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Manos Accelerator via Google Launchpad

Manos Accelerator via Google Launchpad

By Juan Felipe Campos
From Silicon Valley we interview rockstar entrepreneurs who share their exact formulas for success in customer acquisition, growth hacking, fundraising, or scaling a company.
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Leveraging Your Personal Brand to Build a Powerful Network - Casey Adams
Casey Adams is an 18 year old Best Selling Author, Entrepreneur, and Public Speaker who has been able to turn his negative situation into a positive outcome. After almost becoming paralyzed during a football injury, Casey was able to start his journey by looking at ways to leverage social media & build a personal brand. Casey runs a top 50 business podcast known as the  “Rise of The Young” podcast, and has interviewed some of the worlds most successful entrepreneurs. Casey has spoken on stage all over the world on the power of building a personal brand on social media, and has been recognized by some of the largest business publications in the world.
September 14, 2019
How to Pitch VC's and Raise Funds From Silicon Valley Investors - Arie van Gemeren, Rising Tide VC
Arie is a Principal at Rising Tide VC, an early stage investments firm with a focus on early-stage technology and healthcare. Arie is focused on big ideas in FinTech, InsurTech, real estate and blockchain technology, and also on delivering value-add work for the Firm's current portfolio of promising companies as well as the Firm's tremendous group of Limited Partners. Previously he served as an investment advisor with Goldman, Sachs & Co., advising a very exclusive group of ultra-wealthy families and institutions across the United States and abroad on all manner of investments. Prior to this he was an equity research analyst with Fisher Investments, an international money management Firm. 
September 14, 2019
How to Think Like an Investor and Raise Funds - Osayi Igharo, Africa's Top Investor Ripple VC
Ripple VC works with highly technical, capital efficient companies to expand market opportunities and scale product-market fit. Ripple VC provides seed capital and focuses energies on helping with Fortune 500 relationships: helping them become customers, investors, and acquirers. The mission is to become the go-to firm for the best seed deep tech companies from Africa.
September 14, 2019
Fundraising Strategies for Early-Stage Founders: Raising Your First Round - Matt Cole, Investible
Investible is a new-breed scalable angel investor and business generator bringing together the skills of early stage VC investors with the scalability enabled by our world-class experiential business building program. Investible produces a formidable pipeline of investible businesses and startup ready talent. 
September 14, 2019
How to Get Investors to Reach Out to You About Your Startup - John Mannes, Basis Set Ventures
John Mannes is an investor at Basis Set Ventures, a $136 million early stage venture capital fund focused on supporting startups using machine learning to address big problems across industries. Prior to Basis Set Ventures, John was a TechCrunch writer covering machine intelligence startups, machine learning research and major AI initiatives from big tech.
September 14, 2019
Applying Brain Science to Digital Marketing for Business Owners - Jonathan Hawkins
Jonathan Hawkins is the CEO of The Hashtag Agent, a social media training and consulting firm for the real estate industry. Most recently, Jonathan was ranked in the top 1% of real estate brokers in the country. He is a sought after keynote speaker and has been featured in top media publications such as Inc., Wall Street Journal, Inman, Forbes, Entrepreneur and Thrive Global. Prior to real estate, Jonathan served as a military intelligence officer and is a proud recipient of the Presidential Call to Service Award for his countless hours of philanthropic work. Jonathan hosts a weekly podcast and is currently working on a documentary series focused on the stories of real estate agents. He also serves as an advisor and investor to multiple real estate innovation and technology companies and is a member of the Genius Network, the highest-level marketing mastermind in the world. Jonathan graduated from UCLA with a degree in International Relations and he lives with his family in Huntington Beach, California.
September 14, 2019
Secrets of a Portfolio Entrepreneur: How to Run Multiple Startups at the Same Time - Jeff Fenster, Everbowl
Jeff Fenster is the CEO of Everbowl, a San Diego-based acai bowl and juice chain. Fenster started Everbowl in 2016, which has now expanded to 22 locations across Southern California—with two just added in Hillcrest and Little Italy. But Everbowl is not his only company. Within this portfolio he started multiple other companies: a construction company, a consumer brand, and an import brand. In this episode he shares how he handles his "entrepreneurial ADD" and successfully manages multiple startups within ONE company empire.
