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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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The Jobs to Be Done Theory, Why Your Customers Don't Buy Your Products | Jay Haynes, Founder of Thrv
89: In The Jobs to Be Done Theory, Jay Haynes (Twitter: @jayhaynes), founder of Thrv, joins host William Glass to discuss why customers don't buy your products. Jay shares the key lessons from the Job to Be Done Theory and how to systemize innovation in your business. You'll learn: Why your customers aren't buying your products What is jobs theory How to implement the jobs to be done methodology Repeatable innovation 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/download About Jay Haynes: Jay Haynes is the Founder & CEO of thrv.com, the first and only Jobs-to-be-Done (JTBD) software for product, marketing, and sales teams. Jobs-to-be-done product management helps CEOs align their product teams with customers to dramatically increase their effectiveness by reducing roadmap risk, accelerating revenue growth, and generating superior equity value. As an Award-winning executive with three decades of innovation and investing experience, Jay’s customers include Microsoft, Dropbox, eBay, Twitter, American Express, Oracle, Target, and Viacom among others. While at the Harvard Business School, Jay studied with Clay Christensen, who pioneered the concept of disruption and popularized the jobs-to-be-done innovation method. Jay graduated Phi Beta Kappa with the highest honors from Brown University, and he received his MBA with distinction from Harvard Business School. Learn more about Jay Haynes: https://www.thrv.com Silicon Alley is a Financial Glass Production
56:54
September 10, 2021
Understanding GenZ and Why Popular Culture Will Make or Break Your Business | AnneMarie Hayek, Founder of Global Mosiac & ZSpeak
88: In Understanding GenZ, AnneMarie Hayek (Twitter: @annemariehayek), founder of Global Mosiac & ZSpeak, joins host William Glass to discuss why popular culture will make or break your business. AnneMarie shares the key lessons from her book called Generation We: The Power and Promise of Gen Z. You'll learn: The key characteristics of GenZ How GenZ is changing the cultural & political landscape Why culture matters? 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/download About AnneMarie Hayek: AnneMarie Hayek is a cultural thought-leader, generational expert and social agitator who deeply understands society's evolutions.  She founded and leads two companies: Global Mosaic and ZSpeak, with a passion for navigating the cultural movements shaping our world. AnneMarie and her team of experts have advised the world's largest companies, organizations, governments and presidential candidates for more than twenty-five years. She is the author of the upcoming book, "Generation We: The Power and Promise of Gen Z", the seminal expose on the largest and most powerful generation now coming of age in America. AnneMarie has a graduate degree from the University of Chicago and previously served as SVP and VP of Global Strategy at BBDO and Leo Burnett. Learn more about AnneMarie Hayek: https://www.linkedin.com/in/annemarieevans/ & http://www.annemariehayek.com Silicon Alley is a Financial Glass Production
01:00:47
September 3, 2021
5 Reasons Why Small Businesses Fail | Henry Daas, Serial Entrepreneur, Investor, & Coach
87: In 5 Reasons Why Small Businesses Fail, Henry Daas (Twitter: @daasknowledge), serial entrepreneur, joins host William Glass to discuss the pitfalls small business owners must avoid. Henry shares how to live a well-rounded life and manage both business and pleasure. You'll learn: 5 Reasons Why Businesses Fail Defining Financial Intelligence Finding Infinite Leisure Time 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/download About Henry Daas: Henry Daas started his first biz in 1991 selling, installing, servicing and financing computers to large corporations. Since then Henry founded a succession of firms in the e-commerce, finance, real estate and consumer products spaces. For much of the past decade, Henry has taken his experience as an entrepreneur and used it as a platform to coach other business owners and founders. In addition, in 2019, Henry self-published a 432-page book on everything you need to know about how to grow and manage your money.g In his infinite leisure, he writes screenplays (for fun), plays golf, travels (when not on lockdown), and plays Settlers of Catan with his three boys. Learn more about Henry Daas: https://henrydaas.com/ & https://www.linkedin.com/in/henrydaas/ Silicon Alley is a Financial Glass Production
59:07
August 27, 2021
Building a Remote First Company & Unlocking Unstructured Data in Your Business | Kirk Marple, Founder of Unstruk Data
86: In Building a Remote First Company, Kirk Marple (Twitter: @KirkMarple), founder of Unstruk Data, joins host William Glass to discuss how to he has built a company with a remote workforce and the power of unstructured data in your business. Whether your team is fully remote or hybrid Kirk shares some of the keys to building a strong remote culture and how Unstruk Data raised money through Zoom. You'll learn: How to unlock unstructured data in your business The keys to building a remote-first company How to raise money over Zoom William is a big fan of remote work where possible having utilized the approach to build Ostrich and tap into talent spread across geographies. 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/download About Kirk Marple: Kirk Marple is a customer-focused technology leader with over 25 years of experience. He is the CEO and Founder of Unstruk Data, a new company that is building the industry’s leading Unstructured Data Warehouse for automating data preparation via metadata enrichment, integrated compute, and graph-based search. Unstruk Data has raised $3.5m in seed funding and will fully launch in July ‘21. Former Microsoft, General Motors, and STATS leader - Kirk has extensive expertise in architecting and managing teams developing APIs and scalable services, leveraging on-premise and cloud infrastructure, generating significant cost savings, and supporting revenue growth for startups through Fortune 25 companies. He holds multiple patents and industry awards and has truly established himself as an industry trailblazer. Learn more about Kirk Marple: https://www.unstruk.com & https://www.linkedin.com/in/kirkmarple Silicon Alley is a Financial Glass Production
50:16
August 20, 2021
No Code, No Problem: How to Use No Code & Low Code Software Development Tools | Mike Williams, Founder of BuildLab
85: In No Code, No Problem, Mike Williams, founder of BuildLab, joins host William Glass to discuss how to use no code & low code software development tools. Whether you are building a product from the ground up, testing an idea, or automating current business processes, no code and low code tools offer a fast and cheap way to build. You'll learn: how to use no code & low code to build software The best no code & low code tools for your business Why no code and low code development is the future William is a big fan of no code low code tools having used them to build the first version of Ostrich and prove out the concept before spending 10s of thousands of development on the 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/download About the Guest: Mike Williams is the Founder of BuildLab, a digital development and automation studio. Mike has founded two event ticketing companies, MJ Seats and SharpSeat. MJ Seats was listed in the Inc. 5000list of fastest-growing US companies in 2017 and 2018, finding itself in the top 1000 both years. His success with MJ Seats was due in part to automating processes and developing custom technology that created a competitive edge in an otherwise commoditized industry. Upon realizing the powerful leverage that technology can provide a growing business, he became focused on his latest company, BuildLab, a company dedicated to delivering automation, application, and web development services with or without code.  After graduating from James Madison University with a degree in Finance and Computer Information Systems, Mike landed a solid job but always felt the urge to have more skin in the game. He founded his first company with two college friends. Currently, at BuildLab, Mike uses tools like Integromat, Zapier, Airtable, HubSpot, Firebase, and many more to help automate and scale companies. His clients range from local businesses to billion dollar companies. Mike is a productivity snob and is constantly looking for ways to improve efficiency for both internal and client processes. He considers time the ultimate resource. Learn more about Mike Williams: https://buildlab.co Silicon Alley is a Financial Glass Production
40:08
August 13, 2021
How Insurance Works for Small Businesses & Self Employed | Eric Geier, Puresurance
84: In Understanding How Insurance Works for small businesses & the self employed, Eric Geier, founder of Puresurance, joins host William Glass to discuss insurance and business. You'll learn: Understanding Health Insurance for Small Businesses and the self-employed Biggest misconceptions around insurance for small businesses Relationships are more important than ever in business Having a servant mentality and the importance of word of mouth marketing 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/download About the Guest: Eric Geier is the CEO of Puresurance, advising business owners and entrepreneurs on the implementation of life insurance as a retirement vehicle and custom-designed health coverage solutions. With over 25 years of experience on Wall Street, Eric is a financial professional with a lifelong goal of helping people with their personal finances and retirement plans. Learn more about Eric Geier: https://puresurance.com/ Silicon Alley is a Financial Glass Production
45:01
August 6, 2021
From Bourbon to Finance, How to Find a Financial Advisor You Can Trust | James Vermillion
83: In From Bourbon to Finance How to Find a Financial Advisor You Can Trust, James Vermillion, founder of Vermillion Private Wealth, joins host William Glass to discuss what to look for in a financial advisor. You'll learn: Preparation is the key to success How to pick a financial advisor Finding peak performance in your career James has built multiple businesses including a real estate flipping business, bespoke candle company, and his own financial advisory practice. This episode is jam-packed with value. In addition, I had the pleasure of sitting down on James's podcast called Bulls, Bears and Bourbon. Check it out wherever you listen to Silicon Alley. 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/download About the Guest: James is the Founder of Vermillion Private Wealth and Wixology Candle Company. His curiosity about entrepreneurship led him to start his first company while serving as an officer in the US Air Force. Since then, James has continued to grow as an entrepreneur. As the owner of Vermillion Private Wealth, James serves as a fee-only financial advisor and investment management, overseeing investment portfolios that focus on innovative and disruptive technologies. With Wixology, James works alongside his co-founders to continue to grow the brand, emphasizing sustainability. Learn more about James Vermillion: https://vermillionprivatewealth.com/ Silicon Alley is a Financial Glass Production
58:11
July 30, 2021
How to Successfully Crowdfund, The Keys to Building a Marketplace | Ed Vincent, Founder of festivalPass
82: In How to Successfully Crowdfund & The Keys to Building a Marketplace, Ed Vincent, founder of festivalPass, joins host William Glass to discuss the keys to raising money from your customers and creating loyal fans. You'll learn: "Always on" crowdfunding How to build a marketplace one geography at a time How to develop an innovative business model 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/download About the Guest: Entrepreneur with over 25 years business, technology and management experience including 6 years banking and valuation experience. Founded an e-commerce business in 1999 which was sold to a competitor in 2001. Repeat Founder including SimplyEngage, myProducer, & Predict Ventures. Currently Founder & CEO of festivalPass. Learn more about Ed Vincent and festivalPass: https://www.festivalpass.com/ Silicon Alley is a Financial Glass Production
51:02
July 23, 2021
Side Hustles: How to Start a Podcast with $100 | The Frugalpreneur, Sarah St John
81: In How to Start a Podcast with $100, Sarah St John A.K.A. the Frugalpreneur, joins host William Glass to discuss the keys to starting a podcast and building a lucrative side hustle. You'll learn: How to take your show from idea to reality How to avoid podfading (when podcasters quit after the first 10 episodes) Key tools to run your show for less than $50 a month 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/download About the Guest: Sarah St John is an entrepreneur, podcaster, online course creator, and author. She has created several startups throughout her entrepreneurial career of over a decade. She currently owns a podcast production agency called PodSeam. She is also the podcast host of “Frugalpreneur: Building a Business on a Bootstrapped Budget” which aims to show people how to launch and manage an online business on a budget. Learn more about The Frugalpreneur, Sarah St John: https://www.thesarahstjohn.com/ Silicon Alley is a Financial Glass Production
50:07
July 2, 2021
3 Questions Every Business Owner Must Ask & How to Make Data Driven Decisions | Amos Schwartzfarb & Trevor Boehm, Co-Authors of Levers
80. In 3 Questions Every Business Owner Must Ask & How to Make Data Driven Decisions, Amos Schwartzfarb & Trevor Boehm, Co-Authors of Levers: The Framework for Building Repeatability in Your Business, joins host William Glass to discuss scaling your startup. You'll learn: The W3, which are the three questions every business owner must ask themselves about their customers How to move from metric aware to metric driven in your decision making Why you should be focusing on repeatability and NOT scalability in your business This episode is jam-packed with value and will have you understanding how to make data driven decisions to grow your business. 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/download About the Guests: Amos Schwartzfarb is the Managing Director of Techstars Austin and author of the best-selling books for startup sales, Sell More Faster - The Ultimate Sales Playbook for Startups and LEVERS – The Framework For Building Repeatability Into Your Business.  Amos began his career as an entrepreneur in the mid 90’s in the Bay Area at Shoreline Mountain Products and HotJobs.com. In 2004 after moving to Los Angeles, Amos founded Work.com which was eventually merged with Business.com where he was VP of Sales. Business.com sold in 2008 and in 2009 Amos moved to Austin and founded mySpoonful with Stacy Horne. mySpoonful was sold in 2012 and Amos joined Blacklocus shortly after. A year later Blacklocus was sold to Homedepot. In his spare time, Amos loves to hang out with his family, mountain bike and play in the mountains. Trevor Boehm was a writer before finding his way into building companies. A serial founder, he has also invested in more than forty startups, many of those through Techstars’ first Impact accelerator and as Managing Director of Alexa Next Stage, a program run with the Amazon Alexa Fund. He is currently at the venture fund Saturn Five. Learn more about Levers: The Framework for Building Repeatability in Your Business: https://leversbook.com Silicon Alley is a Financial Glass Production
55:51
June 25, 2021
What is Fintech and Understanding the Fintech Landscape | Tristan Pelloux, Founder of the Fintech Review
79. In What is Fintech and Understanding the Fintech Landscape, Tristan Pelloux, the Founder of The Fintech Review, joins host William Glass to fintech. You'll learn what Fintech is and the evolution of the fintech industry. Tristan shares from his own experience and research what makes a successful Fintech partnership and how traditional financial services companies should work with startups. Lastly, we discuss Tristan's personal affinity towards Fintech and how Tristan handles his own finances. Subscribe wherever you are listening. __ 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 Theme music is Million Voices by Brett Miller - www.brettmillerofficial.com Ostrich is a personal finance app that uses the power of positive social accountability to help you define, set, & achieve your financial goals. Sign Up for Ostrich at https://www.getostrich.com/download About the Guest: Tristan Pelloux has founded and runs a couple of ventures: he is the Chief Pencil Officer at Fintech Review, online media on the Fintech industry, and the Director of Strategwhy, an independent management consulting firm. Tristan is truly passionate about innovation in financial services, after over 5 years in Corporate Strategy at Virgin Money in London. Learn more about the Fintech Review at https://fintechreview.net/ Silicon Alley is a Financial Glass Production
59:31
June 4, 2021
The Entrepreneur's Relationship to Risk | Will D'Arrigo, Founder of Zublease
78: In the Entrepreneur's Relationship to Risk, Will D'Arrigo, the Founder of Zublease, joins host William Glass to discuss risk in business. You'll learn how to weigh, manage, and deal with risk as an early-stage startup founder. The insight that you can fall down and no one will notice. We also talk about how skateboarding as a kid translated into how Will approach's risk today.  Top quotes: “As a startup, if you fall down, no one is even going to see you. Get back up and keep going.” “Go talk to your users. Then build something.” "You can launch 100 times and people won't even know." __ 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 Theme music is Million Voices by Brett Miller - www.brettmillerofficial.com Ostrich is a personal finance app that uses the power of positive social accountability to help you define, set, & achieve your financial goals. Sign Up for Ostrich at https://www.getostrich.com/download About the Guest: Growing up, Will D'Arrigo lived in an entrepreneurial household. His parents were both entrepreneurs which influenced who he is today. In high school, to make some extra cash, Will sold stickers, guitars, furniture, and even a few motorcycles. Will attended the University of South Florida and graduated with a degree in chemical engineering. Will is a proud first-generation Latin American graduate. During his senior year of college, Will founded Zublease which is an online platform to help college students sublet apartments. It's now been two years and Will is excited to launch the new app. Learn more about Zublease at https://zublease.com/ Silicon Alley is a Financial Glass Production
