Cornell Tech @ Bloomberg Podcast

Each episode of the podcast features wide-ranging discussions with tech’s top entrepreneurs, investors, and thought leaders about the most pressing issues facing them and the industry.


Welcome to the Cornell Tech @ Bloomberg Podcast!

These conversations with luminaries from the global technology community were recorded as part of the monthly Cornell Tech @ Bloomberg Speaker Series, which convenes students from Cornell Tech, Bloomberg employees, and members of New York’s tech community at Bloomberg’s Global Headquarters in New York City. Now, they’re available to you in an easy-to-listen podcast!

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Podcast Episodes

Episode 1: Sam Altman, President of Y Combinator (Interviewed by Tom Giles)

Early-stage tech entrepreneurs face many nuanced problems. In this conversation, Sam Altman shares useful insights gleaned from the many companies incubated through Y Combinator.

Episode 2: Foursquare CEO Jeff Glueck & Executive Chairman Dennis Crowley (Interviewed by Vonnie Quinn)

Discover how Foursquare’s location intelligence services extend well beyond social networking.

Episode 3: Mark Josephson, CEO of Bitly & Bloomberg Beta’s Karin Klein (Interviewed by Vonnie Quinn)

It’s not hard to make a link shortener, as Bitly’s Mark Josephson shares. The trick is doing it at scale, in order to provide marketers with the insights they need.

Episode 4: Social Capital’s Chamath Palihapitiya (Interviewed by Pimm Fox)

What will unlock the next great wave of disruption? Social Capital founder and CEO Chamath Palihapitiya shares his ideas in this candid chat.

Episode 5: Union Square’s Fred Wilson & SV Angel’s Ron Conway (Interviewed by Tech:NYC’s Julie Samuels)

Ron Conway, the “Godfather of Silicon Valley” and Union Square Ventures’ Fred Wilson discuss trends in venture capital beyond Silicon Valley and New York City.

Episode 6: Kargo Founder/CEO Harry Kargman & Arkadium CEO/Co-Founder Jessica Rovello (Interviewed by Vonnie Quinn)

How do startups meet crises with ingenuity? Entrepreneurs on the bumpy road to profitability: take note.

Episode 7: Danny Meyer, Founder & CEO, Union Square Hospitality Group (Interviewed by Vonnie Quinn)

In this discussion about the evolving intersection of hospitality and technology, learn how restaurateur Danny Meyer’s ideas continue to shake up and shape the future of restaurant services.

Episode 8: Neil Blumenthal, Co-Founder & Co-CEO, Warby Parker (Interviewed by Scarlet Fu)

In this discussion about e-commerce strategies and how to build lasting relationships with customers, Neil Blumenthal of Warby Parker shares some of his secrets for disruption.

Episode 9: Female Entrepreneurship with Birchbox’s Katia Beauchamp, Brit + Co’s Brit Morin and Dia&Co’s Nadia Boujarwah (Moderated by Scarlet Fu)

In this panel discussion about how female entrepreneurs can empower themselves while also building and scaling their businesses, these CEOs offer insights rooted in their own ups and downs.

Episode 10: Ben Lerer, Founder Group Nine Media/Thrillist Media Group and Managing Partner of Lerer Hippeau (Interviewed by Scarlet Fu)

In this discussion about problem-solving through technology, the ever-changing media landscape, and the future of online content, Ben Lerer shows why he’s a leader in digital media.

Episode 11: John Martin, (former) Chairman & CEO, Turner (interviewed by Scarlet Fu)

In this discussion about content distribution and the skills needed by the next generation of storytellers, John Martin shares his vision for how television networks should be growing.

Episode 12: Panel discussion with Andrew Yang, Founder of Venture for America, Labib Rahman, Product Manager at IPC Systems and Kate Catlin, Founder of Flock (moderated by Scarlet Fu)

Following a screening of the movie “Generation Startup,” we chatted with three entrepreneurs (two of whom are featured in the film) about what it takes to build the next generation of startups.

Episode 13: Brian S. Cohen, Chairman, New York Angels, and Founding Partner, New York Venture Partners (interviewed by Scarlet Fu)

In this discussion about what angel investors look for when choosing to invest and how to project the future ramifications of certain investments, Brian S. Cohen addresses these subjects head-on.

Episode 14: Gary Vaynerchuk, CEO and co-founder of VaynerMedia and partner at Vayner/RSE (interviewed by Scarlet Fu)

In this discussion about professional motivation and understanding consumer behavior, internet personality and bestselling author Gary Vaynerchuk looks at innovation and entrepreneurship through an unorthodox lens.

Episode 15: Panel on The Future of Education & Work with Jake Schwartz, co-founder/CEO of General Assembly, Leah Belsky, VP of global enterprise development at Coursera, and Jeremy Snepar, founder/CEO of New York Code + Design Academy (moderated by Scarlet Fu)

In this panel discussion about how education and business adapt to the changes that technology creates, three entrepreneurs discuss the importance of creativity and adaptability when facing these challenges.

Episode 16: Miguel McKelvey, Co-founder and Chief Culture Officer of WeWork (interviewed by Scarlet Fu)

In this discussion about workplace culture, Miguel McKelvey talks about the shifting perspectives of what an office should be, as well as WeWork’s ambition, expansion, and valuation.

Episode 17: Mario Schlosser, CEO and Co-Founder, Oscar Health (interviewed by Scarlet Fu)

In this discussion about the future of digital health and how to shape a profitable insurance company that still focuses on people, Mario Schlosser discusses the complex world of American health care.

Episode 18: Women in Venture Capital with Beth Ferreira, Managing Director at FirstMark Capital, Ellie Wheeler, partner at Greycroft & Rebecca Kaden, partner at Union Square Ventures (moderated by Scarlet Fu)

In this panel discussion, three female VC leaders talk about the New York venture capital landscape and the importance of diversity in a corporate org chart and the obstacles that female founders face.

Episode 19: Eva Chen, Head of Fashion Partnerships, Instagram (interviewed by Scarlet Fu)

In this discussion about editorial content in social media and making products accessible to consumers, Eva Chen discusses why Instagram has become the platform of choice for the fashion industry.

Episode 20: NYC’s Venture Capital Landscape with Lerer Hippeau’s Eric Hippeau, EXPA’s Naveen Selvadurai & FirstMark Capital’s Catherine “Kit” Ulrich (moderated by Scarlet Fu)

In this panel discussion, several of New York’s most successful venture capitalists discuss a range of topics such as how to hire the right types of superheroes to go above and beyond for your brand.

Episode 21: Shan-Lyn Ma, CEO and co-founder of Zola (interviewed by Scarlet Fu)

In this discussion about the importance of maintaining a personal user experience while scaling a multi-channel e-commerce business, Shan-Lyn Ma talks about breaking into the $300 billion global wedding industry and becoming its fastest-growing company.

Episode 22: Anthony Casalena, Founder and CEO of Squarespace (interviewed by Scarlet Fu)

In this discussion about entrepreneurship and the importance of website design, Anthony Casalena talks about how his passion for blogging turned into an innovative solution to the problem of self-expression.

Upcoming Cornell Tech @ Bloomberg Speakers

The next event in the Cornell Tech @ Bloomberg Speaker Series is scheduled to take place from 5:30-8 PM on Monday, September 16, 2019.

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