September 14, 2019
Actionable Strategies to Build a Successful Personal and Business Brand - Mike Young
Mike Young is the host of the top-rated iTunes “The Made Over Podcast”, author of "Made Over: How To Create A Powerful Brand That Will Transform Your Business & Save Your Life", and a seasoned entrepreneur. Mike created “The Makeover Method” and is known as “The Makeover Master.” He works with dedicated entrepreneurs through mentorship, coaching, training, strategy and design to completely transform their online presence and personal brand using his unique process, “The Complete Brand Makeover Experience.” Mike fixes a giant problem that most entrepreneurs face, one they ignore for as long as they can, a problem that is costing them money, influence, power, and respect in their niche.
September 14, 2019
Sales Tactics for Entrepreneurs - David Lopez
David Lopez is a successful sales coach and entrepreneur. On this episodes he shares his secrets and tactics for closing any sale.
September 14, 2019
Fitness Entrepreneur Sharing His Secrets to Good Habits, Work-Life Balance, and Mindset for Entrepreneurs - Anthony Mendez
Anthony Mendez: CEO of Mendez Fitness Pro, PUMA Trainer & Onnit Athlete Mendez has 3 years of exercise science education, has a diploma from equinox fitness academy, a Diploma in Psychology, and he has partaken in over 30 health & fitness work shops lead by the top fitness leaders in the industry. Mendez holds 2 National Certifications & 12 speciality certifications. He has been a fitness professional for over 9+ years coaching & training over hundreds of individuals: from general population, to disabled individuals, post rehab, pre & post natal, celebrities, and elite athletes. He has worked with multiple big box gyms including Equinox and had ran his own gym known as MSP Athletics. He currently serves as a top athlete / trainer for PUMA & ONNIT two of the biggest brands in the lifestyle & fitness industry.
September 14, 2019
Not Your Typical VC: Samara Hernandez Invests in Badass Founders With Chingona Ventures
Previously at Math Venture Partners Samara now raised her own fund, Chingona Ventures to invest in badass (Latino) founders. 
September 14, 2019
How to Set up Scalable Systems and Processes for Your Business - Tim Nussbeck
Tim Nussbeck built a $100M dollar a year business using effective systems and operations. In this episode he shares all his strategies and tactics for optimizing your business. 
September 14, 2019
Demystifying Venture Capital for Founders in Deep Tech, AI, ML, and Other Emerging Technologies - Investor Lucy Wang
Lucy's current investment focus is on breakthrough technologies in enterprise software and hardware, including ML/AI, blockchain, cybersecurity, computing infrastructure, robotics/autonomous systems, aerospace, and AR/VR. She has experience as an emerging technology investor at Greycroft Partners and 11.2 Capital.
September 14, 2019
The Power of Mentorship to Build Thriving Businesses - Seth Campbell
Seth has started several businesses and made several million dollars as an entrepreneur. He has spoken at events on multiple continents and around the US and has had the opportunity to present with John C Maxwell on one of his business trainings. He gives some great insight on perspectives regardless of the goal. Seth has started several businesses and made several million dollars as an entrepreneur. He has spoken at events on multiple continents and around the US and has had the opportunity to present with John C Maxwell on one of his business trainings.   Background: College dropout turned entrepreneur. Self employed for 11 years. Inventor and founder/CEO of a technology company out of Los Angeles.
September 14, 2019
Building a Profitable Network Marketing Company From Scratch – Austin Godsey
Austin Godsey went from "homeless" to "millionaire" within 2 years through network marketing. In this episode he reveals how he left his difficult background behind and built a successful company with nothing but hard work and the right tactics.
September 14, 2019
How to Raise Funds (for International Startup Founders)
Ariel is a General Partner at Brainstorm Ventures, an early stage venture capital firm whose exits include OpenTable, Zappos and KIO Networks in Mexico City. Ariel is a Class 16 Kauffman Fellow and Mentor.  He is also the Vice President of Pacific Community Management, a growth equity impact investment firm, and serves on the boards of several of its portfolio companies. Ariel is the co-owner of Palau Moxó in Barcelona.  Previously, Ariel worked as a management consultant at the Bridgespan Group, an affiliate of Bain & Company. He advised clients, such as the Gates Foundation and Hispanic Scholarship Fund, on their investment and growth strategies. Ariel briefly led the United Nations Development Programme’s Growing Sustainable Business Initiative in Venezuela. Prior to business school, Ariel worked in various capacities at Intel Corporation, including as a manufacturing engineer, pricing analyst and strategic planning manager.  Ariel received his MBA from the Wharton School and holds BS and MS degrees in industrial engineering from UC Berkeley and Georgia Tech, respectively. Ariel is a native Spanish speaker and New Yorker.
