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Hear the stories behind building a tech startup outside Silicon Valley. See how we’re making it happen at Central New York’s premier tech incubator.

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Hear the stories behind building a tech startup outside Silicon Valley. See how we’re making it happen at Central New York’s premier tech incubator.

    WindShape: Repeatable. Reliable. Revolutionary.

    WindShape: Repeatable. Reliable. Revolutionary.

    In this episode of Making It Happen, the final company of the GENIUS NY 5 cohort, WindShape, sits down for an interview with host Thomas Culeton. Nico Bosson, the COO of WindShape, explains the development of the company's central product - the WindShaper - and how it has evolved into a revolutionary tool for UAS companies. The episode explores the company's transition to the US market from Switzerland, and both the challenges and success that occurred during that move.

    • 16 min
    CarScanner: Details Matter

    CarScanner: Details Matter

    This episode of Making it Happen features the founder and CEO of CarScanner, Slawek Potasz, who describes his experience coming to Syracuse from Poland to build his company in the US. From explaining the genesis of his company to figuring out the ins and outs of a US sales strategy, Slawek and Making it Happen host Thomas Culeton have an enlightening conversation about how details matter when building a transformative organization.

    • 21 min
    Airtonomy: Advancing the Energy Market

    Airtonomy: Advancing the Energy Market

    This episode features a conversation between Making it Happen host Thomas and Airtonomy CEO and Founder Josh Reidy. Dr. Reidy discusses the benefits of being in the GENIUS NY program while developing a product that would advance the energy market (and beyond) due to its myriad of applications. From learning about Josh’s background to starting Airtonomy, this episode offers a peek into the $1 million winner’s business and plans for the future.

    • 27 min
    Airial Robotics: Taking Flight in Central New York and Beyond

    Airial Robotics: Taking Flight in Central New York and Beyond

    Our host Thomas speaks to CEO and co-founder of Airial Robotics, Joerg Schamuhn, in the latest episode of Making it Happen. Thomas and Joerg discuss the genesis of Airial Robotics, an uncrewed aerial systems company that is taking the drone market by storm. Not only has this team flown its system in the Himalayas, but they have also made their United States home-base right here in Syracuse – proving that global companies – UAS and otherwise – can thrive in Central New York.

    • 24 min
    Circle Optics: Building the Camera of the Future

    Circle Optics: Building the Camera of the Future

    In this episode, our new host Thomas interviews Zak Niazi, founder and CEO of Circle Optics, and Ian Gauger, COO of Circle Optics, to speak with them about their experiences in the GENIUS NY program. From building their camera of the future to understanding its myriad of potential uses, the episode explores the way Circle Optics started and remains an up-and-coming startup in Central New York.

    • 32 min
    Marquardt - Growing Manufacturing in CNY

    Marquardt - Growing Manufacturing in CNY

    In this episode, we speak to Chris Berry, Business Development Manager and Scott Hansen, Director of Industrial Engineering at Marquardt. Marquardt is a global company with a huge footprint in Cazenovia, NY. They manufacture electro-mechanical switches, controls and wireless communications systems for major industries like drone, medical, defense and beyond. Hear how they are helping local entrepreneurs in Central NY and what Marquardt 4.0 looks like. Learn more at https://www.marquardt...

    • 30 min

Customer Reviews

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joneskid49 ,

Great startup stories in Syracuse

Amazing podcast that gives you an inside look at innovation and entrepreneurship happening in Central New York!

EDM Princess 👑🌹 ,

Enlightening & Motivating!

For someone who works in tech in cny it’s refreshing to hear success stories of local startups. Makes me think I won’t have to eventually move out west to climb the tech ladder or start my own thing. Keep the unique guests coming!

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