THE LAUNCH a Podcast by TandemLaunch

TandemLaunch Inc

A Podcast all About Tech Startups! We discuss everything tech & startup related, giving you an inside look at the journey to building disruptive tech startups, how they can solve global problems and answer big challenges to build a better future.

All Episodes

This week's episode is the first of the season to feature two of our co-founders! LATYS co-founders, Artmiz Golkaramnay and Gursimiran Singh Sethi, along with our host, Bobbi Bidochka, discuss everything from smart #antennas and the direction of the RF vertical to the 5G hysteria. Should we be concerned? With LATYS, cutting-edge technology is leveraged from top universities to build robust and efficient wireless infrastructure such as antennas and metasurfaces.

Nov 17

28 min 26 sec

This week packs a panel of investing experts that discuss investment trends in today’s tech landscape, attributes investors look for in founders, and ways to overcome the investor accessibility challenge. This episode features the following guests: David Charbonneau - Founder & Managing Partner, Boreal Ventures Charles Lesperance - Partner - Deep Tech, BDC Nathalie Marcoux - VP Finance, Capinabel Inc. Scott Pelton - Co-Founder, RISCCAP

Nov 3

48 min 6 sec

The second episode of THE LAUNCH is now out! Get ready to literally "tune in" as the inventor behind Soundskrit's technology, Dr. Ronald N. Miles, shares the behind-the-scenes story of how he used the difference between how insects and humans hear sound to build a new and unique technology. Who knew that spiders and tech could go together! To learn more about Dr. Ronald N. Miles or to listen to other episodes of THE LAUNCH, click here: https://blog.tandemlaunch.com/podcast/soundskrit

Oct 20

31 min 33 sec

This episode features a panel of 5 trailblazing females who discuss entrepreneurship, startups, and the importance of women in tech. We know there aren't enough women in tech, we know there’s a leaky pipeline and we know that female founders are currently underfunded. Tune in as we unpack some of this.

Jul 5

57 min

Do you want to know what investors really think?  Get the inside scoop! Join our host, Bobbi Bidochka as she chats with #TheWittyVC, Todd Graham from Venrock. He’s funny and knows his sh*t. All that and a bag of chips….sensors, semi-conductors, transducers…

May 12

27 min 27 sec

Happy National Inventors Month! Starting off this month strong, a new episode of THE LAUNCH is out and it is definitely something you do not want to miss. You've probably heard of Artisan Bread but have you heard of Artisan Headphones? Join Bobbi Bidochka and our Technical Director Omar Zahr, as we jam with Dr. Thomas Szkopek (the inventor behind ORA Sound, a TandemLaunch spin-out) about his experience as an academic who commercialized his research. We also get into the debate about open innovation versus patenting….are we holding back research by patenting too early? Listen to the episode and chime in on social media! 

May 6

35 min 36 sec

Who knew that Shrimp and Tech could go together? Food sustainability is a hugely important right now and seafood as small as shrimp are having a big impact! Learn how XpertSea leverages AI technology to help farmers modernize their operations and boost profits by providing access to fast payments, valuable production insights and vetted networks of sellers and buyers.

Apr 28

21 min 1 sec

A picture is worth a thousand…clicks! Content must be beautiful, adding value and constantly new. With Depix, you can turn 2D images of your products into 3D backgrounds of your choice, in just a few clicks. Customize your product imaging for social media, easily, cost effectively, no graphic design experience necessary!  SMBs and influencers…..This is for you!  On this episode, our host, Bobbi Bidochka jams with the Depix team about their disruptive tech, and their entrepreneurial journey

Apr 21

26 min 5 sec

Dollar Bills ya’ll…. Your Data is highly valued to companies, especially in finance, healthcare and tech. How can we protect your privacy while allowing companies to make informed business decisions that actually benefit you? On this podcast, we learn how our valley portfolio company, Bornio who has developed a patented solution to do exactly that!  Our host Bobbi Bidochka talks with serial entrepreneur and CEO of Bornio, Pervez Choudhry, to find out the lowdown.

Apr 14

31 min 37 sec

Neurotechnology to enhance human performance? Sign me up! Fire up your cochlea and tune in to hear about hearables and enjoy a party in your brain, as we cortex our way through the opportunities in neurotechnologies. Yannick Roy, co-founder of NeurotechX, Naeem Kemeilpoor, co-founder of AAVAA and me, your host Bobbi Bidochka as we put our heads together, Broca style.

Apr 7

43 min 1 sec

Get paid more! That is the mission of Candor If you want to learn the INSIDE SCOOP on recruiting top talent and negotiating salaries then you best be tuning in to hear. Niya D., co-founder of Candor, where equitable salaries with a focus on diversity groups, is her jam. To add the cherry on this cake, we are co-hosting again with Rebecca Croll from Startupfest.

