Hooked On Startups

Hooked On Startups

Every week Crowdventure's founder Matthew Sullivan will be talking to some of the most talented, inspiring and successful entrepreneurs who share their real life stories, how they overcame challenges and failures, and how they become the success that they are today. If you are an entrepreneur or a wantrepreneur, tune in for some of the best tips, tricks and tactics and some frank, unscripted discussions.

Episodes

January 22, 2018

Ken is a member of Gensler’s Board of Directors and the Gensler Management Committee and the Co-Managing Principal of Gensler's Southeast Region. Gensler is the largest global architecture, design and planning firm with more than 5,000 professionals networked across Asia, Europe, Australia, the Middle East and the Americas.

 

Ken Baker is considered a global expert on workplace design and planning, having designed more than 10 ...

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The man who created Bluefish, the internationally famous company that makes once in a lifetime events happen for the rich and famous reveals his trade secrets for making things happen.

 

Steve Sims’s day job is to make the impossible possible. With his help and expertise, his clients’ fantasies and wildest dreams come true. Getting married by the Pope in the Vatican, being serenaded by Elton John, and connecting with powerful busin...

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In this episode I speak to Joshua Long - an entrepreneur, strategy and sales guru and a consultant who focuses on helping businesses break through their current revenue plateaus and unlock rapid growth.

 

He launched BottleneckBreakthrough.com to focus on unlocking sustainable growth for businesses, and has just launched the‘Bottleneck Breakthrough’ book to help entrepreneurs and business owners implement his Bottleneck Breakthroug...

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In this episode I chat with Hillary Gadsby - an event and marketing dynamo and co-founder of The Boss Box. Hillary is also a best selling author and founder of StilettoGal.com, a multi-media company for women in business.

 

Check out how Hillary created the buzz for the Boss Box, overcoming the difficulties female entrepreneurs face when starting their businesses and how she found the drive to pursue her businesses and brand to cre...

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Before Dave Goodman was the bearded, apron-wearing Coco-Jack inventor and entrepreneur who received a $125,000 deal from Mark Cuban on Shark Tank, he was a rock-and-roll drummer living in New York City.

 

Following years of training at Juilliard and the Curtis Institute of Music, Dave began his career as a classical pianist, conductor, and composer, going on to start his own orchestra. “Once you start working for yourself, it’s har...

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In this episode I chat with Nicholas Amato, Founder and CEO of 803Mine. We have a really in-depth discussion on:

What Bitcoin and cryptocurrency mining is

Why Bitcoin is valued the way it is

We put some numbers to the exponentially increasing scale of computing power needed in this industry

We discuss how mining is monetized and the scope of the industry’s growth 

1:18 - Introducing Nicholas and his company, the 803 Mine Project.

2...

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In this episode I interview Josh Kilmer-Purcell and Dr. Brent Ridge, co-founders of Beekman 1802 – a TV Show, Mercantile, bestselling cookbook and memoir, website and tourism destination all inspired by the Beekman 1802 Farm in Sharon Springs, NY.

In 2012, the duo competed and won the grand prize in CBS’s The Amazing Race. Over 10M viewers watched for 12 weeks as Josh and Brent beat 20 other competitors in a 45,000 mile race around...

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If it walks like a duck and quacks like a duck, then according to the SEC it’s a duck. Or, more likely, your so-called utility token is more likely a security.

 

If you don’t know the difference between a security token and a utility token, you should listen to this episode.

 

Even if you think you do, you should listen anyway.

 

In this episode I interview Marc Boiron – ICO and blockchain attorney at Rutan and Tucker in Orange Cou...

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Do you know why Quizzes are the next big thing in Marketing?

  • Yes
  • No
  • Don’t know
  • In this episode I chat with Josh Haynam, co-Founder of Interact, a company that makes it easy for businesses to generate leads and drive sales using quizzes. 

    Ever wondered what the real secret to online marketing is?

    If you answered yes, no or ‘don’t know’ to any of the above, check out this episode and find out how quizzes can be incredibly effective for...

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    What makes music so powerful in arousing feelings and emotions?

    Why is music so embedded in our memories?

