The Big Idea Box

The Big Idea Box

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The Big Idea Box Podcast connects the entrepreneur community by using the power of audio to uplift, empower, and share our varied experiences through creative content delivery. This podcast broadens the listener perspective, supports innovative development, and is the hub for entrepreneurial storytelling.


39 Bathroom Talks 4 - Inner Work and Self Love (Part Two)
Jul 30 • 43 min
Tune into Part 2 of Bathroom Talks 4 focused on inner work and self-love. Your host Tami continues an intimate conversation with Amanda Vasco, Marketing Manager for LAB Ventures, taking the time to understand the significance and benefits of…
39 Bathroom Talks 4 - Inner Work and Self Love (Part One)
Jul 21 • 42 min
Bathroom Talks is back with your host Tami diving deeper into inner work and self-love. With the current climate we are in, many of us are facing challenges in every way possible. Sitting down with Amanda Vasco, Marketing Manager for LAB Ventures, we felt…
38 - Brainfood with Eddy Prado of Fastmind
Jul 8 • 52 min
Eddy Prado is one of the most innovative Latin American entrepreneurs. A key part of Miami’s technology ecosystem, he is the Co-founder of Fastmind, a marketing tool that helps large enterprises improve their digital ads’ conversion and creator of…
37 - Conquering Crisis Webinar Series Part IV: Brick and Mortar
Jun 24 • 59 min
This episode is part 4 of the Conquering Crisis Webinar Series focusing on brick and mortar business. Moderated by Aryan Rashed, owner of Tremble pilates studio, featuring Veronica Menin, co-founder of Love Life Cafe; Max-Antonio Burger, CEO of Veza Sur…
36 - Mindful Leadership and Resilience
Jun 9 • 61 min
In this episode, our host Sebastian sits down with Suzanne Jewell, The Mindful Entrepreneur, to explore the 4th Pillar of your start-up. As every start-up requires an MVP, Proof of Concept and a strategic plan on how to reach the ROI for investors, few…
35 - Conquering Crisis Webinar Series Part III: Capitalizing Opportunity
May 29 • 61 min
This episode is part 3 of the Conquering Crisis Webinar Series focusing on capitalizing opportunity as a business owner. Moderated by Matt Haggman, featuring Andres Moreno, CEO of Open English; the leading company in teaching English in Latin America and…
34 - Conquering Crisis Webinar Series Part II: Investor Perspective
May 12 • 56 min
In times of crisis, as we are facing now, it’s crucial to unite as a community and share key insights, advice, and resources. Conquering Crisis is a series of free online webinars for the startup and entrepreneur community of Florida. This episode is part…
33 - Entrepreneur Resilience
Apr 27 • 67 min
With the effects and shifts of COVID19, your favorite cast is back with a message that may help ground you during uncertain times and that is resilience! Sebastian leads the cast on our first Zoom call through a conversation on shifts as a co-working…
32 - Conquering Crisis Webinar Series 1: Future for Founders
Apr 13 • 56 min
In times of crisis, as we are facing now, it’s crucial to unite as a community and share key insights, advice, and resources. Conquering Crisis is a series of free online webinars for the startup and entrepreneur community of Florida. You will gain…
31 - Innovation With A Purpose with Ann Rosenberg of SAP Next Gen
Mar 31 • 39 min
This episode highlights the importance of creating businesses with purpose and sustainability as our world shifts for the better! In September 2015, world leaders gathered to officially implement the United Nations 17 Sustainable Development Goals, which…
30 - Future of Transportation with Kei Kyu of Nissan (Part 2)
Mar 16 • 34 min
Welcome back to the Future of Transportation where your favorite cast sits down with a guest named Kei Kyu, Future Design Director at Nissan! We discuss some of the tough questions of transitioning, traditional ownership, and subscription models by…
30 - Future of Transportation (Part 1)
Mar 2 • 53 min
Your favorite cast take a look into the future of transportation! In this episode, we tackle a steady shift towards autonomous transportation implemented by law in 2017 as the Self Drive Act. Today, more than ever, we have so many inexpensive options that…
29 - Brainfood with Maxeme Tuchman of Caribu
Feb 17 • 65 min
Maxeme (Max) Tuchman is focused on global domination as one of the leaders in early childhood education. She is the CEO and co-founder of Caribu, an education platform that helps parents, extended family, and mentors to read and draw with children when…
