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Episode 279: Second Harvest
For this episode of ZoneCast, I interviewed Lori Nikkel, CEO of Second Harvest.
24:12
May 7, 2021
Episode 278: Predictiv
For this episode of ZoneCast, I interviewed Sajung Yun, CEO of Predictiv.
01:00:55
May 6, 2021
Episode 277: AltaML
For this episode of ZoneCast, I interviewed Nicole Janssen, co-CEO of AltaML.
20:23
May 5, 2021
Episode 276: Serial Entrepreneur Kasey Dunn
For this episode of ZoneCast, I interviewed Kasey Dunn, Project Manager, Centre for Entrepreneurship at Humber College.
24:16
May 4, 2021
Episode 275: NERv Technology
For this episode of ZoneCast, I interviewed Youssef Helwa, CEO of NERv Technology. 
22:37
April 29, 2021
Episode 274: Gravvity
For this episode of ZoneCast, I interviewed Jerry Chien, CEO of Gravvity.
32:47
April 27, 2021
Episode 273: Deeplite
For this episode of ZoneCast, I interviewed Nick Romano, CEO of Deeplite. 
25:40
April 24, 2021
Episode 272: Pocketed
For this episode of ZoneCast, I interviewed Brianna Blaney, CEO of Pocketed. 
25:14
April 23, 2021
Episode 271: MazumaGo
For this episode of ZoneCast, I interviewed Matthew Smith, CEO of MazumaGo. 
19:32
April 22, 2021
Episode 270: Moka
For this episode of ZoneCast, I interviewed Philip Barrar, CEO of Moka. 
39:31
April 18, 2021
Episode 269: Kayan Health
For this episode of ZoneCast, I interviewed Ahmad Al-Hidiq, CEO of Kayan Health.
40:19
April 16, 2021
Episode 268: Delta CleanTech
For this episode of ZoneCast, I interviewed Jeffrey Allison, President of Delta CleanTech.
26:29
April 14, 2021
Episode 267: Apprentx
For this episode of ZoneCast, I interviewed Jean-Philippe Bradette, President of Apprentx.
31:11
April 13, 2021
Episode 266: Almon
For this episode of ZoneCast, I interviewed Jamie Ally, Vice President of Engineering at Almon. 
29:01
April 12, 2021
Episode 265: Smart Garden
For this episode of ZoneCast, I interviewed Chase Ando, Chief Product Officer at Ava Technologies.
42:60
April 6, 2021
Episode 264: NuPort Robotics
For this episode of ZoneCast, I interviewed Raghavender Sahdev, CEO of NuPort Robotics. 
20:52
April 1, 2021
Episode 263: Apollo
For this episode of ZoneCast, I interviewed Jeff McCann, Chief Executive Officer of Apollo Insurance.
27:58
March 25, 2021
Episode 262: GRAD4
For this episode of ZoneCast, I interviewed Félix Bélisle Dockrill, CEO of GRAD4. Click here to support ZoneCast. 
30:18
March 25, 2021
Episode 261: Arolytics
For this episode of ZoneCast, I interviewed Liz O' Connell, Co-founder and President of Arolytics.   Click here to support ZoneCast. 
29:45
March 16, 2021
Episode 260: Spot It
For this episode of ZoneCast, I interviewed Caleb Opersko, founder and CEO of Spot It, to discuss how the Spot It mobile app can help retail shoppers. Click here to support ZoneCast.
16:23
March 4, 2021
Episode 259: Elevate Farm
For this episode of ZoneCast, I interviewed Travis Kanellos, Chief Strategy Officer at Elevate Farm. Click here to support ZoneCast. 
26:58
March 2, 2021
Episode 258: Manifest Climate
For this episode of ZoneCast, I interviewed Laura Zizzo and Jeremy Greven to discuss Manifest Climate.  Click here to support ZoneCast. 
27:30
March 1, 2021
Episode 257: Selling to Edtech with Gil Silberstein, CEO of myBlueprint
For this episode of ZoneCast, I interviewed Gil Silberstein, founder and CEO of myBlueprint.  Click here to support ZoneCast. 
24:32
February 17, 2021
Episode 256: Clutch
For this episode of ZoneCast, I interviewed Maggie Mo, Senior Manager of Strategy and Operations at Clutch. Click here to support ZoneCast.
17:47
February 11, 2021
Episode 255: Raising $50M USD
For this episode of ZoneCast, I interviewed Alex Bouaziz, founder and CEO of Deel.
22:18
February 8, 2021
Episode 254: Tealbook
For this episode of ZoneCast, I interviewed Stephany Lapierre, Chief Executive Officer of Tealbook, about AI-procurement, leadership, copyright and fundraising.   Click here to support ZoneCast. 
42:46
February 4, 2021
Episode 253: Living Walls and Natural Air Filters
For this episode of ZoneCast, I interviewed Dylan Robertson, co-founder of New Earth Solutions and Respira.  Click here to support ZoneCast. 
42:11
February 1, 2021
Episode 252: Safe Motorcycles
For this episode of ZoneCast, I interviewed Dominique Kwong, co-founder and Chief Technology Officer at Damon Motorcycles, about AI-enabled, smart, electric and safe motorcycles. Click here to support ZoneCast. 
44:58
January 26, 2021
Episode 251: Sound Analytics for Smart Cities
For this episode of ZoneCast, I interviewed Glenn Meleder, founder and CEO of Securaxis. Click here to support ZoneCast. 
35:03
January 21, 2021
Episode 250: Human Rights, Diversity and Inclusion
For this episode of ZoneCast, I interviewed Omar Khamissa, Manager of Community Engagement at National Council of Canadian Muslims (NCCM).  Click here to support ZoneCast. 
59:33
January 20, 2021
Episode 249: Legal Entrepreneurship
For this episode of ZoneCast, I interviewed Bahar Hafizi, founder of BH Legal, to discuss her entrepreneurial journey. Click here to support ZoneCast. 
29:43
January 19, 2021
Episode 248: Content Marketing
For this episode of ZoneCast, I interviewed Denise Bedell, Executive Director of Content Innovo, to discuss content marketing. Click here to support ZoneCast.
