March 2, 2014
Harker’s Business and Entrepreneurial Podcast Series posted its fourth interview, this weekend, featuring Adam Draper. Draper is the CEO and founder of Boost, an organization that accelerates startup companies. His online biography notes he has invested in companies, started companies and daydreamed at different times in his life, and adds, “my life’s ambition is to assist in the creation of an Iron Man suit.”
Feb. 3, 2014:
The third episode of the Business & Entrepreneurship Podcast Series, which features entrepreneur and author Deborah Piscione, is now available for viewing and download in video and audio formats from the Business & Entrepreneurship Podcast Series website, as well as iTunes. Piscione speaks with student Glenn Reddy, grade 11, about her entrepreneurial history in Silicon Valley, her upcoming book and her insights into the future of Silicon Valley business culture.
On Dec. 31, the latest episode of the Business & Entrepreneurship Podcast Series went live, featuring an interview with Scott McNealy, co-founder of Sun Microsystems and Harker parent (Maverick ’13; Dakota, grade 10; Colt, grade 9; and Scout, grade 7). During the episode McNealy discusses his most recent venture, the social media service Wayin. The previous episode featured Satish Dharmaraj, a partner at Redpoint Ventures and Harker parent of Nikhil, grade 7, and Nila, grade 2. Dharmaraj grew his previous company, Zimbra, to $20 million in subscription sales.
The podcast series was started by host Glenn Reddy, grade 11, who approached business and entrepreneurship teacher Juston Glass at the start of the school year about taking on a new project. “After some brainstorming, we decided to make a podcast/videocast series featuring prominent Silicon Valley leaders,” Reddy said.
Episodes are recorded in the multimedia studio at the upper school campus and edited by John Jerney, grade 10. “Right now, the series is sponsored by Harker’s business and entrepreneurship department, but I hope to expand it to include miniseries hosted by other Harker clubs and programs,” said Reddy, adding that the plan is to have new episodes every month, each ranging from about 20 to 30 minutes in length.