By Reza Vee & Itay Shechter
Conversations about relationships every entrepreneur should cultivate to succeed. This is the story of two young entrepreneurs building their reputation in the business community. While we often talk about our journey of being in the trenches, we share greater takeaways that younger us would've appreciated. Brought to you by Reza Vee (Founder of OVOU) and Itay Shechter (Founder of Vanywhere) #100Podcasts in 100 weeks is our commitment to helping you succeed in your entrepreneurial journey by improving your social network over the next 100 weeks.
New Episode: Tuesday Mornings
New Episode: Tuesday Mornings
WEEK 062 - Healthy Competitiveness
In this episode, Reza and Itay explore the ways you can foster a culture of non-toxic competitiveness within your company.
September 9, 2021
WEEK 061 - Being Competitive
Join Reza and Itay on this week's episode as they dive into the nature of competition in today's fast evolving world.
September 7, 2021
WEEK 060 - Emotional Rollercoaster of Entrepreneurship
This week, Reza and Itay explore the ups and downs of being an entrepreneur in the 21st century.
August 27, 2021
WEEK 059 - Taking Time Off
After some time off, join Itay and Reza as they discuss the importance of taking time off as an entrepreneur and in general.
August 11, 2021
WEEK 058 - WWDC 2021
Join Reza and Itay on this week's episode as they dive into the announcements and news coming out of WWDC 2021.
June 16, 2021
WEEK 057 - Creative Session w/ Omid
On this week's episode, Itay and Reza try something different. Join them as they walk their friend Omid through his business and give him some ideas and feedback. The Rugs Outlet: https://therugsoutlet.ca/ A2Z Rugs: https://www.a2zrug.co.uk/
June 9, 2021
WEEK 056 - Gary Vee and VeeFriends
What do Entrepreneurs really think about Social Media Mogul Gary Vee? On this week's episode, Reza and Itay share their thoughts around Gary Vee and the brand he's built, as well as his newest platform VeeFriends.
May 28, 2021
WEEK 055 - Cryptocurrency
Given all the recent hype and rise in popularity of cryptocurrency, Itay and Reza breakdown what exactly is cryptocurrency, and how you can learn more and get involved.
May 19, 2021
WEEK 054 - Organic vs. Paid Marketing
Have you ever wondered how all these startups pop up out of nowhere? Did they pay for all the marketing or is their product just that good? On this week's episode, Reza and Itay discuss the difference between organic and paid marketing.
May 11, 2021
WEEK 053 - The Customer Journey
How do you drive people to your business? When designing your product or service have you thought about the journey that your customer goes on to find you? On this week's episode, Itay and Reza break down the customer journey and how to funnel customers towards your business.
May 3, 2021
WEEK 052 - Buying Followers
Have you ever wondered whether it was worth it to grow your band or profiles organically or through other methods? On this week's episode, Reza and Itay break down the philosophy and arguments around "buying" followers.
April 30, 2021
WEEK 051 - Social Media 2.0
On this week's episode, Itay and Reza revisit the topic of Social Media. Social Media has become such an integral part of our daily lives, how has it changed our habits revolving around marketing, human interaction and behaviours.
April 23, 2021
WEEK 050 - NFT
On this week's episode Reza and Itay talk about NFT's, Non-Fungible Tokens. What are they? Why are they important? How does it affect our future?
April 23, 2021
WEEK 049 - Hiring Virtual Assistants
Need help staying organised and getting through your day? Itay and Reza look into how useful Virtual Assistants can be, how to find them and how to make the best of use them.
April 13, 2021
WEEK 048 - Marketing Story + Strategy
A lot of people get caught up in trying to come up with the perfect strategy on how to execute and advertise their product. But they often overlook the importance of building a story and connecting with people. On this week's episode, Reza and Itay discuss the importance of having a story and how to incorporate that into your marketing strategy.
March 31, 2021
WEEK 047 - High Level Marketing
Have you been struggling with marketing your business or product? Don't know where to start? Not sure how to approach it? On this week's episode, Itay and Reza break down what high level marketing is and why it's important.
March 24, 2021
WEEK 045 - Public Speaking
Do you hate public speaking? Get nervous every time you step up on stage to pitch your latest idea? This week, Reza and Itay break down the importance of public speaking and give you some tips and tricks to succeed.
