February 2015

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/27956.mp3 [caption id="attachment_11693" align="alignright" width="189"] Kate Erickson[/caption] Kate Erickson - Content Creator & Community Leader at EntrepreneurOnFire Kate Erickson is part of the Entrepreneur on Fire team. She combines her marketing and advertising background, an English degree and a passion for entrepreneurship to make great content for the community. Kate helps others recognize, create and build the business they've always dreamed of, but never thought possible. With EntrepreneurOnFire, she authors the blog, creates guides and resources to help inspire and encourage entrepreneurs. Kate also leads Fire Nation Elite (their mastermind Tribe) and Podcasters' Paradise (their podcasting community).   Andy Leff - Co-Founder & CEO of Electricity Labs [caption id="attachment_11698" align="alignright" width="200"] Andy Leff[/caption] Andy Leff comes from a long series of entrepreneurs, and grew up in a family business. When it was his turn to run it, he took it in new directions. As a TechCrunch Disrupt Startup Battlefield Contestant, his company, Meporter, was a local mobile newsdesk that enables you to write, photograph and video your local news as it breaks. Today, he is running Electricity Labs which developed a software platform named Bolt. It builds frameworks, databases, and writes code for any type of software, web, or mobile project in a dynamic way, therefore, it dramatically increases the speed and consistency of projects.    ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/27944.mp3 Diane Najm - Founder and CEO PhotoPad [caption id="attachment_11667" align="alignright" width="202"] Diane Najm[/caption] Diane Najm is a serial entrepreneur. Her most recent endeavor is as CEO & Founder of PhotoPad for Business. She is passionate about the start-up community, and to that end, serves as Director of the Seattle Founder Institute and as a Mentor and Coach at Start up Weekend, Diane serves on several Advisory Boards including Women In Wireless and NAPW. By serving on the Board of Trustee for a non-profit Olive Crest, she advocates for the community for child abuse and neglect. The Founder Institute is one of the largest start up idea accelerators and has programs in over 42 cities globally, with over 800 companies launched.   [caption id="attachment_11670" align="alignright" width="174"] Yaniv Davidson[/caption] Yaniv Davidson - Founder of Tunity Yaniv Davidson started Tunity which allows you to scan a muted Live TV and listen to the audio streamed directly to your phone! Just scan any TV for one second and the app will identify the channel, and push the synchronized audio to your phone for easy listening. Very cool! Yaniv is a judge for the MIT 100K Business Plan  Competition. He also advises early stage ventures on market penetration strategy, fundraising, product development, business development and working with celebrities.    ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/27938.mp3 Mitch Gordon - Co-founder & CEO at Go Overseas & the Entrepreneur in Residence at the U.C. Berkeley Haas School of Business.  [caption id="attachment_11653" align="alignright" width="200"] Mitch Gordon[/caption] Mitch Gordon is the CEO and Co-founder of Go Overseas. It contains ratings and reviews for nearly every study abroad and internship program in the world, in addition to articles, community forums and much more. It has become the most trusted resource for researching international education programs.  He is also the Entrepreneur in Residence at the UC Berkeley Haas School of Business and has starting a number of companies in the field of travel & education. He lived in Taipei, Taiwan for 5 years and currently resides in San Francisco.   [caption id="attachment_612" align="alignright" width="200"] Jim Palmer[/caption] Jim Palmer - Newsletter Guru and Author of Stop Waiting for It to Get Easier and the new Decide Jim is an author, entrepreneur, speaker, and business coach. He is founder & president of Custom Newsletters, and host of Newsletter Guru TV and Stick Like Glue Radio and is known around the world as The Newsletter Guru. Jim is back with us for a third time to tell us about his new book.    ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/27919.mp3 Chris Ategeka - Forbes 30 Under 30, Founder Ridesforlives and Co-Founder Privail [caption id="attachment_11604" align="alignright" width="210"] Chris Ategeka[/caption] [caption id="attachment_11635" align="alignleft" width="300"] Rides for Lives[/caption] Christopher Ategeka is the founder and CEO of Rides for Lives. Motivated by his own experiences of growing up in rural Uganda as an orphan, Rides for Lives was launched in 2011 to manufacture and develop the local community through social innovation and greater job opportunities. It connects individuals and communities in East African to critical health and economic opportunities by building and coordinating the distribution of locally made transport vehicles. After losing his parents at age seven and becoming the head of the family, he started his first company in order to support his four younger siblings - a neighborhood trash collection service. He is also a PhD student at UC Berkeley.   Ava Diamond - Mental Fitness Coach, Consultant, Pro Bodybuilder & Speaker [caption id="attachment_11628" align="alignright" width="240"] Ava Diamond[/caption] Ava Diamond has assisted thousands of people evolve to obtain and maintain their emotional, mental, physical, professional, and relational goals. Learning from the best professionals, inspired by outstanding accomplishments of others, and being dedicated to the process of skill development, she proudly offers clients unique and effective specialized approaches to personal growth. Her pioneering leadership style and entrepreneurial bent, combined with decades of clinical practice and years of emerging as a professional athlete, has allowed her to develop mental fitness programs for groups, individuals, families, corporations, hospitals, and students.    ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/27906.mp3   Michael Feder  - Founder and CEO at PrayerSpark [caption id="attachment_11596" align="alignright" width="200"] Michael Feder[/caption] Michael Feder has quite a story behind his PrayerSpark.com. It is the very first-ever interfaith global spiritual social network. If you're spiritual, religious, unaffiliated or nothing, you can send free prayer or positive affirmations to anyone. And to make it even cooler, the prayers come from the leading Spiritual Practitioners in the world. There are Buddhist Monks, Hindu Yogis, Christian Reverends, Jewish Rabbis, Muslim Imams, Native American Traditional Healer, and even Australian Aboriginal Traditional Spiritual Practitioners! Michael is an entrepreneur with extensive start-up experience and is a published bestselling author with 6 books in print. They include "Olive Parrot Shares Her Birthday," "Joy of Liberace: Retro Recipes from America's Kitschiest Kitchen," the bestselling "Liberace: Your Personal Fashion Consultant," now in its second printing, "Elvis, Your Personal Fashion Consultant," "Star Wars, Punch Out And Play" and "Marilyn Monroe, Your Personal Fashion Consultant."   Erica Dhawan - CEO of Cotential and Co-author of the new book Get Big Things Done: The Power of Connectional Intelligence [caption id="attachment_11598" align="alignright" width="200"] Erica Dhawan[/caption] Erica Dhawan is the founder of Cotential, a globally recognized leadership expert and a keynote speaker. She drives innovation across cultures and generations and is considered to be one of the today's most provocative business thinkers. Cotential has helped enterprises accelerate the connectedness of their employees, teams, customers and clients. Erica has spoken worldwide to the World Economic Forum, Deloitte, Fidelity, PepsiCo and McGraw Hill Financial. Her writings have appeared in Fast Company, Forbes, and Harvard Business Review. Erica also serves as a member of the World Economic Forum Global Shapers, Aspen Institute Socrates Society, and the Young Entrepreneur Council.    ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/27905.mp3   Katrina McKay - Sexpert & CEO Ohhh Canada, Serial Entrepreneur & Keynote Speaker [caption id="attachment_11587" align="alignright" width="200"] Katrina McKay[/caption] Katrina McKay is  Canada's number one sex entrepreneur! She owns Ohhh Canada, an online sex store and also acts as a sex expert. Ohhh Canada is a retailer of all things sexy, with a focus on superior customer service. Most importantly, the site is designed to appeal to the female shoppers. As an unapologetically feminine brand, after five years only online, she recently opened her first bricks-and-mortar location in downtown Toronto. She travels everywhere from LA to India to speak to audiences about expressing their sexy. Katrina has been interviewed and featured in numerous publications including Elle Canada, Now Magazine, ProudFM, Sirius XM, Rogers TV, Notable and many more. Her upcoming book is called "Talking Dirty." She also speaks on entrepreneurship topics and loves telling her story about how she left a senior marketing job to pursue my dream of being an entrepreneur in a sexy industry.   