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Silicon Alley

By William Glass
As CEO and co-founder of a FinTech company, Ostrich, William Glass reveals the truth about entrepreneurship. In the Silicon Alley podcast, he talks to entrepreneurs, VCs and top performers about their journeys, keys to success, and personal finances.

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103: The Difference Between an Owner-Operator & an Owner, Buying Franchises | Todd Randall, Serial Entrepreneur

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116: Venturing into Venture Capital | Ketul Patel, Investor
116: In Venturing into Venture Capital, Ketul Patel, investor at Headline, joins host William Glass to discuss his journey into the venture capital world. Ketul shares how he was drawn to technology and innovation at an early age. His curiosity led him deeper into the startup world where he joined a family member on the investing side. After finding some initial success, Ketul had to pivot his investment philosophy and joined a large global venture capital firm. Follow the Silicon Alley podcast wherever you get your podcasts. __ Visit SiliconAlleyPodcast.com to become a guest and sign-up for the newsletter. Follow on: - Instagram: http://bit.ly/SIliconAlleyIG - LinkedIn: http://bit.ly/SiliconAlleyLI - YouTube: http://bit.ly/SiliconAlleyYouTube Our Sponsors: Ostrich provides a financial habit-building app that helps you build a strong financial foundation. When you first join Ostrich you'll receive your Ostrich financial health score that shows where you are today and how you compare to your peers. Get your Ostrich financial health score for free at https://www.getostrich.com Wicked Bold Chocolate is a vegan chocolate brand using just 3 natural ingredients in its chocolate. Delicious, natural and get 15% off using the promo code: SiliconAlley go to https://www.WickedBold.com About Ketul Patel: Ketul started his career working in startups. He joined Jet.com after it was acquired by Walmart, and he joined Paxos before it became a unicorn. In 2019, he launched a tech services investment firm called Eximer Capital. Today, he's an early stage investor at a global venture capital firm, Headline. https://www.linkedin.com/in/ketulpatel1 Silicon Alley is a Financial Glass Production
46:44
September 25, 2022
115: Marketing in the Metaverse | Andre Kay, founder of Metaiblock + Sociallybuzz
115: In Marketing in the Metaverse, Andre Kay, founder of Metaiblock + Sociallybuzz, joins host William Glass to discuss the future of marketing. As a social media marketing veteran, Andre Kay has been at the forefront of new marketing channels for multiple decades. Andre shares how he typically works with franchise clients and how business owners should be approaching marketing in web 3. Follow the Silicon Alley podcast wherever you listen to podcasts. __ Visit SiliconAlleyPodcast.com to become a guest and sign-up for the newsletter. Follow on: - Instagram: http://bit.ly/SIliconAlleyIG - LinkedIn: http://bit.ly/SiliconAlleyLI - YouTube: http://bit.ly/SiliconAlleyYouTube Our Sponsors: Ostrich provides a financial habit-building app that helps you build a strong financial foundation. When you first join Ostrich you'll receive your Ostrich financial health score that shows where you are today and how you compare to your peers. Get your Ostrich financial health score for free at https://www.getostrich.com Wicked Bold Chocolate is a vegan chocolate brand using just 3 natural ingredients in its chocolate. Delicious, natural and get 15% off using the promo code: SiliconAlley go to https://www.WickedBold.com About Andre Kay: Andre Kay, is the CEO of Sociallybuzz. he founded Sociallybuzz in 2008, as one of the first Social Media Marketing Agency to exist in the world. 14 years later, and with over $19 million in sales, Andre gained a vast amount of knowledge and resources in what it takes to be successful in marketing, and as an Entrepreneur. Sociallybuzz specializes in franchise businesses working with franchisees and franchisors. Andre recently launched Metaiblock to focus on the opportunities in web 3 marketing. https://twitter.com/MrAndreKay https://www.instagram.com/sociallybuzz/ https://metaiblock.com/ (See an inside video of the Franchise Funverse on Horizon World) https://www.sociallybuzz.com/ Silicon Alley is a Financial Glass Production
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September 18, 2022
