Category: Podcasts

Podcast: Customer Obsessed Philosophy is a Multi-Partnered Space

Ethan Lieber is the Co-Founder and CEO of Latchel – a maintenance and resident amenity solution empowering property managers to deliver an unbeatable customer experience. Prior to starting Latchel in 2017, Ethan was the Director of Product for a hybrid tech firm and helped launch – a mobile app connecting homeowners to vetted contractors for Home Improvement projects. Ethan is passionate about building the most efficient and effective tools to help property managers realize their full potential as business owners.

Podcast: What are you going to do with your laser?

Learn how to invent a new product category, scale it to over $100M in sales, and upend the world economy – all while making wonderful things.

Dan Shapiro is the CEO and cofounder of Glowforge, the iconic 3D laser printer. Starting with the biggest 30-day crowdfunding campaign on record, creators have now used their Glowforge printers to create millions of products like wallets, lamps, and furniture. Dan is also the author of Hot Seat: The Startup CEO Guidebook, published by O’Reilly.

Before founding Glowforge, Dan set the record for the bestselling boardgame in Kickstarter history, Robot Turtles, a game that teaches programming fundamentals to preschoolers. Before his detour as a boardgame designer, Dan served as CEO of Google Comparison, Inc, a Google subsidiary. Shapiro landed at Google when they bought his previous company, comparison shopping website Sparkbuy. Before Sparkbuy, Shapiro was founder and CEO of Photobucket Inc. (formerly Ontela).

Podcast: Open Data & The API Economy: The Future of Fintech

Rachel is the Chief Executive Officer and a founding partner of Intrinio, a disruptive financial data platform launched in 2016. Based in the company’s Florida office, Rachel has overall responsibility for Intrinio including driving its strategy and position for long term growth. Intrinio’s mission is to use data to power a new generation of innovation in financial services, focusing on reinventing the financial data supply chain.

Podcast: Change Data Capture’s Central Role in Carrying Out Core Missions

Large enterprises pioneered new business models around real-time data. Data management and data analytics are strategic pillars for these organizations, and Change Data Capture (CDC) technology plays a central role in their ability to carry out their core missions. Join Gary Hagmueller, CEO of Arcion, for a discussion about why CDC is the critical link for many modern innovative companies like Netflix, Uber and AirBnB, and how they leveraged CDC to drive transformative advantages.

Gary has been a leader in the tech industry for more than 20 years. With a deep focus on data infrastructure, AI, machine learning, and enterprise software, he has raised over $1.3 billion in debt and equity and played a key role in creating over $10 billion in enterprise value through two IPOs and four M&A exits. Previous to Arcion, he was CEO of CLARA Analytics, COO of Ayasdi, CFO of Zuora, and held many business and corporate development leadership roles.

Podcast: Unlocking Real Estate Wealth

John Green is a co-founder of Nada, where he has served as CEO since its inception.

Prior to his role as CEO of Nada, Mr. Green spent 10+ years in the mortgage industry where he led teams for Strategy & Innovation and Risk & Quality. Prior to his career in financial services, Mr. Green was a professional recording and touring ‘punk rocker’ where he published two albums and toured internationally over a 3+ years timespan.

Mr. Green has been a member of the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers since 2006. Mr. Green is also an active and published member of the Forbes Finance Council.

Podcast: Data-Driven Approaches to Climate Management

Ryan’s expertise sits at the intersection of machine learning, product management, and climate change. His career has been split between working in Product and Data Science, and he has been working in the Climate space since 2012.

At Manifest Climate, Ryan is leading the product team as they push towards releasing a new solution that takes a data-driven approach to help companies in the climate transition. Manifest’s solution rests at the intersection of SaaS and human climate expertise to help companies to align with emerging climate reporting regulation (such as the SEC, ISSB, or UK climate reporting standards), benchmark against peers, and improve their climate management across a range of areas.

Podcast: IoT Is Going to Change Every Industry in the World

Charlie Key is the co-founder and CEO of Losant. He focuses his day-to-day responsibilities on working with Losant’s enterprise partners and customers. Charlie has spent more than a dozen years in software and technology. He has worked with various Fortune 500 companies to build business-changing software and applications.

