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Visionaries are defined as having extraordinary foresight and imagination. Those who can see what isn't there. They can imagine the unimaginable and they have the grit to make it happen. Business Visionaries are the change-agents embracing new opportunities to drive outsized results. From the C-Suite to the up-and-coming disruptors, they are blazing new paths, discovering inventive solutions and powering the future. Join us each week as we speak with these Visionaries: the entrepreneurs, inv ...
 
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What does the world’s largest aerospace company and leading provider of commercial airplanes, defense, space and security systems, and global services think about innovation? Bobby Niehaus is on the Applied Innovation team, which is the corporate ventures group that brings outside innovation into Boeing, essentially the bridge between Boeing's inte…
 
How do you innovate on one of the world’s largest and most iconic consumer brand portfolios? We ask Anton Vincent, President of Mars Wrigley - North America, which is the largest subsidiary of Mars Inc. which is one of the world’s largest privately held companies. We talk about fostering growth in various macro-economic situations, how to set the t…
 
From Light Fields to 10G, how will we connect together in the future? The confluence and convergence of multiple technologies will change how we consume media – by applying the art of the possible with limitless thinking, Anju Ahuja and CableLabs are helping the cable industry go from vision to implementation. We discuss Co-Innovation, extended rea…
 
Abhijit Ganguly is the Managing Director of Goodyear Ventures, the corporate venture capital arm of The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company. We talk about going beyond the tire and the evolution from traditional R&D and M&A to inside-out + outside-in innovation. We talk about the balance between strategic and financial and the importance of continuous i…
 
Everyone loves transformation but hates change. How do we walk from the future back into today’s challenges and build a sustainable innovation strategy? Tove Chevalley leads an international team that challenges conventional thinking around the way we cook and eat, care for our clothes and the wellbeing of our homes, all for a better and more susta…
 
Steven Wolfe Pereira, the CEO and Co-Founder of Encantos, and award-winning bi-lingual edtech company (which I invested in). Encantos is rethinking education through a mix of physical and digital tools grounded in play. Steven is one of the top rated voices on LinkedIn, named by Adweek as one of the "50 Most Indispensable Executives in Marketing, M…
 
Meet the 2022 New York MilkLaunch Champion: SPYLT, a high-protein, low-sugar, creamy, dairy-based chocolate "Energy Drink" loaded naturally with essential nutrients like calcium, B vitamins, potassium, vitamin D, and protein. SPYLT is not only focused on high-quality ingredients but is obsessed with the environment and that is why it comes in an al…
 
This week we sit down with Silvia Santiago, Senior Vice President of Manufacturing and Maestra Ronera, Master Blender at Destilería Serrallés. Besides being responsible for the entire manufacturing process, starting with purchasing sugarcane molasses up to bottling the finished product, blending, and tasting distillates and aged products is part of…
 
Can startups help to end senior poverty and enable dignified aging in place? Paolo Narciso, VP of Product and Program Development and Optimization at AARP Foundation and Nima Roohi Co-Founder and CEO of Blooming Health share their collaboration reduced friction, overcame barriers and drove impressive results such as a 500% increase in enrollment, 8…
 
IWSR Drinks Market Analysis is the leading source of global beverage alcohol data and trends across 157 countries. Chief Strategy Officer, Brandy Rand, shares what’s next in the drinks space from substituters to blenders, shared occasions to consumer evolutions, from new behaviors to sub-channels and walks us through the Metaverse, Low/No Alcohol, …
 
Join us this week as we sit down to discuss the upcoming NY MilkLaunch Food & Beverage Product Innovation Accelerator Final Pitch Event, scheduled to take place on Thursday, August 25 from 5 to 7 p.m. ET. Fred Schonenberg, our Founder, CEO & Host has the tables turned on him, as he is interviewed by Vanessa Rosado, our Head of Brand Strategy about …
 
Recorded at our most recent Event, What’s Next Now: Beer, Wine & Spirits, we sit down with Gene Song, Chief Revenue Officer, Amass; and Jen & Manuel Aczualdez, Founders & Owners, Drink Good Spirits to get their take on what consumers are looking for, how entrepreneurs can breakthrough the clutter and why differentiation + fundamentals will be key t…
 
