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Venture Studio Dave Lerner interviews the angels & venture capitalists that comprise New York City’s entrepreneurial ecosystem and beyond.

Dave Lerner interviews the entrepreneurs, investors, writers & personalities that comprise New York City’s entrepreneurial ecosystem and beyond in one-on-one interviews & discussions. http://www.venturestudio.org @venturestudio Hote: Dave Lerner Producer: Kevin Weeks

Craig Shapiro of Collaborative Fund joined us on the podcast this week.  Craig talks about his views on the future of co...
12/23/2015
Ep 15 - Craig Shapiro - Collaborative Fund

Craig Shapiro of Collaborative Fund joined us on the podcast this week. Craig talks about his views on the future of consumption, how to court and land awesome LPs like Pharrell, and how your company’s values can be used as a weapon. https://soundcloud.com/venture-studio/ep-15-craig-shapiro-collaborative-fund

Welcome back to Venture Studio. This week, Dave interviews Craig Shapiro, the founder and managing partner of Collaborative Fund. In this episode, Craig talks about his views on the future of consum

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11/07/2015

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http://www.davidblerner.com/david_b_lerner/2012/11/endeavor-global-startup-genome-partner-to-map-entrepreneurial-ecosyst...
11/08/2012
Endeavor Global & Startup Genome Partner to Map Entrepreneurial Ecosystems - David B. Lerner

http://www.davidblerner.com/david_b_lerner/2012/11/endeavor-global-startup-genome-partner-to-map-entrepreneurial-ecosystems.html

I'm happy to report that this press release went out yesterday announcing the following partnership: Endeavor Global and Startup Genome are pleased to announce a partnership that will help drive and deepen the cultivation of entrepreneurial ecosystems worldwide. It’s the mission of Startup Genome to...

What do today's hottest tech startups (Kickstarter, Codecademy, TaskRabbit) all have in common? A visionary investor. Ch...
05/03/2012
Funding for Good: Where Socially Conscious Startups Get Their Money

What do today's hottest tech startups (Kickstarter, Codecademy, TaskRabbit) all have in common? A visionary investor. Check out Craig Shapiro's story!

The Collaborative Fund seed-round fund was formed just over a year ago by angel investor Craig Shapiro, yet it has already worked with some of the most innovative, socially-minded startups around today.

Our show, Venture Studio, is officially announced by Mashable as one of its media partners!  Thanks for your support, ev...
04/24/2012
More Video Comes to Mashable

Our show, Venture Studio, is officially announced by Mashable as one of its media partners! Thanks for your support, everyone!

We’re excited to announce that we’re opening up our video platform to third-party publishers, bringing select content from around the web to our community.

my inaugural post on Forbes.com (why not?)  :)
04/24/2012
My TEDx Talk for Student Entrepreneurs: "Why Wait 'Til You Graduate?" - Forbes

my inaugural post on Forbes.com (why not?) :)

VideoI gave a TEDx talk on student entrepreneurship recently. It sort of sums up how I feel about the extraordinary opportunity student entrepreneurs have at their disposal in this day and age. I contrasted the environment of 25 years ago (when I was a college freshman) versus that of today for [.....

Very interesting... "The findings reinforce consistent research from the Kauffman Foundation, which shows that for 11 of...
04/21/2012
Why Older Entrepreneurs Have an Edge

Very interesting... "The findings reinforce consistent research from the Kauffman Foundation, which shows that for 11 of the 15 years between 1996 and 2010, Americans between the ages of 55 and 64 had the highest rate of entrepreneurial activity of any age group."

Randal Charlton had great strokes of midlife success — then he didn't. He did well co-founding Asterand, an ethically sourced human-tissue sampling business, but lost his shirt on a jazz club and a cattle-ranching enterprise to produce low-fat beef. At a time when he was really down on his luc...

04/17/2012
http://mashable.com/2012/04/17/rechar-video/

Our guest, Jason Aramburu, sold $6000 worth of carbon, via Kickstarter, in hopes of revolutionizing farming... Awesome approach to entrepreneurship! Check out his story...

Entrepreneurship starts at a young age.  Check out this awesome video about a 9-year-old and his startup!
04/14/2012
Caine's Arcade | A cardboard arcade made by a 9-year old boy.

Entrepreneurship starts at a young age. Check out this awesome video about a 9-year-old and his startup!

9 year old Caine Monroy, who built an elaborate cardboard arcade inside his dad’s used auto parts store, is about to have the best day of his life.

Can a Tech Meetup Change the World? Check out our latest video and let us know... We wouldn't bet against it.
04/12/2012
How NY Tech Meetup Fought SOPA and PIPA

Can a Tech Meetup Change the World? Check out our latest video and let us know... We wouldn't bet against it.

Andrew_Rasiej, chairman of NY Tech Meetup, talks about how he organized the group to stop bills that would limit internet freedom.

If you're in the fashion business, you won't want to miss the Decoded Fashion conference on April 30. Dave will be hosti...
04/04/2012
Decoded Fashion

If you're in the fashion business, you won't want to miss the Decoded Fashion conference on April 30. Dave will be hosting an investors panel discussion on funding fashion tech and identifying disruptive business ideas. Join us - use the discount code JAYDECODED when you go to the Eventbrite page. Looking forward to seeing everyone! http://decodedfashion.eventbrite.com/

Decoded Fashion is the first Fashion and Technology Forum Series connecting the world’s best startups and most noteworthy technologies to the Fashion, Beauty and Retail industries to accelerate innovation and increase the bottom line.