Charlie can demonstrate IoT’s value by connecting technology’s properties to critical business outcomes. His unique background as a CEO and engineer enables him to eloquently communicate how IoT can serve as a viable solution to everyday business challenges, including how to survive and compete in an ever-changing landscape.

Podcast: Three Reasons Why Your Employees Hate Your Security Training Program – Steve Thomas

Steve Thomas is the CEO and Co-Founder of HackNotice. He previously founded, bootstrapped, and sold a threat intelligence startup, PwnedList. He has built and managed Sales Engineer teams at IBM, Innography, and SecurityScorecard and has been a salesperson, engineer, and everything in between. Outside of HackNotice, Steve brews beer, roasts coffee, and builds automation projects.

Podcast: Bringing Healthcare Into the Home – Travis Rush

Travis Rush is the CEO and cofounder of Reperio Health, a Portland, Ore.-based tech company that offers an app-connected, at-home wellness assessment kit for employers and individuals. Capitalizing on the momentum around home-based health testing, preventive healthcare, and the consumerism of medicine, Reperio announced a seed-capital raise of $6 million in March 2021.

Prior to Reperio, Rush founded Sightbox, an all-inclusive vision care solution that includes an annual eye exam, fitting, and a 12-month supply of contact lenses for contact lens wearers with a simple monthly payment. In 2017, Sightbox was acquired by Johnson & Johnson. Rush is also an accomplished producer and musician;you can find his music on most streaming music platforms.

Podcast: Entrepreneurial Optimism in a Turbulent Economy

Ross Buhrdorf is the CEO & Co-Founder of ZenBusiness where he has been responsible for overseeing remarkable company and customer growth. In the past two years ZenBusiness has grown its customer base by more than 600% and raised more than $250 million – placing ZenBusiness in the unicorn category.

Ross was the founding CTO for HomeAway where he oversaw the technology that built the company from startup to IPO, and through its acquisition by Expedia for $3.9B. In his more than 30 years as a technology leader, entrepreneur and C-level corporate executive in both public and private companies, Ross helps transform the way consumers interact with technology.

Podcast: The Evolution of Influencer Marketing

Felix LaHaye is an internationally recognized digital media entrepreneur having founded the current market leading esports marketing organization, United Esports, as well as the first social influencer marketing company: InstaBrand/Open Influence. LaHaye is an active shareholder and executive in half a dozen digital media and esports organizations – including market leader Talon Esports (Hong Kong), Beastcoast (Peru+NYC), and Kappa-Meltdown esports bars (Paris). LaHaye’s organizations now consist of over 250 employees combined.

Podcast: Accessibility – The Future of Tech

What is accessibility and why does it matter? Is accessibility a competitive edge? How can you get started?

The Panel

Jennifer Purcell, Lead Product Designer at Gameboard 

Jennifer is a partially colorblind and neurodivergent designer with a history in fine arts and education. She champions building accessible products from the ground up, and wants her current project, Gameboard, to be approachable to anyone that wants to play.

Estefania Anaya, UI/UX Designer at Encora

Estefania is a UI/UX Designer and Inclusive Design advocate. In her free time, you can find her riding bicycles, painting miniatures, or just cooking her favorite meals. She sees inclusion as an innovative engine, which is why she really enjoys working with diverse teams.

Fermin Chavez, UX Researcher at Encora

After studying Bionics Engineering, Fermín Chávez made a career switch that led him towards Design. He completed a Master’s Degree in Industrial Design with the thesis “Visual impairment, technology and entertainment.” He’s very interested in the intersections of design and how they can be leveraged towards inclusion and justice and has been working as a User Experience Researcher four years.

Podcast: Challenges of a Small Engineering Team Revolutionizing Sales

How many engineers do you need to create a GitHub for Sales?

Anton led the Frontend Development and participated in the creation of a new search engine at – one of the biggest flight search engines. He created a new mobile ads codec at, which doubled the company view opportunities, and is currently running the engineering team as VP of Engineering at

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