Biz Boot Up Podcast Episode 60: Be Yourself with Ron Bolen and Made By Mya

Welcome to the Business Boot-Up Edition of The Dreamers and Doers Podcast! We believe you are never too young to start a business. We’re bringing you live interviews from Loveworks Leadership in Norman, OK. Each of our episodes includes interviews with our youngest and more experienced entrepreneurs who will inspire, educate and give you an action step to help your leadership and business!

Powered by the Norman Chamber of Commerce and sponsored by First United Bank.

Ron Bolen: Entrepreneur, Investment Banker, Venture Capitalist, and Assistant Professor

Ron Bolen serves as an Assistant Professor at the OU Price College of Business Tom Love Division of Entrepreneurship & Economic Development. Additionally, Ron is the founder and a Managing Director of da3co, LLC, a global energy consultancy. Ron has over 25 years of experience in launching, financing, and advising new ventures. He has over 15 years
of direct experience in private equity investing in the same space.His work in energy private equity includes both the power and oil & gas segments.

Ron’s professional efforts have had a significant international flavor with extensive work in
South and Southeast Asia, Latin America, and the Former Soviet Union.

Ron has served the industry as an entrepreneur, venture capitalist, investment banker, and lawyer. Ron holds a BBA in Finance as well as a Juris Doctor from The University of Oklahoma. He also received a Master of Business Administration with majors in both Finance and Taxation from New York University.

In his free time, Ron loves to hike, read, and play with his dog, Bennett.

Made By Mya: Student Business

Made by Mya is the place to shop for your handmade earrings, scrunchies, keychains, and more. All of the products are handmade and all designed by Mya!

She is ten years old and loves to travel in her RV with her dog Halo. This summer she looks forward to setting up at the local farmers market and running Made by Mya.

They have many new designs, fun new fabrics, and super cute earring designs for any occasion. She’s sure they’ll have a design perfect for you!

Key Takeaways:

  • Find people who will take a chance on you
  • Research takes time but will save you money in the long run
  • Don’t waste time trying to be like everyone else
  • Selling takes responsibility

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