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Ep31: Quick Pitch 2017 Part 2

2/4/2018
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The night was electric, the audience was lit, and Lu Yin, CEO of UC San Diego-incubated startup, Ocella, walked away with the $30,000 grand prize at the 2017 John G. Watson Quick Pitch Competition!! Ocella is developing printable, stretchable, flexible battery technologies that could enable wearable fabrics and stretchable LED displays to carry their own power source. See you at … Continue reading "Ep31: Quick Pitch 2017 Part 2"

Duration:00:27:44

Ep:30 QuickPitch 2017 Part 1

1/11/2018
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In early October, we recorded our podcast during the QuickPitch 2017 competition held in Irwin M. Jacobs Qualcomm Hall. We had the opportunity to sit down with the contestants after they had made their pitch to the judges and the audience to hear their insights of QuickPitch and the process as a whole. It was … Continue reading "Ep:30 QuickPitch 2017 Part 1"

Duration:00:52:01

Ep29: Gary Benitt (Social Leverage) Successful Exit as a Founder, Stays in the Ecosystem as an Investor

12/17/2017
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Gary Benitt is a General Partner at Social Leverage LLC, an established early stage venture capital firm specializing in web-scaled startups. Gary works with their portfolio companies to help them operationalize the business and find ways to scale faster and higher. Prior to his time at Social Leverage, Gary was the founder and COO of … Continue reading "Ep29: Gary Benitt (Social Leverage) Successful Exit as a Founder, Stays in the Ecosystem as an Investor"

Duration:00:27:37

Ep28: Dr. Devora Rossi (UC San Diego) Catalyzing & Anchoring a Regional Startup Ecosystem

11/20/2017
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Who accelerates innovation and entrepreneurship activity across industries in the San Diego region? Dr. Rossi shouts out two dozen organizations (Federal, Regional, Local, Academic, and Corporate) that do. Also, the Office of Innovation & Commercialization at University of California, San Diego is a nexus of startup activity – she explains why. Dr. Devora Rossi is Senior Manager … Continue reading "Ep28: Dr. Devora Rossi (UC San Diego) Catalyzing & Anchoring a Regional Startup Ecosystem"

Duration:00:38:49

Ep:27 Laura Brenner Kimes (Fresh Coast Capital) Business School Project –> Successful Women Owned Social Enterprise

11/3/2017
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Laura Brenner Kimes, is the Co-Founder and Director of Ecosystem Services at Fresh Coast Capital, which is an impact-driven investment and real estate development firm with an environmental and social mission. Laura’s career has focused on strategy and market creation for environment and energy firms. She has previously worked at Southern California Edison, the US … Continue reading "Ep:27 Laura Brenner Kimes (Fresh Coast Capital) Business School Project –> Successful Women Owned Social...

Duration:00:35:35

Ep26: Dr. Iana Castro (SDSU & BrightSide Produce) Attained Academic Tenure & Launched a Social Venture in 2017? That’s Legit!

10/16/2017
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Young marketing professor earns tenure at San Diego State University AND launches a revenue-generating, SDSU student-run social venture the same year (2017)!! What? #FemaleFounders #Socialimpact #Inspiration Dr. Iana Castro is both an entrepreneur and an educator. She is currently an associate professor of marketing at San Diego State University, researching and teaching in areas that include consumer behavior, retailing and strategic marketing. She was … Continue reading "Ep26: Dr. Iana...

