Inception

13 EpisodesProduced by Social Starts

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

29:37

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

34:45

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

32:31

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

25:35

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

27:48

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

21:16

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 Lunar Wireless

March 29th, 2019

28:42

Hunter Rosenblume is CEO of Lunar Wireless, 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 …

S1E8: Guest Tyler Shultz, CEO of Flux Biosciences

March 29th, 2019

33:20

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

30:11

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

27:38

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

30:12

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

30:43

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

25:20

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

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