Episode 5

Published on:

14th Jan 2023

Christian Miquel on the Startup Santa Show Hindsight 20/20

I dropped out of high school after having my oldest son early, then I went back to get my diploma . I then enrolled in business school. While studying business, I worked 7 1/2 years doing auto claims for an Insurance company. After learning lots of great knowledge, I then decided to leave after watching how they where basically eliminating claim jobs and turning them into a call centers. Being overworked and burned out, I turned into my teenage passion and went to school for barbering, right after my father passed away.One of the main reason for me starting my CM company was being a barber and going to trade shows. I started to see how hair and product company’s would make products and mass produce them. They would get the barbers and stylist to test it out and basically market for them on their social media channels and most times, give them nothing in return. So I said from that moment, I would build my own lifestyle company starting with beard oil and moisturizes. Once I launched those items, I launched apparel as well.

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Robert Blacklidge is the Education Director for Catapult Lakeland.His work building the Lakeland Ecosystem has had and continues to have a significant impact.Robert has worked to bring several international programs to the Lakeland community. (1...
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Robert Blacklidge - Domi Station's Executive Director

He is an educator, mentor, speaker, and ecosystem builder. His work building the Florida Ecosystem has had and continues to have a significant impact locally and beyond. Robert has worked to bring several international programs to Florida communities. (1 Million Cups, Startup Grind, and Techstars Startup Weekend.)

It is through these efforts and the efforts of others that Florida communities have garnished national recognition. These current efforts are built on his past experience creating and running Hackathons including Office Depots, IEEE, Code Tampa, Startup Bus, and Biz Sprint. Robert volunteers running programs for several organizations to include Action Zone a veteran-focused business accelerator and Techstars Startup Week and Weekend.