#smallrooms Podcast: #Startupfest Part 2: Zoom.AI, Tunestars, Ubios, Tylio

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On a second of two-part special summer-binge-listen version of Entrepreneurs in Small Rooms Drinking Coffee, the #smallrooms team recorded live at Startupfest 2016 in Montreal. This group of startups was recorded on the second day of StartupFest; tune in to listen to startups fresh off of pitching to investors and audience members. Rob chats with Zoom.AI, Tunestars, Ubios, Tylio.

Rob Kenedi’s first chat is with serial entrepreneur Roy Pereira of Zoom.AI, an AI platform focusing first on scheduling in the enterprise. Roy discusses his first startup since the acquisition of his last venture, Shiny Ads, bringing along lessons learned, working with the Betaworks bot accelerator in NYC, and building a company in a hot new space.

Rob’s next chat is a revisit with Anthony Shannon of Tunestars. We catch up with Anthony right after he pivoted his music platform to serving the sports niche. Anthony describes how to change the direction of your company in real time while keeping it alive.

Subsequently, Rob chats with Mathieu Lachaîne, founder of Montreal-based Ubios, an IoT startup focused on preventing water damage. Mathieu details how the team ran the first successful public equity crowdfunding campaign, how they created a functioning, in market hardware startup, and how they found their market niche.

Finally, Rob chats with Tanguy Lays of Tylio, a tile-based, design-focused content management system. Tanguy discusses bootstrapping his company, finding their first success, the difficulty in validating their initial ideas, and determining their minimum viable product.

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.

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