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#52: Professor E-sports, Gaming CEO & Entrepreneur, Author The Book of Esports (William Collis)
WILLIAM “THE PROFESSOR” COLLIS IS A LEADING AUTHORITY ON THE GLOBAL PHENOMENA OF ESPORTS. HE IS A STARTUP FOUNDER, ESPORTS TEAM OWNER, HARVARD MBA, WRITER, SPEAKER, PODCAST HOST, AND COLLEGE PROFESSOR. ... 2:23 The e-sport industry 8:32 Possibilities for start-ups 14:04 Gap to fill for businesses 17:22 VR: next tipping point in technology? 22.20 William’s early career & learnings 30:55 Founding of & early stages of Gamer Sensei 43:04 Raising Venture Capital (how-to) 55:18 Selling Gamer Sensei & next career steps 1:01:10 Writing a book on e-sports 1:11:12 Current projects 1:14:36 What the future holds (Matrix?) 1:19:23 Closing thoughts ... Join Our Facebook Group Community here: http://bit.ly/sfe-community Listen to our SFE podcast - Impact Talks on Anchor or Spotify: https://startupfundingevent.com/podcast/ Get a FREE VIP Ticket for our next event: http://www.startupfundingevent.com Created by https://www.lightningvideoeditors.com
01:24:12
September 6, 2021
#51: Reinventing Education - Principal, San Fernando Institute for Applied Media (Pearl Arredondo)
00:00 Introduction of Pearl & San Fernando Institute of Applied Media 1:08 Pearl’s motivation to start a new school and how she and her team did it differently 5:18 Who are the teachers of the entrepreneurship skills & how old are the students 6:47 Why there is a lot of experimental education found targeting this particular age group 7:56 The difference between teaching methods used in San Fernando Institute of Applied Media & other schools 9:01 Can all subjects be taught with the project-based approach? 9:53 How to balance innovation with compliance to national educational standards 11:30 Do students score better with this type of education? 12:09 How the process of starting your own school works 16:12 The Boston pilot schools model: the foundation for the school plan 17:50 How budgeting worked before the current business model was in place 19:07 How school management works in the U.S./the district: the private sector (e.g. for-profit companies) can take over public school management? 20:54 What are the benefits for these companies/organizations to take over the school? 21:30 What were the first changes to be implemented after the teachers took over management? 22:26 How to establish relationships with the students 23:54 How do the team building activities work: are they conducted outside of school hours, are they paid for, etc? 27:00 How to prevent burnout for the teachers 29:15 How funding for the school works 31:10 Working hours per week that teachers put in 34:12 How do you teach languages & advanced maths/science through this innovative approach? 37:18 Short term projects (within the duration of 1-2 months) that tend to work well for language learning 39:27 What the school did to adapt after the pandemic: online teaching & classes, etc 42:38 How the student turnout was during non-required online classes 45:31 When did you notice the low turnout to classes? 48:32 How the school stayed within federal regulations despite slowing down activities 50:00 Impact of slowing down learning activities: do students need to learn more and be tested more to catch up with the curriculum? 50:56 How state testing works without memorization of learning material 51:52 Is this approach to testing something that can be found globally or only within the region? 52:40 How the government is now recognizing that teaching analytical skills is more important with the advancements in technology & the internet 53:33 Challenging the need for 18-year schooling in the educational system 55:05 How the school managed the most optimum class size for zoom calls: was there a certain number that was too much? 57:04 School lunches in the US: are nutritional values taken into account? 57:56 Would the school consider shifting to providing more fresh foods to students? 59:11 How to change and make the shift to healthier meals at school? 59:53 Main obstacle is funding for nutritious meals: is sponsorship an option? 1:00:51 How long the food subsidy system for families has been implemented by schools in the district 1:01:19 Due to poverty levels within the area, is it also more dangerous (e.g. more gang violence, etc)? ... Join Our Facebook Group Community here: http://bit.ly/sfe-community Listen to our SFE podcast - Impact Talks on Anchor or Spotify: https://startupfundingevent.com/podcast/ Get a FREE VIP Ticket for our next event: http://www.startupfundingevent.com Created by https://www.lightningvideoeditors.com
01:28:18
August 30, 2021
#50: TikTok CE - General Manager (Sylwia Chada)
TikTok is the leading destination for short-form mobile video and their mission is to inspire creativity and bring joy. The platform is a home for creative expression through videos that create a genuine, inspiring, and joyful experience. TikTok has global offices including Los Angeles, New York, London, Paris, Berlin, Dubai, Mumbai, Singapore, Jakarta, Seoul, and Tokyo. ... 00:00 Sylwia introduction 01:31 How Tiktok is developing in Europe: Why open an office in Europe? 03:53 Why Tiktok users and Tiktok as a platform are successful 05:30 How Tiktok’s algorithm differs from Youtube’s & how it works 08:14 Is it easier for smaller users/creators to go viral on Tiktok? 11:13 Will the Tiktok music library always be available or will it change at some point? 12:25 Sylwia’s journey to joining Tiktok and the recruitment process 16:40 What is the culture like in Tiktok? 19:45 What makes Tiktok fun and enjoyable? 23:32 How do you motivate a virtual team? 25:57 How do you think work will differ once you start going back to the office? 28:29 How do you plan on balancing remote work with transitioning back to work from the office? 31:15 Tiktok Poland location and office 32:37 What type of clients does Tiktok have? 34:54 What kind of demographic is being targeted when advertising on Tiktok and what type of businesses benefit from advertising on Tiktok? 36:20 How Tiktok’s customer service for advertisers differ from other social media platforms 37:44 Is native advertising the best way to advertise on Tiktok? 38:30 How can Tiktok’s personal approach with clients be scalable? 40:46 Was building something from scratch a completely new experience for you and how did you overcome that? 43:35 What are some relevant skills from your previous job that helped with your current role in Tiktok? 47:03 Is the skill set used to promote Tiktok the same as those used to promote other social media platforms? 49:17 How would the approaches to promote differ across platforms? 51:11 How realistic is it to grow a podcast on Spotify? 51:38 What is Tiktok about? 52:15 Would a short educational content fit the narrative of Tiktok? 53:13 How to boost an educational content on Tiktok 57:01 How did you succeed in a male-dominated space (i.e. tech sector)? 59:58 Where did you learn most of your life lessons? 1:01:56 Sylwia’s hobby in sports: Olympic weight-lifting, crossfit 1:07:03 Did you learn about form while shifting from crossfit to Olympic weight lifting? 1:09:16 Sylwia’s crossfit-related injury 1:10:20 Have you considered doing something like triathlons or ironman? 1:11:40 When putting it into business terms, what are some skills from weightlifting that you can also implement in business? 1:14:42 How do you stay disciplined? 1:17:03 What are some of the biggest failures throughout your career that you didn’t expect to happen and what did you learn from them? 1:21:52 What is the project that you worked on that had the biggest impact? 1:24:30 How to stay committed? And what are some other lessons from that experience? 1:28:10 Are there any books that you’re reading or that you’d like to recommend? 1:29:28 What are some of the learning lessons out of those books that you can share? 1:31:52 Closing: Where to find Sylwia & closing lessons ... Join Our Facebook Group Community here: http://bit.ly/sfe-community Listen to our SFE podcast - Impact Talks on Anchor or Spotify: https://startupfundingevent.com/podcast/ Get a FREE VIP Ticket for our next event: http://www.startupfundingevent.com Created by https://www.lightningvideoeditors.com
01:33:40
August 23, 2021
#49: Michiel Selier (Electric flying Innovator - Ampaire EU, Aerospace engineer, Entrepreneur)
Highly motivated entrepreneur in Aerospace, Transport & Logistics and Defence. ... 00:00 Introduction Michiel and his opinion on electrical flying 08:43 How to reduce aircraft noise 11:11 How do busy airports handle an aircraft every 2min and automatic landing 17:20 Michiels time at the National Aerospace Laboratory 19:30 How to do a commercial and sales role in a research lab 22:55 NLR's cooperation with aerospace startups 25:50 How Michiel became an entrepreneur and his projects 31:42 Most common mistakes that startups do in a proposal 34:45 Startup funding 37:23 How Michiel got involved in the startup Ampere 45:09 Hybrid systems in airplanes and efficiency 54:40 Improvement of the battery industry 01:00:13 When will electrical become reality 01:07:00 Is hydrogen a sustainable solution 01:16:20 Are space ships a realistic replacement for airplanes 01:19.30 Are supersonic flights coming back 01:28:18  Final word ... Join Our Facebook Group Community here: http://bit.ly/sfe-community Listen to our SFE podcast - Impact Talks on Anchor or Spotify: https://startupfundingevent.com/podcast/ Get a FREE VIP Ticket for our next event: http://www.startupfundingevent.com Created by https://www.lightningvideoeditors.com
01:32:17
August 16, 2021
#48: Stephen Croncota (Chief Marketing - Versace, Cartoon Network, Warner Brothers, Sony, ...)
