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Jan 31, 2017

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Today we're talking with Robinhood Ventures Executive Director Ellen Weber
She is also Executive Director: Temple University's Fox School of Business Innovation and Entrepreneurship Institute

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what are we going to actually talk about today - well we're going to talk:
To our Ellen Weber about:

- how she helps startups startup and the resources her organization provides
- steps she had taken to Build great companies
- what drives her passion to innovate and what are we going to see coming out of this tri state Philadelphia area over the next several years

Ellen How are you this evening - it's great to have you on the show

We have tons to un pack here and I want to cover it all so let's jump right in

Ellen - What's the one thing that contributes most to your success?
You are really active in the Philadelphia startup community:

and you are involved in so many organizations :

What are the reoccurring themes that you experience as an
entrepreneur that you can summarize for the benefit of aspiring entrepreneurs, current startups looking for help and those looking for resources to either startup, grow or take their business to the next level or someone who just wants to get experience as an intern or find a job.

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What is the one best piece of business advice you ever received.
so people can get to know you better

fill in the gaps a tell us more about your personal story -

Tell us a little bit about how this background and ties in to how you are helping people today?


4. What do you think are the most common mistakes other startups or entrepreneurs or students interested in business make that delay or prevent their success?

5. Can you give us some of the essential understandings entrepreneurs/students need to have the proper mindset to deal with the daily challenges they face?

Q: Your Best business practices

Q: So what things do you delegate to others because your not so good at it


I know
(, as a leading angel group in the Philadelphia region helping startups scale and grow -
Since 1999,

Tell us about the process companies go through from initial startup through excite -

Robin Hood Ventures has invested in over 60 early-stage, high-growth startups, en route to building great companies. Our investments generally range from $250,000 to $1 million, and we syndicate with venture capitalists, institutions, and other angels in our network. We are passionate about using our expertise to build great companies. Our members boast a wealth of experience in a range of industries from IT to financial services to healthcare, and they are able to leverage their knowledge and networks to add real value to our companies.

These are some other organizations that you help - Philly Startup Leaders, Philly Tech Meetup, and the Alliance of Women Entrepreneurs.
Talk to us about the resources you provide them and what it takes to become a success


So how did you get started in business??
Co-founder several companies
also COO and VisionMine (, which provides a specialized Open Innovation portal to large corporations. VisionMine is a subscription service that allows corporate clients collaborative access to early start-up innovations, new technologies, and entrepreneurs that solve business problems.

You have over 25 years of experience creating strong teams and building strong leaders for emerging companies as well as Fortune 500 clients. Can you talk to us about specific names and what you did
Also Managing Director Antiphony Partners, LLC, a strategic consulting firm that specializes in helping companies create sustainable value through innovation.

I was involved in the growth of Investor Force, a provider of technology-based solutions for institutional investment professionals, where I created the company's initial human resources department, facilitated strategic planning, and managed the organizational aspects of the company's mergers and acquisitions.
Shared Medical Systems (12 yrs) where I was responsible for initiatives encompassing organizational development, customer support and corporate communications.
senior consultant for Andersen Consulting.

Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship
Audible an amazon company sponsors our
fast pitch. I also started my own book club with all my recommendations and the recommendations of our guests at
Quote : John Quincy Adams: "If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader"
Resource under $100

Fun fact:

Temple’s Be Your Own Boss Bowl business plan competition is well on its way this year, and we have a record number of teams that have applied for mentors.
graduated Wharton School with a B.S. in economics.
So What are the key challenges you face

Snappa sponsors our wrap-up Round I was so impressed with this company and what they can do to help you with all your graphic design needs check out I interviewed the Founder of Snappa Christopher Gimmer and that interview is at

We all go through adversity what actions did you take to overcome it

Mentors - expectations - participate in weekly calls or in-person meetings - support and guide the teams.

Mid-Atlantic Diamond Ventures Forum is February 1st. (MADV) assists early-stage technology and innovation-based companies acquire funding and build sustainable businesses. MADV prepares the companies for investment, helps ensure their investment materials are as defensible and compelling as they can be, and provides networking connections plus coaching around critical aspects of entrepreneurship and building a business.

