Exploring the world startup accelerators with Steve Hoffman

Posted in Business Growth Cafe with tags , , , on November 4, 2021 by OC Talk Radio


Steve Hoffman, CEO of Founders Space, one of the world’s leading startup accelerators, with over 50 partners in 22 countries joins me on the Business Growth Cafe to explore and discuss the world of startups.

Founders Space was ranked the #1 incubator for overseas startups by Forbes and Entrepreneur Magazines. Hoffman is also a venture investor, founder of three venture-backed and two bootstrapped startups, and author of several award-winning books. These include “Make Elephants Fly” (published by Hachette), “Surviving a Startup” (published by HarperCollins), and “The Five Forces” (published by BenBella).

www.foundersspace.com/10 to download the 10 Commandments of raising venture capital

What inspired this woman to join the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network?

Posted in charities, non-profits on November 2, 2021 by OC Talk Radio


Jenny Isaacson was attending a conference when she heard Julie Fleshman, President and CEO of The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, speak about her vision of progress to double the survival rate for pancreatic cancer by the year 2020.  Jenny was so impressed by Julie and her vision that she also wanted to be part of that vision. Jenny picked up the phone called Julie, that was ten years ago.  Though Jenny has filled different positions since joining PanCAN her position now allows her to oversee partnerships including the World Pancreatic Cancer Coalition.  Learn more about PanCAN, the World Pancreatic Cancer Coalition and why it is so important to have a month, November and a day, November 18, dedicated to pancreatic cancer?  Only on OC Talk Radio, Orange County’s Only Community Radio Station which streams live from @UCI Beall Applied Innovation Center www.livinghopepc.com  www.pancan.org #WPCD 

This episode of Living Hope is dedicated to Brenda Coleman a 13 year pancreatic cancer survivor at the time of her death.

“At the end of the day, I want everyone to know that our experiences with pancreatic cancer can serve a purpose. Every experience, everyone’s journey, can bring hope and inspiration, if we all work together to make a difference.” 

Birding and Biking

Posted in electric bikes on November 1, 2021 by OC Talk Radio


Many years ago, our guest suffered a debilitating car injury, severing his sciatica leading to long lasting pain and loss of function in his left leg. Since then, he’s refused to give up, logging long bike rides for both physical and mental well being. And when that became too physically hard, he found a whole new way to pursue his passions of “birding and biking” when he walked into a Pedego Electric bike store in Wheaton, Illinois (50 miles from his home) and rode out with his new ebike. 

Logging in over 5000 miles in his first six months as he follows his heart and goes where few bird watchers can manage on long trips thru long forgotten trails from Green Bay to the Mississippi.  Like Johnny Appleseed, sowing smiles along the way and seeing what most others miss.

Listen as he recounts his routes and share in his indominable spirit and determination to always see what’s over the next horizon. And go where the wild geese go. Here on the Pedego Podcast and EBike Revolution…

PEDEGO PODCAST: Riding the Range on EBikes

Posted in electric bikes on October 25, 2021 by OC Talk Radio


Today we talk with pioneers James and Rachele Lorentzen about how (and why) they gave up their careers in aircraft sales and Olympic Swimming (respectively) to follow a different current and open a Pedego Electric Bike store in Tucson, Arizona.  Riding the range in their new eBikes and loving the Wild West experience of selling Electric Bikes to ranchers (and all the other suburban and city dwellers riding along).  On this week’s PEDEGO PODCAST. 

Exploring the current state of the job market with Kathy Dawson, CEO of Dawson & Dawson

Posted in Business Growth Cafe with tags , , , on October 22, 2021 by OC Talk Radio


The Great Resignation is here! In the United States alone, 4.3 million employees have quit their jobs. On top of that, there are over 11 million open jobs in the U.S.  How has this impacted your business?  Or, if you’re the one looking for a new job, what has been your strategy.

Join me this week at the Cafe for my discussion with Kathy Dawson, CEO of Dawson and Dawson. We’ll explore the current state of the job market, and impact of Covid on the way people work, and the approach to hiring that businesses now need to take?

Learn more about Dawson & Dawson at https://www.dawsondawsoninc.com/

How did the creation of a Caregivers notebook lead this daughter to the Hirshberg Foundation?