24:18
January 14, 2021
Episode 247: Sustainable and Efficient Homes
For this episode of ZoneCast, I interviewed Ben Polley, President of Evolve Builders.  Click here to support ZoneCast. 
33:50
January 14, 2021
Episode 246: Jason Behrmann
For this episode of ZoneCast, I interviewed Jason Behrmann, Director of Marketing and Communications at Zetane. Click here to support ZoneCast. 
20:20
January 11, 2021
Episode 245: Halton Small Business Centre
For this episode of ZoneCast, I interviewed Stephanie Mazhari, Manager of Entrepreneurship Services at Halton Small Business Centre.  Click here to support ZoneCast. 
20:03
January 7, 2021
Episode 244: Conversational AI
For this episode of ZoneCast, I interviewed Henry Vaage Iversen, Chief Commercial Officer of Boost.ai.  Click here to support ZoneCast.
24:24
January 6, 2021
Episode 243: Nurture Growth Bio
For this episode of ZoneCast, I interviewed Le Luong of Nurture Growth Bio.  Click here to support ZoneCast.
28:41
December 30, 2020
Episode 242: Mantech
EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP For this episode of ZoneCast, I interviewed Robert Menegotto, CEO of Mantech.      Click here to support ZoneCast. 
34:41
December 24, 2020
Episode 241: Facebook Advertising
For this episode of ZoneCast, I interviewed Gordon Leslie, co-founder of Client Magnet and Conversify.  Click here to support ZoneCast.
40:46
December 23, 2020
Episode 240: Mental Healthcare
For this episode of ZoneCast, I interviewed Kristy Lamb, founder of Bold Health, to discuss anxiety, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and proactive mental health management.  Click here to support ZoneCast. 
01:05:34
December 22, 2020
Episode 239: Quorum Technologies
For this episode of ZoneCast, I interviewed John Arbuckle, CEO of Quorum Technologies.  Click here to support ZoneCast.
35:46
December 20, 2020
Episode 238: Raising $14M CAD
For this episode of ZoneCast, I interviewed Moufeed Kaddoura, founder and CEO of Kenota Health, to discuss his fundraising experience.   Click here to support ZoneCast.  
26:53
December 18, 2020
Episode 237: TrustD.space
For this episode of ZoneCast, I interviewed Shabs Badshah and Magdalene Schifferer of TrustD.space.  Click here to support ZoneCast. 
24:17
December 16, 2020
Episode 236: Cubby
For this episode of ZoneCast, I interviewed Jeffrey Ross, CEO of Cubby.  Click here to support ZoneCast. 
29:10
December 7, 2020
Episode 235: Spot App
For this episode of ZoneCast, I interviewed Darren Perlman, CEO of Spot App.  Click here to support ZoneCast.
31:46
December 4, 2020
Episode 234: CEO Jo Anne Watton
EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP SERIES For this episode of ZoneCast, I interviewed Jo Anne Watton, CEO of UTComp.
37:46
December 3, 2020
Episode 233: Chef, Author and Food Innovator Dana McCauley
For this episode of ZoneCast, I interviewed Dana McCauley, Associate Director, New Venture Creation, at University of Guelph. McCauley is also the founder of Blue Unicorn Innovation. 
22:54
December 1, 2020
Episode 232: Guelph Food Innovation Centre
For this episode of ZoneCast, I interviewed Derek Vella, Director of Guelph Food Innovation Centre.
22:30
November 30, 2020
Episode 231: Optimized Shopping
For this episode of ZoneCast, I interviewed Caleb Opersko, founder and CEO of Spot It. 
25:35
November 25, 2020
Episode 230: Unbuilders
For this episode of ZoneCast, I interviewed Adam Corneil, founder of Unbuilders. 
34:52
November 20, 2020
Episode 229: Data Analytics
For this episode of ZoneCast, I interviewed Amanda Hertel, Manager of Data Innovation Programs at Communitech.
31:60
November 11, 2020
Episode 228: Scientist and Professor Hind Al-Abadleh
For this episode of ZoneCast, I interviewed Hind Al-Abadleh, Chemistry Professor at Wilfrid Laurier University.  Click here to support ZoneCast.
37:01
November 11, 2020
Episode 227: Growth Marketing
For this episode of ZoneCast, I interviewed Tracy Laranjo, Growth Manager at Willful, to discuss growth marketing.  This is a Willful referral link for ZoneCast listeners. Click here to support ZoneCast. 
26:03
November 9, 2020
Episode 226: Lenjo Bakes
For this episode of ZoneCast, I interviewed Lenore Johnson, founder of Lenjo Bakes.  Click here to support ZoneCast. 
39:18
November 5, 2020
Episode 225: Chef Pam Fanjoy
For this episode of ZoneCast, I interviewed Chef Pam Fanjoy. 
17:03
November 3, 2020
Episode 224: Neophyto Foods
For this episode of ZoneCast, I interviewed Jane Ong, founder and CEO of Neophyto Foods.   Click here to support ZoneCast. 
29:47
November 2, 2020
Episode 223: Lucy Pearlle
For this episode of ZoneCast, I interviewed Carey McClement, founder of Lucy Pearlle. Lucy Pearlle is a client of Innovation Guelph. 
26:52
October 27, 2020
Episode 222: Entrepreneur, Home-Builder, CEO and Philanthropist Andrew Lambden
For this episode of ZoneCast, I interviewed Andrew Lambden, founder and CEO of Terra View Homes.  Click here to support ZoneCast. 
59:23
October 19, 2020
Episode 221: Benefits and Challenges of Online Learning
For this episode of ZoneCast, I interviewed Savita Despot, co-founder of Blue Marble Academy. Click here to support ZoneCast. 
30:41
October 15, 2020
Episode 220: Symba
For this episode of ZoneCast, I interviewed Ahva Sadhegi, CEO of Symba.  Click here to support ZoneCast. 
31:33
October 15, 2020
Episode 219: Guelph Box
GUELPH SPECIAL For this episode of ZoneCast, I interviewed Genevieve Sutherns and Josh Gray to discuss Guelph Box. 
33:42
October 12, 2020
Episode 218: Producer, Writer and Distributor Tom Berry
EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP SERIES For this episode of ZoneCast, I interviewed Tom Berry, founder and CEO of Reel One Entertainment, to discuss: Allegro Films and its acquisition.  Reel One Entertainment. how the film industry has evolved.  the viability and future of theatres. 
