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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Mar 31, 2017
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Mar 24, 2017
It's been more than 6 months since the FAA policy requiring people to become professional certified drone pilots. Now, new entrepreneurial opportunities for drone operators abound. Drones-As-A-Service is a legitimate business category thanks to DroneDeploy. Cofounder Jono Millin explains how entrepreneurs are using their image capture, data analytics, and 2D image building software as the foundation of this new business category. He also shares some of the other biggest trends happening in this space. Justin Haggerty, Founder/CEO of the International Drone Racing Association talks about the fast-growing new sport of drone racing and what it’s going to take to develop the ultimate fan-friendly live and televised event. But kicking off the show is the winner of the world’s largest startup competition, with Sir Richard Branson as the anchor judge, the Extreme Tech Challenge. Tobin Fisher and his Vantage Robotics team developed the Snap 4k flying camera, which is considered one of the safest drones on the market. He talks about the challenges of standing out in a very crowded space. Plus, he explains the significance of his involvement in helping broadcast stations get Federal approval to fly their drones at-will during breaking news situations.
Mar 17, 2017
Today’s show is all about the future of YOUR healthcare. First, we have one of the most sought after industry experts in healthcare innovation, Murielle Thinard McLane, a former McKesson executive and now an executive in residence at GE Ventures in healthcare analytics. It is rare to see someone who has worked across the healthcare spectrum from the payor to pharma, supply chain and healthcare delivery. She knows how to spot product market fit and how to build and scale a commercial organization, which is why she is now helping startups to commercialize their healthcare products and services. During the show, McLane shares some of the biggest trends in healthcare and where the venture capital market is focused. She discusses the pharmaceutical industry and the issues stifling innovation, bringing new drugs to market, and creating competition to bring down prices. Did you know it takes about 12 years and more than $2 billion dollars, on average, to bring a drug to market? McLane also shares some of her favorite technologies on the cutting edge in diagnostics, including digital imaging startup Arterys, which incorporates artificial intelligence and cloud computing to create a more efficient and effective MRI. In the second half hour, it’s all about why the doctors office of the future feels more like an Apple store than a doctors office. Did you know that the future is here today in San Francisco for a 149 dollar per month membership? It’s called, “Forward.” It’s all about preventative medicine with body scanners, the most advanced digital stethoscopes, genetics testing, and blood tests that offer results in 12 minutes vs days. Adrian Aoun is the founder/CEO of Forward. He is a serial entrepreneur who’s first big hit was with Wavii, the natural language processing startup that Google bought years ago. A personal experience led him to focus now on creating the future of healthcare. He talks about taking a true patient-centric approach to building out what he considers the ultimate foundation for the future of healthcare. And it’s a subscription model with a monthly $149 fee, paid upfront for an annual membership. It’s separate from a patient’s own insurance for chronic and emergency care. The idea is to start getting people in before they’re sick and being able to get them on a healthy track so they don’t end up with debilitating diseases. During the show you’ll be fascinated to hear about the process his team took to developing some of the most advanced diagnostic technologies in preventative health for the primary care office.
Mar 11, 2017
Why do more than 75% of venture-backed startups fail? If you ask Joe Fantuzzi, President/CEO of RiskVision, maker of risk assessment/management software and services, he’ll tell you it’s because they’re leaving out some key risks in their assessment. During this ten-minute podcast, he’ll share with you all of what you must consider when you are starting a company. He's been a part of the founding team for a handful of startups, including ones that have IPO'd. He knows what it takes to go from zero to hero as an entrepreneur, and shares a few of his greatest secrets to success.
Mar 11, 2017
“The Addicted Lawyer: Tale of the Bars, Booze, Blow, And Redemption” hit #1 on an Amazon Best Seller’s list as author Brian Cuban shares his journey on the show today. Mark Cuban writes of Brian’s book, “Resilience is an important trait in both business and addiction.” So, there is a lot entrepreneurs can learn from the stories Brian shares in this book. In Mark’s quote on the book’s cover he says, “His journey is one that should be read, AND NOTES TAKEN.” I agree and I’m sure you will, too. On the show, Brian talks about the importance of owning who you are and where you’re at, embracing whatever failure or moment of adversity that comes your way, and using it as an opportunity for expansion. It is in those moments of clarity, if you have the right mindset, that your most innovative ideas may be inspired. His message is powerful. Following Brian’s interview is Susan Davis, a life-long student and teacher of holistic practices and energy medicine, also working behind the scenes as a coach for TLC’s upcoming reality show centered around young women entrepreneurs called, “Girl starter”. She explains why working more is not actually productive. Sounds counterintuitive, right? It’s not. There comes a point where sitting and staring at your computer and focusing on one thing (meaning work), causes you to not be in your most innovative mindset. Any of the kiteboarding tech entrepreneurs and investors will tell you that some of their best ideas come when they turn off the screens and get out in the wind. Susan explains why balance is key to increased productivity and offers tangible, actionable things you can do to be at your innovative best.
Mar 11, 2017
March 10, 2017 by Kym McNicholas On Innovation
Mar 4, 2017
In our health tech series, we feature better, safer, faster, and cheaper technologies that are changing the game of healthcare. Our first guest, LiteSprite Founder/CEO Swatee Surve, is gamifying the management of chronic diseases to increase patient adherence and improve patient outcomes. Her first product, SinaSprite, targets people with stress, anxiety, and depression. It is the first video game to receive a US Surgeon General System for Health award and the only one being recommended/prescribed in medical clinics today, including the U.S. Army. Clinicians look at this game as a more proactive approach to resolving stress, anxiety, and depression because it inspires patients, through what they believe is a fun game, to choose a path to feeling better versus focusing on the issues bringing them down. At 20 minutes into the show, Rich Camapgna, Senior Vice President of Marketing and product for security company, Bitglass, shares the scary part of this digital age in medicine, not only the hacking of a person’s personal information, but the hacking of life-saving devices such as pacemakers, and how his company’s trying to keep the bad guys out of your business and your body. Protected health information (PHI) -- which includes sensitive information such as Social Security numbers, medical record data, and date of birth -- has incredible value on the black market. A recent Ponemon Institute report on the cost of breaches found the average cost per lost or stolen record to be $154. That number skyrockets to $363 on average for healthcare organizations. Latisha Taylor, Founder/CEO, of HealthMeasured shares one secret to the Golden State Warriors’ Championship. She says it has to do with a technology that measures oxidation and inflammation levels, which are key to future disease prevention. She left a successful career in pharmaceutical sales five years ago to start HCPN Alliance, which has become a multi-million dollar healthcare practice management firm. Her clients include the Golden State Warriors. And now she’s also started Health Measured to fill a gap in employee health awareness and disease prevention, In both cases, she is 100% committed to putting an end to diseases which she believes could be preventable if the inflammatory culprit was caught early on"