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ZoneCast is a podcast interview series that features entrepreneurs, professionals and academics.

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Episode 290: Nurture Growth Bio

September 16th, 2021

30:04

For this episode of ZoneCast, I interviewed Lee Luong, Executive Vice President of Marketing and Business Development at Nurture Growth Bio

Episode 289: Code Ninjas Milton

September 9th, 2021

25:45

For this episode of ZoneCast, I interviewed Shireen Islam, co-owner of Code Ninjas Milton

Episode 288: Intellectual Property Course for Creative Entrepreneurs

August 23rd, 2021

42:21

For this episode of ZoneCast, I interviewed Evan Tapper, Director of School of Continuing Studies at The Ontario College of Art and Design University …

Episode 287: Carebook Technologies

August 12th, 2021

30:23

For this episode of ZoneCast, I interviewed Pascale Audette, CEO of Carebook Technologies

Episode 286: Patents

July 10th, 2021

29:21

For this episode of ZoneCast, I interviewed a patent lawyer to discuss patents.

Episode 285: LumiQ

June 29th, 2021

35:06

For this episode of ZoneCast, I interviewed Michael Kravshik, CEO of LumiQ

Episode 284: TestBox

June 16th, 2021

36:28

For this episode of ZoneCast, I interviewed Sam Senior, CEO of TestBox.

Episode 283: Fewcents

June 3rd, 2021

29:40

For this episode of ZoneCast, I interviewed Abhishek Dadoo and Dushyant Khare to discuss Fewcents

Episode 282: BioBox

May 21st, 2021

28:45

For this episode of ZoneCast, I feature BioBox, an online platform that helps genomic researchers collaborate. 

Episode 281: Sean Van Koughnett

May 18th, 2021

29:38

For this episode of ZoneCast, I interviewed Sean Van Koughnett, Associate Vice President, Students and Learning, at McMaster University. 

Episode 280: Tech Adaptika

May 11th, 2021

36:34

For this episode of ZoneCast, I interviewed Carrie Purcell, Chief Operational Officer at Tech Adaptika.

Episode 279: Second Harvest

May 7th, 2021

24:12

For this episode of ZoneCast, I interviewed Lori Nikkel, CEO of Second Harvest.

Episode 278: Predictiv

May 6th, 2021

1:00:55

For this episode of ZoneCast, I interviewed Sajung Yun, CEO of Predictiv.

Episode 277: AltaML

May 5th, 2021

20:23

For this episode of ZoneCast, I interviewed Nicole Janssen, co-CEO of AltaML.

Episode 276: Serial Entrepreneur Kasey Dunn

May 4th, 2021

24:16

For this episode of ZoneCast, I interviewed Kasey Dunn, Project Manager, Centre for Entrepreneurship at Humber College.

Episode 275: NERv Technology

April 29th, 2021

22:37

For this episode of ZoneCast, I interviewed Youssef Helwa, CEO of NERv Technology

Episode 274: Gravvity

April 27th, 2021

32:47

For this episode of ZoneCast, I interviewed Jerry Chien, CEO of Gravvity.



Episode 273: Deeplite

April 24th, 2021

25:40

For this episode of ZoneCast, I interviewed Nick Romano, CEO of Deeplite

Episode 272: Pocketed

April 23rd, 2021

25:13

For this episode of ZoneCast, I interviewed Brianna Blaney, CEO of Pocketed

Episode 271: MazumaGo

April 22nd, 2021

19:32

For this episode of ZoneCast, I interviewed Matthew Smith, CEO of MazumaGo

Episode 270: Moka

April 18th, 2021

39:30

For this episode of ZoneCast, I interviewed Philip Barrar, CEO of Moka

Episode 269: Kayan Health

April 16th, 2021

40:18

For this episode of ZoneCast, I interviewed Ahmad Al-Hidiq, CEO of Kayan Health.

Episode 268: Delta CleanTech

April 14th, 2021

26:29

For this episode of ZoneCast, I interviewed Jeffrey Allison, President of Delta CleanTech.


Episode 267: Apprentx

April 13th, 2021

31:10

For this episode of ZoneCast, I interviewed Jean-Philippe Bradette, President of Apprentx.


Episode 266: Almon

April 12th, 2021

29:00

For this episode of ZoneCast, I interviewed Jamie Ally, Vice President of Engineering at Almon


Episode 265: Smart Garden

April 6th, 2021

42:59

For this episode of ZoneCast, I interviewed Chase Ando, Chief Product Officer at Ava Technologies.


Episode 264: NuPort Robotics

April 1st, 2021

20:52

For this episode of ZoneCast, I interviewed Raghavender Sahdev, CEO of NuPort Robotics


Episode 263: Apollo

March 25th, 2021

27:57

For this episode of ZoneCast, I interviewed Jeff McCann, Chief Executive Officer of Apollo Insurance.


Episode 262: GRAD4

March 25th, 2021

30:18

For this episode of ZoneCast, I interviewed Félix Bélisle Dockrill, CEO of GRAD4.


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Episode 261: Arolytics

March 16th, 2021

29:44

For this episode of ZoneCast, I interviewed Liz O' Connell, Co-founder and President of Arolytics.  


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Episode 260: Spot It

March 4th, 2021

16:23

For this episode of ZoneCast, I interviewed Caleb Opersko, founder and CEO of Spot It, to discuss how the Spot It mobile app can help retail shoppers.


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Episode 259: Elevate Farm

March 2nd, 2021

26:58

For this episode of ZoneCast, I interviewed Travis Kanellos, Chief Strategy Officer at Elevate Farm.


