We love hearing from (and interviewing!) Venture Capitalists. We also love connecting with folks that are innovators. When we find BOTH in the same person... we can't wait to have them on the podcast.
RJ Pahura is a return guest. He is the founder of Venture Connects, and Fund Conference. He and his team run amazing conferences where early stage, in-revenue companies can meet with prequalified investors, and connect!
Listen, learn... launch!
Ryan Kole, VP with VCapital of Chicago, returns with some insights that are worth listening to.
He is an inventor, entrepreneur, and venture capitalist with a unique perspective on how to get rolling in today's market.
His honesty and humor shone through this far - reaching discussion.
Listen and be inspired!
Joshua Perry has done this before. He has started and built successful business that cross borders, and as a result, he lives life without boundaries.
A kind, humble, and generous man,. Joshua is a creative and inspiring interviewee. Listen to his thoughts and insights on what it takes to leverage strengths... and FORGET about weaknesses!
Caitlin MacGregor is CEO & Co- Founder of a platform called PLUM. She is looking into the future of work, and aligns her unique tool to assist companies in their hiring.
Plum matches people to the likelihood of their success in a particular job or role. Merging Industrial psychology and Machine Learning,. Plum is making a huge difference by making the hiring selection smarter!
Critical building blocks for any organization certainly include systems, processes and procedures. Listen to Lauren Klymshyn discuss how she has impacted growth with Dogtown Media (One of Inc magazine's Fastest growing Companies)
People, policy & procedure all lead to creating and delivery of exceptional products. Lauren shares some human insights about women in tech, and the importance of professional development for individuals, as they serve and contribute to the vision of Dogtown Media.
In our travels, we have come across some REALLY smart, intuitive and creative people. Brian Schultz and Sean Depner are great examples of those attributes. As co-founders of DIMIEN (Directed Materials In Energy) these two chemists turned entrepreneurs have a very creative approach to clean tech.
Listen to their story, their stance, and their approach to winning business!
Andrea Michaels is an award - winner, traveller, entrepreneur, leader, innovator... and after 29 years in business, she is wildly curious. She makes her living by creating experiences like no other.
Listen to someone with strength, humor, vision and common sense.
This is a very personal, very intimate podcast.
It is by far the shortest in length, but the deepest in personal meaning for me.
On my birthday, I chose to share some thoughts and views on inspiration.
I hope it inspires YOU.
Doug Hall is in the right role. He is passionate, smart, funny, and driven. His MISSION is to connect people using live video.
As the SVP of Sales & Content for GenieCast, Doug brings passion and dedication to an important role, and he works closely with people to build a technology company that... in our opinion, has HUGE upside.
Listen to Doug discuss managing, inspiring, and leading people from a unique, human, and common-sense perspective. AND...hear how he thinks we can use his service to kae the world a better place.
There are people who have experience, and then there are people with INSIGHT. Having been a Program Director for an NYU / NY State Clean Tech Incubator (ACRE), Lightman also worked in Venture Capital, and at time of this recording was consulting with the World Bank on StartUp Incubators in The Caribbean, New York, and other points over the globe. This interview is FAST moving. Detailed. PACKED with info for your successful construction of a StartUp. Good material regardless of the stage you are in.
When you have the opportunity to work at qa successful StartUp... you learn a lot. Justin Welsh took what he learned during his tenure @ ZocDoc and brought it to PaitentPop, a new platform for Practice Growth. While we think we know where an interview might take us, this one went into fascinating territory.
How do you identify potential success in sales people, before you hire them? How do you walk them through a non-traditional interview? How do you retain talent once they join?
Dan Fantasia has some useful insights into interviewing, hiring, and retaining Sales people. B2B Selling environments draw a unique set of personalities to sales roles. Dan shares some stories and examples that will help you hire right.
Christopher Curtis is a Marine, a retired Police Sergeant, an innovator, a teacher, an instructor, and an idea man. He works closely with the CEO of Zappos, in Las Vegas, Nevada on a huge undertaking: Creating a crime - free environment. This is a man with a message, a mission, and a humility that guides and inspires us all.
Jordan Gilman is an accomplished entrepreneur, coder, designer and inventor. His platform brings many ideas and processes together to serve clients. But the real story is how his mind works. Listen to a driven, focused inventor...
Ed Fish of South Manchester, England, speaks about his experiences in and around the StartUp World. From attempting to launch an airline to writing extensively about Risk, this visionary engineer / consultant / mentor continues to invent the future.
Glen Patterson is a servant, teacher, mentor, lecturer and committed resident of harlem, in New York City. His work with local entrepreneurs and the City College of New York are inspiring.
This is an episode that has some significant audio challenges, but the message comes through, if you are willing to get past the lack of clarity at times.
First: We apologize for a RAW, and unedited version of an interview being uploaded erroneously a few weeks ago. Mr. hamman has been gracious enough to allow us to take a second swing at releasing the best parts of my conversation with him. If you listened to the first release, please delete that, and give he (and I) a second chance!
Phil Beakes has been a personal mentor for me for years. His insight, wisdom and humor keep sending me back to him for advice and guidance. Listen as he shares a mentality that can serve businesses of any size.
RJ Pahura offers practical, relevant insight and advice for anyone looking for funding, from Angel (or Ghost Angel!) to various rounds. We were pleasantly surprised at how accessible, frank, and open RJ is. We are lucky to have gotten him to sit still long enough to participate in this fascinating interview!
Big deal to get Mr. Boggs on the podcast. He's a partner with Manatt Phelps Phillps, a leading law firm. He is a fan and supporter of the Digital StartUp scene in Los Angeles. He is involved in helping companies raise money. And he is a genuinely nice guy. Listen, and be inspired!
Whether his assignment is to build an incubator for the World Bank, or to advise an Entrepreneur in New York, Mike Lightman seems to never sleep.
Insightful, truthful, and frankly... inspiring, Lightman shares some powerful stuff. What keeps him interested, how cities and municipalities can be better environments for StartUps, and what it means to WIN.
A great episode, IMHO...
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Matt Khalili likes helping entrepreneurs, and he has built his StartUp doing just that! before you start talking about how much revenue your StartUp will generate... let's hear what you know about the industry you entering, or the problem you are solving. This is just ONE of the tidbits and pieces of insightful advice we gather from matt during this podcast, where we discuss business plans, reasonable and useable research, and the Southern California StartUp Community. FUN STUFF!
Our Resident Futurist Isaac Naor was in Cupertino @ Apple World HQ for the World Wide Developers' Conference.
The fine folks at Apple were kind enough to allow us to record a Podcast RIGHT FROM THE EVENT!
Please forgive a bit of wavering in the volume and Audio Quality.
Isaac & I discuss design, platforms, access, connectivity... and lots more, in just under 35 minutes!
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Guy Alvarez discovered the power of Social media very early on, and has built a business providing Social media Management to law firms and individual lawyers. Knowing his audience has helped, as he is a "recovering" attorney.
Learn how his company: "Good2BSocial" has built a practice and a reputation by starting with TRUST.
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Melvin Price is the Real thing. A hard-working, humble, relatable giant of a man, he makes everyone around him feel at ease. While he towers over most people, he is grounded, honest, and friendly. And he has a great idea.
Several years of work (and a significant set back) have led him to the "ready for investment" stage of the building of his business. His idea has potential, but it is worth listening to the man to learn about dealing with mistakes, learning, and knowing when and how to pivot. We could go on and on about Melvin... but maybe you should listen to him...