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The Almost Dropouts

The Almost Dropouts

By Daivik Goel
A Podcast by Daivik Goel. Here to discuss tech, life, and other interesting things with some really great people!

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31: From Amazon to Leading Product at a High Growth Startup w/ Shreyas Sali
What has been interesting about moving from Amazon to leading a Product Team at a startup?    What are some challenges now moving into a senior leadership position?    What approach do you take when developing products?    These are some of the questions I asked Shreyas Sali in this episode of the Almost Dropouts Podcast. Shreyas is Head of Product at Spocket, a startup focused on connecting online entrepreneurs with dropshipping suppliers. Prior to Spocket, Shreyas has worked as a Product Manager at Amazon and Elastic Path Software.   You can check the podcast using the links below!   Listen on:   Anchor: https://anchor.fm/thealmostdropouts Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/2y8pUgQRog4rjhWfRtrtCA?si=Ywi7T7L0TYGau1qdrBd-wg&nd=1 Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-almost-dropouts/id1484701794 Google Podcasts: https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9hbmNob3IuZm0vcy9mM2UwMDgwL3BvZGNhc3QvcnNz Youtube: https://youtu.be/pEO8Vg3Bz3g
42:43
April 07, 2022
30: Being a Shoe Designer, Serial Entrepreneur, Venture Capitalist, National Figure Skater w/ Collin Thompson
Shoe Designer, Serial Entrepreneur, Venture Capitalist,   National Figure Skater   It would be remarkable to talk to someone doing any one of these things, let alone someone who has done all of them. But that is exactly what I had the privilege of doing this week on The Almost Dropouts podcast when I was able to speak with Collin Thompson.   Collin has one of the most unique stories I have ever heard and it is one I believe is really valuable to hear. It is filled with perseverance, hard work, and being able to be intrepid in new ventures. We had a great conversation about training in LA with Olympic figure skaters, moving to Hong Kong, being a renowned shoe designer, talking to Vitalik about Crypto, creating a blockchain venture studio, and creating a company to support work from home.    Check out Intrepid:   Website: https://intrepidventures.typeform.com Guest: Collin Thompson   LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/collinthompson/ Twitter: https://mobile.twitter.com/icollinthompson Listen on:  Anchor: https://anchor.fm/thealmostdropouts Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/2y8pUgQRog4rjhWfRtrtCA?si=Ywi7T7L0TYGau1qdrBd-wg&nd=1 Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-almost-dropouts/id1484701794 Google Podcasts: https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9hbmNob3IuZm0vcy9mM2UwMDgwL3BvZGNhc3QvcnNz Youtube: https://youtu.be/DRuFo2w5Eww   Hosted by: Daivik Goel   Link to my socials: https://linktr.ee/DaivikGoel
01:05:10
March 24, 2022
29: VR and the Metaverse w/ Jeremy Hartmann
In this episode, I had the pleasure of having Jeremy Hartmann, on the podcast. Jeremy recently got his Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Waterloo as well has founded his new startup Mtion Interactive, a new metaverse initiative focused on content creators! We talk about the work he is doing, the adoption of AR/VR technologies, and what excites him about the metaverse!   Check out Mtion Interactive:   Website: https://www.mtion.tv   Guest: Jeremy Hartmann LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jjhartmann/   Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/jjhartmann/   Listen on:   Anchor: https://anchor.fm/thealmostdropouts Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/2y8pUgQRog4rjhWfRtrtCA?si=Ywi7T7L0TYGau1qdrBd-wg&nd=1 Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-almost-dropouts/id1484701794 Google Podcasts: https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9hbmNob3IuZm0vcy9mM2UwMDgwL3BvZGNhc3QvcnNz Youtube: https://youtu.be/WMz-mlFQqgI    Hosted by: Daivik Goel   Link to my socials: https://linktr.ee/DaivikGoel
46:08
March 10, 2022
28: Entering the NFT Space, Web3, Building Startups While Being a Student w/ Mylene Tu
In this episode, I had the pleasure of having Mylene Tu, founder of Lumaki Labs, Trailblaze Tribe, and member of the League of Innovators on the podcast! We were able to touch on her experience building startups, what excites her on Web3, and her new NFT project Trailblaze Tribe!    Check out Trailblaze Tribe: Website: https://www.trailblazetribe.io Socials: https://linktr.ee/trailblazetribe Guest: Mylene Tu   LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mylenetu Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/mylenetu Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mylenetu Website: https://www.mylenetu.com   Listen on:   Anchor: https://anchor.fm/thealmostdropouts Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/2y8pUgQRog4rjhWfRtrtCA?si=Ywi7T7L0TYGau1qdrBd-wg&nd=1 Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-almost-dropouts/id1484701794 Google Podcasts: https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9hbmNob3IuZm0vcy9mM2UwMDgwL3BvZGNhc3QvcnNz Youtube: https://youtu.be/0V4lyFEoMaw   Hosted by: Daivik Goel   Link to my socials: https://linktr.ee/DaivikGoel
34:42
March 02, 2022
27: Scaling an E-Commerce Business in 2022 w/ Kevin Michael