March 3, 2021
WEEK 044 - Go To Marketing Strategy
Everyone has a favourite food, a favourite movie and even a favourite marketing strategy. On this week's episode, Itay and Reza break down their go to marketing strategies!
March 3, 2021
WEEK 046 - Networking From Scratch
The pandemic has really challenged and forced us to rethink how we connect with each other. On this week's episode, Itay and Reza break down some of the best ways to build up your network from scratch and how to adapt it to the challenges of today.
March 3, 2021
WEEK 043 - Luck vs. Hard Work
Does luck play any role in your future success? If so, how much of your success is dependant on luck and how much of it is based on your work ethic? In this episode Itay and Reza discuss what roles both luck and hard work play in an entrepreneur's success as well as sharing personal stories.
February 11, 2021
WEEK 042 - Productivity
We've all experienced those days at work where we feel like we did a lot of work and been exhausted, but in reality we weren't productive. In this episode Itay and Reza share their experience with procrastination and lack of productivity and how they overcame it.
February 2, 2021
WEEK 041 - When things go to shit!
Let's face it, entrepreneurship without facing shit is impossible! In this episode we discuss the different types of shit an entrepreneur faces in his journey and how to overcome them.
January 28, 2021
WEEK 040 - Leadership
We are now live streaming #100Podcasts on Twitch every Friday starting at 2:30pm PST. Join us to participate in our next episodes! In this episode we discuss leadership. What makes a good leader? Is it born or acquired? If so how? We're mainly discussing leading a core team at a startup level.
January 21, 2021
WEEK 039 - Team Building
There will come a time for every entrepreneur that they would graduate the one-man show scene and have to start delegating work. That's when team building skills become crucial. As two entrepreneurs that have recently been challenged by this, we have built our team building muscles and would like to bring you value by sharing our experience.
January 14, 2021
WEEK 038 - Accelerators
December 18, 2020
WEEK 037 - Facebook Ads.
December 18, 2020
WEEK 036 - YouTube
In this episode we dive deep into YouTube as a social media platform and it's roll in every business owner's marketing strategy. It's hard to deny YouTube's power with over 500 hours of uploaded video every minute! We discuss our own approaches, and different marketing strategies you could have around YouTube.
December 3, 2020
WEEK 035 - TikTok
TikTok was the most downloaded Social Media App in 2019 in the App Store. More than Instagram, Facebook, and Linkedin combined. It has more than 1 billion users. All of which makes this Social Media platform hard to ignore. Regardless of what business you are in, you need to be more familiar with this beast of a social media platform and the trends that are happening in it. Itay and Reza discuss their experiences with the platform in this episode and pint out possible ways you can approach it too.
November 27, 2020
WEEK 034 - Facebook
Continuing with our Social Media series we dive deep into Facebook platform and your business strategy around it in this episode. Itay has extensive experience around Facebook and Facebook Ads and shares his approach to this platform for a business in 2020. Facebook offers the best platform for leading a community through Groups and we discuss this in the episode. Stay tune for a follow up episode on Facebook Ads. where we dive deeper into how you can multiply your sales by leveraging the platform correctly.
November 17, 2020
WEEK 033 - Instagram
We are continuing with our social media series and diving deep into each platform every week. This week is dedicated to Instagram and all of many ways one could utilize it for their business. Instagram over the years has evolved into a very complex platform with so many potential use cases for all types of businesses. In this episode we discuss ways you can utilize this platform smarter for yourself and your business.
November 12, 2020
WEEK 032 - LinkedIn
In this week's episode we dive deep into discussing LinkedIn as a Social Media platform and strategies that one needs to deploy in 2020/2021 to fully take advantage of untapped attention available. We have already discussed social media, attention, and content marketing in previous episodes and now we'd like to spend the next few weeks diving deep into each social platform and discuss their differences. Listen to how we discuss hidden opportunities in LinkedIn and what we found valuable strategies that you and use to grow your business.
November 4, 2020
WEEK 031 - Pitching
The first question you'll be asked in any networking environment is "what do you do?" and that is when you realize how important your elevator pitch is. Pitching in general is an art and you should master your pitch. In this episode Itay and Reza go over different types of pitching, the elements of a good pitch, and how to successfully deliver it to an audience.