50:22
October 6, 2020
Episode 217: Venture Acquisition and Content Marketing
For this episode of ZoneCast, I interviewed Stephanie Andrews, Head of Production at Quill. 
42:35
October 1, 2020
Episode 216: Profound Impact
For this episode of ZoneCast, I interviewed Sherry Shannon-Vanstone, founder of Profound Impact. 
30:17
October 1, 2020
Episode 215: Eleven-x
For this episode of ZoneCast, I interviewed Dan Mathers, co-founder and CEO of Eleven-x. 
32:31
September 30, 2020
Episode 214: Zakat
For this episode of ZoneCast, I interviewed Zubair Qasim, Executive Director of National Zakat Foundation, to discuss the Islamic concept of Zakat. 
25:60
September 27, 2020
Episode 213: Fera.ai
For this episode of ZoneCast, I interviewed Jay El-Kaake, CEO of Fera.ai.
24:25
September 23, 2020
Episode 212: Diversity and Inclusion
For this episode of ZoneCast, I interviewed Stephanie Hollingshead, CEO of HR Tech Group, to discuss BIPOC and Diversity and Inclusion Resource Hub.
27:22
September 21, 2020
Episode 211: Dialectic
For this episode of ZoneCast, I interviewed Aaron Barth, founder and President of Dialectic. Dialectic is a client of Innovation Guelph.
25:35
September 14, 2020
Episode 210: FloNergia
GUELPH SPECIAL For this episode of ZoneCast, I interviewed Paul Subject, Wael Ahmed and Sherif Abdou to discuss FloNergia.  Click here to support ZoneCast.
17:21
September 13, 2020
Episode 209: AceAge
GUELPH SPECIAL For this episode of ZoneCast, I interviewed Spencer Waugh, founder and CEO of AceAge. 
20:17
September 8, 2020
Episode 208: Chocolate Tales
GUELPH SPECIAL For this episode of ZoneCast, I interviewed David Levy, founder and CEO of Chocolate Tales. 
22:08
September 7, 2020
Episode 207: Mambella's Italian Kitchen
For this episode of ZoneCast, I interviewed Tina Brisbin, Owner of Mambella's Italian Kitchen. 
33:33
September 4, 2020
Episode 206: Medzy
For this episode of ZoneCast, I interviewed Francis Valois, founder and CEO of Medzy. 
25:53
September 4, 2020
Episode 205: Raising $5M
For this episode of ZoneCast, I interviewed Nishaant Sangaavi, co-founder and CEO of EnergyX, to discuss his fundraising experience. 
34:11
September 2, 2020
Episode 204: Finding Opportunities in Personal Experiences
For this episode of ZoneCast, I interviewed Carlyn Loncaric, CEO of VodaSafe, to discuss how she leveraged her engineering and lifeguarding background to create AquaEye, a hand-held sonar device that helps lifeguards and first responders find drowning people. 
23:38
August 31, 2020
Episode 203: Venture Deals
For this episode of ZoneCast, I Interviewed Brad Feld, co-founder of Techstars, to discuss venture deals and mental health.
36:19
August 28, 2020
Episode 202: Religion and Mental Health
MENTAL HEALTH SPECIAL For this episode of ZoneCast, I interviewed Rania Awaad, Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Stanford University, to discuss: Stanford University's Muslims and Mental Health Lab. Khalil Centre. Sustenance of the Soul.
39:38
August 26, 2020
Episode 201: SP Nutraceuticals
GUELPH SPECIAL For this episode of ZoneCast, I interviewed Christina Barbato and Paul Spagnuolo (Avocado Man) to discuss Metavo, an Avocado-based nutraceutical that helps treat insulin resistance. 
22:30
August 25, 2020
Episode 200: Real Estate Marketing
For this episode of ZoneCast, I interviewed Maude Léger, CEO of Sold Right Away, to discuss real estate marketing.   Click here to support ZoneCast. 
24:53
August 24, 2020
Episode 199: Finding Opportunities in Personal Experiences
GUELPH SPECIAL For this episode of ZoneCast, I interviewed Rachel Bartholomew, CEO of Hyivy Health, to explore how her cancer experience helped launch a new business. Hyivy Health is a client of Innovation Guelph. 
31:18
August 19, 2020
Episode 56: The Forge
For this episode of ZoneCast, I interviewed Jonathan Boulanger to discuss The Forge. 
33:55
August 14, 2020
Episode 198: Smart Buildings
For this episode of ZoneCast, I interviewed Remo Di Fronzo, Director of Smart Buildings at ThoughtWire, to discuss smart buildings. 
30:42
August 13, 2020
Episode 197: eSight
For this episode of ZoneCast, I interviewed Brian McCollum, Chief Commercial Officer at eSight, to discuss eSight's revolutionary product that helps restore central vision for people who suffer from macular degeneration. 
19:13
August 12, 2020
Episode 196: Project Management
For this episode of ZoneCast, I interviewed Stephanie Holko, Digital Transformation Project Lead at ArcelorMittal Dofasco, to discuss project management. 
18:15
August 10, 2020
Episode 195: AI for Predictive and Preventive Maintenance
For this episode of ZoneCast, I interviewed Syed Bari, CEO of BDATA Solutions Inc., to discuss how artificial intelligence can help reduce plant maintenance.  
22:51
August 9, 2020
Episode 194: CRM & B2B Marketing
For this episode of ZoneCast, I interviewed Sheela Viswanathan, Senior Lead, Applications & Administrator specializing in Salesforce, to discuss customer relationship management and business-to-business marketing. You can click here to learn more about Salesforce. 
25:45
August 6, 2020
Episode 193: Mednow
For this episode of ZoneCast, I interviewed Karim Nassar, CEO of Mednow. Click here to support ZoneCast. 
36:46
August 5, 2020
Episode 192: Taha Ghayyur
For this episode of ZoneCast, I interviewed Taha Ghayyur, Vice President at Sound Vision, to discuss: Sound Vision and Muslim Network TV.  Islamophobia. His journey to the service of Islam. His advice for Canadian muslims.
