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42 EpisodesProduced by Jay Clouse and Eric Hornung

upside is the first podcast dedicated to startups outside of silicon valley. these entrepreneurs are smart, resilient, capital-efficient individuals building a company at what many would consider a geographical disadvantage. we examine how they are charting a different path, changing their commun… read more

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UP029: CareAlert // helping seniors live independently with in-home sensor technology (live from CES 2019)

January 16th, 2019

1:26:47
Anand Krishnan is the co-founder and head of platform engineering for CareAlert.

Anand is an entrepreneur and technologist with over 20 years of …

UP00M: the rise of platform in venture capital // a Coffee Chat with Stephanie Manning (Lerer Hippeau)

January 14th, 2019

1:03:14
Stephanie Manning is the Director of Platform for Lerer Hippeau.
 Lerer Hipeau is an early-stage venture capital fund based in New York City. As founders and operators themselves, Lerer Hippeau see returns in …

UP028: Summersalt // a direct-to-consumer travelwear brand for women (feat. Karen Howland of CircleUp)

January 9th, 2019

1:34:23
Lori Coulter is the Founder, CEO and President of Summersalt. Prior to Summersalt, Lori owned and operated Lori Coulter Swimwear for 11 years. 

UP027: ShearShare // an on-demand marketplace for stylists who need work space

January 2nd, 2019

1:40:57
Dr. Tye Caldwell is the Co-founder and CEO of ShearShare. Tye holds a Doctorate of Professional Barbering and is a #1 best-selling author on how to …

UP00L: eight crazy months of upside

December 26th, 2018

27:35
Happy holidays from the upside team!

We're keeping it short and sweet this week so we don't take you away from what really matters.

So we don't have an …

UP026: Bark // predictive software for keeping children safe online

December 19th, 2018

1:29:08
Titania Jordan is the CMO and Chief Parent Officer of Bark.us. She is also host of CONNECT with Titania Jordan, and former host of NBC Atlanta affiliate WXIA’s weekly television show Atlanta Tech Edge.

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UP00K: tackling the Series A/B capital gap in Ohio // a coffee chat with Bill Baumel and Jill Raderstorf (Ohio Innovation Fund)

December 12th, 2018

52:03
A conversation with Bill Baumel and Jill Raderstorf of the Ohio Innovation Fund live from The Starting Line by the Ohio State University College of …

UP00J: getting into venture and startup ecosystems // a coffee chat with Monique Villa (ModernCapital)

December 5th, 2018

1:06:52
Monique Villa is the founder of Modern Capital in Nashville, Tennessee. 

ModernCapital is a collective of creative thinkers from the private, public, …

UP025: Vlipsy // a search engine for short form videos as an alternative to gifs

November 28th, 2018

1:48:42
Chris Nickless is the founder and CEO of Vlipsy.

Chris has introduced brands to the concept of emojis and stickers, and worked with 30+ messaging companies to launch expressive new products during the chat boom. He …

UP00I: happy Thanksgiving from upside

November 21st, 2018

11:59
Happy Thanksgiving! Jay and Eric spend some time talking about what we are thankful for this year, and share a preview of what is to come in 2019.

UP024: Intrinio // powering fintech innovation with access to financial data

November 14th, 2018

1:33:36
Rachel Carpenter is the co-founder and CEO of Intrinio.

Intrinio is a financial data platform with a marketplace for financial data APIs and analytics applications built with those data feeds. Their mission is to …

UP023: Super Dispatch // an automated back office for the car hauling industry

November 7th, 2018

1:31:51
Bek Abdullayev is the founder and CEO of Super Dispatch.

Super Dispatch is a platform that enables automotive logistics companies to eliminate …

UP00H: Tampa’s Emerging Entrepreneurial Hub // a coffee chat with Allie Felix (Embarc Collective)

October 31st, 2018

44:17
Allie Felix is the Director of Programming & Partnerships at Embarc Collective.

Embarc Collective is a physical innovation hub in Tampa Bay, …

UP00G: Opportunity Funds // a coffee chat with Peter Brack (Hypothesis Ventures)

October 24th, 2018

1:08:35

UP022: Concur // mission-driven skincare for a healthy microbiome (feat. Ross Baird of Village Capital)

October 17th, 2018

1:12:19
Lindsey Moeller is the founder of Concur, formerly known as Balm Skincare. Lindsey is also the founded of Botavi Labs and holds a degree in biology …

UP021: GenoPalate // personalized nutrition recommendations from your DNA

October 10th, 2018

1:29:38
Sherry Zhang is the founder and CEO of GenoPalate. She has a PhD in molecular biology from Marquette University and has used DNA technologies to …

UP020: Three Firefighters // airflow control and personnel accountability for burning buildings

October 3rd, 2018

1:13:24
Michael Maher is the Founder and CEO at Three Firefighters. He has 17 years of public service experience as a career firefighter and paramedic.

Three …

UP019: Wicked Sheets // bed sheets for the fight against night sweats

September 26th, 2018

1:17:01
Alli Truttman is the President and CEO of Wicked Sheets.

