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Brooke Sinclair has a great job: take tasty, unique beverages from independent craft brands, and bring them to eager taste buds around the world. She has a unique background: a family engineering heritage (she’s a self-professed tech ‘nerd’), theater, non-profit, and corporate logistics. She’s also a vibrant member of the startup community as an alum of Founder Institute and a Scout for Female Founded Club.

In this podcast episode, Dan spoke with Brooke about her startup Velour Imports – a company developing technology to bring craft brands from your local neighborhood across the planet. The conversation ranged across many topics, including of course the wonderful origin story of Velour. What else did they cover? Listen in and find out!


OUR SPONSOR FOR THIS EPISODE: Washington Technology Industry Association


“Never accept a ‘no’ from someone who didn’t have the authority to give me ‘yes.’
~ Brooke Sinclair

Brooke and Dan talked about her startup journey, as well as:

  • How religion contributed to Velour’s beginnings
  • being trapped in an airport for 7 days
  • whether Brooke gets to sample the beers she exports
  • A shout out to MS-DOS


“Make a dollar out of 15 cents, and then using your nonprofit skills
to get three uses out of every $1” ~ Brooke Sinclair


MORE on BROOKE and Velour Imports

Brooke on LinkedIn:

Velour Imports company site:

or check them out on Twitter:


“So the nerd in my runs deep”
~Brooke Sinclair