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A love of grass-fed beef (and beef-fueled travel) launched Dana Ehrlich’s entrepreneurial career

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Dana Ehrlich always wanted to be an entrepreneur, but spent his early career plugging away as an engineer and product manager at Intel. Then, while spending a semester abroad in Buenos Aires as part of a Dartmouth MBA program, he became obsessed with Argentine beef, and decided to combine his love of food and concern for environmental issues to become a grass-fed beef baron. Founded in 2005, his company, Verde Farms is growing fast and well on its way to fulfilling Ehrlich’s mission: to change the way Americans consume beef.

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Former POW Ralph Galati helps veterans become entrepreneurs

Marc Kramer

In 1972, while serving in the Air Force during the Vietnam War, Ralph Galati was shot down and captured. He spent the next 14 months at the infamous Hanoi Hilton prison — the same place where senator and former presidential candidate John McCain was famously held. This horrible experience didn’t keep Galati from having a successful career at IBM. Today, he runs the St. Joseph's University (SJU) Office of Veterans Services, which encourages military veterans to launch their own businesses.

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Teads is working to make advertising sustainable for companies and less annoying for consumers

Teads

Teads is the leading company serving outstream video advertising, reaching 1.2 billion unique viewers worldwide, according to comScore’s Video Ad Ecosystem report. Teads reported $144 million in revenue in 2015, boasting organic growth of 50 percent year-over-year. Underlying all of Teads’ digital advertising solutions is the principle that the ad must be “entirely respectful of user choice.”

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How former U.N. peacekeeper Nick Clark is working to keep today’s soldiers safe

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Nick Clark has founded four companies, but first, he was a soldier. He served in the Defence Force of his native Australia, and later went on assignment in Cambodia as a U.N. Peacekeeper. Today, Clark leads Alexium, a company that develops chemical solutions with an emphasis on human and environmental health. As part of that mission, Clark and Alexium are working with the Department of Defense to make U.S. Army soldiers’ uniforms safer. Here, Clark discusses the lessons of his military career, and what it means to be a true entrepreneur.

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Embracing user-generated images to conserve your marketing resources

Larry Alton

Visual content is an integral part of any company’s digital marketing strategy today, but are you spending too much time developing original content when you could be putting user-generated images to work? In the era of the selfie, social media users are masterful digital content creators, and many hope that their favorite brands will notice their images and share them.

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