53:27
May 7, 2021
The Smartest Person in the Room and the Secure Methodology | Christian Espinosa, CEO of Alpine Security & Author
77: In the Smartest Person in the Room, Christian Espinosa, the Founder of Alpine Security, joins host William Glass to discuss the secure methodology. You’ll hear the 7 steps to becoming a more effective leader directly from his new book The Smartest Person in the Room. Christian shares how he's applied the secure methodology in his own life and the journey he's embarked on transitioning from seeing himself as the smartest person in the room to becoming a happy and fulfilled business owner. Lastly, Christian gets into how you can improve security in your business and the basic security steps every business owner should take. Top quotes: “Part of leadership is leading yourself.” “How we talk to ourselves shapes our world.” “To attract more we have to become more.” Key Takeaways: Focusing solely on achievement is ineffective If a customer "doesn't get it" you need to improve your communication You are responsible for the narrative of your life and business Bio: Christian Espinosa is the Founder and CEO of Alpine Security, a cybersecurity engineer, certified high-performance coach, professor, and lover of heavy metal music and spicy food. Christian's company, Alpine Security, was acquired by Cerberus Sentinel in December 2020. Christian is also an Air Force veteran and Ironman triathlete. He used to value being the “smartest guy in the room,” only to realize that his greatest contribution to the fight against cybercrime is his ability to bring awareness to the issue through effective communication. Christian is a speaker, coach, and trainer in the Secure methodology, helping to make the smartest people in the room the best leaders in the field. For more information, visit www.christianespinosa.com and get the book The Smartest Person in the Room now. Disclaimer: This podcast is for information only. Always seek professional investing and legal advice. __ Visit SiliconAlleyPodcast.com - Instagram: http://bit.ly/SIliconAlleyIG - LinkedIn: http://bit.ly/SiliconAlleyLI - YouTube: http://bit.ly/SiliconAlleyYouTube Theme music is Million Voices by Brett Miller - www.brettmillerofficial.com Ostrich is a personal finance app that uses the power of positive social accountability to help you define, set, & achieve your financial goals. Sign Up for Ostrich at https://www.getostrich.com Silicon Alley is a Financial Glass Production
56:23
April 30, 2021
Keys to Social Media Marketing, Avoiding the Common Pitfalls of Social Media Marketing, & Maximize Your Marketing Efforts with Tamay Shannon
76: In the Keys to Social Media Marketing, Tamay Shannon, the Founder of W2S Marketing, joins host William Glass to discuss the common pitfalls of social media marketing and how to maximize your marketing investments. You’ll hear tactical advice on how to effectively use social media. Shannon covers the myths of social media and how to avoid the common mistakes most business owners make. We also cover Clubhouse marketing and how you can avoid the “tomfoolery” and charlatans that are abundant on the platform. Key Takeaways: The myths of social media marketing business owners believe How to avoid the common pitfalls of social media marketing Building a personal brand vs. a business brand How to maximize your marketing efforts About Tamay Shannon & W2S Marketing: W2S Marketing, Where 2 Start Marketing, was created especially to serve small businesses. Social Media doesn't have to be hard, ineffective, or time-consuming. Tamay Shannon takes the overwhelm out of social media for small businesses. It can be an integral and money-making part of your marketing mix. She worked with brands such as Kim Coles, Government Contractors Association, and Garnish & Gather. She's been in business for over 10 years helping small businesses get the brand exposure they deserve without the hassle. Website: https://w2smarketing.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/w2smarketing/ Disclaimer: This podcast is for information only. Always seek professional investing and legal advice. __ Visit SiliconAlleyPodcast.com - Instagram: http://bit.ly/SIliconAlleyIG - LinkedIn: http://bit.ly/SiliconAlleyLI - YouTube: http://bit.ly/SiliconAlleyYouTube Theme music is Million Voices by Brett Miller - www.brettmillerofficial.com Ostrich is a personal finance app that uses the power of positive social accountability to help you define, set, & achieve your financial goals. Sign Up for Ostrich at https://www.getostrich.com Silicon Alley is a Financial Glass Production
55:20
April 23, 2021
What is an Intrapreneur, the Benefits of Intrapreneurship, and When to Use a Subscription Business Model | Nick Fredrick, President of Rebar Technology Solutions
75: In What is an Intrapreneur, Nick Fredrick, the President & Founder of Rebar Technology Solutions, joins host William Glass to discuss the benefits of intrapreneurship and when you should use a subscription business model. This wide-ranging conversation outlines Nick's own path to becoming an intrapreneur and how you can pitch starting a business within the business to your boss. Key Takeaways: What is Intrapreneurship and how to become an intrapreneur The Dos and don'ts of subscription businesses How to minimize risk when building a new venture About Nick: Nick Fredrick spent the last few years of his 10-year tenure at Affinion working as the VP of Operations where he oversaw the delivery of the organization’s products and services and managed 3rd party vendor relationships. The experience he gained in customer and vendor relationships, payment processing, and cloud-based software assisted Nick in his next role as GM of Strategic Business Solutions at W. Capra Consulting, where he bridged the gaps between technical and non-technical resources and leveraged his understanding of people, process, and technology to develop and implement solutions. Nick is now serving as President at Rebar Technology Solutions, where he leads the team in providing a technology solution that solves for recurring billing and revenue technology needs. Disclaimer: This podcast is for information only. Always seek professional investing and legal advice. __ Visit SiliconAlleyPodcast.com - Instagram: http://bit.ly/SIliconAlleyIG - LinkedIn: http://bit.ly/SiliconAlleyLI - YouTube: http://bit.ly/SiliconAlleyYouTube Theme music is Million Voices by Brett Miller - www.brettmillerofficial.com Ostrich is a personal finance app that uses the power of positive social accountability to help you define, set, & achieve your financial goals. Sign Up for Ostrich at https://www.getostrich.com Silicon Alley is a Financial Glass Production
01:00:53
April 16, 2021
How to Build a Default Alive Business | Different Types of Entrepreneurship with Andrew Hutton, CEO & Founder of Day One
74: In How to Build a Default Alive Business: The Different Types of Entrepreneurship, Andrew Hutton, the CEO & Founder of Day One, joins host William Glass to discuss the different types of entrepreneurship and how to decide which is right for you. Key Takeaways Accelerators have moved upstream Defining a default alive business and why you should aim to be default alive The different flavors of entrepreneurship What it means to be a maker, creator, builder, hacker, innovator, content creator, etc. You’ll learn why accelerators like Y-combinator & TechStars are increasingly out of reach for early-stage companies and why their business model may not be an ideal fit for your business. One of the most insightful takeaways is the notion of a default alive business and why no matter what flavor of business you build this is the most ideal state. Andrew Hutton: Andrew is the founder and CEO of Day One, a company that is creating the future of entrepreneurial education and support. Day One's flagship program, our Fellowship, is a 10-week program designed for early-stage founders to level up as entrepreneurs and accelerate their business through mentorship, step-by-step playbooks, and a tight-knit community. Before founding Day One, Andrew was Chief Innovation Officer at Human Ventures, a startup studio based in New York City, where he launched a dozen new startups over a 3 year period. https://ww.joindayone.com https://twitter.com/AWHutton https://www.linkedin.com/in/andrew-hutton-3a030739/ Disclaimer: This podcast is for information only. Always seek professional investing and legal advice. __ Visit SiliconAlleyPodcast.com - Instagram: http://bit.ly/SIliconAlleyIG - LinkedIn: http://bit.ly/SiliconAlleyLI - YouTube: http://bit.ly/SiliconAlleyYouTube Theme music is Million Voices by Brett Miller - www.brettmillerofficial.com Ostrich is a personal finance app that uses the power of positive social accountability to help you define, set, & achieve your financial goals. Sign Up for Ostrich at https://www.getostrich.com Silicon Alley is a Financial Glass Production
58:45
April 9, 2021
Cracking the Google Algorithm: Digital Marketing Keys to SEO & Content Marketing | Kelly Burgess, Founder of Burg & Co. Marketing
73: In Cracking the Google Algorithm, Kelly Burgess, the CEO & Founder of Burg & Co. Marketing, joins host William Glass to discuss the keys to a profitable digital marketing strategy including SEO and content marketing. Kelly covers the keys to digital marketing success including how to do SEO the right way, how to effectively do content marketing, and how to beat the algorithms without compromising your user experience. Running a marketing agency, Kelly sees a lot of companies marketing strategies and she shares the number one mistake most people make when marketing their business. In addition, she shares what metrics matter for your digital marketing strategy and what questions to ask when vetting an SEO agency. You’ll also hear her story of how she quit her job to start the marketing agency while buying her first house and how from day one she’s incorporated community give-back into Burg & Co's DNA.  About Kelly Burgess: Kelly Burgess is the CEO and Founder of Burg & Co. Marketing. With almost a decade of content marketing and SEO experience, she specializes in helping health care companies drive in new patients by building proactive digital patient journeys and sharing authentic, trust-provoking content. She has been featured in Fortune, Entrepreneur Magazine, and Bloomberg Businessweek as one of the leading women-owned businesses in marketing and is a member of a private women’s CEO group hosted by Forbes Magazine, and Burg & Co. Marketing has been named one of the top 10 SEO agencies in the country for 2020 by MarTech Outlook. Kelly has unlocked the secret to digital marketing success. On average, clients of Burg & Co. Marketing experience a 200+% ROI quarterly for new patients, and typically rank on the first page of Google search results for their geo-targeted areas. To preserve brand integrity, the Burg & Co. team only works with clients whose mission they completely align with, and they regularly take on passion projects to help invest back into the community. Website: https://burgandco.com/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kellyburgessportfolio/ Disclaimer: This podcast is for information only. Always seek professional investing and legal advice. __ Visit SiliconAlleyPodcast.com - Instagram: http://bit.ly/SIliconAlleyIG - LinkedIn: http://bit.ly/SiliconAlleyLI - YouTube: http://bit.ly/SiliconAlleyYouTube Theme music is Million Voices by Brett Miller - www.brettmillerofficial.com Ostrich is a personal finance app that uses the power of positive social accountability to help you define, set, & achieve your financial goals. Sign Up for Ostrich at https://www.getostrich.com Silicon Alley is a Financial Glass Production
55:58
April 2, 2021
The Psychopathic CEO and Why Business Ethics are Important | Jack McCullough, Founder of the CFO Leadership Council
72: In the Psychopathic CEO & Why Business Ethics are Important, Jack McCullough, founder of the CFO Leadership Council, joins host William Glass to discuss dealing with a psychopathic boss. Jack shares why the most important executive relationship is between the CEO & CFO, how to identify and work with (or not work with) a leader who is a psychopath, the keys to hiring a great CFO as well as alternative options for startups like a fractional or part-time CFO, and the importance of ethical leadership. About Jack McCullough: Jack is a recognized thought leader in the world of financial leadership with a career that has included CFO positions at 26 companies. He founded the CFO Leadership Council, a global organization dedicated to empowering senior financial executives through innovative professional development programs and peer networking. Jack is Chair of the MIT Sloan CFO Summit, which has been recognized as the world’s most influential conference for chief financial officers. Jack is a senior contributor to the Forbes CFO Network, where he writes about the opportunities and challenges facing finance chiefs.  He is the author of Secrets of Rockstar CFOs, based upon his conversations with 40 of the world’s best chief financial officers, and his forthcoming book, “The Psychopathic CEO: What To Do When The Boss Is Nuts.” CFO Leadership Council: https://cfoleadershipcouncil.com/jackmccullough/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jackmcculloughcfo/  Twitter: https://twitter.com/jack_mccullough Disclaimer: This podcast is for information only. Always seek professional investing and legal advice. __ Visit SiliconAlleyPodcast.com - Instagram: http://bit.ly/SIliconAlleyIG - LinkedIn: http://bit.ly/SiliconAlleyLI - YouTube: http://bit.ly/SiliconAlleyYouTube Theme music is Million Voices by Brett Miller - www.brettmillerofficial.com Ostrich is a personal finance app that uses the power of positive social accountability to help you define, set, & achieve your financial goals. Sign Up for Ostrich at https://www.getostrich.com Silicon Alley is a Financial Glass Production
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March 26, 2021
What Sales Leaders Get Wrong | Chris Beall, CEO of ConnectAndSell
71: In What Sales Leaders Get Wrong, Chris Beall, CEO of ConnectAndSell, joins host William Glass to discuss the common misconceptions in the sales profession. Chris shares the Tragedy of the Crossroads that has plagued the sales profession for centuries. He explains how to sell and the importance of executives as salespeople in business to business sales. We discuss the intersection of humans and machines and how best to enable each to do what they do best. Chris Beall For most of the past 30 years, Chris Beall has participated in software startups as a founder or at a very early stage of development. His focus has consistently been on creating and taking to market simple products that can be used successfully the first time they are touched, without having to take a course or read a manual. His belief is that the most powerful part of any software system is the human being that we inappropriately call a “user,” and that the value key in software is to let the computer do what it does well — go fast without getting bored — in order to free up human potential. Toward that end, Chris has been involved with Requisite Technology, GXS, Epiance, Qlip Media, Aptara, Cadis, Sun Microsystems, and Unisyn. He is currently CEO of ConnectAndSell, Inc., based in Silicon Valley. LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/chris-beall-7859a4/ ConnectAndSell: https://connectandsell.com/ Disclaimer: This podcast is for information only. Seek a professional for investing and legal advice. __ Visit SiliconAlleyPodcast.com - Instagram: http://bit.ly/SIliconAlleyIG - LinkedIn: http://bit.ly/SiliconAlleyLI - YouTube: http://bit.ly/SiliconAlleyYouTube Theme music is Million Voices by Brett Miller - www.brettmillerofficial.com Ostrich is a personal finance app that uses the power of positive social accountability to help you define, set, & achieve your financial goals. Sign Up for Ostrich at https://www.getostrich.com Silicon Alley is a Financial Glass Production
01:05:01
March 19, 2021
GameStop, Robinhood and Your Legal Rights | Alex Darr, Founder of LawDog
70: In GameStop Robinhood, and Your Legal Rights, Alex Darr, Attorney & founder of LawDog, joins host William Glass to discuss the meme stock mania, investing using arbitrage, and your rights in arbitration. Whether you know it or not, when you sign up for many technology services you give away your right to sue in open court agreeing instead to Arbitration. Specifically, Alex discusses arbitration cases rising from Robinhood’s decision to halt trading on GameStop, AMC, and other Meme stocks made popular by Reddit's r/WallStreetBets. Additionally, Alex is a bit of a trader himself having spent several years between a big corporate law firm gig and starting LawDog, trading stocks. Alex used a financial technique called arbitrage, not to be confused with arbitration, to make some money. You'll learn the difference between arbitrage and arbitration, and how you can bring a FINRA arbitration suit if you have been harmed as a financial services consumer.  Disclaimer: This podcast is neither legal nor investing advice and is purely information only. Seek a legal or financial professional for advice. Alex Darr has been recognized for his work successfully defending consumers against global financial institutions such as; JP Morgan Chase, US Bank, Citi and Bank of America, attorney Alex Darr knows consumer protection. His arbitration platform, LawDog, levels the playing field providing forced arbitration as a meaningful weapon to bring justice to the wronged. Alex received his Juris Doctorate from The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law. LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/alexanderdarr/ LawDog: https://www.lawdogslg.com/ __ Visit SiliconAlleyPodcast.com - Instagram: http://bit.ly/SIliconAlleyIG - LinkedIn: http://bit.ly/SiliconAlleyLI - YouTube: http://bit.ly/SiliconAlleyYouTube Theme music is Million Voices by Brett Miller - www.brettmillerofficial.com Ostrich is a personal finance app that uses the power of positive social accountability to help you define, set, & achieve your financial goals. Sign Up for Ostrich at https://www.getostrich.com Silicon Alley is a Financial Glass Production
