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Most people know just how important it is to check food labels to see if there are any chemical ingredients lurking inside. But, for some reason, many don’t carry this important step over to other areas of their life, especially when it comes to skincare products. As you’ll learn in this episode with Andy Hnilo, the founder of an all-natural skincare line, Alitura Naturals, this is a huge mistake. And we’re not talking about causing more wrinkles or creating crow’s feet twenty years too early. Rather, you’ll see that many skincare products out there contain carcinogenic ingredients, which means they have the potential to cause cancer. And that’s just the beginning sadly. Andy explains the real impact these fake ingredients have on your health, he shares the worst offenders to avoid starting immediately, and why expensive prescription skincare products aren’t any better. You’ll also discover the truth about retinol creams and how to find sunscreens that are toxin-free. If you’re wondering who Andy Hnilo is, he’s a former D1 baseball player who suffered a huge trauma that led him down this path of uncovering the truth about skincare products and the harmful ingredients in them. He’s made it his mission to provide a healthier alternative that’s GMO and chemical-free. You’ll hear about this and so much more when you check out this episode now.
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20VC: How To Build True Human Relationships with VC Pre-Investment, Why Valuation Is Not The Only Term and When To Take Lower Offers & How To Approach Mental Health As A Founder with Jon Dishotsky, Founder & CEO @ Starcity
Jon Dishotsky is the Founder & CEO @ Starcity, the startup on a mission to make cities more affordable to everyone allowing you to live with great people in the city you love. To date, Jon has raised over $28m in funding for Starcity from the likes of Social Capital, Y Combinator, Bullpen Capital, NEA and Kima Ventures in Paris, just to name a few. Prior to founding Starcity, Jon did over 3M square feet of commercial real estate transactions for clients including Optimizely, Cruise Automation, Weebly, Zenefits and many more. Before that he spent 8 years at the prestigious Cushman & Wakefield. Jon is also an active angel investor with investments in the likes of Remote, Fond and Savvy. In Today’s Episode You Will Learn: 1.) How Jon made his way from doing real estate transactions for clients including YC to being one of the hottest prop tech startups making cities affordable with Starcity? 2.) Why did it take so long for the venture ecosystem to get excited by the rise of proptech? What was the catalyst? When advising VCs, how do you advise them to get comfortable investing in these heavy asset, non-lean startup businesses? What are the biggest mistakes investors make when analysing proptech? 3.) What were some of Jon's biggest takeaways from his time at YC? How does Jon advise other founders looking to get into YC today? When it comes to investor selection, in what cases would Jon take a lower valuation against other offers? How does Jon advise founders on investor selection? What questions should they ask? Why is it like hiring? What are the common mistakes that Jon sees founders make when selecting investors? 4.) How does Jon advise founders when it comes to improving the quality of their mental health? Where do Jon struggle? How does Jon engage with social media knowing the psychological effects it has? What have been some major breakthroughs for him? Why does Jon believe having kids has made him a better founder? Why does Jon believe that older entrepreneurs are actually more successful than younger founders? 5.) What is Jon's biggest advice to founders when it comes to building relationships with VCs? Should founders "always be raising"? How transparent should founders be with VCs both in the relationship building process and the fundraise itself? As always you can follow Harry, The Twenty Minute VC and Jon on Twitter here! Likewise, you can follow Harry on Instagram here for mojito madness and all things 20VC.
