141 episodes

The Agents of Innovation podcast features interviews with entrepreneurs, philanthropists, and artists.

Agents of Innovation Francisco Gonzalez

    • Business
    • 4.9 • 40 Ratings

The Agents of Innovation podcast features interviews with entrepreneurs, philanthropists, and artists.

    Episode 141: Jerz Chrysler, The Jerz Way, American expat in Latin America

    Episode 141: Jerz Chrysler, The Jerz Way, American expat in Latin America

    Jerz Chrysler describes himself as "a recovering American." Born and raised in California, he left the United States 16 years ago after a successful stint in real estate. Around the time the 2008 bubble burst, he decided to spend a few months traveling throughout Latin America. He never went back home permanently.

    He has lived in Panama, Brazil, Spain, Colombia, Argentina, and Paraguay. He holds a dual US / Austrian citizenship. He also hold residence cards in: Panama, Colombia, Brazil, Spain, Paragua, Mexico, and Argentina.

    Today he spends much of his time helping others build a life of sovereignty by obtaining residencies and citizenships in multiple countries.

    He was our guest on Episode 141 of the Agents of Innovation podcast. This podcast was recorded in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

    You can also watch this episode on YouTube here: https://youtu.be/1_v6HB98vlQ

    You can connect with Jerz on X @TheJerzWay and also through his website: https://thejerzway.com

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    • 47 min
    Episode 140: Matthew Farrar, Entrepreneur, Adventurer, Filmmaker

    Episode 140: Matthew Farrar, Entrepreneur, Adventurer, Filmmaker

    Always on the forefront of new ideas, Matthew Farrar has dedicated his career to developing creative solutions to advance brands and advocate for causes. From his experience running an industry-leading marketing firm to harnessing communications and marketing tactics as a government affairs consultant, Matthew deeply understands the importance of authentic and creative storytelling.

    Matthew grew up in Panama City, Florida, and relocated to Tallahassee in 2004. He began his professional career as a government affairs consultant, where he worked for seven years managing legislative priorities and advocacy initiatives for corporate, non-profit, and trade-association clients across a variety of industries. In 2014, Matthew co-founded SDS, one of the southeast’s fastest-growing privately-held companies, as recognized by Inc. Magazine and the Inc. 5000. SDS is a cutting-edge marketing and advertising agency of talented professionals using cutting-edge marketing and advertising tactics to deliver industry-leading results.

    Matthew’s insatiable curiosity and penchant for innovative technology keep him on the bleeding edge of the latest techniques, tools, and trends to create dynamic and engaging content. His technical production expertise and attention to detail has led to beautiful creative outcomes in a variety of mediums. Farrar has built a cutting-edge video production and broadcast studio, one of Florida’s most advanced podcast studios, and has led content creation projects spanning from the Florida Keys to the Canadian border.

    A native Floridian, his love of the outdoors and nature was developed fishing and swimming in the beautiful waters of the Gulf of Mexico on Florida’s Emerald Coast and spending time in Florida’s state and national parks. Having traveled to some of the most beautiful locations in the United States to get the perfect shot – and having experienced the unparalleled natural beauty of destinations like Greece, Italy, Switzerland, and Austria – Matthew’s experience, creativity, and technical expertise bring stories to life.

    He was our guest on Episode 140 of the Agents of Innovation podcast.

    You can also watch this episode on YouTube here: https://youtu.be/D0ahVIDkmZ0

    You can learn more about Matthew Farrar at: https://matthewfarrar.com

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    • 1 hr 9 min
    Episode 139: Alejandro Storni, Shock Your Cocktail, Buenos Aires, Argentina

    Episode 139: Alejandro Storni, Shock Your Cocktail, Buenos Aires, Argentina

    Alejandro Storni is a visionary rooted in the vibrant streets of Buenos Aires, effortlessly intertwines creativity into every facet of his life. Leading Shock Your Cocktail, he crafts immersive event experiences while championing CoolturaBA, a cultural cornerstone online honored by the City Government. As Senior Creative at Drago for IQOS global communication, Alejandro deftly navigates the dynamic realms of creativity, culture, and marketing.

    A respected educator at the Universidad Argentina de la Empresa (UADE), Alejandro's innovative teaching methods have earned him acclaim among peers and students alike. His entrepreneurial spirit expressed itself in Wimet, an inventive startup reshaping idle spaces for productions & events, sold in 2018.

    In all his endeavors, Alejandro's dedication to innovation and cultural enrichment shines through. With a fervent passion for turning ideas into reality, he seeks to inspire others and pushes the boundaries of creativity, enriching the cultural landscape one venture at a time.

    Alejandro is also a local advisor to Fearless Journeys and has helped organize so many great experiences in Argentina.

    He was our guest on Episode 139 of the Agents of Innovation podcast.

    You can also watch this episode on YouTube here: https://youtu.be/BTG5of9vCNY

    You can learn more about Alejandro Storni at: https://www.linkedin.com/in/alejandrostornithe Agents of Innovation podcast.


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    • 1 hr 46 min
    Episode 138: Alexander McCobin, Liberty Ventures

    Episode 138: Alexander McCobin, Liberty Ventures

    Alexander McCobin is a co-founder and General Partner of Liberty Ventures. He has helped start or led many organizations, both nonprofit and for-profit. He is best known for being the founder and President of Students For Liberty and CEO of Conscious Capitalism.

