The purpose of the Hidden Talent Podcast is to tell the stories of talented people that fly under the radar. This is a series of interviews with super talents that go mostly unnoticed by the general public. They prefer to build in silence and let their achievements speak for themselves.
This podcast is supported by Talent Protocol, the web3 professional network where anyone can invest in high-potential talent.
"Thousands of geniuses live and die undiscovered - either by themselves or by others.” - Mark Twain
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Lukas Friedemann: Impact Entrepreneurship and Crooked Avocados
Hidden Talent Season 2 Episode 1 features Lukas Friedemann, an entrepreneur, startup mentor, and advisor. As the Co-Founder & Chief Product Officer of The Equal Food Co., he is also the ambassador of all crooked fruits and veggies in Spain and Portugal. 🥑
In this episode, Lukas shares his unique career path from studying International Relations and aspiring to become a Diplomat, to co-founding 2 impact-oriented companies. Lukas' story is not only full of multicultural insights but also highlights a lot of valuable lessons for young entrepreneurs or those who just enter the job market.
00:00 - Welcome to Season 2 of Hidden Talent
01:24 - Who is Lukas Friedemann?
03:25 - Studying International Relations and International Policy
06:14 - Human-Centered Design in Africa and Latin America
10:33 - Working at Polymath Ventures
14:30 - Entrepreneurial Mindset in Latin America vs in the USA
17:41 - The jump from a stable position to startup co-founding
20:53 - Building in the food and beverage industry
27:09 - The pains and gains of closing a company
35:44 - The profitable business of food waste
44:16 - Future plans and goals
48:39 - Thank you!
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The Female Voices of DeFi, Web3, and Engineering in 2022
Hidden Talent Season 1 Episode 8 features the stories of 7 amazing women that are working in web3. Although they come from different countries and cultural backgrounds, Sanja, Denniesse, Lucija, Julia, Mia, Jade, and Amita are actively promoting and fighting for women's chances in DeFi, NFTs, UX UI, investing, financial education, and engineering. In this episode, you will hear what the main issues with the current job market are; how women can support other women start a DeFi career; and why the male-dominated engineering and programing world needs a female touch.
00:00 - Highlights
00:55 - Intro
01:29 - Welcome to all the Guests
01:58 - Denniesse's Story
03:59 - Julia's Story
05:13 - Lucija's Story
07:09 - Sanja's Story
10:03 - The problem of the gender gap in web3
15:30 - Mia's Story
20:28 - Jade's Story
28:45 - Amita's Story
30:06 - Exciting web3 job areas for women
34:17 - How can NFT's and Social Tokens empower women
39:45 - Thank you! Good luck!
Transform your Network to your own Gateway to Success
Hidden Talent Season 1 Episode 7 features Matt Alston, ex-Product Manager at Uber, and now CEO and co-founder of Bonfire, a platform to create custom web3-native homes, powered by your social token & NFTs. In this episode, you will hear more about the transition from a web2 to a web3 company; the importance of your network when aiming for success; and how NFTs and Social Tokens can help creators build stronger communities.
00:00 - Highlights
00:45 - Intro
01:17 - Who is Matt Alston?
5:55 - Web2 vs Web3 approaches in customer loyalty building
16:39 - Fungile Tokens, Social Tokens, and NFTs for creators
24:42 - Bridging Web2 and Web3 elements in Bonfire
33:47 - The concept behind Bonfire
40:44 - The role of super-fans for a creator, inventor, and worker
46:27 - Maintaining the social network
59:59 - Thank you and till next time!
Investing in someone's Belief Capital can be more impactful than Cash
Hidden Talent Season 1 Episode 6 features Jamie Russo and Thea Knobel. Jamie is Sr. Program Manager at Launch House on the Eastcoast, in NYC, and the author of the Amazon Bestseller "The Underdox Paradox". Thea, on the other hand, is Program Manager at Launch House on the Westcoast, in LA, and guest lecturer at the University of Southern California. Both of today's guests have a lot of experience in community building and have big ambitious career plans (around talent support and elevation). In this episode, you will find out different types of investments one can do into someone with big potential; how believing in yourself makes others have more faith in you; and why people love to follow someone's success in real-time.
00:00 - HIghlights
00:34 - Intro
01:00 - Welcome Jamie and Thea
02:19 - Who is Jamie Russo?
05:43 - Who is Thea Knobel?
07:56 - The meaning of Belief Capital
14:34 - How believing in yourself makes others also have more faith in you
17:00 - The impact of parents' role model on children's self-esteem
22:10 - Goals setting and success manifestation
31:16 - The components of Belief Capital
33:15 - The purpose of Launch House
43:04 - The use of social media platforms in building social networks and personal communities
49:02 - Who is believing in Jamie and Thea?
51:16 - Thank you and till next time!
Past Achievements and Ambitious Future Failures of a 20 y/o Multi-Founder
Hidden Talent Season 1 Episode 5 features Matthew Espinoza, CEO and co-founder of Agora Labs, Tech Mentee at Microsoft, and Web3 enthusiast. WARNING - this episode contains materials provided by a very ambitious guest! Today, you will find out how by the age of 20, Matthew co-founded multiple companies; established his personal brand; became a web3 and crypto mentor to middle school and high school students; and started teaching productivity hacks online.
00:00 - Highlights
00:30 - Intro
00:57 - Welcome Matthew
02:20 - Who is Matthew?
04:51 - How the interest in crypto and web3 began
06:14 - The future value of Social Tokens
07:59 - Matthew's involvement with BitCloud
12:56 - The struggles of being a tech founder
16:34 - About being crypto and web3 mentor to middle school and high school students
25:07 - Introduction to Agora Labs (previously BitPerks)
29:07 - Creating and launching a Web3 Creator Accelerator Program
31:33 - Web3 and Social Tokens benefits for content creators
44:27 - Advantages and struggles of being public about everything
53:21 - Matthew's contacts
54:17 - Till next time!
The New Career Horizons of Jobs Polygamy in Gen Z
Hidden Talent Season 1 Episode 4 features Alex Poscente, the CEO and Founder of Ivy Insights, LLC. Her entrepreneurial spirit began contouring itself in early childhood when, at the age of 10, Alex started to organize daily garage sales and summer camps for kids. Ever since, her career journey was anything but monotonous and monogamous, combining art, entrepreneurship, and web3. In this episode, you will get a closer look at Gen Z's point of view on jobs; why age and gender are not an excuse in the world of business; and how exactly acting and investing are related.
00:00 - Preview
00:27 - Intro
00:54 - Welcome Alex
02:14 - Who is Alex Poscente?
04:39 - Early childhood entrepreneurship
06:48 - Defining the interest in High School
07:30 - Acting and new generation media
08:35 - Gen Z work ethics vs Others
19:04 - Age- and gender-based career challenges
22:30 - Web3's impact on the future of work
26:53 - Gen Z's take on the future of media production
34:05 - Alex's vision of the business world in the next 5 to 10 years
36:02 - Till next time!