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April 9, 2021 @ 5:26 pm

Ep 164 Darin Haener of Fermentable on the Science of Brewing and Bootstrapping a Startup

Darin Haener is the President and Co-Founder at Fermentable LLC. FermentAble was created by a professional brewer who experienced first hand how frustrating it is to manage a brewery’s day-to-day operations.  

We explore the science of brewing, how being in the brewing industry drew Darin to solve the problem Fermentable solves, and lots of lessons and discussion on bootstrapping and building a SaaS. We also dig into why to choose Ruby on Rails or similar DSLs and a lot of fun chat on the tech behind Fermentable.

Check out Fermentable at https://getfermentable.com 

Connect with Darin on LinkedIn to chat more: https://www.linkedin.com/in/darinhaener/ 

This episode is sponsored by Veeam Software and the 4-Step Guide to Delivering Extraordinary Software Demos that Win Deals and Diabolical Coffee

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April 7, 2021 @ 9:16 am

Ep 163 Liza Huber on Adjusting Business in Difficult Times and Appreciating Life

Liza Huber is an entrepreneur, award-winning cookbook author, wife, mom of 4 and the CEO & Founder of Sage Spoonfuls;
one of the most trusted brands in mealtime products for babies and kids available at major retailers both nationwide and internationally.  
 
In this return to the podcast, Liza shares how she adjusted her business and relationship with time as she talks about finding the inspiration to push through a difficult year with a positive outlook.  We also talk about the challenges of leading a public life with kids and how to prepare them for the world of social media. 
 
You can learn more about Sage Spoonfuls by visiting www.sagespoonfuls.com and be sure to check out @sagespoonfuls and @lizahuber on Instagram
 

This episode is sponsored by Veeam Software and the 4-Step Guide to Delivering Extraordinary Software Demos that Win Deals and Diabolical Coffee

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April 2, 2021 @ 2:21 pm

Ep 162 Vertical Farming and Doing Good with Eddy Badrina of Eden Green Technology

Eden Green Technology is a vertical farming technology company. They build, manage, and license a greenhouse technology platform that increases local access to nutritious produce, and provides a non-interrupted food supply, all through its turnkey urban agricultural model.

Eddy shares the values, outcomes, and vision of why he joined Eden Green and also what drives him to do good as a leader with Eden Green and Buzzshift, his digital strategy agency.

Check out Eden Green Technology here: https://edengreen.com

Follow Eden Green on Twitter: https://twitter.com/EdenGreenTech 

Follow Eddy at his website:  https://badrina.com 

This episode is sponsored by Veeam Software and the 4-Step Guide to Delivering Extraordinary Software Demos that Win Deals and Diabolical Coffee

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March 30, 2021 @ 5:07 pm

Ep 161 Emily Omier on the Challenge in Positioning for Open Source Products

Emily Omier is a Positioning Consultant who helps companies confidently give their product a label and focus their marketing and sales on the types of companies and engineers that will value it most.  

Emily's knowledge and experience in successful positioning and product market fit for open source platforms is something that makes this a real must-listen as we explore so much of the world of product management, product marketing, and much more. 

Follow Emily here at her website:  https://www.emilyomier.com/

Listen to Emily at the Business of Open Source podcast here:  https://www.emilyomier.com/podcast

This episode is sponsored by Veeam Software and the 4-Step Guide to Delivering Extraordinary Software Demos that Win Deals and Diabolical Coffee

 

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March 26, 2021 @ 2:31 pm

Ep 160 Cast.ai and Kubernetes Challenges with Leon Kuperman, CTO and Co-Founder

Leon Kuperman is the CTO and Co-founder of Cast.ai. He's a Technology Executive with 20+ years of experience in product management, software design and development all the way through to production deployment.

Our conversation spans everything from the challenges of Kubernetes, multiocloud, K8s operations, Kubernetes on the cloud, building enterprise software, distributed teams, and a ton more.  Lots of great lessons in here.

Check out Cast.ai at their website https://cast.ai/

You can spin up your own Cast.ai environment easily there and please do give it a try!

This episode is sponsored by Veeam Software and the 4-Step Guide to Delivering Extraordinary Software Demos that Win Deals and Diabolical Coffee

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March 22, 2021 @ 11:18 am

Ep 159 Shift Left Security and Successful Startup Team Building with Shira Shamban of Solvo

Shira Shamban is an engineer, Cybersecurity expert, Cloud entrepreneur
CEO and co-founder of Solvo. She and the Solve team are aiming to automate and shift left cloud security, so that software developers will focus on coding. 

