C3 Prize Tag

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/31014.mp3 Lawrence Levy - ex-CFO of Pixar and Author of To Pixar and Beyond: My Unlikely Journey with Steve Jobs to Make Entertainment History [caption id="attachment_22397" align="alignright" width="150"] Lawrence Levy[/caption] In 1994, Lawrence Levy received an unexpected phone call from Steve Jobs to see if he had any interest in running Pixar’s business. Over the next twelve years, Lawrence served as Pixar’s CFO, a member of its Office of the President and later as a member of its Board. During this period, Lawrence developed and put in place the strategy that would transform the company from a money-losing graphics company into a multibillion dollar entertainment studio. He took the company public and was there during the launch of Pixar's iconic films. He resigned, with Steve's blessing, to pursue his passion for eastern philosophy and meditation. He came to see these ideas as a way to realize our potential as individuals and for creating human-centered organizations that foster creativity and excellence. His first book, "To Pixar and Beyond" was an Amazon Best Book of 2016 in the Business and Leadership category and a Fortune Magazine Best Book of 2016. The NYT described it as “enchanting…Mr. Levy has quite a story to tell.” He also recently published an article in the Harvard Business Review entitled "Finding the Healthy Tension Between Being Confident and Collaborative." Lawrence speaks regularly on topics including talks at Harvard Law School, Harvard Business School, Pixar and Google. In 2003, together with four co-founders, he created a non-profit called the Juniper Foundation that focuses on bringing Indo-Tibetan meditation practices to contemporary life and he teaches meditation weekly.   Timothy Fargo - President and CEO at SocialJukebox.com [caption id="attachment_22056" align="alignright" width="150"] Timothy Fargo[/caption] Timothy Fargo saw a need for a social media platform to manage your content, sort of like a jukebox for tweets. He developed and designed Social Jukebox to solve this problem. It allows users to spend less time scheduling and more time creating and curating content. Its a huge time saver and will help you grow your following. He has over 500,000 Twitter followers! Timothy is also a two time Inc. 500 Winner and Best-Selling Author. After a heartbreaking bankruptcy in 1991, he founded of Omega Insurance Services in 1996, and sold it in 2003 for $20 million. His book "Alphabet Success" tells the lessons of those years and provides timeless gems that will turbo-charge your quest for peak performance.   Diane Jooris – 2016 Grand Prize Winner of the Astellas Oncology C3 Prize and co-founder of Oncomfort [caption id="attachment_22400" align="alignright" width="150"] Diane Jooris[/caption] Diane Jooris is the co-founder of Oncomfort™, a health-tech company won the C3 Prize and that uses VR systems to help patients by providing anxiety and pain self-management tools. She has a Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology and International Relations as well as a J.D. degree in Law. Diane was a Mind-Body Intervention Specialist at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston and has over 20 years in corporate marketing and project management experience. Diane is using the 2016 C3 Prize grant to help her develop a new VR module and will be a judge for the 2017 C3 Prize.   ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/30935.mp3 Justin Lafazan - Co-founded Next Gen Summit and Wrote the Best-Selling Book What Wakes You Up?: Designing Kick-Ass Lives Through Entrepreneurship [caption id="attachment_21983" align="alignright" width="150"] Justin Lafazan[/caption] Justin Lafazan is the co-founder of Next Gen, the premier community and conference for millennial entrepreneurs. He has been featured in USA Today, Forbes, Entrepreneur Magazine, Huffington Post and Inc. Magazine. He is an experienced entrepreneur, speaker, and best-selling author. Next Gen curates the brightest and most talented young founders worldwide, and provides them with resources for their personal and professional growth through funding, mentorship, and vendor relationships. Next Gen Summit is a must-attend event, winning various accolades. Forbes called it a "1 in 5 can't miss events" and Entrepreneur Magazine said its "1 in 7 of the best events for entrepreneurs under 30." In December 2015, Justin published his best-selling book, "What Wakes You Up?" It received praise from the founders of UGG, the Make-A-Wish Foundation, Chuck-E-Cheese, and more.   Phillip Racusin - CEO and Co-Founder of EnergyFunders [caption id="attachment_21984" align="alignright" width="150"] Phillip Racusin[/caption] Phillip Racusin is running and developing the first crowdfunding oil and gas platform that pools investor money to invest directly in in oil and gas projects. EnergyFunders members get access to oil and gas projects vetted by his team and lawyers with experience protecting the interests of business clients. Members can diversify across multiple wells and multiple oil and gas operators, with minimums as low as $5,000. Projects are completely transparent, a rarity in the oil and gas industry. You will never pay a middleman, but instead get industry experts working on your behalf. What a great idea.   