Our guest is Jonathan Bragdon, CEO of Tricycle, Inc. Jonathan is a true Entrepreneur that found a customer need and created a revolutionary product to solve a big problem.
Jonathan shares his best ideas for entrepreneur success and his biggest mistakes to avoid. He has vast experience raising venture capital and will share best practices for working with professional investors. He also shares some great ideas for new business start-ups and key advice to grow and succeed.
Jonathan Bragdon is an entrepreneur, design and business consultant and CEO of sustainable design company Tricycle, Inc. His wide range of experience includes business start-up, brand development and management, technical and international sales and merchandising, strategic process planning and business development for the manufacturers of interiors products and consumer packaged goods.
Since 2002, his company Tricycle has helped commercial interiors manufacturers, interior designers and architects reduce sample waste. A co-founder, he was responsible for raising initial funding, finding talent and customers while adapting the overall business model to constantly changing market needs.
Tricycle has been honored with recognitions for leadership in sustainability from the American Institute of Architects, American Society of Interior Designers, Business Week magazine, Governor of Tennessee, Smithsonian Institution, British Parliament, and the Prince of Denmark and design honors from organizations including AIGA, the International Interior Design Association, Industrial Society Designers of America, and the One Show.
Jonathan attended Covenant College, Georgia Tech and holds a MBA from Vanderbilt University. He has served on the boards of the Southeast AeA, the Chattanooga Technology Council, Chamber of Commerce, and CreateHere. He has twice served as a judge in the Kruesi Innovation Awards. He has been a guest speaker representing Tricycle and Chattanooga at events and panels all over the United States and Europe, as well as Brazil and Japan. One of his favorite business activities is assisting with new business startups and helping with new business competitions at regional universities and development organizations.
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