Episode 29 & 30: Farukh Aslam

The Hotel of the Future

From the podcast room in The Sinclair Hotel in Downtown Fort Worth, meet the engineer turned hospitality leader. Farukh Aslam is changing hotels by using low voltage power over ethernet, making The Sinclair 30% more efficient than other hotels. He is using smart sensors and dc powered LED lighting to reduce electricity usage in this century old art deco building. But The Sinclair is only the beginning, Aslam wants to take the technologies he's developed here in Fort Worth to the world.

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Episode 22: Kevin Henry

Simplifying HIPAA

For companies operating in healthcare or for any company that works with healthcare, compliance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) is a requirement. Many companies aren't sure how to navigate this complex federal law and non-compliance can bring steep fines and penalties. Kevin Henry, Founder and CEO of Accountable HQ has solved that problem, providing online training for employees in any industry. Their path to market included participation in the Techstars Austin accelerator program, making them the only Fort Worth-based startup to have Techstars backing.

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Episode 19: EJ Carrion

The Force Multiplier 

Meet EJ Carrion, the founder of The Student Success Agency, author of How to Create a Future and Stand Out When College is Not Enough, and now co-host of The 817, a podcast of all things Fort Worth. His company serves as a force multiplier for high school guidance counselors to help students increase their chances for success and get into college. Carrion explains what it means to pick a city with opportunities to build your startup and connecting with the younger crowd by sharing the pulse points of news, politics, trends, and culture in Fort Worth. 

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Episode 17: Brad Hunstable

Electrifying Funkytown 

A father and son tinkering in their garage led to an invention that will reduce global energy consumption, all based on the same principles that power the windmills that dot the Texas prairies. Brad Hunstable, co-founder of Linear Labs, wants to make Fort Worth the "Electrification Capital of the World." His plan to build a smarter energy company is one that will change the way we power the world, all from their home base here in "Fort Worth/Dallas." 

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Episode 15: Hunter Ferrell

A Linux Guru

In the quickly growing digital landscape of cloud-based systems, Linux Academy was training coders and developers through self-paced courses to stay on the cutting edge of digital technology. Meet Hunter Ferrell, former CFO of Linux Academy, a tech startup all about "putting students and learning above everything else". They approached teaching students by "learning through doing" and eventually had 1.5 million users of expert cloud engineers and trailblazing tech skills.  

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