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Interviews with successful entrepreneurs, many of whom have built and sold companies, featuring lessons learned in the process and advice for others wishing to become entrepreneurs. This podcast is a product of Silicon Hills News, a six year old technology news site covering companies and people in the Austin and San Antonio technology region in Texas.

Ideas to Invoices Laura Lorek

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Interviews with successful entrepreneurs, many of whom have built and sold companies, featuring lessons learned in the process and advice for others wishing to become entrepreneurs. This podcast is a product of Silicon Hills News, a six year old technology news site covering companies and people in the Austin and San Antonio technology region in Texas.

    Larry Warnock, managing partner of Ring Ventures, Alumni Ventures

    Larry Warnock, managing partner of Ring Ventures, Alumni Ventures

    Larry Warnock is the Managing Partner of Ring Ventures, part of the family of funds run by Alumni Ventures.  He is a seasoned venture-backed tech executive with multiple exits via acquisition or IPO. He was most recently the President & CEO of Olono, an AI platform for sales effectiveness. Previously he was the CEO of Gazzang, a provider of big data security software (acquired by Cloudera), and Phurnace, a provider of DevOps software (acquired by BMC Software). After moving to Austin from Silicon Valley, Larry was a Venture Partner at AVLabs,

    • 38 min
    Tyler Norwood, Founding Managing Partner of Antler in Austin

    Tyler Norwood, Founding Managing Partner of Antler in Austin

    Tyler Norwood is Managing Partner for venture capital firm Antler in the United States, where he oversees the firm’s US growth and geographic expansion. Tyler joined Antler in 2017 as its fifth full-time employee and has been instrumental in launching and scaling the firm. Antler recently launched in Austin and is accepting applications for its first cohort, which will begin in March.

    • 35 min
    Erin Reilly, Founder Texas Immersive Institute

    Erin Reilly, Founder Texas Immersive Institute

    Erin Reilly is a creator, educator, and strategist with 20 years of experience inventing new approaches,
    products, services, and experiences about storytelling, engagement, and learning through immersive technology. As an educator, Erin currently is Professor of Practice and founding Director of Texas Immersive Institute, the interactive and immersive media hub at the University of Texas at Austin focused on research, projects, and learning the future of media.

    • 32 min
    Joel Trammell and Alicia Thrasher, authors of The Manager's Playbook

    Joel Trammell and Alicia Thrasher, authors of The Manager's Playbook

    Joel Trammell is a successful tech entrepreneur, CEO, and investor, and Alicia Thrasher is a successful executive who has led programs for eBay/PayPal, Google, and Anheuser-Busch. Together, they are the co-founders of Manager360, a certification program for managers. They have also co-authored a book, The Manager’s Playbook. The book and certification program are largely based on their 30 years of management experience.
    During their lifetime, people spend about 90,000 hours working and 70 percent of the workforce reports being disengaged at work. The Manager360 program teaches managers how to coach their employees, so they are content and productive.
     

    • 30 min
    Carolyn Lowe, Founder and CEO of ROI Swift

    Carolyn Lowe, Founder and CEO of ROI Swift

    In 2015, Carolyn Lowe founded Austin-based ROI Swift, which helps market emerging consumer brands.
    Her team grew an apparel and footwear company from $0 to  $12 million in sales in 18 months. Carolyn’s goal is to help 1000 brands grow profitably. So far, ROI Swift has helped nearly 200 including Tiff's Treats, Tecovas, Austin Eastciders, and Esker Beauty. 
    In September, Carolyn wrote  a book “Business Growth Dos and Absolute Don’ts Applied Wisdom from My Work with Dell, Costco, Amazon, and Multiple startups.” In 2015, Carolyn Lowe founded Austin-based ROI Swift, which helps market emerging consumer brands.

    • 26 min
    Shubhi Bhonsle-Rao, Founder of Uplevyl

    Shubhi Bhonsle-Rao, Founder of Uplevyl

    Shubhi Bhonsle-Rao is the founder and CEO of uplevyl, an Austin-based tech company that makes an app and digital platform geared to professional women. Shubhi is a former senior executive with Alphabet, Tesco, PricewaterhouseCoopers, and Ford Motor Company, among others. She also sits on the board of directors of Open Lending, Center for Global Development, International Center for Research on Women and is an honorary advisory council member of the Federal Reserve San Francisco.

    • 21 min

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