29 May May 29, 2020 – Startup Squad Brian Weisfeld and Cross-Culture Kyle Hegarty
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Brian Weisfeld – Founder and Chief Squad Officer at The Startup Squad
Every kid should not grow up to be an entrepreneur. Rather, we
want every kid to develop that entrepreneurial mindset.
Brian Weisfeld, Founder of The Startup Squad, helped build some world-class brands as a former Chief Operating Officer, including companies like IMAX, Westcon Group and Coupons.com, and in the process created hundreds of jobs. But it was spending time with his two daughters that inspired Brian’s latest efforts, including the birth of The Startup Squad; a multi-platform initiative dedicated to empowering girls to realize their potential and follow their dreams by inspiring them to open their first businesses to begin to develop an entrepreneurial mindset. Brian also did a TEDx where he shared his journey to create The Startup Squad and all the twists and turns along the way. Brian has also authored a middle-grade book series, The Startup Squad, which features tips for kids starting or running their first businesses, plus a profile of a real-life tween girl CEO.
Covid 19 has pushed so many companies into the digital world
that distance has become meaningless.
Kyle Hegarty, an expert on cross-cultural leadership, is the Managing Director of Leadership Nomad, a Division of TSL Marketing Singapore that was launched to help companies and teams evolve to face global communication and collaboration challenges. Leadership Nomad offers training and consulting services, as well as keynote addresses that focus on the skills and mindsets needed to help navigate across polarized and complex business environments. In his role as Asia-Pacific Managing Director at TSL Marketing, Kyle continues to help create new products and offerings, diversify channel sales partnerships, and grow and train his sales and operations teams across the globe. Kyle’s first book on cross-cultural communication, The Accidental Business Nomad: A Survival Guide for Working Across a Shrinking Planet, is also set to be released in June 2020. The book features real stories of companies going global and highlights the realities of doing business overseas in a post-globalization world.