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351 Aaron Talks to Professional Sales Class About LinkedIn (Duquesne University)

Going Deep with Aaron Watson

Release Date: 10/22/2018

486 Building a Business through Relationships and People w/ Barbara VanKirk (IQ Inc) show art 486 Building a Business through Relationships and People w/ Barbara VanKirk (IQ Inc)

Going Deep with Aaron Watson

Barbara VanKirk is the CEO and founder of IQ Inc. She has spent the last 28 years creating company value by providing the vision, leadership, strategy, and general management skills necessary to grow IQ Inc into a dominant player in Pittsburgh’s tech ecosystem.   IQ Inc helps its clients with expert consulting, staffing, project management and software development services. They serve clients across financial services, transportation, and medical device with Software Design & Development, Software Q/A Testing, Product Development, System Integration, Technical Writing, and Database...

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485 The Construction Robot Revolution w/ Jeremy Searock (TyBot) show art 485 The Construction Robot Revolution w/ Jeremy Searock (TyBot)

Going Deep with Aaron Watson

Jeremy Searock cofounded Advanced Construction Robotics in 2016, aiming to bring robotic technology to construction sites around the country.   As President and Chief Technology Officer, Jeremy has overseen the development of ACR’s first two products, TyBot and IronBot. The machines dramatically enhance workforce productivity and safety by aligning and tying rebar for reinforced concrete on heavy infrastructure projects.   Prior to starting a company, Jeremy managed the autonomous systems engineering group at Carnegie Mellon University's National Robotics Engineering Center and ran...

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484 B2B Saas Success w/ Gabriela Isturiz show art 484 B2B Saas Success w/ Gabriela Isturiz

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Gabriela Isturiz has founded two different high-growth SaaS (Software-as-a-Service) technology companies that were ultimately sold to Fortune 500 companies.   Her first company, eBillingHub, was a pioneering electronic billing solution for law firms around the world. Her product development, sales, and business strategy acumen allowed for eBillingHub to be acquired by Thomson Reuters (NYSE: TRI) in 2011.   After that, Gaby founded Bellefield System, which rose to be a global leader in time tracking and compliance technology for lawyers. Their product was recognized as the #1 legal...

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483 Media Agency President Explains 17 Years of Success w/ Shea Murtaugh show art 483 Media Agency President Explains 17 Years of Success w/ Shea Murtaugh

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Shea Murtaugh is the founder and president of Hoffmann Murtaugh, the largest media-only agency in Pittsburgh.   Shea started her company in 2004 with no capital and now leads a team of 30 people. Prior to funding Hoffman Murtaugh, Shea broke into media via broadcast sales. She’s sold every major form of media over her decorated career and blends that experience into a cocktail that delivers wins for clients.   In this conversation, Shea and Aaron discuss how she got her start, when to hire vs train new talent, and the degree to which she has to be the “banker” of marketing....

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482 The Genetics Revolution in Medicine w/ Dietrich Stephan show art 482 The Genetics Revolution in Medicine w/ Dietrich Stephan

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Dr. Dietrich Stephan is a geneticist, entrepreneur, and CEO of NeuBase Therapeutics. Neubase is biotech startup focused on developing precision genetic medicines.   Dietrich previously founded or co-founded 14 biotechnology companies, was the chair of the Human Genetics department at the University of Pittsburgh, and was the CEO of LifeX Labs, a biotechnology incubator.   Neubase, his latest company, is developing technology spun out of Carnegie Mellon University that aims to address genetic diseases at the DNA or RNA level by combining the highly targeted approach of traditional...

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481 New Modalities of Medication w/ Jonathan Steckbeck (Peptilogics founder) show art 481 New Modalities of Medication w/ Jonathan Steckbeck (Peptilogics founder)

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Jonathan Steckbeck is the founder of Peptilogics, a biotechnology platform company that develops best-in-class novel peptide drugs for unmet medical needs. He also has a PhD in Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics from the University of Pittsburgh’s School of Medicine.   Amongst other problems, his company Peptilogics is focused on developing a new category of antibiotics. It has been 20 years since there was a genuinely new class of antibiotics, yet bacterial cells have continued to evolve and develop into drug-resistant infections.   In this interview, Jonathan and Aaron discuss...

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480 Autonomous Vehicles, Angel Investing, and Tech Talent w/ Euan Guttridge show art 480 Autonomous Vehicles, Angel Investing, and Tech Talent w/ Euan Guttridge

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Euan Guttridge is the Director of Technical Program Management at Waymo and previously held the same position with Uber’s self-driving car division.   Between these two roles, Euan developed an angel investing syndicate under the banner Reinforced Ventures. The syndicate differentiates itself for the technical proficiency of its limited partners, bringing a fresh perspective to the companies it invests in.   Euan’s portfolio includes a number of past Going Deep podcast guests including; Gridwise, Locomation, UpContent, Fifth Season, Edge Case Research, and Honeycomb Credit. While...

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479 Building Dams, Bridges, and Robots w/ Stephen Muck (Brayman Construction Corporation) show art 479 Building Dams, Bridges, and Robots w/ Stephen Muck (Brayman Construction Corporation)

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Steve Muck is the CEO of Brayman Construction, a heavy civil and geotechnical contractor that builds bridges, dams, and other large infrastructure. Steve is also the cofounder of construction-related robotics startups TyBot and Advanced Construction Robotics.   Steve has started or acquired twenty businesses and currently operates a portfolio of entities that in construction-related endeavors alone runs approximately $200 million in revenue annually.   Steve acquired the company over 28 years ago in a leveraged buyout and has since acquired a number of companies as he has expanded...

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478 Acquisitions, Real Estate, and Corporate Strategy w/ Jon Pastor show art 478 Acquisitions, Real Estate, and Corporate Strategy w/ Jon Pastor

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Jon Pastor is the SVP for Consumer Solutions at RealPage, a leading global provider of software and data analytics to the real estate industry. RealPage was trading publicly at over $10 billion market capitalization before being taken private by Thoma Bravo.   Jon’s entrepreneurial career started when he cofounder RentJungle with previous guest . That company was acquired in 2014 and Jon chose to stay on and lead the acquiring company as President.   Four years later, that company was acquired by RealPage.   In this conversation, Jon and Aaron discuss the lessons from all...

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477 Duolingo Chief Product Officer Jorge Mazal show art 477 Duolingo Chief Product Officer Jorge Mazal

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Jorge Mazal is the Chief Product Officer for Duolingo. Duolingo is a free language-learning website and mobile app with over 500 million downloads, 40 million monthly active users, and a valuation of over $1 billion.   Jorge previously worked on the product for Zynga, MyFitnessPal, and Kleiner Perkins. Today he blends skills in design, gamification, and leadership to manage a product team that has 10xed in size since he joined the company.   In this episode, Jorge and Aaron discuss how Duolingo makes product decisions, the importance of interpersonal skills, and how Jorge’s...

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