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The Big Idea Box

By The LAB Miami
The Big Idea Box Podcast connects the entrepreneur community by using the power of audio to uplift, empower, and share our varied experiences through creative content delivery. This podcast broadens the listener perspective, supports innovative development, and is the hub for entrepreneurial storytelling.
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Ep 42 - Brainfood with David Lekach of Dream Water
Today's episode features David Lekach, founder of Dream Water, a natural, zero calorie, 2.5oz liquid sleep enhancer, that is also available in a powder format that you can take with or without water. Prior to the sale of his company in May of 2018, David was the CEO of Dream Products LLC, which manufactures and markets the product. David has spent his last 6+ months investing the proceeds of the sale and consulting for a variety of companies with topics and mandates ranging from innovation, to executive team building, to legal/deal structuring projects, and a host of different strategic development initiatives with companies in the CPG, cannabis, direct to consumer/Amazon platforms, and travel retail spaces. Moderated by Aryan Rashed, founder of Tremble, learn more about the reality of growing and successfully exiting a company.  Here are the topics addressed and timestamps: David's Background, Childhood, EducationEarly Businesses, Digital Marketing, Motivation, Idea Execution, Building Dream Water, Raising Capital, Distribution Lessons, Shifts in Dream Water and Expansion, Exit Preparation and Process, Next Ventures in Cannabis and NewsLink, Advice for First Time Entrepreneurs, Q&A Remember to follow us @thebigideabox @thelabmiami @endeavormiami #BrainfoodMIA on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter! Connect with our guests @dreamwater Share your feedback with this link: bit.ly/2C3fwFj and enjoy the show!! Brainfood Speaker Series is a monthly, hands-on discussion with local entrepreneurs who share the secrets of their success and failures. This monthly event takes place at The LAB Miami, helping Miami startups as well as entrepreneurs understand the opportunities alongside the challenges of launching and growing a business. We’re sharing these amazing stories that provide new ideas and key, practical advice to advancing one’s own entrepreneurial career. Brainfood is brought to you by The LAB Miami in partnership Endeavor Miami. Show Notes: Aryan Rashed - University of Michigan - Duane Reade - NewsLink - David Lekach - Blue Mountain - NDA - Hudson News -  Dream Water - Tic Tac Toe Auction - Friendster - Paradies Shops - Perfumania.com - Amazon - Myspace - CNBC Stores - Perry Ellis - Ebay - Walgreens - Miami International Airport - Paris Hilton - Yahoo - DSD Direct to Store Distributer - Fort Lauderdale - Guess - March Madness - Walmart- Melatonin - Ed Hardy - Facebook - Jerry Mcguire - True Religion - Harvard University - Hemp Bill 2014 - BCBG - Mark Zuckerberg - CBD - Katy Perry - Harvard Crimson - Johnson & Johnson - Adam Levine - 5 Hour Energy - M&M Mars Inc - Duty Free Americas - Givaudan - Harvest One
1:19:19
September 21, 2020
Ep 41 - Website Creation and the Importance of Consultation
Today's episode features two local web creation experts, David Martin and John D. Saunders. David is a website strategist, developer, UX/UI designer, and founder of UXHacks, a web design studio. John is a web designer, founder at 5Four Digital, and an Automation Expert with a decade of experience building brands online. As a video game animator and digital artist, our co-host Bryant, led the conversation to shed light on: the importance of the digital landscape due to COVID19, how to create a presence online, and the power of investing in knowledge for successful online growth.  Here are the topics addressed and timestamps: 00:00:52 Intros and Guest Briefs 5:10 Website Design Trends in 2020 11:47 How To Maximize Assets of Creation 18:20 Types of Websites for Profitability 25:53 Consultation for Web Creation to Conversion 38:12 Getting Ready to Launch Your Website 47:10 Expensive Website Mistakes 52:20 Closing Remarks, Free Consultations, and Contact Info Remember to follow us @thebigideabox @thelabmiami #TheBigIdeaBox on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter! Connect with our guests @uxhacks @johndsaunders Share your feedback with this link: bit.ly/2C3fwFj and enjoy the show!! Show Notes: David Martin - UXHacks - John D Saunders - 5Four Digital - Webflow - Wordpress - Shopify - Co-host Bryant - Elsie - Knight Shift Games - Gal Shir - Drop Shipping - WooCommerce - Sam Cart - Illustrator Hub - Wire Framing - Zapier - SEO - Bench.co - JohnDSaunders.co - Black Illustrations 
55:10
September 7, 2020
Ep 40 - Brainfood with David Koretz of Plum
Today's episode features David Koretz, the Founder & CEO of Plum, the company delivering perfect wine by the glass in luxury homes and hotel rooms around the World. Moderated by Andrew Quarrie, founder of Urbanism Summit, we learn how artificial intelligence and innovation is shifting the tech industry. David was previously the Founder & CEO of Mykonos Software, which was acquired by Juniper Networks in 2012 for $80 million. Under his leadership, Mykonos was awarded the Wall Street Journal Innovation Award. Following the company’s acquisition, he served as the Corporate VP of Products & Strategy for Juniper’s security business. David is the inventor of a dozen technology patents and was recognized as an innovator by Bloomberg BusinessWeek. Though he is technically (and spiritually) a college dropout, he has completed executive education at Harvard University, Stanford University and the Rochester Institute of Technology. David serves as Chairman of the Board of Adventive. He is a wine fanatic, aspiring nomad and lover of all things street food. Here are the topics addressed and timestamps: 00:00:49 Intros, David's Story 7:44 Beginning Plum and Taking A Risk; 14:45 Investing in Plum; 16:24 Miami's Ecosystem and Points of Healthy Growth; 30:53 Creating Quality Engineers in Miami; 33:13 Future Industries of Opportunity; 42:02 Investing in K-12 Education BioTechnology; 44:16 Q & A Remember to follow us @thebigideabox @thelabmiami @endeavormiami #BrainfoodMIA on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter! Connect with our guests @plum.wine Share your feedback with this link: bit.ly/2C3fwFj and enjoy the show!! Brainfood Speaker Series is a monthly, hands-on discussion with local entrepreneurs who share the secrets of their success and failures. This monthly event takes place at The LAB Miami, helping Miami startups as well as entrepreneurs understand the opportunities alongside the challenges of launching and growing a business. We’re sharing these amazing stories that provide new ideas and key, practical advice to advancing one’s own entrepreneurial career. Brainfood is brought to you by The LAB Miami in partnership Endeavor Miami. Show Notes: David Koretz - Plum - Andrew Quarrie - Urbanism Summit - Silicon Valley - Costa Ventures - Higher One - AI Technology - Andy Bechtolsheim - Sun Microsystems - Mushroom Cloud - Seattle Microsoft - Del - Ryan Cohen - Chewy - Modernizing Medicine - Naval Ravikant - August Capital - AngelList - ICO - IOT - Fairchild Botanical Garden - Impossible Foods
1:14:33
August 25, 2020
Ep 39 Bathroom Talks 4 - Inner Work and Self Love (Part Two)
Tune into Part 2 of Bathroom Talks 4 focused on inner work and self-love. Your host Tami continues an intimate conversation with Amanda Vasco, Marketing Manager for LAB Ventures, taking the time to understand the significance and benefits of self-discovery. We share the tools that resonate with us and ways to practice pouring into your cup of life. We hope our transparency serves as inspiration to deepen your personal clarity.   Here are the topics addressed and timestamps: 2:09 Continued: Surfaced Challenges during Quarantine; 21:05 Lessons In Our Journeys; 27:00 Tools Used to Deepen our Self-Discovery; 32:37 Types of Inner Work and Personal Useful Tools; 40:35 Ways to Practice Self Love Remember to follow us @thebigideabox @thelabmiami @labmiamiventures #TheBigIdeaBoxPodcast on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter! Connect with our guest Amanda Vasco @vascoder Share your feedback with this link: bit.ly/2C3fwFj and enjoy the show!! Show Notes: Amanda Vasco, LAB Ventures, Pew Research, Lonerwolf, Inner Work, Self Love, LSD ------------ Bathroom Talks is a segment created and hosted by Tami that covers the interactions women tend to have in the bathroom. That space is a sacred, safe place where sudden conversations lead to understanding, healing, and solutions. Feel free to share any topics you're interested in hearing more about by emailing podcast@thelabmiami.com
44:01
July 30, 2020
Ep 39 Bathroom Talks 4 - Inner Work and Self Love (Part One)
Bathroom Talks is back with your host Tami diving deeper into inner work and self-love. With the current climate we are in, many of us are facing challenges in every way possible. Sitting down with Amanda Vasco, Marketing Manager for LAB Ventures, we felt it was only fitting to pivot our attention towards the ways most of us are transforming internally as our world is doing the same. Today, we are going to take the time to understand the power, importance, and benefits of doing the knitty gritty inner work to activate our self-love for a better world outside of us. Here are the topics addressed and timestamps: 00:00:58 Introductions; 3:19 Defining Inner Work and Self Love; 6:57 What Led to Embarking a Self-Discovery and Healing Journey; and 32:47 Surfaced Challenges during Quarantine Remember to follow us @thebigideabox @thelabmiami @labmiamiventures #TheBigIdeaBoxPodcast on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter! Connect with our guest Amanda Vasco @vascoder Share your feedback with this link: bit.ly/2C3fwFj and enjoy the show!! Show Notes: Amanda Vasco, LAB Ventures, Pew Research, Lonerwolf, Inner Work, Self Love ------------ Bathroom Talks is a segment created and hosted by Tami that covers the interactions women tend to have in the bathroom. That space is a sacred, safe place where sudden conversations lead to understanding, healing, and solutions. Feel free to share any topic ideas you may have by emailing podcast@thelabmiami.com
42:47
July 21, 2020
Ep 38 - Brainfood with Eddy Prado of Fastmind
Eddy Prado is one of the most innovative Latin American entrepreneurs. A key part of Miami's technology ecosystem, he is the Co-founder of Fastmind, a marketing tool that helps large enterprises improve their digital ads’ conversion and creator of Apensar/Wordie, one of the Top 50 Best Games of Google Play in 2015. Led by Juan Pablo D'Alessandro, the Head of Entrepreneur Selection & Growth at Endeavor Miami, this conversation is rich in perspective, encouragement, and ways to keep moving against the current during COVID-19.  Here are the topics addressed and timestamps: 00:00:50 Introductions, Background of Endeavor Miami, Eddie's Previous Experience 5:01 Fastminds Proposition, How it Works, Working Relationship with Family 11:04 Venezuelan Immigrant to US Entrepreneur, Learning Experiences 21:28 Handling Adversity and Doubt 23:53 Fastminds Growth During COVID19, Impacts and Learning Moments 33:55 Q & A Remember to follow us @thebigideabox @thelabmiami @endeavormiami #BrainfoodMIA on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter! Connect with our guests @thefastmind Share your feedback with this link: bit.ly/2C3fwFj and enjoy the show!! Brainfood Speaker Series is a monthly, hands-on discussion with local entrepreneurs who share the secrets of their success and failures. This monthly event takes place at The LAB Miami, helping Miami startups as well as entrepreneurs understand the opportunities alongside the challenges of launching and growing a business. We’re sharing these amazing stories that provide new ideas and key, practical advice to advancing one’s own entrepreneurial career. Brainfood is brought to you by The LAB Miami in partnership Endeavor Miami.
