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Charlotte Angel Connection Episode 042: Brett Brohl Managing Director of Techstars Farm to Fork Accelerator

2/15/2018
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Today we welcome back Brett Brohl, Managing Director of a new accelerator called TechStars Farm to Fork (www.techstars.com/farmtofork). Brett has been traveling the US the last couple of weeks and made a stop in Charlotte to talk with entrepreneurs about raising money and had open office hours to meet with a bunch of different folks. In this episode, I wanted to explore a few different things with Brett. First, we celebrated Brett's successful prediction of watching the Patriots lose in the...

Duration:00:35:43

Charlotte Angel Connection Episode 041: Brett Brohl Managing Director of TechStars Farm to Fork Accelerator

2/8/2018
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Today we have Brett Brohl, who is the Managing Director of a new accelerator called TechStarts Farm to Fork (www.techstars.com/farmtofork). They are working with Cargill and Ecolab to develop this program. Brett first came to North Carolina where he went to Wake Forest and has gone on to start and run quite a few startups since and now lives in Minneapolis. For my typical two part interview with Brett, I wanted to change things up. We did the first part of the interview prior to Brett...

Duration:00:35:12

Charlotte Angel Connection Episode 040: Lucas Timberlake with Fintech Ventures Fund, Part II

2/1/2018
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Today, we welcome back Lucas Timberlake, Partner with Fintech Ventures Fund to the Charlotte Angel Connection. As you may remember, last week we spoke with Lucas about how his experience brought him to be a VC, what types of companies they look for, what traits are they seeking in a management team, and other questions in a pretty wide ranging conversation. This week's podcast expands on that wide ranging conversation. Our discussion today hits on many of these questions outlined below:...

Duration:00:28:27

Charlotte Angel Connection Episode 039: Lucas Timberlake Partner with Fintech Ventures Fund

1/25/2018
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Today, we welcome Lucas Timberlake, Partner with Fintech Ventures Fund to the Charlotte Angel Connection. Lucas was in town in November for the Southeast Fintech Venture Conference and we had a chance to talk about Venture funds, Charlotte, Atlanta, and tech in general. It became apparent quickly that Lucas would make a great guest on the podcast. He's got experience in the Venture space and has watched Charlotte from afar over the last couple of years. More importantly, he expects to be...

Duration:00:29:40

Charlotte Angel Connection Episode 037: Eileen Stephens, Co-Founder of Tavia

1/12/2018
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Today we welcome Eileen Stephens Co-Founder of Tavia. Tavia has the opportunity to be a wonderful company here in Charlotte. The concept is a mix between Dollar Shave Club and Tom's, except it is for feminine products. The concept will allow women to have their product of choice delivered monthly to them (in a non-descriptive package) and have a year long supply of culturally appropriate product delivered to a school age girl in Africa initially (with the ability to expand to other areas)....

Duration:00:26:38

Charlotte Angel Connection Episode 036: Alan Fitzpatrick CEO and Co-Founder of Open Broadband Part II

12/14/2017
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Today we welcome back Alan Fitzpatrick, CEO and Co-Founder of Open Broadband, Co-Founder of Charlotte Hearts Gigabit and NC Hearts Gigabit. For today's podcast, we pick up right where we left off with Alan and jump head first into how he keeps from becoming too excited and too depressed as he rides the ups and downs common to all startups. From there we pick up in some comfortable territory as we discuss: What gets Alan excited about 2018? Huge market, nationwide. What do you look for in...

Duration:00:20:02

Charlotte Angel Connection Episode 035: Alan Fitzpatrick CEO and Co-Founder of Open Broadband

12/6/2017
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Alan Fitzpatrick is CEO and Co-Founder of Open Broadband, Co-Founder of Charlotte Hearts Gigabit and NC Hearts Gigabit. He’s a long-time supporter and member of the Charlotte startup community and I’m excited to bring you today’s podcast with Alan. We had our interview on the day after the Southeast Fintech Venture Conference and you will hear us reference it throughout this week and next week’s interview. Alan and I almost immediately jumped straight into the interview – where as I...

