Episode 20: Chekesha Van Putten // Founder of Castango

August 20, 2019

On this episode Kristen and Whitney sit down with Chekesha Van Putten a professional spokesmodel, actress and former Laker Girl, with over 20 years of experience in the entertainment industry. She is also the founder of Castango an online job marketplace for performing talent. Castango takes out the middle man so now companies can search, hire and pay talent on-demand. On this episode we chat about building a brand when seeing a need, being a woman in the tech world, and why we all need to try Castango.

Some questions we chat with Chekesha about!
  1. We want you to go way back and give us a little bit of your story. 
  2. Where did the name and inspiration for Castango come from?
  3. Can anyone apply? 
  4. What is one thing you would tell your younger self? 
  5. At this point in your career, what is one thing you are most proud of. 
  6. What’s one piece of advice you would give someone who wants to be a model/ talent or /influencer? 
  7. You saw a need and conquered it in the tech world. Talk to us about being a woman in the tech world? 
  8. You have cut out the middleman for  models and actors..how does this help your clients... time, money etc
  9. What are some of the biggest challenges you have faced so far starting a company 
  10. I heard you on another podcast say something so brilliant and I want you to you to share more about it for all of our listeners who have a business or want to start one...you have to learn this quick...”fail fast and pivot”
  11. The tech world is changing so fast... has your company had to pivot or change anything recently because of the ever-changing tech world.
  12. Where do you see yourself, and Castango in the next 5 years?
  13. Where can our listeners find you? Tell us all the details? 
  14. What is the best piece of advice you’ve ever received from your best friend. 
Connect with Chekesha on Instagram
Connect with Castango on Instagram

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