with Sean Goldfaden

Demo Day is the podcast for founders, venture capitalists, and anyone who wants to learn more about the top accelerator, incubator, and VC programs across the country. Come hear the top venture capitalists and founders in the game discuss what it takes to go from seed to exit.

Sep 9 19

EP:011 – David Turkell

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Ep: 011 – David Turkell – Digital Director at Scale LA

9/9/19

David Turkell, Digital Director at Scale LA, discusses the importance of having tech that works for our cities, and how his time stumping on the campaign trail prepared him for a career in tech.

Sep 2 19

EP:010 – Obi Onyejekwe

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Ep: 010 – Obi Onyejekwe – CEO of Unomi

9/2/19

Obi Onyejekwe talks about growing his first company, how he took no time off when starting his second, and how accelerator programs prepare you for all to come next. Learn about how an animator with experience at major television networks gets into entrepreneurship, and why you must always follow your heart (and your gut).

Aug 26 19

EP:009 – Kareem Aly

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Ep: 009 – Kareem Aly – Principal at Thomvest Ventures

8/26/19

Kareem Aly, Principal at Thomvest Ventures, takes us through his journey from I-Banking to venture capital, and how he reads company culture when starting a new gig. Kareem says that we can’t always start as experts, but by talking to the right people, we can get there.


Aug 16 19

EP:008 – Shaun Arora

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Ep: 008 – Shaun Arora – Managing Director of Make In LA

8/19/19

Shaun Arora, Managing Director of Make In LA, tackles the insecurities that come with entrepreneurship, the importance of co-founders, and why now is the best time to be starting hardware companies.

Aug 9 19

EP:007 – Dan Flanegan

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Ep: 007 – Dan Flanegan – CoFounder of Butter App

8/12/19

Dan Flanegan, CoFounder of Butter App, covers everything from his early days programming when message boards were the pinnacle of internet networks, to working in product development, starting his own company, and how you can maximize your time in an Accelerator.

Aug 4 19

EP:006 – Laurent Grill

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Ep: 006 – Laurent Grill – Lead Investor at Luma Launch

8/5/19

Laurent Grill, Lead Investor at Luma Launch, joined us to talk about the difference between platforms and traditional accelerators, what it means to be a conviction investor, and the best (and worst) traits he sees in founders.

Jul 26 19

EP:005 – Ben Smith

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Ep: 005 – Ben Smith – Managing Partner of Chancebending Ventures

7/29/19

Ben Smith is the Managing Partner of Chancebending Ventures and also the Host of the Chancebending Podcast. On this episode, Ben discusses his thoughts on what separates the best Founders from the average ones. He tells great stories of the early days of YouTube, where he launched the first office in Los Angeles. And he also gives his advice on when to jump into new business opportunities.

Jul 17 19

EP:004 – Lucas Pols

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Ep: 004 – Lucas Pols – Managing Partner of Amplite Capital

7/22/19

In this episode of Demo Day, Lucas Pols, Managing Partner of Amplite Capital, covers the value of open communication within teams, why you need to constantly be developing your skills and your network, and how your career might not evolve how you expect it to — and why that’s okay.

Jul 9 19

EP:003 – Eric Netsch

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Ep: 003 – Eric Netsch – CoFounder & CEO of Tapcart

7/15/19

In this episode of Demo Day, Eric Netsch explains how everything you need to learn to start your business is available online. Hear how Eric decided to leave his first startup to launch Tapcart, and what you should consider in choosing an accelerator or coworking space.

Jun 20 19

EP:002 – Anna Barber

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Ep: 002 – Anna Barber – Managing Director of Techstars LA

7/15/19

Anna Barber goes through her journey from New York City to Silicon Valley and finally to Los Angeles, and why she enjoys working with startups so much. Tune in to hear what Techstars looks for in a startup, and the value of going through their program.