Info

The Global Startup Movement - Startup Ecosystem Leaders, Global Entrepreneurship, and Emerging Market Innovation

Host Andrew Berkowitz interviews startup founders, ecosystem builders, investors, emerging market players, and economic development thought leaders about the startup ecosystems in their cities.
RSS Feed Subscribe in Apple Podcasts
The Global Startup Movement - Startup Ecosystem Leaders, Global Entrepreneurship, and Emerging Market Innovation
2019
December
November
October
September
August
July
June
May
April
March
February
January


2018
December
November
October
September
August
July
June
May
April
March
February
January


2017
December
November
October
September
August
July
June
May
April
March
February
January


2016
December
November
October
September
August
July


All Episodes
Archives
Now displaying: June, 2017
Jun 27, 2017

Meet Dzenan Skulj, founder of Parttimerz. Parttimerz is a kickass freelancing platform featuring premium grade freelancers of diverse background and specialization. Unlike other freelancing platforms, they believe that less is more and are determined to give their clients the best in class freelancing service that money can buy. They've built a freelancing platform that’s unconventional and disruptive. While everyone who’s got something to offer in terms of services to their freelancing community is welcome to join for free, only the premium grade freelancers are guaranteed long and prosperous freelancing careers. In other words, they’ve designed a system which rewards top performers on monthly basis with a generous commission and at the same time weeds out the underperformers. This way they ensure their clients expectations are always met, if not exceeded.

On This Episode You'll Learn:

What is the story of Parttimerz’s founding?

How does Parttimerz differentiate from other freelancing platforms?

What was it like growing up as an entrepreneurial kid in war torn Sarajevo?

Current state of entrepreneurship in Sarajevo?

Jun 20, 2017

Meet Yat Siu, Director and Co-founder of Animoca Brands. Animoca Brands is a Game Developer and Publisher for branded content such as Garfield, Doraemon, Ultraman and others that went public on the ASX in January 2015. Yat moved to Hong Kong in 1996, where he set up Hong Kong Cybercity, the first free web page and email provider in Asia. In 1997 he joined AT&T Solutions' System Integration practice, but left in 1998 to set up Outblaze, which developed innovative web-based multilingual white label communication and collaboration services. Yat's steady leadership and vision steered Outblaze through the Dotcom Bubble and several subsequent crises. Outblaze became a world leader in white label hosted web services, winning numerous awards and accolades.Yat Siu was called a World Economic Forum Global Leader of Tomorrow and a Young Global Leader of Tomorrow. He has numerous awards for his contributions in business and society.

On this episode you'll learn:

What was it like navigating through the dot-com bubble in Hong Kong?

Why did IBM acquire Outblaze’s messaging platform?

With the hundreds of thousands of games on the App Store has mobile gaming hit a point of saturation?

What are Yat’s VR predictions over the coming years?

Jun 13, 2017

Meet Daniel Araújo, Daniel worked at Google for almost 5 years as an Analyst in the Branding Sector, where he studied Internet trends and consumer behavior. Attentive.us is building the first fully fledged information assistant for any professional. To do that, they first need to understand the right context of each one of them, their priorities and which companies would benefit most from their product at this point in time. Attentive is starting with one specific use case in mind: sales teams. Have you ever tried to keep up to date on all news about your leads and clients? Maybe you set up a Google alert or tried to follow people on LinkedIn, but that's a lot of manual work. With Attentive connected to your CRM, they can get all of those insights directly to you, effortlessly.

On This Episode You'll Learn:

In an interview with Small cap Nation Daniel said that as an Intelligence company, you must win the US market first? Why is that?

Does the incumbency advantage in AI with companies like Google and Microsoft owning some of the world’s largest data sets concern Daniel?

What is Daniel’s criteria and outside perspective on what areas in the US he finds the most enticing to locate to?

Does Daniel believe AI’s overall capabilities are being overestimated by the broader market?

Jun 6, 2017

Meet José Cayasso (commonly known as Caya). A Costa Rican graphics designer and entrepreneur. Jose was a Trainer and Senior Support Agent for Intel, covering Desktop Boards and Processors for the North America Region; he obtained extensive experience with hardware and software support over the course of 6 years. In 2011, Jose founded Saborstudio, a creative content company. Their first startup, Pota-Toss, was an iOS game crowdfunded on Kickstarter and released to the App Store on October 2012. It was deemed by Techcrunch and CNN as "The Next Angry Birds" and having its graphics compared to a Pixar movie by Business Insider. Pota-Toss was installed in over 300,000 devices that year. Saborstudio was also the first Costa Rican startup to be selected for a major US Accelerator. In November 2012 jose was selected as a one of the 40 Under 40 Costa Rican innovators by El Financiero Newspaper; and was also named an Innovation Champion by the Costa Rican Ministry of Science and Technology. Jose was also invited to speak at the 2013 TEDx Joven PuraVida Conference in Costa Rica, along with speakers like Luis Von Ahn and Michael Lindenmayer. In mid-2013, Jose founded Slidebean, a simplified, cloud-based presentation tool. Slidebean was part of Startup Chile, one of the most important accelerators in Latin America and then selected for Batch 11 of 500 Startups, one of the top US Based Accelerators according to Forbes and Techcrunch. Slidebean has been featured in Techcrunch, TheNextWeb and The Economist, as the third most valuable internet startup in Costa Rica.

On This Episode You'll Learn:

Who are the players involved in early-stage funding in Latin America?

What were the biggest value adds going through Startup Chile and 500 Startups?

How conducive is Costa Rican culture with startup culture?

How effective are Latin American government in fostering their startup scenes?

1