May 26, 2022

#74: Dennis Althar (Althar Audio) (Compressed/Short Edit)

Dennis Althar — Founder & CEO of Althar Audio and All-tronics Medical Systems — on everything from his prodigal expertise in electronics, to the US Airforce, to medical technology, to Steve Wozniak, to audible literacy, to Cleveland manufacturing, to

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May 19, 2022

#73: John Wetzel, Alex Hilleary, Brooks Sime (Gather — Acquired by Ch…

John Wetzel, Alex Hilleary, Brooks Sime — Co-Founders of Gather — on building a company oriented around a future of work that puts people first and streamlines workflows for People Operations teams, and their journey from inception to Y Combinator …

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May 12, 2022

#72: Camille Heard (FELOH)

Camille Heard — CEO & Co-Founder of FELOH — on building a beauty tech startup celebrating diversity in beauty through community and inclusion, the startup journey, building in and up Cleveland, and authentic inclusion in beauty!

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May 5, 2022

#71: Patrick M. Howard and Ben Kanelos (RustBit Studios)

Patrick M. Howard and Ben Kanelos — founding team of RustBit Studios and creators of the Grip of Madness game — on video games, game design, bringing games to market, and building a gaming studio.

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April 28, 2022

#70: Eugene Malinskiy (Lazurite)

Eugene Malinskiy — Co-Founder and CEO of Lazurite — on the future of the operating rooms, the path to get there, and his first principles systematic approach to solving seemingly impossible healthcare problems!

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April 21, 2022

#69: Ray Leach and Hardik Desai (JumpStart)

Ray Leach (Founder/CEO) & Hardik Desai (Sr. Partner) on the history of JumpStart, the launch of JumpStart Ventures and its role in the Cleveland startup ecosystem, and perspective on founder sentiment and questions.

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April 14, 2022

#68: Nolan Gallagher (Gravitas Ventures)

Nolan Gallagher — Founder and CEO of Gravitas Ventures — on building a global all rights theatrical distribution company that has released more than 3,000 films on Video on Demand (VOD) and has since been acquired by Anthem Sports & …

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March 31, 2022

#67: David Kennedy (Binary Defense and TrustedSec)

Dave Kennedy — Founder of Binary Defense and TrustedSec — on his journey to becoming a cybersecurity authority, building two of the leading companies in the industry, hacking and social engineering, and how he's making the world a more secure …

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March 24, 2022

#66: Tony Pietrocola (AgileBlue)

Tony Pietrocola — Co-Founder & President of AgileBlue — on serial entrepreneurship, technology waves, and cybersecurity.

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March 17, 2022

#65: John Nottingham (Nottingham Spirk)

John Nottingham — Co-Founder & Co-President of Nottingham Spirk — on building the longest-standing design collaborative in the world (celebrating its 50th anniversary & based here in Cleveland), the creative process, vertical innovation, and creat

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March 10, 2022

#64: Rick Simmons (the telos institute)

Rick Simmons — Co-Founder & CEO of the telos institute — on leadership, personal betterment, liminal spaces, embracing disruption, ultramarathons, and building a leading organizational performance & consulting firm that offers expertise and guidan

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March 3, 2022

#63: Drew Kraemer (Code3)

Drew Kraemer — CEO of Code3 & Founder of Marketplace Strategy — on building a digital performance marketing agency that serves some of the largest digital advertisers globally and the future of marketing across search, social, programmatic, marketplac

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Feb. 24, 2022

#62: Jamie Van Doren (NeverEnding)

Jamie Van Doren — Founder & CEO of NeverEnding — on gaming, entertainment, entrepreneurship, pseudonymity, the future of storytelling, and empowering a whole new generation of storytellers!

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Feb. 17, 2022

#61: Ryan Lambacher (Graffle)

Ryan Lambacher — Founder & CEO of Graffle — on unlocking the value of NFTs and solving the infrastructure layer for every project built on blockchains.

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Feb. 10, 2022

#60: Cal Al-Dhubaib (Pandata)

Cal Al-Dhubaib — Founder & CEO of Pandata - on the design and development of human-centered, trusted AI solutions that drive business transformation.

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Feb. 3, 2022

#59: Daniel Brown (Rust Belt Riders & Tilth Soil)

Daniel Brown — Co-Founder of Rust Belt Riders and Tilth Soil — on providing people with a clean, timely, and community benefiting alternative to landfills for their food waste — namely, composting!

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Jan. 27, 2022

#58: Ryan Young (FlashHouse)

Ryan Young — Co-Founder and Chief Strategy Officer of FlashHouse — on the real estate industry today, ins and outs of iBuying, empowering realtors, simplifying the buying and selling of homes, and differentiation in a truly competitive market.

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Jan. 20, 2022

#57: Jack Grover (Grove Bags)

Jack Grover — Founder & CEO of Grove Bags — on the ins and outs of the cannabis industry, on the history and challenges of marijuana's legalization and regulatory standing, and building a market-leading packaging company in the space.

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Jan. 13, 2022

#56: Dr. Daniel German (orthobrain)

Dr. Daniel German — founder & CEO of orthobrain — on transforming the delivery of orthodontics, solving the global orthodontic skills shortage with technology that puts a virtual orthodontist chairside with every dentist, and making smiles happen!

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Jan. 6, 2022

#55: Jane Alexander (Cleveland Museum of Art)

Jane Alexander — Chief Digital Information Officer at The Cleveland Museum of Art — exploring the state of the art for art, museums, and experiences through the lens of the CMA.

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Dec. 23, 2021

#54: Eric Diamond (Central Kitchen)

Eric Diamond — co-founder and CEO of Central Kitchen — on building the driving force behind the local craft food scene here in Cleveland.

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Dec. 16, 2021

#53: David Boone Jr. (BlendED)

David Boone Jr. — co-founder and CEO of BlendED — on boomeranging back to Cleveland from Seattle to found and build BlendED, which has raised over $1mm in funding from leading education-technology investors in their mission to bring syllabus and …

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Dec. 9, 2021

#52: Mike Belsito (Product Collective)

Mike Belsito — Co-Founder of Product Collective (based here in Cleveland) — on bootstrapping his organization back in 2015 which now boasts a thriving community of over 30,000+ product management professionals and building two of the top-rated product management conferences …

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Dec. 2, 2021

#51: Robert Baskette (Roundtable Learning)

Bob Baskette — founder and CTO of Roundtable Learning (originally founded as Knowbase) — on immersive learning and the commercial applications of virtual reality.

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