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Episode 258: Manifest Climate

March 1st, 2021

27:30

For this episode of ZoneCast, I interviewed Laura Zizzo and Jeremy Greven to discuss Manifest Climate


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Episode 257: Selling to Edtech with Gil Silberstein, CEO of myBlueprint

February 17th, 2021

24:32

For this episode of ZoneCast, I interviewed Gil Silberstein, founder and CEO of myBlueprint


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Episode 256: Clutch

February 11th, 2021

17:47

For this episode of ZoneCast, I interviewed Maggie Mo, Senior Manager of Strategy and Operations at Clutch.


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Episode 255: Raising $50M USD

February 8th, 2021

22:17

For this episode of ZoneCast, I interviewed Alex Bouaziz, founder and CEO of Deel.


Episode 254: Tealbook

February 4th, 2021

42:46

For this episode of ZoneCast, I interviewed Stephany Lapierre, Chief Executive Officer of Tealbook, about AI-procurement, leadership, copyright and fundraising.  


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Episode 253: Living Walls and Natural Air Filters

February 1st, 2021

42:10

For this episode of ZoneCast, I interviewed Dylan Robertson, co-founder of New Earth Solutions and Respira


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Episode 252: Safe Motorcycles

January 26th, 2021

44:57

For this episode of ZoneCast, I interviewed Dominique Kwong, co-founder and Chief Technology Officer at Damon Motorcycles, about AI-enabled, smart, …

Episode 251: Sound Analytics for Smart Cities

January 21st, 2021

35:02

For this episode of ZoneCast, I interviewed Glenn Meleder, founder and CEO of Securaxis.


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Episode 250: Human Rights, Diversity and Inclusion

January 20th, 2021

59:33

For this episode of ZoneCast, I interviewed Omar Khamissa, Manager of Community Engagement at National Council of Canadian Muslims (NCCM)


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Episode 249: Legal Entrepreneurship

January 19th, 2021

29:43

For this episode of ZoneCast, I interviewed Bahar Hafizi, founder of BH Legal, to discuss her entrepreneurial journey.


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Episode 248: Content Marketing

January 14th, 2021

24:18

For this episode of ZoneCast, I interviewed Denise Bedell, Executive Director of Content Innovo, to discuss content marketing.


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Episode 247: Sustainable and Efficient Homes

January 14th, 2021

33:50

For this episode of ZoneCast, I interviewed Ben Polley, President of Evolve Builders


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Episode 246: Jason Behrmann

January 11th, 2021

20:20

For this episode of ZoneCast, I interviewed Jason Behrmann, Director of Marketing and Communications at Zetane.


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Episode 245: Halton Small Business Centre

January 7th, 2021

20:03

For this episode of ZoneCast, I interviewed Stephanie Mazhari, Manager of Entrepreneurship Services at Halton Small Business Centre


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Episode 244: Conversational AI

January 6th, 2021

24:24

For this episode of ZoneCast, I interviewed Henry Vaage Iversen, Chief Commercial Officer of Boost.ai


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Episode 243: Nurture Growth Bio

December 30th, 2020

28:40

For this episode of ZoneCast, I interviewed Le Luong of Nurture Growth Bio


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Episode 242: Mantech

December 24th, 2020

34:41

EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP

For this episode of ZoneCast, I interviewed Robert Menegotto, CEO of Mantech.     


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Episode 241: Facebook Advertising

December 23rd, 2020

40:45

For this episode of ZoneCast, I interviewed Gordon Leslie, co-founder of Client Magnet and Conversify


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Episode 240: Mental Healthcare

December 22nd, 2020

1:05:33

For this episode of ZoneCast, I interviewed Kristy Lamb, founder of Bold Health, to discuss anxiety, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and proactive …

Episode 239: Quorum Technologies

December 20th, 2020

35:45

For this episode of ZoneCast, I interviewed John Arbuckle, CEO of Quorum Technologies. 


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Episode 238: Raising $14M CAD

December 18th, 2020

26:53

For this episode of ZoneCast, I interviewed Moufeed Kaddoura, founder and CEO of Kenota Health, to discuss his fundraising experience.  


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Episode 237: TrustD.space

December 16th, 2020

24:17

For this episode of ZoneCast, I interviewed Shabs Badshah and Magdalene Schifferer of TrustD.space


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Episode 236: Cubby

December 7th, 2020

29:09

For this episode of ZoneCast, I interviewed Jeffrey Ross, CEO of Cubby. 


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Episode 235: Spot App

December 4th, 2020

31:46

For this episode of ZoneCast, I interviewed Darren Perlman, CEO of Spot App


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Episode 234: CEO Jo Anne Watton

December 3rd, 2020

37:45

EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP SERIES

For this episode of ZoneCast, I interviewed Jo Anne Watton, CEO of UTComp.

Episode 233: Chef, Author and Food Innovator Dana McCauley

December 1st, 2020

22:53

For this episode of ZoneCast, I interviewed Dana McCauley, Associate Director, New Venture Creation, at University of Guelph. McCauley is also the …

Episode 232: Guelph Food Innovation Centre

November 30th, 2020

22:30

For this episode of ZoneCast, I interviewed Derek Vella, Director of Guelph Food Innovation Centre.

Episode 231: Optimized Shopping

November 25th, 2020

25:35

For this episode of ZoneCast, I interviewed Caleb Opersko, founder and CEO of Spot It

Episode 230: Unbuilders

November 20th, 2020

34:51

For this episode of ZoneCast, I interviewed Adam Corneil, founder of Unbuilders

Episode 229: Data Analytics

November 11th, 2020

31:59

For this episode of ZoneCast, I interviewed Amanda Hertel, Manager of Data Innovation Programs at Communitech.

Episode 228: Scientist and Professor Hind Al-Abadleh

November 11th, 2020

37:01

For this episode of ZoneCast, I interviewed Hind Al-Abadleh, Chemistry Professor at Wilfrid Laurier University. 


