Episode 138: Alexander McCobin, Liberty Ventures
Agents of Innovation
by Francisco Gonzalez
1w ago
Alexander McCobin is a co-founder and General Partner of Liberty Ventures. He has helped start or led many organizations, both nonprofit and for-profit. He is best known for being the founder and President of Students For Liberty and CEO of Conscious Capitalism. In addition to Liberty Ventures, Alexander is the CEO of Leap, which helps organizations integrate their purpose, people, and profits to scale revenue and impact. Alexander received his BA and MA from the University of Pennsylvania, an MA from Georgetown University, and lives out of 2 suitcases when he’s not on the old family farm in S ..read more
Visit website
Episode 137: Michael Sayman, former Facebook and Google and now author of "App Kid"
Agents of Innovation
by Francisco Gonzalez
1M ago
Michael Sayman is the author of "App Kid: How a Child of Immigrants Grabbed a Piece of the American Dream," an inspiring and deeply personal story of one of Silicon Valley's most extraordinary entrepreneurs, who taught himself to code when he was thirteen and thus began his American dream. Watching his parents lose their jobs in the Great Recession, Michael Sayman, then thirteen, did a Google search: “How to code?” Within a year he had already launched an iPhone application and with it he was earning thousands of dollars a month, enough to keep his family afloat and without having to leave the ..read more
Visit website
Episode 136: Harold Hughes, Author, "A Kids Book About Blockchain" (Miami Book Fair)
Agents of Innovation
by Francisco Gonzalez
1M ago
Harold Hughes is the founder & CEO of Bandwagon, a South Carolina-based experience technology company. Under his leadership, Bandwagon has raised more than $3M in venture capital and successfully acquired IdealSeat, Inc. in 2020. Harold has had his ideas validated as a graduate of the Founder Institute Accelerator (and now serves as Director for their Austin chapter), one of the inaugural companies in Google for Startups Black Founders Exchange Program, and most recently, the inaugural cohort of the IBM Blockchain Accelerator in 2019. A man of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., Harold is ac ..read more
Visit website
Episode 135: Chris Wilson, visual artist & author, "The Master Plan" (Miami Book Fair)
Agents of Innovation
by Francisco Gonzalez
2M ago
Chris Wilson was born and raised in Washington D.C, and grew up under extremely difficult circumstances. Poverty, drug addiction, and gun violence was the everyday norm in his community. At the age of 17, he was charged with a crime, convicted, and sentenced to natural life in prison. It was during times of isolation that he decided to not only to turn his life around, but to make a difference in the lives of people who currently live in poverty-stricken communities similar to his childhood surroundings. After serving more than 16 years in prison, Chris was released in 2012. He recently author ..read more
Visit website
Episode 134: Brian Merchant, Author and Technology Columnist, L.A. Times
Agents of Innovation
by Francisco Gonzalez
3M ago
Brian Merchant is the technology columnist at the Los Angeles Times and author of the new book, "Blood in the Machine: the Origins of the Rebellion against Big Tech." He is also the author of the 2017 book, "The One Device: the Secret History of the iPhone." Brian is a founder of VICE’s speculative fiction outlet Terraform, and published a best-of anthology, "Terraform: Watch/Worlds/Burn, with MCD Books, in 2022." He was our guest on Episode 134 of the Agents of Innovation podcast, filmed and recorded at the 40th Annual Miami Book Fair, on November 19, 2023. This can also be viewed on our YouT ..read more
Visit website
Episode 133: Philip Wilson, Ecofiltro, Antigua, Guatemala
Agents of Innovation
by Francisco Gonzalez
3M ago
Philip Wilson is the founder and CEO of Ecofiltro, a social enterprise dedicated to providing clean water to the rural poor of Mexico and Central America. He graduated with an MBA from Wharton and a BA from Notre Dame. He has over twenty-five years of experience as an entrepreneur in the United States and Guatemala, and firmly believes that the world’s most pressing problems can be solved by applying business practices to social challenges. He is the founder and CEO of SolucionWeb, the leading web and social media services company in Guatemala. Philip is a member of the board of the Guatemalan ..read more
Visit website
Episode 132: James Nuveen, Freedom Files, Medellin, Colombia
Agents of Innovation
by Francisco Gonzalez
4M ago
James Nuveen is a U.S. citizen who left his job and left the country in 2021. He started his own company and traveled and lived in multiple countries in Latin America. He has lived in Medellin, Colombia for two years and recently purchased a home there. Is this what the American Dream is supposed to look like? To James, it is. He is the happiest he's ever been, the fittest he's ever been, is earning more money than he's ever earned, and more importantly, he says "I'm more free." Now he is on a mission to help others live their own version of the American Dream by avoiding some of the mistakes ..read more
Visit website
Episode 130: Joe Lindsley, Ukrainian Freedom News
Agents of Innovation
by Francisco Gonzalez
5M ago
Joe Lindsley is the editor-in-chief of Ukrainian Freedom News. Joe is an independent American journalist living and working in Ukraine. We conducted this interview when Joe was based in Lviv, Ukraine on September 10, 2023, Day 565 of Russia's war in Ukraine. Joe is the only journalist who has reported every single weekday live from Ukraine since Russia began its full-scale invasion. You can find his daily reports on Chicago’s WGN Radio and across all social media. Formerly the protégé to Fox News chairman Roger Ailes, among other escapades, Joe realized during the pandemic that Ukraine was per ..read more
Visit website
Episode 129, Maria Camila Pulido, Target Translations & Interpretations
Agents of Innovation
by Francisco Gonzalez
7M ago
Maria Camila Puliodo is is the founder of Target Translations & Interpretations, a federally certified Women-owned Small Business, and a Florida Minority Business Enterprise. Ms. Pulido is a passionate advocate for language access in the healthcare and legal systems in the United States of America. Ms. Pulido was born in Bogotá, Colombia. She has she attended the Universidad Nacional de Colombia where she studied Physical Therapy. She also holds a Biology degree from UCF. Ms. Pulido is certified by the National Board of Certification for Medical Interpreters as well as the Board of Court I ..read more
Visit website
Episode 127, Dr. Arthur Keiser, Keiser University
Agents of Innovation
by Francisco Gonzalez
8M ago
Dr. Arthur Keiser is the founder and Chancellor of Keiser University. He founded Kesier University in 1977. Today, he oversees and manages all operations at Keiser’s 21 Florida campuses, three international campuses, two in China and the other in Nicaragua, as well as the graduate and online school. Under his leadership, Keiser University, a private not-for-profit university, has become Florida’s largest independent university and is regionally accredited as Level VI by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACS). U.S. News & World Report named Keiser Uni ..read more
Visit website

Follow Agents of Innovation on FeedSpot

Continue with Google
Continue with Apple
OR