In this episode, I have the pleasure of having Kevin Michael, head of Product at Perpetua AI on the podcast! We were able to touch on the platform they are building, how one can scale an E-Commerce business, and some of his advice for young entrepreneurs.    This is a great episode for anyone interested in E-Commerce or potentially getting involved in startups.   If you are interested in working with Kevin, feel free to check out some of the openings at Perpetua AI's career website: https://jobs.lever.co/perpetualabs.com   Guest: Kevin Michael    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kevin1michael/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/kevin1michael   Listen on:   Anchor: https://anchor.fm/thealmostdropouts Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/2y8pUgQRog4rjhWfRtrtCA?si=Ywi7T7L0TYGau1qdrBd-wg&nd=1 Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-almost-dropouts/id1484701794 Google Podcasts: https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9hbmNob3IuZm0vcy9mM2UwMDgwL3BvZGNhc3QvcnNz Youtube: https://youtu.be/I5Oeeyg6Ugk   Hosted by: Daivik Goel   Link to my socials: https://linktr.ee/DaivikGoel
37:13
February 01, 2022
26: Scena 360, and the Metaverse w/ Danilo Joksimovic
In this quick episode, I talk with Danilo Joksimovic, co-founder of Scena 360, a platform aimed at providing an immersive 3D gathering space to host conferences and meetups.   We touch on some of the product itself, why certain decisions were made, and then go into what excites him about the metaverse in general!   This is a great episode for anyone interested in the metaverse and the potential that 3D programs have!   You can sign up as a Pro User for a month using the signup link and the code "almostdropouts" or "scenaalmostdropouts": https://app.scena360.com/?cs=1   Guest: Danilo Joksimovic   LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/djoksimo/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/djoksimo    Listen on:  Anchor: https://anchor.fm/thealmostdropouts Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/2y8pUgQRog4rjhWfRtrtCA?si=Ywi7T7L0TYGau1qdrBd-wg&nd=1 Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-almost-dropouts/id1484701794 Google Podcasts: https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9hbmNob3IuZm0vcy9mM2UwMDgwL3BvZGNhc3QvcnNz Youtube: https://youtu.be/Q5b3QpzvsEs   Hosted by: Daivik Goel  Link to my socials: https://linktr.ee/DaivikGoel
30:03
January 25, 2022
25: Increasing Diversity in Tech w/ Sefunmi Osinaike and Helen Huang
In this quick episode, I talk with Helen and Sefunmi, two graduates from the University of Waterloo, who are currently working on Co.Lab, a mentorship program made to help people break into tech!   We touch on what some challenges of founding it have been, why they believe its important to have diversity in tech and some of the success stories from the program. This is a great episode for anyone interested in starting their own venture or looking into breaking into tech! I apologize for the slight delay in the podcast with our voices.    Check out the program at Co.Lab: https://www.joincolab.io Follow Co.Lab on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/joincolab/     Guest: Helen Huang   LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/heyohelen/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/heyohelen  Guest: Sefunmi Osinaike  LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sefunmiosinaike/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/SefunmiOshy  Listen on: Anchor: https://anchor.fm/thealmostdropouts Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/2y8pUgQRog4rjhWfRtrtCA?si=Ywi7T7L0TYGau1qdrBd-wg&nd=1 Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-almost-dropouts/id1484701794 Google Podcasts: https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9hbmNob3IuZm0vcy9mM2UwMDgwL3BvZGNhc3QvcnNz Youtube: https://youtu.be/Ss7HIh3c2mc  Hosted by: Daivik Goel  Link to my socials: https://linktr.ee/DaivikGoel
38:08
July 20, 2021
24: Starting Sustainability Focused Ventures w/ Iris Guo
In this quick episode, I talk with Iris Guo, a Finance and Computer Science student at the University of Waterloo, who is currently working at Google X, will be working at Microsoft and has founded two startups!  We touch on what her startups OpenMeal and Neutrify do, what inspired her to do them and some challenges/successes!   This is a great episode for anyone interested in starting their own venture!   Guest: Iris Guo  Follow her socials here: https://linktr.ee/irisguo Follow Neutrify: https://www.linkedin.com/company/neutrify Subscribe to the sustainability newsletter: https://bit.ly/neutrify-newsletter    Listen on:  Anchor: https://anchor.fm/thealmostdropouts Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/2y8pUgQRog4rjhWfRtrtCA?si=Ywi7T7L0TYGau1qdrBd-wg&nd=1 Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-almost-dropouts/id1484701794 Google Podcasts: https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9hbmNob3IuZm0vcy9mM2UwMDgwL3BvZGNhc3QvcnNz Youtube: https://youtu.be/9e5HWmwcNOc  Hosted by: Daivik Goel  Link my socials: https://linktr.ee/DaivikGoel End Credit Song:  Dive by Sodhivine https://soundcloud.com/sodhivine/dive?in=sodhivine/sets/dive-ep
28:44
May 10, 2021
23: Work Permits and Immigrating to Canada w/ Benjamin Kranc
