Stem cell therapy has the power to change lives, and in recent years we’ve heard a lot about its miraculous potential, but unfortunately today it is not a therapy that is accessible to anyone beyond the famous sports stars or the ultra wealthy. That’s because the therapy is not yet approved for use in the United States. Enter the Mini-Stem created by JointechLabs, which essentially is a lab in your hands, it is a small handheld device that can process fat tissue and deliver back one’s own stem cells, eliminating the need for an expensive lab setup. By reducing the scale and cost of extracting cells to convert into stem cells, the Mini-Stem device is essentially putting creating a lab in the hands of the doctor.
We sat down with John Butler, CEO of Quantumcyte who has a long history in the biotech world of Silicon Valley, specifically building tools and technology that can answer and solve complex problems effectively.
Before founding Quantumcyte, John held a variety of roles in biotech companies ranging from: Applera research institute Pacific Biosciences Applied Biosystems to being the Director of Process Development at Stanford University School of Medicine. His co-founder Dr. Bidhan Chaudhuri. The two met at Pacific Biosciences where they worked on complex products that John took from development to manufacturing and out the door.
We all know bees are vital to our survival. Matias Viel CEO of Bee Flow is on the job. He's bridging the gap between the smartest minds working to study bees and the farmers who are desperate for improved healthy, production and intelligence from bees.
Seems like a beautiful place to focus one's work. Bee Flow is an IndieBio cohort company from the SOSV based accelerator. They are just the latest in batch of companies we are highlighting in the weeks leading up to IndieBio's Spring demo day on April 17th at the Herbst Theater in San Francisco.
Micha Benonial is a serial entrepreneur with a dream to connect the planet in the aim of making knowledge accessible to all humanity. He joins us in this week’s episode of Popping the Bubbl to discuss his entrepreneurial journey and how connecting humans to foster collaboration and knowledge sharing, has always been at the center of what does.
Pete recently had the chance to catch up with Nathan Hirsch, CEO of FreeeUp, a business marketplace for freelance service providers that has managed to realize a pretty amazing trajectory in a short period of time.
How does FreeeUp differ from other marketplaces that exist?
FreeeUp focuses on the top 1% of freelancers, those with years of experience, a strong command of the English language and with strong communication practices. These differentiators are ascertained through an extensive vetting process conducted by FreeeUP and only those who make it through the skills tests and interviews are passed through to work on the marketplace.
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, Founder and CEO of joined us in this episode of Popping the Bubbl to share his vision for a new type of learning, one that is personalized to the individual, adaptive, scalable through AI and infinitely more effective because the student becomes an active participant in his or her learning process.
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Like something in a movie, Melanie Matheu peered into a microscope and saw the future. A time when lasers print organs. This week Sandra and I feature Prellis Biologics. Our guests are a powerhouse duo, Co-Founders CEO Melanie Matheu, Ph.D. and Noelle Mullin, Ph.D., CSO.
Prellis Biologics is another company from the IndieBio accelerator which is tied to SOSV’s efforts to invest in biotech. By their own estimate, transplantable kidneys (or whichever organ they produce first—for this article we’ll use kidneys) will be available in 5 to 8 years.
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Today on Popping the Bubbl, Sandra and I feature Mike Seldon of Finless Foods. Mike and his co-founder Brian Wyrwas have a dream that I think we can all get behind. The business they are building allows them to make fish protein in a warehouse creating “Clean Fish.” Fish without contaminates, meat that looks, smells, tastes, and feels the same as the finest pieces of fish available in stores, markets and restaurants.
Fish and other meat-based proteins are going to be created in warehouses; and it’s an incredibly wonderful thing. It means more controls over how our food is created…fewer pathogens, chemicals and poison. Clean fish means greater access to higher quality fish, less waste, essentially no harm to harvested animals, potentially less pollution…and a lot and lots of quality made accessible to anyone on a budget. That’s a plan we can all get behind.
…are disrupting the world. Crypto is changing finance, contracts, funding, data…basically, every industry, service and even possessions are being impacted.
We invited Lou because he’s a recognized leader in the world of crypto-currency. Heck, he’s been called by the Wall Street Journal, Wall Street’s Bitcoin expert. He also made headlines in Nov 2017 when Snap Interactive Appoints Wall Street Crypto Expert Lou Kerner to Blockchain Advisory Board
Serial entrepreneur Richard Titus is our guest on this episode of Popping the Bubbl. His vision on the market is proven through his multiple success starting companies, FRSA establishes bona fides that are unique in the Silicon Valley.
Pete and Sandra braved the Parrots of Telegraph Hill to sit and chat with Richard. In a conversation that reached as far back as Adam Smith and Gen WT Sherman's time as a banker, the secrets of crypto currency began to reveal themselves.
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Pandia Health is a company that, "dissolves healthcare barriers as fast as your bandwidth." By removing traditional (read outdated) means of prescribing and delivering birth control to women.
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Kenyatta Leal was sentenced to life in prison. With no expectation of getting out, he graduated from college, focused his life on being who he wanted to be, and started freeing himself.
Now he works at RocketSpace.com He's a paid speaker and he sits on the Board of Directors at The Last Mile. Technology continues to change lives, even ones that seemed lost.
