About this podcast
Where educators, innovators, and entrepreneurs connect.
About this podcast
Where educators, innovators, and entrepreneurs connect.
Colorado Governor Polis: Entrepreneurship Ecosystem Build Starts with Education
Colorado Governor Jared Polis has always been interested in entrepreneurship. In fact his background as the founder of ProFlowers. com and co-founder of the Tech giant "Techstars," you could say he is THE governor with the most entrepreneurial background. So, how has Gov Polis created a robust startup ecosystem? The answers were forward thinking AND music to my ears: Education and Quality of Life.
IGP Ep3: Paris & Miller
In this episode, Abby and Megan interview Christian Paris (19 years old) and Gavin Miller (18 years old): two musical artists from Northwest Indiana. Christian and Gavin play together in an on-the-rise indie/rock band known as Synthetic Smiles. The two artists have also released some solo work listed under Gavin’s stage name: King Electric. Their solo music encompasses multiple genres, from psychedelic soul to 70s rock, with their most popular single, Green and Blue, recently reaching over 51K streams on SoundCloud! Synthetic Smiles on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/syntheticsmilesofficial/ Synthetic Smiles on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/38eblBSj13qcxCdp00NNLR?si=oLx5p5VqTe-PRLRa2aj4qg&dl_branch=1&nd=1 King Electric on SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/user-55111500
Innovation in the Middle of a Cornfield? YES! Pike County Indiana Innovation
Today I get the chance to talk to Mick Hetmen, Ray Niehaus, and Collin Sallee about innovation and entrepreneurship where you might not expect it. However, Mick and Ray have worked with local students to be innovators, but they also wanted a place for these students to continue to grow and stay in Pike County. Enter the Elmer Buchta Technology Center. In this episode we talk about why this center is so important to not only develop innovators, but also retain them! Collin weighs in on the high school to college to "real world" pipeline that Mick, Ray, and the county has provided them. For more information go to: https://www.facebook.com/piketechcenter
IGP Ep2: Michael Claycamp on Youth Entrepreneurship and Aquaponics
Michael Claycamp was a finalist in last year's Innovate WithIN competition, and has always had a passion for agriculture and entrepreneurship. However, the road hasn't been easy. Take a listen to the mindset and determination of a rural entrepreneur trying to navigate thru education and finding his future. You can follow Michael on LinkedIn at: https://www.linkedin.com/in/michael-claycamp-268593168/
Miami University: Entrepreneurship and Economic Placemaking
Today we welcome Dr. Tim Holcomb, who is Founding Chair of the Department of Entrepreneurship, Director of the John W. Altman Institute for Entrepreneurship, and a Farmer School Endres Associate Professor Fellow in the Farmer School of Business at Miami University. On the show we went into the history of the department, and their new class that focuses on economic placemaking and quality of life to attract and retain top talent. Dr. Holcomb previously held the Jim Moran Professorship in Entrepreneurship and served as Executive Director of The Jim Moran Institute for Global Entrepreneurship at Florida State University. While at Florida State, Holcomb helped raise $100M to establish the nation's largest interdisciplinary entrepreneurship school, the Jim Moran School of Entrepreneurship. He earned his Ph.D. in strategic management and entrepreneurship from the Mays Business School at Texas A&M University, and he earned his bachelor's degree in accounting and information systems and his MBA from the University of Louisiana at Monroe. He received the 25th Annual Golden Arrow Outstanding Alumnus Award from the University of Louisiana at Monroe in 2005. Winner of the 2020 NASDAQ Center of Entrepreneurial Excellence Award given annually to the top entrepreneurship program and institute in the world, Miami's Entrepreneurship program is internationally-recognized for outstanding academic research and immersive, practice-based learning programs in startup and venture capital, social entrepreneurship and impact investing, corporate innovation and technology commercialization, and creativity. In its annual ranking of the top entrepreneurship programs in the world, Entrepreneur Magazine and The Princeton ReviewÂ® has ranked Miami's program in the "Top 10 Undergraduate Public Schools for Entrepreneurship Studies" for 13 consecutive years, reaching the Top 5 among publics for the first time in 2020. Since 2015, annual student demand for entrepreneurship courses at Miami has grown by more than 700% in credit hours (to 15,890 credit hours) and almost 450% in the number of students that take at least one entrepreneurship course (to 3,219 students).
Innovators Growth Podcast Ep 1: Molly Cain
Today's guest is Molly Cain, whose long list of accomplishments includes: former director of innovation for Homeland Security, Founder of GovCity, the first 48-hour think tank for positively disruptive civic, corporate and academic emerging leaders, during SXSW. She is also a government and civic innovation strategist, executive communications consultant and advisor to public/private sector entities. She is an expert at identifying + designing new ventures for organizational change, launching new verticals, organizing never-before-done collaborations, relying on an uncanny skill to connect topics + people in seemingly unrelated, but perfectly complimentary, ways. After more than 10 years as an award-winning strategic business communicator specializing in information security, cyber security, resilience, disaster recovery, finance, policy and acquisitions, Molly found her love of technology and its intersection with cultural disruption by fortuitous mistake in 2013, leading her to abandon her corporate career to enter the startup ecosystem. She is a 3-time startup founder, angel investor and successfully led one of the nation’s top ten startup accelerators from 2014 to 2016 as Executive Director, overseeing a portfolio of more than 100 startups, tech scouting more than 1500 worldwide for potential recruitment into the top-ranked program. .