In this quick episode, I talk to Benjamin Kranc, an expert on Canadian Immigration Law and principal of Law Firm Kranc Associates. We focus on how employers and employees can go about getting their work permits as well as some major trends in the Canadian Tech Scene! For anyone interested in immigrating to Canada,  this is definitely an episode you would want to check out! Guest: Benjamin Kranc  Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/benjaminkranc/ Listen on: Anchor: https://anchor.fm/thealmostdropouts Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/2y8pUgQRog4rjhWfRtrtCA?si=Ywi7T7L0TYGau1qdrBd-wg&nd=1 Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-almost-dropouts/id1484701794 Google Podcasts: https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9hbmNob3IuZm0vcy9mM2UwMDgwL3BvZGNhc3QvcnNz Youtube: https://youtu.be/PdbTLpEoj7I Hosted by: Daivik Goel daivikgoel.com Medium: https://medium.com/@daivikgoel LinkedIn: http://linkedin.com/in/daivikg/ Instagram: @daivikgoel End Credit Song: Dive by Sodhivine https://soundcloud.com/sodhivine/dive?in=sodhivine/sets/dive-ep
35:51
May 04, 2021
22: Getting involved in Venture Capitalism w/ Sanjeev Musuvathy
In this quick episode, I talk with Sanjeev Musuvathy, a venture capitalist and sophomore at UNC. Sanjeev has a lot of experience in Venture Capital, Startups, and Consulting. He made the first investment at the Boston Based Odds On VC Fund, founded UNC’s first student-run VC fund Lux Libertas Ventures and has led key strategy projects for Y-Combinator startups Nabis & Bamboo as well as Lenovo & a F300 pharmaceutical company.  I was excited to talk to him how he got into Venture Capital, how he got started in creating his own Venture Capital Fund and how he goes about evaluating startups?  For anyone interested in Venture Capital and Startups this is definitely an episode you would want to check out! Guest: Sanjeev Musuvathy Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sanjeevmusuvathy/ Listen on: Anchor: https://anchor.fm/thealmostdropouts Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/2y8pUgQRog4rjhWfRtrtCA?si=Ywi7T7L0TYGau1qdrBd-wg&nd=1 Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-almost-dropouts/id1484701794 Google Podcasts: https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9hbmNob3IuZm0vcy9mM2UwMDgwL3BvZGNhc3QvcnNz Youtube: https://youtu.be/qqMrizqlBHs Hosted by: Daivik Goel daivikgoel.com Medium: https://medium.com/@daivikgoel LinkedIn: http://linkedin.com/in/daivikg/ Instagram: @daivikgoel End Credit Song: Dive by Sodhivine https://soundcloud.com/sodhivine/dive?in=sodhivine/sets/dive-ep
33:47
April 12, 2021
21: Being a Filmmaker and Engineer w/ Vyom Malhotra
In this episode, I talk with my friend Vyom Malhotra, a former SWE Intern at NVIDIA, ECE student at uWaterloo and a filmmaker! I was excited to talk to him about what inspired him to get into filmmaking, how he balances creating films with full time engineering, how he leads a team in creating a movie and more!   For anyone interested in filmmaking and the process, this is definitely an episode you would want to check out!     You can check out these pages to support and get more information on Vyom's next movie project, When I Break:    Indiegogo Crowdfunding Page: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/when-i-break-short-film#/  Instagram: @whenibreakfilm Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/whenibreakfilm/  Guest: Vyom Malhotra  Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/vyomsmart/featured Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/vyommalhotra/ Instagram: @vyommalhotra   Listen on:      Anchor: https://anchor.fm/thealmostdropouts    Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/2y8pUgQRog4rjhWfRtrtCA?si=Ywi7T7L0TYGau1qdrBd-wg&nd=1   Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-almost-dropouts/id1484701794   Google Podcasts: https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9hbmNob3IuZm0vcy9mM2UwMDgwL3BvZGNhc3QvcnNz   Youtube: https://youtu.be/hZ4Zt7GYvas  Hosted by: Daivik Goel      daivikgoel.com    Medium: https://medium.com/@daivikgoel   LinkedIn: http://linkedin.com/in/daivikg/   Instagram: @daivikgoel     End Credit Song:  Dive by Sodhivine: https://soundcloud.com/sodhivine/dive?in=sodhivine/sets/dive-ep
01:14:45
April 05, 2021
20: Gen-Z Entrepreneurship w/ Jai Relan
In this episode, I talk with Jai Relan, a young 15 year old entrepreneur and former TedX speaker! I was excited to talk to him about his take on how Gen-Z approaches entrepreneurship, why he decided to found his startup WhyQ and some of the struggles of starting a business at a young age. It was an absolute pleasure to talk with him and it is amazing how he has developed such a robust outlook on startups and tech at such a young age. The next generation is going to do remarkable things.    Since we were connecting across the world so at the end there was a little bit of a lag in our conversation. I apologize about that.   You can check out these pages for more information on Jai's startup, WhyQ:    Business Insider Article: https://www.businessinsider.in/business/startups/news/these-indian-teenagers-have-come-up-with-a-queue-management-solution-for-retailers-to-ensure-people-dont-crowd-stores/articleshow/76105429.cms  WhyQ Website: https://whyq.net.in/   Guest: Jai Relan  https://jairelan.github.io/  Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jairelan/  Instagram: https://instagram.com/jai_relan    Listen on:      Anchor: https://anchor.fm/thealmostdropouts    Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/2y8pUgQRog4rjhWfRtrtCA?si=Ywi7T7L0TYGau1qdrBd-wg&nd=1   Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-almost-dropouts/id1484701794   Google Podcasts: https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9hbmNob3IuZm0vcy9mM2UwMDgwL3BvZGNhc3QvcnNz   Youtube: https://youtu.be/6EdVfJX0bxI   Hosted by: Daivik Goel      daivikgoel.com    Medium: https://medium.com/@daivikgoel   LinkedIn: http://linkedin.com/in/daivikg/   Instagram: @daivikgoel     End Credit Song: Dive by Sodhivine    https://soundcloud.com/sodhivine/dive?in=sodhivine/sets/dive-ep
