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The Tech Life with Rich Conte

Tech Life Podcast host and founder Rich Conte is a 20+ year veteran of the Tech Industry. His background in Product Development, Product Design, and User Experience has more recently been complemented by a growing passion for Startup culture. Exploring and connecting with the emerging Tech Startup success stories in Charleston SC led to the idea of sharing those stories and increasing awareness of the exciting growth of “Silicon Harbor”. A native of Boston, Rich lives in the Charleston area with his wife and son. The beach, the cuisine, the history, and the thriving tech industry in the Lowcountry combine to create a nearly perfect environment and lifestyle for Rich and his family.
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Aug 27, 2015

This episode of the Tech Life Podcast features Christina Lock of SPARC and Nina Magnesson of Boomtown.  Christina and Nina are co-chairs of the Charleston Open Source, a local initiative designed to market Charleston to Engineering and Technology talent across the country to feed demand and fuel Charleston’s rapid growth.  They share the story of pulling together a coalition of local tech companies, including Boomtown, SPARC, Blackbaud, Benefitfocus and Blue Acorn, and with the help of the Charleston Regional Development Alliance, to help create awareness of the opportunities that Charleston presents for technology professionals.

 

The Tech Life with host Rich Conte brings you an insider's view of life in today's fastest growing technology markets.  We will be bringing you guests spanning a wide range of industry roles and locations and they’ll be sharing the perspective and experiences that matter to you. Whether you're interested in starting a career in technology or already in the industry and considering a change, you won’t want to miss it.

Aug 15, 2015

This episode of the Tech Life Podcast features Maga Design.  Maga Design is a design firm focused on using visual information mapping to help their customers organize and communicate ideas and keep their teams aligned.  Maga Design CEO and Founder Scott Williams, and Director of Client Services Rachel Link discuss their innovate use of graphic design and their experiences in the tech and creative industries in Charleston.

 

The Tech Life with host Rich Conte brings you an insider's view of life in today's fastest growing technology markets.  We will be bringing you guests spanning a wide range of industry roles and locations and they’ll be sharing the perspective and experiences that matter to you. Whether you're interested in starting a career in technology or already in the industry and considering a change, you won’t want to miss it.

 

Aug 4, 2015

This episode features Quonceptual, a Charleston SC-based agile product development company specializing in Enterprise Web Application Development, Mobile Application Development, and Scalable API Development.  Quonceptual CIO and Founder Dayal Ostraco and CEO Harris Nussbaum discuss their creative and engineer-centric culture as well as their vision for attracting tech talent to Charleston.

 

The Tech Life with host Rich Conte brings you an insider's view of life in today's fastest growing technology markets.  We will be bringing you guests spanning a wide range of industry roles and locations and they’ll be sharing the perspective and experiences that matter to you. Whether you're interested in starting a career in technology or already in the industry and considering a change, you won’t want to miss it.

Jul 25, 2015

This episode features Teamphoria, a Charleston SC-based Technology Startup that provides business with a cloud-based solution for measuring and growing employee engagement and culture.  Rich talks with co-founders Andrew Strickland and Prashant Katwa about their experiences launching and growing the venture and the qualities and activities that make the Charleston tech and startup communities compelling and unqiue.  The episode also features a follow-up segment with past guest Rob Kleiman, founder and CEO of Creator’s Clubhouse, sharing an update about their efforts to help connect creative professionals with the business community in Charleston.

 

The Tech Life with host Rich Conte brings you an insider's view of life in today's fastest growing technology markets.  We will be bringing you guests spanning a wide range of industry roles and locations and they’ll be sharing the perspective and experiences that matter to you. Whether you're interested in starting a career in technology or already in the industry and considering a change, you won’t want to miss it.

Jun 1, 2015

Episode 25 of the Tech Life Podcast with Rich Conte features guest Kerranna Williamson, Founder and CEO of Vaga and Workaway Ventures.  Vaga helps connect entrepreneurs and others with a need for short-term workspace with space providers and surplus workspace.  Kerranna talks about her creative take on the future of work and the sharing economy as well as the formative role that the Charleston technology startup community has played in the venture.

 

Also, former guest and Giant UX co-founder Anthony Sanders returns to the show to provide a sneak-peek at this year’s event.

 

The Tech Life with host Rich Conte brings you an insider's view of life in today's fastest growing technology markets.  We will be bringing you guests spanning a wide range of industry roles and locations and they’ll be sharing the perspective and experiences that matter to you. Whether you're interested in starting a career in technology or already in the industry and considering a change, you won’t want to miss it.

May 26, 2015

Episode 24 of the Tech Life Podcast with Rich Conte features guests Cara Florence and Nicole Young, co-founders of Think Ideally; a consulting and services startup that specializes in helping entrepreneurs find success by sharing their experience and expertise in the growing technology market.  Cara and Nicole describe the services and programs that Think Ideally offers and share their thoughts on how diversity of experience is a key to success as well as the opportunities and challenges of living and working in Silicon Harbor.

