18 EpisodesProduced by Social StartsWebsite

Hosted by Social Starts/Joyance Partners Managing Partner Mike Edelhart, Inception is a series of conversations about the beginning of things - of companies, careers, new science, breakthrough technology, and a peek into the future. Each episode features an intimate talk between Mike and a founder o… read more

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S1E1: The Inception of Inception with Guest Charles Smith, Social Starts Venture Partner

March 29th, 2019


In the very first episode of Inception, Social Starts/Joyance Partner Managing Partner Mike Edelhart talks with Venture Partner Charles Smith about the remarkable spark of aspiring entrepreneurs, the key factors that …

S1E2: Guest Chieh Huang, CEO of Boxed

March 29th, 2019


Chieh Huang is CEO of Boxed, the bulk delivery service. In this episode, Chieh talks about making your dream come alive, the grit it takes to keep …

S1E3: Guest Austen Allred, CEO of Lambda School

March 29th, 2019


Austen Allred is CEO of Lambda School, the online software engineering training school for no up-front cost. In this episode, Austen shares the …

S1E4: Guest Tina Hedges, CEO of LOLI Beauty

March 29th, 2019


Tina Hedges is CEO of LOLI, the world's first zero waste beauty brand. In this episode, Tina talks about the tumultuous transition from the corporate …

S1E5: Guest Daniel Chait, CEO of Greenhouse

March 29th, 2019


Daniel Chait is CEO of Greenhouse, the talent acquisition company. In this episode, Daniel talks about the pros and cons of rapid growth, how he leverages his leadership position as a "flamethrower," and that one time …

S1E6: Guest Jun Deng, Investment Partner at Joyance Partners

March 29th, 2019


Jun Deng is an Investment Partner at Joyance Partners, the first VC fund focused on health-driven happiness. In this episode, Jun talks about what …

S1E7: Guest Hunter Rosenblume, CEO of Sweet

March 29th, 2019


Hunter Rosenblume is CEO of Sweet, an app that can save you up to 50% on your monthly phone bill. In this episode, Hunter talks about his phone-themed bar mitzvah, the challenges of pivoting his company three times, how …

S1E8: Guest Tyler Shultz, CEO of Flux Biosciences

March 29th, 2019


Tyler Shultz is CEO of Flux Biosciences, a company that repurposes the tech used to read and write computer hard drives to perform sensitive and …

S1E9: Melanie Travis, CEO of Andie Swimwear

March 29th, 2019


Melanie Travis is CEO of Andie, a swimwear brand made for women, by women. In this episode, Melanie talks about the bright moment she realized the key to her success, the surprising pros of having zero swimwear …

S1E10: Guest Sam Parr, CEO of The Hustle

March 29th, 2019


Sam Parr is CEO of The Hustle, a media company that produces a wildly popular tech and business newsletter for young professionals. In this episode, …

S1E11: Guest Jared Feldman, CEO of Canvs

May 6th, 2019


Jared Feldman is CEO of Canvs, the industry standard in emotion measurement. In this episode, Jared talks about the powerful art of interpreting …

S1E12: Guest Polly Rodriguez, CEO of Unbound

May 6th, 2019


Polly Rodriguez is CEO of Unbound, an erotic product brand changing how feminists explore and enjoy their sex lives. In this episode, Polly discusses …

S1E13: Guest Tigran Sloyan, CEO of CodeSignal

June 4th, 2019


Tigran Sloyan is cofounder and CEO of CodeSIgnal, the most advanced technical assessment solution on the market. In this episode, Tigran talks about …

S1E14: Guest Dimitri Sogoloff, CEO of Horton Point

June 20th, 2019


Dimitri Sogoloff is CEO of Horton Point, providing accredited investors worldwide with an easy, cost-efficient way to construct customized portfolios …

S1E15: Guest Renato Circi, Co-founder of Caura

June 24th, 2019


Renato Circi is the co-founder of Caura, the first ever molecular tracker providing instant, real-time performance feedback. In this episode, Renato …

S1E16: Guest Suren Markosian, CEO of Epic!

June 24th, 2019


Suren Markosian is CEO of Epic!, the leading digital media brand for kids. In this episode, Suren talks about how his strong creative spirit fuels his work, the three key elements essential to entrepreneurial success, …

S1E17: Guest Lindsay Jurist-Rosner, CEO of Wellthy

August 13th, 2019


Lindsay Jurist-Rosner is CEO of Wellthy, a healthcare concierge. Wellthy connects family caregivers with their own private care coordinator — that means on demand expertise support, simplified family communication, and …

S1E18: Guest Dalton Combs, CEO of Boundless Mind

August 15th, 2019


Dalton Combs is CEO of Boundless Mind, a company that uses neuroscience and artificial intelligence to personalize your app for every user. In this …

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