20 episodes

Startups: Digitalization to Realization is a podcast series where we interview startup owners about their journey to turn their idea into a reality and become the next industry leaders. Launching a startup is never an easy road. In this series, you will hear startup owners tell their story about how they got started, what inspires them, and how they are always striving to solve their challenges. Some startups were born in the pandemic and some are changing to adapt this uncertain time. All of them have a great story to tell. 
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Startups: Digitalization to Realization Siemens Digital Industry Software

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Startups: Digitalization to Realization is a podcast series where we interview startup owners about their journey to turn their idea into a reality and become the next industry leaders. Launching a startup is never an easy road. In this series, you will hear startup owners tell their story about how they got started, what inspires them, and how they are always striving to solve their challenges. Some startups were born in the pandemic and some are changing to adapt this uncertain time. All of them have a great story to tell. 
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    Power Global - Enabling Electrification Globally

    Power Global - Enabling Electrification Globally

    Carbon emission is one of the biggest challenges that we are facing in this century. Governments, as well as the private sector, are all working to create sustainable solutions to replace the existing pollutants. One of the ways to create an impact is to electrify transportation using the existing battery technology.
    Today, the host Kevin Blevins talks to Porter Harris, founder, and CEO of Power Global – a start-up seeking to improve global access to safe, reliable, and modern clean energy technology through innovative electrification products and services. He’ll share with us the progress that the company has made so far and what we should expect from them in the future.
    In this episode, you’ll learn about the impact that the company is seeking to create. You’ll also hear about the lessons that Porter has learned along the way on his entrepreneurial journey. Lastly, you’ll hear about how the Siemens Startup program has been helping his company.
    What You’ll Learn in This Episode:
    What it takes to get a patent (02:27)The objective of Power Global (03:44)The challenges Porter faced when developing his battery products (20:36)How Siemens Startup Program is helping Power Global (22:28)The biggest lesson he has learned on his entrepreneurial journey (24:30)
    Connect with Porter:
    LinkedIn
    Website
    Connect with Kevin:
    LinkedIn

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    • 30 min
    Arc Boats - Electrifying Sports Boating

    Arc Boats - Electrifying Sports Boating

    Carbon emission from transport is a challenge that needs to be tackled from sea, land, and air. While a lot of progress has been made in tackling land-based emissions, boats and airplanes are still lagging behind. However, most of the technology that has made electric vehicles reliable is now being adopted in building electric boats.
    Today, the host Kevin Blevins talks to Ryan Cook, co-founder, and CTO of Arc Boats – a start-up focused on building electric sports boats that will help avert climate change. He is an experienced engineer who also worked at Space X for many years.
    In this episode, you’ll learn why the co-founders chose to start an electric sports boat company. You’ll also learn about the challenges that they have faced in building the boat as well as the opportunities they see in that market segment. Additionally, you’ll hear about why the company chose to use Siemens NX and what their experience has been so far.
    What You’ll Learn in This Episode:
    The difference between a water sports boat and a pleasure boat (03:29)How an Arc Boat compares to a typical gasoline boat (07:11)The different charging options and how long each takes (10:14)The challenges they faced in the development of an Arc Boat (14:25)Why they choose to use Siemens NX (15:59)
    Connect with Ryan:
    LinkedIn
    Website
    Connect with Kevin:
    LinkedIn

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    • 23 min
    Promoting Healthy Living with Indoor Vertical Farms

    Promoting Healthy Living with Indoor Vertical Farms

    Eating healthy was much easier and more affordable just a few decades ago because most people lived on fertile farms where they could grow some of their food. However, all that has changed thanks to climate change, increased demand, high cost of inputs, among others. One of the solutions to this problem is using indoor vertical farms to increase the production of healthy food ingredients.
    Today, the host Kevin Blevins talks to Vilij co-founders, Terry Carr and Brandon Smith. Terry is an experienced designer and Brandon is a mechanical engineer.  Their company is creating a technology-embedded aeroponic system that allows you to grow food indoors. They’ll share with us the impact that they expect their product to have and the progress they made so far.
    In this episode, you’ll learn about the innovative strategies that the company employs to monitor the plants’ growth process. You’ll also hear about the challenges that they’ve faced along the way and how they were able to overcome them. Additionally, they’ll share some of the lessons that they have learned on their entrepreneurial journey.
    Some Questions I Ask:
    Can you share a little bit more about the product that you're developing? (07:04)Where did the idea for the product and company come from? (10:08)Is the idea of customization and personalization, a part of the longer-term strategy for the company? (13:15)How did you hear about Siemens and our particular startup program? (23:11)What challenges do you anticipate, from a technical and business perspective? (26:20)
    What You’ll Learn in This Episode:
    What their company does (05:04)Where the name of their product came from (12:06)The technology embedded in their planters (14:52)The challenges they faced while creating the company as well as the product (20:05)Their experience using Siemens products (24:34)
    Connect with Terry:
    LinkedIn
    Website
    Connect with Brandon: 
    LinkedIn
    Connect with Kevin:
    LinkedIn