We eplore the importance of moving security into the early phases and pipeline, and also a very open convesation on how to empower teams, create opportunity, and mentoring.

Check out Solvo here:  https://www.solvo.cloud/ 

Connect with Shira on LinkedIn:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/shira-shamban/ 

This episode is sponsored by Veeam Software and the 4-Step Guide to Delivering Extraordinary Software Demos that Win Deals and Diabolical Coffee

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March 16, 2021 @ 9:33 am

Ep 158 Artificial General Intelligence with Aigo.ai founder, Peter Voss

Peter Voss is the world’s foremost authority in Artificial General Intelligence. His company Aigo has created the world’s first intelligent cognitive assistant. Peter and I discuss the power and responsibility of AI, the impact of AGI vs AI, and how we can empower people with AI to do amazing things (and get rid of the need to do repetitive mundane things!).  Peter is an early creator in the AI ecosystem and coined the phrase Artificial General Intelligence.  

Check out Aigo.ai here:  https://aigo.ai 

Connect with Peter here:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/vosspeter/ 

This episode is sponsored by Veeam Software and the 4-Step Guide to Delivering Extraordinary Software Demos that Win Deals

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March 11, 2021 @ 5:00 pm

Ep 157 AWS Serverless, Advocacy, and IT Transformation with Julian Wood

Julian wood is a Senior Developer Advocate for the Serverless Product Group at AWS.  We discuss lots of great stuff around the serverless platforms, transforming IT (yes DIgital Transformation is real) and transitioning careers and methods from "traditional" Ops to new was of operating your environment.

Check out lots of AWS Serverless resources here at https://serverlessland.com 

Follow Julian on Twitter here:  https://twitter.com/julian_wood 

This episode is sponsored by Veeam Software and the 4-Step Guide to Delivering Extraordinary Software Demos that Win Deals

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March 4, 2021 @ 9:10 pm

Ep 156 Don W Long on His New Book and the Power of Mentoring

Over the past three decades, Don W Long has founded/co-founded six different companies his most recent which was in the top 1,000 companies in the United States in that particular industry.

He is the author of three books The Blueprint of God and the international bestselling book Sell or Don’t Eat and joins us for a discussion on his latest book God's Blueprint for Nations and we delve into the power of mentoring and community on growing ourselves and our businesses. 

Get the book here:  https://amzn.to/3893xGk

Visit Don's website here:  https://donwlong.com 

 

This episode is sponsored by Veeam Software and the 4-Step Guide to Delivering Extraordinary Software Demos that Win Deals

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February 23, 2021 @ 4:44 pm

Ep 155 Reinventing Audio Learning with Warren Shaeffer of Knowable

Warren Shaeffer is the CEO and founder of Knowable, the world's first audio learning platform for the podcast generation.  Warren and his team are truly rethinking and reinventing learning with not only how they are delivering content but in how he shares personal and business lessons to help the future entrepreneurs build and succeed.

This was a real enjoyable and in-depth chat on the science of learning, building a startup, and making what Warren perfectly describes as nutritious content for the mind. 

Check out Knowable at https://knowable.fyi and on your mobile platform!

 

This episode is sponsored by Veeam Software and the 4-Step Guide to Delivering Extraordinary Software Demos that Win Deals

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February 17, 2021 @ 1:43 pm

Ep 154 Machine Learning Optimization for All with Luis Ceze of OctoML

Luis Ceze is a computer architect and co-founder and CEO of OctoML. I do research in the intersection of computer systems architecture, programming languages, machine learning and biology. 

OctoML is doing some very cool things about demecratizing ML and transforming how ML models are optimized and made secure for deployment. Luis shares a lot of great info on the foundations of ML, ethics of data, and how he builds a team.

Check out OctoML online at https://octoml.ai

 

This episode is sponsored by Veeam Software and the 4-Step Guide to Delivering Extraordinary Software Demos that Win Deals

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February 8, 2021 @ 12:03 pm

Ep 153 Kubernetes Networking and Security, and Building Business on Open Source with Isovalent Founder, Thomas Graf

Thomas Graf is the CTO and co-founder of Isovalent as well as a long time open source contributor to numerous projects. Linux kernel, BPF, networking, containers, security. He also previously Linux kernel developer at Red Hat and shares a ton of great info on the challengs of security and networking in Linux and Kubernetes as well as how he and his team have built a business on open source technology.

