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Entrepreneurs in Small Rooms Drinking Coffee

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Entrepreneurs in Small Rooms Drinking Coffee, or #smallrooms, is a live, unfiltered podcast where Rob Kenedi talks candidly with entrepreneurs and investors about the details of starting a tech company. Get into the trenches with founders going through the process of building a technology company in… read more

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CrowdRiff

May 30th, 2017

41:58

CrowdRiff by #smallrooms

Trainer+

April 21st, 2017

47:56

Trainer+ by #smallrooms

Matt Roberts | ScaleUP Ventures

April 14th, 2017

44:40

Matt Roberts | ScaleUP Ventures by #smallrooms

Nudge Rewards Revisited

March 31st, 2017

39:03

Nudge Rewards Revisited by #smallrooms

Collage

March 17th, 2017

44:05

Moore talks about how his past creating an unsuccessful startup and how it affects the way he approaches his current company, how he thinks about …

Michael Kousaie - TSX

March 10th, 2017

43:28

Rob Kenedi sits down for a coffee with Michael Kousaie, Head of Technology Business Development for the Toronto Stock Exchange and the TSX Venture …

Nudge.ai

February 23rd, 2017

38:08

Nudge.ai by #smallrooms

Matt Leibowitz | Plaza Ventures

February 10th, 2017

48:36

Rob Kenedi has a coffee with Matthew Liebowitz, partner at Plaza Ventures. Matthew talks about their approach to growth investing at Series A enterprise-focused SaaS startups, the fact that the fund is always raising …

PostBeyond

February 2nd, 2017

43:34

PostBeyond by #smallrooms

Meta | Acquired by Chan Zuckerberg Initiative

January 28th, 2017

36:49

In this special retrospective recorded 1 year ago, Rob Kenedi speaks with Sam Molyneux, founder of Meta(at the time known as ScienceScape). Meta is a …

VM Farms

January 13th, 2017

35:28

Rob Kenedi chats with Hany Fahim, founder of VM Farms, a devops as a service startup, which helps companies focus on developing software rather than managing it.

Fahim discusses his decision to bootstrap rather than look …

Suto

January 6th, 2017

36:08

Host Rob Kenedi has a coffee with Nima Gardideh of Suto, an SMS-based bot that recommends the best product to buy.

Gardideh has just pivoted away from …

Riipen

December 30th, 2016

37:38

Rob has a chat with Richard of Riipen, a matchmaking system for companies and students that uses experiential learning. The company was recently featured in BetaKit, but Rob had a chance to get behind the scenes with …

SnapTravel

December 22nd, 2016

44:20

Rob Kenedi sits down with Hussein Fazal, founder SnapTravel, a SMS, Slack and Facebook Messenger bot-based hotel booking service. Hussein discusses how and when he decided to sell his last startup, AdParlor, and how he …

Blockthrough

October 28th, 2016

38:22

Blockthrough by #smallrooms

Medstack

October 17th, 2016

33:48

Medstack by #smallrooms

Collision 2016 Investors

October 6th, 2016

20:12

Collision 2016 Investors by #smallrooms

Collision 2016 Entrepreneurs

September 29th, 2016

11:17

Collision 2016 Entrepreneurs by #smallrooms

Daisy Intelligence

September 15th, 2016

35:41

Rob Kenedi a coffee with Gary Saarenvirta, founder of Daisy Intelligence, a business insights tool based on artificial intelligence.