28 Bathroom Talks 3 - What’s Love Got to Do With It?!
Feb 3 • 104 min
On Bathroom Talks 3, your host Tami dives into a fun yet insightful conversation on millennial dating and dating trends of our time with her guests, Sam Atherley, Siera Jackson, and Elisa Trujillo. All three ladies are members of The LAB Miami…
27 - Brainfood with Eric Malka of The Art of Shaving
Jan 20 • 71 min
Eric Malka is a renowned serial entrepreneur, business operator and published author with more than 30 years’ experience in the luxury Branded Consumer-Packaged Goods arena. As co-founder and former CEO of The Art of Shaving he is one of the world’s…
26 - 2020 Vision
Jan 6 • 70 min
Welcome to 2020 with your favorite cast! In this episode, Tami, Rachael, Bryant and Sebastian reminisce on how far we have come since our launch in February 2019. We discuss the impact this platform has, who we’ve reached, and what we envision for the new…
25 - Brainfood with Johanna and Juha Mikkola of Wyncode
Dec 30, 2019 • 64 min
Johanna and Juha Mikkola are CEO and co-founders of Wyncode, a coding bootcamp teaching HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and Ruby, Ruby on Rails in the Wynwood Art’s District of Miami. This powerful and optimistic couple moved to Miami from Toronto, Canada in 2014…
24 Bathroom Talks 2 - When Are You Getting Pregnant?
Dec 23, 2019 • 113 min
On Bathroom Talks 2, your host Tami embarks a conversation on the pressure on women around pregnancy and relative conversations in workplace with her guests, Monet Howard and Karla Torres. Monet Howard is a global makeup artist, hairstylist, and mother of…
23 - Self-Publishing A Book As An Entrepreneur
Dec 9, 2019 • 33 min
This episode highlights how self-publishing a book can be a great tool for entrepreneurs to expand their branding, reach, and as supplemental income. Rachael sits down with Miriam Dorsett, a serial entrepreneur, a full-time artist, and community…
22 - Brainfood with Jaclyn Baumgarten of Boatsetter
Nov 25, 2019 • 64 min
Jaclyn Baumgarten is the co-founder and CEO of Boatsetter, South Florida’s #1 boat sharing rental community. She leads with a focus on tactical strategy and clear leadership. Moderated by Raul Moas, the Miami Program Director at The Knight Foundation who…
21 - Gender Neutral
Nov 11, 2019 • 103 min
This episode highlights gender equality in the workplace with Sebastian Arrubla, a proud member of the LGBTQ community, who leads this powerful conversation. Title VII of the United States Constitution prohibits employment discrimination based on race,…
20 - Brainfood with John Santiago of M8 Agency
Oct 28, 2019 • 72 min
John Santiago is the co-founder of M8, a leading digital advertising agency throughout the Americas that combines storytelling, insights, and technology to create experiences that connect brands with consumers who are now living their lives on screens.…
19 - Affordable Workspaces with Thynk Global
Oct 14, 2019 • 41 min
Coworking has disrupted the executive office space industry- offering entrepreneurs, startups, and creatives a place for community, resources, and collaboration. Today, Tami and Rachael sit down with two amazing women who are pioneering the affordable…
18 - Brainfood with Jan Bednar of Shipmonk
Sep 30, 2019 • 69 min
Jan Bednar is the founder and CEO of Shipmonk, a global order fulfilment supply chain for any e-commerce business. Providing services from inventory management to supply chain optimization all controlled by a cloud server has allowed Shipmonk to…
17 - You Are What You Eat
Sep 16, 2019 • 155 min
This episode highlights the shifting food industry, our options as entrepreneurs, and the advantages of technology today. Food defines cultures, sparks heated debates and emotions, and drives a trillion dollar industry. Your hosts Rachael, Tami,…
16 - Brainfood with Felipe Sommer of NearPod
Sep 2, 2019 • 85 min
Felipe Sommer is the president and co-founder, of Nearpod, Inc., a mobile platform empowering educators to create learning experiences that engage and inspire millions of students around the world. This platform enables teachers, schools and districts, to…
15 - Drinkpreneurs with Five Drinks Co.
