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Noah Everett, founder of the popular Twitpic photo sharing service and most recently the messaging platform Pingly. 

Everett, a Carolina native is widely known as a pioneer of photo sharing on mobile phones and social media. Newly launched Pingly is a direct messaging platform that also works over email and SMS. His goal is to transform messaging into a simplistic and cohesive process that speaks across networks.

Before launching Pingly, Noah was most recently Founder and CEO of TwitPic. What started as a side project quickly turned into one of the largest photo sharing apps of its time, gaining over 30 million users which included many celebrities and politicians. In 2009 the young entrepreneur moved to Charleston, South Carolina just as his site began growing exponentially. TwitPic became one of the largest photo-sharing services on Twitter and was acquired by Twitter in late 2014.

Lets listen into Noah Everett interviewed in South Carolina by Director Jeremy Berman. 

Direct download: noah_everrett.mp3
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  1. Today we have a special interview from our Global Conference with Sebastian Thrun co-founder & CEO of Udacity and former head of Google X. 

 

 

Sebastian Thrun is also a former Google Fellow and VP, and a Research Professor at Stanford University. 

 

He has published over 370 scientific papers and 11 books, and he is a member of the National Academy of Engineering. Sebastian works on revolutionizing all of transportation, education, homes, and medical care. 

 

Fast Company named Thrun the fifth most creative person in business, and Foreign Policy touted him Global Thinker #4. 

At Stanford, Sebastian led the Thrun Lab in creating Google Streetview. Then, at Google, Sebastian founded Google X. He leveraged X to launch projects like the self-driving cars, Google Glass, indoor navigation, Google Brain, Project Wing and Project Loon. 

 

At Udacity, his vision is to democratize higher education. Udacity stands for "we are audacious, for you, the student". His team created the notion of "nanodegrees" which empower people from all traits and ages to find employent in the tech industry. 

Let’s listen into this remarkable thinker interviewed by legendary investor George Zachary at Startup Grind’s Global Conference. 

 

This podcast is brought to you by HBX ­ Harvard Business School’s digital learning initiative. Introducing “Disruptive Strategy with Clayton Christensen,” an engaging and interactive online learning experience from Harvard Business School’s HBX. Learn to create winning strategies to position your organization for long­term success by applying proven disruption and innovation theories from world renowned strategist Clay Christensen. Disruptive Strategy encourages active learning and peer collaboration, and requires a commitment of approximately thirty hours over six weeks. Applications are being accepted for upcoming cohorts in August and October. To learn more, visit disruptivestrategy.org

Direct download: Sebastian_Final.mp3
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Hey there and welcome to Monday’s episode of the startup grind podcast. Today we have a great conversation with Joy Randels CEO of New Market Partners and 11 time serial entrepreneur. She also happens to be the director of one of Startup Grind’s best chapters, Tampa Bay. Joy is a highly energetic presenter and frequent speaker on entrepreneurship, security, mobile and cloud technology. Joy co-founded New Market Partners in 2003 to assist emerging technology companies in taking their ideas from concept to a successful business. She also co-founded the Nurturism Media Group, Digital Collective and Applied G2. Joy is also an active angel investor with success most recently through the acquisition of several startup ventures, including Velocitude, a mobile technology company acquired by Akamai Technologies.

Let’s listen into Joy Randels live from Startup Grind’s Global Conference Earlier this year. 

Direct download: joy_randles_final.mp3
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Aaron Levie, CEO of Box at Startup Grind’s Global Conference earlier this year. Aaron has been CEO since co-founding the cloud storage company in 2005. Aaron served as the company’s product and platform strategy visionary. His plan incorporated traditional content management with elements of social business software. Aaron is also an advisor at 8 Partners and used to serve as an intern at Paramount Pictures. Aaron studied Business at the Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California. 

Lets listen into Aaron Levie live at Startup Grind’s Global Conference Earlier This Year Interviewed by Fortune’s Michal Lev-Ram:  

This podcast is brought to you by HBX ­ Harvard Business School’s digital learning initiative. Introducing “Disruptive Strategy with Clayton Christensen,” an engaging and interactive online learning experience from Harvard Business School’s HBX. Learn to create winning strategies to position your organization for long­term success by applying proven disruption and innovation theories from world renowned strategist Clay Christensen. Disruptive Strategy encourages active learning and peer collaboration, and requires a commitment of approximately thirty hours over six weeks. Applications are being accepted for upcoming cohorts in August and October. To learn more, visit disruptivestrategy.org

Direct download: Aaron_Levie.mp3
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Hey there and welcome to Monday’s episode of the startup grind podcast. Today we have a great interview with Tina Seelig, acclaimed stanford professor and bestselling author brought to us in Partnership with the Futurecast series a collaboration between the ATT Foundry & Ericsson. Tina Seelig is the Professor of Practice in the Department of Management Science and Engineering at Stanford University. She is also a faculty director of the Stanford Technology Ventures Program, the entrepreneurship center at Stanford University's School of Engineering. 

She teaches courses on creativity, innovation, and entrepreneurship. Tina also teaches and the Hasso Plattner Institute of Design at Stanford. Tina earned a Ph.D. in Neuroscience from Stanford University School of Medicine where she studied neuroplasticity. 