Michael Kawula - Investor, Author, CEO of Social Quant and Co-Founder SEK Digital Marketing Agency  [caption id="attachment_11589" align="alignright" width="240"] Michael Kawula[/caption] Michael Kawula left Wall Street after 9-11, in search of a better lifestyle. And he sure has succeeded. He has bought and sold several different businesses, with the last two companies having grown to million dollar businesses in under three years each. Inc. Magazine ranked his latest startup the 144th fastest growing company in 2012. Michael has been interviewed by Anthony Robbins and featured on CNN. Recently, Michael's book hit #1 on Amazon. The bestselling Social Media book "Connect" was ranked 1 of the top 15 books to read for 2015. He is also an active investor. He focuses on Digital Marketing,Website Design, SEO, PPC, and social Media Marketing.    ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/27903.mp3 Reena Jadhav - Founder of StartupDen - Venture Advisor at i-GATE Innovation Hub [caption id="attachment_11573" align="alignright" width="200"] Reena Jadhav[/caption] Reena Jadhav started StartupDen as a virtual startup workshop for entrepreneurs to launch their business in 8 weeks. With classes, coaching and content, the program delivers the blueprint for taking a tech idea and launching it to a great business. StartupDen also offers free classes to high school interested students. Reena has a passion for game changing ideas that level the playing field and build value. She has founded and worked at five startups in mobile messaging, community platform, voice recruiting, marketing platform, and loyalty rewards. Also, she is a Venture Advisor at an Incubator to various start-ups and she hosts a StartupDen show on VatorTV.com, revealing investor funding tips and entrepreneur success secrets. Finally, Reena is a San Jose Business Journal Honoree.   Anne Wootton - Co-founder, CEO at Pop Up Archive [caption id="attachment_11575" align="alignright" width="200"] Anne Wootton[/caption] Anne Wootton is co-founder of Pop Up Archive. We are all obsessed with search. We can get an alert every time someone types our name on Google, but what about every time someone says our name? Pop Up Archive solves this problem by making the spoken word searchable. Anne and her team take sound from anywhere and automatically create time stamped transcripts with keywords, indexed so you can find search terms exactly where they are found in the audio. Media companies and institutions like NPR, KQED, Princeton, and Stanford use the service and its developer-friendly API and widgets are usable with WordPress. In addition, they are building collections of sounds from journalists, media organizations, and oral history archives from around the world. Very cool!   Randy Rayess - Co-founder at VenturePact, Angel Investor and Tech Entrepreneur [caption id="attachment_11578" align="alignright" width="200"] Randy Rayess[/caption] Randy Rayess saw a problem and set out to solve it. He saw that VC backed firms had a problem finding great tech development talent. VenturePact is designed to solve the problem. Its an invite only marketplace that connects companies with trusted software development firms. There are many software service providers around the world, some good, some bad. Finding a vetted development company that matches your requirements can be expensive and time consuming. The VenturePact marketplace addresses these issues by connecting companies with the best software service providers. You can find developers that are skilled in open source, mobile and web technologies including iphone (iOS), Android, Windows, Python, Ruby, Java, CSS, HTML, Wordpress,  and Drupal, and other platofrms. Randy has worked in venture capital, private equity and at startups in financial services prior to starting VenturePact.    ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/27902.mp3   Tyler Jensen - Serial Entrepreneur and CEO of The Startup Garage  [caption id="attachment_11556" align="alignright" width="226"] Tyler Jensen[/caption] Tyler Jensen works with entrepreneurs at the Startup Garage who are looking to attract investment and get out of the "Garage." He is passionate about helping entrepreneurs start companies and has helped launch over 100 Companies, Non-Profits and Social Enterprises! Tyler is a serial entrepreneur, startup coach and advisor. His first company was VAVi Sport & Social Club, which grew to over 25,000 members in six years and was recognized as San Diego’s 30th fastest growing private company in 2006 and 32nd fastest in 2007 by the San Diego Business Journal. It was sold for over 25 times the capital investment. He also wrote and published "The Startup Roadmap" in 2008 to help other owners grow their businesses.   