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Inception

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Hosted by Social Starts/Joyance Partners Managing Partner Mike Edelhart, Inception is a series of conversations about the beginning of things - of companies, careers, new science, breakthrough technology, and a peek into the future. Each episode features an intimate talk between Mike and a founder or investor in our extensive worldwide network. Together, they explore the grit, determination, and skill required to start a company, the underlying philosophies and psychologies of entrepreneurship, and the secrets of how startups are created, funded, and ultimately, win.

Hosted by Social Starts/Joyance Partners Managing Partner Mike Edelhart, Inception is a series of conversations about the beginning of things - of companies, careers, new science, breakthrough technology, and a peek into the future. Each episode features an intimate talk between Mike and a founder or investor in our extensive worldwide network. Together, they explore the grit, determination, and skill required to start a company, the underlying philosophies and psychologies of entrepreneurship, and the secrets of how startups are created, funded, and ultimately, win.

Location:

United States

Description:

Hosted by Social Starts/Joyance Partners Managing Partner Mike Edelhart, Inception is a series of conversations about the beginning of things - of companies, careers, new science, breakthrough technology, and a peek into the future. Each episode features an intimate talk between Mike and a founder or investor in our extensive worldwide network. Together, they explore the grit, determination, and skill required to start a company, the underlying philosophies and psychologies of entrepreneurship, and the secrets of how startups are created, funded, and ultimately, win.

Language:

English

Contact:

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Episodes

S2E14: Guest Sumit Sinha, CEO of Phable

1/11/2021
Sumit Sinha is CEO of Phable, an innovative at-home healthcare app simplifying life for both patients and doctors through monitoring, reminders, and doctor intervention. In his conversation with Mike, Sumit shares the compelling personal story of how his father's struggle with chronic disease inspired him to start his company; the problematic and complicated state of the Indian healthcare system; and his hopes that Phable will ultimately improve the lives of millions of chronic disease...

Duration:00:17:14

S2E13: Guest Ashish Rawat, CEO of Oga Fit

1/4/2021
Ashish Rawat is CEO of Oga Fit, a fully interactive fitness platform where users get a boutique studio workout experience led by world-famous trainers from the comfort of their own homes. In this episode, Ashish talks about his frustrating personal search for an authentic, engaging virtual workout, explains how Oga uses groundbreaking technology to solve that very problem, and shares the company’s exciting plans for expansion in 2021.

Duration:00:13:01

S2E12: Guest Franziska Leonhardt, Co-Founder of Ave + Edam

12/18/2020
Dr. Franziska Leonhardt is co-founder of Ave + Edam, creating personalized, clean, and vegan skincare backed by advanced technologies and dermatological expertise. In this episode, Franziska talks about the genesis of her first-of-its-kind approach to providing a completely unique skincare experience, the illuminating personal perspective she gained as a single mother and new entrepreneur starting a business during a pandemic, and the flexibility, integrity, and courage it takes to adapt and...

Duration:00:19:44

S2E11: Guest Paul Chen, CEO of Flourish Tech

11/9/2020
Paul Chen is CEO and cofounder of Flourish Tech, a company teaching skills to build flourishing, healthy relationships. In this episode, Paul tells the deeply personal story of what inspired him to start his company, shares how they’re repackaging time-tested psychology tools to make empathy resources understandable and accessible, and explores the huge impact Flourish could have on the mental wellbeing of families, friends, and colleagues everywhere - Flourish seeks to create peer to peer...

Duration:00:15:39

S2E10: Guest Jean Anne Booth, CEO of Unaliwear

11/5/2020
Jean Anne Booth is CEO of Unaliwear, producer of the first all-in-one, voice-controlled smartwatch designed to keep you connected, independent, active, and safe. In this episode, Jean Anne talks about the company’s unique and innovative perspective on providing personalized support for aging adults, the many challenges of VC fundraising in the SilverTech sector, and her grand plans for expanding this much-needed product to worldwide distribution.

Duration:00:18:35

S2E9: Guest Sam Shames, Co-founder of Embr Labs

10/29/2020
Sam Shames is COO and co-founder of Embr Labs, a company unlocking the therapeutic power of temperature. In this episode, Sam talks about the fascinating technology behind their first product, the unanticipated ways in which it's helping address medical conditions, the huge insights they're gaining about humanity's relationship with thermal wellness, and how their recently launched new feature makes people feel genuinely more connected with the loved ones from afar.

Duration:00:15:12

S2E8: Guest Jim Havelka, CEO of InformAI

9/18/2020
Jim Havelka is CEO of InformAI, a company transforming the way healthcare is being delivered. In this episode, Jim delves into the highly efficient and innovative artificial intelligence and deep learning solutions the company has developed to improve radiologist productivity and speed up medical diagnosis at the point-of-care. He explains the benefits of being located in Houston, allowing them to directly access data from the world’s largest medical center complex, the Texas Medical Center,...

Duration:00:15:57

S2E7: Guest Matt Angle, CEO of Paradromics

7/30/2020
Matt Angle is CEO of Paradromics, the first high-bandwidth data interface between brains and computers. In this episode, Matt talks about how his company is building a specialized data interface that will translate between bioelectric and digital signals; how this can empower people suffering from classically challenging diseases and injuries like paralysis, blindness, deafness, and mental illness; and how eventually, potentially, Paradromics could help define humanity’s very perception of...