01:14:25
March 12, 2021
How to Start a Tech Company | Monica Brown Adeeko & Michael Adeeko, Founders of DL2C
69: In How to Start a Company, Monica Brown Adeeko & Michael Adeeko, founders of DL2C (Direct Line to Compliance), join host William Glass to discuss how to start a company, building a business with your spouse, and the importance of life-long learning. Monica & Michael share how they fell into entrepreneurship after leaving successful careers in entertainment and media and built a technology company out of necessity to serve their clients. From their dining room table, DL2C grossed $1 Million in revenue in their first year! You'll learn how Monica and Michael continually break barriers as black business owners and how no one has the ability to offend them. One of the most insightful, entertaining, and wide-ranging conversations about business, success, and family. About Monica & Michael Monica Brown Adeeko oversees the daily operations and sales functions of Direct Line To Compliance, Inc. (DL2C). With more than 25 years of experience in sales and project management, Monica uses her skills and business development expertise to grow a profitable client base in the private and public sectors. Throughout her career, Monica has managed Fortune 100 corporate accounts, ranging from $2 to $5 million dollars. She volunteers with Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., World Youth Foundation, and others. Michael Adeeko is the VP Senior Risk Manager of Direct Line to Compliance, Inc. (DL2C). His ingenuity and solution-driven nature inspired him to develop and produce two innovative compliance software tools, ColorCodeITTM Suite for one-touch compliance submissions, and ChameleonDocs for form and document analytics enabled by web portals and email campaigns. Michael holds several certifications and memberships with ISACA (Information Systems Audit and Control Association); iapp (INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF PRIVACY PROFESSIONALS), Mentor, Speaker and Technical Director for World Youth Foundation. He is an alumnus of The University of Texas at Austin and Texas Southern University. Website: https://dl2c.com/ Give us a call: +1 713-773-522  __ Visit SiliconAlleyPodcast.com - Instagram: http://bit.ly/SIliconAlleyIG - LinkedIn: http://bit.ly/SiliconAlleyLI - YouTube: http://bit.ly/SiliconAlleyYouTube Theme music is Million Voices by Brett Miller - www.brettmillerofficial.com Ostrich is a personal finance app that uses the power of positive social accountability to help you define, set, & achieve your financial goals. Sign Up for Ostrich at https://www.getostrich.com Silicon Alley is a Financial Glass Production
01:32:14
March 5, 2021
Bootstrapping Your Business: Increase your Business's Chance of Success
68: In Bootstrapping Your Business, host William Glass shares what bootstrapping is, why it is important, and how you can apply the principles in your business. Following this bootstrapping business advice will increase your chance of growing a successful business on a shoe-string budget. Bootstrapping your startup business doesn't have to be scary or complicated. Here are is the top advice and bootstrapping business ideas to get you started. William Glass's Bio:   William Glass is the CEO & Co-Founder of Ostrich and host of the Silicon Alley Podcast. His mission is to improve global financial well-being. Ostrich’s mobile app addresses financial literacy deficits by creating game-like social community and accountability around money. The key is tackling the emotional side of money and creating strong money habits.  William hosts the Silicon Alley Podcast providing a platform for entrepreneurs from all industries and backgrounds to tell their stories.  Prior to starting Ostrich, William worked at an AI Market research company in New York City. Additionally, William led sales teams at Gartner Research where they worked with the leadership teams of tech startups from pre-revenue to $250M in revenue.  In 2014, William was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship where he taught English in rural Thailand for 14 months. William is originally from Alabama, graduated from Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida, and now resides in New York City.   __   Follow The Silicon Alley Podcast   - Instagram: https://instagram.com/siliconalleypodcast   - LinkedIn: https://linkedin.com/company/siliconalleypodcast   - YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSF39MO5e4z1SX9tYZEhNgA   Theme music is Million Voices by Brett Miller - www.brettmillerofficial.com   Sponsors   Ostrich is a personal finance app that uses the power of positive social accountability to help you define, set, & achieve your financial goals.  Sign Up for Ostrich at https://www.getostrich.com/download  Wicked Bold Chocolate is a vegan chocolate brand using just 3 ingredients in its chocolate. Delicious, natural and get 15% off using the promo code: SiliconAlley go to https://www.WickedBold.com   Silicon Alley is a Financial Glass Production
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February 26, 2021
If the Math Doesn't Work, Back Away: How to Avoid a Failed Franchise | Vince Carter
67: In If the Math Doesn't Work Back Away, Vince Carter, Host of the CFO at Home, joins host William Glass to discuss money, a failed franchise business and navigating wealth & corporate America as a Black man. We dive deep into Vince's failed franchise attempt and the red flags that Vince ignored, going against his better judgment… and the math. You’ll hear Vince share his experience navigating corporate America as a Black man and why the best investment he made was the first $100 he invested in his 401k. Vince recently interviewed William Glass on the CFO at Home. You can listen to that episode here: https://apple.co/2M9RDUM About Vince Carter: Vince Carter is a podcaster, husband, father, and 30+ year veteran of corporate America, holding a variety of positions in telecommunications technical and financial management. He’s also a self-described money-nerd, spending his spare-time consuming articles, books, and podcasts on the subject. He holds an MBA degree, a Certificate in Financial Planning from Florida State University, and has completed Ramsey Solutions Financial Coach Master Training. Vince has also served as the CFO in his own home throughout his 25+ marriage and has 2 sons, both currently in college. Vince started the CFO at Home podcast to provide help to others like him who are in charge of managing their family’s finances. CFO At Home: https://www.thecfoathome.com/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/VincentPCarter __ Visit SiliconAlleyPodcast.com - Instagram: http://bit.ly/SIliconAlleyIG - LinkedIn: http://bit.ly/SiliconAlleyLI - YouTube: http://bit.ly/SiliconAlleyYouTube Theme music is Million Voices by Brett Miller - www.brettmillerofficial.com Ostrich is a personal finance app that uses the power of positive social accountability to help you define, set, & achieve your financial goals. Sign Up for Ostrich at https://www.getostrich.com Instagram: https://instagram.com/theostrichapp LinkedIn: https://LinkedIn.com/company/theostrichapp Silicon Alley is a Financial Glass Production
01:26:53
February 19, 2021
Shifting Your Perception of Money, Believing in Your Worth as a Founder & How to Ask for Money | Aaron Froug, CEO of Grifin, Stock Where You Shop
66: In Shifting Your Perception of Money, Aaron Froug, CEO & Co-Founder of Grifin, joins host William Glass to discuss money. Together they dive into Aaron's struggles with his perception of money and how it affected him during early fundraising for Grifin. Aaron shares his own strategies for shifting your perception and relationship with money. For the first time, Aaron publically shares Grifin's manifesto and how they are changing the finance industry forever. This episode is wonderful for entrepreneurs raising capital, aspiring entrepreneurs, and anyone struggling with their own relationship with money.  About Aaron Froug: Aaron Froug is the Co-Founder and CEO of Grifin. He graduated from the University of Florida with a BSBA with a focus on Behavioral Economics. Prior to their product launch, Aaron raised $2M from angel investors for his company Grifin and placed first in multiple competitions including Startup of The Year People’s Choice Award and Draper Demo Day. Aaron has been a notable speaker for multiple nationwide conferences including Startup Week, Rethinking Innovation, 161, C3, Columbia University, and more. Grifin, the only app that buys you Stock Where You Shop, was built to help people invest safely for the first time in a new and fun way and is now available on the Apple AppStore. Grifin: https://www.grifin.com/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/AaronFroug LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/aaronfroug/ Download Grifin: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/grifin-stock-where-you-shop/id1510581498 __ Visit SiliconAlleyPodcast.com - Instagram: http://bit.ly/SIliconAlleyIG - LinkedIn: http://bit.ly/SiliconAlleyLI - YouTube: http://bit.ly/SiliconAlleyYouTube Theme music is Million Voices by Brett Miller - www.brettmillerofficial.com Ostrich is a personal finance app that uses the power of positive social accountability to help you define, set, & achieve your financial goals. Sign Up for Ostrich at https://www.getostrich.com Instagram: https://instagram.com/theostrichapp LinkedIn: https://LinkedIn.com/company/theostrichapp Silicon Alley is a Financial Glass Production
01:02:14
February 12, 2021
CAC vs CPA: What They Mean, Why They are Important & How to Use Them (Growing & Scaling a Business)
65: In CAC vs CPA, host William Glass shares what these key marketing terms mean, why they are important, and how to use them. You may already know that CAC stands for customer acquisition cost and that CPA stands for cost per acquisition, but do you understand when and how to use them? William dives deep into the context and examples so you can start measuring these key marketing metrics in your own business. William Glass's Bio: William Glass is the CEO & Co-Founder of Ostrich and host of the Silicon Alley Podcast. His mission is to improve global financial well-being. Ostrich’s mobile app addresses financial literacy deficits by creating game-like social community and accountability around money. The key is tackling the emotional side of money and creating strong money habits. William hosts the Silicon Alley Podcast providing a platform for entrepreneurs from all industries and backgrounds to tell their stories. Prior to starting Ostrich, William worked at an AI Market research company in New York City. Additionally, William led sales teams at Gartner Research where they worked with the leadership teams of tech startups from pre-revenue to $250M in revenue. In 2014, William was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship where he taught English in rural Thailand for 14 months. William is originally from Alabama, graduated from Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida, and now resides in New York City. __ Follow The Silicon Alley Podcast - Instagram: https://instagram.com/siliconalleypodcast - LinkedIn: https://linkedin.com/company/siliconalleypodcast - YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSF39MO5e4z1SX9tYZEhNgA Theme music is Million Voices by Brett Miller - www.brettmillerofficial.com Sponsors Ostrich is a personal finance app that uses the power of positive social accountability to help you define, set, & achieve your financial goals. Sign Up for Ostrich at https://www.getostrich.com Wicked Bold Chocolate is a vegan chocolate brand using just 3 ingredients in its chocolate. Delicious, natural and get 15% off using the promo code: SiliconAlley go to https://www.WickedBold.com Silicon Alley is a Financial Glass Production
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February 5, 2021
What is Silicon Alley? New York City Tech Hub
64: In What is Silicon Alley, host William Glass shares the history of New York's Famed Silicon Alley tech hub. You'll learn where the name silicon alley originated and why it became ubiquitous for New York's Tech scene. In addition, he shares why the name Silicon Alley is so important to him and the name of this podcast. William Glass's Bio: William Glass is the CEO & Co-Founder of Ostrich and host of the Silicon Alley Podcast. His mission is to improve global financial well-being. Ostrich’s mobile app addresses financial literacy deficits by creating game-like social community and accountability around money. The key is tackling the emotional side of money and creating strong money habits. William hosts the Silicon Alley Podcast providing a platform for entrepreneurs from all industries and backgrounds to tell their stories. Prior to starting Ostrich, William worked at an AI Market research company in New York City. Additionally, William led sales teams at Gartner Research where they worked with the leadership teams of tech startups from pre-revenue to $250M in revenue. In 2014, William was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship where he taught English in rural Thailand for 14 months. William is originally from Alabama, graduated from Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida, and now resides in New York City. __ Follow The Silicon Alley Podcast - Instagram: https://instagram.com/siliconalleypodcast - LinkedIn: https://linkedin.com/company/siliconalleypodcast - YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSF39MO5e4z1SX9tYZEhNgA Theme music is Million Voices by Brett Miller - www.brettmillerofficial.com Sponsors Ostrich is a personal finance app that uses the power of positive social accountability to help you define, set, & achieve your financial goals. Sign Up for Ostrich at https://www.getostrich.com Wicked Bold Chocolate is a vegan chocolate brand using just 3 ingredients in its chocolate. Delicious, natural and get 15% off using the promo code: SiliconAlley go to https://www.WickedBold.com Silicon Alley is a Financial Glass Production
05:03
January 29, 2021
Paying Off $100,000 in Debt in 3 Years While Building a Business | Evan Knox, CEO of Caffeine Marketing
63: In Paying Off $100,000 in Debt in 3 Years While Building a Business, host William Glass sits down with Evan Knox the CEO & Founder of Caffeine Marketing, & CaffeineLabs. Evan helps small businesses nail their marketing and achieve incredible growth. Evan walks us through his journey of living an affluent middle-class life in Georgia and having all of that disappear in his teenage years. As a 12-year-old, Evan sold a $22,000 pair of earrings in his grandfather's jewelry store and the seeds of entrepreneurship were planted. Not only is this episode packed with Evan's compelling story, but you'll also hear practical advice you can apply to your life and business. Prepare for a value-packed episode. Evan's Official Bio: Evan Knox is the Founder of Caffeine Marketing and CaffeineLabs. Caffeine Marketing makes profitable marketing easy for small companies. CaffeineLabs is the education arm of the Caffeine family and gives entrepreneurs the exact blueprint to run in order to grow the company they've been dreaming of. Connect with Evan on evanknox.com and caffeine.marketing Follow Evan on Instagram @evanbknox and @caffiene.marketing __ Follow The Silicon Alley Podcast - Instagram: https://instagram.com/siliconalleypodcast - LinkedIn: https://linkedin.com/company/siliconalleypodcast - YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSF39MO5e4z1SX9tYZEhNgA Theme music is Million Voices by Brett Miller - www.brettmillerofficial.com Ostrich is a personal finance app that uses the power of positive social accountability to help you define, set, & achieve your financial goals. Sign Up for Ostrich at https://www.getostrich.com Silicon Alley is a Financial Glass Production
01:07:21
January 22, 2021
How to Live the Free Life | Mike Wallz, Rapper, Artist & Entrepreneur
62: In Living the Free Life, we hear from rapper, artist, & entrepreneur Mike Wallz about how he went from D1 college football at Penn State to a rapper and entrepreneur living in Los Angeles. Mike shares his origin story and how being both an athlete and artist helped him cope with trauma and failure he faced at various points in his career. Ultimately, Mike lives by a concept that he calls Free Life and has built a company around this concept.  Mik shares his personal growth during the early days as an entrepreneur and how he focuses on being the best version of himself. You'll hear Mike's perspective on personal finances and what about financial education in society is "criminal." You are going to come away with a ton of energy, excitement, and the mindset to achieve your dreams at the end of the podcast. Follow Mike Wallz on Instagram @mikewallz, YouTube, SoundCloud __ - Instagram: https://instagram.com/siliconalleypodcast - LinkedIn: https://linkedin.com/company/siliconalleypodcast - YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSF39MO5e4z1SX9tYZEhNgA Theme music is Million Voices by Brett Miller - www.brettmillerofficial.com Ostrich is a personal finance app that uses the power of positive social accountability to help you define, set, & achieve your financial goals. Sign Up for Ostrich at https://www.getostrich.com Silicon Alley is a Financial Glass Production
01:57:57
January 15, 2021
The Side Of Startups We Don't Talk About | Jeff Wald Founder of WorkMarket, Author of The End of Jobs, & Angel Investor