Former guest Matt Gough of Echovate also joins us to give an update on the launch of their private beta release and their participation in the LaunchTN Southern Series pitch event.

The Tech Life with host Rich Conte brings you an insider's view of life in today's fastest growing technology markets.  We will be bringing you guests spanning a wide range of industry roles and locations and they’ll be sharing the perspective and experiences that matter to you. Whether you're interested in starting a career in technology or already in the industry and considering a change, you won’t want to miss it.

Apr 24, 2015

This edition of the Tech Life features guest Lee Anne Scalley; the founder, CEO and Talent Evangelist for OneinaMil LLC, a staffing and recruiting firm focused on Culture-Driven Recruiting of top Technical and Executive talent.

In addition to One in a Mil, Lee Anne is a driving force behind a Silicon Harbor-based reality show aimed at generating more awareness and appreciation of the local tech startup environment here in Charleston.

The Tech Life with host Rich Conte brings you an insider's view of life in today's fastest growing technology markets.  We will be bringing you guests spanning a wide range of industry roles and locations and they’ll be sharing the perspective and experiences that matter to you. Whether you're interested in starting a career in technology or already in the industry and considering a change, you won’t want to miss it.

Apr 17, 2015

This edition of the Tech Life features guests Daniel Drolet and Jeremy Berman, Directors of the Charleston, SC Chapter of Startup Grind; an organization that is playing a key role in cultivating startup communities in 150 cities across 65 countries worldwide.  Startup Grind’s mission is to educate, inspire and connect entrepreneurs and Startup Grind events provide an opportunity to not only learn about what it takes to be a successful entrepreneur but also to get actively involved in the local startup community.

The Tech Life with host Rich Conte brings you an insider's view of life in today's fastest growing technology markets.  We will be bringing you guests spanning a wide range of industry roles and locations and they’ll be sharing the perspective and experiences that matter to you. Whether you're interested in starting a career in technology or already in the industry and considering a change, you won’t want to miss it.

Mar 30, 2015

This episode features Dallas TX Tech Startup Vision2Systems.  Founder and "Geek for Good" Carl Tierney shares his experiences in launching the venture and bringing the product to market.  Vision2 helps churches and other nonprofit organizations do the good they do every day, even better.

 

The Tech Life with host Rich Conte brings you an insider's view of life in today's fastest growing technology markets.  We will be bringing you guests spanning a wide range of industry roles and locations and they’ll be sharing the perspective and experiences that matter to you. Whether you're interested in starting a career in technology or already in the industry and considering a change, you won’t want to miss it.

Mar 13, 2015

The Tech Life with host Rich Conte brings you an insider's view of life in today's fastest growing technology markets.  We will be bringing you guests spanning a wide range of industry roles and locations and they’ll be sharing the perspective and experiences that matter to you. Whether you're interested in starting a career in technology or already in the industry and considering a change, you won’t want to miss it.

 

This episode features Earl Bridges, Co-founder of Charleston SC Tech Startup Good Done Great about their unique mission and commitment to furthering Corporate Social Responsibility.  Good Done Great is a rapidly rising star on the Charleston technology scene.  They are led by some accomplished veteran players in the local tech industry and are experiencing significant growth in staff and footprint thanks to engagements with some very large and recognizable brands.  Their customers are eager to benefit from the employee and customer engagement that come along with Corporate Social Responsibility.

 

Visit Good Done Great’s website at www.gooddonegreat.com and learn more about how they help companies become more socially responsible.

 

@gooddonegreat

@bcorporation

Mar 10, 2015

The Tech Life with host Rich Conte brings you an insider's view of life in today's fastest growing technology markets.  We will be bringing you guests spanning a wide range of industry roles and locations and they’ll be sharing the perspective and experiences that matter to you. Whether you're interested in starting a career in technology or already in the industry and considering a change, you won’t want to miss it.

 

This episode features the story of Echovate.com and founder Matthew Gough's experiences as a serial entrepreneur and decision to launch his latest venture in Charleston SC's thriving technology market.

Mar 10, 2015

The Tech Life with host Rich Conte brings you an insider's view of life in today's fastest growing technology markets.  We will be bringing you guests spanning a wide range of industry roles and locations and they’ll be sharing the perspective and experiences that matter to you. Whether you're interested in starting a career in technology or already in the industry and considering a change, you won’t want to miss it.

 

This episode features the Dig South Interactive Festival; spotlighting the Digital and Creative economies of the Southeast.  The Festival is entering it's third year and the 2014 event held last April in Charleston SC drew over 5000 attendees with 200 presenters and nearly 20 musical acts.  Rich talks with CEO and Founder of Dig South, Stanfield Gray about the festival, plans for 2015 and other related activities and events such as the Silicon Harbor Visitors Center and the Silicon Harbor Shindig.

 

Digsouth.com

www.facebook.com/SIliconHarborCHS

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@Dig_South

@StanfieldGray

@SiliconHbrMag

Mar 10, 2015

The Tech Life with host Rich Conte brings you an insider's view of life in today's fastest growing technology markets.  We will be bringing you guests spanning a wide range of industry roles and locations and they’ll be sharing the perspective and experiences that matter to you. Whether you're interested in starting a career in technology or already in the industry and considering a change, you won’t want to miss it.