Gary discusses …

Michelle McBane | IAF

September 9th, 2016

48:03

Michelle McBane | IAF by #smallrooms

Humi

September 2nd, 2016

44:54

Rob Kenedi has yet another coffee with Kevin Kliman, founder of his latest venture, Humi, a free, all-in-one HR cloud-based platform. In a first for #smallrooms, a former guest returns as the founder of his latest …

JobHubble Revisited

August 26th, 2016

40:47

JobHubble Revisited by #smallrooms

OnCall Health

August 11th, 2016

36:06

OnCall Health by #smallrooms

Flipgive

August 2nd, 2016

43:07

Flipgive by #smallrooms

Tylio

July 30th, 2016

31:52

Tylio by #smallrooms

Ubios

July 30th, 2016

38:24

Ubios by #smallrooms

Tunestars

July 30th, 2016

32:00

Tunestars by #smallrooms

ZoomAI

July 30th, 2016

32:06

ZoomAI by #smallrooms

Gatsby

July 23rd, 2016

32:47

On a special version of Entrepreneurs in Small Rooms Drinking Coffee, the #smallrooms team recorded episodes live at StartupFest 2016 in Montreal.

Rob …

Fans Unite

July 23rd, 2016

32:29

On a special version of Entrepreneurs in Small Rooms Drinking Coffee, the #smallrooms team recorded episodes live at StartupFest 2016 in Montreal.

Rob Kenedi chats with Darius Eghdami of Fans Unite, a fantasy sports …

Parlay

July 23rd, 2016

31:21

On a special version of Entrepreneurs in Small Rooms Drinking Coffee, the #smallrooms team recorded episodes live at StartupFest 2016 in Montreal.

Rob Kenedi chats with Bobby McDonald of Parlay, a student engagement …

HelloMD

July 23rd, 2016

35:02

On a special version of Entrepreneurs in Small Rooms Drinking Coffee, the #smallrooms team recorded episodes live at StartupFest 2016 in Montreal.

Rob Kenedi chats with the StartupFest investment prize winner, Pamela …

Daniel Klass | Klass Capital

June 30th, 2016

48:37

Rob Kenedi has a coffee with Daniel Klass, managing partner of Klass Capital. Daniel details his non-standard approach to investment, including not co-investing with other funds, acquiring companies to grow them …

Borrowell

June 23rd, 2016

45:37

Rob Kenedi shares a coffee with Andrew Graham, founder of Borrowell, a marketplace lending platform. Andrew and Rob discuss why Borrowell does not do peer-to-peer lending, how they got their initial capital to lend, and …

Sam Ifergan | iGan Partners

June 16th, 2016

54:36

Rob Kenedi sits down with Sam Ifergan, managing partner of iGan Partners & Rowanwood Ventures. Sam discusses iGan's multiple forms of investment …

Brice Scheschuk | Globalive Capital

June 9th, 2016

57:16

Rob Kenedi has a coffee with Brice Scheschuk, CEO of Globalive Capital and co-founder of Wind Mobile. Brice details the history of Globalive, including what it was like to start Wind against a strong set of mobile …

Jane Podbelskaya | Georgian Partners

June 2nd, 2016

45:38

Rob Kenedi chats with Jane Podbelskaya, senior associate at Georgian Partners. Jane describes Georgian Partners' thesis-driven, unique hands-on approach to later stage startup investment in such notable companies as …

Unata Revisited

May 21st, 2016

42:49

Rob Kenedi sits down again with Chris Bryson, founder of Unata, a grocery/retail-focused startup that creates personalized experiences for shoppers. …

Andrew Peek

May 6th, 2016

48:00

Rob Kenedi sits down with Andrew Peek, founder of Pilot, a note-taking startup scooped up alongside Jet Cooper when it was acquired by Shopify, who describes his strategy to start his next company. Andrew recounts his …

Tab Revisited

April 21st, 2016

49:01

Rob Kenedi once again has a coffee with Adam Epstein, founder of Tab, a restaurant payment and reservation system, recently acquired by Velocity. Rob …

Wealthsimple Revisited

April 14th, 2016

44:51

Rob Kenedi sits down again with with Michael Katchen, founder of Wealthsimple, an automated investment manager for consumers. Rob and Michael discuss building trust with your customer in a trust-based business, scaling …

