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Episode 13 – John Livesay

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How One Of Silicon Valley’s Top Pitch Experts, John Livesay, Gets Start-Ups Millions But Got Fired From The Same Company Twice

In today’s episode you’ll hear from corporate sales super star, mediapreneur, and master of the pitch, John Livesay. John is a funding strategist for tech CEOs to craft a compelling pitch to inspire investors to join their team. He hosts a podcast, The Successful Pitch, where he interviews investors and successful startups who share their stories of what it takes to get funded. He is also a pitch mentor for, one of the top accelerators in New York. He also sits on the advisory board of numerous startups.

Episode 12 – Maneesh Sethi

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He Got Slapped In A Coffee Shop Then Built A Tech StartUp That Won Awards: The Maneesh Sethi Story

Technology innovator, PR master, and visionary thinker, Maneesh Sethi is the founder of Pavlok, the wearable device that uses electric shock to help you break bad habits and start new ones. He was plagued by attention and focus issues his entire life. Maneesh then decided to invent a technology to help him regain control and break the bad habits that held him back. Maneesh and Pavlok have been featured on the Colbert Report, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Good Morning America, and a whole lot more.

Episode 11 – Jay Samit

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Why Bill Clinton Called One of The Most Influential Tech Disruptors, Jay Samit, For Help & How You Can Shift Industries Too

Today, you’re going to hear from a technology super God, disrupter of industries, true innovator, and author, Jay Samit. Jay is the CEO of the world’s leading multi-screen video services company, SeaChange International. He is widely recognized as one of the world’s leading experts on disruption and innovation.

Episode 10 – Dan Martell

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From Jailed Teen Drug Dealer to Silicon Valley Start-Up Powerhouse: The Dan Martell Story

Today you’re going to hear from a former teen drug dealer, software developer, and million-dollar entrepreneur, Dan Martell. Dan is a Canadian-born entrepreneur that built several venture capital-backed software companies like Flowtown and, which were both sold to larger companies.