Former Chief Marketing & Creative Officer at Versace, Warner Bros., Escada, Sony Pictures, E!, Condé Nast A seasoned marketing and creative executive with extensive experience in aspirational lifestyle brands and consumer products -- much of it global. ... 0:00 Intro: Who is Stephen Croncota?  6:05 What does Stephen look for when hiring Marketeers?  16:30 Stephen's Story: How did he start?  39:40 Vision behind Stephen's Success  51:30 How did Stephen do Market Research?  1:05:00 How to come up with new Marketing Ideas?  1:24:00 Campaigning & Budget for Start-Ups  1:43:00 Stephen's experience in Fashion Industry  1:53:00 Outro: Stephen's Advices ... Join Our Facebook Group Community here: http://bit.ly/sfe-community Listen to our SFE podcast - Impact Talks on Anchor or Spotify: https://startupfundingevent.com/podcast/ Get a FREE VIP Ticket for our next event: http://www.startupfundingevent.com Created by https://www.lightningvideoeditors.com
01:53:54
August 9, 2021
Impact Talks #47: Armando Azua-Bustos (Astrobiologist - Growing plants on Mars, NASA, TED fellow)
Astrobiologist Armando Azua-Bustos is the CEO of Atacama Biotech, where he's working to find and characterize species that are able to survive in the extreme conditions imposed by the Atacama Desert in Chile.  In the past few years, a range of different lifeforms has been discovered in the Atacama, showing fascinating adaptations to extremely low water availability, high UV radiation, high salinity, and other environmental stresses. For these same reasons, the desert is considered a good analog model of the planet Mars. Azua-Bustos is a TED Fellow. He earned a Ph.D. in molecular genetics and microbiology as well as an MSc in biological sciences and an MSc in biochemistry. ... Join Our Facebook Group Community here: http://bit.ly/sfe-community Listen to our SFE podcast - Impact Talks on Anchor or Spotify: https://startupfundingevent.com/podcast/ Get a FREE VIP Ticket for our next event: http://www.startupfundingevent.com Created by https://www.lightningvideoeditors.com
01:24:17
June 28, 2021
Impact Talks #46: Aziz abu Sarah (Palestinian raised in Jerusalem, National Geographic Explorer, Conflict Resolution Entrepreneur)
In this episode Aziz Abu Sarah Recognized Peace maker and Palestinian raised in Jerusalem, shares about his journey from a radical seeking revenge to a peacemaker seeking reconciliation, bringing Palestinians and Jewish Israelis together to promote peace, and how that led to an innovative method of peacemaking that scaled to conflicts globally. He also talks about harnessing the transformative power of travel and its role in conflict resolution. He will explain how he cofounder MEJDI Tours with a Jewish friend in 2009— creating the Dual Narrative™ Tours. Aziz’s educational and conflict resolution work throughout the world has earned him the titles of National Geographic Explorer and Ted Fellow and he explains how these networks have helped him in his mission. Aziz’s new book, Crossing Boundaries - A Traveler’s Guide To World Peace, https://www.azizabusarah.com/author was released in July 2020. Co-author of the 2018 publication, Strangers, Neighbors, Friends: Muslim-Christian-Jewish Reflections on Compassion and Peace, More about Aziz! He has worked in 60 countries, including Afghanistan, Colombia, Syria, and the Balkans. He has served as Executive Director at the Center for World Religions, Diplomacy and Conflict Resolution, George Mason University and as the Chairman for the Parents Circle Family Forum representing the organization at international governmental organizations such as the European Parliament. Aziz is the Co-Director of I am Your Protector Campaign which uses storytelling to counter hatred. He is the Co-Founder of InterAct International, a non-profit advancing sustainability, education, and cross-cultural connections. In 2018, he broke boundaries when he announced his candidacy for Mayor of Jerusalem. Aziz is the recipient of numerous awards including the Goldberg Prize for Peace in the Middle East from the Institute of International Education, the European Parliament’s Silver Rose Award, the Eisenhower Medallion, and the Eliav-Sartawi Award for his Middle Eastern Journalism. He was named one of the 500 most influential Muslims in the World by the Royal Strategic Centre in Jordan and won the Intercultural innovation award from the UN Alliance of Civilizations and the BMW Group. He was also recognized by former United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki Moon for his work in peace building. ... Join Our Facebook Group Community here: http://bit.ly/sfe-community Listen to our SFE podcast - Impact Talks on Anchor or Spotify: https://startupfundingevent.com/podcast/ Get a FREE VIP Ticket for our next event: http://www.startupfundingevent.com Created by https://www.lightningvideoeditors.com
01:57:02
June 21, 2021
Impact Talks #45: Katie Spotz (Rowed across Atlantic Ocean, Coast Guard, Elite Female Athlete of the year 2020)
In 2008, Spotz became the first person to swim the entire 325 miles (523 km) length of the Allegheny River, which runs between New York state and Pennsylvania. Accompanied by safety kayaker, James Hendershott, the two began on July 22 to hike the "stream" for 27 miles before starting at swimming depth on the river at Roulette, Pennsylvania. Swimming 12 to 15 miles a day, 6 to 8 hours a day for a month, they finished at the "Point" where the Allegheny and the Monongahela River join to form the Ohio River in Downtown Pittsburgh less than a month later, on August 21, 2008. On January 3, 2010, Spotz embarked on a solo ocean rowing crossing of the Atlantic Ocean, in a planned 2,473 miles (3,980 km) westward route from Senegal to French Guiana. During her journey, her diet consisted of mostly chocolate bars. En route she altered the route, increasing the total distance by approximately 400 miles (640 km), setting Georgetown, Guyana as the terminus for a total distance of 2,817 miles (4,534 km). More than $150,000 was raised for clean water projects as the mission behind the row. ... 00:00 Introduction & radically changing 14:56 How to deal with disagreeing people around you 19:50 Physical repercussions of endurance sports 28:06 Going across the Atlantic and how it changed you 43:26 Finding a calling 49:25 Depression and Christianity 55:26 Applying mindset to career & Charities 01:05:43 Getting sponsors and press & Social media 01:19:50 Going on the Joe Rogan podcast 01:29:40 Recovery after endurance sports 01:35:00 Endurance mindset relating to entrepreneurs 01:38:25 Books recommendations & Closing ... Join Our Facebook Group Community here: http://bit.ly/sfe-community Listen to our SFE podcast - Impact Talks on Anchor or Spotify: https://startupfundingevent.com/podcast/ Get a FREE VIP Ticket for our next event: http://www.startupfundingevent.com Created by https://www.lightningvideoeditors.com
01:41:43
June 14, 2021
Impact Talks #44: Simone Heng (Top 10 Public Speaking Coaches & Human connection Specialist)
Having been born in Singapore, raised in Australia, schooled in Switzerland, and worked in the United Arab Emirates, Simone Heng has enjoyed a truly global living experience. A former international broadcaster for media outlets CNBC, CNN, HBO Asia, and Virgin Radio Dubai, Simone now speaks to global organizations like Salesforce, SAP, HP, VMWare, Everise, Ovo, UBS, DBS, Google, Ted X, Great Eastern, AIA, Eurochem, Manulife, Wolters Kluwer, VLMY & R, The United Nations, Braze and many more, on the connection techniques that authentically bring us together. In 2019 she won Asia Youth Women Netizen Award by the Asian Marketing Federation. In 2020 she was named one of Yahoo!’s Top 10 Public Speaking coaches for her work on connection and communication. In 2021, she acquired a Certificate of Higher Education from Harvard University’s Derek Bok Center for Teaching & Learning. She has a Communications and Cultural Studies degree from Curtin University of Technology. Currently based in Singapore, Simone is currently penning her first book on human connection and producing an audio documentary on the same subject, with one of the world’s leading audio content providers. ... 00:00 Introduction & What is Human Connection 05:10 Chronic loneliness and founders and entrepreneurs 11:20 Convincing introverts about human connection 20:25 Long-term effect of isolation 27:42 Healthy separation between founders and employees 34:60 Becoming an entrepreneur & Creating connection with a niche audience on Social Media 49:35 How is it as a woman starting a business 01:05:20 Sharing knowledge with competitors 01:12:49 Having diplomatic relationship and endings 01:21:50 How to become a speaker & Closing ... Get a FREE VIP Ticket for our next event: http://www.startupfundingevent.com Created by https://www.lightningvideoeditors.com
01:27:33
May 31, 2021
Impact Talks #43: Ruud Bakker (Global VP Marketing - Smirnoff, GM - Red Bull Mexico, Heineken)
GENERAL MANAGEMENT At Red Bull & Heineken Mexico, I provided overall management to key business functions with full P&L responsibility, initiated mission-critical business plans and change trajectories, and energized multi-functional teams to meet aggressive targets. BRAND-BUILDING ► Returned Smirnoff back to growth, led the successful launch of the Heineken in key markets in the Americas and revitalized the Amstel brand portfolio in the Netherlands. INNOVATION & IDEATION ► Returned Diageo’s Smirnoff brand to a category-leading position, more than doubling the NSV innovation rate, through a 5-year innovation vision, strategy, and market-specific pipeline. ... 00:00 Introduction & Moving from the Netherlands 10:34 Becoming a global marketer 18:50 Interesting campaigns for Smirnoff 29:00 Switching from General Manager to Global Marketing 33:20 New York during pandemic experience & Raising a family in New York 37:10 From Heineken to Red Bull career 50:20 Inspiring Red Bull stories for young entrepreneurs 57:20 Cutting budgets 58:50 Going back to the Netherlands & Starting an agency in the beverage industry and creating value 01:17:00 Education in the US and the Netherlands 01:23:30 Learning lessons from the biggest failures 01:30:25 Projects with the biggest impact 01:32:20 Something that you’re doing or learning not related to business Promotions & Closing ... Get a FREE VIP Ticket for our next event: http://www.startupfundingevent.com Created by https://www.lightningvideoeditors.com
01:39:10
May 24, 2021
Impact Talks #42: Chris Welch (Space Engineering & Aeronautics Professor - President-Elect British Interplanetary society)
Chris Welch is a Professor of Astronautics and Space Engineering at the International Space University in Strasbourg, France, where he is Head of the Space Payloads Laboratory and Director of Masters Programs. Although technically a physicist-turned-engineer, Chris sees himself more as a ‘spaceist’, interested in all aspects of space. His current research interests are in space propulsion, microgravity science and planetary exploration. Chris is President-elect and a Fellow of the British Interplanetary Society (BIS) and a former Vice-President of the International Astronautical Federation and member of the European Commission H2020 Space Advisory Committee. He is a Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society and the Royal Astronomical Society respectively and has been an advisor on two enquiries into UK space policy Chris sits on a number of boards including the BIS, the World Space Week Association, the Aluna Foundation, the ROOM space journal and is an advisor to the Initiative for Interstellar Studies. He is also Global Space Advisor to Space Hero. Chris is a frequent commentator on space and astronautics and has made more than 300 television and radio broadcasts. He also has a significant track record in both space education/outreach and in higher education, receiving the 2009 Sir Arthur Clarke Award for Space Education and 2015 IAF Distinguished Service Award. Among his other achievements are that he was one of the final twenty candidates for the 1991 UK-USSR Juno mission to the Mir space station, wrote what he believes to be the first-ever paper on extraterrestrial garden design and has a poem on the International Space Station. 00:00 Introduction & Space entrepreneurs (what is out there, what you want to see) 15:50 Not going to space and where it starts 18:06 Will space become easier to access to the rest of the world? 21:35 Future of space and what is happening 33:56 Fascinating space problems 46:50 Starship’s economic feasibility 57:30 Developing technologies and the environment & Space elevators 01:05:00 Rockets and pollutions 01:10:46 Careers to follow: Private and Career Astronaut   01:15:39 Physical requirements to be an astronaut 01:20:00 Organisations to follow for space enthusiasts 01:25:00 Space venture capitalists 01:29:23 Book recommendations 01:33:25 Impactful projects & Closing ... Join Our Facebook Group Community here: bit.ly/sfe-community Listen to our SFE podcast - Impact Talks on Anchor or Spotify: startupfundingevent.com/podcast/ Created by www.lightningvideoeditors.com
01:42:24
May 10, 2021
Impact Talks #41: Greg Jacobson (ER Doctor turned Tech Founder - CEO KaiNexus)
An ER Doctor turned start-up founder.  As explained by Greg: When I entered the workforce as an ER-resident and then attending, I quickly developed a passion for continuous improvement, Kaizen, and Lean. I immediately realized there were not any software systems to make this work easy, sustainable, transparent, reportable, inclusive and scalable. Honestly, until the internet and cloud-based enterprise software appeared coupled with the connect/collaborate mentality we have today, the possibility of solving this problem didn't exist. Since then, I have spent my time thinking about how to make improvement easier for companies while concurrently building KaiNexus. Working on an idea, building it, talking to our passionate customers, and building the KaiNexus team are some of the most rewarding experiences of my life. KaiNexus has become a living, breathing entity with a powerful sense of self and a mission to impact the world. I am also really excited about sitting on the board of Sergeant Sullivan Center. They are doing such important work making people aware of post- deployment illness (http://sgtsullivancenter.org/issues/post-deployment-illness/). Experience and Non-work Interests: While I still enjoy a couple of ER shifts per month, I've worked on KaiNexus full-time since 2010. When I am not working on KaiNexus or seeing patients, I am hanging out with my awesome wife and daughter, on a quest for the perfect pickle, trying to figure out how I can play more squash, or attempting to finish one of my many home improvement projects. ... 00:00 Introduction & Going into Tech Entrepreneurship 12:30 Friends as cofounders and agreements 18:03 Kaizen: Book principles & Influencing the health care system 30:06 What has KaiNexus done & What is the software? 42:10 Luck & Hiring talent 48:06 Dealing with interviewing and expanding & Implicit bias 01:00:40 Splitting the tasks between cofounders 01:02:00 Marketing and Sales & Practical tips 01:12:46 Practical examples 01:20:10 Lessons learned from a hired CEO 01:23:40 Career before startup being an ER doctor and why still do it? 01:37:25 The stress of entrepreneurship and ER doctor 01:44:55 Dealing with someone leaving the company 01:49:30 Why does tech business attract you more than health business? 01:51:08 Life lessons for entrepreneurs & Closing ... Join Our Facebook Group Community here: bit.ly/sfe-community Listen to our SFE podcast - Impact Talks on Anchor or Spotify: startupfundingevent.com/podcast/ Created by www.lightningvideoeditors.com
01:58:11
April 19, 2021
Impact Talks #40: Gustavo Branger (Disneyland Paris, Walt Disney Company EMEA - Owner Global Music Branding)
Vice President and General Manager at The Walt Disney Company and Owner/Partner at Global Music Branding. Dive into stories of the latest song produced for the Pixar movie "Soul", and many more Disney career stories. PARIS: * Oversee Disneyland Paris Event Group, designing and producing over 850 events per year including music, sports, gaming, private celebrations, weddings, and MICE. BENELUX: * Oversee Disney Channels & Disney Music Group operations in Benelux. EMEA: * Responsible for the franchise and non-scripted productions for EMEA, and overall productions for UK & Ireland. LATAM: * Appointed from February 2010 to February 2011 Co-Head of Disney Channels Latin America, responsible for the creative operations of channels, becoming part of the Upper Management team. * Responsible for Disney Channels Programming, Production (non-fiction), S&P, and Acquisitions departments, for its 14 localized feeds reaching 19 countries throughout Latin America. Specialties: Management Programming Production Acquisitions Standard & Practices Live Events ... 00:00 Introduction & Start in Entertainment 12:25 Experience at Disney 20:57 Setting deeper goals 26:20 Learning lessons from Disney career 35:40 Moving to London 44:47 Living and working in different countries 01:07:15 Disney experience in the music and events department 01:20:30 Experience starting as an entrepreneur after a corporate career 01:28:25 Is being an entrepreneur more “you”? 01:32:50 An important skill being an entrepreneur 01:38:40 Important tips for your career 01:51:50 Closing ... Join Our Facebook Group Community here: bit.ly/sfe-community Listen to our SFE podcast - Impact Talks on Anchor or Spotify: startupfundingevent.com/podcast/ Created by www.lightningvideoeditors.com
01:54:24
April 12, 2021
Impact Talks #39: Marty Cagan (VP Product at eBay, Netscape, HP - Silicon Valley Product Group)
Join Our Facebook Group Community here: bit.ly/sfe-community Listen to our SFE podcast - Impact Talks on Anchor or Spotify: startupfundingevent.com/podcast/ ... Held executive product positions at eBay, Netscape, Continuus and HP; start-ups and Fortune 500. Responsible for business strategy, product strategy, product management, product design, user experience and product development process for leading Internet companies. Author, along with Chris Jones, of "EMPOWERED: Ordinary People, Extraordinary Products," published in 2020. 00:00 Introduction & Career at HP 04:30 Leadership and Engineering at HP 10:50 Leaving HP 18:36 a good CEO and CTO 23:54 The Hp way of scaling & Recruiting the right people 29:35 Turning a team member into an owner 39:50 Career at Netscape 46:03 Learning lessons from Netscape 49:20 Dealing with Hypergrowth & eBay 57:02 Struggling with scale at eBay & Recruiting talent and promoting managers 01:10:44 The thought process behind leaving eBay & Career after eBay and working with Startups 01:15:58 The success of people coming from Silicon Valley 01:24:32 Book Inspired and Empowered & Closing
01:29:35
April 5, 2021
Impact Talks #38: Jigar Shah (Investor & Solar Entrepreneur, Generate Capital, SunEdison, ...)