52:06
July 8, 2020
Ep 37 - Conquering Crisis Webinar Series Part IV: Brick and Mortar
This episode is part 4 of the Conquering Crisis Webinar Series focusing on brick and mortar business. Moderated by Aryan Rashed, owner of Tremble pilates studio, featuring Veronica Menin, co-founder of Love Life Cafe; Max-Antonio Burger, CEO of Veza Sur Brewing Co.; and Alvaro Nunez, Owner of Little Swimmers. Aryan leads a conversation on the impact of COVID-19 and how stay-at-home mandates have affected business. The panel shares effective measures taken to adjust and pivot their business models.  Here are the topics addressed and timestamps: 00:00:56 Introductions, Reactions to COVID, Engaging customers & employees 10:40 How Industries Face Fear & Uncertainty Build Community Viturally as Brick & Mortar 20:05 Supply Chain Challenges and Shifts, Partnerships and Relationships within Competitors 33:12 Cost Reductions Negotiations, Challenges Regarding Retail Space Market, Q&A  46:18 Long term changes and Advice  Be sure to share this episode with your friends and family!! Remember to follow us @thebigideabox @thelabmiami on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter! Connect with our host and guests @makeittremble_ @lovelife_cafe @vezasurbrewingco @littleswimmers Give us feedback with this link: bit.ly/2C3fwFj and enjoy the show!! Show Notes: Aryan Rashed - Tremble - Veronica Menin - Love Live Cafe - Max-Antonio Burger - Veza Sur Brewing Co - Alvaro Nunez - Little Swimmers - LAB Ventures - The LAB Miami - The New Tropic - The Knight Foundation - Refresh Miami - Miami Angels - Endeavor Miami - Emerge Americas
59:19
June 24, 2020
Ep 36 - Mindful Leadership and Resilience
In this episode, our host Sebastian sits down with Suzanne Jewell, The Mindful Entrepreneur, to explore the 4th Pillar of your start-up. As every start-up requires an MVP, Proof of Concept and a strategic plan on how to reach the ROI for investors, few leaders look at themselves as the 4th Pillar of their business plan. Top leadership schools from Stanford to Yale are training graduates on the practices of mindful attention training. Microsoft’s CEO has said that in five years or less, the #1 skill for leaders, as well as employees, will be the ability to focus the most valuable asset they have; their attention. The #1 most downloaded content during these times on LinkedIn has been about mindfulness, resilience and stress reduction.  From Babson College to The Idea Center at Miami Dade, Suzanne trains leaders on the tools and techniques that help calm the mind to master the overwhelm. Learning things like the Anti-anxiety breath and The Smile Practice actually regulate your nervous system. The neuroscience from Harvard shows that 47% of the time leaders, and everyone, are awake, our minds are wandering. A wandering mind is an unhappy mind, yet you can learn to manage stress better and train your brain to navigate the challenges and keep your cool.  Here are the topics addressed and timestamps: 1:20 Introduction and Understanding Mindfulness 19:30 Breathing Practice and Pause, Breathe, Smile 28:00 Suzanne Jewell's background 33:18 How and why mindfulness is useful for entrepreneurs 37:57 Guided Meditation 46:45 Understanding Resilience 51:04 Q&A 56:09 Leadership in the Future Be sure to share this episode with your friends and family!! Remember to follow us @thebigideabox @thelabmiami on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter! Connect with our hosts and mentions @mindfulmorningsmiami @arrurru Give us feedback with this link: bit.ly/2C3fwFj and enjoy the show!! Show Notes: Sebastian Arrubla; The LAB Miami; Suzanne Jewell; Dan Harris; Grupo Cisneros Venezuela; Bill Gates and Melinda Foundation; Mindful Mornings Miami; Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella; Auroville; Conscious Capitalism; Jacinda Arden Prime Minister of New Zealand; Bhutan; Gross National Health Index; Davos World Economic Forum; Black Rock Ventures; The LAB Miami
1:01:35
June 9, 2020
Ep 35 - Conquering Crisis Webinar Series Part III: Capitalizing Opportunity
This episode is part 3 of the Conquering Crisis Webinar Series focusing on capitalizing opportunity as a business owner. Moderated by Matt Haggman, featuring Andres Moreno, CEO of Open English; the leading company in teaching English in Latin America and the Hispanic market in the US. The robust platform offers personalized, live classes 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, with teachers whose native language is English. Matt led the conversation on accelerated adoption of new business practices including online learning, managing a global team working from home, and keeping up with unprecedented demand for online products.  Here are the topics addressed and timestamps: 00:00:55 Introductions and Open Education COVID remote work response 11:17 Transitioning Global Teams, Challenges, and Opportunities 20:48 Effective Changes due to COVID19 30:42 Projection and Marketing Shifts 34:40 Online Education Growth 42:12 Q & A and Personal Shifts Be sure to share this episode with your friends and family!! Remember to follow us @thebigideabox @thelabmiami on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter! Connect with our host and guests @matthaggman @openenglish Give us feedback with this link: bit.ly/2C3fwFj and enjoy the show!! Show Notes: Matt Haggman - Andres Moreno - Open English - Endeavor Scale Up - Escala - Andressen Horowitz - a16z Podcast - Why We Sleep Book - Peter Attia - Peter Attia Drive Podcast - Peter Attia Zero App - LAB Ventures - The LAB Miami - The New Tropic - The Knight Foundation - Refresh Miami - Miami Angels - Endeavor Miami - Emerge Americas
1:01:09
May 29, 2020
Ep 34 - Conquering Crisis Webinar Series Part II: Investor Perspective
In times of crisis, as we are facing now, it's crucial to unite as a community and share key insights, advice, and resources. Conquering Crisis is a series of free online webinars for the startup and entrepreneur community of Florida. This episode is part 2, focusing on the Investor Perspective,  presented and moderated by Tigre Wenrich, CEO of LAB Ventures, a Miami-based startup studio and venture capital firm investing in disruptive startups in the real estate and construction technology. This panel features Chris Fountas, partner at Arsenal Growth; Patty Wexler, co-founder of Starlight Ventures; and Nico Berardi, partner at AMINO Ventures. Here are the topics addressed and timestamps: 00:00:50 Introductions and Past Investor Crisis Experiences 10:10 Expectation for Investor Volumes and Valuations 19:50 Negotiating Valuation With Limited Resources 23:46 Changes in Investment Process 30:48 Advice to Minimal Runway Investment Firms, Shifts in Investment Thesis & Opportunities 37:22 Q & A and Investor Advice Be sure to share this episode with your friends and family!! Remember to follow us @thebigideabox @thelabmiami on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter! Connect with our host and guests @labmiamiventures Give us feedback with this link: bit.ly/2C3fwFj and enjoy the show!! Show Notes: Tigre Wenrich; LAB Ventures; The LAB Miami; Chris Fountas; Arsenal Growth; Patty Wexler; Starlight Ventures; Nico Berardi; AMINO Ventures; The New Tropic; The Knight Foundation; Refresh Miami; Miami Angels; Endeavor Miami; Emerge Americas
56:11
May 12, 2020
Ep 33 - Entrepreneur Resilience
With the effects and shifts of COVID19, your favorite cast is back with a message that may help ground you during uncertain times and that is resilience! Sebastian leads the cast on our first Zoom call through a conversation on shifts as a co-working space, servicing our community, and our human approach to overcoming this pandemic. Here are the topics addressed and timestamps: 1:21 Intro and COVID19 LAB Miami Operations 8:36 Local Miami Business Effects and Changes 15:48 Helpful Local Resources and From The LAB Miami  23:42 Personal Reflections from The LAB Team Here are the questions we shared for you to reflect on as well: 1) How have you turned this crisis into personal growth and greater purpose? 2) If anxiety or fear have manifested in the last couple of days, how have you coped with them? 3) How would you like the new reality to look like? 4) Are you optimistic about the future? Be sure to share this episode with your friends and family!! Remember to follow us @thebigideabox @thelabmiami on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter! Connect with our hosts and mentions @theonlytamit @ranch.rachael @arrurru @brybellinger Give us feedback with this link: bit.ly/2C3fwFj and enjoy the show!! Show Notes: Zoom; The LAB Miami; Road to Resilience Podcast; Dennis Charney; Rebecca Danta; Michelle Abbs; Mana Tech; Endeavor Miami; Punch Bowl Social; Cracker Barrel; Grubhub; Tremble; Max Tuchman; Caribu
1:07:42
April 27, 2020
Ep 32 - Conquering Crisis Webinar Series 1: Future for Founders
