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California Tech Council Podcasts
California Tech Council Podcasts
Join CTC at californiatechnology.org/join. Our programming includes multiple series on entrepreneurs and technology.
Oct 28, 2020
CTC AI Series Episode Two Ken DeJarnette Part Two
CTC's Artificial Intelligence series, in partnership with Foley and Lardner, continues with part two of our discussion with Ken DeJarnette. In this episode, Ken talks about his experience working with management teams to foster the right environment for decision support, creating frameworks for analysis, and establishing the right business ethics for using these tools.
Oct 9, 2020
NEW Artificial Intelligence Series CTC-AI Episode 1
In this first episode in our new AI series, we look ahead at future topics with series partner Antoinette Konski from Foley and Lardner, then explore major business trends in the use and culture around data tools for decision support with Ken DeJarnette, former global risk leader at Deloitte.
Mar 29, 2018
Eric Langer of BioPlan
On this special episode of Inside the Founder's Studio, CTC's BioCalifornia Initiative explores the manufacturing of biotech products with Eric Langer, renowned international expert in biomanufacturing. Eric discusses the product development and strategic implications of manufacturing for those in industry, as well as workforce and economic development considerations for those interested in the industry.
Feb 14, 2018
Dx Finance with Slone Partners and Silicon Valley Bank
We go Inside the Founder's Studio with Tara Kochis-Stach of Slone Partners and Jonathan Norris of Silicon Valley Bank to discuss the financial trends in the medical diagnostics and research tools space. We look at how emerging companies are dealing with Big Data, new players on the scene from tech, and planning for success with excellence in hiring great people.
Oct 20, 2017
Spotllight on Riverside With Sensorygen Part One
In part one of a special series putting the Startup Spotlight on Riverside, California, we speak to Dr. Paul Zorner about the computational biology startup Sensorygen. Dr. Zorner describes the company's early efforts as we begin to take a closer look at the unique startups originating from California's Inland Empire.
May 16, 2017
Doug Curry of Xceligent on Founders Studio
Doug Curry is founder of Xceligent, a commercial real estate technology platform and a member of the California Technology Council. Doug goes 'Inside the Founder's Studio' to discuss the inspiration for Xceligent, the challenges of creating a new approach to commercial real estate as a digital marketplace, and the maturation of this industry segment. Doug gives a look deep inside the development of Xceligent over time, including its own transformation at times of major industry change.
May 5, 2017
James Connaughton of Nautilus Data Technologies
The Honorable James Connaughton is CEO of Nautilus Data Technologies, a data center company poised to lead a revolution in that industry's well-established business model. Connaughton goes Inside the Founder's Studio with CTC to explore the company's inspiration, its growth, and an optimistic vision of the future.
Apr 20, 2017
Liz Hyman of CompTIA on Innovation Agenda
In this episode of 'The Innovation Agenda,' CTC speaks with Liz Hyman of our national affiliate CompTIA about the initial indications for skilled workforce immigration in the Trump Administration, including the potential for changes in the H-1B Visa program which has been important to both technology industry and to the funding of training programs.
Apr 11, 2017
Oren Falkowitz of Area 1 Security
Oren Falkowitz goes Inside the Founder's Studio with CTC to discuss his company Area 1 Security. Area 1 aims to help every enterprise address one of the most common forms of vulnerability in the cyber world, phishing attacks. He also gives a fresh perspective on how an entrepreneur needs a support network, and looks back with grace on his own experience with mentors.
Feb 24, 2017
Marlon Evans of GSV Labs
Marlon Evans, CEO of GSV Labs, visits with Temples of Technology to talk about the unique assets and global approach of GSV. He explores their four-sector strategy and details some of the ways GSV provides support to entrepreneurs from all over the world seeking to access the best Silicon Valley has to offer.
Feb 13, 2017
State of Control on Innovation Agenda
Filmmakers Darren Mann and Christian Johnston joined us for a conversation about their documentary, "State of Control." In our wide-ranging discussion, we explored the ways technology enables and simplifies undercover journalism, cybersecurity, and risks of the trade of filmmaking.
Feb 8, 2017
Pallav Sharda is Disrupting Healthcare
Pallav Sharda goes Inside the Founder's Studio to talk about his book, "Before Disrupting Healthcare: What Innovators Need to Know." We spend a few minutes exploring the book with Pallav, including a deep dive into entrepreneurial experiences and opportunities for disruption in the complex health technology space.
