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http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/30500.mp3 Travis Brodeen - Co-founder and CTO of Newchip [caption id="attachment_20848" align="alignright" width="170"] Travis Brodeen[/caption] Travis Brodeen’s non-traditional career path began in the e-commerce arena with Shopping.com, when the dot-com sector was beginning to materialize as a market. A business foray next took Travis to Microsoft certified partner, KORE, where the then-19-year-old helped bring the majority of Los Angeles record labels into the digital age. Next, Travis was brought on as co-founder and CTO for Physiciansite.com, where he successfully raised $10M in venture capital at the ripe age of 21. He then joined Buy.com, which had recently had a $900M IPO. From there, he withdrew from the dot-com world to work with Ernst & Young’s grey hat hacker group, E Security Online. Travis played a critical role in delivering the first online Pay Per View event in history and was vital in building the world’s first online shopping cart. In 2012, he helped found the 21st fastest growing private company in America (and #1 in Austin), Charfen Institute. Today, he is building a crowdfunding marketplace called Newchip.      Nicole Ertas - Author of Free Range Brands and Founder of The Ertas Group  [caption id="attachment_20921" align="alignright" width="180"] Nicole Ertas[/caption] Nicole Ertas is a recognized global brand strategist, author, and speaker who has helped build many of the world’s finest and most powerful brands. Her thinking has been embraced by companies such as Beam Suntory, Wrigley, SC Johnson, Mike’s Hard Lemonade, Johnson & Johnson, General Mills, Kraft, and Nestle. Nicole’s success in global innovation and brand leadership gained her recognition in Forbes, The New York Times and selected to be one of Crain’s Chicago “40 Under 40.” She is also the founder and president of The Ertas Group, a distinguished network of provocative thinkers, strategists, innovators, and creative change-agents who help global brands cultivate, validate and activate cutting-edge brand strategies. Today, Nicole continues to help global brand leaders rethink how they bring their brands to market and navigate the ever-changing terrain of brand building.     ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/29347.mp3 Sherwood (Woodie) Neiss -  General Partner at Crowd Capital Venture Fund and Principal of Crowdfund Capital Advisors [caption id="attachment_16482" align="alignright" width="193"] Sherwood Neiss[/caption] Sherwood Neiss is recognized as a global thought leader on Crowdfunding. He is an award-winning entrepreneur who co-authored the framework that became the legislation that was signed into law by President Obama legalizing debt and equity-based crowdfunding. He is co-author of the World Bank report 'Crowdfunding's Potential for the Developing World' and co-author of 'Crowdfund Investing for Dummies,' the ‘how to’ guide for entrepreneurs and investors looking to raise money from the crowd and invest in crowdfunded opportunities. Through his work with the US State Department, the World Bank and the University of California, Berkeley he produces comprehensive crowdfund investing material and advises governments and NGOs globally on building crowdfunding ecosystems so that startups and small businesses can access capital to innovate and create jobs. He is a 3-time INC 500 award recipient, motivational speaker, and an advocate for entrepreneurs, and holds an MBA in International Finance. Crowdfund Capital Advisors provides comprehensive advisory solutions to both public and private institutions.   Todd Hollander - EVP, Head of Business Banking at Union Bank [caption id="attachment_16485" align="alignright" width="188"] Todd Hollander[/caption] Todd Hollander is a managing director and head of Business Banking for MUFG Union Bank, N.A.  The Business Banking group serves businesses with up to $50 million in annual revenues and offers a comprehensive group of products and services for businesses and their owners, including deposit solutions, loans, lines of credit, specialized credit programs and online business products.  A 25-year industry veteran, Todd served as vice chairman of the Consumer Bankers Association’s (CBA) Small Business Banking Committee during 2015.  In October 2015, he began serving a two-year term as the committee’s chairman.  