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#79: Hustle Con – Recap live from Paramount Theatre in Oakland

Get a FREE 30 day trial to Audible to listen to free books (click here) Get a FREE Ike’s Sandwich! Review any of the WhatUp Podcasts and tag us on social (@WhatUpSV) to be entered! Entrepreneurs mentioned… – The Hustle – The Up and Comers – Playground Studios – Emerge Marketing – Thoughtful Human –…

#78: San Jose Sharks President, Jonathan Becher!

About Jonathan Becher In Jan 2018, John Tortora and I were named co-presidents of Sharks Sports & Entertainment (SSE). My primary focus is fan engagement, sales, marketing and revenue. Tortora oversees the company’s finance and venue operations.  Announcement • Highly-collaborative senior executive with multiple demonstrated successes as CEO, delivering growth agendas with measurable financial and…

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#74: Anjelah Johnson – Comedian, Actress & former Raiderette Cheerleader!

World Famous comedian, Anjelah Johnson, sat down with Sam & Serg to give Silicon Valley locals a behind-the-scenes look into what keeps her motivated… and we mean “behind-the-scenes” – this pod was recorded backstage at the San Jose Improv right before Anjelah stepped on stage to perform. Time Stamps – Nail Salon Story @ 11:30…

#72: Dan Gordon – the man behind Gordon Biersch!

Hilarious Gordon Biersch YouTube video referenced  The Gordon Biersch way to deliver kegs! Sign-up for Audible and get a FREE month! Sam:                      All right. Let’s bring in our guest today. Sergio, pretty pumped. We’re at Gordon Biersch Brewery and we’re sitting with Dan Gordon. Sergio:                  We’re not only at Gordon Biersch, we’re at the headquarters…

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WhatUp #65: The Bay Area’s Favorite Sandwich w/ Ike Shehadeh of Ike’s Place

In its humble beginnings, Ike’s Love and Sandwiches started on 16th and Mission amongst the bustle of San Francisco. Now, with 40 locations and a new partnership with NFL player, Marshawn Lynch, Ike Shehadeh is taking over the west coast one dutch crunch at a time. The sandwich mogul started his rocky journey as a…

WhatUp #63: Cannabis Laws w/ Buddy’s Cannabis

Weed is now legal in Silicon Valley and it’s already a big business. Today we’re sitting with Matt Lucero of Buddy’s Cannabis, the states first legally licensed recreational marijuana dispensary. Buddy’s storefront has everything from basic Pre rolled joints to Cannabis infused churros. Listen in as Serg and I learn the ins and outs of…

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WhatUp #58: 49ers Exec Robert Alberino (Diving deep into Marketing Strategies)

WhatUp… super pumped to bring you this episode with Robert Alberino – the Executive Producer and VP of the San Francisco 49ers. Robert’s energy is infectious… and in this episode we dive deep into the 49ers marketing strategies… and as always good expect cheasy jokes and good stories. Let’s dive in PitchTank: just go to…

WhatUp #56: Intro to new format and HUSTLE VALLEY #1

Starting January 1st, 2018 WhatUp Silicon Valley is moving to a network format. Every Monday through Friday we will bring you a Podcast all about professional development and what’s going down in Silicon Valley. This special episode is an introduction to our new once a month pod featuring all the hosts – Hustle Valley. WhatUp…

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WhatUp #55: Silicon Valley’s Incubator for the Food Industry w/ Foodspace + Co

Joe Schumaker is no stranger to the entrepreneurial hustle and grind. His first business, Cosmopolitan Catering is well known in the South Bay for it’s delicious recipes and corporate campus cafes. Listen in as we sit down with Joe to hear more about his story and his latest venture Foodspace + Co. Joe is also…

WhatUp #52: How the Doritos Locos tacos were born…

Get your Movie Pass! DTSJ Transformation of Guadalupe River area /  Janice Bitters shout out Elvis’ Coffee Shop Social Listening ABOUT NetBase NetBase Case Studies Cheap Razors delivered monthly to your door from Dollar Shave Club! (Sam’s favorite) Teddy Ruxpin is back as a popular holiday gift! Doritos locos To learn more about NetBase, hit us up and Sergio will get you complimentary…

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WhatUp #51: Flying High w/ SJC!

Jonathan Vader, the Marketing Manager, at SJC sits down with the guys to talk all things relating to Silicon Valley’s Airport – SJC. Register for the Turkey  Trot here Carl Guardino Podcast Young Professionals Ugly Sweater Mixer on 12/14 Check out Clask & Flask in Campbell! Jonathan Vader, Marketing Manager @ SJC Norman Y. Mineta…

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WhatUp #50: Exploring the world of Cupcakes (w/ Andrea from FROST Cupcake Factory)

Frost Cupcake Factory is a winner of the Food Network’s hit TV Show “Cupcake Wars”. In this episode, you’ll hear us discuss how Andrea went from Adult Beverage Salesperson connoisseurto channeling her inner child and tackling the entrepreneurial journey as a baker. Next time you’re in downtown Campbell, drop by Frost and try their cookie…

WhatUp #49: President of the 49ers – Al Guido.

Have you ever wondered what it takes to become the President of a professional sports team? In this episode you’ll hear first hand how Al Guido’s work ethic was monumental in his journey to ultimately becoming the President of the San Francisco 49ers. Shout Outs and Mentions: Contact the 49ers #BayAreaUnite for California Fire Relief…

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WhatUp #48: Noah Kagan (Tech life in Austin vs. Silicon Valley)

Born and raised in San Jose, Noah Kagan was #30 at Facebook, #4 at Mint and has since created four multi-million dollar businesses. His latest obsession is Sumo.com (free marketing tools for small businesses to become big). He founded AppSumo.com (daily deals for entrepreneurs) and has a popular podcast on business, Noah Kagan Presents. In this episode we discuss Noah’s take…

WhatUp #47: Amazon HQ2 in SJ? (w/ The Silicon Valley Business Journal)

The Silicon Valley Business Journal joins the pod to discuss the possibility of Amazon’s second HQ coming to San Jose and a quick update on Google’s move to DTSJ along with other updates. A few time stamps & Shout Outs: SVBJ updates @ 4:00 Amazon HQ2 intro @ 7:30 Outrageous things cities are doing to…

WhatUp #46: Words of Wisdom with Sharks Legend Jamie Baker

“Why would I worry about a shot I haven’t taken” … Biggest Sharks Goal Ever @ 1:30 College Life @ 6:00 Music & the Doors @ 8:00 Sports being a positive impact @ 13:45 Warriors Parade @ 14:30 Off-season life @ 19:00 Season life @ 24:00 Actually, Fine, Should – words you SHOULDN’T say @…

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WhatUp #45: Joshua Russell – A representation of the Hustle & Grind that is Silicon Valley

In today’s podcast we sit down with Joshua Russell. An accomplished author, sports media Pro, art enthusiast and even a banker. Expect to hear some ghost stories as well… Shoutouts Silicon Valley Business Journal SV Creates Content mag 10/19 pickup party Sj leadership Svo/ SV next Pb wolf Dirtbag dan Winchester mystery house Little boy…