61: The Side of Startups We Don't Talk About, host William Glass sits down with Jeff Wald, Founder of WorkMarket to discuss the dark side of entrepreneurship, the future of work, and much more. This conversation is jam-packed with actionable advice and stories from Jeff's own experiences building multiple successful companies. Jeff's book, The End of Jobs is now available on Amazon. Jeff has founded several technology companies, including WorkMarket (acquired by ADP) & Spinback, a social sharing platform (acquired by salesforce). Jeff began his career in finance, serving as MD at activist hedge fund Barington Capital Group, a VP at Israeli venture firm GlenRock and various roles in the M&A Group at JP Morgan. He is an active angel investor and startup advisor, as well as serving on numerous public and private Boards of Directors. Jeff holds an MBA from Harvard University and an MS & BS from Cornell University. He also formerly served as an officer in the Auxiliary Unit of the New York Police Department. Jeff is the author of The Birthday Rules and The End of Jobs: The Rise of On-Demand Workers and Agile Corporations. He is also a Producer of the Tony Award Winning Best Musical A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder, Slava’s Snowshow and the full-length feature Inez & Doug & Kira which has won best picture at various film festivals. Jeff is a regular writer in Huffington Post and Forbes and speaks widely at conferences and on television on startups and labor issues. Twitter @JeffreyWald The End of Jobs - https://amzn.to/3cTZsFi __ - Instagram: https://instagram.com/siliconalleypodcast - LinkedIn: https://linkedin.com/company/siliconalleypodcast - YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSF39MO5e4z1SX9tYZEhNgA Theme music is Million Voices by Brett Miller - www.brettmillerofficial.com Ostrich is a personal finance app that uses the power of positive social accountability to help you define, set, & achieve your financial goals. Sign Up for Ostrich at https://www.getostrich.com Silicon Alley is a Financial Glass Production
59:25
January 8, 2021
Building a Strong Remote Culture | Yotam Hadass, VP of Engineering at Electric
60: In Creating a Transformative Remote Culture, Yotam Hadass the VP of Engineering at Electric sits down with host William Glass to discuss how to build incredible remote teams. Specifically, Yotam has led remote teams across multiple countries and discusses how you can create a unified and collaborative culture. Yotam grew up in Israel where he developed a love for software at a young age which ultimately led him into computer engineering. Yotam is the VP of Engineering at Electric, a world-class IT solution that’s centralized, secure, and lightning-fast. Joining Electric in November of 2019, Yotam brought with him two decades of experience in product development, building and scaling engineering teams, as well as leading software architecture and operations. Most recently, Yotam served as Senior Director of Engineering for WorkMarket, acquired by ADP, where he led a wide variety of software operations and engineering efforts. Yotam has also served as the VP of Engineering at StructuredWeb, an industry-leading channel marketing automation platform. Connect with Yotam LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/yotamhadass/ Electric: https://www.electric.ai/ ___ Silicon Alley - Instagram, LinkedIn Theme music is Million Voices by Brett Miller Sign Up for the Ostrich Beta and follow Ostrich - Instagram, LinkedIn Silicon Alley is a Financial Glass Production - Facebook, YouTube
57:25
January 1, 2021
Sustainable Fashion: Saving the Planet One Bikini at a Time | Hannah Patten & Christina Firestone, Founders of Hülya Swim
59: In Saving the Planet One Bikini at a Time, you'll hear from Hannah Patten and Christina Firestone, Co-Founders of Hülya Swim.  Hannah and Christina discuss how they came up with the idea for the business and why environmental sustainability is at the center of their brand mission. You'll love hearing the passion these two have for what they are building and the impact their business is having on the environment. This episode is one of the top 3 most listened to episodes of 2020 and originally aired on January 17th, 2020. Links Hülya Swim - Website, Shop Now follow on Instagram, Facebook Follow Hannah on Instagram Follow Christina on Instagram ___ Silicon Alley - Instagram, LinkedIn Theme music is Million Voices by Brett Miller Sign Up for the Ostrich Beta and follow Ostrich - Instagram, LinkedIn Silicon Alley is a Financial Glass Production - Facebook, YouTube
28:44
December 25, 2020
Grappling with the Double-Edged Sword of Entrepreneurship | Cody Perry, Real Estate Agent & Investor
58: In the Double-Edged Sword of Entrepreneurship, we hear from 30 under 30 nominee and real estate agent Cody Perry about how he went from a sales job in high-end men's fashion to building his own real estate business. Cody opens up about how entrepreneurship is a double-edged sword with the best part and the worst part being one and the same. You'll get a true understanding of what it takes to make it in real estate that you won't see on Instagram or HGTV. Through this conversation, you'll gain perspective on the "mundane" activities that lead to building a successful business. Cody has some unique views on college and finances that you are absolutely going to love. This episode is one of the top 3 most listened to episodes of 2020 and originally aired on February 21st, 2020. Follow Cody Perry on Instagram @codyperry7 Silicon Alley - Instagram, LinkedIn Theme music is Million Voices by Brett Miller Sign Up for the Ostrich Beta and follow Ostrich - Instagram, LinkedIn Silicon Alley is a Financial Glass Production - Facebook, YouTube
37:42
December 18, 2020
The Human Side of Software | Stephen Collins, Founder of Double Precision Software
57. In The Human Side of Software, host William Glass sits down with Stephen Collins, the founder of Double Precision Software. Together they discuss the human side of software and how good software feels like magic. Stephen shares ways that non-technical people can learn the language of software and begin building that app without spending $10s or $100s of thousands of dollars. Lastly, Stephen explains how and why he maintains two budgets simultaneously and budgets down to the penny. About Stephen Collins: Stephen Collins is a life-long geek who's passionate about quality software.  He began programming in GW-BASIC at the age of 8 and spent the rest of his life honing his skills.  After his time in the USAF, he began his civilian career developing .NET applications for a series of Fortune 500 companies and multiple startups. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his wife and five children, and, when there's time, a bit of gaming. Email: sgcollins AT outlook.com GitHub: https://github.com/nibblesnbits GitHub: https://nibblesnbits.github.io/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/stephen-collins-jax/ __ Visit SiliconAlleyPodcast.com - Instagram: http://bit.ly/SIliconAlleyIG - LinkedIn: http://bit.ly/SiliconAlleyLI - YouTube: http://bit.ly/SiliconAlleyYouTube Theme music is Million Voices by Brett Miller - www.brettmillerofficial.com Ostrich is a personal finance app that uses the power of positive social accountability to help you define, set, & achieve your financial goals. Sign Up for Ostrich at https://www.getostrich.com Instagram: https://instagram.com/theostrichapp LinkedIn: https://LinkedIn.com/company/theostrichapp Silicon Alley is a Financial Glass Production
56:46
December 11, 2020
How to Invest in Residential Real Estate and Mastering Turnkey Real Estate Investing | Axel Meierhoefer, Founder of Ideal Wealth Grower
56: In Playing Within the Rules, host William Glass sits down with Axel Meierhoefer, the founder of Ideal Wealth Grower. Together they discuss the difference between owning a business and owning a practice. There is an important distinction that Axel learned the hard way. You'll also learn how to vet turnkey real estate providers as an out of state investor and what dependencies you should look for. Perhaps controversially, Axel shares why and how you should utilize all the government rules to your advantage as an investor. About Axel Meierhoefer: Axel Meierhoefer is a retired Air Force officer, who started his first company in 2005, focusing on consulting, employee skill development and program management. As a business owner, Axel began thinking about applying profits towards retirement. Research clearly indicated that owning real assets would be the best way and is also the path that the government supports above others. This led Axel to  develop a residential real estate investment portfolio currently worth about $1.5 Million. Now Axel teaches the many lessons he's learned to others through the Ideal Wealth Grower. Website: https://idealwealthgrower.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/idealwealthgrower/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/ideal-wealth-grower/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/IdealGrower Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/idealwealthgrower/ __ Visit SiliconAlleyPodcast.com - Instagram: http://bit.ly/SIliconAlleyIG - LinkedIn: http://bit.ly/SiliconAlleyLI - YouTube: http://bit.ly/SiliconAlleyYouTube Theme music is Million Voices by Brett Miller - www.brettmillerofficial.com Ostrich is a personal finance app that uses the power of positive social accountability to help you define, set, & achieve your financial goals. Sign Up for Ostrich at https://www.getostrich.com Instagram: https://instagram.com/theostrichapp LinkedIn: https://LinkedIn.com/company/theostrichapp Silicon Alley is a Financial Glass Production
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December 4, 2020
Never a Bad Time to Start a Company with Nick Hughes, CEO of Founders Live
55: In Never a Bad Time to Start a Company, host William Glass sits down with Nick Hughes, the founder and CEO of Founders Live. Together they discuss how to get above the fray as an early-stage entrepreneur and really hone into your mission. Plus Nick shares some of the challenges solo entrepreneurs face and how even non-technical founders can build technology companies. About Nick: Nick Hughes is an American entrepreneur with experience in e-commerce, social media, digital payments, & technology startups. He excels at interpersonal leadership, communication, business, & product development. Nick currently holds the position of CEO and Founder of the global entrepreneur platform Founders Live. In addition to creating Founders Live, Nick stays busy as an advisor to numerous startups and occasionally takes positions in sales or biz dev roles if needed. He is also cofounded Callin’it, a fun fan engagement and predictions app for sports fans. Previously he founded the mobile payment startup Seconds as well as helping start Coinme, a company built around expanding bitcoin and digital transactions into the physical realm via Bitcoin ATM’s. https://www.linkedin.com/in/jnickhughes/ https://www.facebook.com/founderslive/ https://www.founderslive.com/ __ Visit SiliconAlleyPodcast.com - Instagram: http://bit.ly/SIliconAlleyIG - LinkedIn: http://bit.ly/SiliconAlleyLI - YouTube: http://bit.ly/SiliconAlleyYouTube Theme music is Million Voices by Brett Miller - www.brettmillerofficial.com Ostrich is a personal finance app that uses the power of positive social accountability to help you define, set, & achieve your financial goals. Sign Up for Ostrich at https://www.getostrich.com Instagram: https://instagram.com/theostrichapp LinkedIn: https://LinkedIn.com/company/theostrichapp Silicon Alley is a Financial Glass Production
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November 27, 2020
Built An App... Now What?, 3 Lessons From a Startup Preparing for Launch
54: In Built An App, Now What?, host William Glass shares the priorities of a startup preparing to launch their app into public beta. Specifically, there are three priorities that have come into focus:  1. Growing The Team 2. Increasing Creative Connections 3. Branding and Aligning Your Content Strategy If you'd like to dive deeper into the content of the episode, you can find the written version of this podcast here. William Glass's Bio William Glass is the Co-Founder & CEO of Ostrich & host of the Silicon Alley Podcast. His mission is to improve financial well-being globally. Ostrich’s mobile app addresses financial literacy deficits by creating game-like social community and accountability around money - think saving & investing with friends. In addition, William hosts the Silicon Alley Podcast providing a platform for entrepreneurs from all industries and backgrounds to tell their stories. William owns rental property and was a successful tech sales rep before starting his own business. Prior to sales, William was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship where he taught English in rural Thailand for 14 months. William is originally from Alabama, graduated from Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida, and now resides in New York City. Email me at william@financialglass.com to tell me what you think of the podcast or to ask questions you'd like answered. __ Visit SiliconAlleyPodcast.com - Instagram: http://bit.ly/SIliconAlleyIG - LinkedIn: http://bit.ly/SiliconAlleyLI - YouTube: http://bit.ly/SiliconAlleyYouTube Theme music is Million Voices by Brett Miller - www.brettmillerofficial.com Ostrich is a personal finance app that uses the power of positive social accountability to help you define, set, & achieve your financial goals. Sign Up for Ostrich at https://www.getostrich.com Instagram: https://instagram.com/theostrichapp LinkedIn: https://LinkedIn.com/company/theostrichapp Silicon Alley is a Financial Glass Production
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November 20, 2020
Talking is Easy, Podcasting is Hard | Lessons Learned from the First Year of Podcasting
53: In Talking Is Easy, Podcasting is Hard, host William Glass discusses 7 lessons learned from the first year of podcasting, 3 big mistakes, and some fun podcast analytics. This episode marks a full-year since the Silicon Alley Podcast launched its first episode and has been appearing in your podcast feeds every Friday morning since.  If you'd like to dive deeper into the content of the episode, you can find the written version of this podcast here.  William Glass's Bio William Glass is the Co-Founder & CEO of Ostrich & host of the Silicon Alley Podcast. His mission is to improve financial well-being globally. Ostrich’s mobile app addresses financial literacy deficits by creating game-like social community and accountability around money - think saving & investing with friends. In addition, William hosts the Silicon Alley Podcast providing a platform for entrepreneurs from all industries and backgrounds to tell their stories. William owns rental property and was a successful tech sales rep before starting his own business. Prior to sales, William was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship where he taught English in rural Thailand for 14 months. William is originally from Alabama, graduated from Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida, and now resides in New York City. Email me at william@financialglass.com to tell me what you think of the podcast or to ask questions you'd like answered. __ Visit SiliconAlleyPodcast.com - Instagram: http://bit.ly/SIliconAlleyIG - LinkedIn: http://bit.ly/SiliconAlleyLI - YouTube: http://bit.ly/SiliconAlleyYouTube Theme music is Million Voices by Brett Miller - www.brettmillerofficial.com Ostrich is a personal finance app that uses the power of positive social accountability to help you define, set, & achieve your financial goals. Sign Up for Ostrich at https://www.getostrich.com Instagram: https://instagram.com/theostrichapp LinkedIn: https://LinkedIn.com/company/theostrichapp Silicon Alley is a Financial Glass Production
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November 13, 2020
The Fire In Your Belly, Building a Liquor Brand, & Flipping Businesses | Chander Arora Founder & CEO of Red Eye Louie's
52: In The Fire In Your Belly, host William Glass sits down with Chander Arora, the founder and CEO of Red Eye Louie's.  In today’s episode, we go deep into Chander’s entrepreneurial journey and how he went from driving a forklift in a textile factory to founding an international spirits brand. Chander is wide-open about both his successes and failures. There are some doozies from terrible losses on international shipments to nefarious hackers. Chander Arora is the Founder & CEO of Red Eye Louie’s a liquor brand with a number of unique spirits in its arsenal. Chander is an international expert in the spirits industry with 20+ years of experience. Chander started the company in 2011 by helping his daughter, Nina Arora, with her college project by creating the company's first product Vodquila (a crafted blend of Vodka and Tequila.) Chander turned his daughter's college assignment into an international spirits business. With his knowledge of chemistry, he is able to create all the formulas and recipes for each blend. Prior to starting Red Eye Louie’s, Chander came to the US from India while on business where he met the love of his life. As a self-starter and determined to make the American dream a reality he began buying and selling businesses that ranged from laundromats, convenience stores, real estate, and even truck stops. NOTE: For full transparency, it just so happens that Red Eye Louie’s recently opened up an equity crowdfunding round. I did purchase a small number of shares in Red Eye Louie’s but regardless I’ve been wanting to tell the Red Eye Louie's story for a while now. Connect with Chander Arora & Red Eye Louie's Website: https://redeyelouies.com/ Crowdfunding: https://www.startengine.com/red-eye-louies Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/vodquila/ Find a Retailer: https://www.wine-searcher.com/find/red+eye+louies __ Visit SiliconAlleyPodcast.com - Instagram: http://bit.ly/SIliconAlleyIG - LinkedIn: http://bit.ly/SiliconAlleyLI - YouTube: http://bit.ly/SiliconAlleyYouTube Theme music is Million Voices by Brett Miller - www.brettmillerofficial.com Ostrich is a personal finance app that uses the power of positive social accountability to help you define, set, & achieve your financial goals. Sign Up for Ostrich at https://www.getostrich.com Instagram: https://instagram.com/theostrichapp LinkedIn: https://LinkedIn.com/company/theostrichapp Silicon Alley is a Financial Glass Production
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November 6, 2020
A Tale of Two Valleys | Martin Babinec | Founder of TriNet (NYSE: TNET) & Author of More Good Jobs
