Andrea Esselman

Q&A | A Conversation with Anthony Goldman, CEO of Koala Bottle

By Andrea Esselman

Anthony Goldman, CEO of Koala Bottle

Anthony Goldman is the founder and CEO of Koala Bottle. The bottle is a magnetic bottle system designed for bicycles. It allows easier access to the water bottle while riding and greater safety because the rider does not have to take his or her eyes off the road. The bottle has a magnetic ring around its top, and it is stored in a magnetic holder on the bike. 

Q: First off, could you tell us a little about your background? What should people know about you?

7 Tips for Aspiring Entrepreneurs from the Start Conference

By Andrea Esselman

Students entrepreneurs in the Start Conference

The first Start Conference for student entrepreneurs at the University of South Carolina was held in early October, in partnership with the USC/Columbia Technology Incubator and the USC Student Life Leadership and Service Center. Fve local entrepreneurs came to speak to students about how they can start their own businesses. 
The speakers were:

Q&A | A Conversation with Trey Gordner, CEO of Koios

By Andrea Esselman

Koios Group

Koios is a Columbia startup dedicated to saving users money on books by searching libraries for the availability of books a person has looked up online. Carolina Money talked with CEO Trey Gordner to find out more about the startup.

Q: Could you let us know a little bit about Koios and what it does?

An Emotional Night in the S.C. House of Representatives

By Andrea Esselman


With the S.C. House of Representatives voting in favor of taking down the Confederate flag, all that remains is for Governor Nikki Haley to sign the bill, and the flag will come down from the State House grounds. 

The debate surrounding the flag is one of historical significance. The flag has flown on State House grounds since 1961, although it was moved from its place on the dome of the State House in 2000. 

Q&A| A Conversation With Andrew Askins, CEO of Krit

By Andrea Esselman

Krit Team

Krit is a team of developers and designers who work together to help freelancers to work with clients. The team is working to develop software tools that freelancers can use so that they can spend more time doing their jobs and less time focusing on other details. Carolina Money spoke with CEO Andrew Askins to find out more about the company.

Q: What inspired the creation of Krit?

Q&A | A Conversation with the 52inc Team, Startup

By Andrea Esselman

52inc Team, Startup

52Inc is an app-development company based in Columbia, S.C. Their focus is quality custom apps on a deadline. Carolina Money contacted co-founders Brendan Lee and Christopher Thibault to find out more about what 52Inc has to offer to businesses in the Richland and Lexington County areas. The 52inc team as a whole responded to our questions. 

Q: What was your inspiration for creating this company? Why “52inc”?

Chris Thibault & Brendan Lee (Co-Founders):