October 27, 2020
WEEK 030 - Content
What is content? Why content is king? Internet is a hungry monster that craves nothing other than content! Your odds of being heard or getting exposure to more customers and/or make more connections is through creating and distributing content on the internet. In this episode we dive into why content matters and how to go about creating more of it for you and your business. Both Itay and Reza started this very podcast as a mean to connect with the business community and it's a prime example of how content could reach a broader audience and expand on one's network.
October 21, 2020
WEEK 029 - MVP
Minimum Viable Product is so crucial to get right for every startup and business. In this episode Itay, Reza, and Nik discuss what is an MVP and how to go about it right. Both Itay and Reza have experience in launching a startup and they share their mistakes in this area and what they would've have done instead.
October 14, 2020
WEEK 028 - How to get investors
In this week's episode we're going deep on investor/startup relations. We're discussing who needs an investor. Why you need to look for investors. Should you? When? Best practices and tips on how to identify the right potential investors for your company. How to approach them, how to prepare to the meeting, what an investor meeting agenda should be like, how to follow up and hopefully secure an investment that could help your company scale substantially. Reza: https://www.instagram.com/reza.vee/ Itay: https://www.instagram.com/__itay/ Nik: https://www.instagram.com/lreleven/
October 6, 2020
WEEK 027 - Soft Skills
In this week's episode we dive deep into what are soft-skills, why it is important, and how you could develop and improve on your soft-skills. We touch on why soft skills could take you further in your career than hard skills, and why 90% of it is self awareness and good intentions. Reza: https://www.instagram.com/reza.vee/ Itay: https://www.instagram.com/__itay/ Nik: https://www.instagram.com/lreleven/
September 29, 2020
WEEK 026 - Education
It's well known that you don't have to go to college or university to be a successful entrepreneur. Still, education is key. Is formal education important? Should you get yourself in student loan for a degree in 2020? What are the alternative education sources, and where we're currently getting our education from. We discuss all that in this episode of 100Podcasts. Reza: https://www.instagram.com/reza.vee/ Itay: https://www.instagram.com/__itay/ Nik: https://www.instagram.com/lreleven/
September 22, 2020
WEEK 025 - Attention
This week we discuss why we believe human attention is one of the most important assets and why it matters to you. Regardless of where in your career your are or whether you're running a business or not, having the ability to draw and sustain attention is crucial to your success. We discuss attention in the context of social media and beyond as we believe this skill applies to all aspects of your communication and it could make or break your business success. Hosted by Reza Vee and Itay Shechter, 100 Podcast is a show dedicated to entrepreneurs looking build their connections and reputation in the world of business. Join us every Teusday with a new topic.
September 15, 2020
WEEK 024 - Social Media
We all know what social media is and how to use it, but in this episode we discuss different strategies to really leverage this tool for your professional growth. Social Media is changing every aspect of how we communicate as a human and professional and it's important we understand our intention with this tool. Often we get wrapped up by likes and followers that we forget the real intention behind social media. Having a clear strategy behind your social media is key to leveraging this tool. Join us next Tuesday as we talk about Attention and it's importance in your business strategy.
September 8, 2020
WEEK 023 - Procrastination
On this week's episode we're hosing Jiazi, a serial entrepreneur for a conversation on the subject of procrastination. What it means to procrastinate? Why we sometimes find ourselves procrastinating? As entrepreneurs the challenge of overcoming procrastination is even greater sometimes, as there's no one that tells you what to do next, or how to structure your schedule. We discuss how to gain back control, and some useful tips to reduce your procrastination habits.
September 1, 2020
WEEK 022 - The Future of Networking (AR/VR)
On this week's episode we're hosing Jedrzej Jonasz the founder and CEO of Mythical City Games for a discussion on the future of networking. We learn when is the day the virtual networking will match real networking, what the future of networking is going to look like, and what are the opportunities now for companies, startup, and you?
August 25, 2020
WEEK 021 - Personal Brand
In this episode we talk about personal brand and its importance in the modern business environment. We go over what is personal brand, why it matters, and why you should start paying attention on building yours. Reach out to Itay Shechter and Reza Vee to connect and suggest topics for future episodes.
