Category: Your Why

BLNDED Founders Series | Albert Swatner

I started Sway Water because I think that food and beverage companies generally use sugar to get children and adults addicted to their products.  They are not made with real ingredients or made to be healthy. What Sway Water is doing...

/ March 26, 2017

BLNDED Founders Series | Brandon Miller

When I was twelve years old – I vividly remember walking my neighbor’s dog in the hot sun, going to a family friend’s house to pull weeds, or pushing my dad’s lawnmower around the block cutting grass – all for...

/ June 26, 2016

BLNDED Founders Series | Ruben Cantu

In 2007, I realized that while so many people were gaining access to create media, the mainstream’s focus was still on content that had no solid and profound impact. The majority of their focus centered on stories that had a...

/ June 16, 2016

BLNDED Founders Series | Roxana Castro

After working four years in the private industry, I learned a lot of process indicators and how to be an effective employee. However, the frustration and limitations of not having the liberty to make the final decisions, and being involved in...

/ May 27, 2016

BLNDED Founders Series | Alejandra Rodriguez Boughton

During my career in investment banking, I felt as if something was missing in my life. I decided to go back to school and earn an MBA to help me transition into a new career. But when faced with the...

/ May 18, 2016

BLNDED Founders Series | Lan Chu

Growing up, I never thought “I’m gonna be an entrepreneur,” but I knew that I wanted to make a difference. Raised in Vietnam, I was brought up in an entrepreneur environment. Now when I visit my birth place, I realize...

/ May 12, 2016

BLNDED Founders Series | Vi Nguyen

I went to The University of Texas (UT) and double-majored in sociology and documentary film. I was accepted into the UT School of Public Health in Houston, and had planned to attend, but my mom told me to try business...

/ March 29, 2016

BLNDED Founders Series | Joah Spearman

Growing up poor and underprivileged, I learned that the thing that drives me the most is getting access to experiences and opportunities. Through entrepreneurship and through leading Localeur, I’ve been able to tap into a wellspring of unique experiences and...

/ March 22, 2016

BLNDED Founders Series | Sheena Moore

I was tired of not feeling creatively challenged. I enjoyed the job I was doing, but I wasn’t passionate about it. I spent a lot of time grinding out my day-to-day duties, but I never felt completely satisfied or really...

/ March 22, 2016

BLNDED Founders Series | Koy McDermott

Feeling depressed when the sun would set on Sunday night and waking up every morning anxious, not excited for what the day would hold, brought me to a dead end. I knew I could not continue doing what I was...

/ March 22, 2016