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kids in the tank podcast

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Kids in the Tank is a podcast created by the participants of BizTank, an educational experience enabling career exploration for high school Juniors and Seniors. Covering topics such as start-ups, financials, on-trend marketing and social media. There are guest speakers in which the BizKids research and Interview, then we Flip It and the guest speaker asks them questions, followed by a Round Table segment where the students talk about the latest hot topics and trends.

top-notch production

When it comes to our studio, few in the area compare. Our podcast room accommodates four guests and is equipped with Audimute’s Strata accent wall to maintain high-quality sound while looking good. It also features three Logitech web cameras providing several angles of video coverage, as well as four MXL 990 Blaze Cardioid Condenser Microphones. The podcast production is handled by our master production crew in the control room lovingly referred to as “The Tank.” We use a Midas 32R with two dedicated PCs, and two MXL 990 Blaze Cardioid Condenser Microphones, providing a professional audio and video production experience.
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in-depth interviews

Learn more about our BizTank speakers each week as they answer the tough questions!
John O'Leary was given less than a 1% chance to live.

John O’Leary | Live Inspired

In 1987, John O’Leary was a curious nine-year-old boy. Playing with fire and gasoline, John created a …

Beth Ridley | The Brimful Life

Beth Ridley believes a positive, connected and committed organizational culture is critical to business success. That’s why …

Dan Tretola, currently leads Marketing at Bolt. Before Bolt, Dan worked at Facebook, where he was the first product marketing employee

Dan Tretola | Bolt

Dan Tretola, currently leads Marketing at Bolt. Before Bolt, Dan worked at Facebook, where he was the …

Kerry Frank is an entrepreneur that has proven how one woman can go about revolutionizing an industry with smarts, courage, and tenacity.

Kerry Frank | Entrepreneur

Kerry Frank is an entrepreneur that has proven how one woman can go about revolutionizing an industry …

Trevor Fedele from Marshall Electronics

Trevor Fedele | Marshall Electronics

Trevor Fedele began his career in music at age sixteen in Union, New Jersey, where he worked …

Justin Clough | Director, Photographer

Justin Clough | Director, Photographer

Justin Clough was born in Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin and took an interest in creative hobbies at a …

Mike Zhang, is the founder and CEO of Fenrici Brands, a mission-focused, retail company.

Mike Zhang | Fenrici Brands

Mike Zhang, is the founder and CEO of Fenrici Brands, a mission-focused, “born on Amazon” retail company. …

Sarah Evans is a digital strategist and global brand correspondent, who works with companies worldwide to create and improve their social and digital strategies

Sarah Evans | Sevans Strategy

Sarah Evans is a digital strategist and global brand correspondent, who works with companies worldwide to create …

Susan Ibitz is a Human Behavior Hacker, Keynote Speaker and Corporate Trainer.

Susan Ibitz | Human Behavior Hacker

Susan Ibitz is a Human Behavior Hacker, Keynote Speaker and Corporate Trainer. Tell her your problem and …

Quentin Allums is a speaker, community builder; as well as the CEO of Urban Misfit Ventures, a fast-growing startup based out of Milwaukee.

Quentin Allums | Urban Misfit Ventures

Quentin Allums is a speaker, community builder; as well as the CEO of Urban Misfit Ventures, a …

Kids In The Tank with Frank Kitchen (Fundraiser, Coach and Keynote Speaker)

Frank Kitchen | Keynote Speaker

Frank Kitchen is the Founder of Frank Kitchen Enterprises, LLC. His Keynote Speeches, Educational Workshops and Training …

Our guest this week on Kids In The Tank Podcast is Style Expert, Tracy Porter

Tracy Porter | Style Expert

Tracy Porter’s signature globally-inspired, emotionally engaging designs capture a spirited blend of modern + soulful. From home …

Eric is the Chief Operating Officer at Boxycharm, which is the fastest growth cosmetic subscription box in the industry.

Eric Kau | Boxycharm

Eric Kau has experience at three Fortune 50 companies as well as two hyper growth startups. He …

Phil Fonfara joins Kids In The Tank Podcast at Geneva Supply BizTank in Delavan, WI

Phil Fonfara | gBETA Beloit

Phil Fonfara started his first business as a teen which he successfully ran for five consecutive summers. …

Virginia Edwards National Etiquette Coach On Kids In The Tank Podcast

Virginia Edwards | National Etiquette Coach

Virginia Edwards is a national etiquette coach, consultant, and public speaker, she works with private clients, universities, …

Special edition of Kids In The Tank, as we follow up with past Alumni from our BizTank career exploration program.