She has worked as a management consultant for Booz, Allen, Hamilton, as a multimedia producer at Company Computer Corporation, and was the founder of a multimedia company called BookBrowser. She has also written 17 books and educational games.

Lets listen into Tina Seelig interviewed in Palo Alto at the ATT Foundry by Andrew Keen with some additional audience participation.

Direct download: Tina_Seelig_final.mp3
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Today we have a great conversation with Des Traynor the Chief Strategy Officer and Co-founder of Intercom. Intercom has raised over $66 million dollars to fundamentally change how businesses communicate with customers. A lot of businesses seem to agree as Intercom has over 10,000 paying customers so far. Des’s main focus is on the product side and he has written extensively about managing product builds and iterations through Intercom’s series of books. Des studied computer science in college, and is a designer by trade. His favorite and only hobby is soccer. 

Lets listen into Des Traynor speaking live from Startup Grind’s Global Conference earlier this year. 

Direct download: des_traynor1.mp3
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Eric Schmidt, the now chairman of Alphabet and former CEO of Google from 2001 until 2011 speaks on stage with Startup Grind’s Founder Derek Andersen. Eric’s credentials’ and biography expectedly take a long time to describe, so here is an excerpt: 

 

In addition to his well documented role at Google, Eric is a founding partner at innovation endeavors, founder of tomorrow ventures, chairman of the new america foundation. He is on the board at the economist group, the US foundation for inspiration and recognition of Science & Tech, the American Academy of Arts & Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, and the Institute for Advanced Study. 

 

Eric has been the CEO of Micro Focus, CTO of Sun Microsystems, CEO of Sun Technology Enterprises, and a Principle at Bell Laboratories. 

 

Eric has also served on the board of Apple & Siebel Systems. He received his undergraduate degree from Princeton University, and his Graduate and Doctorate degrees from UC Berkeley. 

 

Let’s listen into an illuminating conversation with one of the worlds richest and most powerful people on stage live in London: 

Direct download: eric_schmidt.mp3
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Today we have a conversation from our 2016 global conference with SoftTech VC Partner & Principal Stephanie Palmeri. Stephanie has over a decade of experience working at the intersection of marketing and technology. Stephanie joined at SoftTech in 2011 and served as its a Senior Associate. Previously, she served as an Associate at NYC Seed and launched the NYC SeedStart incubator. 

 

She also worked at Lot18, Accenture, and Estee Lauder and has built SaaS applications for SAP AG, JP Morgan, and Diageo. Her early experiences include Accenture's market data practice working with investment banking clients like JP Morgan and Morgan Stanley. 

 

Stephanie represents SoftTech VC as a board member for Niche, Ubooly, Chariot, Envoy Commerce Corp., Educents, Fatherly, and Spoon Media Inc. Stephanie holds an M.B.A. from Columbia Business School and graduated magna cum laude from Villanova University with joint degrees in Marketing and Management Information Systems.

 

Lets listen into Stephanie Palmeri live from Startup Grind’s Global Conference in silicon valley this past february. 

Direct download: Stephanie_Palmeri_final.mp3
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Joanne Wilson a prominent angel investor in New York City. Joanne has had several careers on her way as an investor. She started as a buyer at Macy’s, went on to run a company in the rag trade, and eventually ended up spearheading sales for a start-up magazine/events company called Silicon Alley Reporter. She has sat on a number of profit and non-profit boards and has been involved with a variety of big real estate transactions from beginning to end. Joanne has been blogging since 1994 under the name Gotham Gal and has been involved with the start-up community as an angel investor and adviser ever since.

 

Many of the companies she works with are owned or started by women. Companies like Food52, Dailyworth, The Sweeten, Windowfarms, Scoot, Blue Bottle Coffee, Lover.ly, littleBits, Nest.io, Le Tote, Curbed (Eater/Racked) as well as Ricks Picks, several restaurants and The Moon Group. She is the Chairperson of Hot Bread Kitchen and sits on the board of the Highline.

 

Lets listen into Joanne Wilson interviewed in NYC by director Peter Crysdale

Direct download: joanne_wilson_Final_final.mp3
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Archana Vemulapalli, the Chief technology officer for the Mayor’s office for the district of columbia. The office manages over 10,000 employees overseeing 21 Departments, 33 independent agencies, roughly 69 legislatively mandated offices and 5 regional bodies. 

These include all city services, public property, police and fire protection, District of Columbia Public Schools, The University of the District of Columbia and the UDC-Community College. The mayor's office oversees an annual city budget of roughly $8.8 billion.

Prior to serving as DC's CTO, Archana served as the CTO for Pristine Environments with over 1,000 employees and as the CEO of Intelleva.

Ms. Vemulapalli was selected to participate in Leadership Greater Washington's Class of 2015 and the Women in Technology’s Leadership Foundry Class of 2014. Ms. Vemulapalli serves on the Trustees Council of Penn Women at the University of Pennsylvania. She is a NACD Board Governance Fellow.  

Archana has a MBA from Georgetown University, a masters from UPenn, and an engineering degree from the University of Madras IIT. 

Lets listen into Archana interviewed in Washington DC by Director Brian Park. 

Direct download: archana.mp3
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