37:35
March 29, 2021
19: Filming a Movie During the Pandemic, Tech Addiction, Content Creation w/ Siddharth Kumar
In this episode, I talk with my friend Siddharth Kumar, an MDE at Apple, an actor and content creator! I was excited to talk to him about his recent YouTube video on handling tech addiction, how he is working with a team to plan out and film a movie during the pandemic,  how to start creating content and more! For anyone interested in movies, content or working to pursue your passions this is definitely an episode you would want to check out!   You can check out these pages for more information on Sid's next movie project, When I Break:   Instagram: @whenibreakfilm Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/whenibreakfilm/ Guest: Siddharth Kumar   Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/c/SiddharthKumar21 #YANR Podcast: https://anchor.fm/siddharth-kumar23 Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/siddharth-kumar/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/siddharth_kamal_kumar/   Listen on:     Anchor: https://anchor.fm/thealmostdropouts   Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/2y8pUgQRog4rjhWfRtrtCA?si=Ywi7T7L0TYGau1qdrBd-wg&nd=1  Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-almost-dropouts/id1484701794  Google Podcasts: https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9hbmNob3IuZm0vcy9mM2UwMDgwL3BvZGNhc3QvcnNz  Youtube: https://youtu.be/rno-6D_isPQ Hosted by: Daivik Goel     daivikgoel.com   Medium: https://medium.com/@daivikgoel  LinkedIn: http://linkedin.com/in/daivikg/  Instagram: @daivikgoel   End Credit Song: Dive by Sodhivine    https://soundcloud.com/sodhivine/dive?in=sodhivine/sets/dive-ep
59:57
March 22, 2021
18: Getting into Y Combinator, Going Viral on Product Hunt, What it's like doing a Startup w/ Nick Yang
In this quick episode, I talk with Nick, co-founder of a new YC Startup called Superpowered. I was excited to talk to him about what Superpowered does, how YC has helped them throughout the process and what it was like to have their product go viral on Product Hunt! For anyone interested in startups this is definitely an episode you would want to check out! You can check out what Superpowered here: http://superpowered.me/ https://techcrunch.com/2021/03/10/superpowered-lets-you-see-your-schedule-and-join-meetings-from-the-mac-menu-bar/ Guest: Nick Yang https://nickyang.me/ Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nkxyz/   Listen on:   Anchor: https://anchor.fm/thealmostdropouts   Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/2y8pUgQRog4rjhWfRtrtCA?si=Ywi7T7L0TYGau1qdrBd-wg&nd=1 Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-almost-dropouts/id1484701794 Google Podcasts: https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9hbmNob3IuZm0vcy9mM2UwMDgwL3BvZGNhc3QvcnNz Youtube: https://youtu.be/rx8gxJmRmbE Hosted by: Daivik Goel   daivikgoel.com Medium: https://medium.com/@daivikgoel   LinkedIn: http://linkedin.com/in/daivikg/ Instagram: @daivikgoel End Credit Song: Dive by Sodhivine    https://soundcloud.com/sodhivine/dive?in=sodhivine/sets/dive-ep
25:52
March 10, 2021
17: Doing a startup in High School, What has Covid been like, Gen Z Values w/ Ayush Malhotra
Hello everyone! Welcome to the seventeenth episode of The Almost Dropouts! In this episode, we have Ayush, a high school student with a mental health startup called Talk Happi. Today I was excited to talk to him about his challenges being a young founder and how recent events have impacted him and his peers. Guest: Ayush Malhotra https://www.talkhappi.com/ Instagram: @talkhappi Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/aradhya-b/ Listen on:   Anchor: https://anchor.fm/thealmostdropouts Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/2y8pUgQRog4rjhWfRtrtCA?si=Ywi7T7L0TYGau1qdrBd-wg Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-almost-dropouts/id1484701794 Google Podcasts: https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9hbmNob3IuZm0vcy9mM2UwMDgwL3BvZGNhc3QvcnNz Youtube: https://youtu.be/O2D711hdKw8 Hosted by: Daivik Goel   Medium: https://medium.com/@daivikgoel LinkedIn: http://linkedin.com/in/daivikg/ Instagram: @daivikgoel
43:54
February 22, 2021
16: What are some exciting startups? w/ Aradhya Bansal
Hello everyone! Welcome to the sixteenth episode of The Almost Dropouts! In this episode, we have my friend Aradhya, a Software Engineering student at the University of Western Ontario as well an incoming Software Engineering Intern at Google and Consulting Intern at McKinsey. Today we decided to discuss some startups that we are super excited about and talk about how they are set to disrupt their respective spaces!   Here are links to the startups we talk about:   Wingcopter - https://techcrunch.com/2021/01/24/wingcopter-raises-22-million-to-expand-to-the-u-s-and-launch-a-next-generation-drone/  X1 Card - https://techcrunch.com/2021/01/14/x1-card-raises-12-million-for-its-credit-card-with-limits-based-on-your-income/  iStox - https://techcrunch.com/2021/01/20/digital-securities-platform-istox-closes-50-million-series-a-to-make-private-equity-accessible-to-more-investors/  Ground News -  https://ground.news  Mythical Games - https://mythical.games/  Neutral - https://www.ivey.uwo.ca/entrepreneurship/news/2020/11/neutral-measuring-the-costs-of-online-shopping/    Clubhouse - https://www.joinclubhouse.com Guest: Aradhya Bansal   Instagram: @aradhya.ba   Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/aradhya-b/   Listen on:   Anchor: https://anchor.fm/thealmostdropouts  Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/2y8pUgQRog4rjhWfRtrtCA?si=Ywi7T7L0TYGau1qdrBd-wg  Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-almost-dropouts/id1484701794  Google Podcasts: https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9hbmNob3IuZm0vcy9mM2UwMDgwL3BvZGNhc3QvcnNz  Youtube: https://youtu.be/MA5eLMjPX3Q  Hosted by: Daivik Goel   Medium: https://medium.com/@daivikgoel   LinkedIn: http://linkedin.com/in/daivikg/   Instagram: @daivikgoel