114: Busting Outsourcing Myths | Daniel Ramsey, MyOutDesk
114: In Busting Outsourcing Myths, Daniel Ramsey, founder of MyOutDesk, joins host William Glass to discuss how to find more time in your business through virtual assistants. Daniel shares the biggest mistakes entrepreneurs make when hiring a virtual assistant and helps clarify what tasks and job roles best suit a virtual assistant. In addition, we discuss the key concerns around quality, security, and communication that many entrepreneurs struggle to understand when hiring a virtual assistant. Follow the Silicon Alley podcast wherever you listen to podcasts. __ Visit SiliconAlleyPodcast.com to become a guest and sign-up for the newsletter. Follow on: - Instagram: http://bit.ly/SIliconAlleyIG - LinkedIn: http://bit.ly/SiliconAlleyLI - YouTube: http://bit.ly/SiliconAlleyYouTube Our Sponsors: Ostrich helps you go from being one of the 92% of people who fail to achieve their financial goals to one of the few who does. 80% of Ostrich members are on track to achieve thief financial goals. Sign up for free at https://www.getostrich.com About Daniel Ramsey: Daniel Ramsey is the founder & CEO of MyOutDesk, rated #1 in Virtual Assistant services by TechRadar + Analytics Insight, and is one of the longest-running Virtual Assistant Services companies — serving 7500+ clients with more than 800 verified 5-star business reviews. MyOutDesk fortifies & scales growing companies with Virtual Professionals. Daniel is a long-time entrepreneur having ran and sold several businesses in his career. Back in 2008, he was inspired by his own time-management struggles to find a better way to help businesses leverage their time & energy, and created MyOutDesk to provide a trusted, reliable solution to the office administration, marketing & prospecting tasks that every business has – but most lack the time to focus on. Daniel has worked with some of the largest companies in some of the fastest-growing industries: sales organizations, tech startups, insurance, real estate, healthcare, and more. LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/myoutdesk Website: https://www.myoutdesk.com/ Silicon Alley is a Financial Glass Production
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August 16, 2022
113: The Psychology of Money and Why the Caring Class Gets Left Behind | Melissa Pancoast, the Beans
113: In the Psychology of Money, Melissa Pancoast, founder of the Beans, joins host William Glass to discuss why our current approach to finances leaves millions of people behind. Melissa has spent years studying behavioral tech that can reduce financial stress and shares her learnings that she's applying at the Beans. We discuss how our current approaches to financial improvement are not aligned with our psychology which directly impacts financial stress levels. Follow the Silicon Alley podcast wherever you listen to podcasts. __ Visit SiliconAlleyPodcast.com to become a guest and sign-up for the newsletter. Follow on: - Instagram: http://bit.ly/SIliconAlleyIG - LinkedIn: http://bit.ly/SiliconAlleyLI - YouTube: http://bit.ly/SiliconAlleyYouTube Our Sponsors: Ostrich helps you go from being one of the 92% of people who fail to achieve their financial goals to one of the few who does. 80% of Ostrich members are on track to achieve thief financial goals. Sign up for free at https://www.getostrich.com About Melissa Pancoast: Melissa Pancoast is the founder and CEO of The Beans, a financial care company that is building financial products, experiences, and community for America’s “Caring Class”- those who choose careers of mission over money. She started her career as a teacher, where she saw the impact of financial stress firsthand in her community. After completing post-graduate work, she served as a researcher in the University of Oxford’s Centre for Evidence-Based Interventions, where she saw the potential to massively and cheaply scale effective behavioral tech and developed the first program proven to reduce financial stress. Since then, she has run operations for Big Health, launched Seacliff Sales, and co-founded Comet Labs, a venture capital fund focused on early-stage machine intelligence companies. https://www.linkedin.com/in/mgpancoast/ https://www.linkedin.com/company/the-beans/ Silicon Alley is a Financial Glass Production
30:17
August 09, 2022
112: Build a PR Machine for Your Startup | Donna Loughlin, Founder & Public Relations Veteran
