Ep. 28: Why Startups Fail with Dr. Eisenmann

Ep. 28: Why Startups Fail with Dr. Eisenmann

Dr. Tom Eisenmann is a Professor at Harvard. His focus is on Business Administration, and he is also a Faculty Co-Chair of the HBS Rock Center for Entrepreneurship. He has made significant research contributions to topics surrounding tech and entrepreneurship. His new book, Why Startups Fail: A New Roadmap for Entrepreneurial Success comes out on the 30th of March, 2020. Preorder today: https://www.amazon.com/Why-Startups-Fail-Roadmap-Entrepreneurial/dp/0593137027/

Tune in to this episode for to get a sneak peak on his findings. Learn why startups fail, and what you can do to avoid it. 

Ep. 27: Resurrecting Aiwa with Joe Born

Ep. 27: Resurrecting Aiwa with Joe Born

Joe Born is the Founder & Chairman of Aiwa USA. The company is a reincarnation of the old $2 Billion Japanese Audio brand abandoned by Sony over a decade ago. Since 2015 he has been resurrecting the old brand with new Audio products in the US and Europe. Their wireless headphones and modern-day “boombox” are their best sellers. Joe’s has been in the consumer electronics space for more than two decades. 

Through his career, Joe has brought over $400MM worth of innovative consumer electronics products to market. 

Tune in to hear about Joe’s journey as an inventor, how he is innovating in the age of Amazon and resurrecting the illustrious tech brand – Aiwa.

Ep. 26: A Lesson on Balance from 16-year-old Author, Youtuber, and Developer

Ep. 26: A Lesson on Balance from 16-year-old Author, Youtuber, and Developer

Tanmay Bakshi is a 16-year-old Canadian author, AI and ML Systems Architect, TED & Keynote speaker, Google Developer Expert for Machine Learning, and IBM Champion for Cloud. 

He has addressed over 200,000 executives, developers, and audiences worldwide as a speaker. The United Nations, NASSCOM, Linux Foundation, Apple, SAP, IBM, KPMG, Microsoft and Walmart are a few of the organizations he has keynoted for.

Tanmay has been featured in the Toronto Star, Forbes and CNBC, Bloomberg, The New York Times, and The Wall Street Journal, just to name a few.

His self-titled YouTube channel reaches over 330,000 subscribers across the world.

  • 00:00:37 Introduction of Tanmay Bakshi
  • 00:04:15 Recent projects he has worked on
  • 00:10:16 His interest in technology
  • 00:12:55 What a typical day of his work life looks like
  • 00:17:57 Tanmay as an author and a Youtuber
  • 00:20:33 Unique perspectives of a tech kid
  • 00:23:01 Favourite memories of the past few years
  • 00:30:32 Adding a technical spin into things
  • 00:32:35 Covid and new inventions
  • 00:41:27 End of discussion
Ep. 25: Launching a Startup during a Covid-19 with Erik Lloyd

Ep. 25: Launching a Startup during a Covid-19 with Erik Lloyd

Erik Lloyd is CEO at Brink Bionics, an innovative startup that is dedicated to developing bionic enhancements for consumers Their first product is Impulse, a bionic reaction-time enhancement for PC gamers. He co-founded Brink Bionics with Dr. Ning Jiang and Dr. Jiyan during his time as a grad student at the University of Waterloo. 

Tune in to hear the fascinating tale of what it is like to start a hardware business during covid, the serendipitous beginnings that helped to launch this innovative startup, and more.

Ep. 24: Promoting Diversity with Nour Hachem-Fawaz

Ep. 24: Promoting Diversity with Nour Hachem-Fawaz

As a teenager, Nour watched her mother struggle and persevere as she started and grew a successful auto parts company in a male-dominated field.

Today, Nour is the President of Build a Dream – the non-profit that she founded in 2014 — to inspire youth to make informed career choices that challenge the status quo.

Nour has traveled across Canada speaking about workforce development and recruiting women for male-dominated industries. She also led a national research project with AIA Canada to develop a national strategy to help the industry attract, recruit, retain, and advance women in the automotive industry.

Ep. 23: What is Quantum Computing? with Tom Bromley

Ep. 23: What is Quantum Computing? with Tom Bromley

Tune in this week to learn about quantum computing and photonics with Tom Bromley. How will it revolutionize industries like pharma and finance, and why should you be interested?

Tom Bromley is a Theoretical Physicist who is currently at Xanadu developing quantum machine learning algorithms. He studied Physics in the UK and graduated with his PhD in 2017. Tom’s research topic was quantum information theory, focusing on how quantum properties such as entanglement can be measured and used.

  • 00:00:42 Introduction of Tom Bromley
  • 00:06:40 Business applications of quantum computing
  • 00:12:34 Pharma industry
  • 00:26:26 Why the big players don’t use photonics?
  • 00:35:57 Most interesting high levels operations of software
  • 00:39:00 How can businesses get involved with quantum computing?
  • 00:45:15 End of discussion