The most brutally honest and candid inside look into the entrepreneurial journey all through the single lens of one entrepreneur’s journal entries recounting his experiences launching and scaling a startup. From an idea spawned at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, to an appearance on ABC’s Shark Tank, to a successful exit just four years later, this intensely personal journey appeals to entrepreneurs, their supporters and any aspiring innovators with plans to one day make a dent in the universe.
Ryan Frankel is the founder of EduPlated, an online nutritional coaching platform designed to help people achieve their nutrition goals. He is formerly the CEO and Co-Founder of VerbalizeIt, a language translation platform for businesses which was acquired in 2016 and featured on the ABC TV series, Shark Tank. He is an MBA graduate of The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and an undergraduate alumnus of Haverford College where he studied Economics and Spanish and pitched for the varsity baseball team. Ryan is an endurance athletics enthusiast who has enjoyed competing in an Ironman triathlon and multiple marathons. He lives in Miami, Florida with his beautiful wife, golden retriever and pair of running shoes.