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I'm There For You Baby - 
The Entrepreneur's Guide to the Galaxy

I'm There For You Baby - The Entrepreneur's Guide to the Galaxy

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The Entrepreneur’s Guide to the Galaxy. Hosted by entrepreneurs Neil Senturia and Barbara Bry. This podcast, produced in San Diego, California, focuses on innovation, entrepreneurship, finance and business.
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Forty years plus, the evolution will be televised...or streamed
Mark Schulze formed his company, Crystal Pyramid Productions, in 1981.  He and Patty Mooney met in 1982.  Right after that, they began working together as dynamic video producers.  Since that time, they have shot, produced and edited hundreds of videos for a myriad of clients. Barbara and Neil talk about their success as an entrepreneurial married couple. (Originally 24June21)
17:24
June 24, 2021
A League of Our Own
In Barbara's heroic mission to provide internet access to all, she invites the leader of The League of Amazing Programmers. Led by Executive Director, Sarah Cooper, this non-profit school is teaching advanced programming skills to our youngest San Diegans. Neil poses the profound question, "Are you ready for what you think you want?" (Originally aired 17May21)
24:05
May 17, 2021
From Possible Partner to Serving Survivors
Free to Thrive helps empower survivors to overcome obstacles to regaining their lives. In this episode Barbara and Neil introduce creator, Jaime Beck who leads one of only a few nonprofits nationally dedicated to helping survivors deal with legal problems stemming from their captivity. In addition to criminal record erasure, survivors often face the need for court orders to protect them from ongoing harassment by traffickers and their agents.  (Originally aired 10May21)
22:37
May 11, 2021
Fundraising for the Modern Nonprofit is Simply Classy
Scot Chisholm,  Executive Chairman and Founder, talks to Barbara and Neil about how a pub crawl fundraiser in San Diego turned into Classy.org. Recently raising a record setting $118 million dollars, they are making changes for a sustainable, impactful future for nonprofit organizations. ‍ (Originally aired 3May21)
23:49
May 08, 2021
Father, May I? ( have internet )
Art and Barbara speak with the father of the cell phone, Martin Cooper. He reveals an obvious, revolutionary solution to filling the digital divide in San Diego that has been exasperated by the COVID-19 pandemic. (Originally aired 8April21)
27:18
April 26, 2021
Design, FROTH, Art, and Porn - You know it when you see it...
Neil reminds us that FROTH is real. Barbara invites MaeLin Levine and Michelle Morris of the Design Forward Alliance to answer, "What makes good design in San Diego?" while introducing a great opportunity to redefine, or redesign, the San Diego story for the rest of the World. (Originally aired 22April21)
26:22
April 22, 2021
Diversity is Dire, Equity is Essential and Women Make You Better
Barbara offers a riveting rant, Neil shares the secret to success and Teresa Jacques underlines it all.  As the Board Practice Leader of Major Executive Search, she explains how she is connecting companies to potential executives while correlating diversity to organizational performance. (Originally aired 15April21)
23:25
April 15, 2021
Do You Want to be Rich, or Do You Want to be King?
Barbara welcomes Anita Busquets, CFO, Toragen Biotechnologies. She discusses the national experiences and personal attributes that have made her a pioneering woman entrepreneur.  Neil shares the most popular word in the English language. (Originally aired 1April21)
25:30
April 11, 2021
Now Hiring in San Diego (Employers Apply Here)
Peter Callstrom of the San Diego Workforce Partnership explains to Barbara how they are developing programs that prepare potential employees for the growing industries of San Diego.  Neil reveals the secret to hiring, and retaining great talent - including interns. (Originally aired 24March21)
25:45
March 25, 2021
Learning to Lead and to Let Go
Neil faces the reality of death while discussing business succession with Peter Merrick, Income and Capital Enhancement Consultant. Barbara welcomes host of the Better Human Podcast and CEO of Witz Education, Greg Witz. He shares his thoughts and theories on leadership styles and its importance to entrepreneurs. (Originally aired 17March21)
40:42
March 21, 2021
When Neil Met Mobley: A Prison Love Story
Neil shares his prison experience and recounts the time Barbara introduced him to Dr. Alan Mobley of San Diego State University's Rebound Program. Mobley's inherent entrepreneurial spirit is changing the lives of students impacted by the justice system, or transitioning out of prisons and jails. (Originally aired 2March21)
27:10
March 08, 2021
Folsom Funds Founders. (say that 3 times fast) & Connected transportation tech goes fast!
Neil and Barbara talk perseverance with Kim Folsom of Founders First Capital Partners and how she has overcome systemic and institutional obstacles to now fund BIPOC entrepreneurs. Jack Kennedy shares how San Diego's Platform Science was founded and its extraordinary impact on a competitive tech industry. (Originally aired 15Feb21)
48:22
February 21, 2021
Sash Bag Pockets, A Stylish Sashay & Ignorance Led to Bliss - Dumb and Dumber He Is Not
Ahead of Valentine's Day, Neil reveals his love for pockets to Nichole MacDonald, creator of the Sash Bag. Also, Barbara gets Art Castañares to share how 'ignorance led to innovation' at La Prensa, San Diego's original bilingual Latino Newspaper and his many business ventures. (Originally Aired 8Feb21)
51:11
February 11, 2021
Black Chamber Music & Ball Change and Brush—Believe in the Tap
Donna DeBerry of the San Diego Black Chamber of Commerce speaks to Barbara and Neil about the pandemic, systemic racism, and business literacy. Summer Williams explains how Rap a Tap Center for the Arts made the business steps to dance through COVID's limitations. (Originally aired 1Feb21)
48:42
February 03, 2021
The Leaf is Alive, Pot Made Elegant & No Hunting Required
Barbara and Neil discuss two contrasting pandemic impacts on two San Diego businesses that are re-investing into its community members. Bret Peace, general counsel for local cannabis dispensary, March and Ash shares his mission to lead the industry by beginning with a local focus.  Toni Giffin shares the COVID-19 challenges 2020 posed as CEO and President of Goodwill Industries of San Diego County.  (Originally aired 25Jan21)
46:53
February 01, 2021
You Need to Belong On-Line & The Power of the Tortilla
San Diego's love for fish tacos is no secret but the sauce for Hector Casanova's Casanova Fish Taco's actually is.  Neil places his special order and Barbara discusses the storied success with the help of the Hispanic Chamber of e-Commerce and CEO, Tayde Aburto. (Originally aired 18January21)
50:48
January 19, 2021
Show Me The Money & Up @#$%'s Creek with A Very Good Paddle
On this inaugural episode we speak with Caitlin Wege, President of the Tech Coast Angels, San Diego Chapter who talks investors, friends, family and fools.  Neil and Barbara also talk to Jared Criscuolo of Upcycle and Company about how TCA and a LinkedIn search have led to a lucrative business in fertilizer and more. (Originally aired - 11January21)
44:18
January 19, 2021