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The Intrepid

The Intrepid

By Cal Poly Entrepreneurs

Welcome to The Intrepid, a platform hosted by Cal Poly Entrepreneurs. Here, we seek to explore entrepreneurship in all forms. Intrepid, by definition, means fearless and adventurous, and we want to inspire everyone to pursue their own passions.

We're Cal Poly San Luis Obispo students who want to empower others and share the stories we've collected. By no means are we experts and so everything said on this podcast is just perspective, not fact. We're not here to tell you what to do! We're just here to spark that curiosity, innovation, and entrepreneurial spirit inside of you!
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Matt & Will - Quickie SLO
Matt & Will - Quickie SLO
Co-founders and high school friends teamed up to create the first ACTUALLY fast delivery service in SLO. Get to know Cal Poly students Matt Menno and Will Tregenza and how they have built up their start-up with an extremely loyal customer base. 
31:52
April 15, 2022
Ryan Rennick - Swell Skateboards
Ryan Rennick - Swell Skateboards
Founded at the beginning of the pandemic, get to know Ryan Rennick and his grasping founding story of Swell Skateboards!
45:35
November 08, 2021
BeLoved - "Love is Blind"
BeLoved - "Love is Blind"
The average Tinder relationship only lasts three months. What is the reason for that? In this episode we talk about the challenges of online dating with Mihir Chintawar and Matthew Chan's idea for a new take on online dating!  Hosts: Matthew Chan, Owen Works 
24:18
October 19, 2021
Armen Nazarian - CEO & Founder of Audigo Labs
Armen Nazarian - CEO & Founder of Audigo Labs
From WashU to Tesla and now to Audigo Labs! Come explore the amazing journey of Armen Nazarian!
41:38
May 08, 2021
Sidney Collin - CEO & Co-Founder of De Oro Devices
Sidney Collin - CEO & Co-Founder of De Oro Devices
"It all started with a man named Jack..." Come explore the story of Sidney Collin and the incredible path she embarked on from as biomedical engineer to the CEO of De Oro Devices! 
46:59
February 17, 2021
Joel Flory - CEO of VSCO Chats with Cal Poly Entrepreneurs
Joel Flory - CEO of VSCO Chats with Cal Poly Entrepreneurs
From Sierra Madre tower four to CEO of VSCO. The ongoing climb to the cloud shrouded peak. Explore the story of Joel Flory. 
36:42
January 23, 2021
Cacien - Step by Step
Cacien - Step by Step
Singer, songwriter, rapper, producer, student, the list goes on for Cacien. Part of the "new wave" in China, Cacien seeks to change the music game with her unique sound.  Take a listen to see what this talented artist has in store! Host: Matthew Chan
39:50
January 18, 2021
Denzel Cheng (鄭喻軒) - A Rapper's Two Cents
Denzel Cheng (鄭喻軒) - A Rapper's Two Cents
Come learn about the life and struggles of hip-hop artist, Denzel Cheng, on his way up to the top👆! 欢迎收听本周的podcast。今天来请的嘉宾是台湾的up-and-coming饶舌歌手, 鄭喻軒。 Hosts: Matthew Chan陳哲尹, Camille Boiteux
36:45
November 15, 2020
Dr. Randy Knight - Entrepreneurship in Academia
Dr. Randy Knight - Entrepreneurship in Academia
Welcome back to Season 2 of The Intrepid! In this episode, Dr. Randy Knight takes us through his journey of being a textbook writer and how this entrepreneurial effort came to be. He is a professor emeritus of Cal Poly and has lots of knowledge about academia, starting a new project, and the greater aspects of life. Host: Caleb Nalley
34:20
November 05, 2020
George Hsu - The Climb Before the View
George Hsu - The Climb Before the View
Long time no see! Welcome back to The Intrepid. Today, we're kicking off this  season with an interview with George Hsu, inventor, founder, and current CTO of PNI Sensor. In this episode he brings us through his journey from the early days to his current position now. There is no finish line or resting peak for George, he's just enjoying the view on the climb up.  Host: Matthew Chan
34:09
October 22, 2020
Alexandra Joelson - Interchangeable Cleats for Athletes by Athletes
Alexandra Joelson - Interchangeable Cleats for Athletes by Athletes
