Pittsburgh City Councilman Dan Gilman works at the grocery store. OK, he’s really there to shop...but as a local councilman he is always selling the constituents, city council and local media on his vision for the city. He rightly points out that despite the fact that he is always on stage, his pitches normally get cut down to a single tweet or one-sentence soundbite. For his pitch, Councilman Gilman makes a convincing case for opening an office in Pittsburgh.
Earl Wyatt writes pitches for other people. Technology and digital advertising specialist Earl Wyatt, founder of Feedigital (feedigital.com), has worked on every type of ad campaign - and now he’s working on the ad networks of the future.
Gerald Fong is building a CRM cleanup tool, but to do it, he has to give you some free sales leads first. Soon after emerging from Y Combinator’s Winter 2016 batch, Elucify (getelucify.com) CEO Gerald Fong talks about sky-high San Francisco rents, gets frustrated about how hard it is to reach people, and how a high-achieving engineering guy embraces salespeople as his target market.
If you’re listening at work - you may want to turn down the volume for the spicy little F-bomb in Gerald’s answer about why he decided to build a tool for salespeople.
Nicholas Jordan does not have time for sleep. A consultant, venture capitalist and charity fundraiser, Nicholas Jordan calls into the studio from Washington, DC to discuss networking, venture capitalism, time management and piranhas.
Jim Gibbs says that infrastructure sounds expensive. The CEO behind the Meter Feeder parking app (meterfeeder.com) comes into the studio to talk about startups, kickboxing, Y Combinator, and the evolution of the Meter Feeder pitch.