01:22:04
February 07, 2021
15: Getting a Job at Twitter & Tesla, Experience Starting a Podcast w/ Fuad Ali
Hello everyone! In this podcast, we have Fuad, a former intern at Twitter and Tesla as well as an Engineering student at McMaster University.  We discuss various subjects such as Fuad's experience getting jobs at Twitter and Tesla, his advice for internship seekers as well as a dive in his experience creating his podcast Into the Adult-verse! If you have any topic you want to be discussed in the future please let me know and I will be happy to try incorporating it in the future. Thanks!   Guest: Fuad Ali   Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ahmedfuadali/   Into the Adultverse Podcast: https://linktr.ee/intotheadultverse   Instagram: @tofuadmiral   Listen on:  Anchor: https://anchor.fm/thealmostdropouts   Spotify:  https://open.spotify.com/show/2y8pUgQRog4rjhWfRtrtCA?si=Ywi7T7L0TYGau1qdrBd-wg   Apple Podcasts:   https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-almost-dropouts/id1484701794   Google Podcasts:   https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9hbmNob3IuZm0vcy9mM2UwMDgwL3BvZGNhc3QvcnNz   Youtube: https://youtu.be/pBU_7PieZ6Q   Hosted by: Daivik Goel   Medium: https://medium.com/@daivikgoel   LinkedIn: http://linkedin.com/in/daivikg/   Instagram: @daivikgoel
59:55
September 24, 2020
14: Getting a Position at Google, How does Recruiting Work, Networking w/Sarah Davidson
Hello everyone and welcome to the fourteenth episode of The Almost Dropouts! In this episode, we have Sarah, Recruiter Coordinator On Site at Google via Nelson Staffing.  We discuss various subjects such as  her journey on getting her position at Google, career coaching at Red Thread Services, the difference between a Recruiting Coordinator, Recruiter and Sourcer, how important is networking when finding a position and advice for students trying to get positions! Hope you enjoy!    Guest: Sarah Davidson   Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sarah-davidson3/   Red Thread Services: https://www.linkedin.com/company/red-thread-services/   Listen on:  Anchor: https://anchor.fm/thealmostdropouts/episodes/Episode-14-Getting-a-Position-at-Google--How-does-Recruiting-Work--Networking-wSarah-ej53mt Spotify:  https://open.spotify.com/show/2y8pUgQRog4rjhWfRtrtCA?si=Ywi7T7L0TYGau1qdrBd-wg   Apple Podcasts:   https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-almost-dropouts/id1484701794  Google Podcasts:   https://www.google.com/podcasts?feed=aHR0cHM6Ly9hbmNob3IuZm0vcy9mM2UwMDgwL3BvZGNhc3QvcnNz   Youtube: https://youtu.be/d9P44M2EYXQ   Hosted by: Daivik Goel   Medium: https://medium.com/@daivikgoel   LinkedIn: http://linkedin.com/in/daivikg/   Instagram: @daivikgoel
42:30
September 04, 2020
13: Moralyzer (A new Social Justice Social Media Startup), Experiences Creating it, What Makes a Good Leader? w/ Christian Varriale
Hello everyone! In this podcast, we have Christian, a Computer Engineering student at the University of Waterloo as well as a cofounder of Moralyzer, a new social media who's mission is to make the recent conversations surrounding social justice be not just a trend, but a permanent discussion we need to have.  We discuss various subjects such as what Moralyzer is, some lessons he's learnt from creating his startup and what the future holds for him! If you have any topic you want to be discussed in the future please let me know and I will be happy to try incorporating it in the future. Thanks! Guest: Christian Varriale Moralyzer Demo Website: https://demo.moralyzer.com/ Moralyzer's Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/moralyzer/ Christian's Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/christianvarriale/ Listen on: Anchor: https://anchor.fm/thealmostdropouts/episodes/Episode-13-Moralyzer-A-new-Social-Justice-Social-Media-Startup--Experiences-Creating-it--What-Makes-a-Good-Leader--w-Christian-egrnpa Spotify:  https://open.spotify.com/show/2y8pUgQRog4rjhWfRtrtCA?si=Ywi7T7L0TYGau1qdrBd-wg  Apple Podcasts:   https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-almost-dropouts/id1484701794  Google Podcasts:   https://www.google.com/podcasts?feed=aHR0cHM6Ly9hbmNob3IuZm0vcy9mM2UwMDgwL3BvZGNhc3QvcnNz Youtube: https://youtu.be/pZUtgrvX2S0 Hosted by: Daivik Goel LinkedIn: http://linkedin.com/in/daivikg/ Instagram: @daivikgoel Medium: https://medium.com/@daivikgoel Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCzkRfrCXIrW1v60Wyasgq7Q
01:00:37
July 17, 2020
12: Tips for Apple and Tesla, Experience as a Mech Designer, Internship Advice w/ Kaustav Chaudhuri
