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Caffeinated Innovation is a podcast series of short interviews with Innovation Works’ partner companies, including startups we have funded and manufacturers with whom we have worked. These startups along with folks from the IW staff provide advice, discuss best practices, and share (often hilarious) stories about running and working with startups.

Caffeinated Innovation is a podcast series of short interviews with Innovation Works’ partner companies, including startups we have funded and manufacturers with whom we have worked. These startups along with folks from the IW staff provide advice, discuss best practices, and share (often hilarious) stories about running and working with startups.
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Caffeinated Innovation is a podcast series of short interviews with Innovation Works’ partner companies, including startups we have funded and manufacturers with whom we have worked. These startups along with folks from the IW staff provide advice, discuss best practices, and share (often hilarious) stories about running and working with startups.

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English


Episodes

Bonus Episode: Inclusive Innovation Summit 2019

4/2/2019
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This was a live interview of Caffeinated Innovation at the Inclusive Innovation Summit 2019 where we interviewed four startup founders from different sectors and stages about their experiences starting and growing a startup here in southwestern Pennsylvania and how they work to make their companies inclusive. Our panel includes Emily Wazlak, Founder of Shine Registry, Anne Lopez, Co-Founder & COO of Loopla, George Cook, CEO & Founder of Honeycomb Credit, and Clarence Carlos, CEO of RC21X.

Duration:01:11:53

Bonus Bonus Episode: Live interview w/ Clara Sieg, Partner at Revolution Ventures

12/20/2018
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We interviewed Clara Sieg, partner at Revolution Ventures, a VC firm investing in people & ideas that can change the world. The Caffeinated Innovation co-hosts, Pam Eichenbaum and Jenn Van Dam talked to Clara about investing in startups, managing a $200 M fund and advice for entrepreneurs.

Duration:00:50:34

Bonus Episode: Happy Holidays From Pam & Jenn

12/13/2018
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On this bonus episode of season one, Co-hosts, Jenn Van Dam and Pam Eichenbaum recap the season, their holiday plans, and share more about who they are and their roles at Innovation Works. Happy listening!

Duration:00:34:01

Episode 8 | Ikos' Patrick Paul and Steven Welles & Dave Lishego, IW's Senior Investment Associate

10/11/2018
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On episode eight of season one, we talk to Patrick Paul and Steven Welles of Ikos & Dave Lishego, IW's Senior Investment Associate. Founded in Pittsburgh in 2015, Ikos is passionate about simplifying the rental process for both landlords and tenants. Currently operating in Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, Cleveland, Columbus, Baltimore, Chicago, Milwaukee, Nashville, and Washington DC, they’re quickly expanding to new rental markets. Happy listening!

Duration:00:31:34

Episode 7 | Flexable's Priya Amin & Aaron Tainter, AlphaLab's Program Manager

10/4/2018
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On episode seven of season one, we talk to Priya Amin of Flexable and Aaron Tainter, AlphaLab Program Manager. Flexable provides pop up childcare at professional & personal events, offices, retail stores and more! Their Flexable Certified Caregivers go through a 6-point vetting process, guaranteeing safety and security. Simply fill out a form, and they take care of the rest. Happy listening!

Duration:00:43:13

Episode 6 | Velocity's Brad Kriel & Leah Simoncelli, AlphaLab Gear Coordinator

9/27/2018
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On episode six of season one, we talk to Brad Kriel of Velocity Robotics and Leah Simoncelli, AlphaLab Gear Coordinator. Veolicty is creating the internet of power tools. Based in Pittsburgh, PA they bridge practical fabrication needs with high-tech solutions. Happy listening!

Duration:00:49:32

Episode 5 | Rhabit's Kevin Kelly & Desmond O'Connor, former IW EIR

9/20/2018
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On episode five of season one, we talk to Kevin Kelly of Rhabit and Desmond O'Connor, a former Executive in Residence at IW (Des is now COOat AKM Productions). Rhabit translates your company's values and strategic priorities into actionable behaviors for each employee role. Rhabit uses this cultural framework to align talent to your most critical initiatives in a positive, sustainable way. Happy listening!

Duration:00:49:32

Episode 4 | Diversamé's Tamiah Bridgett & IW's Ashley Lopez

9/13/2018
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On episode four of season one, we talk to Tamiah Bridgett of Diversamé and Ashley Lopez, IW's Associate Executive in Residence. Diversamé creates tools with natural/afro textured, coiled and curly hair textures at the center of design. Happy listening!

Duration:00:47:55

Episode 3 | Identified Tech's Dick Zhang & IW's Ilana Diamond

9/6/2018
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On episode three of season one, we talk to Dick Zhang of Identified Technologies and Ilana Diamond, IW's Managing Director of Hardware and AlphaLab Gear. Industrial leaders use Identified Technologies' managed commercial drone solution to improve project tracking and team productivity. Happy listening!

Duration:00:38:02

Episode 2 | Alpine Packaging & IW's Afshan Khan

8/30/2018
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On episode two of season one we talk to Jill Grunst and Jan Lehigh of Alpine Packaging and Afshan Khan, an EIR at IW. Alpine Packaging is a family run label printing company innovating to keep up with today's technology advancements. Happy listening!

Duration:00:31:34

Episode 1 | Go Jane Go's Ellen Saksen & IW's Jeff McDaniel

8/23/2018
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On episode one of season one we talk to Ellen Saksen a co-founder of Go Jane Go and Jeff McDaniel, an EIR at IW. Go Jane Go's tight-knit community is made up of women who are dynamic, ready to spend, and eager to know the business travel industry cares about their needs. Go Jane Go galvanizes a new sector of discerning, pragmatic professionals to get the specific products and level of service they deserve on the road. Happy listening!

Duration:00:43:07