May 22, 2019
Instagram Tips and Tricks for Startup Founders - Ryan White
Ryan White is a social media influencer and the CEO of Social Revelation. Social Revelation is a 7 figure marketing agency that helps businesses and personal brands increase their digital footprint and brand awareness online. In this episode, Ryan White shares Instagram tips and tricks for startup founders. 
April 21, 2019
Growing an Ethical and Sustainable Business - Esteban Gast
In this episode Esteban Gast talks about the importance of sustainability and his journey in creating a thriving ethical business.
October 16, 2018
Understanding the Basics of PR - Josue Arteaga
Josue Arteaga, founder of Influencer Viral, explains how somebody with has no PR experience, no PR background can go from zero to having their first article go up and then start snowballing from there.
October 02, 2018
Getting the Mindset for Achieving your Goals - Jeremy Haynes
In this episode Jeremy Haynes, digital marketing guru, and founder / CEO of Megalodon Marketing, tells us the steps needed to find the drive within yourself to achieve your goals and make your aspirations a reality.
September 27, 2018
Cultivating Persistence - Israel Cauich
Israel Cauich the CEO of SoldAI recounts his experiences and gives advice on the importance of persistence in achieving your goals.
September 12, 2018
Driving Traffic with Facebook Ads - Ryan Carroll
Facebook Instructor, Influencer, and Entrepreneur, Ryan Carroll talks about his secrets for creating growth for your eCommerce business and how to drive traffic using Facebook.
September 10, 2018
Growth Hacking Press for your Startup - Houston Golden
Houston Golden tells us step by step the secrets to getting massive press for your business and personal brand and talks about how BAMF outpaces any traditional PR agency.
September 05, 2018
Using Chatbots to Boost eCommerce Sales - Arri Bagah
Arri Bagah is the founder & CEO of ROAS. ROAS helps e-commerce brands generate sales and increase brand affinity using chatbots, voice, and AR. Arri has helped Google, HubSpot, and Facebook to build smarter chatbot solutions by providing his expertise through consulting. 
September 02, 2018
Getting +15M App Downloads - Anish Dalal
Anish Dalal is a serial entrepreneur and CEO of Sapphire Apps, a 7 figure app development and growth agency responsible for more than 15M downloads in the iOS and Google Play Stores. He has created over 500 apps for clients like Lindsay Lohan, Bart Baker, Alesso, and others.
August 28, 2018
How to Get Press Coverage for Your Startup - Ulyses Osuna
Ulyses helps entrepreneurs become go-to experts in their field through strategic media exposure that includes getting featured on the world's biggest sites & being interviewed on national TV. He's worked with clients like: Think & Grow Rich (The Movie), Travelmate Robotics (Featured on CNN + Forbes + Tech Insider) Tonio Skits (Instagram Influencer + Been on Wild N’ Out), Gerard Adams (Sold Elite Daily for $50M), Fre Customs (Designed Shoes for Chris Brown + 50 Cent + T.I.) Ben Lee (Inc 30 Under 30 + Created App for Snoop Dogg + Tony Robbins) & more.
August 13, 2018
The Complexity of Raising Funds in 2018 - Etienne Deffarges
An aeronautical engineer by training, Etienne Deffarges immigrated to the United States thirty-three years ago, and has enjoyed a rewarding professional career as a management consultant, business executive, and entrepreneur. Today he holds a variety of board positions with companies in aerospace, automotive, construction, energy, food, and healthcare. Previously he was part of the founding team, EVP and Vice Chairman at Accretive Health (now R1 RCM); a global managing partner at Accenture; a senior partner with Booz Allen Hamilton; and a general field engineer with Schlumberger. He holds BS and MS degrees from the French Institute of Aeronautics and Aerospace (ISAE – Sup’Aero); an MS from the University of California at Berkeley; and an MBA from the Harvard Business School, with high distinction (Baker Scholar). He has lived in seven countries, speaks five languages, and is a private pilot and enthusiastic traveler.