112: In Build a PR Machine for Your Startup, Donna Loughlin, founder of LMGPR, joins host William Glass to discuss how to make a big splash with your company and keep the media coverage coming. Donna shares her own journey and examples of how startups can generate big buzz and sustain it long-term through strong storytelling. Towards the end Donna does a little workshopping to show you how to get started with your own company. Follow the Silicon Alley podcast wherever you listen to podcasts. __ Visit SiliconAlleyPodcast.com to become a guest and sign-up for the newsletter. Follow on: - Instagram: http://bit.ly/SIliconAlleyIG - LinkedIn: http://bit.ly/SiliconAlleyLI - YouTube: http://bit.ly/SiliconAlleyYouTube Our Sponsors: Ostrich helps you go from being one of the 92% of people who fail to achieve their financial goals to one of the few who does. 80% of Ostrich members are on track to achieve thief financial goals. Sign up for free at https://www.getostrich.com About Donna Loughlin: Donna Loughlin is the Founder of LMGPR known for her work with futurists and innovators. She has launched more than 500 companies taking them from stealth to market leaders since forming her agency in 2002. With LMGPR, Donna has secured more than a dozen personal and agency awards from global organizations. Prior to establishing LMGPR, Donna spent more than 10 years leading creative PR programs for several high-profile consumer and business services and IPOs in Silicon Valley for global market leaders in the consumer and business tech sectors. She is also the host of BeforeItHappened, a leading narrative podcast featuring visionaries and the moments, events, and realizations that inspired them to change our lives for the better. Website: https://www.lmgpr.com/ Podcast: https://www.beforeithappened.com/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/donnal2/ Silicon Alley is a Financial Glass Production
50:45
August 02, 2022
111: Debunking the MVP & Thriving in a Downturn | Bo Davis, MarginEdge
111: In Debunking the MVP & Thriving in a Downturn, Bo Davis, founder of MarginEdge, joins host William Glass to discuss how he approached building MarginEdge counter to the traditional MVP model. Bo shares how his experience as a restauranteur gave him a competitive edge that allowed him to skip the traditional minimum viable product step. You'll also hear how Bo focused on putting customers at the forefront in 2020 when essentially their customer's business stopped and how the decisions made in those few weeks allowed MarginEdge to thrive. Follow the Silicon Alley podcast wherever you listen to podcasts. __ Visit SiliconAlleyPodcast.com to become a guest and sign-up for the newsletter. Follow on: - Instagram: http://bit.ly/SIliconAlleyIG - LinkedIn: http://bit.ly/SiliconAlleyLI - YouTube: http://bit.ly/SiliconAlleyYouTube Our Sponsors: Ostrich helps you go from being one of the 92% of people who fail to achieve their financial goals to one of the few who does. 80% of Ostrich members are on track to achieve thief financial goals. Sign up for free at https://www.getostrich.com About Bo Davis: Bo Davis is the co-founder and CEO of MarginEdge, the restaurant solution combining paperless invoice processing with POS and accounting integration. After the acquisition of his first technology company, and subsequent service in the Peace Corps, Davis co-founded his restaurant venture, Wasabi. Growing Wasabi to 12 locations in seven states over eight years, highlighted the disjointed data and systems that plague the back office management of restaurants - and also inspired his development of a solution and what would become MarginEdge. MarginEdge now provides powerful, real-time operational and financial data to over 3,000 restaurants nationwide and has over 300 employees under Davis’s leadership. Davis holds a BA in Philosophy from George Washington University, a Masters in Finance from London Business School, and a second Masters in Data Science with a specialization in Artificial Intelligence from Northwestern University. Website: https://www.marginedge.com/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/davis-bo/ Silicon Alley is a Financial Glass Production
28:41
July 27, 2022
110: Start with the Exit, How to Sell Your Startup for a Lot of Money | Mark Achler, Investor & Mert Iseri, Founder
