engineering a startup podcast

start your engine.
engineering a startup is a podcast that tells the stories of people who build things, people who change things, and people who start things.
Learn what it takes to make it from people that eat, sleep, live and breathe startups.
start your engine.
engineering a startup is a podcast that tells the stories of people who build things, people who change things, and people who start things.
Learn what it takes to make it from people that eat, sleep, live and breathe startups.
Check out engineering a startup on your favorite podcasting service. Have any thoughts, ideas, or want to be on the podcast? Get in touch!
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Check out engineering a startup on your favorite podcasting service. Have any thoughts, ideas, or want to be on the podcast? Get in touch!

Boye Hartmann profile
Boye Hartmann is the founder and CEO of YDigital Asia, a hybrid business consulting and digital agency that’s worked with clients like Ebay, Microsoft and Mattel. He’s been a part of building over 60 companies all over the world, and the number one question he asks anyone founding a company can be summed up in one word, or in his case, one letter: Y?
ophir gertner stox
Do you understand what it means to build something on the blockchain? How cryptocurrencies work? What about an initial coin offering? Ophir Gertner, co-founder of Stox, a blockchain prediction markets platform, explains all of this and more, including how they raised $33 million worth of cryptocurrency.
david orban
David Orban is the founder and managing partner of Network Society Ventures, a seed stage investment firm with investments on every continent except Antarctica (for the moment). David hears from startups pretty much non-stop, so he knows how startups should approach investors, and perhaps more importantly, how not to talk to an investor.
adam sheikh aegis
What do you do when you’re bored? Adam Sheikh decided to start a non-profit. Adam heard that construction workers in the Middle East were facing serious health issues working in extreme heat, but he didn’t know what to do about it, until he saw Adam Savage in an alien costume at 2am on YouTube. That’s how Aegis was born.
serge toarca parsehub
Serge Toarca is the founder and former CEO of ParseHub. Why former? Because he is willing to go to extreme lengths to build the right team, including giving up his title. It sounds like a tough decision to make, but Serge isn’t afraid to make tough decisions, he makes logical decisions, and that’s what makes his story so compelling.
ryan church powercone biome renewables
What if startup ideas grew on trees, or fell out of the sky? That’s literally the case for Ryan Church, who is a champion of biomimetic innovation, a design philosophy for solving problems by turning to the natural world for inspiration. He happened to be watching falling maple seeds, and ended up solving one of the biggest challenges in wind turbine design.
mike brown MKB strategy ICF olson

A lot of entrepreneurs dream of their company getting acquired. Mike Brown helped build a small mobile technology startup to acquisition by a full service digital agency, became president of that company, and got acquired again. Crazy. So, what’s he doing now? Starting a company, obviously!

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JC is the founder of YoungLeaders, an organization that brings together teen achievers and exposes them to entrepreneurship through hack sprints to develop products for companies. He knows just about everything you can think of when it comes to entrepreneurship. Oh, and he’s 17 years old.

john pineau ozz

John Pineau is the founder of The Ozz Show, a company that creates mini movies to showcase the mission and vision of companies. He has a vision for a concept called UniversalWealth, where corporations fund innovators to generate wealth.

jose fulgencio LDMS Media

Jose was a university student excited about entrepreneurship when he joined a biotech startup, ready to execute an exit strategy and become a millionaire, until the founder refused to sign his ownership papers and showed him the door. His perspective on entrepreneuship has changed since then, but his passion hasn’t.

fatima zaidi

Fatima Zaidi is VP of Business Development for the creative communications agency Eighty-Eight. She is a commentator for Global News, and writes for BetaKit, Globe and Mail and Huffington Post, and was named to Marketing Magazine’s top 30 under 30 marketers and brand developers.

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Meet Peter Reitano and Jeff Goldenberg, the founders of Abacus, a lean, mean, growth-focused Facebook advertising machine. They really know their stuff (despite some questionable advice for aspiring entrepreneurs).

global sports crowdfunding ben godfrey

What does it take to launch a crowdfunding platform? Isn’t it crazy to try to enter a space dominated by behemoths like Kickstarter and Indiegogo? Why did you turn down investor money three times? Ben Godfrey, co-founder of Global Sports Inc. has the answers.

abrar siddiqui lucova

Abrar Siddiqui is co-founder and CTO of Lucova, a startup that provides brands with a platform to create personalized customer experiences. Abrar has a simple quote that he thinks about that applies to just about any startup: “you can have 99 people say ‘no’, you just need one person to say ‘yes’”.

edible spoons tuf candy

Lyn Chen was a shy high school student with no interest in business when she (pretty much by accident) pitched her idea for edible chopsticks at an entrepreneurship event.

splash designworks

Something a lot small business don’t give enough consideration is branding and design. It doesn’t matter how great your product or service is, if your branding sucks, you won’t get very far.

Dinesh Kandanchatha, a self proclaimed coffee addict, is also a life long entrepreneur who has spent his life building and running companies, and now spends his time helping others build and run companies.

Robots, the internet and AIs are replacing all kinds of jobs, from travel agents to accountants. Meet Tom Martin, a lawyer who has created Lawdroid, a chatbot that provides legal help, no lawyers required.

professor jonathan rose university of toronto

Professor Jonathan Rose and his research team turned their work into a game changing acquisition for an industry giant. Pretty incredible for someone who grew up thinking business is…well…dumb.

professor paradi university of toronto

Class is in session with Professor Joseph Paradi, father of everything entrepreneurship at the University of Toronto. He has seen thousands of student startups come and go, so what seperates the successes from the failues?

Learn the secrets of crowdfunding from the people behind 3 wildly successful Kickstarter campaigns!

holfood

2: Hungry for Holfood – It’s Soylent 2.0

The brain child of neuroscience graduate James Juras, Holfood is a complete meal in a powder. Holfood has achieved the impossible, it’s healthy, and it tastes good.

How many college presidents, venture capitalists, and best-selling authors do you know? Richard Moran is all three. Hear his thoughts on what it takes to be a venture capitalist and how to pitch your idea to a VC, plus some great insight into some of the hottest companies and technologies in the Silicon Valley.
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