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Episode 227: Growth Marketing

November 9th, 2020

26:03

For this episode of ZoneCast, I interviewed Tracy Laranjo, Growth Manager at Willful, to discuss growth marketing. 


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Episode 226: Lenjo Bakes

November 5th, 2020

39:18

For this episode of ZoneCast, I interviewed Lenore Johnson, founder of Lenjo Bakes


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Episode 225: Chef Pam Fanjoy

November 3rd, 2020

17:02

For this episode of ZoneCast, I interviewed Chef Pam Fanjoy

Episode 224: Neophyto Foods

November 2nd, 2020

29:46

For this episode of ZoneCast, I interviewed Jane Ong, founder and CEO of Neophyto Foods.  


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Episode 223: Lucy Pearlle

October 27th, 2020

26:52

For this episode of ZoneCast, I interviewed Carey McClement, founder of Lucy Pearlle. Lucy Pearlle is a client of Innovation Guelph. 

Episode 222: Entrepreneur, Home-Builder, CEO and Philanthropist Andrew Lambden

October 19th, 2020

59:22

For this episode of ZoneCast, I interviewed Andrew Lambden, founder and CEO of Terra View Homes


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Episode 221: Benefits and Challenges of Online Learning

October 15th, 2020

30:41

For this episode of ZoneCast, I interviewed Savita Despot, co-founder of Blue Marble Academy.


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Episode 220: Symba

October 15th, 2020

31:32

For this episode of ZoneCast, I interviewed Ahva Sadhegi, CEO of Symba


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Episode 219: Guelph Box

October 12th, 2020

33:41

GUELPH SPECIAL

For this episode of ZoneCast, I interviewed Genevieve Sutherns and Josh Gray to discuss Guelph Box

Episode 218: Producer, Writer and Distributor Tom Berry

October 6th, 2020

50:22

EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP SERIES

For this episode of ZoneCast, I interviewed Tom Berry, founder and CEO of Reel One Entertainment, to discuss:

  • Allegro …

Episode 217: Venture Acquisition and Content Marketing

October 1st, 2020

42:34

For this episode of ZoneCast, I interviewed Stephanie Andrews, Head of Production at Quill. 

Episode 216: Profound Impact

October 1st, 2020

30:16

For this episode of ZoneCast, I interviewed Sherry Shannon-Vanstone, founder of Profound Impact

Episode 215: Eleven-x

September 30th, 2020

32:31

For this episode of ZoneCast, I interviewed Dan Mathers, co-founder and CEO of Eleven-x

Episode 214: Zakat

September 27th, 2020

25:59

For this episode of ZoneCast, I interviewed Zubair Qasim, Executive Director of National Zakat Foundation, to discuss the Islamic concept of Zakat. 

Episode 213: Fera.ai

September 23rd, 2020

24:24

For this episode of ZoneCast, I interviewed Jay El-Kaake, CEO of Fera.ai.

Episode 212: Diversity and Inclusion

September 21st, 2020

27:21

For this episode of ZoneCast, I interviewed Stephanie Hollingshead, CEO of HR Tech Group, to discuss BIPOC and Diversity and Inclusion Resource Hub.

Episode 211: Dialectic

September 14th, 2020

25:35

For this episode of ZoneCast, I interviewed Aaron Barth, founder and President of Dialectic. Dialectic is a client of Innovation Guelph.

Episode 210: FloNergia

September 13th, 2020

17:21

GUELPH SPECIAL

For this episode of ZoneCast, I interviewed Paul Subject, Wael Ahmed and Sherif Abdou to discuss FloNergia


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Episode 209: AceAge

September 8th, 2020

20:17

GUELPH SPECIAL

For this episode of ZoneCast, I interviewed Spencer Waugh, founder and CEO of AceAge

Episode 208: Chocolate Tales

September 7th, 2020

22:08

GUELPH SPECIAL

For this episode of ZoneCast, I interviewed David Levy, founder and CEO of Chocolate Tales

Episode 207: Mambella's Italian Kitchen

September 4th, 2020

33:33

For this episode of ZoneCast, I interviewed Tina Brisbin, Owner of Mambella's Italian Kitchen. 

Episode 206: Medzy

September 4th, 2020

25:53

For this episode of ZoneCast, I interviewed Francis Valois, founder and CEO of Medzy. 

Episode 205: Raising $5M

September 2nd, 2020

34:10

For this episode of ZoneCast, I interviewed Nishaant Sangaavi, co-founder and CEO of EnergyX, to discuss his fundraising experience. 

Episode 204: Finding Opportunities in Personal Experiences

August 31st, 2020

23:38

For this episode of ZoneCast, I interviewed Carlyn Loncaric, CEO of VodaSafe, to discuss how she leveraged her engineering and lifeguarding background to create AquaEye, a hand-held sonar device that helps lifeguards …

Episode 203: Venture Deals

August 28th, 2020

36:19

For this episode of ZoneCast, I Interviewed Brad Feld, co-founder of Techstars, to discuss venture deals and mental health.


Episode 202: Religion and Mental Health

August 26th, 2020

39:37

MENTAL HEALTH SPECIAL

For this episode of ZoneCast, I interviewed Rania Awaad, Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Stanford University, to …

Episode 201: SP Nutraceuticals

August 25th, 2020

22:30

GUELPH SPECIAL

For this episode of ZoneCast, I interviewed Christina Barbato and Paul Spagnuolo (Avocado Man) to discuss Metavo, an Avocado-based …

Episode 200: Real Estate Marketing

August 24th, 2020

24:52

For this episode of ZoneCast, I interviewed Maude Léger, CEO of Sold Right Away, to discuss real estate marketing.  


