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#29: Three Breakthroughs: Exciting News on Alzheimer’s, Warming Globe Problems and Solutions, and Smart Antibiotics

Dive into a captivating episode of the Alumni Ventures' Tech Optimist podcast as Mike Collins and Matt Caspari explore three breakthroughs that could redefine our heal...

#28 - The Father of Modern Rocket Science

Dive into the next frontier of space innovation in this episode of the Tech Optimist, where Drew Wandzilak welcomes Tom Mueller, founder and CEO of Impulse Space and t...

#27 - Life-Changing Brain–Computer Interface Technology

Explore the frontiers of medical technology in this episode of the Tech Optimist, as Alumni Ventures' Managing Partner Ludwig Pierre Schulze sits down with Michael Mag...

#26 - Three Breakthroughs: Chevron and the Startup Space, Bridge Gene Editing Breakthrough, and AI Arms Race

Join the latest episode of the Tech Optimist, 'Three Breakthroughs,' as Mike Collins and Managing Partner Matt Caspari delve into three significant developments reshap...

#25 - Squads of AI Agents Acting on Your Behalf

Join the Tech Optimist as Mike Collins delves into the cutting-edge world of AI with Ron Bodkin, Founder and CEO of ChainML (builder of Theoriq.AI). Explore how ChainM...

#24 - This Startup Is Making Your Daily Products Safer

Join Alumni Ventures' Managing Partner Greg Baker on the Tech Optimist podcast as he chats with Charlie Silver, co-founder and CEO of Ruby Bio. Charlie shares how his ...

#23 - Three Breakthroughs: Regulatory Pushback, Glassy Gels, and the Year of the Drone

Join Alumni Ventures' Mike Collins and Managing Partner Matt Caspari in this enlightening episode of the Tech Optimist as they delve into three significant breakthroug...

#22 - Is Your Solar ROI as Bright as Promised?

In this episode of the Tech Optimist, join Alumni Ventures' Managing Partner Greg Baker as he explores the transformational impact of Enact Systems with CEO Deep Chakr...

#21 - Transforming 911: The New Company Updating These Lifesaving Calls

Join Mike Collins on the Tech Optimist as he explores Rapid SOS' revolutionary impact on emergency responses with CEO Michael Martin. Learn how this innovative company...

#20 - Three Breakthroughs: Nuclear Is Back, Non-GMO Rice Innovation, and a Radical Approach to Antibiotic Discovery

Join the Tech Optimist podcast for another episode of 'Three Breakthroughs' with host Mike Collins and guest Matt Caspari, Managing Partner at Alumni Ventures. Dive in...

#19 - 3D Body Scans: Coming to Your Gym

Join Mike Collins on the Tech Optimist as he dives into the innovative world of body scanning technology with Alex Wayenberg, CEO of Shape. Discover how ShapeScale, th...

#18 - My Dentist Is on TikTok

Join Alumni Ventures' Mike Collins on the Tech Optimist podcast as he chats with Gregg Kaplan, CEO of Dentologie. Explore how this dental practice is transforming pati...

#17 - Three Breakthroughs: Are Doctors Doomed, Space Breakthrough, and Is a Cure for Diabetes Coming?

Join Alumni Ventures' Mike Collins and Drew Wandzilak on the Tech Optimist podcast as they discuss three breakthroughs. First, they examine the potential impact of AI ...

#16 - A Discussion on the Future of Knee Replacements

In this episode of the Tech Optimist podcast, join host Mike Collins as he talks with Benjamin Holmes, founder and CEO of Nanochon. Discover how Nanochon is revolution...

#15 - Developing the Circular Economy for People, Planet, and Profit

In this episode of the Tech Optimist podcast, join MP Ron Levin as he talks with Sherif Barakat, co-founder and CEO of Swaplanet, about transforming the way we handle ...

#14 - Our Children Can't Read

Join host Mike Collins on the Tech Optimist podcast as he interviews Andrea Reisman Johnson, CEO and Co-founder of Rally Reader. Discover how her platform addresses li...

#13 - Three Breakthroughs: College Sports Turn Pro, Miles Per Gallon Becomes Outdated, and Ethereum ETFs

Join Alumni Ventures' Mike Collins and Drew Wandzilak on the Tech Optimist podcast as they discuss three breakthroughs. First, they explore the new compensation model ...

#12 - Breaking Congressional Gridlock

In this episode of the Tech Optimist podcast, Alumni Ventures Partner Pete Mathias interviews Nikhil Ajjarapu, CEO and Co-founder of Rescript. They explore how Rescrip...

#11 - Three Breakthroughs: Huge Oil Found in Antarctica, Apple and AI, Warp Drive Breakthrough

In this episode of the Tech Optimist podcast, Mike Collins and Drew Wandzilak (Senior Associate at AV) explore three pivotal technological developments. They cover the...

#10 - GLP-1: A VC’s Personal Experience

In this episode of the Tech Optimist podcast, Grant Demeter (Principal at AV) interviews Mike Collins about his personal experience with Mounjaro. They discuss the dru...

#9 - Three Breakthroughs: Brain Computers, Ohalo, & Manipulating Weather

In this episode of the Tech Optimist podcast, Mike Collins and Drew Wandzilak (Senior Associate at AV) discuss three groundbreaking advancements. They cover Neuralink'...

#8 - One Startup to Know: UserHub

In this episode of the Tech Optimist podcast, Mike Collins sits down with Patrick Rafferty, Founder/CEO of UserHub, to discuss the innovative subscription management s...

#7 - Future You is Begging for a Financial Plan

In this episode of the Tech Optimist podcast, host Mike Collins and AV Senior Associate Drew Wandzilak discuss three significant tech breakthroughs, including advancem...

#6 - You're The Weak Link

In this episode, AV CEO Mike Collins interviews David DellaPelle about his experience building Dune Security, which addresses a staggeringly prevalent cause of cyberse...

#5 - Net Zero Heroes: CarbonCapture Insights

In this captivating episode of the Tech Optimist, host Mike Collins engages in insightful discussions with pioneers who are not just thinking about the future, but act...

#4 - Dad Dies, Now The Work Starts

In this Tech Optimist episode, we dive into three segments that explore innovative technologies shaping our future. The first features Mike Collins discussing silicon ...

#3 - Divorcing Divorce Lawyers

In this episode of Tech Optimist, we explore transformative technology and entrepreneurship. First, AV Partner Pete Mathias discusses the future of AI infrastructure w...

#2 - Not Your Grandpa’s Nuclear Reactor

Join Alumni Ventures (AV) Associate Drew Wandzilak in a compelling discussion on nuclear energy with Aalo Atomics Founder & CEO Matt Loszak. Then, hear from AV Co-Foun...

#1 - High Heels on the Job Site

Join Mike Collins, co-founder and CEO of Alumni Ventures (AV), as he delves into discussions with Bundle founder Janna Wanzdilak on her pioneering tech company, AV Pri...

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