32:43
August 5, 2020
Episode 191: The Canadian Shield
For this episode of ZoneCast, I interviewed Jeremy Hedges, CEO of The Canadian Shield, to discuss how he pivoted to manufacture and sell personal protective equipment. 
32:54
August 5, 2020
Episode 190: Brand Licensing
For this episode of ZoneCast, I interviewed Rohit Sobti, CEO of Brand Monk, to discuss brand licensing and film advertising. 
33:56
August 4, 2020
Episode 189: YouTube Entrepreneurship and Video Advertising
For this episode of ZoneCast, I interviewed Sonduren Fanarredha, creator of the Canadian Rider YouTube channel, to discuss YouTube entrepreneurship and video advertising.  
40:58
July 29, 2020
Episode 188: Hamilton
For this episode of ZoneCast, I interviewed Tammy Hwang, Co-founder and CEO of CoMotion Group, to discuss Hamilton's business ecosystem.
26:37
July 28, 2020
Episode 187: Crowdsourcing $1.1M
For this episode of ZoneCast, I interviewed Julien Brault, founder and CEO of Hardbacon, to discuss how he crowdsourced $1.1M from multiple investors. 
33:58
July 27, 2020
Episode 186: RedBit
For this episode of ZoneCast, I interviewed RedBit to discuss the 2020 Microsoft Community Response award it received.
29:52
July 24, 2020
Episode 185: Innovation Guelph
For this episode of ZoneCast, I interviewed Anne Toner Fung, CEO of Innovation Guelph. 
30:34
July 23, 2020
Episode 184: AI for Sourcing Innovation
For this episode of ZoneCast, I interviewed Naveh Shretrit, co-founder and CEO of Treebute. 
31:46
July 22, 2020
Episode 183: Augmented Reality for First Aid and CPR Training
For this episode of ZoneCast, I interviewed Dawson Lucier, founder and CEO of PULSE Lifesaving, to discuss an augmented reality solution that enables first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation training to be delivered virtually. 
18:25
July 21, 2020
Episode 182: Raising $15M
For this episode of ZoneCast, I interviewed Simon Bourgeios, founder and CEO of Humi, to discuss how Humi raised $15M CAD through a Series A funding round. 
28:51
July 21, 2020
Episode 181: Raising $6M
For this episode of ZoneCast, I interviewed Steve Liang, founder and CTO of SensorUp, to discuss how Sensorup raised $6M. 
39:14
July 18, 2020
Episode 180: AI for Law Firms
For this episode of ZoneCast, I interviewed Sonduren Fanarredha, Product Marketing Lead at Kira Systems, to discuss how Kira Systems' machine learning solution can help law firms efficiently analyze contracts. 
27:26
July 16, 2020
Episode 179: Sales Lessons and Insights from a Former Microsoft Veteran
For this episode of ZoneCast, I interviewed Shann Mcgrail, former Microsoft employee, to discuss B2B sales strategies and techniques.
36:39
July 16, 2020
Episodes 178: Digby Paints
EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP SERIES For this episode of ZoneCast, I interviewed Jill Torrance and Emily Kinread to discuss how Digby Paints, an online provider of paints and related accessories, is digitizing the paint-buying process. 
41:41
July 15, 2020
Episode 177: Pivoting Your Business for the Pandemic
For this episode of ZoneCast, I interviewed Eugene Suyu, founder of Tinkerine, to discuss how he pivoted to manufacture and sell personal protective equipment. 
37:06
July 14, 2020
Episode 176: Raising $2M
For this episode of ZoneCast, I interviewed Aaron Vidas, founder and CEO of StrategyBox. Together, we discussed:  StrategyBox, a marketing analytics platform. Raising $2M. The important question entrepreneurs need to ask. Do you grow your business organically by re-investing profits? Or do you find an investor to finance the growth of your business?
39:35
July 14, 2020
Episode 175: Sports Investor and Entrepreneur Mike Cotton
For this episode of ZoneCast, I had the opportunity to interview Mike Cotton, CEO of Rumble Gaming.
47:10
July 13, 2020
Episode 174: B2B and Content Marketing
For this episode of ZoneCast, I interviewed Alysha D'Souza, Director of Marketing at Finaeo, to discuss B2B and content marketing. 
29:56
July 12, 2020
Episode 173: The Pandemic's Impact on the Higher Education Sector
For this episode of ZoneCast, I had the opportunity to interview Anna Strachan, Professor and Program Coordinator at Sheridan College, about how the pandemic has affected the higher education sector. 
24:42
July 10, 2020
Episode 172: Building a Thriving SaaS Business
EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP SERIES For this episode of ZoneCast, I interviewed Valentin Staykov, co-founder and CEO of Pastel. 
20:08
July 10, 2020
Episode 171: Sports and Esports Management
For this episode of ZoneCast, I had the opportunity to interview Gihan Fonseka, founder and CEO of Powered by Arc, to discuss the sports and esports management platform he designed for players, coaches and clubs.   
35:27
July 8, 2020
Episode 170: Pivoting Your Business for the Pandemic
For this episode of ZoneCast, I had the opportunity to interview Maja Maher, CEO of Nova Institute.  Nova Institute is a training company specializing in artificial intelligence and internet of things. In March 2020, when Maher was not able to deliver in-person classes because of the pandemic, she decided to pivot her business. Currently, she manufactures and sells personal protective equipment to businesses, healthcare facilities and pharmacies.  Hear this interview and learn how Maher pivoted her business. Due to a recording issue, the initial portion of the interview is not available.
24:03
July 7, 2020
Episode 169: Using Technology to Improve Learning Outcomes
For this episode of ZoneCast, I interviewed Steve Joordens, Director of Advanced Learning Technologies Lab at University of Toronto, about how:  the pandemic and news can affect mental health. technology can be used to improve learning outcomes. Click here to support ZoneCast. 
50:04
July 6, 2020
Episode 168: Gemologist, Entrepreneur, CEO and Philanthropist Mohamad Fakih
EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP SERIES  For this episode of ZoneCast, I interviewed Mohamad Fakih, CEO of Paramount Fine Foods. Together, we discussed: His journey from Lebanon to Canada. His gemology background. Paramount Fine Foods. The pandemic's impact on Paramount Fine Foods.  How he adapted Paramount Fine Food's business model for the pandemic era.  His battles against Islamophobia. His business philosophy - people, product, purpose and planet. 