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The incredibly inspirational Beena Ammanath, Founder and CEO of Humans for AI joined us in the latest episode of Popping the Bubbl. Beena is an accomplished computer scientist and double patent holder that has been focused on data throughout her professional tech journey, leading to a variety of F100 executive positions managing data, developing business intelligence and leading into big data, AI and looking at data in different ways to drive positive business outcomes.
Beena is now focused on managing the coming AI wave with her initiative Humans for AI which looks to create partnerships between domain experts in the fields that will be first impacted by artiifical intelligence while its still in its infancy. Beena believes now is the time to shape AI how we want it to act and in a way that it wont go rogue which is everyone’s greatest nightmare.
Looking back at history, there have always been changes in how work is done. From the first industrial revolution to rise of the internet, humans have always worried that rising technologies would destroy jobs, but what actually happens is that new jobs are created replacing the old ones.
Vanessa Camones joined us for a 2nd time to talk about the state of the internet, online advertising and more.
Vanessa is the CEO of AnyContext a boutique digital marketing agency that helps clients with their strategic marketing, content and social needs. Vanessa’s been around the tech block and she joined us this episode to wax poetic about some of the most fascinating events of the year, deliver her predictions for the future and generally rant about the state of technology and our Silicon Valley Bubbl.
Martha Hernandez is a powerhouse Latina in tech. She is the force behind madeBOS, which is a platform that helps low wage workers break the cycle of poverty by helping them take control of their careers.
Today, Martha is applying that same spirit to supporting people in achieving their dreams. Having worked her way up the corporate ranks from a career in retail that led to sales and eventually recruiting, she realized that if she hadn't had a manager that recognized her natural talents with people and sales abilities, she may never have made the career moves she did. It was this realization, combined with her work in talent management and development that led to the foundation of madeBOS.
It's been just over a year for Sandra and Pete. The two of them take a moment to celebrate what the show has meant to them...and look forward to the future.
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Seasoned warrior/philosopher/entrepreneur William Mankins is starting a new university. Bill vision was born on the side of a mountain. As he worked in support of military units, he recognized his unique skill set was impossible to replicate while working on the ground in zones of conflict.
The only way to increase the number of people who could navigate social and cultural pathways, was to pull away from STEM based learning and start developing educated warriors that saw the world in systems. This approach is the foundation for Mankins Academy, which will be a 4-year degree granting university. Mankins grads will work in support of those seeking to create stability in zones of conflict. They'll work to reduce western distractors and inhibitors...and they'll tackles cultural challenges with more clarity and reliability than is currently possible.
Bill's school is currently in a funding cycle as they gear up for 2018. If you are interested in contributing to their success click here to visit their site, invest and learn more.
Bill is truly changing the world.
Nick Pashos and William Heim operate bio-tech form Bio-Aesthetics. Their mission is to improve breast reconstruction for cancer survivors by providing replacement nipples from donors.
Currently breast reconstruction focuses on options that are less responsive and pleasing. By using donated nipples, the survivor is able to recover more completely, with greater confidence in their appearance and with a nipple that is fully functional--and genetically their own.
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A little start-up in San Francisco has become a world wide leader in satellites and data. Spire gathers data from their private constellation of satellites. These low earth orbit satellites track private and commercial ships and planes...but now they produce thousands of Radio Occultations which helps with predicting weather.
Because Spire fills such a unique space in, err space, they are encounter problems that have never occurred before. As they reckon with these issues, they wind up becoming the world expert, and the first company to ever...handle these space-based business issues.
Listen in as co-hosts Pete A Turner and Sandra Ponce de Leon try to keep up with Nick Allain and Megan Kane of Spire on this episode of Popping the Bubbl.
Fatma Kaplan and her husband/co-Founder are changing the world's need for pesticides. By using the nematode's natural response to pheromones, crop killing bugs haven't got a chance.
Fatma is serving up the science that makes nematodes want to eat.
Sugarlogix has locked down a method based on yeast fermentation that allows them to “create complex sugars with prebiotic functions. These sugars are not energy sources for humans; instead, they selectively feed the beneficial bacteria living inside the human gut. This, in return, promotes the immune system and the nervous system"
Attila Hajdu's company Stelvio Oncology is changing how we approach cancer treatments. By leveraging machine learning, Stelvio is gaining access to millions of new potential treatment protocols. The volume of potential combinations contained in the Big Pharma mountain of data is such that only computers can solve the problem.
Taking decades of work in the industry, and a number of previous successful ventures, Attila is climbing to a place where cancer is solved with one subcutaneous shot.
Popping the Bubbl hosts Sandra Ponce De Leon and Pete A Turner sit with Attila on this episode and get inside the world of cancer treatment.
The latest episode of Popping the Bubbl came on the heels of a day spent speaking with bio-tech startups that make up biotech accelerator, IndieBio’s Batch 5. We spoke with Alex Kopelyan, IndieBio’s Program Manager who gave us insight into IndieBio’s mission, what the accelerator provides for startups accepted into its program and also shared stories about some of the fascinating startups that are disrupting a number of different industries in life sciences.