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Startup Boston Podcast: Entrepreneurs | Investors | Influencers | Founders

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The Startup Boston Podcast takes you inside the world of Boston startups, featuring interviews with Boston-based entrepreneurs, investors, and influencers. During each episode, someone involved with Boston startups will share their experience, advice, thoughts, predictions, and challenges with liste… read more

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Ep: 042 - Brittany Dicapua - Boston Food Journal - Starting and Growing a Side Hustle

May 23rd, 2017


Brittany DiCapua started The Boston Food Journal a year and a half ago by sharing food on Instagram and it has morphed into much more than a side project for her. She describes The Boston Food Journal as highlighting …

Ep: 041 - Beck Bamberger - BAM Communications - 'Success', Public Relations & Expanding Comfort Zones

May 10th, 2017


Beck Bamberger is founder and CEO of BAM Communications, a PR firm for startups. Beck graduated UCLA in two years and was then, the youngest MBA graduate from the University of Pittsburgh at age 21. She started BAM …

Ep: 040 - Kevin Kinsella - Avalon Ventures - From Employee to Founder to Investor: San Diego's Most Interesting Man

May 4th, 2017


Kevin Kinsella is a venture capitalist in San Diego. Kevin has been a part of the formation, financing, and development of more than 125 companies, including several public companies. In the past, Kevin has led …

Ep: 039 - Sumner Lee - Fuse Integration - Warfighter Focused Engineering & Design

April 25th, 2017


Sumner Lee is founder of Fuse Integration. Before founding the company, Sumner was in the Navy, and then spent time in SPAWAR and design consultancy. …

Ep: 038 - Brian O'Neill - Designing for Analytics - Designing Indispensable Data Products

April 4th, 2017


Brian Oneill has been a product designer for more than twenty years and in the last ten years has been an independent consultant and started his …

Ep: 037 - Dave Smith - Liquiglide - Revolutionizing Packaging and Manufacturing Through Permanently Slippery Surfaces

March 21st, 2017


David Smith is CEO of LiquiGlide. LiquiGlide’s technology was developed at a research lab at MIT and its function is to provide permanently wet …

Ep: 036 - Andy Ory - 128 Technology - On A Mission To Fix the Internet

March 14th, 2017


Andy Ory sold his last company, Acme Packet, to Oracle for $2.1 billion and soon after co-founded 128 Technology. 128 Technology is on a mission to …

Ep: 035 - Liz Powers - ArtLifting - Creating Opportunities Through Art

March 1st, 2017


Liz Powers is co-founder and “Chief Happiness Spreader” at ArtLifting. Liz co-founded ArtLifting with her brother after creating art groups in homeless shelters only to see amazing pieces of art end up in basements and …

Ep: 034 - David_Delmar - Resilient Coders - Addressing Tech's Diversity Problems

February 14th, 2017


David Delmar is the founder and executive director at Resilient Coders and formerly was a design lead at PayPal. Resilient Coders’ mission is simple:  they take students from traditionally under-served communities and …

Ep: 033 - Annie Wang - Her Campus - From bootstrapping to over 10,000 contributors

February 7th, 2017


Annie Wang is co-founder, Chief Product Officer, and Creative Director at Her Campus. Annie co-founded Her Campus at Harvard University after she and her co-founders saw the potential of bringing a women’s …

Ep: 032 - Rachel_Spekman - MassChallenge - The Most Startup-Friendly Accelerator

January 31st, 2017


Rachel Spekman is currently the Director of Programming at MassChallenge, which describes itself to be the most startup-friendly accelerator on the …

Ep: 031 - Semyon Dukach - Techstars- From MIT Blackjack to Startup Founder to Angel Investor

January 24th, 2017


Semyon Dukach is currently the Program Director at Techstars Boston and is an angel investor with roughly over 100 investments. He is also the chairman of SharpSpring, which he took over in 2002 and then took public in …

Ep: 030 - Rob MacLeod - Neoscape - Virtual Reality, Hiring, and 20+ Years of Startup Experience