Duration:00:37:55

Charlotte Angel Connection Episode 034: Thom Ruhe President and CEO of NC IDEA Part II

11/30/2017
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Today on the Charlotte Angel Connection, we welcome back Thom Ruhe - the CEO and President of NC IDEA for the second part of our interview. Thom has been at NC IDEA since February 2016 and has already made great strides into continuing to develop and enhance entrepreneurship in North Carolina. Again this is a longer discussion but a worthwhile one for us to exceed our typical time limit. Today we start off the interview talking about Thom’s first impression of Charlotte after taking the...

Duration:01:00:34

Charlotte Angel Connection Episode 033: Thom Ruhe, President and CEO of NC IDEA

11/17/2017
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Today on the Charlotte Angel Connection, we welcome Thom Ruhe - the CEO and President of NC IDEA for the first of a two part interview. Thom has been at NC IDEA since February 2016 and has already made great strides into continuing to develop and enhance entrepreneurship in North Carolina. Many in Charlotte see a favoritism to the Triangle from NC IDEA so I wanted to talk with Thom to figure out who he was, what NC IDEA is doing and how it impacts Charlotte. What ended up happening was a...

Duration:00:54:08

Charlotte Angel Connection Episode 032: Part II QC Fintech Class 7 Accelarator Companies Capway, Qbrics, and Qoins

11/16/2017
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Today we have the second part of the two part series with three companies from Class 7 of QC Fintech. Sheena Allen from Capway, James Safran from Qbrics, and Christian Zimmerman and Nate Washington from Qoins joined us to discuss their startups and life inside of Class 7. If you want to see the companies after they have wrapped up you can come to the Southeast Fintech Venture Conference on November 20th (an all day event at Barings new headquarters in Charlotte) or just come out to listen...

Duration:00:16:14

Charlotte Angel Connection Episode 031: QC Fintech Class 7 Accelarator Companies Capway, Qbrics, and Qoins

11/10/2017
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Today we have the first part of a two part series with three companies from Class 7 of QC Fintech. Sheena Allen from Capway, James Safran from Qbrics, and Christian Zimmerman and Nate Washington from Qoins joined us to discuss their startups and life inside of Class 7. This was recorded in late September and I had a chance to talk with two of them again in early November. These companies are developing at a rapid pace. I'm really impressed with both the quality of the founders who are...

Duration:00:23:46

Charlotte Angel Connection Episode 030: Dan Roselli and Sarah Smith discussing the Southeast Fintech Venture Conference

11/2/2017
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Today we welcome back Dan Roselli, Co-Founder and Managing Director of QC Fintech, and Sarah Smith, Program Manager for QC Fintech and a 2016 Venture for America Fellow. Dan, Sarah and the rest of the team at QC Fintech are bringing Charlotte its’ first venture conference - the Southeast Fintech Venture Conference on November 20, 2017. The event will be hosted at Barings brand new global headquarters which is right across the street from Packard Place - home of QC Fintech. Our conversation...

Duration:00:32:58

Charlotte Angel Connection Episode 029: Yamile Nesrala, Managing Director of Charlotte for Venture for America

10/24/2017
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This is the second part of our podcast with Yami Nesrala, Director of Miami and Charlotte for Venture for America. In our interview last week, we spoke a lot about the fellows – who they are, how they are selected and more. This week I wanted to address the benefits the companies and the community get out of Venture for America and then focus on how the community can support VFA in Charlotte. As such, today’s podcast with Yami covers the following: What does the company get out of hiring a...