Duration:00:15:04

S2E6: Guest Charles Smith, Venture Partner

7/15/2020
Charles Smith is a Venture Partner at Social Starts and Joyance Partners. In this episode, Charles and Mike discuss the innovative ways people, cities, startups, and VCs are adapting during the pandemic and the importance of discovering and investing in the very best entrepreneurs no matter their origin, education, race, gender, or location.

Duration:00:16:30

S2E5: Guest Oded Kraft, CEO of Gray Matters Health

7/1/2020
Oded Kraft is CEO of Gray Matters, developing an adjunct to standard of care digital therapeutics solution for treating mental and neurological disorders. In this episode, Oded talks about how GrayMatters is using this revolutionary technology to provide people suffering from those disorders a way to self regulate their own brain processes - from people living with PTSD, MDD, and GAD to frontline medical workers.

Duration:00:15:30

S2E4: Guest Nell Luo, CEO of Folia Health

6/22/2020
Nell Luo is CEO of Folia Health, harnessing the power of patient and caregiver experiences to enable individuals to live their healthiest lives. In this episode, Nell talks about how her mother’s dedicated note-taking inspired the idea for her company, how her unique business model necessitates radical transparency with her customers, how seemingly inconsequential observations can result in groundbreaking medical discoveries, and how, by capturing that as of now untapped information, Folia...

Duration:00:15:17

S2E3: Guest Erika Milczek, CEO of Curie Co

5/21/2020
Erika Milczek is CEO of Curie Co, an enzyme engineering company replacing banned chemicals with safe and sustainable ingredients. In this episode, Erika talks about tackling a market that hasn’t undergone any innovation in over seventy years, the little-known secret behind successful stakeholder research, and the beautifully simplistic science she's using to solve a complex, world-wide problem.

Duration:00:19:57

S2E2: Guest Jordan Miller, CEO of Volumetric

5/18/2020
Jordan Miller is CEO and co-founder of Volumetric, building 3D printers that can create human tissue. In this episode, Jordan delves into the incredibly complex architecture of our circulatory systems, recounts how a trip to the grocery store resulted in the “aha” moment for Volumetric’s groundbreaking technology, and explains the immense potential the company has for creating replacement organs by using the patient’s very own cells.

Duration:00:15:57

S2E1: Anniversary Episode: Incepting and Investing in the New Startup Landscape

5/8/2020
In this special anniversary episode, Managing Partner Mike Edelhart celebrates the veracity and resilience of the remarkable companies in the Social Starts/Joyance Partners family of funds and shares words of hope and encouragement as we emerge into the post-COVID startup landscape.

Duration:00:13:03

S1E30: Guest Ed Likovich, CEO of Nymbl

5/5/2020
Ed Likovich is CEO and co-founder of Nymbl, preventing falls by combining medical science with mobile technology to deliver a proven, fun balance intervention. In this episode, Ed breaks down the science behind how the brain and body work together to regain balance, shares his views on how the current pandemic is exponentially expanding the successful application of telemedicine, explains Nymbl's upcoming plans to empower even more people to live fuller, healthier lives, and gives sage...

Duration:00:15:18

S1E29: Guest Erika Mozes, Co-Founder of Hyr

3/24/2020
Erika Mozes is co-founder of Hyr, a mobile app-based platform that allows merchants across the U.S. and Canada to instantly connect with skilled and experienced workers. In this episode, Erika talks about how Hyr is transforming the gig economy, how being married to her co-founder actually makes their business stronger, the surprising ways they're helping direct-to-consumer brands do entire end-to-end labor support, and more.

Duration:00:15:25

S1E28: Guest Owen Phillips, CEO of BrainKey

2/19/2020
Owen Phillips is co-founder and CEO of Brainkey, transforming MRI scans into personal brain dashboards. In this episode, Owen talks about giving people control over the information in their own heads; the potential such rich data collection has to develop solutions to diseases like MS, Parkinson’s, and Alzheimers; the profound experience of holding a 3D model of your brain in your hands; opportunities for preventive brain health; and more.

Duration:00:15:13

S1E27: Guest Mike Selden, CEO of Finless Foods

1/6/2020
Mike Seldon is CEO of Finless Foods, bringing sustainable, delicious seafood to the world without having to farm or harvest live fish. In this episode, Mike talks about how growing up watching Miyazaki films affected his vision for his company, the fascinating science behind creating cell-based tuna, the enthusiastic response the product is already receiving from high end chefs, and more.

Duration:00:16:14

S1E26: Guest Igor Telyatnikov, CEO of AlphaPoint

1/3/2020
Igor Telyatnikov is CEO of AlphaPoint, a white label software company enabling customers to launch crypto exchanges and tokenize assets. In this episode, Igor talks about the motivation behind the founding of the company, how they weathered the “crypto-winter” of 2015, his predictions for the integration and evolution of the financial and digital asset space, and more.

Duration:00:15:06

S1E25: Guest AJ Keller, CEO of Neurosity

12/23/2019
AJ Keller is CEO of Neurosity, a company building computers controlled by thought. In this episode, AJ talks about the remarkable synergy between himself and his co-founder, the fascinating technology behind their revolutionary product, and the unique relationship with their initial customer base that is creating endless possibilities for productivity and thought control.

Duration:00:15:32