In times of crisis, as we are facing now, it's crucial to unite as a community and share key insights, advice, and resources. Conquering Crisis is a series of free online webinars for the startup and entrepreneur community of Florida. You will gain firsthand expertise and advice from a panel of Florida Founders who have experienced and successfully overcome crisis. This episode is presented and moderated by Marco Giberti, CEO of Vesuvio Ventures, an investment company focusing on early stage technology, media investments, advisory services, and company building. This panel features Johanna Mikkola, Co-founder and CEO of Wyncode, Miami's #1 coding bootcamp; and CEO of Insightec, Maurice Ferre, a global medical technology innovator transforming patient lives through incisionless surgery.  Here are the topics addressed and timestamps: 00:00:55 Intros, Overview, Advice from Last Crisis 13:21 Key Actions To Take During a Crisis 26:02 What Should We Avoid As Founders, Survival Plans 31:40 Opportunities for Capitalizing Growth 38:59 Current Projections of COVID19 45:31 Q & A 51:23 Partners, Web Series Programming, and Founder Advice Be sure to share this episode with your friends and family!! Remember to follow us @thebigideabox @thelabmiami on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter! Connect with our host @marcogiberti and guests @wyncode @labmiamiventures Give us feedback with this link: bit.ly/2C3fwFj and enjoy the show!! Show Notes: Marco Giberti; Vesuvio Ventures; Tigre Wenrich; LAB Ventures; Rachael Bickford; The LAB Miami; Maurice Ferre; Insightec; Johanna Mikkola; Wyncode; The New Tropic; The Knight Foundation; Refresh Miami; Miami Angels; Endeavor Miami; Emerge Americas
56:36
April 13, 2020
Ep 31 - Innovation With A Purpose with Ann Rosenberg of SAP Next Gen
This episode highlights the importance of creating businesses with purpose and sustainability as our world shifts for the better! In September 2015, world leaders gathered to officially implement the United Nations 17 Sustainable Development Goals, which universally set to mobilize efforts to end all forms of poverty, fight inequalities, and tackle climate change, by year 2030. Your host Rachael leads a phone interview with Ann Rosenberg, Senior Vice President of UN Partnerships at SAP & the Global Head of SAP Next-Gen. Ann also manages a global team of 120 people in 117 countries for the SAP University Alliances. Her main responsibility at SAP Next Gen is partnering with key organizations, world leaders, and supporting the Global Goals for a prosperous, sustainable future for all.  Here are the topics addressed and timestamps: 2:00 Introduction to Ann Rosenberg; Importance of Purpose Driven Business and Technology 8:37 United Nations Global Goals, Current Businesses that Align, How Companies Are Shifting 19:58 Current Sustainable Markets, Shifts in Denmark Compared to U.S., Three Important Changes towards Sustainability 30:01 Causes that Lead to Pivotal Change, Consumer Shifts, and Optimism for the Future Be sure to share this episode with your friends and family!! Remember to follow us @thebigideabox @thelabmiami on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter! Connect with our host and guest @ranch.rachael @ann.rosenberg @sapnextgen Give us feedback with this link: bit.ly/2C3fwFj and enjoy the show!! Show Notes: Ann Rosenberg; SAP; SAP Next Gen; United Nations 17 Global Goals (SDG); Davos 2020 World Economic Forum; United Nations Global Compact; The LAB Miami
39:55
March 31, 2020
Ep 30 - Future of Transportation with Kei Kyu of Nissan (Part 2)
Welcome back to the Future of Transportation where your favorite cast sits down with a guest named Kei Kyu, Future Design Director at Nissan! We discuss some of the tough questions of transitioning, traditional ownership, and subscription models by learning how a leading car manufacturer is presenting new options. According to Business Insider, Nissan has recently released a subscription service called "Nissan Switch," allowing drivers to choose from two tiers, "Select" and "Premium," for $699 and $899 a month. Kyu helps us better understand the significance of offering alternative ways to enjoy getting around.  Here are the topics addressed and timestamps: 1:34 Introducing Kei Kyu; Car Ownership to Subscription Models 10:40 Preparing for Transportation Transition and Urbanized City Shifts 16:10 Marketing Efforts Towards Autonomous Vehicles; Public vs Private Sectors 21:26 5G Techonology Use, Insurance, and Liability Concerns 27:17 Key Dates for Autonomous Driving for Logistics Be sure to share this episode with your friends and family!! Remember to follow us @thebigideabox @thelabmiami on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter! Connect with our hosts and mentions @kei.kyu @nissan @theonlytamit @ranch.rachael @arrurru @brybellinger Give us feedback with this link: bit.ly/2C3fwFj and enjoy the show!! Show Notes: Nissan Apple Atom and Bit 5G Technology GES
34:00
March 16, 2020
Ep 30 - Future of Transportation (Part 1)
Your favorite cast take a look into the future of transportation!  In this episode, we tackle a steady shift towards autonomous transportation implemented by law in 2017 as the Self Drive Act.  Today, more than ever, we have so many inexpensive options that make up the shared economy with cars, scooters, mopeds, and bikes available to loan almost anywhere in the city. How will we be able to commute or transport goods in 2040? or 2050?  In this episode, Tami, Rachael, Bryant and Sebastian dig deeper to discuss how these transitions affect various industries, safety, provide alternative options, and require a shift in our mindset. In the next episode, we sit down with Kyu, the Future Design Director of Nissan, to better understand how and why leading car manufacturers are implementing  subscription models and self-driving features.  Here are the topics addressed and timestamps: 1:42 Introductions, Shared Economy to Subscription Economy 12:57 Affordability, Self-Driving Cars and Functionality 25:52 Industry Disruptions, Levels of Self-Driving 37:22 WWYD In a Self-Driving Car? Why Are Autonomous Vehicles Created? 41:32 Shifts in Auto Insurance Policies and Public Transportation in Miami Be sure to share this episode with your friends and family!! Remember to follow us @thebigideabox @thelabmiami on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter! Connect with our hosts and mentions @theonlytamit @ranch.rachael @arrurru @brybellinger Give us feedback with this link: bit.ly/2C3fwFj and enjoy the show!! Show Notes: Otto Motors Techcrunch Nissan Crunchbase Tesla Mercedes BMW Waymo The Office - The Work Bus Episode Netflix American Transportation Association -- Sponsored Ad Music: ~aether theories~ by Vidian (c) copyright 2018 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) license. http://dig.ccmixter.org/files/Vidian/57398 Ft: Gurdonark, White-throated Sparrow
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March 2, 2020
Ep 29 - Brainfood with Maxeme Tuchman of Caribu
Maxeme (Max) Tuchman is focused on global domination as one of the leaders in early childhood education. She is the CEO and co-founder of Caribu, an education platform that helps parents, extended family, and mentors to read and draw with children when they're not in the same location. So think Facetime meets Kindle for families! Max was named one of 100 Top Female Founders by Inc. Magazine, is now the first female CEO, Latinx founder, and first company based in FL to raise $1M in Reg CF.  She has had a 15+ year career in Education and Management and knows almost every level of education from being a public school teacher in Liberty City, a consultant at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Executive Director of Teach For America, and manager of education projects under NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg and DC Public Schools Chancellor Michelle Rhee. She is a first-generation American college student, and a graduate of the Coro Fellowship in Public Affairs and the Miami Fellows Leadership Program. Max is a 2018 Toyota Mother of Invention and received her MBA & MPP from Harvard. This conversation is moderated by Leigh-Ann A. Buchanan, Esq., founding Executive Director of Venture Cafe Miami; a hub for inclusive innovation through high impact programming events based out of CIC Miami. Here are the topics addressed and timestamps: 1:11 Introduction to CEO and Co-Founder Maxeme Tuchman; Vision for Caribu and the American Education System 12:10 Important Entrepreneur Characteristics and Helpful Support for Women Funded Companies 24:55 Diversity Shifts in the Ecosystem 37:16 Deal Flow in Miami 40:31 Breaking Down Silos 46:43 Q & A plus Advice Remember to follow us @thebigideabox @thelabmiami @endeavormiami #BrainfoodMIA on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter! Connect with our guests @caribu @maxeme305 @leighann.buchanan @venturecafemia Share your feedback with this link: bit.ly/2C3fwFj and enjoy the show!! Brainfood Speaker Series is a monthly, hands-on discussion with local entrepreneurs who share the secrets of their success and failures. This monthly event takes place at The LAB Miami, helping Miami startups as well as entrepreneurs understand the opportunities alongside the challenges of launching and growing a business. We’re sharing these amazing stories that provide new ideas and key, practical advice to advancing one’s own entrepreneurial career. Brainfood is brought to you by The LAB Miami in partnership Endeavor Miami. Caribu Venture Cafe Miami CIC Miami Amazon Kindle Facetime Teach for America Harvard Business School Babson WIN Lab Aminta Ventures Imalac Brian Raquin  Edward Headrow
1:05:06
February 17, 2020
Ep 28 Bathroom Talks 3 - What's Love Got to Do With It?!
