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Our objective is to be the most popular and inspirational Business-Building and Marketing radio show for entrepreneurs in the country. PlayMakers Talk Show is all about featuring experts, entrepreneurs, and other fascinating people that are PlayMakers. We interview passionate people who are making a difference in their city, their industry, their field, or their life. We reveal the stories behind PlayMakers inside and outside of Dallas-Fort Worth. PlayMakers Talk Show is story-driven. The li ...
 
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The ₿ Word is a Bitcoin focused initiative that aims to demystify and destigmatize mainstream narratives about Bitcoin, explain how institutions can embrace it, and raise awareness around areas of the network that need support. The ₿ Word launched on July 21, 2021, offering a library of content to the investor community, enabling a more informed di…
 
There is an industry with immense revenue-generating potential which seems to be still largely untapped in the United States: online sports betting. In this episode, we’re joined by Will Hershey, Co-Founder and CEO Roundhill Investments, to review the beginnings of online gambling and its current landscape. In 2018 online gambling became legal at t…
 
The development of self-driving cars and assisted-driving cars has taken massive strides in the last decade. In today’s episode, we speak with MIT and Princeton graduate, Dr. Jianxiong Xiao, also known as Professor X. Dr. Xiao founded AutoX in 2016, which became the first private company to commercialize fully autonomous robotaxis in China in 2020.…
 
Today’s guest on the For Your Innovation Podcast is Andrew Paradise, CEO and Founder of Skillz Inc., a publicly traded company[1] and mobile games platform that connects players and developers, enabling competitive social games. ARK analysts, Nick Grous and Andrew Kim, are discussing with Andrew Paradise his thoughts on the mobile gaming market, th…
 
Today’s guest on the For Your Innovation Podcast is Professor David Liu, who will be sharing his expertise on the subject of genome editing, the ability to make highly specific changes in the DNA sequence of a living organism, essentially customizing its genetic makeup. David is a Richard Merkin Professor, Director of the Merkin Institute of Transf…
 
Today we have an extra special, in-depth interview for our listeners, as we speak to Do Kwon, the founder and CEO of Terraform Labs and the Terra blockchain, as well as former ARK analyst James Wang. Terra is in the top 30 of the thousands of different blockchains that currently exist, and as Do explains in the conversation, it has some interesting…
 
A SPAC, or Special Purpose Acquisition Company, is a company with no commercial operations and is formed strictly to raise capital through an IPO to acquire an existing company. Today’s guests are twhich leads Soaring Eagle Acquisition Corp, a special purpose acquisition company. Together Harry, Eli, and their partner Jeff Sagansky have done severa…
 
At its root, oncology is about having empathetic and candid conversations that guide patients towards taking the best path of care. Having been diagnosed with a neuroendocrine tumor early in his career, Dr. Mark Lewis has developed a clear perspective on cancer care that is informed by his experience as both a patient and as an oncologist. Today, w…
 
As the Augmented reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) space, or ARVR, continues with its explosive growth, we believe that we are still only at the early stages of these computing powers’ potential applications and use cases. Paul Travers, the CEO of Vuzix, a public company developing wearable display technology, joins us to share some of his insi…
 
We are getting closer and closer to the time when watching Netflix in the back of an autonomous taxi and detecting early cancer in our blood could become reality. The pace at which technological advancements have been occurring, and are expected to continue to occur, is phenomenal. ARK believes, one of the main reasons for this is that five major t…
 
In this virtual, remote, distant world we need to make sure that the technologies that support us can transfer information that is accurate, safe and trusted. For today’s episode, we had Dr. Alex Cahana join us to speak about the role Distributed Ledger Technologies will play in shaping business, health systems, and definitions of community in the …
 
From manufacturing to universities, companies and institutions are in turmoil across the board. During the time of COVID-19, businesses are being forced to look for better, faster, or cheaper solutions to the problems that they’re facing. Increasingly new technologies can provide help. We take a look at how businesses, brands, organizations, public…
 
The current coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has saturated media across the globe. The information available to us is vast, expansive, and can be all-consuming. But a lot of this information is, understandably, geared heavily toward medical and social topics. In this episode, we explore the impact of covid-19 on fintech companies. We ask the questio…
 
This week we are joined by Chip Paucek, 2U’s Co-Founder and CEO. 2U is one of the leading online education software platforms. At ARK we often say disruptive innovation gains traction in tumultuous times. There’s perhaps no better example than in the education space. For six years 2U noted that one of the biggest challenges was fighting the stigma …
 
As the coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to strengthen its grip across the globe, it’s natural to feel a sense of dread and despair. However, we believe that tumultuous times can be the best catalysts for innovation, and this pandemic is no exception. In this episode, Simon Barnett and Ali Urman, ARK’s genomics analysts, are here to discuss developm…
 
Here at ARK we are always talking about disruption and now we are faced with huge disruption. The coronavirus outbreak has massive implications on many levels for the whole world, not least of which is the need for many people to work remote where possible. This episode is a discussion about what that looks like during a time of mass quarantine. We…
 
Our guest for this week’s episode is Nic Carter, Partner at Castle Island Ventures and Cofounder of Coinmetrics.io. In this episode, we dive deep into some of Nic’s current cryptocurrency obsessions. We start off covering the history of Bitcoin’s predecessors, leading to an interesting realization that the crypto industry today may be forgetting th…
 
Today’s guest is Matt Zeiler, Founder, and CEO of Clarifai. Clarifai is one of the first startups to apply modern deep learning for image recognition. Their tools are currently used by clients like Staples, OpenTable, and the US Department of Defense (DoD). In this episode, Matt sheds light on the company’s founding story and how an internship at G…
 
The Coronavirus (COVID-19) is dominating most headlines of every news channel in the world. To learn more about this virus and its implications we talked to Professor Isaiah Arkin. He is the Arthur Lejwa Prof. of Structural Biochemistry at Hebrew University of Jerusalem and the former Vice-President for Research and Development at the University. H…
 
This week’s guest is Chip Wilson, entrepreneur, philanthropist and most notably, the founder of apparel company Lululemon. Long before Apple and Tesla opened their owned stores, Lululemon pioneered the concept of vertical retail in North America. Unlike other sports apparel companies that sold to retailers, Lululemon designed products were sold exc…
 
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