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Podcast 39: Tips for Start-ups with Ryan Baird from G-Startup

8/22/2017
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Podcast 39: Ryan Baird Today we explore the Startup world, investing in the product or the person and learn from Ryan Baird of G-Startup worldwide. Stay tuned for some actionable tips for your next pitch! Ryan has been a judge on our Annual PitchTank event which is held at eBay. Shout Outs Sushi Randy Frost Cupcakes Jamie Baker Randy Hahn Sharks Foundation San Jose Sharks

Duration: 00:40:24


Podcast 38: Carl Guardino Burns CARBS not CARBONS.

8/15/2017
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Sam & Serg sit down with Carl Guardino, CEO of the Silicon Valley Leadership Group and Founder of the Turkey Trot Race in San Jose. Listen in as we discuss how Carl has been making an impact on our community for over 20 years… and how he BURNS CARBS NOT CARBONS. Let’s dive in. Time Stamps Intro of Carl and biking 30 miles to and from work @ 2:00 Triathlons @ 3:00 Background of the Silicon Valley Leadership Group @ 3:30 Silicon Valley Turkey Trot @ 4:30 Balancing time (success and fitness)...

Duration: 00:33:29


Podcast 37: Warriors Outsiders (Fan boy to Main Stage @ Championship Parade)

8/9/2017
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Sam & Serg sit down with Grant Liffmann… Co-Host and Creator of the Warriors Outsiders. Listen in as Grant went from Warriors fan to broadcasting on the main stage of the Warriors Championship parade with Ros Gold Onwude and the rest of the team! Time Stamps Intro of Grant Liffmann @ 2:20 The Legend that is Drew Shiller @ 4:00 Grant’s Acting Career @ 6:10 KOBE Story @ 10:40 How the Warriors Outsiders concept was born @ 13:30 Kelenna Azubuike Stories @ 15:50 Ros’ COOLNESS @ 17:05 From...

Duration: 00:51:13


Podcast 36: Randy Hahn – 8x Emmy Winner and SJ Sharks TV Broadcaster

8/1/2017
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Sam & Serg sit down with San Jose Sharks Television broadcaster, “the voice,” Randy Hahn. This legend has been calling Sharks games since the beginning back in 91 and has won 8 emmys! Grab your favorite sharks jersey and listen in as we interview this Bay Area sports legend! Legendary play by play broadcaster for the Sharks since 91 Voice Actor for Oscar winning Inside Out, Video game voice for NHL 2K franchise and Blades of Steel Known as the “Voice,” Randy Hahn Time Stamps Intro of Randy...

Duration: 01:02:24


Podcast 35: The Dirtbag Dan Show

7/25/2017
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Today we’re going to be interviewing our favorite rapper from San Jose (AKA the ZAE), Dirtbag Dan. This DirtBag has a major Event (BOTZ 8) coming up on 7/28-29 in San Jose. So grab your pen and pad, you’ll want to take notes on this episode! Shout Outs Uproar Brewery Alvarado Brewery Grant from Warriors Outsiders Javalle McGahee Steph Curry in Tahoe Colby from Quakes Daniel Garcia of Content Magazine Justin Lemus of Photo Bloom BOTZ Battles on 7/28 tickets

Duration: 00:48:41


Podcast 34: Pool Parties at the Fairmont in Downtown San Jose!

7/18/2017
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The secret is out... The Fairmont in downtown San Jose is the place to be this summer! Listen in as we get an insider look at their DETOX pool parties! Register today for the Pool Party on 7/23 and mark your calendar for labor day weekend too! Check out this video showing just how cool these pool parties are!

Duration: 00:25:52


Podcast 33: Capital Club Stories

7/8/2017
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Click here to register for the Silicon Valley 40 under 40 Awards Reception and don't forget to enter promo code "whatup" for 50% off!

Duration: 00:42:15


Podcast 32: ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, Steph Curry, and Valley Fair’s Expansion rivals Santana Row

7/4/2017
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In podcast 32 Sam & Serg discuss their Sock Challenge idea inspired by the ALS Ice Bucket challenge from a few years ago and what it takes to "go viral". Also, did Steph just become the highest paid player?! Well deserved. The Silicon Valley Business Journal just reported a mega expansion for Valley Fair... going from 200 shops to 360 shops! AND 10 new restaurants that'll become their "dining district" along with a movie theater with an "Adult Only" section? Listen in as we introduce our...

Duration: 00:42:48


Podcast 31: Alexander Hult… Owner of Hults in Los Gatos and Flights in Campbell (Past Pro Hockey Player and Poker Player)

6/29/2017
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To say Alexander Hult is a busy man is a massive understatement. Meet Alex… he was drafted by the San Jose Sharks, became a professional poker player in Vegas and while there he married Miss Nevada… currently Alex focuses on his second restaurant while balancing time for his wife and newborn daughter AND is becoming a real estate agent. Alex embodies the “Silicon Valley Hustle” - listen in on his story from Sweden to Silicon Valley and the opening of his new restaurant - Flights in...

Duration: 00:27:07


Podcast 30: Jason Minsky: San Jose’s beloved Sharkie, San Francisco 49ers’ Sourdough Sam AND Executive Director of Christmas in the Park

6/21/2017
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Ever wonder what Sharkie is like outside of the costume?! Listen in as we sit down with Jason Minsky who spent over 10 years as both San Jose’s beloved Sharkie and the 49ers Sourdough Sam mascots. Jason has quite the background from being a mascot, to being in the Front Office of the San Jose Sharks, to civic work with the San Jose Chamber of Commerce all the way to being the Executive Director for Christmas in the Park. Get your tickets now for Christmas in the Park on July 15th, 2017!...