Jim Rosebush - Founder and CEO of GrowthStrategy, Inc., Reagan White House Official & Columnist at BusinessInsider.com [caption id="attachment_11559" align="alignright" width="246"] James Rosebush[/caption] Jim Rosebush is a widely recognized leader in building and managing corporate and philanthropic organizations. He has served as the outsourced CEO and senior advisor for families, and family offices. For over twenty years, Jim has been CEO of an international consulting firm, GrowthStrategy, which focuses on management strategies, finance and wealth management. Jim pioneered a holistic approach to organizational consulting for clients such as JPMorgan, Cannon, Coca-Cola, Mercedes-Benz, Tudor Investments, Bankers Trust, Bessemer Trust, McDonald's, Sapient, The Carlyle Group, Cisco Systems, and over 300 others. Jim served as First Lady Nancy Reagan's Chief of Staff.    ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/27892.mp3 John Watson - Consultant and Author of The Ultimate Guide to Consulting in the Networked Age: The essential step by step guide to starting your own consulting practice [caption id="attachment_11531" align="alignright" width="200"] John Watson[/caption] One of the most frequent questions we get is how to be a successful consultant. So many entrepreneurs want to be consultants but don't know how. John Watson is the author of a book that will help called "The Ultimate Guide to Consulting in the Networked Age." It is a step by step guide to starting your own consulting firm, including business planning, lead generation, pricing, and proposal writing. John is the founder of Margate Financial Research Solutions and offers business management consulting and coaching to small to medium sized businesses. He focuses in strategic planning, sales training, prospect attracting, and online content. He is a highly experienced investment market professional with expertise in portfolio management, quantitative & qualitative investment processes, securities valuation, & investment marketing.   Fard Johnmar - Digital Health Futurist and Co-Author of ePatient 2015 - 15 Surprising Trends Changing Health Care [caption id="attachment_11535" align="alignright" width="200"] Fard Johnmar[/caption] Fard Johnmar describes himself as a digital health futurist. He looks at how technology, innovation and progress influences the human experience and shapes how people seek, receive and think about health care. Fard helps health executives, entrepreneurs consultants, physicians and medical professionals what drives the fast changing digital health landscape. His book is a must read for small business owners. He has been featured in the Los Angeles Times, NPR, and USA Today. His company Enspektos is a globally respected innovation consultancy that helps large and small health organizations excel in digital health.    ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/27882.mp3 [caption id="attachment_11521" align="alignright" width="210"] JoAnne Funch[/caption] JoAnne Funch  - Online Marketing Strategist and LinkedIn Trainer JoAnne Funch runs Marketing Dish. She has one goal; to help small business owners gain more exposure through creative marketing and branding. She has worked in many industries from manufacturing to coaching and sees the same marketing challenges in all. She says you must know their ideal customers and where to find them and you must know how to differentiate themselves from their competitors. She also teaches powerful LinkedIn For Business classes for individuals & companies.   John Cambier - Early Stage Venture Capital Investor at IDEA Fund Partners  [caption id="attachment_11523" align="alignright" width="200"] John Cambier[/caption] John Cambier is a founding general partner at IDEA Fund Partners. He has used a deep understanding of technology commercialization and managing intellectual property to help grow technology companies throughout the Southeast. John is responsible for finance and investor relations functions, serves as a key member of the investment team and advisor to portfolio companies. His investments include Unitive Electronics, Ziptronix, ISIC Corporation, Social Solutions, Sarda Technologies, Hexatech, Brightdoor Systems, Axial Exchange, 71lbs and Royalty Exchange. He also serves as a director on the board of 71lbs, Brightdoor Systems, Sarda Technologies and Royalty Exchange.    ...