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Episode 199: Finding Opportunities in Personal Experiences

August 19th, 2020

31:18

GUELPH SPECIAL

For this episode of ZoneCast, I interviewed Rachel Bartholomew, CEO of Hyivy Health, to explore how her cancer experience helped …

Episode 56: The Forge

August 14th, 2020

33:54

For this episode of ZoneCast, I interviewed Jonathan Boulanger to discuss The Forge

Episode 198: Smart Buildings

August 13th, 2020

30:42

For this episode of ZoneCast, I interviewed Remo Di Fronzo, Director of Smart Buildings at ThoughtWire, to discuss smart buildings. 

Episode 197: eSight

August 12th, 2020

19:12

For this episode of ZoneCast, I interviewed Brian McCollum, Chief Commercial Officer at eSight, to discuss eSight's revolutionary product that helps …

Episode 196: Project Management

August 10th, 2020

18:14

For this episode of ZoneCast, I interviewed Stephanie Holko, Digital Transformation Project Lead at ArcelorMittal Dofasco, to discuss project …

Episode 195: AI for Predictive and Preventive Maintenance

August 9th, 2020

22:50

For this episode of ZoneCast, I interviewed Syed Bari, CEO of BDATA Solutions Inc., to discuss how artificial intelligence can help reduce plant …

Episode 194: CRM & B2B Marketing

August 6th, 2020

25:45

For this episode of ZoneCast, I interviewed Sheela Viswanathan, Senior Lead, Applications & Administrator specializing in Salesforce, to discuss customer relationship management and business-to-business marketing. …

Episode 193: Mednow

August 5th, 2020

36:46

For this episode of ZoneCast, I interviewed Karim Nassar, CEO of Mednow.


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Episode 192: Taha Ghayyur

August 5th, 2020

32:42

For this episode of ZoneCast, I interviewed Taha Ghayyur, Vice President at Sound Vision, to discuss:

  • Sound Vision and Muslim Network TV. 

Episode 191: The Canadian Shield

August 5th, 2020

32:54

For this episode of ZoneCast, I interviewed Jeremy Hedges, CEO of The Canadian Shield, to discuss how he pivoted to manufacture and sell personal protective equipment. 

Episode 190: Brand Licensing

August 4th, 2020

33:56

For this episode of ZoneCast, I interviewed Rohit Sobti, CEO of Brand Monk, to discuss brand licensing and film advertising. 

Episode 189: YouTube Entrepreneurship and Video Advertising

July 29th, 2020

40:57

For this episode of ZoneCast, I interviewed Sonduren Fanarredha, creator of the Canadian Rider YouTube channel, to discuss YouTube entrepreneurship and video advertising.  

Episode 188: Hamilton

July 28th, 2020

26:37

For this episode of ZoneCast, I interviewed Tammy Hwang, Co-founder and CEO of CoMotion Group, to discuss Hamilton's business ecosystem.

Episode 187: Crowdsourcing $1.1M

July 27th, 2020

33:57

For this episode of ZoneCast, I interviewed Julien Brault, founder and CEO of Hardbacon, to discuss how he crowdsourced $1.1M from multiple …

Episode 186: RedBit

July 24th, 2020

29:52

For this episode of ZoneCast, I interviewed RedBit to discuss the 2020 Microsoft Community Response award it received.

Episode 185: Innovation Guelph

July 23rd, 2020

30:34

For this episode of ZoneCast, I interviewed Anne Toner Fung, CEO of Innovation Guelph

Episode 184: AI for Sourcing Innovation

July 22nd, 2020

31:45

For this episode of ZoneCast, I interviewed Naveh Shretrit, co-founder and CEO of Treebute. 

Episode 183: Augmented Reality for First Aid and CPR Training

July 21st, 2020

18:25

For this episode of ZoneCast, I interviewed Dawson Lucier, founder and CEO of PULSE Lifesaving, to discuss an augmented reality solution that enables …

Episode 182: Raising $15M

July 21st, 2020

28:51

For this episode of ZoneCast, I interviewed Simon Bourgeios, founder and CEO of Humi, to discuss how Humi raised $15M CAD through a Series A funding round. 

Episode 181: Raising $6M

July 18th, 2020

39:14

For this episode of ZoneCast, I interviewed Steve Liang, founder and CTO of SensorUp, to discuss how Sensorup raised $6M. 

Episode 180: AI for Law Firms

July 16th, 2020

27:26

For this episode of ZoneCast, I interviewed Sonduren Fanarredha, Product Marketing Lead at Kira Systems, to discuss how Kira Systems' machine …

Episode 179: Sales Lessons and Insights from a Former Microsoft Veteran

July 16th, 2020

36:39

For this episode of ZoneCast, I interviewed Shann Mcgrail, former Microsoft employee, to discuss B2B sales strategies and techniques.

Episodes 178: Digby Paints

July 15th, 2020

41:40

EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP SERIES For this episode of ZoneCast, I interviewed Jill Torrance and Emily Kinread to discuss how Digby Paints, an online …

Episode 177: Pivoting Your Business for the Pandemic

July 14th, 2020

37:06

For this episode of ZoneCast, I interviewed Eugene Suyu, founder of Tinkerine, to discuss how he pivoted to manufacture and sell personal protective equipment. 


Episode 176: Raising $2M

July 14th, 2020

39:34

For this episode of ZoneCast, I interviewed Aaron Vidas, founder and CEO of StrategyBox. Together, we discussed: 

  • StrategyBox, a marketing …

Episode 175: Sports Investor and Entrepreneur Mike Cotton

July 13th, 2020

47:10

For this episode of ZoneCast, I had the opportunity to interview Mike Cotton, CEO of Rumble Gaming.

Episode 174: B2B and Content Marketing

July 12th, 2020

29:55

For this episode of ZoneCast, I interviewed Alysha D'Souza, Director of Marketing at Finaeo, to discuss B2B and content marketing. 