Check out Isovalent at https://isovalent.com

Get involved with the Cilium project here: https://cilium.io

 

This episode is sponsored by Veeam Software and the 4-Step Guide to Delivering Extraordinary Software Demos that Win Deals

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February 3, 2021 @ 9:40 am

Ep 152 Personal Performance and Athletic Motivation with Paul Zychowicz

Paul Zychowicz is a technologist and elite performance athlete specializing in triathlon. This is a great discussion around achieving personal performance, the jump into elite sports, and how Paul motivates himself through adversity and challenge which helps both in sport and in life.

You can follow Paul on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/zekezee/

 

This episode is sponsored by Veeam Software and the 4-Step Guide to Delivering Extraordinary Software Demos that Win Deals

 

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January 29, 2021 @ 10:21 am

Ep 151 Multi-Cloud Myths and Truths with Chris Psaltis

Chris Psaltis is the co-founder & CEO at mist.io. Chris has an unbounded curiosity and an urge to find out how things work. Chris shares insights into the myths of multi-cloud, how to grow a successful distributed startup team, and how the power of ML and AI are creating incredible opportunities for business and society.

This episode is sponsored by Veeam Software and the 4-Step Guide to Delivering Extraordinary Software Demos that Win Deals

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January 26, 2021 @ 8:59 am

Ep 150 Monetizing Your Own Profile Data with Jeff Bermant

Jeff Bermant is the founder of Cocoon MyData Rewards™, an app that pays users cash just for sharing their online data anonymously.  This discussion explores empathetic leadership, selling when you're not in sales, and how adversity and challenge formed Jeff's future and what his story could unlock in empowering you.

This episode is sponsored by Veeam Software and the 4-Step Guide to Delivering Extraordinary Software Demos that Win Deals

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January 22, 2021 @ 11:27 am

Ep 149 Confidential Computing Consortium and Digital Privacy with Aeva Black

Aeva is a technology architect, team leader, mentor, and industry veteran with a career spanning 20 years, several startups, and multiple Fortune 500 Companies. Aeva’s areas of expertise include open source strategy, cloud computing, hardware security, and database development and consulting. They currently focus on Confidential Computing at Microsoft Azure, building the next generation of secure cloud-native application services.

You can catchup with Aeva at https://twitter.com/aevavoom

This episode is sponsored by Veeam Software and the 4-Step Guide to Delivering Extraordinary Software Demos that Win Deals

 

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January 16, 2021 @ 1:51 pm

Ep 148 Rick Hall on the Intersection of Analytics and Innovation

Rick Hall is a software entrepreneur and CEO of Agility focused on the analytics market.  He has led the development of over a dozen software products and taken several companies from the early stage to an eventual sale.

This episode is sponsored by Veeam Software and the 4-Step Guide to Delivering Extraordinary Software Demos that Win Deals 

 

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January 8, 2021 @ 10:34 am

Ep 147 - Remote SKO Engagement Done Right with Rory Wheeler

Rory Wheeler is the mind behind Just Roar Communications. This is a particularly important discussion as companies prepare for remote annual sales and company kickoff events that are likely to fail to meet their goals without the right tools and techniques to adapt.  Rory shares thoughts on how to engage your employees and customers more effectively for today's remote situation and beyond.  Plus it was just a really fun conversation!

 

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December 22, 2020 @ 5:34 pm

Ep 146 - How Marketplaces are Powering Growth, and Startup Lessons with Braintrust founder, Gabe Luna-Ostaseski

Gabe Luna-Ostaseski is the co-founder and CRO of Braintrust, the first user-controlled talent network that connects organizations with highly skilled tech talent.  

Our conversation explores the power of two-sided marketplaces, how Gabe built his first company, and powerful lessons in growth and leadership which will make this a must-listen for anyone in the startup ecosystem.  

Thank you for the very open and dynamic discussion, Gabe!

This episode is sponsored by Veeam Software and the 4-Step Guide to Delivering Extraordinary Software Demos that Win Deals 

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December 18, 2020 @ 7:33 am

Ep 145 - How SignalWire is Powering the World’s Platforms, and Secrets of Successful Product Management with Sean Heiney

Sean Heiney is the founder of SignalWire, the world’s largest telecom platform. Their technology forms the backbone of modern communications applications like Amazon, Netflix, and Zoom.  

We explore the power of product management, how the startup industry is fundamentally changing with the events of 2020, and how Sean and how to go from bold idea to product delivery in a time when you're often surrounded by doubters.

Thanks to Sean for such a dynamic and wide-ranging discussion and lots of lessons which will be a must-listen for founders, product managers, and anyone in the startup ecosystem. 

 

This episode is sponsored by Veeam Software and the 4-Step Guide to Delivering Extraordinary Software Demos that Win Deals 

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