February 2015

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/27868.mp3 Samir Patel - Growth Hacking Keynote Speaker and 500Startups Mentor [caption id="attachment_11512" align="alignright" width="203"] Samir Patel[/caption] Samir Patel is Founder & CEO of GrowthMachines, TheGrowth.Academy and Growth Mentor at 500Startups. He has optimized over one billion dollars in Ads! Samir managed clients with some of the world largest ad budgets such as Salesforce.com, Priceline, Oracle, Experian, AT&T YellowPages, Progressive and Scottrade. He raised $10M+ in financing and took the company to profitability. Samir has frequently been on CNN, NBC, BusinessWeek and Forbes. He teaches Growth seminars at 500Startups, and attended Stanford Graduate School of Business and holds an MBA in Brand Marketing from Cornell's Johnson School of Business.   Bob Dorf - Co-Author of "The Startup Owner's Manual" and Startup Guru [caption id="attachment_11507" align="alignright" width="186"] Bob Dorf[/caption] Bob Dorf is one of the world’s foremost lean startup innovation experts. His book hit #1 on Amazon's "Entrepreneurship" section and is a bestseller in a dozen languages. It details the lean process and is used at least 350 universities worldwide. Bob is a top-rated global keynote speaker and workshop leader and travels the world training corporate and startup innovators alike. Bib is an Adjunct Professor of Entrepreneurship at Columbia Business School, grandpa, skier, and "all around fun guy!"    ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/27867.mp3 Doyle Slayton - Co-Founder of xoombi [caption id="attachment_9691" align="alignright" width="168"] Doyle Slayton[/caption] Doyle Slayton has been with us before and we were excited to have him back. He is recognized globally for his expertise in sales and marketing, which he shares both as a speaker and blogger. He is also the Co-Founder of xoombi, a company specializing in sales acceleration and strategies for Saad Sales Enablement companies. His work with CEOs, CMOs, and CSOs to develop messaging for customer lifecycle management focus on three core areas: lead generation and conversion, sales prospecting and follow-up, and customer loyalty and engagement.   Gloria Feldt - Co-founder and President of Take The Lead Women and Author   [caption id="attachment_11457" align="alignright" width="199"] Gloria Feldt[/caption] Gloria Feldt believes it's the moment for women to Take The Lead! She co-founded this nonprofit organization to prepare, develop, inspire, and propel women to take their fair and equal share of leadership roles by 2025. Gloria is a media commentator on practical leadership "Power Tools" and women's relationship with power. People Magazine called her "the voice of experience" for her personal story and leading Planned Parenthood Federation of America. Vanity Fair named her to its Top 200 Women Legends, Leaders, and Trailblazers and Glamour as part of the Women of the Year.    ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/27861.mp3 Melanie Notkin - Founder of Savvy Auntie, Creator and Author of Otherhood [caption id="attachment_11450" align="alignright" width="200"] melanie Notkin[/caption] Melanie Notkin is the leading voice of the nearly 50 percent of American women who are childless, and often single. She is the founder of Savvy Auntie, a multi-platform lifestyle brand for cool aunts, great aunts, godmothers and all women who love kids. She coined the term PANK for Professional Aunts No Kids. Her first book was a Wall Street Journal bestseller and her second book, "Otherhood: Modern Women Finding a New Kind of Happiness" (Seal Press/Penguin Canada) was a bestseller too. The book received a coveted Booklist *Starred Review* and she has been featured on CNN, TODAY Show, Rachael Ray, Good Day NY, NPR and the BBC among many others. Melanie is a Huffington Post contributor and launched the Savvy Auntie Coolest Toy Awards in 2009, and serves on the Toy Industry Association Toy of the Year Nomination Committee.   Noreena Hertz - Bestselling Author of Eyes Wide Open: How to Make Smart Decisions in a Confusing World, Board Member at Warner Music Group & Inspiration for Bono’s RED campaign [caption id="attachment_11453" align="alignright" width="194"] Noreena Hertz on Newsweek Cover[/caption] Noreena Hertz is a bestselling author of Eyes Wide Open: How to Make Smart Decisions in a Confusing World and advises some of the world’s top CEOs and Presidents on economic, geopolitical and technological trends. By the age of 23, she was advising the Russian government and at the age of 29, she was working with the governments of Israel, Egypt, Palestine, and Jordan on the Middle East Peace Process. The Observer described her as “one of the world’s leading young thinkers”, Vogue as “one of the world’s most inspiring women” and she was on the Cover of Newsweek’s September 30, 2013 issue. In The Debt Threat, she predicted the 2008 financial crisis, and her latest book Eyes Wide Open: How to Make Smart Decisions in a Confusing World was published in September 2013 to global acclaim. Noreena has shared platforms with such luminaries as President Bill Clinton, & Al Gore and her work was the inspiration for Bono’s RED campaign. She is a Board Member of Warner Music Group and sits on various charitable boards.    ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/27856.mp3 [caption id="attachment_11440" align="alignright" width="183"] Espree Devore[/caption] Espree Devora - "the Girl who Gets it Done," Founder of  WeAreLATech.com and TechZulu Writer  Espree Devora is known as “the Girl who Gets it Done.” She specializes in interactive content and social media and has helped corporations and universities including Disney, CBS, International Association of Skateboard Companies, USC Executive MBA and Georgetown MBA. She co-produced a panel which brought in over 11,500 viewers in under an hour via live stream. Her first online company (at the start of college) made her fall in love with the start up culture. Her WeAreLATech.com focuses on LA Startups (hit #2 on iTunes across all categories in New & Noteworthy) and provides the most comprehensive community calendar of all LA Startup events.   Jerry Sanders - Chairman and CEO SkyTran Inc. [caption id="attachment_11443" align="alignright" width="238"] Jerry Sanders[/caption] Jerry’s a former Israeli Navy SEAL and created two technology accelerators: San Francisco Science and The Triana Group. Jerry Sanders is also the subject of a popular Harvard Business School case study on entrepreneurship (The Jerry Sanders Case), which has been taught at Harvard, Stanford, Columbia, Virginia, Kellogg, Cornell, Cal, UC Irvine and MIT.  He served as the US State Department accredited Honorary Consul for The Republic of Haiti and, in that role, was instrumental in California’s earthquake relief efforts for Haiti. Now he is Chairman and CEO of SkyTran Inc., a cutting-edge, NASA Space Act company. SkyTran is an elevated, high-speed, low-cost, private rapid transportation system and is building the first pilots in Tel Aviv and India.    ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/27839.mp3 Jeremy Kossen - CEO at Divorce Buddy  [caption id="attachment_11425" align="alignright" width="210"] Jeremy Kossen[/caption] Jeremy Kossen has been advising start-ups and major brands on mobile, social, search, digital marketing, app development and venture capital with 15 years experience. Jeremy recently founded Divorce Buddy to reduce the financial and emotional costs typically associated with divorce. The goal in creating the Divorce Buddy platform is to improve communications between divorcing couples, clients and their attorneys. That will minimize conflict and dramatically reduce the financial and emotional costs typically associated with divorce.   [caption id="attachment_11427" align="alignright" width="154"] Tobias Batton[/caption] Tobias Batton - Founder at Conjectur  Tobias Batton has been a serial entrepreneur designing apps and games for the last decade. His first company, LiberatedFilms.com, was sold in 2008. He moved into gaming and built the widely played Clan Wars and the cultural phenomenon iGirl. He was a designer in IGN’s incubator, and was profiled in the reality series, “The Next Game Boss.” In 2012, he was hired by the Emerge Digitial Group to build a mobile division which was named America’s #8 fastest growing company in the Inc. 500. Tobias has been profiled by Forbes, Fox Business Network, the New York Times, and WIRED.    ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/27835.mp3 [caption id="attachment_11384" align="alignright" width="202"] Franck Nouyrigat[/caption] Franck Nouyrigat - Startup Weekend co-founder and Partner at Recorp.co Franck Nouyrigat is founder of Recorp, which works on building a network of successful entrepreneurs. They will act as your "scale-up commando" to help corporate leaders to have real impact within large corporations. The goal is to change the world one entrepreneur at a time. In addition to this, Franck and two partners acquired Startup Weekend in 2009 and switched it to a non profit 501c3 with the goal of developing a better community. Now, it is in more countries than Starbucks and have more than 10,000 volunteers and sponsors leading our local events. According to angel.co, Startup Weekend alumni raised more than 140 Millions dollars. On Friday, December 28, 2012, the leadership team and guests will rang the NYSE Opening Bell to celebrate the creation of 100,000 entrepreneurs through Startup Weekend. [caption id="attachment_11386" align="alignright" width="240"] Colleen McKenna[/caption]   Colleen McKenna - LinkedIn Trainer and Consultant   Colleen McKenna is a LinkedIn specialist who helps organizations and professionals learn to navigate and nuance LinkedIn to further their objectives. Her company has worked with more than 6,500 business professionals since early 2011 to develop their stories. When teaching LinkedIn best practices, Intero's offers small and large group LinkedIn workshops, LinkedIn consulting, and B2B social strategy. They can facilitate one-to-one training or company wide training.    ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/27828.mp3 [caption id="attachment_11374" align="alignright" width="200"] Cadence Hardenbergh[/caption] Cadence Hardenbergh - Director of Operations at SideChef Cadeence Hardenbergh is with SideChef, SideChef believes cooking can be for everyone by making cooking easy with photos and instructions for every step of a recipe,  so you always know what you're doing, even if it's your first time trying something new. It also makes every step easily shareable, from browsing recipes to purchasing ingredients to celebrating the final meal. Cadence shares the company story and insights on their journey.   Brian Ma - Founder of Weave [caption id="attachment_11373" align="alignright" width="200"] Brian Ma[/caption] Brian Ma is Founder of Weave, a cool mobile app that helps you meet interesting professionals near you. You can find it by search for "Weave Networking" on iOS or Android. Whenever you are open to meeting or connecting, you can use Weave to review interesting professionals nearby. Brian is a serial entrepreneur, investor, & passionate problem solver. He was previously Co-Founder at Decide.com which was acquired by Ebay. Brian worked at Zillow and Microsoft prior to becoming an entrepreneur. He likes to describe his life with this quote: "You can't discover new land unless you're willing to lose sight of the shore."  ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/27827.mp3 [caption id="attachment_11397" align="alignright" width="300"] Samantha Ettus[/caption] Samantha Ettus - Balance Expert, Bestselling Author, Radio Host, Forbes Contributor & Speaker Samantha Ettus is obsessed with helping women maximize their potential. As the leading balance expert, she specializes in coaching the busiest women on the planet and is a bestselling author of four Random House books, a writer for Forbes, and host of the nationally syndicated radio show, Working Moms Lifestyle. When guiding women through the maze of their personal and professional challenges, she often pulls in the leading experts for her leading internet talk show, Obsessed TV. Samantha regularly appears on Access Hollywood, The Today Show and Fox News, among others. She is a sought after women’s speaker at colleges, conferences and corporations and has a powerful social media following reaching more than 100,000 people daily. And she finds the time to be a wife and mother of three!   Mystery Guest!  This is a great guest but that's all we can tell you about him, or her!!          ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/27819.mp3 [caption id="attachment_11362" align="alignright" width="200"] Sarah Hammond[/caption] Sarah Hammond - Owner  & Manager of The Rock Paving & Utility Construction Company and Host of The Edge, a women's business center Sarah Hammond has runs a paving business and her list of awards and accomplishments is amazing. She won the 2013 South Texas Better Busines Bureau Mary G Moad Ethics Award, is the 2014-2015 Chair of the Organization of Women Executives, is on the 2014 Better Business Bureau Governors Advisory Board, and is the 2014 President of S.C.I. (Woman's Business Center). And on and on! Great interview on woman's entrepreneurship too. Scott McGregor - Advisor, Co-founder, Consultant and Executive to Tech Start-ups [caption id="attachment_11287" align="alignright" width="180"] Scott McGregor[/caption] Scott McGregor was with us 3-4 days ago, and there was so much more we wanted to talk about, so I had in back. Today we are going to talk about distorted reality fields and lot of other great things entrepreneurs need to know! Scott is an advisor and executive coach, using his experience as an executive and business co-founder. Scott is also the co-inventor of Web Conferencing for the Placeware Web Conferencing Center (AKA Microsoft Live Meeting). His experience in Silicon Valley helps his guide clients through their own technical leadership roles, and Scott shares his enthusiasm as a speaker on topics including innovation, start-ups, and product design. He is also the past President and Co-founder of the Silicon Valley chapter of the Association for Software Design.    ...