Cult/Tech Podcast with Sabari Raja of Nepris

On the Cult/Tech Podcast our guest today is the Co-Founder and CEO of Nepris, Sabari Raja. Listen on SoundCloud, or using the player  below.

We discuss the STEM education gap and how the Nepris platform is addressing it by providing career role models for students all over the world.

Sabari has a strong track record in building and launching successful education technology products in markets around the globe. Prior to starting Nepris, she worked for 15 years with Education Technology division of Texas Instruments to lead product and content strategy, publisher relations, business development, partnership and alliance ecosystem for new edtech products. Sabari has an undergraduate degree in Electrical Engineering from India, Masters in Computer Science from Louisiana State University and graduated Beta Gamma Sigma with an Executive MBA degree from Cox School of Business, SMU.


Key Takeaways:

“It’s about connecting students with real world possibilities” Sabari at 2:02 “Not only are we creating relevance to curriculum they’re learning. We’re introducing them to careers in the process.” Sabari at 5:37 …

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Juan Pablo Segura on MediStrategy Podcast

Red Cup’s client Juan Pablo Segura of Babyscripts was recently a guest on the the MediStrategy Podcast. The episode is entitled “Improving Prenatal Care and Birth Outcomes Via Mobile Technology.” You can listen to the podcast on SoundCloud.

What if we could eliminate preterm births by 2027? There’s an app for that.

That is the moonshot goal of Babyscripts, a new model in pregnancy management that seeks to improve prenatal care and birth outcomes by supporting both pregnant moms and their physicians. The app has been adopted by several of the nation’s top health systems, including MedStar Health, George Washington University Medical Faculty Associates, Northwestern Medicine, UT Physicians, and Aurora Health.

A graduate of Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business, Juan Pablo Segura is the Co-founder and President of Babyscripts, the only doctor-delivered digital health tool that employs remote monitoring and big data to detect problems sooner. The innovative Babyscripts technology has been recognized by Startup Health as a ‘Healthcare Transformer’ and by CTIA as a ‘Wireless Lifechanger.’ The venture was also a member of the …

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Laura Lynn Klein on the Cult/Tech Podcast

Joining us today on the podcast is Laura Lynn Klein, an environmental superstar who is co-founder of Organic Authority, a new media company that publishes and   She launched Organic Authority in 2006 and since it’s become a leading authority on organic life, food and goods. There are a lot of others who have tried to succeed in that space, and lots of competitors, but Organic Authority has found the secret, organic, sauce.

Full show transcript at this link.

Key Takeaways:

“I saw way back when in culinary school just how America’s burgeoning health crisis was directly related to the everyday foods” Laura at 2:15 “I mean consumer activism has really taken hold, and we’ve been, we’ve been able to help kind of pull the curtain back and say look, this is really what’s going on with your food, and readers appreciate that. ” Laura at 3:57 “I think what they really value is going back to transparency. ” Laura at 5:15 “Eco Salon as a little bit broader than Organic Authority. it’s …

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Laura Lynn Klein of Organic Authority Cult/Tech Podcast Transcript

Laura Lynn Klein of Organic Authority

Listen on SoundCloud:


Lee Schneider: It’s the Cult/Tech Podcast. I’m Lee Schneider. Joining me today is Laura Lynn Klein, an environmental superstar who is co-founder of Organic Authority, a new -media company that publishes and Hey Laura, welcome to the podcast.


Laura Lynn Klein: Hey Lee, thanks so much for having me here.


Lee: Great. So you launched organic authority in 2006 and since it’s become a leading authority — we will use that term — a leading authority on organic life, food, and goods. There are a lot of others who have tried to succeed in that space and lots of competitors so why have you guys made it.


Laura: Persistence. I think it just really comes down to persistence. You’re right, there have been a lot of companies that have come and gone in this space particularly over the past 10 years and the space is very different today than it was 10 years ago. And I think persistence and kind of blood, …

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Shelly Sanchez Terrell on EdTech NOW

Our guest today is Shelly Sanchez Terrell. She is the author of The 30 Goals Challenge for Teachers: Small Steps to Transform Your Teaching and Learning to Go: Lesson Ideas for Teaching with Mobile Devices, Cell Phones and BYOT. She has trained teachers and taught language learners in more 20 countries as an invited guest expert by organizations, from UNESCO Bangkok to the British Council in Tel Aviv, and many others.

The EdTech NOW podcast is sponsored by Stackup. Get credit for what you read online. Build your personal learning profile and discover your interests, automatically, on Stackup. The podcast is produced by Red Cup Agency.

Key Takeaways:

“It’s about knowing your learners and really using that as your evaluation whether to have the app or not” Shelly at 1:46 “What is the best way to integrate these new technologies in to their classrooms?” listen at 3:54 “I love working with technology for English language learns because it’s multimedia” Shelly at 5:34 “Technology is one way to get them excited about the reading” Shelly at 5:47 “I think …

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Valerie Lewis on the EdTechNOW Podcast

Our guest today is Valerie Lewis, teacher, founder and producer of EdObstacles, a revolutionary way to immerse students of all ages in problem solving and guide them to become strong communicators and advocates for themselves.