August 18, 2020
WEEK 020 - Food for Thought w/ Chef Corey Hall
On this week's episode we're hosing Chef Corey Hall, a celebrity chef, and author of the book 'I found me'. Corey is sharing with us his inspiring life story of overcoming mental illness, something that we're all struggling with to some extent, especially as the results of the pandemic effects. We discuss the importance of taking care of yourself before you can start helping others, and Corey's plans for after the pandemic.
August 11, 2020
WEEK 019 - To Prove Yourself
How you ever been under pressure to prove yourself? Who did you have to prove yourself to? In this episode we discuss why we think proving yourself is a double edge sword depending on the situation. We think it could also be a very powerful tool for entrepreneurs to go out there and rise to the occasion as our guest Tala Mobayen shares her story of doing just that. As a female entrepreneur in a male dominated industry, she had to rise to the occasion and show her suppliers, business partners, and customers that she has what it takes to do business with them. We hope you are proving yourself to the right audience and get inspired to rise to the occasion in your business.
August 4, 2020
WEEK 018 - Working with Developers
Most of us have to work with software developers at some point or another. Whether they are an employee or a freelancer, it could be extremely hard to find the right one. On this week's episode we are joined by Tal Kaminsky R&D Lead at WalkMe, to discuss the dynamics between non-technical founders and developers. We share our experiences, and get Tal's developer perspective. It is also the first in-person episode of #100Podcast, recorded in WeWork Downtown Vancouver.
July 28, 2020
WEEK 017 - Putting yourself out there
Putting yourself out there doesn't necessarily means one thing. It's more of a mindset if anything. In this week's episode we discuss about what it means for us to 'put ourselves out there', what's the role of our podcast in that process, and the difference it could make. We also proud to introduce Nik our new team member at #100Podcasts in this episode. Nik joining us is a perfect example of this episode title in practice.
July 21, 2020
WEEK 016 - Networking in the far East
What are the differences in Eastern and Western business culture? What can we learn from the East that we can apply when networking? In this episode we are joined by Pnina Eytan who is a Co-founder and Managing Director of InovGate. She moved to Singapore 5 years ago and she is successfully doing business in South East Asia and connecting western startups with opportunities in the East. She is here with us discussing her experience and what we can learn from the eastern culture of business.
July 14, 2020
WEEK 015 - Hiring Freelancers
In this week's episode, Reza and Itay are talking about working with freelancers. They share personal experiences, discuss whether freelancers are a commodity you purchase for a specific task? An employee? Or maybe a mix of both? They share thoughts on online solutions such as Upwork and tips on avoiding hiring the wrong freelancer.
July 7, 2020
WEEK 014 - Startup Vancouver
In this week's episode, Reza and Itay are joined by Colin Weston, Partner and Co-Founder at REVIVER Sport+Entertainment, host of the ModGolf podcast, and co-founder and community leader of Startup Vancouver, for a discussion on Vancouver (and Canada) startup ecosystem. We're doing a deep dive into the pros and cons, Canada vs US vs other places, and give our predictions for where it's all going.
June 30, 2020
WEEK 013 - Marketing is listening
Most people think marketing is all about advertising and the ability for the brand to get exposure. Over the last decade we've seen how far off that explanation is from truth. In this episode we are joined by Allison J. Bran, the CEO and Agency Director of REX Marketing and Design, to discuss why marketing is all about listening and understanding your audience. Allison has 21 years of experience in marketing and her agency, REX, has won 18 international awards in the last 3 years. She talks about the importance of Brand strategy and why an entrepreneur should create a brand compass before they spend any time or money on tactics, something she is passionate to teach on her Small Business Marketing Gap course.
June 23, 2020
WEEK 012 - Poker & Business
Poker is a game of math and probability that requires fast decision making skills. It turns out so many of the skills required of professional poker players are also needed in business. All of us can make decision fast and rely on luck, but very few of us can make decision on the spot using data and math. Melanie Weisner joins us this week to discuss the similarities of poker and business and what we can learn. She is a professional poker player for over a decade and she speaks at corporate events about The Business of Poker. Is poker a good representation of the skills needed in business? Could playing poker make you a better entrepreneur? Listen to this episode of #100Podcasts and find out.
