100 episodes

2016 NEW YORK PRESS CLUB AWARD FOR BEST PODCAST!

Highlighting start-ups, disruptors, innovators, and other nontraditional businesses in the New York City area, the New York Launch Pod is a monthly podcast featuring conversations with a diverse group of entrepreneurs, who share their experiences and insights building new businesses in and around the Big Apple. From business strategy, to dealing with logistical and financial obstacles, to the sometimes painful growth process, the podcast covers key issues facing entrepreneurs and their businesses.



Hosted by Hal Coopersmith, a practicing attorney in New York City, the podcast is designed to address the unique opportunities and challenges presented by doing business in and New York City. For anyone who owns a business, is thinking about starting one, or is simply interested in learning more about this endlessly fascinating (and terrifying) subject, the New York Launch Pod is required listening.



The New York Launch Pod is a production of Bull Path Media, Inc.

www.nylaunchpod.com | @NYLaunchPod





ABOUT HAL COOPERSMITH:

Born and raised in New York City, Hal Coopersmith has entrepreneurship in his blood. With a mother who started a personal training company and a father who manages a law firm, it’s only natural that he would feel an affinity for risk-takers and innovators. A graduate of Brown University, where he majored in economics, and Fordham University School of Law, Hal spent several years working in advertising for Fortune 500 companies before settling into his current role as an attorney. This diverse educational and professional background, plus his belief that there has never been a better time to start a business, gives him a unique perspective and ensures that his interviews are always informative, insightful and thought-provoking.

New York Launch Pod: A Podcast Highlighting New Start-Ups, Businesses, and Openings in the New York City Area (NY Launch Pod‪)‬ Hal Coopersmith, Bull Path Media Inc. (@NYLaunchPod)

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    • 5.0 • 129 Ratings

2016 NEW YORK PRESS CLUB AWARD FOR BEST PODCAST!

Highlighting start-ups, disruptors, innovators, and other nontraditional businesses in the New York City area, the New York Launch Pod is a monthly podcast featuring conversations with a diverse group of entrepreneurs, who share their experiences and insights building new businesses in and around the Big Apple. From business strategy, to dealing with logistical and financial obstacles, to the sometimes painful growth process, the podcast covers key issues facing entrepreneurs and their businesses.



Hosted by Hal Coopersmith, a practicing attorney in New York City, the podcast is designed to address the unique opportunities and challenges presented by doing business in and New York City. For anyone who owns a business, is thinking about starting one, or is simply interested in learning more about this endlessly fascinating (and terrifying) subject, the New York Launch Pod is required listening.



The New York Launch Pod is a production of Bull Path Media, Inc.

www.nylaunchpod.com | @NYLaunchPod





ABOUT HAL COOPERSMITH:

Born and raised in New York City, Hal Coopersmith has entrepreneurship in his blood. With a mother who started a personal training company and a father who manages a law firm, it’s only natural that he would feel an affinity for risk-takers and innovators. A graduate of Brown University, where he majored in economics, and Fordham University School of Law, Hal spent several years working in advertising for Fortune 500 companies before settling into his current role as an attorney. This diverse educational and professional background, plus his belief that there has never been a better time to start a business, gives him a unique perspective and ensures that his interviews are always informative, insightful and thought-provoking.

    Episode 90: Zach Colonder, Co-Founder and CEO of Grazzee

    Episode 90: Zach Colonder, Co-Founder and CEO of Grazzee

    In this day and age who wouldn’t like the benefit of not having to stand in a line at the bank to draw money or risk that your building’s service staff might not receive their holiday tip? Zach Colonder realized this gap in the market and thought of a way to make this process better and simpler by creating Grazzee and now tipping has never being more convenient. Find out how Zach thought of this business opportunity, how he is overcoming the challenges of gaining traction in the market and how the app can make your life easier especially entering the holiday season.

    • 18 min
    Episode 89: Marco Shalma, Co-Founder and CEO of MASC Hospitality Group

    Episode 89: Marco Shalma, Co-Founder and CEO of MASC Hospitality Group

    Night markets are exciting local events that showcase local vendors.But they weren’t always that way. Our guest in this episode, MarcoShalma, speaks about how he started the Bronx Night Market, from whathe considered a side gig into a full time company, MASC HospitalityGroup.Find out how Marco overcame the challenges of the pandemic, andhow he created a night market in the Yankee Stadium, parking lot, anda whole lot more.