Mar 31

38 min 52 sec

Do Not Miss this podcast – featuring founders of EnjoyTheWork Jonathan Lowenhar and Leslie Fine. Joining forces with @startupfest, @Bobbi Bidochka co-hosts our podcast with @Rebecca Croll Director of Content for @startupfest Get the uncut story on THE LAUNCH podcast And Register now for StartupFest April 12th to 14th 2021 where Leslie and Jonathan are also speaking at SCALEUPFEST: https://startupfestival.com/register-for-growth-week/

Mar 17

36 min 7 sec

In honor of International Women's Day, be inspired as TandemLaunch's Bobbi Bidochka moderates a discussion on empowerment, fearlessness, and harnessing the power to change amongst 4 trailblazing females in tech:   Lally Rementilla, Managing Partner, IP-Backed Financing at BDC Pascale Audette, CEO of Carebook Technologies Humaira Taz, CTO and Co-Founder of Omniply Technologies Emilie Boutros, CFO at TandemLaunch

Mar 8

45 min 3 sec

We welcome the founders of QueerTech, Andy Saldana and Naoufel Testaouni, who share their journey creating QueerTech, the struggle for the LGBTQ2S+ community and what the increased need for diversity means for tech companies. Our Venture Associate, Bobbi Bidochka, and co-host Ilias Benjelloun from MontrealNewTech and Desjardins Open Innovation Lab have an important conversation about why companies need diversity and how QueerTech seeks to bridge that gap.

Mar 2

33 min 52 sec

This is the last episode of THE LAUNCH for 2020 with Deborah Cherenfant, Regional Director of TD Canada Bank Group, talking about the challenges women are facing when starting a business and discusses various programs and services available to support them.

Nov 2020

24 min 27 sec

On our new episode of THE LAUNCH, Michel Allegue, CTO at Aerial Technologies will provide insight on some common issues that start-ups encounter over the course of their journey, as well as some tips for building a successful, disruptive start-up.

Nov 2020

21 min 46 sec

Do you know the potential struggles of a new startup ? On our new episode of THE LAUNCH, Helen Eric, CFO at Mirametrix will discuss her experience with Mirametrix, the biggest potential obstacles that new start-ups tend to face when they are starting out as well as how to overcome them.

Sep 2020

28 min 29 sec

Do you want to know the impact of universities on licensing technologies? Vinit Nijhawan, managing director at the Massachusetts Technology Transfer Center will answer this question in our new episode of THE LAUNCH. He will also discuss the role that universities play  in the development of new technologies.

Sep 2020

22 min 33 sec

THE LAUNCH - A Podcast all About Tech Startups! We will discuss everything tech & startup related, giving you an inside look at the journey to building disruptive tech startups, how they can solve global problems and answer big challenges to build a better future. Cool Intro by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3550-cool-intro License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

Aug 2020

26 min

THE LAUNCH - A Podcast all About Tech Startups! We will discuss everything tech & startup related, giving you an inside look at the journey to building disruptive tech startups, how they can solve global problems and answer big challenges to build a better future. Cool Intro by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3550-cool-intro License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

Jul 2020

27 min 48 sec

THE LAUNCH - A Podcast all About Tech Startups! We will discuss everything tech & startup related, giving you an inside look at the journey to building disruptive tech startups, how they can solve global problems and answer big challenges to build a better future. Cool Intro by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3550-cool-intro License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

Jul 2020

30 min 32 sec

THE LAUNCH - A Podcast all About Tech Startups! We will discuss everything tech & startup related, giving you an inside look at the journey to building disruptive tech startups, how they can solve global problems and answer big challenges to build a better future. Cool Intro by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3550-cool-intro License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

Jul 2020

23 min 17 sec

THE LAUNCH - A Podcast all About Tech Startups! We will discuss everything tech & startup related, giving you an inside look at the journey to building disruptive tech startups, how they can solve global problems and answer big challenges to build a better future. Cool Intro by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3550-cool-intro License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

Jun 2020

23 min 55 sec

THE LAUNCH - A Podcast all About Tech Startups! We will discuss everything tech & startup related, giving you an inside look at the journey to building disruptive tech startups, how they can solve global problems and answer big challenges to build a better future. Cool Intro by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3550-cool-intro License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

Jun 2020

34 min 30 sec

THE LAUNCH - A Podcast all About Tech Startups! We will discuss everything tech & startup related, giving you an inside look at the journey to building disruptive tech startups, how they can solve global problems and answer big challenges to build a better future. Cool Intro by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3550-cool-intro License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

May 2020

39 min 52 sec

THE LAUNCH - A Podcast all About Tech Startups! We will discuss everything tech & startup related, giving you an inside look at the journey to building disruptive tech startups, how they can solve global problems and answer big challenges to build a better future. Stay updated for more details about our first episode! Tech Talk by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4464-tech-talk License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

May 2020

40 sec