He graduated from San Diego State University and completed post graduate work at Stanford, the University of Chicago, and the Consumer Bankers Association’s Graduate School of Retail Bank Management. Union Bank announced the results of its annual Small Business Economic Survey, showing that small business owners are less optimistic about 2016 than 2015 mainly because of uncertainty surrounding election implications and interest rates.  Half of business owners are either unprepared or don’t know if they are prepared for interest rate chances.  Forty four percent of owners believe the Affordable Care Act is the most concerning election issue for them, followed by immigration, equal pay and foreign trade.   ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/28948.mp3 Brandon Adams - Founder of University of Young Entrepreneurs, Inventor and Founder of Arctic Stick and Author of Keys To The Crowd: Unlocking the Power of Crowdfunding [caption id="attachment_15347" align="alignright" width="240"] Brandon Adams[/caption] Brandon Adams started the University of Young Entrepreneurs to assist other young entrepreneurs and to inspire them to do what they love in Life. University of Young Entrepreneurs consists of a Podcast, Blog, Online Courses, Consultation, and Marketing Packages to help others become known in their field of business. Brandon gained national media attention from his endeavors and he appears on TV weekly talking about Crowdfunding and Entrepreneurship. His new book, "Keys to the Crowd" is a support system to help people create and launch successful Crowdfunding campaigns to raise money for their ventures. During the development of his product, Arctic Stick, he learned about CAD, prototyping, injection molds, manufacturing, packaging, marketing, social media advertising, TV Promotion, Crowdfunding, seed investment funding, and pitching to investors, including a Shark Tank casting call. He is currently raising money on an IndiGoGo campaign for a cool seminar for young entrepreneurs. Contribute here!   This show features the latest episode of our entrepreneurial serial podcast! The story is called “Venture and Vultures: An Entrepreneurial Thriller.” Here is Chapter Fifteen. 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?" and now Chapter Fifteen, "Winner, Winner, Chicken Dinner" ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/28468.mp3 Zack Miller - Head of Investor Community/Partnerships at OurCrowd and Author of TradeStream Your Way to Profits: Building a Killer Portfolio in the Age of Social Media [caption id="attachment_13681" align="alignright" width="176"] Zack Miller[/caption] Zack Miller is a business developer, content strategist, product marketer, and content marketing pro. Zack received his MBA from Northwestern's Kellogg School of Management and his BA in Economics from Harvard. He's held senior leadership positions and consulted to some of the top next-generation finance sites including Seeking Alpha, Lending Club, LearnVest, Wall Street Survivor, Covestor, and SigFig. Zack began his career in finance as an equities analyst at a multinational hedgefund. He's also the author of "Tradestream your Way to Profits: Building a Killer Portfolio in the Age of Social Media" and runs the popular investing website Tradestreaming.com. OurCrowd is an equity-based crowdfunding platform, built exclusively for a select group of accredited investors to provide venture capital funding for Israeli (and later global) venture capital start-ups. Membership in the community is vetted and offered only to people who meet the stringent accreditation criteria. Accredited investors who are accepted into the community can make minimum investments of $10,000 per deal. The initial focus of OurCrowd is the dynamic early stage funding market in Israel and only companies that have passed a rigorous due diligence process will be added to the platform.   Vitaly Golomb - CEO of Keen, General Partner of the CCC Fund, Mentor at 500 Startups,  Author, and Keynote Speaker  [caption id="attachment_13684" align="alignright" width="192"] Vitaly Golomb[/caption] Vitaly M. Golomb is the CEO of Keen Systems and the General Partner of CCC Startups. He is also an award-winning designer, author, and keynote speaker. A Silicon Valley tech entrepreneur, Vitaly grew up in Cupertino and has been involved with startups since his teenage years. He has founded and exited multiple companies and raised millions in venture capital. He holds a degree in Computer and Video Imaging and has guest lectured at Stanford, UC Berkeley and other universities around the world on entrepreneurship, innovation, and design. Vitaly is passionate about improving society by nurturing entrepreneurship around the world. He has guest written articles for