January 17th, 2017


Rob MacLeod is founder of Neoscape, a one-stop shop for clients including real estate developers, architects, designers, and corporations for everything from 3-D renderings, imaging, filmmaking, animation, interactive …

Ep: 029 - Enrico Palmerino - botkeeper - Artificial Intelligence meets Bookkeeping

January 12th, 2017


Enrico Palmerino founded botkeeper to focus on the software solution for bookkeeping by using artificial intelligence. Enrico started his first …

Ep: 028 - Maya Rafie - Bistara - The Freelance Marketplace to Hire College Students for Creative Gigs

December 13th, 2016


Maya Rafie is founder of Bistara, the first freelance marketplace to hire college students for creative gigs. Maya, a freelance photographer, founded …

Ep: 027 - Doug Morgan - Lola Travel - What it's Like to be Acquired

December 6th, 2016


Doug Morgan is the Director of Engineering at Lola Travel. Doug joined the company when Lola acquired HopOn, the company he co-founded. Lola connects …

Ep: 026 - Win Smith - Sugarbush - Going from Merrill Lynch to Owning a Ski Resort

November 29th, 2016


Win Smith’s father was a founding member of Merrill Lynch and he worked there for twenty-eight years as the executive vice president. However, when new management was brought in and disagreed with the values that the …

Ep: 025 - Rory Crawford - BevSpot - Real-time Bar and Restaurant Analytics

November 22nd, 2016


 Rory Crawford is co-founder and CEO of BevSpot. BevSpot is a hospitality management software that allows restaurants and bars to monitor and order inventory three times faster and provides visualizations to help …

Ep: 024 - Cort Davies - Startup CMO - How Early-Stage Startups can still Achieve Marketing Results

November 15th, 2016


Cort Davies is founder of StartupCMO, an aid to small companies with limited budgets for marketing. Cort first got into online marketing after realizing that the Internet was the next big platform after real estate. …

Ep: 023 - Karin Brandt - coUrbanize - Community-Driven Urban Planning

November 10th, 2016


Karin Brandt is founder and CEO of CoUrbanize. CoUrbanize allows residents to participate in the development process of their neighborhood. Ideas can be exchanged and considered without having to physically go to …

Ep: 022 - Rob Biederman - Catalant - The World's Top Experts On Demand

November 7th, 2016


Rob Biederman’s co-founded Catalant (formerly HourlyNerd) while getting his MBA at HBS as a requirement to for his Field III Course. They started by going to small businesses surrounding the campus and asking what …

Ep: 021 - Ken Cowan - Openview - Investing in Expansion-Stage Software Companies

November 3rd, 2016


Ken Cowan has made his way from a consultant, to CEO of an automotive services company to an investor. Currently, Ken is an associate at OpenView …

Ep: 20 - Rory Cuddyer - City of Boston - Boston's Startup Czar

October 31st, 2016


Rory Cuddyer was named the City of Boston’s Startup Manager by the Mayor in March of 2015. But what does that mean and what does he do? I sat down with Rory to find out. Previously, Rory was an advisor the Mayor’s Chief …

Ep: 019 - Ellen Chisa - Lola Travel - Connecting Travelers and In-House Personal Travel Consultants

October 28th, 2016


Ellen Chisa started her career in Program Management at Microsoft then moved to Kickstarter as a Product Manager where she was the fiftieth employee. …

Ep: 018 - Ben Rubin - 10% Happier - Taking The 'Woo Woo' Out of Meditation

October 26th, 2016


Ben Rubin started his first company, Zeo, while attending Brown University, to help people learn how to measure and manage their sleep. Following …

Ep: 017 - Sean Grundy - Bevi - Eliminating Plastic Bottles

October 24th, 2016


After attending Princeton, Sean Grundy worked in the environmental business before going to business school. It was after business school when he …

Ep: 016 - Nathan Eagle - Jana - Bringing One Billion People Unrestricted, Free Internet Access

October 21st, 2016


Nathan Eagle’s background while at MIT involved doing data analytics for mobile operators trying to get an understanding of the underlying dynamics …

