69 episodes

Demystifying emerging tech & empowering the funder/founder/technologist community.

A community where we nurture, advise, and scale startups.

Listen in to our weekly talks where we feature a guest founder and listen to their success and failures.

Covering topics such as:
- fundraising
- marketing
- design
- scaling
- emerging tech
- and much more!

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Demystifying emerging tech & empowering the funder/founder/technologist community.

A community where we nurture, advise, and scale startups.

Listen in to our weekly talks where we feature a guest founder and listen to their success and failures.

Covering topics such as:
- fundraising
- marketing
- design
- scaling
- emerging tech
- and much more!

If you want to join our community, click here:

https://www.linkedin.com/company/silicon-zombies-podcast/

Tune in for the best brains from the Bay to beyond 🧟🧠

    SZ 129: The Third Dimension Ft. Andy, Belinda, & Will

    SZ 129: The Third Dimension Ft. Andy, Belinda, & Will

    From iron-ore mined in Australia, to the Lithium reserves in Chile, to nickel fields deep in the Mariana Trench; the journey of the products we use and love all start somewhere. The modern consumer expects every product to be readily available with a swift delivery to their doorstep. We may take it for granted, but the hidden gears of the supply chain turn day and night. This dance of procurement, manufacturing, storing, shipment and more are a delicate balance - a giant network of people, process, and technology. But in fact, the supply chain is more fragile than ever. Welcome to another exciting episode of Silicon Zombies, where we deep into the world of emerging technology and uncover the innovations shaping our future. On todays show, we take look at something that touches every industry and consumer: the supply chain. With the rise of e-commerce, global trade complexities, and the increasing demands for efficiency and sustainability, understanding the modern supply chain is more critical than ever. We are thrilled to bring you insights from three distinguished leaders who are at the forefront of this transformation. Joining us are Andrew Duncan (CEO of Boardwalktech, a company revolutionizing data management and the supply chain), Belinda K., (leader in the e-commerce space with global M&A expertise); and Will Drewery (a former Tesla engineer turned CEO of a next-gen hardware procurement platform). Together, they bring a wealth of experience and a unique perspective on how technology is redefining the supply chain landscape. We’ll explore how advanced data management, innovative e-commerce strategies, and next-gen procurement technologies are driving efficiency, reducing costs, and enhancing transparency across the supply chain. Get ready for an enlightening fireside that will demystify the complexities of the supply chain and highlight the technological innovations that are paving the way for a smarter, more connected world. Huge thanks to our sponsors: Necodex.com Near-shore developers for building web/mobile products and expanding your team Primeronegocios.com Proven team of growth experts leveraging cutting edge tech & best practices to achieve and exceed your goals.

    • 1 hr 8 min
    SZ 128: Innovation & Integrity Ft. Olivia Gambelin & Justin Lokitz

    SZ 128: Innovation & Integrity Ft. Olivia Gambelin & Justin Lokitz

    This may sound a bit paradoxical, but it turns out constraints actually *drive* innovation. And nowhere is that more clear than ethics as a framework in building technology. Lucky for us we've got author and expert Olivia Gambelin to enlighten us with Professor Justin Lokitz in SZ 128: Innovation & Integrity.' We will explore how ethics can drive innovation rather than hinder it. How? By first understanding and codifying values, which allows businesses to create a magnetic appeal, aligning their mission with consumer expectations and fostering trust. This discussion will delve into how ethical considerations can serve as a catalyst for creativity, emphasizing the importance of human impact in technical innovation, and at every level. We will address the psychology of constraints and how they can foster meaningful advancements, alongside potential pitfalls when ethics are misapplied, such as overemphasis on DEI initiatives. We'll also cover the evolving nature of ethics across technological eras, from cloud computing to AI, and compare cultural and philosophical differences in ethical approaches from Europe and the US. The concept of design strategy thinking will be explored, stressing that innovation is a holistic challenge involving people and processes. Ethical AI must be integrated into organizational culture, similar to design or Agile methodologies, to ensure sustainable and responsible innovation. By aligning AI strategies with a company's vision, businesses can create user-centric, ethically sound products/services that add real value while mitigating risks. Tune in to see how we can find harmony between Progress and Principles. *congrats Olivia on the launch of your book!* 🍾 Huge thanks to our sponsors: Necodex.com Near-shore developers for building web/mobile products and expanding your team Primeronegocios.com Proven team of growth experts leveraging cutting edge tech & best practices to achieve and exceed your goals.

    • 1 hr 5 min
    SZ 127: Beyond Human Limits - AI Reshapes HealthTech and the Life Sciences

    SZ 127: Beyond Human Limits - AI Reshapes HealthTech and the Life Sciences

    The future of health tech and life sciences has arrived 🚀



    How, you ask?



    The convergence of AI and ML (along with quantum leaps in processing massive data sets) is creating transformative changes in patient care, diagnostics, and therapeutics at a myriad of



    In SZ 127, we feature industry leaders Raja Sundaram, Rajeev Dutt, and Michael Johnson. Co-moderated by Stephen Kuhn, Founder and MP at Adventary.



    Raja Sundaram, CEO of Plethy, will share his vision of a digital health hybrid care model that augments care providers at home. By leveraging bio-psycho-social data, Sundaram aims to provide a holistic approach to patient engagement and analytics, enabling personalized care plans, accelerating recovery, and achieving sustainable cost reduction.



