ESCAPE 9-to-5. CREATE YOUR OWN FREEDOM. Case Studies of Non-traditional Business Founders

Powering Ahead at Full Steam: Pavan Pudipeddi’s Adventure in Hi-tech Entrepreneurship

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January 24, 2015

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EPISODE 37: Pavan Pudipeddi quit his corporate gig at Texas Instruments to join a couple of friends in the wireless power space. His company Powersquare recently launched a wireless charger for multiple devices such as tabs and cell phones. Here’s his story – from corporate executive to hi-tech entrepreneur. Read more »


From Side Business To Millions – with Jon Thornton, Co-founder Of ParkWhiz.com

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Published under Ecommerce, Freelancing, Mobile apps, Software development, Web apps

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July 9, 2013

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EPISODE 19: Jon Thornton teamed up with someone he hardly knew during the summer after undergrad to work on a parking-based business idea together. The idea was to work on the business idea till the end of summer and see what happens. Seven years later, after several twists and turns, Jon and his partner Aashish Dalal are still in business together. They recently raised their first round of venture capital and are ready to take on the world. http://traffic.libsyn.com/radicaltribe/19-Jon_thornton_9-Jul-13_FINAL.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download Read more »


How A Software Developer Started A Business And Escaped 9-to-5 After Nearly 30 Years – with Bruce Rodgers

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April 25, 2013

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EPISODE 15: Alright I’m back after a little break as I’ve been swamped with consulting work (great problem to have!) and have had a couple of interview cancellations lately (it happens). Today’s case study is a good one as it illustrates that no matter how long you’ve had a corporate job, it’s still possible to escape and create your freedom. Bruce Rodgers escaped corporate life after nearly 30 years when he finally ventured out to start his web design and development business. Here’s what you will learn from Bruce’s story: The first […] Read more »

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