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By Vadim Lidich
OneThirtyAM is a podcast about what keeps entrepreneurs up at night.

We interview startup founders and business operators about their biggest successes and failures in product, tech, marketing, and sales.

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#OneThirtyAM - Ep. 17: Building Personal Brand w/ Swish Goswami
In this episode, we talk with Swish Goswami.  Learn how participating in a debate club led Swish to become a TEDx speaker, how his hustle and hard work led him to meet with Gary Vee, and how a deep understanding of influencer marketing enabled him to build social intelligence platform: Trufan.
June 04, 2021
#OneThirtyAM - Ep. 16: From E-Commerce To Venture Investing w/ Tim Mayeur
In this episode, learn how natural curiosity got Tim Mayeur interested in e-Commerce, how to enabled him to launch and build e-commerce platforms for businesses like Newegg, and how his fascination with launching business got him onto the path of venture investing. Enjoy! Connect with Tim Mayeur Connect with Vadim Lidich Learn about coSquare 
May 25, 2021
#OneThirtyAM - Ep. 15: Advancing Startup Ecosystem w/ David Kwok
Today we share an interview Vadim Lidich did with David Kwok, an Associate Director of Entrepreneurship, at YSpace (York University). In this episode, learn how David's own experience of starting a company taught him "the good, the bad, and the ugly" of entrepreneurship, how he helped build YSpace from the ground-up, and how he's currently supporting entrepreneurs on their journey to survive the pandemic. Enjoy!   Connect with David Kwok Learn about YSpace Connect with Vadim Lidich Learn about coSquare
May 20, 2021
coSquare Presents: Startup Series - Ep. 1
Learn how to start a business in 2021 - a panel of 5 entrepreneurs sharing their insights and ideas. 
May 14, 2021
#OneThirtyAM - Ep. 14: Walking The Path Of Innovation w/ Chris Carder
Today we share an interview Vadim Lidich did with Chris Carder, an Executive Director at Schulich School of Business, at York University. In this episode, learn how the $10,000 bill in 1995 made Chris spend 4 days dialing the phone books in the search of elusive computer genius, how a random encounter led him to start an internet business, and how that experience shaped the way Chris offers advice to young entrepreneurs. Enjoy! Connect with Chris Carder Learn about Schulich Connect with Vadim Lidich Learn about coSquare
May 13, 2021
#OneThirtyAM - Ep. 13: Overcoming All The Odds w/ Eric Arnold (CEO of Planswell)
In this "lucky" episode, we dive into the life's journey of Eric Arnold - serial entrepreneur, founder of Planswell, and a proud dad. Eric started with nothing. He didn't inherit wealth, nor was he born into a family with existing businesses. Throughout his younger years, he tasted and experimented with different jobs, products, and startups - until he launched Planswell, a company that set out to democratize financial planning. Listen to Ep. 13 to learn how curiosity and opportunistic mindset led Eric to launch 9 startups before he stumbled upon the opportunity to disrupt financial planning, how he raised $4 million in 40 minutes, and how one critical mistake almost made him lose it all. Connect with Eric on LinkedIn Learn about Planswell Connect with Vadim on LinkedIn Learn about coSquare 
May 11, 2021
#OneThirtyAM - Ep. 12: Going From Being An Immigrant To Becoming A Tech Entrepreneur w/ Moe Katib
Today's episode is an interview Vadim Lidich did with Moe Katib - an immigrant from Syria who went on to start and grow multiple tech ventures. In this episode: learn about how starting a business back in Syria taught Moe some very painful lessons about IP theft, what was his journey like growing a low-code tech platform called "Buildable", and how his reflection into the human sacrifice got him onto the path of writing a book. Enjoy! Connect with Moe on LinkedIn Learn about Buildable Connect with Vadim on LinkedIn Learn about coSquare
May 11, 2021
#OneThirtyAM - Ep. 11: Building A HealthTech Venture w/ Nicholas Hui
Today's episode is an interview Vadim Lidich did with Nicholas Hui - an entrepreneur who's passionate about disrupting healthcare.   In this episode: learn about starting a healthcare tech venture, weathering the pandemic, going through the YCombinator program, and dealing with challenges that come with rocketship-like growth. Enjoy! Connect with Nick on LinkedIn Learn about MedMe Health Connect with Vadim on LinkedIn Learn about coSquare
April 29, 2021
#OneThirtyAM - Ep. 10: Discussing Youth Entrepreneurship w/ Anjalee Narenthiren
Today's episode is an interview Vadim Lidich did with Anjalee Narenthiren - a youth entrepreneur who's been building successful and profitable businesses while still in school. Anjalee currently runs Startup Dojo - an incubator dedicated to empowering and enabling youth to start and grow a business. Enjoy! Connect with Anjalee on LinkedIn Learn about StartupDojo Connect with Vadim on LinkedIn Learn about coSquare
April 27, 2021
#OneThirtyAM - Ep. 9: How To Build Relationships in Business w/ Fred Melanson
This week we catch up with Fred Melanson - a founder of B2B software company Bliinx, that brings personality and human back into sales automation software. Fred shares his journey from being a bartender to an entrepreneur, running a venture-backed business, how he went through 500 Startups in Silicon Valley right before the pandemic, and what his vision is for the future of sales. Enjoy! Fred Melanson on LinkedIn Bliinx website
April 20, 2021
#OneThirtyAM - Ep. 8: Turning A Side Hustle Into A Tech Business w/ Trevor Bergeron
This week we are chatting with Trevor Bergeron, a tech entrepreneur, and a founder of StockAlgos. Trevor talks about his experience starting a business in college, refusing a corporate job and creating his own source of income through a service-based business call WozJobs, and how his passion for investing lead him to start a tech company. Enjoy! StockAlgos Wozjobs
April 02, 2021
#OneThirtyAM - Ep. 7: Disrupting Canadian Immigration w/ Josh Schachnow
This week we are revising our original conversation with Josh Schachnow - a founder of - to learn how he uses his superpowers as an immigration lawyer and a tech entrepreneur to modernize the way people come to Canada. Enjoy!
