Tacos and Tech Podcast

Tacos and Tech Podcast

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The Tacos and Tech Podcast highlights the builders of companies, technologies, and the ecosystem of San Diego with a local flair for our lifestyle as well.


Dmitry Shapiro - Co-founder & CEO of GoMeta
Aug 20 • 42 min
Dmitry Shapiro is the co-founder & CEO of GoMeta, a platform that aims to democratize app development. The GoMeta team believes that the general public are at a point where they are ready to get familiar with, and create things from, code. Listen in to…
Top Tech Awards 2019
May 28 • 38 min
Welcome to a special edition of the Tacos & Tech Podcast, where we recorded live during the annual Top Tech Awards on May 16, giving you a backstage pass to the show. Alongside our great ecosystem partners at Cox Business, we set up backstage to briefly…
Brad Chisum - Co-founder & CEO of Launch Factory
May 14 • 41 min
Brad Chisum is the co-founder & CEO of Launch Factory, an entity that creates startup companies, focusing specifically on business execution. This focus, Brad says, makes Launch Factory startups better suited to handle the business challenges in front of…
Hayley Brooks - Co-founder & CEO of Whooo’s Reading
Apr 30 • 20 min
Hayley Brooks is co-founder & CEO of Whooo’s Reading, an EdTech company that provides a machine learning algorithm that automatically assesses students’ comprehension for elementary and middle school teachers. Listen in to hear all about the genesis of…
Mike Glanz - Co-founder & CEO of HireAHelper
Apr 15 • 23 min
Mike Glanz is the co-founder and CEO of HireAHelper, an online marketplace for shopping of moving services. The company has full-service and labor-only movers in 50 states. A San Diego native, Mike grew up in the Mission Bay area. Listen in to hear all…
Nicole Carr - CFO of Measurabl
Apr 2 • 21 min
Nicole Carr is the CFO of Measurabl, a software platform that enables owners and operators of real estate to measure, manage, and report non-financial ESG data, such as energy, water, and waste consumption data. Listen to Nicole’s story and also check out…
Craig Cecilio - Founder & CEO of DiversyFund
Mar 19 • 24 min
Craig Cecilio is the founder & CEO of DiversyFund, a fintech platform created to build wealth for anybody regardless of their net worth and socioeconomic background. In the next couple of years, Craig plans on introducing another product, like a venture…
Alessandra Lezama - CEO of AbacusNext
Mar 5 • 16 min
Alessandra Lezama is the CEO of AbacusNext, a San Diego-based TaaS (technology-as-a-service) company. The company provides professionals at large with an ecosystem, where they are able to integrate and have access to all their applications in a private…
Mike Allman - Founder & Executive Chairman of Voterfied
Feb 18 • 20 min
Meet Mike Allman, co-founder & Executive Chairman of Voterfied, a voter engagement platform that’s revolutionizing the way elected officials and government officials interact with their constituents. Listen in as Mike takes us through his journey from…
Dawn Barry - President & Co-founder of LunaDNA
Feb 4 • 27 min
Dawn Barry is President & Co-founder of LunaDNA, created by co-founders of the $40 billion DNA sequencing leader Illumina. LunaDNA incentivizes the sharing of health & DNA data for research by rewarding people for sharing that of their own while…
Sergey Sundukovskiy Co-founder, CTO, and CPO of Raken
Jan 8 • 21 min
Sergey Sundukovskiy Co-founder, CTO, and CPO of Raken - a field management solution for the construction industry. Tune in to hear all about Sergey’s journey from Ukraine to UCSD and his career path to entrepreneurship. Have you ever met someone who has…
Dan Hendricks - Founder of Open Source Maker Labs (OSML)
Dec 19, 2018 • 12 min
Meet Dan Hendricks, a retired Navy Captain who specialized in nuclear engineering, and is the Founder of Open Source Maker Labs (OSML). OSML is an innovation lab for makers and developers of new products. The favorite phrase and criteria for new projects…