Aug 19, 2019 • 60 min
This episode highlights entrepreneurs in the beverage industry, focusing on challenges, marketing, and growth. As Wynwood, Miami grows as a tourist attraction and hub for drinks, food, and nightlife, local beverage entrepreneurs have found new…
14 - Brainfood with Romero Britto
Aug 5, 2019 • 52 min
Romero Britto is an international artist that uses vibrant, bold and colorful patterns to reflect his optimistic view of the world around him. His playful themes and hard‐edged compositions, combined with his unique talent, unshakable resolve and belief…
13 - Millennial Financial Responsibility
Jul 21, 2019 • 73 min
This episode highlights financial responsibility today as millennials lead our shifting economy. According to a recent Charles Schwab survey, almost two-thirds of millennials say they are living paycheck to paycheck and only 38% feel financially stable.…
12 - Brainfood with Albert Santalo of 8Base
Jul 8, 2019 • 75 min
Albert Santalo is a computer scientist, Internet entrepreneur and angel investor with experience in high growth, venture-backed technology companies. He is the founder and CEO of 8base, a developer acceleration platform that enables web and mobile…
11 - Destigmatizing Mental Health
Jun 24, 2019 • 46 min
This episode highlights mental health and better understanding trauma in a society that faces high suicidal rates alongside issues from heavy social media use. Your host, Rachael, sits down with James Garcia, a Marine veteran and therapist who is the CEO…
10 - Brainfood with Mary Biggins of Classpass and MealPal
Jun 10, 2019 • 61 min
Mary Biggins is co-founder of MealPal, a lunch subscription service launched in Miami in 2016. Biggins is also co-founder of ClassPass, where she helps thousands of fitness studios grow their businesses by facilitating over 10 million reservations for…
9 Bathroom Talks 1 - Menstruation in the Workplace
May 27, 2019 • 31 min
Welcome to our first Bathroom Talks episode! This segment covers the interactions women tend to have in the bathroom. That space is a sacred, safe place where sudden conversations lead to understanding, healing, and solutions. Today, your host Tami dives…
8 - Brainfood with Yosef Martin of Boxycharm
May 13, 2019 • 73 min
Yosef (Joe) Martin is a self-made entrepreneur. Currently the Founder and CEO of BoxyCharm, #176 on Inc’s 5000 list of fastest growing companies. BoxyCharm is an online beauty subscription that delivers 4-5 full and luxury-size products from popular and…
7 - Mindful Dreaming
Apr 29, 2019 • 64 min
Your favorite cast, Rachael, Tami, Sebastian, and Bryant, are back and we’re talking about dreams in this episode!! With Rachael leading the conversation, we discuss the following topics: The Dream Dictionary, what do your dreams mean, can you control…
6 - Brainfood with Aryan Rashed of Jetset Miami
Apr 15, 2019 • 42 min
Today’s episode highlights our Brainfood Speaker Series featuring Aryan Rashed, the co-owner of JETSET MIAMI, a chain of boutique fitness studios with 8 operating locations in South Florida and growing. An alumni of UC-Berkeley, Stanford, and the…
5 - A Hol New World
Apr 1, 2019 • 83 min
This episode highlights two mindfulness leaders and curators of Daybreaker Miami who share the importance of holistic living in our time! Your host, Sebastian, sits down with photographer, Daniel Quintana, and University of Miami medical student, Kunal…
4 - Brainfood with Zak Stern of Zak the Baker
Mar 17, 2019 • 64 min
Today’s episode highlights our Brainfood Speaker Series featuring Zak Stern, CEO & Founder of Zak The Baker. The bakery and cafe offers kosher fresh bread, pastries, and sandwiches located in Wynwood. At 22, Zak wasn’t living the life he wanted. Graduate…
3 - Mompreneurs
Mar 7, 2019 • 74 min
This episode highlights three Mompreneurs in The LAB community who share their experiences, challenges, and decisions as hardworking businesswomen! Your host, Tami, sits down with the following guests: Johanna Mikkola, CEO and co-founder of Wyncode,…
2 - Brainfood with Joe Furst of Goldman Properties
Feb 18, 2019 • 74 min
Today’s episode highlights our Brainfood Speaker Series featuring Joe Furst, former Managing Director and Principal of Goldman Properties Wynwood portfolio, which consists of over 30 properties comprising over 400,000 square feet of land. He serves as the…
1 - Learn, Act, and Build!
Jan 31, 2019 • 66 min
Welcome to Episode 1 of The Big Idea Box Podcast featuring your hosts Tami, Rachael, Bryant, and Sebastian! In this episode, we discuss the following: The Big Idea Box cast and The LAB Team What is The LAB Miami? The story of Miami’s first co-working…