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Ep. 34 – Nathaniel Harding Managing Partner, Cortado Ventures

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Ep. 34 - Nathaniel Harding Managing Partner, Cortado Ventures
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Nathaniel Harding talks about the growth and development of Oklahoma over the past years and how it’s lively startup ecosystem drives entrepreneurs and early-stage companies. He also shared his interesting entrepreneurial background and how he brings his experience from the Air Force into the companies that he built.

Nathaniel Harding talks about the growth and development of Oklahoma over the past years and how it’s lively startup ecosystem drives entrepreneurs and early-stage companies. He also shared his intere [...]

2021-07-30T12:05:41-04:00August 4th, 2021|

Ep. 33 – Laolu Williams Venture Capitalist (Philanthropist), Business Funder, Trader

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Ep. 33 - Laolu Williams Venture Capitalist (Philanthropist), Business Funder, Trader
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Laolu Williams shares how his startup Akwugu is helping fill the gap in the gaming and film verticals. He takes us on the process they take to help entrepreneurs get funded and how he uses his accounting and business background to complement the startups they work with. He is currently the founder and managing partner at Akwugu where he is in charge of deal sourcing and investor relations.

Laolu Williams shares how his startup Akwugu is helping fill the gap in the gaming and film verticals. He takes us on the process they take to help entrepreneurs get funded and how he uses his account [...]

2021-07-30T12:01:24-04:00August 3rd, 2021|

Ep. 32 – Neil Sahota IBM™ Master Inventor, Author, Business Advisor

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Ep. 32 - Neil Sahota IBM™ Master Inventor, Author, Business Advisor
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An interesting conversation with “Master” Neil Sahota where he shares his journey as IBM’s Master Inventor, as United Nation’s Subject Matter Expert, and as an Angel investor. With his extensive experience in the realm of Artificial Intelligence, gain awesome insights on AI powered solutions, AI for Good, data structures, and his unique personal startup stories. Neil Sahota is an IBM Master Inventor, United Nations (UN) artificial intelligence (AI) Advisor, author of the book Own the A.I. Revolution., and Professor at UC Irvine. He is a business solution advisor to several large companies and sought-after keynote speaker. Over his 20+ year career, Neil has worked with enterprises on the business strategy to create next generation products/solutions powered by emerging technology as well as helping organizations create the culture, community, and ecosystem needed to achieve success such as the U.N.’s AI for Good initiative. Neil also actively pursues social good and volunteers with nonprofits. He is currently helping the Zero Abuse Project prevent child sexual abuse as well as Planet Home to engage youth culture in sustainability initiatives.

An interesting conversation with “Master” Neil Sahota where he shares his journey as IBM’s Master Inventor, as United Nation’s Subject Matter Expert, and as an Angel investor. With his extensive exper [...]

2021-07-30T11:57:46-04:00August 2nd, 2021|

Ep. 31 – Colin Mullett, Co-founder of Loonie Ventures

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Ep. 31 - Colin Mullett, Co-founder of Loonie Ventures
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Colin Mullett sits down to tell his story on being a long time roofing trader and on his recent endeavor as an angel investor, Loonie Ventures. Colin also shared fascinating lessons including his personal perception on seeing the world through principles instead of rules, how adopting an entrepreneurial mindset even as an employee can take you far, how selling equates to growing, on mentorship, and how being available and answering your phone can make a huge difference in your business.

Colin Mullett sits down to tell his story on being a long time roofing trader and on his recent endeavor as an angel investor, Loonie Ventures. Colin also shared fascinating lessons including his pers [...]

2021-07-27T07:13:47-04:00July 30th, 2021|

Ep. 30 – James Sowers, Businessman and Philanthropist

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There are a lot of takeaways from this conversation with James Sowers. While timing plays a factor, startups have to be saving time, money, and figuring out that “painkiller” in order for their product to resonate with many people. Gain insights from the discussion on liquidity preferences, dual class structure, private vs. public company, crowd note, and how an investor can balance out his portfolio.

There are a lot of takeaways from this conversation with James Sowers. While timing plays a factor, startups have to be saving time, money, and figuring out that “painkiller” in order for their produc [...]