Episode 173: The Pandemic's Impact on the Higher Education Sector

July 10th, 2020

24:42

For this episode of ZoneCast, I had the opportunity to interview Anna Strachan, Professor and Program Coordinator at Sheridan College, about how the …

Episode 172: Building a Thriving SaaS Business

July 10th, 2020

20:07

EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP SERIES

For this episode of ZoneCast, I interviewed Valentin Staykov, co-founder and CEO of Pastel

Episode 171: Sports and Esports Management

July 8th, 2020

35:27

For this episode of ZoneCast, I interviewed Gihan Fonseka, founder and CEO of Powered by Arc, to discuss the sports and esports management platform he designed for players, coaches and clubs.   

Episode 170: Pivoting Your Business for the Pandemic

July 7th, 2020

24:03

For this episode of ZoneCast, I had the opportunity to interview Maja Maher, CEO of Nova Institute. 

Nova Institute is a training company specializing in artificial intelligence and internet of things. In March 2020, …

Episode 169: Using Technology to Improve Learning Outcomes

July 6th, 2020

50:04

For this episode of ZoneCast, I interviewed Steve Joordens, Director of Advanced Learning Technologies Lab at University of Toronto, about how: 

Episode 168: Gemologist, Entrepreneur, CEO and Philanthropist Mohamad Fakih

July 5th, 2020

53:57

EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP SERIES 

For this episode of ZoneCast, I interviewed Mohamad Fakih, CEO of Paramount Fine Foods. Together, we discussed:

  • His …

Episode 167: CEO Brennan McEachran

June 30th, 2020

1:03:05

EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP SERIES

I had the opportunity to speak with Brennan McEachran, founder and CEO of SoapBox. It was nice to learn how SoapBox has progressed since its inception. In 2012, I saw McEachran pitch at a …

Episode 166: B2B and Digital Marketing

June 25th, 2020

1:03:09

For this episode of ZoneCast, I had the opportunity to interview Sheila Knight, Director of Digital Marketing and Operations at Kira Systems, to discuss B2B and digital marketing. 

Episode 165: Native Touch

June 24th, 2020

20:38

For this episode of ZoneCast, I had the opportunity to interview Saad Uddin, founder and CEO of Native Touch, to discuss mobile advertising. 

Episode 164: Iqra Khalid, Member of Parliament for Mississauga Erin Mills

June 24th, 2020

38:12

For this episode of ZoneCast, I had the opportunity to interview Iqra Khalid, Member of Parliament (MP) for Mississauga Erin Mills.

Episode 163: Creating a Try-Before-You-Buy Online Solution and Raising $2.8M

June 20th, 2020

41:03

For this episode of ZoneCast, I interviewed Donny Ouyang, founder and CEO of BlackCart.

Episode 101: Canadian Council of Muslim Women

June 18th, 2020

29:29

For this episode of ZoneCast, I had the opportunity to interview Sabrina Azraq, Project Coordinator at Canadian Council of Muslim Women, to discuss Islamophobia, racism and discrimination.   

Episode 100: The Milton-Resident Who Works With NASA

June 17th, 2020

32:25

For this episode of ZoneCast, I had the opportunity to interview Schanze Sial, the young Milton-resident who secured a NASA internship. 

Episode 99: From Syria to Canada - Tareq Hadhad's Journey from War to Peace

June 16th, 2020

48:00

For this episode of ZoneCast, I interviewed Tareq Hadhad, Chief Executive Officer of Peace by Choclate.


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Episode 99: AI for Digital Advertising and Influencer Campaigns

June 14th, 2020

44:45

For this episode of ZoneCast, I had the opportunity to interview Tristan Rahman, founder and CEO of Rizer Social, to discuss how Rizer Social's …

Episode 97: Product Positioning

June 14th, 2020

45:43

For this episode of ZoneCast, I had the opportunity to interview April Dunford, Author and Product Positioning Professional. Together, we discussed:

Episode 99: Huda Idrees

June 12th, 2020

35:16

For this episode of ZoneCast, I interviewed Huda Idrees, founder and CEO of Dot Health. Together, we discussed:

  • Dot Health, a mobile application …

Episode 98: Miriam Verberg, Mobile Gaming Entrepreneur

June 4th, 2020

40:07

For this episode of ZoneCast, I had the opportunity to interview Miriam Verberg, Founder and CEO of Bloom Digital, to discuss the mobile games she developed to help people improve their relationship skills.

Episode 97: Artificial Intelligence for Smart Buildings

June 4th, 2020

34:54

For this episode of ZoneCast, I had the opportunity to meet and interview Paul Ghezzi, CEO of Kontrol Energy, to discuss how Kontrol Energy is using …

Episode 96: Stephanie Harper

March 24th, 2020

26:45

For this episode of ZoneCast, I had the opportunity to meet and interview Stephanie Harper, Associate Director, Career Education at Brock University. 



Episode 95: Ethnic Advertising

March 8th, 2020

32:39

For this episode of ZoneCast, I had the opportunity to meet and interview Ishan Gosh, CEO of Barrett and Welsh, to discuss ethnic advertising. 

Episode 94: Upshot - Creating Authentic Customer Stories

February 7th, 2020

41:33

For this episode of ZoneCast, I had the opportunity to meet and interview Dan Kalmar, Managing Editor of Upshot. Upshot is a service offered by Influitive to help brands and businesses gather authentic word-of-mouth …

Episode 93: Daniel Kube, CEO of servicePath

January 31st, 2020

33:31

For this episode of ZoneCast, I had the opportunity to meet and interview Daniel Kube, CEO of servicePath. servicePath is a configure, price and quote (CPQ) platform that automates and expedites the price quoting …

Episode 92: Mental Health in the Workplace

January 16th, 2020

43:25

For this episode of ZoneCast, I interviewed Elizabeth Plouffe, founder of Spero Careers Canada, and Paulette Goddard, advisor at Spero Careers …

Episode 91: myBlueprint

December 24th, 2019

38:32

For this episode of ZoneCast, I had the opportunity to meet and interview Damian Matheson, Director of Partner Development at myBlueprint, to discuss how myBlueprint is digitizing and disrupting career counseling.

