Oct 21, 2016
Travel time on Female Seeeking Start-up! Margot Schmorak, CEO and Co-Founder of Hostfully, a virtual travel concierge aimed at vacation rental hosts, shares her journey from high tech marketing exec to CEO and Co-founder of a fast growing start-up.
Oct 21, 2016
The Foresight Institute is at the cusp of the 4th industrial revolution. Technology is evolving at an accelerated pace and there’s a lot of RESPONSIBILITY that goes along with that. It’s so easy for technology to be used for good or for evil. The Foresight Institute is at the forefront of what’s next and has created a non-profit to empower scientists, engineers, and the like to continue to create in a way that serves humanity. During the show, the organization’s President Julia Bossmann talks about the Nobel Prize winner for Chemistry, which is all about molecular machines and nanotechnology. She talks about how artificial intelligence is being used and the guidelines the White House has set for the future in this space in terms of healthcare and employee. Plus, you don’t want to miss Bossmann’s view of robotics, and the oath she believes we may have to create and make robots take in order to maintain civility in our world. In the second half hour, we talk about RESPONSIBILITY to yourself. THINKup co-founder Irit Wald shares her app that will help you to create a successful healthy mindset. Learn how your voice is critical in the process. In this week's "The Edge" series featuring companies that are impacting the enterprise: we are featuring Zen Ecosystem, which has created a platform that gives you insight into how much electricity you're using, where you're using it, and how you can save. The EPA estimates that commercial buildings across the US waste approximately $60B in energy costs each year. Of the 5.5 million commercial buildings in the United States, less than 20 percent have installed energy management systems to monitor and manage energy use to contain those costs. ZenHQ shares their new platform that CEO James McPhail claims will save business 30% on their energy bills.
Oct 15, 2016
Judge Faith visits Female Seeking Startup and shares how she brings a new tech-informed social media awareness to her tv court room. Also Fran and Kym answer questions from entrepreneurs on how to get funding and media attention. Great tips for everyone. Next week Margot Schmorak, co-founder of Hostfully, producer of local guidebooks for vacation rental hosts.
Oct 15, 2016
This is an impactful hour for any startup that needs to grow a company from idea to profitability without debt and WITHOUT VENTURE CAPITAL! Melissa Burstein is a sales/marketing genius of a medical device company, Ra Medical, that you will be hearing about A LOT over the next year as they have developed breakthrough medical laser technology. She hit the ground running when her co-founder Dean Irwin developed a breakthrough laser technology to send dermatological diseases such as vitiligo and psoriasis into remission and is now in the middle of an FDA study for a cardiovascular laser to unclog arteries, which doctors have told me is a 'GAME CHANGER'. They had NO BUDGET in the beginning for a sales or marketing team, and so she shares some CREATIVE ways she was able to get attention and drive revenue for their dermatology business! They became profitable just a couple of years in and thanks to frugality as well in accepting hand-me-down furniture such as desks, lights, and more, they were able to reinvest all of that into R&D for their cardiovascular laser. During the show you’ll hear about how her background, including time at pharmaceutical company, Eli Lily, and marketing Cialis, the erectile dysfunction drug, and her marketing tactics she used to get consumers to buy into a brand they’d never heard of and didn’t want to admit they needed. She also offers some fantastic approaches to building relationships, getting attention for your brand, and creating the ultimate sales team on a limited or no budget.
Oct 7, 2016
Our featured guest is Bill Tai, the brainchild behind and co-founder of the world’s largest startup competition, the Extreme Tech Challenge, with Sir Richard Branson as the anchor judge. More than 4,000 companies have applied over the last three years, and more applications are expected before this year’s competition closes. The top ten present live on stage at the world’s largest consumer electronics show in Las Vegas, CES. The top three go on to present on Sir Richard Branson’s private island. Tai takes calls in this show from startups who are applying for the competition. He talks about how to create product/market fit, how to target the right demographic for your product, how to answer to your team and investors in the boardroom when something goes terribly wrong, and how to find the best funding and networking sources. We take questions from startups that include: XzrTech, the maker of an airport sky-bridge for oceanfront homes; UGo Smooothie, which has developed an automated smoothie store - a full smoothie store that needs no human operator; DirectTech Labs, which has developed Artificial Intellgence (AI) to help companies with independent sales reps to better engage and retain their people by accurately predicting what will happen in their business tomorrow, and helping them act preemptively.
Oct 7, 2016
HardGamma Ventures Partner Krzysztof Kowalczyk talks about the biggest trends he’s seeing in technology, particularly in solar, automotive, and artificial intelligence. He attended an executive leadership program at the San Francisco Bay Area’s Singularity University, this past week and he shares what he’s learned. He has more than 100 startups from around the world in his portfolio. So, he also talks about some of the biggest exits, which includes an Uber for housecleaning. Plus, we’ve all used GPS systems to navigate the roadways, hear about a GPS system for indoors, including shopping malls and airports. Also, HardGamma Ventures is the leading investor in a breakthrough for sleep. It’s called Neuroon and we have the CEO Tomasz Kolodziejak in studio to talk about the technology that powers this product that helps you get a better night’s sleep that you can not only buy online, but you first class travels could have access to on some overseas flights on KLM.
Oct 1, 2016
Mommy can we go to Gymboree? Listen to the first mom-prenuer and author of Play It Forward: From Gymboree to the Yoga Mat and Beyond, Joan Barnes share her story as Founder of Gymboree, its journey from a family fun time play gym to leading apparel brand. Joan shares with Kym McNicholas and Fran Maier her struggles with bulimia and how she eventually, with lots of work, got to a better place of personal balance. We’ll also share how we like to unwind!
Oct 1, 2016
The first entrepreneur to win investment from every single shark on ABC's hit show, "Shark Tank" has teamed up with the biggest name in tooth and gum care, PhilipsSonicare, to release the first-ever breath testing device in conjunction with its platinum kit. Breathometer Co-founder and CEO Charles Michael Yim talks about how the reality show led to the biggest partnership yet in his career, why he and his team had to make the tough choice to eliminate their first product which was an app-enabled blood alcohol level breathalizer, their upcoming release of a device to help people with weight control using breath to test for ketone levels, and his vision to create a device that diagnoses serious diseases such as Lung Cancer.