In this episode, Cheryl and Christy are joined by Ralph Thompson, Co-Founder and Managing Director of Mind Safety Management, LLC, a St. Louis information technology company headquartered in the Cortex Innovation District. Ralph has been an entrepreneur since he was a young child, earning extra money where he saw opportunities in his community—from selling candy to shoveling snow! He hails from a long line of entrepreneurs in his family—he learned by example!
Ralph’s interesting career path that led him to co-found Mind Safety Management (MSM)—a locally recognized “Top 25 African-American Owned Business” honored for stellar leadership and business growth six years in a row (2008-2014) by the St. Louis Regional Chamber and Growth Organization, Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis and the St. Louis American Foundation. Most recently, MSM was notified that they have been accepted into the 2016 Inner City Capital Connections St. Louis Class which is a highly competitive program that positions small businesses for immediate and long term growth through executive education, personalized business coaching, networking and access to growth capital. Listen to how Ralph built the business including their customer base, attracted large private industry and government contracts and how he is looking to expand the business even further. This is another episode you don’t want to miss!!