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Hack the Industry
34 minutes | Mar 25, 2021
Behind the NFT Boom
Today on the show we have Brandon Smith. Brandon is the CEO of Bondly Finance, an e-commerce company “powering the next generation of NFTs” and bringing decentralized finance to everyone. With an aggressive product roadmap and recent partnerships for NFT (non-fungible token) launches with the likes of Tory Lanez and Logan Paul, Brandon and his team at Bondly are looking to dominate the ongoing NFT boom across several industries.
14 minutes | Mar 2, 2021
Taking Flight with Joby Aviation
Today on the show we have Brian Uznanski. Brian is an Electrical Engineer at Joby Aviation, a secretive air-taxi startup based in Santa Cruz, CA. With nearly $1B in funding, endorsement from the US Air Force, and the recent acquisition of Uber Elevate, Joby plans to release its air taxis by 2023 and revolutionize the way we approach transportation. On this episode, you’ll hear all about Joby’s history and the eVTOL (electric vertical takeoff and landing) industry. Need your resume reviewed? Business idea analyzed? Startup pitch critiqued? Catch us at our Office Hours-- https://forms.gle/SPY6DWbHqqCc4XFEA
27 minutes | Feb 23, 2021
E-Commerce in a Socially Conscious World
Today on the show we have Alex Mueller. Alex is the Founder of Choobs, an online marketplace for shopping with socially conscious brands. Choobs sells brands which support social missions ranging from Animal Conversation to Cancer Recovery to Environmental Causes, and with nearly 20 brands and thousands of products already on its platform in the last year, it is positioned to scale its impact quickly. On this episode, you’ll hear about what Choobs is working on as well as the following topics: Discoverability of online storefronts + what makes a brand ‘socially-conscious’ + software tools for the modern e-commerce marketplace. Need your resume reviewed? Business idea analyzed? Startup pitch critiqued? Catch us at our Office Hours-- https://forms.gle/SPY6DWbHqqCc4XFEA
59 minutes | Feb 16, 2021
To the Moon: Social Trading & Crypto in a Post-GameStop Market
Today on the show we have Michael McCarty. Michael is the Co-Founder & CEO of Shrimpy, the social trading platform for cryptocurrency. Shrimpy simplifies the way you manage your portfolio by automating your trading strategy, and in just 3 years, their trading network has executed over $1B in trades across 17 exchanges, reaching in excess of 200k daily orders. On this episode, you’ll hear about what Shrimpy is working on as well as the following topics: blockchain adoption trends + automated portfolio management + social trading. Need your resume reviewed? Business idea analyzed? Startup pitch critiqued? Catch us at our Office Hours-- https://forms.gle/SPY6DWbHqqCc4XFEA
31 minutes | Feb 2, 2021
Change-ing the Game: Social Impact in a Millenial Economy
Today on the show we have Amar Shah and Sonia Nigam. They are co-founders of Change, a company on a mission to “power the giving economy”. With an easy checkout integration for brands, Change is looking to “eliminate the time and resources spent on connecting, vetting, and integrating with nonprofits”. On this episode, you’ll hear about what Change is working on as well as the following topics: Relevant nonprofit integrations + learnings from Stripe + nonprofit software struggles + API economy difficulties/trends. Need your resume reviewed? Business idea analyzed? Startup pitch critiqued? Catch us at our Office Hours-- https://forms.gle/SPY6DWbHqqCc4XFEA
33 minutes | Jan 26, 2021
Accelerating Research from Lab to Market with AI
Today on the show we have Chase Bonhag. Chase is CEO & Co-Founder of FirstIgnite, a company that has developed the first-ever sales tool for scientific research and intellectual property. With a 4 step process that includes a proprietary AI matching engine, Chase and his team are on a mission to “equip scientists and the people around them with the tools they need to get research to market." On this episode, you’ll hear about what FirstIgnite is working on as well as the following topics: Testing an AI matching algorithm + Trends in Research Commercialization + A New Collaboration Model Between Universities & Companies Need your resume reviewed? Business idea analyzed? Startup pitch critiqued? Catch us at our Office Hours-- https://forms.gle/SPY6DWbHqqCc4XFEA
17 minutes | Jan 22, 2021
Happy 2021: Announcing Hack the Industry Office Hours
Need your resume reviewed? Elevator pitch critiqued? Business idea analyzed? We are excited to launch Hack the Industry Office Hours: 1x1 sessions with experienced entrepreneurs that are eager to help you land your next job or launch your business. Plus, pitch to an investor! If you’ve already got a startup and are looking to raise capital, get the chance to pitch your business to an angel investor! In this episode, we hear from one of the investors from our crew, Avidan Rudansky. Follow Hack the Industry on Linkedin for more info on Office Hours- https://www.linkedin.com/company/hacktheindustry/
35 minutes | Nov 9, 2020
Tackling the World of Esports
Callum Fletcher joins the pod to talk 100 Thieves, why Fortnite broke barriers, 5G gaming, why anyone can work in esports, and more.