Duration:00:41:11

Ep25: Rasto Ivanic (GroupSolver) Insights to a Successful Seed Stage Analytics Deal

10/3/2017
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Peek behind the curtain of a successful, recent $1 million funding round, led by Tech Coast Angels San Diego, from the perspectives of the deal co-lead and the entrepreneur. If you’re raising seed to series A money in Southern California, then you should definitely check out Rasto Ivanic’s story on Startup Talk with Millard & … Continue reading "Ep25: Rasto Ivanic (GroupSolver) Insights to a Successful Seed Stage Analytics Deal"

Duration:00:39:03

Ep24: Jeremy Glaser (Mintz Levin) Experience Matters in Startups: Entrepreneur—>Attorney—>Tech Exec—>Attorney

9/15/2017
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An attorney who is approachable and will take your call – gratis – on a Saturday morning? #who’dathunkit Jeremy D. Glaser is a member of the law firm of Mintz, Levin, where he serves as Co-chair of the firm’s Venture Capital & Emerging Companies Practice. For more than 30 years Jeremy has helped companies raise angel and venture … Continue reading "Ep24: Jeremy Glaser (Mintz Levin) Experience Matters in Startups: Entrepreneur—>Attorney—>Tech Exec—>Attorney"

Duration:00:32:19

Ep23: Brittany Meiling (San Diego Business Journal) & Ashok Kamal (Tech Coast Angels) Roundtable Discussion on the Startup Ecosystem in San Diego

9/1/2017
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We sat down with Brittany and Ashok, two previous STMAP guests, to get an update on what they see happening in the San Diego Startup Ecosystem. Brittany Meiling is the Biotech & Startup Reporter for the San Diego Business Journal and has been working at that local business magazine since 2014. You can catch her … Continue reading "Ep23: Brittany Meiling (San Diego Business Journal) & Ashok Kamal (Tech Coast Angels) Roundtable Discussion on the Startup Ecosystem in San Diego"

Duration:00:48:39

Ep22: Guillermo Mejía Duclaud (Mexico Innovation and Development Hub)-Building Cross-Border Technology Bridges, NOT Walls!

8/18/2017
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What happens in Mexico, shouldn’t stay in Mexico! Get #MexSD up. Guillermo Mejía Duclaud is Managing Director at Mexico Innovation Development Hub aka “MindHub”. MindHub is a collaborative space for development, innovation and creativity for tech entrepreneurs that create products and services in the Cali-Baja mega region. Guillermo is also CTO And Co-Founder of Pointman Magazine. Pointman Magazine en español es la … Continue reading "Ep22: Guillermo Mejía Duclaud (Mexico Innovation and...

Duration:00:31:53

Ep21: Getting in Tune with Blues Musician and Journeyman Internet Entrepreneur

8/4/2017
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Tom was a founding member and guitarist for the San Diego based blues band: West Of Memphis. The band won Best Blues Band in San Diego in 2009 at the SDMAs, released 2 award nominated albums, traveled internationally and held tenure as the house band for the House of Blues, San Diego for 5 years. When not … Continue reading "Ep21: Getting in Tune with Blues Musician and Journeyman Internet Entrepreneur"

Duration:00:30:39

Ep20: Carlos McCray (The DOJO Cafe) – “Sometimes you have to break it down to build it back up!” // community engagement via social enterprise

7/18/2017
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This week we’re taking a journey away from the glass and steel boxes that house San Diego’s tech founders, investors, and supporters and going deep into a racially diverse and underserved community in City Heights. Our tour guide is social entrepreneur and community beacon, Carlos McCray. Carlos McCray is Co-Founder & CEO of The DOJO, a more-than-coffee … Continue reading "Ep20: Carlos McCray (The DOJO Cafe) – “Sometimes you have to break it down to build it back up!” // community...

Duration:00:27:39

Ep:19 Monique Williamson (DeskHub) – Was: NFL Cheerleader; Now: Staunch Advocate and Connector of Startups in San Diego

7/6/2017
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Monique Williamson is Executive Director at DeskHub, which is the premier coworking destination for San Diego’s brightest entrepreneurs, VCs, corporations, non-profits, and social enterprises. She is one of San Diego’s most promising young leaders, renowned for her expertise in curating communities that operate at the intersection of technology, culture and social entrepreneurship. Previously, Ms. Williamson … Continue reading "Ep:19 Monique Williamson (DeskHub) – Was: NFL Cheerleader;...