Diane Jooris - Co-founder and CEO  of Oncomfort and C3 Prize Winner [caption id="attachment_22048" align="alignright" width="150"] Diane Jooris[/caption] Now in its second year, the C3 Prize is designed to support bright ideas and potential solutions for cancer. Diane Jooris is the co-founder of Oncomfort™, a health-tech company that uses VR systems to help patients by providing anxiety and pain self-management tools, and is this year's winner! She has a Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology and International Relations as well as a Juris Doctor degree in Law. Diane was a Mind-Body Intervention Specialist at MD Anderson Cancer Center and has over 20 years in corporate marketing and project management experience. Diane is using the C3 Prize grant to help her develop a new virtual reality module and will be a judge for the next C3 Prize.       ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/29845.mp3 Stephen Garchow - President of Foresight Business Consulting, Inc and Author of Stratification: How Strategic-Decision Processes will Create Sustainable Competitive Advantage [caption id="attachment_18582" align="alignright" width="200"] Stephen Garchow[/caption] Stephen Garchow is President of Foresight Business Consulting, Inc., a firm specializing in solving critical strategy and marketing issues for corporations. The company logo, a sextant, was selected to emphasize their philosophy. Foresight guides organizations to set their optimal business direction. Prior to establishing Foresight, Steve worked for both large corporations and start-up organizations where he directed dozens of strategic planning initiatives. Steve is an accomplished business executive, with a proven track record in helping companies formulate strategy. Steve developed the Lean Strategic Decision Model. LSDM is a process that concisely compares alternative strategic measures by applying a disciplined approach to subjectively arrive at a strategic decision.  His latest book, Stratification, teaches that LSDM to executives.   The C3 Prize and Ideas to Improve Cancer Care - Michael Seres, Founder of 11Health and Mark Reisenauer, Senior Vice President, Oncology Sales and Marketing at Astellas  The C3 Prize was created to uncover new tools and resources that can potentially help patients with cancer, their caregivers and loved ones live better today. More specifically, the C3 Prize seeks submissions in four areas where patients living with cancer and the cancer community face daily challenges: navigating the health care system, adhering to complex medical care requirements, coordinating care and surviving life post-treatment. Astellas Oncology, along with Robert Herjavec, star of ABC’s Emmy Award-winning hit television show Shark Tank, Stanford Medicine X and MATTER, launched the C3 Prize to give patients and caregivers an opportunity to pursue new ideas and solutions that can make a difference in the lives of patients with cancer, their loved ones and those who care for them. Entries will be accepted through August 8, followed by a live pitch for five finalists at Stanford Medicine X to a panel of judges including Robert Herjavec. From there, three winners will be awarded grants totaling $100,000, mentorship from Astellas and membership to healthcare technology incubator MATTER to bring their ideas to life.     This show features the final episode of our entrepreneurial serial podcast! The story is called “Venture and Vultures: An Entrepreneurial Thriller.” Here is Chapter Thirty Six. Hope you enjoy! A Review of Past Episodes….. Prologue - “Boys, Do You Understood How a Loan Works?” Chapter One - “The Name of the Game Is Guts” Chapter Two - “You Don’t Have a Clue” Chapter Three – “So, What Are the Next Steps?” Chapter Four – “Its Like a Vacuum in There!” Chapter Five – “Can We Break Even?” Chapter Six – ”Drive Faster, the Cell Is Not Working” Chapter Seven, “You Want Flooding Keyboards or First Period?” Chapter Eight, “Why Does He Keep Pulling his Dick?” Chapter Nine, “4000 Miles in 3 Days!” Chapter Ten, "Dude! We Are on Fire!" Chapter Eleven, "You’ve Done Surprisingly Well" Chapter Twelve, "Things Look Really Bad" Chapter Thirteen, "Are You Looking for Investors?" Chapter Fourteen, "Does that Mean We Get to Party with Clint Eastwood?" Chapter Fifteen, "Winner, Winner, Chicken Dinner" Chapter Sixteen, "So, Who's the CEO of this Business?" Chapter Seventeen, "I'll Take 40% of This Business" Chapter Eighteen, "Hail, the Conquering Heroes!" Chapter Nineteen, "So, We All Vote Yes?" Chapter Twenty, "We Don't Make Machines Like That, but For You We Will" Chapter Twenty One, "We Need to Spend 9-10 Million this Quarter" Chapter Twenty Two, "You Are Taking Food Out of my Kids’ Mouths” Chapter Twenty Three, "There's Nothing Inside This Computer" Chapter Twenty Four, "He Just Spent Another Million Dollars!" Chapter Twenty Five, "I have $2.5 Million in My Pocket" Chapter Twenty Six, "That Money Has Been Spent" Chapter Twenty Seven, "The Greatest Party Ever!" Chapter Twenty Eight, "You Need Surgery Soon" Chapter Twenty Nine "I Can Save This" Chapter Thirty, "Someone will Die" Chapter Thirty One, "The Subpoenas Go Out Today" Chapter Thirty Two, "I've Hated Him Since His Dog Ate My Nerf Football" Chapter Thirty Three, "Someone Is Dead" Chapter Thirty Four, "I Was Sued 3 Times Today" Chapter Thirty Five, "The Ultimate Betrayal" and now Chapter Thirty Six, "FINALE"       ...