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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
(www.robinhoodventures.com), as a leading angel group in the Philadelphia region helping startups scale and grow -
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 (www.visionmine.com), 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 mitchellchadrow.com/audible.
Quote : John Quincy Adams: "If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader" antiphony.com
Resource under $100
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
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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
You want to leave our audience with
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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
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.
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Hi I am Mitchell Chadrow the Host of the Listenup Show Startup Entrepreneur Podcast. I have been providing business advice, resources and help to entrepreneurs for over 20 years and I am looking forward to helping all of you.
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The show is for you: students, recent graduates, startup entrepreneurs, career professional thinking about starting up, an employee in transition or someone wanting to startup something on the side, a successful business owner taking your company to the next level or recent retiree looking to startup something new
I hope to help all of you and I will.
I already have an exciting lineup of guests:
Alex Pete Hart former president and CEO of MasterCard International in our show 002;
Susan Matthews the niece of MSNBC Hardball Host Chris Matthews – Show 005.
You have probably heard of the iconic wine brand Barefoot wine I interview Bonnie Harvey and Michael Houlihan that came up with the idea and sold the business and brand to EJ Gallo Winery in Show 010; In show 014 I interview Dean Damian Salas Drexel University Close School of Entrepreneurship.
Tech Startup Angel investor John Richards Godfather of Utah’s Startup Business Scene Show 026
Bay McLaughlin: Show 035 IoT, Internet of Things
Aaron Schumm: Show 034 Fintech Entrepreneur
Stan Silverman: Show 033 Entrepreneurial Leadership
Boost Linguistics: Show 032 Content Marketers
Strados Labs: Healthcare wearable technology Show 031
Young Serial Entrepreneurs: Show 025 Detrapel; Know Snow Meteorology Made Easy Scott Pecoriello Show 012
Young Nonprofit Leader Show 022 Latino Professionals for America Association University of Delaware
Digital Real Estate Expert Michael Giangiordano II, Founder And CEO At Rental Rater Show 021
Combat Homelessness Non profit leaders show 020
The topics are just as interesting: Hardware Internet of Things, Fintech, angel investors, app developers, content marketers, crowdfunding and crowdsourcing, wearable technology, augmented and virtual reality, marketing strategy, entrepreneurial education, product development, business leadership, career advice, estate and business planning, finance, bootstrapping financial services and so much more.
Tech Entrepreneur, technology software application.Digital Marketing. Motivational Speakers.
Why Listenup – the guest’s stories provide a roadmap of actionable and executable steps and a wealth of wisdom to help you achieve your own business family and life goals and dreams. You will discover your own path and your own way but our guests and the trust friends community are here to let you know you are not alone and it is possible to do it.
The types of questions I ask: I ask about their personal story. You can find my story at mitchellchadrow.com/about One best piece of business advice received? I discuss life changing moments, the executed steps they took to get them through from startup to launch to final success. I ask them what contributes most to their success and the key challenges they encountered.
The reason I chose Hostgator to sponsor my startup round was because students, business owners, those individuals that want to startup something new need a presense online and they need a web hosting company they can trust and count on to be reliable and helpful so I teamed up with the good folks at Hostgator where they offer my podcast audience 25% their web hosting package. Check them out MitchellChadrow.com/hostgator that is MitchellChadrow.com/hostgator. Start your plan today.
How you benefit for the guests stories: these stories provide practical solutions, resources, advice and tips for your everyday problems and issues learn step-by-step detailed actionable and executable things that you can learn from an implement in your own business life-changing moment – aha moment learn from their own adversity and the actions that they took to overcome those setback.
The fastpitch round will be sponsored by audible and we learn more about our guest’s favorite books and my favorites for my book club just go over to MitchellChadrow.com/audible.
In the fast pitch round I cover many fun questions to help us learn more about our guests:
their favorite book, quote, hero, app, resources for under $100, what contributes most to their success and bad advice to stay away from.
The reason I chose Audbile to sponsor my fast pitch round: that’s easy I love books and audible is owned by a powerful company Amazon that stands behind all their products: audible was willing to offer an exclusive free 30-day trial to my podcast listeners with one free audiobook download – if any listener doesn’t like their book Audible will exchange it for you and you can cancel at anytime and audible allows you to keep your free download, you can choose from over 180,000 bestsellers, new releases, classics and more – I recommend the Last Lecture by Randy Pausch so dream big, get inspired and listenup mitchellchadrow.com/audible
At the end of the show, the guests provide us with three main takeaways, special links, and resources and how we can keep in touch.
Snappa sponsors the wrap-up round because as a startup podcast I was not going to hire my own graphic designer but I needed help with my graphics for all my social media and when I found out more about the Founder I interviewed him in Show 028. MitchellChadrow.com/show028.
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