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Startups: Digitalization to Realization is a podcast series where we interview startup owners about their journey to turn their idea into a reality and become the next industry leaders. Launching a startup is never an easy road. In this series, you will hear startup owners tell their story about how they got started, what inspires them, and how they are always striving to solve their challenges. Some startups were born in the pandemic and some are changing to adapt this uncertain time. All of them have a great story to tell. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Startups: Digitalization to Realization is a podcast series where we interview startup owners about their journey to turn their idea into a reality and become the next industry leaders. Launching a startup is never an easy road. In this series, you will hear startup owners tell their story about how they got started, what inspires them, and how they are always striving to solve their challenges. Some startups were born in the pandemic and some are changing to adapt this uncertain time. All of them have a great story to tell. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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United States

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Startups: Digitalization to Realization is a podcast series where we interview startup owners about their journey to turn their idea into a reality and become the next industry leaders. Launching a startup is never an easy road. In this series, you will hear startup owners tell their story about how they got started, what inspires them, and how they are always striving to solve their challenges. Some startups were born in the pandemic and some are changing to adapt this uncertain time. All of them have a great story to tell. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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English


Episodes

Arc Boats - Electrifying Sports Boating

5/16/2022
Carbon emission from transport is a challenge that needs to be tackled from sea, land, and air. While a lot of progress has been made in tackling land-based emissions, boats and airplanes are still lagging behind. However, most of the technology that has made electric vehicles reliable is now being adopted in building electric boats. Today, the host Kevin Blevins talks to Ryan Cook, co-founder, and CTO of Arc Boats – a start-up focused on building electric sports boats that will help avert...

Duration:00:23:29

Promoting Healthy Living with Indoor Vertical Farms

4/22/2022
Eating healthy was much easier and more affordable just a few decades ago because most people lived on fertile farms where they could grow some of their food. However, all that has changed thanks to climate change, increased demand, high cost of inputs, among others. One of the solutions to this problem is using indoor vertical farms to increase the production of healthy food ingredients. Today, the host Kevin Blevins talks to Vilij co-founders, Terry Carr and Brandon Smith. Terry is an...

Duration:00:34:59

Designing High-Performance Buildings with Evoke

3/4/2022
A few decades back, climate change and carbon emissions were rarely considered when designing buildings. Instead, a lot of focus was put on designing pretty buildings that were comfortable and affordable. This usually resulted in poor performance buildings that consumed too much energy and didn’t last long without requiring major renovations. Evoke Buildings Engineering is seeking to change that by utilizing building science to design buildings that are both energy efficient and...

Duration:00:34:18

High-Speed Transport: The Hyperloop Way

1/13/2022
Most innovations in the recent past, within the transport industry, have been focused on carbon emission reduction and improving the users’ experience. These innovations have addressed critical needs and moved the needle further ahead in terms of safety and environmental impact. Now, the industry is about to undergo another disruptive innovation with the introduction of the Hyperloop. Today, I’m talking to Rob Miller, the Chief Marketing Officer at Hyperloop Transportation Technologies....

Duration:00:29:44

A New Approach to Jet Engine Lubrication with Zulu Pods

10/29/2021
Most innovations in the jet engine industry are focused on major parts such as the combustor and the turbine. However, there are other critical parts that play a major role in managing its performance, efficiency, and cost. One of those critical parts that have been a focus of innovation for a vibrant startup is the engine lubrication system. Today, I’m talking to the two co-founders of Zulu Pods, Inc - Robert Sladen, the company’s Chairman and CEO, and Daniella Sladen, the company’s CTO....

Duration:00:29:02

A New Way to Experience Space with Space Perspective

10/25/2021
The dream of going to space and experiencing zero gravity has only been realized by a handful of people. Commercial space flights are seeking to change this by creating a space tourism industry that will make it possible for more people to go past the edge of the earth. Currently, companies that are heavily invested in the industry compete on how far you can go, the quality of the experience, and the cost of getting there. Today, I’m talking to Taber MacCallum, co-founder, and co-CEO of...

Duration:00:40:29

Combining Passion and Hard Work - Elevate’s Startup Story

8/9/2021
Being dominant in a market full of alternatives requires entrepreneurs who’ll go above and beyond to meet their customers’ needs. Companies that thrive in such environments leverage their passion to understand and solve problems faced by their products’ end users. Today, I’m speaking to Kelly McGee, the co-founder and current engineering and design VP of Elevate Dynamics, a healthcare product company that builds ankle-foot orthoses (AFOs) to help people suffering from foot drop. In today’s...

Duration:00:30:59

Closing the Gap: Aerodynamics and Environmental Impact with Deflect, LLC

7/9/2021
Big sweeping changes are hard to come by when it comes to environmental preservation. They also take a long time to settle into place. So, perhaps the real sustainability changes we’re seeking are those that come in smaller packages. It’s the less disruptive and more easily implemented solutions that are filling in the gaps, and those small efforts can add up quickly. Today, I’m talking to Spencer Maynes, a Kansas City based inventor and data scientist working to reduce energy consumption...

Duration:00:23:56

Beyond the Horizon: The Future of Gas Turbines with Sierra Turbines

6/18/2021
When it comes to getting an aircraft off the ground, it’s no longer a question of “if” it will fly. We’ve moved into the era of “how”- and the emphasis today is on efficiency. This encompasses energy consumption, endurance, speed, and overall performance. Today, we’re looking into the future of turbine engines and exploring what lies just beyond the horizon of existing technology. We’re looking towards what’s next. Today, I’m talking to Roger Smith and David Laudermilch of Sierra Turbines....

