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As CEO and co-founder of a FinTech company, Ostrich, William Glass reveals the truth about entrepreneurship. In the Silicon Alley podcast, he talks to entrepreneurs, VCs and top performers about their journeys, keys to success, and personal finances.

You'll come away both inspired and with actionable advice you can apply to your own business and life. Silicon Alley is long-form both entertaining and packed with valuable insights for entrepreneurs. Episodes air every Friday.

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Silicon Alley William Glass

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As CEO and co-founder of a FinTech company, Ostrich, William Glass reveals the truth about entrepreneurship. In the Silicon Alley podcast, he talks to entrepreneurs, VCs and top performers about their journeys, keys to success, and personal finances.

You'll come away both inspired and with actionable advice you can apply to your own business and life. Silicon Alley is long-form both entertaining and packed with valuable insights for entrepreneurs. Episodes air every Friday.

Visit the official site: SiliconAlleyPodcast.com

Social media @SiliconAlleyPodcast Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/silicon-alley/support

    Creating Business Intelligence with Open Source Data Integration Tools | Michel Tricot, Founder of Airbyte

    Creating Business Intelligence with Open Source Data Integration Tools | Michel Tricot, Founder of Airbyte

    90: In Creating Business Intelligence, Michel Tricot (Twitter: @MichelTricot), founder of Airbyte, joins host William Glass to discuss how to utilize open-source data integration tools and build a business with an open-source business model. Michel shares his experience building the wrong product and being forced to pivot along with the keys to persisting through tough times. You'll learn:



    Open sources as a business model

    A failed initial product and quick pivot to "overnight" success

    How to get all of your company data in one place

    Why connectors and data integration is crucial to business



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    Ostrich helps you go from being one of the 92% of people who fail to achieve their financial goals to one of the few who does. 80% of Ostrich members are on track to achieve thief financial goals. Sign up for free at https://www.getostrich.com/download

    About Michel Tricot:

    Michel Tricot is the CEO and Co-Founder of Airbyte, the new open-source ELT standard for replicating data from applications, APIs & databases.

    Michel has been working in data engineering for the past 15 years. As head of integrations and engineering director at Liveramp (NYSE: RAMP), he grew the team responsible for building and scaling the data ingestion and data distribution connectors, syncing 100s TB every day.

    After only five months, Airbyte raised $5.2m in seed funding from Accel, YCombinator, 8VC, and some high-profile business angels, including the co-founder of Segment, the former GM Cloudera, and the co-founder of Liveramp and Safegraph. 600+ companies have synced data using Airbyte in the first 6 months.

    Learn more about Michel Tricot & Airbyte: LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/micheltricot/ & Airbyte https://airbyte.io

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    • 49 min
    The Jobs to Be Done Theory, Why Your Customers Don't Buy Your Products | Jay Haynes, Founder of Thrv

    The Jobs to Be Done Theory, Why Your Customers Don't Buy Your Products | Jay Haynes, Founder of Thrv

    89: In The Jobs to Be Done Theory, Jay Haynes (Twitter: @jayhaynes), founder of Thrv, joins host William Glass to discuss why customers don't buy your products. Jay shares the key lessons from the Job to Be Done Theory and how to systemize innovation in your business. You'll learn:


    Why your customers aren't buying your products
    What is jobs theory
    How to implement the jobs to be done methodology
    Repeatable innovation

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    Ostrich helps you go from being one of the 92% of people who fail to achieve their financial goals to one of the few who does. 80% of Ostrich members are on track to achieve thief financial goals. Sign up for free at https://www.getostrich.com/download

    About Jay Haynes:

    Jay Haynes is the Founder & CEO of thrv.com, the first and only Jobs-to-be-Done (JTBD) software for product, marketing, and sales teams. Jobs-to-be-done product management helps CEOs align their product teams with customers to dramatically increase their effectiveness by reducing roadmap risk, accelerating revenue growth, and generating superior equity value.

    As an Award-winning executive with three decades of innovation and investing experience, Jay’s customers include Microsoft, Dropbox, eBay, Twitter, American Express, Oracle, Target, and Viacom among others.