Hello everyone! In this podcast, we have Kaustav, a Mechatronics Engineering student at the University of Waterloo as well as a current Mechanical Design Intern at Apple and former intern at Tesla.  We discuss various subjects such as Kaustav's advice for internship seekers, his experience getting jobs at Apple and Tesla as well as a deep dive on bettering your chances of getting Mechanical Design internships! If you have any topic you want to be discussed in the future please let me know and I will be happy to try incorporating it in the future. Thanks! Guest: Kaustav Chaudhuri  Instagram: @kaustav.chaudhuri  Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kaustav-chaudhuri/ Listen on: Anchor: https://anchor.fm/thealmostdropouts/episodes/Episode-12-Tips-for-Apple-and-Tesla--Experience-as-a-Mech-Designer--Internship-Advice-w-Kaustav-eg2hq7 Spotify:  https://open.spotify.com/show/2y8pUgQRog4rjhWfRtrtCA?si=Ywi7T7L0TYGau1qdrBd-wg Apple Podcasts:   https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-almost-dropouts/id1484701794 Google Podcasts:   https://www.google.com/podcasts?feed=aHR0cHM6Ly9hbmNob3IuZm0vcy9mM2UwMDgwL3BvZGNhc3QvcnNz Youtube: https://youtu.be/fXgMNad7Lr4 Hosted by: Daivik Goel Medium: https://medium.com/@daivikgoel LinkedIn: http://linkedin.com/in/daivikg/ Instagram: @daivikgoel
54:24
June 29, 2020
11: Getting a Job at Apple, Experiences in Eng at uWaterloo, Discussion w/ Zulphkar Yalchin
Hello everyone! Welcome to the eleventh episode of The Almost Dropouts! In this episode, we have my friend Zulphkar, a Mechanical Engineering student at the University of Waterloo as well as an iPhone Quality Manager Intern at Apple.  We discuss various subjects such as Zulphkar's experiences adjusting to engineering, his experience getting a job at Apple along with some tips he has for that! I hope you enjoy it! If you have any topic you want to be discussed in the future please let me know and I will be happy to try incorporating it in the future. Thanks!   Guest: Zulphkar Yalchin   Instagram: @zulphkar   Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/zyalchin/   Listen on:   Anchor: https://anchor.fm/thealmostdropouts/episodes/Episode-11-Getting-a-Job-at-Apple--Experiences-in-Eng-at-uWaterloo--Discussion-w-Zulphkar-eesg06 Spotify:   https://open.spotify.com/show/2y8pUgQRog4rjhWfRtrtCA Apple Podcasts:   https://podcasts.apple.com/podcast/id1484701794 Google Podcasts:   https://www.google.com/podcasts?feed=aHR0cHM6Ly9hbmNob3IuZm0vcy9mM2UwMDgwL3BvZGNhc3QvcnNz Youtube: https://youtu.be/onIsIh7xpWM   Hosted by: Daivik Goel   Medium: https://medium.com/@daivikgoel   LinkedIn: http://linkedin.com/in/daivikg/   Instagram: @daivikgoel
51:18
June 01, 2020
10: What Students can do right now with Corona? , What is Augment, Networking on Linkedin w/ Neil Sharma and Parth Sareen
Hello everyone! Welcome to the tenth episode of The Almost Dropouts! In this episode, we have Neil and Parth, interns at Apple and Tesla. They are co-founders of Augment, a new community of diverse interns with unique backgrounds & experiences, whose main mission is to empower and elevate students around the world. We discuss various subjects such as the motivation to make Augment, what the short and long term goals are there for the platform, how students can start to utilize Linkedin for networking and what students can do to make the most of fall term being online. We hope you enjoy! If you have anything else you want to discuss please let me know! Thanks! Augment https://www.linkedin.com/company/augment-official/ Guest: Parth Sareen Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/parthsareen/ Guest: Neil Sharma Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/neil2/ Listen on: Anchor:  https://anchor.fm/thealmostdropouts/episodes/Episode-10-What-is-Augment--Networking-on-Linkedin--What-Students-can-do-right-now-with-Corona--w-Neil-and-Parth-eea90c/a-a28cdbe Spotify:  https://open.spotify.com/episode/6UQhGg7CReaEymPSzHxtrM Apple Podcasts:  https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/episode-10-what-students-can-do-right-now-corona-what/id1484701794?i=1000475172260 Google Podcasts:  https://podcasts.google.com/?feed=aHR0cHM6Ly9hbmNob3IuZm0vcy9mM2UwMDgwL3BvZGNhc3QvcnNz Youtube: https://youtu.be/XyoU0lUqb-k Hosted by: Daivik Goel Medium: https://medium.com/@daivikgoel LinkedIn: http://linkedin.com/in/daivikg/ Instagram: @daivikgoel
54:28
May 20, 2020
9: Tips from a Senior Amazon PM for Aspiring PM's w/ Shreyas Sali
Hello everyone! Welcome to the ninth episode of The Almost Dropouts! In this episode, we have Shreyas, a Senior PM at Amazon!   We discuss various subjects such as Shreyas' experience of moving from Software Engineering to PM, some tips he has on resumes and interviews as well as some resources he suggests that can be useful to aspiring PMs.  We hope you enjoy! If you have any topic you want to be discussed in the future please let me know and I will be happy to try incorporating it in the future. I have some resources he mentioned down below! Thanks!   General Product Management Books  Inspired by Marty Cagan: https://www.linkedin.com/in/cagan/  The lean product playbook by Dan Olsen: https://www.linkedin.com/in/danolsen98/     Hard things about the hard things by Ben Horowitz https://www.linkedin.com/in/behorowitz/   Interview Prep   The product manager interview by Lewis C. Lin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lewislin/ https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCjm_qVkCPjOVDz9BWjNqO9A by:     PM Mentoring  https://www.helpyourpeers.com/   Nupur Jain: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nupurjain/  Kartik Sundar: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sundarkartik/   Guest: Shreyas Sali  Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/shreyassali/   Twitter: https://twitter.com/SaliShreyas shreyassali.com Listen on:   Anchor:  https://anchor.fm/thealmostdropouts/episodes/Episode-9-Tips-from-a-Senior-Amazon-PM-for-Aspiring-PMs-ediu2v Spotify:  https://open.spotify.com/show/2y8pUgQRog4rjhWfRtrtCA Apple Podcasts:  https://podcasts.apple.com/podcast/id1484701794 Google Podcasts:  https://www.google.com/podcasts?feed=aHR0cHM6Ly9hbmNob3IuZm0vcy9mM2UwMDgwL3BvZGNhc3QvcnNz Youtube: https://youtu.be/PqX28GoDODA   Hosted by: Daivik Goel   Medium: https://medium.com/@daivikgoel   LinkedIn: http://linkedin.com/in/daivikg/   Instagram: @daivikgoel
