43 episodes

The Bacon Bits 'n' Bytes Podcast is where a bit of business and byte of technology come together. This podcast is like the bits n bytes party mix for your listening pleasure. Karen Swyszcz, the host, (founder of Makinthebacon) chats with various entrepreneurs on what it's like to run your own business, how to stay productive, the importance of learning certain technology-related skills and more.

Visit the website to learn more about the host and read the blog - makinthebacon.com

The Bacon Bits 'n' Bytes Podcast Karen Swyszcz

    • Business
    • 4.8 • 18 Ratings

The Bacon Bits 'n' Bytes Podcast is where a bit of business and byte of technology come together. This podcast is like the bits n bytes party mix for your listening pleasure. Karen Swyszcz, the host, (founder of Makinthebacon) chats with various entrepreneurs on what it's like to run your own business, how to stay productive, the importance of learning certain technology-related skills and more.

Visit the website to learn more about the host and read the blog - makinthebacon.com

    Ep. 041 - Alexander Morsink: How Equivesto is Leveling The Playing Field in The Angel Investing Arena

    Ep. 041 - Alexander Morsink: How Equivesto is Leveling The Playing Field in The Angel Investing Arena

    NOTE: This episode was recorded back in February 2022 
    The idea of helping people who never considered themselves to be investors, to be individuals, investing in a variety of different busineses where they could start creating more intergenerational wealth was something that was really meaningful to the both of us - Alexander Morsink , Co-Founder and Managing Director of Equivesto

    Equivesto is a Canadian equity crowdfunding platform, that allows all Canadians to directly invest in local businesses and exciting startup companies starting at as little as $100. 

    LEARN MORE - equivesto.com

    Follow Equivesto on:
    Twitter  @EquivestoInc
    Instagram @Equivesto
    LinkedIn  @Equivesto

    • 40 min
    Ep. 040 - Unlocking the Potential of Human Longevity with Cole Kirschner of Age Rate

    Ep. 040 - Unlocking the Potential of Human Longevity with Cole Kirschner of Age Rate

    In this episode I chat with the CEO and co-founder, Cole Kirschner of longevity tech company Age Rate. We chat about how AgeRate began as a capstone research project in university and how the company is   empowering the world with tools to demystify and optimize aging. 

     Use the code BACON at checkout or by using this link: https://age-rate.com/discount/BACON
     and receive 20% off. 
     



    AgeRate is a direct-to-consumer longevity company that aims to unlock the secret to living a longer and healthier life by redefining AgeRate. Founded in 2018, AgeRate has spent the last 3 years creating and developing a novel at-home blood test and mobile app that allows users to discover how well they are aging and what actions they can take to improve. The company has leveraged the expertise of world-leading researchers to develop a custom epigenetic analysis and proprietary algorithms to reveal a user’s biological age and up to 20 additional health and longevity insights.

    For more info on how you can participate in their beta testing visit age-rate.com

    Follow on social media:
    Twitter -  @age_rate
    Facebook - AgeRate
    Instagram -  @agerate

    • 35 min
    Ep.039 - Ep. 039 Beau McCoy: Disrupting and Decentralizing The Education System

    Ep.039 - Ep. 039 Beau McCoy: Disrupting and Decentralizing The Education System

    Note: This episode was recorded back in the end of August. 
    Imagine a world where teachers are doing Tik Tok inspired videos to educate their students and these short-form videos can be accessed by anyone from around the world. 
    Beau is CEO & Founder of SOLcademy - a new short-format educational video platform. He is on a mission to improve the quality and availability of learning. He went to Dartmouth College and worked as a software engineer before discovering his true passion for education. He was the first sales leader of GoGuardian, a very successful EdTech startup. He's evangelizing personalized and adaptive learning to achieve his goal of Equity for ALL scholars. He is an avid traveler and spent 2 years backpacking through Africa and Latin America.