On Bathroom Talks 3, your host Tami dives into a fun yet insightful conversation on millennial dating and dating trends of our time with her guests, Sam Atherley, Siera Jackson, and Elisa Trujillo. All three ladies are members of The LAB Miami representing Stargazer, Five67, and Connectiv. Dating has a different meaning to everyone, considering that it’s a broad term that has evolved throughout generations. Today, millennials have been labeled for encouraging the hookup culture and are leading the shift of dating trends. On the contrary, the longer we’re taking to commit may be leading to more successful marriages and lower divorce rates. Financial circumstances due to high student loan debt, the rising cost of living, and the lack of well-paying jobs have changed our priorities when seeking a love interest. With various apps to find a mate, and digital saturation with seemingly endless options, the new approach to dating seems convoluted, but perhaps, our perspective has new meaning and positive change and more than anything, a reflection of our society today. Bathroom Talks creates a space to share the reality of women's everyday lives and how we process our experiences. Feel free to share this with all your lady friends! You never know how this information can help. Here are the topics addressed and timestamps: 1:56 Guest Introductions, Definition of Dating, and Perceptions 16:51 Expectations and Dating Trends 28:15 Commitment and Dating Intentions 49:46 Hookup Culture, Dating Apps, Finances 1:16:01 Preparing for Marriage and Dating in the Workplace  Be sure to share this episode with your friends and family! Remember to follow us @thebigideabox @thelabmiami on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter! Connect with our hosts and mentions @theonlytamit @sam_ann19 @siera.jxx @elisa_marie313 Give us feedback with this link: bit.ly/2C3fwFj and enjoy the show! Show Notes: The LAB Miami Stargazer.co Five67 Connectiv Tinder Tinder U Bumble Hinge.co  The League ________ Bathroom Talks is a segment created and hosted by Tami that covers the interactions women tend to have in the bathroom. That space is a sacred, safe place where sudden conversations lead to understanding, healing, and solutions. Feel free to share any topic ideas you may have by emailing podcast@thelabmiami.com
1:44:49
February 3, 2020
Ep 27 - Brainfood with Eric Malka of The Art of Shaving
Eric Malka is a renowned serial entrepreneur, business operator and published author with more than 30 years’ experience in the luxury Branded Consumer-Packaged Goods arena. As co-founder and former CEO of The Art of Shaving he is one of the world’s foremost experts on men’s shaving and grooming, having developed the company from start-up to an internationally recognized men’s grooming brand leader sold in over 1000 prestigious stores worldwide and 150 company-operated US retail shops. In 2009, The Art of Shaving was acquired by Gillette/Procter & Gamble – Eric was tapped by P&G to continue in his role as CEO through the end of 2010. Today, as SBI’s Managing Partner Eric shares his vision and experience with his partners and their management teams, working closely with them to pioneer and develop winning strategies that build iconic brands and grow businesses. The moderator, Aryan Rashed, is the co owner of JETSET MIAMI, a chain of boutique fitness studios with 8 operating locations in South Florida and growing. Here are the topics addressed and timestamps: 1:36 Who is Eric Malka and the Beginning of The Art of Shaving 17:31 Private Ownership, Becoming a Brand, Building a Team and Expansion  29:07 Company Roles, An Experience- Based Business, and Selling the Company to Proctor and Gamble 42:35 Business Reinvention, Starting a Family, and the Ingredients Company 55:50 Q & A Remember to follow us @thebigideabox @thelabmiami @endeavormiami #BrainfoodMIA on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter! Connect with our guests @theartofshaving Share your feedback with this link: bit.ly/2C3fwFj and enjoy the show!! Brainfood Speaker Series is a monthly, hands-on discussion with local entrepreneurs who share the secrets of their success and failures. This monthly event takes place at The LAB Miami, helping Miami startups as well as entrepreneurs understand the opportunities alongside the challenges of launching and growing a business. We’re sharing these amazing stories that provide new ideas and key, practical advice to advancing one’s own entrepreneurial career. Brainfood is brought to you by The LAB Miami in partnership Endeavor Miami. Show Notes: The LAB Miami Endeavor Miami The Knight Foundation The Art of Shaving Eric Malka Jetset Miami Aryan Rashed Procter & Gamble Entrepreneur's Organization
1:11:42
January 20, 2020
Ep 26 - 2020 Vision
Welcome to 2020 with your favorite cast! In this episode, Tami, Rachael, Bryant and Sebastian reminisce on how far we have come since our launch in February 2019. We discuss the impact this platform has, who we've reached, and what we envision for the new year!  Here are the topics addressed and timestamps: 1:31 Welcome back, One Word for 2019, What Have We Learned 15:31 First Time Hosting Podcast Episodes 29:51 Our Favorite Bloopers and Episodes 42:51 Listener Feedback and Listener Reach 51:01 David Martin Co., Marketing Consultation, and Our Values Be sure to share this episode with your friends and family!! Remember to follow us @thebigideabox @thelabmiami on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter! Connect with our hosts and mentions @theonlytamit @ranch.rachael @arrurru @brybellinger Give us feedback with this link: bit.ly/2C3fwFj and enjoy the show!! Show Notes:  The LAB Miami Yellow Tail Wine David Martin Co. Episode 1 Learn, Act, Build!  Episode 3 Mompreneurs Episode 5 A Hol New World  Episode 7 Mindful Dreaming  Episode 9 Bathroom Talks 1 Menstruation in the Workplace Episode 11 Destigmatizing Mental Health  Episode 13 Financial Responsibility Episode 15 Drinkpreneurs with Five Drinks Co.  Episode 21 Gender Neutral
1:10:04
January 6, 2020
Ep 25 - Brainfood with Johanna and Juha Mikkola of Wyncode
Johanna and Juha Mikkola are CEO and co-founders of Wyncode, a coding bootcamp teaching HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and Ruby, Ruby on Rails in the Wynwood Art's District of Miami. This powerful and optimistic couple moved to Miami from Toronto, Canada in 2014 to start Wyncode without knowing a single person in the city. Their mission was simple - they wanted to transform the way education works and chose Miami because it presented an opportunity to have a huge impact. Six years later, Wyncode is ranked 12th in Course Report's Best Bootcamps around the world! Their Wyntalent hiring program has provided quality jobs to over 700 developers and counting.  Here are the topics addressed and timestamps: 1:14 Who is Johanna and Juha Mikkola? What is Wyncode? 5:54 How Wyncode Began, Relationship with The LAB Miami, Partnerships, and Entrepreneurship 21:57 How has Wyncode evolved and program growth 31:48 Miami's ecosystem changes, local technology talent, and diversity 39:58 Tech education in schools, access to quality tech education, Miami business analysis 50:12 Salary Differences vs local talent, tax codes, and venture capitalism Remember to follow us @thebigideabox @thelabmiami @endeavormiami #BrainfoodMIA on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter! Connect with our guests @wyncode Share your feedback with this link: bit.ly/2C3fwFj and enjoy the show!! Brainfood Speaker Series is a monthly, hands-on discussion with local entrepreneurs who share the secrets of their success and failures. This monthly event takes place at The LAB Miami, helping Miami startups as well as entrepreneurs understand the opportunities alongside the challenges of launching and growing a business. We’re sharing these amazing stories that provide new ideas and key, practical advice to advancing one’s own entrepreneurial career. Brainfood is brought to you by The LAB Miami in partnership Endeavor Miami. Show Notes: Wyncode Johanna Mikkola Juha Mikkola Magic Leap  CareCloud  Microsoft  UltimateSoftware  Broward County School Board  Norwegian Cruise Line Royal Caribbean Cruises CareerSource Florida Fusion Recruiting Labs Peloton  Offerup  Jetblue The Knight Foundation Endeavor Miami The LAB Miami
1:04:31
December 30, 2019
Ep 24 Bathroom Talks 2 - When Are You Getting Pregnant?
