75 episodes

2016 NEW YORK PRESS CLUB AWARD FOR BEST PODCAST!

Highlighting start-ups, disruptors, innovators, and other nontraditional businesses in the New York City area, the New York Launch Pod is a monthly podcast featuring conversations with a diverse group of entrepreneurs, who share their experiences and insights building new businesses in and around the Big Apple. From business strategy, to dealing with logistical and financial obstacles, to the sometimes painful growth process, the podcast covers key issues facing entrepreneurs and their businesses.



Hosted by Hal Coopersmith, a practicing attorney in New York City, the podcast is designed to address the unique opportunities and challenges presented by doing business in and New York City. For anyone who owns a business, is thinking about starting one, or is simply interested in learning more about this endlessly fascinating (and terrifying) subject, the New York Launch Pod is required listening.



The New York Launch Pod is a production of Bull Path Media, Inc.

www.nylaunchpod.com | @NYLaunchPod





ABOUT HAL COOPERSMITH:

Born and raised in New York City, Hal Coopersmith has entrepreneurship in his blood. With a mother who started a personal training company and a father who manages a law firm, it’s only natural that he would feel an affinity for risk-takers and innovators. A graduate of Brown University, where he majored in economics, and Fordham University School of Law, Hal spent several years working in advertising for Fortune 500 companies before settling into his current role as an attorney. This diverse educational and professional background, plus his belief that there has never been a better time to start a business, gives him a unique perspective and ensures that his interviews are always informative, insightful and thought-provoking.

New York Launch Pod: A Podcast Highlighting New Start-Ups, Businesses, and Openings in the New York City Area (NY Launch Pod) Hal Coopersmith, Bull Path Media Inc. (@NYLaunchPod)

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2016 NEW YORK PRESS CLUB AWARD FOR BEST PODCAST!

Highlighting start-ups, disruptors, innovators, and other nontraditional businesses in the New York City area, the New York Launch Pod is a monthly podcast featuring conversations with a diverse group of entrepreneurs, who share their experiences and insights building new businesses in and around the Big Apple. From business strategy, to dealing with logistical and financial obstacles, to the sometimes painful growth process, the podcast covers key issues facing entrepreneurs and their businesses.



Hosted by Hal Coopersmith, a practicing attorney in New York City, the podcast is designed to address the unique opportunities and challenges presented by doing business in and New York City. For anyone who owns a business, is thinking about starting one, or is simply interested in learning more about this endlessly fascinating (and terrifying) subject, the New York Launch Pod is required listening.



The New York Launch Pod is a production of Bull Path Media, Inc.

www.nylaunchpod.com | @NYLaunchPod





ABOUT HAL COOPERSMITH:

Born and raised in New York City, Hal Coopersmith has entrepreneurship in his blood. With a mother who started a personal training company and a father who manages a law firm, it’s only natural that he would feel an affinity for risk-takers and innovators. A graduate of Brown University, where he majored in economics, and Fordham University School of Law, Hal spent several years working in advertising for Fortune 500 companies before settling into his current role as an attorney. This diverse educational and professional background, plus his belief that there has never been a better time to start a business, gives him a unique perspective and ensures that his interviews are always informative, insightful and thought-provoking.

    Episode 67: Hal Coopersmith, Founder of RezCue

    Episode 67: Hal Coopersmith, Founder of RezCue

    In a special episode of the New York Launch Pod Hal Coopersmith discusses his intelligent residential lease management and compliance software called RezCue, and who else to interview Hal Coopersmith, the longtime host of the New York Launch Pod, than his mother, Martha Coopersmith. This is an episode you won't want to miss!







    Last summer New York State enacted the Housing Stability and Tenant Protection Act (HSPTA) which created more requirements for residential landlords, many of which could impact them financially. Realizing that many landlords were unaware of the new law or too busy to keep track of so many important deadlines, Hal used his legal and technological expertise to create RezCue, a software program that ensures that landlords, brokers and property managers alike know how to comply with the law by sending a sequence of emails and text messages ("Cues").







    In this special episode, Hal and Martha discuss how the rental regulations can impact landlords, how his new software can save landlords, brokers, and property managers time and money, and a whole lot more!







    Transcript of this episode available at: nylaun.ch/RezCuetr







    For more information on RezCue please visit: rezcueme.com

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    Episode 66: Hector Castillo Carvajal, Founder of Don Carvajal Cafe

    Episode 66: Hector Castillo Carvajal, Founder of Don Carvajal Cafe

    Hector Castillo Carvajal, Founder of Don Carvajal Cafe, steps onto the New York Launch Pod to discuss his delicious eco-friendly coffee company. Don Carvajal Cafe offers a sustainable approach to the coffee industry by using exclusively compostable materials, contracting directly with farmers that Hector personally vets, and implementing new processes that help to protect the environment while roasting the beans to perfection.







    Hector was inspired to start Don Carvajal Cafe while he was still a student at the University of Rochester. One summer Hector came into contact with a coffee importer who was impressed by Hector’s business-savvy and drive. After learning about the coffee industry, Hector then returned to campus in the fall and created a business plan for Don Carvajal Cafe. Since then, Hector has continued to learn everything he can about the coffee industry through mentors and networking to building his business from the ground up. Today Hector is growing his business through pop-up events and visiting cafes and supermarkets to get the word out.  