22 minutes | Oct 28, 2020
Can a Robot Teach you Music?
Sam Walder joins the pod to talk about how his company Trala is disrupting music education. Tune in to hear Sam's thoughts on the state of music learning and how tech is changing the game. Visit trala.com/careers for more. SHOW NOTES- "Inspired" by Marty Cagan on product management, "Dear Founder" by Maynard Webb on entrepreneurship
29 minutes | Oct 19, 2020
Digital Digging: A Look at the Construction Industry
Ashu Katyal joins the pod to share his insights on the current and future state of the construction industry. As the CEO of a leading construction B2B platform, he discusses his thoughts on exciting industry trends and gives a sneak peek into where his company is headed next. // SHOW NOTES- http://www.constructionworld.org McKinsey market reports https://cbinsights.com
39 minutes | Oct 5, 2020
AI for Good, MLOps, and Trends in Machine Learning
Mike Bernico joins the pod for an in-depth conversation on several hot topics in Machine Learning & Artificial Intelligence. Tune in to hear what's behind these tech buzzwords.
27 minutes | Sep 21, 2020
60 Days to Reality
Alex Littleton joins the pod to discuss his journey in growing COVID Business Fellowship Program, a 40+ person organization on a mission to tackle one of 2020's biggest issues facing students. Tune in to hear his entrepreneurial journey and learn how you can get involved. Visit https://covidfellows.com
28 minutes | Aug 29, 2020
TikTok, Passwords, Alexa, and More- Diving into Cybersecurity
Nick Frichette joins the show to discuss TikTok, password hacks, "software apocalypse", and why Alexa can be creepy. Tune in to learn about the current state of cybersecurity as well as some interesting case studies that shine a light on the future of the digital ether. // Show Notes: "The Coming Software Apocalypse" | Hacking educational resources- https://hackthebox.eu, https://vulnhub.com | CompTIA Security Plus certification, CYBER podcast By Motherboard, DarkNetDiaries | Password Managers- OnePassword, BitWarden **Disclaimer: Nick's views expressed on the podcast are his only and are not associated with those of his employer. **
31 minutes | Jun 8, 2020
A Conversation on Innovation
Ed Matesevac joins the show to discuss exciting perspectives on innovation in the digital age. Tune in to hear his outlook from his 25 years of experience in the insurance industry. **Disclaimer: Ed's opinions are his own and do not reflect those of his employer** SHOW NOTES- buildatmos.com // Books: Virtually Human by Martine Rothblatt Machine, Platform, Crowd by Andrew MaCafee Matchmakers By Richard David S Evans The Inevitable by Kevin Kelly Unscrewed by Jaclyn Friedman Why Greatness Can’t Be Planned by Kenneth O Stanley Podcasts: Ologies by Alie Ward Flash Forward by Rose Evelyth Song Exploder by Hrishikesh Hirway
23 minutes | May 14, 2020
Comedy & Courage
Congrats to the Class of 2020! Hopefully this episode brings you some moments of inspiration and motivation as you begin the next chapter of your lives. Kristin Hutchison (@KristinBeingKristin on IG) is a bartender, stand-up comedian, and online creator. Tune in to hear the advice she has on approaching life's situations with positivity, humor, and a bold spirit.
40 minutes | Apr 30, 2020
Digital Marketing: A Lot More than 1's and 0's
Professor Mark Wolters joins the pod to talk YouTube, cause-driven marketing, and much more. Tune in to hear his thoughts on the future of digital marketing & his advice for crafting a strong personal or professional brand. **Disclaimer** Dr. Wolters' views expressed on this podcast are his own and bear no association to the University of Illinois.
31 minutes | Apr 17, 2020
Robot Farmers: Understanding the Future of Agriculture
Chinmay Soman joins the pod to discuss the intersection of agriculture and high-tech. Tune in to hear how he's disrupting the industry and what he thinks about the future of a supply chain that the entire world depends on. Show Notes: "AgFunder Weekly Newsletter" "Food+Tech Connect"
40 minutes | Apr 3, 2020
Saving the World with CleanTech
Swarnav Pujari joins the pod to share his passion for clean energy solutions and explain how his company TouchLight is making an impact on the environment. Take a listen for actionable tips on how to start your own venture & find an out-of-this world solution to one of the most pressing issues the planet faces today.
49 minutes | Mar 22, 2020
Running and A Mindset Reset
Jared Peters joins the show to share his incredible athletic story and the lessons that his experiences & circumstance have provided for his life outside running. Tune in to hear some actionable tips on how to cultivate a "mindset reset".
30 minutes | Dec 16, 2019
Superhumans are Real: Exploring the Prosthetics Industry
Aadeel Akhtar joins the show to share lessons and stories from his years & years of experience in the prosthetics industry. Tune in to learn how he's disrupted an industry with such a high barrier to entry, and get the inside scoop on what he's tackling next.
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