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Inkandescent Radio: Michael Radparvar of The Holstee Manifesto

Posted: November 12, 2012 at 9:50 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

On this episode of the Inkandescent Radio Show, Michael Radparvar, co-founder Holstee, co-author The Holstee Manifesto joins the show.

What happens when three twentysomethings, each with a social conscience and desire to make a difference in the world, sit down and write a manifesto about the change they want to see in the world? The Holstee Manifesto!

When we found it (while on a Wiki-trip, of course), we reached out to co-author Michael Radparvar, now 30, a graphic designer who in 2009 co-founded Holstee with his brother Dave, also 30, and their buddy Fabian, 27.

We wanted to learn what life at Holstee has been like since their manifesto went viral, and millions have dubbed him and his co-authors the entrepreneurial philosophers of their generation. So we are thrilled to have talked with Radparvar about:

  • How Mike Dave, and Fabian got into the design business?
  • Whether they ever conceived it would touch, and reach, so many people around the world?
  • What has changed since the Manifesto went viral?
  • How he thinks being a Millennial has impacted his worldview—as well as your ideas about business
  • Why the Manifesto also makes sense to older generations, too?
  • Lessons he and his partners have learned in the last three years running their start-up.
  • His three tips for other budding entrepreneurs…

Click here to read our interview with Radparvar in the November 2012 issue of Be Inkandescent magazine.

About The Inkandescent Radio Show: What’s Your Story?

Bringing the voices of small business owners to the radio waves is the goal of the Inkandescent Radio Show, which launched in the fall of 2012 on the Entrepreneur Podcast Network.

Hosted by journalist, publicist, author, and entrepreneur Hope Katz Gibbs, the show will spotlight the Entrepreneurs of the Month featured on her monthly business magazine,—as well as the Truly Amazing Women she has interviewed for her book project,

Hope will also be interviewing the bestselling authors, nationally-renowned artists, and expert columnists featured in Be Inkandescent magazine, and on her popular networking website,, which lists hundreds of the best networking events—and the professionals—in 7 east coast cities. Plus, she’ll be talking to top restaurateurs, chefs, foodies, and hoteliers that she spotlights in her “From Soup to Nuts” reviews.

Promoting, educating and inspiring entrepreneurs is the mission of the Inkandescent Group, LLC — a PR, marketing, design and publishing company that helps small businesses get the visibility they need to glow and grow, So, what’s your story?

If you’d like to be interviewed on The Inkandescent Radio Show, send Hope an email here by clicking here. Be sure to tune in to Hope’s weekly podcast, The Inkandescent Radio Show, which airs every Monday, right here on EPN.

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