Episode 12: Lisa Kleissner, Founder of The KL Felicitas Foundation

EPISODE 12: LISA KLEISSNER, FOUNDER OF THE KL FELICITAS FOUNDATION From Silicon Valley to impact investing, Lisa stays true to her values.   Joining us today on the Season 2 finale is Lisa Kleissner, co-founder of The Toniic Institute, KL Felicitas Foundation, and Hawaii Investment Ready. She’ll be talking to us today about her pursuits…Read More

Episode 11: Elizabeth Gore, President of Alice

EPISODE 11: ELIZABETH GORE, PRESIDENT OF ALICE From Cattle Ranches to Artificial Intelligence, Elizabeth breaks the mould.   Joining us today is Elizabeth Gore, Founder & President of Alice. She’s a pioneer in more ways than one, and is our first guest to join us from the road. From a cattle ranch in rural Texas…Read More

Episode 10: Olin Lagon, Founder of Shifted Energy

EPISODE 10: OLIN LAGON, FOUNDER OF SHIFTED ENERGY From KPT to Entrepreneurship, Olin is embracing his roots and making a difference.   Today’s guest is Olin Lagon, Founder of Shifted Energy. From growing up in one of Hawaii’s most notorious low income housing developments to founding a sustainable energy storage startup, Olin has always triumphed…Read More

Episode 9: Rodney Sampson, Founder of Opportunity Hub

EPISODE 9: RODNEY SAMPSON, FOUNDER OF OPPORTUNITY HUB From Martin Luther King Jr. to Investing, Rodney Sampson is building a better future for his community.   Today’s guest is Rodney Sampson, a Brookings Fellow & the Founder of Opportunity Hub. From Atlanta to Washington DC, Rodney has been forging his own path for as long…Read More

Episode 8: Donavan Kealoha, Director at Startup Capital Ventures

EPISODE 8: DONAVAN KEALOHA, DIRECTOR AT STARTUP CAPITAL VENTURES From pineapple picking to venture capital, Donavan shares his story of overcoming obstacles and embracing the positive.   On today’s podcast, we’ll hear from Donavan Kealoha, a Director at Startup Capital Ventures and Founder of Purple Mai’a. Find out how Donavan, proud local boy and Native…Read More

Episode 7: Maureen Murat, Founder of Crowdie Advisors

EPISODE 7: MAUREEN MURAT, FOUNDER OF CROWDIE ADVISORS From law to entrepreneurship, Maureen tells us about her work with blockchain technology and the importance of diversity and inclusion.   Today, we’ll hear from Maureen Murat, Founder & Chief Advisor of Crowdie Advisors, and Of Counsel at Cogent Law Group. Find out how Maureen persevered in…Read More

Episode 6: Aaron Walker, Founder & CEO of Camelback Ventures

EPISODE 6: AARON WALKER, FOUNDER & CEO OF CAMELBACK VENTURES Aaron discusses what led him down his path to investing, the importance of education, and his vision & drive that propels Camelback Ventures forward.   Today, we’ll hear from Aaron Walker, Founder and CEO of Camelback Ventures. Focused on increasing diversity in the startup ecosystem…Read More

Episode 5: Julie Lenzer, Co-Director of UM Ventures

EPISODE 5: JULIE LENZER, CO-DIRECTOR OF UM VENTURES Julie discusses her roles as an innovator & entrepreneur, how she embraces failure, and using the power of influence to empower women and minorities.   Today’s guest is Julie Lenzer, Co-director of UM Ventures and Associate Vice President of Innovation and Economic Development.  Before leading the Office…Read More

Episode 4: Kirstie Chadwick, President & CEO of InBIA

EPISODE 4: KIRSTIE CHADWICK, PRESIDENT & CEO of InBIA Kirstie talks about being a tech entrepreneur during the dot com boom, facing adversity head-on, and how she’s changing the future of innovation and entrepreneurship.   Somebody has to tell entrepreneurs when their baby is ugly. Today’s guest isn’t afraid to tell founders the harsh truths…Read More

Episode 3: Samson Williams, Co-founder and Partner at Axes and Eggs

EPISODE 3: SAMSON WILLIAMS, CO-FOUNDER AT AXES AND EGGS Samson talks about growing up in Texas, overcoming the industry’s racial and gender gaps, and the future of blockchain technology.   Today’s guest is Samson Williams. A partner and co-founder at Axes & Eggs, Samson is the internet’s go-to cryptocurrency, blockchain, and crowdfunding expert. Growing up…Read More

Episode 2: Brittney Riley, Former VP of U.S. Ventures at Village Capital

EPISODE 2: BRITTNEY RILEY, FORMER VP OF U.S. VENTURES AT VILLAGE CAPITAL Brittney talks about her days as an entrepreneur, the challenges she faced as a young female investor, and her future plans.   In today’s episode, we’ll hear from Brittney Riley, the former VP of U.S. ventures for Village Capital. Brittney Riley doesn’t fit…Read More

Episode 1: Kathryn Finney, Founder and Managing Director at digitalundivided (DID)

EPISODE 1: KATHRYN FINNEY, FOUNDER / MANAGING DIRECTOR AT DIGITALUNDIVIDED (DID) Kathryn talks about her personal journey, the challenges facing black women of color in tech, and the future of digitalundivided. The Startup Catalyst® Podcast is back! Sultan Ventures is launching Season 2 with an important and timely theme: inclusivity in the startup and venture…Read More