An inspiring collection of innovators, dreamers, and creators are defying the odds in the middle of the North Atlantic Ocean. Together, they are building a thriving tech ecosystem that’s poised to be as vibrant as any on the global stage. At the same time, they are offering up a glimpse into Newfoundland and Labrador’s bright future. Join your host Carol Bartlett as she dives deep into the personal stories behind the characters and their companies, as they shape what some are calling ‘Silicon Harbour’.
The Irrational Ones Drive Progress | Emad Rizkalla of Bluedrop
You probably recognize the bright blue building on Prescott Street (it’s hard to miss), but you might not know who it’s home to. It’s the headquarters of Bluedrop, a world leader in e-learning, simulation training, and workforce development. Having started his tech company in St. John’s long before tech companies were even a thing here, Emad knows something about cultivating a vibrant start-up ecosystem. Emad chats with Carol about seeing risk in a different light, why irrationality is a good thing, and how immigration is a key ingredient for the future of tech in our province.
Be Willing to Get Punched in the Face | Brett Vokey of BreatheSuite
Brett is helping thousands to breathe a little easier. As CEO of BreatheSuite, his company is leveraging tech to transform inhalers, a device that’s remained essentially unchanged for decades. Brett sits down with Carol to talk about his journey from the ice to the boardroom, and how lessons learned from his competitive hockey days have helped him captain BreatheSuite onto the global arena.
Find My Torpedo | Moya Cahill of PanGeo Subsea
Moya Cahilll, CEO and Co-founder of PanGeo Subsea continues to make waves globally. An oceantech pioneer, PanGeo uses acoustics to image geo hazards in the sub seabed (think underwater MRI), and what she’s found down there might surprise you. Moya’s spirit for adventure and joyful take on the province’s tech future is infectious.
From Silicon Valley to Silicon Harbour | Adam Keating, CoLab Software
Sure, most thought Adam Keating was crazy to turn down coveted job offers in California and head back home to St. John’s to start his own tech company. But, the CEO and Co-Founder of CoLab Software, a collaboration platform that’s powering some of the world's most innovative engineering teams, knew he could compete with the world’s best right here from the Rock. Having led his team to a top place finish in Elon Musk’s SpaceX Hyperloop Competition will do that. Carol sits down with Adam to talk about the power of going all in on your decisions, and how he’s paying his success forward by helping grow the local tech ecosystem.
Creators at the World's Edge | A techNL Podcast
Welcome to the Creators at the World's Edge - a new podcast by techNL. Paul Preston, CEO of techNL, presents the collection of innovators, dreamers, and creators that are building the tech ecosystem in Newfoundland and Labrador.