The Doers Network Podcast
Coping with COVID - Fares Ksebati, Crowdfunding & Creating Your Future

Coping with COVID - Fares Ksebati, Crowdfunding & Creating Your Future

December 28, 2020

In this final episode of Coping with COVID, we round out the series through our interview with Fares Ksebati, founder and CEO of MySwimPro, which centers on technology and media through mobile apps and wearables that help people improve on exercise performance and health.  Fares is a U.S. swimming champion and certified USA Triathlon Coach, as well as an American Swim Coaches Association Fellow.  He shares his story on how MySwimPro got started, his take on crowdfunding and how to gain equity, and his experience as a digital marketing expert working at various tech startup companies.  

Coping with COVID is hosted by David Smith, angel investor based in Lansing, MI, and co-hosted by Amanda Lewan, Co-Founder and CEO of Bamboo Detroit, and Tapan Kataria, whose wealth of experience includes involvement with Techstars Detroit and the Detroit branch of Backstage Capital.

To watch our entire virtual Coping with COVID series, go to:  https://www.crowdcast.io/davidsilvasmith

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Coping with COVID - Alisyn Malek, The Future of Mobility

Coping with COVID - Alisyn Malek, The Future of Mobility

December 19, 2020

On this episode of Coping with COVID, we talk with Alisyn Malek, founder and CEO of Middle Third, Executive Director of the Commission on the Future of Mobility, and former co-founder and COO of May Mobility.  One of her many previous roles include Venture Capital Investor at GM Ventures, and she shares her years of expertise in venture capital, startups, transportation and mobility with the new era of automation and self-driving vehicles. 

Coping with COVID is hosted by David Smith, angel investor based in Lansing, MI, and co-hosted by Amanda Lewan, Co-Founder and CEO of Bamboo Detroit, and Tapan Kataria, whose wealth of experience includes involvement with Techstars Detroit and the Detroit branch of Backstage Capital.

Check out our entire Coping with COVID virtual series:  https://www.crowdcast.io/davidsilvasmith

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Coping with COVID - Education Tech’s Silver Lining

Coping with COVID - Education Tech’s Silver Lining

December 13, 2020

Our latest episode of Coping with COVID centers around education technology, and we highlight the efforts of Lingco Language Labs, a platform centered around adaptive learning for languages, based out of Lansing, MI.  We talk with Seth Killian, founder and CEO, and Reuben Levinsohn, angel investor who is also part of the Lingco Language team.  They share their story about Lingco Language, education technology as an emerging field, and how COVID-19 has affected the future of investing in ed tech.  

Coping with COVID is hosted by David Smith, angel investor based in Lansing, MI, and co-hosted by Amanda Lewan, Co-Founder and CEO of Bamboo Detroit, and Tapan Kataria, whose wealth of experience includes involvement with Techstars Detroit and the Detroit branch of Backstage Capital.

To view all Coping with COVID virtual series episodes, visit:  https://www.crowdcast.io/davidsilvasmith

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If you would like to sponsor The Doers Network, email us at:  info@bamboodetroit.com

 

Coping with COVID - Raffaele Mautone, Staying Cyber Safe

Coping with COVID - Raffaele Mautone, Staying Cyber Safe

December 5, 2020

This episode of Coping with COVID includes our interview with Raffaele Mautone, founder and CEO of AaDya Security, a cybersecurity company based in Detroit, MI.  Raffaele shares tips on how to deal with hacking, threats, and preventive ways to protect yourself against cyberthreats.  He talks about his background, his introduction into the cybersecurity world, and his enthusiasm about Detroit and Michigan's resurgence. 

Coping with COVID is hosted by David Smith, angel investor based in Lansing, MI, and co-hosted by Amanda Lewan, Co-Founder and CEO of Bamboo Detroit, and Tapan Kataria, whose wealth of experience includes involvement with Techstars Detroit and the Detroit branch of Backstage Capital.

To see our virtual Coping with COVID series, click here:  https://www.crowdcast.io/davidsilvasmith

For more information about us, see our website:  https://www.bamboodetroit.com/

To become a sponsor of The Doers Network, email us at:  info@bamboodetroit.com

 

Coping with COVID - Arlan Hamilton, The Great Opportunity

Coping with COVID - Arlan Hamilton, The Great Opportunity

November 28, 2020

This latest episode of our Coping with COVID series features Arlan Hamilton, founder of Backstage Capital.  Arlan, a pioneer and visionary in her own right, shares insight on her life, her love for building businesses and helping people, and her vision of how to embrace opportunity in the midst of challenges.  In this episode, you will be inspired and amazed by Arlan's brilliance, tenacity and wisdom.  She also shares information about her book, "It's About Damn Time:  How to Turn Being Underestimated Into Your Greatest Advantage."