Join Our Facebook Group Community here: bit.ly/sfe-community Listen to our SFE podcast - Impact Talks on Anchor or Spotify: startupfundingevent.com/podcast/ ... Jigar Shah is the Director for the Loan Program Office at the U.S. Department of Energy. In his role, Shah leads and directs the Loan program Office focused on building a bridge to commercial financing for technologies that are ready to scale the transition to a global clean energy economy. He oversees the planning and execution of the organization’s over $40B of authority within manufacturing, innovative project finance, and tribal energy. Jigar has spent most of his career bringing climate solutions to scale. Jigar most recently served as the President and Co-Founder of Generate Capital, the leading investment and operating platform for sustainable infrastructure, bringing scale to distributed energy storage, microgrids, fuel cells, electric vehicles and organic waste management. Jigar also founded SunEdison, inventor of the modern solar-as-a-service industry. After SunEdison, Shah served as the founding CEO of the Carbon War Room, a global non-profit founded by Sir Richard Branson and Virgin Unite to help entrepreneurs address climate change. Shah is the author of Creating Climate Wealth: Unlocking the Impact Economy. Originally from Illinois, Shah holds a B.S. from the University of Illinois-UC and an MBA from the University of Maryland College Park. He has spent more than 20 years working in clean energy in the NGO and private sectors. ... 00:00 Introduction & Start in clean-energy career 07:56 Closing the deal with Goldman Sachs & Scrutiny from investors 19:16 Perspective on Bill and Melida Gates’ letter on climate change 36:16 What is going to shift us to a better climate? 39:10 What makes a great entrepreneur? & Mentoring startups 47:35 Meeting a successful mentor 53:16 Public or Ivy League universities 54:54 Interesting tech companies 01:08:15 Helping companies grow 01:10:15 Green hydrogen 01:14:05 Is the future looking positive? 01:22:10 Proper Business Plan 01:27:15 Biggest learning lessons 01:33:36 Perspective on Tesla & Closing ... Created by www.lightningvideoeditors.com
01:37:10
March 29, 2021
Impact Talks #37: Harold Klaje (Reddit - President Global Advertising & Pinterest, Google)
Join Our Facebook Group Community here: bit.ly/sfe-community Listen to our SFE podcast - Impact Talks on Anchor or Spotify: startupfundingevent.com/podcast/ ... An experienced international global business leader having worked in and managed teams in various locations in Asia, Europe, and the Americas for companies such as Reddit, Pinterest & Google. Outstanding track record in creating and managing successful sales development and account management teams as well as starting new business units in complex multi-location business environments with P&L responsibility. Strong affinity with sales, marketing, product engineering, sales operations, services, sales finance, and strategy as senior executive managing and collaborating with all aspects of the business.  00:00 Introduction & Gamestop effect on Reddit 07:30 Reddit approach to moderators and communities 18:03 Why join Reddit? & Career trajectory 31:42 Dreams and decision making 47:35 Best Google Ad Strategies 53:40 Points that tend to go wrong with startups and ads 57:40 Why choose the social media route? & Headhunters and getting recruited 01:13:52 Sales Rep to Sales End Responsible 01:17:00 Why leave Google? 01:30:15 Freetime and sports and destressing & Working in the Bay Area 01:47:09 The biggest learning lessons & Closing
01:51:52
March 15, 2021
Impact Talks #36: Renske van Kollenburg (DJ, Mental health Expert -Association for Electronic Music)
Join Our Facebook Group Community here: http://bit.ly/sfe-community Listen to our SFE podcast - Impact Talks on Anchor or Spotify: https://startupfundingevent.com/podcast/ ... Renske describing herself: After hundreds of interviews with the most diverse people in the music industry, I'm still as passionate about it as when I just started. I have found my purpose in telling stories and guiding others on their journey within the music industry, focusing on mental health. I am actively working to raise awareness and remove the stigma attached to suicide and mental health issues in the music industry. As a member of AFEM (Association for Electronic Music) I am focused on and actively involved in the Health working group. The AFEM Health working group is set up with the aim to help protect mental & physical health of fans & professionals. With my Monarch Music Mentorship I provide personal and holistic guidance for aspiring and experienced artists who aim to stand out and embrace success as their unique and authentic selves. ... Get a FREE VIP Ticket for our next event: http://www.startupfundingevent.com Created by https://www.lightningvideoeditors.com 00:00 Introduction & starting the company 07:52 Interviewing tips & Learning lessons 16:46 Artists and family relationships 27:25 How do DJ’s become popular and what happens then? 37:30 Investors in the DJ world and competition in the industry 44:08 Diversity and inclusion in the industry 48:23 Good spots in the Netherlands for festivals and parties & The pandemic 57:40 Healthy, Sustainable change and support for the artists 01:01:15 Common health challenges & Genuine and authentic DJs & Me Too movement 01:11:57 Support organisations within the industry & Reputable agencies  01:23:30 Coachella stories 01:32:35 Learning lessons & taking care of your mental health 01:36:12 Closing 
01:38:60
March 1, 2021
Impact Talks #35: Rogier Bouman (Startup Founder with 2x Exits turned Executive Coach)
Join Our Facebook Group Community here: http://bit.ly/sfe-community Listen to our SFE podcast - Impact Talks on Anchor or Spotify: https://startupfundingevent.com/podcast/ ... Interim management in marketing, technology and digital. Coach for entrepreneurs and executives. Rogier has a keen understanding of human behavior, society and technology. He has extensive experience in (online) marketing (strategy and execution), e-commerce, transformation, web development and management. With a proven track record in the (international) corporate world and startups, Rogier can easily come on board and challenge and motivate every level in your organization, from software engineers to the executive floor. He gives teams and team members perspective and enjoys seeing them reach their full potential. Some of Rogier's clients are, or work for: ABN AMRO, CoachHub, Deutsche Glasfaser, Dutch Travel Alliance, Fujitsu, Hostinger, Nutreco, Pret a Manger, &ranj, RTG, Stadswonen and ViacomCBS. Rogier works all across Europe and speaks Dutch and English. 00:00 Introduction & Start of the sold company 08:45 Doing business with family & Changing careers  17:00 Did your studies helped to be an entrepreneur?  & Hyper-Growth and the success behind it 34:10 Selling the business and Starting another one 47:34 What worked and didn’t work in regards to marketing 53:10 Selling the shares of the second business & Lessons learned 01:05:25 Moving to Portugal and building a house in Lisboa 01:18:20 Executive coaching career  01:28:10 Coaching similarities and valuable lessons 01:34:01 Building a self-sustainable house 01:35:50 Lottery ticket or Do it all over again? 01:43:26 Biggest failures that you didn’t expect and learned lessons 01:46:05 Project with the biggest impact 01:47:48 What are you currently doing that gives you energy? 01:49:10 Book recommendations and closing ... Get a FREE VIP Ticket for our next event: http://www.startupfundingevent.com Created by https://www.lightningvideoeditors.com
01:52:48
February 22, 2021
Impact Talks #34: Ryan Tripp (Startup Founder: Hyper Growth, Smooth Exits, Selling your business)
Join Our Facebook Group Community here: http://bit.ly/sfe-community   Listen to our SFE podcast - Impact Talks on Anchor or Spotify: https://startupfundingevent.com/podcast/   ... Corporate finance executive with experience building, leading, and advising high-growth, multimillion-dollar operations of substantial impact, reaching business and profit goals with corporate financing strategies, cost control, and technical solutions. Holds a proven record of performing financial, business, and strategic analysis that enables business partners to meet or exceed financial and operational objectives. ... 00:00 Introduction & How did the pandemic affect you & What do you do now 11:50 Starting with employees & keeping up with growing clients 20:47 Why not turn to investors for more money & Selling the company 29:14 The process of getting acquired 38:48 Using Salesforce & Hubspot 47:50 Cashing out and changing careers & Conversation with buyers 52:45 Evolution of Social media, misinformation and the Capitol storming 01:06:00 Moving a business to the United States 01:13:00 United States and College Sports & Trading Platforms 01:26:00 Getting the vaccine & Closing ... Get a FREE VIP Ticket for our next event: http://www.startupfundingevent.com Created by https://www.lightningvideoeditors.com
01:41:16
February 15, 2021
Impact Talks #33: Gerard Grech (Creating Startup Unicorns - World Economic Forum, TechNation, ...)
