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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 listenupshow.com

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

Best business advice
Bad business advice
Quote mantra
Book
App

 

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3 main lessons takeaways

How can people stay in touch

 

Oct 20, 2016

Web Application Developer

Joshua Davidson, Chop Dawg

 

So what will we learn today

 

People use and need Apps to balance their business, family and life Joshua is a Web App Developer, & Founder of Chop Dawg

 

How does Joshua help Startups, entrepreneurs, business owners?

 

Joshua founded Chop Dawg in 2009 when he was just 16.

 

Super Monkey Ball was one of the most popular apps back in 2009 when Chop Dawg started out as a web design firm by 23 the company now provides entrepreneurs who have mostly non-technical backgrounds who need someone with the technicals needed to develop web applications.

 

They have over 180 startups clients and if I interviewed these clients they would tell me that Joshua is the go-to source for turning their web app ideas into actual products.

 

How does he do this through a variety of services, like web development, mobile development, user interface design, branding.

 

Some of our trusted friends in our Listenup audience are non-technical entrepreneurs but they have great ideas that may need crowdsourcing or outsourcing or need to hire a company like Chop Dawg and founders such as yourself

 

Our listeners want help turning their validated ideas into a reality

 

Let’s jump right into your personal story so people can get to know Joshua better

 

Tell us a little bit about your background and how it ties in to how you are helping people today.

He says, in the beginning, you could either label him either the most technical, non-technical person or flipping it around the most non-technical, technical person. His talent was building things that other people care about.

He recommends thinking about issues or problems you are dealing with to think about ideas for a business.

Tell us how you got started in business and what should be done in the first 30 days of business

Our last guest John Richards spoke to us about the importance of failing faster and pivoting early – looking back on your own startup what would you have done the first 30 days to startup better

On sales: Sell to those who want to be sold to. Sell on why my team is the best, educate them

Chop Dawg’s goal is to help entrepreneurs build their product that solves real-life problems, and then help them scale it.

 

What are the reoccurring themes that you experience as an entrepreneur that you can summarize for the benefit of other aspiring, startups looking for help and resources to either startup, and grow a business or get experience as an intern or find a job.

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?

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?

How successful are you? Joshua discusses his revenue, costs, and number of clients. He is even focusing on virtual reality and wearables.

 

How did you get featured on MSNBC, NBC, Fox, Technically, AOL, Mashable, EliteDaily, Huffington Post, CBS, the Examiner, and the list continues to grow! (And now, Listenup Show!)

 

You see many startups on the rise in incubators for example, Y Combinator, so when did the light bulb finally go off where you connected all the dots and saw this serious market opportunity to go beyond just doing web design and development for clients.

 

Was it like clients were just reaching out to you and your team? How did you get the media to cover the company ?

 

Q: How do you take those idea or concepts and build them for the client – what’s your process? crowd funding through kickstarter or indigo is a quick economical way to validate physical goods and products but how about apps / digital assets

 

Entrepreneurial education is important yet you decided to drop out of school – after only a short period of time –

 

Discuss the story of the drummer of Metallica to motivate, inspire.

Josh talks to us about education resources available to the startups entrepreneurs.

 

What type of revenue were you earning at that time?.

 

Lightening round is sponsored by

 

1) Best business advice you would put up on a bill board

2) Next the “audible inspirational book” what one book would you recommend as it relates to business family or life – Joshua names several throughout the podcast: Ben Franklin.

3) App that you use to help you in business, family or life

4) A quote or mantra that you use to inspire and motivate

5) Less than $100 purchase that has impacted your life the most – Joshua recently got a nine week old bull dog.

6) Fun fact about Joshua: Seven time plane jumper and upcoming tattoo to not only motivate but to always stay practical with a purpose.

– – – How did you use social media to build the company ?

—–I hear you have over 699,000 Twitter followers and you following some 200,000 people – thats over the top

 

—deliver personal responses to each and every one of his loyal “Dawgs.”

7) Worse advice being given to young entrepreneurs today?

8) When you think of the word successful what first name comes to your mind?

9) What one thing Contributes most to your success?

10) What one main process or system in business family or life do you use that has helped you the most?

11) Looking back on all you have done in business family and life are you happy have their been any regrets?

 

How can you get in contact with Joshua –

 

Email: joshua@chopdawg.com

 

Twitter: @dasjoshua

 

Facebook: @dasjoshua

 

Linkedin: Joshua Davidson

Chop Dawg Website: http://chopdawg.com
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Before we say it’s your business it’s your family it’s your life now go out and live it

 

Lets ListenUp to Joshua as he summarizes his three main points – takeaways that he wants to inspire and motivate us with – Joshua

 

#1) Persistent

2) Consistent

3) Fortitude

Oct 8, 2016

Entrepreneur, educator, advisor, investor John Richards, Startup Ignition   John Richards  is an entrepreneur, educator, advisor, investor, John Richards, startup ignition. He has also been described as a mentor, angel investor, tenacious, helps others succeed and a connector of people. In his home state of Utah he is known as the godfather of Utah's startup scene. Currently he Read More ...

