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Class E Podcast

The Class–E Podcast hosts conversations with leaders in innovation and entrepreneurship and sheds light on all the amazing accomplishments of students, faculty, and alumni in the Furman University Family.

We strive to help innovative thinkers share their stories, their expertise, and experience in hopes of creating an innovative and entrepreneurial ecosystem.

Our mission is to educate and inspire our listeners to engage in innovative thinking, connect with Furman Innovation and Entrepreneurship and launch their own ventures.

Jan 20, 2022

In our new special segment of the Class E Podcast, Everyday Entrepreneur, we talk with Marni Peters, serial entrepreneur and inventor. Marni shares with us her latest innovative venture, LuMend Light Therapy. Hear about how the GVL Starts program helped her plan this new venture. GVL Starts is made possible through...


Jan 5, 2022

In this episode of the Class E Podcast, Furman Athletics Director, Jason Donnelly, and Furman Chief Innovation Officer and Executive Director of the Hill Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Anthony Herrera, talk about their combined innovative efforts to bring Innovative programs and Furman Athletics to the...


Dec 10, 2021

In this episode of the Class E Podcast, Furman alum Kyle Young ‘02 discusses co-founding his award-winning marketing and production company, Tiny Horse. Kyle shares insight into the rapidly changing digital media space reflects on his “deeply rewarding and extremely challenging” entrepreneurial journey and offers...


Nov 23, 2021

He may be young, but media company owner, Nathaniel DeSantis ‘19 has a plan and he’s working it.  During the pandemic, DeSantis grew his company, Amalfi Media tripling their output and their income.  He shares his story in this episode of the Class E Podcast.    

Guest: Nathaniel DeSantis

Host: Mary...


Nov 4, 2021

Mezzo Creative was remote before remote was cool. In this episode of the Class E Podcast, we talk with founder Cynthia Krantz '07 about how her mentor pushed her out of the nest which lead to the growth of her remote company during the pandemic.  The balance of being an entrepreneur and a mom is not an easy one,...