Startup Talk with Millard & Andrew
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The goal of launching Startup Talk with Millard Chan & Andrew Moss is to give a voice to the countless founders, angel investors, incubators, supporters, and startup events located in San Diego; and to map the ever-changing ecosystem comprising our fragmented San Diego startup scene.
||CleanEp31: Quick Pitch 2017 Part 2||The night was electric, the audience was lit, and Lu Yin, CEO of UC San Diego-incubated startup, Ocella, walked away with the $30,000 grand prize at the 2017 John G. Watson Quick Pitch Competition!! Ocella is developing printable, stretchable,||2/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp30: Quick Pitch 2017 Part 1||This podcast was recorded during the 2017 John G. Watson Quick Pitch Competition held in Irwin M. Jacobs Qualcomm Hall. We also captured real time post-pitch thoughts from the finalists to gain insights into the Quick Pitch and the process as a whole.||1/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp29: Gary Benitt (Social Leverage) Successful Exit as a Founder, Stays in the Ecosystem as an Investor||Gary Benitt is a General Partner at Social Leverage LLC, an established early stage venture capital firm specializing in web-scaled startups. Gary works with their portfolio companies to help them operationalize the business and find ways to scale fast.||12/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp28: Dr. Devora Rossi (UC San Diego) Catalyzing & Anchoring a Regional Startup Ecosystem||Who accelerates innovation and entrepreneurship activity across industries in the San Diego region? Dr. Rossi shouts out two dozen organizations (Federal, Regional, Local, Academic, and Corporate) that do. Also,||11/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp27: Laura Brenner Kimes (Fresh Coast Capital) Business School Project –> Successful Women Owned Social Enterprise||What is an impact-driven investment and real estate development firm with an environmental and social mission? That’s Fresh Coast Capital, explains Laura Brenner Kimes, Co-Founder and Director of Ecosystem Services at FCC.||11/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp26: Dr. Iana Castro (SDSU & BrightSide Produce) Attained Academic Tenure & Launched a Social Venture in 2017? That’s Legit!||Young marketing professor earns tenure at San Diego State University AND launches a revenue-generating, SDSU student-run social venture the same year (2017)!! What? #FemaleFounders #Socialimpact #Inspiration Dr.||10/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp25: Rasto Ivanic (GroupSolver) Insights to a Successful Seed Stage Analytics Deal||Peek behind the curtain of a successful, recent $1 million funding round, led by Tech Coast Angels San Diego, from the perspectives of the deal co-lead and the entrepreneur. If you’re raising seed to series A money in Southern California,||10/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp24: Jeremy Glaser (Mintz Levin) Experience Matters in Startups: Entrepreneur—>Attorney—>Tech Exec—>Attorney||An attorney who is approachable and will take your call – gratis – on a Saturday morning? #who’dathunkit Jeremy D. Glaser is a member of the law firm of Mintz, Levin, where he serves as Co-chair of the firm’s Venture Capital & Emerging Companie||9/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp23: Real Talk on Startups, Funding, and San Diego Ecosystem Resources w/Brittany Meiling (San Diego Business Journal) & Ashok Kamal (Tech Coast Angels)||We sat down with Brittany and Ashok, two previous STMAP guests, to get an update on what they see happening in the San Diego Startup Ecosystem. Brittany Meiling is the Biotech & Startup Reporter for the San Diego Business Journal and has been working a.||9/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp22: Guillermo Mejía Duclaud (Mexico Innovation and Development Hub)-Building Cross-Border Technology Bridges, NOT Walls!||What happens in Mexico, shouldn’t stay in Mexico! Get #MexSD up. Guillermo Mejía Duclaud is Managing Director at Mexico Innovation Development Hub aka “MindHub”. MindHub is a collaborative space for development,||8/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp21: Tom Walpole (StockTwits)-Getting in Tune with Blues Musician and Journeyman Internet Entrepreneur||Tom was a founding member and guitarist for the San Diego based blues band: West Of Memphis. The band won Best Blues Band in San Diego in 2009 at the SDMAs, released 2 award nominated albums, traveled internationally and held tenure as the house band f||8/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp20: Carlos McCray (The DOJO Cafe) – “Sometimes you have to break it down to build it back up!” // community engagement via social enterprise||This week we’re taking a journey away from the glass and steel boxes that house San Diego’s tech founders, investors, and supporters and going deep into a racially diverse and underserved community in City Heights.||7/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp:19 Monique Williamson (DeskHub) – Was: NFL Cheerleader; Now: Staunch Advocate and Connector of Startups in San Diego||Monique Williamson is Executive Director at DeskHub, which is the premier coworking destination for San Diego’s brightest entrepreneurs, VCs, corporations, non-profits, and social enterprises. She is one of San Diego’s most promising young leaders,||7/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp18: Nick Venti/Brian Karscig (BLKBOX)–Touring w/The Killers, Louis XIV, Republic of Letters…Now…Music Made Social via App||Brian Karscig was signed to a record deal by Sony Music right out of SDSU and his song ‘Finding Out True Love Is Blind’ from Louis XIV was covered in concert by The Killers with Brian on guitar. Nick Venti’s debut album, “Painted Hour”,||6/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp17: Sabrina Martucci Johnson (DARÉ Bioscience) – Paving the Future of Women’s Healthcare||Women’s Reproductive Health Innovation does not make headlines. WHY NOT? The global market for contraception was over $19 billion in 2015. IT’S COMPLICATED. Sabrina Martucci Johnson, CEO & Founder of DARÉ Bioscience,||6/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp16: Adam Arthur (inBrain LLC) – Startup Burnout…Failure…Litigation…Exit…and Book Deal?