EP: 015 - Mo Plassnig - Codeship - Continuous Delivery & Remote Teams

October 19th, 2016


In today’s episode, I sit down with Mo Plassnig, co-founder and CEO of Codeship. Originally from Austria, Mo moved to Boston to join Techstars in 2013. His first company focused on fostering entrepreneurship in Europe …

Ep: 014 - Vanu Bose - Vanu - Bringing the Telephone to a Billion People

October 17th, 2016


Today I sit down with Vanu Bose, Founder and CEO of Vanu. Vanu attended MIT and in-between his undergrad and graduate work, spent two years working at a non-profit which brought him to over thirty countries around the …

Ep: 013 - Alice Rossiter - Alice's Table - Prioritizing Living Well and Working Hard

October 14th, 2016


In today’s episode I sit down with Alice Rossiter, Founder and CEO of Alice’s Table. Alice’s Table brings women together to learn new skills, and live a social and creative lifestyle through the art of flower …

Ep: 012 - Brett Maloley - Ladder - Using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to Drive Results

October 12th, 2016


In today’s episode I sit down with Brett Maloley, Co-Founder and CEO of Ladder. Brett grew up in the fitness industry with his father being an owner …

Ep: 011 - Rob Go - NextView Ventures - High Conviction, Hands-On Seed Investors

October 10th, 2016


In today’s episode I sit down with Rob Go, Co-Founder and Partner at NextView Ventures, a seed-stage VC firm focused on internet and software businesses, investing in both B2C and B2B companies. NextView has investments …

Ep: 010 - Braden Golub - SPOT - The Airbnb of Parking Spaces

October 7th, 2016


In today’s episode I sit down with Braden Golub, Founder and CEO of SPOT, essentially the Airbnb of private parking spots. If you’ve ever been …

Ep: 009 - Bettina Hein - Pixability - Succesful Video Advertising

October 5th, 2016


In today’s episode, I interview Bettina Hein, founder & CEO of Pixability, a software platform that helps brands and their agencies place video advertising on platforms such as YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, and

Ep: 008 - Shea Coakley - Leanbox - Integrating Technology with Fresh Food Kiosks

October 3rd, 2016


In this episode, I interview Shea Coakley, founder and CEO of Leanbox, which provides businesses with a fresh food kiosk by blending technology and …

Ep: 007 - Andy Levitt - The Purple Carrot - Starting a Subscription Based Business

September 30th, 2016


Today I sit down with Andy Levitt, the founder and CEO of The Purple Carrot. Founded in 2014, The Purple Carrott is a plant-based meal kit that Andy started after seeing the lack of a plant-based meal kit being offered …

Ep: 006 - Jonathan Kim - Appcues - User Onboarding

September 28th, 2016


Jonathan Kim took an interesting path to becoming the founder of a tech company. A journalism major at BU, Jonathan taught himself how to code before becoming a software engineer at HubSpot. It was there that he …

Ep: 005 - Sam Saltis - Core dna - SaaS & Dynamanic Content

September 26th, 2016


Sam Saltis moved to Boston from Australia to start his second company, Core dna. Sam spent over ten years working for one of Australia’s largest banks before getting his MBA and deciding soon after, in 2000, that he was …

Ep: 004 - Vinayak Ranade - Drafted - Creating a Better Hiring Experience

September 23rd, 2016


Vinayak Ranade started as a software engineer at and ended up running the Kayak mobile engineering team as well as technical recruiting. At the time, Kayak didn’t have an in-house recruiting team, instead the …

Ep: 003 - Ty Danco - Being Attractive to Investors

September 22nd, 2016


Ty Danco is an entrepreneur, angel investor, and Program Director at Techstars Boston. Ty started his career on Wall St. then moved to Vermont where …

Ep: 002 - Ali Kothari - New Grounds Food - Keys to Kickstarter Success

September 21st, 2016


Ali Kothari is still a student at Northeastern University but that hasn’t stopped him and his co-founder, Johnny Fayad, from founding New Grounds Food. After getting tired of not having time to make breakfast or coffee …

Ep: 001 Startup Boston Podcast Preview

September 17th, 2016


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