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Aug 17, 2016

Technology Software Application Entrepreneur

Jeremiah Joseph De Leon, Founder, Align App

What we will discuss on today’s show:

Technology software application entrepreneur Jeremiah Joseph De Leon is CEO and Co-Founder of Align App.

He says,  “It’s not about what you can do; it’s about who you know.” but “its who knows you.”

Growing up in foster care and how he calls his mobile app the tinder for entrepreneurs.

·    The ability to generate great ideas, making connections to move forward but the importance of executing.
·    Creating a product to give to anyone.

The release of their Mobile App this July, 2016 that uses geolocation to match with the exact people you need to make your startup dreams a reality.
·    Their goal accelerate innovation globally by connecting entrepreneurs.
·    How is the App Easy, Fast and Rewarding

 

·    what it means to find your why.
·    We explore Jeremiah’s personal story, the mission of the Align company, lessons he has learned that we all can learn from.

Discuss Success, issues he faces a long with their challenges and how to deal with them – We explore several entertaining points during our lightening round and staying in touch.

 
Now onto the show

 

 

Jeremiah Joseph De Leon – Jeremiah is the CEO and Co-Founder of Align
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1) What one thing Contributes most to your success
2. Personal Story – Tell us a little bit about your background and how it ties in to how you are helping people today.
how does why give purpose and meaning, how why inspires.

how he Inspires people to never give up, no matter

how everyone should make their dreams a reality.

discuss his philosophy of the greatest hope was within myself

he was the only one with the key to my future the whole time.
Life taught him to pivot, adapt to new ideas and perspectives.

he utilized people and resources to attain outcomes that were thought impossible for him

Life has taught him the art of networking. Life has made him who he is today an entrepreneur.
3. Tell us about the mission and vision for Align

 

4. What are the reoccurring themes that you experience as an aspiring entrepreneur that you can summarize for the benefit of other aspiring, startups looking for help and resourcesto either startup, and grow a business or get experience as an intern or find a job.
5. 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?
6. 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?
7. Where does the drive come from to be successful and to make a difference in this world.
8. Tell us about your ACHIEVEMENTS
9. Resources for other aspiring entrepreneurs to start their own business – from UD or other things you have used
10. When did you discover you were a business leaders/that you wanted to help other members and be resourceful
11. tells us about a challenging moment as a business leader / (owner or entrepreneur)
12. failure that has influenced and shaped you to who you are today
Your biggest failure?

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1) Best business advice that your organization has received at one of your events / If you had a bill board and could put anything on it what would it be –
2) Next the “audible inspirational book” which is sponsored by mitchellchadrow.com/audible – name a book that has helped you in either business family or life

3) What flaws have turned out to be strengths

 

4) App that you use to help you in business, family or life

 

5) A quote or mantra that you use to inspire and motivate

 

6) Less than $100 purchase that has impacted your life the most –

 

7) Fun fact:

 

8) Worse advice being given to young entrepreneurs today –

 

10) When you think of the word successful what first name comes to your mind
11) What kind of systems do you have in your life
12) Two years from now what are you doing?

 
How can people get in contact with you:

email: jgarcia8596@students.mc3.edu

 

website: http://ichallengethestatusquo.com

 

 

great ideas, however, I didn’t have the connections to move forward. After watching my ideas come to life through others, I promised myself that I will attend college to create a product to give anyone, anywhere all the connections they need at their fingertips.”

 

inception of align, released this July, 2016, mobile app will use geolocation to match with the exact people you need to make your startup dreams a reality. The goal of align is to accelerate innovation globally by connecting entrepreneurs.

 

 

Skills & Expertise

 

Public Speaking Fundraising Nonprofits Research

Event Planning Team Leadership Customer Service Higher Education
Athletics

Soccer
Education
Drexel University

Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies, 2015 – 2018

Montgomery County Community College

Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies, 2012 – 2014
Activities and Societies: President of Student Government /Sports : (Capt.) Montco’s Soccer team National involvement : President of the American Student Association of Community Colleges (ASACC)

What we learned today
Now Lets Listen Up to Jeremiah as he summarizes the three main points that

 

No.1

No. 2

No. 3

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Jul 4, 2016

The mobile phone has been transformed into a genius plus scanner with a great application from the Grizzly Labs.

Bruno is an entrepreneur and programmer who loves building simple, easy-to-use products. He received his engineering degree from Supélec and a Master in Computer Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. After graduating, he joined Amazon.com in Seattle where he worked on large-scale projects. He then moved to the Silicon Valley as a lead engineer for 1000memories which was later acquired by Ancestry.com. He is now working full-time on The Grizzly Labs focusing mainly on iOS (@bvirlet, email).