 

This episode brings you inside SPARC Inc.; a rising star in the Charleston SC Tech Industry.  Guests Chad Norman, SPARC VP of Marketing  and David Shatz, Senior Director of Sales share how culture and the spirit of "intrapreneurship" has drive SPARC's rapid growth.

 

Mar 8, 2015

The Tech Life with host Rich Conte brings you an insider's view of life in today's fastest growing technology markets.  We will be bringing you guests spanning a wide range of industry roles and locations and they’ll be sharing the perspective and experiences that matter to you. Whether you're interested in starting a career in technology or already in the industry and considering a change, you won’t want to miss it.

 

This episode of the Tech Life Podcast features the insider’s perspective on Co-working spaces and how they help Enterpreneurs and Small Business owners by fostering connections and providing a more professional alternative to working out of your residence.  Guests Larry Downey, Community Manager for Lowcountry Local First and Rob Kleiman, founder of Creators Clubhouse Charleston talk about Local Works Charleston and how co-working is helping advance the #BuildLocal movement.

Mar 8, 2015

The Tech Life with host Rich Conte brings you an insider's view of life in today's fastest growing technology markets.  We will be bringing you guests spanning a wide range of industry roles and locations and they’ll be sharing the perspective and experiences that matter to you. Whether you're interested in starting a career in technology or already in the industry and considering a change, you won’t want to miss it.

 

This episode of the Tech Life Podcast features Charleston SC tech startup snapcap.com co-founder Hunter Stunzi.  Snapcap is revolutionizing alternative lending with their proprietary technology to help small business acquire capital when traditional lenders are unable to accommodate them.

Mar 8, 2015

The Tech Life with host Rich Conte brings you an insider's view of life in today's fastest growing technology markets.  We will be bringing you guests spanning a wide range of industry roles and locations and they’ll be sharing the perspective and experiences that matter to you. Whether you're interested in starting a career in technology or already in the industry and considering a change, you won’t want to miss it.

 

This episode of the Tech Life features Silicon Harbor Communications founder Paul Swiergosz.  Paul discusses his experiences in supporting startups and small businesses in Charleston, contrasts our dynamic local economy with other stops he’s made in his career and shares how the quality of life in the Lowcountry spurred his decision to start his own small business.

Mar 8, 2015

The Tech Life with host Rich Conte brings you an insider's view of life in today's fastest growing technology markets.  We will be bringing you guests spanning a wide range of industry roles and locations and they’ll be sharing the perspective and experiences that matter to you. Whether you're interested in starting a career in technology or already in the industry and considering a change, you won’t want to miss it.

 

This episode of the Tech Life features Jericho Advisors Founder and CEO Josh Silverman.  Jericho Advisors partners with Entrepreneurs and Small Businesses in Charleston SC to build strong companies and the communities around them.  They are especially adept at collaborating with creative class and companies in overlooked industries.  Josh shares his experiences coming from an art history background to helping support innovation in the Lowcountry.

Mar 8, 2015

The Tech Life with host Rich Conte brings you an insider's view of life in today's fastest growing technology markets.  We will be bringing you guests spanning a wide range of industry roles and locations and they’ll be sharing the perspective and experiences that matter to you. Whether you're interested in starting a career in technology or already in the industry and considering a change, you won’t want to miss it.

 This episode of the Tech Life features Job Market Maker CEO Joe Hanna and VP of Business Development Paul Lyons. Joe and Paul share their inspiration behind redefining recruiting; debunk traditional recruitment methods; explain their target market; describe the challenges and lessons learned as entrepreneurs; and speak to the collaborative, emerging Charleston market.

 Job Market Maker serves employers and candidates with innovative software solutions to recruit talent, close skill gaps, and enhance careers. Its cloud-based platform mediates all phases of the talent placement process using industry intel and predictive analytics to maximize efficiency and transparency. Combining a powerful data-driven engine with a clean, intuitive interface, the goal is to redefine how qualified candidates are identified, assessed, selected, and developed. 

  “It’s Match.com for people looking for jobs and employers looking for candidates with a couple twists…” - Job Market Maker CEO Joe Hanna

 

Mar 8, 2015

The Tech Life with host Rich Conte brings you an insider's view of life in today's fastest growing technology markets.  We will be bringing you guests spanning a wide range of industry roles and locations and they’ll be sharing the perspective and experiences that matter to you. Whether you're interested in starting a career in technology or already in the industry and considering a change, you won’t want to miss it.

This episode features Ben Davis, co-founder and Chief Technical Officer for Moondog Animation Studio.  Moondog is a relative newcomer to the Charleston Tech scene and they bring an added dimension as a representative of both the Creative and Digital spaces.  They are the first company of their kind in the Lowcountry and their presence in Charleston is another example of the area’s increasing stature as an attractive place to launch a technology venture.

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