53:58
July 5, 2020
Episode 167: CEO Brennan McEachran
EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP SERIES I had the opportunity to speak with Brennan McEachran, founder and CEO of SoapBox. It was nice to learn how SoapBox has progressed since its inception. In 2012, I saw McEachran pitch at a university business competition. Now, McEachran runs a profitable and thriving business. We discussed: SoapBox, a software solution designed to help managers collect feedback from employees. The interesting story of how we both met Sheldon Levy. The crucial decision business owners have to make. Do you grow your business organically by re-investing the profits? Or do you secure an investment from venture capitalists? Creating a business and profitability case for your product.
01:03:05
June 30, 2020
Episode 166: B2B and Digital Marketing
For this episode of ZoneCast, I had the opportunity to interview Sheila Knight, Director of Digital Marketing and Operations at Kira Systems, to discuss B2B and digital marketing. 
01:03:09
June 25, 2020
Episode 165: Native Touch
For this episode of ZoneCast, I had the opportunity to interview Saad Uddin, founder and CEO of Native Touch, to discuss mobile advertising. 
20:38
June 24, 2020
Episode 164: Iqra Khalid, Member of Parliament for Mississauga Erin Mills
For this episode of ZoneCast, I had the opportunity to interview Iqra Khalid, Member of Parliament (MP) for Mississauga Erin Mills.
38:12
June 24, 2020
Episode 163: Creating a Try-Before-You-Buy Online Solution and Raising $2.8M
For this episode of ZoneCast, I interviewed Donny Ouyang, founder and CEO of BlackCart.
41:04
June 20, 2020
Episode 101: Canadian Council of Muslim Women
For this episode of ZoneCast, I had the opportunity to interview Sabrina Azraq, Project Coordinator at Canadian Council of Muslim Women, to discuss Islamophobia, racism and discrimination.   
29:29
June 18, 2020
Episode 100: The Milton-Resident Who Works With NASA
For this episode of ZoneCast, I had the opportunity to interview Schanze Sial, the young Milton-resident who secured a NASA internship. 
32:26
June 17, 2020
Episode 99: From Syria to Canada - Tareq Hadhad's Journey from War to Peace
For this episode of ZoneCast, I interviewed Tareq Hadhad, Chief Executive Officer of Peace by Choclate. Click here to support ZoneCast. 
48:00
June 16, 2020
Episode 99: AI for Digital Advertising and Influencer Campaigns
For this episode of ZoneCast, I had the opportunity to interview Tristan Rahman, founder and CEO of Rizer Social, to discuss how Rizer Social's artificial intelligence solution can help brands execute digital advertising and influencer campaigns. 
44:46
June 14, 2020
Episode 97: Product Positioning
For this episode of ZoneCast, I had the opportunity to interview April Dunford, Author and Product Positioning Professional. Together, we discussed: Product positioning. B2B software marketing. Customer discovery.
45:43
June 14, 2020
Episode 99: Huda Idrees
For this episode of ZoneCast, I interviewed Huda Idrees, founder and CEO of Dot Health. Together, we discussed: Dot Health, a mobile application which allows you to request, collect and manage your health information.  Fundraising. Gender equality. Crafting effective emails.
35:17
June 12, 2020
Episode 98: Miriam Verberg, Mobile Gaming Entrepreneur
For this episode of ZoneCast, I had the opportunity to interview Miriam Verberg, Founder and CEO of Bloom Digital, to discuss the mobile games she developed to help people improve their relationship skills.
40:08
June 4, 2020
Episode 97: Artificial Intelligence for Smart Buildings
For this episode of ZoneCast, I had the opportunity to meet and interview Paul Ghezzi, CEO of Kontrol Energy, to discuss how Kontrol Energy is using artificial intelligence to reduce the operating cost and energy consumption of commercial and residential buildings. 
34:54
June 4, 2020
Episode 96: Stephanie Harper
For this episode of ZoneCast, I had the opportunity to meet and interview Stephanie Harper, Associate Director, Career Education at Brock University. 
26:45
March 24, 2020
Episode 95: Ethnic Advertising
For this episode of ZoneCast, I had the opportunity to meet and interview Ishan Gosh, CEO of Barrett and Welsh, to discuss ethnic advertising. 
32:40
March 8, 2020
Episode 94: Upshot - Creating Authentic Customer Stories
For this episode of ZoneCast, I had the opportunity to meet and interview Dan Kalmar, Managing Editor of Upshot. Upshot is a service offered by Influitive to help brands and businesses gather authentic word-of-mouth recommendations, references and case studies. 
41:34
February 7, 2020
Episode 93: Daniel Kube, CEO of servicePath
For this episode of ZoneCast, I had the opportunity to meet and interview Daniel Kube, CEO of servicePath. servicePath is a configure, price and quote (CPQ) platform that automates and expedites the price quoting process.
33:31
January 31, 2020
Episode 92: Mental Health in the Workplace
For this episode of ZoneCast, I interviewed Elizabeth Plouffe, founder of Spero Careers Canada, and Paulette Goddard, advisor at Spero Careers Canada, to discuss the challenges faced by mental health patients in the workplace. 
43:25
January 16, 2020
Episode 91: myBlueprint
For this episode of ZoneCast, I had the opportunity to meet and interview Damian Matheson, Director of Partner Development at myBlueprint, to discuss how myBlueprint is digitizing and disrupting career counseling.
38:33
December 24, 2019
Episode 90: Artificial Intelligence for Insurance Industry
For this episode of ZoneCast, I had the opportunity to meet and interview Ron Glozman, founder and CEO of Chisel AI, to discuss how his AI solution is helping the insurance industry reduce errors and omissions.  
41:17
December 7, 2019
Episode 89: TechPlace
For this episode of ZoneCast, I had the opportunity to meet and interview Mark Steffler, Manager of Innovation and Partnerships at TechPlace. TechPlace is a Burlington-based incubator that supports new and emerging businesses. 
29:10
November 22, 2019
Episode 88: Enertics
For this episode of ZoneCast, I had the opportunity to meet and interview Bobby Sagoo, co-founder of Enertics. Enertics is an IOT and machine learning technology that helps industries manage their asset performance. 
