Episodes

S2E1: Kimberly Gramm and Cara Wells with TTU Innovation Hub and EmGenisys

Recently named the Associate Vice President of Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the Innovation Hub at Research Park, Kimberly Gramm, along with Cara Wells, Founder and CEO of EmGenisys, sit down with Katherine White to discuss the successes they have been apart of within the Hub. Through the opportunities offered at the Hub, researchers and entrepreneurs like...

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S2E2: David Weindorf with Department of Plant & Soil Science

David Weindorf, Associate Vice President in the Office of Research and Innovation and Professor in the Department of Plant and Soil Sciences at Texas Tech University, discusses soil science in the Texas High Plains with Katherine White on this episode of Hub City Spokes.

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S2E3: Carder Brooks and Cole Seifert with Gap Peptides

On this episode of Hub City Spokes, Katherine White talks with Carder Brooks and Cole Siefert, co-founders of Gap Peptides. The two go in-depth on the advantages of starting a business in Lubbock with the assistance of the Innovation Hub at Research Park.

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S2E4: Siva Vinapalli with Nemalife

Katherine White sits down with Siva Vanapalli, a professor of chemical engineering at Texas Tech University and also Co-founder and CEO of Nemalife, a biotech and scientific community dedicated to identifying molecules that promote healthy human life. In this podcast they discuss how the Innovation Hub at Research Park helped launch his company.

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S2E5: John Smothers with Reproductive Solutions, Inc.

John Smothers, President and CEO of Reproductive Solutions, Inc., sits down with Katherine White to share his experience building a research company at the Innovation Hub at Research Park. Smothers credits the success of Reproductive Solutions to the mentors and environment the Hub fosters.

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S2E6: Magdalena Rakowska with Envirostatus

Magdalena Rakowska, Founder of Envirostatus, talks about the great advantages of launching business in the Innovation Hub. In this episode, Magdalena emphasizes the importance of community. She attributes her business’ success to the resources and support she found at the Innovation Hub.

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S2E7: Riley Barrett with Caprock Custom Apps

Riley Barrett, Designer and Software Architect of Caprock Custom Apps, talks all things technology and application development on this episode of Hub City Spokes. Because of the limitless advantages to starting a business in the “Hub City”, including the support and mentorship found within the community, Riley believes Lubbock is a great place to launch...

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S3E1: Mike Nghiem and Sally Taylor for The Brewery LBK

https://youtu.be/Qmax9ahQpMo Lubbock locals are no stranger to the Brewery LBK, and especially the recent addition to the menu: adult popsicles. Mike Nghiem and Sally Taylor share their experience brewing during a pandemic and how an unlikely idea turned into a crowd favorite that altered the future of their business.

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S3E2: Mallory and Arnis Robbins, Co-Owners of Evie Mae’s Pit Barbeque

https://youtu.be/Y5YyukRLSLc A local favorite, Evie Mae’s Pit Barbeque, talks all things Texas BBQ in this episode of Hub City Spokes. Recognized in Texas Monthly for the innovative approach to serving barbecue during a global pandemic, Mallory and Arnis Robbins share their secret to success when it comes to not only running a wildly successful food...

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S3E3: Matt Roig and Antonio Pina for the DoubleTree by Hilton

https://youtu.be/vGyLkFv9vKw As the season three location for the Hub City Spokes podcast, the DoubleTree by Hilton is near completion. Katherine White with the Lubbock Economic Development Alliance sits down with Matt Roig and Antonio Pina to talk about hotel amenities and delicious food. No stranger to Lubbock’s culinary scene, Antonio Pina will be serving up...

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S3E4: Rodney Madsen, CEO for GermBlast and Epidemiologist

https://youtu.be/V82K1DTY8fA Katherine White with the Lubbock Economic Development Alliance sits down with Rodney Madsen, CEO of Germblast, to discuss how his background in healthcare coupled with his company’s mission to “eradicate illnesses from everyday life” helped guide them through the recent effects of the public health crisis as infection experts.

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S3E5: Robert Taylor, CEO of United Supermarkets

https://youtu.be/xfyX-u7NPS8 CEO of United Supermarkets Robert Taylor explains how the major Texas grocery store chain adapted to the recent challenges during the public health crisis. In this episode of Hub City Spokes, Katherine White with the Lubbock Economic Development Alliance (LEDA) discusses what the future of essential businesses may look like.

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S3E6: Dan Pope, Mayor of the City of Lubbock

https://youtu.be/_lZd-lg0NEE Lubbock City Mayor Dan Pope sits down with Katherine White of the Lubbock Economic Development Alliance to get a closer look at how local leaders addressed the impacts of the recent public health crisis on the citizens, business owners and essential workers in the Lubbock community.

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S3E7: Elizabeth Hill, Co-owner of Burklee Hill Vineyards

https://youtu.be/WicBYxr-5RY Elizabeth Hill, co-owner of Burklee Hill Vineyards, shares insight on recent impacts the Texas High Plains Wine industry is currently facing due to COVID-19. This family-owned, generational winery recently opened a tasting room and event center in the Historic Kress Building located in downtown Lubbock. Since opening, Burklee Hill has taken the necessary precautions...

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S3E8: Cameron and Anna Brown for Desert Sky Family Therapy

https://youtu.be/h-ei8jiPCRQ In this episode of Hub City Spokes, Anna and Cameron Brown, Director and Therapist for Desert Sky Therapy, explain the mental health affects the public health crisis has had on the community, recently opening their therapy clinic and conducting contactless, telehealth sessions during the pandemic. During this time they are dedicated to providing an...

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