Recorded at our most recent event: What’s Next Now: Beer, Wine & Spirits, Fred and Vanessa walk us through how the team at VentureFuel evaluates startups; and they share a short list of ventures they’re watching in the alcoholic beverages space.By venturefuel
 
Recorded at our most recent event, What’s Next Now: Beer, Wine & Spirits, we sit down with Alice Ponti, Senior Director, Front End Innovation, Anheuser-Busch; Seth Yassky, Director of Strategic Alliances and Education, Proximo Spirits; & Ryan Malkin, Malkin LAW P.A. to discuss the areas ripe for innovation and how to overcome industry challenges to…
 
Natache Volpini is the global head of digital consumer innovation for Heineken, where the team was recently celebrated with a bevy of Cannes Lines for their Metaverse launch of Heineken Silver. She has spent 20 years driving innovation, marketing and digital at multinational companies like Warner Media, Mondelez, Viacom and Ambev. We chat about con…
 
Rachel Weiss is VP of BOLD Ventures, the venture capital fund of L’Oréal, where she invests in new and disruptive business models in BeautyTech. Rachel lives and breathes convergence, embracing all things pop culture, beauty, and technology. Part technologist, part futurist, part investor, part maker and operator she has long been at the forefront …
 
Ilana Grossman, Co-Founder & CMO of Pinktada and Steve Shpilsky, Co-Founder & CEO of STAY OPEN and StayDAO discuss how innovation will reshape hospitality and the role technology plays in addressing legacy challenges. This transformation is being fueled by Web3, NFTs, tokenization, blockchain and DAOs which are creating new products, services and b…
 
Recorded at our most recent event, What’s Next Now: Travel, Tourism, and Hospitality, we sit down with Kevin Kleist, Emerging Trends Advisor, Southwest Airlines to talk about the trends shaping travel tech, the role of collaboration in their commercialization and the future of flight. As part of the Emerging Trends Team, Kevin explores and brings t…
 
What is corporate upskilling was binge worthy? Circus Street is an on-line school that teaches companies and their employees to do business in our modernizing world. How do you make learning approachable in a world of continues change. Since 2011 Circus Street has upskilled over 600,000 enterprise employees (like Coca-Cola, Lego, Kraft Heinz) in ov…
 
During this conversation, recorded at our latest event, What's Next Now: Health & Wellness we speak with three Healthcare Startup Founders about the challenges, opportunities and innovations reshaping the future of Health Tech. Hear from: Philip Fung, Founder & CEO of Kit.com, at-home medical exams, delivered; Shailja Dixit, CEO of Curio Digital Th…
 
During this conversation, recorded at our latest event, What’s Next Now: Health & Wellness we sit down with Dov Shamir, PhD, Head of Elementa Labs, Mount Sinai Innovation Partners & Tracy Dooley, MD, Partner at Avestria VC to discuss the role of collaboration in the commercialization of health & bio tech innovation. Dov leads the Mount Sinai Health…
 
Ted Graham is a Principal with GM Ventures (the venture arm of General Motors) and the Head of Open Innovation. He partners with startups, incubators/accelerators, VCs and academia to accomplish GM’s vision of zero crashes, zero emissions, and zero congestion. GM Ventures is focused on key technologies that can be implemented in GM’s vehicles, manu…
 
Sharon Leite, CEO of The Vitamin Shoppe, talks health & wellness trends, the evolution of retail and the role of innovation in the transformation of the company which is the leading specialty health-and-wellness retailer. The Vitamin Shoppe offers the largest assortment of vitamin, supplement, and sports nutrition products at retail in the U.S.Prio…
 
For this episode of the podcast, we feature a panel discussion with AB InBev's Global VP of Sustainability Andre Fourie & LanzaTech's Chief Sustainability Officer Freya Burton about how companies and industry leaders can collaborate to push climate-positive actions; and the role of innovation in solving recurring sustainability issues. AB InBev's p…
 