51: A Tale of Two Valleys, host William Glass sits down with Martin Babinec, an industry titan, entrepreneur, investor, philanthropist, and Author. Martin discusses his two contrasting valleys, Silicon Valley & the Mohawk Valley in upstate New York. You’ll hear the challenges that Martin overcame at the helm of TriNet leading through the boom and bust of the dot com bubble and how he overcame a failed IPO ultimately leading the company to over $1B in annual revenue before passing the reigns. Martin shares some of the keys to his success and what is necessary to build a strong startup community. His book More Good Jobs outlines the keys to building a tribe and ultimately how to change an entire economic region. Martin Babinec founded TriNet a Silicon Valley-based company in 1988, serving as CEO for 20 years and continues as a large shareholder and board director. TriNet's cloud-based HR services now cover 17,000+ clients, generates $4+ Billion in annual revenue and is listed on the NYSE under ticker TNET.  Relocating to his hometown of Little Falls, New York, Martin founded and has active roles with UpVentures Capital, StartFast Ventures, and nonprofits Upstate Venture Connect, Entrepreneurs Across Borders, UpMobility Foundation, and the Upstate Jobs Party.  He is a past recipient of the SVBT Silicon Valley Entrepreneur of the Year Award and his book More Good Jobs was published by Lion Crest in October 2020. Martin has experienced the ups and downs of entrepreneurship overcoming tremendous obstacles and now is on a mission to change the trajectory of an entire region. Connect with Martin The Book: MoreGoodJobs.org Direct Investment in Startups: UpVentures.com Upstate Venture Connect, non-profit supporting Upstate NY startups: UVC.org Entrepreneurs Across Borders, international non-profit supporting startups in developing countries: EABorders.org Upstate Jobs, a PAC building political engagement to increase Upstate NY's talent retention: UpstateJobs.org __ Visit SiliconAlleyPodcast.com - Instagram: https://instagram.com/siliconalleypodcast - LinkedIn: https://linkedin.com/company/siliconalleypodcast - YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSF39MO5e4z1SX9tYZEhNgA Theme music is Million Voices by Brett Miller - www.brettmillerofficial.com Ostrich is a personal finance app that uses the power of positive social accountability to help you define, set, & achieve your financial goals. Sign Up for Ostrich at https://www.getostrich.com Instagram: https://instagram.com/theostrichapp LinkedIn: https://LinkedIn.com/company/theostrichapp Silicon Alley is a Financial Glass Production
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October 30, 2020
Producing Creativity and Representing Artists | Jimmy Carter, Founder of Legacy West Media
50: In Producing Creativity, host William Glass sits down with Jim Carter, the founder of Legacy West Media. Jim discusses how repetitive physical injuries forced him to change his life’s path away from athletics and embrace his natural creativity. We discuss the power of travel and developing deep connections with a diverse set of people and how those connections not only bring Jim joy but also provide opportunities in his business. After only a few months of founding his business, Jim talks about how he was forced to pivot due to COVID, move across the country twice within a year and get married to his incredible wife Caroline. Jim brings incredible energy to the conversation and is someone I truly admire. ABOUT JIM CARTER Jim Carter is the Creative Director & Producer of “City of Dreams: A Portrait of Los Angeles” an art exhibit exploring legendary artists portraying the culture of LA. Jim has worked with "A list" artists and filmmakers for over 10 years. Jim grew up on movie sets and comes from a family of academy award-winning artists. He represents 10 world-renowned artists, including his father Rick Carter, who is a 2-time academy award winner for his Art Direction of Avatar and Lincoln. Jim uses his passion for fine art, visual storytelling, world cultures, marketing, sports, and entertainment to create genuine connections between his clients and global audiences. His firm Legacy West Media specializes in artist representation and media partnerships. The mission is to tell stories through art exhibitions and media partnerships. Being 4th generation Hollywood, LWM takes great pride in representing top talent and connecting the right artist with the right audience. The company's goal is to not only bring profit to their artists but to inspire the communities that view their art. City of Dreams: A Portrait of Los Angeles: https://vimeo.com/467913670 Jim McHugh Artist Video: https://vimeo.com/460820808 Legacy West Media Website: https://legacywmedia.com/ __ Visit SiliconAlleyPodcast.com - Instagram: http://bit.ly/SIliconAlleyIG - LinkedIn: http://bit.ly/SiliconAlleyLI - YouTube: http://bit.ly/SiliconAlleyYouTube Theme music is Million Voices by Brett Miller - www.brettmillerofficial.com Ostrich is a personal finance app that uses the power of positive social accountability to help you define, set, & achieve your financial goals. Sign Up for Ostrich at https://www.getostrich.com Instagram: https://instagram.com/theostrichapp LinkedIn: https://LinkedIn.com/company/theostrichapp Silicon Alley is a Financial Glass Production
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October 23, 2020
Empowering the Gift of Giving | Kelly Keurzoneff, Founder of Givelist
49: In Empowering the Gift of Giving, host William Glass sits down with Kelly Keurzoneff, founder of Givelist. Kelly discusses the importance of social impact and how we can better support our fellow humans especially in times of need. She discusses the challenges of being a solo-founder (the loneliness) and how to continue to build your business without a co-founder. In addition, Kelly shares the founding story of Givelist and how consumers today care more about the social impact the companies they support have on the world. WATCH on YouTube: https://youtu.be/qeSikTC04b0 There were some differences between mine and Kelly's volume that we’ve adjusted as best we can in post-production. For the best experience, we recommend watching this episode on YouTube: https://youtu.be/qeSikTC04b0. About Kelly Keurzoneff Kelly Keurzoneff is the founder of Givelist® and the owner of a marketing consulting business. She grew up in Indiana, went to college in North Carolina, then spent 10 years in Los Angeles learning everything marketing and advertising. In Los Angeles, Kelly worked for media and tech companies, two of which were startups. It was her time at Hulu, though, that was most formative and inspiring, and which she credits for launching her more serious interest in entrepreneurial endeavors. Kelly is a first-time founder looking to encourage giving, foster kindness, and build social capital by creating a tool that makes gift-giving a fun and frictionless experience. Givelist® is a universal wish list, an all-purpose online gift registry, allowing users to connect & contribute to one another’s lives simply & easily. It also provides a vehicle for more direct and transparent giving of items to those in need or non-profit organizations. Great for both consumers and retailers, it has the added benefit of reducing waste and returns, which otherwise accounts for billions of dollars in unusable/unsellable goods. More at https://www.givelist.com Connect with Kelly: https://www.linkedin.com/in/givelist/ __ Visit SiliconAlleyPodcast.com - Instagram: http://bit.ly/SIliconAlleyIG - LinkedIn: http://bit.ly/SiliconAlleyLI - YouTube: http://bit.ly/SiliconAlleyYouTube Theme music is Million Voices by Brett Miller - www.brettmillerofficial.com Ostrich is a personal finance app that uses the power of positive social accountability to help you define, set, & achieve your financial goals. Sign Up for Ostrich at https://www.getostrich.com Instagram: https://instagram.com/theostrichapp LinkedIn: https://LinkedIn.com/company/theostrichapp Silicon Alley is a Financial Glass Production
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October 16, 2020
Competing When There's Nothing to Lose, How to Build an Antifragile Business | Tom Libelt, Founder of Smart Brand Marketing
48: Competing When There's Nothing to Lose, host William Glass sits down with Tom Libelt, founder of Smart Brand Marketing. Tom dives into the concept of building an antifragile business that not only survives during uncertain times but thrives. He also gets into the benefits of being lazy and spending more time thinking versus spending all of your time hustling. One example of that approach is him sitting down on the podcast today. In addition, Tom opens up about the power of niches and how finding a small group of motivated customers is one of the best ways to build a business. The notion of building an antifragile business comes from Nassim Taleb a famous writer who specialized in risk analysis.  About Tom Libelt  Tom Libelt learned from a young age how to sell and negotiate business by getting haggled by Russian vendors. His family moved from Poland to the US to escape communism, and his parents took any job they could to survive. Seeing all this as a young man motivated him to never want a job and keep moving forward as an entrepreneur, publisher, salesman, and one of the top Polish hip hop artists. Tom spends most of his time in Chiang Mai, Thailand. He runs Smart Brand Marketing and We Market Online Courses. He has helped published around 5000 Kindle books, built a successful SEO & online course marketing business, partnered with a Muay Thai champion, owned a coffee shop, a retail store, a record label, created a documentary, and released two albums with five hits on top ten Polish radio. All of it was bootstrapped and done with zero outside funding. Connect with Tom Libelt & Smart Brand Marketing Website: https://smartbrandmarketing.com/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/tomlibelt Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SBMPodcast/ __ Visit SiliconAlleyPodcast.com - Instagram: https://instagram.com/siliconalleypodcast - LinkedIn: https://linkedin.com/company/siliconalleypodcast - YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSF39MO5e4z1SX9tYZEhNgA Theme music is Million Voices by Brett Miller - www.brettmillerofficial.com Ostrich is a personal finance app that uses the power of positive social accountability to help you define, set, & achieve your financial goals. Sign Up for Ostrich at https://www.getostrich.com Instagram: https://instagram.com/theostrichapp LinkedIn: https://LinkedIn.com/company/theostrichapp Silicon Alley is a Financial Glass Production
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October 9, 2020
Solving Financial Literacy | William Glass Guest Appearance on the Bacon Bits 'n' Bytes Podcast
47: Solving Financial Literacy, host William Glass is interviewed on The Bacon Bits ’n’ Bytes Podcast by Karen Swyszcz. Together they discuss why financial well-being and financial literacy are so important as well as the vision for Ostrich.  On that note, Ostrich is approaching a public beta release and will of course give early access to Silicon Alley listeners who want to be the first to join the Flock! Be on the listen for further updates in the coming weeks about how to get that VIP early access. The Bacon Bits ‘n’ Bytes Podcast is a business and technology podcast. Karen Swyszcz is the co-founder of Kaibigan Connection - an organization that is dedicated to connecting Filipinx entrepreneurs and professionals. __ Visit SiliconAlleyPodcast.com - Instagram: https://instagram.com/siliconalleypodcast - LinkedIn: https://linkedin.com/company/siliconalleypodcast - YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSF39MO5e4z1SX9tYZEhNgA Theme music is Million Voices by Brett Miller - www.brettmillerofficial.com Ostrich is a personal finance app that uses the power of positive social accountability to help you define, set, & achieve your financial goals. Sign Up for Ostrich at https://www.getostrich.com Instagram: https://instagram.com/theostrichapp LinkedIn: https://LinkedIn.com/company/theostrichapp Silicon Alley is a Financial Glass Production
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October 2, 2020
The Art of Productive Screen Time | Laura Page-Hamelin & Graeme McKay, Co-Founders of Artebula
46: The Art of Productive Screen Time, host William Glass sits down with Laura Page-Hamelin & Graeme McKay, co-founders of Artebula. Together they discuss the power of creativity and how promoting creative children lead to future innovators. From there we explore the challenges facing parents and children with the current content platforms and how Artebula is focused on promoting productive screen time by combining technology, art, and science. You’ll also learn the challenges and benefits of going from solopreneur to teampreneur and how to effectively work as a team across multiple continents. Laura Page-Hamelin is a passionate businesswoman and entrepreneur. Laura worked in the corporate world as a marketer but felt most comfortable being an entrepreneur. When her fourth child was born with a rare auto-immune disorder she decided to stay home permanently and to fund this choice she used her digital marketing talents to found a successful, boutique digital marketing agency, Social Jibber Jabber. In 2018, Laura identified a pain point in the children’s art and education market and with a five thousand dollar government grant began the foundations for what would later become Artebula Inc. Graeme McKay is the technology lead at Artebula and brings significant experience in both healthcare informatics and finance product design and development. Graeme has worked with innovative start-up companies including eFilm and Radimetrics, as well as industry leaders Bayer Healthcare and JP Morgan Chase. Graeme holds a Bachelor's degree in Applied Computing from the University of Strathclyde as well as being a certified Scrum Product Owner. Website: https://www.artebula.com LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/artebula-inc/ __ Visit SiliconAlleyPodcast.com - Instagram: https://instagram.com/siliconalleypodcast - LinkedIn: https://linkedin.com/company/siliconalleypodcast - YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSF39MO5e4z1SX9tYZEhNgA Theme music is Million Voices by Brett Miller - www.brettmillerofficial.com Ostrich is a personal finance app that uses the power of positive social accountability to help you define, set, & achieve your financial goals. Sign Up for Ostrich at https://www.getostrich.com Instagram: https://instagram.com/theostrichapp LinkedIn: https://LinkedIn.com/company/theostrichapp Silicon Alley is a Financial Glass Production
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September 25, 2020
Developing the Perfect Product: How to Build a Minimum Viable Product (MVP) | Ned Lomigora, Founder of Cape Ann Tech
45: Developing the Perfect Product: How to Build a Minimum Viable Product (MVP), host William Glass sits down with Ned Lomigora, Serial Tech Entrepreneur & Founder of Cape Ann Tech to discuss the illustrious MVP. In today’s episode, Ned walks us through how to develop a Minimum Viable Product (MVP), the common pitfalls, and why it is so crucial when developing a new product. We spend the last 20 minutes really diving deep into personal finance and some of the challenges with income inequality that face both individuals and the American Democracy. Ned Lomigora is a serial entrepreneur who discovered his love for startups while developing Auto ID RFID technology at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. His work there had a direct correlation with the creation of RFID technology that was later adopted by Electronic Product Code as a global standard. After a stint at several software companies, in increasing levels of responsibility, Ned co-founded his first startup in the computational biotech space with generous funding from the company he was working for at the time. After a successful exit, Ned took on a co-founder and CEO role of another startup in the publishing industry. After a successful exit out of that venture, Ned was asked to run a company in the biotech equipment space. After several years in that role, Ned felt a strong pull back to his software roots, and so he started his current company, Cape Ann Tech. The impetus that started Cape Ann Tech was Ned’s frustration with the overly transactional nature of outsourced software development services business. Cape Ann Tech provides exceptional quality software, with a mission to develop long term partnerships with all its clients. Cape Ann Tech clients range from Fortune 500 companies to startups. Website: https://www.capeanndevelopment.com/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nedzadlomigora/ __ Visit SiliconAlleyPodcast.com - Instagram: https://instagram.com/siliconalleypodcast - LinkedIn: https://linkedin.com/company/siliconalleypodcast - YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSF39MO5e4z1SX9tYZEhNgA Theme music is Million Voices by Brett Miller - www.brettmillerofficial.com Ostrich is a personal finance app that uses the power of positive social accountability to help you define, set, & achieve your financial goals. Sign Up for Ostrich at https://www.getostrich.com Instagram: https://instagram.com/theostrichapp LinkedIn: https://LinkedIn.com/company/theostrichapp Silicon Alley is a Financial Glass Production
01:20:59
September 18, 2020
Exploring Your Inner Voice and Discovering Equanimity | Tej Singh, Host of The Growth Lab Podcast
44: Exploring Your Inner Voice, host William Glass sits down with Tej Singh a Sr. Sales Executive and Podcaster to discuss how to find your purpose through what Tej refers to as equanimity and walking us through his process of self-discovery. You’ll learn how expectations can be our own worst enemy and how to deal with that feeling that you are not aligned with your purpose. Tej shares a number of insights he discovered on his self-discovery journey including uncovering our 5 different bodies, the realization that across the world people are searching for the same answers to happiness, and the impact of interacting with the world through conscious awareness. About Tej Singh Sr. Account Executive at Gartner a Global Technology Consulting Firm where he has achieved various accolades and recognitions for his sales performance. His personal growth and self-discovery journey really started when he was at the pinnacle of his career. Tej had achieved his dream of penetrating the fabled tech scene in Silicon Valley and Yet he felt there was still something missing. That feeling led him on an 8-month spiritual journey to discover his inner purpose. He’s since been part of many masterminds, workshops, traveled to over 25+ countries, and stayed in different spiritual centers around the world. Tej now works towards living an integrated life and has a Podcast called the Growth Lab Podcast where teaches his audience to do the same. Follow Growth Lab Podcast on Instagram & LinkedIn: @growthlabpodcast Follow Tej Singh on Instagram: @tejsinghs and on LinkedIn: @tejsingh  __ Visit SiliconAlleyPodcast.com - Instagram: https://instagram.com/siliconalleypodcast - LinkedIn: https://linkedin.com/company/siliconalleypodcast - YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSF39MO5e4z1SX9tYZEhNgA Theme music is Million Voices by Brett Miller - www.brettmillerofficial.com Ostrich is a personal finance app that uses the power of positive social accountability to help you define, set, & achieve your financial goals. Sign Up for Ostrich at https://www.getostrich.com Instagram: https://instagram.com/theostrichapp LinkedIn: https://LinkedIn.com/company/theostrichapp Silicon Alley is a Financial Glass Production