110: In Start with the Exit, Mart Achler & Mert Iseri, partners at MATH Ventures, joins host William Glass to discuss how to sell your startup for a lot of money. Through Mert's recent exit of his startup he learned that by focusing on how you will exit the business from the start you can build relationships that will ultimately lead to a better exit. Mark & Mert dive into the FAIR Framework and other tools that founders can implement to ensure the best outcomes for all stakeholders involved. A fun and informative conversation that is great for startup founders, investors, and employees at venture-backed companies. Follow the Silicon Alley podcast wherever you listen to podcasts. __ Visit SiliconAlleyPodcast.com to become a guest and sign-up for the newsletter. Follow on: - Instagram: http://bit.ly/SIliconAlleyIG - LinkedIn: http://bit.ly/SiliconAlleyLI - YouTube: http://bit.ly/SiliconAlleyYouTube Our Sponsors: Ostrich helps you go from being one of the 92% of people who fail to achieve their financial goals to one of the few who does. 80% of Ostrich members are on track to achieve thief financial goals. Sign up for free at https://www.getostrich.com About Mark Achler: An early employee of Apple and Head of Innovation at Redbox, Mark Achler has been creating and investing in tech startups since 1986. Today, he is a founding partner of MATH Venture Partners, a technology venture capital fund, and an adjunct professor at the Northwestern Kellogg School of Management. LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/markachler/ About Mert Iseri: Mert Iseri is the founder of SwipeSense, a healthtech company acquired by SC Johnson in 2020. He also co-founded Design for America—using design thinking for social impact—which won the National Design Award in 2018. Together, they wrote Exit Right to be the definitive guide on exits, delivering the best possible results for you and your company. Website: https://www.exitrightbook.com/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/merthiseri/ Silicon Alley is a Financial Glass Production
58:55
July 08, 2022
109: A Consumer First Approach to Debt | Sean Hundtofte, Solve Finance
109: In a Consumer First Approach to Debt, Sean Hundtofte, founder of Solve Finance, joins host William Glass to discuss how our current lending practices fail borrowers. Sean spent years in consumer finance at the NY Fed and Better Mortgage and became frustrated with how our current lending practices fail consumers. We discuss his experience in the industry and how Solve Finance is taking a consumer-centric approach and the keys to building a better system. Follow the Silicon Alley podcast wherever you listen to podcasts. __ Visit SiliconAlleyPodcast.com to become a guest and sign-up for the newsletter. Follow on: - Instagram: http://bit.ly/SIliconAlleyIG - LinkedIn: http://bit.ly/SiliconAlleyLI - YouTube: http://bit.ly/SiliconAlleyYouTube Our Sponsors: Ostrich helps you go from being one of the 92% of people who fail to achieve their financial goals to one of the few who does. 80% of Ostrich members are on track to achieve thief financial goals. Sign up for free at https://www.getostrich.com About Sean Hundtofte: Sean Hundtofte, CEO and Founder of Solve Finance, has dedicated his 20+ year career to consumer finance, most recently as a member of the exec team at Better Mortgage (where he halved CAC while growing D2C volumes 4x), and previously as a distressed investor, a PhD in household finance and as a research economist studying household credit at the NY Fed. LinkedIn: https://www.linkedIn.com/in/sean-hundtofte Website: www.seanhundtofte.com Silicon Alley is a Financial Glass Production
49:10
July 01, 2022
108: WTF is Financial Independence Anyway? | Matt Ruttenberg, FI-er
108: In WTF is Financial Independence Anyway, Matt Ruttenberg, founder of SureLI Insurance, joins host William Glass to discuss financial independence and how to achieve this mythic state as an entrepreneur. Matt became frustrated after only spending 7-hours with his kid and realizing that his work was impeding his ability to be happy. Matt shares how he mapped out financial independence and a way for him to take his knowledge in the financial services industry and translate that into a business that would support a more flexible lifestyle. Follow the Silicon Alley podcast wherever you listen to podcasts. __ Visit SiliconAlleyPodcast.com to become a guest and sign-up for the newsletter. Follow on: - Instagram: http://bit.ly/SIliconAlleyIG - LinkedIn: http://bit.ly/SiliconAlleyLI - YouTube: http://bit.ly/SiliconAlleyYouTube Our Sponsors: Ostrich helps you go from being one of the 92% of people who fail to achieve their financial goals to one of the few who does. 80% of Ostrich members are on track to achieve thief financial goals. Sign up for free at https://www.getostrich.com About Matt Ruttenberg: Matt is a Financial Entrepreneur, founder of SureLI Insurance, CMO and shareholder of Life, Inc. Retirement Services and 401k expert. He sold his financial planning practice of 15 years and now has dedicated his new ventures to the Financially Independent community helping entrepreneurs reach FIRE faster. LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mattruttenberg/ Silicon Alley is a Financial Glass Production
51:26
June 24, 2022
107. Angel Investing in Startups for Dummies | Hall Martin, TEN Capital Network
107: In Angel Investing in Startups for Dummies, Hall Martin, founder of TEN Capital Network, joins host William Glass to discuss how to get started investing in startups. Hall covers a wide range of basics from what size checks to write, what types of companies to focus on, and how to do proper due diligence. You'll come away with a solid foundation to start your angel investing journey and source potential investments. Follow the Silicon Alley podcast wherever you listen to podcasts. __ Visit SiliconAlleyPodcast.com to become a guest and sign-up for the newsletter. Follow on: - Instagram: http://bit.ly/SIliconAlleyIG - LinkedIn: http://bit.ly/SiliconAlleyLI - YouTube: http://bit.ly/SiliconAlleyYouTube Our Sponsors: Ostrich helps you go from being one of the 92% of people who fail to achieve their financial goals to one of the few who does. 80% of Ostrich members are on track to achieve thief financial goals. Sign up for free at https://www.getostrich.com About Hall Martin: Hall T. Martin is the Founder and CEO of the TEN Capital Network and Host of the Investor Connect podcast program. He launched TEN as the Texas Entrepreneur Networks in 2009. Today, TEN Capital Network has over 15,000 investors, and has helped startups raise over $900M.  Mr. Martin serves as the Vice-Chair of the Baylor Angel Network. He previously led the Central Texas Angel Network (CTAN) as its first Executive Director. Mr. Martin is also the Host, founder, and director of the Investor Connect podcast which is a 501(c)(3) non-profit dedicated to the education of startup investors.  Mr. Martin is a Founder and initial Managing Director of SKU (Incubation Station), a consumer product goods accelerator based in Austin, Texas, and the former Managing Director of AccelerateNFC, an accelerator based in Dallas, Texas, focusing on Near Field Communication. Mr. Martin serves as an adjunct professor for the University of Texas leading the Idea to IP program which fosters startups from the engineering program. Website: https://tencapital.group LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/halltmartin/ Silicon Alley is a Financial Glass Production
55:39
June 18, 2022
106: M&A Uncovered, How do Mergers & Acquisitions Actually Work? | Kison Patel, DealRoom & M&A Science
106: In M&A Uncovered, Kison Patel, founder of DealRoom & M&A Science, joins host William Glass to discuss how exactly mergers and acquisitions work. Kison shares what you need to know about M&A as a business owner, employee, and investor. Kison also goes into how he stumbled into an organic content strategy that has enabled DealRoom to grow without having to raise massive amounts of investor capital.  Follow the Silicon Alley podcast wherever you listen to podcasts. __ Visit SiliconAlleyPodcast.com to become a guest and sign-up for the newsletter. Follow on: - Instagram: http://bit.ly/SIliconAlleyIG - LinkedIn: http://bit.ly/SiliconAlleyLI - YouTube: http://bit.ly/SiliconAlleyYouTube Our Sponsors: Ostrich helps you go from being one of the 92% of people who fail to achieve their financial goals to one of the few who does. 80% of Ostrich members are on track to achieve thief financial goals. Sign up for free at https://www.getostrich.com About Kison Patel: Kison Patel is the Founder and CEO of M&A Science, with a passion to drive the M&A industry forward. He was an M&A advisor for ten years in which he sold larger companies such as commercial banks and hotel chains. In 2012, he noticed teams lacked efficient technology to manage deals and created DealRoom, an M&A lifecycle management platform.  