Last time, we wrapped up our 20/20 Vision Series featuring so many incredible guests! Their stories and insights were truly captivating! With a new quarter, its time for a new theme. Our theme for this quarter is Driving Change. With the recent changes in the world due to COVID-19, we wanted to take the time to highlight some of the people who are continuing to push forward. No matter what obstacles lie ahead, these people are determined to innovate, to be better, to drive change. Our first episode this quarter features Ally Joelson, CEO and founder of Intego Sports. Ally is a first-year business major, whose passion for soccer led her to found a startup of her own. Intego Sports aims to create cleats for athletes by athletes. They are currently working on cleats with interchangeable soles that relieve athletes of the hassle and struggle of having to replace their cleats on a consistent basis. Today, we have a roundtable discussion with Ally our own Team Intrepid members, Arman Avedian, Maxim Dahan, and Ivan Dikov. Take it away guys! Hosts: Arman Avedian, Maxim Dahan, and Ivan Dikov
25:02
April 28, 2020
Kalen Goo - Creator of The Intrepid (20/20 Vision | 10)
Kalen Goo - Creator of The Intrepid (20/20 Vision | 10)
As we progress through our vision, it is important to take the time to reflect and look back at what was accomplished so far. Once we analyze what went right and what needs to be improved, we can take the necessary actions to further our vision. Today, we interview our own creator, Kalen Goo. Kalen is a 2nd-year software engineering major and entrepreneurship minor. He is the new VP of Tours for Cal Poly Entrepreneurs and is an active member of the Cal Poly Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Club. Born and raised from Hawaii, Kalen enjoys cooking various local style dishes in his free time. Here to reflect on the creation process of The Intrepid podcast, it's our honor to welcome Kalen Goo! Host: Arman Avedian
20:45
April 13, 2020
John Waidhofer - Live and Learn (20/20 Vision | 09)
John Waidhofer - Live and Learn (20/20 Vision | 09)
As we start to pursue our visions, there are often lots of new skills that we will need to pick up along the way. We have to be able to learn quickly and efficiently in order to prevent these skills from becoming a barrier of entry to our success. Today, I have invited John Waidhofer, a 3rd-year Computer Engineering major. John is actively involved with Cal Poly Entrepreneurs and the Cal Poly Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Club, where he puts his web dev skills to use. Here to speak about his learning process and the potential of web development, welcome to The Intrepid John. Host: Kalen Goo
13:14
March 24, 2020
Kass Newton - Building Empathy with Transitions Mental Health Association (20/20 Vision | 08)
Kass Newton - Building Empathy with Transitions Mental Health Association (20/20 Vision | 08)
The culture that surrounds ourselves is determined greatly by the rapport we build. Building rapport takes time, effort, but most importantly, empathy. In order to truly gain someone’s respect, we have to be personable and relatable. Today I invited Kass Newton, a 3rd-year biochemistry major and ethnic studies minor. Through an internship with the Transitions Mental Health Association, Kass was inspired to create a podcast to provides a platform for people who have experienced marginal housing. Here to speak about how she builds rapport with empathy, welcome to the Intrepid, Kass! Host: Kalen Goo
20:52
March 19, 2020
Brett Foreman - The Kick-It Points Culture (20/20 Vision | 07)
Brett Foreman - The Kick-It Points Culture (20/20 Vision | 07)
Once we take action, we’re definitely going to need some help along the way. It’s really important to be able to communicate our vision to other people and build a culture that allows our vision to thrive. Today I invited Brett Foreman, the founder of Kick-It Points. Kick-it Points is a mobile app that encourages users to engage in Real-World Social behavior by pairing local businesses deals with nearby activities and points of interest. Here to speak about how he brought KickIt Points to life, welcome to the Intrepid, Brett! Host: Kalen Goo
12:11
March 17, 2020
Lena Silberman - Try and Succeed (20/20 Vision | 06)
Lena Silberman - Try and Succeed (20/20 Vision | 06)
Once we have the vision, the motivation, the focus, and the management, it’s now time to take action. It’s time to put ourselves out there, step up to the challenge at hand, and be confident. Today I invited Lena Silberman, a 4th-year sociology major and ethnic studies minor who trains service dogs in her free time. Just 4 years ago, Lena founded the Cal Poly Women’s Rugby team, who today is ranked in the top 3 of the nation. Here to speak about how she brought her vision into action, welcome to the Intrepid, Lena! Host: Kalen Goo
13:52
March 12, 2020
Winter 2020 Las Vegas Tour Recap