25:53
November 6, 2019
Episode 87: Kidicted
For this episode of ZoneCast, I had the opportunity to meet and interview Michelle Gorman, co-founder of Kidicted. Kidicted is a mobile app that encourages children to participate in offline activities. 
26:49
November 5, 2019
Episode 86: Leadership Coach and Serial Entrepreneur - Julie Ellis
For this episode of ZoneCast, I had the opportunity to meet and interview Julie Ellis, leadership coach and consultant, to discuss her leadership and entrepreneurial experience and journey. 
24:48
November 4, 2019
Episode 85: A Successful Franchise
For this episode of ZoneCast, I had the opportunity to meet and interview Ryan O'Neil Knight, co-founder of Detailing Knights, to discuss how he developed a successful franchise business.   
27:11
October 8, 2019
Episode 84: Former Privacy Commissioner Ann Cavoukian
For this episode of ZoneCast, I interviewed Ann Cavoukian, former Privacy Commissioner of Ontario, to discuss the privacy challenges we face. 
36:36
September 19, 2019
Episode 83: Nargis Naqvi
For this episode of ZoneCast, I had the opportunity to meet and interview Nargis Naqwi, Founder and Mentor of MY Voice Canada. MY Voice Canada is is a quarterly magazine that shares the voice of muslim youth. 
29:06
September 14, 2019
Episode 82: Haltech
For this episode of ZoneCast, I interviewed Shann McGrail, Executive Director of Haltech. Haltech is a Burlington-based accelerator that provides advisory, mentorship and office space to new and emerging businesses. We discussed: Haltech The services provided by Haltech. Haltech's membership criteria. Halton's entrepreneurial ecosystem. Beyond Boundaries - Haltech's acceleration program for female entrepreneurs.
29:33
September 9, 2019
Episode 81: Needls
For this episode of ZoneCast, I had the opportunity to meet and interview Michael Koral, COO of Needls. Needls is a social media agency that helps consultants and businesses find and target potential customers who have expressed a purchase intent.  
31:04
September 7, 2019
Episode 80: Education and Media Executive - Sandy McKean
For this episode of ZoneCast, I had the opportunity to meet and interview Sandy McKean, education and media executive. Previously, he was the Dean of Pilon School of Business at Sheridan College. Together, we discussed: - his extensive experience in journalism, media and education - the evolution of journalism  - his contributions at Sheridan College - his new and upcoming training and consulting firm
34:14
September 7, 2019
Episode 79: Crowdmark
For this episode of ZoneCast, I had the opportunity to meet and interview Michelle Caers, CEO of Crowdmark. Used by University of Toronto and University of Waterloo, Crowdmark is an online grading and analytics platform for professors. Together, we discussed how the founder discovered and validated the idea behind Crowdmark.    
40:20
September 3, 2019
Episode 78: Milton Education Village Innovation Centre
For this episode of ZoneCast, I had the opportunity to meet and interview Kevin Samra to discuss Milton Education Village Innovation Centre.
14:54
September 2, 2019
Episode 77: Tech Toronto
For this episode of ZoneCast, I interviewed Alex Norman, founder of Tech Toronto, to discuss Toronto's position as a startup city.
20:48
August 26, 2019
Episode 76: TwyneCares
For this episode of ZoneCast, I interviewed Hussein Hashi, co-founder of TwyneCares, to discuss his online platform that helps organize food drives. 
33:46
August 21, 2019
Episode 75: Raising $500K
For this episode of ZoneCast, I interviewed Charles Javelona, founder of Univjobs, to discuss how he raised $500K to fund his online platform that helps brands find and hire graduates.  Together, we discussed: Fundraising. Word-of-Mouth Advertising. Being approached by big clients. Valuation.
34:09
August 21, 2019
Innovation Factory
For this episode of ZoneCast, I had the opportunity to meet and interview Jennifer Gauvreau, Manager of Marketing and Events at Innovation Factory. Innovation Factory is a non-profit regional innovation centre in Hamilton, Ontario. 
16:38
May 29, 2019
Episode 73: EDGE
For this episode of ZoneCast, I had the opportunity to meet and interview Diego Cortes, Partnerships Lead at EDGE. EDGE is an entrepreneurship centre at Sheridan College that supports student-run businesses. 
23:53
May 29, 2019
Episode 72: Anna Strachan
For this episode of ZoneCast, I had the opportunity to meet and interview Anna Strachan, Coordinator, Precision Manufacturing Programs at School of Skilled Trades and Apprenticeships at Sheridan College, to discuss the skilled trade industry in North America. 
24:10
April 22, 2019
Episode 71: GeneBlueprint
For this episode of ZoneCast, I had the opportunity to meet and interview Paul Mercante, founder of GeneBlueprint.  
25:46
March 18, 2019
Episode 70: Mariner Endosurgery
For this episode of ZoneCast, I had the opportunity to meet and interview Ashlin Kanawaty, Mechatronics Engineer at Mariner Endosurgery.  
19:04
March 18, 2019
Episode 69: NeuralSeg
For this episode of ZoneCast, I interviewed Anthony Gatti, Founder of NeuralSeg, to discuss a revolutionary algorithm that stores and segments medical images.
29:57
March 11, 2019
Episode 68: Abacus Agency
For this episode of ZoneCast, I had the opportunity to meet and interview Jeff Goldenberg, founder of Abacus Agency, to discuss advertising. 
37:26
March 5, 2019
Episode 67: Raising $2.4M
For this episode of ZoneCast, I had the opportunity to meet and interview Balaji Gopalan, founder and CEO of Medstack, to discuss his revolutionary product and his successful $2.4M fundraising round.  
52:15
March 5, 2019
Episode 66: Accelerating Nerve Regeneration
For this episode of ZoneCast, I had the opportunity to meet and interview Mike Willand, Co-founder and Chief Technology Officer, and Sergio Aguirre, Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Epineuron Technologies.  Epineuron is developing an electrical stimulation device that can increase the speed of recovery of nerve injuries by at least 30%. In 2018, Epineuron received the Breakthrough Device Designation from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its novel Temporary Peripheral Nerve Stimulation System. It is amazing how two young Canadian lads are helping accelerate recovery of nerve injuries. 
