Explaining the Intricacies of Voice Recognition Software

With the rise of voice recognition cropping up in at-home assistants, the more we benefit from understanding the technology. July 10, 2019 2 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. In this video, Entrepreneur Network partner Mars Discovery District speaks with Lexi Kaplin, one of the co-founders of Conversationhealth. Kaplin talks about the unique rise and technicological details of voice recognition, which is increasingly used in modern tech tools like with smartphones and smart devices including the Amazon Echo and Google Home.  Speech-to-text is the first component, and natural language processing is the second. Speech-to-text technology is the machine’s initial ability to convert audio speech into visual text; natural language processing is the process of sifting through the seemingly endless ways people string together words and find meaning. As Kaplin explains, voice recognition technology will encourage people to adopt the habit of asking instead of searching.  Click play to hear more.  Related: How a Surprise Round of […]

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How a Surprise Round of Funding Suddenly Saved This Company From Extinction

This tech company has now earned millions in investments. July 3, 2019 2 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. In this video from Entrepreneur Network partner Mars Discovery District, we hear again from Matthew Spoke, who previously explained the technology of Bitcoin. Spoke is also the CEO and founder of Aion Foundation.  Spoke talks about taking big risks early. There was frequent uncertainty about whether a major roadblock would suddenly gut the company’s finances and stand in the way of operations. Luckily, right before Aion Foundation fell into total peril, an angel investor was able to swoop in. Spoke notes that over the last two and half years, his business raised $30 million in investments.  Over time, Aion has gone from a software company servicing big enterprise companies to an open-source, non-profit foundation. To hear more, click play.  Related: Breaking Down Blockchain’s Dramatic Effect on the World Entrepreneur Network is a premium video […]

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Breaking Down Blockchain’s Dramatic Effect on the World

Blockchain’s innovative nature has the ability to put data back in the hands of the people. June 26, 2019 2 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. In this video, Entrepreneur Network partner Mars Discovery District features Aion Foundation CEO and Founder Matt Spoke, who explains the technology of blockchain as “an open distributed ledger that can record transactions between two parties efficiently and in a verifiable and permanent way.”  Notably, blockchain is one way for communities with underdeveloped financial infrastructures to get easier access to banks, including setting up accounts and taking out loans. Looking forward, blockchain may act as a tool with which people can exercise more control over their own data.  Moreover, blockchain can take this control of information out of the hands of powerful government entities. Therefore, people can experience a democratization of the flow of ideas.  To hear more about the details of the […]

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How a Bill Gates Prediction Helped This Entrepreneur’s Company Blossom

This tech entrepreneur discusses how he kept his business afloat with some patience and good timing. June 19, 2019 2 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. In this video, Entrepreneur Network partner Mars Discovery District talks with Ian Collins, a co-founder of Canadian tech company Wysdom.ai.  The company started in 1995. Collins recalls the initial months when the company felt incredibly green, and he remembers the team essentially figuring things out on the fly. There was an early point where the company’s finances became incredibly tight, and it appeared the business would not be able to stay afloat for more than the following payroll.  The fouder eventually went to a convention where Bill Gates spoke, during which the billionaire described “wireless [as] the future.” Wireless technology was was highly in-line with Wysdom.ai’s mission, and these words from a tech visionary helped save the company.  The experience showed Collins not to throw in the towel too early — […]

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What You Can Learn From Hard Times and How You Can Find a Creative Solution

When facing the entrepreneur’s struggle, remind yourself that you can turn things around with resilience and luck. June 5, 2019 2 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. In this video, Entrepreneur Network partner Mars Discovery District talks with Randy Cass about one of his most challenging moments as a fintech entrepreneur.  The fintech executive has been in financial services for over 20 years. He founded Newswealth, a wealth management software that started out as a way for his friends and family to manage their money and eventually evolved into its own business in order to meet an industry need.  Cass explains how, when a competitor undertook a huge step that created a divide between the companies, it helped make Newswealth’s purpose more distinct. He also breaks down the lessons he’s learned from hard times. Click the video to hear more.  Related: What Are Some of the Ethical Concerns of Artificial Intelligence? Entrepreneur Network is a premium […]

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What Are Some of the Ethical Concerns of Artificial Intelligence?