2021-07-27T07:11:02-04:00July 29th, 2021|

Ep. 29 – Brian Mac Mahon Head Honcho at Expert DOJO – Venture Capital

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Ep. 29 - Brian Mac Mahon Head Honcho at Expert DOJO - Venture Capital
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Brian Mac Mahon shares his fascinating journey in starting up Expert Dojo and how he has helped startups from investing, scaling, mentoring, growth hacking, and just getting himself in the trenches to help them succeed. Brian also shares the 4 phase process an entrepreneur undergoes, the one key thing that founders need to possess to succeed, the importance of measurement in defining success, the focus on fundamental growth, and the difference an innovative community can make to the whole startup ecosystem.

Brian Mac Mahon shares his fascinating journey in starting up Expert Dojo and how he has helped startups from investing, scaling, mentoring, growth hacking, and just getting himself in the trenches to [...]

2021-07-27T07:07:59-04:00July 28th, 2021|

Ep. 28 – Kae Huynh EnterpriseGuy™ – Angel Investor

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Jeffery and Kae Huynh, also known as the EnterpriseGuy, talked about the interesting world of finance. Gain insights on angel investment as the new asset class, the inner workings of the investment market, equity cap tables, web 3.0, and private market investing. Kae also shares the investment model he takes, his preferred verticals, and how he personally reach out to startups to build his personal ecosystem.

Jeffery and Kae Huynh, also known as the EnterpriseGuy, talked about the interesting world of finance. Gain insights on angel investment as the new asset class, the inner workings of the investment ma [...]

2021-07-20T07:52:58-04:00July 27th, 2021|

Ep. 27 – Jeff Wallace Keynote Speaker/Startup Advisor

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Jeff Wallace sat down with Jeffery Potvin to share his journey from his Wall Street career into becoming a passionate early stage investor. Discover the interesting concept behind the greyhound bus syndrome and the difference between an MVP (Minimum Viable Product) and MVT (Minimum Viable Traction). Understand the various risks an early stage entrepreneur needs to mitigate and learn how to draw in more strategic investors that would not only bring in the capital but the other support needed to back your business.

Jeff Wallace sat down with Jeffery Potvin to share his journey from his Wall Street career into becoming a passionate early stage investor. Discover the interesting concept behind the greyhound bus sy [...]

2021-07-20T07:47:43-04:00July 22nd, 2021|

Ep. 26 – Scott Garber Managing Partner @ Early Light Ventures

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Ep. 26 - Scott Garber Managing Partner @ Early Light Ventures
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Scott Garber got his entrepreneurial streak early on as a kid. From being a storm chaser, founding his first successful venture, and then becoming an investor – Scott shares fantastic insights on lean startups, the benefits of releasing MVPs, and establishing a continuous feedback loop as a way to build a great product. Scott also shares the process he takes as an investor, his investment terms, his preferred verticals, and the characteristics he looks for in a founder.

Scott Garber got his entrepreneurial streak early on as a kid. From being a storm chaser, founding his first successful venture, and then becoming an investor – Scott shares fantastic insights on lean [...]

2021-07-20T07:43:28-04:00July 20th, 2021|

Ep. 25 – Rob Douglas President Golden Triangle Angelnet

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Rob Douglas, the man behind GTAN (Golden Triangle Angelnet), sat down with Jeffery Potvin as they discussed his journey from an accountant to becoming one of the prime movers in Canada’s angel investment community. With Rob’s finance background, he emphasizes the importance of cashflow management for early stage entrepreneurs, the benefits of a fractional CFO, and the importance of reporting. As a person who has so much passion in helping startups, his advice to businesses is to persevere and that while as an entrepreneur you have to focus on your business, you must not forget that you have a life and to make sure that you get up every day doing what you want to do.

Rob Douglas, the man behind GTAN (Golden Triangle Angelnet), sat down with Jeffery Potvin as they discussed his journey from an accountant to becoming one of the prime movers in Canada’s angel investm [...]

2021-07-13T16:46:55-04:00July 15th, 2021|
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