#0025 – Mentoring with Larry Berlin of The University of Chicago Booth School of Business

In this episode of the Startup of the Year Podcast, Frank Gruber talks with Larry Berlin, an entrepreneur and angel investor, who teaches and mentors at The University of Chicago Booth School of Business. Larry also talk about his work with the “New Venture Challenge” every year, where 30 teams compete for a total of $1M for the tops winners.

Frank also catches up with Reed Alexander the Relationship Manager, SMB Partnerships at American Airlines. The two talk about the products and travel programs that AA offers for startups and small business and the AA Business Extra program.

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#0024 – Startup Opportunities in Tampa

On this episode, Frank Gruber talks with Lakshmi Shenoy, the CEO of Embarc Collective about startup opportunities in Tampa, Florida.

The two also catch up about Lakshmi’s journey and how she became the CEO of a nonprofit that has the goal of helping Tampa Bay startups build bold, scalable, thriving companies.

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#0023 – Catching Up With Startup of the Year Finalists Immertec and SecondKeys

On this episode, we hear from two of the finalists from last year’s Startup of the Year Summit.

First, Frank Gruber talks with Erik Maltais, the CEO & Co-Founder of Immertec, about their new approach to surgical training that transports surgeons into the surgical suite for real-time training in virtual reality. We also talk with Richard Munassi, the Cohort Director at Tampa Bay Wave, who referred Immertec to the Startup of the Year program.

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#0022 – Kathryn Rose of wiseHer Discusses the Value of a Network

Kathryn Rose, the founder of wiseHer, discusses her technology platform that provides on-demand expert advice to women in business. She also tells her startup story and talks about the value of having a strong network and support system, and much more…

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#0021 – Checking In with Erica Duignan the Founding Partner of 1000 Angels

On this episode of the Startup of the Year Podcast, Frank Gruber checks in with Erica Duignan, the founder of 1000 Angels and co-founder of Reign Ventures.

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#0020 – Investing in Startups with Sarah Kunst of Cleo Capital

In this episode of the Startup of the Year Podcast, Frank Gruber talks with Sarah Kunst of Cleo Capital.

The two chat about Sarah’s experience working at a startup and then her work as an investor and running an investment fund, where she raised $3.5M, which is the largest first-time fund raised by an African American woman.

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#0019 – Startup of the Year’s Top Investor Interviews of 2019

On this special episode of the Startup of the Year Podcast we will be looking back to some of our best episodes of 2019.

Specifically, we will be listening to Frank Gruber’s conversation with Mark Cuban the owner of the Dallas Mavericks and one of the main “shark” investors on the ABC reality television series, Shark Tank.

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#0018 – Alternative Capital Opportunities for Startups

On this episode of the Startup of the Year Podcast, Rich Maloy the VP Engagement at Established talks with Thor Culverhouse, CEO of Lighter Capital, and John Willard the Managing director of Silicon Valley Bank, about revenue-based financing.

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#0017 – 2019 Holiday Gift Guide

Frank Gruber is joined by co-hosts Jen Consalvo, Rich Maloy, Lori Thiel, and John Guidos from the Established and Startup of the Year team and they discuss the following Startups that would make great 2019 holiday gifts:

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#0016 – Artificial Intelligence Learning with Elnaz Sarraf of ROYBI

Elnaz Sarraf, the CEO of artificial intelligence startup ROYBI, provides candid stories about running one of the world’s up-and-coming educational companies. ROYBI Robot is the world’s first smart toy robot designed to help children ages three through seven learn multiple languages and STEM skills.

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