"The hustle", "the grind" - these buzzwords often portray what it means to be a successful, committed entrepreneur in today’s world.
While there’s no doubt that hard work is a critical component to success, three Dayton entrepreneurs - Reka Juhasz (paperreka), Joe Harrison (Virtuojo + GRIT) and Jason Harrison (Present Tense Fitness) - are challenging the status quo of “the hustle” in entrepreneurship.
Rather than seeing exhaustion as a status symbol or sacrificing themselves, their health, and their relationships in the pursuit of making their vision a reality, Reka, Joe and Jason will share their authentic stories - the good, the bad and the ugly - as well as hacks on:
For $10 you'll get dinner from a local business, an enlightening discussion and a great conversations with Dayton's finest.
We can't wait to see you at this end-of-year celebration.
Reka Juhasz is a Hungarian-born, American-trained designer in search of beauty, self-expression, and a collaborative client. She has designed exhibits for the Boonshoft Museum and wore out many sets of mouse batteries at Real Art before taking on paperreka as a full-time freelance venture developing mindful brand identities for—and with—female passionpreneurs. She has served on her alma mater’s Advisory Committee, was a Top 25 women to watch in 2016, has won dozens of national advertising awards, spearheads the collaborative 12 Musketeers letterpress calendar project (in its seventh year). In her free time she thinks and writes about mindful entrepreneurship on her blog and newsletter, and as an avid yogi (and yoga teacher) spreads the love of slow mornings, self-compassion, and purposeful entrepreneurship.
Joseph Harrison, an OG Daytonian, is a people first, passion filled, hug-it-out kind of entrepreneur that focuses his energy on creating companies that serve the greater good and always challenging the way it’s been done before. With over 3 companies under his belt, Joseph has had his fair share of successes and the harsh realities of what “the hustle” can bring. This serial entrepreneur continues to break the status quo and empowers others through his leadership and vulnerability, creating a safe place to fail and and even safer place to succeed.
Jason Harrison co-owns Present Tense Fitness in Dayton's historic Oregon District neighborhood. He grew up in Huber Heights, Ohio before attending The Ohio State University and beginning his professional career as an analyst at the Central Intelligence Agency. Jason also was a founding teacher at the Dayton Early College Academy, has contributed freelance reporting and research to The Washington Post, and has worked as a personal trainer in New York, Los Angeles, and Washington, D.C. He is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist and a United States Weightlifting level one sports performance coach.