Duration:00:27:56

Apollo Fusion and The Future of Satellite Propulsion

6/4/2021
The satellite business is growing rapidly as space technology and technology here on Earth advances. Whether it’s for navigation purposes or wifi accessibility, more and more satellites of all sizes and purposes are being launched into the great beyond. But, before they can fulfill their purpose, they have to hitch a ride to space. My guest today is Dean Massey, Director of Research at Apollo Fusion, Inc. This California-based company is developing exciting new forms of propulsion for space...

Duration:00:30:59

Flying With Efficiency: The Future Air Freight with Aleksey Matyushev of Natilus Corporation

1/18/2021
How many times have you ordered something online, and received a box 4x the size of the product inside? Aside from the confusion as to why, we’re all left with the sentiment of how wasteful it is. Well, there’s one company out there working to change that. Throughout the pandemic, e-commerce has taken off astronomically. That means the demand for smart and efficient air cargo solutions is on the rise. My guest today is Aleksey Matyushev from Natilus Corporation, a California based startup...

Duration:00:30:05

Taking Flight with Ephi Blanshey of Blanshey Aviation

1/4/2021
If you’ve ever wondered what it would be like to jump off of a mountain and glide uninhibited across the sky, today’s guest is bringing you one step closer to that reality. He believes that the current transportation options available limit our movement by confining us to land. Why drive when we could be flying? My guest today is Ephi Blanshey. He’s the younger half of the father and son duo behind Blanshey Aviation. They’re currently designing an electric propulsion system to improve the...

Duration:00:31:52

Hatching the Companies of Tomorrow with Osh Momoh and Jesika Briones of MaRS

12/14/2020
The difference between starting a company 20+ years ago and starting one today is the accessibility of resources. When resources become more available, the competition grows. Great innovation needs professional nurturing in order to gain the competitive edge needed to survive in today’s startup environment. Startup incubator spaces have answered this call for countless companies. They provide resources and professional expertise related to scaling a small business to companies at various...

Duration:00:26:55

Hatching the Companies of Tomorrow with Osh Momoh and Jesika Briones of MaRS

12/14/2020
The difference between starting a company 20+ years ago and starting one today is the accessibility of resources. When resources become more available, the competition grows. Great innovation needs professional nurturing in order to gain the competitive edge needed to survive in today’s startup environment. Startup incubator spaces have answered this call for countless companies. They provide resources and professional expertise related to scaling a small business to companies at various...

Duration:00:35:15

Launching Nanosatellites with Jakub Kapus, Founder and CTO of Spacemanic

12/8/2020
We’re living in a time when space is becoming more accessible every day. Satellite technology is growing, and savvy entrepreneurs are leading the way forward. My guest today is Jakub Kapuš, Founder and CTO of Spacemanic. Headquartered in Slovakia, they are a small satellite mission integrator focused on delivering flight proven innovative and reliable nanosatellite solutions, platforms, components and services to customers. Their capabilities span from the design phase, through development,...

Duration:00:26:57

Rethinking the Manufacturing Inspection Process with Ibon Iribarren of LINQcase

11/23/2020
Manufacturing processes are a constant area of innovation. Companies are always looking for ways to make production more efficient, more cost-effective, and more quality-driven. But there’s one really important process that is often overlooked when it comes to innovation in manufacturing. The inspection phase has kind of been stuck in the dark ages. As production methods continue to modernize, isn’t it time we turn our eyes to more cutting-edge methods of inspection? Current approaches...

Duration:00:40:04

The Real Green Revolution of Silicon with JP Mai | JPM Silicon

11/9/2020
Startup entrepreneurs share a lot in common. Sure, there’s a general road map for starting a business, but then there are the countless other factors that decide to show up along the way. Figuring out how and whom to hire, determining the best way to raise capital, managing a growing team, the list goes on. Today’s guest is no exception to the entrepreneurial learning curve. He got his first patent back in 2007 for making silicon using microwave heating. When the company he was working with...

Duration:00:33:54

Riding the Startup Wave with James Crook of Forty1 Kitesurfing

10/26/2020
A lot of people dream about “one day” starting a business, but many of these dreamers find it hard to carve out the time to actually get the wheels turning. Whether it’s a demanding job, family obligations, a lack of capital, often all of the above, taking that first step isn’t easy. Making the decision to finally move on your startup plan requires drive and dedication, and it imposes a certain amount of risk. When do you know the time has finally come to take the leap? A common origin...

Duration:00:29:16

Riding to the Top: The Story of Rurok Industries with PJ Tolentino

10/12/2020
The formula for a successful business revolves around the problems it’s able to solve. Recognizing pain points for potential customers is key, but the formula for how those issues are addressed is what differentiates an average product from a great one. When it came to mountain bikes, there were a lot of brands in the world, building good bikes, but none of them were providing the highly specialized components that some avid riders were looking for. To really make a dent in an industry...

Duration:00:26:52

Fix the Mask: A Simple and Efficient Solution to a Global Need

8/24/2020
Crises give birth to opportunities and there’s a handful of smart people around the world who don’t get discouraged in the face of challenges, but instead see an empty space in the market and come up with ways to fill it up - and Siemens is always there to help them achieve their goals. As the current pandemic spread globally, one obvious issue that came up was the shortage of protection equipment, especially the worldwide need for efficient masks that could ensure the safety of all...

Duration:00:23:27