On Bathroom Talks 2, your host Tami embarks a conversation on the pressure on women around pregnancy and relative conversations in workplace with her guests, Monet Howard and Karla Torres. Monet Howard is a global makeup artist, hairstylist, and mother of one. Karla Torres is a CBT (cognitive behavioral therapy) psychologist, health coach, and mother to be. Traditionally as women, we are expected to bare children, chase our dreams (if we get around to it), and bend to society's standards when approached regarding pregnancy. We discuss how everyday women are affected by unsolicited ideologies and the many decisions that shape how we navigate our lives and the workplace when parenthood is brought inot the picture. Bathroom Talks creates a space to share the reality of women's everyday lives and how we process our experiences. Feel free to share this with all your lady friends! You never know how this information can help. Here are the topics addressed and timestamps: 1:45 Introductions and Relationships with Motherhood 18:53 Outside Questions around Pregnancy, Work, & Perspectives 55:45 Maternity Leave Options and Abortion 1:18:45 What is Postpartum and Experiences 1:31:25 Breastfeeding as a Working Mom 1:42:39 Advice and Takeaways  Be sure to share this episode with your friends and family! Remember to follow us @thebigideabox @thelabmiami on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter! Connect with our hosts and mentions @theonlytamit @theartistmonet @karlat88 Give us feedback with this link: bit.ly/2C3fwFj and enjoy the show! Show Notes: The Artist Monet Beauty  Yadrajamim All About Pregnancy and Birth Podcast with Dr. Nicole C. Rankins Children's Village Fort Lauderdale The LAB Miami ________ Bathroom Talks is a segment created and hosted by Tami that covers the interactions women tend to have in the bathroom. That space is a sacred, safe place where sudden conversations lead to understanding, healing, and solutions. Feel free to share any topic ideas you may have by emailing podcast@thelabmiami.com
1:53:45
December 23, 2019
Ep 23 - Self-Publishing A Book As An Entrepreneur
This episode highlights how self-publishing a book can be a great tool for entrepreneurs to expand their branding, reach, and as supplemental income. Rachael sits down with Miriam Dorsett, a serial entrepreneur, a full-time artist, and community activator. Her passions are the arts, our community, technology, and sustainability. She is the organizer for Product Hunt South Florida, the Community Manager for Entre, an Editor at Tropicult Magazine, the Founder of Chibur, Bootstrap Publications, and the CEO of Zen Zone Miami. She has more than 15 years of professional experience ranging in the fields of youth development, small business management, and digital engagement. Her second book The Lion and The Elephant has been well received by readers and she is currently working on her third book titled From Where I Stand. Courtesy of the author, receive 10% off The Lion and The Elephant today by using the code BIB10 on chibur.info/books Here are the topics addressed and timestamps: 1:58 Who is Miriam Dorset, Cluttered Clarity Series, and Technology 11:09 The Lion and the Elephant, Gender Neutral Characters 16:57 The Process and Key Lessons on Writing a Book 21:13 How to Self Publish a Book, Creating a Team, Marketing Tactics, and Benefits Be sure to share this episode with your friends and family!! Remember to follow us @thebigideabox @thelabmiami on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter! Connect with our hosts and mentions @ranch.rachael @mdorsettnow Give us feedback with this link: bit.ly/2C3fwFj and enjoy the show!! Show Notes: The Lion and the Elephant Book Bootstrap Publications Tropicult Magazine Chibur  Zen Zone Miami Product Hunt South Florida Entre Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing The LAB Miami
33:47
December 9, 2019
Ep 22 - Brainfood with Jaclyn Baumgarten of Boatsetter
Jaclyn Baumgarten is the co-founder and CEO of Boatsetter, South Florida’s #1 boat sharing rental community. She leads with a focus on tactical strategy and clear leadership. Moderated by Raul Moas, the Miami Program Director at The Knight Foundation who leads the foundation’s initiatives in building a more dynamic, robust, and equitable community of entrepreneurs and startups. Here are the topics addressed and timestamps: 4:47 What is Boatsetter, Airbnb Partnership & Startup Funding 18:30 Boatsetter Today, Vision & Lessons Learned 24:48 First Investments, Boat Sharing Community and Boatsetter Culture 35:38 Business Advice 39:08 Q & A Remember to follow us @thebigideabox @thelabmiami @endeavormiami #BrainfoodMIA on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter! Connect with our guest @boatsetter @knightfdn Share your feedback with this link: bit.ly/2C3fwFj and enjoy the show!! Brainfood Speaker Series is a monthly, hands-on discussion with local entrepreneurs who share the secrets of their success and failures. This monthly event takes place at The LAB Miami, helping Miami startups as well as entrepreneurs understand the opportunities alongside the challenges of launching and growing a business. We’re sharing these amazing stories that provide new ideas and key, practical advice to advancing one’s own entrepreneurial career. Brainfood is brought to you by The LAB Miami in partnership Endeavor Miami. Show Notes: Jaclyn Baumgarten Boatsetter Raul Moas The Knight Foundation Endeavor Miami The LAB Miami
1:04:26
November 25, 2019
Ep 21 - Gender Neutral
This episode highlights gender equality in the workplace with Sebastian Arrubla, a proud member of the LGBTQ community, who leads this powerful conversation. Title VII of the United States Constitution prohibits employment discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex and national origin. Due to the fact that ‘sex’ is not specified in this statute, technically it is currently legal to discriminate against an employee based on gender. This reality has led to gender inclusion and overall inclusivity in any workplace to significantly shift traditional policies and ignorance. Your hosts Sebastian, Rachael, Tami, and Bryant discuss our personal experiences, perspectives on inclusion, and even taboo questions that should probably not be asked. Join us with tears and laughter as we debunk the importance of acceptance. Here are the topics addressed and timestamps: 0:47 Intention Prayer 2:13 Coming Out and Self-Acceptance 10:01 LGBTQIA Definition and Politics 23:01 Workspace Inclusion Policies 31:18 Feminine Energy, Masculine Energy, amd Sexuality 48:23 Gender Pronouns and Taboo Questions 1:14:33 Workplace Discrimination 1:38:29 The Blank Project "I Am Human and It's Ok" and Inclusion Marketing Be sure to share this episode with your friends and family!! Remember to follow us @thebigideabox @thelabmiami on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter! Connect with our hosts and mentions @ranch.rachael @theonlytamit @arrurru @brybellringer Give us feedback with this link: bit.ly/2C3fwFj and enjoy the show!! Show Notes:  The United States Constitution Title VII  The Blank Project - I Am Human and Its Ok T-shirt Lush Cosmetics The LAB Miami
1:43:02
November 11, 2019
Ep 20 - Brainfood with John Santiago of M8 Agency
John Santiago is the co-founder of M8, a leading digital advertising agency throughout the Americas that combines storytelling, insights, and technology to create experiences that connect brands with consumers who are now living their lives on screens. Moderated by Andrew Quarrie, founder of Urbanism Summit, a web platform where digital marketers are creative agencies' source to freelance content writing. Here are the topics addressed and timestamps: 1:55 Intro to M8, and Differences between Miami and New York 12:44 Latin American Business, Influence, and the Future of Advertising 23:46 Lessons as an Entrepreneur and Failure 32:53 Shifting the Influence of Advertising 46:09 Q & A Remember to follow us @thebigideabox @thelabmiami @endeavormiami #BrainfoodMIA on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter! Connect with our guest @m8agency @urbanismsummit Share your feedback with this link: bit.ly/2C3fwFj and enjoy the show!! Brainfood Speaker Series is a monthly, hands-on discussion with local entrepreneurs who share the secrets of their success and failures. This monthly event takes place at The LAB Miami, helping Miami startups as well as entrepreneurs understand the opportunities alongside the challenges of launching and growing a business. We’re sharing these amazing stories that provide new ideas and key, practical advice to advancing one’s own entrepreneurial career. Brainfood is brought to you by The LAB Miami in partnership Endeavor Miami. Show Notes: John Santiago https://www.linkedin.com/in/johnasantiago/ M8 Agency https://m8agency.com Andrew Quarrie https://www.linkedin.com/in/andrewquarrie/ Urbanism Summit https://urbanismsummit.com Endeavor Miami https://endeavormiami.org The LAB Miami https://www.thelabmiami.com