Duration:00:24:47

Ep18: Nick Venti/Brian Karscig (BLKBOX)–Touring w/The Killers, Louis XIV, Republic of Letters…Now…Music Made Social via App

6/21/2017
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Brian Karscig was signed to a record deal by Sony Music right out of SDSU and his song ‘Finding Out True Love Is Blind’ from Louis XIV was covered in concert by The Killers with Brian on guitar. Nick Venti’s debut album, “Painted Hour”, by his group The Republic of Letters was described in a review … Continue reading "Ep18: Nick Venti/Brian Karscig (BLKBOX)–Touring w/The Killers, Louis XIV, Republic of Letters…Now…Music Made Social via App"

Duration:00:31:09

Ep17: Sabrina Martucci Johnson (DARÉ Bioscience) – Paving the Future of Women’s Healthcare

6/10/2017
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Sabrina Martucci Johnson is a life sciences executive with a record of achievement in capital formation, business development, and commercial leadership. Sabrina’s unique background spans finance, global marketing, product development and bench research. Sabrina is committed to advancing innovations in women’s health. In 2015 she founded DARÉ Bioscience to bring novel technologies that clearly address … Continue reading "Ep17: Sabrina Martucci Johnson (DARÉ Bioscience) – Paving the Future...

Duration:00:27:32

Ep16: Adam Arthur (inBrain LLC) – Startup Burnout…Failure…Litigation…Exit…and Book Deal?

6/6/2017
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Adam Arthur is founder of Revive Self Checkout, a new wave of vending machines that provides the solution to the vending location that wants a wider selection of items that just would not vend well out of a traditional vending machine. Not only the founder, Adam also coded and bootstrapped for the company for almost … Continue reading "Ep16: Adam Arthur (inBrain LLC) – Startup Burnout…Failure…Litigation…Exit…and Book Deal?"

Duration:00:30:23

Ep15: Hannah Simon (Incubate Ventures) Side-Hustling Her Way From Nebraska Into the San Diego Startup Ecosystem

5/29/2017
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Hannah Simon is the Operations Manager at the Tech Coast Angels San Diego. While not only working with the Tech Coast Angels, Hannah also holds positions with Incubate Ventures, The Startup Garage, and Provision San Diego. Hannah is from the Midwest, graduating from the University of Nebraska with a degree in International and Global Studies.

Duration:00:34:13

Ep14: John Baez (The Behemoth) – Frustrated Architect Mortgages His Home to Start Videogame Company. As One Does.

5/22/2017
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John Baez is the President and Co-Founder of The Behemoth, an award winning independent console development company that has been in business for over 14 years. Previously to co-founding The Behemoth, John worked at various video game studios in San Diego, so he is well versed in the gaming industry.

Duration:00:34:47

Ep13: Cheryl K. Goodman (Athena SD) #LetHerSpeak #WomeninSTEM #DudeIJustSaidThat

5/15/2017
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“Athena San Diego is the coolest group of badass [STEM and business] chicks out there…the founders did not actually say it like that…” Cheryl K Goodman is Executive Director at Athena San Diego, which is is the premier leadership organization for women executives in the San Diego science, technology, healthcare, defense, energy and clean-tech sectors, and … Continue reading "Ep13: Cheryl K. Goodman (Athena SD) #LetHerSpeak #WomeninSTEM #DudeIJustSaidThat"

Duration:00:31:33

Ep12: Neal Bloom (Hired) $1.5B = Cost to Send Astronauts on Space Shuttle. Priceless = Value of Helping Others Discover Their Calling. Dude’s Done Both.

5/6/2017
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Neal Bloom launched 84 astronauts into space while working on the Space Shuttle program for Rocketdyne. Today, Neal is SoCal lead for Hired, Inc., a software company that connects the right talent with the right opportunity. He also volunteers as an analyst at Tech Coast Angels – San Diego. As a board member of Startup San … Continue reading "Ep12: Neal Bloom (Hired) $1.5B = Cost to Send Astronauts on Space Shuttle. Priceless = Value of Helping Others Discover Their Calling. Dude’s Done...

Duration:00:27:58

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