Join Our Facebook Group Community here: http://bit.ly/sfe-community   Listen to our SFE podcast - Impact Talks on Anchor or Spotify: https://startupfundingevent.com/podcast/ ... - Transformative business leader, who loves conceiving and building high performing teams that deliver impactful and useful products and services - Lived and worked in Paris, London & New York, working with international teams across all five continents - UK's most 500 influential people - 2015 (Sunday Times) - London's most influential 1000 people - 2018, '17, '16, '15 (London Evening Standard) ... 00:00 Introduction & The start and growth of Tech Nation 07:30 Practical benefits of Tech Nation for startups 16:35 After 20 people, what happens to a startup? Innovating and Scaling 28:40 Learning new skills to scale 36:30 Characteristics of successful entrepreneurs 47:30 How to find an advisor, coaches or investors? 56:38 How did Brexit affect Tech Nation and scaleups? 01:09:10 The future of office work after lockdown 01:15:40 Topics that are constantly asked at Tech Nation’s programmes 01:22:08 How to move to London? 01:26:50 How and why did you get involved with Tech Nation? 01:32:50 The biggest unexpected failures and lessons learned from it 01:33:58 A project with the biggest impact 01:35:05 What are you currently doing that is not related to work 01:39:40 Book recommendations & Closing ...   We bring inspiring startups and world-class founders on 1 stage to pitch for our Innovation Funding Award. Be part of our next event full of inspiration and great ideas!   Get a FREE VIP Ticket for our next event: http://www.startupfundingevent.com   Created by https://www.lightningvideoeditors.com
01:45:48
February 9, 2021
Impact Talks #32: Steve Anderson (Author The Bezos Letters - Principles to grow like Amazon)
Join Our Facebook Group Community here: http://bit.ly/sfe-community  Listen to our SFE podcast - Impact Talks on Anchor or Spotify: https://startupfundingevent.com/podcast/  ... From Steve: I’ve always been amazed at how Bezos has been able to grow the company into the giant it is today. Being a “techie,” I came across and actually read the letters to shareholders that Jeff Bezos has written for the past 21 years. I was amazed to discover that he essentially had laid out — “hidden in plain sight” — how he has grown Amazon from a bootstrapped startup to the fastest company ever to hit $100 billion in sales — and in my opinion, that’s happened primarily by how he has embraced risk. I analyzed and pulled out 14 growth principles Bezos used that can help us all become more efficient, productive, and successful. And the good news is they are applicable for businesses and organizations of almost any type and size. ... 00:00 Introduction & the book’s popularity 08:10 The book’s essentials 18:58 Companies and Failures & Innovating 32:20 Monopolies & Marketplaces 47:20 Licensing for Amazon 51:34 The first steps to start innovating and disrupt business models 01:03:05 How important is education for innovating and scaling? 01:09:27 Alibaba vs Amazon 01:14:44 Why is Jeff Bezos so successful? Characteristic 01:19:35 What principles of the book have you applied to your business? 01:25:20 Philosophies when hiring at Amazon & Automation 01:38:40 Other innovating and inventing companies 01:41:50 Closing ... We bring inspiring startups and world-class founders on 1 stage to pitch for our Innovation Funding Award. Be part of our next event full of inspiration and great ideas!   Get a FREE VIP Ticket for our next event: http://www.startupfundingevent.com  Created by https://www.lightningvideoeditors.com
01:43:54
February 1, 2021
Impact Talks #31: Noor van Boven (Global head of People - Soundcloud, N26, Dell, TomTom)
Join Our Facebook Group Community here: http://bit.ly/sfe-community  Listen to our SFE podcast - Impact Talks on Anchor or Spotify: https://startupfundingevent.com/podcast/  ... Noor van Boven: As Global Director Talent & Organisation Development I was end responsible for all Talent activities (Acquistion & Management, see previous role), organisational effectiveness & design programs and Learning & Development activities. As Global Talent Director (from January 2012 till aug 2013) I was end responsible for all global Talent Acquisition and Talent Management activities, including employer branding and 2.0 branding strategy, sourcing and selection strategies, workforce planning, management training and talent & diversity programs. From December 2012 till April 2013 I was based in Pune, India. 00:00 Introduction & Combining career with gap years 07:02 Childhood, start of career, IBM & New York, 26:26 Career after New York, headhunters, and working at Dell 43:06 Climbing the ladder and practical learning lessons from working at Dell 52:52 What does an HR Manager do from your level 59:30 What is the HR cycle from startups to scaleups and Founders as CEO 01:29:50 Training people to managers and Soft skills for managers 01:45:15 Onboarding people and firing people 01:53:10 Gap year after Dell 02:02:09 TomTom and Soundcloud after gap year 02:15:02 Starting own business & Closing ...   We bring inspiring startups and world-class founders on 1 stage to pitch for our Innovation Funding Award.  Be part of our next event full of inspiration and great ideas!   Get a FREE VIP Ticket for our next event: http://www.startupfundingevent.com  Created by https://www.lightningvideoeditors.com
02:21:58
January 18, 2021
Impact Talks #30: Drew Manning (Fit2Fat2Fit, Losing 75lbs/34kg, Fitness & Health Expert, Best selling Author "Complete Keto" Diet )
Join Our Facebook Group Community here: http://bit.ly/sfe-community  Listen to our SFE podcast - Impact Talks on Anchor or Spotify: https://startupfundingevent.com/podcast/  ... ABOUT DREW MANNING Health and fitness expert Drew Manning is the New York Times best-selling author of Fit2Fat2Fit: The Unexpected Lessons from Gaining and Losing 75 lbs on Purpose and has for years been a leading voice in the burgeoning Keto Diet movement. Drew is also the creator of the A&E Show Fit to Fat to Fit and the host of The Fit2Fat2Fit Experience podcast. With over a million social media followers, Drew continues to transform people’s lives all around the world. Known for his straightforward and empathetic fitness and health coaching, Drew has been featured on The Dr. Oz Show, CNN, Good Morning America, The Tonight Show, The View, and MSNBC, among other media outlets. He lives in Salt Lake City, Utah, with his daughters, who remind him every day not to take things too seriously. COMPLETE KETO BY DREW MANNING NEW YORK TIMES BEST-SELL AUTHOR OF FIT 2 FAT 2 FIT A 349-page hardcover book featuring beautiful color photos along with all the content you would need in order to fully transition into a Ketogenic life! Covering everything, including the mental, emotional, and physical transformation that you go through when trying Keto. This is a perfect resource if you’re someone who is “Keto-curious” or someone that has already made the transition over to a Keto Lifestyle. 00:00 Introduction and overcoming addiction 12:05 What to look for in a support person 13:45 From financial analyst to fit2fat2fit 25:50 what happens as you’re gaining weight 33:20 what are you doing to prepare yourself? 44:30 Take on exercise 47:30 Diet recommendations, meditation, and willpower 01:17:23 Fasting, tracking and exercising during fasting 01:24:58 100-mile run 01:28:35 Business perspective of career 01:36:35 Personal trainer and life-coach 01:39:40 Remaining fit 01:48:00 Biggest failures and learning lessons 01:49:49 Project with the biggest impact 01:50:36 What are you currently doing/learning that is not related to business? & Closing. ...    We bring inspiring startups and world-class founders on 1 stage to pitch for our Innovation Funding Award. Be part of our next event full of inspiration and great ideas!  Get a FREE VIP Ticket for our next event:  http://www.startupfundingevent.com    Created by https://www.lightningvideoeditors.com
01:55:18
December 28, 2020
Impact Talks #29: Peter Leible (Bundesliga International - Head Of Global Audiovisual Rights)
Join Our Facebook Group Community here: http://bit.ly/sfe-community  Listen to our SFE podcast - Impact Talks on Anchor or Spotify: https://startupfundingevent.com/podcast/  ... About Peter Leible: Fully qualified lawyer Peter Leible was previously Managing Director for the Asia-Pacific territory of the international sporting rights agency MP & Silva in Singapore. Prior to this, he was Director of Business Development at the Sportsman Media Group and Marketing and Sponsoring Director at TSV 1860 Munich. Since 2012, he has been heading up the Bundesliga International branch in Singapore as Chief Representative Asia Pacific. He has more than 20 years of professional experience in the fields of marketing, media and sport, and in particular in football. ... 00:00 Introduction and what is Bundesliga 02:20 Career background 10:10 Sales skills, born with it or taught? 14:10 Organising events and sponsorships 20:50 What makes something in demand? & Social media 30:20 Having an entrepreneurial side, global approach and learning lessons 40:27 Moving to Singapore, 48:16 Process from startup to scale up 54:28 How did you handle the 2008 crisis 01:01:08 The start and expansion to Germany 01:06:06 How has social media change your business? 01:12:50 How does your industry innovate? 01:20:13 What are your biggest failures that you didn’t expect and what did you learn from it? 01:23:15 Project that you worked on with the biggest impact 01:29:08 What are you currently doing/learning, not work-related? 01:32:28 Book recommendations and Closing ... We bring inspiring startups and world-class founders on 1 stage to pitch for our Innovation Funding Award. Be part of our next event full of inspiration and great ideas!   Get a FREE VIP Ticket for our next event: http://www.startupfundingevent.com  Created by https://www.lightningvideoeditors.com
01:39:14
December 21, 2020
Impact Talks #28: Martin Borgmeier (Long Drive Professional Athlete, World record holder Golf Ball Speed 220+ mph)
Join Our Facebook Group Community here: http://bit.ly/sfe-community  Listen to our SFE podcast - Impact Talks on Anchor or Spotify: https://startupfundingevent.com/podcast/  ... Can you imagine… ...this dude is a GOLFER?! Sending a golf ball with a speed of over 220mph requires a lot: a lot of club head speed, a lot of precision, a lot of knowledge and last but not least a lot of work. Get to know the person behind the beard and meet Martin to find out how he achieved swinging over 150mph on TV and send balls over 400 Yards. ... 00:00 Introduction and How it all started 08:30 Age & Background before long-drive career 13:30 Golf vs long-drive & long-drive clubs and technique 31:25 Exercising and practising 42:12 The profitability with long-drive 49:29 How did your education contribute to the long-drive career 59:30 Having a positive mindset 01:06:10 How are you handling marketing? 01:13:20 Is social media crucial to this sport? 01:19:25 How has your diet and nutritions change throughout your career? 01:34:30 Exercising & basketball compared to long-drive 01:44:13 What are your biggest failures that you didn’t expect and what did you learn from it? 01:47:20 Sports psychologist 01:52:10 Project that you worked on with the biggest impact 01:53:50 What are you currently doing/learning, not related to golf/long-drive? 01:57:25 Book recommendations and closing ...   We bring inspiring startups and world-class founders on 1 stage to pitch for our Innovation Funding Award. Be part of our next event full of inspiration and great ideas!  Get a FREE VIP Ticket for our next event: http://www.startupfundingevent.com  Created by https://www.lightningvideoeditors.com
02:02:23
December 14, 2020
Impact Talks #27: Reina-Flor Okori (4x Olympian athlete, 20 years on the track, Performance coach)
