Eric Benhamou: Up until recently, waste management was done the same way as 30 years ago. You have big trucks collecting garbage from houses and office buildings to take them to recycling facilities. It would be dumped on a treadmill-like structure and you have people sorting out the waste. They send the recyclable waste to be sold as recycled material.
This is begging for disruption. It is a robotics, machine division, control, and analytics problem. Every neighborhood has a waste profile and this waste profile can be used to train AI to recognize objects. Robots can pick these objects efficiently while removing the safety risk from human beings. They can be recycled in ways that produce higher quality materials.>>>
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I’m publishing this series on LinkedIn called Colors to explore a topic that I care deeply about: the Renaissance Mind. I am just as passionate about entrepreneurship, technology, and business, as I am about art and culture. In this series, I will typically publish a piece of art – one of my paintings – and I request you to spend a minute or two deeply meditating on it. I urge you to watch your feelings, thoughts, reactions to the piece, and write what comes to you, what thoughts it triggers, in the dialog area. Let us see what stimulation this interaction yields. For today – Villages de Glaçons, Andalousie IV
Villages de glaçons, Andalousie IV | Sramana Mitra, 2018 | Watercolor, Pastel, Brush Pens | 18 x 24, On Paper
Eric Benhamou: Another example where Salesforce.com does not do a very good job at is mobile engagements. Despite the pandemic, we are still living in a world that is increasingly more mobile. You have to be able to capitalize on mobile engagement opportunities all the time. There are many things that are potentially limiting in Salesforce. That is the space that is available for younger companies who don’t have the architecture baggage of Salesforce.>>>
Robin Wiener, President and Founding Partner at Get Real Health, has built an excellent company with large, international clients in the healthcare domain and has used the bootstrapping using services technique that we espouse in 1Mby1M.
Sramana Mitra: Let’s go to the beginning of your story. Where are you from? Where were you born and raised, and in what kind of circumstances?
Robin Wiener: I’m from Connecticut. I was born in Bristol, the home of ESPN. I went to the University of Connecticut for college. Early on, I had a major speech problem. I couldn’t really pronounce things. Along with that, I had a major learning disability. I had two sisters and a brother. The teachers told my parents that I just wasn’t as smart as my brothers and sisters. Maybe I could get married and that would be a good thing for me to do.
According to a recent report, the global Corporate Learning Management System (LMS) market is expected to grow at 23% CAGR to reach $7.6 billion by 2026 from $1.8 billion in 2019. Cornerstone OnDemand (Nasdaq: CSOD) recently reported its fourth quarter results that surpassed market expectations, clearly cashing in on this high growth.>>>
During this week’s roundtable, we had as our guest Sumant Mandal, Co-founder and Managing Partner at March Capital. Sumant emphasized the impact of Covid on virtual companies and remote teams and discussed his investment thesis.
As for our entrepreneur pitch, we had Zachary Weiner from Miami, Florida, pitch VXPass, a digital record service for Covid vaccination and testing.
Next, we had David Casey from Berkeley, California, pitch Resource, a cryptocurrency based barter marketplace.
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