    In this episode of Hooked On Startups I’m delighted to be joined by John Vitale - Music Chief and Co-Founder at Focus at Will – a neuroscience based music service that helps increase your focus by reducing distractions, energizing you and helping you hit those critical deadlines.

     

    John has 25 years experience in music, sound, ...

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    In this interview I chat with Jim Cirillo – career technologist and recent podcast host.

     

    Find out how Jim found the courage required to leave a steady, well-paying job and what it takes to navigate the digital world when you’re not a digital native.

     

     

    1:12 - Introducing Jim, what he’s working on, and how he and Matthew met at Podcast Movement.

     

    3:11 - Background details on Jim and whether he ever thought he would have his own ...

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    Featured in Forbes, Harper Collins, Gen Z@Work, and Lean Startup, Jeff Boodie is an experienced entrepreneur, consultant, speaker, and Gen Z blogger. 

    Realizing you can’t write personality into an algorithm, Jeff founded JobSnap – what the lovechild of Tinder and Snapchat would look like - and the hiring voice of Generation Z.

    In this episode Jeff and I discuss the problems for both Gen Z and employers and how JobSnap bridges ...

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    To move on from where you’ve been before, you need to change who you were before..

    “If you want to step up and move beyond where you’ve been before, that means you’ve got to be someone you’ve never been before’.

    Whenever you step outside of your comfort zone, you’re going to meet your ego. You’re going to meet your fears. You’re going to meet you feelings of inadequacy. You’re going to meet your limitations – which are all self-imp...

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    “We’re not anti-brand, we’re not not a brand, we’re just reimagining what it means to be a brand”

    Following her dream to make it possible for everyone to have access to better stuff for fewer dollars, in July this year Tina Sharkey launched Brandless.

    Brandless wants people to live more and brand less, to tell their own stories, and to drop the false narratives sold by Madison Avenue.

    “We want to aspire to help people live the live...

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    Payment systems platforms are continuously changing how individuals and companies are sending money, making payments, and processing in between. And it’s a huge market - well over $1 trillion globally.

    Digitzs is a painless, quick and profitable way to build payments into a platform, app or marketplace.

    A 20-year proven entrepreneur in the payments space, Laura has compiled an all-star team including PayPal's first CFO David Ja...

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    In this episode I meet Bernie Swain - co-founder and Chairman of Washington Speakers Bureau and today's foremost authority on the lecture industry.

    Over the past 35 years, he has represented former US Presidents, American and world leaders, journalists, authors, business visionaries, and sports legends

    In this fascinating conversation with Bernie we talk about his experiences working shoulder to shoulder with the world’s leader...

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    In this episode I talk to Jason Best, one of a handful of people who co-authored the JOBS Act and helped legalize equity and debt based crowdfunding in the USA.

    Jason has spoken at The White House, South by Southwest, TEDx, the World Bank’s Global Forum on Innovation and Technology Entrepreneurship and the Angel Capital Association.

    We discuss how the biggest change to securities laws in over 78 years is already creating billions o...

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    Stuck at early stages of growth and struggling to build sales ?

    In this episode I talk to Alison Arnoff - founder of Unfair Advantage Consulting where she helps tech companies find their unique, unfair advantage to scale their business. 

    Find out about the typical problems tech startups face and how to solve them.

    Get the inside track on what makes a company investible to VCs.

    1:20 - Introducing Alison and some background on what s...

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    What if the users that make Snapchat worth anything at all had been given ownership in it from the beginning?

     

    In this episode I talk to Frank E. Banks, co-founder of ZEN for iOS, a video sharing and communications app for the video editor community and ZENCoin – the cryptocurrency that is the front door to a powerful business model innovation.

     

    There are literally millions of mobile app developers worldwide. And who knows how ma...

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    In the US, 95% of startups fail.

     

    Is the American dream just for rich boys?

     

    In this episode I chat with Brian Mac Mahon - founder of Expert DOJO, the largest startup high performance center for entrepreneurs in Southern California.

     

    With access to thousands of experts and mentors Brian and his team help entrepreneurs find out whatever they need to know to pursue their small business dream.

     

    Find out what raising capital for st...

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