In 2016, he started the M&A Science podcast devoting his time to creating a platform where all the best practitioners could share their best practices and lessons learned from real-life deals. Kison then created The M&A Science Academy in 2020 to offer step-by-step training to those looking to master M&A featuring courses created by top-level practitioners. Through developing technology, educational content, and industry training, Kison aims to bring better practices to an industry with growing market pressures, transaction values, and competition. Website: https://kisonpatel.com/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kisonpatel/ Silicon Alley is a Financial Glass Production
55:36
May 13, 2022
105: Creating Ads that Convert, Which Half of Your Marketing Spend is Wasted? | Ben Marcoux, Bottomless Branding
105: In Creating Ads that Convert, Ben Marcoux, founder of Bottomless Branding, joins host William Glass to discuss the importance of creating ad copy that actually converts. Ben shares the steps to create really compelling ad copy that will increase your conversion rates. Additionally, Ben shares what led him to start his own agency and what it's like to be a solopreneur. Follow the Silicon Alley podcast wherever you listen to podcasts. __ Visit SiliconAlleyPodcast.com to become a guest and sign-up for the newsletter. Follow on: - Instagram: http://bit.ly/SIliconAlleyIG - LinkedIn: http://bit.ly/SiliconAlleyLI - YouTube: http://bit.ly/SiliconAlleyYouTube Our Sponsors: Ostrich helps you go from being one of the 92% of people who fail to achieve their financial goals to one of the few who does. 80% of Ostrich members are on track to achieve thief financial goals. Sign up for free at https://www.getostrich.com About Ben Marcoux: Hi, my name’s Ben, and I’m an ad-aholic. I’m a jazz saxophone player turned freelance media buyer, copywriter, and strategist. I officially hung my shingle in 2015. And since then I’ve spent thousands of hours studying history’s (and today’s) most lucrative ads. My copywriting’s grossed multiple 7-or 8 figures of revenue (who really knows). And I’ve profitably managed $10,000,000+ of ad spend for my own businesses and for clients, generating over 250,000 leads and hundreds of millions of dollars in sales across many verticals. My “day job” is making business owners big bucks by creating simple scalable advertising systems, writing direct response sales copy, driving targeted traffic to high integrity offers, and using data, analytics, and relentless follow-up to maximize the ROI of these funnels. Now I help other B2B experts effortlessly close premium clients by using “The FAME-WORK” to package their expertise into a Money Making Signature System and position themselves as the go-to authority in their market. Website: www.bottomlessbranding.com LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ben-marcoux Silicon Alley is a Financial Glass Production
56:53
May 06, 2022
104: For the Love of Sport, How to Build a Sports Social Network | David Arnett, Founder of Chuck
104: In for the love of sport, David Arnett (@ChuckSportsApp), founder of Chuck, joins host William Glass to discuss how his passion for sports led him to build a better way to engage as a fan. David an avid sports fan felt there was something missing. He struggled to track all of his favorite teams, keep up with his fellow sports buddies, and began to dream of a better fan experience. That led him to build Chuck the social network for sports fans. You'll hear his journey building as a non-technical founder and his vision for both the die-hard and casual sports fan. Follow the Silicon Alley podcast wherever you listen to podcasts. __ Visit SiliconAlleyPodcast.com to become a guest and sign-up for the newsletter. Follow on: - Instagram: http://bit.ly/SIliconAlleyIG - LinkedIn: http://bit.ly/SiliconAlleyLI - YouTube: http://bit.ly/SiliconAlleyYouTube Our Sponsors: Ostrich helps you go from being one of the 92% of people who fail to achieve their financial goals to one of the few who does. 80% of Ostrich members are on track to achieve thief financial goals. Sign up for free at https://www.getostrich.com About David Arnett: David Arnett is a first-time entrepreneur, having spent 20 years in Market Research before making the leap to launch Chuck, the Social Sports app. Website: https://www.heychuck.com LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/chuck-inc Silicon Alley is a Financial Glass Production