Join Our Facebook Group Community here: http://bit.ly/sfe-community  Listen to our SFE podcast - Impact Talks on Anchor or Spotify: https://startupfundingevent.com/podcast/  ... Reina-Flor Okori is a 4x Olympian with over 20 years on the track representing France and Equatorial Guinea. Using her sports legacy and African soul blueprint, Reina inspires and coaches international businesses, executives, and athletes to redefine the new psychology of winning and leading.  00:00 Introduction and start of career 11:20 Having mentors 18:30 Athletes and mental health and triggers 29:53 Hanging out with other athletes 33:30 Representing two countries  38:23 How to persuade athletes to leave the negative energy 45:40 Competing right after giving birth 56:46 Visualisation and Imposter syndrome 01:06:51 Why move to the Netherlands? 01:07:56 What did you learn about nutrition? 01:35:45 The switch from an Olympian athlete to a business woman 01:44:20 What is the project you worked on with the biggest impact? 01:45:50 Book recommendations and closing ...  We bring inspiring startups and world-class founders on 1 stage to pitch for our Innovation Funding Award. Be part of our next event full of inspiration and great ideas!  Get a FREE VIP Ticket for our next event: http://www.startupfundingevent.com  Created by https://www.lightningvideoeditors.com
01:51:31
December 7, 2020
Impact Talks #26: Simon Reinhard (2x World Memory Champion, World Record Holder 92 digits in 1 min)
Join Our Facebook Group Community here: http://bit.ly/sfe-community  Listen to our SFE podcast - Impact Talks on Anchor or Spotify: https://startupfundingevent.com/podcast ... Simon Reinhard, born 1979 in Munich, Germany, is a two-time World Memory Champion (ML), European Memory Champion and German Champion. He is also a Guinness World Record holder for memory: 92 digits in 1 Minute. In 2008 Reinhard graduated in Law from LMU University in Munich, having placed among the top 8 percent of his year in both Law exams. Later, Reinhard decided to pursue another endeavor: To use his expertise he got from being one of the best memorizers in the world to help others to learn better and to improve their memory. Reinhard is offering memory improvement courses, individually and for groups, in various ways: On the one hand, specialized courses for 1) lawyers/law firms and 2) law students. And on the other hand, general memory courses for management level and employees in order to increase efficiency and ease workload each day in the office. Reinhard is also a keynote speaker about memory, motivation and peak performance. ... 00:00 Introduction and start of the career 06:24 How did memory techniques help with studying? 08:47 Two basic memory techniques: Visualisation & Loci Technique  21:56 Memory techniques and learning languages or practical tasks 27:12 Memory techniques in an entrepreneurial industry 48:08 Memory techniques and ageing 52:30 Why not learn more languages or become a professional translator? 57:15 Memorising digits 01:03:36 Business side of this memory business & Chess  01:16:04 Growth in this memory business 01:19:14 Career before the memory business 01:23:16 Biggest failures that you didn’t expect and what you learned from it. 01:25:14 What is a project that you worked on with the biggest impact 01:28:32 Book recommendation & Closing ... We bring inspiring startups and world-class founders on 1 stage to pitch for our Innovation Funding Award. Be part of our next event full of inspiration and great ideas!   Get a FREE VIP Ticket for our next event: http://www.startupfundingevent.com  Created by https://www.lightningvideoeditors.com
01:36:04
November 30, 2020
Impact Talks #25: Niklas Jansen (Co-founder Blinkist - Managing 12 million users)
Join Our Facebook Group Community here: http://bit.ly/sfe-community  Listen to our SFE podcast - Impact Talks on Anchor or Spotify: https://startupfundingevent.com/podcast/  ...   Entrepreneur from Berlin. Co-founder of Blinkist. Angel investor. Passionate about learning, technology company culture & nature. As explained by Niklas: I co-founded Blinkist with the vision of creating meaningful products that inspire people to keep learning. Since it’s founding in 2012 Blinkist has grown into a global consumer brand with over 12 million users in more than 150 countries. Blinkist distills the key insights from the world's best nonfiction books into 15-minute audio and text digests. From a small team of 4, Blinkist has grown into an organization of over 160 people from more than 40 countries. Continuing to grow and develop our people, company, and culture is one of my passions. At Blinkist, I drive our product to ensure we are always innovating and improving to deliver the best experience and value to our users. ... 00:00 Introduction and the start of Blinkist 07:06 How to find a technical co-founder 11:30 Self-awareness and always going for more 20:09 Going to Berlin, the journey and having an early investor 43:05 Corona, Remote working and software 01:10:46 Having a leadership coach 01:19:58 From first time making sales to now 01:28:14 How are you outside of business  01:34:29 Scaling and health and becoming a parent 01:41:34 Emotional highs and lows 01:54:44 The shift with big names 02:02:00 What is the project you worked on with the biggest impact? & Book recommendations and Closing ...   We bring inspiring startups and world-class founders on 1 stage to pitch for our Innovation Funding Award. Be part of our next event full of inspiration and great ideas!   Get a FREE VIP Ticket for our next event: http://www.startupfundingevent.com  Created by https://www.lightningvideoeditors.com
02:12:50
November 16, 2020
Impact Talks #24: Abby Marks-Beale (Speed Reading Expert/Author and Professional Homeopath)
Join Our Facebook Group Community here: http://bit.ly/sfe-community  Listen to our SFE podcast - Impact Talks on Anchor or Spotify: https://startupfundingevent.com/podcast/  ...   ...  RevItUpReading by Abby: I used to HATE to read. I went through my adolescent life, four years of college and three years working in the business world with this negative attitude. This attitude changed to positive after I got trained as a traveling reading and study skills teacher where I learned some simple strategies that made reading more pleasurable. Now, I can’t imagine my life without dynamic and versatile reading skills. I believe smart reading skills are a set of active, mindful, and conscious strategies that allow the reader to get what they need quickly from any reading material in an efficient and effective manner. Since 1988, I have been developing and teaching simple strategies for better, smarter and faster reading. Because I believe in the power of high-quality reading, I’ve come up with the most user-friendly interactive self-paced on-demand college-level online reading course for those interested in becoming the best readers they can be. As a published expert, I am the author of three books – 10 Days to Faster Reading, The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Speed Reading and Success Skills: Strategies for Study and Lifelong Learning. I have a master’s degree in Adult Learning and consider myself a lifelong learner. For the past 30+ years, I have taught students and educators in high schools, colleges and universities, business professionals in Fortune 500 companies, associations, small businesses and government agencies, and anyone else who wanted to improve their reading abilities.  ...  00:00 Introduction, glass ceiling and self-esteem 10:28 Introduction to speed reading 21:25 How long does it take to learn speed reading? 26:09 Defining speed reading  30:50 Other strategies to speed reading 46:10 Speed reading with digital devices 53:03 Is continues practice necessary? 58:13 Speed reading tips  & Different types of clients and tactics 01:25:37 How did you become a book reading expert and book deals? 01:30:58 Transitioning to a homoeopathy career  01:43:20 Homoeopathy for migraines, periods and cramping, and stress 01:52:18 How did you get licensed? 01:54:09 Traditional medicine vs homoeopathy medicine? 01:58:40 Nice to knows about homoeopathy before diving into it 02:02:10 Advice for young entrepreneurs 02:05:50 Book recommendations, tips and closing ...   We bring inspiring startups and world-class founders on 1 stage to pitch for our Innovation Funding Award. Be part of our next event full of inspiration and great ideas! Get a FREE VIP Ticket for our next event: http://www.startupfundingevent.com  Created by https://www.lightningvideoeditors.com
02:13:39
November 9, 2020
Impact Talks #23: Jake Steinfeld (Fitness Icon & CEO "Don't Quit", FitTv, Olympic Torchbearer)
Listen to our SFE podcast - Impact Talks on Anchor or Spotify: https://startupfundingevent.com/podcast/ ... Check out the new launch here: https://dontquit.com/ Jake started as a personal trainer with clients including Steven Spielberg and Harrison Ford, whom he trained for Indiana Jones. Steinfeld develops brands and businesses as Chairman and CEO of Body by Jake. Previously, Steinfeld created FitTV, a 24-hour fitness lifestyle network, which he later sold to News Corp. Following the sale of FitTV, Jake launched ExerciseTV, a fitness on-demand television network, with partners Comcast, New Balance, and Time Warner. Steinfeld co-founded Major League Lacrosse (MLL). ... 00:00 Introduction and where it all started: The muscle industry, LA, Mr America and steroids 06:30 Parents background 34:34 How do you find these skillsets? 37:24 Investing with entrepreneurs 40:45 Going in TV & Never having an agent  49:12 Investing in yourself and building your brand 57:00 The origin of "Don't Quit" brand 01:03:30 Mixing family and business & Sharing as Entrepreneurs 01:07:40 The start of Don't Quit beverage 01:26:45 Health and Age 01:33:40 How do you define success and Family comes first 01:38:13 And funding Major League Lacrosse  01:53:10 Leading by example, leading by love 02:01:08 How to price yourself 02:06:20 Documentary recommendations ... We bring inspiring startups and world-class founders on 1 stage to pitch for our Innovation Funding Award. Be part of our next event full of inspiration and great ideas! Get a FREE VIP Ticket for our next event: http://www.startupfundingevent.com Created by https://www.lightningvideoeditors.com
02:14:39
November 2, 2020
Impact Talks #22: Jeff Bullas (World's number 1 business blogger)
Join Our Facebook Group Community here: http://bit.ly/sfe-community Listen to our SFE podcast - Impact Talks on Anchor or Spotify: https://startupfundingevent.com/podcast/ ... Featured on Forbes as a “Top 20 Influencer of Chief Marketing Officers” – 2018 #1 Global Content Marketing Influencer – 2018 Listed on Forbes as one of the “Top 20 Influencers of CMO’s” – 2017 Ranked by Apollo Research in the “Top 20 Influencers of Digital Marketers in the USA”  – 2016 #1 Global “Digital Marketing Influencer” – 2016 #1 ‪‎Content Marketing‬ Influencer from 6M+ daily web updates in 2015 by Appinions Included on Entrepreneur.com as one of the “50 Online Marketing Influencers to Watch” – 2015 ... 0:00 Introduction, profession and first career 08:30 Career before 2007 and what scaled the twitter followers 14:08 How can startups reach their audience through social media?  And where and on what should scaleups spend their ads money? 19:54 What's the future for social media and content creation?  26:57 And quantity vs quality content creation 31:24 A social media handling team 36:13 PR effects, before and after 47:00 The long game 51:27 Work-life balance in the beginning 53:54 Is content creation a viable career? 57:54 Your first hire  59:46 Google authority  01:04:46 What is your biggest unexpected failure and what did you learn from it? 01:09:16 What is the project that you worked on that has the biggest impact? 01:17:07 What are you currently doing, not business-related, that gives you energy? 01:20:54 Books recommendation and closing ... We bring inspiring startups and world-class founders on 1 stage to pitch for our Innovation Funding Award. Be part of our next event full of inspiration and great ideas! Get a FREE VIP Ticket for our next event: http://www.startupfundingevent.com Created by https://www.lightningvideoeditors.com
01:23:02
October 12, 2020
Impact Talks #21: Thomas Udesen (Chief Procurement Bayer, Co-Founder Sustainable Procurement Pledge)
Join Our Facebook Group Community here: http://bit.ly/sfe-community Listen to our SFE podcast - Impact Talks on Anchor or Spotify: https://startupfundingevent.com/podcast/ ... 00:00 Introduction and Vacation 07:50 What is the role of a Procurement Officer? 13:55 How does a procurement officer collaborate with startups? 22:19 Leadership philosophy  27:40 Ghana experience 33:40 Study, MBA and Meeting wife 41:20 Lessons learned from the MBA experience 46:45 Learning from mentors  50:20 How do you know when to switch employees' roles and when to fire? 59:04 Sharing your career path with your wife 01:01:25 Moving on from Johnson&Johnson to Bayer 01:08:53 Why is a value-based work or life so important? 01:12:11 The project with the biggest impact: SPP.earth  & What led you to start this project? 01:26:30 Biggest unexpected failures and learning lessons & How to spot bad leaders that are affecting others? 01:36:33 What are you currently doing, not related to business, that gives you energy? 01:42:19 Book recommendations and Closing ... We bring inspiring startups and world-class founders on 1 stage to pitch for our Innovation Funding Award. Be part of our next event full of inspiration and great ideas! Get a FREE VIP Ticket for our next event: http://www.startupfundingevent.com Created by https://www.lightningvideoeditors.com