Duration: 00:42:46


Podcast 29: Google in San Jose with the Silicon Valley Business Journal

6/16/2017
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Google in Downtown San Jose... could it be true?! Listen in as the guys sit down with the Silicon Valley Business Journal Reporters that broke the story -- Janice Bitters and Jody Meacham... Time Stamps San Jose Sabercats first team to win a Championship at home @:40 Janice Bitters and Jody Meacham from the Silicon Valley Business Journal @ 1:30 Digital vs Paper preference @ 2:15 SVBJ’s reach is mainly the South Bay @ 3:15 Google is coming to San Jose! @ 4:40 8 million sq ft of office...

Duration: 00:49:13


Podcast 27: An interview with eBay’s Sergio Gonzales

6/5/2017
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In this tech episode, Sam & Serg sit with eBay's Director of Innovation Programs, Sergio Gonzales at eBay's worldwide HQ in San Jose, CA. Sergio talks about eBay's legacy dating back to the first ever item sold, a broken laser pointer in 1995 for $14.83. He also explains his critical role in keeping the company innovative as well as all other things related to eBay! 00:00 - 12:30 Kicks and Dubs 12:30 - 23:30 Working at eBay 23:30 - 34:30 Innovation Programs and Ecosystem 34:30 - 36:10...

Duration: 00:59:59


Podcast 26: Hipsters and Rompers with Rivest Dunlap

6/1/2017
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Sam and Serg are reunited with comedian Rivest Dunlap where they talk kombucha, Portland hipsters, men's rompers (ugh) and upcoming events including Rivest's Raw Comedy show at the San Jose Improv on June 1st, 2017! **Warning: Explicit language**

Duration: 00:42:26


SwagSam’s Mini Series #4: I believe in BILLBOARDS! (Tips for Young Professionals)

5/28/2017
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WhatUp! And Welcome to SwagSam’s… you’ve come to the right place if you are interested in personal development, health and fitness and challenging yourself to do the things you’ve never dreamed of doing! This Podcast is a spin-off from our parent show “WhatUp Silicon Valley” where the focus is highlighting local businesses and South Bay news. In this Episode: - Why I LOVE Billboards and AdSemble's Open Display (www.AdSemble.com/OpenDisplay) - What's Next for SwagSam: New Podcast channel...

Duration: 00:12:01


Podcast 25: Top 10 Moments!

5/25/2017
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In this special episode, we relive our first 24 podcast episodes and choose our top 10 moments in chronological order! 10) Podcast 1 - Pilot Podcast (4:40) • 9) Podcast 2 - 1st Bald Eagle Sighting (8:35) • 8) Podcast 7 - Dave Kaval (11:26) • 7) Podcast 9 - Dennis Brown SB Champ (16:52) • 6) Podcast 12 - Staycations (22:57) • 5) Podcast 13 - Krazy George (27:27) • 4) Podcast 14 - When to Tip from Matthews point of View (35:35) • 3) Podcast 15 - Rivest vs Mencia (41:41) • 2) Podcast 16 -...

Duration: 01:00:45


Podcast 24: Quick Recap of the Taste for the Space Event!

5/22/2017
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Serg and Sam recap the "Taste for the Space" event at Eastridge Mall in San Jose. Also, an update to the Milpitas Bald Eagles!

Duration: 00:07:28


Podcast 23: Eastridge Mall Seeks Bay Area Foodies!

5/10/2017
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In this podcast, Sam and Serg sit with Eastridge Mall's marketing manager Anthony Campo to discuss the upcoming "Taste for the Space" event that will reward a new food vendor nearly $140k in prizes to start an eatery in the San Jose mall. The guys also talk about other podcasts from Draymond Green and Gary Vaynerchuk.

Duration: 00:44:09


Podcast 22: The Sushi Randy Interview w/ special guest Sean Spanek

5/5/2017
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Sam & Serg sit down with Sushi Randy of Sushi Confidential, the South Bay's top sushi restaurant with locations in Campbell, CA and San Jose, CA! Sushi Randy talks about his start as an underground sushi chef and now, 5 years later, he's receiving awards, meeting celebs like Oprah and Snoop, and expanding his empire to other locations in Silicon Valley! Sushi Randy's buddy, Sean Spanek pays a visit and talks about helping Sushi Randy as well as his own entrepreneurial endeavor, managing...

Duration: 00:42:08


Podcast 21: Weekend Recap | Is Pinball really a sport?! | The Milpitas Bald Eagles have an Eaglet!!!

4/26/2017
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In Podcast 21, the guys discuss the Milpitas Bald Eagles once again... surprise surprise! But there's HUGE NEWS here -- the Eagles had a BABY EAGLET. The news of the Milpitas Bald Eagles has been covered nation wide! Who knew Pinball is a sport?! Or is it? Listen in and make your own decision :) Also discussed is the latest with the Warriors and Sharks along with our friends at the San Jose Spiders. Warriors could have moved to San Jose?! Check out the article we referenced in this podcast...

Duration: 00:29:56


Podcast 20: Mountain Winery Concerts Series! | Silicon Valley | Concerts | Bay Area

4/19/2017
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In this episode we are joined by the Mountain Winery's marketing manager Marty Barker to discuss the 2017 summer concerts at America's most beautiful concert venue!!! If you enjoy the show, the #1 thing you can do to help us out is SUBSCRIBE to it on iTunes. Can we ask you to do that for us really quick? (Instructions BELOW). While you're there, leave us a 5-star review, if you're inclined to do so. THANK YOU! itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/whatu…d1200272672?mt=2 JOIN US: Website:...

Duration: 00:37:19

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