50:39
April 29, 2022
103: The Difference Between an Owner-Operator & an Owner, Buying Franchises | Todd Randall, Serial Entrepreneur
103: In the difference between an owner-operator & an owner, Todd Randall, serial entrepreneur, joins host William Glass to discuss the different types of entrepreneurs. Todd shares his own journey of being an entrepreneur without an idea and how he managed to build multiple businesses using the franchise model. In addition, Todd shares the keys to building both a business and the life you desire. Follow the Silicon Alley podcast wherever you listen to podcasts. __ Visit SiliconAlleyPodcast.com to become a guest and sign-up for the newsletter. Follow on: - Instagram: http://bit.ly/SIliconAlleyIG - LinkedIn: http://bit.ly/SiliconAlleyLI - YouTube: http://bit.ly/SiliconAlleyYouTube Our Sponsors: Ostrich helps you go from being one of the 92% of people who fail to achieve their financial goals to one of the few who does. 80% of Ostrich members are on track to achieve thief financial goals. Sign up for free at https://www.getostrich.com About Todd Randall: Todd Randall, the eight-time CEO and business coach from rural Florida, found that running a business can lead you to an early grave if you let it. He set out to build a business enterprise that worships freedom more than money and somehow ended up with both. This is the story of how a man set a crazy goal for himself, to learn to play polo and travel the world indulging that passion, and then worked persistently until he achieved it.  His businesses have included spas, gyms, operations consulting, business brokerage, construction, and wholesale companies. His latest and proudest venture is a thriving business coaching practice where he enthusiastically shares his experience with budding entrepreneurs. Website: https://www.facebook.com/BeachviewCoaching  Silicon Alley is a Financial Glass Production
43:50
April 22, 2022
102: How Do You Measure Impact? | Mitch Stein, founder of Pond
102: In How Do You Measure Impact, Mitch Stein, founder of Pond, joins host William Glass to discuss the importance of aligning your authentic self with your work. Mitch shares his own journey of coming out and how being his authentic self opened up a world of possibilities. Mitch became a leader in the LGBTQ community and noticed an interesting problem in the non-profit space. This is an inspiring and insightful conversation with lots of lessons to apply to your own business and life. Follow the Silicon Alley podcast wherever you listen to podcasts. __ Visit SiliconAlleyPodcast.com to become a guest and sign-up for the newsletter. Follow on: - Instagram: http://bit.ly/SIliconAlleyIG - LinkedIn: http://bit.ly/SiliconAlleyLI - YouTube: http://bit.ly/SiliconAlleyYouTube Our Sponsors: Ostrich helps you go from being one of the 92% of people who fail to achieve their financial goals to one of the few who does. 80% of Ostrich members are on track to achieve thief financial goals. Sign up for free at https://www.getostrich.com About Mitch Stein: Mitch is an impact fanatic obsessed with bringing more innovation to the nonprofit sector. After graduating Summa Cum Laude from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania, Mitch spent 7 years as an investment banker at Goldman Sachs. After two years of developing Pond, it’s now clear to him that the business world has way more to learn from nonprofits than the other way around. Mitch found his passion for nonprofits participating in The Northeast AIDS Ride with his dad in honor of his late uncle Marlin. That passion evolved into Pond, a reimagined marketplace for all the tools and services a nonprofit needs to thrive.  Website: www.joinpond.com LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mitchsteinpond/ Silicon Alley is a Financial Glass Production
51:40
April 17, 2022
101: Designing a Killer User Experience, No Code Development | Prakash Chandran, Xano
