Gateway Office Hours Episode 68: Vision to Virality

November 17, 2017

Wanna build the next great cannabis company? You’ll need to attract and engage a loyal fan base that actually buys your product. This week, Ben welcomes Chikodi Chima of MoonshotPR.com and Guillermo Bravo of Foottraffik.co. They’ll demystify marketing and show how mission-driven content and digital strategy can help you find consumers and convert them into sales. 

As always, you can reach out to us—or to our well marketed studio audience—during the live show on Facebook, or via Twitter (@gatewayvc) or Instagram (@gateway.vc) with questions or comments using the hashtag #GatewayOH. Like us on Facebook to get notified when we go live each week, or subscribe to our YouTube channel (archive.gtwy.co) or podcast (podcast.gtwy.co).

00:0000:00

Gateway Office Hours Episode 67: Evidence Based Efficacy with Garrett Ruhland of Biomarker.io

November 14, 2017

[This episode originally aired 10 November 2017]

Happy Veteran’s Day friends! We’re pleased to welcome to the show today Garrett Ruhland of Biomarker.io. As cannabis becomes more respected for its medicinal applications, and with the ever increasing attention from the FDA, understanding the true efficacy of products is of the utmost importance. Join us as we discover how Biomarker is attempting to solve this problem, and see how Ben digs into the nuts and bolts of building a startup trying to solve a BIG problem. 

Please leave us your questions, comments, and reviews here on Facebook, Twitter (@gatewayvc) or Instagram (@gateway.vc), or wherever it is you find us.

00:0000:00

Gateway Open Office Hours Episode 66: WHY?!?!?

November 3, 2017

Boom! This week, Silicon Valley icon Adeo Ressi joins Ben and Carter to talk about founder psychology, and how to make the decision to become a founder in the first place. As founder of The Funded and The Founder Institute, Adeo has worked with countless entrepreneurs at the very earliest stage of their journies and is in a unique position to share guidance with anyone considering starting a company of their own. As always, you can reach out to us—or to our judgmental studio audience—here on Facebook, or via Twitter (@gatewayvc) or Instagram (@gateway.vc) with questions or comments using the hashtag #GatewayOH.

00:0000:00

Gateway Open Office Hours Episode 65: Turning Obstacles into Opportunities

October 27, 2017

This week, Ben and Carter are joined by Forbes 30 Under 30 recipient Joe Vasquez, co-founder of StartX and The Human Potential, and director of the Runway Incubator and the Michelson Runway Accelerator. We’ll ask him about his experience helping early stage founders to access critical resources needed to build thier companies. As always, you can reach out to us—or to our studio audience—here on Facebook, or via Twitter (@gatewayvc) or Instagram (@gateway.vc) with questions or comments using the hashtag #GatewayOH.

00:0000:00

Gateway Open Office Hours Episode 64: Hashtag Hustle

October 25, 2017

This week, Ben is joined by Purva Gupta, founder and CEO of Lily. We’ve had the oppotunity to follow Purva’s entrepreneurial journey from the very beginning and she has always impressed us with her hustle, as a first-time, non-technical, female, immigrant founder, you could say the deck was stacked against her. She’s never made any excuses and has never slowed down. Hear her story here. As always, you can reach out to us here on Facebook, or via Twitter (@gatewayvc) or Instagram (@gateway.vc) with questions or comments using the hashtag #GatewayOH.

00:0000:00

Gateway Open Office Hours Episode 63: High Design with Défoncé

October 13, 2017

This week, Ben and Carter welcome Eric Eslao, founder and CEO of Défoncé. We’ll chat with him about building a well-designed CPG brand, as well as the challenges of manufacturing products in the cannabis industry. As always, you can reach out to us—ou à notre public de studio défoncé—here on Facebook, or via Twitter (@gatewayvc) or Instagram (@gateway.vc) with questions or comments using the hashtag #GatewayOH.

00:0000:00

Gateway Open Office Hours Episode 62: Runner’s High: Normalizing the Cannabis Industry

October 6, 2017

This week, Ben and Carter welcome Jim McAlpine, founder of 420 Games, New West Summit, CannAthlete, and SnowBomb. We’ll talk to Jim about his mission to destigmatize cannabis and garner participation from outside the industry.  As always, you can reach out to us—or to our destigmatized studio audience—here on Facebook, or via Twitter (@gatewayvc) or Instagram (@gateway.vc) with questions or comments using the hashtag #GatewayOH.

00:0000:00

Gateway Open Office Hours Episode 61: Anatomy of Startup Culture

September 29, 2017

This week, Carter welcomes serial entrepreneur David Hyman to the show. As former CEO of Gracenote, founder and CEO of MOG and CEO of Beats Music, David shares his secrets to success. We also discuss lessons leared from the failure of his most recent project, Blin.gy.  As always, you can reach out to us—or to our melodic studio audience—here on Facebook, or via Twitter (@gatewayvc) or Instagram (@gateway.vc) with questions or comments using the hashtag #GatewayOH.

00:0000:00

Gateway Open Office Hours Episode 60: Breaker of Chains

September 22, 2017

This week, Ben and Carter welcome Nitin Pachisia, Founding Partner at Unshackled Ventures. We’ll talk about common challenges facing early stage founders, as well as difficulties unique to those founders facing immigration issues in the US.  As always, you can reach out to us—or to our unrestrained studio audience—here on Facebook, or via Twitter or Instagram (@gtwyinc) with questions or comments using the hashtag #GatewayOH.

00:0000:00

Gateway Open Office Hours Episode 59: $MTL doesn’t fall far from the trees.delivery

September 15, 2017

This week, prodigal son Marshall Hayner, founder of Metal (metalpaysme.com) shleps all the way accross the Bay Bridge to come home. Ben and Carter will chat with him about the cryptocurrency bubble, regulations, and his whilrwind journey as a founder. As always, you can HODL, and you reach out to us—or to our cryptographically authenticated studio audience—here on Facebook, or via Twitter or Instagram (@gtwyinc) with questions or comments using the hashtag #GatewayOH.

00:0000:00