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#114 Lisa Ferrand: Capping the Side Effects of Cancer

Innovate Fort Worth

Release Date: 02/20/2024

#118 Kelly Cloud: Convergence of Life Sciences Companies in DFW show art #118 Kelly Cloud: Convergence of Life Sciences Companies in DFW

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When it comes to life science innovation in DFW, Kelly Cloud has a front row seat to it all. Kelly is the vice president of life sciences at the Dallas Regional Chamber, the organization that champions economic growth and development in the North Texas region. She shares the innovation happening with biotech companies, the future vision of the region’s economic growth, and what they are doing to foster and recruit companies in life sciences and biotechnology ecosystems.  Please visit the Dallas Regional Chamber at  Please visit the DFW Economic Development Guide at  Please...

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#117 Mark Lambright: Flying Freight via Airships show art #117 Mark Lambright: Flying Freight via Airships

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The future of transportation is taking to the skies. Meet Mark Lambright, the CEO of Trident Airships, the cargo transportation company that is innovating how we move products efficiently. Utilizing a hybrid lift system, Trident can enter remote locations using unseen maneuverability capabilities. Not only showcasing cutting-edge technology, Trident is reducing operating costs and carbon emissions in comparison to other cargo logistics options on the market. To learn more about Trident Airships, visit:  To learn more about HSC Next, visit: 

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#116 Maëlle Gavet: The Big Picture: The Global Investor show art #116 Maëlle Gavet: The Big Picture: The Global Investor

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Maëlle Gavet, CEO of Techstars, shares insights into the world of entrepreneurship and startup investing. Techstars has invested in over 4,000 startups globally, making them the largest seed investor in the world for the second year in a row. She was recently named as one of the 100 Most Influential Women in US Finance in 2024 by Barron’s. Maëlle discusses the diverse industries ripe for disruption and Techstars' ethos of "give first." Reflecting on her entrepreneurial journey and the global economic landscape, she offers practical advice for aspiring entrepreneurs and highlights the role...

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#115 David Aspinall: Unlocking Opportunities for Autistic Professionals show art #115 David Aspinall: Unlocking Opportunities for Autistic Professionals

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When it comes to diversity and inclusion in the workforce, auticon US is doing just that. David Aspinall, CEO of auticon US, shares how autistic individuals are thinking differently about solving their clients most challenging technological issues. By restructuring their hiring process, supportive job coaching and client management, autistic individuals are finding valuable careers in the workforce that fit their strengths. Learn more about auticon US here:  Learn more about Innovate Fort Worth here: 

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#114 Lisa Ferrand: Capping the Side Effects of Cancer show art #114 Lisa Ferrand: Capping the Side Effects of Cancer

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For cancer patients going through chemotherapy, hair loss can be a heartbreaking reality. Lisa Ferrand, CEO of Warrior Caps, is preserving hair from chemotherapy hair loss through her cold cap technology. Her cold caps are sub-zero gel-lined “beanies” that freeze the hair follicle and increases retention of hair during chemotherapy. As a cancer survivor herself, she understands the delicate relationship that people have with their hair and how helping them preserve this sense of normalcy can help them navigate this difficult disease. Learn more about Warrior Caps here:  Learn more...

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#113 Brendan McGuire: Funding Tomorrow's Innovators show art #113 Brendan McGuire: Funding Tomorrow's Innovators

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When it comes to local community impact, banks play a big role. Meet Brendan McGuire, Regional President of PNC Bank in North Texas. Brendan oversees PNC's lines of business, sponsorship, philanthropy, and branding efforts that are crucial to PNC's national main street banking model. With active roles in various local community organizations, McGuire is recognized as one of the most influential leaders in North Texas. He sheds light on PNC's national footprint, small town feel and its longstanding commitment to supporting innovation and entrepreneurship. McGuire shares insights on where he...

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#112 Jason Mastoris and Hardik Patel: Making Room for New Biotech Startups show art #112 Jason Mastoris and Hardik Patel: Making Room for New Biotech Startups

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Panthera BioSolutions is a company that's reshaping the landscape of pharmaceutical and biotech innovation. Founded in 2021 by visionaries Hardik Patel and Jason Mastoris, Panthera stands at the forefront of addressing long-standing unmet needs in the industry. Their approach to include the introduction of first-to-market, ready-to-use, leasable cleanrooms in North Texas. Learn how these spaces empower local companies to seamlessly scale up to GMP standards, supporting clinical trial execution, and optimizing costs, as well as educating the future of biotech work force. Learn more about...

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#111 The Big Picture: John Dearie: Washington D.C.'s Policy-preneur show art #111 The Big Picture: John Dearie: Washington D.C.'s Policy-preneur

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Most entrepreneurs are too busy innovating and growing their companies to advocate for themselves in our nation’s capital. But our guest on this first edition of a new series called “The Big Picture” is working to bring the message that entrepreneurship is critical to the future of the American economy to our lawmakers and policymakers in Washington, DC. Meet John Dearie, the Founder and CEO of the Center for American Entrepreneurship, a non-profit research, policy and advocacy organization that works to achieve a policy environment that promotes new business formation, survival and...

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#110 Kendel Rogers and Rob Upchurch: Year in Review, 2023 show art #110 Kendel Rogers and Rob Upchurch: Year in Review, 2023

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The producers who work behind the scenes of the podcast join our host to look back on the year that was 2023. Kendel Rogers from HSC Next and Rob Upchurch of RobMakesPods Productions share their experiences of making Innovate Fort Worth and growing it to over 100 episodes. They also share stories of their favorite guests that stood out throughout the year. Kendel, Rob and Cameron discuss some trends in innovation that they saw this year and they reveal the top five episodes of all time. They also share a sneak peek of what is to come in 2024! To learn more about the Innovate Fort Worth...

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#109 Anette Landeros: Hecho en Fort Worth show art #109 Anette Landeros: Hecho en Fort Worth

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One of the most impactful business organizations in Fort Worth in the past 50 years is the Fort Worth Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (FWHCC). And the president who is leading that charge through innovation and intentional community programs is Anette Landeros. The FWHCC has developed new programs to better serve their membership and the Historic Northside with revitalization and activation planning. With the announcement of the Main Street America pilot program, accessible pitch competitions, Lanzar Fort Worth featuring the Kauffman Foundation’s Fast Trac program, the Hecho en Fort Worth...

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For cancer patients going through chemotherapy, hair loss can be a heartbreaking reality. Lisa Ferrand, CEO of Warrior Caps, is preserving hair from chemotherapy hair loss through her cold cap technology. Her cold caps are sub-zero gel-lined “beanies” that freeze the hair follicle and increases retention of hair during chemotherapy. As a cancer survivor herself, she understands the delicate relationship that people have with their hair and how helping them preserve this sense of normalcy can help them navigate this difficult disease.

Learn more about Warrior Caps here: https://warriorcaps.com

Learn more about HSC Next here: https://www.hscnext.com