    In this episode we talk about how Hector took an idea and turned it into a brand with a presence in all five boroughs and several states, how he taught himself what it takes to be successful in the coffee industry, and how he manages to provide a completely eco-friendly brand from the farms he works with to the packaging containing the best tasting coffee you will ever try!







    Transcript available at: nylaun.ch/doncarvajalcafetr







    Use code NYLAUNCH for 10% off your order at doncarvajalcafe.com!

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    Special Episode: Getting a Deal on Shark Tank: Laura Schubert and Lillian Tung, Co-Founders of Fur, Talk About Their Experience on ABC’s Shark Tank and Getting a Deal with Lori Greiner

    Special Episode: Getting a Deal on Shark Tank: Laura Schubert and Lillian Tung, Co-Founders of Fur, Talk About Their Experience on ABC’s Shark Tank and Getting a Deal with Lori Greiner

    Fresh off of a successful appearance on ABC's Shark Tank, we speak to Laura Schubert and Lillian Tung, co-founders of Fur. After multiple offers, Laura and Lillian accepted an offer from Lori Greiner of $500,000 for 8% equity in the company and a $50,000 donation towards promoting body positivity.







    Listen to our special behind the scenes Shark Tank follow-up episode to hear how Laura Schubert and Lillian Tung prepared for their appearance, what it was like negotiating with sharks and a whole lot more!







    For more on Fur visit: furyou.com







    Transcript available at: https://nylaun.ch/sharktankfurtr

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    Episode 64: Cate Luzio, Founder of Luminary

    Episode 64: Cate Luzio, Founder of Luminary

    Cate Luzio, Founder of Luminary, steps onto the New York Launch Pod to discuss her woman-focused collaboration hub right in the heart of Manhattan. Luminary offers a unique co-working and networking space for women of all professions to build their careers through hosted events, notable speakers, and a variety of amenities that are all designed make the Luminary space feel like a second home.







    Before starting Luminary, Cate was the Executive Vice President and Global Head of Multinational Corporate Banking for HSBC managing approximately $2 Billion in revenue and teams across 72 countries. But through her experience in banking, Cate began to notice that many organizations hosting networking events and panels for women did not foster the sense of community or offer a space for daily social gatherings that allowed women to build the relationships that are important to success in the workplace. So to fill this gap in the market, Cate left banking and ambitiously self-funded Luminary to fill the gap in the market.







    Luminary offers a mix of formal and informal events, amenities including a gym, a "living room", and a window lined rooftop dubbed the "glass ceiling". In this episode we talk about the need for a women-led and women-owned space for career development, the sense of community that is so important to the brand, and Cate Luzio’s decision to build Luminary in New York!















    More on Luminary: http://luminary.nyc/







    Transcript of the episode available at: nylaun.ch/Luminarytr







    Note about this episode: this interview was recorded prior to the Covid-19 outbreak







    Resources referenced during the introduction:







    How the CARES Act Applies to Businesses (Commercial Tenants) and Residential Real Estate: nylaun.ch/CARESAct







    Making Sense of Rent and Mortgage Obligations Amid Confusing Times: nylaun.ch/Mortgage







    Preserving Your Commercial Lease Through COVID-19: nylaun.ch/CommercialLease

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    Episode 63: Umber Ahmad, Founder of Mah-Ze-Dahr Bakery

    Episode 63: Umber Ahmad, Founder of Mah-Ze-Dahr Bakery

    Umber Ahmad, founder of Mah-Ze-Dahr, steps onto the New York Launch Pod to discuss her bakery located in the West Village that is expanding to new locations in New York City and the Washington D.C. metro area. Mah-Ze-Dahr prides itself on the quality of its baked goods, its sustainable approach to food, and its commitment to hospitality, all in the effort to create a heritage brand.







    Before founding Mah-Ze-Dahr, Umber worked in finance while baking “on the side”. Through her work, she met celebrity chef Tom Colicchio who was blown away by her skills as a chef and implored her to start her own bakery. Since then, Mah-Ze-Dahr not only supplies JetBlue’s first class Mint program but has opened two businesses in New York City.







    In this episode we discuss the meaning of the Urdu word Mah-Ze-Dahr, how Umber developed her passion into a successful business, how Umber is looking to change the world through her delicious food and a whole lot more!







    For more information on Mah-Ze-Dahr visit: mahzedahrbakery.com/







    Transcript available at: https://www.nylaunchpod.com/transcript-mahzedahr/

    • 24 min
    How You Doin’? Vol 7: Laura Schubert and Lillian Tung, Co-Founders of Fur

    How You Doin’? Vol 7: Laura Schubert and Lillian Tung, Co-Founders of Fur

    Laura Schubert and Lillian Tung, Co-Founders of Fur, step back onto the New York Launch Pod to discuss their company’s exponential growth and success in the self-care industry.







    Back in Episode 49, we learned how Fur is changing the conversation around body hair care and meeting the needs of men and women who want all-natural products in their daily routine. Since then, Fur has doubled their sales, tripled their retail presence (including with national retailer ULTA Beauty) and brought several new products to market.







    In this episode we talk about how Fur continues to expand their market reach, the process of creating and releasing new products, and how attitudes have changed about Fur’s pubic hair and grooming products.







    For more on Fur check out: furyou.com







    Transcript available at: https://nylaun.ch/hydfurT

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