Urban Engine is honored to be able to host a fireside chat with Amanda Halpin-Kruse, founder/CEO of Discount Divas. Amanda will share how she got the idea to start her Discount Divas when she was a nurse at Huntsville Hospital and within 3 years she has reached $1M/month in revenue. Key takeaways from Amanda's story will include: How she transitioned from RN to Business Owner and has consistently grown her business. How she was able to use Facebook to increase sales and build her customer base. Milestones that she considered to be indicators that her business was heading in the right direction and how she's using those to set future goals.
The question behind
our impact stories
What brought you here?
The Urban Engine team loves this question.
We rarely hear the same answer twice.
After asking hundreds of people how they ended up at Urban Engine we began to realize the dynamic impact our work has on the communities we serve. So, we started to capture the stories of people in our networks and the unique ways our programs and resources have made a difference in their entrepreneurial journey. Thus, The Collective Ambition was born.
The Collective Ambition™ is Urban Engine’s central hub of impact stories. It is our collection of the notable people and ideas that inspire us to spark, fuel and ignite the next generation of visionaries through our community programming. You will find features of founders and their startup stories with a focus on how their professional developments make an impact in their local cities. Experience the waves of transformation these motivational influencers have stormed through their hard work.
Urban Engine presents 32/10 Speaker Series - Alicia Ryan, Founder of LSINC Corporation.
Join Urban Engine for an evening for FREE innovation education, food, drink and networking for our next 32/10 Speaker Series with the CEO & President of ServisFirstBank in Huntsville, Andy Kattos. Andy raised money from local Huntsville angel investors and has seen ServisFirst through tremendous growth from startup bank all the way IPO
We dig into the Mayor's entrepreneurial past, leadership lessons and tips from his time as a business owner and a Mayor, and more!
Founder and CEO of SweatLocal, Jeidi Nunez Pippins, sits down with us to discuss her experiences, challenges and victories as a local entrepreneur.
Hear Glenn's founding story of how he started Appleton from his dorm room as a broke college student at The University of Alabama in Huntsville. Glenn will share the evolution of Appleton including his successes and failures and the major pivot from tutoring to staffing. You'll also hear the founding story of his most recent venture, Spur and how they hope to change the staffing industry.
Brandon Kruse, Founder of DialMaxx, CommentSold and Huntsville sits down with Urban Engine to discuss the lessons learned as an entrepreneur and his challenges, disappointments and victories.