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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.

Apr 25, 2022

If you’ve seen the iconic campaigns of Abercrombie & Fitch, fallen victim to the lure of Bath & Body Works, or watched the Atlanta Hawks NBA basketball team, you’ve likely experienced the work of David Tann, founder, and CEO of creative consulting and branding agency, Tantrum.  In this episode of the Class...


Apr 8, 2022

In this conversation with Dionne Sandiford, a member of the first class of the GVL Starts program shares her story of creating Cozy Covers. In this conversation, we discuss how GVL starts helped propel her to the next level as well as some serendipitous events that took place that enabled her to launch her company...


Mar 31, 2022

Check out the latest episode of the Class E Podcast in front of a live studio audience featuring Doug Lineberry. In this episode, he delivers special insight into the entrepreneurial world from a legal perspective on things such as copyright, trademark, and patents on your product, service, and even your name! Tune in...


Mar 24, 2022

In this episode, we chat with Zachery  Stephens and Chandler Long about their new Sustain APP.  The future is data-driven and Sustain APP, helps its clients use it to better serve their constituents.

Guests: Zachery Stephens and Chandler Long 

Host: Mary Sturgill

Producers: Emma Kerr and Eliza Polich


Mar 17, 2022

In this episode of the Class E Podcast, founder and CEO of Hill Entertainment Group, Greg Hill ’91, discusses breaking into the music industry, enduring principles of entrepreneurship, and the importance of giving back. Hill shares how his experiences as a pilot and musician have taught him to maximize opportunity and...