Episode 90: Artificial Intelligence for Insurance Industry

December 7th, 2019

41:17

For this episode of ZoneCast, I had the opportunity to meet and interview Ron Glozman, founder and CEO of Chisel AI, to discuss how his AI solution …

Episode 89: TechPlace

November 22nd, 2019

29:09

For this episode of ZoneCast, I had the opportunity to meet and interview Mark Steffler, Manager of Innovation and Partnerships at TechPlace. TechPlace is a Burlington-based incubator that supports new and emerging …

Episode 88: Enertics

November 6th, 2019

25:53

For this episode of ZoneCast, I had the opportunity to meet and interview Bobby Sagoo, co-founder of Enertics. Enertics is an IOT and machine …

Episode 87: Kidicted

November 5th, 2019

26:48

For this episode of ZoneCast, I had the opportunity to meet and interview Michelle Gorman, co-founder of Kidicted. Kidicted is a mobile app that encourages children to participate in offline activities. 

Episode 86: Leadership Coach and Serial Entrepreneur - Julie Ellis

November 4th, 2019

24:47

For this episode of ZoneCast, I had the opportunity to meet and interview Julie Ellis, leadership coach and consultant, to discuss her leadership and …

Episode 85: A Successful Franchise

October 8th, 2019

27:11

For this episode of ZoneCast, I had the opportunity to meet and interview Ryan O'Neil Knight, co-founder of Detailing Knights, to discuss how he …

Episode 84: Former Privacy Commissioner Ann Cavoukian

September 19th, 2019

36:35

For this episode of ZoneCast, I interviewed Ann Cavoukian, former Privacy Commissioner of Ontario, to discuss the privacy challenges we face. 

Episode 83: Nargis Naqvi

September 14th, 2019

29:05

For this episode of ZoneCast, I had the opportunity to meet and interview Nargis Naqwi, Founder and Mentor of MY Voice Canada. MY Voice Canada is is a quarterly magazine that shares the voice of muslim youth. 

Episode 82: Haltech

September 9th, 2019

29:32

For this episode of ZoneCast, I interviewed Shann McGrail, Executive Director of Haltech. Haltech is a Burlington-based accelerator that provides advisory, mentorship and office space to new and emerging businesses. We …

Episode 81: Needls

September 7th, 2019

31:03

For this episode of ZoneCast, I had the opportunity to meet and interview Michael Koral, COO of Needls. Needls is a social media agency that helps …

Episode 80: Education and Media Executive - Sandy McKean

September 7th, 2019

34:13

For this episode of ZoneCast, I had the opportunity to meet and interview Sandy McKean, education and media executive. Previously, he was the Dean of …

Episode 79: Crowdmark

September 3rd, 2019

40:19

For this episode of ZoneCast, I had the opportunity to meet and interview Michelle Caers, CEO of Crowdmark. Used by University of Toronto and University of Waterloo, Crowdmark is an online grading and analytics platform …

Episode 78: Milton Education Village Innovation Centre

September 2nd, 2019

14:53

For this episode of ZoneCast, I had the opportunity to meet and interview Kevin Samra to discuss Milton Education Village Innovation Centre.

Episode 77: Tech Toronto

August 26th, 2019

20:48

For this episode of ZoneCast, I interviewed Alex Norman, founder of Tech Toronto, to discuss Toronto's position as a startup city.

Episode 76: TwyneCares

August 21st, 2019

33:46

For this episode of ZoneCast, I interviewed Hussein Hashi, co-founder of TwyneCares, to discuss his online platform that helps organize food drives. 

Episode 75: Raising $500K

August 21st, 2019

34:08

For this episode of ZoneCast, I interviewed Charles Javelona, founder of Univjobs, to discuss how he raised $500K to fund his online platform that …

Innovation Factory

May 29th, 2019

16:37

For this episode of ZoneCast, I had the opportunity to meet and interview Jennifer Gauvreau, Manager of Marketing and Events at Innovation Factory. Innovation Factory is a non-profit regional innovation centre in …

Episode 73: EDGE

May 29th, 2019

23:53

For this episode of ZoneCast, I had the opportunity to meet and interview Diego Cortes, Partnerships Lead at EDGE. EDGE is an entrepreneurship centre …

Episode 72: Anna Strachan

April 22nd, 2019

24:10

For this episode of ZoneCast, I had the opportunity to meet and interview Anna Strachan, Coordinator, Precision Manufacturing Programs at School of …

Episode 71: GeneBlueprint

March 18th, 2019

25:45

For this episode of ZoneCast, I had the opportunity to meet and interview Paul Mercante, founder of GeneBlueprint.  

Episode 70: Mariner Endosurgery

March 18th, 2019

19:03

For this episode of ZoneCast, I had the opportunity to meet and interview Ashlin Kanawaty, Mechatronics Engineer at Mariner Endosurgery.  

Episode 69: NeuralSeg

March 11th, 2019

29:56

For this episode of ZoneCast, I interviewed Anthony Gatti, Founder of NeuralSeg, to discuss a revolutionary algorithm that stores and segments …

Episode 68: Abacus Agency

March 5th, 2019

37:26

For this episode of ZoneCast, I had the opportunity to meet and interview Jeff Goldenberg, founder of Abacus Agency, to discuss advertising. 

