Kym McNicholas On Innovation

All of us have the power to create change. The advances in technology are now such that if you have an idea, it’s easier than ever to execute on it. “Kym McNicholas On Innovation” shares the journeys of successful entrepreneurs, innovators, and investors from around the world who will inspire you to create your own financial independence. The show also features some of the most advanced technologies you’ve never heard of that could be have an impact on your life, your business, and your career. Regular featured segments include “The Edge” which highlights businesses that are game-changing in the enterprise. Plus, each week in “HealthTech”, you’ll hear about a company that’s creating better, safer, faster, and cheaper technologies that will improve patient care and lower costs. And in our “Female Seeking Startup” series hear the success stories of some of the most powerful women who are creating game-changing technologies.
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Aug 26, 2016
Kym McNicholas and Co-Host Fran Maier talk to successful women in technology. After marking Women’s Equality Day – 96 Years of Female Right to Vote in US, we talk to Ilana Golan, CEO of Stiya. Ilana stated out in Israel as an engineer and F16 Fighter Pilot and instructor. Now she’s a veteran entrepreneur and brings her considerable leadership skills to running Stiya, a new way for real estate agents and buyers to enhance and enrich the home buying process. She shares how she pivoted her company from travel and blogging to supporting the large real estate market. We talk about management, leadership, fundraising and more. And we share our favorite tech – from Audible to Waze to a new app to get any flight- to make your Labor Day travels even better!
Aug 26, 2016
Is it the Hillary Clinton effect? Alfresco’s CEO Doug Dennerline talks about a new Federal law that will require all government employees to retain and store their emails, both business and personal. Alfresco’s Enterprise Content Management software platform is at the forefront of that, already helping agencies to collect critical that content. Also, how many Silicon Valley companies do you know of with four women in their C-suite? Probably not many – nearly half of firms globally still have NO female C-level executives, even though research has shown parallels between gender diversity and financial returns. Alfresco CEO, Doug Dennerline, talks about the benefits of a gender-balanced C-suite as the company sets out to deliver the fastest path for people to interact with – and act on – information that drives their business. We also chat with two of Alfresco’s four C-suite women – Andrea Lagan and Sydney Sloan – about what it takes to connect billions of documents for organizations like Amnesty International, Cisco, NASA and more.
Aug 19, 2016
Soma Water Founder and Chief Hydration Officer Mike DelPonte was on the path to priesthood but now he’s on an entrepreneurial journey building a multi-million dollar consumer brand which has caught the attention of First Lady Michelle Obama. This week he announced his newest product, a glass water bottle, taking on a $1.5 billion, very crowded, industry. He’s taking the same approach as Apple’s Steve Jobs by evoking a feeling that creates strong brand identity and loyalty from consumers. He shares his journey, how to create a successful crowdfunding campaign, the secret to aligning with your true purpose in life, and successful marketing strategies that can apply to every brand. Also, in our “Luxe Networking” series, Elite International Master Networker Candice Bar shares the five secrets to creating a solid connection with anyone in less than five minutes.
Aug 19, 2016
It’s like the Da Vinci Code but better. It’s a new book called “The Cheat Code” written by your typical Silicon Valley overachiever. It’s a modern collection of cheat codes for our personal and business life. One of the youngest founders to receive venture capital in Silicon Valley, Brian Wong, shares his journey, the lessons he’s learned along the way, and ‘The Cheat Code” which he says will help you jump levels in life and your career and beat enemies just as you did in your favorite video games growing up. In this week’s “The Edge” series, it’s not about hacking life, but instead, who’s hacking your health. It’s cyber criminals. Healthcare hackers are costing hospitals millions per breach and your information is in jeopardy. TrapX CEO Gregory Enriquez explains how they’re trying to protect you with deception. Plus, a 16-year-old CEO talks about how he turned his 3rd place science fair project into a real product to help paralysis patients regain control of their muscles.
Aug 12, 2016
Kym McNicholas and Co-Host Fran Maier talk to successful women in technology in this series. They’re first guest in the show is disrupting real estate. What would you do with an extra $20,000? A lot, right?!? That’s why more and more homeowners are choosing to sell their homes “For Sale By Owner”. They don’t have to pay commission. A new site is capitalizing on this popular trend by bringing together buyers and sellers, and closing deals with the click of a button. Sidedoor founder and CEO Shelley Janes explains how she’s going against the grain in the real estate industry. Plus, Princeton student Paige Shaw shares her favorite back-to-school technologies picks that help students stay in touch as well as make the grade. And Elite Master Networker Candice Bar shares the characteristics of the most impactful business card.
Aug 12, 2016
When Michael Phelps bought a ring for his girlfriend at a small retail shop then shared it online, thousands of his more than one million followers flooded the website of this small jewelry shop. That massive increase in traffic could’ve caused the site to crash. But as a customer of WebScale, the site was ale to adapt. Businesses dream of having their website flooded with orders. But for some, when it happens, it’s a nightmare! Everything comes to a stop in the surge of traffic. Why? Because they don’t have the infrastructure to support the number of people creating transactions on their site. Webscale CEO Sonal Puri talks about how her company is helping businesses of all sizes leverage the cloud to avoid crashes. In our “HealthTech” series, Stroll Co-founder and COO Matt Maurer talks about how he’s helping doctors guide their patients on the best, most cost-effective options for medical tests. If you have to get an MRI or an ultrasound, prices can vary by as much as $10,000 within a few miles. His technology provides that information to your doctor before you even leave their office. Plus, UpRamp Managing Director Scott Brown shares four startups that have the potential for disrupting the Cable industry.
Aug 5, 2016
In our “Female Seeking Startup” series, find out how Tania Zapata helped build the largest voiceover marketplace, Torre, and the company’s strategic plan to expand to all creative talents. Tania talks about the move to rebrand from “VoiceBunny” and also how to create and scale any marketplace. Plus, she offer advice on how to find the perfect voicover talent for your brand. In this week’s Tech Candy segment, featured products include a smart alert nightlight Leeo, which monitors your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors. We’ll also tell you about a startup competition for a good cause, to raise money to benefit the Leukemia Lymphoma Society (LLS). Plus, in our” Luxe Networking” series with Elite Master Networker Candice Bar, find out what questions to ask at a networking event to develop long-lasting business relationships.
Aug 5, 2016
Two decades after starting a company which went public then sold to a group of investors including Microsoft, Salesforce Ventures for more than $5 billion, Gaurav Dhillon is embarking on a new entrepreneurial adventure, SnapLogic, which focuses on seamlessly integrating business applications. Dhillon shares how spending his year off between Informatica and SnapLogic, travelling to Argentina and learning a new language, investing and advising startups, and transitioning from a suit to a hoodie, helped pave the way for starting a new company in a very different day and age. He also discusses the differences between starting a company 20 years ago versus now. Plus, he shares what entrepreneurs can learn from fly fishing to build a better business. And, in the “HealthTech” series, how Dr. Michelle Longmire, a Stanford-trained physician with a background in bioformatics and genomics, is creating powerful tools that provide improved patient care and enable analytics-driven medicine. Basically, Dr. Longmire is taking your doctor from the Stone Age to the Digital Age