    AI and ML are not only transforming patient care but also streamlining administrative tasks within healthcare systems. Rajeev Dutt, CEO of AI Dynamics and Board Member of Luminas Health, brings over 20 years of experience from leading high-tech firms like HP, Compaq, Microsoft, and Intel. We'll dive into problem detection and the self-healing processes, as well as automating hardware validation workflows. The goal is to simplify administrative operations, reduce errors, and allow healthcare professionals to focus more on patient care. Potential issues associated with AI in administrative functions, such as data security and interoperability are also important considerations.



    Michael Johnson, Founder and CEO of ASD.me, will discuss the groundbreaking use of AI in diagnosing autism spectrum disorders. ASD.me represents the first multi-state, AI-centric tele-health diagnostic clinic tailored explicitly for autism diagnostics. Johnson will explore how AI tools empower patients and drive better health outcomes by providing accurate, early diagnoses and personalized treatment plans.



    For a peek into the science of tomorrow, be sure to tune in!



    Hosted by:



    Advantary Capital Partners: providing equity capital / advisory services for growth-stage companies



    TriNet: On a mission to power business success with incredible HR



    VISTRA: Delivering progress without friction, from HR to tax, regulatory compliance, and more



    Huge thanks to our sponsors:



    Necodex.com

    Near-shore developers for building web/mobile products and expanding your team



    Primeronegocios.com

    Proven team of growth experts leveraging cutting edge tech & best practices to achieve and exceed your goals.

    • 1 hr 3 min
    SZ 126: Power of the Pivot Ft. Ken DeLeon

    SZ 126: Power of the Pivot Ft. Ken DeLeon

    What does it mean to pivot & adapt? Join us for an inspiring and transformative live talk titled "Power of the Pivot," featuring the remarkable Ken DeLeon, founder of DeLeon Realty. With a background that seamlessly blends mathematics, economics, law, and business, Ken's journey from scholar to real estate rockstar is nothing short of extraordinary. This event will delve into the pivotal moments that have shaped Ken's life and career, showcasing how resilience and adaptability have been central to his success. Attendees will gain invaluable insights into how to navigate life's challenges and turn them into opportunities for growth, whether in their personal or professional lives. Ken's story is a testament to the power of resilience in overcoming adversity. Despite facing significant life tragedies, including the loss of his sister, surviving a nearly fatal accident, and beating cancer twice, Ken has emerged stronger and more determined. His ability to pivot and adapt in the face of such challenges has not only propelled him to the top of the real estate industry but also inspired many through his motivational speeches and community involvement. In this talk, Ken will share the strategies and mindset shifts that have enabled him to thrive, offering a roadmap for building resilience and achieving excellence in any endeavor. Don't miss this opportunity to learn from one of Silicon Valley's most dynamic and resilient leaders. Join us for another memorable evening of laughter and learning with the best brains from the Bay...and beyond! Huge thanks to our sponsors: Necodex.com Near-shore developers for building web/mobile products and expanding your team Primeronegocios.com Proven team of growth experts leveraging cutting edge tech & best practices to achieve and exceed your goals.

    • 52 min
    Silicon Zombies @ Startup Grind 2024

    Silicon Zombies @ Startup Grind 2024

    Startup Grind is a global community of entrepreneurs, innovators, and business leaders. Dedicated to fostering startup ecosystems in over 600 cities worldwide, Startup Grind hosts events, conferences, and networking opportunities to connect, inspire, and educate.

    Andres Joya: coally.com
    Rashel López: Podcast: Un Mundo de Posibilidades, Website: elantojomanabita.com
    Mariane Bekker: https://www.foundersbay.com/

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    Necodex.com
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    • 9 min
    SZ 125: The Future is Focused Ft. Nitin Pachisia & Qing Zhang, MD

    SZ 125: The Future is Focused Ft. Nitin Pachisia & Qing Zhang, MD

    Join us for an enlightening episode of Silicon Zombies, where we dive into the evolving world of Venture Capital. This episode "The Future is Focused," features renowned guests Nitin Pachisia and Dr. Qing Zhang, who will share their expert insights on the pivotal role of specialization and how to differentiate.



    Generic strategies are fading. Fortunately, our guests know that to rise above you need to tell a compelling story and add true value. But what IS true value? And how can we craft it at scale?



    Today, it's not just an advantage, but a necessity. We'll go deep on specific sectors, trends, and how to use data to make the best decisions possible.



    Let's not forget the importance of community building - Learn from our experts how fostering strong, supportive networks is crucial for the growth and success of portfolio companies. It goes beyond mere financial investment; encompassing mentorship, resource sharing, and building symbiotic relationships within the community.



    As the landscape of venture capital evolves, it's becoming clear that VCs without a differentiated, focused approach will struggle to compete. "The Future is Focused" promises to be a thought-provoking discussion that will reshape your understanding of investment strategies in today's dynamic world. Don't miss this opportunity to gain valuable insights from Nitin Pachisia and Qing Zhang, MD, and to understand why specialization is the future of investing.



    Join us for another memorable evening of laughter and learning with the best brains from the Bay...and beyond!



    Huge thanks to our sponsors:



    Necodex.com

    Near-shore developers for building web/mobile products and expanding your team



    Primeronegocios.com

    Digital Marketing experts with an impeccable team and track record

    • 1 hr 1 min

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