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Storytelling Start-Up – Newly-Minted MBA Launches Personalized Greeting Card Company
After graduating from Texas Tech University Alex Kurkowski went to work in the Alcohol industry. Then after three years of as he calls it “drinking for a living,” Alex transitioned to the pharmaceutical industry, and then got an MBA. So what’s a newly-minted MBA to do? He launched Tellinga, a personalized greeting card company (www.Tellinga.com). We love start-up stories, so Richard “Capt’n” Henderson and Sherilyn Colleen interview Alex Kurkowski, who has an inspiring story that weaves success with helping aspiring artists. His entrepreneurial story also shows that you can prosper in a start-up not welded to the Internet! Subjects include: * How did Alex Kurkowski go from “Texas Tech and alcohol” into the start-up world? * How Alex came up with the unique business model to start Tellinga * The Tellinga greeting card process * How Alex raised capital and financed Tellinga including using Airbnb * how long did it take to get Tellinga on a stable footing? * Linking Tellinga into online marketing and social media * How Tellinga gives back by helping aspiring artists * Alex Kurkowski’s plans for the future of Tellinga Subscribe to Home Business TV (https://tinyurl.com/ya4vs6qe). Episode Sponsor: Drone Command * www.DroneCommandLive.com
Alex Kurkowski - Tellinga - Rising Tide Startups
In another Rising Tide Startups episode, we chat with Tellinga founder, Alex Kurkowski. The idea for Tellinga surfaced when Alex noticed that, while working full time in his day job, all his free time started to slip away, along with relationships with friends and family. To keep in touch, he started snail mailing them epistolary (literary/artisanal work in the form of letters) style illustrations. He would draw pictures in story form and snail-mail them out to loved ones piece by piece over time. It was always a way to stay connected and create fun, personalized stories so that they could look forward to checking their mailboxes every day. Thus, Tellinga was born. Learn more at Tellinga.com
Heather and Clint's Story
Tellinga is a Houston, TX-based start-up that turns personal stories into unique gifts with customized illustrations through snail mail. Story recipients receive hand-drawn stories about themselves based on unique preferences. It can be fun, dramatic, thoughtful... anything!