The future of artificial intelligence depends on who holds the most resources and whose behavior is the most influential. May 29, 2019 2 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. In this video, Entrepreneur Network partner Mars Discovery District speaks with Frank Rudzicz of the University of Toronto about artificial intelligence (AI) and some of its ethical concerns. For example, access to AI is not always equal. Rudzicz also questions who is able to store the machines necessary to allow AI to function and which parties are able to afford these bigger, faster machines. Artificial intelligence can also reflect human biases, but it may also change its behavior in ways humans wouldn’t expect. To hear more about the intracies of artificial intelligence, click the video.  Related: When This Founder Had to Make One Big Decision, She Realized There Are Multiple Paths to Success Entrepreneur Network is a premium video network providing entertainment, education and inspiration from successful […]

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When This Founder Had to Make One Big Decision, She Realized There Are Multiple Paths to Success

Alyssa Furtado of Ratehub discusses a pivotal crossroads in her business. May 22, 2019 2 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. In this video from Entrepreneur Network partner Mars Discovery Disitrct, we hear from Alyssa Furtado, co-founder of Ratehub, which is a financial product comparison website that offers insights on credit card and mortgage rates. Furtado discusses the struggle she and her co-founder faced to either self-fund or take on a new partner with capital.  They grappled with the possiblity of giving up control to a new voice on the board, or else in the face of lacking enough funding for Ratehub to reach its full potential. Inevitably, Furtado and her co-founder followed a path that made the most sense for Ratehub and learned, through listening to many different voices, there is not one way of doing successful business.  Click the video to hear more Alyssa Furtado. Related: How Big Data […]

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How Big Data Can Help Teach Us About Infectious Diseases

Tech’s role in tracking infectious diseases is burgeoning. May 15, 2019 2 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. In this video, Entrepreneur Network partner Mars Discovery District chats with Dr. Kamran Khan to talk about the future of data and infectious diseases.  Infectious diseases are spreading because the world’s population is increasing dramatically and urbanization is increasing. This trend of infectious diseases spreading is happening in tandem with the development of artificial intelligence (AI).  Khan says data can help to detect infectious diseases. AI, in particular, can act as a filter to isolating the most important signs to identifying infectious diseases.  Click the video to hear more.  Related: What Should Your Company Do When Its Funds Are Dwindling? Entrepreneur Network is a premium video network providing entertainment, education and inspiration from successful entrepreneurs and thought leaders. We provide expertise and opportunities to accelerate brand growth and effectively monetize video and audio […]

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What Should Your Company Do When Its Funds Are Dwindling?

This founder says you should start thinking of creative compromises. May 8, 2019 2 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. In this video, Entrepreneur Network partner Mars Discovery District talks with Ali Asaria, CEO and founder of Tulip, a company that specializes in building apps.  The founder talks about how he traveled across the country and approached a list of 60 investors to raise money for his business. However, it became clear that Asaria was going to come up short on his targets — in fact, he wouldn’t even be able to pay employee salaries. However, that failure helped lead him to a creative compromise with his engineering team, which eventually helped him create Tulip. That experience taught Asaria that a company is a sum of its parts, and that if its individual members are willing to work as a tribe, the company can become a much larger success.  Click the video to hear more […]

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Why Canada's Unique Position Makes It a Great Starting Spot for Global Expansion

The CEO of Wattpad explains why Canadian startups should try to grow past the United States. Read_More Related posts: Exactly What You Can Do to Define What Makes Your Brand as Unique as … M&Ms Is Your Great Business Idea Actually Great? Here’s How to Find Out. China’s Great Leap Forward in Global Mobile Payments Friendly Service Makes For Great Marketing Childish Gambino Makes History and Amazon Makes a Run for It (60-Second Video) Here’s How to Make Your Expansion Into New Markets a Success Tesla Shares Down After Gigafactory Expansion Put on Hold How to Position Your Business for a Strategic Acquisition