Winter 2020 Las Vegas Tour Recap
Ever curious what happens on a Cal Poly Entrepreneurs tour? Imagine no longer as The Intrepid has its first exclusive tour recap of the Winter 2020 Las Vegas Tour. Featuring The Intrepid host, Kalen Goo, and our own VP of Tours, Jack Pawela, experience the whole tour from the early 3 am drive on Friday morning to the closing moments at the Airbnb! Hear their thoughts on the largest cannabis dispensary and entertainment center, Planet 13! Discover firsthand how AI may become indistinguishable from humans at The AI Foundation! Immerse yourself in UNLV's Blackfire Innovation Center! Tune in to hear about CPE's adventures on The Strip, including a Cirque du Soleil show, and more! Interested in attending the next tour? Come to Cal Poly Entrepreneur meetings on Tuesdays 6 - 7 pm in Building 2 (Education), Room 210 and find out where we'll be headed next! Host: Kalen Goo
32:54
March 10, 2020
Sierra Scolaro - Managing the Startup, Social, and Work Life (20/20 Vision | 05)
Sierra Scolaro - Managing the Startup, Social, and Work Life (20/20 Vision | 05)
With the everlasting amount of distractions in check, we can still become overloaded with the amount of work we have to do to achieve our visions. Building a vision takes time and a lot of effort. It becomes even more important to manage and balance this work to make sure we don’t fall behind. Today I invited Sierra Scolaro to share her experiences with balancing her life and work. A little about Sierra, she runs the Hatchery at Cal Poly and is the founder of a startup company called Wayve. Wayve is a startup focusing on environmental sustainability through a water bottle cap that can filter water from any source. Host: Arman Avedian
13:46
March 10, 2020
Matt Maxwell - Focusing On The Road Ahead (20/20 Vision | 04)
Matt Maxwell - Focusing On The Road Ahead (20/20 Vision | 04)
With a rough visualized concept and proper passion, the next step is to focus on that vision. What should be prioritized? How are we actually going to make this happen? What are things we need to be aware of as we travel along this journey? Today, I have invited Matt Maxwell, co-founder of BoltAbout. In this episode, Matt provides insight on how he stays focused and remains on the path to achieving his vision. Host: Maxim Dahan
12:24
March 04, 2020
Jack Lattin - Motivations for Pursuing Film (20/20 Vision | 03)
Jack Lattin - Motivations for Pursuing Film (20/20 Vision | 03)
Every vision is only as powerful as the motivation. When we unite our unique passions with our own drive, progression, and productivity increase exponentially. For today’s episode, I invited Jack Lattin. Jack Lattin is a second-year film major at USC who has been working on films since his early youth. His insatiable love for the production of thought-provoking works has helped him continue his path to success. Welcome to the show, Jack, and let’s get right into it. Host: Ivan Dikov
12:57
February 25, 2020
Kyle Kerr - An Artist's Process Visualized (20/20 Vision | 02)
Kyle Kerr - An Artist's Process Visualized (20/20 Vision | 02)
One of the first steps, as we start to think about our individual visions, is to simply visualize it. Who does this journey start with? What will progress look like along the way? What does that glorious end moment entail? In today’s episode, I have invited a friend who brings his ideas to life every day. Kyle Kerr is a 2nd-year business student at Cal Poly. With his interest in marketing and his passion for photography and motion design, Kyle has amassed over 29,000 followers on Instagram. He also works for The Art of Design, a graphic design studio located in Boise, Idaho. Welcome to the Intrepid, Kyle! Host: Kalen Goo
11:16
February 19, 2020
David Kozuch - From Vision to Execution (20/20 Vision | 01)
David Kozuch - From Vision to Execution (20/20 Vision | 01)
Welcome to the very first episode of The Intrepid. We have an amazing series lined up for you as we dive into our quarterly theme, 20/20 Vision. Vision manifests itself differently to everyone. However, no matter the form, bringing that vision into reality takes work. In 20/20 Vision, we will walk through different stages of vision from ideation to preparation to execution. Today, we have a man who knows all about vision. He’s been in a few entrepreneurial ventures himself, but I'll let him tell you guys about that. It's our honor to introduce David Kozuch! Check him out at https://www.davidkozuch.com/. Host: Kalen Goo
11:35
February 11, 2020