What do donors look for when considering whether to fund your startup/not-for-profit idea?  Venture Studio sat down with...
04/03/2012
Impact Investing: How One Foundation Empowers Social Entrepreneurs

What do donors look for when considering whether to fund your startup/not-for-profit idea? Venture Studio sat down with John Walker, CFO of Echoing Green and got the lowdown... check out our new episode of The World At Work!

Echoing Green provides seed funding and technical assistance to emerging social entrepreneurs with ideas for social change.

We're proud to be kicking off a new program on Mashable, in partnership with GE! It's called "The World At Work," and it...
03/27/2012
How Recyclebank Uses Gamification to Incentivize Recycling

We're proud to be kicking off a new program on Mashable, in partnership with GE! It's called "The World At Work," and it's all about not-for-profit/social good entrepreneurship... Check out our first episode (and be sure to share).

Recyclebank rewards environmentally friendly actions with points, which are a monetary incentive to recycle. You can also compare your behavior with others on leaderboards in the Recyclebank Ecosystem.

We're baaaaack!!! Announcing our new show, "The World At Work"  Here's a teaser... check out the full episode, next Mond...
03/21/2012
The World At Work (TEASER)

We're baaaaack!!! Announcing our new show, "The World At Work" Here's a teaser... check out the full episode, next Monday, on Mashable!

Sneak peek of the intro to our first episode... one of 24 to come!

Mike Brown Jr, fund manager at AOL Ventures, drops some knowledge on us...
02/16/2012
Why AOL Ventures Is Targeting Early Stage Startups

Mike Brown Jr, fund manager at AOL Ventures, drops some knowledge on us...

The main goals of AOL Ventures are helping entrepreneurs succeed early on and building AOL's reputation in the early stage community, while bringing in outsized returns. Here's how they do it.

Our guest, Trevor Owens, talks lean startup 101... Great info about how Trev and his company, Lean Startup Machine, are ...
01/25/2012
Why Startup Founders Need to Talk to Their Customers

Our guest, Trevor Owens, talks lean startup 101... Great info about how Trev and his company, Lean Startup Machine, are helping founders understand their customers, quickly build, and then persevere or pivot, based on feedback.

Business school drop-out Trevor Owens is using lean startup techniques to help other entrepreneurs pivot and persevere.

Check out our latest episode of Venture Studio and see how John Laramie is re-inventing the outdoor advertising process,...
01/20/2012
How a Startup Is Revolutionizing the Outdoor Ad Space

Check out our latest episode of Venture Studio and see how John Laramie is re-inventing the outdoor advertising process, via his company, ADstruc.

When a client asked to buy outdoor ad space adjacent to locations of a chain store, Adstruc founder and CEO John Laramie realized how inefficient the business model was. So he changed it.

01/10/2012

Mike "the consiglieri" Duda is coming on Venture Studio next week... we're taking questions from anyone for him...
Shoot me any question you have in mind for him re: 2012, tech, startups, or anything for that matter!
Dave

Warby Parker met its first year sales target in less than a month.  Check out or interview with co-founder, Dave Gilboa,...
01/06/2012
How 4 Business Students Took on the Eyewear Industry

Warby Parker met its first year sales target in less than a month. Check out or interview with co-founder, Dave Gilboa, and learn about how Warby's disrupting the eyewear industry.

Four MBA candidates who met in school are disrupting an industry using digital innovations to lower costs.

Venture Studio
12/28/2011
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Dave Lerner interviews the angels & venture capitalists that comprise New York City’s entrepreneurial ecosystem and beyond.

Dave Lerner
12/28/2011

Dave Lerner

time for a conversation!
12/28/2011

time for a conversation!

Venture Studio (24): Paul Gollash, CEO of Voxy - David B. Lerner
10/04/2011
Venture Studio (24): Paul Gollash, CEO of Voxy - David B. Lerner

Venture Studio (24): Paul Gollash, CEO of Voxy - David B. Lerner

Hope you enjoy my recent interview with Paul Gollash, CEO of Voxy- a language learning company with a uniquely practical, mobile & real-world model. Paul recently closed on a Series A round of $2.8million from Seavest, Countour Ventures and FF Venture Capital- and he's hiring! 00:11 Paul describes w...

10/01/2011

some more great guests coming up soon

Great interview with Neilcapel, Founder/CEO of Sailthru.  Learn how he went from starting a company, just after the melt...
09/26/2011
Neil Capel, CEO of Sailthru | Venture Studio

Great interview with Neilcapel, Founder/CEO of Sailthru. Learn how he went from starting a company, just after the meltdown, to his recent $8 million investment round!

From bootstrapping his company, to raising a seed round last year, to his recent $8 million A round, Neil exemplifies the grit and hustle typical in successful entrepreneurs.

Check out how Neil went from a consultant at Morgan Stanley to founding a company that will soon be expanding globally.

09/09/2011

If you're in NYC, don't forget -- @hackdaytv is this weekend!

08/25/2011
Ari Jacoby, CEO of Solve Media

Ari Jacoby, CEO of Solve Media

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