August 11, 2018
Facebook Ads on a Shoestring Budget with Azriel Ratz
Azriel is the CEO of Ratz Pack Media, a Facebook Ads agency. As a Facebook Ads speaker and influencer, Azriel has consulted dozens of fast moving startups and handled 5 figure monthly budgets.
March 08, 2018
Do Facebook Ads like a +$1MM Agency with Dee Deng
Dee has grown a men's fashion label from startup to $1M company in 90 days using Facebook Ads. He has also generated $570,000 worth of new business for a finance client with a $9,000 advertising budget. Dee Deng has led his agency to +$1.2M ARR within 6 months. Want to learn about Facebook Ads? Learn from Dee. This episode is full of golden nuggets 🚀
March 08, 2018
Growing a Podcast with Luke Bayard
Luke serves as Host of the Cult of Startup Podcast, where he's interviewed Forbes 30 Under 30 founders among many other top performers on the topics of success, mindset, and entrepreneurship. His episodes average thousands of downloads while he grows a tech and marketing agency servicing businesses in the Western niche. Thinking about launching a podcast? This one is for you.
March 08, 2018
EXCLUSIVE SEO Breakdown of a Website with Arsen Rabinovich
Arsen hired his first employee in 2009 for his LA based SEO agency (Search Engine Optimization). Since then the agency has grown to service mainstream clients like The Walking Dead, Hint Water, PayPal Swift Financial and many more with a 97% retention rate and doubling in revenue every year since its founding. In this exclusive episode, Arsen walks us step by step through a Manos Accelerator alumni startup; Progeny Coffee ( and offers the Manos Nation a free promo code for his favorite SEO tool so we can follow along:
March 08, 2018
Unlimited Press by Becoming a Columnist with Alyssa Satara
Alyssa Satara is a social innovator with a masters degree focused on human rights. She's had her work published in HuffPost, HuffPost UK, Inc., Observer, The Independent, and International Business Times. Alyssa is known for writing about using technology to address global humanitarian issues, women in tech, millennials in the workplace, self help, and leadership.
March 08, 2018
Facebook Ads like a Hollywood Celebrity with Jeremy Haynes
Jeremy Haynes quit his job working for Grant Cardone -- a prominent entrepreneur worth almost $1 Billion USD-- to service more than 200 clients and celebrities through his digital marketing agency. He has since accumulated over 2,000 paid students for his mentoring programs. You may have seen him teaching one of the Tai Lopez programs including the SMMA program, Traveling CEO program, Entrepreneur Start Kit course and more. Jeremy has even been invited to co-author a chapter on Tai Lopez's upcoming book! He has customers and clients across the globe and regularly acts as a marketing/advertising adviser to celebrity personalities, NY Times Best-Selling Authors, Speakers, Businesses, Ecommerce Companies, and entrepreneurs with the help of the 25+ person team of Megalodon Marketing.
March 08, 2018
Understanding Entrepreneurship with Terry Briggs
Since selling his first software company, Terry has helped launch a develop several startups while coaching others on how to turn their business ideas to reality. He's an accomplished book author and mentor in the topics of tech entrepreneurship, raising capital, and business/brand development.
March 04, 2018
Hacking LinkedIn at Stacking Growth with Goldie Chan
Goldie is a Stanford University alumni who ran digital strategy at Legendary Entertainment (Nerdist, Geek & Sundry, Amy Poehler's Smart Girls) and ex-Board of Directors at Producer's Guild of America (NW). She currently produces top-performing #LinkedInVideos (longest-running original video channel) and serves on the PGA's New Media Council while ghost-writing for Fortune 500 C-level Executives. Her work has been featured on Inc. Magazine, Tubefilter, Huffpost, Fast Company, Buzzfeed and more!
March 04, 2018
Hacking Quora for Press and Exposure with Nicolas Cole
Nicolas Cole is a writer, author, columnist for Inc Magazine, and a 3x Top Writer on Quora. He is the Founder of Digital Press, a content marketing agency that builds CEOs, Executives, and serial entrepreneurs into industry Thought Leaders. Cole has had work published in TIME, Forbes, Fortune, The Huffington Post, Entrepreneur, Business Insider, and more.
March 03, 2018