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Feb 28, 2018

This week: a fun show with Tomer Borenstein, the CTO of Blastpoint, a Pittsburgh startup that specializes in providing usefully packaged geospatial data for people who need it.  Economic development agencies, public utilities, franchisors and franchisees, car dealers and many, many more can use this kind of data to study their markets and devise strategic plans to serve them.  Tomer and Scot also discuss the process the company followed in building its price schedule, a question that Scot gets from startups all the time.  

Feb 21, 2018

This week, Dr. Rasu Shrestha, MBA comes into the Epicast studios to talk about his role as an innovation leader at both UPMC and its subsidiary, UPMC Enterprises.  If you’re not already familiar with UPMC, it’s a major healthcare organization that grew out of the University of Pittsburgh, and not long ago it became the largest employer in Pennsylvania.  UPMC Enterprises is the creative arm, building products and businesses with entrepreneurs.  

Dr. Shrestha is a kind-hearted, design-thinking innovator, working to improve healthcare through technology and innovation in the age of defensive medicine and courtroom thinking.  In this episode, he tells our host Scot MacTaggart about the current state of healthcare, about his experience with entrepreneur pitches, and what he is ultimately looking for from the startup community.  

Feb 14, 2018

Just like all the TV commercials and web banner ads have been threatening, cybersecurity threats are everywhere.  This week’s guest wants to fix the real problem you’re facing: your coworkers.  You know how they leave the doors unlocked and that one time, the one manager left their key in the door?  They’re just as careless with information security.  So, Jon and his colleagues built Wuvavi, a platform that trains and tests everyone in your office to avoid getting hit.  Three years later, the company has a long list of clients, large and small, and is now considering how they will build their sales and channel strategies to take the company to the next level.  

Feb 7, 2018

Jim Gibbs is back for the first time since Episode 1!  Meter Feeder has grown and changed a lot in the year and a half since his last appearance.  The company is done raising cash for now, they’re working on a couple of different strategies that has the company growing at a very aggressive clip.  They’re working on parking operators, self-driving cars, and on frictionless rollouts in new cities.  This episode is also good for Jim’s perspective on app ratings, on asking for money, and on Pittsburgh as a home base.  If you’re not already subscribed after 70 weeks, get there.  It’s time!

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