101: In Designing a Killer User Experience, Prakash Chandran (@prakawesome), founder of Xano, joins host William Glass to discuss no code development, productizing an internal tool, and the importance of user journeys. Prakash shares how he and his co-founders took an internal backend development tool and turned it into a commercial product. In addition, Prakash dives deep into user-centric design and how to map the customer journey in order to build a successful product. Follow the Silicon Alley podcast wherever you listen to podcasts. __ Visit SiliconAlleyPodcast.com to become a guest and sign-up for the newsletter. Follow on: - Instagram: http://bit.ly/SIliconAlleyIG - LinkedIn: http://bit.ly/SiliconAlleyLI - YouTube: http://bit.ly/SiliconAlleyYouTube Our Sponsors: Ostrich helps you go from being one of the 92% of people who fail to achieve their financial goals to one of the few who does. 80% of Ostrich members are on track to achieve thief financial goals. Sign up for free at https://www.getostrich.com About Prakash Chandran: Prakash is a product and customer experience consultant based in San Luis Obispo, CA. He currently is the Co-Founder & Co-CEO of Xano, the fastest way to build a scalable backend for any software application using no-code. Previously, he led the UX design & research team for Google's Enterprise solution (Workspaces) and was the Founder & CEO of a SaaS startup in the SMB referral space. In his spare time, he's a podcast host for RadioMD.com where he interviews doctors around the country on how they help others. Website: https://www.xano.com/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/prakawesome/ Silicon Alley is a Financial Glass Production
55:29
March 21, 2022
100. Architecting the Perfect Hybrid Work Environment | Craig James, DWELLOptimal
100. In Architecting the Perfect Hybrid Work Environment, Craig James, founder of DWELLOptimal, joins host William Glass to discuss how to best blend work and life in physical spaces. Craig shares how his experience working on Wall Street and in Hong Kong taught him the importance of beautiful, functional living spaces. Traveling all of the time and working out of hotels or corporate apartments didn't create the environment he needed to work effectively while on the road. Leaving Wall Street behind him, Craig set out to build a company that solves this challenge of functional and beautiful living spaces for companies and workers. The need for DWELLOptimal's solution has only grown in importance with the transition to hybrid work following COVID.   Follow the Silicon Alley podcast wherever you listen to podcasts. __ Visit SiliconAlleyPodcast.com to become a guest and sign-up for the newsletter. Follow on: - Instagram: http://bit.ly/SIliconAlleyIG - LinkedIn: http://bit.ly/SiliconAlleyLI - YouTube: http://bit.ly/SiliconAlleyYouTube Our Sponsors: Ostrich helps you go from being one of the 92% of people who fail to achieve their financial goals to one of the few who does. 80% of Ostrich members are on track to achieve thief financial goals. Sign up for free at https://www.getostrich.com About Craig James: Craig is the Founder and CEO of DWELLoptimal, a real estate technology company that provides companies with dedicated, secure work/live solutions, with the primary motivation of providing deeper connectivity to the remote worker.  In addition to providing actual work/live environments, DWELLoptimal’s utilization software allows companies to manage all aspects of their secure real-estate portfolios. Prior to making real estate his focus, Craig James spent 20 years on Wall Street in equity derivative trading, and 8 years abroad in Hong Kong where he last served as the CIO and Founder of Expedition Advisors Ltd, a long-biased volatility hedge fund. Craig received his MBA in Finance from the University of Texas-Austin and his BA in Liberal Arts and Economics from Wheaton College.  Craig is an avid fisherman and enjoys taking adventure trips into the wilderness, the more remote the better. Website: https://www.dwelloptimal.com/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/craig-james-b8ab304a/ Silicon Alley is a Financial Glass Production
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March 14, 2022
99. Nik Milanović: Building a Global FinTech Community & Venture Fund | This Week in FinTech
99. In Building a Global FinTech Community, Nik Milanović (@nikmilanovic), founder of This Week in FinTech & The FinTech Fund, joins host William Glass to discuss how to build community in the FinTech space using Twitter. Nik shares how he wound up in the FinTech space first at a startup and then at Google Pay which led him to begin the This Week in FinTech newsletter. The newsletter has grown into a global community with regular networking events across the globe. His time building This Week in FinT