Wicked Sheets provides moisture-wicking and cooling sleep products for people suffering from …

UP00F: Kansas City rising // a Coffee Chat with John Fein (Firebrand Ventures)

September 19th, 2018

37:55
John Fein is the founder and Managing Partner at Firebrand Ventures, a venture fund that invests in the greater Midwest. Prior to founding Firebrand John served as Managing Director for Techstars where he ran three …

UP00E: Silicon Valley to Nashville // a coffee chat with Andrew Goldner (GrowthX)

September 12th, 2018

55:52
Andrew Goldner is a Founding Partner of GrowthX. He has been in the technology sector since 1998, based in New York City, Hong Kong, Singapore, and …

UP018: Cuddle Clones // creating plush replicas of your pet

September 5th, 2018

1:26:46
Jennifer Williams is the co-founder and Chief Cloning Officer of Cuddle Clones. Previous to founding Cuddle Clones, Jennifer spent 10 years as a …

UP017: Set Scouter // simplifying residential film location scouting

August 29th, 2018

1:26:03
Alex Kolodkin is the founder and CEO of Set Scouter. Alex has a master of arts in media production and a bachelor of arts in radio & television …

UP00D: four myths for investment outside of silicon valley

August 22nd, 2018

31:15
people have been talking. we've heard gossip, complaints, and excuses when it comes to raising capital outside of silicon valley. 

this week, we have a 1-on-1 episode talking about four of the common myths we hear as it …

UP016: mobius // finding wonder in waste

August 15th, 2018

1:30:01
Tony Bova is the co-founder and CEO of mobius. Tony is currently finishing his Ph.D. in Energy Science & Engineering at the University of Tennessee and Oak Ridge National Lab, where he studied the production of …

UP015: Mixtroz // putting connection back into "networking"

August 8th, 2018

1:39:37
Ashlee Ammons is the cofounder and COO of Mixtroz. previously, Ashlee began in a career as an Events Producer working with an impressive list of people  including Oprah Winfrey, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Jay-Z and large …

UP00C: listener feedback episode

August 1st, 2018

37:49
you've given us a ton of feedback over the last three months. on this episode, we discuss live on air the themes we've identified in listener feedback and how we plan to address that feedback moving forward.

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UP014: 10XTS // building an enterprise blockchain ecosystem (feat. Anthony “Pomp” Pompliano)

July 25th, 2018

1:41:25
Michael Hiles is the founder and CEO of 10XTS, which builds transparent, decentralized, secure solutions for industry and governments using public …

UP013: Local Crate // localized supply chain to decentralize meal delivery

July 18th, 2018

1:30:22
Local Crate is a locally-sourced meal-delivery service. Local Crate delivers fresh, delicious, seasonal meal kits in partnership with award-winning chefs, local farmers, and passionate makers. easy-to-make recipes and …

UP012: FreshFry // frying oil purification through the magic of chemistry

July 11th, 2018

1:37:12
The FreshFry Pod is a safe and easier way to replenish and extend your frying oil life. The Pod works overnight by capturing and removing the impurities that make your oil look dark, smoke and taste bitter. FreshFry is …

UP00B: happy July 4th

July 4th, 2018

3:26
no interview or full length episode this week due to the July 4th holiday. but, we did want to share a couple of quick notes and updates for you!

UP011: ParqEx // real estate technology solving a parking problem

June 27th, 2018

1:26:53
ParqEx is a platform that helps to "unlock" the value of privately owned parking spots, which are often underutilized and/or difficult to manage. The …

UP010: Upsie // a cheaper way to protect your stuff

June 20th, 2018

1:30:49
Upsie is a mobile app platform that provides an easier & better way to protect your stuff. You get the same warranties and coverage offered by other companies, but at an affordable price. Upsie is an alum of the …

UP009: BYBE // the first legal way to discount alcohol purchases

June 13th, 2018

1:23:34
BYBE is the first legal way to discount alcohol purchases by embedding beer, wine and spirits rebates inside retail applications and websites. BYBE …

UP008: Loop Returns // creating the perfect ecommerce customer returns experience (live from Columbus Podcast Festival)

June 6th, 2018

1:17:07
Loop helps you retain customers through one of the most fragile interactions they'll have with your brand: returns.

By providing complete returns …

UP007: Kaleidoscope Group PBC // unlocking new private scholarships and creating the "uncommon app" to apply for them

May 30th, 2018

1:29:30
Kaleidoscope Group is a public benefit corporation that designs, administers and hosts private scholarships based in minneapolis, minnesota.
the …

UP006: Swannies // creating an apparel brand for the modern golfer (feat. Web Smith of 2PM)

May 23rd, 2018

1:40:39
Swannies is a lifestyle golf apparel and footwear brand. focused on creating golf wear for anywhere at an affordable price, starting with the …

UP005: F13 Works // extending the aisle in ecommerce

May 16th, 2018

1:32:54
F13 Works bridges the gap between manufacturers and e-commerce websites. It provides manufacturers, drop-shippers and order fulfillers of all types …

UP004: ScriptDrop // improving prescription medication adherence

May 9th, 2018

1:38:18
ScriptDrop focuses on providing an in-workflow prescription delivery solution for pharmacies. no apps to download. no cost to the patient.

they …

UP003: LawnGuru // on demand outdoor services

May 2nd, 2018

1:31:42
LawnGuru provides on-demand lawn care and snow removal services for clients in metro detroit, atlanta, cleveland, chicago, houston, philadelphia & washington dc areas. through its mobile and web-based applications, …

UP002: Rapchat // empowering a hip hop community

May 2nd, 2018

1:31:31
Rapchat is the best way for today's rap enthusiasts to create, collaborate, and connect with tomorrow’s stars. 
Rapchat partners with award-winning …

UP001: tilr // skills-based job hiring

May 2nd, 2018

1:34:42
tilr is a first-to-market, on-demand recruitment technology that empowers workers and companies alike. tilr’s proprietary technology matches based on …

UP00A: upside // a podcast about startups outside of silicon valley

May 2nd, 2018

3:23
the startup investment landscape is changing, and world-class companies are being built outside of silicon valley. 
we find them, talk with them, and discuss the upside of investing in them. 

these entrepreneurs are …
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