    In addition to Liberty Ventures, Alexander is the CEO of Leap, which helps organizations integrate their purpose, people, and profits to scale revenue and impact.

    Alexander received his BA and MA from the University of Pennsylvania, an MA from Georgetown University, and lives out of 2 suitcases when he’s not on the old family farm in Sullivan County, PA.

    He was our guest on Episode 138 of the Agents of Innovation podcast.

    You can also watch this episode on YouTube here: https://youtu.be/2KtTACpSulg

    You can learn more about Alexander McCobin at: https://www.libertyventures.vc/alexander-mccobin

    Find more about some of his projects at the links below:
    https://www.libertyventures.vc
    https://www.goleap.us
    https://www.principledbusiness.org
    https://www.libertyventures.vc/podcast

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    0:00 Intro to episode
    01:32 About Liberty Ventures
    2:23 Students For Liberty
    6:20 Conscious Capitalism (CEO)
    7:18 Being Entrepreneurial
    9:45 Liberty Ventures
    13:03 Listening, Pivoting, Adapting
    14:40 Leap
    17:50 Mentorship
    19:40 Principled Business Network
    23:32 Capitalism
    29:04 Dunder Mifflin / The Office
    31:42 Liberty Ventures Angel Investor Network
    36:47 Productivity
    42:30 Challenging Yourself
    44:22 Teaming Up in Dushore, PA
    45:50 Positive Mindset
    50:30 Fearless Journeys Summary Challenge 2024
    51:50 The Comfort Crisis

    • 54 min
    Episode 137: Michael Sayman, former Facebook and Google and now author of "App Kid"

    Episode 137: Michael Sayman, former Facebook and Google and now author of "App Kid"

    Michael Sayman is the author of "App Kid: How a Child of Immigrants Grabbed a Piece of the American Dream," an inspiring and deeply personal story of one of Silicon Valley's most extraordinary entrepreneurs, who taught himself to code when he was thirteen and thus began his American dream.

    Watching his parents lose their jobs in the Great Recession, Michael Sayman, then thirteen, did a Google search: “How to code?” Within a year he had already launched an iPhone application and with it he was earning thousands of dollars a month, enough to keep his family afloat and without having to leave the United States.

    Completely self-taught, Michael went from high school straight into the professional world, and when he was seventeen, he was Facebook's youngest employee, creating new features that wowed Mark Zuckerberg. Three years later, he decided to go to Google, where he became a product manager and a founder in residence.

    After his stint in Silicon Valley, he now splits time between his hometown of Miami, Florida and Connecticut.

    He was our guest on Episode 137 of the Agents of Innovation podcast.

    You can also watch this episode on YouTube: https://youtu.be/VfDIt3ftqPg

    You can learn more about Michael Sayman at: https://twitter.com/michaelsayman

    Find his book, "App Kid," at: https://amzn.to/3Hdo1P3

    Special thanks to our friends at the Miami Book Fair. Learn more at: https://www.miamibookfair.com

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    • 1 hr 11 min
    Episode 136: Harold Hughes, Author, "A Kids Book About Blockchain" (Miami Book Fair)

    Episode 136: Harold Hughes, Author, "A Kids Book About Blockchain" (Miami Book Fair)

    Harold Hughes is the founder & CEO of Bandwagon, a South Carolina-based experience technology company. Under his leadership, Bandwagon has raised more than $3M in venture capital and successfully acquired IdealSeat, Inc. in 2020. Harold has had his ideas validated as a graduate of the Founder Institute Accelerator (and now serves as Director for their Austin chapter), one of the inaugural companies in Google for Startups Black Founders Exchange Program, and most recently, the inaugural cohort of the IBM Blockchain Accelerator in 2019.

    A man of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., Harold is actively involved in his community, participating on the Board of Directors for BEAM, a non-profit that focuses on the advancement of women entrepreneurs as they grow their companies as well as a founding team member of Amass, an end-to-end wealth building platform for Black Americans. To that end, Harold is also an active angel investor, investing in women, people of color, and Black founder-led companies. Most notably, he has invested in Partake Foods, the Jay-Z-backed CPG company making allergy-friendly snacks, as well as companies like Goodr, Chipper, Journey Foods, Republic, and Stix.

    Harold is a graduate of Clemson University, where he received Bachelor’s degrees in both Economics (B.A.) and Political Science (B.A.). As a “Triple Tiger”, he also completed his MBA at Clemson before pursuing a graduate certificate in Innovation & Entrepreneurship at Stanford University.

    Harold is the author of "A Kids Book About Blockchain."

    He was our guest on Episode 136 of the Agents of Innovation podcast, filmed and recorded at the 40th Annual Miami Book Fair, on November 19, 2023.

    This can also be viewed on our YouTube channel here:
    https://youtu.be/3QlX_ch7DtY

    You can learn more about Harold Hughes at: https://bandwagonfanclub.com/team/harold-hughes/

    Find his new book at: https://amzn.to/4azCnqC

    Learn more about the Miami Book Fair at:
    https://www.miamibookfair.com

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    • 9 min

Customer Reviews

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40 Ratings

40 Ratings

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Episode 139

Enjoyed

Boynton Listener ,

Variety of guests

Francisco works very hard to find a variety of guests from musicians, to new innovations, to real estate, immigrant stories of success and various other business people and how they grow their businesses. A must listen! Also join Patreon for even more benefits.

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Lots of Content for Entrepreneurs!

Kudos on your show Francisco! Looking forward to the next episodes!

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