Episode 67: Raising $2.4M

March 5th, 2019

52:14

For this episode of ZoneCast, I had the opportunity to meet and interview Balaji Gopalan, founder and CEO of Medstack, to discuss his revolutionary …

Episode 66: Accelerating Nerve Regeneration

February 26th, 2019

46:42

For this episode of ZoneCast, I had the opportunity to meet and interview Mike Willand, Co-founder and Chief Technology Officer, and Sergio Aguirre, …

Episode 64: Cloud Computing and Artificial Intelligence for Retailers

February 1st, 2019

36:36

For this episode of ZoneCast, I had the opportunity to meet and interview Kerry Liu, founder of Rubikloud. Rubikloud provides artificial intelligence …

Episode 62: Maropost

January 26th, 2019

21:17

For this episode of ZoneCast, I had the opportunity to interview Ross Andrew, CEO of Maropost, a provider of sales cloud solutions. 

Episode 61: The Sisters Project

January 26th, 2019

19:40

For this episode of ZoneCast, I had the opportunity to interview Alia Youssef, founder of The Sisters Project. 

Episode 60: Mosaic

January 25th, 2019

30:20

For this episode of ZoneCast, I had the opportunity to meet and interview Dave Watson, Executive Design Director at Mosaic North America. 

Episode 59: Retail Professor Hong Yu

January 24th, 2019

25:55

For this episode of ZoneCast, I had the opportunity to meet and interview Hong Yu, Associate Professor, Retail Management at Ryerson University. 

Episode 58: Fervent Events

January 23rd, 2019

17:38

For this episode of ZoneCast, I had the opportunity to interview Calum McGuigan, Founder of Fervent Events, to discuss experiential marketing.  

Episode 57: Uber for Trucks

January 16th, 2019

25:31

For this episode of ZoneCast, I had the opportunity to meet and interview Chris Atkinson, Founder and CEO of FleetOps. 

Episode 56: Howard Levitt

December 31st, 2018

39:10

For this episode of ZoneCast, I had the opportunity to meet and interview Howard Levitt, Lawyer and Senior Partner at Levitt LLP. 

Episode 54: Steadiwear

December 22nd, 2018

15:25

For this episode of ZoneCast, I had the opportunity to interview Emile Maamary, Co-founder and Chief Marketing Officer of Steadiwear. 

Episdoe 53: The $18.6M Acquisition of MSM Transportation

December 22nd, 2018

18:04

For this episode of ZoneCast, I had the opportunity to interview Mike McCarron, President of Left Lane Associates, to discuss the sale of his previous business, MSM Transporation, to Wheels Group.

Episode 52: Tabnex

December 12th, 2018

22:09

For this episode of ZoneCast, I had the opportunity to meet and interview Abdurrahman Muni, founder of Tabnex.

Episode 51: Discussing Recruitment and Female Leadership with Kristin Condon

December 10th, 2018

28:55

Sales Talent Agency is a leading Canadian sales recruitment firm. For this episode of ZoneCast, I had the opportunity to meet and interview Kristin Condon, Vice President and Partner at Sales Talent Agency, to discuss …

Episode 50: SWTCH Electric Vehicle Charging Solutions

December 10th, 2018

16:22

For this episode of ZoneCast, I had the opportunity to meet and interview Carter Li, founder of SWTCH. SWTCH provides electric vehicle charging …

Episode 49: Discussing Retail Marketing with Toni Holley

December 10th, 2018

21:50

For this episode of ZoneCast, I had the opportunity to meet and interview Toni Holley, Director of Marketing at Square One Shopping Centre, to …

Episode 48: Jamie Scarborough

December 10th, 2018

26:25

For this episode of ZoneCast, I had the opportunity to meet and interview Jamie Scarborough, co-founder of Sales Talent Agency, to discuss recruitment and talent selection. Sales Talent Agency is a leading Canadian …

Episode 47: Genesis XD

December 9th, 2018

22:41

For this episode of ZoneCast, I had the opportunity to interview Philip Yan, founder of Genesis XD.

Episode 46: Author Joshua Kloke

December 9th, 2018

30:24

For this episode of ZoneCast, I had the opportunity to interview author Joshua Kloke to discuss his new book, Come on You Reds: The Story of Toronto FC.

Episode 45: Aviva Ventures

November 20th, 2018

12:31

For this episode of ZoneCast, I had the opportunity to meet and interview Ryan Spinner, Head of Innovation at Aviva, to discuss Aviva Ventures and Aviva's $170M investment fund.

Episode 44: Using Virtual Reality to Show Africa We Rarely See in the Media

November 19th, 2018

21:13

For this episode of ZoneCast, I had the opportunity to interview Ola Mirzoeva, Founder of KariyaKoo, to discuss how she uses the concept of virtual reality to showcase Dar Es Salam, Tanzania.

Episode 43: A $12M Exit

November 19th, 2018

30:27

For this episode of ZoneCast, I had the opportunity to meet and interview Barry Wood, Acquirer and Chief Executive Officer of Ontario Excavac, to discuss the sale of his previous business.

Episode 42: A Seamless $12M Exit

November 19th, 2018

19:53

For this episode of ZoneCast, I had the opportunity to meet and interview Julie Cole, Founder of Mabels Labels, to discuss the sale of her previous …

Episode 41: Ontario Centres of Excellence

November 16th, 2018

17:33

For this episode of ZoneCast, I had the opportunity to meet and interview Tom Corr, President of Ontario Centres of Excellence.

Episode 40: What is Blockchain?

November 13th, 2018

28:48

For this episode of ZoneCast, I had the opportunity to meet and interview Zac Skeith, Vice President of Strategy at ThreeLefts, to discuss blockchain …

Episode 39: Cyber-Threats

November 13th, 2018

42:37

For this episode of ZoneCast, I had the opportunity to meet and interview Mick B, founder of IAmI Authentications, to discuss cyber-threats.

