Delivering Everything From Babies to Shampoo: The Backpack Show with Chris Brogan

Episode Description

On this episode of The Backpack Show with Chris Brogan and Kerry O'Shea Gorgone, we'll talk with Ryan Walsh, Emilie Rodriguez, and Mindy Hobely. Drone company executive (and former Army Ranger) Ryan Walsh is the co-founder of Valqari, a Chicago-based company that’s looking to perfect the “last mile” of the drone delivery process. We’ll talk with Ryan about how an early Amazon “sizzle reel” gave him the idea for Valqari, and how his tech will help ensure you get your deliveries (drone and traditional alike). Then we'll switch gears to talk about deliveries of an altogether different kind! In New York City, Black people giving birth are 12x more likely to die of complications related to childbirth than their white counterparts. Emilie Rodriguez, co-founder of Ashé Birthing Services, will talk with us about her team of birth/postpartum doulas of color, and the work they're doing to serve mothers in their community. We'll also talk with USE Haircare co-founder Mindy Hobely (and her daughter Morgan Taylor). We’ll ask all about what it takes to start and run a hair care business, plus Chris will ask all kinds of questions about the secrets of different hair types and what we need to know. Swing by for this one!