01:45:36
September 21, 2020
Impact Talks #20: Mariano Mayer (Argentina - National Secretary of Entrepreneurs and SME, CEO Marea)
Join Our Facebook Group Community here: http://bit.ly/sfe-community   Listen to our SFE podcast - Impact Talks on Anchor or Spotify: https://startupfundingevent.com/podcast/  ... Founder of Marea Venture Partners, a firm focused on value chain transformation, digitalization, open innovation & corporate venturing, working with governments, NGOs, corporations, and startups.   Lawyer from Austral University, his career was focused on entrepreneurship and venture capital, both in advising startups and funds and in collaboration with leading institutions, which promote entrepreneurship in Argentina.  From 2013 to 2015 he served as General Director of Entrepreneurs from the City of Buenos Aires, and from 2015 to 2019 as the Secretary of Entrepreneurs and SMEs from the Ministry of Production of Argentina.   In the Global Entrepreneurship Congress of 2015, in Milan, his work in Buenos Aires City was awarded with the “Global Cities Challenge”, and in the Startups Nations Summit of 2017, in Tallin (Estonia), he was awarded with the “National Policy Leadership”.   He was a partner at Tanoira Cassagne law firm, where he worked in the areas of Corporate Law, Intellectual Property and Agribusiness. He was also a member and Semi-Senior Partner at the Entrepreneurship Department of Uriburu & Bosch law firm.   He completed his Master "Business Law" degree at the Austral University and his graduate research focused on intellectual property. In addition, he studied in Corporate Finance at CEDEF, he was a professor of Information Law at the Austral University. ... 00:00 Introduction and career transitions 07:27 Career patience, struggle and success  14:00 Israel's ecosystem and learning lessons 23:00 Arriving in Israel and getting support  25:00 Changing a country's perspective towards entrepreneurialism  45:15 How has a law background affect your career in ecosystems? 49:15 Most common law mistakes for startups 56:26 How is the ecosystem now compared to the beginning? 01:02:55 Learning lessons from an economic crisis for startups, entrepreneurs and investors 01:12:01 Learning lessons from your biggest unexpected failures 01:19:37 Future plans with the new venture: Marea  01:27:30 Project with the biggest impact 01:32:20 What are you currently doing, not related to business, that gives you energy? 01:38:32 Book recommendations and closing ... Created by https://www.lightningvideoeditors.com/  Powered by https://elitexmentor.com/
01:44:37
September 14, 2020
Impact Talks #19: Lauri Vuohensilta (YouTuber - Hydraulic press channel)
Join Our Facebook Group Community here: http://bit.ly/sfe-community   Listen to our SFE podcast - Impact Talks on Anchor or Spotify: https://startupfundingevent.com/podcast/   ... Professional Youtuber and social media expert. 500 million views on Youtube, over 1 million Instagram followers, and still growing! He has one of the weirdest, hardest, and funniest jobs ever. Lauri owns the Hydraulic press channel, as well as other channels like Beyond the press. ... 00:00 Introduction and channel description 04:08 How did the channel become a success? 08:50 Youtube discover ads and budgeting 14:35 Career before becoming a Youtuber & Family business 28:08 Why have a channel in English and not Finnish 33:15 New Youtube channel: Beyond the Press 39:18 The editing process & getting a management company 50:19 Youtube sponsorships & How to get a ton of views 54:04 Process of creating content, from idea to editing to publishing 01:20:00 In-depth info about the running ads & negotiation about sponsored videos 01:36:03 Other business-related tips 01:39:06 Biggest unexpected failures and learning lessons 01:43:44 How to do testing concepts 01:45:24 Project with the biggest impact 01:48:06 Being Youtube famous 01:49:40 What are you currently doing-not related to business? 01:59:27 Book recommendations and closing ... We bring inspiring startups and world-class founders on 1 stage to pitch for our Innovation Funding Award. Be part of our next event full of inspiration and great ideas!   Get a FREE VIP Ticket for our next event: http://www.startupfundingevent.com   Created by https://www.lightningvideoeditors.com
02:04:46
August 24, 2020
Impact Talks #18: Guy Kirkwood (UiPath - Forbes AI 50, former Scots Guards officer, Capgemini)
Join Our Facebook Group Community here: http://bit.ly/sfe-community  Listen to our SFE podcast - Impact Talks on Anchor or Spotify: https://startupfundingevent.com/podcast/  ...  UiPath is on the Forbes AI 50; a CNBC Disruptor 50 (one of only three B2B firms); the #1 tech (and #2 overall) enterprise in the FT rankings; and #1 in the Deloitte Fast 500. It is the fastest-growing enterprise software company in history.  ...  00:00 Introduction to being an Evangelist and intro for UiPath 05:42 Career path to UiPath 15:09 Automation and People,  & System to system interaction 23:42 restructuring and scaling expansion From coo to chief evangelist 30:40 b2b target/clients and a freemium model & 41:32 self-learning robots 42:02 How can small businesses use UiPath automation? 49:36 Automation not costing people's jobs 57:32 The future of automation and labour 01:14:56 UiPath during scaling 01:20:24 How can new founders get in touch with analysts? 01:25:26 Career history starting from uni, proofreading, army and more 01:38:20 Most important learning points 01:40:58 Biggest unexpected failures and learning lessons 01:43:46 Why is marketing so important? 01.48.00 Biggest project with the most impact ...  We bring inspiring startups and world-class founders on 1 stage to pitch for our Innovation Funding Award. Be part of our next event full of inspiration and great ideas! Get a FREE VIP Ticket for our next event: http://www.startupfundingevent.com  Created by https://www.lightningvideoeditors.com
01:57:43
August 17, 2020
Impact Talks #17: Aubrey de Grey (SENS - Curing Aging through Health Tech and Longevity Science)
Join Our Facebook Group Community here: http://bit.ly/sfe-community  Listen to our SFE podcast - Impact Talks on Anchor or Spotify: https://startupfundingevent.com/podcast/  ...  00:00 Introduction and the approach to anti-ageing 08:50 Effects of good and bad lifestyle to ageing 13:43 How tech influences the progress for anti-ageing 20:32 Career background 33:00 Basic scientists and tech people’s views on researching and solving problems 41:01 Founders and investors in this industry 51:47 Funding processes between USA and Europe, & Silicon Valley being a hub 01:02:50 Contributing to the cause without being a biologist/engineer 01:06:06 Politics and the anti-ageing community in USA 01:10:12 Changing people’s minds and experimenting 01:11:58 Donations and projects and education 01:15:45 Book recommendations about anti-ageing 01:17:36 Getting involved in anti-ageing projects & Closing ...  We bring inspiring startups and world-class founders on 1 stage to pitch for our Innovation Funding Award. Be part of our next event full of inspiration and great ideas!  Get a FREE VIP Ticket for our next event: http://www.startupfundingevent.com  Created by https://www.lightningvideoeditors.com
01:19:26
August 10, 2020
Impact Talks #16: Laura Nuhaan (Microsoft - Western Europe Services, Digital Transformation Lead)
Join Our Facebook Group Community here: http://bit.ly/sfe-community Listen to our SFE podcast - Impact Talks on Anchor or Spotify: https://startupfundingevent.com/podcast/ ... 00:00 Introduction and Entrepreneurial and Silicon Valley experience 12:16 Why stay in Silicon Valley and then why leave after 10 years 15:31 The transition from Silicon Valley to the Netherlands 18:03 Why stay in the Netherlands and not go back 19:54 Practicing what you preach - Background before Microsoft 29:24 Think big, stay humble - Convincing investors 36:42 Formula to becoming a Thought Leader 38:53 Adjusting to the pandemic at Microsoft 47:21 Personal connection during remote working 50:20 Marketing advice for increasing users/community members 54:35 Getting to know your target audience 01:01:17 Book recommendations 01:02:58 Current activities that give you energy, not related to business & Closing  ... Passionate about innovation and the opportunities of tech. An Out of the box thinker. Challenger of status quo. Helping companies, startups and executives take full advantage of digital opportunities. Executive digital advisor and non-executive board member. Drive change and empower sales teams. Ten years in Silicon Valley and start-up experience. Helping customers in Retail, Consumer Goods, Telco and Media to excel through digital transformation and out of the box thinking. Keynote speaker on digital selling and innovation. Author of several books, the latest on Social Selling. ... Created by https://www.lightningvideoeditors.com
01:05:58
August 3, 2020
Impact Talks #15: Dan Harden (CEO Whipsaw - Designer of Google Chromecast, NeXt Computers, Brita)
Join Our Facebook Group Community here: http://bit.ly/sfe-community Listen to our SFE podcast - Impact Talks on Anchor or Spotify: https://startupfundingevent.com/podcast/ ... 0:00 Introduction and why become an Industrial Designer 10:07 Where did the passion come from 20:40 Why combine engineering and design 28:00 What’s the designing process 51:45 Successful product example 01:09:30 When do you have to dial it back? 01:14:00 Are you born with this? 01:18:17 Flopped product example 01:34:31 Why not create a product and make it yours? 01:37:00 Working with Steve Jobs 01:56:14 Experience before Entrepreneurship 02:05:00 Parental background 02:13:18 Starting at FrogDesign 02:24:01 Project with the biggest impact 02:34:50 What gives you energy - not business-related? 02:41:56 Physically struggling to find a solution 02:45:29 Recommended books and closing ... Dan is CEO, Principal Designer and cofounder of Whipsaw, a highly acclaimed design firm in San Jose & San Francisco, California. Throughout his career, Dan has designed many market hits such as the Google Chromecast, OnHub & Wifi, Nest Dropcam cameras, Brita Stream pitchers, Dell Precision line, Tonal home gym, Cisco Telepresence, Livescribe smart pens, Eton radios, Adiri baby bottles, Yubo lunchboxes, Intel tablets, Leapfrog LeapPads, Roku TV devices, Highfive teleconferencing, TP-Link networking, Topcon survey gear, Braun thermometers, Motorola phones, Gateway PC's, Sony headsets, Acer Aspire PC's, NeXT computers, AT&T answer machines & Logitech mice. Whipsaw designs products and experiences for clients Bosch, Brita, Cisco, Ford, GE, Haier, Intel, Leitz, Merck, Motorola, Nike, Olympus, Samsung, Sony, TP-Link & Uber plus many startups. Dan is the highly active creative force of Whipsaw where he directs the strategic and conceptual direction of most accounts. His passion and philosophies about art, culture, psychology, and technology permeate the work and brand. Fast Company selected Dan as one of the 100 Most Creative People in 2014, calling him “design’s secret weapon”. They ranked Whipsaw among the top 5 design firms in the world in '09 and featured Dan as a Master of Design in '05. His views and work have been in Abitare, Axis, Business Week, CNN, Domus, Form, Fortune, Metropolis, Newsweek, Time, & Wired. Dan has won over 275 design awards, granted over 350 patents, and work placed in the Smithsonian Cooper Hewitt Museum, The Henry Ford Museum, the Chicago Athenaeum, and Pasadena Museum of Art. Prior to cofounding Whipsaw in 1999, Dan was President of Frogdesign where he designed many notable products and led the company for ten years. Before joining Frog in '89 he was a lead designer at Henry Dreyfuss Assoc. Dan interned with design master George Nelson and also at Hewlett Packard and Richardson Smith. Dan graduated Univ. of Cincinnati, DAA College, '82. ...
