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#30 Hiven.me | Work from Home, Anywhere

#30 Hiven.me | Work from Home, Anywhere

Christelle is a French engineer and co-founder of Hiven, a home-based coworking community which allows local professionals to work from a variety of conducive living rooms, revitalize the local economy, support local businesses, and build community. I sincerely cannot wait for the day I'm able to work from home from anywhere in the world on a whim through the magic of Hiven. This is truly the modern digital nomad's dream come true. 

#29 Humm (Skydeck F18) | Hack Your Own Biology for Productivity & Cognitive Enhancement

#29 Humm (Skydeck F18) | Hack Your Own Biology for Productivity & Cognitive Enhancement

Ahmud is an Australian entrepreneur and cofounder of Humm, a new generation hybrid software toolkit for cognitive enhancement. He's worked in Australia's top finance firm as well as in racecar engineering before diving head first into the deep end of wearable tech innovation.

Visit www.humm.tech to learn more about Humm, whether for career opportunities or just to try to get your hands on the new Edge device for esports gamers. https://www.humm.tech/esports

#22 - Alexander Coward | how might we better approach education?

#22 - Alexander Coward | how might we better approach education?

Alexander Coward holds a bachelor's and a PHD in Mathematics from Oxford University and an Honorary Doctorate of Education from Thai Nguyen University in Vietnam. Before starting his current education startup, EdeeU, he was a lecturer of Mathematics at UC Berkeley. He was dismissed from his position after a controversial spat with the administration for his highly acclaimed, passionate style of teaching. You can read about this in the excerpt below. 

Space.coop is building a DAO for funding space missions

Space.coop is building a DAO for funding space missions

In this episode, Jeff speaks with Yalda Mousavinia, cofounder of Space Cooperative, about the potential for blockchain to lower the barrier to entry into involvement in funding missions to space. Yalda graduated from Cal with a Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering in 2008, and was working as a Senior Product Manager at Oracle before leaving her job to start Space Cooperative.

Richard Muller - Climate Change & the Physics of Time

Richard Muller - Climate Change & the Physics of Time

Professor Muller has had an incredibly illustrious career, and to cover all of his accomplishments in a single podcast would be impractical. To name just one, he led the project which eventually led to the Nobel Prize winning discovery of dark energy. 

This podcast is focused on his current and ongoing ventures, as well as some of his yet to be confirmed theories, and some general life lessons.

Office Hours Ep 3. - How Might We Disrupt D.C. ?

Office Hours Ep 3. - How Might We Disrupt D.C. ?

Chris Catterton is a Cofounder and Relationship Director at Dirsupt DC, a coalition striving to create better government by realigning political incentive structures in cooperation with business leaders. Learn more about their coalition by listening to this very candid interview with a cofounder of Disrupt DC, and also by visiting https://disruptdc.org/.
 

Founder Stories Ep. 1-Burning Capital, Going through YC Fellowship, The Art of Bootstrapping & more

Founder Stories Ep. 1-Burning Capital, Going through YC Fellowship, The Art of Bootstrapping & more

In this episode, Patrick Lu talks about burning through $700k of a $1 million round, the process of going through YC Fellowship, how to take advantage of resources in the UC Berkeley startup ecosystem such as AMPLab or The House Fund, and why to join Google or a startup straight out of university. We also hear about his current venture, Quantfive, which he has bootstrapped to become six figure revenue generating business in the span of just a few months.

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Introduction to Founder Stories: Stories From Cal Startup Founders

Introduction to Founder Stories: Stories From Cal Startup Founders

Jeff Feng is a UC Berkeley Haas alumni-to-be who has been heavily involved with the UC Berkeley startup ecosystem through various on campus resources like Free Ventures and The House Fund. In this podcast series, Jeff will be hosting various Cal startup founders through all stages of a startup lifecycle, to deconstruct the lessons they've learned, and to hear some stories they've accumulated over the years. 

Office Hours ep. 2 - How We Can End the Litter Problem with Data

Office Hours ep. 2 - How We Can End the Litter Problem with Data

Have you ever wondered how much of the litter that's created in your neighborhood comes from the Taco Bell a few blocks from your home? Or how many cigarette butts are dumped on your block alone? Find out how actionable insights through data collection around litter are helping Litterati clean up the world.

 

Jeff Kirschner and team once ran an experiment at a school to see exactly what type of litter was the most commonly generated. The data showed that most of the litter came from the school cafeteria's plastic straw wrapper - students could now demand specific action against a specific source of litter.

Through the medium of a mobile app, Litterati has been able to scale this sort of experimenting and data collection around litter to find actionable insights to combat the incessant litter generation problem of our generation.