Hannah Jones the CEO of The Earthshot Prize, a prize and a platform founded by Prince William and the Royal Foundation in 2020 to search, spotlight and scale solutions that can help repair and regenerate the planet in this decade. Five, one million-pound prizes will be awarded each year for ten years, providing at least 50 solutions to the world’s …
 
Thursday April 28 we sat down for a Fireside Chat with Tom Mastrobuoni, Chief Investment Officer of Big Idea Ventures and former Founding Partner & Chief Financial Officer at Tyson Ventures, the corporate venture capital arm of Tyson Foods. At Tyson, Tom led investments in Beyond Meat, Clear Labs and Tavola, to name a few. Big Idea Ventures is solv…
 
On today’s show we have the exciting team driving retail innovation at Dick’s Sporting Goods. For anyone that doesn’t know, Dick’s is a fortune 500 company, America’s largest sports retailer and has over 50 thousand employees. Scott Casciato - VP Omni Channel Fulfillment & Athlete Service, Morris Liao – VP of eCommerce, Supply Chain & Marketing Fin…
 
How do you bring the entrepreneurial mindset to a large organization to drive change and unlock growth from within? Meet Elizabeth Bienieki, who pioneers internal startups for Cisco's multibillion-dollar Collaboration & Security business. Her expertise lies in building empowered teams that effectively navigate internal corporate workings to operate…
 
Phil Graves expertise and entrepreneurial spirt have helped Patagonia and Bass Pro Shops drive positive environmental and social impact that’s inseparable from their profit. HE was the Founding & Managing Partner of Tin Shed Ventures which is the most respected Impact CVC in the world. We talk about Vulture Capital vs. Venture Capital, how good for…
 
An all-star panel comprised of corporate visionaries, startups and investors discuss going Rogue. Featuring Marie D. Quintero-Johnson, Vice President and Global Head of Corporate Development, The Coca-Cola Company; Jenny Barba, Founder of Features Capital; Sandhya Padmanabhan, Chief Marketing Officer, Little Otter; Bec Jones, CEO, Clutch Wallet…
 
Recorded live at Rogue Women 5 this conversation on the future of work is led by Laura Plunkett, Executive Director of Startup Engagement at Comcast NBCUniversal LIFT Labs and features Christina Choi, SVP of Gin, Rum & Tequila for Diageo NA; Gale Wilkinson, Founder & Managing Partner at Vitalize Venture Capital; Dara Meath, Divisional CIO, Conair L…
 
Diana Taylor, former First Lady of New York City and Chairperson of Hot Bread Kitchen’s Board, and Leslie Abbey, CEO of Hot Bread Kitchen discuss how female entrepreneurs can forge new paths and make the impossible, possible. HBK creates economic opportunity for immigrant women and women of color through food entrepreneurship programs, job skills t…
 
Making wellness simpler and more accessible for everyone, Heywell is a line of delicious function-forward sparkling waters. Flavors like Blackberry Ginger and Sparkling Lime made with adaptogens, antioxidants and organic caffeine to help you meet the demands of modern life. Co-Founders Britt Dougherty and Ashley Selman left SVP jobs at Miller Coors…
 
Can you be a cool swashbuckling mom and a visionary CEO? Once you meet Kristen Cavallo you will know it is possible. Kristen is the CEO of The Martin Agency (2 years in a row named Adweek’s US Agency of the Year) where she helps create impactful ideas for clients like GEICO, Oreo, UPS, Old Navy and Doordash. She is on a mission to fight invisibilit…
 
How can brands win in the ever-evolving omni-channel evolution? We ask Sarah Hofstetter the President of Profitero, the leading, global ecommerce intelligence platform. Previously Sarah spent 13 years at award-winning advertising agency 360i, most recently as Chairwoman and CEO, growing the agency from $5MM to $180MM by continuously pivoting compan…
 
The pace of change has never been faster than it is today and that is especially true for the world of Financial Services. Disruption is coming from all sides whether it is the advent of blockchain and impact of cryptocurrencies, to the evolution of consumer expectations from their banks. Mobile, on-demand, transparent and purposeful, the next gene…
 