 
Numerous applications for use as a document scanner. The principle is simple: you take a photo of the document, the application then allows to crop, retreat the image and allows to export or send it in various formats including PDF.
People use these applications for expense reports or urgent shipments are generally chargeable. But it was important for me to interview Bruno Virlet the Founder behind the Genius series of applications.
Genius Scan: A scanner in your pocket. More than 20 million people have decided to trust Genius Scan for iOS to digitize close to a billion documents. It’s fast, simple in terms of ergonomics, it offers rotation, export in image or in PDF and effective in image processing.
Genius Sign: How often have you had to print, sign, date, scan and send back a document? Instead, just open the document to sign with Genius Sign and send it back a few seconds later with a signature.
Genius Fax: Nobody has a fax machine anymore. It’s expensive and you have to maintain a line. Yet there is always an emergency when you have to fax a document. Meet Genius Fax, friendly and easy to use.

Genius Scan is very simple to use. You simply take a photo, and and the app places an orange grid where it thinks the important bits are. You can then drag the boundaries around to crop off unwanted areas or to include areas where Genius Scan didn’t guess right.

From there you can rotate the image, if necessary, then render the scan as color, greyscale or black-and-white. I find that black-and-white works best for the type of documents I scan. This also sharpens up the text and makes it more legible. Overall, the app’s scan quality is very good, but a tradeoff I discovered is that the size of the files it produces are from 50 percent to 100 percent larger than similar scanner apps.

When your adjustments are complete, you can save your document either as a standalone image or—if you’re working with a multiple page document—to an existing document in order to stitch the images together.

If you want, you can upload your documents to a variety of cloud services, including Google Drive, and Expensify. Additionally, you can enable Wi-Fi sharing to copy documents directly from your device to a computer or, of course, you can print or email your scanned documents.

If you’d like to try the app before plopping down your $3, then you can download the free, Genius Scan app. Scanning functions are identical to Genius Scan+, but the free version includes ads and limits your output options.

We have been promised a so-called paperless office and home for many years, but it has never quite happened. Printers, photocopiers, scanners and even fax machines still play a role in many of our working lives, although they feel more 20th century by the day.

But with the right mobile apps, you should be able to eliminate some of that paper and use some of those devices less. Document scanner apps can capture an accurate image of a paper document, save it securely as a PDF, email it and in some cases even recognize the printed text.

The app automatically detects the edge of the paper, then rotates and straightens the image. Adjusting the image quality to make the text easier to read is easily done by changing brightness and contrast with simple sliders. When you are ready to save your document image, you can keep a color version, a grayscale version or a pure black-and-white version. Clicking the Done button creates an archived image file. You can share the image file by email, print it out, store it in cloud storage like Dropbox or Google Drive or send it to another app like a word processor.

Genius Scan, free on iOS, is very similar. Its interface looks different but it has the same straightforward and businesslike feel that Scanner Pro has. This app has a few extras, like the ability to tag documents with keywords to make it easier to search by type of document, like scanned receipts. It also has Wi-Fi sharing of scanned files, which makes it easy to transfer scans to a PC connected to the same wireless network.

Bruno and his business partner were roommates at the University of Illinois, and they wanted to do a project together, both were into compilers and optimizations and his roommate was also into image processing and so together they said let’s make an app.

The first step take a photo and to be able to detect the frame of the picture. However, the whole photo recognition was complicated. But they were able to create a good frame detection code, the main question was what could they use it for? The aha moment came in 2010, we they both started working on that question, and the fun part is that when Bruno was to fly to Europe for a friend’s wedding he got stuck in Chicago because of the volcano in Iceland. So Bruno bought a MacBook and started working on that question. That’s how it happened.

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Mar 25, 2016

Relationship Builder

QVC Host, On-Air Personality, Real Estate Agent, Writer, Social Media Consultant, Relationship Builder: all words to describe Susan Matthews

 

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Mar 24, 2016

Startups Smarter Startup Podcast Host Show 004

Go and Grow Your Business Help Advice Resources

 

IN THIS EPISODE, YOU’LL LEARN:

Startups Smarter, Startup podcast host, Go and Grow Business Advice Help Resources.

Hey, Mitchell here! Much appreciated that you listenup!.

My quest on today's show is a startup podcast host and he is the Founder of the Go and Grow Podcast, where he speaks with entrepreneurs and industry leaders to learn how they launch and grow products and companies.

Our guest has also launched and grown a few products and companies and he tells us that he really enjoys it. I think that's why we both like discussing business with similar people and learn how they’ve also done it.

Listenup to hear more about what this podcast is all about, why I really enjoyed interviewing our guest, and how he answered each question.

In addition, to Go and Grow our guest is actually working on a few other things:

He is also co-founder of other companies, which is a real-time, location-based message board where you can share and discover the most relevant content about what’s happening around you.

Also the founder and principal of a Business Consulting, a marketing and strategy consulting firm that helps startups and small businesses get off the ground and grow.

He co-organizes Startups Smarter in an area near you and as previously mentioned the former Senior Director of Strategic Marketing for a profession Hockey Sports and Entertainment.

For fun, he is a big fan of other professional sports teams like me enjoys eating good food.

Locally he attended Lehigh University, went to Georgia Tech, and finished it off with an MBA from NYU Stern.  I think after all the student loans his done with formal school.

He was born in Queens, grew up in Brooklyn and Old Bridge, NJ, but has also lived in Atlanta, San Francisco, and NYC, but now resides in Washington, D.C.

 

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