Posted in charities, non-profits on October 19, 2021 by OC Talk Radio


A daughter creates a notebook for Caregivers to help keep track of medical information for the family members and patient seeking treatment. The Founder of Hirshberg was impressed and Sarah has been a member of the Hirshberg team for ten years. This year is LA Cancer Challenges 24th annual event and the event always takes place on last weekend of October. The event is fun and festive with costumes, events for kids, trick or treat wall, a little something for everyone and leads up to November which is Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month.

Held at UCLA Wilson Plaza register at www.lacancerchallenge.com for in person or virtual event. Registration; Fit Family Expo; Candyland Kids Zone opens at 7:30am.  Opening Ceremony begins at 8am with event start at 9am.

The most important part of the event is having Survivors, Patients and families attend, Sarah feels it’s about having a sense of community.

Join Dr Li, the Honorary Medical Chair and Esther Lee, Honorary Starter, a pancreatic cancer survivor at LA Cancer Challenge on Sunday, October 31

Visit www.lacancerchallenge.com to register, for more event information and packet pickup details.  Also go to https://pancreatic.org/ for their webinar series. 


PEDEGO PODCAST: From Wall Street to Main Street

Posted in electric bikes on October 18, 2021 by OC Talk Radio


From Wall Street to Main Street. That’s today’s story on the PEDEGO PODCAST as we talk with entrepreneurs Lisa and Skip Badaloto  about their amazing journey from trading bonds on Wall Street to opening an EBike store in Fort Meyers, Florida.  As they say goodbye to the hustle and bustle of NY in their second act career and “hello fun”. Courtesy of PEDEGO Electric Bikes (and the EBike Revolution).

Rosa Velasco shares with us why the month of November so important for those affected by pancreatic cancer

Posted in charities, non-profits on October 15, 2021 by OC Talk Radio


November is important for those affected by pancreatic cancer in that it gives us a designated month to go the extra mile to bring awareness to the world’s toughest cancer. World Pancreatic Cancer Day, is celebrated on the third Thursday of November.  This year it falls on November 18 #WPCD a day to nationally recognize pancreatic cancer, bring awareness by wearing purple, decorate home/office take a photo and post on social media.  Please use the following hashtags and post on social media. #WPCD #pancreaticcanceroc #PancreaticCancer #DemandBetter

PurpleLight is an event to recognize those that have died from pancreatic cancer and honor those who have fought and are still fighting.  Luminaire bags, garden rocks with names positive thoughts, breaking a glow stick are some ways loved ones are acknowledged. This year is a little different in that it will be a virtual event. 

“As long as you speak my name I shall live forever.” This episode of Living Hope is dedicated to Rosa’s grandmother “Rosa Dominguez”

PEDEGO PODCAST: Ride along with the Wanderpreneurs

Posted in electric bikes on October 11, 2021 by OC Talk Radio


Join us as we wander along with the Wanderpreneurs, Aaron and Lauren as they permanently travel the country in an RV with their two kids Casen and Calista…and a couple of Pedego Electric Bikes (to make their adventures go even further).  Including how why they sold their home and took to the road.  Where they’re heading.  And how it might take a lifetime of travel to get there.  All on this week’s PEDEGO PODCAST.

OC Affiliate Chair, JB Jaso shares PanCAN‘s successes and his goals for the Affiliate.

Posted in charities, non-profits on October 11, 2021 by OC Talk Radio


JB’s childhood friend, Tyler Neosen was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer when he was only 25 years old.  Tyler invited JB to attend his first PanCAN Advocacy Day in 2010, leading JB to continue to fight in Tyler’s memory and becoming a volunteer with the Orange County Affiliate.  JB has only been Affiliate Chair for 3 months and with the core leadership group has devoted many hours planning the goals for FY 2022.   Besides supporting PanCAN’s goals the OC Affiliate will hold monthly meetings giving updates about PanCAN, Affiliate updates, guest speakers and planning and supporting upcoming events.  A main goal will be supporting our Survivors and Caregivers, maintain federal advocacy efforts, increase our social media presence and turn Orange County Purple!   This episode of Living Hope is dedicated to Tyler Noesen.