02:57:29
July 27, 2020
Impact Talks #14: Chad Stein (GreenPeace USA - Deputy Executive Director)
Join Our Facebook Group Community here: http://bit.ly/sfe-community Listen to our SFE podcast - Impact Talks on Anchor or Spotify: https://startupfundingevent.com/podcast/ ... 00:00 Introduction and why the switch to an NGO 14:36 Difference between CFO and COO 17:41 Improvements made in Greenpeace & Learning lessons 31:21 Non-profit office vs corporate office 39:10 Greenpeace and politics  48:05 Having a structure to inspire change 51:37 Biggest learning lessons before Greenpeace 53:38 Unwinding with exercise  01:04:00 Consulting skills & entrepreneurship 01:14:50 Differences between corporate and NGO 01:22:14 How to get volunteers and keep them motivated 01:28:52 Maximising donations, marketing, petitions, recruiting volunteers and COVID-19 01:49:52 Director’s role  01:55:39 Biggest unexpected failures and lessons learned 01:59:38 Project with biggest impact 02:01:29 What gives you energy-not related to business?
02:07:14
July 20, 2020
Impact Talks #13: Dari Illy (illy caffè - Coffee Culture Director, Board Member)
Join Our Facebook Group Community here: http://bit.ly/sfe-community   Listen to our SFE podcast - Impact Talks on Anchor or Spotify: https://startupfundingevent.com/podcast/ ... 0:00 Introduction 2:15 Reach and the Scale of Illy Caffè 8:14 How Science Evolved in Nutrition and Well-Being Sector 11:37 Why is coffee a good Nootropic? 15:20 Starting in Coffee business and getting into the family business 23:55 Process and Supply Chain of the Coffee Industry 28:17 Maintaining Excellence in Big Scale Companies 35:22 Digitilazition and Tech in Supply Chain & Collaborations 43:10 Current Function and Responsibilities of Dari & University of Coffee 47:30 Illy Caffè’s Relationship with Coffee Producers 50:13 Ethical Coffee Producing 54:20 Illy Caffè’s Early Plans - Segmentation and Single-Product Focus 59:35 Women Empowerment in the Coffee Industry and Dari’s Personal Mission 1:08:32 Solutions and Discussion on Improving the Coffee Industry 1:12:07 How did COVID-19 affect the Coffee Industry & Women Empowerment - Future of Coffee and Hospitality Industry 1:17:55 Climate Change and Coffee Production 1:25:35 How Illy compensates for overproduction and maintains sustainability 1:30:11 Dari’s Skills, Stories, and Biggest Learning Lessons  1:36:55 Practical Tips from Dari for Being a Good Listener 1:41:10 Crash and Burn: Dari’s Biggest Failures in Career 1:45:10 Dari’s Most Impactful Project and Stories 1:51:16 What Dari is currently doing to gain energy 1:54:59 Audience Question: What books would you recommend?
02:00:22
July 13, 2020
Impact Talks #12: Esther O'Callaghan (Ironman tri-athlete, Coach & Startup Founder)
Join Our Facebook Group Community here: http://bit.ly/sfe-community   Listen to our SFE podcast - Impact Talks on Anchor or Spotify: https://startupfundingevent.com/podcast/   Discover in this podcast how to train, eat, and prepare yourself for an Ironman triathlon world championship. ... 0:00 Introduction 1:20 From recordshop to online entrepreneur 5:53 Becoming an Ironman triathlete 14:30 Evolving to ironman coach 22:30 Differences between (the community of) marathon runners and Ultra competitors 27:57 (mental) Training for an ironman while undergoing panic-attacks 36:01 Finish rate of ironmans 40:50 How finishing an ironman changes your life 47:15 Esther’s recommendation to start working out 53:17 How to deal with bad experiences 1:02:24 Why asking help is the best choice of action 1:05:13 Ironman Technical: cycling and bicycle tips 1:16:35 Ironman Technical: general clothing 1:18:38 Ironman Technical: swim clothing and gear 1:20:17 Ironman Technical: running gear 1:22:30 Ironman Technical: other gear (heart-rate, Garmin watch, etc.) 1:24:28 Indoor cycling and other indoor training 1:28:56 The costs of an ironman 1:29:29 When to replace gear and clothing 1:30:37 Barefoot-running and how to run with the right technique 1:37:58 Estehr’s proper warm-up routine 1:40:06 Esther’s proper cooling-down routine and how it relates to transitions in ironmans 1:42:35 The lead-up to an ironman, food, and how to combine it with a full-time job 1:45:55 Food, nutritions and liquids before an ironman 1:49:11 Intermittent fasting and Ultra sports 1:51:00 Food, nutritions and liquids on race day and during the race 1:54:49 Combining work with 35 hours of training 2:00:47 Brands of nutritions to carry during the race and when to take them 2:04:24 Impact of training-camps 2:06:36 How all life and sport experiences influence Esther’s tech career part 1 2:08:03 Why and How Esther found her co-partner 2:10:39 Esther’s startup: making starters with minimal CV’s noticeable for companies 2:12:39 How all life and sport experiences influence Esther’s tech career part 1 2:17:31 Crash & Burn segment: biggest failures and biggest lessons learned 2:21:06 Impact Talk: project that has the biggest impact on Esther’s career 2:26:30 What Esther is currently doing to gain energy 2:27:09 Audience Question: What books would you recommend? ...
02:29:59
July 6, 2020
Episode 11: Dan Goldman (The North Face - Global Head of Strategy)
Join Our Facebook Group Community here: http://bit.ly/sfe-community   Listen to our SFE podcast - Impact Talks on Anchor or Spotify: https://startupfundingevent.com/podcast/ ... 0:19 Introduction and what Dan does 1:25 Combining data analytics and creativity for customer strategy 2:40 The North Face culture: startup or corporate? 3:45 Dan’s relation and interactions with the startup world 7:13 Evaluation of tech vs consumer retail startups 10:34 Differences of men vs women as founders of startups 12:14 Dan’s career and the role of mentorship 14:40 Sidetrack: Where Dan gets energy from; business and private life 19:07 Dan’s first mentorship 20:40 Starters: begin at a startup or big corporate? 27:15 Dan’s first (failed?) strategic consultant assignment: Mr. Clean 39:02 The importance of an effective exit strategy 44:50 Strategic thinking in times like Covid-19 48:27 Product promotion (and Black Friday) from a strategic point of view 58:37 Strategically turning a company from the bottom to the top 1:05:15 Three ingredients for a successful brand and company 1:09:58 What will knock off Amazon’s global domination? 1:12:53 Why startups outpace large (older generation) companies 1:15:11 Innovation at a large company 1:25:44 How to make scale possible 1:29:44 Crash & Burn segment: biggest failures and biggest lessons learned 1:34:52 Private Equity career detour 1:43:41 Differences in challenges among small, medium, and big companies 1:49:19 Founders in (growing) businesses 1:52:36 Impact Talk: Dan career’s biggest impact 1:56:16 Innovation at The North Face 2:01:08 Random Story Segment: Dan’s life outside his career 2:06:10 Audience Question: What books would you recommend?
02:13:02
June 29, 2020
Episode #10: Marc Fenollosa (MANGO Fashion - Wholesale Director for America, Europe and MENA)
Join Our Facebook Group Community here: http://bit.ly/sfe-community   Listen to our SFE podcast - Impact Talks on Anchor or Spotify: https://startupfundingevent.com/podcast/    ... 0:26 - Introduction & Daily Responsibilities in Wholesale Businesses 8:51 - How to Manage Online & Offline Franchise Stores 13:04 - How did COVID-19 affect the fashion business, personal life, and Barcelona? 26:50 - Biggest Learning Lessons during Mango 39:23 - Getting Hired to Work with BlueStar Company 45:27 - Fast Fashion Companies vs. Normal Fashion Companies 57:56 - Moving to Argentina Working with BlueStar Company 1:07:18 - Managing a Team and Failing in Leadership 1:18:10 - Going Back to Mango 1:22:40 - How to Structure Your Team and Make Them Happy? 1:32:17 - Shift and Changes in Mango’s Company Culture, Adapting to The New Position 1:43:20 - Adapting to New Standards and Technology -  Productive Remote Working 1:58:40 - Biggest Learning Lessons Throughout the Entire Career & Book Recommendations ... Marc is Responsible for Mango’s profit on all these markets.  600 Million Euros in turnover  120 franchises  600 stores  Heading a 13 people team
02:03:59
June 22, 2020
Episode #9: Cory Williams (First Professional YouTuber, Former Firefighter, MeanKitty, LiveEachDay)
Join Our Facebook Group Community here: http://bit.ly/sfe-community   Listen to our SFE podcast - Impact Talks on Anchor or Spotify: https://startupfundingevent.com/podcast/   ...      0:12 Introduction and overview of Cory’s career 2:20 From a singing scholarship, Jackass, NewGrounds, stuntman, Myspace to the beginning of Youtube 18:26 Giving up a scholarship to start video production 20:13 College Life and career without a degree 22:00 Life beside and after Youtube 24:39 Working with ADD, hyperfocus, and lucid dreaming 32:20 Career switch to stuntman and WWE wrestler 43:50 Youtube algorithms, changes, and how to create a Youtube platform 52:05 Do’s and don'ts when starting a Youtube channel 1:01:21 Paid ads on Social Media 1:06:57 How and why Cory decides to solely focus on a Social Media career (???) 1:09:40 Cory’s side jobs: blockbuster, Toco’s, movie theatre, management center, pest control, all while ... 1:12:10 .. being a firefighter: seeing birth and death 1:22:38 From side jobs to becoming the first paid Youtuber 1:26:06 Work motivation, subscriber counts, and money 1:36:50 Cory Williams: a one-man, six-figure team 1:41:11 Collaborating with Jackass 1:41:55 The biggest lesson learned during a Youtube Career 1:49:56 A week in the life of Cory: combining multiple projects and family 1:52:40 What books does Cory Williams ‘read’ 1:54:17 Cory’s biggest life lesson ...   We bring inspiring startups and world-class founders on 1 stage to pitch for our Innovation Funding Award. Be part of our next event full of inspiration and great ideas!  Get a FREE VIP Ticket for our next event: http://www.startupfundingevent.com
01:56:20
June 15, 2020
Impact talks #8: Sudhanshu Sarronwala (WWF Global, MTV Asia, CoFounder Soundbuzz - Exit to Motorola)
Join Our Facebook Group Community here: http://bit.ly/sfe-community Listen to our SFE podcast - Impact Talks on Anchor or Spotify: https://startupfundingevent.com/podcast/ _____ 00:40 Intro and Childhood background 11:10 Joining an advertising agency 22:14 Marketing and the two-wheeler industry 35:30 Going into the TV industry – MTV Asia – as Head of Marketing 58:40 Work-life balance 01:11:18 Managing Director at MTV Asia & Recruiting a team and learning lessons 01:22:50 Going into entrepreneurship – music industry – & Getting investment 01:45:02 The ups and downs in the music industry 01:55:40 Tips for digital start-ups 01:57:10 Acquisition by Motorola 02:02:40 Starting at an NGO - WWF Global & Open source branding, & Limitations of an NGO 02:34:38 Closing and last tips _____ ✔️ A business and communications global executive with Board and senior-level leadership experience at high profile, international organizations like WWF International, MTV Asia, MTV India, STAR TV, and more ... . A strategic visionary who has predicted and helped further systemic change (digital music, satellite television, mass social campaigning, online streaming) and positions organizations to take advantage of that change. Analyzing data is a core strength and has been at the center of much of his work. He has helped build global brands, negotiated with UN and government agencies, and designed and executed strategies that will help better the state of the planet through his position in WWF International. His work includes communicating en masse through environmental campaigns (e.g. Earth Hour) that have touched +2 billion people globally and have engaged high-level decision-makers worldwide. He's launched, grown, and sold businesses, has served on boards for both For-profit and Not-for-profit organizations, and has done so across Europe and Asia.