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    • 34 min
    Designing High-Performance Buildings with Evoke

    Designing High-Performance Buildings with Evoke

    A few decades back, climate change and carbon emissions were rarely considered when designing buildings. Instead, a lot of focus was put on designing pretty buildings that were comfortable and affordable. This usually resulted in poor performance buildings that consumed too much energy and didn’t last long without requiring major renovations.
    Evoke Buildings Engineering is seeking to change that by utilizing building science to design buildings that are both energy efficient and durable.
    Today, I’m talking to two guests, Patrick Roppel, Building Science Specialist at Evoke, and Nicolas Proulx-Jones, Building Science Engineer, also from Evoke. They’ll help us understand the process of designing high-performance buildings and the science behind it.
    In this episode, you’ll learn what the field of building science involves and what it takes to be designated as a building scientist. You’ll also learn what the term building envelope thermal bridging means. Additionally, you’ll hear why Evoke chose Siemens NX and how their experience with the solution has been so far.
    Some Questions I Ask:
    What does it take to be designated as a building science specialist? (04:10)What is the meaning of Building Envelope Thermal Bridging? (07:28)How do you quantify the benefits of Building Envelope Thermal Bridging? (11:26)What’s the mission of Evoke Building (14:32)
    What You’ll Learn in This Episode:
    What a building scientist does (01:47)The main focus of building science (03:20)How Evoke Building’s research is contributing towards the development of new building regulations (13:10)What made the company choose a Siemens NX (21:11)
    Connect with Patrick Roppel:
    LinkedIn
    EVOKE
    Connect with Nicolas Proulx-Jones:
    LinkedIn
    Connect with Paul Musto:
    LinkedIn

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    • 34 min
    High-Speed Transport: The Hyperloop Way

    High-Speed Transport: The Hyperloop Way

    Most innovations in the recent past, within the transport industry, have been focused on carbon emission reduction and improving the users’ experience. These innovations have addressed critical needs and moved the needle further ahead in terms of safety and environmental impact. Now, the industry is about to undergo another disruptive innovation with the introduction of the Hyperloop.
    Today, I’m talking to Rob Miller, the Chief Marketing Officer at Hyperloop Transportation Technologies. He’ll help us understand the technology behind this disruptive innovation as well as how far along they are in development. He’ll also share some of the entrepreneurial lessons he has learned along the way.
     
    In this episode, you’ll learn about the origin of the Hyperloop concept and the people who played an important role in getting it started. You’ll also learn about the underlying technology and the benefits that come with it. Additionally, you’ll hear about the progress that the company has made so far and the cities that they are partnering with.
    Some Questions I Ask:
    Where did the Hyperloop concept originate? (02:12)What are some of the cities that you've been talking to? (14:52)Have there been test tracks put together as, as their proof of concept? (16:35)When can we expect to have the first commercial travel? (19:50)
    What You’ll Learn in This Episode:
    An explanation of what Hyperloop entails (04:31)Innovations built from the project so far (08:58)How the company differentiates itself from its competitors (17:04)Advice for entrepreneurs trying to get their companies off the ground (23:56)
    Connect with Rob:
    LinkedIn
    Website
    Connect with Paul Musto:
    LinkedIn

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    • 29 min
    A New Approach to Jet Engine Lubrication with Zulu Pods

    A New Approach to Jet Engine Lubrication with Zulu Pods

    Most innovations in the jet engine industry are focused on major parts such as the combustor and the turbine. However, there are other critical parts that play a major role in managing its performance, efficiency, and cost. One of those critical parts that have been a focus of innovation for a vibrant startup is the engine lubrication system. 
    Today, I’m talking to the two co-founders of Zulu Pods, Inc - Robert Sladen, the company’s Chairman and CEO, and Daniella Sladen, the company’s CTO. They’ll help us understand how their innovative product works and the progress that they have made so far.
    In this episode, you’ll learn about Zulu Pods and the impact that they expect to make in the jet engine industry. We’ll discuss how they came up with the idea for their product as well as how Siemens NX has helped them in their project so far. Lastly, you’ll hear more about the company’s future goals and the lessons they’ve learned along the way.
    Some Questions I Ask:
    How are engines lubricated today? (05:12)How did you come up with the Zulu Pods design concept? (08:36)How did you determine the roles that you were each going to take? (10:05)
    What You’ll Learn in This Episode:
    How a Zulu Pod lubricates a jet engine (06:51)Why Zulu Pods chose Siemens NX (11:17)Lessons learned along the way and advice to other startups (18:29)The company’s future goals (22:32)
    Connect with Daniella Sladen:
    LinkedIn
    Website
    Connect with Robert Sladen:
    LinkedIn
    Website
    Connect with Paul Musto:
    LinkedIn

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    • 29 min

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