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Innovation City is a podcast featuring the innovators, disruptors and creators behind the innovation movement. Imagine a place where you can break through the status quo of business as usual and realize your life's purpose. A place where you can have an impact and shape the future. This place exists in cities across the world. In this innovation podcast we introduce you to the disruptors, innovators, and creators behind the movement.

Innovation City SLAM! Media

    • Business
    • 4.7 • 37 Ratings

Innovation City is a podcast featuring the innovators, disruptors and creators behind the innovation movement. Imagine a place where you can break through the status quo of business as usual and realize your life's purpose. A place where you can have an impact and shape the future. This place exists in cities across the world. In this innovation podcast we introduce you to the disruptors, innovators, and creators behind the movement.

    Sparking Joy Through the Human Connection with Bea Ayala-Muñiz

    Sparking Joy Through the Human Connection with Bea Ayala-Muñiz

    Today's guest is Bea Ayala-Muñiz, founder and CEO of Musicasa, an organization that's changing the way people connect through live music in intimate gatherings. In this episode, Bea sits down with the team to discuss what she learned during a year of world travels, how she infuses music into everything she does, and the power of small gatherings for human connection. 
    “Everything is about how we can add to each other’s lives.” -Bea Ayala-Muñiz

    • 25 min
    Miami’s Diverse Center of Innovation with Matt Haggman

    Miami’s Diverse Center of Innovation with Matt Haggman

    Today's guest is Matt Haggman, Executive Vice President at The Beacon Council, where he leads Opportunity Miami, an initiative to catalyze Miami's economic future. In this episode, Matt sits down with the team to discuss what's next for Miami, how to create a diverse and inclusive economy, and his lessons learned during his recent attempt at running for Congress. 
    “Miami can stand out by having a diverse and skilled workforce that’s unlike anything else globally.” -Matt Haggman

    • 27 min
    Building Brand Love with Arturo Nuñez

    Building Brand Love with Arturo Nuñez

    Today's guest is Arturo Nuñez, Chief Marketing Office at NuBank, the world's largest independent digital bank. Nuñez's impressive career in marketing spans decades of working for the NBA, Nike, APPLE, and other corporate giants. In this episode, Nuñez sits down with the team to discuss the art of storytelling in marketing, building emotional connections, and how to make brands accessible to all consumers.  “Great advertising communication is when the customer sees themselves reflected.” -Arturo Nuñez

    • 28 min
    Living a Happy Lawyer Life with Kristen Corpion

    Living a Happy Lawyer Life with Kristen Corpion

    Today's guest is Kristen Corpion, founder of CORPLaw, an innovative firm providing a space for lawyers to focus on their happiness. Kristen is also a legal advocate, a law school professor, and a mentor. In this episode, Kristen sits down with the team to discuss the need for lawyers to work on their mental health, common challenges faced by startups in the legal realm, and her tactics for making her business stand out in a sea of law firms.  “We can’t innovate when we’re unhappy with what we’re doing in our lives.” -Kristen Corpion

    • 23 min
    Driving Change through Corporate Philanthropy with Hector Mujica

    Driving Change through Corporate Philanthropy with Hector Mujica

    Today's guest is Hector Mujica, head of economic opportunity at Google across the Americas. In his work at Google, Hector works to create jobs and access to capital for minority-owned business owners. In this episode, Hector sits down with the team to discuss the challenges of corporate philanthropy, the importance of being a cultural ambassador in philanthropy work, and the momentum that currently exists in Miami.
    “Let things break; let balls drop every once in a while.” -Hector Mujica

    • 26 min
    Empathy in Entrepreneurship with Ivan Rapin-Smith

    Empathy in Entrepreneurship with Ivan Rapin-Smith

    “Leadership is not one who has all the answers, but is someone who is vulnerable & human.” -Ivan Rapin-Smith
    Today's guest is Ivan Rapin-Smith, Managing Director of Watsco Ventures, an incubator company in Miami. Ivan is an empathetic leader with decades of experience in the accelerator and startup industries. In this episode, Ivan sits down with the team to discuss top leadership qualities, the importance of thinking long-term, and the innovative work Watsco Ventures is doing to support hundreds of HVAC businesses.

    • 25 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
37 Ratings

37 Ratings

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SLAM! bridges Middle America (St Louis) with Modern America (Miami)

Michael & Tyler wisely operate their national Marketing Biz from 2 headquarters curating Entrepreneurial perspectives from the best of both American cities- hometown St Louis as a gateway to the West + international city Miami which is likewise North America’s gateway to Latin America. 🤓 Smart Hosts interview pioneering guests.

Marina Barayeva ,

Inspiring show!

Keep up with the innovation with Tyler and Michael. Variety of entrepreneurs and businesses. Inspiring show!

Tim Enad ,

CUTTING-EDGE!

Tyler CRUSHES it with Innovation City. He brings in the people who are the fore-front of their industries and really delves deep into what's hot and effecitve right now and what's coming up in the future. As someone who is into these topics, I'm pain-stakenly waiting for the next episode, and couldn't be more excited. Staying tuned!

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