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How Consumer Feedback Helped Lead to This Company’s Redesign and Pivot

Sometimes, the pivot in your business model is just a short leap from your original idea. April 24, 2019 2 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. In this video, CEO of Loom Analytics Mona Datt talks with Entrepreneur Network partner Mars Discovery District about the changing nature of the company’s product. Loom Analytics is a Canadian-based company that helps lawyers and insurance companies pinpoint trends in the law like judge rulings and lawyers’ court performance. Datt speaks about how Loom initially planned to position itself as a research company, but over time realized it would serve a greater customer base by offering a more interactive experience. Datt says one of the main pieces of feedback the company received was how companies could integrate Loom into their daily routines. This encouraged Datt and her team to make adjustments in the user experience and interface of Loom’s website. Click the video to hear more […]

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Want to Turn Your Side Project Into a Full-Time Business? Here’s How This Man Did It.

Founder, Danish Yusuf, discusses the ins and outs starting his Canada-based insurance company. April 17, 2019 2 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. In this video, Entrepreneur Network partner Mars Discovery District talks Danish Yusuf, the CEO of Canadian insurance company Zensurance. Yusuf speaks about reaching a roadblock at his first job due to office politics. In time, Yusuf teamed up with a like-minded co-worker to develop the beginnings of Zensurance. The two business owners spent every Saturday morning developing a prototype and a pilot program for their business.  Two years ago, Zensurance had no office, no employees and relied mostly on the drive of Yusuf and his co-founder. Now, the company has a new office space with 15 employees and more hires to come. Click the video to hear more.  Related: How This Entrepreneur Built a Business Out of a College Project Entrepreneur Network is a premium video network providing entertainment, education and inspiration […]

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How This Entrepreneur Built a Business Out of a College Project

If you wait to execute until you’re absolutely sure of everything, you will likely miss out on opportunity. April 9, 2019 2 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. In this video, Entrepreneur Network partner Mars Discovery District talks with Daniela Roeper, the founder of Borealis Wind. Borealis Wind is a company that aims to reduce the damage of ice on wind turbine blades in order to improve cold-climate wind energy.  Roeper’s original concept, devised in school, snowballed into a totally different result later on. The founder speaks about how her team was able to have her technology installed on a real turbine, only to later realize the system did not work as intended when put to use. From this experience, Roeper learned that you cannot wait until you know every single detail because at that point, it may be too late.  Click the video to play more. Related: How […]

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How Should a Leader Deal With Unexpected Rejection?

This CEO shares his experience. April 3, 2019 1 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. In this video, Entrepreneur Network partner Mars Discovery District speaks with Corey Gross, the CEO of financial technology company Sensibill. Gross speaks about a specific time when his business was experiencing several stops and starts. He talks about dealing with false hope and contracts that fell through at the last minute.  Those early events taught Gross the value of grit and perseverence.  Click play to hear more.  Related: Do You Know When It’s Time to Make a Pivot? Entrepreneur Network is a premium video network providing entertainment, education and inspiration from successful entrepreneurs and thought leaders. We provide expertise and opportunities to accelerate brand growth and effectively monetize video and audio content distributed across all digital platforms for the business genre. EN is partnered with hundreds of top YouTube channels in the business vertical. Watch video from our […]

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Do You Know When It’s Time to Make a Pivot?

Successful entrepreneurs know how to recognize when the original plan is not working. March 27, 2019 2 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. In this video, Entrepreneur Network partner Mars Discovery District talks with James Glover, one of the founders of marketing software business Coherent Path.  Glover and his co-founder first began working together at a software company, Memento. Eventually, they changed directions to perfecting an email platform for retail businesses. Glover and his partner arrived at this decision by targeting a problem that needed real-time assistance. This, inevitably, helped the team grow revenue and improve the company.  Click the video to hear more from Glover about his entrepreneurial journey.  Related: Why Ambition Is Nothing More Than a Willingness to Fail Entrepreneur Network is a premium video network providing entertainment, education and inspiration from successful entrepreneurs and thought leaders. We provide expertise and opportunities to accelerate brand growth and effectively monetize video and audio content distributed across […]

