Growing Business at COCO: KNOWN Branding

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Chris Everett and Jeff Turner had been sharing office space and collaborating on projects for several years before they officially joined forces and co-founded KNOWN Branding in January 2013. Both men are creative directors and brand strategists, with complementary skills as a copywriter (Jeff) and designer (Chris). For its first few years, KNOWN was based …

COCO Members Hack the Diversity Gap

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Hack the Gap, a company dedicated to eliminating the gender gap in tech, was founded in 2015 by COCO members Jenna Pederson and Kristen Womack. Though the women also continue to work on other businesses and freelance projects, Hack the Gap is a passion project for both of them—and one that has led to impressive …

Success Story: How Player’s Health Keeps Winning

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When Tyrre Burks was 15, an injury on the football field left him momentarily paralyzed. Mercifully, his mobility came back and he was able to stand up and shake it off. But no one was notified of the incident, and it was never documented in any way. It didn’t appear to have any immediate consequences, …