Duration:00:10:19

Charlotte Angel Connection Episode 028: Yamile Nesrala, Managing Director of Charlotte for Venture for America

10/12/2017
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Today we are very fortunate to have Yamile Nesrala, Director of Miami and Charlotte for Venture for America. Much like the Venture for America Fellows we will talk about shortly, Yami has an extraordinarily impressive background. She graduated with an economics degree from Harvard, received her Masters in Philosophy from University of Cambridge, and completed her law degree back at Harvard in 2013. She has spent time in the consulting world, with legal firms, and more recently with a...

Duration:00:13:31

Charlotte Angel Connection Episode 027: Betsy Hauser Idilbi, Co-Founder of Tech Talent South Part II

9/28/2017
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Today, we welcome back Betsy Hauser Idilbi, Co-Founder of Tech Talent South to the show. Last week, Betsy spoke about Tech Talent South and how it got off the ground on so many different levels. This week we wanted to change the direction of the conversation and talk about the future for Tech Talent South, Charlotte and Betsy. It's even better than Part I and I hope you enjoy it as we discuss the following: The placement rates of coding schools - how they are 'ranked' - and Tech Talent...

Duration:00:25:05

Charlotte Angel Connection Episode 026: Betsy Hauser Idilbi, Co-Founder of Tech Talent South

9/14/2017
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Today, we welcome Betsy Hauser Idilbi, Co-Founder of Tech Talent South to the show. Betsy is rare success in the startup world. She's a female founder, successful raised money for her startup, and lives in Charlotte. Listening to the podcast you quickly pick up on why. She's smart, energetic, quick on her feet, and persistent. She's grown Tech Talent South from 1 city to 11 and recruited some excellent talent to her team. She's kept Tech Talent South in growth mode as industry competitors...

Duration:00:25:57

Connection Episode 025: Part II as Kyle Suhan continues our discussion on cryptocurrencies

9/5/2017
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Today we welcome back Kyle Suhan to talk more about digital currencies. You may remember Kyle has been developing the technology behind a new company called Blockade Technologies (www.blockade.cloud). This new company leverages blockchain technology to make data storage safer than before. As such, Kyle has a very good grasp on blockchain and he's local which keeps with our theme of finding companies and experts in Charlotte. Last week, Kyle did a great job providing a framework for...

Duration:00:28:28

Charlotte Angel Connection Episode 023: Crypto Currencies, Blockchain and more with Kyle Suhan, Co-Founder of Blockade Technologies

8/21/2017
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Today we welcome Kyle Suhan to the show to talk some about digital currencies. As you’ll learn throughout this episode and our next Kyle has been toying around in the digital currency space for the last couple of years. Recently, he’s been developing the technology behind a new company called Blockade Technologies (www.blockade.cloud). This new company leverages blockchain technology to make data storage safer than before. This puts Kyle in a unique space where he has been mining crypto...

Duration:00:27:47

Charlotte Angel Connection Episode 023: Amber Lewis, CEO of The Good Kitchen Part II

8/10/2017
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Amber Lewis, Founder and CEO of The Good Kitchen (www.thegoodkitchen.com), rejoins us today to continue our conversation from last week. In this episode, we talk more about her mentors, board of advisors and involvement in Vistage (www.vistage.com) to help her grow as an entrepreneur. We also talk more about the competition - including the two obvious ones of Blue Apron (the first IPO in the food delivery) and Amazon. What has been the impact and how has it actually helped her? We spoke...

Duration:00:26:20

Charlotte Angel Connection Episode 022: Amber Lewis, Founder and CEO of The Good Kitchen

8/3/2017
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This week we are very fortunate to have Amber Lewis, Founder and CEO of The Good Kitchen (www.thegoodkitchen.com) join us. Amber started The Good Kitchen, formerly known as ModPaleo, from her own kitchen after watching Crossfit (www.crossfit.com) members struggle to stick to a Paleo diet after a 30-day Paleo challenge she helped run at her local Crossfit gym. With no experience in a commercial kitchen or running a startup, Amber has guided The Good Kitchen over the last 6 years to a fast...

Duration:00:36:39

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