1:12:15
October 28, 2019
Ep 19 - Affordable Workspaces with Thynk Global
Coworking has disrupted the executive office space industry- offering entrepreneurs, startups, and creatives a place for community, resources, and collaboration. Today, Tami and Rachael sit down with two amazing women who are pioneering the affordable workspace movement, and shaking up the coworking industry, offering unbeatable, affordable membership options. Thynk Global, founded by Maghan Morin and Jeanine Suah, aims to create economic stability for growing companies by keeping rates at a price that’s accessible for all- allowing all entrepreneurs the platform to chase their dreams.  Here are the topics addressed and timestamps: 1:19 How Jeanine and Maghan's Professional Backgrounds; and Business Partner Roles 8:19 Birth of Doyenne Company 9:50 Becoming Thynk Global, Memberships, and Affordable Workspace Movement 21:36 Challenges, Partnerships, and Marketing 31:37 Business Advice Remember to follow us @thebigideabox @thelabmiami on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter! Connect with our hosts and mentions @ranch.rachael @theonlytamit Give us feedback with this link: bit.ly/2C3fwFj and enjoy the show!! Show Notes: Thynk Global Co-Working Space Jeanine Suah Maghan Morin  LaVazza The LAB Miami
41:09
October 14, 2019
Ep 18 - Brainfood with Jan Bednar of Shipmonk
Jan Bednar is the founder and CEO of Shipmonk, a global order fulfilment supply chain for any e-commerce business. Providing services from inventory management to supply chain optimization all controlled by a cloud server has allowed Shipmonk to revolutionize the industry. Moderated by Aryan Rashed, co-owner of Jetset Miami, a boutique fitness studio chain with 8 operating locations in South Florida.  Here are the topics addressed and timestamps: 2:10 Intro and Jan's Story & College Experience 8:58 How Competitions Led to the Birth of Shipmonk 18:28 What Makes Shipmonk Different, Business Growth, and Support  31:00 Funding, Investors, and Failure 44:08 Industry Shifts, the Future of Shipmonk, and Startup Advice 52:57 Q & A Remember to follow us @thebigideabox @thelabmiami @endeavormiami #BrainfoodMIA on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter! Connect with our guest @theshipmonk @jan_and_shipmonk Share your feedback with this link: bit.ly/2C3fwFj and enjoy the show!! Brainfood Speaker Series is a monthly, hands-on discussion with local entrepreneurs who share the secrets of their success and failures. This monthly event takes place at The LAB Miami, helping Miami startups as well as entrepreneurs understand the opportunities alongside the challenges of launching and growing a business. We’re sharing these amazing stories that provide new ideas and key, practical advice to advancing one’s own entrepreneurial career. Brainfood is brought to you by The LAB Miami in partnership Endeavor Miami. Show Notes:  Jan Bednar https://www.linkedin.com/in/janbed Shipmonk https://www.shipmonk.com Aryan Rashed https://bit.ly/2mloBo4 Jetset Miami https://www.jetsetmiami.com Endeavor Miami https://endeavormiami.org The LAB Miami https://www.thelabmiami.com
1:09:06
September 30, 2019
Ep 17 - You Are What You Eat
This episode highlights the shifting food industry, our options as entrepreneurs, and the advantages of technology today. Food defines cultures, sparks heated debates and emotions, and drives a trillion dollar industry. Your hosts Rachael, Tami, Sebastian, and Bryant discuss our relationship with food, diets, and mindfully eating on a budget. Join us as we take a moment of introspection to see if you're nourishing yourself to best utilize your time, productivity, and overall mental and physical health.   Here are the topics addressed and timestamps: 1:35 Intro and Personal Diets 18:13 The Flowstate and Nutritional Needs 25:01 Trending Diets and Diet Culture 35:35 New Apps and Meal Replacements 42:36 Meal Prepping, Budget Friendly Options, and Millennial Financial Responsibility 48:36 Changes in the Food Industry 58:09 Mindful Eating 1:06:57 Food Desserts and Community Gardens This episode is packed with tips and perspectives on what we eat. Be sure to share this episode with your friends and family!! Remember to follow us @thebigideabox @thelabmiami on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter! Connect with our hosts and mentions @ranch.rachael @theonlytamit @arrurru @brybellringer @be_meals @wyncode @littleflowerfarmvt Give us feedback with this link: bit.ly/2C3fwFj and enjoy the show!!
2:35:28
September 16, 2019
Ep 16 - Brainfood with Felipe Sommer of NearPod
Felipe Sommer is the president and co-founder, of Nearpod, Inc., a mobile platform empowering educators to create learning experiences that engage and inspire millions of students around the world. This platform enables teachers, schools and districts, to use their iPads to manage content on students' iPads, iPhones, iPods or Macs. It seamlessly combines interactive presentation, collaboration, and real-time assessment tools into one integrated solution. Moderated by Matt Haggman, an award-winning journalist at The Miami Herald and Daily Business Review, Miami Program Director at Knight Foundation and, most recently, a candidate for U.S. Congress...Let’s dive in! Here are the topics addressed and timestamps: 2:02 Interview Intro; What is Nearpod? 11:37 Creating a startup in Miami 15:45 B2C to B2B Business service to business product 25:10 Funding and Miami venture investors 44:40 Q & A Remember to follow us @thebigideabox @thelabmiami @knightfdn@startupfiu @endeavormiami #BrainfoodMIA on Instagram and Twitter! Connect with our guest @nearpod Share your feedback with this link: bit.ly/2C3fwFj and enjoy the show!! Brainfood Speaker Series is a monthly, hands-on discussion with local entrepreneurs who share the secrets of their success and failures. This monthly event takes place at The LAB Miami, helping Miami startups as well as entrepreneurs understand the opportunities alongside the challenges of launching and growing a business. We’re sharing these amazing stories that provide new ideas and key, practical advice to advancing one’s own entrepreneurial career. Brainfood is brought to you by Endeavor Miami in partnership with The LAB Miami, LAB Ventures, Knight Foundation, and Startup Florida International University (FIU).
1:25:02
September 2, 2019
Ep 15 - Drinkpreneurs with Five Drinks Co.
This episode highlights entrepreneurs in the beverage industry, focusing on challenges, marketing, and growth. As Wynwood, Miami grows as a tourist attraction and hub for drinks, food, and nightlife, local beverage entrepreneurs have found new opportunities worth taking. Your host Bryant sits down with the Founder & CEO of Five Drinks Co., Felipe Szpigel, and Lucas Cravero, Director of Sales and Business Development. Five Drinks Co. is a Miami-based start-up making craft, ready-to-drink cocktails that don’t suck. These drinks are locally farmed and sourced, made with five simple ingredients.  Here are the topics addressed and timestamps: 1:16 Introduction to Five Drinks Co. and guests 3:46 Creating and branding 9:34 Box Cold Brew Coffee 16:20 Business challenges 20:53 Funding options 26:53 Opening a distillery in Wynwood 33:10 Partnerships, marketing, and promotions 44:40 Beverage business laws and licenses 52:24 Advice to other drinkpreneurs This episode dives into the ins and outs of launching a successful beverage business from local experts.  Be sure to share this episode with your friends and family!! Remember to follow us @thebigideabox @thelabmiami on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter! Connect with our guests @fivedrinksco Give us feedback with this link: bit.ly/2C3fwFj and enjoy the show!! 