    While at the Harvard Business School, Jay studied with Clay Christensen, who pioneered the concept of disruption and popularized the jobs-to-be-done innovation method. Jay graduated Phi Beta Kappa with the highest honors from Brown University, and he received his MBA with distinction from Harvard Business School.

    Learn more about Jay Haynes: https://www.thrv.com

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    • 56 min
    Understanding GenZ and Why Popular Culture Will Make or Break Your Business | AnneMarie Hayek, Founder of Global Mosiac & ZSpeak

    Understanding GenZ and Why Popular Culture Will Make or Break Your Business | AnneMarie Hayek, Founder of Global Mosiac & ZSpeak

    88: In Understanding GenZ, AnneMarie Hayek (Twitter: @annemariehayek), founder of Global Mosiac & ZSpeak, joins host William Glass to discuss why popular culture will make or break your business. AnneMarie shares the key lessons from her book called Generation We: The Power and Promise of Gen Z. You'll learn:


    The key characteristics of GenZ
    How GenZ is changing the cultural & political landscape
    Why culture matters?

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    Ostrich helps you go from being one of the 92% of people who fail to achieve their financial goals to one of the few who does. 80% of Ostrich members are on track to achieve thief financial goals. Sign up for free at https://www.getostrich.com/download

    About AnneMarie Hayek:

    AnneMarie Hayek is a cultural thought-leader, generational expert and social agitator who deeply understands society's evolutions.  She founded and leads two companies: Global Mosaic and ZSpeak, with a passion for navigating the cultural movements shaping our world.

    AnneMarie and her team of experts have advised the world's largest companies, organizations, governments and presidential candidates for more than twenty-five years.

    She is the author of the upcoming book, "Generation We: The Power and Promise of Gen Z", the seminal expose on the largest and most powerful generation now coming of age in America.

    AnneMarie has a graduate degree from the University of Chicago and previously served as SVP and VP of Global Strategy at BBDO and Leo Burnett.

    Learn more about AnneMarie Hayek: https://www.linkedin.com/in/annemarieevans/ & http://www.annemariehayek.com

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    5 Reasons Why Small Businesses Fail | Henry Daas, Serial Entrepreneur, Investor, & Coach

    5 Reasons Why Small Businesses Fail | Henry Daas, Serial Entrepreneur, Investor, & Coach

    87: In 5 Reasons Why Small Businesses Fail, Henry Daas (Twitter: @daasknowledge), serial entrepreneur, joins host William Glass to discuss the pitfalls small business owners must avoid. Henry shares how to live a well-rounded life and manage both business and pleasure. You'll learn:


    5 Reasons Why Businesses Fail
    Defining Financial Intelligence
    Finding Infinite Leisure Time

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    About Henry Daas:

    Henry Daas started his first biz in 1991 selling, installing, servicing and financing computers to large corporations. Since then Henry founded a succession of firms in the e-commerce, finance, real estate and consumer products spaces. For much of the past decade, Henry has taken his experience as an entrepreneur and used it as a platform to coach other business owners and founders.

    In addition, in 2019, Henry self-published a 432-page book on everything you need to know about how to grow and manage your money.g

    In his infinite leisure, he writes screenplays (for fun), plays golf, travels (when not on lockdown), and plays Settlers of Catan with his three boys.

    Learn more about Henry Daas: https://henrydaas.com/ & https://www.linkedin.com/in/henrydaas/

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    • 59 min
    Building a Remote First Company & Unlocking Unstructured Data in Your Business | Kirk Marple, Founder of Unstruk Data

    Building a Remote First Company & Unlocking Unstructured Data in Your Business | Kirk Marple, Founder of Unstruk Data

    86: In Building a Remote First Company, Kirk Marple (Twitter: @KirkMarple), founder of Unstruk Data, joins host William Glass to discuss how to he has built a company with a remote workforce and the power of unstructured data in your business. Whether your team is fully remote or hybrid Kirk shares some of the keys to building a strong remote culture and how Unstruk Data raised money through Zoom. You'll learn:




    How to unlock unstructured data in your business
    The keys to building a remote-first company
    How to raise money over Zoom



    William is a big fan of remote work where possible having utilized the approach to build Ostrich and tap into talent spread across geographies.