01:07:34
May 03, 2020
8: Getting a Job at Microsoft Without Work Experience, What to do during Corona w/ Sanid Singhal
Hello everyone! Welcome to the eight-episode of The Almost Dropouts! In this episode, we have my friend Sanid, an Electrical Engineering student at the University of British Columbia as well as an incoming Software Engineering Intern at Microsoft. We discuss various subjects such as Sanid's experience getting his Microsoft Internship without any work experience, some of the stuff he is excited for, and our thoughts on how students should approach the coronavirus situation. We hope you enjoy! If you have any topic you want to be discussed in the future please let me know and I will be happy to try incorporating it in the future.   Guest: Sanid Singhal  Instagram: @sanid.s  Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sanids/   Listen on:  Anchor: https://anchor.fm/thealmostdropouts/episodes/Episode-8-Getting-a-Job-at-Microsoft-Without-Work-Experience--What-to-do-during-Corona-w-Sanid-eda41b Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/2y8pUgQRog4rjhWfRtrtCA Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/podcast/id1484701794 Google Podcasts: https://www.google.com/podcasts?feed=aHR0cHM6Ly9hbmNob3IuZm0vcy9mM2UwMDgwL3BvZGNhc3QvcnNz Youtube: https://youtu.be/BXb4-V351Ho   Hosted by: Daivik Goel  Medium: https://medium.com/@daivikgoel  LinkedIn: http://linkedin.com/in/daivikg/  Instagram: @daivikgoel
01:04:20
April 27, 2020
7: Q & A Job Search Special
Hello everyone! Welcome to the seventh podcast of The Almost Dropouts. In this podcast we took your questions from LinkedIn and Instagram and answer them based on our experiences! We hope that this can help out especially during this time where so many students are losing their jobs/internships. If you have any questions that you want us to answer in a future podcast please DM us on our social media and we will be sure to try answering it! The timestamps for the respective questions are below! Thanks for listening! 2:50 - Any tips for building skills while out of a job? 17:02 - How do you go about tailoring your resume for a specific posting? 25:26 - What's your opinion on the level of importance of cover letters? 36:55 - Would be curious to learn about your guys' opinions on specific job portals other than LinkedIn (AngelList, Indeed, Zip Recruiter, etc.) 42:16 - How to strategically/practically use and leverage LinkedIn to build professional connections? 48:29 - Would love to hear your suggestions on what students can do this summer to develop themselves even if they haven’t landed an internship! 54:20 - If you have multiple job offers, what's your decision making process to choosing just one to accept? 59:50 - I'm interested to know how students can remain competitive for next summer's hiring cycle, if they were unable to secure a co-op this summer. I'd like to hear everyone's perspective, but especially from a mechanical engineering perspective. 1:09:12 - One of the biggest things advisors drilled into me is to apply, apply, apply and just try to get a foot in anywhere while I'm hunting for internships. Given what ‘s going on in the world do you think I should be keeping my foot on the gas? Or would it be more productive to work more on developing myself instead (learning new technologies, doing personal projects, starting my own businesses, etc.) 1:18:40 - What industries do you think will hiring a lot during the pandemic? Catch us on Social Media! Instagram - @thealmostdropouts LinkedIn - The Almost Dropouts Facebook - @thealmostdropouts Guest: Vaibhav Patel Instagram: @vaibhav_patel99 Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/vaibhav-patel99/ Guest: Siddharth Kumar Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCNzgTFBuJnFdlkC_hU4WO9A Instagram: @sidd_is_shifu Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/siddharth-kumar/ Guest: Devidutta Biswabharati Instagram: @devibiscuit Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dbiswabh/ Guest: Zulphkar Yalchin Instagram: @zulphkar Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/zyalchin/ Hosted by: Daivik Goel Medium: https://medium.com/@daivikgoel LinkedIn: http://linkedin.com/in/daivikg/ Instagram: @daivikgoel
01:31:54
April 19, 2020
6: Getting a Job at Google, Experiences in Engineering at University of Western Ontario Discussion w/ Aradhya Bansal
Hello everyone! Welcome to the sixth episode of The Almost Dropouts! In this episode, we have my friend Aradhya, a Software Engineering student at the University of Western Ontario as well as an incoming Software Engineering Intern at Google. We discuss various subjects such as Aradhya's experiences adjusting to engineering, his experience getting a job at Google along with some tips and a sneak peak on an exciting new project we are working on. Hope you enjoy! If you have any topic you want to be discussed in the future please let me know and I will be happy to try incorporating it in the future. I know that there are slight audio issues and am working to resolve them! Thanks! Guest: Aradhya Bansal Instagram: @aradhya.ba Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/aradhya-b/ Listen on: Anchor: https://anchor.fm/thealmostdropouts/episodes/Episode-6-Getting-a-Job-at-Google--Experiences-in-Engineering-at-University-of-Western-Ontario-Discussion-w-Aradhya-ecm6mm Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/2y8pUgQRog4rjhWfRtrtCA Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/podcast/id1484701794 Google Podcasts: https://podcasts.google.com/?feed=aHR0cHM6Ly9hbmNob3IuZm0vcy9mM2UwMDgwL3BvZGNhc3QvcnNz Youtube: https://youtu.be/SO5pBiO8WHA Hosted by: Daivik Goel Medium: https://medium.com/@daivikgoel LinkedIn: http://linkedin.com/in/daivikg/ Instagram: @daivikgoel
