72 episodes

Welcome to 1st Floor Conversations where the view at the top is ONLY as good as the foundation which preserves it. On “1st Floor Conversations”, we provide relatable stories, actionable strategies, and impactful insights which anybody can apply to build and preserve a foundation that enables them to build with certainty.

1st Floor Conversations Jeremy Francese

    • Business
    • 4.8 • 25 Ratings

Welcome to 1st Floor Conversations where the view at the top is ONLY as good as the foundation which preserves it. On “1st Floor Conversations”, we provide relatable stories, actionable strategies, and impactful insights which anybody can apply to build and preserve a foundation that enables them to build with certainty.

    #70: Social Tech Entrepreneur Adrian Martinca Speaks About Closing The Technology Gap For Those In Need

    #70: Social Tech Entrepreneur Adrian Martinca Speaks About Closing The Technology Gap For Those In Need

    Welcome to Episode 70! In this episode, we are joined by Adrian Martinca, Founder of Technology For The Future, a nonprofit organization designed to help empower underprivileged youth by providing them with access to technology and the framework to use tech to make their dreams come true. 

    Adrian and his team have impacted thousands of lives since Technology for The Future was created back in 2016 and they're not stopping anytime soon!

    If you want you to connect with Adrian and his incredible team to help Cosette Anderson at cosette@dreamguide.com

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    https://technologyforthefuture.org/

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    • 1 hr 14 min
    #69: Corporate Attorney Paul Schwinn Shares Insight Into the Process of Raising Capital, Managing Dilution as a Founder & the Reality That is the World of Venture Capital

    #69: Corporate Attorney Paul Schwinn Shares Insight Into the Process of Raising Capital, Managing Dilution as a Founder & the Reality That is the World of Venture Capital

    Welcome to Episode 69! In this episode, we are joined by Corporate Attorney Paul Schwinn! For the last 7-8 years, Paul has been a Corporate Attorney at Shulman Rogers, a leading law firm in the Washington DC Metropolitan area.
     
    In his time at Shulman Rogers, he alongside his team has specialized in helping executives, founders, and organizations to effectively raise capital, negotiate deals, and move their business forward.

    So in this episode, Paul gives us the honest look into the world of venture capital through the eyes of both the VCs and the founders.   


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    https://www.shulmanrogers.com/attorneys/paul-m-schwinn/
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    • 41 min
    #68: 5-Years in Prison To CEO & Entrepreneur, Zachary Babcock Stops by to Talk Podcasting, Underdog Empowerment & Mental Toughness

    #68: 5-Years in Prison To CEO & Entrepreneur, Zachary Babcock Stops by to Talk Podcasting, Underdog Empowerment & Mental Toughness

    Welcome to Episode 68! In this episode, we are joined by Zachary Babcock. After spending years in prison, Zach rebuilt himself and his life. Currently, Zach is the Host of Underdog Empowerment Podcast, CEO of Podcast Powertrain, and Alpha Podcasting Association.  Zach and his team have successfully launched over 150 top-rated podcasts. Above all the business success, Zach is a shining example of what is possible in the world of recidivism when you put your head down, get self-aware, and get to work. 
     
    In this episode we unpack entrepreneurship, winning with an underdog mentality, mental toughness, networking, podcasting, and much more. Zach is an absolute beast and a genuine dude all in one. Hope you enjoy the conversation!

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    https://underdogempowerment.com/
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    • 56 min
    #67: CEO & Founder Venu Yerra Shares How He Built An Idea on A Napkin To A $160M Business At Microsoft & Then Launched Idea Entity

    #67: CEO & Founder Venu Yerra Shares How He Built An Idea on A Napkin To A $160M Business At Microsoft & Then Launched Idea Entity

    Welcome to Episode 67! In this episode, we are joined by Venu Yerra. Venu is CEO & Founder of Idea Entity, a leading change management consulting firm headquartered in Northern Virginia with offices in DC, Seattle, the UK, and India.

    In this episode we unpack entrepreneurship, navigating difficult decisions, technology, and go in-depth to learn about how Venu and his 50 employees work with leading government agencies and Fortune 500 organizations to turn industry changes into a competitive advantage.

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    https://www.ideaentity.com/
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    • 1 hr 2 min
    #66: Head of Community at Machine Learning Startup, Austin Kodra, Stop By

    #66: Head of Community at Machine Learning Startup, Austin Kodra, Stop By

    Welcome to Episode 66! In this episode, we are joined by Austin Kodra. Austin is the Head of Community at Fritz AI and is responsible for building its global contributor-lead publication - Heartbeat by Fritz AI.

    Enjoy learning about the future of machine learning, teaching computers to see, building a global community, and much more!

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    https://heartbeat.fritz.ai/
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    • 58 min
    #65: Chief Investment Officer, Mehdi Tabdiliazar, Shares Insight Into Active Investing & Investing Through Uncertainty

    #65: Chief Investment Officer, Mehdi Tabdiliazar, Shares Insight Into Active Investing & Investing Through Uncertainty

    Welcome to Episode 65! In this episode, we are joined by Mehdi Tabdiliazar. Mehdi is the Co-Founder and Chief Investment Officer for R2 Advisors, a Washington DC-based advisory firm that helps organizations turn their accounting, tax, and investment functions into a competitive advantage. Mehdi’s investment and risk management skills have been honed over the years working at Capital One, Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, and most recently for  The World Bank’s investment management team, where he provides investment management and capital markets advisory to governments, government-backed agencies, sovereign wealth funds and central banks (with a focus on fixed income and derivatives market development).

    Enjoy learning about the state of the markets, investing through an election, breaking down passive/active management, developing a global perspective on investing, and much more!

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    https://www.r2advisorspc.com/
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    • 55 min

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25 Ratings

25 Ratings

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Absolutely compelling

Jeremy has an innate ability to pull truly inspiring messages and takeaways out of the folks he interviews. Excited to hear what else is in store for this show!

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Important topics explained in easy to understand terms

This podcast gives valuable insight to many topics surrounding organizational productivity and challenges in a tone easy to understand across all levels, with the common theme being the foundation is a fundamental component to organizational success. Awesome stuff, keep it up!

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