46:43
February 26, 2019
Episode 65: Author, Editor and Journalist Elisa Birnbaum
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19:59
February 12, 2019
Episode 64: Cloud Computing and Artificial Intelligence for Retailers
For this episode of ZoneCast, I had the opportunity to meet and interview Kerry Liu, founder of Rubikloud. Rubikloud provides artificial intelligence solutions to help retailers with their decision making process. 
36:36
February 1, 2019
Episode 63: Podcasting Expert Amanda Cupido
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27:49
January 28, 2019
Episode 62: Maropost
For this episode of ZoneCast, I had the opportunity to interview Ross Andrew, CEO of Maropost, a provider of sales cloud solutions. 
21:18
January 26, 2019
Episode 61: The Sisters Project
For this episode of ZoneCast, I had the opportunity to interview Alia Youssef, founder of The Sisters Project. 
19:40
January 26, 2019
Episode 60: Mosaic
For this episode of ZoneCast, I had the opportunity to meet and interview Dave Watson, Executive Design Director at Mosaic North America. 
30:20
January 25, 2019
Episode 59: Retail Professor Hong Yu
For this episode of ZoneCast, I had the opportunity to meet and interview Hong Yu, Associate Professor, Retail Management at Ryerson University. 
25:55
January 24, 2019
Episode 58: Fervent Events
For this episode of ZoneCast, I had the opportunity to interview Calum McGuigan, Founder of Fervent Events, to discuss experiential marketing.  
17:38
January 23, 2019
Episode 57: Uber for Trucks
For this episode of ZoneCast, I had the opportunity to meet and interview Chris Atkinson, Founder and CEO of FleetOps. 
25:31
January 16, 2019
Episode 56: Howard Levitt
For this episode of ZoneCast, I had the opportunity to meet and interview Howard Levitt, Lawyer and Senior Partner at Levitt LLP. 
39:11
December 31, 2018
Episode 54: Steadiwear
For this episode of ZoneCast, I had the opportunity to interview Emile Maamary, Co-founder and Chief Marketing Officer of Steadiwear. 
15:26
December 22, 2018
Episdoe 53: The $18.6M Acquisition of MSM Transportation
For this episode of ZoneCast, I had the opportunity to interview Mike McCarron, President of Left Lane Associates, to discuss the sale of his previous business, MSM Transporation, to Wheels Group.
18:05
December 22, 2018
Episode 52: Tabnex
For this episode of ZoneCast, I had the opportunity to meet and interview Abdurrahman Muni, founder of Tabnex.
22:10
December 12, 2018
Episode 51: Discussing Recruitment and Female Leadership with Kristin Condon
Sales Talent Agency is a leading Canadian sales recruitment firm. For this episode of ZoneCast, I had the opportunity to meet and interview Kristin Condon, Vice President and Partner at Sales Talent Agency, to discuss recruitment and female leadership.
28:56
December 10, 2018
Episode 50: SWTCH Electric Vehicle Charging Solutions
For this episode of ZoneCast, I had the opportunity to meet and interview Carter Li, founder of SWTCH. SWTCH provides electric vehicle charging management solutions.
16:23
December 10, 2018
Episode 49: Discussing Retail Marketing with Toni Holley
For this episode of ZoneCast, I had the opportunity to meet and interview Toni Holley, Director of Marketing at Square One Shopping Centre, to discuss retail marketing.
21:51
December 10, 2018
Episode 48: Jamie Scarborough
For this episode of ZoneCast, I had the opportunity to meet and interview Jamie Scarborough, co-founder of Sales Talent Agency, to discuss recruitment and talent selection. Sales Talent Agency is a leading Canadian sales recruitment firm.
26:25
December 10, 2018
Episode 47: Genesis XD
For this episode of ZoneCast, I had the opportunity to interview Philip Yan, founder of Genesis XD.
22:41
December 9, 2018
Episode 46: Author Joshua Kloke
For this episode of ZoneCast, I had the opportunity to interview author Joshua Kloke to discuss his new book, Come on You Reds: The Story of Toronto FC.
30:25
December 9, 2018
Episode 45: Aviva Ventures
For this episode of ZoneCast, I had the opportunity to meet and interview Ryan Spinner, Head of Innovation at Aviva, to discuss Aviva Ventures and Aviva's $170M investment fund.
12:32
November 20, 2018
Episode 44: Using Virtual Reality to Show Africa We Rarely See in the Media
For this episode of ZoneCast, I had the opportunity to interview Ola Mirzoeva, Founder of KariyaKoo, to discuss how she uses the concept of virtual reality to showcase Dar Es Salam, Tanzania.
21:14
November 19, 2018
Episode 43: A $12M Exit
For this episode of ZoneCast, I had the opportunity to meet and interview Barry Wood, Acquirer and Chief Executive Officer of Ontario Excavac, to discuss the sale of his previous business.
30:27
November 19, 2018
Episode 42: A Seamless $12M Exit
For this episode of ZoneCast, I had the opportunity to meet and interview Julie Cole, Founder of Mabels Labels, to discuss the sale of her previous business, Mabels Labels.
19:53
November 19, 2018
Episode 41: Ontario Centres of Excellence
For this episode of ZoneCast, I had the opportunity to meet and interview Tom Corr, President of Ontario Centres of Excellence.
17:34
November 16, 2018
Episode 40: What is Blockchain?
For this episode of ZoneCast, I had the opportunity to meet and interview Zac Skeith, Vice President of Strategy at ThreeLefts, to discuss blockchain solutions.
28:48
November 13, 2018
Episode 39: Cyber-Threats
For this episode of ZoneCast, I had the opportunity to meet and interview Mick B, founder of IAmI Authentications, to discuss cyber-threats.
42:38
November 13, 2018
Episode 38: Selling to Enterprise Customers
For this episode of ZoneCast, I had the opportunity to meet and interview Imran Mouna, co-founder of InStage. InStage provides virtual reality services to help businesses improve their training and public speaking skills.
29:19
November 13, 2018
Episode 37: Vanity Metrics & Raising $1M
For this episode of ZoneCast, I had the opportunity to meet and interview Harris Maxwell and Cory Rosenfield, co-founders of Qoints.
50:53
November 13, 2018
Episode 36: Quanser
For the episode of ZoneCast, I had the opportunity to meet and interview Tom Lee, Chief Education Officer at Quanser.