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Reskilling the American Workforce with Sue Bhatia
We have an impressive guest today. Sue Bhatia is the Chairman and Founder of Rose International which is a global IT and business services provider. Sue immigrated to this country to pursue the American dream. She was happy with her job, but felt climbing the corporate ladder would take too long, so she took a big chance and founded her own company. She is now able to do that she loves and create a positive impact. She works to help promote and develop women entrepreneurs, and she is passionate about everyone finding work that they love. She has won several awards including Fast Company's Top 25 Women Business Builders in North America and Enterprising Women of the Year from Enterprising Women Magazine. She is passionate about the future of work and technology and shares why reskilling the American workforce is a must. Show Notes [03:18] Sue grew up in New Delhi, India. She came to the United States in 1987. [03:45] Her first years here were hectic. She got married and received her masters degree in management information systems. She had two children and was really happy with her job. [04:39] She thought she was living the American dream until she was offered a raise and realized that it would take forever to achieve the type of success that she wanted. [05:11] She had seen her workplace hire many temp workers, and decided to start her own agency. [06:00] In spite of naysayers, she quit her job and got to work. She got a lot of rejections and realized that it was harder than she thought. [07:08] She kept trying and got three large contracts and business began to take off. [07:16] In six months, her husband had to quit his job and join her. [07:32] He ex-boss also came and joined her. [07:44] The business has come a long way. They hired 10,000 people in 2017 and 10,000 people in 2018. [09:54] The future of work is here. A lot of skills are going away because of automation. We are going through a huge digital transformation. [10:18] Next year, there will be twenty billion Internet of Things connected devices. [11:21] There are 30 million us workers in danger of losing their jobs to artificial intelligence. 1.4 million of these jobs will be disrupted by 2026. 57% of this will affect women. [11:40] Women are in more support positions than men are, and these are the jobs that are going to be automated. [11:58] In order for people so survive in their jobs, we have to learn new skills and reskilling is. [12:16] 65% of kids in elementary school today will be doing jobs that don't even exist today. [12:24] One of the most valuable skills right now is emotional intelligence combined with artificial intelligence. [12:37] All of our jobs are being impacted by artificial intelligence, big data, and virtual reality. [12:52] We all need to be open to change and lifelong learning. [13:48] Relating to people and thriving in a team culture and being collaborative are valuable skills. [14:18] Soft skills are really going to be in demand going forward. [15:02] AI is humans coding machines to learn over time. [17:39] Colleges need to find a way to incorporate soft skills. People with STEM skills earn statistically $30,000 more. [18:45] Students need to be open to learning and not narrowly defining their goals. Be open and let the market and your internal definition of success take you in the right direction. [22:46] Sue studied architecture and then management information systems, but the skills that really helped her as an entrepreneur we're having a goal-oriented mindset and having the ability to take risk. [23:29] One of the main risks that she took was immigrating to America. She is open-minded and is willing to try things and see what happens. Flexibility has also helped her a great deal. [24:28] Having a business is like surfing. There's no firm ground under your feet. [26:14] Sue loves having the ability to make a positive impact in so many lives through her business. [28:03] People do business with people they like, so relationships are key. It's important to have a transparent honest relationship with everyone involved with the company. [29:51] With entrepreneurship, the key is to enjoy the journey, and you have to adapt and reinvent yourself over and over again. [30:55] Leading by example is very important. It's also important to create a positive work culture where people want to do their best. [31:37] Leaders are also responsible for watching the market and keeping track of the latest trends in their industry. And always leading from the heart. As well as, creating a ladder for people to move up. [32:29] Leaders also need to have the resilience to face the ups and downs. [33:51] Her most pivotal moment was starting Rose International. She also realized that she is more capable than she thought. [34:50] She saw an Iraq Vet panhandling. Which then led to starting Deployment to Employment this is a program set in place to hire veterans. They have hired 800 veterans over the last couple years. They have created a support system to help veterans find a job with resume writing workshops and more. [37:44] Stress is a part of life. Negative thoughts are part of our survival mechanism. To handle stress Sue practices mindfulness and keeps things in perspective and focuses on the positive. She also loves connecting to nature. [41:00] Define what success means to you and be clear about what you want to do and research very carefully. Links and Resources: Sue Bhatia on Twitter Rose International on Twitter Sue Bhatia on LinkedIn Rose International Website Rose International on Facebook Sue Bhatia Website