Episode 438: Support & Compassion
The BusinessMakers host Daniel Sloan, president of Right Robotics, a partner of VGo Communications. And, we visit with Nicholas Seet & Ashok Kamal, founders of entrepreneur support site Sivi.com. In our vignettes, Leisa interviews Krista Bourne, Verizon Wireless; Robin visits with Jim Aivalis of Prometheus Energy Group; Russ is at PKF’s Coffee with the Consuls; and Laura Max chats with Aimee Woodall of the Black Sheep Agency.
Russ and John continue to champion the cause of the innovators who make business happen. They are the artists and the athletes of our economy that make it work. It’s the entrepreneur class! Includes: our Quote of the Week—a harsh truth from American novelist William Goldman; This Week in Business History includes Bill Gates’ birthday, the Foreman/Ali fight and Honda opens a factory in the U.S.; the Jargon Challenge Round—trendy technospeak you should know; and Dumb Moments—is it possible to live forever?
Nicholas Seet and Ashok Kamal met as young entrepreneurs at the Rice University Business Plan Competition. Each grew their startups, ultimately deciding they should work together for their common interest: entrepreneurism. Sivi.com will provide online education and passionate support with the ultimate goal being to work with individuals and accelerators to help minimize the common mistakes typically made by startups.
Daniel Sloan’s father lived 1500 miles away when he was admitted to hospice care. Daniel tried to rent a VGo robot so he could have more “face time” with his dad through the VGo telepresence, but was told VGo Communications did not have a rental program. Well, they do now, through Right Robotics. Brandy Obvintsev interviews Daniel Sloan, president of Right Robotics.
Shock and awe is their marketing mantra. Laura Max discusses creativity and pushing the envelope with Aimee Woodall, founder and Leader of the Flock of the Black Sheep Agency.
Just how powerful can effective branding be? Robin Tooms gets details from Jim Aivalis, president and CEO of Prometheus Energy Group.
What does it take to climb the corporate ladder? Leisa Holland-Nelson seeks career advice from Krista Bourne, president of the Houston/Gulf Coast Region for Verizon Wireless.
Russ is at PKF’s Coffee with the Consuls, an event sponsored by PKF and the Greater Houston Partnership. In today’s segment, Russ visits with The Honorable Parvathaneni Harish, the Consul General of the Republic of India.