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Inception

24 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

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 Sweet

March 29th, 2019

28:42

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

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 …

S1E14: Guest Dimitri Sogoloff, CEO of Horton Point

June 20th, 2019

28:50

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

23:44

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

24:22

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

30:01

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

26:26

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

S1E19: Guest Shiv Gaglani, CEO of Osmosis

August 29th, 2019

29:53

Shiv Gaglani is the co-founder and CEO of Osmosis, which empowers the world's clinicians and caregivers with the best learning experience possible. In this episode, Shiv talks about what it's like to be the only tech …

S1E20: Guest Richard Lin, CEO of Thryve

August 30th, 2019

27:45

Richard Lin is CEO of Thryve, the first gut health company to provide personalized probiotics and microbiome testing. In this episode, Richard talks about the deeply personal experience that inspired him to start his …

S1E21: Guest David Tze, CEO of NovoNutrients

November 6th, 2019

33:39

David Tze is CEO of NovoNutrients, transforming waste industrial CO2 into feed using industrial biotech. In this episode, David shares what inspired …

S1E22: Guest Christian Brucculeri, CEO of Snaps

November 8th, 2019

18:49

Christian Brucculeri is CEO of Snaps, the leading conversational AI platform for global consumer brands. In this episode, Christian talks about how …

S1E23: Guest Mike Dudas, CEO of The Block

November 15th, 2019

18:36

Mike Dudas is CEO of The Block, the first and final word in digital assets. In this episode, Mike talks about how the realization that crypto can't …

S1E24: Guest Camille Richman, CEO of Hamama

November 26th, 2019

16:02

Camille Richman is CEO of Hamama, a fail-proof kit for growing microgreens in the kitchen. In this episode, Camille talks about how her free-spirited upbringing influenced her drive toward entrepreneurism, the …

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