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The CEO's and Executives of Arizona's top-performing startups and business operations join Miranda Torres to discuss how they began and grew their company, their vision for the future, and how aspiring entrepreneurs can follow their lead to achieve success in their own business ventures.
 
Each week, your hosts--public radio veteran Stephan Cox, political science PhD candidate Chad Levinson, and Democratic strategist David Gershwin--unpack the week in politics and attempt to drill down through the chatter and into something that quite possibly resembles the truth. Born during the 16-month long national nightmare that is the 2016 Presidential election, the show continues to evolve, examining greater and deeper themes and threads across the political and cultural landscape. Step ...
 
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Todd Belfer is popularly known as a successful venture capitalist working as the Managing Partner of Canal Partners. But did you know he's also the man behind one of the valley's favorite breakfast hangouts, Morning Squeeze? Todd drops by the podcast this episode to share his vision for the growing chain's future, his inspiration for pursuing a pie…
 
Gina Haynie, Founder of Future Pharm, is on a mission to disrupt the multi-billion dollar pharmaceuticals industry with her line of all-natural turmeric extract products. Specially developed by her team of pharmacists and chemists, her startup's products have grown a national reputation for providing incredible pain relief and daily health benefits…
 
Guests: Christopher Lawrence is Assistant Professor of Science, Technology and International Affairs at the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University. Ankit Panda is the Stanton Senior Fellow in the Nuclear Policy Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. He is also editor-at-large at the Diplomat and a con…
 
Andrew Steele is a strong name in the Phoenix startup community, having founded and operated a variety of startups throughout his professional career. He joins the show this week to walk us through his latest venture, LighthousePE, a mobile marketing platform-as-a-service startup that's been making waves in various industries around the country.…
 
Well, unless you’re in an ice cave on Hoth, you probably recognize this one. It’s “The Story of Star Wars” and… You’re on the Sound Beat. Fall in love with a movie nowadays, you can watch it pretty much whenever you want; ask any parent of a Frozen fan. WHEN-EV-ER. But for a rabid Star Wars fan in 1977, your options were limited. You went to the mo…
 
The iconic pianist and bandleader hopped around the early jazz hotspots…Harlem, Chicago, New Orleans, St. Louis. He put together the Count Basie Orchestra in Kansas City and, with the help of radio broadcasts at KC’s Reno Club, they became one of the premier big bands of the era. They recorded “Aint It The Truth”, a Columbia 78, in 1942. While thei…
 
Botco.ai may be a name that not all of you are familiar with but their work is something that we can all benefit from. The company's CEO, Amanda Clyde, joins this episode to talk about Botco.ai's work to maximize the UX/UI for businesses webpages and how their cutting-edge artificial intelligence is shaping the way brands interact with their custom…
 
Hownd is on a mission to be the final word in digital marketing. Eric Keosky-Smith, a veteran entrepreneur here in the valley, and the company's Chief Growth Officer, sits down with the podcast this week to talk about his teams ability to deliver effortless foot traffic to clients, Hownd's growing international reach, and the ways the company has b…
 
On this date in 1950, “You Bet Your Life” premiered on NBC. It had been a radio show for 3 years before its TV debut, and was hosted by Groucho. This tune, “Hooray For Captain Spaulding” served as his intro. It first appeared in the Marx Brothers stage show “Animal Crackers” in 1928, which made it to the silver screen in 1930. The show featured two…
 
The real estate market is booming in Phoenix, Arizona! That's why Renee chose to make it the home-base for one of the valleys most noteworthy housing startups, Dealty. In this interview, she talks with Miranda about the benefits of empowering home-buyers and home-sellers with the tools to close deals on their own and navigate the market independent…
 
John Boere, the Founder and CEO of Cliffhanger Solutions, joins the show to share the story of his work in a field that is oftentimes overlooked by the startup community; GIS (Geographic Information System) mapping. Tune in to learn how his company is strengthening the public and private sectors through readily available access to spatial data!…
 
Like Slim Gaillard said, “The Atomic Cocktail” is “the drink that you don’t pour”…until Las Vegas bartenders made it one. You see, in 1951, the government announced Nevada would be home to new bombing test sites. There was, understandably, heightened tension in the area…but then, Vegas knows a thing or two about relieving tension. Hotels and bars e…
 
Sure, marshmallows are great. But it’s a special kind of campfire when someone breaks out the chocolate and graham crackers. Put all three together (carefully) and you get S’mores, that sticky sweet summer treat that’s been burning mouths and fingers since the first quarter of the 20th century. It’s thought that the recipe originated with the Campf…
 
Kelly Bissell leads Accenture Security, where he oversees the full spectrum of security services including strategic consulting, cyber defense, digital identity, response and remediation services, and managed security services. He is a member of Accenture’s Global Management Committee.By The Cipher Brief
 
Brad Thomas is more than just a local startup founder and entrepreneur. He is, quite literally, the man responsible for saving Hollywood from the clutches of the pandemic. Tune in for this week's episode to hear about the bumpy road he has endured in creating Evercast, and how this online film collaboration platform has been changing the game for a…
 
Guests: Målfrid Braut-Hegghammer is Professor of Political Science at the University of Oslo, where she also directs the Oslo Nuclear Project and the Peace and Conflict Studies Master’s Program. Kori Schake is Director of Foreign and Defense Policy Studies at the American Enterprise Institute. Dr. Schake has previously worked at the U.S. State Depa…
 
After a career spent in software development, Gabe Cooper decided to put his talents and his drive to use by founding Virtuous, a CRM software company that caters specifically to the needs and development of nonprofit organizations throughout the country. Don't miss this episode of Valley Startups to hear the incredible words of wisdom he has to sh…
 
Today we examine Arthur Murray: Dance instructor, entrepreneur extraordinaire and…wedding crasher? Arthur Murray taught millions of Americans to dance, through the chain of studios that bear his name nation-wide, and by his mail-order lessons. You’re listening to one of those, Arthur Murray teaches the Fox-Trot. Turns out William Jennings Bryan had…
 
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