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Apr 3, 2018

Sarah Hodges is a Partner for the early stage venture capital firm Pillar.

If you sat down with Sarah two years ago and asked if she’d want to become a venture capitalist, she would have shaken her head and said, “Absolutely not!” But she changed her mind after having a heartfelt conversation about Pillar’s...


Mar 27, 2018

On this episode you'll hear from Stephan Schambach. Serial entrepreneur and eCommerce pioneer. 

You'll hear:

- How Stephan developed the first standard software for online shopping

- What he believes is the future of retail

- About his new startup, NewStore, and how they are on the forefront of disrupting the retail...


Mar 20, 2018

Inspired to create an organization that focuses on positive social change, Kimberly founded Black Girls CODE, a non-profit that teaches young girls from underrepresented communities computer programming.

Her mission is to provide African-American youth with the skills to occupy some of the 1.4 million computing job...


Mar 13, 2018

Fair.com is disrupting the car buying experience and car ownership itself.

I chat with co-founder and Executive Vice President of Brand, Jennifer Parke to understand how Fair is disrupting the automotive industry and how she approaches branding for an innovative tech company. 

On This Episode You'll Hear

Jennifer and I...


Feb 27, 2018

Why is the standard work week 40 hours?

How many hours per day are we truly productive at work? 

Stephan Aarstol, CEO of Tower Paddle Boards (A Mark Cuban Shark Tank investment) believes most people squander the 40 hours they have each week.

So, he changed his company hours (and the schedule of all employees) to 8AM -...