    Episode 88: Tximista Lizarazu, Co-Founder and CEO of Fraîche

    Episode 88: Tximista Lizarazu, Co-Founder and CEO of Fraîche

    Let's face it, food in the office isn't that great.  When you are in the office, the lunch repetoir is familiar salads and sandwiches, having to pick up food or paying for delivery fees.  Our guest in this episode, Tximista Lizarazu, thought that the same old song needed to change.  He came up with Fraiche an innovative vending machine that brings top quality local New York City restaurants straight into the office without having to pay or wait for delivery.  After facing challengs during Covid, Fraiche is now poised to be an office amenity for office workers and employers.  Listen to the episode to find out how!

    • 17 min
    Episode 87: Rebroadcast of Jonathan Rosen, Co-Founder of NY Forever.  

    Episode 87: Rebroadcast of Jonathan Rosen, Co-Founder of NY Forever.  

    Jonathan Rosen, Co-Founder of NY Forever, steps onto the New York Launch Pod to discuss his celebrity studded and corporate sponsored non-profit initiative which is encouraging New Yorkers to commit to New York City, support our front line workers and give what you can to keep the city strong.







    As the successful founder of a PR company, BerlinRosen, and a New Yorker for over 20 years, Jonathan has seen the way the city has been hurting since the Covid-19 pandemic started last year. In order to support the city he loves, he's started NY Forever to give back by leveraging his network, getting people involved and supporting organizations which are helping struggling New Yorkers in this unprecedented situation. Taking their motto from a New York Magazine cover from the 1970's, "We've Got to Help Ourselves", Jonathan has recruited top fashion brands like Public School, tech companies like SalesForce and prominent celebrities like Jerry Seinfeld and Amy Schumer to get involved and help promote volunteer and fundraising opportunities that are alleviating the dire circumstances many New Yorkers face. His goal is simple: to get half a million New Yorkers to sign the pledge at nyforever.nyc in order to receive updates that will connect them with practical ways in which they can help the city.







    In this episode we talk about the overwhelming support Jonathan has received from the New York business community, how NY Forever is giving back to the city, and much more!







    Transcript available at: nylaun.ch/nyforevertr







    For more about NY Forever and to sign the pledge visit: nyforever.nyc







    This episode has been sponsored by RezCue, the Housing Stability and Tenant Protection Act compliance software for landlords. For more information on RezCue visit: rezcueme.com

    • 22 min
    Episode 86: Lindsay Liu, Co-Founder and CEO of Super

    Episode 86: Lindsay Liu, Co-Founder and CEO of Super

    Lindsay Liu, Founder of Super, steps on to the New York Launch Pod to discuss her new property management platform. Lindsay was on the board of her own Co-Op and was frustrated by the way the building was operating (and not because of the people). 







    Lindsay's building was using a hodgepodge of software (if any), sending out physical mailings, and keeping track of important building documents on Lindsay's own personal Google Drive. Lindsay did some research and found out that her building wasn't alone.  Like any good entrepreneur Lindsay set out to solve a problem that she encountered herself.  







    Listen to the podcast to find out how Lindsay built Super and how she wants to help all Co-Ops and Condos run better.







    More on Super: https://www.hiresuper.com/

    • 21 min
    How You Doin’? Vol 13: Ben Gordon and Matt Bachmann, Co-Founders of Wandering Bear Coffee

    How You Doin’? Vol 13: Ben Gordon and Matt Bachmann, Co-Founders of Wandering Bear Coffee

    Ben Gordon and Matt Bachmann, co-founders of Wandering Bear Coffee Co.  step back on to the New York Launch Pod to discuss their cold brewed coffee brand.  We first spoke to Ben and Matt in our fourth episode and in the 7 years since we spoke with them their brand has grown exponentially and taken on significant investment.  But it hasn't been easy.  Wandering Bear had to pivot during the pandemic to cater to consumers rather than large corporate tenants.  Find out how on this episode of How You Doin'?

    • 19 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
129 Ratings

129 Ratings

Tina Larsson ,

Excellent podcast

Great conversations with entrepreneurs who saw a problem, came up with a solution and took action. Very inspiring!

M Monks ,

Love this podcast

Such a great podcast with entrepreneurs and businesses in NYC from all industries. Hal is a great host with all the right questions and I’m always excited to hear who he brings on next. Keep them coming!

akw1228 ,

Another great podcast

Another great podcast featuring a local product. Looking forward to trying the salsa.

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