1:00:27
August 19, 2019
Ep 14 - Brainfood with Romero Britto
Romero Britto is an international artist that uses vibrant, bold and colorful patterns to reflect his optimistic view of the world around him. His playful themes and hard‐edged compositions, combined with his unique talent, unshakable resolve and belief in his art, has granted him worldwide recognition, with exhibitions in galleries and museums in over 100 countries and counting. Moderated by Laura Maydon, former Managing Director of Endeavor Miami. She’s a business executive with experience in sales, product and business development, mergers and acquisitions (M&A), investor relations and private equity within multinational environments. Without further a due, let’s dive in!  Here are the topics addressed and timestamps: 2:11 Interview Intro, choosing Miami & becoming an artist 7:35 Collaborations, future projects, and philanthropy 20:18 What is unique about Miami? 21:10 Q & A   Remember to follow us @thebigideabox @thelabmiami @knightfdn@startupfiu @endeavormiami #BrainfoodMIA on Instagram and Twitter! Connect with our guest @romerobritto Share your feedback with this link: bit.ly/2C3fwFj and enjoy the show!!   Brainfood Speaker Series is a monthly, hands-on discussion with local entrepreneurs who share the secrets of their success and failures. This monthly event takes place at The LAB Miami, helping Miami startups as well as entrepreneurs understand the opportunities alongside the challenges of launching and growing a business. We’re sharing these amazing stories that provide new ideas and key, practical advice to advancing one’s own entrepreneurial career. Brainfood is brought to you by Endeavor Miami in partnership with The LAB Miami, LAB Ventures, Knight Foundation, and Startup Florida International University (FIU).
52:43
August 5, 2019
Ep 13 - Millennial Financial Responsibility
This episode highlights financial responsibility today as millennials lead our shifting economy. According to a recent Charles Schwab survey, almost two-thirds of millennials say they are living paycheck to paycheck and only 38% feel financially stable. This statistic alone brings up some questions. Your hosts Tami, Rachael, Sebastian, and our special guest, Marty Jacobs, discuss the various factors that affect our financial decisions today. Marty is a high school senior who provides marketing and advertising services. He shares vital financial tips and advice throughout this episode.  Here are the topics addressed and timestamps: 3:10 What is financial responsibility and irresponsibility? 14:54 Value of Money 24:41 Emergency funds and retirement 35:05 Investments 41:05 Cryptocurrency and other new technologies 54:34 Healthy credit 1:03:50 Resources and financial freedom  This episode is jampacked with tips, factors, and perspectives on how millennials handle their finances.  Be sure to share this episode with your friends and family!! Remember to follow us @thebigideabox @thelabmiami on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter! Connect with our guest @martyjacobss Give us feedback with this link: bit.ly/2C3fwFj and enjoy the show!! 
1:13:36
July 21, 2019
Ep 12 - Brainfood with Albert Santalo of 8Base
Albert Santalo is a computer scientist, Internet entrepreneur and angel investor with experience in high growth, venture-backed technology companies. He is the founder and CEO of 8base, a developer acceleration platform that enables web and mobile developers to create enterprise applications on a serverless back-end. His passion lies in designing products and building companies that disrupt traditional business models. Moderated by Matt Haggman, an award-winning journalist at The Miami Herald and Daily Business Review, Miami Program Director at Knight Foundation and, most recently, a candidate for U.S. Congress...Let’s dive in!  Here are the topics addressed and timestamps: 2:15 Interview Intro 4:15 Why become an entrepreneur? 10:25 Why launch a tech business in Miami? 18:00 Importance of new information 26:40 Challenges and reason 8Base was created 36:00 Present and future of 8Base 43:15 Q & A  Remember to follow us @thebigideabox @thelabmiami @knightfdn@startupfiu @endeavormiami #BrainfoodMIA on Instagram and Twitter! Connect with our guest @8Base Share your feedback with this link: bit.ly/2C3fwFj and enjoy the show!!   Brainfood Speaker Series is a monthly, hands-on discussion with local entrepreneurs who share the secrets of their success and failures. This monthly event takes place at The LAB Miami, helping Miami startups as well as entrepreneurs understand the opportunities alongside the challenges of launching and growing a business. We’re sharing these amazing stories that provide new ideas and key, practical advice to advancing one’s own entrepreneurial career. Brainfood is brought to you by Endeavor Miami in partnership with The LAB Miami, LAB Ventures, Knight Foundation, and Startup Florida International University (FIU).
1:15:47
July 8, 2019
Ep 11 - Destigmatizing Mental Health
This episode highlights mental health and better understanding trauma in a society that faces high suicidal rates alongside issues from heavy social media use. Your host, Rachael, sits down with James Garcia, a Marine veteran and therapist who is the CEO and co-founder of Starts Here Wynwood. His startup business, based in The LAB Miami, focuses on providing research-based trauma informed care in the heart of Wynwood.  Here are the topics addressed and timestamps: 1:56 Intro; 2:24 Why Mental Health?; 4:00 Mental health today; 10:04 Understanding therapy; 18:18 Trauma informed care; 24:36 What is trauma?; 26:39 What to look for in a therapist; 36:24 Avoidance tactics This episode covers a sensitive topic that is truly relevant and provides vital information to seek the proper help. Be sure to share this episode with your friends and family!! Remember to follow us @thebigideabox @thelabmiami on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter! Connect with our guest @startsherewynwood Give us feedback with this link: bit.ly/2C3fwFj and enjoy the show!! 
46:45
June 24, 2019
Ep 10 - Brainfood with Mary Biggins of Classpass and MealPal
Mary Biggins is co-founder of MealPal, a lunch subscription service  launched in Miami in 2016. Biggins is also co-founder of ClassPass, where she helps thousands of fitness studios grow their businesses by facilitating over 10 million reservations for ClassPass customers in 35 cities around the world. Alan Norton, Director of Engineering at MealPal, joins Biggins in the conversation and discusses his technical perspective. Moderated by Thomas “Tigre” Wenrich, CEO of The LAB Miami alongside the CEO and co-founder of LAB Ventures; a B2B venture builder company. Tigre is also an active angel investor and a mentor to several local emerging technology companies, having invested in more than two dozen startups...Let’s dive in!  Here are the topics addressed and timestamps: 1:58 Intro to Classpass and Mealpal; 7:09 Starting a business in Miami; 11:24 Fundraising for a startup; 14:08 Advice on how Miami can better support its ecosystem; 15:51 Q & A 35:58 Growth vs Profitability followed by Q & A  Remember to follow us @thebigideabox @thelabmiami @knightfdn @startupfiu @endeavormiami #BrainfoodMIA on Instagram and Twitter! Connect with our guest @classpass @mealpal Share your feedback with this link: bit.ly/2C3fwFj and enjoy the show!!   Brainfood Speaker Series is a monthly, hands-on discussion with local entrepreneurs who share the secrets of their success and failures. This monthly event takes place at The LAB Miami, helping Miami startups as well as entrepreneurs understand the opportunities alongside the challenges of launching and growing a business. We’re sharing these amazing stories that provide new ideas and key, practical advice to advancing one’s own entrepreneurial career. Brainfood is brought to you by Endeavor Miami in partnership with The LAB Miami, LAB Ventures, Knight Foundation, and Startup Florida International University (FIU).
1:01:06
June 10, 2019
Ep 9 Bathroom Talks 1 - Menstruation in the Workplace
Welcome to our first Bathroom Talks episode! This segment covers the interactions women tend to have in the bathroom. That space is a sacred, safe place where sudden conversations lead to understanding, healing, and solutions. Today, your host Tami dives into menstruation in the workplace with her guests, Kat and Alina. Our guests are influencer campaign managers working with Stargazer out of The LAB Miami. They share the realness of our current everyday lives and discuss the following topics: typical menstrual cycle and symptoms, sharing with colleagues, birth control, resources and the Pink Tax. Bathroom Talks shares the reality of women's everyday lives and how we process our experiences. Feel free to share this with all your lady friends!  Remember to follow us @thebigideabox @thelabmiami on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter! Connect with our guests via @stargazer.co @theonlytamit @a_marvelous90 @gurlzwithcurls @katrinagroov @socialgroov Share your feedback with this link on our LAB website: bit.ly/2C3fwFj and enjoy the show!! ________________ Stargazer is a social media influencer marketing platform that uses growth marketing to execute high performing campaigns to increase brand awareness. By using performance-focused apps, the platform has proprietary access to influencer audience demographic, topic and engagement data. Influencers join a unique community to collaborate with brands and connect with other creators.
31:28
May 27, 2019
Ep 8 - Brainfood with Yosef Martin of Boxycharm
Yosef (Joe) Martin is a self-made entrepreneur. Currently the Founder and CEO of BoxyCharm, #176 on Inc’s 5000 list of fastest growing companies. BoxyCharm is an online beauty subscription that delivers 4-5 full and luxury-size products from popular and upcoming brands valued at over $100 for $21 monthly. Moderated by Aryan Rashed, the co owner of JETSET MIAMI, a chain of boutique fitness studios with 8 operating locations in South Florida and growing...Let’s dive in! Here are the topics addressed and timestamps: 2:40 - What is Boxycharm?; 8:38 - How he grew his consumer base?; 16:38 - Influencer Marketing; 26:06 - Building a Team; 30:35 - Creating a Startup without funding; 32:30 - How to approach large clients; 38:35 - Failures and successes of the startup journey; 43:35 Investments; 53:10 Future of Boxycharm; 59:00 Q&A  Remember to follow us @thebigideabox @thelabmiami @knightfdn @startupfiu @endeavormiami #BrainfoodMIA on Instagram and Twitter! Connect with our guest @yflmartin @boxycharm Share your feedback with this link: bit.ly/2C3fwFj and enjoy the show!!   Brainfood Speaker Series is a monthly, hands-on discussion with local entrepreneurs who share the secrets of their success and failures. This monthly event takes place at The LAB Miami, helping Miami startups as well as entrepreneurs understand the opportunities alongside the challenges of launching and growing a business. We’re sharing these amazing stories that provide new ideas and key, practical advice to advancing one’s own entrepreneurial career. Brainfood is brought to you by Endeavor Miami in partnership with The LAB Miami, LAB Ventures, Knight Foundation, and Startup Florida International University (FIU).