01:03:38
April 12, 2020
5: Getting a Job, Tesla, Corona Virus Impact Discussion w/ Vaibhav Patel
Hello everyone! Welcome to the fifth episode of The Almost Dropouts! In this episode, we have my friend Vaibhav, a Mechanical Engineering student at the University of Waterloo as well as a former Test Engineering Intern at Tesla.  We discuss various subjects such as Vaibhav's experience on his design team, getting our first job, our experiences at Tesla, and the impact that Corona Virus will have on tech and sports. Hope you enjoy! If you have any topic you want to be discussed in the future please let me know and I will be happy to try incorporating it in the future. Guest: Vaibhav Patel Instagram: @vaibhav_patel99 Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/vaibhav-patel99/ Listen on:   Youtube:  https://youtu.be/QEMMDUMbMsE Hosted by: Daivik Goel  Medium: https://medium.com/@daivikgoel LinkedIn: http://linkedin.com/in/daivikg/ Instagram: @daivikgoel
01:19:49
March 31, 2020
4: Off the Rails Discussion of Engineering and Philosophy w/ Sarthak Bhatnagar and Vyom Malhotra
Hello everyone! Welcome to the fourth episode of The Almost Dropouts! In this episode, we have my friends Sarthak and Vyom, and discuss about various subjects such as our experiences in ECE at uWaterloo, our underlying motivations and other philosophical topics. Just as a PSA it goes a little off the rails and becomes pretty unstructured. If you want something more concise I would recommend listening to the other episodes! Otherwise I hope you enjoy! Guests: Sarthak  Instagram: @elontusk_ Guest: Vyom Instagram: @vyommalhotra Watch Exam Day Sid and Vyom's new Short Film: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nkVXQI4e3J8&feature=youtu.be Listen on:  Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gQwaOKEaRWI&t=1476s Hosted by: Daivik Goel  Medium: https://medium.com/@daivikgoel LinkedIn: http://linkedin.com/in/daivikg/ Instagram: @daivikgoel
01:09:45
March 29, 2020
3: The Intersection of Art and Technology w/ Siddharth Kumar
Hello everyone! Welcome to the third episode of The Almost Dropouts! In this episode, we have Siddharth Kumar, a Mechanical Design Engineer at Apple, Actor, and Youtuber! We talk about a lot of various topics like Engineering, the arts and ultimately where the intersection lies between the two!  Guest: Siddharth Kumar Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCNzgTFBuJnFdlkC_hU4WO9A Instagram: @sidd_is_shifu Listen on:  Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9y_IFBnMyC8 Watch Exam Day Sid and Vyom's new Short Film: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nkVXQI4e3J8&feature=youtu.be Hosted by: Daivik Goel Medium: https://medium.com/@daivikgoel LinkedIn: http://linkedin.com/in/daivikg/ Instagram: @daivikgoel
01:08:05
March 28, 2020
2: Discussion on a Wide Variety of Products and Tech w/ Prashant Bagga
Hello everyone! Welcome to the second episode of The Almost Dropouts! In this episode we have Prashant Bagga, a former Product Manager Intern at Microsoft and current Nanotechnology Engineering student at the University of Waterloo. We talk about a lot of different products and companies during this podcast which you can see in the timestamps below! 0:00 - Introduction to the Podcast 1:42 - Pixel 4 Google Event and Smartphones in General 12:43 - Companies Shifting Their Strategies Towards Services 21:41 - Apple's Shift to Working with Third Parties 29:03 - Apple's Brand Recognition and How It Worked on Establishing AirPods 32:58 - Apple's Various Services and the Subscription Model 39:06 - The Future of Home Products (Amazon vs Google) 50:11 - Data Privacy and How Companies Are Approaching it 1:07:53 - Discussion on TikTok and Chinese Influence on Companies 1:11:35 - Discussion on Facebook and Their Strategy Against the Competition 1:17:25 - The Power of Chinese Companies and Them Cracking the Global Market 1:22:21 - CEOs Relationship With The White House 1:25:24 - The Platform of Breaking Up Big Tech and Taxing Software Purchases 1:30:26 - Facebook's Rebranding and What it Means 1:33:49 - The Congress Hearings 1:36:18 - Discussion on Facebook's New CryptoCurrency Libra
01:42:13
November 10, 2019
1: Discussion on Education w/Devidutta Biswabharati
Hello everyone! Welcome to the first podcast of The Almost Dropouts, a student led podcast, where we discuss a wide variety of things from our experiences in Engineering and University as a whole to where the tech industry is heading!  In this episode we have Devi, a 3B Mechanical Engineering student at the University of Waterloo. We talk about a variety of subjects that you can find at the time stamps below! 0:00 - Introduction to the Podcast 4:11- First Year Experiences 9:14 - Engineering and 1st Coop Hunt Experiences 16:01 - Adjusting to Learning in University 21:44 - Achieving a Work Life Balance 25:35 - Conversation on Mental Health 30:58 - The Future of MOOC's
54:05
October 14, 2019