Episode 434: High Octane Inspiration for Startups
Uber-entrepreneur Joshua Baer, managing director of startup accelerator Capital Factory in Austin, takes us into the immersion experience. Then, serial entrepreneur Bob Fabbio explains his latest startup, eRelevance Corp. In our vignettes, Leisa chats with Maria Rios, Nation Waste; Robin interviews Brian Anderson of FlexSteel Pipeline Technologies; and Russ is at PKF’s Coffee with the Consuls.
Russ and John present the show about the bright spot in our economic future: the entrepreneurs, the achievers and the go-getters. Today’s show offers love and support for these guys! Includes: Our Quote of the Week—fictional truth from American author Tom Clancy; This Week in Business History includes the 200-year construction of the Tower of Pisa (we go way back!), Dom Perignon’s (alleged) invention, and the 1981 release of the IBM personal computer; the Jargon Challenge Round—trendy technospeak you probably don’t know.
Imagine a large office space full of engineers, designers, entrepreneurs all talking about technology, startups, funding and talent. Oh, and you have access to angel investors and mentorships. We’re talking high octane inspiration! Russ found such a place in Austin, an accelerator for tech startups—more than 150 of them to be exact. Uber-entrepreneur Joshua Baer, managing director of startup accelerator Capital Factory in Austin, gives details as he describes an immersion experience.
Bob Fabbio, a partner at Capital Factory and ever the innovator, sees a need and wants to fill it. Inspired by the goings-on at the Capital Factory, he has begun work on his latest concept. Upcoming changes in the healthcare system will increase the importance of personal engagement between patients and their healthcare providers. eRelevance Corp. will facilitate this connection. Fabbio provides an update on his newest startup.
Branding challenges come in all shapes and sizes. Robin Tooms discusses issues and priorities with Brian Anderson, vice president of strategy and marketing at FlexSteel Pipeline Technologies.
Waste removal and sanitation service is not the typical “woman’s business,” but this extraordinary woman is growing and diversifying. Leisa Holland-Nelson interviews Maria Rios, founder and CEO of Nation Waste Inc.
Did you know annual trade between Houston and the Netherlands totals nearly $10 billion? Russ chats with Geert Visser, Honorary Consul General of the Netherlands, at PKF’s Coffee with the Consuls.