59:53
September 11, 2020
Making Money a Family Topic | Mike Fraietta, Founder of KidFolio
43: Mike Fraietta - Making Money a Family Topic, host William Glass sits down with the Founder & CEO of KidFolio. KidFolio is an app that helps friends and family send money to kids safely and easily all while creating meaningful ways to bond, learn & build for the future. The idea for KidFolio came out of Mike’s own experiences buying stocks for his niece over the years and then his own desire as a father to help set his son up for success. Before founding KidFolio, Mike has been professionally in the social media and social business game since 2009 serving as a Chief Listener and Community Manager at two successful software companies, as Enterprise Community Manager for one of the world's largest media companies and as Social Business Strategist implementing over 40 online communities. His experiences living in five countries on four continents and working over 50 types of unique jobs has enabled Mike to adapt and change ahead of society. Mike's continual goal is to help humanity build off of and shed the industrial age by leading the way. In today’s episode we discuss the importance of setting children up for success financially and strategies to provide kids with a strong money foundation. Mike also discusses how bartending all over the world and at his family’s local bar in Philadelphia set him up with the skills and understanding of people to build a career in online community building. Mike mentions a resource for children's books about money https://www.consumerfinance.gov/consumer-tools/money-as-you-grow/bookshelf/ LInkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/fraietta  Twitter: https://twitter.com/mikefraietta KidFolio - https://www.kidfolio.app/ __ Visit SiliconAlleyPodcast.com - Instagram: https://instagram.com/siliconalleypodcast - LinkedIn: https://linkedin.com/company/siliconalleypodcast - YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSF39MO5e4z1SX9tYZEhNgA Theme music is Million Voices by Brett Miller - www.brettmillerofficial.com Ostrich is a personal finance app that uses the power of positive social accountability to help you define, set, & achieve your financial goals. Sign Up for Ostrich at https://www.getostrich.com Instagram: https://instagram.com/theostrichapp LinkedIn: https://LinkedIn.com/company/theostrichapp Silicon Alley is a Financial Glass Production
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September 4, 2020
Just Let Them Play, Coaching Elite Teams, and Defining Expectations | Jay Hammond
42: Jay Hammond - Just Let Them Play, Coaching Elite Teams, and Defining Expectations, host William Glass sits down with Jay Hammond a championship-winning soccer coach. We zoom in to the similarities between sports and business. You’ll hear Jay discuss how he approaches building championship-winning teams from utilizing personal goal setting with his players to his approach to understanding his team’s strengths and weaknesses. Jay has a humble leadership approach that every leader can learn from.  Jay and William have known each other since they were 3 years old both going to school and playing sports together. William has always admired Jay for his mental toughness, insightfulness, and his incredible attitude. You’ll hear Jay open up about some of the early physical challenges he faced as a kid. Note this episode uses some terms that are specific to youth soccer in the United States such as ODP which stands for Olympic Development Program and a few references unique to Birmingham, Alabama. More About Jay Hammond Jay Hammond is a director of coaching at Birmingham United Soccer Association. Jay played both college football and soccer. He graduated from the University of Alabama at Birmingham with a degree in Business Administration. Jay coaches a number of competitive boys and girls soccer teams ranging from under 11 up to under 19s. As a state championship-winning coach, Jay focuses on coaching his players to be the best versions of themselves both on and off the field. Instagram: www.instagram.com/coach_jayt LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jay-hammond-906827110/ __ Visit SiliconAlleyPodcast.com - Instagram: https://instagram.com/siliconalleypodcast - LinkedIn: https://linkedin.com/company/siliconalleypodcast - YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSF39MO5e4z1SX9tYZEhNgA Theme music is Million Voices by Brett Miller - www.brettmillerofficial.com Ostrich is a personal finance app that uses the power of positive social accountability to help you define, set, & achieve your financial goals. Sign Up for Ostrich at https://www.getostrich.com Instagram: https://instagram.com/theostrichapp LinkedIn: https://LinkedIn.com/company/theostrichapp Silicon Alley is a Financial Glass Production
01:09:33
August 28, 2020
The Mission Isn't Money, It's Impact | Deric Cahill, Co-Founder of WickedBold Chocolate
41: Deric Cahill - The Mission Isn't Money, It's Impact and How to Build a Chocolate Empire, host William Glass sits down with serial entrepreneur, sales professional, and podcaster, Deric Cahill. Deric shares his experience building multiple different businesses from car detailing to handcrafted chocolate. You'll hear how Deric overcame a poverty-stricken childhood and parents with substance abuse to ultimately find his purpose. A couple of quotes that stand out from the episode include: "Center everything in your life with what you believe in." "You can't afford not to be happy." "The mission isn't money, it's impact." Deric Cahill is a husband, father, career sales professional & serial entrepreneur. He currently serves as Vice President of Sales at a global technology firm, co-hosts a personal development podcast, and is the co-founder of Wicked BOLD Chocolate. Deric has a strong passion for helping people realize their potential and he strongly believes that action is the key to everything. Connect with Deric: Instagram Wicked BOLD Chocolate Purpenthicity __ Visit SiliconAlleyPodcast.com - Instagram: https://instagram.com/siliconalleypodcast - LinkedIn: https://linkedin.com/company/siliconalleypodcast - YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSF39MO5e4z1SX9tYZEhNgA Theme music is Million Voices by Brett Miller - www.brettmillerofficial.com Ostrich is a personal finance app that uses the power of positive social accountability to help you define, set, & achieve your financial goals. Sign Up for Ostrich at https://www.getostrich.com Instagram: https://instagram.com/theostrichapp LinkedIn: https://LinkedIn.com/company/theostrichapp Silicon Alley is a Financial Glass Production
01:01:46
August 21, 2020
Being a Human is Hard, Work-Life Balance Is Nonsensical, & Why Entrepreneurship Is Foundational to Society | Brad Feld, Foundry Group & Techstars
40. Brad Feld - Being a Human is Hard, Work-Life Balance Is Nonsensical, & Why Entrepreneurship Is Foundational to Society, host William Glass sits down with renowned Venture capitalist Brad Feld. Brad shares his insights across a number of areas including leadership during a pandemic, advocating for social justice, and accessing mental health care when you have limited resources. "Being a human is hard."  - Brad Feld "You know... I think I'm done striving." - Brad Feld Brad Feld (@bfeld) is the author of two new books: The Startup Community Way and the second edition of Startup Communities. He has been an early-stage investor and entrepreneur since 1987. Prior to co-founding Foundry Group, he co-founded Mobius Venture Capital and, prior to that, founded Intensity Ventures. Brad is also a co-founder of Techstars the global startup accelerator community. Brad is a writer and speaker on the topics of venture capital investing and entrepreneurship. He’s written a number of books as part of the Startup Revolution series and writes the blogs Feld Thoughts and Venture Deals. Brad holds a bachelor of science and master of science degrees in management science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Brad is also an art collector and long-distance runner. He has completed 25 marathons as part of his mission to finish a marathon in each of the 50 states. Brad answers audience questions - LINK COMING SOON ___ Visit SiliconAlleyPodcast.com - Instagram: https://instagram.com/siliconalleypodcast - LinkedIn: https://linkedin.com/company/siliconalleypodcast - YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSF39MO5e4z1SX9tYZEhNgA Theme music is Million Voices by Brett Miller - www.brettmillerofficial.com Ostrich is a personal finance app that uses the power of positive social accountability to help you define, set, & achieve your financial goals. Sign Up for Ostrich at https://www.getostrich.com Instagram: https://instagram.com/theostrichapp LinkedIn: https://LinkedIn.com/company/theostrichapp Silicon Alley is a Financial Glass Production
59:31
August 14, 2020
Why Is My Brain Thinking This Way | Randall Ledet Jr.
39: Why Is My Brain Thinking This Way, host William Glass sits down with Randall Ledet Jr., a technology sales executive at Gartner. Following the death of George Floyd and truly seeing the reality of Black Americans in our society, host William Glass posted on Social Media that he would use this platform to be an advocate for People of Color. Randall and Will coordinated this episode to tell his story as a Black man building a successful career in corporate America.  Randall Ledet Jr. is a sales executive for Gartner where he works with leading technology providers grow and scale their businesses. Randall has achieved winner’s circle, Gartner's top sales award every year since joining the company at the start of 2017. Before Gartner, Randall spent time in the supply chain organizations of UPS & DHL. Randall boasts a bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain & Logistics from the University of Houston. Now living Atlanta Randall’s focus is on continuing to build success in his career, relationships, and life. We discuss his experience, what drives him, and how Randall has overcome depressive episodes. I remember when Randall first joined Gartner and am happy to be able to share his insights and what has helped him be successful in his sales career. Connect with Randall: LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/randallledetjr/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/randall_ledetjr __ Visit SiliconAlleyPodcast.com - Instagram: https://instagram.com/siliconalleypodcast - LinkedIn: https://linkedin.com/company/siliconalleypodcast - YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSF39MO5e4z1SX9tYZEhNgA Theme music is Million Voices by Brett Miller - www.brettmillerofficial.com Ostrich is a personal finance app that uses the power of positive social accountability to help you define, set, & achieve your financial goals. Sign Up for Ostrich at https://www.getostrich.com Instagram: https://instagram.com/theostrichapp LinkedIn: https://LinkedIn.com/company/theostrichapp Silicon Alley is a Financial Glass Production
01:13:03
August 7, 2020
Don't Just Focus on the Money | Karen Swyszcz, Founder of Kaibigan Connection
38. Don't Just Focus on the Money, host William Glass sits down with Karen Swyszcz, a best selling author, entrepreneur, and teacher. Karen talks about how she didn't grow up with the entrepreneurial bug and her career has been more of a rock-climbing wall than a clear path.  Karen Swyszcz is the co-founder of Kaibigan Connection - an organization that is dedicated to connecting Filipinx entrepreneurs and professionals. In 2019 she co-authored the Best-Selling Book in the Women’s Health category on Amazon - Fitness To Freedom and launched a business and technology podcast - The Bacon Bits ‘n’ Bytes Podcast. Definitely check out the podcast and you’ll hear a familiar voice in an upcoming episode as I had the pleasure of being a guest on The Bacon Bits ’n’ Bytes podcast. Karen co-authored a book called Lighting The North, that looks at feminism and diversity in Canada set to publish Fall 2020. Karen Swyszcz graduated from the University of Waterloo with a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry. She started Makinthebacon as a hobby blog back in 2012, as a way to escape her monotonous day job. Over the years, it has evolved into a platform, initially providing content on personal finance, to now entrepreneurs. Makinthebacon Twitter: @makinthebacon1 LinkedIn:  @makinthebacon1 IG: @makinthebacon1 Kaibigan Connection (for-profit social enterprise) IG: @kaibiganconnection _ Visit SiliconAlleyPodcast.com - Instagram: https://instagram.com/siliconalleypodcast - LinkedIn: https://linkedin.com/company/siliconalleypodcast - YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSF39MO5e4z1SX9tYZEhNgA Theme music is Million Voices by Brett Miller - www.brettmillerofficial.com Ostrich is a personal finance app that uses the power of positive social accountability to help you define, set, & achieve your financial goals. Sign Up for Ostrich at https://www.getostrich.com Instagram: https://instagram.com/theostrichapp LinkedIn: https://LinkedIn.com/company/theostrichapp Silicon Alley is a Financial Glass Production
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July 31, 2020
Seven Lessons From The First Year In Business | William Glass, Co-Founder of Ostrich
#37 In this episode, Seven Lessons From The First Year In Business, host William Glass shares 7 key lessons he's learned through the first year of building Ostrich. Glass provides concrete examples of what has worked well for him and what has not. You’ll hear from past guests that embody the lessons learned from Andrew Holliday and William Glass's first-year starting up Ostrich. The 7 lessons are: Expect the unexpected - Steve Hoffman, Founder of Founders Space, Investor & Entrepreneur - Episode #26 Build a team with the right partners - Yotam Hadass, VP of Engineering at Electric.ai - Ep #22 Have cash reserves - Steve Hoffman, Founder of Founders Space, Investor & Entrepreneur - Ep #26 Build conviction Develop a strong routine and accountability system* - Jeff Wald, Founder of WorkMarket - Ep #31 Explain what you are doing and then explain some more - Sophia Sunwoo, Founder of Ascent Strategy - Ep #32 Get lots of constant feedback - Ben Sampson, Founder of WeHero - Ep #33 * To learn more about the accountability tracker you can listen to Ep #8 or read the post. To download the tracker go here. Visit SiliconAlleyPodcast.com - Instagram: https://instagram.com/siliconalleypodcast - LinkedIn: https://linkedin.com/company/siliconalleypodcast - YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSF39MO5e4z1SX9tYZEhNgA Theme music is Million Voices by Brett Miller - www.brettmillerofficial.com Ostrich is a personal finance app that uses the power of positive social accountability to help you define, set, & achieve your financial goals. Sign Up for Ostrich at https://www.getostrich.com Instagram: https://instagram.com/theostrichapp LinkedIn: https://LinkedIn.com/company/theostrichapp Silicon Alley is a Financial Glass Production
44:45
July 24, 2020
How to Build a Brand on Social Media | Scott Aaron, Best Selling Author, Coach, & Speaker
36: How to Build a Brand on Social Media, host William Glass sits down with Scott Aaron, a best selling author, business coach, and speaker. Together they discuss the keys to building a strong personal and business brand on LinkedIn through human-centric approaches. Scott opens up about his struggles building multiple 6 figure businesses and how he was thrust into entrepreneurship at the age of 18 when his father was sent to prison for insurance fraud. You'll come away with a number of tactical and strategic advice you can implement in your business today.  Scott Aaron is an internationally acclaimed online-marketer, best-selling author, podcaster, and speaker. Scott specializes in converting traffic, creating residual income using LinkedIn, and building personal brands. Fully immersing himself in learning LinkedIn and social media strategies, Scott quickly gained traction as a leader in generating big results for other entrepreneurs, online business owners, and business coaches. Scott is passionate about helping fellow entrepreneurs achieve success while building their own network organically and without complicated and costly marketing tactics. People-focused and result-driven, Scotts strategic approach to teaching others how to create wealth online is a game-changer when it comes to competing in a saturated digital world. Scott's show: www.scottaaron.net Fb: https://www.facebook.com/scott.aaron.33 LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/scottaaroncoach/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/scottaaronlinkedin/ _ Visit SiliconAlleyPodcast.com - Instagram: https://instagram.com/siliconalleypodcast - LinkedIn: https://linkedin.com/company/siliconalleypodcast - YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSF39MO5e4z1SX9tYZEhNgA Theme music is Million Voices by Brett Miller - www.brettmillerofficial.com Ostrich is a personal finance app that uses the power of positive social accountability to help you define, set, & achieve your financial goals. Sign Up for Ostrich at https://www.getostrich.com Instagram: https://instagram.com/theostrichapp LinkedIn: https://LinkedIn.com/company/theostrichapp Silicon Alley is a Financial Glass Production
55:07
July 17, 2020
Finding Your Purpose and Live an Authentic Life | Austin Walker, Founder of RAW Coaching