16:12
November 11, 2018
Episode 35: Regional Municipality of York Region
For this episode of ZoneCast, I had the opportunity to meet and interview Doug Lindeblom, Director of Economic Strategy, Regional Municipality of York Region.
13:56
November 11, 2018
Episode 34: Seneca's Upcoming Fintech Certificate Program
For this episode of ZoneCast, I had the opportunity to meet and interview Ishaan Srivastava, Professor of Fintech at Seneca College, to discuss Seneca College's upcoming fintech graduate certificate program.
15:57
November 10, 2018
Episode 33: Ulula
For this episode of ZoneCast, I had the opportunity to meet and interview Manu Kabahizi, Founder of Ulula. Ulula provides web and mobile solutions to help supply chain workers anonymously report workplace conditions.
25:58
November 5, 2018
Episode 32: Ted Rogers Sales Leadership Program
For this episode of ZoneCast, I had the opportunity to meet and interview Frederic Dimanche, Director of Ted Rogers School of Hospitality and Tourism Management at Ryerson University, to discuss the Ted Rogers Sales Leadership Program.
12:44
October 31, 2018
Episode 31: Marc Saltzman
For this episode of ZoneCast, I had the opportunity to meet and interview Marc Saltzman, Freelance Technology Journalist and Broadcaster, to discuss his professional journey.
31:11
October 31, 2018
Episode 30: Identifying Opportunities in Everyday Inconveniences
For this episode of ZoneCast, I had the opportunity to meet and interview Sebastin Koper, co-founder and co-CEO of Elevety. Elevety provides an attachable device that adds music and communication capabilities to helmets. We discussed opportunity identification, market validation and startup valuation.
48:04
October 28, 2018
Episode 28: Building Public Relation and Social Media Campaigns
For this episode of ZoneCast, I had the opportunity to meet and interview Vanessa Francone, Account Manager at North 6 Agency, to discuss public relation and social media campaigns.
14:04
October 28, 2018
Episode 27: Trina Boos - Recruitment Expert
For this episode of ZoneCast, I had the opportunity to meet and interview Trina Boos, President of Boost Agents.
20:60
October 28, 2018
Episode 26: Ryerson Image Centre
For this episode of ZoneCast, I had the opportunity to meet and interview Paul Roth, Director of Ryerson Image Centre, to learn about the Ryerson Image Centre.
24:35
October 23, 2018
Episode 24: Discussing Toronto's Startup Ecosystem with Valerie Fox
For this episode of ZoneCast, I had the opportunity to meet and interview Valerie Fox, Founder of Pivtal Point, to discuss Toronto's startup ecosystem.
37:09
October 18, 2018
Episode 23: Food Marketing
For this episode of ZoneCast, I interviewed Sami Kustantini, Senior Brand Development Manager at Tree of Life Canada, to discuss food marketing.
22:22
October 18, 2018
Episode 22: Michael O'Leary
For this episode of ZoneCast, I had the opportunity to meet and interview Michael O'Leary, Dean of Faculty of Applied Health and Community Studies at Sheridan College.
26:10
October 2, 2018
Episode 21: 20/20 OptimEyes
For this episode of ZoneCast, I had the opportunity to meet and interview Fran Lasowski, founder of 20/20 OptimEyes, to discuss her product that may may help cure Dry Eye Disease (DED) without causing any burning sensation.    
28:52
October 2, 2018
Episode 19: Donovan Dill, Advisor at Seneca HELIX
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14:43
September 26, 2018
Episode 18: Nautilus Innovation Lab
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17:34
September 26, 2018
Episode 17: Paulo Meneghal, CEO of Emerge
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12:39
September 26, 2018
Episode 16: Hadi Shaheen, Judge of Europitch 2018
Episode 16
09:47
September 26, 2018
Episode 15: Paulo Meneghal, 2016 Europitch Winner
Episode 15
08:09
September 26, 2018
Episode 14: Agromarra
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25:40
September 26, 2018
Episode 12: Period Pantry
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07:20
September 26, 2018
Episode 11: Hakeem Lauther, Member of Seneca HELIX
For this episode of ZoneCast, I had the opportunity to meet and interview Hakeem Lauther, member of Seneca HELIX.
07:21
September 26, 2018
Episode 10: Jonathan Wheatle, Manager of Strategic Economic Initiatives at York Region
For this episode of ZoneCast, I had the opportunity to meet and interview Jonathan Wheatle, Manager of Strategic Economic Initiatives at York Region.
13:42
September 26, 2018
Episode 9: Europitch 2018 Winner, Kisha Bolton
For this episode of ZoneCast, I had the opportunity to meet and interview Kisha Bolton, winner of 2018 Europitch competition.
16:08
September 25, 2018
Episode 8: Markham Stouffville Hospital and Seneca HELIX
For this episode of ZoneCast, I had the opportunity to meet and interview innovators from the Markham Stouffville Hospital and Seneca HELIX to discuss their healthcare innovations and experiences.
23:08
September 25, 2018
Episode 7: How Hospitals Drive Innovation
For this episode of ZoneCast, I had the opportunity to meet and interview Adam Erwood, Manager of Innovation at Markham Stouffville Hospital, to discuss how Markham Stouffville Hospital supports the development and advancement of new healthcare technologies.
08:27
September 25, 2018
Episode 6: Seneca HELIX
For this episode of ZoneCast, I had the opportunity to meet and interview Chris Dudley, Director of Entrepreneurship at Seneca College, to discuss the vision and mission of HELIX, Seneca College's startup incubator.
38:45
September 25, 2018
Episode 5: Sampler
For this episode of ZoneCast, I had the opportunity to meet and interview Brittany Ugolini, Director of Key Accounts at Sampler.
30:12
September 25, 2018
Episode 4: Grassroot Biotics
For this episode of ZoneCast, I had the opportunity to meet and interview Brian Hanna, Founder of Grassroot Biotics.
19:15
September 25, 2018
Episode 2: IBM Innovation Space
For this episode of ZoneCast, I had the opportunity to meet and interview Andrew Safranko, Entrepreneurship, Startup and Incubation Lead at IBM Canada, to discuss IBM Innovation Space.
30:22
September 17, 2018