02:40:16
June 8, 2020
Impact talks #7: Alex Clark (YouTuber, Comedian, Animator & Game Creator - It's Alex Clark)
Join Our Facebook Group Community here: http://bit.ly/sfe-community Listen to our SFE podcast - Impact Talks on Anchor or Spotify: https://startupfundingevent.com/podcast/ _____   Alex Clark's Kickstarter Game - make sure to get it: https://www.sugarheist.com  Alex Clark is a comedian, animator, and Youtuber most known for his self-titled animated youtube channel “It’s Alex Clark” where he has amassed 4.2 million subscribers.  He’s a Streamy nominee, and a 4 time People’s Choice Award winner.  The Chicago Tribune said “his viral videos are funny”  and the Huffington Post called him “brilliant”.  You can see him live on his nationwide tour.     0:11 - Introduction & Starting Youtube Career and Education Years 10:05 - Thoughts on Filming, Film School and the Industry 16:06 - Graduating from Film School & Internship at Comedy Central 21:35 - Moving to LA and First Gigs and Adapting to the Entertainment Industry 33:35 - Talent Agents and Expanding Audience 43:53 - Switching into Animations (Infrastructure and Tools) 51:36 - Creating a Game - Working with Friend and the Strategy for the Physical Product 1:03:20 - Interacting with Your Audience and Engagement 1:11:39 - Creating Content for Youtube - Live videos vs. Animations, Series, Scripting & Going Viral 1:22:01 - Working with a Team, Mentoring and Delegating Tasks 1:26:04 - Learning Lessons From Growing Youtube Channel and Next Steps 1:33:10 - Books to Read & Last Tips and Thoughts ____
01:39:29
May 29, 2020
Impact Talks #6: Daniela Weitmann (Converse, Nike Inc - Managing Director)
Join Our Facebook Group Community here: http://bit.ly/sfe-community Listen to our SFE podcast - Impact Talks on Anchor or Spotify: https://startupfundingevent.com/podcast/ Startup Funding Event  ----- Daniela has worked with Fortune 500 companies in 3 distinct industries, celebrating brands she loves, elevating diverse teams, and shaping the future of global organizations. She is an experienced senior business leader who has built her career around driving revenue and profits for some of the best-known consumer brands in the world – Nike, Converse, Milka, Toblerone, Wella.   She serves as Managing Director of Converse, across 11 countries in Europe. Sneaker brand Converse and its iconic Chuck Taylor shoe have adorned feet around the world for over a century.   As co-chair of the Women Network at Nike EMEA, her goal is to break down the barriers that prevent so many women, from reaching their full potential. She believes in the power of diversity to unlock growth, innovation agility, and a better world. 0:26 - Introduction & Management and Coaching in Corporate World 14:19 - Culture of Converse and Connection with Nike Inc. 18:56 - Previous Experiences and Switching into New Functions 28:20 - Strategic Partnership Function & Procurement Barrier 38:15 - Moving to a New Country and Finding New Opportunities 46:40 - How to Balance Family Life and Working Abroad 58:13 - Speaking Multiple Languages in the Household and Being a World Citizen 1:04:24 - How to Get Headhunted, Onboarding and Working with a High-Level team 1:20:30 - Next Steps in Nike - Growing Your Management Area  and Responsibilities 1:29:05 - Thoughts on Women in Tech, Inclusion and Glass Ceiling 1:36:39 - Effective Parenting and Having a Nanny 1:46:19 - Creating and Growing Women Network and Initiatives within Nike 2:01:40 - Transition into Digitalizing and Remote Working and dealing with Lockdown 2:11:41 - Books to Read & Last Tips and Thoughts
02:15:24
May 27, 2020
Impact Talks #5: Ynzo van Zanten (Tony's Chocolonely - Chief Evangelist)
Join Our Facebook Group Community here: http://bit.ly/sfe-community  Listen to our SFE podcast - Impact Talks on Anchor or Spotify: https://startupfundingevent.com/podcast/ ...   00:17 Ynzo’s introduction to Tony’s 07:55 Laying the HR Principles 13:00 Tony’s Chocolonely’s mission 20:51 Changes within the company 25:30 Team and Impact  35:25 Becoming a global brand 41:05 Tony’s documentary and becoming a Serious Friend 44:30 Adapting to the pandemic and supporting others 01:03:00 Social Innovation and Tony’s Unlimited 01:06:40 Meeting the farmers and being a fair-trade company 01:17:07 Keeping Serious Friends engaged 01:25:00 Telling your story and building your audience 01:29:08 Last tips and closing   ...    We bring inspiring startups and world-class founders on 1 stage to pitch for our Innovation Funding Award. Be part of our next event full of inspiration and great ideas!   Get a FREE VIP Ticket for our next event: http://www.startupfundingevent.com
01:38:39
May 22, 2020
Impact Talks #4: Floris van de Klashorst (former VolksWagen Group, Nokia, Space Engineer)
Join Our Facebook Group Community here: http://bit.ly/sfe-community --- Floris van de Klashorst (formerly VW group) lead a global organization in Volkswagen Group focusing on digital transformation, solutions, and products for all brands in the group ranging from Self Driving Systems, Cloud-based Digital Platforms, Connectivity, OTA and SW platforms. Prior to joining VW Group, Floris was VP Connected Services & Mobility Services at the Renault-Nissan Alliance in Paris, where he build the group-wide cloud-based connected services platform. From 2010 to 2015 Floris was at HERE, leading the Automotive Group, building award-winning embedded and mobile-based connected services, infotainment and navigation solutions, deployed to car manufacturers around the world. Floris joined Nokia In 2000, leading mobile services sales and consulting activities across Western Europe for Nokia Networks. After that, he was a global account director for T-Mobile for Nokia smartphones. From 2005 to 2009 he was based in New York, most recently heading the Nokia Media Network working with hundreds of publishers worldwide, before which he led Nokia Music Service strategy and business development. Prior to joining Nokia, Floris managed his own telecom and Internet consultancy firm with a focus on communication and eCommerce services for the events and telecom industry. His other experience includes roles at Ericsson working on the emergence of mobile networks and telecommunications and before that, managing international consortia for the development of space systems, working with NASA and European Space Agency programs. Floris holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Delft with specializations in Man-Machine Interfaces, Robotics, and Business. When not at work, Floris enjoys historic cars, sailing, and other outdoor activities. ____  00:14 Introduction & Start in Innovation 11:50 Career in an engineering consultancy company  17:48 Becoming an entrepreneur in the Telecom industry 24:36 Moving on to Nokia and music distribution industry in US 39:00 Nokia becoming less relevant 49:06 Starting a new Nokia division in Europe: Nokia Location and Commerce 01:04:00 Starting from scratch for the Automobile Alliance  01:08:20 Switch to Volkswagen & The future of VW Electric cars 01:31:33 Moving back to the Netherlands &  Starting a consulting firm in innovation and digital transformation 01:33:35 The future of tech, IoT and innovations 01:38:46 The biggest learning lessons 01:42:45 Books to read & SpaceX 01:50:38 Interesting stories and closing ____ Listen to our SFE podcast - Impact Talks on Anchor or Spotify: https://startupfundingevent.com/podcast/
01:58:20
May 13, 2020
Impact Talks #3: Lance Allred (NBA Cleveland Cavaliers - First Legally-Deaf Player in NBA History)
Join Our Facebook Group Community here: http://bit.ly/sfe-community Lance Allred is the first legally deaf player in NBA history, international inspirational speaker, author, and TEDx star of "What is Your Polygamy?"   Allred is deaf, with 75–80% hearing loss.   You can find his new book "The New Alpha Male" here:  https://www.amazon.com/New-Alpha-Male-Rules-Changing/dp/1683643763 ____    00:20 Introduction  03:27 Getting engagements for motivational speaking  14:24 Online and offline trend of events   16:48 Keeping the audience engaged during motivational speaking  23:10 Personal development journey & Teacher and victim archetypes  38:10 Accountability-first principle of perseverance  43:42: Leadership positions  51:47 Two different types of failure  56:00 Learning from failure, fear and taking risks   01:05:00 Beyond the stats in basketball &  Transparency in teams  01:15:04 Applying values to motivational speaking  01:17:18 The meaning of leadership   01:22:17 Pressure during games  01:29:06 Becoming an NBA player  01:42:10 Dealing with negative thoughts   01:52:46 Innovating during the pandemic      ____ Listen to our SFE podcast - Impact Talks on Anchor or Spotify: https://startupfundingevent.com/podcast/
01:58:05
May 5, 2020
Impact Talks #2: Emilio Risques (ASICS - Innovation Vice president Europe, Middle East, Africa)
Join Our Facebook Group Community here: http://bit.ly/sfe-community   Listen to our SFE podcast - Impact Talks on Anchor or Spotify: https://startupfundingevent.com/podcast/   00:40 Introduction  02:10 History of the family business  06:50 Old and new methods of doing business  09:58 Family business & work limitations  14:15 The rights of the distributors & How to get a distributor  18:16 Why not go completely online with ASICS?  21:23 Career at Life Fitness  23:09 Biggest Learning lesson at Life Fitness  24:27 Criteria to hiring people at ASICS  24:50 Defining your company culture  26:30 Match candidates with the team  33:34 Starting at ASICS  37:45 Maximising the knowledge of employees  40:55 What to look for in your team  41:43 Avoiding employee job hopping  46:54 Acceleration program with ASICS  58:19 Closing and the biggest lesson of the Acceleration Program We bring inspiring startups and world-class founders on 1 stage to pitch for our Innovation Funding Award. Be part of our next event full of inspiration and great ideas!   Get a FREE VIP Ticket for our next event: http://www.startupfundingevent.com
01:01:04
February 25, 2020
Impact Talks #1: Simone van Neerven (Innovation - Chanel, Vueling Airlines, former KLM Airlines)
Join Our Facebook Group Community here: http://bit.ly/sfe-community   01:50 - Introduction and being Head of Innovation at Vueling 03:51 - Resiliency in Spain 09:10 - Taking risks and learning from mistakes 15:45 - Being rebellious in a hierarchical company & Founding your own company 18:10 - Winning two Innovation Awards at KLM 46:52 - Education, internship and first job 51:30 - Starting at KLM & First leadership role 56:12 - Leadership philosophy 01:00:00 - Being a female leader 01:08:57 - Creating your own job position at KLM 01:13:50 - Recruited by Vueling and Chanel 01:22:27 - Leaving Vueling  01:26:00 - Bonding with your team 01:32:28 - Being form a small town 01:38:15 - Exploring other opportunities & closing advises for start-ups and scale-ups We bring inspiring startups and world-class founders on 1 stage to pitch for our Innovation Funding Award.  Be part of our next event full of inspiration and great ideas!    Get a FREE VIP Ticket for our next event: http://www.startupfundingevent.com
01:52:18
February 11, 2020