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The Industry Angel Podcast is THE most diverse business podcast out there! Ian Farrar interviews Business Leaders, Entrepreneurs, Social Influencers, Marketing Guru's, Sales Rockstars, Motivational Speakers and even the odd Adventurer or two! We share actionable advice from speakers that keeps you ahead of the pack.
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Now displaying: April, 2018
Apr 30, 2018

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As a child he wasn’t encouraged by teachers to explore his love for science. Destined to follow the well trodden path of ‘getting a trade’ he worked on building sites for 25 years. As an astronomer in his mid thirties, he joined the Sunderland Astronomical Society. By 2002 he started the Kielder forest star camp, and a year later it would start a path that would change his life forever, in ways he hadn’t imagined.

Hear the incredible story of Gary Fildes in a special live broadcast fireside chat with Ian Farrar, host of The Industry Angel Business Podcast.

Ian and Gary discuss;

  • Early days on building sites
  • Where the passion began for Astronomy
  • First visit to Kielder
  • Sunderland Astronomical society
  • Kielder Forest Star Camp
  • Building/Designing the Observatory
  • Influencing Children
  • What can you see from the Observatory?
  • Self-Sustainability Observatory
  • Chille Dark Skies Documentary
  • Other Exciting areas to visit
  • Northumberland Dark Skies Status
Apr 12, 2018

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Lucy is CEO of COCO (Comrades of Children Overseas) an International Charity based in Newcastle upon Tyne, UK. Lucy has worked at COCO for 14 years, working her way up from volunteer to a position of leadership, shaping the development and direction of COCO’s fundraising, governance and project management. Her major interests are led by a passion for international relations, equality, development, poverty alleviation and commitment to accountability.

Lucy advises smaller NGO’s based in the North East, advocating skill sharing, encouraging leadership and increasing aid effectiveness. Lucy regularly takes part in activities for COCO including trekking Mount Kilimanjaro running the Great North Run and Cycling in Maasai Land in Kenya. Lucy is also a board member for International Newcastle and Children North East in addition to being a governor at Fellside Primary School in Wickham.

Lucy studied Urban and Regional Geography at Sheffield Hallam University, after which she completed a Masters in Development Studies at the University of KwaZulu Natal in Durban, South Africa. In 2015 Lucy graduated from Newcastle University Business School with an MBA with distinction and was the chosen orator at the graduation ceremony.

 Ian and Lucy discuss;

  • The origins of COCO
  • The projects ran in Africa
  • Fundraising activites
  • Business Support & CSR
  • Volunteer Staff
  • Sustainable Schools in Africa
  • Women in business in the Charitable Sector

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Apr 3, 2018

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Author of upcoming Bloomberg Law guide on ICOs. Amy Wan, Esq., is Founder and Chief Legal Hacker at Sagewise, a project of Bootstrap Legal. Sagewise aims to build a dispute resolution infrastructure for smart contract disputes. Amy was previously a Partner at a law firm and general counsel of a real estate crowdfunding startup. Amy is also Founder and Co-Organizer of Legal Hackers LA and served as a Presidential Management Fellow.

Ian and Amy discuss;

  • Blockchain Technology Explanation
  • Upsides & Downsides of Blockchain
  • Environmental impact of Blockchain
  • Cryptocurrency / Altcoins Origins - Bitcoin, Ethereum, Dogecoin
  • Bitcoin Mining
  • Cryptocurrency use case
  • Cryptocurrency value
  • Initial Coin Offering (ICO)
  • Hacking & Smart Contracts
  • Digital Wallets
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