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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
1:45:35
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/
1:44:37
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
2:04:46
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
1:57:42
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
1:19:25
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
1:05:58
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. ...
2:57:29
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?
2:07:13
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?
2:00:21
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? ...
2:29:58
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?
2:13:02
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
2:03:59
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
1:56:19
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.
2:40:15
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 ____
1:39:28
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
2:15:24
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
1:38:39
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/
1:58:20
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/
1:58:05
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
1:01:04
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
1:52:17
February 11, 2020