During COVID small businesses were hit hard and those owned by women, Black, Hispanic and Indigenous people even more so. In 2020 41% of Black businesses, 32% of Latino businesses, and 30% of women-owned businesses closed and of those that survived, 80% are now experiencing financial challenges. Amid financial instability and lack of cash flow, ope…
 
Few innovations have disrupted retail more than subscription, but what comes next? Bespoke Post is known for their themed subscription boxes of AWESOME but continues to innovate, announcing a $40 Million Series B raise intended to help us discover emerging brands. Chief Merchandising Officer Michelle Evans shares her future of subscription, the imp…
 
Kiel Berry is an Investor, Sustainability & Climate Tech Advocate,2x TEDx Speaker and Vegan Triathlete. He is the Founder & Managing Partnerof Mission One Capital, an early-stage venture capital firm focused onSustainability & Climate Tech startups. Previously Kiel built the venture arm forGrammy-award winning rock band Linkin Park, leading investm…
 
What’s the metaverse & why should you care? How are consumers expressing themselves digitally today? And what will that look like tomorrow? Where do brands have permission to participate? And how can they authentically engage in the absence of advertising? We speak with this year's Visionary of the Year: the Godmother of the Metaverse, Cathy Hackl,…
 
Why are NFTs valuable and how can your business take advantage of them? Are NFTs the gateway to the metaverse and the future of e-commerce? What does it mean to have utility, tokenization and be a holder? Shouldn’t your avatar be a super model? What is the long term value of membership and community in this space. We talk to Marissa Skolnick, the f…
 
Beam Me Up, Scotty. Call it telepresence, or even holoportation, but it’s real right now as PORTL allows you to beam yourself in 4K life-sized holographic display to connect with friends, family, or potential customers. We talk about the future of work, the window to the metaverse, sustainability and nft displays.…
 
This week we speak with VentureFuel’s Founder & CEO, Fred Schonenberg. Normally, the host of our show, we put him in the hot seat to share his take on the 2022 Consumer Electronics Show. We’ll discuss everything from Autonomous Vehicles to Microplastics and Sustainability. Consider this episode your cheat sheet for the biggest highlights coming out…
 
What’s next? We answer that question every day for our clients, so wanted to share some of the top trends and emerging technologies that will break out in 2022 as well as pop-the-bubble on some of the over-hyped items that will be exposed in 2022. Featuring: Tulsi Patel, Shira Averbuch, Karen Gilsdorf and Vanessa Rosado.…
 
This month we are recognizing the short-listed nominees for Visionary of the Year by revisiting our inspirational conversations with them abou ttheir work, their careers and how they are driving transformative change within their organizations and society. From the C-Suite to the up-and-coming disruptors, these are the leaders intent on blazing new…
 
This month we are recognizing the short-listed nominees for Visionary of the year by revisiting our inspirational conversations with them about their work, their careers and how they are driving transformative change within their organizations and society. Nominated and voted on by their peers – the Visionaries is the Hall of Fame for Innovators. T…
 
The creative transformation of by-products and waste materials into new products is one of the key emerging trends in eliminating food waste. Liz Dunn is the Category Manager of Personal Care, Apparel & lifestyle at MOM's Organic Market and Turner Wyatt is the CEO of the Upcycled Food Association, they join us to discuss their collaboration in feat…
 
Can dessert be good for you? Can you reduce sugar, without sacrificing taster and texture. Can better for you actually taste better also? Meet 2 of the 4 finalists in the Real California Milk Exclerator, featuring: George Haymaker, Founder of ReThink Ice Cream a low sugar, stomach and diabetic-friendly ice cream unfused with fiber and sourced from …
 
Can food be medicine? Can our snacks help us live a healthier and happier life? Meet 2 of the 4 finalists in the Real California Milk Exclerator, featuring: Sean Folkson, Founder of Nightfood a delicious sleep friendly ice cream and Ehime Eigbe-Akindele founder of Sweetkiwi a low-calorie, high nutrition whipped Greek yogurt. Tune in Nov 18th for th…
 
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