35. Finding Your Purpose and Living an Authentic Life, host William Glass sits down with Austin Walker, co-host of Purpenthicity, a certified life coach, and technology sales executive. We dive not only into Austin’s backstory and where his focus on living a purpose-driven life comes from but discuss his experience as a Black man navigating corporate America and growing up in a predominately white neighborhood. Austin and I discuss where the blend of personal finance, education, and opportunity coincide to incite change. By day Austin is a sales leader for Avanade, the world’s leading Microsoft service implementation partner, where he liaises with Fortune 500 businesses. He's the son of a Super Bowl Champion and a proud alum of the University of Maryland where he played collegiate football. Austin has a passion for supporting people to be the best versions of themselves and has a strong affinity for purpose-driven people. Living a purpose-driven life is tied closely towards his hyper intentional pursuit of personal growth & learning. He's enrolled in Accomplishment Coaching, a program that trains ontological coaching methodology. In addition, Austin co-hosts a podcast called Purpenthicity. IG: @Purpenthicity @Austin.Walker.29 _ Become a supporter: https://www.patreon.com/wpg3 - Instagram: https://instagram.com/siliconalleypodcast - LinkedIn: https://linkedin.com/company/siliconalleypodcast - YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSF39MO5e4z1SX9tYZEhNgA Theme music is Million Voices by Brett Miller - www.brettmillerofficial.com Ostrich is a personal finance app that uses the power of positive social accountability to help you define, set, & achieve your financial goals. Sign Up for Ostrich at https://www.getostrich.com Instagram: https://instagram.com/theostrichapp LinkedIn: https://LinkedIn.com/company/theostrichapp Silicon Alley is a Financial Glass Production
01:11:05
July 10, 2020
Over Quota Guest Appearance: How To Go From No Industry Experience To Sales Management In Under 2 Years
34: Now on today’s episode, How to go from no industry experience to sales management in under 2 years, I sit down with Jay Webb on his podcast Over Quota. If you remember Jay was on episode #29 Flipping the Script: Sell Your Way Out of Anything. Jay probes deep into my backstory and we talk about all things sales. Jay Webb is the Founder of the j. David Group,  which helps rapidly growing software companies hire sales leaders and salespeople.  He’s also the host of “Over Quota”, which is a podcast that features his exclusive interviews with CEO's, Sales Leaders, and top Enterprise Software Salespeople about the keys to their success and what, in their opinions, separates the best salespeople from everybody else. Connect with Jay on Website: thejdavidgroup.com LinkedIn: https://linkedin.com/in/jaydwebb Subscribe to Over Quota: https://overquota.libsyn.com/ _ Become a supporter: https://www.patreon.com/wpg3 - Instagram: https://instagram.com/siliconalleypodcast - LinkedIn: https://linkedin.com/company/siliconalleypodcast - YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSF39MO5e4z1SX9tYZEhNgA Theme music is Million Voices by Brett Miller - www.brettmillerofficial.com Ostrich is a personal finance app that uses the power of positive social accountability to help you define, set, & achieve your financial goals. Sign Up for Ostrich at https://www.getostrich.com Instagram: https://instagram.com/theostrichapp LinkedIn: https://LinkedIn.com/company/theostrichapp Silicon Alley is a Financial Glass Production
56:28
July 3, 2020
Where People Fall Short and Building a Socially Focused Business | Ben Sampson Founder of WeHero
33: Where People Fall Short, host William Glass sits down with Ben Sampson, Founder of WeHero. Ben shares 7 tips for finding product-market fit and how he’s applied them across his own businesses. In addition, we dive deep into Ben's current endeavor WeHero, the early mistakes - teaser it involves an illegal very addictive narcotic - and how the team overcame that pitfall as well as adapted their business model in the age of Coronavirus. Engaging and actionable, you are going to truly enjoy today's episode with Ben Sampson. Ben Sampson's Bio Ben Sampson founded his first company in high school, selling organic athletic apparel throughout California. Soon after Ben founded his second company, Soul id, focused on developing social media solutions for athletes and was ranked as one of the fastest-growing brands in the sports industry by NBC. Ben was selected as a member of the Thiel Summit as one of the top entrepreneurs under the age of 20. With Soul id Ben went on to win the North State Future Four Business Competition and was a recipient of the Rawlins award, CSU Chico Entrepreneurship Leader award, and was awarded the Entrepreneur of the Year by Innovate North State. In 2019, Ben started, WeHero. WeHero gives companies the solutions to accomplish their social mission through powerful giving and volunteer programs to create a better culture, a better brand, and a greater social impact. WeHero's mission is to empower 10 million people with the tools to give easily and impactfully. Browser Extension: https://www.wehero.co/browser-extension/ Website: https://www.wehero.co LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/bensampsonofficial/ ____ Become a supporter: https://www.patreon.com/wpg3 - Instagram: https://instagram.com/siliconalleypodcast - LinkedIn: https://linkedin.com/company/siliconalleypodcast - YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSF39MO5e4z1SX9tYZEhNgA Theme music is Million Voices by Brett Miller - www.brettmillerofficial.com Ostrich is a personal finance app that uses the power of positive social accountability to help you define, set, & achieve your financial goals. Sign Up for Ostrich at https://www.getostrich.com Silicon Alley is a Financial Glass Production
56:17
June 26, 2020
Beyond Profit: Ethics in Business | Sophia Sunwoo, Serial Entrepreneur
32: Beyond Profit: Ethics in Business, host William Glass sits down with Sophia Sunwoo, Founder of Ascent Strategy to discuss the biggest pitfalls she sees entrepreneurs make and how to get out of the extreme bootstrap mindset. Sophia highlights some of the key differences between leading a for-profit and a non-profit business and how if you can raise money in the non-profit world you can sell just about anything. In addition, Sophia and I discuss ways to empower female entrepreneurs and other marginalized groups including people of color. Sophia Sunwoo's Bio Sophia Sunwoo is the founder of Ascent Strategy, where she helps female founders ranging from artisans to health coaches get their companies off the ground. Sophia is a 3x startup founder — she sold her first company when she was 22, helping scale the brand to 250 retailers worldwide and attract celebrity clientele before her exit. Sophia’s second business helped bring clean water to over 76,000 people in India and Cameroon has been recognized by Forbes, African Business Review, and ELLE Magazine. Sophia is a Forbes 30 Under 30 honoree, a Fred Alger Finance Award winner, named one of the world’s 100 most inspiring women by Salt Magazine and Diageo, and is a Forbes 30U30 All-Star Alumni. www.ascent-strategy.com https://www.instagram.com/ascentwithsophia/ www.sophiasunwoo.com ____ Become a supporter: https://www.patreon.com/wpg3 - Instagram: https://instagram.com/siliconalleypodcast - LinkedIn: https://linkedin.com/company/siliconalleypodcast - YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSF39MO5e4z1SX9tYZEhNgA Theme music is Million Voices by Brett Miller - www.brettmillerofficial.com Ostrich is a personal finance app that uses the power of positive social accountability to help you define, set, & achieve your financial goals. Sign Up for Ostrich at https://www.getostrich.com Silicon Alley is a Financial Glass Production
50:43
June 19, 2020
The Side Of Startups We Don't Talk About | Jeff Wald Founder of WorkMarket, Author of The End of Jobs, & Angel Investor
31: The Side of Startups We Don't Talk About, host William Glass sits down with Jeff Wald, Founder of WorkMarket to discuss the dark side of entrepreneurship, the future of work, and much more. This conversation is jam-packed with actionable advice and stories from Jeff's own experiences building multiple successful companies. Jeff's book, The End of Jobs is now available on Amazon.  Jeff has founded several technology companies, including WorkMarket (acquired by ADP) & Spinback, a social sharing platform (acquired by salesforce). Jeff began his career in finance, serving as MD at activist hedge fund Barington Capital Group, a VP at Israeli venture firm GlenRock and various roles in the M&A Group at JP Morgan. He is an active angel investor and startup advisor, as well as serving on numerous public and private Boards of Directors. Jeff holds an MBA from Harvard University and an MS & BS from Cornell University. He also formerly served as an officer in the Auxiliary Unit of the New York Police Department. Jeff is the author of The Birthday Rules and The End of Jobs: The Rise of On-Demand Workers and Agile Corporations. He is also a Producer of the Tony Award Winning Best Musical A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder, Slava’s Snowshow and the full-length feature Inez & Doug & Kira which has won best picture at various film festivals. Jeff is a regular writer in Huffington Post and Forbes and speaks widely at conferences and on television on startups and labor issues. Twitter @JeffreyWald The End of Jobs - https://amzn.to/3cTZsFi Become a supporter: https://www.patreon.com/wpg3 - Instagram: https://instagram.com/siliconalleypodcast - LinkedIn: https://linkedin.com/company/siliconalleypodcast - YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSF39MO5e4z1SX9tYZEhNgA Theme music is Million Voices by Brett Miller - www.brettmillerofficial.com Ostrich is a personal finance app that uses the power of positive social accountability to help you define, set, & achieve your financial goals. Sign Up for Ostrich at https://www.getostrich.com Silicon Alley is a Financial Glass Production
59:25
June 12, 2020
Driven To Succeed | Judah Longgrear, CEO & Co-Founder of Nickelytics
30: Driven to Succeed William Glass sits down with Judah Longgrear, Co-Founder & CEO of Nickelytics who is an entrepreneur through and through. From buying a coffee shop for $5,000 at the age of 19 to starting Nickelytics which just finished the TechStars mobility program in Turin Italy. We go deep into building a tech company, raising money, pivoting, and having to deal with the backlash. Before becoming the сo-founder of Nickelytics, Judah was the founder and CEO of The Nickel Ride. The Nickel Ride was Eco-Friendly on-demand rideshare paid for by advertisers. This business grew to 5 cities, 60 advertisers, and provided over 100K free rides to South West Florida. Previous to his most recent entrepreneurial endeavors, Judah enjoyed significant success in the corporate world while setting strategy, leading diverse, cross-functional teams, creative problem-solving, and building partnerships as a business development executive at companies like Salesforce, Netapp and Gartner.  https://www.nickelytics.com https://www.facebook.com/Nickelytics/ https://www.instagram.com/nickelytics/ _ Become a supporter: https://www.patreon.com/wpg3 - Instagram: https://instagram.com/siliconalleypodcast - LinkedIn: https://linkedin.com/company/siliconalleypodcast - YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSF39MO5e4z1SX9tYZEhNgA Theme music is Million Voices by Brett Miller - www.brettmillerofficial.com Ostrich is a personal finance app that uses the power of positive social accountability to help you define, set, & achieve your financial goals. Sign Up for Ostrich at https://www.getostrich.com Instagram: https://instagram.com/theostrichapp LinkedIn: https://LinkedIn.com/company/theostrichapp Silicon Alley is a Financial Glass Production
01:00:42
June 5, 2020
Flipping The Script: Sell Your Way Out Of Anything | Jay Webb, Founder of J. David Group & Host of The Over Quota Podcast
29: Flipping The Script: Sell Your Way Out Of Anything, host William Glass sits down with Jay Webb, Founder of the j. David Group & Host of The Over Quota Podcast. An enthralling conversation we go deep into understanding what drives Jay, going all in, and Jay's LAID philosophy of taking action.  Jay Webb is the Founder of the j. David Group,  which helps rapidly growing software companies hire sales leaders and salespeople.  He’s also the host of “Over Quota”, which is a podcast that features his exclusive interviews with CEO's, Sales Leaders, and top Enterprise Software Salespeople about the keys to their success and what, in their opinions, separates the best salespeople from everybody else. Connect with Jay on  Website: thejdavidgroup.com LinkedIn: https://linkedin.com/in/jaydwebb Subscribe to the Over Quota Podcast: https://overquota.libsyn.com/ _ Become a supporter: https://www.patreon.com/wpg3 - Instagram: https://instagram.com/siliconalleypodcast - LinkedIn: https://linkedin.com/company/siliconalleypodcast - YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSF39MO5e4z1SX9tYZEhNgA Theme music is Million Voices by Brett Miller - www.brettmillerofficial.com Ostrich is a personal finance app that uses the power of positive social accountability to help you define, set, & achieve your financial goals. Sign Up for Ostrich at https://www.getostrich.com Instagram: https://instagram.com/theostrichapp LinkedIn: https://LinkedIn.com/company/theostrichapp Silicon Alley is a Financial Glass Production
01:06:17
May 29, 2020
Difficult Conversations With Difficult People | Ralph Peterson, Management Development Coach, Entrepreneur, & Best Selling Author
28: Difficult Conversations With Difficult People, host William Glass sits down with Ralph Peterson, management development coach, entrepreneur, and best selling author to discuss what makes a great manager. A dynamic conversation that breaks down the myths of management from micromanaging to picking your battles. Ralph Peterson is the owner and operator of a management development company that helps mission driven organizations dramatically increase profitability, improve efficiency & grow their companies by building Five-Star leadership teams. He is also a #1 Best-Selling Author, professional keynote speaker, a highly sought-after management development coach and master examiner with the American Health Care Association. Ralph has more than 20 years in senior management, organizational development and human resources in the long-term care industry. He has consulted to a wide variety of industries, large and small, bringing a practical approach, sound advice & a great sense of humor to the table. Website LinkedIn Facebook Youtube Twitter _ Become a supporter: https://www.patreon.com/wpg3 - Instagram: https://instagram.com/siliconalleypodcast - LinkedIn: https://linkedin.com/company/siliconalleypodcast - YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSF39MO5e4z1SX9tYZEhNgA Theme music is Million Voices by Brett Miller - www.brettmillerofficial.com Ostrich is a personal finance app that uses the power of positive social accountability to help you define, set, & achieve your financial goals. Sign Up for Ostrich at https://www.getostrich.com Instagram: https://instagram.com/theostrichapp LinkedIn: https://LinkedIn.com/company/theostrichapp Silicon Alley is a Financial Glass Production
01:13:29
May 22, 2020
It's A Great Time For Innovation | Kareen Walsh, CEO of Revampologist, Best Selling Author & Podcast Host
27: It's A Great Time For Innovation, host William Glass sits down with Kareen Walsh in a deep discussion about how to align your passion with your work. Kareen shares the tools and tips she uses with her executive clients to help them excel in all facets of their life. While COVID has left most of us stuck at home Kareen sees this time as an opportunity to innovate and excel. Kareen Walsh is CEO of Revampologist with 17+ Years of entrepreneurial and executive experience leading and advising industry leaders in companies of all sizes. Clients include trillion-dollar companies like BlackRock to Start-Up Companies getting ready to launch and scale their business. Kareen approaches each business with a lens on People, Process, and Technology and hyper-focus on Leadership to move the needle. As a seasoned coach/mentor/and start-up adviser, Kareen loves helping people align with their core values that allow them to thrive in the life they design, leverage lessons learned, and build habits that keep them in action daily. Resources - www.kareenwalsh.com/resources LinkedIn - www.linkedin.com/in/kareenwalsh Instagram - www.instagram.com/kareenzwalsh _ Become a supporter: https://www.patreon.com/wpg3 - Instagram: https://instagram.com/siliconalleypodcast - LinkedIn: https://linkedin.com/company/siliconalleypodcast - YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSF39MO5e4z1SX9tYZEhNgA Theme music is Million Voices by Brett Miller - www.brettmillerofficial.com Ostrich is a personal finance app that uses the power of positive social accountability to help you define, set, & achieve your financial goals. Sign Up for Ostrich at https://www.getostrich.com Instagram: https://instagram.com/theostrichapp LinkedIn: https://LinkedIn.com/company/theostrichapp Silicon Alley is a Financial Glass Production
01:00:01
May 15, 2020
The Myth of the Entrepreneur | Steve Hoffman, CEO of Founders Space, Angel Investor, & Serial Entrepreneur
26: The Myth of the Entrepreneur: The Best Ideas Come To You, host William Glass sits down with Steve Hoffman, A.K.A. Captain Hoff in a high-energy convo about his entrepreneurial and investing journey. Steve takes us from film school to gaming to investing in Silicon Valley to advising startups globally. Bio Steve Hoffman, or Captain Hoff as he’s called in Silicon Valley, is the Chairman & CEO of Founders Space, one of the world’s leading incubators and accelerators. He’s also an angel investor, limited partner at August Capital, serial entrepreneur, and author of several award-winning books. These include Make Elephants Fly published by Hachette and Surviving a Startup published by HarperCollins. Online Program: https://FoundersSpace.com/online/ Twitter:  https://Twitter.com/CaptainHoff/ Instagram:  https://Instagram.com/CaptainHoff/ LinkedIn:  https://LinkedIn.com/in/CaptainHoff/ Facebook:: https://Facebook.com/CaptainHoff/ _ Become a supporter: https://www.patreon.com/wpg3 - Instagram: https://instagram.com/siliconalleypodcast - LinkedIn: https://linkedin.com/company/siliconalleypodcast - YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSF39MO5e4z1SX9tYZEhNgA Theme music is Million Voices by Brett Miller - www.brettmillerofficial.com Ostrich is a personal finance app that uses the power of positive social accountability to help you define, set, & achieve your financial goals. Sign Up for Ostrich at https://www.getostrich.com Instagram: https://instagram.com/theostrichapp LinkedIn: https://LinkedIn.com/company/theostrichapp Silicon Alley is a Financial Glass Production
01:08:39
May 8, 2020
Marketing Like Gary Vee: Content Model 2.0 | Doc Williams, Founder of Brand Factory Inc.
