Caffeinated Innovation

Podcast by Innovation Works

About the show

Caffeinated Innovation is a podcast series of short interviews with Innovation Works’ partner companies, including startups we have funded and manufacturers with whom we have worked. These startups along with folks from the IW staff provide advice, discuss best practices, and share (often hilarious) stories about running and working with startups.

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Episodes

  • 2019 in Review

    November 29th, 2019  |  Season 2  |  33 mins 9 secs

    Pam and Jenn return to talk look back on the second season of Caffeinated Innovation and a big announcement.

  • Episode 10 | Startup Minded Politicians

    September 6th, 2019  |  Season 2  |  41 mins 48 secs

    On this episode, we interview two Pennsylvania State Legislators - Dan Frankel (District 23) and Valerie S. Gaydos (District 44). The Caffeinated Innovation co-hosts, Pam Eichenbaum and Jenn Van Dam talk to both State Representatives about the Commonwealth's commitment to supporting entrepreneurship and leveraging the region's assets to support economic growth.

  • Episode 9 | Catherine Mott from Innovation Works

    August 30th, 2019  |  Season 2  |  42 mins 50 secs

    On this episode, we interview Catherine Mott, Founder/Manager of Blue Tree Capital Group and Chairperson of the Innovation Works Board. The Caffeinated Innovation co-hosts, Pam Eichenbaum and Jenn Van Dam talk to Catherine about her experience as an Venture Capitalist and a leader in the local entrepreneurial scene through the establishment of Blue Tree Allied Capital Group, and her commitment to supporting the early stage startups through her volunteer leadership with Innovation Works.

  • Episode 8 | PittMoss

    August 23rd, 2019  |  Season 2  |  35 mins 31 secs

    On this episode, we interview Brian Scott, CEO of PittMoss, a company that manufactures revolutionary products from organic, recycled paper. The Caffeinated Innovation co-hosts, Pam Eichenbaum and Jenn Van Dam talk to Brian about his path to entrepreneurship, his work on the BlueTree Allied Angels board, and the future of organic potting soil.

  • Episode 7 | Kaarta & IEEE

    August 16th, 2019  |  Season 2  |  1 hr 6 mins

    On this episode, we interview Kevin Dowling, CEO of Kaarta, a company that creates 3D models and maps of the real world in real-time. We also interview Dr. Melba Crawford, Associate Dean of Engineering for Research at Purdue University who is an expert in geoscience and remote sensing. The Caffeinated Innovation co-hosts, Pam Eichenbaum and Jenn Van Dam talk to Kevin and Melba about their paths to both entrepreneurship and academia, the startup community, and the future of mobile 3D scan technology.

  • Episode 6 | Jim Gibbs, CEO and Co-Founder of MeterFeeder

    August 9th, 2019  |  Season 2  |  38 mins 8 secs

    On this episode, we interview Jim Gibbs, Founder of MeterFeeder, a company providing a low-cost payment and enforcement solution for small to mid-sized governments. The Caffeinated Innovation co-hosts, Pam Eichenbaum and Jenn Van Dam talk to Jim about his path to entrepreneurship, his work supporting future entrepreneurs, and the future of transportation.

  • Episode 5 | UpPrize

    August 2nd, 2019  |  Season 2  |  41 mins 25 secs
    pittsburgh, social innovation, startups, upprize

    On this episode, we interview Kenya Boswell from BNY Mellon, Cara Jones from Marinus Analytics, and Erica Friedman from Innovation Works to talk about the UpPrize Social Innovation Competition. The Caffeinated Innovation co-hosts, Pam Eichenbaum and Jenn Van Dam talk to these guests about their paths to social innovation, the UpPrize application and the future of impactful technology. Head to https://www.f6s.com/upprizeinnovationchallenge/apply to apply to the UpPrize Competition.

  • Episode 4 | Ryan Bove Founder of Aurochs Brewing Company

    July 26th, 2019  |  Season 2  |  30 mins 28 secs

    On this episode, we interview Ryan Bove, Co-founder of Aurochs Brewing, a company brewing naturally gluten free beers from great tasting, naturally gluten free ingredients at their dedicated gluten free brewery. The Caffeinated Innovation co-hosts, Pam Eichenbaum and Jenn Van Dam talk to Ryan about his path to entrepreneurship, the AlphaLab program, and the future of gluten free beer.

  • Episode 3 | Brian Gaudio Chief Executive Officer of Module Housing

    July 19th, 2019  |  Season 2  |  45 mins 26 secs

    On this episode, we interview Brian Gaudio, CEO & Co-founder of Module a company designing module homes to adapt with their customer's changing needs. The Caffeinated Innovation co-hosts, Pam Eichenbaum and Jenn Van Dam talk to Brian about his path to entrepreneurship, the AlphaLab Gear program, and the future of housing.

  • Episode 2 | Chris Martin of Bosch and Terri Butler of Innovation Works

    July 12th, 2019  |  Season 2  |  43 mins 55 secs

    On this episode, we interview Terri Butler, IW’s Corporate Innovation Executive and Chris Martin, Director of R+D Intelligence and Secure IoT at Bosch. The Caffeinated Innovation co-hosts, Pam Eichenbaum and Jenn Van Dam talk to Terri and Chris about their career paths, why Pittsburgh is a perfect place for tech, and the future of collaboration between startups and corporations.

  • Episode 1 | Courtney Williamson, CEO and Founder of AbiliLife

    July 5th, 2019  |  Season 2  |  53 mins 31 secs
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    On this episode, we interview Courtney Williamson, CEO & founder of AbiliLife, a company engineering products to improve the quality of life for neurodegenerative and elderly patients. The Caffeinated Innovation co-hosts, Pam Eichenbaum and Jenn Van Dam talk to Courtney about her path to entrepreneurship, the AlphaLab Gear program, and the future of the medical device market.

  • Bonus Episode: Inclusive Innovation Summit 2019

    April 2nd, 2019  |  Season 1  |  1 hr 11 mins
  • Bonus Bonus Episode: Live interview w/ Clara Sieg, Partner at Revolution Ventures

    December 20th, 2018  |  Season 1  |  50 mins 10 secs

    We interviewed Clara Sieg, partner at Revolution …

  • Bonus Episode: Happy Holidays From Pam & Jenn

    December 13th, 2018  |  Season 1  |  34 mins 1 sec

    On this bonus episode of season one, Co-hosts, Je…

  • Episode 8 | Ikos' Patrick Paul and Steven Welles & Dave Lishego, IW's Senior Investment Associate

    October 11th, 2018  |  Season 1  |  31 mins 34 secs

    On episode eight of season one, we talk to Patric…

  • Episode 7 | Flexable's Priya Amin & Aaron Tainter, AlphaLab's Program Manager

    October 4th, 2018  |  Season 1  |  43 mins 13 secs

    On episode seven of season one, we talk to Priya …