Valerie’s Twitter bio gives you sense of her positive energy: “I’m a Teacherpreneur, technology fanatic, a forever learner and DISRUPTOR of normalcy within education. Recently named Teacher of the Year in her local teaching community, she is dedicated to the transformation of learning through engaging and creative activities for ALL students.”

Key Takeaways:

“So how would I teach Math in a way that goes beyond the worksheet” Valerie at 3:54 “We had the students design the project and the activities and the courses ” Valerie at 5:00 “The uniqueness of EdObstacles is that you can integrate any subject area that you like” Valerie at 5:54 “The possibilities are endless and that’s why I think this idea scales” Valerie at 7:45 “Now skills is anything that our students need in the current moment to survive” Valerie at 8:01

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Cult/Tech Podcast with Jon Carson and Ling Ritter of CollegeVine

Joining us today are Jon Carson and Ling Ritter from CollegeVine. CollegeVine is a program that aims to make the college admission and application process easier to navigate for high school students. Jon serves as CEO of CollegeVine. Ling is a current student at Princeton University and one of CollegeVine’s Application Consultants.

The average student receives just under 38 minutes of college guidance across 4 years, and the average guidance counselor-to-student ratio is 1 to 472. CollegeVine seeks to remedy that, providing guidance students need.

Key Takeaways:

“CollegeVine is a virtual guidance platform for high schoolers” Jon at :48 “A near peer mentor is someone who is close to the age of their mentee” Ling at 4:47 “If you really know what you’re doing and present yourself in the right ways you should be able to get where you want to be” Ling at 8:47 “If you make some bad decisions in high school they can become increasingly hard to recover from over time” Jon at 11:53 “We define the customer is the parent and the student …

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Cult/Tech Podcast with Rob Vickery of Stage Venture Partners

Joining us today on the podcast is Rob Vickery, co-founder of Stage Venture Partners. Stage Venture Partners is a seed fund in Los Angeles that invests in software startups with defined and creative technology. They concentrate on new platforms – new forms of media, new forms of transportation, new ways to analyze and make use of data and new software to solve old problems.

In the podcast, Rob discusses some of his favorite recent investments and technologies, explores the role of the investor, and gives some valuable tips to startup founders who are preparing to pitch to investors.

Key Takeaways:

“What is your definition of a new platform?” listen at :30 “There is not one tried and tested process or acid test before you make an investment”  Rob at 4:10 “The beauty is that with a venture fund all investment decisions lie with myself or my cofounder” Rob at 5:32 “An area we find fascinating on the frontier is computer vision” Rob at 9:20 “How far do you think we are from having computer vision just be part of the software …

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Thomas Arnett of the Clayton Christensen Institute on the Cult/Tech Podcast

Joining us today on the podcast is Thomas Arnett, a research fellow at the Clayton Christensen Institute in the San Francisco Bay Area. His research focuses on the changing roles of teachers in blended learning environments and innovative educational models.

The Clayton Christensen Institute is a nonprofit, nonpartisan think tank dedicated to improving the world through disruptive innovation. Founded on the theories of Harvard professor Clayton Christensen, the Institute offers a unique framework for understanding many of society’s most pressing issues around education, healthcare, and economic prosperity.

Key Takeaways:

“It starts by looking at what does good student learning look like? What does good instruction look like?” Thomas at 2:55 “It’s important to start small and test ideas out before you take them mainstream” Thomas at 3:37 “Why do you think Gooru is a useful tool ” listen at 7:47 “The key is to focus on what does good teaching and learning look like” Thomas at 12:40 “The key to making sure it goes well is not just technology for technology’s sake –  it’s technology to facilitate good instruction ” …

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Marc Goldberg of Trustmetrics on the Cult/Tech Podcast

Cybersecurity is on everyone’s mind now. We have hate sites and fake sites. Your personal information can be released on the web for all to see. What we click on matters more than ever.

Marc Goldberg, chief executive of Trust Metrics, a brand safety planning tool, joins us on the podcast. He will explain what the term brand safety means, and we will talk about how he is keeping an eye on the bad actors. We cover cookies, retargeting/remarketing, programmatic ads, and blacklisting. Listen on SoundCloud, iTunes, Stitcher Radio, or right here on Red Cup in the player below.

Key Takeaways:

Marc describes what brand safety means listen at 0:44 “What is ad fraud?’ listen at 2:51 “Even good guy sites have bot activity” Marc at 5:45 ”The motivation for “” is to make money” Marc at 9:05 “Fake news is just a byproduct of fake publishing ” Marc at 14:48 “I really feel like we live in our own little bubbles” Marc at 16:23 “Now I’m concerned that fake …

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