25: In this episode of the Silicon Alley Podcast, Marketing Like Gary Vee, host William Glass and Doc Williams from Brand Factory Inc. dive deep into how you can execute an incredible marketing strategy like Gary Vaynerchuck without his 30 person team. Doc runs through a scenario on the spot of how a brand new business can successfully build a customer base profitably from day 1. Doc calls it The Gary Vee Content model 2.0 and you are going to walk away energized and with tactical next steps to jump-start your business. Doc's Bio Doc Williams got his start in digital marketing over 10 years ago and has worked in a wide array of companies along the way, from ESPN and the USA Olympic Medical Team to AppSumo. He also changed job types too, from being a teacher at community college to a CTO and CIO in three different startups. But he kept coming back to the real problem he wanted to solve: to develop a solution to help people learn skills more effectively to help them build their dream business. Doc is a Certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt and AWS Cloud Practitioner and is also active in the no-code community. Brand Factory website: https://brandfactoryinc.com/ Doc's site for his live streaming show: buildwithdoc.com _ Become a supporter: https://www.patreon.com/wpg3 - Instagram: https://instagram.com/siliconalleypodcast - LinkedIn: https://linkedin.com/company/siliconalleypodcast - YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSF39MO5e4z1SX9tYZEhNgA Theme music is Million Voices by Brett Miller - www.brettmillerofficial.com Ostrich is a personal finance app that uses the power of positive social accountability to help you define, set, & achieve your financial goals. Sign Up for Ostrich at https://www.getostrich.com Follow Ostrich Instagram: https://instagram.com/theostrichapp LinkedIn: https://LinkedIn.com/company/theostrichapp Silicon Alley is a Financial Glass Production - https://financialglass.com
01:06:42
May 1, 2020
Learning Over Earning: Alternative College Experiences | Cameron Sorsby, CEO of Praxis
24: In this episode of the Silicon Alley Podcast, Learning Over Earning: Alternative College Experiences, Cameron Sorsby CEO at Praxis sits down with host William Glass to discuss alternative college experiences. Cameron doesn't naturally have the entrepreneurial gene and found his way at the top of Praxis by working his way up and following his interests. Cameron believes failure is one of the greatest teachers and that in your 20s you should prioritize learning over earning potential.  Cameron Sorsby is the CEO of Praxis. His mission is to help driven young people become self-directed career-builders without college. Praxis is a 6-month intensive bootcamp for those who want more than college. It's for entrepreneurial professionals who want real-world skills & self-directed education. Connect with Cameron & Praxis Twitter: https://twitter.com/CameronSorsby Praxis: https://discoverpraxis.com Follow @SiliconAlleyPodcast - Become a supporter: https://www.patreon.com/wpg3 - Instagram: https://instagram.com/siliconalleypodcast - LinkedIn: https://linkedin.com/company/siliconalleypodcast - YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSF39MO5e4z1SX9tYZEhNgA Theme music is Million Voices by Brett Miller - www.brettmillerofficial.com Ostrich is a personal finance app that curates information specific to you and uses the power of positive social accountability to help you define, set, & achieve your financial goals. Sign Up for Ostrich at https://www.getostrich.com Follow @TheOstrichApp on Instagram: https://instagram.com/theostrichapp LinkedIn: https://LinkedIn.com/company/theostrichapp Silicon Alley is a Financial Glass Production - https://financialglass.com
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April 24, 2020
Lights, Camera, Take Action! Ben Harvey, Partner at Brighteous Media
#023 Episode 23 of the Silicon Alley Podcast, Lights, Camera, Take Action, Ben Harvey Partner at Brighteous Media sits down with host William Glass to discuss Ben's decision to speed into entrepreneurship. Specifically, Ben discusses how he developed his skills as a photographer and learned from the owner of a fast-growing car dealership. At the time of our conversation, Ben had just taken action and joined his friend Cory Johnston at full-service video marketing company Brighteous.  Ben Harvey is a partner in Brighteous Media, a video marketing company with a focus on real estate. Ben graduated from the University of Alabama with a degree in general business. Ben enjoys playing guitar and creating incredible digital media products for his clients. Connect with Ben & Brighteous Media Instagram: https://instagram.com/brighteous_media Brighteous Media: https://brighteousmedia.com Follow @SiliconAlleyPodcast - Instagram: https://instagram.com/siliconalleypodcast - LinkedIn: https://linkedin.com/company/siliconalleypodcast - YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSF39MO5e4z1SX9tYZEhNgA Theme music is Million Voices by Brett Miller - www.brettmillerofficial.com Ostrich is a personal finance app that curates information specific to you and uses the power of positive social accountability to help you define, set, & achieve your financial goals. Sign Up for Ostrich at https://www.getostrich.com Follow @TheOstrichApp on Instagram: https://instagram.com/theostrichapp LinkedIn: https://LinkedIn.com/company/theostrichapp Silicon Alley is a Financial Glass Production - https://financialglass.com
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April 17, 2020
Creating a Transformative Remote Culture | Yotam Hadass, VP of Engineering at Electric
In episode 22 of the Silicon Alley Podcast, Creating a Transformative Remote Culture, Yotam Hadass the VP of Engineering at Electric sits down with host William Glass to discuss how to build incredible remote teams. Specifically, Yotam has led remote teams across multiple countries and discusses how you can create a unified and collaborative culture. Yotam grew up in Israel where he developed a love for software at a young age which ultimately led him into computer engineering.  Yotam is the VP of Engineering at Electric, a world-class IT solution that’s centralized, secure, and lightning-fast. Joining Electric in November of 2019, Yotam brought with him two decades of experience in product development, building and scaling engineering teams, as well as leading software architecture and operations. Most recently, Yotam served as Senior Director of Engineering for WorkMarket, acquired by ADP, where he led a wide variety of software operations and engineering efforts. Yotam has also served as the VP of Engineering at StructuredWeb, an industry-leading channel marketing automation platform. Connect with Yotam LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/yotamhadass/ Electric: https://www.electric.ai/ Follow @SiliconAlleyPodcast - Instagram: https://instagram.com/siliconalleypodcast - LinkedIn: https://linkedin.com/company/siliconalleypodcast - YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSF39MO5e4z1SX9tYZEhNgA Theme music is Million Voices by Brett Miller - www.brettmillerofficial.com Ostrich is a personal finance app that curates information specific to you and uses the power of positive social accountability to help you define, set, & achieve your financial goals. Sign Up for Ostrich at https://www.getostrich.com Follow @TheOstrichApp on Instagram: https://instagram.com/theostrichapp LinkedIn: https://LinkedIn.com/company/theostrichapp Silicon Alley is a Financial Glass Production - https://financialglass.com
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April 10, 2020
Living the Digital Nomad Life: How to Build 10 Passive Income Streams, Travel the World & Save Money | Sharon Tseung
In Episode 21 of the Silicon Alley Podcast, Living the Digital Nomad Life, Sharon Tseung founder of Digital Nomad Quest sits down with host William Glass to discuss how she built 10 passive income streams while traveling the world. Sharon dives into how she prepared, what passive income streams she built, and how she actually saved money on her travels!  Sharon Tseung Bio Sharon Tseung is the founder of DigitalNomadQuest. She quit her job as a marketing professional in 2016, traveled the world for 2 years, and ended up building over 10 passive income streams on her digital nomad journey. Now, Sharon teaches how to build passive income and create financial and location independence through her blog, YouTube, and podcast. Guest Links: - Website: digitalnomadquest.com - YouTube: youtube.com/sharontseung - Podcast: podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-digital-nomad-quest-podcast-with-sharon-tseung/id1465744099?ign-mpt=uo%3D4 - Instagram: instagram.com/sharontseung - Facebook: www.facebook.com/digitalnomadquest/ - Twitter: twitter.com/sharontseung - The Etsy Entrepreneur course: courses.digitalnomadquest.com/p/the-etsy-entrepreneur - Sharon teaches people how to make an extra $1k/month of passive income through Etsy. Get 20% off promo code: SAP20 Follow @SiliconAlleyPodcast  - Instagram: https://instagram.com/siliconalleypodcast - LinkedIn: https://linkedin.com/company/siliconalleypodcast - YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSF39MO5e4z1SX9tYZEhNgA Theme music is Million Voices by Brett Miller - www.brettmillerofficial.com Ostrich is a personal finance app that curates information specific to you and uses the power of positive social accountability to help you define, set, & achieve your financial goals.  Sign Up for Ostrich at https://www.getostrich.com Follow @TheOstrichApp on  Instagram: https://instagram.com/theostrichapp  LinkedIn: https://LinkedIn.com/company/theostrichapp Silicon Alley is a Financial Glass Production - https://financialglass.com
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April 3, 2020
Finances in Feverish Times | Andrew Holliday Cofounder of Ostrich & World Traveler
In episode 20 of the Silicon Alley Podcast, Finances in Feverish Times, Andrew Holliday Cofounder of Ostrich sits down with host William Glass to discuss the impact of COVID-19. Andrew discusses how Coronavirus disrupted his travels through South America and the importance of being prepared. Andrew and William discuss strategies on how you can weather the storm and discover the hidden lessons in the crisis.  This episode is a bit of departure from the typical Silicon Alley Podcast shows you are used to it is much needed right now to discuss COVID-19 and how to make the most out of this tragic situation. Andrew's Ostrich Backstory: Andrew first heard about the idea of Ostrich late in 2017 from William, whilst still working in Private Equity in New York City. Two years later, he decided to leave that world behind - literally. Andrew left NYC, set course for South America, and has since been putting his financial knowledge towards helping more than just the wealthiest members of society. See Andrew's travel journey at TheHollidayExperiment.com Follow Andrew on Instagram, LinkedIn Follow the podcast @SiliconAlleyPodcast - Instagram, LinkedIn Theme music is Million Voices by Brett Miller Ostrich is a personal finance app that curates information specific to you and uses the power of positive social accountability to help you define, set, & achieve your financial goals. Sign Up for the Ostrich Beta at www.GetOstrich.com & follow @TheOstrichApp on IG, FB & LinkedIn. Silicon Alley is a Financial Glass Production
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March 27, 2020
$330 Million Exit to Living Your Best Life | William Moore, Founder of Doorstep Delivery, Moore Momentum, & Rollins Rentals
In episode 19 of the Silicon Alley Podcast, Nine Figure Exit to Living Your Best Life features William Moore Founder of Doorstep Delivery, Moore Momentum, and Rollins Rentals. Will discusses how being a misfit as a kid led him to develop an entrepreneurial mindset which led him to start a successful student rental business out of college. During the mid-2000s real estate boom, Will quit a lucrative sales job to start Doorstep Delivery. Ultimately the company sold for $330 Million in 2019. Now, Will is taking all of the lessons he learned over the past 25+ years into his new business Moore Momentum. A book and app that focuses on helping people live their best lives. There are 5 cores that Will discusses as being the key to living your best life - mindset, career & finances, relationships, physical health, and emotional health & giving back.  Will's Official Bio: Will Moore graduated with honors from Rollins College. Soon after he created Rollins Rentals with another fellow alumnus - Jay Gaiser - focused on providing quality off-campus college-friendly homes to students from his alma mater. Next came Doorstep Delivery, a restaurant delivery service comparable to Grub Hub or Door Dash. DD quickly became the largest RDS in the South East with 19 branches.  Whether it's real estate, restaurant delivery, or one of the other ventures he's helped pioneer, Will has always had an uncanny knack for capitalizing on trends before they happen. And his newest venture is no exception. He is tapping into the current momentum of the up-and-coming generation finally realizing that there’s no shame in wanting to be their best selves. But this isn’t as much a business venture as it is a movement. His purpose: Help others become the best version of THEMselves so they can pay it forward to help the world become the best version of ITself. As a successful business entrepreneur, Will has discovered that a person's career & finances are just 1/5th of the equation. REAL HAPPINESS involves "firing on all cylinders" in the FIVE CORE areas of your life. Connect with Will Moore at www.mooremomentum.com Follow Will Moore on Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, LinkedIn Follow the podcast @SiliconAlleyPodcast - Instagram, LinkedIn Theme music is Million Voices by Brett Miller Ostrich is a personal finance app that curates information specific to you and uses the power of positive social accountability to help you define, set, & achieve your financial goals. Sign Up for the Ostrich Beta at www.GetOstrich.com & follow @TheOstrichApp on IG, FB & LinkedIn. Silicon Alley is a Financial Glass Production
01:10:06
March 20, 2020
Building a Successful Marketing Agency While Paying Off $100,000 Debt in 3 Years | Evan Knox of Caffeine Marketing
In episode 18 of the Silicon Alley Podcast, Building a Successful Marketing Agency While Paying Off $100,000 Debt in 3 Years features Evan Knox the CEO & Founder of Caffeine Marketing, & CaffeineLabs. Evan helps small businesses nail their marketing and achieve incredible growth. Evan walks us through his journey of living an affluent middle-class life in Georgia and having all of that disappear in his teenage years. As a 12-year-old, Evan sold a $22,000 pair of earrings in his grandfather's jewelry store and the seeds of entrepreneurship were planted. Not only is this episode packed with Evan's compelling story, you'll also hear practical advice you can apply to your life and business. Prepare for a value-packed episode. Evan's Official Bio: Evan Knox is the Founder of Caffeine Marketing and CaffeineLabs. Caffeine Marketing makes profitable marketing easy for small companies. CaffeineLabs is the education arm of the Caffeine family and gives entrepreneurs the exact blueprint to run in order to grow the company they've been dreaming of. Connect with Evan on evanknox.com and caffeine.marketing Follow Evan on Instagram @evanbknox and @caffiene.marketing Follow the podcast @SiliconAlleyPodcast - Instagram, LinkedIn Theme music is Million Voices by Brett Miller Ostrich is a personal finance app that focuses on the emotional side of money. We incorporate community through social challenges and accountability to help you define, set, & achieve your financial goals. Sign Up for the Ostrich Beta at www.GetOstrich.com & follow @TheOstrichApp on IG, FB & LinkedIn. Silicon Alley is a Financial Glass Production - www.financialglass.com
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March 13, 2020
It's Poker, Not Chess: The Art of Scrum | Fabian Schwartz, Scrum Coach, Entrepreneur, and Author
In episode 17 of the Silicon Alley Podcast - It's Poker, Not Chess: The Art of Scrum, we hear from Fabian Schwartz. Fabian a project management veteran who built a business teaching the Scrum framework to companies outside of technology. Scrum Colombia is the only Scrum trainer in the country and has delivered incredible client results. To help spread proper Scrum, Fabian has written a book Your Scrum Playbook: It's Poker, Not Chess. About Fabian For more than 20 years, Fabian Schwartz worked in the tech industry as a program manager, developer, tester, project manager, and trainer. He has also taught IT and project management at South American and European universities for the past 15 years. Over the past decade, he has translated his love of training and efficiency into a thought leadership and public speaking role and has taught Scrum to more than 30,000 people. After becoming an early advocate of agile, he became an expert in all facets of Scrum, having pioneered Scrum outside of software. Fabian is the co-creator of the Scrum in Hardware guide and has worked directly with Dr. Jeff Sutherland, co-creator of Scrum. Fabian has an MBA from Macquarie University in Australia as well as degrees from Germany and the UK. He has pursued continuing education from Stanford University & Harvard Business School. Fabian has helped many businesses from small start-ups to Fortune 100 companies leverage agile and achieve goals more effectively throughout Europe, Australia, the Americas. He is the only Scrum trainer in Colombia. About the Book - It's Poker, Not Chess - https://amzn.to/3bof97h Have you ever heard business being compared to a game of chess? If you're a leader in any sector, you know business today feels more like a chaotic game of poker--one where you can