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Work. Wealth. Wisdom. This interview podcast showcases the founders and minds behind some of the most innovative and creative start-ups. Guests from around the DC region and beyond share their unique journeys of becoming entrepreneurs. The show is produced and hosted by George Mocharko who has been documenting the stories of early to mid-stage founders whose voices are often overlooked by corporate business media. You'll enjoy hearing from these local, talented builders speak about their paths to success, and how they've bounced back from failure. Investors, business leaders, Venture Capitalists, and aspiring founders will find out what drives these intrepid professionals and how their career journeys look different than others.

DC Entrepreneur George Mocharko

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Work. Wealth. Wisdom. This interview podcast showcases the founders and minds behind some of the most innovative and creative start-ups. Guests from around the DC region and beyond share their unique journeys of becoming entrepreneurs. The show is produced and hosted by George Mocharko who has been documenting the stories of early to mid-stage founders whose voices are often overlooked by corporate business media. You'll enjoy hearing from these local, talented builders speak about their paths to success, and how they've bounced back from failure. Investors, business leaders, Venture Capitalists, and aspiring founders will find out what drives these intrepid professionals and how their career journeys look different than others.

    Jake Kramer, Managing Partner of FedTech

    Jake Kramer, Managing Partner of FedTech

    Jake Kramer, Managing Partner of FedTech is guest on this season's final episode of DC Entrepreneur. FedTech is a venture builder that thrives at the intersection of US entrepreneurship, breakthrough technologies, and mission-driven organizations. Since 2015, they've been driving forward deep tech ventures across the DoD, NASA, DoE, universities, and federal labs. Through their startup studios, accelerators, internal innovation and corporate venture programs, FedTech works with individuals, companies, and government agencies to stay at the bleeding edge of innovation.

    Kramer is concurrently a venture partner at NextGen Venture Partners and Thundermark Capital, formerly working at Goldman Sachs and as a U.S. Army Officer. NextGen Venture Partners is a network-driven venture firm that brings together hundreds of part-time venture capitalists to invest in their portfolio of entrepreneurs.  Thundermark Capital is a New York and San Francisco based Venture Capital firm investing in Deep Tech, specifically early-stage rounds of startups innovating in Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Robotics and other Deep Tech areas. 
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    • 43 min
    Jay Newton-Small, CEO and Founder of MemoryWell

    Jay Newton-Small, CEO and Founder of MemoryWell

    Jay Newton-Small, CEO and Founder of MemoryWell, a digital storytelling platform for seniors, speaks to George on this episode of DC Entrepreneur. You'll hear how Newton-Small got the idea for the start-up when filling out paperwork to get her father into assisted care after he was diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer's disease.

    As a TIME Magazine correspondent, journalist, and author of Broad Influence, she wrote his story down to help her father's caregivers understand his past better.  In this conversation, Jay talks about how MemoryWell worked with Brookdale Senior Living for their pilot program, how she bootstrapped the idea through Kickstarter and by winning pitch competitions before focusing on fundraising, and how her involvement through accelerators such as TechStars and the Halcyon Incubator helped her learn to build a business. 
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    • 43 min
    Dr. Joseph Cardillo PhD, author of "The 12 Rules of Attention: How to Avoid Screw-Ups, Free Up Headspace, Do More and Be More At Work" "

    Dr. Joseph Cardillo PhD, author of "The 12 Rules of Attention: How to Avoid Screw-Ups, Free Up Headspace, Do More and Be More At Work" "

    George speaks with friend of the podcast Dr. Joseph Cardillo, PhD, about his new book "12 Rules of Attention: How to Avoid Screw-Ups, Free Up Headspace, Do More and Be More At Work."  Dr. Joe is an inspirational speaker and nationally best-selling author of multiple books in the fields of health, mind-body-spirit, and psychology. In this conversation Dr. Joe talks about how entrepreneurs can get off of autopilot and refocus their attention throughout their daily lives and in their work.  

    You'll learn about the three "Mindwares" and what are the differences with attention, mindfulness, and awareness. Dr. Joe also talks about how using a "power word" can focus your attention,  how to talk to your brain by using a "self-scan," and how studying martial arts inspired him to learn more about attention. Plus he has some fantastic tips on how to deal with the stress nearly all of us are facing during the COVID-19 pandemic. 
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    • 46 min
    Colin Moffett and Joel Daly co-founders of Artemis Ward, and host of CreativeMornings/DC

    Colin Moffett and Joel Daly co-founders of Artemis Ward, and host of CreativeMornings/DC

    On this episode George speaks with Colin Moffett and Joel Daly co-founders of Artemis Ward. Colin and Joel met at Mindshare Interactive, one of the old guard of digital agencies, in 2005. They made the move to one of the world’s most prestigious agencies in 2008, building a large team and servicing top clients. Despite this success, Colin and Joel often talked about what life would be like if they could produce the same (if not better) work of a big agency without all the red tape. In 2015, they decided it was time: Colin and Joel made the leap to start Artemis Ward. Colin is a highly experienced strategist and former Georgetown professor. He believes smart and agile agencies are needed more than ever to help brands and organizations navigate a complex world. Joel is insight-driven, loves design and UX, and is the host of CreativeMornings/DC.
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    • 33 min
    Robert L. Longyear III, VP Digital Health and Innovation at Avenu & Wanderly, and Author of "Innovating for Wellness

    Robert L. Longyear III, VP Digital Health and Innovation at Avenu & Wanderly, and Author of "Innovating for Wellness

    Robert L. Longyear III, author of "Innovating for Wellness," is guest on this episode of DC Entrepreneur. Innovating for Wellness examines crucial innovations at the intersection of digital health technology and value-based payment. Robert speaks with George for an in-depth conversation about health care policy, innovation, and how that relates to health-tech & mHealth. Their chat delves into how this relates to patient-generated clinical data, human care teams, and telehealth as part of the patient journey.
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    Avenue—a Wanderly company—is a digital health company with a mission to provide highly modular and scalable care management programs with technology and clinical staff whose model supports turn-key remote-patient monitoring, chronic disease management, and post-acute services. Their belief is that driving patient-based innovations is the best path forward toward building a health system that promotes and proactively assists patients in their pursuits of health and wellness in light of the chronic disease epidemic facing the U.S.
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    • 42 min
    Erik Rind, founder and CEO of Imagine BC

    Erik Rind, founder and CEO of Imagine BC

    George speaks to Erik Rind the CEO of Imagine BC on this episode. ImagineBC aims to be for blockchain technology what “You’ve got mail” was for the Internet. It's a membership based platform that helps its community earn money for sharing their data. Inspired by a talk that Jaron Lanier gave, Erik started the company to correct the privacy and ethical issues that big tech companies pose to their users. In this conversation Erik shares his vision for how people can begin to be compensated for sharing their data. 
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    • 40 min

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kierstab ,

Great show!

The interviews are always really interesting and it's a great resource for those living in the DC area or interested in startups! The host is engaging and really does his research.

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