Four Walls

April 8th, 2016

38:24

Rob Kenedi speaks with Michael Van, founder of Four Walls, a startup that enables consumers and small businesses to buy fully furnished rooms with …

Big Terminal

March 18th, 2016

42:02

Rob Kenedi talks to Adam Rabie, a big data fintech platform that uses machine learning to sort and filter the news to help investors make better decisions. Adam and Rob chat about finding the need for his startup while …

Roger Chabra | Rho Ventures

March 10th, 2016

54:24

Rob Kenedi has a coffee with Roger Chabra of Rho Canada Ventures, an entrepreneur turned investor who discusses his views on investing in Canada versus the Valley, what value a VC adds to the startup and how to pick one …

StackAdapt

February 4th, 2016

37:20

Rob Kenedi speaks with Vitaly Pecherskiy of StackAdapt, a branded content native advertising platform. Fresh of their Series A, Vitaly explains how the team bootstrapped their way to finding a product, getting a $1 …

OpenChannel

January 28th, 2016

37:20

OpenChannel by #smallrooms

Nicole Verkindt

January 22nd, 2016

38:26

In this episode, the first #smallrooms Investor Edition, Rob Kenedi sits down with Nicole Verkindt, founder of the OMX and angel investor via CBC's …

Rubikloud

December 31st, 2015

37:20

Rubikloud by #smallrooms

Trulioo

December 17th, 2015

32:44

Trulioo by #smallrooms

PopRx

November 24th, 2015

40:02

PopRx by #smallrooms

Venzee

November 19th, 2015

23:25

Venzee by #smallrooms

Flixel

November 12th, 2015

39:26

Flixel by #smallrooms

Wave

November 5th, 2015

39:54

Wave by #smallrooms

Tiny Hearts

October 22nd, 2015

37:20

Tiny Hearts by #smallrooms

BlancRide

October 15th, 2015

34:50

BlancRide by #smallrooms

Zeitdice

September 24th, 2015

37:20

Zeitdice by #smallrooms

Mediazoic

September 17th, 2015

37:20

Mediazoic by #smallrooms

Instaradio / Raur Revisited

September 3rd, 2015

35:37

Instaradio / Raur Revisited by #smallrooms

MakerBloks

August 27th, 2015

27:41

MakerBloks by #smallrooms

Sampler Revisited

August 20th, 2015

35:51

Sampler Revisited by #smallrooms

Tunestars

August 13th, 2015

19:40

Tunestars by #smallrooms

Hykso

August 6th, 2015

27:23

Hykso by #smallrooms

Turnstyle Revisited

July 30th, 2015

37:20

Turnstyle Revisited by #smallrooms

Nymi

July 27th, 2015

39:03

We sit down with Carl of Nymi, creators of the Nimy Band

Contract Cloud

July 15th, 2015

39:26

Contract Cloud by #smallrooms

Dealflicks

July 15th, 2015

40:01

Dealflicks by #smallrooms

Kiddom

July 15th, 2015

34:57

Kiddom by #smallrooms

Instaradio / Raur

July 3rd, 2015

57:39

Our first episode in an echoey room with Kevin Kliman, founder of Raur / Instaradio.

Upverter Revisited

July 2nd, 2015

39:21

We reconnect with Zak 10 months later to see how far Upverter has come. Check out Episode 5 for part 1!

Meta (formerly Sciencescape)

June 30th, 2015

36:03

Rob sits down with Sam, cofounder of Sciencescape, a startup that helps academics stay on top of their fields by delivering research to them in real time in an intelligent manner.

Forewards Revisited

June 25th, 2015

32:09

Rob follows up with Jason of Forewards now that the startup has effectively closed down. Check out Episode 7 for part 1!

IdeaBoost Graduation

June 25th, 2015

11:55

IdeaBoost Graduation by #smallrooms

Sensassure

June 25th, 2015

31:08

Rob chats with Jeremy, founder of Sensassure, a wearables startup that helps manage incontinence for the elderly.