What are your three main takeaways
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Ellen - How we can keep in contact with you any special links and resources you can provide for the audience so I can place s link in the show notes

Jan 20, 2017

Bay McLaughlin has supported technology startups for the last decade. Over half of this time was spent at Apple as a founding team member of their global SMB channel and as the founder of their first Entrepreneurship Evangelism channel. To support startups at Apple, Bay partnered with the world’s best founders, venture capitalists, incubators and accelerators to identify and solve their most pressing strategic issues. The other half of his career has been spent inside of or founding startups, two of which failed, one of which exited successfully. Currently, Bay has equity positions in 19 companies across seven countries, ranging from B2B SaaS platforms to the number one website in surfing technologies to some of the hottest new IoT products.

As COO & Co-Founder of Brinc, Bay brings his operations abilities and startup insight to support all of Brinc’s teams and connects the dots from Asia to Silicon Valley. Bay’s excitement comes from supporting startup’s from all around the world who have never been to China or understood how easy it really is. He took the big step of packing his bags and moving out to HK & Mainland China and believes everyone should do the same who really wants to drive the future of the hardware space.

Jan 12, 2017

Aaron is an accomplished fintech entrepreneur with a proven record.  He is the founder and CEO of Vestwell.  Prior to founding Vestwell, he created FolioDynamix. FolioDynamix was sold for $199 million to Actua who at that time in 2014 had a market value of $600 million ( ACTA).

We covered many important topics: Entrepreneurship, Product Marketing, Software Technology, Marketing, Brand Management, Operational Efficiencies, Strategic Consulting, Financial Services, International Management, Strategy, Financial Services, Start-ups, Business Strategy, Portfolio Management, Management, Business Analysis, Strategic Planning, Investments, Mergers & Acquisitions,

Jan 6, 2017

Entrepreneurial Leadership

PQ Corporation, Stan Silverman


On today's show 033 


What will we discuss on today's show: - Startup sponsored by Hostgator

Stan Silverman is the former president and chief executive officer of PQ Corporation, a family owned global company operating in North America, South America, Europe and Asia Pacific in two core businesses – chemicals and engineered glass materials. Stan rose through the ranks at PQ over nearly 35 years

He is vice chairman of the board of trustees of Drexel University, and a member of the Drexel Close School of Entrepreneurship Advisory Board. Stan writes a weekly guest column on Effective Leadership for Philadelphia Business Journal.

He is the former chairman of the board of the Drexel University College of Medicine and former chairman of the Soap and Detergent Association. He has served as a guest lecturer on Executive Leadership at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and at the LeBow College of Business of Drexel University, where he holds the position of executive in residence.

He is a director on the boards of Drummond Scientific where he serves as lead director, Femco Holdings, LLC, Exocor, Inc. and Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Southeastern Pennsylvania. He formerly served on the boards of General Chemical Corporation, A. Schulman, Inc., innRoad, Inc., C&D Technologies, Inc., Met-Pro Corporation, and PQ Corporation.

Other key points for discussion: Entrepreneurship, leadership, preferred provider, on leadership the good and poor (Wells Fargo an example of poor leadership).  Building a leadership culture where you have high trust and true teamwork

Our last show 032 was with Jeff Nowak of Boost Linguistics for a recap from last year lessons learned from our terrific guests and plans this year for the show as we continue to grow. Go to

Leaving a legacy: member of The Close School of Entrepreneurship’s Advisory Board - Silverman Donates $2 Million for Close School Dean Professorship -

Annual Drexel startup day - passion - impressed by their stories of journey as entrepreneurs

Change agent: - change is the only constant in life, and you had to be comfortable with change to be successful
Lessons learned in today's show:

Be different, learn to take risks.  Have the passion for what you decide to do whether work, career or in business.  Build competitive advantage: become preferred provider in your market -

Fast round - fast pitch - Sponsored by Audible

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