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A Bit of Blockchain

Boston Harbor Angel members, Ziad Moukheiber and David Powsner, are the hosts of Failure – the Podcast, a podcast about about business failures, focusing on startups and emerging companies.
A lot has been written about blockchain. Much of it only adds to the confusion around this topic that is feeding the latest tech bubble. Join us in a discussion with Seth Berman, an expert on cybersecurity and criminal law, as he works his way through our needless banter and the […]

Practicing What You Preach

Boston Harbor Angel members, Ziad Moukheiber and David Powsner, are the hosts of Failure – the Podcast, a podcast about about business failures, focusing on startups and emerging companies.
Even the team of “Failure – The Podcast” isn’t immune from failure. Sh_t happens. It certainly happened to us, right in the end of one of our best sessions. We had just finished recording (or so we thought) the story of Encyclopedia Britannica’s historic downfall. Our guest, James Goulka, formerly COO […]

The Algorithm is the Thing — How a Tech Company Nearly Went IPO … then Failed.

Boston Harbor Angel members, Ziad Moukheiber and David Powsner, are the hosts of Failure – the Podcast, a podcast about about business failures, focusing on startups and emerging companies.
Join hosts in a discussion with Greg Belanger, of DeepLook, as he discusses one of his early companies. Born out of the excess of the early 2000’s, it went from chasing an IPO … to failure! Tune in >>

 

Some Thoughts on Pitching

Boston Harbor Angel members, Ziad Moukheiber and David Powsner, are the hosts of Failure – the Podcast, a podcast about about business failures, focusing on startups and emerging companies.
The marketing pros will tell you that there’s a right way to pitch and many wrong ways.  That may be.  But when you are on the front line, things change.  Mark, Ziad and Dave, in a not-too-serious discussion of pitching investors. Tune in >>

 

An Upcoming Event at the MIT Enterprise Forum of Cambridge on the Internet of Things (IoT)

Boston Harbor Angel members, Ziad Moukheiber and David Powsner, are the hosts of Failure – the Podcast, a podcast about about business failures, focusing on startups and emerging companies.
The MIT Enterprise Forum of Cambridge will be hosting “Connected Things 2018” on April 5, 2018, at the MIT Media Lab. Join Moukheiber and Powsner in a discussion with Frank Gillett, Vice President and Principal Analyst at Forrester. Frank will be moderating a panel on IoT and Blockchain at the MIT […]

The Internet of Things (IoT) Marketplace

Boston Harbor Angel members, Ziad Moukheiber and David Powsner, are the hosts of Failure – the Podcast, a podcast about about business failures, focusing on startups and emerging companies.
Failure is essential to evolution. To understand how it affects commercial markets, you need to understand those markets in the first instance. Frank Gillett, has been studying the Internet of Things (IoT) marketplace for years in his role as a vice president and principal analyst for Forrester. Join Moukheiber and Powsner […]

An Industrial Designer’s Story — the Rise of Healthcare and the Fall of a Solar Cell Startup

Boston Harbor Angel members, Ziad Moukheiber and David Powsner, are the hosts of Failure – the Podcast, a podcast about about business failures, focusing on startups and emerging companies.
Dan Williams, industrial designer extraordinaire, has witnessed some great successes and some spectacular failures — including the fall of Konarka, an early solar cell maker that raised a whopping $185 Million before collapsing in the face of unexpected changes in the energy industry.  Tune into episode 10 and hear Dan’s story. Tune […]