Sep 19, 2016
BioCalifornia Neuroscience Insights September 2016
Aging includes cognitive decline in one form or another for everyone. While major studies continue to track long-term assessment, companies are identifying new approaches to brain health that may change everything, from earlier identification of decline to better and more targeted treatment. In this episode of Inside the Founder's Studio, CTC talks to Seth Rodgers, founder of NeuroSave, and Caitlyn Krebs, COO of Neurotrack, about their companies' unique solutions to the complex issues around brain health.
May 27, 2016
Peter Swire of Georgia Tech
While the FCC contemplates new rules on privacy for Internet Service Providers, we spoke with Peter Swire of the Institute for Information Security and Privacy at Georgia Tech on this episode of the Innovation Agenda about what's at stake.
Apr 27, 2016
Founders Studio Grand and Lebrun
In this dual episode of Inside the Founder's Studio, CTC visits with Marcel LeBrun, co-founder of Radian6. He talks through the founder process in Atlantic Canada and what it meant to be removed from Silicon Valley. We also talk with Paul Grand of RCT about medtech investing and RCT's Medtech Innovator challenge. Paul tells us about the challenge process and connecting medtech entrepreneurs with industry leaders.
Apr 19, 2016
Matthew LeMerle, Fifth Era (Part Two)
On this episode of the Innovation Agenda, we get into the second part of our interview with Matthew LeMerle. We talk through privacy, millennials, and emerging markets, all related to the survey his firm, Fifth Era, conducted among investors worldwide regarding their attitudes toward Internet regulation.
Apr 13, 2016
Matthew LeMerle, Fifth Era (Part One)
In this episode of the Innovation Agenda, we hear part one of our conversation with Matthew LeMerle. Matthew dives deep into the results of his firm's annual survey of investor attitudes toward internet regulation.
Feb 24, 2016
California Assemblymember Evan Low
California has a new Technology and Innovation Caucus in the State Assembly and Senate. Assemblymember Evan Low of San Jose, co-chair of the new Caucus, visits with CTC on this episode of the Innovation Agenda to discuss its origins, priorities, and hopes for improving the climate for technology growth.
Feb 5, 2016
Michael Kaiser of NCSA
The gap between the number of job openings in cybersecurity and the number of people available to fill those jobs is stirring a conversation in technology, academia and government around the world. Michael Kaiser of the National Cyber Security Alliance visits with CTC on this episode of the Innovation Agenda to discuss their survey (with Raytheon) of millennials and opportunities to explore cybersecurity careers.
Jan 14, 2016
Chris Finan of Manifold
Chris Finan, co-founder and CEO of Manifold Technology, goes Inside the Founder's Studio to discuss fintech, acceleration, the cybersecurity talent shortage, and the launch of CalCISO, the California Cybersecurity Information Sharing Organization.
Jan 5, 2016
Anand Sanwal of CB Insights
Anand Sanwal of CB Insights goes Inside the Founder's Studio with CTC to discuss their 2016 Tech IPO Pipeline report, its predictions for venture-backed companies rising to the top, the investors that propelled them, sectors that surprised, and much more.
Dec 28, 2015
Chris Rivera of WBBA
Chris Rivera of the Washington Biotechnology and Biomedical Association goes Inside the Founder's Studio with CTC. Chris talks about his experience as a co-founder of Bay Area biotech company Hyperion, as well as the perspective that background provided him in returning home to Seattle to become CEO of WBBA.
Dec 7, 2015
Mike Ritter of SlantRange
Mike Ritter of SlantRange goes Inside the Founder's Studio with CTC regarding the integration of hardware and software in agtech. With drones, sensors, and software combining to make new platforms affordable, Mike takes a closer look at this emerging field, including global adoption, the growth curve, and the many ways angel investors and team members with years of experience in drones have propelled the company forward.
Oct 14, 2015
Roger Dean Huffstetler of Zillabyte
What happens when you put a startup founder in a leadership role in Congressional staff? In this special episode of CTC's Inside the Founder's Studio, a hybrid with our Innovation Agenda series, we speak to Roger Dean Huffstetler, co-founder and president of Zillabyte, about his decision to take on a role with Congressman Seth Moulton from Massachusetts, and how he's tackling the job with influences from his startup perspective.
