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Ep 349: Vincent Dignan Interview - Growth Hacking

"I help companies growth hack their way to success" - Vincent Dignan

Vincent Dignan - Serial Entrepreneur, Growth Hacker, & Speaker

London-based Vincent Dignan is a writer and professional speaker who helps grow early-stage companies through a combination of rapid social media growth, and guerrilla community management tactics. He founded planetivy.com & screenrobot.com. They have received nearly 20 million pageviews, while content he has overseen for other clients has received over 150 million page views so far. His growth hacks have seen companies go from zero to thousands of signups/followers/users virtually overnight.

His company, Magnific, beat 1500+ other startups to be accepted into prestigious accelerator Techstars London. He was asked by The Duke Of York to help his companies at Pitch@Palace 4.0 and boost social media on the night of the event at St. James’s Palace with The Duchess of York. He has been interviewed in Inc, New Statesman, TechCrunch, and The London Economic, and has written for the likes of Huffington Post, Tech City UK, and Tech City News. He put on secretsauceconference.com, a one-day conference to help London startup entrepreneurs boost their companies. It attracted 600+ attendees throughout the day and night event.

His company has driven thousands of followers, conversations, and signups for other startups. He has given talks at conferences and events around the world on content marketing, social media, growth hacking, and user acquisition. His "growth hacking in real time" talk was voted best talk at SXSW V2V 2015 in Las Vegas. He is the cover star of, and guest-edited, the February 2016 issue of “Disrupts” in London UK. He recently completed a 45-date speaking tour of North America, speaking at 13 different cities, including AT&T conference in Austin (for SXSW 2016), UCLA, Social Media Camp (Victoria, Canada), and Nasdaq Entrepreneurial Centre (San Francisco). His first book, “Secret Sauce: A Growth Hacking Playbook” has raised over $80,000 on Indiegogo so far.

Connect with Vincent:

Website | Facebook | @MagnificHQ | Instagram | Youtube


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Ep 348: Suzanne Huber Interview - Outsourced Digital Marketing

"The more you practice strategic thinking in business, the more refined your approaches to both challenges and opportunities." - Suzanne Huber

Suzanne Huber - Serial Entrepreneurs & Consultant

Suzanne started her career by launching a software company that offered real-time flight information and digital advertising to hotels. In just over a year the company grew throughout Canada and into the US. Since then Suzanne has advanced marketing and technical expertise and has been a consultant for more than 100 companies. Throughout her career to date Suzanne has launched five companies as an entrepreneur, consultant and employee.

Her passion for driving growth for her clients while building strong enduring relationships has made her sought after by executives and entrepreneurs growing their firms.

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Connect with Suzanne:

Website | Facebook | @SuzyHuber | LinkedIn


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Ep 347: Benjamin Blumenthal Interview - SunToWater

"We're about three Ps, Profit, People, Planet." - Benjamin Blumenthal

Benjamin Blumenthal - SunToWater

Mr. Benjamin Blumenthal is a Co-Founder and serves as the Chief Executive Officer and on its Board of Directors. Mr. Blumenthal was formerly the CEO of Global Water Supply, Inc., a company dedicated to the development of Desalination Ships. Prior to founding Global Water Supply, Mr. Blumenthal served as the Vice President of Bristol Investment Group in New York where he led the firm’s investment in and raised start-up capital for Energy Brands Vitamin-Water. He studied at Oxford, has a BA and MBA from Emory University.

Company:

SunToWater has an innovative water-generating device that has been proven to use sunlight to address drought conditions anywhere in the world by literally condensing and extracting drinking water from the Earths air at a cost of only pennies per gallon. Capable of producing abundant volumes of potable drinking water from Earths air, even in the worlds driest areas, the SunToWater water generator harnesses sunlight to extract water from the fundamental mix of oxygen and hydrogen in the Earths air.

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Website | LinkedIn


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Ep 346: Kristian Bouw Interview - Notion Theory

"Learn faster than anyone else. Speed is King!" - Kristian Bouw

Kristian Bouw Founder & Engineer @ Notion Theory

An engineer and serial entrepreneur, Kristian is the founder of NotionTheory where he’s helped 35+ companies build and deliver their products to market in web, mobile, and virtual reality.

