Chris Taylor, CEO of Govini, the commercial data and analytics firm, says he's wired to constantly evolve and adapt. In this episode of The Innovators Radio Show and Podcast, he shares highlights from his career reflecting that flexibility, including why being a Marine was the best problem-solving experience of his life; how he chooses new opportunities to pursue; how he moved forward after his first startup failed; how he melds startup, government and tech cultures at Govini; and why he is always focused on outcomes.
In this episode of The Innovators Radio Show and podcast, Command Master Sergeant Ian Eishen, Command Chief for the 412th Test Wing at Edwards Air Force Base, California and the co-founder of the i. Lab, talks about how he's worked to integrate design thinking, emerging technologies and modern innovation processes and techniques to drive innovation across multiple units in the Air Force.
Bonny Simi was an Olympic athlete, a TV journalist and an airline pilot before becoming President of JetBlue Technology Ventures, which incubates, invests in and partners with early-stage startups at the intersection of technology and travel. In this episode of The Innovators Radio Show and Podcast, Bonny talks about how she realized her goals a step at a time; shares what she's learned along the way about leadership and building a company culture to get things done; and reveals what drives her today.
Payam Banazadeh, CEO of Capella Space, builder of the largest constellation of commercial SAR satellites offering a new perspective on observing the Earth, discusses where the idea for Capella Space came from, how the company found its footing in the Hacking for Defense class at Stanford, and what it's like to build a startup in a highly regulated industry.
Serial entrepreneur Eric Shapiro, founder and CEO of app developer ArcTouch chat with The Innovators co-hosts Tom Dioro and Pete Newell about why founders need great partners; how to maintain your company culture and manage the transition as your business grows; and why startups should be building "minimal lovable products."
Steve Blank, creator of the Lean Startup movement, talks with Innovators Radio Show co-hosts Pete Newell and Tom Dioro about why the future of entrepreneurship is mission-driven.
Learn about the origins of Hacking for Defense, and how this class created a new platform for national service by giving students at universities across the country the tools they need to solve critical national security problems at startup speed. Hear, too, about how this Hacking for X methodology is being used by the best and brightest in the U.S. Defense Department and Intelligence Community to develop a common process for rapid innovation to make the world a safer place.
The Innovators Radio Show is co-hosted by BMNT CEO Pete Newell and Bay Area radio personality Tom Dioro, and airs on Stanford University's KZSU radio station, 90.1 FM or kzsu.org Mondays, 11 am PT/2 pm ET.