Sep 25, 2015
Startup Spotlight on Detroit
In this episode, CTC puts the Startup Spotlight on the reimagining of Detroit with Terry Bean, Chief Networking Officer at Motor City Connect, Josh Linkner, Chairman of Fuel Leadership, and Ned Staebler, CEO of TechTown. Our guests talk through talent, capital, and creativity in a city with a great legacy and all the ingredients for a new future.
Sep 15, 2015
Vince Bertram of Project Lead The Way
On this episode of CTC's Innovation Agenda, we visit with Dr. Vince Bertram, CEO of Project Lead The Way, and author of One Nation Under Taught. We discuss the skills gap, inspiring students for potential STEM careers, and the challenge faced by both California and the nation in preparing students to be competitive in the global technology economy.
Sep 8, 2015
Startup Spotlight on Portland
In this Startup Spotlight on Portland, CTC visits with Skip Newberry, CEO of sister organization the Technology Association of Oregon, along with Mat Ellis of Cloudability and Portland Business Journal tech reporter Malia Spencer to dive deep into the startup culture of the Rose City.
Aug 28, 2015
Brady Forrest of Highway1
Brady Forrest of Highway1 visits with the California Business Incubation Alliance on this edition of Temples of Technology. We talk about the resurgence in hardware, the maker movement, supporting entrepreneurs, the rise of accelerators, and more. We also get a sneak preview of SyFy's new series The Bazillion Dollar Club, featuring Brady with Dave McClure of 500 Startups.
Aug 19, 2015
Ian Hathaway on Startup Day
In celebration of Startup Day Across America, CTC speaks with economist Ian Hathaway of the Brookings Institution in this episode of The Innovation Agenda. Hathaway, also a member of the CTC Economic Advisory Board, discusses the importance of startups to the overall economy, the impact of startups on jobs and growth, implications for wide-ranging policy topics from regulation to immigration, and the overall declining rate of startup formation in the U.S. over 30 years. Speaking to that decline, we discuss with Ian whether we should be concerned that the American entrepreneur is an endangered species.
Aug 18, 2015
Chad Mulder of Ruly
Chad Mulder, Founder and CEO of Ruly, goes Inside the Founder's Studio with CTC to discuss his experiences with launching a new social impact company. Chad discusses going through an accelerator, getting to market, and building a global team that serves consumer needs in photo curation while also bridging the digital divide.
Aug 13, 2015
Rey Banatao of Connora Technologies
Rey Banatao, CEO of Connora Technologies and co-founder of Entropy Resins and BluFlame Technology, goes Inside the Founder's Studio with CTC to discuss the emerging recyclable thermoset industry, getting products on the market, and reflecting on ways he'd recommend entrepreneurs bet bigger from the start.
Jul 23, 2015
Darren Leva of IntroMaps
Darren Leva is co-founder of IntroMaps, a company offering alumni relations and customer engagement tools. Darren goes Inside the Founder's Studio with CTC on the first customer, staying flexible, having and keeping passion in a startup, missing out on some things he might do differently, and more.
Jul 17, 2015
Aneet Makin of LegCyte
"Everyone has a plan until they get punched in the face," says Aneet Makin, channeling Mike Tyson. Makin is co-founder of LegCyte, an analytics platform for legislation in Congress. He goes Inside the Founder's Studio with CTC on building a startup in the Open Gov space, going through the Fortify Ventures accelerator, and the need for entrepreneurs to adapt.
Jul 7, 2015
Pete Ryan of Gogohire
Pete Ryan is co-founder of Gogohire, a hiring marketplace for sales talent. Pete goes Inside the Founder's Studio with CTC on the early days of a startup, making the leap as an entrepreneur, going through an accelerator, adapting your business plan and much more.
Jul 2, 2015
Rob Nordsell of EIE Materials
LED lighting applications have dramatically expanded in recent years. The LED phosphor market is estimated at $1.2 billion. Rob Nordsell, co-founder of EIE Materials, goes Inside the Founder's Studio to talk about a company with the potential to address the LED market and provide even greater efficiency. LED lighting applications range from general lighting to TVs and monitors to mobile phones and streetlights.
Jun 29, 2015
Todd Gillenwater of CLSA On Patent Reform
The Clock is Ticking! In this episode of CTC's Innovation Agenda series, we visit with Todd Gillenwater of the California Life Sciences Association on the complexities of patent reform and the perspectives of tech and biotech in the process.