TechCrunch and other publications and has been a consistently top-ranked mentor at a number of startup accelerator programs in US and Europe, including 500 Startups. He travels to over 20 countries every year as a sought-after speaker at conferences and events. He consults and teaches workshops to the next generation of entrepreneurs, as well as enterprises and governments seeking to foster innovation. His new book, Accelerated Startup – The New Business School, is the Pocket MBA for the 21st century. He is the Director and Executive Producer of "Startup Spring – How Middle East Tech Entrepreneurs are Rewriting Their Future," a feature length documentary shot during the Startup AddVenture Middle East tour.   ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/27581.mp3 Josef Holm - Founder of Krowdster and Co-Founder of TubeStart, Inc. [caption id="attachment_10979" align="alignright" width="150"] Josef Holm[/caption] Josef Holm is the Founder of Krowdster, a crowdfunding marketing and analytics software company. He is also the Co-Founder of TubeStart, Inc., a fan supported content development platform targeting digital video creators and filmmakers. Josef has 17 years of experience in startups, business development, digital marketing, and affiliate marketing experience. He thrives on unconventional ways of thinking of doing, and is ranked as a top thought leader in the crowdfunding industry. Josef has also been featured as a speaker at SXSW V2V, Social Media Week LA, Metropole 2013, among other platforms.   Nellie Akalp - CEO and Owner, CorpNet, Incorporated [caption id="attachment_10986" align="alignright" width="150"] Nellie Akalp[/caption] Nellie Akalp is the CEO and Owner of CorpNet, Incorporated, a legal document filing service company where Nellie uses her passion for entrepreneurship to help others start their own businesses. She graduated magna cum laude from the University of La Verne, College of Law with her Juris Doctorate Degree and she has served on the school's Law Review. Nellie has helped more than 100,000 corporations and LLCs start their ventures. At CorpNet she is responsible for managing the daily operations of the company, and she is also a contributor for Entrepreneur, Forbes, Mashable, and other platforms.    ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/27388.mp3 Steve Farnsworth - Chief Marketing Officer for the @Steveology Group  [caption id="attachment_10422" align="alignright" width="150"] Steve Farnsworth[/caption] Steve Farnsworth is the Chief Marketing Officer for the @Steveology Group, a content marketing for demand generation agency serving high tech B2B organizations, where he brings over 14 years experience as a senior marketing executive. He works with start-ups and mid- to large-sized companies as they develop strategies for multimedia content marketing to improve inbound leads and brand recognition.  Steve has experience as a moderator for panels and as a speaker or facilitator at events for Google, Intel, Yahoo!, Adobe, Electronic Arts, HP, Wells Fargo, TEDx, and more. He has earned recognition by Forbes as one of the Top 50 Social Media Power Influencers in the world, LinkedIn's Top 25 Social Media Marketing Experts You Need to Know, and Vocus's Top 50 Social Media Influencers on Twitter, just to name a select few of the many.   Tim Wright - European Crowdfunding Expert and Director twintangibles [caption id="attachment_10424" align="alignright" width="150"] Tim Wright[/caption] Tim Wright is the Co-founder and Director of twintangibles, a consultancy that works to provide strategic advice on crowdfunding, crowdsourcing, knowledge management and transfer, collaboration, and the use of social technologies. With years of experience as a consultant, practitioner, and senior manager with numerous international commercial organizations, Tim is a much sought after speaker, presenter, and facilitator for many events. He is also a member of the Scottish Internet Domain Policy Advisory Board.    ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/27320.mp3 Lisa Landau - CEO/President at Intelligent Lighting Corp, the home of the PowerDisc  [caption id="attachment_10431" align="alignright" width="150"] Lisa Landau[/caption] Lisa Landau is the CEO and President of Intelligent Lighting Corp., where she uses her experience in product and new business development, strategic planning, and business management to help grow the company. The mission of Intelligent Lighting Corp. is to identify, develop, manufacture, and market products that are energy-efficient and that provide benefits to both the consumer and the environment. The company is able to place this future-forward thinking on product development and still generate profits in the energy-saving technology sector. You will remember their core product, the PowerDisc, and should be excited to see it come back into the mainstream, along with the eCandescent light bulb. news cast background info from eCandescent on Vimeo.   