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"We’re a team of empirically driven engineers, designers, and growth experts pushing the envelope of innovation. We understand the greatest products come from the greatest minds and assembled a dream team to deliver that quality to the masses.

We’ve been in the trenches of entrepreneurship, worked for the largest companies in the world, and have been featured across the media. We understand where you are, where you're headed, and you can count on us to take your company to the next level."

Connect with Kristian :

Website | @KristianBouw | 


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Ep 345: Cam Kashani Interview - The Godmother of Silicon Beach

"Invest in yourself and much as you possibly can." Cam Kashani

Cam Kashani - Founder of CoAccel

Cameron Kashani (Cam) is the Godmother of Silicon Beach. She's a single mom to twin four year old boys, an Expert Speaker with US State Department, 3x founder, Special Advisor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship to US Ambassador and US Embassy Kuwait, on the Innovation Council for SoCal FWD.us, and Advisor for the Bixel Exchange. Cam accelerates the success of Entrepreneurs, and builds startup communities around the world in order to promote world peace and innovation. To date, shes worked with 4000+ Entrepreneurs and 650+ startups. She also has her MBA in marketing and entrepreneurship. Cam is a strong believer in the human element of business, and her vision is a global economy that thrives on a “WE" dynamic. People + Profit.

She began her career as the Director of Marketing of Advanced Sleep Medicine Services, Inc., (ASMS) acquired in 2010. She increased revenues by 60% through a combination of sales, marketing strategy, rebranding, content creation, but mostly, the human element — by implementing the why. The culture shifted, as did productivity and profits.

She left to start her own startup, which was a brutal failure. Though from that failure, spawned the concept of Coloft. In 2010, She cofounded Coloft, the first coworking space in Los Angeles geared towards technology startups and entrepreneurs. During her four years there, Coloft had over 1400 alumni, including Uber LA, Instacart, Fullscreen, Lootcrate and so many more.

After a prolonged divorce from her husband and business partner, she ultimately also parted with Coloft. It wasn’t an easy process, but through her own life lessons she found the need to help individuals accelerate themselves, and detach from their product.

Her newest venture, CoAccel, is the first Human Accelerator, bringing the concept of startup accelerators to a new level, directing energy and focus around the most important piece of the puzzle: the human.

Connect with Cam:

Website | CoAccel | @CamSKashani | Instagram | Medium


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Ep 344: Bobby Umar Interview - Creating Your Legacy

"Every person has a story, purpose, and legacy." - Bobby Umar

Bobby Umar, President & Leadership Catalyst, Raeallan


Bobby Umar is one of the most prolific, heart-based leaders in North America. Inc Magazine named him one of the Top 100 Leadership Speakers, alongside such noteworthy giants as Richard Branson, Brene Brown, John Maxwell and Robin Sharma. Bobby is a 4x TEDx speaker, and one of the top tweeters in the world, with over 350,000 followers. He has been named the 2nd best business coach to follow on Twitter and the 4th best leadership influencer according to Kred. Bobby is an international author of two books, including a #1 best seller, and is a Huffington Post contributor. He hosts a weekly tweetchat called “The Power of Connection” that has reached over 65 million impressions weekly. To date, his social media influence has garnered over 1 billion impressions. Bobby was also named a “2015 Speaker to Watch” by the National Speakers Bureau and Global Speakers Agency.
A social media guru, who champions authentic connection and heart-based leadership, Bobby has appeared on dozens of podcasts, TV & radio shows. With a background in brand marketing (Kraft & Unilever), engineering (Bombardier) and the performing arts (Second City), Bobby has led Raeallan for almost a decade and is now a recognized thought leader in Networking, Social Media and Personal Branding. He founded the Discover Your Personal Brand conference, the largest event in North America dedicated solely to personal branding, featuring 60 experts and over 300 delegates. 100,000+ people from across the world have experienced Bobby’s high-energy keynotes, interactive teambuilding activities, and engaging workshops.