BizTank Alumni Part 2 | Hunter, Troy & Emily

Welcome to a special edition of Kids In The Tank, as we follow up with past Alumni …

Connor talks with Seth, Alexia and Hannah, who are all former high school students at Geneva Supply BizTank.

BizTank Alumni Part 1 | Seth, Alexia, Hannah & Connor

Welcome to a special edition of Kids In The Tank, as we follow up with past Alumni …

Christopher Piotrowski is the Executive Vice President & Chief Marketing Officer at Associated Bank in Milwaukee, WI

Christopher Piotrowski | Associated Bank

Christopher Piotrowski is the Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer at Associated Bank in Milwaukee, WI. …

Stacey McClenathan is founder/owner of Bee-line Communications, a full-service boutique marketing agency in Illinois.

Stacey McClenathan | Bee-line Communications

Stacey McClenathan is founder/owner of Bee-line Communications, a full-service boutique marketing agency in Illinois. She’s passionate about …

Abe Minkara on Kids In The Tank Podcast Episode 25

Abe Minkara | Mark Cuban Companies

Abe Minkara oversees the portfolio of Shark Tank and CPG companies at Mark Cuban Companies. Abe also …

Kids In The Tank Podcast with Jay Butler

Jay Butler | Vehicle Quality Assurance

Jay Butler is a senior executive, leadership and team coach, and speaker with more than 20 years’ …

Pete Blank, has been a TV Sportscaster, a leader at The Walt Disney Company, and a training manager for local government.

Pete Blank | Leadership & Service Expert

Pete Blank, has been a TV Sportscaster, a leader at The Walt Disney Company, and a training …

Dwight Larkin | Financial Advisor

Dwight Larkin is a Financial Advisor with the Lueder network office of Northwestern Mutual in Milwaukee, WI. …

Captain Brian Buzzell retired from the U.S. Navy in 1995 after serving 26 years on active military duty. From 2006 to 2010 Mr. Buzzell was an owner/operator of Five Guys Hamburgers and Fries 30 store Wisconsin franchise.

Brian Buzzell | US Navy Captain & Entrepreneur

Captain Brian Buzzell retired from the U.S. Navy in 1995 after serving 26 years on active military …

BizTank students discuss Chinese culture vs American culture, struggles of being a youtuber, and how to engage your audience, the future of Facebook and digital media, Instagram vs Snapchat, paid advertising tips, and the differences between psychology and sociology with YouTuber Jerry Liu.

Jerry Liu | YouTuber & Digital Media Artist

Jerry Liu grew up in America and China. Having this two-country upbringing would later help him a …

From Shark Tank to Our Tank, we're excited to talk with Michelle Winowich, owner of G.O.A.T. Pet Products on this weeks episode of Kids in the Tank Podcast.

Michelle Winowich | G.O.A.T. Pet Products

From Shark Tank to Our Tank, we’re excited to talk with Michelle Winowich, owner of G.O.A.T. Pet …

Laura Caldwell is a former civil trial attorney who is founding director of Life After Innocence and a published author of 14 novels and one nonfiction book.

Laura Caldwell | Attorney & Author

Laura Caldwell is a former civil trial attorney who is founding director of Life After Innocence and …

Jesse Cole is the Owner of Fans First Entertainment, who owns and operates the Savannah Bananas and the Gastonia Grizzlies.

Jesse Cole | Fans First Entertainment

Jesse Cole is the Owner of Fans First Entertainment, who owns and operates the Savannah Bananas and the Gastonia Grizzlies. …

Dan Nowak is the owner and chef at Tall Guy and a Grill, located in the Milwaukee area and southeastern Wisconsin.

Dan Nowak | Tall Guy and a Grill

Dan Nowak is the owner and chef at Tall Guy and a Grill, located in the Milwaukee area …

Tyson Franklin mentors small business owners in the health industry with an emphasis on helping them develop long-term marketing strategies and business systems to support those strategies.

Tyson Franklin | Mentor, Author, Podcaster

Tyson Franklin mentors small business owners in the health industry with an emphasis on helping them develop long-term …

Mike Reader, President of Precision Plus in Elkhorn, WI kicked off our Kids In The Tank Podcast by telling us a little bit about his educational and career path and all the types of positions that are available at his company.

Mike Reader | Precision Plus

Mike Reader, President of Precision Plus in Elkhorn, WI kicked off our Kids In The Tank Podcast by telling …

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