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Why Ambition Is Nothing More Than a Willingness to Fail

If you want to see success, the founder of the Ritual app says you have to commit 100 percent. March 19, 2019 2 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. In this video, Entrepreneur Network partner Mars Discovery District talks with Ray Reddy, the CEO of Ritual, a mobile pick-up and pay app. Reddy points out that building your own business is more than just a job. You have to be ready to make sacrifices to make progress. Putting in 50 percent is simply not enough to achieve success.  Moreover, Reddy talks about needing to stay abreast of all the opportunities rolling out.  Finally, Reddy talks about staying open to failure. The founder calls failure the cornerstone of success. Taking risks and experiencing failure may be difficult, but it’s necessary to build something meaningful, according to Reddy. Click the video to hear more.  Related: Why You Should Take Time to Treasure the Small Victories […]

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The 2 Key Traits That Guide This Startup’s Decisions

This water business consistently focused on vision and integrity when considering new partners. March 6, 2019 2 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. In this video, Entrepreneur Network partner Mars Discovery District talks with Jodi Glover, the CEO of Real Tech. The water intelligence company uses sensors and artificial intellifence to pinpoint contaminants in waste water.  The CEO talks about maintaining the company’s vision — actively working to ensure integrity. Glover notes that if you are constantly compromising who you are, then the process of being persistent as an entrepreneur will get more and more difficult.  As Glover explains, the company believes in a triple bottom line: profit, people and the planet.  Click the video to hear more. Related: A Transition to Digital Content Saved This Children’s Education Platform Entrepreneur Network is a premium video network providing entertainment, education and inspiration from successful entrepreneurs and thought leaders. We provide expertise and opportunities to accelerate […]

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A Transition to Digital Content Saved This Children’s Education Platform

Ask yourself if your company could benefit from using modern technology to expand. February 27, 2019 2 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. In this video, Entrepreneur Network partner Mars Discovery District talks with Ami Shah, one of the co-founders of Peekapak, about her company’s strategic pivot.  The program is a learning experience for children to learn about self-regulation and empathy. The company does this by first launching a physical product and then from there, pursue launching a digital product.  At one point in their journey, the company was accepted into a Silicon Valley incubator. From there, the company was able to leverage that community and their resources to grow the company. The ultimate pivot consisted of not just transitioning from the consumer product space to the digital space, but also go from a consumer company to an education company.  Click play to hear more from Mars Discovery District and […]

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How Technology Helped Innovate This Pen-and-Paper Business

Bridgit, a software company for developers, saw a place for improvement and ran with it. February 20, 2019 2 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. In this video, Entrepreneur Network partner Mars Discovery District talks with one of the co-founders of Bridgit, a software company for developers and general contractors. Lauren Lake talks about the technology used on construction sites as limited to basic tools, like pen and paper, over more advanced tools, as soon inside these companies’ offices. Lake breaks down how she got into construction through her family’s business. Her interest in improving the efficiencies of the business encouraged her to bring technology to construction sites. The founders were able to pinpoint their target audience by asking, “What is the biggest pain point in your day?” In other words, Bridgit hoped to discern what technology could do for the company. Click the video to hear more. Related: This CEO Says That Second-Guessing […]

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Why Failure Is Just One of Many Steps to Success

By taking risks and accepting obstacles, this CEO encountered progress sooner. February 6, 2019 2 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. In this video, Entrepreneur Network partner Mars Discovery District talks with Gimmy Chu, co-founder and CEO of green-technology company Nanoleaf, on the necessity of failure. Chu speaks about how in the beginning of his career when he was unfamiliar with marketing, he consulted a convenient resource: A copy of the book Marketing for Dummies. By reading this book, Chu was able to get ahold of some of the basics of marketing to get his business up and running. The CEO describes how, in the early days of the business, his team even took to the streets to get the word out about Nanoleaf. When they had completed a day of in-person outreach, the company could at least boast of one new potential customer. Click on the video to hear more.  […]

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