Connect with Bobby:

Website | @RaehanBobby | Facebook | Conference


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Ep 343: Angel Quintana Interview - The Holistic Fashionista

"It only took me four businesses and 17 years to learn all of this." - Angel Quintana

Angel Quintana - Founder & CEO of Holistic Fashionista

Angel Quintana is the founder and CEO of Holistic Fashionista®, a business academy and magazine helping change makers start and scale their business online so they can bring awareness to their cause and sell products worldwide. In The Holistic Fashionista Academy, she teaches students how to discover their Kismet Clients®, curate a collection of products that represents their cause, and build well-thought out sales funnels to quickly warm-up prospects to change more lives and make more money. 

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Holistic Fashionista is the #1 online destination for Business Trendsetters who want to make a difference. From building sales funnels to launching strategic advertising campaigns, I am responsible for executing projects to help my clients and students bring awareness to their cause with designer publicity and cutting edge Internet marketing education.

Connect with Angel:

Website | @HFMagazine | Facebook | LinkedIn | Instagram


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Ep 342: Ariel Jalali Interview - Connecting Strangers

"We're here to connect all of the strangers in the world and let them be helpful to each other." - Ariel Jalali

Ariel Jalali - Co-Founder, CEO, Sensay

Ariel Jalali is the Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer at Sensay, Inc. He has been Chief Technology Officer at StarGreetz, Inc. since January 2010. Mr. Jalali began his career managing technology projects at International Information Investors, an investment company that acquired and built up information based businesses such as LA411 and Kennedy Information. His efforts produced high value databases and digital products out of print directories and newsletters, facilitating portfolio exits for over 60X their purchase price. He then became a senior consultant at Arthur Andersen Business Consulting. 

Ariel joined Infotrieve and led its project management office (PMO) overseeing development of a bioinformatics search engine software as a service (SaaS) called the Life Science Research Center, Electronic Lab Notebook and Virtual Library products. He then became a technology consultant working with software development companies such as Petta Technology, Revere Group and UCG. Mr. Jalali co-founded Chikchak.

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Sensay matches people who need advice to someone who can help, via text or chat. I'm a bot made for awesome humans.

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Website | @Sensay | Facebook | Instagram 


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Ep 341: Eirini Schlosser Interview - Helping You Chuz

"Pray for mistakes early on and hope that you realize them." - Eirini Schlosser

Eirini Schlosser - Founder & CEO of Chuz

Eirini Schlosser is the CEO and Founder of Chuz, a mobile app that curates quality spot content (discovery of restaurants, bars, and cafes) with the ease-of-use of a single mobile interface. Eirini Schlosser completed her masters at London Business School and started her career in investment banking in Morgan Stanley's M&A Execution Team in London. At Morgan Stanley she had exposure working on multi-billion dollar technology, consumer, and retail deals. Though an incredible learning opportunity on how businesses scale, how to problem solve analytically, and how to execute and work very hard, she craved creative outside-the-box impact. The idea of Chuz was born as a direct solution to a problem that her and her friends faced: the time consuming difficulty in planning where to go with friends for food and drink.

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Connect with Eirini:

Website | Facebook | Instagram | @ChuzTeam | 


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Ep 340: Ben Rhinesmith Interview - The Artist's Guide

"Don't be afraid to feel that initial pain to get what you want as an entrepreneur." - Ben Rhinesmith 

Ben Rhinesmith - Founder of The Artist's Guide

Ben Rhinesmith hails from Muskegon, Michigan and currently resides in Los Angeles, California. He attended the McNally Smith College of Music and has been in the music business at a professional level since 2009, getting his start in licensing/publishing and online marketing. From there, he earned an a&r position with a music startup company and also started an artist management company. 

Upon the startup company's dissolution, Ben decided the independent life was the way to go, and soon thereafter joined friend Kevin Robinson at acclaimed independent PR firm Uncovered Third. After nearly two years of work in high-level public relations, Ben has stepped out on his own to create Blue Public Relations, a firm dedicated to working with the best and brightest talent in music, sports, and entertainment. Since then, he has created the eCommerce startup business The Artist’s Guide, which is designed to provide artists and music business people with downloadable tutorial guides that cover a wide spectrum of the music industry.

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Website | Facebook | @TheArtistsGuide | Instagram


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