FLUX: Student Innovation, Community BUILDing
Today we have on Ryne Anthony and Garreth Heidt. Ryne is the Direction of Innovation at Flux and Gary is the designed of the inNOVAtion lab at Perkiomen High School. These two men have taken ecosystem building and school partnerships to a new level. In this episode we discuss the role of Flux and what it has meant to the town AND to teachers like Gary. Gary also goes into how his class has utilized not only the space Flux provides, but the relationships and mentors. Follow these men on LinkedIn: Ryne: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mrryneanthony/ Gary: https://www.linkedin.com/in/gary-heidt-6146656/ Learn more at: https://fluxspace.io/ Info From Flux: Helping #K12 and #HigherEd institutions in creating and implementing innovative learning environments and experiences. Events and programs that connect industry to education. Student Entrepreneurs, CS/STEM programs, after school coding clubs. Helping educators understand innovative trends and advancements in creating learning environments and experiences. From facilitating workshops focused on integrating STEM/Maker Ed programs to hosting eSports events, Flux is a creative venue for any event, program, network looking to transform the way individuals learn and work. Flux is always interested in forming strategic partnerships and helping organizations network.
Welcome to Innovator's Growth Podcast!
Today I have the HONOR of introducing Abby Haluska and Megan Jones to the show. Better yet, I introduce these two college students to the podcast line-up! Innovator's Growth Podcast (IGP) will be taking the Monday slot, while the "Innovate WithIN" will be taking the Wednesday slot; "Crucial Conversations" with Jamal and I will be on Friday. Abby is a student at Purdue and Megan is at Ball State. The purpose of IGP is to capture the mindset and journey's of young innovators and entrepreneurs! You can follow Abby and Megan on Instagram at: https://www.instagram.com/abbyhaluska/ https://www.instagram.com/meganjonesss22/ Be sure to subscribe and share their episodes!
The Future of Podcasting and NFT's (this will blow your mind)
Ian Utile has been working on NFTs "before it was cool." In fact, he was hosting events on NFTs and the future of voice back in 2016. So when I say Ian is a pioneer in NFTs, I sincerely mean that. But what is an NFT? There is a lot of hype surrounding this, so I talked with Ian about this, and had him explain it in a way my dad could understand. When also then went into Attn: Live. I believe this can change podcasting as we know it. You can literally host a podcast, have it streamed live AND create an NFT around it- with only a five second delay! The YouTube demo blew my mind: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EjDlJHoLsxo You can find out more about Attn Live at: https://www.attn.live/
Dr. Ahmed: Healthcare Innovation and Affordability
Dr. Shakeel Ahmed is the CEO and Founder of Atlas Surgical Group, and is on a mission to educate how ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs)are not only leading innovation and productivity in healthcare, but also how much money it is saving all of us. Dr. Ahmed is a Forbes Council contributor and a leading voice in ASCs and innovation. You can read more of his Forbes articles at: https://www.forbes.com/sites/forbesbusinesscouncil/people/shakeelahmed/?sh=19d3f3443834
Turbocharge Your Networking with Tallal Gondal
Tallal was just like you and wanted the same things. Tallal was just a Math Lecturer and wanted to surround himself with super successful people so he could learn from them, follow in their footsteps and achieve the same results as them. The only problem was Tallal had no idea about how to build those relationships with strangers in the first place. Since embarking on his journey, Tallal has interviewed Super Achievers, including Corey Poirier, Gene McNaughton Dorie Clark and Don Wettrick. Tallal has also been featured, multiple times, on The Mentee podcast (one of the top Business podcasts on iTunes) and featured in The Book of Public Speaking by Corey Poirier (International Bestselling Author and multiple times TEDx speaker) and also on Corey’s radio podcast Get Paid to Speak. In ‘Turbocharged Networking’, Tallal outlines the key lessons and insights that he learned on his journey. What makes ‘Turbocharged Networking’ different is the focus on getting started. Building relationships with strangers can be a daunting task, but Tallal breaks this down to simple steps and includes exclusive networking tips from the many Super Achievers he now calls friends. Preorder here: www.turbochargednetworking.com You can reach Tallal directly at: Email: TurboChargedNetworking@gmail.com LinkedIn: @tallal.gondal Facebook: @tallal.gondal In this book you will learn: The 7 ‘Golden Rules’ of Networking to make every interaction a successful one The 1 ‘Magic’ Question that instantly builds rapport and allows you to connect with literally anyone How to identify and find and the Super Achievers in your area/field/industry How to strategically connect with the Super Achievers and start the initial conversation by leveraging social media How to prepare and network successfully at formal, informal and virtual events Why building and leveraging a platform is so powerful for Networking The ‘Unorthodox’ approach that can be more successful than the standard networking strategies The Networking strategy with a nearly 100% success rate Practical advice for staying in touch and maintaining your network Insights from over 15 Top Networkers from Tallal’s own network
Adeola Whitney: REDI Leadership
Adeola Whitney is the CEO of a national early literacy nonprofit, "Reading Partners" which is a New York Times-endorsed organization that mobilizes volunteer tutors across the country to work one-on-one with awe-inspiring students because they believe in educational equity and that early literacy is the key to success in school and beyond. Last year on the heels of the pandemic, the nonprofit created Reading Partners Connects, a digital program to help support students in under-resourced schools reading below grade level. The innovative online program has allowed Reading Partners to continue to partner with schools and provide volunteer-led one-on-one literacy instruction to students in situations where school campuses are closed to volunteers or where students are in blended learning environments.
Rob Angel: Game Changer and Creativity Builder
Rob Angel is the creator of the iconic bestselling board game, Pictionary, which has sold 38,000,000 copies worldwide. He's a philanthropist, investor, and sought-after speaker who encourages aspiring entrepreneurs to "find their aardvark." Rob lives in Seattle, Washington. You can find his book on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Rob-Angel/e/B001KDSXL4/ref=dp_byline_cont_pop_book_1 For more information, go to https://robangel.com/