Barry E. James - Founder & CEO at The Crowd Data Center & The Crowdfunding Centre [caption id="attachment_10335" align="alignright" width="150"] Barry E James[/caption] Barry E James is the Founder and CEO at the Crowd Data Center and The Crowdfunding Centre, as well as the Founder/Director of The Social Foundation. As a thought-leader and enthusiastic individual about the world of entrepreneurs, he is one of the most respected innovators and representatives of Crowdfunding. With a comprehensive approach that includes speaking, writing, public policy challenging, and a successful entrepreneurial drive, Barry is not only an expert in the UK, but is internationally recognized for his work in the field. Barry earned his degree in Psychology and Mathematics from Lancaster University and in 2010 he co-authored a report for the UK's Information Commissioner on information security in the UK SME sector.    ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/27222.mp3   Danita Harn - Founding Board Member of Harn and Associates Back Office Solutions  [caption id="attachment_10058" align="alignright" width="180"] Danita Harn Georgia Crowdfunding[/caption] Danita Harn is the Founding Board Member of Harn and Associates Back Office Solutions where she helps with quality accounting, payroll, HR, facilities management and operations to help her clients grow, scale and position themselves for the next stages of their business. She is also a Founder of the Georgia Crowdfunding Association. She has been featured in Customer Service Magazine and has managed a team to win the National Customer Service Award in 2010, and lead a team to be a finalist in 2011. Her specialties include HRIS Software proficiency, payroll and payroll taxes, high ROI event marketing, and crowdfunding.   Mattan Griffel  - Co-founder & CEO of One Month  [caption id="attachment_10064" align="alignright" width="180"] Mattan Griffel[/caption] Mattan Griffel is the Co-Founder and CEO at One Month, an accelerated online education  program to learn Ruby on Rails, iOS development, growth hacking, and more. He also created One Month Rails, an online training course that teaches beginners how to build web applications. Mattan is the NYC Ambassador to the Sandbox Network, which is a network of young leaders under 30. He has advised companies such as Pepsico, Bloomberg, GM, NYSE, and JPMorgan, and he has presented to the likes of The School of Visual Arts and New York University. Mattan has also been featured in Forbes, BusinessWeek, MIT Technology Review, and Huffington Post.      ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/26057.mp3   [caption id="attachment_8694" align="alignright" width="150"] William Thienes[/caption] William Thienes - Founder and Managing Director of e/g/o Strategies - Highlights Here William Thienes has been working for over twenty years to successfully help organizations developing successful operational strategies, investor relations, growth strategies, and growth capitalization. e/g/o Strategies helps entrepreneurs find money to grow! This interview is packed with great information and insight into how to get funds. Great stuff!   [caption id="attachment_8695" align="alignright" width="150"] Vincent Russo[/caption]   Vincent Russo - Wrote Georgia Crowdfunding Exemption & Lawyer at Robbins Ross Alloy Belinfante Littlefield - Highlight Here Vincent Russo is a lawyer in Atlanta, Georgia, where his practice focuses on business and government law, including securities and business litigation, contract disputes, business torts, government investigations and public policy. More importantly, Vincent led the development of Georgia’s crowdfunding regulations and wrote Georgia’s intrastate crowdfunding exemption.  Georgia is one of the first states to implement an intrastate offering exemption in the crowdfunding context and allow non-accredited investors to invest in Georgia businesses. We talk about how this will affect businesses in Georgia and be a great benefit to the state.  Vincent received the James C. Pratt Memorial Award at Emory University School of Law and also was the recipient of the 2003 Chancellor’s Medal of Distinguished Service at Louisiana State University.        ...