sidekick: John Sweeney – owner of Brave New Workshop Comedy Theater


  • Matthew T. Brown – Manager of Tax Services and part of Lurie’s Emerging Leaders Group; CPA and Juris Doctor; provides tax and consulting advice to individuals, businesses, trusts and estates.
  • Lisa Nicholson – Founder and owner of Salsa Lisa; makes fresh all-natural salsas sold throughout Minnesota and nationally.
  • Chip Pearson – Cofounder, Board Chairman and Managing Partner of Jamf; founder of The Foundation; got his start in IT desktop support; dedicated to helping organizations succeed with Apple.
  • Ping Yeh – Cofounder and CEO of Minnesota Cup-winning startup StemoniX; accelerates the discovery of new medicines; alumnus of Carlson School of Management; holds degrees and certifications in nanotechnology and program management.

Music by Bill Lang

Special thank you to our sponsors:

Lurie, LLP
Schram Vineyards
Minnesota Business Magazine
KC Truth

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Pictures from the recording