March 19, 2021
How To Start A Business In 2021 - A conversation with first-time founder
This week I talk to a first-time founder who is looking for guidance on starting a business in 2021. Enjoy!
March 18, 2021
Anniversary of COVID in Business - Conversation with Founders on Clubhouse 👋
Conversation with entrepreneurs where we acknowledge the anniversary of COVID-19 pandemic, talking about how these last 12 months affected, impacted, or empowered our businesses.
March 11, 2021
#OneThirtyAM - Ep. 6: Reducing Food Waste as a Business Model w/ Milton Calderon
This week, I'm chatting with Milton Calderon - a co-founder of MealCare. MealCare is a not-for-profit initiative that strives to decrease food waste at the root while providing emergency aid to food-insecure communities in Canada. Enoy!
March 05, 2021
Client Acquisition for a (Design) Agency
A Q&A regarding best ways to put the agency service out there and attract early customers. 
February 12, 2021
Idea Validation & Pivot - Conversation with Founders on Clubhouse 👋
We are discussing intricacies of validating idea for a business or a new feature, the right and wrong time to pivot, as well as how to let go and move on. Enjoy!
February 11, 2021
#OneThirtyAM - Ep. 5: How to build a Venture-backed business w/ Phil Ratnowsky
Today I had an opportunity to sit down with a NYC-based Venture Studio operator Phil Ratnowsky to talk about qualities he's looking for when backing entrepreneurs, his own journey transitioning from Wall Street into the tech world, and things you can do to level up as an entrepreneur. Enjoy!
February 11, 2021
Conversation with an Early Stage Founder
In this clip, I talk to an entrepreneur about commitment issues when it comes to a business idea, doing things manually, and when is the right time to bring a co-founder. Enjoy!
January 27, 2021
You should focus all your attention on a consumer side of the marketplace
When building a two- or three-sided marketplace, you should focus 95% of your attention on attracting and retaining consumers (the demand side) in your first 6 months in business.
January 22, 2021
How to use Google Ads to identify your Audience
In this short clip I’m sharing my thoughts on validating your customer profile through Google Ads
January 21, 2021
#OneThirtyAM Ep. 4 - How to do B2B Sales w/ Jared Penner from ISM Sales
In this special episode, we talk to Jared Penner - founder and an operator of ISM Sales - about B2B sales in digital age.  Jared shares his incredibly interesting story of starting a sales organization, how he and his business partner got their first client on the first day in business, and how they've grown a small consultancy into British Columbia's leading sales organization. Plus: we interview Jared about his experience in B2B sales, identify sales trends in the post-pandemic world. Jared shares his tips for young entrepreneurs and enterprise salespeople on how to sell with compassion and purpose. 
January 20, 2021
#OneThirtyAM Ep. 3 - How to grow your FoodTech startup w/ Majdi Alnabih from ZipLunch
In this episode we catch up with a FoodTech entrepreneur Majdi Alnabih to talk about what it takes to launch and scale a FoodTech business during the pandemic!
January 20, 2021
#OneThirtyAM Ep. 2 - How to get the most out of your early 20's w/ Nithin Chemmanoor
In this episode, we sit down with Nithin Chemmanoor to talk about making the most out of your high school, college, and early career years. Nithin is an ex-Tesla engineer, a car enthusiast, and an automotive entrepreneur.  He famously made $6,000 in revenue in the first 60 days after launching his startup - Turbo Detailing - with $0 marketing. Join to hear Nithin describing how he discovered his passion for cars, his time at Tesla, and what he's currently working on. If you're trying to find yourself in life or currently re-assessing your priorities, this episode is for you! Hosted by: Vadim Lidich
January 20, 2021
#OneThirtyAM Ep. 1 - Success in School vs Success in Life w/ Sajjad Ali Khoja
In this episode, I catch up with my long-time business partner, co-founder, and a friend Sajjad Ali Khoja to talk about his story growing up, becoming an entrepreneur, and building ventures in #CleanTech, #VR, and #HealthTech industries. 
January 19, 2021