    • 38 min
    Ep. 038 - Kishan Vasani :Leveraging Food Science and AI to Predict The Future of Food

    Ep. 038 - Kishan Vasani :Leveraging Food Science and AI to Predict The Future of Food

    "Food is a choice we make 3,4 times a day, what to eat, when we're hungry. We do it every single day of our lives and that is a very personal choice for various reasons." - Kishan Vasani , Co-Founder & CEO of Spoonshot.
     
    Kishan has worked in the food-tech industry since 2011. He is the Co-Founder & CEO of Spoonshot, an AI and food science-powered insights company helping the industry uncover the future of food by predicting consumer needs, trends, and innovation opportunities.Before starting his own venture, Kishan worked in 2 leadership roles for 3+ years at a global online food ordering giant, JUST EAT.
    Also since 2008, Kishan has been the Co-Founder & Chairman of One Cause, an education-focused nonprofit that has raised over $1M to date for grassroots institutions.
    Website: https://spoonshot.com
    Twitter:  @spoonshotx
    Connect with Kishan on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kishanvasani/

    • 47 min
    Ep.037 - James Mulvany: How To Leverage Audio For Your Brand and Business

    Ep.037 - James Mulvany: How To Leverage Audio For Your Brand and Business

    NOTE: This episode was recorded back in May 2021
    That feeling when you get to interview the creator of a product you are absolutely in love with. I was beyond thrilled to have James Mulvany, founder of Radio.co, Podcast.co and matchmaker.fm (my fave platform to connect with podcast guests and other podcasters).
    Really enjoyed learning about his entrepreneurial journey (he started his first business when he was 16) and about his 30 podcasts in 30 days experience (it was actually more than that). James also shares a lot of valuable advice with respect to podcasting- including how to be a great guest on a podcast and  on the flip side, how to create a great podcast. 
    How To Make A Sh*t Podcast article:https://www.linkedin.com/posts/jamesmulvany_how-to-make-a-sht-podcast-activity-6628598778393870337-yULB

    Social Media: https://jamesm.com/connect
    Podcast.co: https://www.podcast.co
    MatchMaker.fm: https://www.matchmaker.fm
    Radio.co: https://radio.co

    • 46 min
    Ep.036 - Amira Polack: Elevating Music-Inspired Fitness Experiences

    Ep.036 - Amira Polack: Elevating Music-Inspired Fitness Experiences

    Amira Polack is the Founder & CEO at Struct Club, an app for fitness instructors who design motion to music - and their fans, starting with spin (indoor cycling) & treadmill running. Amira's career has centered around technology, startups, and social impact and her opinion has been featured in TIME, Forbes, and the World Economic Forum Agenda. She earned her MBA at Harvard Business School and BA at Princeton.
    In this episode we chat about both her entrepreneurial journey and fitness journey and how they came together through Struct Club. What's also quite interesting is that we discuss how people have change their fitness routine because of the pandemic.
     
    Find Struct Club on the App Store
    Instagram, Facebook & Twitter: @structclub
    Connect with Amira Polack at: Instagram: @amirapolack Twitter: @apolack
    YouTube:https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdTHKAcx1fezYNgxMI_8a6w

    • 52 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
18 Ratings

18 Ratings

Chai0latte ,

Such a well produced podcast!

I was looking for podcasts about and came across the The Bacon Bits ’n’ Bytes podcast. Karen is such a great host the conversation flows super well between her and her guests. There’s always something I can learn and takeaway from each episode that helps me in my career. If you’re interested in hearing about the latest tech news from a well diverse perspective, this podcast is definitely for you!

HolisticWomensHealthPodcast ,

Great Business & Tech Podcast!

Karen is a great podcast host and interviewer! She has great guest experts on the podcast to talk about various tech and business topics. If you’re an entrepreneur in the business space, this podcast is a must listen!

Lord of Waterloo ,

Lovely podcasts!

Love listening to Karen and her guests!