June 18, 2020
WEEK 011 - Networking From Scratch
Both Itay and Reza have build their network from scratch recently. Itay moved to Vancouver a year ago and found himself needing to make connections and build his professional network all over again. Reza on the other hand has been living in Vancouver for 12 years but found himself stuck in old circles that were not relevant to his new venture OVOU. He decided to change that late last year by attending 100 networking events. Itay and Reza met at Startup YVR and continue to build their relationships with the business community. In this episode they share how they went from not knowing anyone in the industry to being an authority in their network and helping others build their connections.
June 10, 2020
WEEK 010 - Social Capital
This week we are going to dive deep into Social Capital and its invisible power. We are going to answer what Social Capital is, why it is so important, and how technology is effecting it. We thought who would be better to discuss this subject than Dr. Rick L Mask, the author of Social Capital 2.0. Dr. Mask is a professor at the Southern New Hampshire University. His work on Social Capital is building on existing scholars exploring this subject in late 90s and early 2000s. What his work focuses on is the effects of social media on social capital over the past decade. We asked Dr. Mask to join us as we are going through unprecedented times and explore what the future of networking, community building, and interactions could look like. Enjoy the episode and let us know if you have any questions so we can address them on future episodes. You can reach us at firstname.lastname@example.org
June 3, 2020
WEEK 009 - PR
This week we are joined by Farhan Mohamed - former Editor-in-Chief at Daily Hive. We're talking about PR, the relationship between entrepreneurs and media, community management - we're getting Farhan's perspective as a representative of the media side, on the relationship triangle between PR firms Entrepreneurs Publishers, how recent events have influenced the dynamics between them, and most importantly when and how should you approach the media in today's environment.
June 3, 2020
WEEK 008 - Virtual Networking
By now you've been on at least one Zoom events and you've seen people struggle with their audio equipments while getting yelled "You're on mute" from everyone else! The world is different and we have to adopt. Event industry has seen the biggest hit and thus networking has fundamentally changed over the past few months. In this episode we discuss our experiences, do's and don'ts of networking, and how we think the future of networking is.
May 20, 2020
WEEK 007 - Public Speaking
Did you ever wish you could deliver keynotes on stages like TED Talk? Do you want to know what it takes to become a public speaker? We have a guest that can answer those questions. Bobby Umar is a 5 times TED Talk speaker and part of the Top 100 Speakers according to Inc Magazine with half a million followers on Social Media. He walks us through what it takes to be a public speaker and where to start.
May 12, 2020
WEEK 006 - Entrepreneur Couples
This week we are joined by Angel Pui. A serial entrepreneur, public speaker, and advisor who is an expert in helping startups grow faster and solve complicated problems. Angel and her husband have been working together for many years. Today we want to explore what it is like to work with your spouse, where to draw the lines, and how to find balance between professional and personal life as an entrepreneur couple.
May 5, 2020
WEEK 005 - Feedback
This week we are joined by Ellie Rubin, Vancouver's regional director of Founders Network. She is a serial entrepreneur, bestselling author, and startup advisor. Getting the right feedback is often essential for entrepreneurs so they can refine and adjust accordingly. Often times these feedbacks are misleading or comes from people who are not qualified. In this episode, we discuss how and who to ask for feedback, the type of connections you would need to have in your circle, and how to increase your Social Capital.
April 28, 2020
WEEK 004 - Mentorship
Our guest today is Ken Spanky Moskowitz, founder of AdZombies, who shares with us how Gary Vaynerchuck (aka Gary Vee) became his mentor. This week is all about mentorship and how to establish a healthy dynamic in the entrepreneur mentor relationship. We discussed common mistakes entrepreneurs make when faced with choosing a mentor or asking someone to become their mentor.
April 22, 2020
WEEK 003 - Ideas
Every startup founder has got stuck in the idea phase one way or another. Not knowing whether your idea is good enough and how to protect it are common dilemmas we've all been challenged by. Reza Vee and Itay Shechter discuss challenges they faced when they went through this phase and share the lessons they have learned. Enjoy!
April 13, 2020
WEEK 002 - Pivoting
In this episode Reza and Itay are talking about startup pivots. They share their own experiences around it, and the perspective they have now about 'pivots'.
April 6, 2020
WEEK 001 - Introduction
In this first episode Reza and Itay introduce themselves and share their background stories. They discuss why they're doing 100 podcasts in 100 weeks, They share their thoughts on how the current situation with Covid19 is influencing startups and networking environments.
April 2, 2020