MyBestHelper

June 25th, 2015

33:25

Rob speaks with Alex, founder of MyBestHelper, a startup that helps families connect with people who can help them accomplish tasks such as …

Edusight

June 25th, 2015

33:09

Rob sits down with Vikram Somasundaram, founder of Edusight, an education platform for teachers.

Honk Mobile

June 25th, 2015

37:26

Rob talks to Michael Back, founder of HonkMobile, an app that lets you pay for parking with your phone.

Vantage Analytics

June 25th, 2015

37:26

Rob chats with Aran Hamilton, founder of Vantage Analytics, an insight and action platform for retailers.

Wattage

June 25th, 2015

46:07

Rob talks to Jeremy Bell, founder of Wattage, which allows you to build and ship hardware via the web.

ChargeSpot

June 25th, 2015

34:09

Rob chats with Mark Goh, founder of ChargeSpot, a wireless charging startup.

WealthSimple

June 25th, 2015

37:13

Rob talks startups and finance with Michael Katchen, founder of Wealthsimple, a technology platform that manages your investments.

Tab

June 25th, 2015

36:08

Rob sits down with Adam Epstein, founder of Tab, a platform that provides mobile payments for dining.

Raise Your Flag

June 25th, 2015

34:44

Rob has a conversation with Ryan Porter, founder of Raise Your Flag, a career path platform for those without a college or university degree.

Gallop

June 25th, 2015

30:42

Rob talks to Alkarim Nasser, founder of Gallop, a prescriptive mobile marketing plaform.

SnapEDA

June 25th, 2015

36:57

Rob chats with Natasha Baker, founder of SnapEDA, a electronic design community centered around a free, collaborative CAD library.

ShopLocket

June 25th, 2015

38:50

Rob kicks off the new season with Katherine Hague, founder of The Blueprint / Shoplocket, which is now a discovery platform for the next wave of consumer electronics.

Turnstyle

June 25th, 2015

36:07

Rob talks to Chris Gilpin, founder of Turnstyle, a customer engagement platform for retailers.

Canopy

June 25th, 2015

36:07

Rob chats with Shannon Fox, founder of Canopy, a community curated Amazon storefront.

JobHubble

June 25th, 2015

36:07

Rob talks with to Mark Bailey, founder of Job Hubble, which rewards people for job referrals.

Unata

June 25th, 2015

37:23

Rob chats with Chris Bryson, founder of Unata, a retail marketing platform.

BuzzBuzzHome

June 25th, 2015

37:16

Rob interviews Matthew Slutsky, founder of BuzzBuzzHome, a website which improves the way people find new construction homes.

Nudge Rewards

June 25th, 2015

35:56

Rob speaks to Dessy Daskalov, founder of Nudge Rewards, a platform that uses smartphones to increase employee engagement.

Organics Live

June 25th, 2015

34:49

Rob talks to Michael Budd, founder of Organics Live, a local, sustainable organics delivery franchisor.

Sampler

September 29th, 2014

33:30

Rob speaks with Marie Chevrier, founder of Sampler, the social platform that allows marketers to revolutionize how they target consumers with samples.

Wondereur

September 29th, 2014

35:31

My chat with Olivier Berger, founder of Wondereur, the art platform that grants access to intimate photojournalistic stories behind the work of worldwide artists, and you can buy the art itself.

Rayku

September 29th, 2014

36:32

Rob speaks with Donny Ouyang, founder of Rayku, the online math tutoring platform that connects students to expert tutors.

Forewards

September 29th, 2014

32:16

Rob speaks with Jason Dea, founder of Forewards, a referral platform for Shopify sellers.

Upverter

September 29th, 2014

37:30

Rob talks to Zak Homuth, founder of Upverter, a collaborative hardware engineering platform.

PressureNet

September 29th, 2014

35:36

Rob chats with Jacob Sheehy, founder of PressureNet, which uses smartphones to predict weather.

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