Coping with COVID is hosted by David Smith, angel investor based in Lansing, MI, and co-hosted by Amanda Lewan, Co-Founder and CEO of Bamboo Detroit, and Tapan Kataria, whose wealth of experience includes involvement with Techstars Detroit and the Detroit branch of Backstage Capital.

Check out our Coping with COVID Virtual Series:  https://www.crowdcast.io/davidsilvasmith

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To sponsor The Doers Network, email us at:  info@bamboodetroit.com

 

Coping with COVID - SC Moatti, Building Great Products Right Now

Coping with COVID - SC Moatti, Building Great Products Right Now

November 21, 2020

In this episode of Coping with COVID, we feature and welcome SC Moatti, a tech enthusiast, visionary and investor.  She is founding partner of a Silicon Valley venture capital firm, Mighty Capital, partner of an influential product management company called Products That Count, an award-winning best-selling author, board member of several companies, keynote speaker, lecturer and a host of other roles.  

Coping with COVID is hosted by David Smith, angel investor based in Lansing, MI, and co-hosted by Amanda Lewan, Co-Founder and CEO of Bamboo Detroit, and Tapan Kataria, whose wealth of experience includes involvement with Techstars Detroit and the Detroit branch of Backstage Capital.

Listen to SC and find out what you need to get to the next level, here on The Doers Network!!!

Check out our Coping with COVID series here:  https://www.crowdcast.io/davidsilvasmith

To find out more about us, visit our website:  https://www.bamboodetroit.com/

If you would like to sponsor The Doers Network, email us at:  info@bamboodetroit.com

Coping with COVID - Eric Bahn, How to Get Investors Now

Coping with COVID - Eric Bahn, How to Get Investors Now

November 13, 2020

This episode of the Coping with COVID series hosts Eric Bahn, Co-Founder of The Hustle Fund.  He has many years of experience in venture capital, helping startups, and knowledge of what investors are looking for with investing in companies.  He shares his vast expertise with how investing in today's climate can help entrepreneurs and founders.

Coping with COVID is hosted by David Smith, angel investor based in Lansing, MI, and co-hosted by Amanda Lewan, Co-Founder and CEO of Bamboo Detroit, and Tapan Kataria, whose wealth of experience includes involvement with Techstars Detroit and the Detroit branch of Backstage Capital.

Find out what Eric has to say, and learn how to navigate the waters of getting funding, here on The Doers Network!!

To view Coping with COVID episodes, go to:  https://www.crowdcast.io/davidsilvasmith

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To be a sponsor of The Doers Network, email us at:  info@bamboodetroit.com

 

Coping with COVID - Gretchen Knoell, Lessons Learned in the Last Crisis

Coping with COVID - Gretchen Knoell, Lessons Learned in the Last Crisis

November 3, 2020

We are pleased to introduce our Coping with COVID virtual lunch hour series, powered by Bamboo Detroit.  This first episode in the series as we present here features Gretchen Knoell, partner of Lakestreet Capital.  She is well versed in investment banking and venture capital, and along with Steve O'Hara, they share the lessons learned from the last crisis we have experienced.  

Coping with COVID is hosted by David Smith, angel investor based in Lansing, MI, and co-hosted by Amanda Lewan, founder and CEO of Bamboo Detroit, and Tapan Kataria, whose wealth of experience includes involvement with Techstars Detroit and the Detroit branch of Backstage Capital.

We hope that you enjoy our Coping with COVID series, so take a listen and get inspired, right here on The Doers Network!!

To view Coping with COVID episodes, go to:  https://www.crowdcast.io/davidsilvasmith

Visit our website:  https://www.bamboodetroit.com/

To sponsor The Doers Network, email us at:  info@bamboodetroit.com

Interview with David Palmer

Interview with David Palmer

October 31, 2020

David Palmer is a community-based strategist, real estate professional, activist, organizer and political strategist based in Detroit, MI.  His activism in community empowerment is to be reckoned with, and his story represents the spirit of Detroit and the state of Michigan.  Tune in to hear what he has to say, and learn more about him right here on The Doers Network!!

For more information, see David's website:  https://dcpalmer.com/

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Interview with Jordan Jackson and Rodney Gainous

Interview with Jordan Jackson and Rodney Gainous

October 30, 2020

Jordan Jackson and Rodney Gainous are Detroiters who are dedicated to making a difference in the community, through technology and their talents as engineers and entrepreneurs.  They have created businesses and ventures that provide help to many, and here they tell their fascinating stories of being forward thinkers from Detroit.  Listen to learn more, here on The Doers Network!!

For more information, reach out to Jordan and Rodney:

Jordan: Twitter - @jordanwcjackson

Rodney:  Instagram and Twitter - @rg2official,  LinkedIn - rodney.gainous

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