1:13:54
May 13, 2019
Ep 7 - Mindful Dreaming
Your favorite cast, Rachael, Tami, Sebastian, and Bryant, are back and we're talking about dreams in this episode!! With Rachael leading the conversation, we discuss the following topics: The Dream Dictionary, what do your dreams mean, can you control your dreams, sleep paralysis and other occurrences being out of control, recurring dreams, and the evolution of the virtual reality industry. While sharing our personal experiences and vital information on another realm we activate daily, we encourage to jot down your dreams and explore this world further.   Be sure to share this episode with your friends and family!! Remember to follow us @thebigideabox @thelabmiami on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter! Give us feedback with this link: bit.ly/2C3fwFj and enjoy the show!! 
1:04:56
April 29, 2019
Ep 6 - Brainfood with Aryan Rashed of Jetset Miami
Today's episode highlights our Brainfood Speaker Series featuring Aryan Rashed, the co-owner of JETSET MIAMI, a chain of boutique fitness studios with 8 operating locations in South Florida and growing. An alumni of UC-Berkeley, Stanford, and the University of Miami, Aryan focuses primarily on operations, strategy, and vision for the company. She works with a wide range of diverse clientele, from beginners to professional athletes and celebrities. JETSET MIAMI was also named the Best Group Fitness in the Miami New Times and featured amongst top influencers as a favorite workout. Aryan is enthusiastic about expanding JETSET MIAMI nationwide. Moderated by Alix Aspe, an Emmy-award winning  producer and digital reporter for Telemundo's news team where she presents El Pulso and Power Up! a weekly tech segment in partnership with Mashable in "Un Nuevo Día," an online product review series in English and in Spanish. Remember to follow us @thebigideabox @thelabmiami @knightfdn @startupfiu @endeavormiami #BrainfoodMIA on Instagram and Twitter! Connect with our guest @jetset_miami_fitness Share your feedback with this link: bit.ly/2C3fwFj and enjoy the show!!  ______  Brainfood Speaker Series is a monthly, hands-on discussion with local entrepreneurs who share the secrets of their success and failures. This monthly event takes place at The LAB Miami, helping Miami startups as well as entrepreneurs understand the opportunities alongside the challenges of launching and growing a business. We’re sharing these amazing stories that provide new ideas and key, practical advice to advancing one’s own entrepreneurial career. Brainfood is brought to you by Endeavor Miami in partnership with The LAB Miami, LAB Ventures, Knight Foundation, and Startup Florida International University (FIU).
42:42
April 15, 2019
Ep 5 - A Hol New World
This episode highlights two mindfulness leaders and curators of Daybreaker Miami who share the importance of holistic living in our time! Your host, Sebastian, sits down with photographer, Daniel Quintana, and University of Miami medical student, Kunal Chohan. They unfold and discuss the following topics: definition of holistic living, mindfulness, meditation, secular spirituality, and what would encompass a perfect world. Sebastian leads the discussion into sensitive topics that have evolved due to enlightened understanding. Join us as we share these perspectives! Remember to follow us @thebigideabox @thelabmiami on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter! Connect with our guests via @daybreakermiami @dybrkr Share your feedback with this link: bit.ly/2C3fwFj and enjoy the show!! ________________ Daybreaker is an early morning dance movement that takes place in 25 cities globally starting with a one hour yoga session plus other fitness experiences. The workout is topped off with a 2 hour, life-filled dance party and a meditation to close. This organization promotes and cultivates wellness, dance, and community. Join the movement in your city! 
1:23:19
April 1, 2019
Ep 4 - Brainfood with Zak Stern of Zak the Baker
Today's episode highlights our Brainfood Speaker Series featuring Zak Stern, CEO & Founder of Zak The Baker. The bakery and cafe offers kosher fresh bread, pastries, and sandwiches located in Wynwood. At 22, Zak wasn’t living the life he wanted. Graduate school. Organic chemistry. Fluorescent lights. Life, he thought, was too short to be spent on the things in which he had no interest. He wanted to go back to basics, to work with his hands. Today, Zak the Baker is a evidence of this simple desire. With a full service bakery and restaurant as well as wholesale distribution to multiple WholeFoods and endless local restaurants, Zak the Baker is undoubtedly a Miami staple. Hear first hand from the man behind the vision and his insights on entrepreneurship, business integrity, and the endless pursuit of your passion. Moderated by Margo Bettencourt, Director of Sales Marketing at Zak the Baker. Margo is committed to getting more good food to more people (and happy to chat about what “good food” means). She has led Zak The Baker’s Wholesale Department since 2016, a period during which sales have roughly doubled annually. Remember to follow us @thebigideabox @thelabmiami @knightfdn @startupfiu @endeavormiami #BrainfoodMIA on Instagram and Twitter! Connect with our guest @zakthebaker Share your feedback with this link: bit.ly/2C3fwFj and enjoy the show!! ______ Brainfood Speaker Series is a monthly, hands-on discussion with local entrepreneurs who share the secrets of their success and failures. This monthly event takes place at The LAB Miami, helping Miami startups as well as entrepreneurs understand the opportunities alongside the challenges of launching and growing a business. We’re sharing these amazing stories that provide new ideas and key, practical advice to advancing one’s own entrepreneurial career. Brainfood is brought to you by Endeavor Miami in partnership with The LAB Miami, LAB Ventures, Knight Foundation, and Startup Florida International University (FIU).
1:04:16
March 17, 2019
Ep 3 - Mompreneurs
This episode highlights three Mompreneurs in The LAB community who share their experiences, challenges, and decisions as hardworking businesswomen! Your host, Tami, sits down with the following guests: Johanna Mikkola, CEO and co-founder of Wyncode, premier coding bootcamp in Miami; Kalyn James, CEO and founder of Lit Pilates, renowned celebrity Pilates instructor with more than 10 years of experience transforming bodies; and Florencia "Fufi" Anaya, CEO and founder of Fufi's Empanadas, delicious artisanal hand-made empanadas. We discuss the following topics: journey to career, business decisions and interactions, children age groups, balancing work and parenting, parenting styles, education options, maternity and paternity leave, lactation stations in the workplace, Mompreneur tips Remember to follow us @thebigideabox @thelabmiami on Instagram and Twitter! Connect with our guests @wyncode @litpilates @fufiempanadas Share your feedback with this link: https://bit.ly/2C3fwFj and enjoy the show!!
1:14:18
March 7, 2019
Ep 2 - Brainfood with Joe Furst of Goldman Properties
Today's episode highlights our Brainfood Speaker Series featuring Joe Furst, former Managing Director and Principal of Goldman Properties Wynwood portfolio, which consists of over 30 properties comprising over 400,000 square feet of land. He serves as the Chairman of the Wynwood Business Improvement District and currently has investments throughout Florida, including Wynwood, Doral, and St. Petersberg.  Moderated by Wilfredo Fernandez, co-founder and former CEO of The LAB Miami; who is currently a public interest Law scholar and J.D. Candidate at the University of Miami...Let’s dive in!  #BrainfoodMIA @thebigideabox @thelabmiami @knightfdn @startupfiu ______ Brainfood Speaker Series is a monthly, hands-on discussion with local entrepreneurs who share the secrets of their success and failures. This monthly event takes place at The LAB Miami, helping Miami startups as well as entrepreneurs understand the opportunities alongside the challenges of launching and growing a business.  We’re sharing these amazing stories that provide new ideas and key, practical advice to advancing one’s own entrepreneurial career. Brainfood is brought to you by Endeavor Miami in partnership with The LAB Miami, LAB Ventures, Knight Foundation, and Startup Florida International University (FIU). 
1:14:40
February 18, 2019
Ep 1 - Learn, Act, and Build!
Welcome to Episode 1 of The Big Idea Box Podcast featuring your hosts Tami, Rachael, Bryant, and Sebastian! In this episode, we discuss the following:  The Big Idea Box cast and The LAB Team What is The LAB Miami? The story of Miami's first co-working space  What is The Big Idea Box podcast? Programming and content to expect  Follow us @thebigideabox on Instagram and Twitter! Enjoy the show!!
1:06:22
January 31, 2019