#smallrooms Podcast: StartupFest Part 1: HelloMD, Parlay, Fans Unite, Gatsby

#smallrooms podcast

On a special summer-binge-listen version of Entrepreneurs in Small Rooms Drinking Coffee, the #smallrooms team recorded episodes live at StartupFest 2016 in Montreal. This group of startups were recorded on the first day of StartupFest; tune in to listen startups fresh off of pitching to investors and audience members. Rob chats with HelloMD, Parlay, Fans Unite, and Gatsby.

Rob Kenedi’s first chat is with the StartupFest investment prize winner, Pamela Hadfield of San Francisco-based HelloMD, a medical marijuana referral service and support network. Pamela discusses building a business when one cannot use traditional advertising to acquire customers.

Rob’s next chat is with Bobby McDonald of Parlay, a student engagement education platform, on when his platform is “done” enough to launch, and how to structure a pilot.

Subsequently, Rob chats with Darius Eghdami of Fans Unite, a fantasy sports betting platform that enables handicapping in real life. Darius discusses getting investment in the gambling space and solving the engagement and retention problem.

Finally, Rob chats with Aaron Jun of Gatsby, a event planning solution for groups. Aaron focuses on messaging as a user interface and getting out of beta.

Entrepreneurs in Small Rooms Drinking Coffee, or #smallrooms, is a live show where Rob Kenedi talks candidly with tech entrepreneurs and investors about the details of starting a tech company. Get into the trenches with the people going through the process of building a technology company in real time.

Listen to the show here, or subscribe to the podcast on iTunes.