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Episode 44: Using Virtual Reality to Show Africa We Rarely See in the Media

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ZoneCast is a Canadian podcast interview series that features entrepreneurs, professionals and academics.
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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. 
26:48
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. 
24:47
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: Privacy Matters
For this episode of ZoneCast, I had the opportunity to meet and interview Ann Cavoukian, Former Privacy Commissioner and founder of Global Privacy and Security by Design Centre,  to discuss the privacy challenges facing us today. 
36:35
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. 
29:05
September 14, 2019
Episode 82: Haltech
For this episode of ZoneCast, I had the opportunity to meet and interview Shann McGrail, Executive Director of Haltech. Haltech is an accelerator based in Burlington that provides advisory, mentorship and office space to new and emerging businesses. Together, we discussed: - Haltech's membership criteria - Services provided by Haltech - Halton's growing and emerging ecosystem  - Beyond Boundaries - Haltech's upcoming acceleration program to support female entrepreneurs
29:32
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 allows consultants and small businesses to find and target potential customers who have expressed an intent to purchase.  
31:03
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
34:13
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.    
40:19
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.
14:53
September 2, 2019
Episode 77: Is Toronto the New Silicon Valley?
For this episode of ZoneCast, I had the opportunity to meet and interview 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 had the opportunity to meet and interview Hussein Hashi to discuss his online platform that helps you organize food drives. 
33:46
August 21, 2019
Episode 75: Raising $500K
For this episode of ZoneCast, I had the opportunity to meet and interview 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
34:08
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. 
16:37
May 29, 2019
Edge at Sheridan
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.  
25:45
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.  
19:03
March 18, 2019
Episode 69: NeuralSeg
For this episode of ZoneCast, I had the opportunity to meet and interview Anthony Gatti, Founder of NeuralSeg, to discuss his revolutionary algorithm that stores and segments medical images.
29:56
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: Medstack
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.  
52:14
March 5, 2019
Episode 66: Epineuron Technologies
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. 
46:42
February 26, 2019
Episode 65: Author, Editor and Journalist Elisa Birnbaum
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19:58
February 12, 2019
Episode 64: Rubikloud
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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27:48
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. 
21:17
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. 
39:10
December 31, 2018
Episode 55: Gerd Hauck
For this episode of ZoneCast, I had the opportunity to meet and interview Gerd Hauck, Professor at the Department of Languages, Literatures & Cultures at Ryerson University. 
29:55
December 24, 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. 
15:25
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.
18:04
December 22, 2018
Episode 52: Tabnex
For this episode of ZoneCast, I had the opportunity to meet and interview Abdurrahman Muni, founder of Tabnex.
22:09
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.
28:55
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.
16:22
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.
21:50
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.
30:24
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.
12:31
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.
21:13
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.
17:33
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.
42:37
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.
16:11
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.
13:55
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.
31:10
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.
48:03
October 28, 2018
Episode 29: AccessAR
For this episode of ZoneCast, I had the opportunity to meet and interview Christine Gow and Joscelyn Sevier of AccessAR to discuss how their augmented reality solution will revolutionize online shopping.
32:45
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.
14:03
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.
20:59
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 25: Legal Innovation Zone
For this episode of ZoneCast, I had the opportunity to meet and interview Hersh Perlis, Executive Director of Legal Innovation Zone. Based in Ryerson University, Legal Innovation Zone is world's first incubator for startups that specialize in law.
29:44
October 22, 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: Sami Kustantini, Food Marketer
For this episode of ZoneCast, I had the opportunity to meet and interview 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.
26:09
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
Episode 19
14:42
September 26, 2018
Episode 18: Nautilus Innovation Lab
Episode 18
17:33
September 26, 2018
Episode 17: Paulo Meneghal, CEO of Emerge
Episode 17
12:38
September 26, 2018
Episode 16: Hadi Shaheen, Judge of Europitch 2018
Episode 16
09:46
September 26, 2018
Episode 15: Paulo Meneghal, 2016 Europitch Winner
Episode 15
08:09
September 26, 2018
Episode 14: Agromarra
Episode 14
25:39
September 26, 2018
Episode 12: Period Pantry
Episode 12
07:19
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.
07:20
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.
13:41
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.
16:07
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.
23:07
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.
08:26
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.
30:11
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 3: Inlighten
For this episode of ZoneCast, I had the opportunity to meet and interview Eddy Song, Founder of Inlighten. Together, we discussed Inlighten and facebook advertising.
47:25
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
Episode 1: Philip Walsh
For this episode of ZoneCast, I had the opportunity to meet and interview Philip Walsh, Interim Associate Dean, Faculty and Academic at Ted Rogers School of Management, Ryerson University.
23:26
September 17, 2018
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