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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...


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


Feb 10, 2022

Tech entrepreneur Ford Blakely ‘97 turned his natural ability to problem-solve into a $42 million venture. In this episode of the Class E Podcast, Blakely sits down with host Mary Sturgill and a live audience to discuss his company, Zingle, a hospitality-focused business software company. Blakely talks about...


Feb 3, 2022

In this episode of our Everyday Entrepreneur segment in the Class E Podcast, we talk with Joey Loman, the founder of Synergy Mill.  Synergy Mill is a maker space in Greenville, SC that not only welcomes all crafters and hobbyists but is creating space for Innovators as an idea Incubator.  Joey shares his story in this...