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    Ostrich helps you go from being one of the 92% of people who fail to achieve their financial goals to one of the few who does. 80% of Ostrich members are on track to achieve thief financial goals. Sign up for free at https://www.getostrich.com/download

    About Kirk Marple:

    Kirk Marple is a customer-focused technology leader with over 25 years of experience.

    He is the CEO and Founder of Unstruk Data, a new company that is building the industry’s leading Unstructured Data Warehouse for automating data preparation via metadata enrichment, integrated compute, and graph-based search. Unstruk Data has raised $3.5m in seed funding and will fully launch in July ‘21.

    Former Microsoft, General Motors, and STATS leader - Kirk has extensive expertise in architecting and managing teams developing APIs and scalable services, leveraging on-premise and cloud infrastructure, generating significant cost savings, and supporting revenue growth for startups through Fortune 25 companies. He holds multiple patents and industry awards and has truly established himself as an industry trailblazer.

    Learn more about Kirk Marple: https://www.unstruk.com & https://www.linkedin.com/in/kirkmarple

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    • 50 min
    No Code, No Problem: How to Use No Code & Low Code Software Development Tools | Mike Williams, Founder of BuildLab

    No Code, No Problem: How to Use No Code & Low Code Software Development Tools | Mike Williams, Founder of BuildLab

    85: In No Code, No Problem, Mike Williams, founder of BuildLab, joins host William Glass to discuss how to use no code & low code software development tools. Whether you are building a product from the ground up, testing an idea, or automating current business processes, no code and low code tools offer a fast and cheap way to build. You'll learn:


    how to use no code & low code to build software
    The best no code & low code tools for your business
    Why no code and low code development is the future

    William is a big fan of no code low code tools having used them to build the first version of Ostrich and prove out the concept before spending 10s of thousands of development on the product. 

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    Ostrich helps you go from being one of the 92% of people who fail to achieve their financial goals to one of the few who does. 80% of Ostrich members are on track to achieve thief financial goals. Sign up for free at https://www.getostrich.com/download

    About the Guest:

    Mike Williams is the Founder of BuildLab, a digital development and automation studio. Mike has founded two event ticketing companies, MJ Seats and SharpSeat. MJ Seats was listed in the Inc. 5000list of fastest-growing US companies in 2017 and 2018, finding itself in the top 1000 both years.

    His success with MJ Seats was due in part to automating processes and developing custom technology that created a competitive edge in an otherwise commoditized industry. Upon realizing the powerful leverage that technology can provide a growing business, he became focused on his latest company, BuildLab, a company dedicated to delivering automation, application, and web development services with or without code. 

    After graduating from James Madison University with a degree in Finance and Computer Information Systems, Mike landed a solid job but always felt the urge to have more skin in the game. He founded his first company with two college friends.

    Currently, at BuildLab, Mike uses tools like Integromat, Zapier, Airtable, HubSpot, Firebase, and many more to help automate and scale companies. His clients range from local businesses to billion dollar companies.

    Mike is a productivity snob and is constantly looking for ways to improve efficiency for both internal and client processes. He considers time the ultimate resource.

    Learn more about Mike Williams: https://buildlab.co

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Customer Reviews

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20 Ratings

christian.espinosa ,

Insightful

William does an outstanding job extracting insight and tangible, applicable lessons from guests. Great podcast! Keep up the awesome work, William!

achacha93 ,

Dose of inspiration for business and life

Whether you’re a hustling entrepreneur looking for tips on how to maneuver your business or you’re fed up with the corporate rat race and want to make the jump into entrepreneurship, Silicon Alley is the place to go. Guests on the podcast share their widely varying journeys into entrepreneurship, along with stories on bumps in the road and successes along the way. Navigating personal finance is the parallel theme in each episode, fueled by Will’s (host) mission with his own fintech startup Ostrich. Relatable, easy flowing conversations on the show make it entertaining, informative, and inspirational. Highly recommend!

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Honesty and Curiousity

Every episode has both the host and the guest sharing honest experiences and profound insights. This podcast is approachable for everyone interested in finance, technology, and the people behind them.

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