||Startup Failure. Founder Burnout. Litigation. These are difficult topics. Adam Arthur was bluntly open and so real with us on this episode of Startup Talk with Millard & Andrew Moss. Our podcast is generally light-hearted,||6/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp15: Hannah Simon (Incubate Ventures) Side-Hustling Her Way From Nebraska Into the San Diego Startup Ecosystem||How does a young lady from Nebraska break into the Southern California startup scene? SIDE HUSTLES! Hannah Simon is the Operations Manager at the Tech Coast Angels San Diego. While not only working with the Tech Coast Angels,||5/29/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp14: John Baez (The Behemoth) – Frustrated Architect Mortgages His Home to Start Videogame Company. As One Does.||Frustrated Architect Mortgages His Home to Start Videogame Company. As One Does. John Baez cofounded The Behemoth, a successful, profitable, San Diego video game company. John Baez is the President and Co-Founder of The Behemoth,||5/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp13: Cheryl K. Goodman (Athena SD) #LetHerSpeak #WomeninSTEM #DudeIJustSaidThat||“Athena San Diego is the coolest group of badass [STEM and business] chicks out there…the founders did not actually say it like that…” Cheryl K Goodman is Executive Director at Athena San Diego, which is is the premier leadership organization f||5/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp12: Neal Bloom (Tacos and Tech) $1.5B = Cost to Send Astronauts on Space Shuttle. Priceless = Value of Helping Others Discover Their Calling. Dude’s Done Both.||Neal Bloom launched 84 astronauts into space on $150M Rocketdyne engines while working on the Space Shuttle program. He described NASA perks. Not to be outdone, Startup Talk gave Neal an 8oz water for talking with us. Along with his college buddy,||5/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp11: Dr. Mona Kiani (BlackDot Education) The Future of Education is….Entrepreneurship?||Dr. Mona Kiani is a math teacher. BORED YET? Her kids at Preuss School UCSD are 100% low-income & will be 1st in their families to go to college. Troubled school, right? Preuss is ranked 54 out of 22,000 U.S. High Schools.||4/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp10: Ashok Kamal (Tech Coast Angels) From Indie Hip-Hop Label Founder To Angel Investor Group Director (That’s Tight AF!)||As co-founder of hip-hop label, Raptivism Records, in the late 1990’s, Ashok Kamal’s first album “No More Prisons” provided insight, reflection, and socio-political commentary on the national prison system.||4/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp9: Amy Vavrunek (Jule Golf Couture) Startup Convener & Investor MVP||Amy Vavrunek KILLED IT as 2016 Chair of the John G. Watson Quick Pitch presented by the San Diego Tech Coast Angels, breaking records on attendance, media coverage, and cash prizes awarded to the winning entrepreneurs.||4/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp8: Cody Barbo (Industry) San Diego State University Grad Transforming the Service and Hospitality Industry||Authenticity. Teamwork. User/Customer Focus. That’s what Cody Barbo and his Industry co-founders have done to disrupt the networking and hiring process for the service and hospitality industry. Recently raising a $2.||4/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp7: Dean Rosenberg (Venture SD) Started 3 companies, which one exited? Co.X (VC $32M), Co.Y (Angel $4M), or Co.Z (Self-Funded $0.25M)?||Decades before Dean’s venture was acquired by a public company in 2014, he was a scrappy 2nd yr comp sci major at UCSD. He saw a posting on the job board, asking for students with experience. He applied, saying that he was a programming expert,||3/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp6: Brittany Meiling (San Diego Business Journal) Millennial Reporter Gets Real or “How to be Ready When the Press Calls”||Are you like a deer in headlights when talking to reporters? Well this week on Startup Talk, we turn the tables on the Press. Brittany Meiling of the San Diego business journal gets real, telling us her perspective on the SD startup and biotech scene a||3/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp5: Tim Rout (Dyno Ventures) From Successful Entrepreneur to Angel Investor||Sound familiar? Successful serial telecom entrepreneur with an exit becomes angel investor and mentor? More of these please! Tim Rout is the CEO and Founder of Dyno Ventures, which is dedicated to using innovative wireless technologies to bring afforda.||3/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp4: Susie Harborth (BioLabs) Three-peater! 3x Life Sciences Co-Founder, 3x Exits, the last one for $110 million||So honored that this life sciences three-peater is now located in San Diego and nurturing the next generation of LS entrepreneurs at BioLabs San Diego. BioLabs has been officially open for 5 months and is now home to 20+ early stage life science compan||3/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp3: Eugene Cho (Echo Laboratories) The Revolutionary Microscope||How did Eugene Cho, CEO of Echo Laboratories, raise $2 million in 45 days through the Tech Coast Angels? Eugene Cho is the CEO and founder of Echo Laboratories, which designs, develops, and sells microscopes. Their cornerstone product, the Revolve,||2/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp2: Mindy Nguyen (Hologic) & Michele Maley (ScoreStream)||How do a former Shark Tank analyst for Barbara Corcoran at Columbia Business School and an EvoNexus Alum leverage their experiences for the benefit of the San Diego startup ecosystem? Melinda (Mindy) Nguyen is Senior Manager,||2/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp1: Welcome to Startup Talk with Millard & Andrew||The goal of launching Startup Talk with Millard & Andrew is to give a voice to the countless founders, angel investors, incubators, supporters, and startup events located in San Diego; and to map the ever-changing ecosystem comprising our fragmented S||2/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
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Millard and Andrew are awesome! Two great guys covering San Diego startups and tech. Could not have had a better exprience sharing our story on the show. Keep up the great work :)
Great podcast on SD startup scene!
Great podcast on SD startup scene!
Great Startup Podcast
Really interesting comparing entrepreneur and investor perspectives.