Doug Winter - CEO & Founder of Seismic
Dec 7, 2018 • 36 min
Meet Doug Winter, founder and CEO of Seismic Software, an enterprise SaaS tool for sales enablement. Thanks to our friends at Cox Business for their support of this episode.
Scot Chisholm - CEO & Co-founder of Classy
Nov 26, 2018 • 33 min
Meet Scot Chisholm, CEO & co-founder of Classy - A social enterprise fundraising software focused on helping non-profits grow their revenue. Classy was named while he and his friends were first brainstorming the concept of Classy while watching Anchor Man…
Quick Pitch 2018 Part 2
Nov 15, 2018 • 56 min
On October 24, Tech Coast Angels San Diego, San Diego Venture Group, and Cox Business came together to put on one huge blockbuster event, The 12 Annual John G. Watson Quick Pitch Competition. With a record number of applications - 280+ submissions - the…
Quick Pitch 2018 Part 1
Nov 8, 2018 • 59 min
On October 24, Tech Coast Angels San Diego, San Diego Venture Group, and Cox Business came together to put on one huge blockbuster event, The 12 Annual John G. Watson Quick Pitch Competition. With a record number of applications - 280+ submissions - the…
Samantha Urban - CEO of Urban Translations
Oct 24, 2018 • 46 min
Meet Samantha Urban, CEO of Urban Translations and an all around inspiring founder in tech. Urban Translations, which translates paper menus into interactive experiences and languages. Thanks to Cox Business for their sponsorship support of this episode…
Jason Pang - Co-founder & COO of Whiff.com
Sep 19, 2018 • 24 min
Meet Jason Pang, serial entrepreneur and current COO of Whiff.com While Jason has been building startups in San Diego for over 18 years, he is also a prolific startup mentor and career advisor to students. Listen in as we discuss the wins and the big blow…
Sarah Lubeck - San Diego Evangelist
Sep 7, 2018 • 31 min
Meet Sarah Lubeck, Director of Marketing and Communications for the SD Regional Economic Development Corporation (SD EDC). In this podcast, we geek out about telling the San Diego story and evangelizing the region. Thanks to Cox Business for their…
James Martin - Founder & CEO of Rally Corp
Aug 31, 2018 • 12 min
Meet James Martin, founder and CEO of Rally Corp., a messaging platform that engages customers by shortening the feedback loop. James started his career as a patrol cop and in this episode you’ll find out how he found his way to tech and to San Diego. You…
April Wensel - Founder of Compassionate Coding
Aug 21, 2018 • 18 min
Meet April Wensel, founder of Compassionate Coding! In this episode we learn how April’s experience as a software developer in Silicon Valley inspired her to build an empathy-focused training curriculum for engineering teams and how the Tacos & Tech Event…
Maksim Pecherskiy - Chief Data Officer of the City of San Diego
Jun 8, 2018 • 22 min
Meet Maksim Pecherskiy, Chief Data Officer for the City of San Diego! In this episode we learn how the City of San Diego has created an open data policy that Maksim and his team are stewards of. Follow @MtrMaksimize on Twitter. Thanks to our sponsor Cox…
Kristin Slink - Co-founder of LoanHero
May 24, 2018 • 35 min
Meet Kristin Slink, co-founder & Chief Product Officer of LoanHero which was just acquired by LendingPoint. In this episode we get to go into the trenches with an operator on the consumer finance tech industry. Follow @KristinSlink on Instagram. Thanks to…
Etienne de Bruin - Founder of 7CTOs
May 6, 2018 • 21 min
Meet Etienne de Bruin, a South African who moved to San Diego in 2000 after checking cnn.com/weather and comparing it to Boston’s weather. Ever since, Etienne has been building tech companies and communities to empower the developer community, most…
Ashley Van Zeeland - San Diego Entrepreneur
Apr 11, 2018 • 18 min
Meet Ashley Van Zeeland, who came to SD in 2008 as a postdoc scientist at Scripps Translational Science Institute and within 10 years never left a 2.5 radius mile of La Jolla/Torrey Pines while founding Cypher Genomics and being acquired by cloud-first…