Episode 38: Selling to Enterprise Customers

November 13th, 2018

29:19

For this episode of ZoneCast, I had the opportunity to meet and interview Imran Mouna, co-founder of InStage. InStage provides virtual reality services to help businesses improve their training and public speaking …

Episode 37: Vanity Metrics & Raising $1M

November 13th, 2018

50:53

For this episode of ZoneCast, I had the opportunity to meet and interview Harris Maxwell and Cory Rosenfield, co-founders of Qoints.

Episode 36: Quanser

November 11th, 2018

16:11

For the episode of ZoneCast, I had the opportunity to meet and interview Tom Lee, Chief Education Officer at Quanser.

Episode 35: Regional Municipality of York Region

November 11th, 2018

13:55

For this episode of ZoneCast, I had the opportunity to meet and interview Doug Lindeblom, Director of Economic Strategy, Regional Municipality of York Region.

Episode 34: Seneca's Upcoming Fintech Certificate Program

November 10th, 2018

15:57

For this episode of ZoneCast, I had the opportunity to meet and interview Ishaan Srivastava, Professor of Fintech at Seneca College, to discuss …

Episode 33: Ulula

November 5th, 2018

25:58

For this episode of ZoneCast, I had the opportunity to meet and interview Manu Kabahizi, Founder of Ulula. Ulula provides web and mobile solutions to …

Episode 32: Ted Rogers Sales Leadership Program

October 31st, 2018

12:44

For this episode of ZoneCast, I had the opportunity to meet and interview Frederic Dimanche, Director of Ted Rogers School of Hospitality and Tourism …

Episode 31: Marc Saltzman

October 31st, 2018

31:10

For this episode of ZoneCast, I had the opportunity to meet and interview Marc Saltzman, Freelance Technology Journalist and Broadcaster, to discuss …

Episode 30: Identifying Opportunities in Everyday Inconveniences

October 28th, 2018

48:03

For this episode of ZoneCast, I had the opportunity to meet and interview Sebastin Koper, co-founder and co-CEO of Elevety. Elevety provides an attachable device that adds music and communication capabilities to …

Episode 28: Building Public Relation and Social Media Campaigns

October 28th, 2018

14:03

For this episode of ZoneCast, I had the opportunity to meet and interview Vanessa Francone, Account Manager at North 6 Agency, to discuss public relation and social media campaigns.

Episode 27: Trina Boos - Recruitment Expert

October 28th, 2018

20:59

For this episode of ZoneCast, I had the opportunity to meet and interview Trina Boos, President of Boost Agents.

Episode 26: Ryerson Image Centre

October 23rd, 2018

24:35

For this episode of ZoneCast, I had the opportunity to meet and interview Paul Roth, Director of Ryerson Image Centre, to learn about the Ryerson …

Episode 24: Discussing Toronto's Startup Ecosystem with Valerie Fox

October 18th, 2018

37:09

For this episode of ZoneCast, I had the opportunity to meet and interview Valerie Fox, Founder of Pivtal Point, to discuss Toronto's startup ecosystem.

Episode 23: Food Marketing

October 18th, 2018

22:22

For this episode of ZoneCast, I interviewed Sami Kustantini, Senior Brand Development Manager at Tree of Life Canada, to discuss food marketing.

Episode 22: Michael O'Leary

October 2nd, 2018

26:09

For this episode of ZoneCast, I had the opportunity to meet and interview Michael O'Leary, Dean of Faculty of Applied Health and Community Studies at …

Episode 21: 20/20 OptimEyes

October 2nd, 2018

28:52

For this episode of ZoneCast, I had the opportunity to meet and interview Fran Lasowski, founder of 20/20 OptimEyes, to discuss her product that may may help cure Dry Eye Disease (DED) without causing any burning …

Episode 11: Hakeem Lauther, Member of Seneca HELIX

September 26th, 2018

7:20

For this episode of ZoneCast, I had the opportunity to meet and interview Hakeem Lauther, member of Seneca HELIX.

Episode 10: Jonathan Wheatle, Manager of Strategic Economic Initiatives at York Region

September 26th, 2018

13:41

For this episode of ZoneCast, I had the opportunity to meet and interview Jonathan Wheatle, Manager of Strategic Economic Initiatives at York Region.

Episode 9: Europitch 2018 Winner, Kisha Bolton

September 25th, 2018

16:07

For this episode of ZoneCast, I had the opportunity to meet and interview Kisha Bolton, winner of 2018 Europitch competition.

Episode 8: Markham Stouffville Hospital and Seneca HELIX

September 25th, 2018

23:07

For this episode of ZoneCast, I had the opportunity to meet and interview innovators from the Markham Stouffville Hospital and Seneca HELIX to discuss their healthcare innovations and experiences.

Episode 7: How Hospitals Drive Innovation

September 25th, 2018

8:26

For this episode of ZoneCast, I had the opportunity to meet and interview Adam Erwood, Manager of Innovation at Markham Stouffville Hospital, to discuss how Markham Stouffville Hospital supports the development and …

Episode 6: Seneca HELIX

September 25th, 2018

38:45

For this episode of ZoneCast, I had the opportunity to meet and interview Chris Dudley, Director of Entrepreneurship at Seneca College, to discuss …

Episode 5: Sampler

September 25th, 2018

30:11

For this episode of ZoneCast, I had the opportunity to meet and interview Brittany Ugolini, Director of Key Accounts at Sampler.

Episode 4: Grassroot Biotics

September 25th, 2018

19:15

For this episode of ZoneCast, I had the opportunity to meet and interview Brian Hanna, Founder of Grassroot Biotics.

Episode 2: IBM Innovation Space

September 17th, 2018

30:22

For this episode of ZoneCast, I had the opportunity to meet and interview Andrew Safranko, Entrepreneurship, Startup and Incubation Lead at IBM Canada, to discuss IBM Innovation Space.

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